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Fettercairn Cottage


Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire

Fettercairn Cottage
Fettercairn Cottage
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Nestled at the southern most end of the legendary Loch Ness, with the Caledonian Canal flowing through its centre, is the pretty highland village of Fort Augustus.  Situated not far from its heart, in a private garden and in a quiet cul de sac, is Fettercairn Cottage, a newly built, detached property specifically configured to provide a holiday home which is both practical and stylish.  With all the accommodation on one level Fettercairn Cottage's design and location and the fact that it has all modern conveniences make it the ideal base for guests, even those of more limited mobility, to discover the charms of the Great Glen.

Efficient oil-fired central heating will keep you warm even on a winter wonderland break, while the wood-burning stove in the cosy sitting room really brings out the cosy glow of this comfortable cottage.

And this cosy atmosphere makes it the perfect place to rest and relax after a busy day enjoying the surrounding area while a lockable garage provides secure storage for your bikes and day-trip equipment.  Family and friends are drawn as if by a magnet to the smart and spacious kitchen-diner to discuss the day's adventures over dinner.  Or perhaps you would prefer to take advantage of the private garden and eat al fresco in the evening sun?

Fort Augustus is just over 30 miles from the region's 'capital' of Inverness (all facilities, airport) and the same distance from Fort William (all facilities) at the base of the mighty Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak.

Although it's only small, Fort Augustus has the advantage of at least four eateries within walking distance of the cottage.  Suitably refreshed, take a look at the other attractions - the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre and the Rare Breeds Croft, for example.

Loch Ness viewpoint provides sweeping views across the mysterious waters of the legendary loch and, for those who fancy a more hands-on approach to their monsters, cruises leave from the village every hour.  Fort Augustus guarantees you a sighting of the famed Loch Ness Monster, Nessie - her sculpture stands just over the lock from the village post office! 

Not far from the loch side is Fort Augustus Abbey, a former Benedictine retreat and school built in 1876 using some of the remnants of the fort after which the settlement was named.  The monks left in 1998 and it has now been converted into flats.

With the ease and cosiness Fettercairn Cottage affords, and so much to do close by, it would be understandable if you chose not to venture too far, however if you do choose to explore further afield you will find the possibilities of the area are almost limitless. There's the picturesque Castle Urquhart further up the loch, the magnificent coast of the Moray Firth is close enough for a visit and the Cairngorm National Park awaits you to the east.  All this and breathtaking highland scenery as far as you can see - what more could you ask for? 

 Bed linen, towels, oil central heating and electricity are all INCLUDED in the rental.  Pets are welcome by arrangement and smoking is not permitted within the cottage. Wi-fi INCLUDED, subject to provider.  

Guest Comment

Curtis Family, Essex 03/09/2011

Fabulous holiday here in beautiful Scotland. Beautiful cottage made all the difference! Will definitely be returning!!

Fettercairn Cottage - Guest Comments

Wickenden Party, Essex 11/06/2011

Excellent accommodation in a great location for exploring these wonderful highlands.

Jan & Mick West, Dorset 18/06/2011

Very comfortable, beautiful location.

Bob & Bally, Buckinghamshire 10/09/2011

We both had a wonderful break in Sunny Scotland. Cottage was warm and inviting and cosy on some wintery occasions!! Would love to return some time. Thanks!

Jones party, France 09/07/2011

Cottage was well equipped and situated in a good location to discover this part of the Highlands.

Pattison party, Birmingham 21/07/2012

The house is very comfortable and we have enjoyed staying here. It has been a good base to enjoy the wonderful Scottish scenery, which we will miss. Weather changeable, following the 2012 pattern, but it did not stop us having a great time.

Weekly Price 2014

  • Sleeps:6*,
    Bedrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Short Breaks available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Two week discount
  • Wi-fi Internet (FREE)

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Single Storey
  • Sitting room with wood burner and TV/DVD
  • Dining kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, etc.
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier
  • Double bedroom (king-size bed) with en suite shower
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin