St Machar Cottage

Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire

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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.

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.

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.


Single Storey

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)
Linen (Single Bed)
Towels (per person)

Available Extras



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.


The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right 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 20% w/c 04 Jun 16 From 04/06/2016 to 10/06/2016
Save 15% w/c 11 Jun 16 From 11/06/2016 to 17/06/2016
Save 10% w/c 18 Jun 16 From 18/06/2016 to 24/06/2016
Save 5% w/c 25 Jun 16 From 25/06/2016 to 01/07/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
28 May 2016 - 03 Jun 2016 £725.00
04 Jun 2016 - 01 Jul 2016 £625.00
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
06 Jan 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 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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# Good

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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## Excellent

A great location with loads to see and do, everything in wlaking distance Well kept place though the TV was a little bit...

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## Excellent

The cottage was really first class with everything needed, good counicatiln with visitor information pack, only slight p...

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# Good

The cottage was lovely had all the things that you have at home to make life easier .
The living room could do with...

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# Good

Apart from Good there were two negatives, the TV was very small, size of a desk top computer screen, we had to put a din...

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