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RiverView Cottage - Loch Ness

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Riverview is a genuine Highland Cottage, traditionally built around 1910 with solid two foot thick walls. The cottage is detached and arranged on one level with easy access throughout.

Set in the quiet location of Strathnacro, just outside the small village of Balnain, RiverView is less than 3 miles from the popular tourist centre of Drumnadrochit and the famous Loch Ness. A further 20 minutes away, a beautiful drive along the shores of Loch Ness, is the vibrant Highland Capital of Inverness.

Whether you're looking for a quiet retreat with deserted country walks and abandoned beaches, or action packed climbing, mountain and quad biking, horse riding or sailing - RiverView Cottage will be your perfect base.

Nearby Inverness has excellent long distance transport links, from which RiverView Cottage can be reached via public transport.

Acquired five years ago and run by a local trust for the benefit of two Inverness school boys, Riverview has been operated as a holiday let for almost twenty years.

Riverview cottage will comfortably accommodate four people in two bedrooms.

The kitchen, lounge and master bedroom are all dual aspect rooms, making the cottage a cosy but light and airy place to be.

The lounge has a feature fireplace with the thick walls retaining heat in the winter but keeping it cool in the summer.

The kitchen has been recently refitted with modern wall and base units and is well equipped while also providing room for dining.

You will find one double bedroom and one twin bedroom along with a shower room fitted with the usual electric shower, toilet, sink and shaver points.

Outside you have a private garden ground to the rear as well as side and front garden with established borders, trees and shrubs. There is a private drive with parking space enough for three or four cars. There is drive in drive out access, so no awkward reversing and turning.

Riverview cottage also benefits from it's own small area of woodland leading to the banks of the river Enrick.

The cottage is run on the simple premise of keeping life easy and honest.


There are no specific disabled modifications and no wheelchair access. But RiverView is all on one level with two small steps at the entrance and a very small step between lounge and entrance hall. We have though recently added grab handles at the front door and in the shower, as these will assist our more ‘senior’ guests.

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Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Inverness around the Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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RiverView Cottage - Loch Ness
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Relaxing 😌

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is in a quiet location, but you do hear passing traffic from 6am to 9 am as it’s single glazed, otherwise lovely location. The cottage has everything you need for you stay with lots of books and games . There is also a lot of leaflets about the surrounding areas so you can plan your days. There are a good variety of shops in Inverness for your supplies as well as places to eat. We had a lovely stay , very relaxing and the area is beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Converted older cottages. A little on the small side for four adults.

  • 4 of 5

A nice quite spot.Clean and tidy.

Shame that telephone reception is poor/not possible. Pay phone available . But my brother had to ring Australia to sort finances out and four pounds went now where near sorting it. So he had to ring using my mobile from Drumnadrochit service station and I now find that call cost me 46 pounds !

TV controls are quite confusing.

Not sure why the hot water dropped out that night ! David was available to talk to about it. It was corrected somehow by the next morning.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yukon, OK

Spacious quiet well located cottage

  • 5 of 5

RoverView cottage is a well equipped, spacious, off the beaten path place to stay. It was a quiet and relaxing week. It provided easy access to hiking in Glen Affric which we loved. Adrian was very attentive to our questions. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leuk huis met alles wat je nodig hebt, in een prachtige omgeving.

  • 4 of 5

Goed onderhouden woning met dikke muren waardoor de kou buiten en de warmte binnen binnen. Aardig ingericht met een goed uitgeruste woonkeuken, redelijke woonkamer, ruime, lichte ouderslaapkamer. een tweede slaapkamer met een breed stapelbed en een prettige badkamer. Men kan zowel voor als achter het huis zitten.

Het huis ligt aan een weg waar in de 'spits' wat meer verkeer overheen rijdt, maar waar het de rest van de dag en nacht rustig is.

In het op ca. 5 km afstand gelegen gezellige plaatsje Drumnadrochit zijn o.a. een toeristeninformatiebureau met heel behupzaam personeel, een goed gesorteerde supermarkt, verschillende restaurants enz. In de omgeving zijn talloze wandelroutes uitgezet waarvoor beschrijvingen beschikbaar zijn.

En men kan er alles leren over Loch Ness en zijn beroemde monster.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Es waren zwei wunderbare Tage in diesem süßen kleinen cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes Cottage. Sauber. Man fühlt sich sofort wohl. Super viele ausflugzieöe in der nahen Umgebung. Loch Ness. Dog Falls. Inverness....

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ich freue mich sehr, dass Sie Ihren kurzen Aufenthalt im River View Cottage genossen haben. Bitte kommen Sie bald wieder zurück und bleiben Sie vielleicht etwas länger, um mehr von den Highlands zu erkunden......
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.