If you’re looking for a true taste of Scotland then you have found it with a stay at Dochgarroch Cottage. Deep in the heart of the Highlands this beautifully restored heritage property is just a short distance from Loch Ness, the Great Glen and some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery.
The peace and quiet makes it hard to believe you’re just off the A82 and close to the city of Inverness. All the up to date appliances in the cottage, including dishwasher and DVD, make it easy to relax and enjoy this welcoming 19th Century home. Upstairs there’s one double and one twin bedroom plus a family bathroom. Unwind in the traditional roll top bath tub, admiring open views over the surrounding hills. Downstairs there’s the large kitchen diner and a cosy lounge area with a welcoming wood burner. And if you want to get your fill of the fresh Scottish air, step outside into a small private garden with outdoor furniture. What better way to get the full flavour of the Highlands?
You don’t have to go far to enjoy this part of the world, in fact, you don’t even have to leave the garden. Just relax and watch the boats sail peacefully down the Caledonian Canal right at the end of the front lawn. Take a walk along the towpath to admire the surrounding scenery then visit the local restaurant and sample some of its delicious home cooked meals, all right on your doorstep.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, a 15 minute drive will take you to Inverness where you’ll find something for everyone from high street shopping in the Eastgate Centre, boutique browsing in the Victorian market, open top bus tours, Inverness Castle, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the Pictish fort on Craig Phadrig or the museum and art gallery. So much to see and do for all ages.
Canal cruises will take you to Loch Ness, where you could be 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, 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 also been sightings of sperm whales and pilot whales. The centre offers hourly guided tours and an informative learning centre that children will love. Take a trip to Culloden Battlefield and the Bronze Age Clava Cairns and on to Nairn with its sweeping sandy beaches and the home of two renowned links golf courses. Visit Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park with its vast swathes of unspoilt countryside. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and unwind in the tranquillity that is Dochgarroch Cottage.
Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With roll top bath, shower attachment and WC.
All electric, bed linen and towels included. All fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Canal adjacent to garden.