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Dunollie House

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Milton near Drumnadrochit, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Dunollie house and Byre were both beautiful and very well equipped very comfy ..."

    Dunollie house and Byre were both beautiful and very well equipped very comfy bed and very cosy in the most scenic area we did so many activities cycling Urquhart Castle Glen Affric Davach falls Plodda falls Dog falls all in all a great holiday

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really thoughtful decor, very well equipped ,very comfortable and cosy."

    A perfect base for us to explore Glen Urquhart & Glen Affric.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfy big cottage."

    Plenty of space for up to 6 adults or children. Shame we weren't warned the dishwasher didn't work, several days of wasted attempts to use it. We didn't find out it was broken until we met the cleaning team as we left! Also care needed on the approach track with little room for mistakes. Still worth recommending a visit.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Sep 2023

  • "Very relaxing and quiet the perfect getaway."

    Weather was very good with rain in the middle of the night.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, really nicely thought out inside with decor and first class on cleanliness."

    Great base to explore and not too far to walk into the village.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful as described and the welcome pack was really lovely after a long drive."

    The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped, everything that you would want. The surrounding are was outstanding, so much to do and see. Only one thing I would suggest is that a grab rail in the shower would be helpful to those less mobile like myself and perhaps a stool in the bathroom as there is plenty of room for one. Other than the above suggestion I cannot fault the cottage. A lovely peaceful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2023

  • "As I am sure the owners know, this is an excellent property from all aspects situated in a beautiful area."

    Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property and really enjoyed our stay."

    A couple of things need fixing - blocked shower drain and broken sofa legs. But otherwise, a fabulous cottage in a great location. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4May 2023

  • "Everything you need for a wonderful stay."

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful, well-appointed property."

    Very clean and comfortable. The area is peaceful. Birdsong, along with the rush of the water from the burn running on the other side of the (very narrow) access road, helped make it even more relaxing. The kitchen is large and has everything you need to prepare meals. The clothes washer and dryer are easy to use and if the weather is cooperative, there is a line to dry your clothes as well. It was just the two of us, so there was more than enough room. I imagine it would be just as comfortable for a family or a small group. We didn't use the byre, but did peek inside and found it very charming. As it was March, we used the wood burner in the sitting room a couple of nights, which made for a nice cosy environment. The bed was very comfortable and hearing the rushing water through the closed window lulled us easily to sleep. Shower room is large and water pressure is wonderful. We enjoyed sitting in the conservatory in the afternoon, as the sun really warmed it up quite nicely. Parking is ample, but the access road is narrow, which has been mentioned, so be aware of this if you have a larger vehicle. Otherwise, it's perfect! Short drive (or approximately a 20 minute walk) to Drumnadrochit where you can find a Scotmid Coop, a few restaurants and a petrol station. Highly recommend for anyone wanting a nice, peaceful place to spend their holiday.

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage and everything you could need."

    A lovely welcome pack Also. The log burners are lovely especially for the cold nights. I loved spending the afternoon reading away in the sun room. I would only say that the road up is very tight and not suitable for large vehicles.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2023

  • "This cottage is absolutely idyllic, quiet, tidy, a nice welcome pack, great location for visiting the area, everything we need to cook, the washing machine, tumble dryer and wood burner are very appreciated after a muddy hike in the area."

    Beds are really comfortable, house is very nicely decorated. Special mention for all the tiny Nessies and other above the wood burners.. Everything we need is in the guiding book Just a tiny small comment: we tried to use the kitchen wood burner but the mechanical draft for the smoke evacuation didn’t work and the fire alarm was triggered, we evacuate the smoke as we could but it could be very panicking for people who doesn’t know how to deal with wood burner, maybe it’s just stuck but we didn’t succeed to open it… thankfully there’s the other one in the living-room.

    Reviewed by Fanny Laure5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent property and location, lovely welcome gift left for when we arrived."

    Really enjoyed the cottage and the holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Everything we needed was there (including hair dryer), where you’d expect it to be. Very easy to quickly unpack and get dinner sorted within an hour of arriving with all the utensils at hand. Very clean throughout and great shower water pressure. Lots of clothes storage. Beautiful part of the country and only 20 minute light walk to Drumnadrochit means everything close by for days out. Great central location for travel further afield too.

    Reviewed by Ann Marie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed for 2 weeks in the Dunollie house."

    Everything was top cleaned and well prepared (wood burner with wood and paper ready to go). But then we noticed, that neither in the conservatory nor in the living room , was there absolutely no window that you can open. Windows and door are sealed. So when you start the fire, there is no way in the morning , to get fresh air in those rooms. You have to open the main entrance or the window in the dining room. No connection between the Byre and Dunollie house. So for a party with more than 4 you have to step out of the Byre and get around into Dunollie house. That couldn't be seen from the pictures. Very nice welcome with champagne and goodies.

    Reviewed by Wolfgang4.1Sep 2022

  • "This cottage was beautiful."

    The extra space next door was amazing and gave us plenty of space for the four adults and 2 children. The property was very clean and tidy. Well equipped and had everything we needed. Plenty of space to dry washing. The kids had plenty of space to play. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Dun ollie and it did not disappoint, it was like coming home."

    Wonderful cottage and location, facilities are excellent, everything you need is in the cottage. The only thing I can fault is the new gate on the entrance, we found it difficult to turn the car onto the drive as the track to the cottage is very narrow. Wonderful stay as always

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Aug 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our week at Dunollie House, the grounds were immaculate and everything was very well maintained inside and out."

    In reality Dunollie House is even more beautiful and the grounds much larger than the photos show. Everything there is spotlessly clean, very cosy, beautifully furnished and we had absolutely everything we needed there. Actually a perfect place to stay and feel at home, but of course also a good location to explore the area and go on trips. The access road is not the widest, but it is not a problem as long as you are careful - we made it with the big rental car and driving on the "other" side without any damage.

    Reviewed by Angelika5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a glorious location - access lane is not the widest but no probs as long as you take care."

    Spotlessly clean and everything we needed was there. Handy for the village (good choice of eating places) and reasonable distance out west to visit Skye etc. Had a grand time and would have no hesitation in recommending Dunollie.

    Reviewed by C5.0Jul 2022

  • "The pictures on the website are lovely but don’t do this house justice."

    Dunollie house is beautiful, cozy, well-decorated, comfortable, and well located. It is the kind of place where one could simply stay and enjoy the space. My family and I loved this house and it’s great yard.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "I was absolutely delighted with the property and thought it was beautifully appointed with some lovely finishing touches, a real home from home."

    I was particularly pleased with the lovel kitchen which was equipped with everything needed to cook meals when eating in. The only thing we found a little disappointing was the fact we did not have access to the byre which we thought our friend might have been able to make use of the bathroom in there making things a little more private. All in all though we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hestitate to recommend it to friends and fsmily.

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0May 2022

  • "What a joy to be at Dunollie house."

    Everything was absolutely perfect. The cottage was immaculate. We really enjoyed the separate part and the teenagers too! The attentions of our hosts were really adorable. We felt like home. The house is perfectly located and there are 1000 things to do (castles, hikes, cities...). The gentle whisper of the river. The children were delighted. We will definitely come back to see Nessie finally maybe!

    Reviewed by Laure5.0Apr 2022

  • "We all very happy with accommodation."

    Listing needs to include washing machine & dryer. The welcome pack was a nice touch. Overall comfortable, warm & cosy atmosphere.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Feb 2022

  • "We just loved Dunollie House."

    It is immaculately presented and so welcoming, comfortable and cosy with everything you could possibly want to make it a perfect holiday cottage. The location is lovely, very peaceful and a great base for touring around this beautiful part of Scotland. Thank you for a really great holiday, we couldn’t have asked for anything better. We would highly recommend booking a stay at Dunollie.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful setting,peaceful,picturesque."

    Very well equipped cottage,close to amenities,just loved it

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Dunollie House is the finest Sykes Cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Every effort has been made to equip and maintain the house and garden to the highest possible standards. We loved this place. Visitors requiring three bedrooms should note that Dunollie is actually two self-contained houses, Dunollie and The Byre, with separate key safe access to each house. We loved having our own separate bolt hole away from the children, but those with younger children may need to make different arrangements. Nonetheless, Dunollie is a magical place and we couldn’t have been more impressed with the house and garden, reception on arrival and the friendliness of staff on our departure. Thank you for a fabulous holiday in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Love the position of the cottage beautiful sounds of the running stream and so ..."

    Love the position of the cottage beautiful sounds of the running stream and so peaceful The house had everything you could ask for Would definitely love to come back

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Well equipped with clear instructions on how to use everything.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "We did not receive the code for the Byre but it was easy to reach someone to find it out."

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful property, spotlessly clean and comfortable."

    Would stay again!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2021

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Summary

  • Main house: Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x family room with one double and one single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Byre: All-ground-floor One king-size bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Main house: Electric central heating and 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front lawn
  • Rear open garden with ornamental pond, furniture and summerhouse
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.1 miles
  • Please note, if you wish to make a booking due to commence within 48 hours please call our reservations team on 01244356695 to confirm your booking
  • Please note: This property only accepts bookings commencing on Saturdays for x7 nights
  • Note: There are two steps up into the kitchen from the dining area, please take care
  • Note: There is an unfenced burn at the front of the property and a pond at the rear, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Access road unsuitable for wide vehicles
  • Byre: Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shared gardens with main house
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: There are three steps up into the bedroom from the sitting area Please note - there is a separate access door to The Byre
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The property

Drumnadrochit 1.1 miles.

A beautiful holiday home nestled in the sleepy village of Milton, in easy reach of all of the excitement of Drumnadrochit, Dunollie House provides a group of seven with an exceptional base from which to discover the very best of scenic Scotland.

Boasting both a main house and a separate annexe for two, it offers inviting accommodation for a variety of group needs.

Park up right outside the property and admire its whitewashed and stone exposed exterior, with the property dating back to 1850, it offers an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional charm to bring you the very best on a stay in Scotland.

Step inside the spacious hallway of the main house, with plenty of space to store walking gear galore, and make your way into the kitchen/diner where you can rustle up a family favourite feast while the woodburning stove warms you up after a day of adventure.

Gather all together around the dining table beneath the rustic wooden beams lining the ceiling, while up two steps the chef of the group can make the most of the high-quality appliances at hand.

Carry your conversations through to the sitting room where you can find a second woodburning stove sitting within a stone built inglenook, with tasteful soft furnishings to relax on, or spend a moment to yourself within the bright and airy conservatory, a sunny spot to enjoy a good book.

At the end of each day of excitement, seek comfort in one of the two beautiful bedrooms, choosing between a king-size and a family room with both a double and a single bed, both being served by the spacious shower room with an impressive walk-in shower letting you prepare for your days in style.

Just next-door in the 'Byre' you can find even more accommodation in the form of a king-size room with an en-suite shower room, with its very own sitting area boasting a woodburning stove too, it makes the perfect escape for a pair seeking a quiet spot away from the excitement of the group.

Both properties share the glorious gardens, with the front lawn making a soothing spot to enjoy your morning coffee as you listen to the flowing waters of the adjacent burn, while at the rear you will find a large garden with an ornate pond, plenty of furniture and a summerhouse that the little ones are sure to delight at.

When you can tear yourself away from this exceptional base, pull on your walking boots and take a stroll along the River Enrick, scouting out the perfect picnic spot before visit the nearby village of Drumnadrochit to find all the amenities you could need on a self-catered stay, including a shop where you can pick up any picnic essentials, or enjoy an indulgent meal in Fiddlers Highland Restaurant accompanied by a traditional Scottish whisky.

The village is also home to the family friendly attraction of Nessieland, with it being situated on the banks of the famed Loch Ness, there's plenty of adventure to be had here, such as exploring the Nessieland Caves, playing mini golf, and much more, being sure to look out for the Loch Ness Monster too!

For those seeking adventure, be sure to take a trip along the Great Glen Way, running 73 miles all the way from Fort William, it makes a wonderful way to explore the natural beauty of the area, or discover history at the nearby Urquhart Castle for even more wonderful views.

Be sure to visit the vibrant city of Inverness while in the area, the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands, it offers an experience like no other, its Old Town making a great day trip where you can discover Inverness Cathedral, Old High Church, an indoor Victorian Market and many other attractions, with plenty of shopping experiences and eateries too.

In an extremely scenic position for exploring the many wonders of Scotland, Dunollie House makes an excellent choice all year-round.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location

DRUMNADROCHIT, LOCH NESS

Inverness 14 miles.

The village of Drumnadrochit lies at the head of Urquhart Bay on the shore of Loch Ness and is the centre of the Loch Ness Monster tourism industry in Scotland. In an area of great natural beauty and magnificent scenery, Drumnadrochit is home to the popular Loch Ness Monster exhibition, a village green, a shop and post office, several cafes, gift shops, pubs, restaurants and a tea room. The Great Glen Way, a 73 mile, long distance path running from Fort William to Inverness, passes through the village, while within easy reach are the historic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Just 14 miles away is the City of Inverness, the “Capital of the Highlands”, boasting museums, an art gallery, fine theatre and leisure facilities, and a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, while just outside the city is the Culloden Battlefield at Culloden Moor (National Trust), the site of the last major battle fought on British soil.

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Please note, if you wish to make a booking due to commence within 48 hours please call our reservations team on 01244356695 to confirm your booking.
Please note: This property only accepts bookings commencing on Saturdays for x7 nights.