East Balchraggan Cottage

Drumnadrochit near Loch Ness, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 13989)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Olah
    October 2016
    “This cottage was fantastic; cosy, ...”
    This cottage was fantastic; cosy, quirky and homely. Views were superb, the extremely steep road up to the cottage was definitely worth it! Owners were very friendly and accessible, and extremely responsive to any issues or requirements. The facilities were easy to use and perfect for a holiday stay. The owners provided a wide range of leaflets and booklets about the local area which helped us to decide where to go and where was good to eat. Our only negative would be lack of curtains or at ...


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

Drumnadrochit 1 mile. Occupying a stunning hillside location, this traditional stone cottage is a mile from the pretty Highland village of Drumnadrochit, and looks down over the village and across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness.

Accessed via a private track that leads to the cottage and the owners' house next door, this Loch Ness cottage is a real "get away from it all' retreat.

Tastefully finished and boasting flagstone floors and woodburning stoves, this stone-built Loch Ness cottage would suit those who want to soak up the atmosphere of the Highlands.

This Loch Ness cottage has three bedrooms, plus a snug with double sofa bed offering extra sleeping space if required.

The kitchen/diner has a woodburning stove and the bright orange appliances bring an air of fun and warmth to the room.

The main sitting room of this cottage near Loch Ness has a woodburning stove, as does the snug.

The upper floor isaccessed via two stairways, one leading up to a double bedroom and the other leading up to a double bedroom, twin room and bathroom.

To the front of your Loch Ness cottage is a seating area - what a place to sit and look out for Nessie in the loch below whilst sipping your morning coffee!

The owners who live next door have fields to the front with horses, geese and ducks, and if that is not enough you will be able to spot an abundance of wildlife in the surrounding countryside.

The village of Drumnadrochit offers excellent places to eat and drink and the capital city of the Highlands, Inverness, is a short drive away.

This Loch Ness cottage will ensure an unforgettable holiday for all.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area and woodburning stove. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Snug with woodburning stove and double sofa bed.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves in sitting room, kitchen and snug
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front seating area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be limited
  • Note: Private access road leading to the cottage is very steep and approx 0.5 miles long and must be driven with care
  • In winter weather the owners have their own road clearing equipment to ensure unrestricted access.

About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas