About the property
- Chalet1506 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay2 - 120 nights
Indoor pool & wifi, pets, bike hire, family friendly, mountains
Tomich Holidays offers family & pet friendly self-catering holiday Cottages or Woodland Lodges, in spectacular Highland scenery overlooking Glen Affric and close to Loch Ness, with heated, indoor swimming pool. With over 40 years' experience in the self catering industry and over 150, 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor, choose your ideal holiday propery from either:
•Courtyard Cottages (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4-5, open all year)
Our spacious stone-built courtyard cottages form part of the impressive Victorian farm steading with its magnificent Clock Tower. Some of the converted courtyard cottages offer panoramic views over rolling farmland, woodland and on towards Glen Affric and most offer en-suite power showers, providing everything you need for the perfect highland holiday.
Accommodation - The Courtyard Cottages are 2 bedroom stone and slate that have an entrance hall leading into the open plan living area. The open plan living and dining area is flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. The comfortable living space is also equipped with Freeview TV, DVD player, and a stove. The traditional oak fitted kitchens provide space to socialise whilst you cook and are fully equipped to include electric built-in oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, fridge and freezer, with laminate flooring. You can even pick your own herbs from the garden.
Upstairs you will find one ample double bedroom most with en-suite power shower, one twin bedroom (carpeted throughout) and a spacious bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and hand basin with shaver point. Both bedrooms have wardrobes, dressing tables, a chest of drawers, side tables and mirrors. Duvets and bed linen and complimentrary towels are provided. There is ample storage space for clothes. Cot, high chair, stairgate, additional towels and z-bed can all be supplied on request.
Features - Ample car parking is provided conveniently outside each of the cottages. A shared patio area has BBQ facilities and a picnic table for you to sit and enjoy the stunning surroundings. The swimming pool is just a few steps away and is open until 9pm every day (from April to October). Also available to all guests is the games room with table tennis, pool, table football and wi-fi hotspot. The large lawn is ideal for outdoor activities and has football goals, a play area and low level assault course allowing children the chance to burn-off energy and let-off steam. Other facilities include lockable bike store, bike hire, drying room, pay phone and tourist information point.
Cottage price includes: Leisure pass, bed linen and towels for up to 4, electricity, heating, hot water, Freeview TV, DVD player, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, toilet rolls and basic cleaning materials on arrival, washing powder and dishwasher tablets, tea towels, oven gloves, compost bags and bin bags.
Extra Guests 1 extra guest can be accommodated on a z-bed (under 16's only) by prior arrangement in the courtyard cottages. An additional charge of £40 per extra guest is made, which includes all bed linen.
Optional Extras Pets at £25 each, Welcome Packs from £25, Milk at 70p, Baby pack at £25, Maps from £2.50, Local history book at £5, Bike Hire from £17.50, Carbon credit at £5
Tomich Holidays is a family business providing a selection of twelve quality properties to suit your individual needs and makes an ideal holiday destination, with the indoor swimming pool, wi-fi hotspot, children’s play area, games room, drying room and bike store with bike hire.
Built above the conservation village of Tomich, in an exceptionally peaceful corner of the Scottish Highlands, Tomich Holidays is based at Guisachan Farm, which forms part of the historic Guisachan Estate, surrounded by native woodland. On the hills above lie several lochs, neighbouring the RSPB reserve at Corrimony. The natural beauty of the surrounding area is interwoven with woodland tracks to explore, hidden waterfalls, sparkling hill lochs, all amidst tranquillity where you can listen to the birds, revel in the abundant wildlife or stroll through the National Nature Reserve between the ancient Caledonian pine woods.
Plan your activities from Tomich, whether walking along the banks of Loch Ness, mountain biking for miles in any direction or touring the Western Isles. Tomich Holidays makes the perfect base for everything.
Guisachan is a working farm and depending upon the season you will see the never ending number of tasks that go into running a traditional Highland livestock farm. Pets are welcome.
We remain open throughout the year, so why not spend Christmas and New Year in one of our self-catering cottages or take a short break in the Highlands.
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About Gina Francis
We have been running the self catering business since 1978 and really understand your particular needs. We extend a warm Highland welcome to you and your family and have a network of support staff to ensure your holiday runs smoothly.
Gina Francis purchased this Chalet in 1968
Why Gina Francis chose Tomich
Well the scenery is just out of this world and there are an abundance of traffic-free walks along forested lanes. Where else can you really visit these days with absolute peace and quiet? No rumbling roads in the background and nothing between Tomich and the West coast of Scotland some 30 miles away . What a great playground filled with rare orchids, dragonflies, golden eagles, roaring stags, badgers, red squirrels, black grouse and starry, starry skies.
What makes this Chalet unique
Historical Victorian Highland Estate and based in the conservation village of Tomich.
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Motorcycle tour with my wife.
We had a week touring the Isles and the highlands on the motorbike.
Although it rained with heavy showers we made the most of trip and were welcomed as soon as we arrived with all the info we needed.
We made use of the swimming pool after the days riding and our lodge was very comfortable and nice and warm.
The locals in the cafe and pub were good for a chat and gave us a good history lesson about the area and the people.
We will be back for another visit.
Thanks for a lovely holiday.
We look forward to welcoming back such lovely travellers. Thank you for your kind words.
This cottage was billed as "Inverness", but was a great deal further away than we had planned for. It was fine for one night (as long as everyone went to bed at the same time- thin walls and creaky floors), but we had to find a last minute accommodation closer to Edinburgh for the second night.
Dear Carol. Thank you for your review and I am sorry that you found us too remote. I have checked the listing on Homeaway this morning and the map has us correctly placed at 35 miles from Inverness. It also has our address correctly listed as Tomich Holidays, Guisachan Farm, Tomich, By Beauly IV4 7LY, GB. I can only apologise that you were not able to check these details before you booked and arrived to find us 35 miles from Inverness.
Stalkers cottage, lovely as always
The cottage as always was very comfortable, with all of the usual friendly and helpful people going about their business.
We have been holidaying at Tomich for many years now and we never tire of its absolute beauty.
It was found by chance many years ago but will never be forgotten, thanks for providing us with many wonderful holidays and hopefully many more. Keep up the good work in providing such a lovely place to holiday.
Best regards and Thanks
Anne, John, (Moss & Gill) the dogs.
See you all next May!
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your return visit once again and we look forward to seeing you next May. With best wishes Gina
Have never been dissapointed with are stay's at Tomich in all the years we have been going there. The cottages are of a very high standard and are very comfortable. The area is quiet and relaxing and the staff and locals are very friendly. We will be returning again next year as usual.
One of the best hols ive had never done self catering before would definitely go back if I was not going abroad next year would book again so will be booking for 2 yrs time
We are delighted that you enjoyed your first experience of self -catering and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2015. WIth best wishes Gina Francis
Lovely accommodation in a great location
It was perfect for us. A great location to explore the wonderful Scottish countryside about us, and what a surprise the cottage was - it was immaculately clean (everything seemed like brand new) and was also extremely spacious. Also very good facilities with the play areas (internal and external) and swimming pool. However, bring you own towels, as these are not provided in the accomodation.
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Tomich. From 2014 we will be including complimentary towels for 2 in each an every booking, whether a short break or a weekly stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Gina Francis
Enjoy the quiet beauty of the mountains in Glen Affric. Hire a bike and ride into the heart of the Glen Affric NNR, mountain spotting as you go. Walk along forest tracks and discover pristine waterfalls and sparkling lochs and hidden mountain glens. Guided trips available. Children will love our toddler play area with low level assault course and there is a huge lawn for football or badminton. The heated indoor swimming pool is popular with all visitors and provides a welcome relax after a day in the mountains. There is a drying room for Munro baggers and a large lockable bike store for mountain bikers.
Additional pricing information
BOOKING CONDITIONS Entry to your accommodation is at 4pm on arrival date. Departure is at 10am to allow us to clean the property prior to arrival of the next guests. Any damage to your holiday home should be reported to the farmhouse prior to departure and relevant settlement made. Fortnightly bookings are subject to a discount of £50 off the total holiday price. Bookings are for a holiday period only. A deposit of £100 per week is required on booking. This is not refundable. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. Failure to forward this balance may lead to cancellation of your holiday, the deposit being forfeited. Credit and debit card payments are accepted. Online banking, bank transfers, cheque payments also accepted. Prices include VAT at 20%. Tomich Holiday properties must be left in a clean and tidy state at the end of booking. EXTRAS AVAILABLE Pets are permitted and a charge of £30 per animal is payable with final payment. No pets allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture. Please note that as this is a working farm with sheep and cattle, dogs must be kept under control at all times. Bike Hire £17.50 per day or £12.50 half day (10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm). A Baby Pack with cot, high chair and stair gate can be provided at £25 per week. Linen for cots is not available. Bed linen, up to the number each property accommodates, is included in the price of your holiday. For your convenience, we can normally arrange for basic groceries from the local shop or a Welcome Pack providing breakfast provisions for your first day at £30 (full Scottish) or £25 (basic breakfast) Complimentary towels for all. CANCELLATION When you book your holiday you are entering into a legally binding contract with Tomich Holidays. If for any reason you subsequently have to cancel, every effort will be made to re-let the property. If we are unable to re-let the accommodation, you