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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

•Heating is included.

* Free WiFi

More Details

Amanda and Peter Prendergast
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fort Augustus in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cottage beside Loch Ness, Caledonian Canal and River Oich, Fort Augustus
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Brilliant short break

  • 5 of 5

The area, stunningly and heartbreakingly beautiful. The accommodation, compact but immaculately clean, had everything that we needed - which is sometimes rather lacking in holiday lets. Although Fort Augustus can be full of tourists who are disgorged daily from coaches, the location of this property - between the river and the canal - means that all remains tranquil in the house and garden, even though the really well-stocked Londis shop/garage/post office is two minutes' walk away. The owners who live next-door could not have been more kind and helpful. We were really sad to leave them and their lovely little cottage, so welcoming and full of character, but very much hope we shall return sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week here in March and the location is just perfect. A short walk into Fort Augustus to pubs, restaurants, coffee shop and Londis supermarket. The cottage is ideal for a couple (and dog, who loved the big garden!). A few tweaks would have made the stay perfect - we had issues with the heating but the owners were very helpful in trying to help us out and the weather was really cold when we were there. Hot water was a problem - pressure was really low and water was warm rather than hot. Equipment in the house was basic - we would have appreciated wine and beer glasses plus a hairdryer and some equipment could do with an upgrade such as the sofa (not very comfy, especially after a long day’s walking) and the tv (which is on its way out). We would also have liked some basic information about where to find the internet password, recycling (we ended up throwing everything into the bin) and perhaps some local information about the area too. However, this is nit picking because we had a lovely week here. The area is stunning and the cottage couldn’t be better located.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest feedback, Jane. We have already provided larger wine glasses, beer glasses and a hairdryer. We have also added an additional dustbin for recycling and have put together a folder with information about places to visit, both in the local area and the wider Highlands. The internet codes are now clearly on display. We have bought a new television and will endeavour to upgrade the settee and increase the water pressure as soon as we can. Best wishes, Peter and Amanda
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Lovely location. Beautiful views and peaceful. Cosy and well maintained and equipped.

  • 5 of 5

The Malt House is a fantastic little cottage.

Peter and Amanda are very welcoming and helpful.

The location is fantastic. Despite being only a five minute walk to the small village the cottage is totally peaceful and on it's own down a lane.

The cottage is fully equipped with all you need and cosy.

I went in February so it was pretty cold outside.

There are beautiful walks within five minutes and the village has some nice places to eat.

There is a boat trip on the Loch Ness less than two minutes away as well.

I loved my stay at the Malt House and would thoroughly recommend staying there.

I covered a lot of driving miles during my stay and visited the Cairngorms and Glencoe.

If you are looking for peace and tranquillity then the Malt House is the place.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Einfach wunderbar

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten schon viele Häuser in Deutschland, Irland und England.

Aber dieses hier schlägt alle um Längen.

Alles perfekt eingerichtet und eine wunderbare nette Familie Prendergast .

Auch die Freizeitangebote waren genau wie die Restaurants ganz toll.

Ein hylight ist das George Walking.

Wir möchten gern wiederkommen.

Familie Hopp aus ibbenbüren

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Friendly hosts, magnificent location, recommended to travellers who want to explore scottish highlands from a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque Waterside Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Malt House is an absolute gem. Stunningly situated at the edge of Loch Ness, Malt House provides the right balance between ease of access to Ft. Augustus and the cool privacy of a Scottish cottage and garden. Perfectly appointed, Malt House had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Whether we were cooking our dinner or just hanging out after a day of sight-seeing, it was exactly what we needed. Within easy driving distance of various sights, we had no trouble making day trips to Ft. George, Skye, Urquhart, and the Cairngorms. Peter and Amanda were super friendly and gave us valuable tips on places not to be missed. I can't think of a better place to spend a week or better people to be overseeing that stay. Wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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, Scottish Highlands & Islands

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Mar 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
13 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Apr 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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