Polmaily Bothy

Near Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness

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Just 2 miles west of the village of Drumnadrochit (with shops, restaurants and Loch Ness Monster Museum) on Loch Ness, this attractive, detached cottage at Polmaily is set on a hillside above the wooded valley of the River Enrick.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (3)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

Set off the beaten tourist track but only half an hour's drive from Inverness and an hour's drive from Fort William, the cottage is ideally placed for exploring all the magnificent Highland scenery surrounding it.

Polmaily Bothy is an old stone 'bothy' which has been architecturally re-designed internally. It stands detached, with its own pretty patio garden (with furniture), at the edge of what was formerly a traditional farm-steading.

Double-glazed and very cosy, it has a traditional stone-flagged floor and wooden beams. Its wide doorways and level flooring make it ideal for those with limited mobility.

The open plan living area is particularly attractive and has been laid out for maximum practicality. An L-shaped room, the cosy sitting area is at one end with two exposed stone walls and the cheerful wood-burning stove to toast yourself in front of. There is a window seat at one of the windows, with some handy binoculars, meaning that spotting the local wildlife from the warmth and comfort of the cottage has never been so easy. The other part of the ‘L’ is devoted to a dining area and neat modern kitchen area that is well-equipped with appliances.

There are three bedrooms in total, that are all bright, uncluttered and prettily furnished. Having one of the double bedrooms downstairs, together with a shower room with a walk in shower again takes care of access issues. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, a double and a twin, as well as a handy WC alongside. Polmaily Bothy is altogether a most comfortable house for all seasons of the year.

Map & Local

Just 3 miles south is Castle Urquhart on the side of Loch Ness where the famous 'monster' sightings have been recorded.

To the west is Hamish Macbeth's 'Plockton' and the Isle of Skye. Northwards is the stunning scenery of Glen Affric where 'The Last of The Mohicans' was filmed in this miniature Canadian Rockies like scenery many years ago.

Both sides of Loch Ness can be explored by car or boat. There is excellent walking on the Forestry Commission land round about and there is golf and riding nearby with the chairlift up Ben Nevis at Aonach Mhor (skiing in winter) only a 45 minute drive away.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Open-plan Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, satellite TV/DVD. Kitchen area with electric-cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine etc.
Double-bed room.
Room with shower, WC and basin.


Double-bed room.
Twin Bedroom
Room with WC and basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras

Travel Cot


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (initial supply of fuel INCLUDED). A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 3 medium or 3 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% on Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
  • Save £50 w/c 06 Jan 18 (BL5)* From 06/01/2018 to 12/01/2018
  • Save £50 w/c 13 Jan 18 (BL5)* From 13/01/2018 to 19/01/2018
  • Save 15% on New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £295.00 £325.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £595.00 £595.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £595.00 £595.00
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 £295.00 £325.00
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 £345.00 £395.00
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 £295.00 £325.00
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 £345.00 £395.00
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 £450.00 £495.00
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 £345.00 £395.00
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 £450.00 £495.00
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 £595.00 £595.00
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 £450.00 £495.00
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £595.00 £595.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £450.00 £495.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £345.00 £395.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £450.00 £495.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £295.00 £325.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £595.00 £595.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £595.00 £595.00
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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Grundsätzlich ein nettes Cottage, aber viel Luft nach oben!

Beide Sofas waren total durchgesessen, so daß ich j...

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Lovely cottage, not really suitable for 6 adults. Needs a few repairs such as hot water tap in upstairs sink is twisted ...

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Wir fanden das Bothy traumhaft schön. Die Lage ist einzigartig, sehr ruhig aber trotzdem nicht zu weit von den notwendig...

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Insufficient cutlery! The cottage can sleep up to 6 - but there was insufficient cutlery for the three people in our par...

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Thanks for your constructive feedback. The owner has since added new cutlery to the Bothy. The heating is usually turned...

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Lovely place in quiet location.
Ideal location to explore from.
Would recommend to anyone.


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