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St Machar Cottage


Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire

St Machar Cottage
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 and is an ideal, secluded and tranquil hideaway.

It stands in its own large, enclosed and well-tended garden at the end of a cul de sac, almost overlooking the famous former Abbey.  There is off-road parking for three cars, extensive lawns and a private patio area with furniture and barbecue.

The cottage is light and bright, and kept warm all year round by oil-fired central heating and a romantic, wood burning stove in the sitting room. 

Based at St Machar, you could hardly be more conveniently placed for local amenities.  It is just a short stroll to the popular pubs, restaurants and local shops which line both banks of the canal.  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" while 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.  For thrill seekers, try out the white water rafting at South Laggan!  There is riding at Drumnadrochit (19m).

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.

Bed linen, towels, oil-CH and electricity are INCLUDED in the rental.  Well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement and smoking is not permitted within the cottage. Wi-fi INCLUDED, subject to provider.

Guest Comment

The Boag & Ramsay Party, Glasgow 09/04/2011

Warm and comfortable, not to say peaceful, after long days on The Great Glen Way

St Machar Cottage - Guest Comments

Fox Party, Herts 30/07/2011

Lovely cottage and a great base. We had a wonderful time, thank you!

Yarnall Party, Derbyshire 01/10/2011

Lovely stay. Good base for exploring, very comfy. Had a really great holiday.

McClay Party, West Lothian 22/10/2011

Had a fantastic holiday, house lovely. Used house as a base for the Great Glen Way! Thanks, very comfortable to come home to each night.

Marr party, Avon 04/08/2012

We had a really great time and loved the house and appreciated the excellent condition it was in when we arrived. We all said as soon as we arrived "We could live here". We would certainly love to return here some time in the future.

Weekly Price 2014

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

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* - babies are not included in the stated maximum for each property

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.

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