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Blacksmith's Cottage

Near Cannich, Scottish Highlands

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Tomich is a tiny hamlet 30 miles southwest of Inverness at the end of Strathglass and just beside Glen Affric, which is generally recognised as one of the loveliest of Scottish glens.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

It is reached by a peaceful country road which comes to an end a little further up the glen and in a delightful situation on the edge of the village. Above the road is Blacksmith's Cottage, a traditional and most attractive end terrace house now available to those who wish to holiday in this beautiful area.

The cottage is full of charm and character. It has a spacious living room with a wood burning stove, a neat and well-equipped modern kitchen, a double bedroom and bathroom downstairs, and upstairs, accessed by the rather steep stairs so typical of this sort of cottage, two bright twin bedrooms with coombed ceilings.

The cottage is accessed by a short path (also quite steep), from where you will park your car just off the road, so is not really suitable for those of very limited mobility. A little burn chuckles along to the side of the house to add to the picture-book charm.

To the front, the grass garden slopes steeply away and there is seating there which provides a pleasant perch from which to enjoy the view over the fields to the wooded hills beyond. To the side of the cottage another sloping path leads to the orchard where there is a lovely sheltered summerhouse with a selection of deck chairs, ideal for an alfresco lunch or afternoon tea.

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Map & Local

Once here, you may well be happy simply to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, perhaps with a gentle stroll along to the Plodda Falls, a well-known local beauty spot. But it would be such a shame to come to this part of the world and not to experience its many delights.

There is wonderful walking in all directions, while the quiet roads up the glens also lend themselves well to two-wheel travel. For hill walkers, the nearby Munros in Glen Affric and Glen Cannich will provide a memorable day out.

Those with even a passing interest in wildlife will find a rich selection on the doorstep, for example, deer, pine martens and red squirrels. Bird enthusiasts in particular know that here they will see buzzards, osprey and golden eagles. In the early summer they can join the early morning RSPB excursion to the reserve at Corrymony to witness the lek of the black grouse.

Fishing can be arranged locally, there is a pony trekking centre at Cougie, while Loch Ness is just a 15 minute drive away. There you can take boat trips, keeping an eye out for the elusive monster, visit Castle Urquhart, or continue to Inverness which offers every possible entertainment and activity, as well as being a bustling shopping centre.

Tomich itself has a hotel offering excellent meals, within easy walking distance of the cottage and the nearest shop is at Cannich.

Local Events and Attractions


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.




Sitting/dining room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer-drier and microwave etc
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin


Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heater and wood burning stove (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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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 15% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
  • Save 15% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 POA
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 POA
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 POA
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 POA
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 POA
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 POA
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 POA
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 POA
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 POA
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 POA
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 POA
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 POA
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 POA
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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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The heating and insulation need improving for letting during the colder months and the path and parking area very muddy....

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we really enjoyed it there. Everything there you need ( washing machine, dryer, dish washer )
you have to be aware ...

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House was in good conditions. We where two people only so no problem. I think for a maximum of six peoples it is to sma...

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House is nice, but need some maintenance (windows, bathroom, heating)
Could have been a little more clean.


Lovely cottage in a great location. Would definitely use again to explore Glen Affric and the immediate area, and recom...

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