Woodlands Cottage is a delightful 'Hansel and Gretel' cottage tucked away in the middle of bluebell woods just one mile from the village of Invermoriston (shop/hotel) and 10 miles south of Drumnadrochit (shop/pub/Monster Museum) on the west side of Loch Ness in Inverness-shire.
Over 100-years old, standing alone within its 2 private acres of natural woodlands which stretch down to the banks of the River Moriston (fishing licences available), it is a cosy, former croft-cottage - mostly pine-lined, with a log fire and wood-burning stove - ideal for visitors who like to be on their own in beautiful surroundings (barbecue/garden furniture) yet within easy distance of a pub, hotel, and shop.
Children love the freedom of the woods and the normally shallow river which gurgles peacefully between rocks and tiny islets down to Loch Ness, but parents are warned that the riverbank is unfenced and that the river can rise in wet weather.
About 30 minutes drive from Inverness and 45 minutes from Ben Nevis and Fort William, this is another good centre from which to visit the West Coast, Moray Firth and Skye.
Heating is by open-fire, wood-burning stove, electric-radiators and night-store heaters (£15 electricity included weekly). Bedlinen is included, and towels can be hired. Pets are welcome BUT restricted to downstairs only. No smoking is allowed within the cottage.
Accommodation (sleeps 4+1):
- Very large outside entrance-room with furniture.
- Sitting room with open-fire, TV, DVD, VCR and Hi-Fi.
- Kitchen/Dining room with wood-burning stove and microwave oven, fridge/freezer, washing-machine, etc.
- Telephone for incoming calls.
- Bathroom with bath (shower over), WC and basin.
- Double-bed room.
- Double-bed room plus low single-bed.