Glen Affric View
Near Cannich, Beauly, Scottish Highlands
This beautifully presented, substantial, detached house has a marvellous location in Strathglass, 30 miles south west of Inverness, and looks towards what is arguably the loveliest glen in Scotland, familiar from a zillion calendars, Glen Affric.
|Sleeps: 4/8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The road goes little further than Tomich (hotel), so the setting is a peaceful one and the house stands in 0.75 acres of its own wild garden (BBQ), which has a charming octagonal summerhouse and a patio area (with furniture) for al fresco dining or evening drinks. An additional feature, which will appeal to families, is the table tennis table in the garage, where, of course, there is also secure storage.
Inside, the house has been carefully and most comfortably furnished to a very high standard, with four bedrooms (there is one double and a shower room downstairs, making it very suitable for those of limited mobility). It is heated by oil central heating with wood-burning stoves in the sitting room and dining kitchen for added warmth and ambience.
The kitchen is well fitted with all modern appliances, and there is an additional utility room. It is an ideal holiday home for families wishing to holiday together or for parties of friends.
The area is second to none in terms of scenery and wildlife. There are wonderful walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding glens and hills, perhaps to the nearby Plodda Falls, while the quiet roads are also good for cycling. Fishing permits can be obtained for both loch and river fishing locally.
Those interested in the local fauna will find this a perfect paradise - deer, pine martens and red squirrels all may be seen and there are a pair of resident otters who regularly visit the garden. Bird lovers will find themselves in heaven as, in addition to many song birds, buzzards and osprey, a pair of golden eagles have habitually nested in the surrounding hills and in season, the RSPB runs early morning minibus expeditions to see the black grouse in their spectacular lek.
For exploring, a short drive of only 15 miles or so will bring you to Drumnadrochit (shops, hotels) on Loch Ness, where you can take boat trips on the loch. Pony trekking is available at nearby Cougie. To the south, you can continue down to the pretty village of Fort Augustus, where the Caledonian Canal passes through a series of picturesque locks, and Fort William and Ben Nevis, (world-class mountain biking and ski-ing in winter at Aonach Mor) and the start of the Road to the Isles.
Turning north, you can visit Inverness, a city with a tremendous buzz. From there, you can explore the Moray Coast, the Black Isle, or even further north to Sutherland and John o'Groats. The Tomich Hotel is only half a mile (well within walking distance) of the cottage.
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Sitting room with TV/DVD and wood burning stove
Dining kitchen with wood burner, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer etc
Utility room with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Garage with table tennis table
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save £50 w/c 08 Sep (FD1)* From 08/09/2019 to 14/09/2019
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4||Sleeps 8|
|10 Feb 2019 - 06 Apr 2019||£695.00||£795.00|
|07 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019||£795.00||£995.00|
|28 Apr 2019 - 11 May 2019||£695.00||£795.00|
|12 May 2019 - 25 May 2019||£795.00||£995.00|
|26 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|02 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019||£795.00||£995.00|
|30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|01 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019||£795.00||£995.00|
|22 Sep 2019 - 12 Oct 2019||£695.00||£795.00|
|13 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019||£795.00||£995.00|
|03 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£595.00||£695.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
'Really lovely, comfortable, well equipped house. Wonderful countryside and views. We especially liked the house martins.'
'House was spotless and really comfortable - an idyllic spot!'
'Lovely comfortable house with lots of room. Great location, beautiful scenery, we enjoyed the log fire.'
'Cottage is beautiful. Walks are plentiful. Such a great place to stop and re-charge your batteries.'
'Fantastic cottage in an excellent location! Extremely clean and tidy.'
'Great holiday, very nice house, in lovely surroundings. Our son loved the table tennis. Couldn’t ask for more.'
'Fantastic house in an amazing location. Great garden. Don’t want to go!'
'Have enjoyed our stay in this comfortable house, tucked away and secluded but within walking distance of the welcoming pub in Tomich. Our highlight was seeing a pine marten near the spectacular Plodda Falls!'
'Fantastic accommodation, amazing location. Lovely walks. Pub in Tomich is a must! The house was immaculate.'