Leac Cottage Aberchalder
The Great Glen, near InvergarryGuest Rating
Leac Cottage is a traditional old drover's cottage standing detached, in the countryside half a mile by private track from the Aberchalder swing-bridge on the far side of the A83 Inverness/Fort William road from Aberchalder Highland Lodge.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Secluded, with tempting rock and bracken-strewn hills at the back, it is facing south to the Monadliath Hills and just a field away from the River Oich where salmon/trout fishing can be arranged.
The cottage is situated on Aberchalder Estate which encompasses some 16,000 acres of beautiful woodlands, mountains, lochs and rivers, along the south side of Loch Oich in the heart of The Great Glen - that 65-mile long rift-valley that cuts across Scotland from Inverness in the north-east to Fort William on the west.
The magnificent mountain scenery of The Great Glen shelters the waters of famous Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy - all linked together by Thomas Telford's amazing Caledonian Canal which allows small boats to cross northern Scotland by the shortest route - and Aberchalder, some 37 miles south of Inverness and 27 miles north of Fort William, overlooks the River Oich, Loch Oich and The Caledonian Canal.
The estate is almost midway between the two main access roads to the stunning north-west coast and Skye and with Fort Augustus (hotels/shops) four miles north and Invergarry (pub/hotel) 3 miles south, this is a great location for fishermen, walkers, 'Nessie' watchers, and for those wishing to drive or train along The Road to the Isles and/or explore the 'Monarch of the Glen' country. The prestigious Glengarry Castle Hotel (where the previous Laird was born) is within the confines of the Estate - as are the ruins of ancient Glengarry Castle where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed en route to Culloden.
There is wonderful walking with the chance to espy red and roe-deer, pine martens, golden eagles and grouse. There is skiing at Aonach Mhor (20 miles) in winter, while in summer this mountain becomes a mecca for mountain bikers, with trails of all levels of difficulty and a World Championship downhill course. If you don't feel quite up to that, or a quick trot up Ben Nevis, you can simply relax watching boats pass along the Caledonian Canal. At Fort Augustus, just up the road, there is a marvellous series of descending locks running right through the village. With pubs and cafes on the banks, it's a great place to spend a sunny afternoon.
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Sitting/dining-room with TV/DVD and wood burning stove.
Kitchen with electric-cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave etc.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are available at an additional charge (2 medium, 2 small). No smoking.
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- Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
- Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
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|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£595.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£595.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£595.00|
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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.