The Garden House, Glenmoriston
Near Invermoriston, Loch NessGuest Rating
This unique and most elegant house is set within the wide lawns of the 9,000 acre Glenmoriston Estate which stretches westwards from Loch Ness in the heart of the Scottish Highlands,
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Set behind, but completely separate from the Big House, it is a most deceptive building on two levels, which has been carefully renovated and expensively furnished, with an oblique but unimpeded view of the loch only a few hundred yards away.
The style of the house and the way it is presented leave no doubt that you are in Highland Scotland here. It is very much in the shooting lodge mode, just far more luxurious and more refined than such traditional dwellings are apt to be!
The sitting room is elegant and refined, kept cosy by a wood-burning stove. The charming dining kitchen is spacious and well-equipped, with plenty of space for people to eat without the cook having to miss out on all the fun! Also on this level is a double bedroom that has its own en suite shower room.
Open tread stairs then lead down to the downstairs sitting area with its exposed stone wall, wood-burning stove and beamed ceiling that perfectly captures the traditional ambience. There is also a utility room, a WC, a twin bedroom (with ensuite shower room) and an electric sauna (additional charge) for unwinding in after a busy day in the hills.
A fascinating, stone-walled tunnel leads from outside the lower area under the driveway to the lawn and river - well, we did say it was unique! Guests have access to the wide lawns and grounds and can sit out quite privately behind the cottage.
The Estate offers fishing in season and the area teems with wildlife.
Walking, cycling, riding and skiing (35 miles at Aonach Mor near Fort William) are other popular pastimes, while the Estate's central situation makes it an ideal base for touring as far afield as Skye and Torridon.
The wee village of Invermoriston, just down the road, has a hotel and shop, while Drumnadrochit (known locally simply as Drum) has more and also a pony trekking centre. From there, guests can enjoy boat trips on the loch, which is one of Scotland’s best known attractions, perhaps keeping an eye out for the elusive ‘monster’.
Invermoriston is in the Great Glen, the immense geological fault line which runs across Scotland from Inverness to Fort William and along which a series of lochs are connected by Thomas Telford’s amazing Caledonian Canal. The Great Glen way runs its length and offers wonderful walking, while the Great Glen Cycleway does the same for bikers.
On the shores of Loch Ness to the north is the picturesque ruin of Castle Urquhart, while to the south is the equally picturesque village of Fort Augustus (6 miles, with all facilities and a golf course), where visitors can sit or stroll along the towpath, watching as boats pass through a spectacular series of locks in the middle of the village.
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.
Sitting room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD.
Dining kitchen with electric cooker with dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave etc.
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Sitting room with wood burning stove and CD player.
Twin bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.
WC (off utility room)
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating, underfloor electic heating and wood-burning stoves 1 basket of logs INCLUDED. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking. No children under 5.
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)
- Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
- Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£670.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£670.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£395.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£495.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£395.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£495.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£595.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£495.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£595.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£695.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£595.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£695.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£595.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£495.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£595.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||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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Superior quality cottage.
Prachtige plek. We waren de enige vakantiegangers op dit mooie, grote Estate. Erg leuk en gezellig huisje met alles erop...Read More
Yes, I wane share My feelings about de the dear people how are working at the ‘Glen Moriston estate’.
Great location for exploring the area. The cottage is a tiny bit closer to the main house than we expected, but it was s...Read More
Nice cottage in a great location