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Ailsa Cottage

Laggan near Fort Augustus, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1086502)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "This is perfect beautiful relaxing stay you need in the lovely Scottish Highlands."

    Surrounded by beautiful landscape, this cottage was our perfect holiday stop. It is so warm and beautiful, very tastefully decorated, very spacious, having all facilities to warm up your holidays. The owner is as well a very nice person, just a call away if you need nay help. They were too kind to setup the fireplace for us for our arrival. And we had such amazing and tasteful goodies for our arrival, loved them. :-) We were 4 grownups with a baby and a dog and we had so much space for us to feel at home. we loved our stay at this beautiful place, would love to come back here again and again :-) A perfect holiday destination to fill you with happiness in Scottish highlands.

    Thank you so much for leaving such a fabulous review ! Welcome back anytime , kind regards Eilidh Property Owner

    Reviewed by MukeshDec 2021

  • "Great well presented cottage , everything provided , great rural location."

    Defo recommend

    Thank you Paul for the great feedback ! Kind regards, Eilidh Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and very clean and all facilities catered for."

    We loved every minute of our stay and will definitely be back. Well recommended. Susan & David Johnson

    Thank you Susan and David for the lovely review! Welcome back anytime, Kind regards, Eilidh Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

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The property

Fort Augustus 10.5 miles.

Fort William 25 miles.

Inverness 48 miles. Nestled on the Great Glen, Ailsa Cottage is a quaint, semi-detached bungalow with ground-floor living in South Laggan near Fort Augustus, Inverness. The cottage, set on a working croft surrounding by fields, looks out onto stunning mountain views and is an ideal location for exploring the Scottish Highlands, with three bedrooms sleeping up to six guests.

It is located immediately adjacent to the Caledonian Canal perfect for cycling and walking along the towpath and marked trails comprising the Great Glen Way.

Enjoy a unique dining experience at the Eagle Barge Inn located close by on the Caledonian Canal at Laggan Locks. After a long day exploring the Highlands, Ailsa Cottage provides all the home comforts in a contemporary interior; kick off your shoes in the porch and enter the modern well-equipped kitchen/diner, where you can warm up with hot drinks, throw your muddy clothes in the washing machine, and enjoy a home-cooked meal around the table, before settling down in the sitting room with your feet up by the open fireplace.

A shed to the rear of the property is also available for the dry and secure storage of bikes and other leisure equipment. The three double bedrooms at Ailsa Cottage are bright and airy with plenty of space for storing your items and getting ready for the day ahead, whilst the bathroom offers a bath with shower over to suit all guests. For a peaceful space to enjoy your surroundings, the cottage has an enclosed garden with furniture and a barbecue for dining alfresco with the misty mountains in the distance. Fort Augustus lies a short journey north of Ailsa Cottage, offering a supermarket, pubs and restaurants for dining out in a beautiful hamlet on the southern tip of Loch Ness.

Summer boat trips take place on Loch Ness and there is also plenty of history to explore in this area, including Urquhart Castle and the Caledonian Canal and heritage centre. Just south of Ailsa Cottage sits Spean Bridge, a small village with a local convenience shop, a 9-hole golf course, and a choice of pubs and restaurants.

Between Spean Bridge and Fort William lies the Nevis Range Mountain Resort with plenty of winter and summer outdoor activities on offer such as skiing, hiking, climbing, walks and mountain biking in a beautiful forest setting.

Enjoy a gondola ride up Aonach Mor Mountain. Fort William is situated a little further south on the shores of Loch Linnhe, known as the gateway to Britain's highest mountain peak, Ben Nevis, and Glen Nevis.

Enjoy a sail down Loch Linnhe or take a steam train trip on the West Highland Line to the fishing port of Mallaig crossing the famous Glenfinnan viaduct used in the Harry Potter films.

Take a day trip crossing to the Isle of Skye. In Fort William town centre, you will find plenty of larger shops and cafés to enjoy, a cinema and the West Highland Museum which focuses on regional life and history. Ailsa Cottage is a quaint setting in a wonderful, secluded spot, a perfect base for a memorable trip to the Scottish Highlands.


  • All-ground floor
  • Three double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.4 miles, pub 10.6 miles

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About the location


Fort William 31 miles; Inverness 34 miles.

Nestling at the south-west end of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus has a variety of shops, and you can sample a fine selection of food in the local pubs and restaurants. Ideal for those who like to be near water, the village is home to a stretch of the Caledonian canal, including a flight of locks that provide a fascinating place to watch the world go by, as the numerous boats make their way further west towards Fort William. Visit the Clansman Centre, search the Loch for "Nessie" or venture further afield to Newtonmore (Monarch of the Glen country), Kingussie or the city of Inverness.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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