Polmaily SteadingGuest Rating
Polmaily Steading, near the village of Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness, is a very special place indeed.
|Sleeps: 10||Bedrooms: 5|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (4)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 4|
Converted with great flair from traditional farm buildings, its two wings embrace a central courtyard and provide quite unique and unforgettable holiday accommodation for up to 10 people.
Reached by a half mile track, it is peacefully situated and being far from traffic, is ideal for children. It sits on the hillside with gardens to the north and west sides and lovely views down the valley. An adjacent barn provides under cover parking for at least two vehicles, with plenty more parking right at the door.
Once inside, the first thing that strikes you is the space. A sizeable porch area, ideal for shedding walking boots, leads into the central point of the house - a simply enormous principal living area, which has a gallery and is two stories high in parts. At its centre, comfortable sofas flank a great fireplace with wood-burning stove and beyond that there is a dining area with a snooker table at the other end. Beyond is an elegant double bedroom with four-poster bed and ensuite shower.
Upstairs and reached from the gallery, are a twin bedroom, double bedroom and bathroom. At the other end of the gallery is a further sitting area with TV and DVD player. From there French doors open out onto a first floor decking area (with furniture), perfect for an evening drink as you watch the sun go down.
The other wing, stretching away from the sitting room, has a huge, state-of-the-art kitchen with full dining table. Beyond that, there is a utility/drying room, an office with WiFi, a further double bedroom and yet another cosy sitting room, again with TV and DVD player. Perhaps you are beginning to realise the scope of the place! A further staircase leads to a delightful twin bedroom with its own little seating area and en suite bathroom.
So there's the quantity - now the quality! Most of the ground floor is floored with Chinese slate, rendered very cosy by the efficient underfloor heating. The house is fully double glazed, many of the rooms have beamed ceilings and the furnishings and fittings are of the highest standard.
One of the trees beside the house even has an owl box and there is another built into the Steading itself! Red squirrels and shy roe deer are frequent visitors to the garden and pine martens are also thought to call in of an evening. Those with an interest in wildlife, therefore, will have plenty to hold their attention.
The famous Loch Ness is just down the road from this lovely house. Drumnadrochit is quite the centre for activities on the Loch, be it sailing, fishing, boat trips or just searching for the elusive 'Nessie'.
There are riding stables there and walkers and cyclists can set off in either direction along the Great Glen Way. For the even more energetic, there are dozens of Munros and Corbetts within an hour's drive.
To the south west, by continuing along the famous Caledonian Canal, you come to pretty Fort Augustus, where it goes through a series of spectacular locks, or on to Fort William and Neptune's Staircase at nearby Corpach. From Fort William, you can climb Ben Nevis or take the Road to the Isles to Arisaig and Morar.
To the north, you can explore lovely Glen Affric, indulge in some urban bustle, cultural and retail therapy in Inverness, go and watch the dolphins at the Kessock Bridge or at Chanonry Point on the Black Isle, or strike even further north towards John O' Groats. If a day on Skye appeals, then it's just a two hour trip from Inverness.
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.
Sitting room/dining area with wood burning stove, Ipod docking station and gallery.
Kitchen/dining room with range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, etc.
Sitting room with TV(Satellite)/DVD.
Utility room with WC, hand basin, washing machine and deep-freeze.
Double bedroom (four-poster bed) with en suite shower, WC and hand basin.
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and hand basin.
Office with Wi-fi.
(upstairs) Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin.
(upstairs) Twin bedroom.
(upstairs) Sitting room with TV (satellite)/DVD.
(upstairs) Double bedroom.
(upstairs) Bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating and wood-burning stove (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 4 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (3 large, 3 medium or 4 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
- Save 20% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
- Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
- Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6||Sleeps 10|
|17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016||£695.00||£895.00|
|15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016||£825.00||£1,095.00|
|29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016||£595.00||£695.00|
|20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£595.00||£695.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£695.00||£895.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£595.00||£695.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£695.00||£895.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£825.00||£1,095.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£695.00||£895.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£825.00||£1,095.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£825.00||£1,095.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017||£825.00||£1,095.00|
|16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£695.00||£895.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£825.00||£1,095.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£595.00||£695.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||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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Such a beautiful place, all the family loved it. Great location. The Mattresses need updating in front twin not at all c...
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The best cottage i have been
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