Near Loch Ness, Inverness-shire
Killiechoilum Cottage is a charming, detached house set in a lovely rural setting in the heart of the countryside yet in easy reach of nearby Loch Ness.
|Sleeps: 4/8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
Inside, everything in the living area is open plan so it is a great place to gather in the evenings and enjoy relaxed meals together or make plans for the next few days’ activities. One wall is made entirely of glass that allows the sunlight to stream in and the wonderful views of the surrounding countryside to be fully appreciated.
Cosy seating has been set up around the wood-burning stove with a dining area behind and a modern kitchen area with access to a neat utility room with laundry facilities.
The hallway provides useful drying room and storage and laid out all on the one level are the four attractive bedrooms - two bright and airy double bedrooms with king-size beds and two colourful twin rooms. With three different shower rooms to choose from (including a wet room) there should certainly be no need for queuing in the mornings.
From the living area doors open out onto a decked area that overlooks the sizeable garden with the door to the rear of the house and parking right alongside. The rough grassed garden has expansive views out over the surrounding countryside and rolling hills.
The Whitebridge Hotel in the village of Whitebridge (1.5 miles) serves bar meals and has some excellent real ales to sample. Fishing on a group of nearby lochs can also be arranged at the hotel with rods and tackle available for hire.
Passing through Whitebridge is the South Loch Ness Trail that gives cyclists the chance to explore on two wheels whilst taking in some magnificent views of the surrounding area.
The RSPB reserve at Loch Ruthen (17.5 miles) is a Special Protected Area as it is home to half of the UK’s Slavonian grebe population as well as many ospreys, curlews, red-throated divers and tufted ducks.
Pretty Fort Augustus (10 miles) is only about 15 minutes’ drive away, sitting right at the bottom of Loch Ness on the Caledonian Canal with an impressive staircase of locks that are a marvel to watch boats negotiating. There is also a Nessie sculpture to have your photo taken with just in case you don’t spot the real thing!
Bikes can be hired in Fort Augustus and the canal’s towpath is ideal for gentle bike rides and perhaps stopping off for a picnic along the way.
Nessie lovers will want to head around to the other side of the loch to Drumnadrochit (29 miles) where there are two different monster museums with interesting exhibits on the elusive creature.
A visit to the area would not be complete without a trip to the ‘capital of the Highlands’ Inverness that is reachable in under an hour’s drive.
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.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, smart TV, electric double oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave/grill, etc
Utility room with freezer and washing machine/tumble dryer
Double bedroom (king-size)
Double bedroom (king-size)
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Wet room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). 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 welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
Please note: For Killiechoilum Cottage, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.
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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4||Sleeps 8|
|18 Jul 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£1,250.00||£1,250.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£850.00||£950.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£695.00||£795.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£850.00||£950.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£595.00||£695.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£1,250.00||£1,250.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£1,250.00||£1,250.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£595.00||£695.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£695.00||£795.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£850.00||£950.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£695.00||£795.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£850.00||£950.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£1,250.00||£1,250.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£850.00||£950.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.
For Killiechoilum Cottage, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.