This beautifully presented, substantial, detached house has a marvellous location in Strathglass, 30 miles south west of Inverness, and looks towards what is arguably the loveliest glen in Scotland, familiar from a zillion calendars, Glen Affric.
The road goes little further than Tomich (hotel), so the setting is a peaceful one and the house stands in 0.75 acre of its own wild garden (BBQ), which has a charming octagonal summerhouse and a patio area (furniture) for alfresco dining or evening drinks. An additional feature, which will appeal to families, is the table tennis table in the garage, where, of course, there is also secure storage.
Inside, the house has been carefully and most comfortably furnished to a very high standard, with four bedrooms ( there is one double and a shower room downstairs, making it very suitable for those of limited mobility). It is heated by oil-CH, with wood burners in the sitting room and dining kitchen for added warmth and ambience. The kitchen is well fitted with all modern appliances, and there is an additional utility room. It is an ideal holiday home for families wishing to holiday together or for parties of friends.
The area is second to none in terms of scenery and wildlife. There are wonderful walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding glens and hills, perhaps to the nearby Plodda Falls, while the quiet roads are also good for cycling. Fishing permits can be obtained for both loch and river fishing locally. Those interested in the local fauna will find this a perfect paradise - deer, pine martens and red squirrels all may be seen and there are a pair of resident otters who regularly visit the garden. And bird lovers will find themselves in very heaven. In addition to many song birds, buzzards, osprey, etc, a pair of golden eagles have habitually nested in the surrounding hills and in season, the RSPB runs early morning minibus expeditions to see the black grouse in their spectacular lek.
For exploring, a short drive of only 15 miles or so will bring you to Drumnadrochit (shops, hotels) on Loch Ness, where you can take boat trips on the loch. Pony trekking is available at nearby Cougie. To the south, you can continue down to the pretty village of Fort Augustus, where the Caledonian Canal passes through a series of picturesque locks, and Fort William and Ben Nevis, (world-class mountain biking and ski-ing in winter at Aonach Mor) and the start of the Road to the Isles. Turning north, you can visit Inverness, a city with a tremendous buzz. From there, you can explore the Moray Coast, the Black Isle, or even further north to Sutherland and John o'Groats.
The Tomich Hotel is only half a mile (well within walking distance!) of the cottage.
Bed linen, towels, electricity and one basket of logs INCLUDED (more available for purchase.) Pets by arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Oil CH and telephone are payable by meter reading and honesty box. Free wi-Fi in Cannich.