Surrounded by acres of unspoilt woodland and stunning country views - a beautiful base for exploring the Highlands...
Nestling in the stunning scenery of Glen Urquhart within 20 acres of unspoilt woodland, these lovely detached properties (SGGJ - SGGM) enjoy views across open countryside towards the surrounding hills. Individually set in approximately 1 acre of gardens and grounds, each holiday property enjoys a quiet and secluded location in this lovely part of the Highlands. Steeped in history and legend, Glen Urquhart has something to offer in every season of the year. Nearby are the ruins of Urquhart Castle, spectacularly set right on the shores of Loch Ness. Drumnadrochit is only 6 miles and offers a variety of village amenities which include the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Centre where the history of Nessie can be enjoyed. Inverness, the Highland Capital, is only 20 miles.
The area is renowned for the abundance of wildlife with deer, red kites, buzzards and pine martens regularly seen. Glen Affric, a National Nature Reserve, is an ideal place to admire breathtaking scenery, spot rare wildlife and walk through the majestic mountains. It also contains one of Scotlands largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods. This is a fabulous area for mountain biking on one of the many forest trails, as well as walking with the start of the Great Glen Way just a few miles away. An excellent base for touring the north and west Highlands. Take a trip to the Isle of Skye and on the way there visit the beautiful, romantic Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie, then travel over the stunning mountain road of Mam Ratagan to the scenic village of Glenelg where a short ferry trip can be taken (summer operation) to this unforgettable Isle.
Travel to the Moray Coast where this dramatic coastline boasts unspoilt beaches and possible sightings of the famous bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the waters of the Firth. A visit inland takes in some of the many distilleries of the Whisky Trail where visitors may wish to sample the Water of Life or take the Castle Trail to explore and learn of the fascinating history of some of Scotlands oldest buildings. Further north, the rugged coastline of Sutherland and Caithness is waiting to be explored, or guests can wander over some of the few remaining unspoilt moorlands in the UK. A day trip to the Orkney Islands is highly recommended with a large variety of archeological sites and wonderful local seafood in the restaurants and pubs. In all, Bearnock Country Cottages make a super base for touring this wonderful part of the Highlands. Shop 50 yds, pub ½ mile.
- Elec and elec rads by meter reading (initial £40 inc)
- Bed linen and towels inc
- T/cot on request
- Widescreen TV (Satellite)
- DVD (small library)
- CD (small library)
- Pre-paid mobile phone
- 20 acres of shared, natural woodland
- Parking (for 2 cars)
- Full internet/office facilities and DVD library (no charge) available at nearby Bearnock Centre 50 yards
- No smoking
- Easy walking access
- NB: Sloping banks in woodland and stream in garden
Large living/dining room. Spacious well-equipped kitchen. Utility room. Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
- Large garden with furniture
Customer Reviews of Red Deer Cottage, nr Drumnadrochit - Sleeps 4
1st comment: Excellent location, peaceful, finished to a very high standard. Aug 2011.
2nd comment: A very modern, spacious cottage. May 2011.
3rd comment: Wonderful holiday in a fantastic location. We’d recommend all the walks around Glen Affric and Plodda falls. Ice skating, swimming, dolphin watching, cruise on the lake all great fun. With so many spot lights, it would be better for the environment to have LED bulbs! April 2011.
4th comment: Very comfortable accommodation, perfectly situated to take advantage of Glen Afric and Loch Ness. March 2011.
5th comment: Very clean, with all mod cons and well positioned for attractions. Nov 2010.
6th comment: The property was positioned on a nice spot and fairly well equipped. OCt 2010.
7th comment: It was every bit as fantastic as the description and pictures. April 2010.
8th comment: Refreshing! tastefully decorated and very well equipped. Beautiful setting and very helpful, friendly owner. Jan 2010.
9th comment: A beautiful cottage in an absolutely stunning setting. Oct 2009.
10th comment: Wheelchair access, setting, owners. Aug 2009.
11th Comment Beautifully presented and in excellent location. Although be aware of the drive up the uneven path to get to the cottage. High quality furnishings throughout. Very friendly helpful owners. Very well equipped! Aug 2009.
12th Comment Spacious lounge/kitchen/dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Set apart from other properties. July 2009.
13th Comment Set in beautiful surroundings, the cottage had a real homely feel. The owners were very helpful and welcoming. March 2008