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Stonywood Cottage

Drumnadrochit near Loch Ness, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 956249)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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52 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time in Scotland!"

    Stonywood Cottage was a perfect choice for a couple with the dog. Our host made us feel very welcome - starting with a welcome call before arrival explaining everything about the cottage, local shops, tourist attractions. We stayed at Stonywood in the middle of November - the cottage was spotlessly clean and ready hours before check-in time - in case we arrived earlier (which was the case - thank you!). There is everything you might need at the cottage during your stay. Positively surprised with Netflix account available for guests - there is plenty do do around the cottage but it felt like ‚at home’ when we sat down on the sofa in the evening, with a glass of wine watching favourite series. We would highly recommend staying here for your holiday in Scotland! No sign of Nessie in Nov 2021 - keep looking!! :)

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2021

  • "I had an amazing stay at Stoneywood Cottage - it’s such a lovely, comfortable and well appointed cottage and sitting in front of the lovely fire in the evening was an added bonus!"

    The owners were lovely and the communication was great and some lovely treats were waiting for me on arrival - such a lovely gesture! I had a fab stay and will definitely be back again!

    Reviewed by FrancesOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Couches a bit uncomfortable everything else was good

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and more."

    The host had thought of everything. The area was lovely. There was lots to do. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2021

  • "Home from home with all mod cons."

    Easily accessible to different places of interest around. Amazing walks on doorstep. Owners couldn’t be more helpful when I needed to contact them. Thanks Hester and Paul x

    Reviewed by YvonneJul 2021

  • "Pretty traditional cottage, very nicely presented and well equipped."

    Small car space too small for our car, but public car park reasonably handy. All facilities in the village and delightful walks, Castle and boat trip on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "The cottage is on a quiet (for cars) street, with a nice courtyard garden out the front and parking out the back."

    It’s convenient for the local shops and services. Our dog loved the local walks especially the woodland area with a stream at the end of the road. The cottage itself was lovely and felt really comfy and homely. The owner had kindly provided a little welcome pack full of useful items and some nice treats. It was a great base and we all had a fabulous stay, the puppy loved it, we would definitely stay there again if we were in the area.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2021

  • "The owner Hester was extremely helpful and the welcome pack included everything we needed including a nice bottle of wine."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and the location was fantastic for exploring the Highlands and the Inverness area. On the doorstep were fantastic dog walks and you could walk to Loch Ness in 20 minutes. One of the most important things for us when away from home is the bed and it was extremely comfortable. We would have no hesitation in recommending Stoneywood cottage.

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2021

  • "The owner of the cottage was fantastic."

    On arrival, we met with her and got a quick tour around the cottage. Not only was she lovely, she had left a lovely little welcome pack of some Scottish treats & milk for a cuppa. The cottage was very clean and tidy, and so very cosy. The village itself is very quiet, but there are plenty of things to do, not too far away. We needed a break to relax and recharge the batteries. Job done!

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2020

  • "Had a fantastic relaxing weekend at Stonywood Cottage, we were met by Hester who was very welcoming and gave us some good ideas about walks and other things to do in the local area."

    Lovely welcome package on arrival for us and our dog Otto. The cottage is lovely, particular highlight the log burning stove in the living room. Would recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing break away.

    Reviewed by ScottOct 2020

  • "Excellent - the cottage was beautiful with lots of lovely homely touches."

    Excellent location, just opposite a good pub and a short walk into the village. We would definately recommend to anyone. From a covid perspective, everything was spotless.

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2020

  • "Really good communication before our trip from the owner of the cottage."

    She advised us on the best walks and places to eat and the must see's for when we are away. The cottage was very comfortable, a lovely welcome pack when we arrived, it just felt like a home from home. Bedrooms very comfortable, lots of storage for the 4 adults that were with our party. Beds comfortable. Kitchen well equipped, living room also well equipped. Lovely holiday all in all, would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2020

  • "The cottage was incredibly clean, comfortable and homely."

    Well equipped kitchen, bathroom and lounge. Comfortable beds and the blinds covering the windows work well to block out the morning light. Owners are very helpful and we felt that they cared about us having the best possible holiday. There are lots of activities, for all age groups, to do within easy distance of property. Local pub does excellent food and there’s a small but well equipped supermarket within walking distance. Has to be one of the best holiday cottages we’ve been to so far.

    Reviewed by Lynne-deniseSep 2020

  • "Lovely stay and the cottage had everything we needed."

    Ideal place to come back and relax after a day of adventuring. Lovely welcome pack on arrival for us and our puppy.

    Reviewed by NatashaAug 2020

  • "Good cottage in a great location in Drum."

    The welcome pack of supplies were greatly appreciated too. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Finishing touches were greatly appreciated. Plenty of complementary extras and guests staying at this property were well and truly thought of.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent - perfect size for a family of four."

    Very clean and all details taken care of - would certainly recommend to friends. Hester the host was extremely helpful and accomodating, providing useful information and answering any questions that we had. The cottage contains everything that you need for a self-catering week, although there are nice restaurants and pubs close by too. Local supermarket is less than a five minute walk.

    Reviewed by KateJul 2020

  • "Well presented, clean and well positioned to the area."

    We were very well looked after.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Clean, comfortable and lots of welcoming extras. The owner is super helpful and accommodating. The location is perfect for sightseeing, walking and scenic drives, the local pub/restaurant is amazing and there is a garage and small supermarket close by. Can't recommend more highly!

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2019

  • "Nice enjoyable stay, accommodation had everything we needed and more."

    Lovely lo action with good services on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2019

  • "The cottage was warm, clean and comfortable and superbly located."

    The host provided us with a lovely welcome pack, logs for the wood burning stove, and when she knew two of our party were in the Highlands for the Loch Ness Marathon, a bottle of bath salts which were much appreciated. I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the area for the comfort of the property, hospitality of the host and the superb location of Drumnadrochit.

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2019

  • "Our 2nd visit to Stoneywood and it was lovelier than we remembered."

    Hester our host had left the cottage immaculate and cosy with fresh flowers, candles and a fabulous welcome pack. We felt very much at home and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The dogs especially loved the treats Hester left for them together with the toys, it is a great location with local walks minutes away from the cottage. Can't wait to return to this home from home and the wonderful location in this part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by IreneSep 2019

  • "A fabulous and well presented cottage in a wonderful setting with glorious walks, beautiful countryside and all the warmth of the Highlands and it's community."

    Attention to detail, cleanliness and welcoming touches for ourselves and the dog made it a comfortable home from home and a wonderfully relaxing experience from start to finish. Hester is the perfect host. This is definitely a case of ' Haste ye back' and we shall....

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2019

  • "Very high standard cottage, ticks all the boxes re location, cleanliness and comfort."

    Nice thoughtful touches with fresh flowers, welcome pack and information on the area. Books, games for children. Dog friendly. Local Inn very good for food.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2019

  • "Sometimes during a trip, I want to feel the care and comfort of home, in this cottage we were at home well."

    Great cottage with a very convenient location. Nearby there is a pub and a supermarket. Each room has its own style and zest. We were very grateful when, after a long journey, we arrived at the cottage late at night, and there we were expected not only comfortable rooms, but also products for preparing dinner. Every corner of this cottage breathes care and attention to guests. Thank you :):).

    Reviewed by OleksandrAug 2019

  • "The price of the cottage jumped from around 700 pounds to 900 pounds during the day I needed to book my flight tickets."

    I really disapprove on this sort of marketing and although the cottage was very nice, I'm really not sure I'll book another time using your platform.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2019

  • "We have had a few cottage holidays over the years but this one was by far the ..."

    We have had a few cottage holidays over the years but this one was by far the best the owners attention to detail was second to none 5 star in every department

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "This cottage has everything you need & more ."

    Friendly locals

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Shops, cafe and restaurant within easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by GJun 2019

  • "Excellent cottage."

    .very helpful hosts...great helpful neighbours. Excellent location!

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2019

  • "The situation of the cottage was excellent for a number of Trails and walks according to ability."

    Stores and eateries close by if needed. Stoney wood is exceptional and has everything necessary for an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by KennethMar 2019

  • "The online pictures of the cottage did not do it justice."

    Beautifully set up, furnished and well positioned. The location was perfect for a walking holiday, it was very close to a lovely pub with very friendly locals and the owner had a made a real effort to make sure it was very welcoming. When we revisit this area in the future, this cottage will be our first thought. It was a real home-from-home.

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2018

  • "I booked this lovely cosy cottage for my husband and I to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in November 2018."

    It ticked all of my boxes and expectations. The cottage had everything that we needed and the owners were so helpful and accommodating in ensuring we had a lovely time. A welcome hamper was left for us with a bottle of wine, very thoughtful. We were so close to Loch Ness, Fort William and we had a lovely relaxing time in the cottage as well as seeing all the sights. It was out of season when we went but we actually preferred that as it wasn’t busy with tourists so we could leisurely travel and view the areas and a plus the weather was sunny with a chill in the air. The only very small negative was that the drive is at the back of the house and if you have a big car (which we do a large 4 x 4) then you could struggle to get it in the space, however the neighbour in the corner was lovely and said that we could park our car on his driveway each night, I mean how generous is that. Lovely cosy cottage, lovely owners, beautiful inside and out and exceptionally lovely, helpful neighbours. I would highly recommend hiring this cottage if you just want to get away and see the Scottish Highlands and of course Nessie :)

    Reviewed by YvonneNov 2018

  • "We loved our time at the cottage."

    A great place to relax and unwind. We will be going back next year for sure.

    Reviewed by DeanOct 2018

  • "All the little things that Hester has in place, is absolutely tremendous, welcome pack."

    Lovely flowers, walking suggestions and all the home from home comforts. Plenty games, books and DVDs. Feels like home the minute you walk through the door. Loch Ness inn 2 min walk excellent pub and great food in the restaurant. Cafe 82 just a few mins walk if you fancy a coffee, service in both excellent. Fiddlers restaurant excellent also. Will definitely be back to Stonywood

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2018

  • "Hester and Paul go out of their way to leave little touches around the cottage to make you feel sowelcome from fresh flowers to dog treats!"

    The cottage itself was spacious and warm with lovely beds to give you a wonderful sleep away from home!

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2018

  • "Lovely homely cottage and great location"

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2018

  • "Fantastic location and the owners we very helpful with suggestions of where to go and what to do."

    We loved this holiday and I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2018

  • "The cottage was very quaint and well equipped."

    The owner went out of her way to be helpful. The four of us had a lovely holiday with great weather.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2018

  • "Excellent holiday cottage with lots of extra treats left by the very thoughtful owner Hester."

    So cosy and comfortable and a great location for walking our dog and travelling and exploring the Highlands. It was a great holiday and a perfect cottage to stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by IreneJun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a good location."

    Owners very helpful and lovely thoughtful touches for your comfort and enjoyment in the cottage. Scenery amazing in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2018

  • "Cottage was exceptional host had left extra touches for us made it so much more memorable will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2018

  • "Very thoughtful owners with lovely touches."

    Welcome pack was very much appreciated. Cottage of a very high standard and was extremely clean and comfortable. Enjoyed our time at this cottage very much.

    Reviewed by CherrylApr 2018

  • "This cottage was so lovely and the welcome package from Hester was lovely and so were all the little extras."

    We had a great week and we could not believe the weather was so kind to us when the rest of the country was in shut down The information of all the beautiful places around was so helpful from Hester We will hopefully return to this cottage next year as there is so much to see around this area

    Reviewed by JillianFeb 2018

  • "The cottage was great."

    The owners had left lots of goodies for all including the dog. Everything we wanted was there and more. Great location for a short walk to the local shop. Shame the local inn did not allow dogs in. Great walks very close. We had a lovely holidays day but did not see Nessie!

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage; cosy and cute."

    Great location. Wonderful welcome pack. Exceeded our expectations. Fantastic!

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2017

  • "This is a lovely cottage, very well equipped with all the comforts of home."

    Everything is top quality with no expense spared. Hester, the owner, is very helpful and she left a welcome pack of wine, milk, oatcakes, biscuits and sweets. This was in addition to tea, coffee and everyday basic necessities such as cooking oil, salt and washing-up liquid; all very useful and often overlooked. The location of the cottage is ideal, a welcoming pub literally a stone's throw away and a short walk to a well stocked mini supermarket and a rather good fish and chip shop. There are many lovely woodland, mountain and lochside walks nearby and it is only a short drive into Inverness, which has all the facilities you would expect of a major centre of population; a very pretty city too. I shall definitely make the 9 hour drive back to Stoneywood Cottage for another holiday soon.

    Reviewed by DarrenDec 2017

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Owner very helpful and left a welcome pack for us...including wine! Good location for visiting Loch Ness.

    Reviewed by IreneOct 2017

  • "Had a fab week in this lovely cottage."

    The extras for the humans and dogs was a lovely thought. We have stayed in this area for the last 10 years, but not in a self catering cottage, one of the best holidays. Will defineatly book again.

    Reviewed by GSep 2017

  • "Great location of the cottage."

    We explored around Lock Ness and went to Isle of Skye. Stunning views!! Had a most enjoyable time there! Will definitely go back again!!!

    Reviewed by MimiJul 2017

  • "The owner left us a nice welcome pack, filled with some nice snacks and drink."

    It was a surprise to find such generous treats in the cottage. The owner made us felt really welcomed. The cottage was very cozy and beds were very comfy. It’s like home from home. All in all we were very happy with our stay.

    Reviewed by MimiJul 2017

  • "Perfect way to book a cottage."

    Hassle free and secure.

    Reviewed by ColmJun 2017

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The property

A very comfortable and cosy semi-detached, traditional stone cottage, situated in the friendly and vibrant Highland village of Drumnadrochit on the shores of Loch Ness.

This cottage is perfect for a small family or group of friends who want to spend time in this fabulous area enjoying the stunning scenery and wildlife.

There are two lovely first floor bedrooms - a double and a twin.

The contemporary kitchen with dining area in your Highland cottage is extremely well-equipped, while just across the hall is the sitting room complete with large, comfy settee and armchairs surrounding a cosy woodburning stove.

The front garden provides a great place to sit and relax whether it be for morning coffee or pre-dinner drinks.

The village of Drumnadrochit is an ideal base for a Highland holiday as the famous Urquhart Castle with Visitor Centre is within easy walking distance of your Highland cottage as is the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition.

The capital city of the Highlands, Inverness, is just 14 miles to the east, offering a host of activities, while a visit to the Culloden Battlefield with its state of the art visitor centre and exhibition is a must.

For walkers and outdoor enthusiasts the area surrounding your Scotland cottage is rich in forests with tracks and pathways to explore.

You may not be lucky enough to spot Nessie but some dolphins and eagles are a distinct possibility!

An ideal Highland cottage base for discovering this lovely part of Scotland.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car at rear of cottage
  • Enclosed front gravelled area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Loch 10 mins walk
  • Note: No cars should be parked on the lane at the front of this cottage
  • Note: Check-in 4pm

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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