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Cabin in Inverness
Highland cabin - relaxing hot tub
Our brand new cabins are situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. A 5 minute drive from the idyllic village of Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness. ‘Evelyn’ and ‘Rose’ cabins are ideal for those seeking a relaxing retreat with glorious views and, fantastic walks. Complete with a covered outdoor decking area, housing a wood burning hot tub (we will have hot & ready for your arrival!) and BBQ/wood heater. Inverness airport is 45 minutes drive and nearby attractions include Glen Affric.
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Cottage in Drumnadrochit
Loch Ness village cottage for 2
The WEE Cottage is a traditional stone cottage for two in the centre of our lovely, bustling village of Drumnadrochit. With Restaurants & shops nearby, private off road parking and wifi available and a small enclosed grassed area, this comfortable cottage, made cosy with its wood burning stove (& full central heating) and with a recently ungraded fitted kitchen (July 2021) is an ideal base to explore Loch Ness and the wider area. We happily accept a dog here at no extra charge.
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Guest house in Lewiston
Crogacn lodge - a little bit of luxury - loch ness
A little bit of luxury by Loch Ness .... Come and relax at our lodge built to cater for all your needs - experience all that the Highlands can offer. Unwind and stargaze on the decking or listen to the sounds of the river flowing by while enjoying a glass of your favorite tipple, watching for wildlife from the comfort of the glass balcony. The lodge is yours during your stay so you can come and go as you please. STL Licence Number: HI-50491-F EPC: Band B
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Tiny home in Highland Council
Stunning cabin in ideal Loch Ness location!
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The Wee House Studio, Foyers, Loch Ness, Highland.
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Cabin in Drumnadrochit
Oakwood Hide,Drumnadrochit, Highland studio Cabin.
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Cottage in Inverfarigaig
The Cottage on Loch Ness, with panoramic views.
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Tiny home in Drumnadrochit
Betty's Bothy (traditional Scottish small house)
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Feagour Lodge Highland Hideaway
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Hut in Cawdor
Luxury self-catering log cabin at Assich Zen Lodge
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Cabin in Silverbridge
Hidden Gem, delightful log Cabin near NC500
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Cottage in Errogie
Carnoch Cottage
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Cottage in Highland
Traditional Croft Cottage by Loch Ness
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Bungalow in Avoch
Rural luxury lodge - 2BED - Sea views with hot tub
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Cottage in Inverness
Wee Ness Cottage
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Your guide to Loch Ness

Welcome to Loch Ness

There are many reasons Loch Ness is the most famous of all Scottish lochs, and none of them have to do with rumours of a monster lurking in its waters. For one, there’s its extraordinary length and depth: 23 miles end to end, and as much water held within it as all of the lakes in England and Wales combined. Then there’s the fact that it’s surrounded by a living tableau of Highland scenery, from the forests of Farigaig and Abriachan to the plunging waters of Divach Falls, and the summit of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh to the pretty villages of Dores and Drumnadrochit. Lastly, there’s the matter of its accessibility. Not only is Loch Ness easy to reach from Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, but it’s girded all about with wonderful trails and cycle routes, thanks to the completion of an 80-mile loop connecting the Great Glen Way on its western shore with the South Loch Ness Trail to its east.


The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Loch Ness

The summer months are both the warmest and the busiest times to stay in one of the area’s cottages; Scottish summers are rarely hot, but June to August offer pleasant temperatures and the best chances of dry, sunny days. (The notorious Scottish midges aren’t such a problem in this area, either.) July draws thousands for the Inverness Highland Games, which have been held here since 1822. Another famous local event is the much-loved Loch Ness Marathon, which takes place in October as part of the region’s Festival of Running and draws participants from all over the world. In spring and autumn the shores are less busy but no less beautiful. For a wilder experience of the loch, come in winter, when you can witness its natural splendour without the crowds — just don’t forget to wrap up warm, as it can be quite chilly.


Top things to do in Loch Ness

Inverfarigaig

This tiny hamlet halfway along the eastern shore of Loch Ness packs a lot of history, from its 18th-century bridge and 19th-century pier to the Iron Age hillfort of Dun Deardail that looks down from the rocks above it. A mile to the south is the Boleskine Burial Ground, while a little further along the road you’ll find the Falls of Foyers, plunging 140 feet into a spectacular gorge.

Urquhart Castle

The medieval stone walls standing proudly upon a promontory on the loch’s western shore are more than just romantic ruins. This 1,000-year-old former fortress was one of Scotland’s largest castles and an important player in the wars for Scottish independence before it was blown up in the 17th century to prevent it being used by the Jacobites.

Fort Augustus

This charming little village sits at the foot of Loch Ness, where it meets the northern end of the 60-mile Caledonian Canal that runs up from Fort William. Boats pass leisurely through its series of locks, and you can discover more about the canal’s 200-year history at the visitor centre.

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