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 leather sleigh bed. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
- Large garden with furniture
Customer Reviews of Silver Birch Cottage, nr Drumnadrochit- Sleeps 2
1st comment: Clean, modern and very comfortable. All possible amenities especially WiFi access. Genuine home from home. Nov 2010.
2nd comment: The whole property was furnished to the highest standards! It was spotlessly clean and a complete delight! July 2010.
3rd comment: It was laid out on one level and was suitable for us with a baby. Everything you needed was there. Thought there should be some more information on rubbish collection/recycling in cottage though. Oct 2009.
4th comment: Good location, great view, very good lightning within the property. Oct 2009.
5th comment: Dolphin watching in the Moray Firth (near North Kessock bridge) Day trip to Skye was easy. Spacious, new and clean. Aug 2009.
6th comment: Accommodation was to an extremely high standard with a personal touch. Very clean and tidy throughout. Very quiet and peaceful location but need own transport as 6 miles to nearest village. March 2009.
7th comment: Had a great weekend in Inverness, Snow Snow Snow Snow! exactly what I wanted a quiet weekend to relax and recharge. Accommodation was lovely and modern, clean and warm. Due to the heavy snowfall my car couldnt reach the cottage from the resort reception. The owner kindly ferried us and our weekend supplies up to the cottage. Feb 2009.
8th comment: The cottage was very well presented. it was very secluded and quiet. We had wonderful views of the countryside. The property catered for all our needs although the T.V was a bit complicated. Sept 2009.
9th comment: Property ideally situated for touring. Peaceful and secluded. Sept 2009.
10th comment: The cottage was beautiful, everything a couple could ask for to enjoy a romantic break in the Highlands. It is a credit to the gentleman who owns and maintains the beauty of his accommodation. Congratulations. Nov 2008.
11th Comment Silver Birch is a lovely cottage. Very new. Great setting, red squirrels in the trees. Golden eagle & buzzards overhead. Very peaceful. May 2008.
12th Comment Perfect for a couple wanting to get away from it all, without being too far from civilization. Sept 2008.