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Wendy's Place

Foyers near Loch Ness, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 941487)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Really surprised to find such a spotlessly clean modern interior and loads of space."

    Owners were really helpful with information about the best eateries, etc. Five minutes from the falls. Interesting driving experience on narrow but very scenic roads.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with everything we needed."

    Loved the area as lots of walks from the doorstep

    Reviewed by AnnetteMar 2022

  • "I’ve been coming to the Highlands since I was a child so it seemed fitting to go with my wife as our honeymoon location."

    Through much searching Wendy’s seemed like a perfect honeymoon get away a short walk from the shores of Loch Ness. Upon arrival I haven’t seen a cleaner holiday stay before Wendy’s and a lovely greeting in the form of a wee dram of whiskey, so pleasant to get a fire going and enjoy some single malt after a days exploring. Thankfully you have everything needed for self catering and just enjoying some undisturbed chill time and one of the best things as seen by the pictures is it has a genuine cosy and authentic highland experience. You have to experience the falls of foyers walk through the forest leading down to Loch Ness. Inverness is lovely to explore with a meal at Roc Pool or a burger at Coyote’s. If you can get over to the Cairngorms do Loch En Eilen, best walk around a Loch in my life. Don’t hesitate with this place, quality get away. Thanks Ewan and Karina

    Reviewed by JasonNov 2021

  • "Wendy’s place is fabulous."

    We spent a week here and adored the tranquility of the region. The flat was clean, well equipped and comfortable - not to mention lots of lovely cosy touches. We were greeted by a wee dram of whiskey and shortbread on arrival which was such a wonderful touch. Definitely a place we’ll visit again - can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2021

  • "Wendys place is a lovely holiday cottage."

    The plave was clean and the whisky and shortbread welcome gift was just what we needed. Perfect cottage for tbe two of us to explore lochness. The fall of foyers are so close so nice to be able to go and see them. We have stayed inany holiday cottages and the bed and pillows here where the best. Was just so comfy. The kitchen is well equiped and living room a great side and comfy sofa. Bath and shower is great as well my partner spent many a night soaking in the tub after our walks. We really enjoyed our stay and the pictures you see on here is 100% the same as the cottage. Thanks for a great stay. Louise and Rob. Bristol

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2021

  • "Wendy's Place was spotless and comfortable with everything you needed."

    Foyers is a brilliant base to explore up and down the quieter side of Loch Ness, some fabulous trail walks and a few places to eat out. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "We had a great week in this spotlessly clean, well appointed apartment."

    It is located in a small village on the quieter east side of Loch Ness with excellent access to lots of lovely walks away from the crowds. It also has the advantage of having several good eating places and pubs in walking distance.

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2021

  • "Peace and tranquility."

    Lovely clean and well stocked cottage. Great location to visit the area. Loved it

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "We absolutely loved staying at Wendy’s Place for a week."

    Spotlessly clean, modern and comfortable. Light and airy and in a fabulously tranquil location. We had marvellous weather too. The booking process was quick and efficient and communication with the cottage owners was quick and precise. We felt thoroughly welcomed and ‘at home’ from the moment we arrived, with a drop of whiskey and some shortbread left on the table. A five star stay for sure and if it wasn’t an 11 hour drive away, I’d be definitely be a regular. Anyway, I highly recommend you stay.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2021

  • "A reel good feel about this place on entering and in the evening when we just relaxed in front of the fire."

    Very comfortable stay with no complaints, just sad to leave this place as it was just what we needed. Relaxing and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by RayOct 2020

  • "Wendy's place is fabulous - everything you could possibly need for a cosy week away."

    Tastefully decorated, large comfortable bed, lovely bathroom with plenty of hot water and great water pressure, large fridge/freezer for all our provisions for the week, good wifi. Thoughtful touches such as biscuits and a wee dram, but also dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll and loo roll and firewood were supplied, so you don't get there and have to immediately go shopping again. Brilliant location for exploring the area too which is stunningly beautiful. Waterfall cafe and Camerons tea shop both lovely. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by KatyOct 2020

  • "Wendy's place was the perfect home away from home for a perfect balanced week of chill and exploring in the highlands."

    The cottage is very tastefully decorated so you feel like you are in an authentic Scottish cottage but comes with all the mod cons from underfloor heating, coffee machine, dishwasher and wifi. It is very clean, well put together and organised. We received a lovely tray setup of whisky and shortbread upon arrival. Sitting in front of the fire with the cutest decorative cup for my tea was my favourite thing, so much so I went down to Morag's Boathy to buy a couple of hand painted mugs myself. There are so many short beautiful walks right on your doorstep to get your daily dose of exercise and a small convenience store with essentials and cafes and bars within walking distance to keep you going. There is TV and DVDs too. The only thing I would add for someone like me is some board games and packs of cards, dominoes etc but that's a personal preference. Overall couldn't fault anything as it was perfect, better than I expected and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by LeanneOct 2020

  • "Ideal situation, with lots of fantastic walks on the doorstep."

    Clean, warm and well stocked cottage. Good attention to detail.

    Reviewed by DebraSep 2020

  • "Lovely quiet peaceful location beautiful walks on the doorstep ."

    Took owners advice and did both walks which were close by and the small lochy was beautiful . Cawdor Castle is a must but take the road along the Loch to Inverness instead of the B roads !! Wonderful week away in a delightful cottage .

    Reviewed by PamelaAug 2020

  • "Wendy's Place is in a fantastic location for walkers and people looking for a great adventure."

    Falls of Foyers is within a 2 minute walk. Cameron's Tea Rooms with their herd of Highland cows are 2 minutes walk down the hill at the back and Loch Ness is also within a 10 minute walk. Inverness is a short drive away as is Fort Augustus both of which are very pretty. Urquhart castle is just around the Loch. There is a small shop just down the road next to the Waterfall Cafe which has fantastic fish & chips on Friday evenings. The cottage has everything you need and is very clean and comfortable. We were lucky enough to meet the owners Ewan & Karina who were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2020

  • "If you like wandering on endless forest tracks, this location is for you."

    If you need peace and tranquility, this holiday apartment in the quiet corner of a village is ideal. Perfectly equipped, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. A real credit to the owners taste and careful attention of Heather. Nothing beats a cosy comfortable base to return to for rest after outdoor adventures. Thank you for our week of retreat from hectic lives. Simply spot on.

    Reviewed by CathiDec 2019

  • "We stayed at Wendy’s Place."

    We chose this cottage because we love the Highlands in the autumn. We were not disappointed with our choice! There is everything you could possibly need/want within the cottage, but, as walkers we found we were short of somewhere to hang wet coats and place boots, although there was hooks on inside of bathroom door. The cottage was very clean and tidy and well maintained.

    Reviewed by SherieNov 2019

  • "A perfect place for walks, Loch Ness on the doorstep, wildlife in the area is fantastic."

    The cottage is a real home from home. Everything you need and more. Added bonus was the wood storage, not having to hunt around the area for more wood for the fire was such a bonus compared to other properties we've stayed in. This was a real treat to come back to after a long day walking in the fine very fresh highland air!

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2019

  • "The only problem we had was the weather!"

    Wet, wet, wet. Everything else was fine with all we needed.

    Reviewed by JuneSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful small village,a perfect place as a base to visit many other attractions in the area."

    Reviewed by IsabelleAug 2019

  • "We appreciated very much the information left in the apartment about local places to walk and visit."

    We also appreciated the wee dram waiting for us, left by the owners. All in all we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage on the quiet side of Loch Ness."

    Local farm shop cafe a short walk down the road serving lunch and snacks is worth a visit. Plenty of walking from the cottage so no need to use the car to make longer trips to busier areas. The owner has provided some useful maps showing local walks.

    Reviewed by PamelaJun 2019

  • "A very comfortable cottage, beautifully decorated, with thoughtful welcoming touches and in a great location on the quiet side of Loch Ness."

    Excellent broadband! We would be very happy to go there again if we wanted another holiday in the area.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "Perfect holiday cottage!"

    My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Wendy’s place. Highly recommend this place if you want to be away from hustle and bustle. Had a relaxing week there. Perfectly located. Went to places whilst we’re there such as Falls of Foyers, Caledonian Canal, Dores beach, Inverness town, Culloden Moor, Brodie castle. Went on a boat trip on Lochness/ combined visit in Urquhart Castle/ Lochness visitor centre. Lastly, we had our walking trail around Falls of Foyers. Short visit in Morag’s crafty bothy.

    Reviewed by DinaApr 2019

  • "Perfect holiday cottage very cosy and clean"

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2018

  • "No lovely place ideally situated for walking and sightseeing."

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2018

  • "A wonderful holiday."

    Home from home. Every thing was there that we needed. All the help we could need. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2018

  • "Very attractive place."

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2018

  • "Wendy's Place was beautiful and so comfortable."

    We enjoyed many walks in the surrounding countryside some of them very challenging! We found the local shops, cafes, craft places and pubs very accessible and everyone was very friendly. Would recommend Wendy's Place to those who are happy to leave the car and who enjoy walking in amazing countryside.

    Reviewed by GraceJun 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean and smelled lovely."

    The owners have obviously gone to lots of trouble to ensure their guests are welcomed, especially with the whiskey and shortbread they kindly left for us! We had a lovely stay in the Highlands, and would not hesitate to recommend Wendy's Place to our friends.

    Reviewed by DelyseJun 2018

  • "The cottage was bigger than the pictures lead us to believe which was great and the setting was ideal for us."

    The car did not move for a week as we cycled and walked around the area in glorious weather. One local said he moved up to Foyers to avoid the sun!

    Reviewed by NickMay 2018

  • "It was a very comfortable and clean cottage."

    Loved the little welcome whisky and shortbread. The fire was brilliant in the evenings as it was such a cold week. All the info and leaflets were very useful. It's such a beautiful area to stay

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2018

  • "Wendy's Place was exactly as described by previous visitors."

    When entering you will be pleased to find a clean and cosy ground floor apartment with everything you need for a comfortable short break away from the city. The place was spotless. The bathroom and kitchen were surprisingly modern. The kitchen included all the gadgets and a coffee machine to start your day off right as well as a large prep area for all you chef's. The living room has a very comfortable sofa and lovely fire place for the cold winter evenings. There's nothing like making a fire and sipping some lovely whiskey provided by the hosts after a long trek around the Loch. The location itself boasts incredible views. We went during November, specifically for the wintery views which did not disappoint. Even when it rained one afternoon it completely changed the scenery and made the rain worth it. The area provides amazing walks, local pubs with great food if you wish to eat out. The local shop and cafe are run by some lovely people who have great knowledge of the area. The café make a great burger and chips and also provide good vegetarian options. Getting around is manageable with local transport or on foot. If you wish to travel further out from foyers (10 miles or so) then a car would be beneficial. The trip to Foyers and four nights at Wendy's Place was exactly what me and my girlfriend wanted for our first visit to Scotland. I cannot recommend this place enough. The cherry on top came from being offered a lift by a local whilst waiting for our bus to Inverness on our last day. This is a great example of how friendly Foyers is and exactly why you should book a few day's at Wendy's Place to see for yourself.

    Reviewed by JonahNov 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • First floor laundry room
  • Oil central heating with woodburnng stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, shared use of washer/dryer in first floor laundry room, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and cafe 5 mins walk
  • Pub, bar and restaurant 10 mins walk
  • Loch 20 mins walk.

The property

This privately situated and stylish ground floor apartment is set on the edge of the green in the middle of the small village of Foyers on the banks of Loch Ness.

The apartment is a simply perfect holiday base for a couple who want to explore the wonderful shores of Loch Ness and the surrounding area.

Wendy's Place is very well presented with its smart furnishings, quality fittings and tasteful touches making sure that visitors will love the space and comfort on offer here.

The bedroom overlooks the front garden and comes complete with orthopaedic mattress, White Company sheets and two hot water bottles if required!

There is a fabulous bathroom with underfloor heating and a large open plan living area with a very well-equipped kitchen and spacious yet cosy sitting room complete with woodburning stove, ensuring comfort and relaxation.

On warmer days you can enjoy sitting in the small private garden, where the tops of the surrounding mountains can be viewed over the picturesque village green, relaxing after a busy day exploring the area.

The apartment is ideally situated for those who want to put on their boots and leave the car behind whilst they set off and enjoy the fabulous forest walks and pathways that lead down to the shores of the Loch including the South Loch Ness Way and the Red Squirrel Trail.

It is also a great base for touring the area with this part of Scotland having much to offer.

You are spoilt for choice for places to eat and drink in the village, all within walking distance.

The Waterfall Cafe and the Camerons are good for a hearty breakfast or lunch.

The Craigdarroch Hotel has a welcoming local pub and Foyers House keeps a perfect lit bar offering over 100 malt whiskys, both of which offer food throughout the day.

A pleasant three mile walk through forest and fields takes you to the Whitebridge Inn, another good place to eat.

The Dores Inn is a popular bar/restaurant with a stunning loch view that provides complimentary transport for those who might prefer a drink with their dinner.

The capital city of the Highlands, Inverness is well worth exploring and of course the Culloden Battlefield has to be on the to do list.

On the other side of the loch is the atmospheric Urquhart Castle in the popular town of Drumnadrochit.

From Inverness, visitors can take to the water and join a Dolphin Watch Cruise where not only the dolphins can be enjoyed but the views from the water are fabulous.

So much to see and do with this lovely apartment ensuring a great holiday to be remembered for a very long time.

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About the location

FOYERS

Fort Augustus 13 miles; Inverness 20miles.

Foyers is a pretty highland village situated on the quiet eastern banks of Loch Ness and is accessed via a scenic single track road from Inverness that runs along the side of this famous Loch passing through various small villages until you enter Foyers. The village itself boasts a village shop and Post Office along with a friendly cafe, two hotels with bars and restaurants and an award-winning cafe with shop. Foyers is perhaps most famous for its spectacular 140ft waterfall known as the Falls of Foyers where the River Foyers drops into a gorge leading into Loch Ness. In Victorian times the Falls were very popular and visitors arrived to see them by paddle steamer from Inverness. The road from Inverness into Foyers can be continued through the village and along this quieter side of the world famous Loch and eventually you will arrive in the bustling village of Fort Augustus which has an excellent butcher, nice shops, restaurants and the famous flight of lock gates, often busy with boats. The area is ideal for walkers, cyclist and wildlife spotters and of course the scenery is second to none.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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