Perched on a hillside overlooking Loch Ness, this lovely detached property close to the shore of the loch, is set amidst a working farm and enjoys surrounding, natural unspoilt woodland. Benefiting from ¼ acre of superb enclosed gardens, the holiday cottage is beautifully presented offering a good standard of furnishings and fabrics, making the ideal base for exploring the area. Enjoying a gentle blend of modern day comforts with more characteristic features, the cottage enjoys an oil-fired Rayburn for cooking and heating and an open fire in the living room for those cosy winter evenings. Dormer windows in the bedrooms ensure full advantage is taken of the beautiful mountain and hillside scenery as well as glorious views over Loch Ness.
Within easy reach there are many places of interest to visit. The small village of Fort Augustus, ¼ mile, offers several places of interest including the former Benedictine Abbey set on the edge of Loch Ness, the Clansmen Centre and the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre. There are also good restaurants and a lively village pub. Fort William, gateway to Ben Nevis is easily accessed and offers excellent climbing and scenic walks. The Nevis Range Ski Range boasts Scotland’s only cable-car system. The one-and-a-half mile gondola ride gives an easy approach to some high-level walking, or just enjoy the spectacular views from the terrace of the restaurant at the top. In July and August the Nevis Range’s dry ski slope is open, or ride the mountain bike course from the top gondola station.
The western isles of Skye, Mull and Iona are all within easy reach. Visit Dunvegan Castle, Talisker Distillery and take a boat trip to the islands of Eigg and Rhum. Locally there are many distilleries and castle tours to enjoy as well as sailing, canoeing, skiing and cycling. Fishing by arrangement. Inverness, 20 miles. There are many interesting eating places locally. Shop 1 mile.
Living room with open fire. Large dining room with Aga. Well-equipped kitchen with gas cooker. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms (zip & link) with beamed sloping ceilings and dormer windows.
- Open fire – fuel inc
- Elec, oil-fired Rayburn, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
- Two digital TVs (Teletext)
- Gas cooker
- Combi m/wave/oven/grill
- Tel (honesty box)
- Enclosed ¼-acre garden with furniture
- Fishing (by arr)
- NB: Unprotected drops in garden
Customer Reviews of Shepherd's Cottage, Loch Ness - sleeps 4
1st comment: Superb cottage and excellent location. The cottage was a pleasure to return home to after a day exploring the highlands. Extremely comfortable lounge furniture and even more comfy beds. The view was spectacular. The kitchen had all the equipment we required. It is under a mile to walk to Fort Augustus where there are many places to eat and drink, however, because the cottage was so pleasant, we stayed in nearly every night. We hope to return some day. Sept 2011.
2nd comment: Brilliant property with all the needed facilities, in a magical setting. Wonderful views and great walks, the perfect relaxation holiday. June 2011.
3rd comment: This cottage was cosy, I fell in love with it and the view was to die for. Sept 2010.
4th comment: Lovely location and views of Loch Ness. May 2010.
5th comment: Wonderful views and well equipped. Warm. April 2010.
6th comment: A beautiful authentic Scottish house in a fantastic location. Nov 2009.
7th comment: Beautifully situated, very comfortable. Oct 2009.
8th comment: Views and location excellent, central for touring and within easy reach of bigger shops and amenities at Fort William and Inverness. Oct 2009.
9th comment: Good views. Neat and tidy. Aug 2009.
10th comment: The house was in a lovely location; near to the village of Ft. Augustus, and right on the shores of Loch Ness. Aug 2009.