Built almost 200 years ago to help guide ships into the Caledonian Canal, the beautiful Bona Lighthouse has been lovingly restored whilst retaining many period features coupled with the cosy comforts of modern living. Overlooking the waters of Loch Ness and set on the banks of the historic Caledonian Canal, Bona Lighthouse offers breathtaking scenery and serenity amidst the majesty of the Great Glen. The stunning oriel bay window, which once held the light that guided ships onto the Caledonian Canal in its heyday, remains the focal point of the cottage, and is now the ideal spot to while away the hours gazing on the inky blue waters of the loch in search of Nessie.
Interior designed throughout, the cottage offers the perfect mix of modern flourishes and period features. The spacious lounge, with its wood burner and cosy furnishings, is the perfect spot to relax after a day spent exploring the many wonders of the Northern Highlands. Outside, the large courtyard is ideal for a canalside barbecue or picnic. Set amidst the myth and majesty of Loch Ness and the Great Glen, a break in Bona Lighthouse, whether you’re exploring the spectacular landscapes of the Highlands or simply relaxing and watching the world, is unforgettable.
You don’t have to go far to enjoy this part of the world, you don’t even have to leave the garden. Just relax and watch the boats sail peacefully past. If you’re feeling more adventurous, a 15-minute drive will take you to Inverness where you will find something for everyone. From high street shopping in the Eastgate Centre, to boutique browsing in the Victorian market. Travel on open-top bus tours or enjoy forest walks, visit Inverness Castle, St Andrew’s Cathedral, the Pictish Fort on Craig Phadrig or the museum and art gallery to name but a few. Canal cruises will take you to Loch Ness, where you could be the next to catch sight of Scotland’s best-loved monster. But in case she doesn’t make an appearance, there’s plenty of other wildlife to enjoy, including red and roe deer, ospreys and eagles – you might even be lucky enough to spot rarely-seen wildcats or pine martens.
On the Moray Firth the dolphin centre is the perfect place to see the world’s biggest bottlenose dolphins. Depending on the time of year you might even be able to do some whale-watching. Minke and killer whales both visit these waters and there have been sightings of sperm whales and pilot whales also. The centre offers hourly guided tours and a very informative learning centre children will love. A little further afield you may like to visit the lsle of Skye and the stunning beauty of the west coast or even take a day trip to the Orkney Isles. Bona Lighthouse can be booked with Bona Lighthouse Stables (CC511465) to accommodate up to six guests.
Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and views of Loch Ness.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, French doors and views of Loch Ness.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.
First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed, views of Loch Ness and en-suite with shower and WC.
All electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Courtyard with furniture. Shared garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.