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Loch Ness Hideaways:- Rowan Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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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. More
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Janet S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:July 2012
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

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Date of stay: August 2017
100Janet, VR Owner at Loch Ness Hideaways:- Rowan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Catherine C
100Janet, VR Owner at Loch Ness Hideaways:- Rowan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Catherine many thanks for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back some day!

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

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...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Alex B
100Janet, VR Owner at Loch Ness Hideaways:- Rowan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you for your review Alex - we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

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Date of stay: April 2017
100Janet, VR Owner at Loch Ness Hideaways:- Rowan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Bryonyknox
100Janet, VR Owner at Loch Ness Hideaways:- Rowan Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Lovely to meet your family, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Haste Ye Back!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Kettle
Terrace
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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. If you prefer to relax,you canenjoy a session of Reiki or Indian Head Massage with Janet. 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 Na...
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