Exterior | Riverside Cottage - Kerrow House, Cannich
Living area | Riverside Cottage - Kerrow House, Cannich

Riverside Cottage

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Hot Tub
We love everything about Riverside Cottage. It’s unique history, the setting by the river and near to Glen Affric, and the standard of accommodation is fantastic.
All on the Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: Freeview Smart TV, Woodburner
Dining area.
Kitchen area: Electric Oven, Electric Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher
Bedroom 1: Double (4ft 6in) Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 x Single (3ft) Beds
Bathroom 1: Cubicle Shower, Heated Towel Rail, Toilet
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.
Grounds with sitting out area and garden furniture (shared with other properties on-site). Wood fired hot tub for 4 (private). Fly fishing on-site. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steps in the grounds.
Situated in the grounds of Kerrow House, Riverside Cottage is a gem of a place that makes a truly exceptional base for a Highland holiday. Kerrow House is a Georgian lodge dating back to circa 1770 that was originally built by Clan Chisholm as a hunting and fishing lodge. In the 19th century the house was extended by Lord Tweedmouth. Now Lord Tweedmouth may be a name that many people recognise, because he is reputed to be the first person to breed a litter of golden retrievers, arguably the world’s most popular breed. He crossed a Tweed water-spaniel with a yellow waxy-coated retriever and his work is commemorated by a statue in nearby Tomich.

Kerrow House entered private ownership in the middle of the 20th century and the celebrated Highland author Neil Gunn lived in the property for a number of years, writing his final three novels whilst at the house. The plot is dotted with many trees and leads to the River Glass which offers miles of bank for trout fishing. There are many decent pools along the Kerrow House stretch, that you are permitted to fish for free. Riverside Cottage is set between the conservation village of Tomich and Cannich, so you’re in a spot referred to as the Gateway to Glen Affric which is well known as the most beautiful glen in Scotland. It’s an unspoilt wilderness with mountains, lochs, rivers and one of the best Caledonian pine forests in the country. You’re in a truly awesome place for a holiday.

For those keen walkers amongst you, being based at one of the Kerrow House properties, is the ideal place to be, especially if you want to bag some Munros. The Chisholme Bridge trailhead in Glen Affric is only a short drive away and from there you can summit five Munros. Further up the glen there’s a trailhead from Scotland’s most remote YHA that reaches a further three Munros. But it’s not just walking and fishing; It’s a great base to do more exploring of the Scottish Highlands. Loch Ness is only twenty minutes’ drive away, and the NC500 is just beyond historic Beauly.

It’s a historic property right by the river, and it has been lovingly restored and updated. The open plan living/kitchen/dining room is a treat with lots of natural light flooding in and the centrepiece is the wood burner. The two bedrooms are spacious and there is a family shower room. There’s also a private wood fired hot tub for you to enjoy, set within a maturing woodland near to the cottage.


Cot Available
Detached Property
Fishing Nearby
Garden or Patio
Grouped Property
Highchair Available
Historical Property
Horse Riding nearby
Hot Tub Privacy - Private
Open Fire or Woodburner
Open Plan
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Shower Cubicle
Unique Cottages
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 17:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

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