- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
53 Customer Reviews
"Comfortable and homely terraced cottage."
Warm on arrival and all through our stay. Clean, and the kitchen is well equipped for self catering. Sitting room has a log-fuelled stove . When lit it emits a warm glow also heating the hot water. Parking space for one car.
"What a lovely place!"
Everything you need. So clean, cosy, warm & so peaceful! We stayed early October with our dog Paddy & the weather wasn’t too bad. The reservoir walk at the rear of the property was lovely as is the Falls of Foyers walk. We really enjoyed the Dores Beach walk too. We visited Inverness, Fort Augustus & Drumnadrochit. We would definitely stay here again. Tip, bring some bird food as so many birds in the garden, lovely!
Thank you for your lovely feedback, and comments. I’m so glad you had a nice time and of course you would be very welcome to stay again when hopefully I would get the chance to welcome you in person. Carol Property Owner
"Week stay 16/09/23 - fantastic holiday cottage, beautifully located with plenty of lovely dog walks on the door step, we were lucky in the morning to see grazing deer a short walk."
The cottage has everything you need for a restful holiday. Plenty of friendly restaurants which are dog friendly, special mention Whitebridge Hotel Bar & Restaurant provided a dog bed, biscuits & water on arrival, we can certainly recommend a stay you will not be disappointed
Thank you so much for your review, I’m very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing holiday. We are indeed very lucky to have deer, pheasants and even sometimes woodpeckers right outside the garden. Property Owner
"Great cottage , has everything you need and more ."
Great setting for discovering the area . We had a fabulous holiday and couldn’t have wished for a better time . Plenty of things to do and dog friendly with both local pubs and hotels allowing dogs inside . Would definitely recommend this as a base for exploring the area it’s beautiful.
Thank you for your review, I’m glad you had a great stay. It’s really great that our neighbouring watering holes and eateries welcome our dogs too. Property Owner
"We had a lovely stay."
The cottage was pristine lovely cosy place.very clean and well kept.The most peaceful place we've ever stayed.i would highly recommend it.we even had a helicopter land on tbe green behind the garden.That doesnt happen very often .
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I’m glad you had a nice stay. I heard about the helicopter! You’re right, not something you see every day!! Property Owner
"Fantastic wee cottage,good location,lots of walks on doorstop and a great walk to get to loch ness."
Inverness only 20 miles away.the owner is a very lovely woman,amazing all the changes she has made to make the cottage to what it is today,would recommend this cottage to anyone who would listen.great food and a warm,friendly welcome at the whitebridge hotel.the cottage is a must stay to explore the wonderful places and scenery the highlands has to offer.
Thank you so much for your feedback. I’m glad you had a great time, it was lovely to meet you and your wee doggie too. Carol Property Owner
"It was very well maintained and clean."
Loved the remote control blinds in the kitchen. The heating system was different, but adequate to our needs. Not sure it would be enough for a really cold day, but I noticed there were radiators in the property and I assume they would be functional when required. The shower was good and the bed was very comfortable. The seating in the lounge let it down as the sofa in particular and the chair were not that comfortable. I sat on the sofa for the first evening and my back was very sore. So I sat in the harder chair. Maybe ok for younger people, but when in your sixties, it’s not good enough. Next door had a party on Friday evening and were loud, which is fair enough, it’s Friday. But we knew we wouldn’t sleep enough before leaving on Saturday, so we left at 9.45pm. We will not consider having a holiday in an apartment again because of this experience as you are paying for a relaxing holiday.
I’m sorry that for you the sofa was uncomfortable and that there was noise, there has never previously been any noise from next door, so this was unfortunate. Update: I asked the neighbours, there was no party! Regarding heating, & wood burner, everything is fully explained in the welcome pack that I sent prior to arrival (and in the property). Other guests have described it as very cosy. As the listing is written by Sykes, I would appreciate detail of what you found to be inaccurate. Thank you Property Owner
"Brilliant cottage, loved our stay thank you."
Perfect spot to explore up and down Loch Ness and surrounding Inverness. Surprisingly convenient amenities i.e. Tesco, as when you're in the cottage flat, you feel in the middle of nature.
Thanks so much for your lovely feedback, I’m glad you had an enjoyable holiday. Property Owner
It's spotless, very comfortable, it has everything you would need, it's in a quiet area, locals are very helpful & friendly. We had the pleasure of Pheasants wandering around daily. Late 1 evening we saw wild deer wondering by. There is a local shop & cafe. Tesco etc is only a short drive away or they will deliver. We met the owner Carol who gave us some areas to visit, seriously couldn't have asked for more for our week away and our 1st visit to the Higlands we would book again in a heartbeat.
Aw, thank you so much Barbara, I’m so glad you enjoyed your time here and found the place up to scratch Property Owner
"Perfect, well equipped holiday Cottage."
Thank you Mark, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Carol Property Owner
"Lovely flat and got everything you need"
Thank you for your feedback, if you have time to email or text me back, I’d really appreciate if you could let me know what I could do to improve the accuracy of the listing (Sykes visit & create this) and comfort as I strive to have 100 % satisfied guests. Property Owner
"Fantastic cottage, fantastic location, we had a wonderful Christmas holiday and ..."
Fantastic cottage, fantastic location, we had a wonderful Christmas holiday and highly recommend this cottage as the ideal basefor exploring the beautiful Scottish highlands…
Thanks so much for your lovely feedback, I’m so glad you enjoyed your Christmas at my little place. Property Owner
"Stunning location & base for exploring the Highlands & very, very peaceful"
Thank you for your feedback and your lovely private messages too Carol Property Owner
"Lovely cottage, a credit to Carol."
Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Heated pictures were surprisingly effecient. Enjoyed our stay and walks around the village. Local shop well stocked plus cafe for refreshments after Water Fall walk. Peter & Gill
Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, your lovely message is much appreciated. Property Owner
"This is a lovely property which has been refurbished to a very high standard."
Very clean and comfortable with lovely little touches such as tea, coffee, sugar and milk provided. Toiletries also provided which was a lovely surprise. We discovered some great walks from the cottage and it is ideally placed for trips to either Fort Augustus or Inverness. We had a fab time and the Scottish weather was very kind to us. Would recommend to anyone.
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and that you were lucky with the weather too! Property Owner
"It was a lovely place to stay ."
. the cleanliness was exceptional. We enjoyed the area seeing red squirrels and all the wildlife and really enjoyed the peace and quiet. The only thing is we thought it would be good to have sockets with usb connectors. Absolutely loved the wall picture panel heaters. Thanks to the owners a grand job.
Thank you for lovely feedback, I will make sure all the credit for the cleanliness goes to my housekeeper as he deserves it! Thanks also for mentioning USB sockets, I can honestly say that’s one thing I did not think of Property Owner
"The cottage had everything that was needed & was so comfortable."
Carol has done a great job with the renovations & Ali was on hand as well if needed. The bed was so comfortable & it was so peaceful & relaxing. Lots of lovely walks, friendly locals & knowing what the Scottish weather can be like, we were very lucky & had super weather with only one day of light showers which never really lasted long & certainly didn't keep us in. Bus to Inverness was so handy, just at the bottom of the road, so spent a day there. Only used our car once to visit Fort Augustus, which isn't too far away. All in all a great cottage & a great holiday & would love to go back again sometime.
Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, and sorry once again that I didn’t get to meet you in person. Next time! Carol Property Owner
"A beautiful little property in a fabulous location."
Would wholeheartedly recommend it.
Thank you for your great feedback and recommendation. Property Owner
"What an amazing cottage to find at short notice."
Carol the owner should be proud of it. We thought that having other cottages so near would be a problem but so quiet. The facilities were fist class and the location too. The resident pheasant kept us amused most mornings which was lovely to see. Love the heating system. unique, but by does it work on cool mornings amazing. Thank you Carol.
Linda, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. The area is indeed lovely and quiet. I did a lot of research to find secondary heating to the wood stove back boiler & radiators as I did not want to have to take up wall space with second electric radiators or storage heaters. I thought these were unique too and I’m glad they work so well when you don’t want to light the fire! Carol Property Owner
"I honestly could not recommend this cottage enough :) Cosy interior with all the essentials provided on top of being located within a stunning little village."
The views in the surrounding area are incredible which meant we easily achieved our 10,000 steps in no time; being able to just relax in the garden afterwards with a cuppa tea (or 10) afterwards was just bliss! Thank you Carol for being so hospitable with the welcome pack and ensuring we got home safely :) Buddy loved the little doggie treats as well! If only we could've stayed longer!! - Liam, Jayne & Buddy
Liam, Jayne and Buddy, Thank you so much for such a wonderful recommendation and feedback. I’m so glad you had a great time and enjoyed the wee suntrap in the garden, we are so lucky in the Highlands to have such spectacular surroundings and long summer evenings Property Owner
"We had a lovely time at this gorgeous apartment, it was so clean and provided everything you need for a week away."
The village itself is small but has a shop and two tea rooms. Carol the owner was very welcoming and told us of some lovely walks to do straight from your door. Would recommend the walk to Whitebridge and lunch in the hotel (fish finger butty was amazing) We will definitely be back as there is still so much to explore. Jayne, Dave & Teddy the dog xxx
Aw, Thank you Jayne, Dave and the gorgeous Teddy! I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay and the walks I recommended. It lovely to meet you all and I hope to see you all again. Carol Property Owner
"We absolutely loved staying at this property, so clean, everything we needed for our weeks stay and perfect size for a couple, so cosy."
. There are lovely walks just outside the door, Foyers Falls 5mins away where there’s also the general store and cafe, and then Cameron’s Tearooms in the other direction which does lovely food.. the bus service to Inverness - the No 16, you can see the bus stop from the back door.. it was easier to get the bus into Inverness and worked out cheaper by the time you factor in fuel n parking, plus we could both enjoy the views from the road of the Loch.. ideal location for visiting other attractions in the area..
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and indeed your further personal messages to me. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much (which is of course what I aim for for all my guests!) Property Owner
Quite small but well equipped. Sweet little garden with plenty of seating area and table with parasol. Loved the woodburner. And the bed was SO comfy with hotel quality bedding. Really enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for your lovely review, I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner
"Hardly any hot water , for a bath and the shower was a trickle."
To top it off, they charged me a extra £75 ( For cleaning , I can only guess ) Total rip off
To address your feedback, the £75 was charged from your bond in order to get the property back to a respectable state after your stay as a lot of extra cleaning was required. Your booking was made the day before your stay but you arrived at least 6 hours early in a huge double glazing van which, when parked in the driveway, stuck out so much it almost blocked the road. The property was found stinking of chemicals by our houskeeper, so much so that he felt ill after spending 9 hours in there cleaning. He had to deal with silicone stuff (assumed to be from the double glazing business) stuck all over the bath, a soaking wet duvet covered in chemicals, and piles of dog faeces left all over the garden, as well as dirty burnt pots thrown back into the drawer. He had to disinfect the false grass area after removing the dog mess, wash door mats smelling of dog pee and gently scrape all the silicone from the bath amongst other things. He also found scratches on the top of my oak furniture in the bedroom. So all in all, with the replacement duvet cover, the additional cleaning time and products and the £95 plus VAT to repair the scratch, even with the additional cleaning fee, it has cost me to have had these guests stay in my little property which I take great efforts to make as perfect as possible for my guests. Thankfully, most guests are very respectful and appreciate the work which goes into making this a clean and welcoming place for a relaxing holiday. Property Owner
"We had a good week , all the facilities in the cottage were great ."
Hob,oven, Microwave shower and bath all good. The garden was a sun trap all afternoon. The village was pleasant with two cafes and a shop. Altogether a great place for relaxing and walking. We may well come later in the year.
Thank you for such great feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you also from my housekeeper for leaving everything so clean and tidy, you’ll be welcome back anytime Property Owner
"We had the most wonderful time at Faodail Glenlia, it has everything you could ever need with lots of thoughtful personal touches."
The bed was so comfy and waking up to the sound of the birds was absolutely beautiful. The picture frame heaters were amazing and kept the rooms at a constant temperature. The log burner was lovely and cosy especially as it snowed whilst we were there. It's a great location to base yourself in as there are plenty of walks on your doorstep such as Foyers Falls and Fairgaig Forest if you're up for a longer walk. As well as short drives to Inverness, Fort Augustus or an hours drive to Fort William if you fancy taking on Ben Nevis. Would definitely stay here again ☺
Thank you April for your lovely review, I’m so glad you enjoyed your holiday especially as you had been looking forward to it and it was also in celebration of your birthday Property Owner
"Faodail Glenlia is a perfect cottage."
We have spent there one week and were absolutely happy with everything.It was really our home for one week.I can gladly recommend it to anyone.
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and recommendation Property Owner
"The house itself was immaculate as well as being in a stunning location."
It’s a stones throw from the falls of foyers which is well worth a visit. The home was easy to find and easy access through the key safe. Lovely garden for the dog to the rear and space for parking. Unfortunately we couldn’t work out the heating system so our first night there was a very very cold one. I did try an ring the ownerl but couldn’t get through. We worked out that the pictures on the walls are actually heaters strangely. It would be good if this was explained in the welcome email just to avoid teething problems. Also be prepared for a cold shower. The shower system alternates from cold to boiling hot water in tandem. We tried having a bath instead but the same from the taps. Despite the above issues with the facilities we did have a lovely time.
Thank you for the kind words about the property and whilst I am very sorry that you had this bad experience at my property, I can confirm that the document containing all information and operating institutions for both the primary and secondary heating systems within the property was attached to the welcome email. I have also confirmed with my housekeeper that the property was heated on the afternoon of your arrival, the wood burner was set ready to light and there were sufficient logs for the period of your rental, most of which had been used by the time of your departure. The stove has a back burner which heats the radiators and water in addition to the immersion water heater and the IR heating panel picture heaters. Other guest reviews have only ever stated that the cottage was lovely and warm and cosy and I have received no other feedback or private messages regarding lack of warmth or hot water but I will have everything fully checked over prior to my next guests arrival. I do see that I had one missed call (but no emails or messages via Sykes) on the date of your arrival and I can only apologise for missing this call and can only assume this was because it was late evening and I would have been asleep (I was an hour ahead as on holiday myself on that date). Property Owner
"Lovely cottage high standard through out nice & warm very clean good location Thanks"
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it Property Owner
"The cottage was beautiful inside with a lovely enclosed garden outside which was a sun trap even in September."
The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the cottage was spotless. Be prepared food wise if you are visiting Foyers as the local store was not stocked well with fresh food. There is a lovely coffee shop called Cameron’s a few minutes walk away which is worth a visit. The local hotel is only a five minute walk away with stunning views of Loch Ness from the bar. The food served looked lovely, however, due to staff shortages in the kitchen they were only taking bookings for hotel guests last week. Everywhere is dog friendly. There are stunning walks not far away from the cottage for all abilities of walkers. Would thoroughly recommend staying in the cottage and have already booked to go back next year.
"We chose this cottage as it was in a quiet location but close enough to the busier tourist hotspots in the Highlands for days out."
This cottage was beautifully appointed and was everything we were looking for. After a busy day exploring the wonderful highlands it was lovely coming back to the cottage.. an absolute haven of peace and tranquility . The cottage was immaculately clean with a well equipped kitchen . Lots of modern touches like the heated pictures ! The bed was comfortable and there was plenty of drawer /cupboard space We loved the private garden and the views of the mountains in the distance . Foyers falls is on the doorstep and is amazing ! We never tired of the stunning views en route to our daily destinations especially the road to Fort Augustus. We would definitely recommend this cottage and would love to return sometime ! Just wonderful .
"The accommodation was lovely, everything provided."
We discovered you can walk to the Craigdarroch through the woods from the Falls which was handy. Very peaceful and quiet! Lesley
"A lovely cottage in a delightful location."
As a cottage for two, it is extremely spacious and well equipped with attention to detail and everything you could want for a comfortable stay. It has clean, contemporary furnishing and yet exudes rustic charm - a perfect balance. The enclosed garden was excellent for the dog. I came away thinking of it as a real find, where I would love to stay again.
"The cottage was renovated to a high standard."
A very quiet area with some lovely walks from the cottage. Easy access to Inverness, Fort Augustus and the Loch Ness cruise is a must. Lovely scenery. Would recommend.
"A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting."
The cottage was absolutely spotless and couldn’t be faulted in any way. An abundance of wildlife in the vicinity and walks straight from the door. The shop/ cafe in the village was welcoming and Cameron’s coffee shop, 5 minutes walk down the hill, is a must. We would love to come back.
"This is a great property ideally situated for a get away from it all and chill or walk your socks off some fantastic walks on the doorstep as well as enjoying everything the highlands has to offer."
The owner has thought of everything when designing and decorating and is well equipped with everything you would need. Millie and I didn't want to leave really enjoyed our week and will definitely be booking again
"From our first contact with Sykes Cottages to arriving at our holiday rental every one was always professional ."
Foadail glenlia is a outstanding accommodation, the owner (carol) has giving everything in the house great thought to ensure that you have a relaxing holiday. The house us equipped with everything you will need and it's location is fantastic for walking exploring or as we did relaxing in the garden and enjoying the sun shine. Great Holiday and highly recommended it and we will go back. The dog loved all the local walks.
"We had a great stay."
The property has recently been refurbished to a high standard and was very well equipped. Foyers is quite rural and provides many opportunities locally for a range of walks in both wooded and moorland settings with stunning views. It also has a welcoming pub with outside tables overlooking the loch. However it is advisable to take food supplies with you as little is available locally.
"Fantastic location but the best bit was the fabulous cottage ."
Beautifully renovated to a very high standard and Carol the owner has put so much thought into all the little extras that made the stay even more lovely As soon as we walked in the only word we could think of was Wow!!!!.... We will definitely be back even with the 8 hour drive from Lancashire
"This is an excellent cottage!"
It felt like a nicer version of our own home. It's very noticeable that Carol has put a lot of thought into every aspect of this place. All the equipment is very high quality and little things you often have problems with in other properties (not enough utensils, uncomfortable furniture/beds etc) aren't here. Would very much recommend the place to anyone.
"This is a lovely property really well thought out by the owner."
There is a lovely modern kitchen with every facility.It was very comfortable in a lovely quiet area with lots of walks around .We saw lots of wildlife even a couple of deer right outside the sitting room windowThe only negative was the parking space is quite tight if you have a larger car. We have a SUV .This is a beautiful part of the Scottish Highlandsand we hope to return next year.
"The accommodation was comfortable and well equipped."
Communication with the owner was good. Information given before arrival was useful. Village quiet with a couple of tea rooms and small shop. Accommodation was clean when arrived. Would recommend if you are looking for peace, quiet and comfort.
"We loved the cottage it is in a."
Lovely place lots of great walks near by we saw deer everyday. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for a lovely holiday and our dog loved the little garden.
"The cottage was lovely, comfy and with all the facilities that you need to have a great Holiday."
"This is a lovely holiday let."
Everything as advertised. Kitchen well equipped but still plenty free cupboard space. Nice outdoor sitting area. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
"The apartment exceeded our expectations everything was new, clean and modern."
It had everything you needed and more. There was two Inn's within walking distance and a Hotel 4 miles away all serving food and drink and also two cafe's and a small shop. Great village to stay for a relaxing break with excellent accommodation.
"Very clean, beautiful cottage."
Great place to stay and only 5min walk to Falls of Foyers, and 5min drive to Loch Ness. Highly recommended. Can't wait to visit again.
"Cottage lovely bright and warm everything that you require is there."
Cottage in lovely quiet area, lots of walks for four legged friends
"The cottage has recently be renovated and has been done to an excellent standard."
It contains all the essentials and more, truly making it feel like a home away from home. The location is perfect with plenty of local walks including the falls of foyers which is spectacular. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend this cottage
"The cottage was lovely."
It has been renovated to a high standard, well thought out and very comfortable. It is in a great location very near the Foyers Falls with shop, cafe and public house a short walk away. Wonderful local walks from the house. We would recommend staying here. We enjoyed our stay very much.
"The location was fabulous."
We enjoyed the hideaway garden. The accommodation was superb. So beautifully presented and in excellent condition. Everything we needed was provided and more besides. The cottage was cosy and tastefully furnished. You would never be cold in this little gem. Perfect for dog lovers with an enclosed garden and tranquil beautiful walks from outside the door. We met the fallow deer on our early morning walks. We would love to return as soon as possible!. Just a short walk to the village shop and fabulous Waterfall Cafe.
"This is a warm and confortable cottage located in a remarkable place."
It has everything we needed for rest. The owner is a very kind person who made us feel like home.
"Very good accommodation, brilliant facilities, location is peaceful."
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- All ground floor
- 1 x double bed
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Sitting room with woodburning stove
- Thermostatically controlled infrared heater panels with emersion heated water Secondary heating and hot water though back boiler on woodburning stove
- Electric oven, induction ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, TV with freesat, now tv, WiFi, selection of books and games, washing machine (in laundry room) with indoor and outdoor airers
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off-road parking for one car (possibly two if small)
- Enclosed garden with lawned area, decking and outdoor furniture
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop, cafe and pub 0.3 miles
- Languages spoken – English and French
This rural terraced cottage can be found in Foyers in the Highlands of Scotland.
Overlooking a dramatic landscape, 42 Glenlia is a one-bedroom property, perfect for a romantic, country escape with your loved one.
The front of the property offers an enclosed garden with decking and garden furniture, enjoying wonderful views of the countryside, where you can get together for outdoor dining.
The sitting room is entered via a French door and features an exposed stone wall and log burner, adding a rustic charm to the property.
The kitchen has a dining area for four, as well as contemporary slimline appliances, offering a stylish finish.
From the kitchen, you can see the rear of the property, which offers off-road parking for up to one vehicle.
There is a family bathroom with over-head shower, bath, W/C and basin, perfect for unwinding after a day exploring the highlands.
Next door is the master bedroom, with a double bed which overlooks the view at the front of the property.
Make the most of the enclosed garden and soak up a balmy afternoon on the decking, with a well-earned drink on return from a long walk.
The cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness, is 20 miles away and boasts the gorgeous Inverness Castle and Inverness Cathedral, as well as many other fantastic attractions.
Dores is 9 miles away and en route from Inverness.
There you will find the popular Dores Inn restaurant/pub which has uninterrupted views of Loch Ness from their terrace.
Fort Augustus, 13 miles away, offers plenty of water-sports and outdoor activities, from sailing and kayaking to cycling and hiking.
Kick-start your romantic Scottish Highland escape from this cosy nook.
EPC Rating: Band C
EPC Rating: Band C
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.
About the location
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 has a good housekeeping bond of £150