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Gina Francis

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS GLEN AFFRIC & LOCH NESS WITH INDOOR POOL & WI-FI.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chalet in Drumnadrochit - Tomich Holidays Lodges Cottage

Indoor pool & wifi, pets, bike hire, mountains, forests, water

Tomich Holidays offers family & pet friendly self-catering holiday Cottages or Woodland Lodges, in spectacular Highland scenery overlooking Glen Affric and close to Loch Ness, with heated, indoor swimming pool. With over 120, 5 star XXXXXX reviews to help you choose from:

•Courtyard Cottages (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4-5)

•Woodland Lodges (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6)

Tomich Holidays is a family business providing a selection of twelve quality properties to suit your individual needs and makes an ideal holiday destination, with the indoor swimming pool, wi-fi hotspot, children’s play area, games room, drying room and bike store with bike hire.

Built above the conservation village of Tomich, in an exceptionally peaceful corner of the Scottish Highlands, Tomich Holidays is based at Guisachan Farm, which forms part of the historic Guisachan Estate, surrounded by native woodland. On the hills above lie several lochs, neighbouring the RSPB reserve at Corrimony. The natural beauty of the surrounding area is interwoven with woodland tracks to explore, hidden waterfalls, sparkling hill lochs, all amidst tranquillity where you can listen to the birds, revel in the abundant wildlife or stroll through the National Nature Reserve between the ancient Caledonian pine woods.

Plan your activities from Tomich, whether walking along the banks of Loch Ness, mountain biking for miles in any direction or touring the Western Isles. Tomich Holidays makes the perfect base for everything.

Guisachan is a working farm and depending upon the season you will see the never ending number of tasks that go into running a traditional Highland livestock farm. Pets are welcome.

We remain open throughout the year, so why not spend Christmas and New Year in one of our self-catering cottages or take a short break in the Highlands.

Our spacious stone-built courtyard cottages form part of the impressive Victorian farm steading with its magnificent Clock Tower. Some of the converted courtyard cottages offer panoramic views over rolling farmland, woodland and on towards Glen Affric and most offer en-suite power showers, providing everything you need for the perfect highland holiday.

Accommodation - The Courtyard Cottages are 2 bedroom stone and slate that have an entrance hall leading into the open plan living area. The open plan living and dining area is flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. The comfortable living space is also equipped with Freeview TV, DVD player, and a stove. The traditional oak fitted kitchens provide space to socialise whilst you cook and are fully equipped to include electric built-in oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, fridge and freezer, with laminate flooring. You can even pick your own herbs from the garden.

Upstairs you will find one ample double bedroom most with en-suite power shower, one twin bedroom (carpeted throughout) and a spacious bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and hand basin with shaver point. Both bedrooms have wardrobes, dressing tables, a chest of drawers, side tables and mirrors. Duvets and bed linen and complimentrary towels for 2 are provided. There is ample storage space for clothes. Cot, high chair, stairgate, additional towels and z-bed can all be supplied on request.

Features - Ample car parking is provided conveniently outside each of the cottages. A shared patio area has BBQ facilities and a picnic table for you to sit and enjoy the stunning surroundings. The swimming pool is just a few steps away and is open until 9pm every day (from April to October). Also available to all guests is the games room with table tennis, pool, table football and wi-fi hotspot. The large lawn is ideal for outdoor activities and has football goals, a play area and low level assault course allowing children the chance to burn-off energy and let-off steam. Other facilities include lockable bike store, bike hire, drying room, pay phone and tourist information point.

Cottage price includes: Leisure pass, bed linen for up to 4 and towels for 2, electricity, heating, hot water, Freeview TV, DVD player, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, toilet rolls and basic cleaning materials on arrival, washing powder and dishwasher tablets, tea towels, oven gloves, compost bags and bin bags.

Extra Guests 1 extra guest can be accommodated on a z-bed (under 16's only) by prior arrangement in the courtyard cottages. An additional charge of £35 per extra guest is made, which includes all bed linen.

Optional Extras Pets at £20 each, Towels at £5, Welcome Packs from £25, Milk at 70p, Baby pack at £25, Maps from £2.50, Local history book at £5, Bike Hire from £16, Carbon credit at £5

A warm welcome awaits visitors to the striking two storey Woodland Lodges amongst natural birch woodland. These lovely timber buildings are tranquil and secluded. They are spacious, simple and comfortable, with balconies for wildlife watching or to sit with a glass of wine to watch the sunset.

Accommodation - The modern open plan interior with french doors leading onto a balcony, comprises leather seating, Freeview TV, DVD player, stove heating and carpet in the living area. There is wooden laminate flooring in the dining area and kitchen, with a dining table and chairs, plus a kitchen fully equipped with everything you need. To the rear of the lodge is a twin bedroom, directly opposite the bathroom, with a shower over the bath, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

Upstairs you will find the double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a cloakroom with WC. All the bedrooms have wardrobes, dressing tables, side tables and mirrors. Beds will be made up for your arrival and towels for 2 are supplied.

Features - Car parking is provided in front of each of the lodges, with shared picnic tables, BBQ for eating “al-fresco” on those lazy evenings and a washing line to the rear. The swimming pool is a short walk away and is open until 9pm every day (from April to October). Also available to all guests is the games room with table tennis, pool, table football and wi-fi hotspot. The large lawn is ideal for outdoor activities and has football goals, a play area and low level assault course, allowing the children space to burn-off energy and let-off steam. Other facilities include lockable bike store, bike hire, drying room, pay phone and tourist information point.

Lodge price includes: Bed linen for up to 6 and towels for 2, electricity, heating, hot water, Freeview TV/DVD, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, toilet rolls and basic cleaning materials on arrival and washing powder, tea towels, oven gloves and bin bags.

Optional Extras Pets at £20 each, Towels at £5, Welcome Packs from £25, Milk at 70p, Baby pack at £25, Maps from £2.50, Local history book at £5, Bike Hire from £16, Carbon credit at £5.

More Details

Details for holiday chalet Woodland Lodges (sleep 6) or Cottages (sleep 4), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

A warm welcome awaits visitors to the striking two storey Woodland Lodges amongst natural birch woodland. These lovely timber buildings are tranquil and secluded. They are spacious, simple and comfortable, with balconies for wildlife watching or to sit with a glass of wine to watch the sunset. The modern open plan interior with french doors leading onto a balcony, comprises leather seating, Freeview TV, DVD player, stove heating and carpet in the living area. There is wooden laminate flooring in the dining area and kitchen, with a dining table and chairs, plus a kitchen fully equipped with everything you need. To the rear of the lodge is a twin bedroom, directly opposite the bathroom, with a shower over the bath, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Upstairs you will find the double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a cloakroom with WC. All the bedrooms have wardrobes, dressing tables, side tables and mirrors. Welcome tray upon arrival, with special gift for your children and pet
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gina Francis (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
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About Gina Francis

We have been running the self catering business since 1978 and really understand your particular needs. We extend a warm Highland welcome to you and your family and have a network of support staff to ensure your holiday runs smoothly.

Gina Francis purchased this chalet in 1968

Why Gina Francis chose Drumnadrochit

Well the scenery is just out of this world and there are an abundance of traffic-free walking along forested lanes. Where else can you really visit these days with absolute peace and quiet? No rumbling roads in the background and nothing between Tomich and the West coast of Scotland some 30 miles away . What a great playground filled with rare orchids, dragonflies, golden eagles, roaring stags, badgers, red squirrels, balck grouse and starry, starry skies.

What makes this chalet unique

Historical Victorian Highland Estate.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello We had a marvellous time and Michael already wants to return for more time in Tomich. Service - excellent Home - very comfortable, well equipped and very roomy. Location - if you want to be away from the madding crowd, but with many attractions nearby, or simply want to take time off, then this is the place to be. Best - convenient pool and leisure facilities and easy access to Glen affric and Plodda and many more attractions. Staff are very relaxed, helpful and friendly. All helped by the most excellent weather throughout our stay. (Have made multiple trips to Tomich since the early '80s) David Halstead
Jul 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Scottish Highlands Glen Affric & Loch Ness With Indoor Pool & Wi-fi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Scottish Highlands Glen Affric & Loch Ness With Indoor Pool & Wi-fi.
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Drumnadrochit Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
5

Stalkers cottage, lovely as always

  • 5 out of 5
The cottage as always was very comfortable, with all of the usual friendly and helpful people going about their business.
We have been holidaying at Tomich for many years now and we never tire of its absolute beauty.
It was found by chance many years ago but will never be forgotten, thanks for providing us with many wonderful holidays and hopefully many more. Keep up the good work in providing such a lovely place to holiday.

Best regards and Thanks

Anne, John, (Moss & Gill) the dogs.
See you all next May!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your return visit once again and we look forward to seeing you next May. With best wishes Gina
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Scottish Highlands Glen Affric & Loch Ness With Indoor Pool & Wi-fi.
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Drumnadrochit Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
5

2013 stay

  • 5 out of 5
Have never been dissapointed with are stay's at Tomich in all the years we have been going there. The cottages are of a very high standard and are very comfortable. The area is quiet and relaxing and the staff and locals are very friendly. We will be returning again next year as usual.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scottish Highlands Glen Affric & Loch Ness With Indoor Pool & Wi-fi.
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Drumnadrochit Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
5

Fantastic

  • 5 out of 5
One of the best hols ive had never done self catering before would definitely go back if I was not going abroad next year would book again so will be booking for 2 yrs time
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your first experience of self -catering and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2015. WIth best wishes Gina Francis
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Scottish Highlands Glen Affric & Loch Ness With Indoor Pool & Wi-fi.
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Drumnadrochit Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
Berkshire
5

Lovely accommodation in a great location

  • 5 out of 5
It was perfect for us. A great location to explore the wonderful Scottish countryside about us, and what a surprise the cottage was - it was immaculately clean (everything seemed like brand new) and was also extremely spacious. Also very good facilities with the play areas (internal and external) and swimming pool. However, bring you own towels, as these are not provided in the accomodation.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Tomich. From 2014 we will be including complimentary towels for 2 in each an every booking, whether a short break or a weekly stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Gina Francis
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Drumnadrochit Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
5

Serene location. Great accommodation

  • 5 out of 5
We arrived and were made very welcome by Christina who explained all we needed to know and assured us that she and other staff were always on hand with any queries. Great accommodation - as we were expecting it to be slightly shabby given that we had booked for our dogs to come too! We were delighted with the accommodation and the great walks and scenery - Glen affric is truly stunning! Excellent and spotless facilities too with the indoor pool, table tennis and pool table. We all enjoyed dining out at The Steading, The Slaters arms and Tomich Hotel. Also had a great time out on the Loch Ness Rib boat - what a way to see the many sights in and around the loch.

The walks around the area are superb for all abilities and our dogs had a ball! Particularly enjoyed Plodda Falls and Dog Falls walks.

We all had a lovely, peaceful break and wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend to friends/family.

Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again soon
  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday in Tomich. It certainly sounds as if you were out and about enjoying the lovely surroundings. We hope to welcome you and your family back to Tomich in the future. For 2013 you can make the most of our new loyalty scheme to receive your 10% discount on your next weekly visit. Best wishes Gina and Christina.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Tomich
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Aigas
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
A9
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Tomich
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Aviemore
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Nairn
Car: recommended

Enjoy the quiet beauty of the mountains in Glen Affric. Hire a bike and ride into the heart of the Glen Affric NNR, mountain spotting as you go. Walk along forest tracks and discover pristine waterfalls and sparkling lochs and hidden mountain glens. Guided trips available. Children will love our toddler play area with low level assault course and there is a huge lawn for football or badminton. The heated indoor swimming pool is popular with all visitors and provides a welcome relax after a day in the mountains. There is a drying room for Munro baggers and a large lockable bike store for mountain bikers.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chalet in Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
1 Nov 2014 - 17 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£210
£350
 
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2014 - 25 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£318
£530
 
 
New Year
26 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£363
£605
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2015 - 21 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
£174
£290
 
 
March
22 Feb 2015 - 2 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£245
£350
 
 
Easter
3 Apr 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£312
£520
 
 
Spring
19 Apr 2015 - 21 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
£270
£450
 
 
Whitsun
22 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
£330
£550
 
 
June
31 May 2015 - 25 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
£270
£450
 
 
July
26 Jun 2015 - 9 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
£330
£550
 
 
Summer
10 Jul 2015 - 27 Aug 2015
2 night minimum stay
£414
£690
 
 
Late Summer
28 Aug 2015 - 10 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
£330
£550
 
 
September
11 Sep 2015 - 8 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
£270
£450
 
 
October
9 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
£312
£520
 
 
November
1 Nov 2015 - 17 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
£192
£320
 
 
Christmas 15
18 Dec 2015 - 25 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£330
£550
 
 
New Year 15
26 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
£360
£600
 

Notes

  • BOOKING CONDITIONS
    Entry to your Tomich Holiday accommodation is at 4pm on arrival date. Departure is at 10am to allow us to clean the property prior to arrival of the next guests.

    Any damage to your holiday home should be reported to the farmhouse prior to departure and relevant settlement made.

    Fortnightly bookings are subject to a discount of £50 off the total holiday price.
    Bookings are for a holiday period only.

    A deposit of £100 per week is required on booking. This is not refundable. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. Failure to forward this balance may lead to cancellation of your holiday, the deposit being forfeited.

    Credit and debit card payments are accepted at a 3% surcharge. Online banking, bank transfers, cheque payments also accepted.

    Prices include VAT at 20%.

    Tomich Holiday properties must be left in a clean and tidy state at the end of booking.
  • EXTRAS AVAILABLE
    Pets are permitted and a charge of £20 per animal is payable with final payment. No pets allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture. Please note that as this is a working farm with sheep and cattle, dogs must be kept under control at all times.

    Bike Hire from £16 per day or £70 for 5 days.

    A Baby Pack with cot, high chair and stair gate can be provided at £25 per week. Linen for cots is not available.

    Bed linen, up to the number each property accommodates, is included in the price of your holiday.

    For your convenience, we can normally arrange for basic groceries from the local shop or a Welcome Pack providing breakfast provisions for your first day at £30 (full Scottish) or £25 (basic breakfast)

    Complimentary towels for 2. Additional towels are available at £5 per person for a hand towel and bath sheet.
  • CANCELLATION
    When you book your holiday you are entering into a legally binding contract with Tomich Holidays. If for any reason you subsequently have to cancel, every effort will be made to re-let the property. If we are unable to re-let the accommodation, you may be liable to compensate us for the loss of revenue we have incurred. We strongly recommend that you take out Cancellation Insurance.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Drumnadrochit in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , upstairs
  • The 3 star Woodland Lodge has a downstairs bathroom with bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet and shaver point. There is also a cloakroom upstairs with WC and wash basin. Hot water and electricity included in all prices.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , upstairs
  • The 3 star Woodland Lodge sleep up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. Beds made up for your arrival and bed linen, towels for 2 included in the price. Woodland Lodge Bedroom 1 All have double bed with duvet. Pine furniture including wardrobe, dressing table, bedside cabinets, stool and easy chair. Bedroom 2 Twin beds with duvets. Pine furniture including wardrobe, dressing table, bedside cabinets and stool. Bedroom 3 (downstairs) Twin beds with duvets. Pine furniture including wardrobe, dressing table, bedside cabinets and stool.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Barbecue
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Please note that towels and bikes are available at an additional cost. Complimentary towels for 2, additional sets at £5, including bath sheet and hand towel. Bikes to hire at £16 per day. There is a shared payphone at the entrance to the swimming pool and a wi-fi hotspot.

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