With stunning landscapes, majestic mountains and historic wonders, The Scottish Highlands is a truly magnificent place to visit. Whether you're looking for a cosy cottage or luxury hotel, there's a brilliant choice of dog-friendly accommodation and outdoor space for you and your pup to enjoy.
- Drumnadrochit, ScotlandA bright, renovated highland cottage, peacefully situated in the hills, high above Drumnadrochit, only 3½
miles away. Beautifully secluded, with a lively burn bubbling past. Reached by 1½ miles of fairly steep tarred road then ¾ of a mile of track through a birch wood. Fishing permits can be obtained locally. A perfect holiday retreat. Glen Affric and the west coast are well worth a visit, with Inverness only half an hour away. Shop and pub 3½ miles.£71Price per night from
- Drumnadrochit, ScotlandSituated only a mile from the village of Drumnadrochit and with wonderful views over Loch Ness, this charming, self contained holiday apartment is on the ground floor of Temple Pier House, an impressive listed building set above the road along the side of the loch. The house retains many original features including small paned windows. Perfect for couples who want a comfortable hideaway with a private hedged garden. Great for walkers, there are many tracks to explore from the doorstep including the Great Glen Way which passes close and continues all the way to Inverness. A boat trip on the loch is a must for a spot of ‘Nessie Hunting’. The charming village of Drumnadrochit has good restaurants, a small but well stocked grocery store, a post office and a bank that opens occasionally. The bright lights of the city of Inverness, 12 miles, offer a superb choice of restaurants, boutiques, museums, and beautiful riverside pathways, with the imposing Inverness Castle, now the city’s courthouse, the impressive St. Andrew’s cathedral and the award winning Eden Court Theatre. Centrally located, this makes an ideal base to access all of the magnificent Highlands. Skye, Fort William and the West Coast of Scotland are within a couple of hours’ drive and the road through Inverness goes onto the A9 and then north to Sutherland or south to Aviemore and further to Perthshire. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£74Price per night from
- Drumnadrochit, ScotlandRiver Cottage is a very well-presented, single-storey, detached property situated in the owners grounds with direct access to a natural garden. There is a river at the bottom for guests who enjoy a spot of fishing and a lovely seating area, and nearby along the river, a plethora of wild birds have been spotted includind oystercatchers, black headed gull, cuckoo, woodpecker, wren, pied wagtail, blue tits, tree creeper, chaffinch and bullfinch to name a few. The cottage comprises of a spacious open plan living area which leads to a large well-fitted modern kitchen. The bedroom has a kingsize bed and built-in wardrobes, and there is a shower room too. Outside, River Cottage has a private covered decked area where you can sit and enjoy the view whatever the weather.
The town of Drumnadrochit is just 1 mile away with a superb selection of restaurants and bars. This is also the home of the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition where you can find everything you need to know about the legendary ’Nessy’ that has drawn visitors to this area since the 1930s. This beautiful location is perfect for holidaymakers wanting to explore the Loch Ness area and for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
River Cottage can be booked together with Heron’s Rest Cottage (ref UK5768) to accommodate upto 4 guests.£66Price per night from
- Drumnadrochit, Scotland
Lachlan Cottage is a lovely three bedroomed dog-friendly house situated in a lovely rural setting on top of a hill in the Highlands with wonderful mountain views near the charming village of Drumnadrochit.£146Price per night from
- Drumnadrochit, ScotlandLocated in the grounds of the 5-star Loch Ness Lodge and within its own private garden, Ness-Side lives up to its name and enjoys outstanding panoramic views of world-famous Loch Ness. The cottage is superbly delivered and furnished throughout offering a high-standard of accommodation from which to enjoy this amazing part of the Highlands. Perfect for a romantic getaway, Ness-side is very private and as well as the world-class views of the loch there’s an open-fire and a private sauna to enjoy. The open-plan living/dining/kitchen is a fantastic room and has a door out to the front of the garden where there is a patio and garden furniture to soak up the Loch Ness view. The wrap-around garden is fully enclosed, and one well behaved dog is allowed at an extra charge of £25. The spacious bedroom is supremely comfortable and has wonderful loch views. The large bathroom with double-ended jacuzzi bath, twin wash basin and separate shower is neighboured by a private sauna, which is a real treat especially after long days out exploring the Highlands.
The location of Ness-side is really second to none. Just off of the main road that connects Inverness with Fort William and also leads to the Isle of Skye, you can be enjoying adventures in different parts of the Highlands very easily and quickly from the cottage. Inverness is only 15 minutes’ drive, Fort William and Ben Nevis are just over an hour away and the Isle of Skye is under 90 minutes’ drive. All these journeys go via other interesting places that need to be explored and the journeys are as scenic as they come. The coast and fine sandy beaches are only half an hour from Ness-side and 40 minutes to the south you can be in the Cairngorms National Park. So, in winter ski slopes aren’t far from the cottage either. There aren’t may better located cottages in the Highlands for iconic views and coupled with a luxury level of accommodation we urge you to book Ness-side and rest assured of an excellent decision well made.
Ness-side can be booked together with Woodside, UK33897 and Braeside, UK33898 to accommodate up to 8 guests.£123Price per night from
- Drumnadrochit, ScotlandEast Lewiston is a delightful, semi-detached cottage and enjoys a peaceful yet central location in the picturesque village of Drumnadrochit close to the shores of Loch Ness. East Lewiston has been tastefully furnished and modernised, a particularly attractive feature being the exposed stone wall in the living room complete with cosy wood burner, perfect for those chillier evenings. Drumnadrochit is a very popular holiday destination and also makes the perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. The village boasts several shops, pubs and good places to eat, all within easy walking distance of the cottage.
Take a trip to the ruins of Urquhart Castle set on the edge of Loch Ness, or take a boat trip on the loch and you may catch a glimpse of the elusive Loch Ness monster! The village is surrounded by the glens, Glen Urquhart and Glen Moriston as well as the Great Glen which reaches across from Inverness in the east to Fort William in the west. From the cottage you can take a trip along the Moray coast, dotted with fishing villages and unspoilt beaches, or sample some of the finest whiskies made in Scotland on the Moray Malt Whisky Trail. Visit Culloden Battlefield, Fort George and Cawdor and Brodie Castles, just some of the many historic sites of the area. To the west, take a day trip to the wonderful Isle of Skye and west coast and experience some of the most stunning scenery Scotland has to offer. While to the south visit Fort William, the ’outdoor capital of the UK’, where there is a wonderful array of activities available, including mountain biking, hill walking and climbing to name but a few. Directly from the cottage there are many forest trails where you can either take a quiet stroll, or for the more energetic, take your mountain bike and experience some challenging routes. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and unwind in this delightful little holiday cottage. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.£79Price per night from
- Drumnadrochit, ScotlandThis fabulous historical holiday cottage, fully renovated in 2021, is set in an elevated position overlooking Loch Ruthven, an RSPB Nature Reserve. As well as being famous for the Slavonian grebe, the nature reserve is home to many other amazing wildlife including red kite, buzzard and red deer. The loch shows the signs of glacial activity with scarred boulders dotted along the water’s edge and up into the woodland to the summit of Stac Gorm towering over the Ruthven. Fly fishing is available in other lochs nearby.
Loch Ruthven is situated in the upper parts of Strathnairn, and a few rugged miles south from Loch Ness. The area around the loch and The Grain Store is a relatively unknown part of the Highlands, and many say a hidden gem because of its off-the-beaten track feel yet close proximity to Inverness only 25 minutes’ drive away and a great starting point to explore the North Coast 500 route. The cottage is 240 metres above sea level and has Stac Gorm rising to 430 metres just across the loch. The views of both together from the cottage are awe-inspiring. The walk into the nature reserve, round the loch and up Stac Gorm is brilliant and highly recommended when you visit. Views to the south and south west from the cottage show a brooding landscape of hills. What you see are the Monadhliath Mountains stretching from Strathnairn to the south into the Cairngorms National Park. There are four Munros in these mountains, which keen hikers will be want to explore. The Monadhliath Mountains are not technically mountains, but high hills with many parts of the area being over 900 metres above sea level. It’s a remote, desolate, naturally treeless wilderness, and a breathtaking part of the Highlands.
From the cottage, following Strathnairn east downstream, you reach the main road which takes you to the Cairngorms National Park where there’s an endless list of brilliant things to do for the whole family. From skiing and walking with wild reindeer in the winter, through to walking up some of the UK’s highest mountains in the summer. To the north of the cottage is Loch Ness, the southern side of Loch Ness, which is very different from the northern shore. It’s quiet, and offers the best chance to spot elusive Nessie.
Further afield, you have Inverness which is a wonderful little city at the mouth of the Ness River right on the Beauly and Moray Firths. The Firths are one of the best places in the world to see bottlenose dolphins! And from Inverness there are roads stretching in every direction into different parts of the Highlands. The cottage is also in a ’dark sky’ area with a telescope provided at the property to enjoy the night sky. Shop 6½ miles. Farm Shop nearby. Pub and restaurant 1½ miles.£106Price per night from
- Drumnadrochit, ScotlandLocated in the grounds of the 5-star Loch Ness Lodge and within its own private garden, Woodside enjoys a fantastic situation and has views out across world-famous Loch Ness. The cottage is superbly delivered and furnished throughout offering a high-standard of accommodation from which to enjoy this amazing part of the Highlands. Perfect for a romantic getaway, Woodside is very private and as well as the world-class views of the loch there’s an open-fire to cosy up next to. The open-plan living/dining/kitchen is a fantastic room and has a door out to the front of the garden where there is a patio and garden furniture to soak up the Loch Ness view. The wrap-around garden is fully enclosed, and one well behaved dog is allowed at an extra charge of £25. The spacious bedroom is supremely comfortable and has wonderful loch views. The large bathroom has a bath and separate shower.
The location of Woodside, along with its neighbouring cottages Ness-side and Braeside, is really second to none. Just off the main road that connects Inverness with Fort William and also leads to the Isle of Skye, you can be enjoying adventures in different parts of the Highlands very easily and quickly from the cottage. Inverness is only 15 minutes’ drive, Fort William and Ben Nevis are just over an hour away and the Isle of Skye is under 90 minutes’ drive. All these journeys go via other interesting places that need to be explored and the journeys are as scenic as they come. The coast and fine sandy beaches are only half an hour from Woodside and 40 minutes to the south you can be in the Cairngorms National Park. So, in winter ski slopes aren’t far from the cottage either. There aren’t many better located cottages in the Highlands for iconic views and coupled with a luxury level of accommodation we urge you to book Woodside and rest assured of an excellent decision well made.
Woodside can be booked together with Ness-side, UK33896 and Braeside, UK33898 to accommodate up to 8 guests.£120Price per night from
- Drumnadrochit, ScotlandPerched on a plateau 700ft above Loch Ness, Hamish’s Hame is in a truly spectacular location. Enjoying views across the loch to the village of Dores and beyond to the rugged wilderness of the Monadhliath Mountains. Set in the scattered village of Abriachan, the house is surrounded not only by jaw-droppingly gorgeous views but also by a protected community-owned woodland which is a haven for wildlife and has some fantastic walking trails to enjoy. Red deer, red squirrel and pine marten all live in the Abriachan Forest, so it’s worth exploring a few times during your stay. The cottage was refurbished in 2020 and converted into a steading, originally built over a hundred years ago as an outbuilding for a farm or croft. You can see a group of outbuildings across the valley from Hamish’s Hame, framed beautifully by the conservatory windows, that resemble what this building would’ve looked like. The cottage has been masterfully converted and finished to a very high-quality standard. Hamish’s Hame offers outstanding, spacious and luxurious accommodation to guests and welcomes up to one well-behaved dog. Arriving at Hamish’s Hame you realise you’ve struck gold. There’s a feeling of being on the edge, but in a very good way! The land rolls away from the cottage towards Loch Ness which simply amplifies the surroundings and views. It somehow gives more space. There’s over half an acre of land and the owners have created some lovely seating areas as well as enclosing the garden to give peace of mind when the dog is out exploring.
Entering through the main door you have the open plan kitchen/living room which is a fantastic vaulted space. The wood burner is a very welcome addition and there’s a basket of wood waiting for you upon arrival. Through the living room is the stunning conservatory with enormous views. There’s a welcome sofa in the conservatory too, as well as the dining room table. At the other end of the property beyond the kitchen is the characterful double bedroom and lovely walk-in shower room. The finishing touches throughout the property are second to none. The details just keep on giving to enrich your stay.
Abriachan is a special spot. It has an almost alpine feel up in the hills above of Loch Ness. It also feels incredibly remote, which is amazing because you’re only 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of bustling Inverness. Truly the best of both worlds. Hamish’s Hame is therefore an excellent place to base yourself for a Highland holiday. You can be in Inverness in no time at all, strolling around Fort Augustus at the south end of Loch Ness in 30 minutes, exploring the Cairngorms National Park in just over 30 minutes and crossing the Skye Bridge in only 90 minutes. The options for adventures from this cottage are endless. A week is honestly not enough! Book Hamish’s Hame and have confidence that you have made an excellent choice. It’s a tremendous holiday home.£161Price per night from
- Drumnadrochit, ScotlandHazelgrove is a characterful holiday home on the south side of Loch Ness in the small village of Inverfarigaig near Foyers. It’s perched in a spectacular spot with views out over the Loch. Hazelgrove is a magical place to spend a week or two with the entire family. The south side of Loch Ness is arguably the more attractive and certainly much quieter. Along General Wade’s 18th century military road from Inverness you will reach the dramatic little village of Inverfarigaig. The rushing waters of the River Farigaig run through the village and there are numerous trails heading off to explore the surrounding forests and lochs. The South Loch Ness Trail is worth exploring and so too is The Trail of the 7 Lochs, both easily accessible from Inverfarigaig.
Beyond the River Farigaig you soon see Hazelgrove’s sign on the left. The cottage is perched up on the left but within a short stroll of the loch side. Walking up to the timber clad Hazelgrove through mature enclosed gardens you’ll be chuffed with your decision to pick this property for your holiday. You rise up to the cottage’s veranda and Loch Ness dominates the view – it’s spectacular! The rocking chair on the veranda is a nice touch as sitting in this spot is truly good for the soul. Into the property and the vestibule leads into the open-plan living/dining space which makes the most of the view of Loch Ness. There’s an incredible stone fireplace framing the woodburning stove. The kitchen is beyond this space and is well-equipped, including an Aga in addition to an electric oven and hob. Out to the back of Hazelgrove next to the kitchen is a utility room with a washing machine, overhead clothes airer and ironing facilities, and a boot room with access to the wrap-around garden. On the other side of the house are the three bedrooms, two doubles and a single, as well as the family bathroom. All views from the bedrooms are of the garden and surrounding forest making them perfect places to rest and recharge. The outside of Hazelgrove is special. Nestled beneath the trees of the Farigaig forest where red squirrels and pine martens can be spotted, the mature garden is fully enclosed for dogs to run around at will. There’s an even better view from the top of the plot to the rear of the property. There’s a patio with garden furniture for visitors to sit out late in the evening to watch the sunset over Loch Ness. It’s a very special place to spend time.
Hazelgrove is also an excellent base from which to explore the Highlands. Foyers is a great village a short way away with a amazing waterfalls and places to eat and drink. Beyond Foyers the south side of Loch Ness with its network of lanes and trails is brilliant to explore. Fort Augustus isn’t far away and Fort William beyond isn’t a long drive. Inverness is less than thirty minutes drive away, so you’re well connected at Hazelgrove. You can get to Ben Nevis, the Isle of Skye, the Black Isle and the Cairngorms National Park easily from Hazelgrove, but many people will simply want to just stay put by the Loch and enjoy keeping an eye out for Nessie!£93Price per night from