HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Loch Ness also enquired about holiday homes in Inverness, holiday homes in Drumnadrochit and apartments in Fort Augustus

Discover more than local legends with Loch Ness cottages

Loch Ness is known throughout the world as being the alleged home of the Loch Ness monster. Aside from the monster however, Loch Ness is also notable for containing more water by volume than any other Scottish Loch, although Loch Lomond has a larger surface area at 22 square miles. Thanks to the depth of the Loch, it is known to contain more fresh water than every other lake in England and Wales put together and every year tourists from around the globe descend upon Loch Ness in the hope of finding the mythical ‘Nessie’.

HomeAway has a variety of log cabins in Loch Ness which are suitable for visiting groups of all sizes. Larger groups are catered for with several properties being able to accommodate over 6 guests. Although many of the holiday cottages in Loch Ness appear traditional from the outside, modern conveniences are plentiful inside, making self-catering easy and functional. Fully equipped kitchens with laundry facilities and dishwashers are in good supply whilst satellite television and internet access are also widely available. In addition, the majority of the holiday cottages in Loch Ness also have gardens so that the beauty of the local landscape can be truly appreciated.

Although Loch Ness has many attractions and places of interest, Scotland on the whole has a great deal more to offer a visitor. The many apartments in Edinburgh are within easy reach of the city’s vibrant music scene, whilst self catering cottages and apartments in the Hebrides are the ideal setting for a tranquil walking holiday.

Things to do

Monster hunting: Although there have been no significant sightings of ‘Nessie’ for some years, this has not prevented the entire area from being a large tourist attraction. Boat trips and monster hunting walking parties are plentiful throughout the year, whilst many local museums and historians have their own exhibits and stories of encounters.

Fishing: Away from the monster herself, the Loch is home to a vast variety of freshwater fish, making it the perfect environment for angling. Local shops sell equipment and bait in plentiful supply whilst a lucky catch might include eel, pike, sturgeon, stickleback, minnow and salmon.

Scientific interest: The Loch lies on the Great Glen Fault and much of the local landscape and geology exists as the result of earth shifting. In addition, it is now used as part of the Foyers Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Scheme. The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition is dedicated to these, and other pieces of local scientific interest and as well as the various exhibitions, it has a tearoom, restaurant, shop and hotel.

Outdoor activities: Nobody visits Scotland to sit indoors and away from the Loch there are numerous activities to take part in. For hikers, there is plenty to see: Lochend and Fort Augustus both have historic lighthouses, which can be reached on foot, whilst the western shore of the Loch is home to Urquhart Castle. There are also numerous boating activities which take place on the Loch itself.

Weather

Loch Ness enjoys something of a micro climate and although Scotland might be typically cold, windy and rainy, Loch Ness is often more pleasant and mild than its surrounding areas. November, December and January are typically the coldest months with temperatures sometimes falling to 0.3°C, although 3°C is more likely. Within these winter months, it is not unheard of to have on average of 18 days of rain per month, and although snowfall is common, there is rarely enough to cause severe problems to visitors or local businesses. The summer months of June, July and August are the warmest with temperatures often hitting upwards of 16°C and within these months up to 12 days out of the month may have rain.

Travel

Holiday cottages in Loch Ness are extremely accessible by all means of transport. The A82 runs along the whole of the Loch and is the main road in and out of the area. The road starts in Inverness and visitors can simply follow it to reach the Loch and surrounding areas. Meanwhile, coach and bus tours to the area are plentiful throughout the year, and there are numerous train arrivals at either Inverness or Fort William. Alternatively, the area can be accessed by plane to Inverness Airport (INV), which is some 20 miles away.

  • Showing 1-50 of 264
Additional service fee may apply.
  View Map Map
    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (43 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #722905
    43
    Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #6023204
      4
      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (13 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Multiple rentals Apartment #500964
        13
        Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (30 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Multiple rentals Apartment #500964
          30
          Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.4/5
            (12 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            House #8123731
            12
            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #6185176
              1
              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.6/5
                (8 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #8134781
                8
                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (41 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #838183
                  41
                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Multiple rentals Apartment #6714126
                    4
                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 7
                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8116293
                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #1155395
                        3
                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #8067352
                          1
                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                            (11 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #8168977
                            11
                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Multiple rentals Apartment #6714126
                              1
                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 7
                                Multiple rentals Apartment #8116293
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 6 BR
                                  • 5 BA
                                  • Sleeps 12
                                  House #1779478
                                  4
                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #6799951
                                    2
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (5 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 3
                                      Bungalow #1874664
                                      5
                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #1965993
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Cottage #1967104
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 3
                                            Bungalow #1887057
                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #4438167
                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #1190778
                                                2
                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Apartment #6724967
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (9 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #1017348
                                                    9
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1479352
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1479352
                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #1675924
                                                          7
                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Apartment #554798vb
                                                            1
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Condo #762598
                                                              6
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #971880vb
                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Lodge #4439143
                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Apartment #6961244
                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Apartment #6961267
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Apartment #6913146
                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                          Cottage #6937008
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #6966633
                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              #8035959
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Apartment #1938957
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Cottage #1862224
                                                                                  1
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                    Apartment #1938956
                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #1866727
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1861066
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #1866656
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Bungalow #6775478
                                                                                            1
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #1938955
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #1938958
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #1858774
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #1938954
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #1783135
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 264
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely property in a wonderful location

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a wonderful old cottage with superb views. It is a few minutes walk from the centre of Fort Augustus with its shops, pubs and restaurants, and is ideally situated to set out on walks. Inverness is within easy striking distance as are many beautiful drives. The cottage is well equipped and has a homely feel. If you're visiting in winter though make sure you're layered up inside the cottage. Despite the numerous heating devices, the temperature could only just about reach 17°c when the temperature outside was in single figures. Only the lounge, with a log fire going, could reach a comfortable temperature. We had a few log fires! Despite the inside chill, we enjoyed ourselves and were pleased with our choice of the cottage.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing place, very scenic. Thoroughly recommended

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A cosy cottage with all the modern conveniences you could wish for. The ideal location to explore the loch and the surrounding.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Tranquil and relaxing!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Cosy, welcoming, clean, has everything you need plus stunning views!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017