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Stone Water Cottage

(Ref. 904198)

Achilty near Strathpeffer, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent location and value."

    Spacious and comfortable lodge with useable Wi-Fi. Only issues were the tv was a pain to operate and state of frying pans. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for you're lovely comments . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2023

  • "Stonewater Cottage is an ideal location for exploring the Highlands, and coupled with great hosts in Michelle and Campbell, made for a great holiday."

    The property exceeded our expectations and the walk-in shower was great. We loved the tranquillity of the setting by beautiful Loch Achilty and enjoyed many evening walks along the shore. We are missing our daily visits from the 2 dogs. We would have no hesitation in returning to Stonewater Cottage in the future.

    Thank you Jane lovely meeting you both We will look forward to you're return Best wishes Campbell& MIchelle Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property suited us perfectly."

    It had everything we wanted/needed, good quality fittings and kitchen/BBQ tools, comfy beds and a fantastic shower! It felt private even though neighbouring property was nearby, helped by clever positioning of patio area and angle of chalets. Loch across the minor road was brilliant for us novice paddle boarders. Would be perfect for renting out all 3 chalets simultaneously for big family and friends get together.

    Thank you Fiona,hopefully see you soon Kind regards Campbell& MIchelle Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "I think Sykes could enlarge on the fact that this one of three holiday cottages."

    That the Lake is enormous and used by swimmers, fishing, rowing boats etc. Because of its size it remains an unspoilt beauty. Also the proximity of Strathpeffer a Victorian Spa Resport full of the most elegant houses, Pavillion, Pump Room, magnificent hotels. Also the famous Colloden Battle field not to be missed. And the treasure that is Inverness with its castle next to a beautiful clean River, and its hostoric centre with many small shops.

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a great week staying in the self catering property."

    It is in an excellent location far enough away from a town but not too far. There was plenty of outdoor walk’s and mountain bike tracks on your doorstep. Best of all there was a good sized loch a stone throw away from the property. We had taken paddle boards with us so we were in the loch every day. The owners made us very welcome on our arrival and we’re available if there were any problems. If you like outdoor sports or just want to chill out and relax then this property will tick every box.

    Thank you Andy & family we hope to see you all in the future. Kind regards Campbell & MIchelle Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Ideal location to explore the Highlands."

    The cottage is peaceful, spacious and ideal for a family getaway, with the Loch on the doorstep an added bonus. The owners are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. We will definitely return again.

    Thank you We will look forward to you’re return Campbell & MIchelle. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great stay at Stone Water."

    Small problem right at the beginning which Michelle sorted immediately. Michelle and family extremely friendly (including Toby the dog) and helpful. The cabin is spacious, clean and well maintained. Access to the fishing and rowing boats on Loch Achilty was an added bonus. Strongly recommend staying here.

    Many thanks to you both we hopefully will see you in the future. Kind regards Campbell &Michelle . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Stone Water cottage was amazing in every way faultless with everything you need for a perfect holiday."

    Location was idyllic with the Loch right infront of the cottage. The cottage was spacious bigger than we thought , peaceful , ideal for a family getaway. We would describe it as a hidden little treasure. The owners Michelle and Campbell were very approachable and couldn't help enough. We had a visit daily from Toby the owners dog and several ducks knocking on the patio window.. We will certainly be returning soon with other family and cant wait. A huge thank you Michelle and Campbell once again. Sykes Cottages were brilliant to book with an easy informative company.

    Many thanks for you’re lovely review We will look forward to welcoming you back as I’m sure Toby too. Kind regards Campbell & MIchelle. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2022

  • "Michelle was a very good hostess very friendly and accommodating if you visit ..."

    Michelle was a very good hostess very friendly and accommodating if you visit the cottage you may have a visit from Toby with plenty of cuddles

    5.0May 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Stone Water Cottage."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations and the rooms were bigger than we thought, based on the photos. The cottage was clean, had all amenities and is located in a great position overlooking Loch Achilty. Quiet, peaceful and off the beaten track, with easy access to lots of places! The local area is wonderful to explore on foot, bike and boat- we loved the rowing boats that were available to use. The hosts were friendly, helpful and available for any question. Toby (the dog) was always very welcome visitor. We had a fantastic stay and will return again!

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    Being so close to the Loch, where you can swim, paddleboard, canoe etc, was great. The owners were really welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in this very comfortable lodge which is situated close to the lochside."

    Our hosts popped in a couple of times to check all was well (and to supply some strawberry tarts!), and Toby the spaniel conducted regular patrols around the large lawn area. Close to Contin, you can easily head to either east or west coasts, or down to Loch Ness, etc. The walks around Garve and Rogie Falls are lovely but you're close to Ben Wyvis and plenty of more energetic options too. We'd very happily stay again!

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jun 2021



    Thank you Joseph Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amazing little place to stay, Amazing views."

    Very peaceful would definitely stay again. Its just in the right location for you travel around the Highlands, not form a local supermarket to get your shopping.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2021

  • "The actual accommodation was fine and owners friendly."

    However I will never use Sykes again or recommend you to others because of the appalling customer service and arrogant management in your company.

    Reviewed by Dennis3.8May 2021

  • "Sykes kept me up to date at all times with very useful information."

    The cottage was excellent, very clean, comfortable and well position for touring in the area. The owners were very helpful and friendly, on hand for any issues we may have (which we never). I would highly recommend sykes and the owners to anyone. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely, comfortable cabin in a very peaceful location."

    Easy drive to some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery. Warm welcome from the friendly owner who checked on us several times. This is one I'd love to come back to.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Easy and straightforward - clear and transparent with information ."

    Just how I would want it to be!

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at Stone Water Cottage ."

    ..... the setting is beautiful & very peaceful. There is a "not drinking water" sign but we found out that you can!!! It needs a bit of tlc due to a leak but it is being fixed & this didnt ruin our time here. The owners were lovely & very friendly. We would definately return here!

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Oct 2019

  • "Its great place to relax and amazing photo opportunities"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2019

  • "We really ejoyed this holiday ."

    the cottage was warm and cosy. the bathroom could do with a few selves to put tooth brushes and shower gel on. otherwise well equipted

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was comfortable and the scenery stunning"

    Reviewed by John4.1Aug 2019

  • "+ Excellent cottage, quiet peaceful location, lovely owner very helpful."

    - proximity of shops Would definitely recommend to poeple

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely quiet location near bonny Loch Achilty."

    Within easy reach of Strathpeffer for shopping and cafes etc. It's a very nice cottage, compact enough for someone with mobility limitations, but a spacious living room area.. The owner lives on site and was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2019

  • "Worth knowing that the tap water isn’t drinking water."

    A homely stay, with a friendly, helpful host.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4May 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Stone Water Cottage."

    The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need. The cottage is in a beautiful woodland setting on the shore of Loch Achilty, which is fantastic for boating and fishing. The owners of Stone Water Cottage gave us a proper highland welcome and couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Would recommend Stone Water Cottage for a nice relaxing holiday and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stone Water Cottage."

    It is in a beautiful setting and with lots of walks and a lovely loch on the doorstep it was ideal for our dog. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. We hopefully will return to stay again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2018

  • "We loved Stone Water Cottage."

    Firstly the setting is beautiful, there is a huge lawn looking over to the loch and it's position is absolutely ideal: quiet but not completely isolated. We loved exploring this gorgeous area, the towns are interesting and the scenery magnificent. The owners are so friendly and are on hand to give advice but they are not intrusive. It was a lovely touch to offer us the use of their rowing boat on the loch and we had great fun using it. Everyone mentions Toby, the owners' cocker Spaniel - he is delightful and very friendly, another wee bonus. Our weather was great and we were able to sit out with a glass of wine enjoying the tranquility and the beautiful surroundings. Can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is in a delightfully quiet setting adjacent to Loch Achilty and conveniently located for exploring the Highlands."

    Friendly owners (with very sociable dog!) Overall good value for money and would recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent location, idyllic surroundings, will definitely go again"

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Sep 2018

  • "A beautiful, quiet, loch-side location and a comfortable cottage with everything you need for a self-catering stay in the Highlands."

    The owners are friendly, helpful and welcoming but not intrusive and their adorable dog makes everyone feel at home. The location is an easy drive to Dingwall for food shopping and to Inverness for the airport and the Victorian market. There is plenty to see locally - Tollie red kites, the pictish Eaglestone in Strathpeffer, the lovely Rogie falls are all close by (and free) and it's perfectly placed for exploring the Northern Northern Highlands. We had a very relaxing week of walking, swimming in the Loch and enjoying the clean, fresh air.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2018

  • "Nice and comfortable house."

    Lovely location near to the lake, boat rides as added bonus. Friendly hosts. A pleasure.

    Reviewed by Joaquin4.7Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful location, nice people."

    Reviewed by Ingrid4.7Jul 2018

  • "Accommodation was roomy and quiet, well situated overlooking the loch and although away from the main road attractions in the area were easy to reach."

    Owners were welcoming a.nd approachable to answer any queries

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2018

  • "Negative: No door on ice compartment in fridge."

    No information about the cottage e.g. recycling bins. The overall décor both inside and out looked in need of and upgrade. Positive: The location of the cottage was very good, quiet and restful.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Jun 2018

  • "Easy to reach from main road but far enough away to be beautifully quiet"

    Reviewed by Margaret Nairn5.0May 2018

  • "Cottage was in a quiet but convenient location and was clean and spacious."

    Some supplies included fresh eggs were well received and we (and our dog) were made very welcome.

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2018

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy, lovely location near to loch, and the weather was very good so that made all the difference."

    Cottage was nice and cosy. Facilities excellent. Fishing on loch was an added bonus. Owners were very pleasant and helpful, couldn’t do enough, with recommendations for places to eat and visit. All in all a very pleasant break.

    Reviewed by Elma5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great location lovely cottage and wonderful hosts Lastly very good value for money Highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Sep 2017

  • "This is a truly amazing holiday cottage, the owners are lovely and very helpful the site has only three of these cottages and the scenery is second to none."

    If you are planning a Scottish Highland holiday book one of these.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage with everything needed to enjoy a peaceful break."

    Very helpful owners with friendly wee spaniel! Ideal location for hill walking. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Trudy4.6Jun 2017

  • "Owners very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2017

  • "The owner, Mrs Rose, went above and beyond to make us welcome."

    We felt so relaxed and enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Such a lovely family. The cottage was beautiful, fresh and clean and just felt so comfortable. AMAZING!! We will definately return in the future for a longer stay. many thanks Mrs Rose.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2016

  • "The location is superb and dog friendly to boot."

    Lovely owners Michelle & Campbell who's own dog was brilliant with our own dog and was a firm favourite visitor along with the local ducks from the Loch :-) Would highly recommend for a relaxing break / holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private front patio garden with furniture, shared lawned garden
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub with restaurant 5 miles
  • Note: Cottage is close to lakeside, children to be supervised
  • Note Fly fishing available by arrangement with owner
  • Note: Property has a private water supply
  • Note: one small dog welcome

The property

Strathpeffer 3 miles.

This well-equipped, detached Strathpeffer cottage stands on the shores of beautiful Loch Achilty, in the magical Scottish Highlands.

One of a small and exclusive group of holiday properties, this Strathpeffer cottage occupies a truly spectacular location, boasting beautiful loch views.

This Highland cottage is ideal for a couple, a small family group or a group of friends who will embrace the outdoor adventures available on their doorstep, whilst appreciating the peaceful atmosphere.

There are two comfortable bedrooms and a bright open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen and doors leading out to the patio, an ideal place for a quiet read, or simply enjoying each other’s company whilst gazing across the water’s edge.

The pretty spa town of Strathpeffer is close by and well worth a visit, especially in the summer months when the local pipe band often offers traditional entertainment.

Further afield, the Highlands are home to spectacular locations, and this Strathpeffer cottage is ideally situated to visit Skye, Plockton, Inverness and Loch Ness to mention but a few.

Why not stay closer to home and explore the wonderful cycle paths, walking routes and wildlife that the area has in abundance, or spend a peaceful afternoon casting a line into the loch?

A great location and a delightful Highlands cottage to be enjoyed throughout the year.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 904200 and 921861, together they sleep 14.

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About the location


Inverness 20 miles.

Often compared to a Bavarian Mountain resort, the picturesque spa village of Strathpeffer owes its growth to the discovery of water springs during the 1700s, and was declared in 1819 to be the healthiest drinking water in Britain! The original Spa Pavilion has been magnificently restored after a period of disuse and now serves as a venue for a variety of events, including concerts, dances, dramas and exhibitions. The former Victorian railway station, which in times past brought many visitors from near and far, has now been beautifully restored to house craft workers and their shops, and is also home to the Highland Museum of Childhood. Visit the restored Pump house (also a Tourist Information point), take a walk along a forest track, or enjoy the views from the nearby pictish hill fort at Knockfarrel. Whatever you decide there's plenty on offer for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas