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Contemporary Highland House minutes from Loch Ness



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Spacious 3 bedroom house- 10 Minutes From Loch Ness, With Views Over The Great Glen And Inchnacardoch Forest.

Oiseval is at the end of a short private road that leads directly onto the Great Glen Way, about 5 minutes from the village centre of Fort Augustus. The house itself is just three years old, and has been designed for maximum comfort and liveability, but with striking architectural features such as the chapel style ceiling in the main living area. This, like the rest of the living area downstairs is open plan, which creates a seamless feel throughout the house as well as maximising effective heat circulation; no bad thing in an area which has to cope with sub zero winter temperatures!

There are three comfortably sized double bedrooms, one downstairs and the other two upstairs. The whole house is amazingly light as every main living area is either double or triple aspect to ensure people get every opportunity to see the surrounding countryside; at the front, spectacular views over the Great Glen and at the back, views of Inchnacardoch Forest which is practically on the doorstep.

We have (very friendly) neighbours on one side of the house, but the rest of the surrounding land is still croft land which creates a great sense of privacy without feeling too isolated.

The house is an excellent starting point for numerous walks - through the forest, along the side of the River Oich towards Auchterawe as well as sections of the Great Glen Way, where in minutes, you'll feel very close to nature (helped by the abundant wildlife) and that you've come a long way from civilisation. But you haven't; the house is also near enough to the village for you to be able to get an extra pint of milk if you've run out, or a good meal at one of a number of local eateries.

Whilst we have kept the adult accommodation to six is this is the maximum number that can be accommodated comfortably, we will consider on request accommodating a small child, and a cot and high chair are available in the house.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Buying Oiseval is part of our planned retirement strategy. I have already stopped working full time, but my husband David has a few years to go. We've been coming up to the Highlands for some time, keeping an eye out for a suitable place and fell in love with Oiseval as soon as we saw it.

Sadly, we aren't yet able to get up to the Highlands as much as we'd like and so we'd like the house to be used and appreciated by others when we're not there. But of course, we're looking forward to a time where we'll be able to spend more time there ourselves.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great and spacious accommodation in the cosy town Fort Augustus. Just behind the house you can get up on walking path in the Highlands and I played golf on the local course which is 5 minutes away. Only regret is I didn't go swimming in Loch Ness!" Tobias, Stockholm.
Jan 2015
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24 Reviews

based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

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Outstanding house, right on the Great Glen Way

  • 5 of 5

Oiseval is an outstanding house furnished and equipped to a very high standard. It is light and spacious with great views from most windows; it has such a nice feel about it. It is in a peaceful location just a short stroll from the heart of the pleasant village of Fort Augustus. It is within easy reach of many of the greats of the Scottish Highlands.

But for us being able to walk out the door onto the Great Glen Way nearby was fantastic. With only a little effort we had spectacular views along Loch Ness and back towards Ben Nevis. Then to return home to such a pleasant, comfortable and want-for-nothing house was just perfect.

We also appreciated the large amount of very well organised information (and maps) available in the house, that really helped us get the most out of our visit. It also made us realise that there is so much that can be done with Oiseval as a base that we will have to return for a longer visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, clean and comfortable.

There is all what you need and even much more. The interior decoration is nice and cosy.

We have had a great stay !

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and quite.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house, very near the loch.the shops and the pubs, are just down the road, and the view from the house???amazing👍absolute peace and quiet in the house.we will go back in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place near Loch Ness

  • 5 of 5

This is a great little house to stay in. The property was immaculate and very convenient to get to from Fort Augustus. This place had a nicer kitchen that I do here at home. If I am ever going to be in this neck of the woods again, I will definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful relaxing week.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here. The view from the living room is amazing and forever changing. It was so relaxing sitting by the log fire whilst watching all the birds around the bird table. There is so much to do in the area and we went on some great walks. I can't recommend this place highly enough, thank you for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful property is ideally situated for the perfect getaway. All the information we needed to know concerning the property was sent well in advance of our visit.

There are lovely views from the house which is set in a very quiet and peaceful location. There is so much to do in the area - walking, boat trips, beautiful scenery and Skye is within reach for a day out further afield. It is a short stroll down into the pretty village of Fort Augustus where there are plenty of options to eat out or takeaway.

The property was clean, comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly need and more.

We cannot recommend the property and owners highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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From the Owner

Fort Augustus is a lovely village in its own right, with an attractive centre built round a flight of five locks that are part of the Caledonian Canal, and with a great location on the shores of one of the most beautiful (and famous) stretches of water in the world. But it is also a great place from which to "do" the Highlands with everything (even John O'Groats, 130 miles away) with in a manageable driving distance, and the chance to drive (or cycle) through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 32 Miles Nearest Barpub : Lock Inn and Bothy Bar at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Isle of Skye at 55 Miles Nearest Golf : Fort Augustus at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Inverness or Fort William at 32 Miles Nearest Motorway : A82 at 500 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Inch Hotel at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Nevis range at 32 Miles Nearest Beach : West coast of Scotland at 50 Miles Car: recommended


It's a 10 minute walk down to the shores of Loch Ness, although this isn't swimming or sunbathing territory!


Use of a car, which can be hired from both train stations and the Airport, is strongly recommended. There are flights to Inverness Airport from the UK and Amsterdam. Overseas visitors would also find it easy to get connecting flights from the main international UK airports, or could fly to Glasgow or Edinburgh and either drive or get a train to Inverness. The Caledonian Sleeper serves both Inverness and Fort William (except on Saturdays). There are also a number of local bus services


Fort Augustus is 33 miles from Inverness and 31 miles from Fort William, which is close to Ben Nevis. These are the "bookends " of the Great Glen Way. We're 60 miles to the Isle of Skye,with easy access by car to the beautiful West Coast of Scotland, but also within reach of the East Coast, and the Black Isle.

Further Details:

Local Shops and restaurants:

There are two general stores, one (the Great Glen Trading Centre) has a Londis attached to the local garage, also selling a wide variety of tourist goods and walking clothes, plus a very good selection of Whiskies. The other general store, MacVeans, also supplies a range of good and has a small coffee shop attached, overlooking the River Oich.

There are a number of other local shops, selling hand made souvenirs and gifts, as well as a very good butcher on the Canalside.

There is also a good selection of places to eat, from fine dining at the Lovat to more basic fish and chips at the Canalside Chip Shop. restaurants tend to be situated along the side of the Caledonian Canal or, in one case (The Boathouse) overlooking the Loch itself.

For things to do:

Try the Clansman Centre which is about life in the highlands in the 17/18th centuries. It also has a very good gift shop. the Caledonian Canal visitor Centre is also worth visiting, as it explains how the caledonian Canal was built, a masterpiece of engineering for its time.

And really, no visit is complete without a cruise on Loch Ness, which sets off from the entrance to the loch at Fort Augustus; you don't need to believe in Nessie, and the Loch is absolutely breathtaking when you take a trip out on it.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
30 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Week
14 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
22 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
3 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
3 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Linen/cleaning per guest £10


We charge £10 PER PERSON per stay towards the cost of linen and cleaning. For stays of more than one week, we charge £5 per person for an additional linen changeover.

We have recently started to accept online bookings but as Owners Direct charges us for the online booking service provided, we have made a decision to pass on these costs (Service Charges and debit/credit card charges) to guests who choose to use the service. You may still book with us direct, saving these additional costs.

We charge a £75 Premium for stays of 3 days during mid and high season.

PLEASE NOTE that these charges may NOT appear correctly in the automatic quote because of the way the quote is generated. But we will make them clear to you through the booking process.

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From the Owner

Oiseval is a new house and its previous owners, who had the house built, told us that they had modelled it on the best of everywhere they had lived before. it worked; not only is it incredibly comfortable and relaxing, but it is also very well organised as living, dining, sleeping and working space. And because it is new it meets very stringent environmental standards, making it very well insulated and easy to keep warm, but also draft free. When we stayed there in sub zero winter temperatures, we didn't need to use the radiators because the wood burning stove kept the whole house warm! This means that Oiseval is not just a lovely place to come home to after a long day's walking/cycling, but a very comfortable place to relax in when the weather is being at its most unkind.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom with downstairs bedroom Downstairs guest toilet Upstairs family bathroom with shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: downstairs, kingsize bed with ensuite shower room. Bedroom 2: upstairs, with one double bed Bedroom 3: upstairs, with two twin beds (and room for a cot) A travel cot is available for use; bedding is also provided


  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Basic welcome pack included on arrival. This includes milk, teabags, coffee and initial firewood. Initial cleaning materials i.e. washing powder and washing up liquid/dishwasher tablets will also be provided. There is a book of the house in the property, with details of all appliances etc, as well as emergency phone numbers. We also operate a "use and replace" policy; this includes food left in the freezer and tins for late arrivers. Outside: There is plenty of outside space in an enclosed garden, including space to eat out and sunbathe when the weather allows! There is a carefully placed bird table on the front lawn, which gives hours of pleasure if you put food on the table and watch the birds come for their lunch. Outdoor seating and a small barbecue are included. Utility Room: Small utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, hoover and sweeping brushes, iron and ironing board. Entrance to rear of property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (including tea towels) and bed linen are included with a small additional per person charge for laundry and cleaning. For guests staying more than one week, linen will be changed once each week for a further small charge.

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