Chisholm Cottage sits in a peaceful and unspoilt location being one of three purpose-built properties situated on a private track that runs parallel to the main road between Drumnadrochit and Cannich. The area known locally as Millness Croft could be viewed as being in the 'middle of nowhere' yet it is within easy proximity (25 miles) of the vibrant city of Inverness with all the facilities expected from a modern bustling city. The nearby town of Drumnadrochit (10 miles) also offers a good range of shops and services with local services including a village shop being available just over 2 miles to the north in Cannich.
Rural but easy to get to, the cottage is within easy access of the Great Glen and its many tourist attractions including Loch Ness, probably the most famous loch in the world which is just 10 minutes away. Also a short distance away is the National Nature Reserve of Glen Affric, reputed to be the most beautiful glen in Scotland, with remnants of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest set in a landscape of outstanding beauty.
This pretty little cottage combines the best of the old and modern to create a vision of holiday cottage loveliness amongst a wonderful, natural landscape of moor and farmland. Tastefully decorated with quality furnishings, the cottage comprises an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with an attractive wood burning stove and natural wooden floors, a stylish double bedroom, modern bathroom and a useful utility/boot room. Outside there is private parking and grassed area with patio to sit and take in the wonderful views. (Note: whilst unlikely to be let by families with young children it should be noted that there is a steep bank behind the unfenced, grassed area which leads to a small burn).
A host of rural sporting activities can be enjoyed in the surrounding area, from watching the abundant wildlife to walking and cycling or fishing for salmon and trout on the local rivers and lochs. Indeed the choices for walking in the Highlands are vast with a wide variety of walks from coastal and forest paths to the ever popular 'munro bagging'. The nearby 'Great Glen Way' is probably one of the most famed of the Scottish cycling routes and for a more extreme experience, there are mountain bike trails at Abrichan or the Balnain Bike Park, graded 'double black'.
A golfer's paradise, the Highlands is well known to golfers and the surrounding area lives up to its reputation with over 20 courses being within an easy drive, including the championship course at Nairn. However, if retail therapy is more your thing the cosmopolitan city of Inverness will be sure not to disappoint with a wide variety of interesting shops and places to dine. Other popular daytrips include Inverness Castle and The Caledonian Canal with the pretty village of Fort Augustus where you can enjoy a meal in one of the loch side inns taking in the view of the boats as they pass through the amazing loch system.
Heating is by oil central heating (included), and wood burning stove (starter pack of fuel included). Bed linen, towels and electricity are all included. Sorry, no pets or smoking is permitted in the cottage.
Accommodation (sleeps 2):
- Entrance porch.
- Sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, ipod dock, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, etc.
- Utility room with washer/tumble dryer and small deep freeze.
- Double bedroom.
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin.