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Strone Castle Cottage

Loch Ness, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Exclusive location with panoramic views of  Loch Ness
  • Sensational views of Urquhart Castle and the wild surrounds
  • Perfect for detoxing in the fresh Scottish air
  • Ideal for romantic escapes and country pursuits
  • Abundantly cosy interiors with bags of charm
  • Woodburner for atmospheric winter nights
Property code: CA315

Perched high above the magical Loch Ness, this superb country cottage basks in the natural beauty of its sprawling surrounds and offers the most wonderful retreat for the wild-at-heart.

This stunning lochside cottage in Drumnadrochit is surrounded by untouched and unspoilt Scottish scenery. Ideal for those looking to embrace the beautiful surrounds and peaceful tranquillity of this exquisitely rugged part of Scotland, it's unsurprising this A-lister has been featured in so many TV series and magazines. Charming yet humble, it is a retreat like no other and perfect for discerning adventurers looking for exploration and luxury in equal doses.

This traditional croft cottage sleeps four and is ideal for a Highland escape. After a day exploring bracken-clad hills and picnicking down by the lake, the lounge offers a cosy welcome - throw peat on the fire and enjoy a warming drink or two. The most idyllic place to escape reality for a while, replace your phone with one of the 50 rare books in the cottage detailing the history of the area or enjoy a bit of television before thoughts turn to dinner. The oak-floored kitchen with its glorious Rangemaster oven is sure to tempt any budding chefs within the family. Meals will be a lovely shared experience in the kitchen's fireside dining area. At the end of the day, make your way upstairs where you will find both double bedrooms with lakeview windows from which to glimpse the nighttime still waters. As well as the bedrooms, there is also a bathroom on the first floor, which features a shower and WC and has two access doors: one from the hallway and one from the master bedroom.

Set within 3 acres of land and surrounded by undulating hills covered with thickets of ancient trees, you don't have to go far to immerse yourself in nature. Closer to the property, you can make the most of three purpose-built viewing points to take in the incredible panoramas, particularly beautiful in the snowy depths of winter. Equally stunning in the summertime, you can explore to your heart's content, before returning to relax on the garden furniture and firing up the BBQ; a rural paradise, the only visitors you can expect to join your party might be the majestic roe deer or pheasants who occasionally visit the grounds.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 doubles with some reduced head height in the eaves
  • 1 shower room - 2 access doors (1 door from hallway and 1 door from master bedroom), with shower and WC
  • Rangemaster oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Electric heating included
  • 2 multi-fuel stoves with a starter pack of logs and peat provided
  • 1 TV in lounge, 1 TV in each bedroom
  • Limited Wi-Fi  - 12.5GB per week. Additional use will incur charges.
  • Private parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Next to the cottage is a stone building which is an empty outbuilding, not a neighbouring house. Guests are welcome to use the raised patio area at the front of this building during their stay
  • Unenclosed garden
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within 2 miles
  • During the summer there is often a single 10 second fly past in the late morning from RAF Lossiemouth with a pair of Tornadoes, Typhoons or occasionally two Nimrods, all of which fly below the level of the property on their training runs

Fiona MacDonald

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lyn, 7th December 2020

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WOW! what a cottage - this had ALL of our wish list items on so many levels. We were so excited and lucky to have been able to visit. The views from all rooms of the house is something that everyone HAS to see and experience. The cottage has been renovated to an outstanding quality with everything you would need......and much, much more! This makesRead more an excellent base for exploring all around, and spectacular view at night of Urquhart Castle lit up at night. Can't wait to go back again. Hide

Reviewed by Rhona, 24th October 2020

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Lovely homely, cosy cottage, excellent base for exploring the highlands with lovely views. We had ltrips to Glenn Affric, Plodda Falls, Eilean donan castle and Plockton. We also visited over to Lossiemouth and watched the jets, which was amazing. You can arrange grocery deliveries with Asda. As a nurse, was so glad to get this break! Only thing to Read moremindful of is the limited wifi, if you go over you can end up with a hefty bill, I wrongly assumed we wouldn't' use much, but we did. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 11th October 2020

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An absolutely gorgeous cottage that we plan to return to. A stunning location, beautifully appointed with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break. The beds were so comfortable, it cottage was so cosy (amazing for October!) and the fire pit was an amazing place to relax and read with a breathtaking view! Thank you to Kevin for takingRead more good care of us and to Keith for sharing this gorgeous space. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne, 5th October 2020

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We loved everything about the cottage. Spotlessly clean, charming, comfortable, cosy and with views to die for. What more could you want from a holiday cottage? Spotting the deer in the garden was the icing on the cake.

Reviewed by Bruce, 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Louise, 5th September 2020

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This cottage is quite magical and in a very special beautiful place. The views are incredible and the castle below is lit at night, adding to the mystery of Loch Ness. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and we had a wonderful time. Thank you !

Reviewed by John, 22nd August 2020

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We had a fantastic week at the cottage which is in a beautiful location with fabulous views. We didnt see Nessie but there were deer and pheasants in the garden. Cottage itself was spotless and very comfortable - the attention to detail was amazing, especially if you are a monster fan! Both the caretaker and owner are very friendly and helpful. We Read morewould recommend the cottage to anyone and hopefully we will back again in the future. John Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie, 9th August 2020

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Absolute gem of a find. Couldnt believe our eyes stepping out the car the first day to glorious crystal clear views. The hill up is hairy the first time, then becomes the norm. Such a homely cottage and the bed is so comfy we took a pic of the mattress to buy our own!! The caretaker and owner are very helpful. If it wasnt a 10 hour journey for us, Read morewed be back next month!! Memories for a lifetime and we hope to be lucky to return one day. Absolute dream for our little Nessie hunter. Hide

Reviewed by Steven, 1st August 2020

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An absolutely fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. The website pictures dont do it justice at all. The views of Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle are spectacular and the cottage itself is beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. Our 6 year old daughter loved it - the large garden makes a fantastic play area! Weve been to dozens of self caterinRead moreg places around Scotland and this is right up there with the best. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 18th July 2020

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Fantastic location with beautiful views, would highly recommend to anyone.

Reviewed by Andrew, 16th March 2020

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A perfect cottage in a perfect location the views just perfect

Reviewed by Crystal, 1st March 2020

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This cottage was so amazing - I don't want to tell anyone about it. We had the most relaxing week away with absolutely breathtaking scenery. It was winter so the fireplace was put to good use. The village nearby had everything we needed. We will be back for sure.

Reviewed by Martin, 4th January 2020

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Lovely little cottage with the best views of Urquhart castle. Its so remote it made me think if they just lit the castle up at night for those stopping at Strone Castle Cottage. I much enjoyed waking up to the castle everyday. The rest of the space is very comfortable and with soft furnishings.

Reviewed by Mandy, 21st December 2019

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This was our third visit to Strone Castle Cottage. We absolutely love it there. It is in the most stunning location with breathtaking views all around. The decor is gorgeous and it is extremely comfortable and cosy. The caretakers and the owner are very friendly and accommodating and always do everything they can to make your stay as comfortable anRead mored enjoyable as possible. We will definitely be returning for another visit. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie, 7th November 2019

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Stunning says it all

Reviewed by Sarah, 25th October 2019

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This will only take a few words as everything about the cottage was fantastic and we cant wait to come back !!

Reviewed by Mark And Julia, 21st October 2019

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spotlessly clean , very comfy bed, fab location with gorgeous views, just a very lovely cottage with everything you need.

Reviewed by U, 12th October 2019

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Reviewed by Roma, 5th October 2019

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This cottage is in a fabulous quiet location with stunning views all around. It is very well furnished and was wonderfully clean. The local contact was very helpful.

Reviewed by Mari, 29th September 2019

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Strone Castle Cottage was absolutely amazing! We were there for five nights and wish we would have stayed the whole two weeks! It was so much fun to wake up and see Loch Ness every morning. We had a beautiful pheasant in our yard one morning and did see a couple of deer out the kitchen window. The kitchen was lovely and we really enjoyed the deliciRead moreous bread Karen made for us on our arrival. Kevin, the caretaker, was awesome and very helpful! We will be back to Strone Cottage! Hide

Reviewed by Mr David, July 2019

Perfect cottage in a beautiful area !

Reviewed by Dr Sutherland, June 2019

There were four people traveling in our party and we were quite comfortable in the cottage. It has two large bedrooms and one bathroom upstairs. The beds are very comfortable. Downstairs, there are two little wood-fired stoves that are super cozy and pleasant to gather around. The views are truly gorgeous and make the entire experience unique. At oRead morene point in our stay we could hear the sound of bagpipes from Urquhart Castle below. Lots of Loch Ness and Nessie decor and books to entertain during a rainy afternoon. The caretakers are very nice and will do all they can to settle you in and help your stay go smoothly. I would absolutely stay here again and will think fondly of this little cottage until the next time. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Beresford, May 2019

What an amazing place, Strone Castle Cottage is. From the moment we arrived till the time we left we just could not get over the amazing views. The peace and tranquility and the scent of the bluebells was fabulous. The cottage itself was like home from home, well worth the 500 mile journey.

Reviewed by Mrs Jacques, May 2019

My husband and I spent an amazing 2 weeks at this fairytale cottage! It is beautifully appointed and feels like a home away from home with all the comforts. You can see the love and work that went into the renovations of the cottage. We loved all of the seating areas outside, and especially the area with the BBQ/fire where we spent a lot of our timRead moree enjoying the fabulous view of Urquhart Castle, which cannot be beat.....unbelievable. This is a MUST DO on anyones list of accommodation if you plan on spending any time in the Highlands, great center point to travel to many sites. I will definitely come back to this cottage! Teri Jacques Hide

Reviewed by Mrs O'connor, May 2019

The family and I had a wonderful time staying at Strone cottage. The weather was against us some days but to watch the mist roll down the hills and over the Loch to vanish within minutes was amazing to see. The cottage itself is adorable, so much time and effort has gone into restoring it, although the kitchen and bathroom are modern there are plenRead morety of quirky features. The views from the cottage and the look out points are spectacular, not only over the Loch Ness and Urqhuart castle but over the surrounding hills. We were fortunate to be visited by some red deer and some escaped sheep from the neighbouring field. I can highly recommend the exhibition centre in Drumnadrochit, not only can you learn about the legend of the Loch Ness monster you are told many interesting facts which my children found fascinating. The cottage is a wonderful base for exploring the highlands, John O'Groats is only a two and a half hours drive, well worth the drive. We are already planning where to visit next year. I would recommend some good walking boots and a 4 wheel drive car as the cottage is on a steep hill. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Westall, April 2019

A very well presented cottage in a lovely, secluded location. The views from the bedrooms of the loch and castle are stunning and will be missed now we're home! It is well located in terms of amenities and closeness to Inverness. Friends have already booked to visit next year after seeing our photos and recommendation! We would definitely look to sRead moretay again when visiting the area. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Perre, April 2019

Perfect from the first moment! Spoke with Kevin, the caretaker, before leaving the US and he said he would meet us so we wouldn't get lost. He did so and was very kind. The cottage and the property are absolutely picturesque! The view is stunning! The renovation is splendid! The attention to detail is impeccable! We were blown away, I knew it wouldRead more be beautiful and perfect for our family of four but Strone Cottage greatly surpassed our expectations. Kevin even came to our rescue at one point. Karen does an amazing job of keeping the cottage very clean and tidy. The whole place was so comfortable and cozy and clean (3 C's!), it was very difficult to leave. We received a wonderful email from the owner letting us know how much hard work was put into the restoration of Strone Cottage and you can see how well it is loved. The town of Drumnadroicht is very close by (2 min drive) and has shops,grocery, restaurants and Loch Ness boat tours. The next time we are in the Highlands, Strone Castle Cottage will be our home base once again. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Tarbuck, April 2019

I have read all the reviews on Strone Castle Cottage and it is difficult to add anything else. We stayed for a whole week which gave us the time to relax and chill in the lovely cottage and sit out until late in the evenings (with hats and scarfs) warmed by the fire pit. Why go out when the view is best at home'? The local people were so friendly, Read morehelpful and fun. Kevin and Karen really made sure we had everything we needed. We would love to come back and I have recommended this cottage to everyone I know! Things we enjoyed: . Driving all around the loch and stopping to see Foyer falls, Coffee at Morag's , paddling in the loch, and creating a Nessie picture for the grandchildren back home with a stick lol . A day at Inverness - walking along the Ness river and going to the museum and art gallery. . Culloden Moor . Out on the loch slow and then fast!! . A drive to Nairn, foraged some drift wood and had some fab fish and chips . The castle Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Mart, March 2019

We had a fabulous week in this beautiful cottage at the end of March 2019 for my Husband's 60th Birthday. The cottage has been lovingly renovated to an extremely high standard with such attention to detail, especially inside with the interior design, together with all modern appliances and equipment to make your stay as comfortable as possible. WitRead moreh cosy beds and panoramic windows upstairs you couldn't ask for more, waking up to the views is just the best experience. The shower room is warm and inviting and of a good size. The kitchen/dining room is a lovely place to enjoy a meal in the evening. The cottage is extremely clean, really cosy and very well appointed, and the log burners are great and easy to use. It is a little sanctuary of peace and quiet and a lovely place to unwind and we would certainly recommend this. The resident pheasant was our alarm clock each morning which made us both laugh every day! The location is outstanding and the views over Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle are stunning, you never tired of looking out of the windows or wandering around the garden to enjoy these. We even managed to have breakfast outside one day on the raised seating area overlooking the Loch, which was a bonus in March. Drumnadrochit is the nearest town about 1 miles away, you can easily walk into the village or if you drive in there is a free car park on the Green. We visited the Fiddler's Restaurant on the Green a couple of times which serves very good food and an enormous selection of whisky if you enjoy a tipple! There is a new, well stocked Co-op supermarket for all your provisions. We visited the Loch Ness Visitor Centre and took a cruise on Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle and back. (You get a good view of the cottage from the boat as it stops at Urquhart Castle to turn around).The cottage is also a great base for exploring the Highlands. There are many walks and waterfalls to explore within the surrounding areas and you are close to Inverness for a day trip. Also recommend visiting The Isle of Skye, Applecross and Torridon if you have the time available. Thank you for an excellent week enjoying the luxury of the cottage and the surroundings, we would definitely recommend Strone Castle Cottage as an amazing place to stay in this lovely area of Scotland, especially if you are celebrating a special occasion. Hide

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