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Cottage beside Loch Ness, Caledonian Canal and River Oich, Fort Augustus

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Fort Augustus - The Malt House, Inveroich,

Two bedroomed cottage in the beautiful grounds of a family home

Sleeps: Maximum of four

•Parties of one, two, three or four are welcome

•Twin + double room

•Not suitable for very young childen

•Dogs welcome, at owners discretion

•No smoking

Inveroich has been a much loved family home for over sixty years and the present owners would like to share it with like minded, caring couples and small parties who would appreciate its charm, character and quality.

The property is situated in a unique and prime location at the head of Loch Ness. It enjoys uninterrupted and breathtaking views, being situated beside Loch Ness, the Caledonian Canal and the River Oich. Steeped in history, Inveroich was built as the Barrack Master's House for the old fort and is reputed to be the oldest house in Fort Augustus. A pre 1770 plan, reveals that this cottage was 'a keeping place for the malt', for the adjoining Brew House.

At the end of a no-through road, the house is within easy walking distance of Fort Augustus and all local amenities. There are pubs and tea shops, a park, tennis courts and a huge choice of walks through forestry land, along the canal tow path or up in the hills. Loch and river fishing are readily available, together with boat and fishing trips on Loch Ness.

Inveroich is decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard. The rooms are all light, airy and spacious and both bedrooms, the kitchen and the sitting room all boast uninterrupted views of the garden, looking across to the historical Fort Augustus Abbey.

The house sits within a large, very private and well kept walled garden.

There is ample private parking within the grounds of the property.

With storage and convector heating and secondary/double glazing, the Malt House is a cosy, warm and welcoming place to stay.

There are feature fireplaces in the double bedroom, kitchen and sitting room and all the rooms are well proportioned. The kitchen is well equipped, with a good quantity of china and glass, cutlery and cooking utensils.

The rooms are well proportioned with central heating or storage heaters as well as original feature fireplaces.

All cleaning materials are provided as well as a supply of coffee, tea, sugar, pepper, salt, seasonings, soaps, tissues and toilet rolls.

• The sitting room - with feature fireplace, comfortable furniture, TV and DVD player. View of garden.

• Bedroom 1 - double bed, feature fireplace, views of garden, Abbey and Caledonian Canal.

• Bedroom 2 - Twin beds, views of garden, Abbey and Caledonian Canal.

•Downstairs bathroom with large shower and toilet.

•All beds have electric blankets, under blankets, pillows and duvets. Towels and tea towels are all included in the price.

•Bed linen can be provided for a small additional charge.

•Heating is included.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Amanda and Peter Prendergast
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Cottage beside Loch Ness, Caledonian Canal and River Oich, Fort Augustus
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Eine wundervolle Woche in Fort Augustus

  • 4 of 5

Malt House ist ein äußerst gepflegtes kleines Cottage, von den Besitzern liebevoll dekoriert. Die Ausstattung war angemessen für ein Ferienhaus, ein sehr angenehmes Extra waren die Heizdecken in jedem der 4 Betten.

Peter und Amanda waren super freundlich und hilfsbereit, insbesondere bei der nicht ganz einfachen Bereitsstellung einer Internet-Verbindung. Nochmals ein herzliches Danke dafür!

Fort Augustus selbst erwies sich als sehr zentral gelegen für alle möglichen Ausflüge, und Sehenswertes gibt es dort mehr als genug. Allerdings war uns nicht ganz bewüßt wie touristisch überlaufen der kleine Ort ist. Da sich das Haus in absoluter Toplage direkt am Loch Ness befinden, bedeutete dies leider auch, dass permanent Gruppen vorwiegend asiatischer Besucher in Kauf genommen werden mussten. Peters Anstrengungen, durch bauliche Maßnahmen weitestgehend die Privatsphäre zu erhalten, hatte aber auch die Folge, dass man weder aus den Fenstern noch vom Garten aus das Wasser sehen konnte. Insgesamt jedoch waren wir sehr zufrieden und hatten eine tolle Woche im Malt House.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Delightful cottage full of character and steeped in history in surroundings which is a feast for the soul. Calm tranquil and full of serenity.

Our week at the Malt House was an adventure into the Highlands of Scotland. We travelled to Sky climbed Ben Nevis took in the battlefields of Culloden and The Great Glen.

Took a cruise on Loch Ness all from the Malt House. We will be returning again now we have found somewhere we can truly settle into it's as if the house and grounds puts it's arms around you and whispers in your ear, "welcome and enjoy your stay with us".

Thank you so much for sharing The Malt House with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Loch Ness idyll

  • 5 of 5

I can thoroughly recommend the cottage at Inveroich for it lived up to all our expectations on reading the owners' description - in fact it exceeded them! The property is immaculate and very comfortable while its situation on the shore of the lock is stunning.

Fort Augustus itself is small but full of history for those so inclined and the local Londis shop has very tasty freshly baked bread and pies. While there are also a number of local eating places the well appointed kitchen allows you to keep costs down by self catering. However you choose to eat there are numerous walks through the glorious countryside to walk your meals off!

Peter and Amanda were perfect hosts and went out of their way to settle us in and point out places of local interest.

Not only would my family and I recommend this cottage to anyone who enjoys the Scottish air we would happily return for there is so much to do in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantástica casa con entorno y situación prerfectos

  • 5 of 5

Hemos estado una semana visitando Escocia y tuvimos la gran suerte de instalarnos en esta casa. Es un lugar perfecto para viajar con niños, la casa tiene todas las comodidades, la cocina está muy bien equipada, las habitaciones muy acogedoras, las camas muy cómodas, el jardín es de cuento, todo súper limpio.

La situación es perfecta para hacer excursiones a los diversos lugares y islas de Escocia, aunque hay que hacer quilómetros es una situación muy céntrica y al pie del lago Ness.

Los propietaros son muy amables y dispuestos a ayudar en cualquier momento, es una familia encantadora y sus hijos tocan muy bien la gaita, lo pudimos comprobar porque fueron tan amables de hacernos un pequeño concierto.

Es una casa 100% recomendable

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Great cottage, great location, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in this lovely cottage beside the Loch and Canal. Amanda and Peter were extremely helpful and welcoming. Great base to explore the surrounding area and enjoy the wonderful scenery.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Beautifully restored cottage in central location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in this beautifully restored cottage on the shores of Loch Ness. It is warm, comfortable, spotlessly clean and has everything you need for a family holiday. The owners made us feel very welcome and were on hand if needed. The location is so quiet and peaceful, yet just a few minutes walk from Fort Augustus with a supermarket, several good restaurants and lovely walks right from the doorstep. This was our second stay in Fort Augustus as we find it a very central base for touring around. There are so many places to visit, things to do and spectacular scenery in every direction. We would definitely recommend this cottage to couples or families with older children.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Fort Augustus
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Fort Augustus
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Fort Augustus
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Nevis Range
Nearest Beach
Loch Ness
Car: recommended

Fort Augustus is geographically right in the heart of the Highlands, making it an ideal base for a holiday in Scotland. Link to website

Loch Ness – Cruises on the loch aboard The Royal Scot, run daily all year round from Fort Augustus village. Link to website

Fishing – Trout and salmon fishing is readily available. Day permits can be obtained for salmon fishing in the River Oich, just outside the house. Link to website

Private fishing trips onto Loch Ness can be booked from alongside the Canal, aboard ‘Augusta’. Link to website

Outdoor Activities

Monster Activities at The Great Glen Water Park, South Laggan (15 minutes from Fort Augustus), provides the widest range of outdoor activities in Scotland. Activities available include white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking, speedboat activities, mountain biking, target sports, abseiling, sailing and windsurfing, and quad biking. Link to website

Urquhart Castle, which is situated on a rocky promontory above Loch Ness, is 25 minutes from Fort Augustus by car. The site has revealed traces of Iron Age habitation and was probably fortified as early as the 6th century when St. Columba visited the area and apparently encountered a sea creature. There is a fascinating visitor centre situated within the grounds of the castle. Link to website

Inverness is 50 minutes from Fort Augustus, by car, with stunning views of Loch Ness, from the A82. As well as extensive shopping, attractions include a theatre, cinemas, and a leisure centre with ice rink and swimming pools. Link to website

Culloden Battle Field, the last battle fought on British soil, ending the ’45 Rebellion and Bonnie Prince Charlie’s bid for the throne, is situated just outside Inverness. Culloden battlefield is under the care of the National Trust for Scotland and its visitors' centre is a major tourist attraction. Link to website

Fort William is 45 minutes by car from Fort Augustus. Attractions include, cruises on Loch Linnhe, seal watching, The Dew of Ben Nevis Distillery, The West Highland Museum, The Sea Life Centre and a swimming pool. Link to website

A Jacobite Steam Train runs fron Fort William to Mallaig (June – Oct). 42 miles of stunning views including the Glenfinnan viaduct which was used in the Harry Potter film, ‘A Chamber of Secrets'. Link to website

Nevis Range, Fort William – 45 minutes by car from Fort Augustus. Open all year round and offers extensive walking for all levels, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, paragliding, birdwatching etc. A mountain gondola carries visitors to the top of Aonach Mor, beside Ben Nevis. Link to website

Exclusive Guided Tours in the Highlands Link to website

Day Trips to Skye – from Mallaig.

Dunvegan Castle, The Cuillin Mountains, seal watching. Link to website

Day Trips to Mull – from Oban to Tobermory.

Castles, ancient monuments, walking. Link to website

Day Trips to Orkney – from Inverness or John O’ Groats.

Walking, bird watching, ancient monuments, sea life etc. Link to website

Cairngorm National Park – 90 minutes from Fort Augustus

Extensive range of walking, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, wildlife watching, The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and The Highland Wildlife Park. Link to website

Glen Affric – 30 minutes drive.

Picnicing and walking in the Ancient Caledonian Scots Forest. Link to website


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

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25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
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30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
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18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
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8 Jan 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
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5 Mar 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
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9 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
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7 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
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25 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
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4 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
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24 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
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29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fort Augustus in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One double bedroom One twin bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Garden
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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