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Cosy Loch Ness cottage, log fire, dogs welcome (Woodside)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Detached woodland cottage near Loch Ness with mountain views and private garden

Lovely traditional detached cottage, totally refurbished, new kitchen and bathroom and central heating. Woodside has a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017 and 2018. Log fire with free log supply. Warm, cosy and a high standard throughout, yet at a reasonable price. Woodside is in a quiet woodland setting, with frequent deer sightings, stream running through the garden, just above Loch Ness, making Woodside a wonderfully cosy cottage from which to witness highland wildlife. Well fenced garden for dogs to play safely. Lots to see and do in this unspoiled, sparsely populated area of Stratherrick just 3 minutes drive up the hills above Loch Ness. There are unlimited local forest and hill walks, many Lochs and rivers, rare birds and animals, such as peregrine falcons, red kite, ospreys, red squirrel. The cottage is environmentally friendly, with green electricity, a newly fitted bathroom, large well equipped kitchen, all finished to a high standard. Like other regular visitors to Woodside you too will be saying 'beautiful and relaxing, a home from home.' Large supply of logs included free. All central heating and electricity included in price (no meters).

This traditional foresters cottage makes you feel relaxed from the moment you arrive thanks to the beautiful and quiet woodland setting. With Loch Ness nearby and hills, mountain and lochs in all directions, you can sit and watch the ever-changing scenery, sunsets and wildlife. There are two comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms (one twin bedded and one double) also with lovely woodland and mountain views, ensure you will sleep well in the peace and quiet of the private countryside location. The large brand new well-appointed kitchen and large farmhouse dining table allow you to enjoy preparing the rich variety of local produce available at local Farmers Markets and from local producers. Inverness city is only 16 miles away (25 minute drive), At Woodside you have ample car parking space including a car port and long private gravel driveway at the cottage for any number of vehicles.

The wildlife will also amaze you with dozens of birds visiting the garden, regular sightings of red and sika deer, pine martens, pheasants, osprey, woodpeckers, red squirrels, bats and at night you are guaranteed to hear the occasional owl. There are excellent views of the Monadhliath mountains from the front windows. With SKY satellite TV, home entertainment, board games, CDs and DVDs you are ensured of a fun time inside or out. Free fishing is allowed from many local lochs and rivers. Visitors have caught brown trout & salmon.

Nearby is Foyers (5 minutes drive) with the waterfalls, and a village shop, hotel bars/restaurants and tea rooms. Also Whitebridge (10 minutes drive) and Dores (15 minutes drive) have a (hotel) bar /restaurant. Fort Augustus at the end of Loch Ness (25 minutes drive) has many bars, cafes and restaurants plus the stunning 5 locks climbing out of Loch Ness.

Comfortable day trips from Woodside include the Black Isle (Chanonry Point where the Moray dolphins can be often spotted), Skye, Aviemore, the Cairngorm Mountain railway, Ben Nevis, Fort William, Glencoe, Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit/Loch Ness Visitor Centre, Inverness, Ullapool and many more. It is the ideal base for exploring the Scottish Highlands.

Woodside is available all year round and quickly books up, with many families returning each year to Woodside, with holiday-makers saying 'This is such a quaint, warm and comfortable cottage. A perfect place to relax and spot the rich wildlife of the Highlands. Every room has either a woodland or mountain view. We will recommend this to our friends and relatives and we will return !'

More Details

Mr Turan Ali
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Mr Turan Ali

Hi - I'm Turan. I work internationally in media and I love having highland cottages as my quiet retreat and having other people enjoy the beauty, peace and relaxation of Loch Ness and the Highlands. We have a great team at Loch Ness to look after you. Karen gets the cottage ready for you, Matt does the gardens, and I deal with the bookings. If there are any questions or problems just text, call or email me (Turan) and I will get the problem sorted quickly for you. We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Loch Ness area of the Scottish Highlands.

Mr Turan Ali purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Mr Turan Ali chose Inverness

Woodside is very peaceful, quiet, with lots of wildlife around, and has everything you could need to be a home from home. Especially well-equipped is the kitchen.

It is ideally located to visit the sights of the Highlands in every direction.

All you will hear at night are the owls !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Inverness in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • New bathroom suite, bath, pedestal sink, WC and electric shower, shaver point, all recently replaced and redecorated. Central Heating boiler supplies constant hot water. There is also an electric shower over the bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are 2 comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin both with lovely woodland views, ensuring you sleep well in the peace and quiet of the private countryside location. There are central heating radiators in both bedrooms making them very warm and cosy.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
Free broadband internet - just bring your laptop.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cosy Loch Ness cottage, log fire, dogs welcome (Woodside)
average rating of 4.840909 based on 44 reviews
Birmingham, England

Lovely quiet cottage in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely three night stay at Woodside and our two dogs absolutely loved it too. The cottage is very warm and cosy and the logburner is wonderful. The free logs are a real bonus. Thank you for the shortbread and milk on arrival, they were very gratefully received after an eight hour journey!

Sitting on the benches in the front garden in the afternoon sunshine was simply delightful. There were two tiny rabbits and a stoat running around in the garden (when the dogs were safely inside!) and some lovely birds were singing.

Our dogs loved swimming in the loch across the road and Loch Ness is nearby too, indeed, the little bay at Dores, just behind the pub, is a beautiful place to stop and admire the spectacular scenery.

There is a gorgeous, very dog friendly, coffee shop with a huge logburner and comfy sofas called Cameron’s for coffee and cakes/ breakfast/ lunch. They also stock local artists’ products and they sell some basic provisions from a small farm shop inside the cafe and they have a rescue deer called Blossom in the field by the car park who will happily let you stroke her. This is in Foyers village which is a beautiful 15 minute drive away and Morag and her staff are so friendly and welcoming. We also went to Fort Augustus where the dogs had another swim and then we had delicious fish and chips from the (dog friendly) Boat Inn, overlooking the Caledonian Canal locks. A lovely day.

The cottage is beautifully clean, the newly fitted kitchen is well stocked and easy to use, the double bed would be even better with a new (ideally upgraded to king size!) mattress, the garden is lovely (we kept our dogs on the lead as the low level chicken wire fencing would be too easy and tempting for them to jump over) and the lounge is very very cosy with lovely views from all of the windows. You can see the bird table from the kitchen sink and even from the sofa in the lounge so remember to bring the bird seed (if not, you can buy some at the Foyers Village shop and post office!).

We had such a lovely three night break and we would love to return for a longer trip next time. Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing stay in such a beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful well equipped cottage. Cosy peaceful and perfectly situated to go exploring. This is the second time staying in one of Turan’s Cottages and we loved it just as much as the last time.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Woodside is a perfect cottage in a perfect location. Fully equipped with everything we could’ve needed for our short 4 night stay, Woodside was cosy, comfortable and easy to feel totally relaxed in. It is situated in an ideal location to see most of the major spots around Loch Ness and yet secluded enough to feel totally away from it all. The surrounding landscape is stunning, and the drive to the cottage from both directions has some incredible scenery. There is plenty to explore just a short walk or drive away from the cottage. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a relaxed and quiet break.

While there we visited Glen Coe (1.5 hours drive away), Glenmore (1 hour) and Plodda Falls (1.5 hours), and would’ve loved to see much more (meaning we’re going to have to go back!)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic 2nd visit

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd visit this year we love this cosy cottage. Location is perfect with lots of great walks within an easy drive.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage. A very relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! It was very cozy, clean, well stocked kitchen and comfortable beds!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage in good location

  • 5 of 5

Log burner is a bonus, good place to visit Loch Ness. Well equipped kitchen. Amazing mountains views nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your visit Lesley, and for leaving Woodside so clean and tidy. We are very pleased that you found Woodside was the ideal base for touring Loch Ness and the Highlands. And yes, we agree, , the log burning stove is nice and cosy in the evenings. We've tried to make it a cook's kitchen so it is good to hear you found it well-equipped. Many thanks for your kind words. with best wishes - Turan
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
46 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Loch Ness
Car: necessary

Woodside is in the village of Errogie in the unspoilt, sparsely populated South Loch Ness area with many woodland, mountain and loch side walks starting from the front door. Within a few minutes of Woodside there are many other lochs, mountains and forests to explore. The wildlife will also amaze you with much to be spotted in the woodland from the windows or decking at Woodside inclduing dozens of bird species, regular sightings of red and sika deer, pine martens, pheasants, osprey, woodpeckers, red squirrels, bats and at night you are guaranteed to hear the occasional owl. Golden eagles have also been seen and the nearby Loch Ruthven is an impressive bird reserve. Dolphin watching is guaranteed from Chanonry Point on the Black Isle, a 40 minute drive away. Woodside is an ideal base for touring everything the Highlands have to offer.

Red squirrels and pine martens populate the nearby Farigaig forest which stretches along south Loch Ness, and covers several thousand acres.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Inverness, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
8 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Winter
27 Oct 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £30
Pet Fee £0

Arrival/departure day is usually Saturday (but this can often be varied). Arrival time from 4pm Saturday. Departure time - by 10am on Saturday. 10% discount for second week for two week bookings. You will be greeted by a welcome pack so your holiday can begin the moment you arrive. Keys are left in a secret location for you to collect so you can enter at your leisure.

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