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


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful stay, great hosts, nothing was a problem."

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Oct 2023

  • "We were warmly welcomed on arrival, we had a lovely 6 day break at Iola and were left to do what we wanted."

    Two fine hosts in a lovely property in a lovely setting which contained everything that you would need for a perfect holiday. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Comfortable home from home."

    We settled in quickly as well as the dog. Loved the patio doors out into the patio area. The welcome pack was so thoughtful. One of the best accommodation we’ve had with Sykes.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lola is a beautiful cottage set in a beautiful place."

    The couple who own it are extremely accommodating and pleasant and the cottage is very comfortable well maintained and furnished to a very high standard. We had a fantastic relaxing holiday thanks to Jeanette and David.

    Reviewed by Ian John5.0Jul 2023

  • "This cottage is perfect for those who want a quiet break."

    Beautiful countryside views at the back of the property. With in good walking distance from Drumnadrochit. The owners were very good if you wanted any information or had a problem. We would certainly return back in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "I had a one week holiday in Iola cottage in 2023."

    The owners next door were friendly and helpful, answered me within minutes if I texted them. The cottage is in an excellent location next to Loch Ness and main roads, yet quiet and peaceful. However, I am very keen on cleanliness and unfortunately, I found a few not too clean cutlery and plates in the cupboard, as well as empty shower and shampoo bottles and soap boxes in the bathroom. (I use always mine ones anyway, but I thought these are not only for decoration) Also, the mattress was too soft for me, but rather in the middle, like something a bit of a worn out. These are things that can be easily improved and I'm sure, some of them was already spotted. The WIFI also wasn't too strong, but in the shade of the mountains sign is weak everywhere, and because I was away most of my days, it didn't bother me too much. In spite of all these I had a fantastic week, I could easily reach out every attraction which I wanted to see and try. Loch Ness is about a 10 minutes walk from the cottage and even to walk to the lake and back there is an amazing view from the road. The garden is perfect, the view from the balcony is fabulous, I spent some evenings on the balcony to sip a glass of wine and enjoyed the peace and harmony. All in one I can only recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Eva4.1Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay in this lovely cottage."

    Owners very helpful with knowledge of the area and places to go. Our dog loved the secured garden and soon made herself at home. Ideal location for walks into woods and to Loch Ness.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property provided every comfort we could possibly need and the owners were genuine and friendly and available if required and absent unless required which we really appreciated."

    The location was absolutely perfect for exploring the area. We had a completely perfect week in a truly breathtaking part of Scotland. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0May 2023

  • "A very pleasant stay in a nice location."

    The property owners were extremely helpful, without being in any way obtrusive.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely property and great hosts."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful stay and extremely nice owners!"

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Loved our stay here."

    Extremely clean and 5 stars is not enough. From the thoughtful basket with tea.milk biscuits and fresh eggs from the hens to the really comfi bed Great base and lovely people on hand if needed Can’t rate this highly enough

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a excellent property for visiting the north of scotland its central for all area's an hours drive in any direction and see interesting places."

    This property is very comfotable and the owners very helpful especially supplying a very generous welcome pack. We do hope to return there in the future. Thank you. EM.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2022

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable stay."

    An ideal location for exploring the Highlands and surrounding area. The owners were very hospitable and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great stay at the cottage we stayed for 6 nights,it is well equipped ..."

    We had a great stay at the cottage we stayed for 6 nights,it is well equipped with everything you need -the welcome pack was much appreciated as were the fresh eggs from the hens There is a table and bench outside in the garden which is nice on an evening to sit out We cycled part of the great Glen way-climbed Ben Nevis and visited the Isle of Skye amongst other trips The cottage is well situated for all of these things and the village is only a 30 min walk with a couple of pubs a few cafes and takeaways and a well stocked coop Overall we had a fantastic stay and would definitely return if we were in Scotland Thank you

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2022

  • "The property is well finished and furnished."

    There is everything provided that you may possibly need. There are good dog walks a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2022

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  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower with support rail, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with balcony with seating
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, grill, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking on shared driveway for 4 cars
  • Side garden with lawn and seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: The property is accessed via four steps, please take care
  • Note: The property is attached to the owners home
  • Note:Note: Owner will only accept 7 night bookings from a Saturday

The property

Drumnadrochit 1.1 miles.

Perched in the idyllic hamlet of Milton near Drumnadrochit in the Highlands, is this delightful one-bedroom annex, Iola.

Semi-detached to the owner’s home and enjoying close proximity to the world-famous Loch Ness, Iola is dwelling for a couple and their canine companion who are looking to embark on their next adventure to Scotland.

Park-up on the ample driveway, before being greeted by a neat side garden with bench where you can sip your morning coffee.

Rustle up flavourful meals for your loved ones in the well-equipped kitchen ready to enjoy at the dining table or out on the balcony where you can dine overlooking the garden and stream.

After a hearty meal, retire to the sitting room where you can snuggle up with a good book or kick-back and relax in front of your favourite show on the Smart TV.

Pour in the bubbles and enjoy a soothing soak in the bath or freshen up in the shower, before climbing up to the first floor where you will find a spacious king-size bedroom, with desk area and en-suite cloakroom.

Head into the tourist resort of Drumnadrochit, where you will find a good selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes, including The Loch Ness Inn and The Lewiston, as well as well-stocked convenience stores for stocking up on any essentials.

Visit the popular attraction of the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, where you can delve into the history of the legendary waters of the Loch Ness and its renowned monster, wander over to the charming Floral Castle, or explore the fascinating 16th-century ruins of Urquhart Castle which overlooks the loch.

Keen walkers will delight at the easy access to the scenic Great Glen Way, a 73-mile trail which runs through the village and leads all the way to Inverness.

Take advantage of your superb location and take to the waters of Loch Ness, whether it’s via the excellent selection of watersports on offer including paddleboarding and kayaking, or on an informative boat tour as you take in the exceptional scenery on offer.

For a taste of city life, head to thriving Inverness, where you will find the remarkable St Andrews Cathedral, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Inverness Botanic Gardens, test out your swing at one of two fantastic golf clubs, or hop aboard a boat to spot the local wildlife of dolphins which frequent the shores.

All this and more awaits with a stay at Iola.Note: Owner will only accept 7 night bookings from a Saturday

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-50015-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

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Note: Owner will only accept 7 night bookings from a Saturday