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The Wee Cottage by Loch Ness – Home 6531161 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Wee Cottage by Loch Ness – Home 6531161

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

***JANUARY SALE STILL ON***

Welcome to our small detached, pretty and quirky, self-catering cottage with private garden. Dogs are welcomed and free. It is situated in a beautiful rural location by Loch Ness and the Falls of Foyers. Ideal for walking locally (long walks start from the door) or perfect as a base to explore the Highlands. Excellent kayaking and cycling area. Swimming in the Loch for the hardy or wetsuit clad is a perfect way to unwind after the days excursions. Foyers benefits from having a village pub, cafes and hotels, all within walking distance of the cottage.

For fans of the historical OUTLANDER drama series, the Cottage is not to be missed. The character Jamie Fraser is based on the real James Fraser, 9th of Foyers, who lived at Foyers Mansion House. The Mansion is no longer here, but the cottage is situated within the site where it stood. Escaping from the battle of Culloden, Jamie was forced to hide for 7 years in Dun Bonnets Cave, found about a mile from the cottage. Further information for this is provided for our guests staying at the cottage.

The cottage is situated in a unique, beautiful and peaceful spot surrounded by trees but with a breathtaking view from the garden of the River Foyers and Gorge. Being set away from roads, it is a perfect location to truly forget about the car and the clock and enjoy the natural area, climbing the hills or relaxing in the peaceful surroundings.

Highly recommend spending an evening stargazing from the garden on clear nights. Truly spectacular! Deer, red squirrels, pine martens, badgers, bats, owls, our own 'herd' of pheasants and a variety of small birds are all frequent visitors to the garden. And on occasion a herd of wild goats! Advise having a camera ready at all times.

Inverness is approximately 30 miles away for those who wish to explore the Capital City of The Highlands. There are a huge selection of excellent restaurants, cafes and shops to be found. An evening walk by Ness Bank and Islands is not to be missed.

The cottage is open plan and facilities comprise of: Entrance lobby with log burner* and seat. Fitted kitchen with dining table and chairs, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, Delonghi Dolce Gusto pod coffee machine, electric food steamer. Bedroom area with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, plus small dressing table with mirror. Bed linen and towels are supplied. Small ensuite bathroom with large shower, toilet and basin. Lounge area to left of bedroom has 2 seater sofa, TV and BluRay player, good selection of DVDs, log burner*, coffee table, games and books. Wifi available. Fully fenced pet friendly garden. Garden table and chairs, sun loungers and barbecue.

*Woodburning stoves are in addition to electric heating. Please supply own logs, kindling & firelighters.

Ample parking is provided with plenty of room for anyone wanting to bring a boat and trailer. Public slips can be found at Fort Augustus and Dores. Easy access for canoes and kayaks via the river, which is just a minutes walk away or launch directly onto the loch. Fishing can also be found minutes from the let.

Our cosy cottage is ideal for a couple or single person seeking a very reasonably priced holiday in the highlands that is not lacking in comfort and facilities. The price is fixed all year (excluding Christmas and New Year) and includes electric costs. A very warm, clean and cosy wee holiday stay. Additional people may stay by pitching a tent in the garden for an extra cost pw per person.

This is a truly beautiful area to stay in all seasons. Whether you prefer hot summer days sunbathing by the Loch; long autumnal walks enjoying the stunning change of colour - spectacular beside the gorge; crisp winter days with heavy frosts and snow clad mountains; or the very long days of spring full of birdsong.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is recommended for travel unless planning to spend time enjoying local walks. There is a bus service from Foyers to Inverness providing 4 buses daily. Nearest train station is Inverness.

Interaction with guest

We will personally meet you at the start of your holiday to provide keys and offer any advice you may require regarding the cottage. We are happy to give suggestions for local walks and attractions or recommend day long excursions in the Highlands if you should wish.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

The cottage itself is only suitable for 2 adults. If you are a single adult bringing 1 child, please contact us before booking. The garden is fenced, but the area beyond is not suitable for children, there is a gorge with a 100ft drop.
Please note: If 2 adults arrive with a child/children without prior agreement, we sadly will have to refuse entry.
We are very happy for guests to bring their pets and do not charge extra but please respect our Cottage and do not leave them unattended.

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About the owner

Harry H.
Average reply time:
22 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
16 Jun 2019
Years listed:
4
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Apr 2015. Located in Loch Ness, it has 95 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £470 to £573.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Jun 2019.

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Guest reviews

Excellent
95 reviews

Excellent
83
Very Good
11
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0

“Wee Cottage”

Reviewed 1 May 2019

Lovely wee house.Very well equipped and extremely clean Nice setting with walks close by. We visited the Craigdarroch Inn for a meal and were disappointed.

“Fantastic Relaxation Break”

Reviewed 4 Mar 2019

This was a 2 night stopover as we headed further South. We had no plans and we enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the cottage. The bed is so comfy and I loved the quirkiness of it with the open plan rooms. We took a walk to Craigdarroch Inn Hotel with our dog which was only approx 20 minute walk. It's a great location to explore the area but also just to chill. We did not have time to use the fire pit but I can imagine it would be great in the summer to sit outside with it lit chilling with some beers!

“Fantastic”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2018

Lovely wee cottage that we were sad to leave. Great location for exploring the area and loved returning to unwind by the cosy woodburner. Lovely hosts who provided great details of walks. We will definitely be recommending to friends and family.....just not too many....we don't want to be arguing with them for dates to stay!!

“Heaven”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2018

Amazing little place! Like something from a fairytale!! Everything in the cottage u would ever need and Harry the owner is a pure diamond !!

“Cosy, calm, close to nature”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2018

Five stars for the hosts! We felt very welcome and enjoyed the tasteful, proper and well equipped cottage with the comfortable sittings in the garden. A wonderful week, hope to come back!

“Whimsical stay in Foyers”

Reviewed 14 May 2018

We enjoyed our stay in the Wee Cottage very much, and our dogs did too! Hosts Gary and Debbie were very attentive. Really recommend.

“Beautiful and so peaceful”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2017

The wee cottage was home from home. Perfect surroundings and with everything you need within it. Thank you Debbie and Gary for making our stay comfortable.

“Lovely Find!”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2017

We booked this cottage on location and strength of reviews although it looked very small and we took the reviews with a pinch of salt. We were wrong! While it IS small (and doesn't pretend otherwise) it is cute and cosy with everything you need - other reviews have been wholly accurate. This side of the loch is much quieter and less touristy than the North/West side and the walking, chilling and wildlife spotting opportunities are excellent. It's also within reach of Speyside to the east and the west coast. Also, the owner did not lie - Pine Martens and (we were out but we trust them) stags visit the garden. Negatives? It rained every day but that's a risk in the highlands - we were unlucky. Only other negative is a lack of feeding/watering holes in Foyers: two nice cafes (esp Cameron's) and one pub that, while nice enough, doesn't offer "treat" dining - you need a car for that. Would we recommend the property? Absolutely!

“fabulous, peaceful, retreat”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2017

excellent, tiny cottage, but home from home. so warm and cosy, well equipped and so peaceful. spotlessly clean when we arrived, and owner extremely friendly and helpful.

“Perfect little getaway!”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2016

Absolutely perfect setting, quiet and serene. great walks all around and of course the walk to the spectacular falls of foyers is not to be missed. the cottage is beautiful, cosy with everything you could need. the owners are very welcoming and friendly even the dog. great little property for a quiet getaway.

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FAQs

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Send Harry (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Harry the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Harry (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Harry (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Harry (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Harry (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Harry (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Harry (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Harry (the owner) a message.

If Harry (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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