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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.

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Torran is a well-equipped, well-situated, self-catering cottage for those who want to explore the Highlands. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return!
  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

Beautiful setting, apartment could use a spruce up

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We had a lovely time - the setting of the Abbey on the Loch is lovely, Fort Augustus is a charming town and it was great to be able to walk everywhere, and our kids loved the playground at the Abbey. The apartment itself was nice - kitchen had everything. The couches need to be replaced and one was not the same as shown in the majority of the photos in line. After we arrived and I compared, there was one photo where you could see a corner of the couch (black material) but the majority of the photos and indeed any photos focusing on the couches and sitting areas showed two brown leather sofas. The Club emailed us directions on how to get in and advising that we would need to confirm our arrival prior to arriving. However this information didn't reach us in time as it wasn't sent at the time or close to the time of our booking, and we did a road trip in Scotland prior to arriving at the Highland Club whereby we had very little access to internet or even cell coverage. Because of that, the club was not aware of our arrival and it was just by chance that we found someone who could give us keys etc. Also because of that, the apartment was not recently cleaned in preparation for our arrival. It was mostly clean, but we ended up having to vacuum the floors from the get-go, so not a relaxing way to start our last few days of vacation and what was intended to be a bit of R&R time. Overall the experience was fine, but considering the state of the couches we found this particular suite to be overpriced.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017