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Loch Ness Hideaways:- Rowan Cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum 
Cabin Holiday Rental
Step back in time as you enter this charming timber cottage with its tranquil atmosphere and old world ambience. Styled on the hill bungalows of Kashmir. it was built in 1934 by a relative on her retirement from a life working in India. On arrival Rowan Cottage offers a traditional Highland welcome - a welcome cup of tea, a 'dram' of Scots whisky, and some shortbread. Flowers, candles and other special touches make you feel instantly at home and a phone line and free wi-fi means you can keep in touch with the outside world if you choose to! The cottage has about an acre of wild garden of heather and trees, and is situated beside a very minor road at the head of the Pass of Inverfarigaig, (part of which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its flora) just a mile and a half fr...Step back in time as you enter this charming timber cottage with its tranquil atmosphere and old world ambience. Styled on the hill bungalows of Kashmir. it was built in 1934 by a relative on her retirement from a life working in India. On arrival Rowan Cottage offers a traditional Highland welcome - a welcome cup of tea, a 'dram' of Scots whisky, and some shortbread. Flowers, candles and other special touches make you feel instantly at home and a phone line and free wi-fi means you can keep in touch with the outside world if you choose to! The cottage has about an acre of wild garden of heather and trees, and is situated beside a very minor road at the head of the Pass of Inverfarigaig, (part of which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its flora) just a mile and a half from the southern shores of Loch Ness. Privacy is assured, as the nearest house is about 300 metres away, and 50 metres down the road a forest track links into a network of paths through Farigaig forest - ideal for a walk with your dog. The cottage has two bedrooms (one double , one twin), a bathroom with wc, washbasin and bath with shower over it, kitchen, utility, lounge and sunroom. Linens and towels are provided The partially enclosed verandah offers wonderful open views to the hill on the northern side of Loch Ness - Mealfuarvonie (Gaelic for the rounded hill of the cold hollow.) This sun room invites you to sit back and relax with a book and a 'dram', or perhaps enjoy listening to some traditional Scottish music. On clear and frosty winter nights you may be lucky enough to have a seat with a grandstand view of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. Centrally situated for touring, Cairngorm National Park, Fort William and Glencoe, Skye and the white sand beaches of the north-west are all within easy reach – or you may prefer to relax locally, visit the Falls of Foyers, try some Nessie spotting, dolphin watching on the Moray Firth, or go walking, swimming or birdwatching. The RSPB have a hide nearby, where you may see Slavonian Grebes, or you could try your hand at trout fishing with a local guide, or relax with some complementary therapy. Inverness is a half hour's drive, for some retail therapy, and local Hotels provide good food if you don't feel like cooking. From the visitors book: 'The quietest, most peaceful place we've ever been. It's like being in another world. Can't wait to come back.' 'Here for the 3rd time. Lovely and peaceful - great place to recharge your batteries.' 'We've done what we set out to do - relaxed and read a book or two. Quiet walks, drank some wine - sat out on the porch when the weather was fine. Sang some songs, fished some streams; life here is exactly what it seems - peaceful and calm in every way. Many thank yous Janet, we've enjoyed our stay! Many of our guests return time and time again and become good friends - we hope we may also say to you - 'Ceud Mile Failte!' ( a hundred thousand welcomes) to Rowan Cottage.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Up to 2 dogs welcome, if you wish to bring any more this must be arranged in advance. Dogs must not be left alone in the property unless in a crate which they are used to. No parties or extra guests Smoking is allowed outside the property
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
A S
Hosting since June 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live nearby, and are happy to advise on things to do and see. We are there for you if you need us, but will not intrude on your privacy except in an emergency.

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mark w
mark w
Boston, United Kingdom59 contributions
Couldn't have asked for better
For our family this was the perfect place to stay! The owners are great,the location and site of the property was perfect. Dog friendly slice of heaven for nature lovers and hikers
Visited June 2022
Written 19 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
janzils
janzils
Mark thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back.
Written 20 July 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wendy White
Wendy White
1 contribution
Bliss
A beautiful location, a cosy well equiped, gorgeous property in a secluded spot near Loch Ness. Did not want to leave. A true break away from the stresses of life and a reminder of times gone by. Would not hesitate to go back.
Visited September 2019
Written 4 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
100Janet
100Janet
Thank you for your lovely review, and we hope to welcome you back next year!
Written 10 November 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

missy_tassles
missy_tassles
9 contributions
Perfect Highlands family hideaway
Gorgeous surroundings, well equipped traditional cottage with everything a family could need and more. My 10 yr old son loved exploring the garden and spotting the deer, he read a lot of the books on offer, played games etc. We were lucky to get hot sunshine for our first few days, so enjoyed a swim in Loch Ness, and lounging with books on the cottage porch - what an AMAZING view from the front door - I miss the view the most! The conservatory was ideal for morning coffee, rainy afternoon boardgames and watching the landscape. We hardly had the TV on but did enjoy a handful of family movies from the good variety of DVDs over the week we were there, and having freeview was a nice option for a rainy day to entertain my son whilst we could sit elsewhere and read or draw. Particularly enjoyed a 2-hour boat trip across Loch Ness, but glorious sunshine helped! Lovely forest walks near the cottage, fantastic remote location - just what we needed to get away from technology and city life for a week that went by all too fast!
Visited August 2019
Written 4 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
100Janet
100Janet
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and even had some good weather too! Hope to welcome you back someday. Best wishes, Janet
Written 11 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

johnmbutler
johnmbutler
Leicestershire, United Kingdom1 contribution
Deer Garden
A reasonably priced cottage in an unreasonably beautiful setting. Friendly and helpful host who also respects guests privacy. Amazing view and a giant garden (which was visited by a deer). Loch Ness is a short drive down the exciting local roads and there are so many things to see. We particularly loved the shingle beach at Loch Ness and the dolphins. We were with our 19 year old son 13 year old daughter and 2 year old Doodle. We were all very impressed AND to my knowledge not a single midge!?!
Visited July 2019
Written 25 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
100Janet
100Janet
Thank you for your review John. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Best wishes Janet
Written 8 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AJ6060
AJ6060
4 contributions
Little bit of paradise
This was a perfect escape for us. The cottage is warm and cosy and in such a beautiful location. Janet and Alex were very helpful and made us feel very much at home. We were welcomed with flowers, shortbread and a wee dram each of whisky. Which was a lovely touch. Don’t expect ultramodern as you will be disappointed but if traditional, homely, and cosy in a peaceful location is for you then we can certainly recommend this little piece of heaven.
Visited May 2019
Written 6 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
100Janet
100Janet
Thank you so much for your kind vreview , we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Rowan Cottage. . Hope to see you again sometime!
Written 16 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ericwilson4
ericwilson4
Livingston, United Kingdom1 contribution
lovely quiet location
Rowan cottage this wee cottage lies just out side of the small village of Errogie about 16 miles from Fort Augustus in a secluded wooded area with stunning view from the porch when we first arrived and entered the cottage we were met by a small dram of whiskey and some shortbread ,we were asked to contact Janet when we arrived and Janet arrived around 20 min later and we had a we chat and all was explained on everything about the cottage Janet even told us of all the local amenities that were available to us and were also inside the small blue folders which were left in the cottage , we also informed that we could use the Phone that was there and if there was any problems to contact Janet we had a small problem on the last morning but her Husband Alex came right away and explained that the whole village was affected I would definitely recommend this small cottage to anyone specially if you like to hike
Visited August 2017
Written 12 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
100Janet
100Janet
Thank you for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! It was unfortunate that there was a power cut on your last morning, as a tree had come down on the line, and we were all cut off! These things can happen in a rural area, but thankfully not too often! Best wishes Janet
Written 26 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Catherine C
Catherine C
1 contribution
Lovely cottage in beautiful location
The cottage was great, with an interesting history, and set in a gorgeous location. We really loved staying here. The owners Janet & Alex were lovely too and supplied plenty of information about the local area and things to do. Would highly recommend a stay here :)
Visited June 2017
Written 7 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
100Janet
100Janet
Catherine many thanks for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back some day!
Written 20 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ALEX B
ALEX B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom10 contributions
A cosy old cottage with all the amenities, in beautiful, serene surroundings.
First things first - as well as a fully equipped kitchen (minus dishwasher) you modern folk can relax in the knowledge that Rowan Cottage has a surprisingly decent Broadband connection (for being pretty isolated), and freesat. Lovely bit of land with a gorgeous view that sprawls across to the western hills across Loch Ness. Just being in the cottage, the veranda, or in the garden was very relaxing, and there is a variety of wildlife likely to visit during your stay. Great base for exploring the area - we will be back! The only potential negative I'd mention (although it didn't effect us) was that the twin bed room has no door, only a curtain.
Visited May 2017
Written 31 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
100Janet
100Janet
Thank you for your review Alex - we look forward to welcoming you back!
Written 20 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Go708681
Go708681
comfortable and a beautiful location
Stunning views in a lovely calm location. everything we needed . warm and cosy in surprisingly wintery conditions. the shower did strugggle with the cold.
Visited April 2017
Written 2 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
100Janet
100Janet
Thank you for your review Ian! I am glad that you were warm and cosy and had everything you needed. I hope you had a lovely time visiting your Aunt. but I am sorry if you felt that there was a problem with the shower. I will look into that. Hope to welcome you back! Best wishes Janet
Written 5 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bryonyknox
Bryonyknox
1 contribution
Timeless oasis
Rowan cottage is the most relaxing and welcoming cottage. We loved our stay, with lovely local walks, monopoly with our children in the covered verandah on the odd rainy afternoon and relaxing on the open veranda, soaking up the stunning views, on sunlit evenings. We had a wonderful time and hope to be back soon! Thanks Janet and Rowan Cottage!
Visited July 2016
Written 17 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
100Janet
100Janet
Lovely to meet your family, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Haste Ye Back!
Written 18 July 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Parking
  • Parking available

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About the neighbourhood
Rowan Cottage has off-road parking and is situated on the quiet side of Loch Ness, with wonderful scenery. Forest walks, the South Loch Ness Trail or the Trail of the Seven Lochs invite exploration, and there are several small lochs for trout fishing. If you have never fished before but would like to try, Alex offers a day or half days fishing tuition for beginners. More experienced anglers can enjoy a great day out with him too. . A local loch has a small sandy beach (only known to locals!) with good, safe swimming, and there is a shop, Post Office and cafe at Foyers just 4 miles away. - great for a coffee or lunch after visiting the Falls of Foyers. Centrally situated for touring, Cairngorm National Park, Fort William and Glencoe, Skye and the white sand beaches of the north-west are all within easy reach or you may prefer to relax locally, try some Nessie spotting, dolphin watching on the Moray Firth, or go walking, swimming or birdwatching. The RSPB have a hide nearby, where you may see Slavonian Grebes, or Inverness is a half hour's drive, for some retail therapy, and local Hotels provide good food if you don't feel like cooking.
Access
Car required
How to get there
A car is really essential to make the most of all that this lovely area has to offer. Directions will be sent when we receive your booking, and know from which direction you will be travelling. There is an airport at Inverness, and train and bus stations. There are several car hire companies at the airport, and in Inverness.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Weekly stays - start and finish on a Saturday. We welcome up to 2 dogs free of charge. Extra dogs by prior arrangement only.

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