Dunollie House & The Byre
Near Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart, Loch NessGuest Rating
Dunollie House is a charming detached house set in a peaceful spot surrounded by trees offering spacious, high quality accommodation in a convenient location near Drumnadrochit (1 mile) on the western shore of beautiful Loch Ness.
|Sleeps: 5/7||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The house dates all the way back to 1850 and has been lovingly modernised to create a welcoming retreat that is presented beautifully throughout with a fitting Highland theme. The sitting room is warm and inviting with a wood-burning stove set into its impressive exposed stone wall and comfy seating to curl up on. There is even a little study area and the room is flooded with light from the French doors that lead to a sunny conservatory where you can relax and read a book.
The kitchen is bright and homely with a door that leads out to the garden and its adjoining dining room is the heart of the house with a wood-burning stove that keeps it toasty and makes it just the place to linger over hearty breakfasts or relaxed evening meals.
Upstairs are the two bedrooms, a light and airy double bedroom with plenty of storage and a family room with a double bed and single bed. Both bedrooms share a modern shower room in between them that has a wonderful big walk-in shower.
Next door is The Byre, a very cosy and inviting little hideaway that is separate from the main house and has its own entrance, making it perfect for a couple who want a bit of their own space whilst holidaying with a larger group. It has its own sitting room with a TV and handy coffee machine and mini-fridge for making hot drinks. Steps lead up to an attractive double bedroom with a king-size bed and a contemporary en suite shower room with large walk-in shower, ‘his and hers’ sinks and the added luxury of underfloor heating.
Outside there is plenty of parking in the gravelled driveway right by the door. The pretty enclosed gardens are mainly grassed and have been beautifully landscaped with lots of trees, shrubs and plants to enjoy. The little decked area by the summer house is a lovely spot to sit and admire the garden and there is a small pond so care should be taken, particularly with children.
It is just a mile to Drumnadrochit (shop, pub, restaurants) and there is a pavement all the way along the road if you fancy visiting on foot.
The village has two loch ness monster museums – the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition with self-guided audio tours that take you around the exhibits and Nessieland (geared more towards children) where you can get your photo taken with sculptures of the legend itself.
The iconic Urquhart Castle is only 3 miles away and draws in visitors from all over the country to explore its ruins and experience the amazing views it affords out across Loch Ness.
Fishing trips run out onto the loch and boat trips on the ‘Nessie Hunter’ can be arranged from Drumnadrochit. Tours last around an hour and the boat is equipped with sonar and underwater cameras just in case of a sighting. The tour also goes past Urquhart Castle where you can photograph it from the very best vantage point on the water.
The house is well positioned for exploring the surrounding area with the city of Inverness just 16 miles away, where a well-connected train station allows you to go even further afield. The Isle of Skye is also easily reachable for a day trip.
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.
Accommodation - Main House
Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Conservatory (one step down)
Kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Dining room with wood-burning stove and wireless music speaker (two steps down)
Washing machine and tumble dryer in covered area outside.
Double bedroom with king-size bed and iPhone charger/alarm clock
Double bedroom with additional single bed and iPhone charger/alarm clock
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Sitting room with wood-burning stove, TV, coffee machine, mini fridge and wireless music speaker
Double bedroom with king-size bed (two steps up)
Shower/dressing 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 £50 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating (INCLUDED) and two wood-burning stoves (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
Please note: For Dunollie House, the tariff for 5 persons is based on use of the main house only and does not include The Byre. Use of The Byre is available at an additional charge.
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 5||Sleeps 7|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£495.00||£650.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£595.00||£795.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£695.00||£895.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£595.00||£795.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£695.00||£895.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£995.00||£995.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£695.00||£895.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£995.00||£995.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£695.00||£895.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£595.00||£795.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£695.00||£895.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£495.00||£650.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£995.00||£995.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£995.00||£995.00|
|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 Dunollie House, the tariff for 5 persons is based on use of the main house only and does not include The Byre. Use of The Byre is available at an additional charge.
(Supplied Independently through Feefo)
Communication from the owners was fantastic before and during our stay. We loved the little gift they left as a welcome ...Read More
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Dunollie House. All information and directions provided were very clear and helpful. T...Read More
Dunollie is such a homely cottage and the Byre is so much bigger than it looks. Both excellent. Everything is perfect, i...Read More
This was the best equipped and most comfortable of the four cottages we stayed in during our holiday. There were many th...Read More
'My whole family have loved our last minute stay at Dunollie - we love this cottage and have fallen for this beautiful part of Scotland.'
'We've had a wonderful time at Dunollie. The property is beautiful and we could imagine staying her for a long time .... Sitting next to the fire made our evenings perfect!'
'Loved everything about this place. You always dream of getting a property like this and this time we hit the jackpot!!'
'We have stayed in many holiday cottages but this is one of the best - 5 star! Everything in the house is perfect and the extra touches of welcome pack and toiletries make it very special.'