St Machar Cottage

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Only a few minutes' walk from the friendly Highland village of Fort Augustus in Scotland's incomparable Great Glen and at the end of Loch Ness, St Machar offers superb comfort.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

This is an ideal, secluded and tranquil hideaway, standing in its own large, enclosed and well-tended garden at the end of a cul-de-sac, almost overlooking the famous former Abbey.

The cottage is light and bright, and kept warm all year round by oil-fired central heating. If modern cottages tend not to go overboard as far as space is concerned, then St Machar is a notable exception. The sitting room is particularly spacious with an impressive range of comfortable seating and a romantic wood-burning stove.

The dining kitchen, while all in one, is the size of two good size rooms, with the well-fitted modern kitchen at one end and the dining area quite separate at the other.

There is also a handy laundry room and a most attractive ‘extra’ in the form of the sunny front porch/sunroom, also with comfortable seating, which looks out on and opens out on to the garden. It makes a most pleasant and peaceful place to relax on a sunny afternoon.

All on one level, there are three bedrooms, two doubles and a twin. The bedrooms are all roomy and pleasingly furnished and one of the double rooms has en suite facilities as well. There is also a stylish and modern family bathroom.

Outside there is parking for up to 3 cars, extensive lawns and a private patio area (with furniture and barbecue). It really echoes the extent of the cottage’s ample accommodation.

Map & Local

You could hardly be more conveniently placed for local amenities here. It is just a short stroll to the popular pubs, restaurants and local shops which line both banks of the canal, so you can take your time over lunch or an evening drink, watching the boats pass through the locks.

From the swing bridge outside the Clansman Centre, monster enthusiasts can take a boat trip on the famous Loch Ness and keep an eye out for the elusive 'Nessie'. The award winning Loch Ness Visitor Centre at Urquhart Castle on the lochside, is another popular tourist destination.

If you are looking for something more energetic, then there is plenty of good hill and forest walking in the immediate area, or you can walk or cycle the Great Glen Way. Thrill seekers can try out the white water rafting at South Laggan and there is riding at Drumnadrochit (19 miles).

For trips out, head up the loch and branch off at Invermoriston and follow the fast road through the most breathtaking scenery across to the west coast and Skye. Or continue along the loch to quickly reach Inverness (the capital of the Highlands), an attractive and vibrant city with excellent cultural and shopping facilities. By the Kessock Bridge there you can very often see pods of dolphins playing in the water below.

From Inverness you can continue north to the Black Isle (look out for the red kites by the Tore roundabout) and Sutherland. The beautiful glens of Glen Affric and Glen Cannich also await your visit.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Single Storey

Conservatory/Porch.
Sitting Room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen/Dining room with fridge-freezer, dishwasher and microwave etc.
Laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier
Double bed-room (king-size bed) with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Double bed-room.
Twin bed-room.
Bathroom with Bath, separate shower, WC and basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£15.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional chrage (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

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
2016
Price

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 10% w/c 03 Sep 16 From 03/09/2016 to 09/09/2016
  • Save 15% w/c 20 Aug 16 From 20/08/2016 to 26/08/2016
  • Save 15% w/c 27 Aug 16 From 27/08/2016 to 02/09/2016
  • Save 5% w/c 10 Sep 16 From 10/09/2016 to 16/09/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
02 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016 £725.00
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Sep 2016 £625.00
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £520.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £625.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £445.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £725.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £795.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 POA
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 POA
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 POA
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 POA
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 POA
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 POA
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 POA
02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 POA
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 POA
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 POA
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
28-Jul-2016

Superb cottage , everything was there , quiet although close to a road , good shower , complete kitchen

Excellent
15-Jul-2016

Beautifull bungalow, would like to ship it home!!!!!!!!!

Excellent
19-Jun-2016

Only problem was the showers tray didn't drain very well needed to keep turning off the shower to stop flooding. It had ...

Our response:

Thanks for your constructive feedback. We have passed it on to the owners who will ensure that the issue is sorted.
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Excellent
16-Jun-2016

Great place to stay,

Good
11-Nov-2015

Great location - so close to village centre and canal yet quiet. Dog couldn't get out in the garden as wasn't fully enc...

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