On the original footprint of the old drovers cottage 'Drovers' sits in a commanding position high in the hills above Loch Ness. The property has recently been extended and renovated by the present owner and is an perfect base for a large family or for a group of friends. Ideally situated in a quiet location and enjoying outstanding views the property benefits from having the amenities of Drumnadrochit in close proximity.
The property inside is painted in a neutral palate, and is modern, spacious and light. The lounge in the newly extended part of the house has been designed in order to make the most of the views. Floor to ceiling windows offer expansive views of Loch Ness below and south to Fort Augustus and north to the top end of the loch. This house has been designed very much as a retreat, and the owner has furnished the property with quality furniture and the bedrooms equipped with beautiful bed linens, quality towels and soft furnishings.
On entering the property the lounge designed to accommodate a large group has wood flooring and beautiful sofas and armchairs. A focal point of the room is the wood burning stove with the floor to ceiling windows on either side. Off the lounge a large dining area with a table suitable for twelve is ideal for a relaxed or more formal dining occasion. A small “Snug” area off the dining area has a flat screen TV and armchairs, ideal for those wanting to catch up with the outside world or ideal with guests with children. The property also benefits from having wi-fi internet access throughout.
A large well equipped kitchen with cream shaker style units has everything an avid chef would require, including a range style cooker and full size fridge and freezer. The owner has also provided some cook books and a fantastic selection of dinner and glassware. Further facilities downstairs include two bedrooms both situated at the front of the property and again offering fantastic views of the loch. Bedroom one, a double with a king-size bed has an en-suite shower room, and bedroom two which is a twin has an en–suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. An entrance hall located to the back of the property offers access to the gravelled rear garden, a small cloakroom completes the facilities on this level.
The upper level accommodates a further three bedrooms. The master situated above the lounge has beautiful juliet style floor to ceiling windows that open fully to allow views to the loch below. This room is furnished with a king-size bed and benefits from having an en-suite shower room. Another bedroom again a double, has a king-size bed and a cot, and an en-suite bathroom. The final bedroom is large and could be used as a family room, it has twin beds and additional pull out single beds for two. An adjacent shower room completes the facilities.
Outside the grounds have various areas for guests to sit and relax, the patio areas can be accessed from either side of the lounge and are furnished with good quality garden furniture and a BBQ. Other areas include a spectacular raised decked area designed and positioned to enjoy the views of Loch Ness below. Small children are not forgotten either with the owners providing a quality wooden wendy house for their enjoyment.
The small village of Drumnadrochit is within a two mile drive, the village has a small selection of shops and restaurants, and the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition. One particular popular restaurant is the Loch Ness Inn, which is renowned for its quality food and guest beers including some from the Cairngorm Brewery.
Parties of up to 6 - please specify bedrooms required maximum of 3.
Parties of 7 - 12 - all beds will be made up.
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £200.00 will be required.
The lastest reviews of Drovers ...
Very comfortable and extremely well equipped cottage in a wonderful position with stunning views across Loch Ness. We spent Christmas week there and they even supplied snow on Christmas Eve. Magical.
Our party of 6 adults &3 chilren had a glorious 7 nights at Drovers in September 2014. We really didn't want to leave. The location is magnificent, the house perfect in every way.Everything is catered for, the kitchen is well equipped, wood for the fire, lovely linen and even toys, games and books. The deck overlooking the loch is great and we were lucky enough to have good sunny weather and used the deck and the BBQ. Thank you to the owners for a wonderful welcome. We didn't want to leave.
Drovers has a wonderful setting and the property was beautifully and thoughtfully prepared. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and we felt welcome and at home immediately. The kitchen was also fully and thoroughly equipped. Thank you for a great holiday.
No complaints even when we got stuck for an extra hour due to the snow as this allowed us to meet the owners personally. Nothing but praise for the property, quality of finishing's, room sizes and layout. Have already made temporary plans to return and have sung the praises to many friends too. An absolute joy for my wife and I to have almost all our family with us at the New Year, magical.
We decided last minute to have a break away, and came across Drovers Cottage. All I can say is what a wonderful place to go, the 7 hour drive was all forgotten with that beautiful view of Loch Ness and then to step inside this gorgeous house. We had a fab relaxing time and will definitely go back. Thank you very much.
My family and I stayed at the Drovers Cottage, which we found clean. The owners although not present at the time of our arrival had ensured that everything was available for our arrival. We were left to enjoy our holiday without any hassle or intrusions. The view of Loch Ness was breathtaking from the cottage grounds. I would highly recommend this property. I must say that we had booked the cottage through Wilderness Cottages and they were more than helpful.