Our Loch Ness holiday cottages cottages offer something for the whole family. If you are looking for seclusion, the wild glens provide a diverse range of wildlife from golden eagles to the majestic stag. Loch side beaches and forests are never far away, offering outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, fishing or golfing, whilst still being close to the city of Inverness.
Loch Ness makes an ideal holiday base with numerous attractions on its doorstep while it also gives you scope to tour the Northern Highlands of Scotland, the West Coast and the Isle of Skye which is just 90 minutes away.
Wilderness Cottages have a large selection of quality self-catering properties around Loch Ness which we are certain will more than satisfy your holiday expectations.
Loch Ness is over 20 miles long and a mile wide. It is the largest body of water by volume in Scotland and in places is 700 feet deep. It offers many natural and historic attractions to be enjoyed by all who visit; it is also the home to the mythical Loch Ness monster or ‘Nessie’ to her friends.
On the north side of Loch Ness you will find visitor attractions such as Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, both attractions being close to the village of Drumnadochit which provides the gateway the wonderful seclusion of Glen Affric. Various boat trips around the loch are also available for those who wish to witness the majesty of Loch Ness from a different perspective.
The south side of Loch Ness is altogether quieter, with lanes that wind their way around the hills and glens and over passes. A haven for wildlife, walking through the forests and fields offers ample opportunity to spot animals and birds in their natural habitat. The Loch Ruthven RSBP reserve is easily accessed and from Spring to Autumn you may be lucky enough to see Divers, Grebe and Osprey.
The beautiful city of Inverness boasts a variety of attractions including a castle and cathedral. Shopping is well catered for by its Victorian Market and the more modern Eastgate centre. Inverness hosts the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery as well as the quirky Shipspace Maritime Museum.
The Culloden Battlefield is on the road to Nairn and for those interested in military history the impressive Fort George is close by. The romantic Cawdor Castle of Macbeth fame and its wonderful gardens are always worth a visit.
We have a blog post that provides a fuller description of Loch Ness and it's surrounding areas which you may find helpful.
This area of Scotland is truly magical and deserves more attention than many tourists feel able to give it. Why not give it a try? We don't think you'll be disappointed.