Lus na Gaoithe Gorthleck - South Loch Ness
Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

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Lus na Gaoithe - Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

Location: Gorthleck - South Loch Ness - Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

Sleeps: 5

Price Range: £375 - £665

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Lus-na-Gaoithe - Gorthleck, close to Loch Mhor

Sleeps 5 - Pets Welcome - Secure Front Garden -  Log fire

A warm welcome awaits you at Lus-na-Gaoithe. This recently built cottage offers comfortable and spacious accommodation and is situated in the peaceful and scenic area of Stratherrick. Lus-na-Gaoithe (pronounced loose na gwe) gaelic for Windflower (Anemone) enjoys a quiet sunny position in its own area of woodland and is ideal for family holidays or that special romantic break away from it all. Deer and hares are frequent visitors to the wild woodland garden along with a multitude of birds.

Loch Mhor is close by framed by the Monadhliath Mountains which offer wild walking country to the adventurous visitor, while local woodland trails abound providing ideal walks for families and the less energetic!. Loch Ness with its stunning scenery, boat rides, picnic spots and famous monster is just a short distance away.

For those looking for an exciting nightlife or a bit of retail-therapy, Inverness with its extensive shopping centre, traditional entertainment, and large choice of pubs, bars and restaurants is just 23 miles away. Whatever sort of holiday you are looking for, Lus-na-Gaoithe provides the perfect base to ensure your Highland experience is truly unforgettable.

You are welcome to bring your dog to Lus-na-Gaoithe - who will for sure just love all the walking in the area.  Walking and cycling along the lanes, through the woods or along the loch shores. Here in Stratherrick on the south side of Loch Ness, our true Highlands of Scotland can be seen and enjoyed without crowds. The fabulous views from Suidhe Chuimen viewpoint on the road to Fort Augustus and the mountain vistas towards Glen Affric are quietly waiting here for you.

The cottage is an ideal base for touring, being midway down the south side of Loch Ness. Inverness is 23 miles to the north and Fort Augustus is 13 miles to the south.  Many people that visit this area are so very surprised at just how beautiful it is and we regularly hear 'we never thought it would be this beautiful'. You are spoilt for choice on what to do, from dolphin trips on the Moray Firth to cruises on Loch Ness. Dolphins can also be seen from the shore. From the mountain gondola at Aonach Mor, which takes you up into the Ben Nevis ski range, you can walk on the mountain top during the summer or ski during the winter. The Cairngorm funicular railway is also about the same distance from the cottage, both being an hours drive.

The cottage is well equipped for comfortable year round self catering. The following list is not exhaustive but please assume all small items, that you require for day to day self catering, will be included. If there is anything below not mentioned that you are keen to have included in the accommodation, please ask at the time of booking. The owners of Lus-na-Gaoithe are only half a mile away and will be pleased to help you enjoy your stay in any way they can.

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  • Lounge includes SKY Freesat TV, DVD, CD player and radio. Pay phone. A real log fire is a highlight here and provides instant atmosphere.
  • Kitchen has an electric cooker, hob and grill, microwave, fridge and freezer and dish washer.
  • Adjoining utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and laundry facilities, including an iron and ironing board.
  • There is a separate area within the kitchen for dining.
  • Bedrooms: One double en-suite master bedroom, one twin bedroom and one single bedroom.
  • A cot and high chair are available if required.
  • Main bathroom has a shower, shaving point and heated towel rail. 

Included in the price

  • Bed linen and towels.
  • Electricty, oil and logs for the fire. Full oil fired central heating.
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden furniture.
  • There is a ramp for wheelchair access.

Two pets welcome.  The garden to the front of the cottage is fenced and is secure for dogs.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.

Best Features

  • A little piece of Highland heaven with a real log fire.
  • South Loch Ness - beautiful unspoilt Scottish wild country.
  • Five minute walk to Loch Mhor.

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Lus na Gaoithe Reviews

The lastest reviews of Lus na Gaoithe...

Reviewed this property on 02/09/2019
And awarded it
One of our favourite places to stay. Perfect for us and the dogs. Thank you for another fantastic week.

Reviewed this property on 09/11/2016
And awarded it
A lovely location and wonderful accommodation for our stay in the Highlands. A warm and friendly welcome, many thanks.

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2016
And awarded it
Fabulous cottage in great location comfortable furnishings well equiped kitchen more like a family home then a holiday cottage enclosed garden for jess

Reviewed this property on 11/08/2016
And awarded it
We all loved this location, what a lovely spot it is, we enjoyed the garden and soaked in the peace where only nature could be heard. We saw pretty birds feasting on the bird feeder, all types of tits came to saw hello, thrushes and even a red squirrel ran along the wall. The house itself was spotlessly clean and at night we put on the real fire and relaxed. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen allowed us to cook. We did day trips to the nearby Stone Henge and went to the Foyers Falls. We even paddled in the nearby loch and sunbathed, yes sunbathed on its tiny sandy beach! We walked in the nearby beach woods and were fascinated by the colourful mushrooms and toadstools. The owners were very friendly, even kindly but left us to our own. I would recommend it to my friends and hopefully will come again. This part of Scotland is a wonderful spot.

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2016
And awarded it
We had a wonderful time at the cottage, the photographs don't do justice to the property, Its well equipped, spacious and very clean. We had long lovely dinners chatting around the large dining table as well as curled up in front of the log fire. The dogs loved the safe enclosed garden. We visited the Foyers Falls and the fantastic cafe with home cooked cakes.

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2016
And awarded it
Fabulous cottage. Fabulous location. Beautiful scenery. We would recommend to anyone that books it that they would not be disappointed.

Reviewed this property on 01/08/2014
And awarded it

Reviewed this property on 20/04/2014
And awarded it
This property is a must if you want a relaxing holiday. Our dogs loved the garden, which was safe and enclosed. The property was immaculate and well presented. The owners welcome was very warm and inviting, including the dog treats. Well deserving of return visits.

Reviewed this property on 29/10/2013
And awarded it
Lovely, spacious cottage. Very clean and well maintained. Log fire with endless supply of logs. Lots of walks and forest trails. would recommend and will come again. Lesley, Dave and "Alfie"

Reviewed this property on 05/06/2013
And awarded it
A fantastic holiday and a fabulous cottage. The photos didn't do it justice. It was brilliantly equipped, lovely and clean and very spacious. The owners were incredibly friendly too, as was a neighbour who lived close to the cottage and offered my two sons a ride on his tractor! We saw red squirrels and hares from the cottage window and had several sightings of curlews, buzzards, red legged partridges etc. We will never forget this truely wonderful holiday! :-)

Reviewed this property on 20/04/2012
And awarded it
Loved our stay here, very high standard of cleanliness. Its in a beautiful spot and the scenery is superb. We holiday several times a year and this is one of the cleanest and best equipped cottages we have ever stayed in. Loved it and could have stayed for ever!

Reviewed this property on 16/10/2011
And awarded it
We had a lovley week in this well equipped cottage in a very quiet and peaceful location. The fenced front garden was a great asset and peace of mind while our dogs sat and watched the sheep over the fence. Thank you to John and Dorothy for making it so comfortable and for the extra logs for the wood burner which worked a treat after some long walks in the stunning surroundings. John and Sue

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2010
And awarded it
a lovely place to stay. We had such a relaxing week at lus na gaoithe. The bungalow had everything you could wish for and the warm and friendly welcome was great after a long journey. Loads to see and do, a picnic by Loch Killin is a must! We will definately return, and can't wait! so relaxed afterwoods it took ages to get back into work mode, thanks for a lovely stay

Reviewed this property on 26/07/2010
And awarded it
Lus-na-Gaoithe is a wonderful home from home set in beautiful surroundings. My family and I were extremely impressed with the customer service from Wilderness Cottages and the attention to detail and lovely welcome from the cottage owners John and Dorothy. They really did go that extra mile to ensure that we had a happy stay. We would highly recommend Lus-na-Gaoithe as the perfect base to explore the Highlands. A huge thank you to John and Dorothy for making our stay so comfortable!

Reviewed this property on 05/05/2009
And awarded it
A beautifully presented cottage with everything you need for a relaxing peaceful holiday. We had a lovely welcome of refreshments and even biscuits for our dogs. A nice quiet base for visiting numerous wildlife and historic sites. Help and information on hand with the owners John and Dorothy living locally.

Reviewed this property on 05/01/2009
And awarded it
Excellent cottage, well equipped. We were there the week after xmas 2008 and the temp was -8 most of the time which was great as everything was white. Best to take at least the basic food items with you as the nearest shops are 13 miles away in Fort Augustus or 23 miles to Inverness although there is a local shop for rolls/papers etc in Foyers 5 miles. Plenty of things to see & do , lovely walks which our 2 westies loved. The cottage is a home from home and our 18 month old loved being able to run about as it is all on the flat. John & Dorothy’s lovely welcome of wine, shortbread, chocs and dog biscuits made the perfect start to a perfect holiday. Although I live in Scotland it was like living in another country, so peaceful & quiet plus spectacular scenery.

Reviewed this property on 09/11/2008
And awarded it
The house is very well equipped and is ideal for a cosy ’get away from everything’ break especially the wood-burning stove. Enclosed garden great for the dog and front and back porches served well on wet days with wet clothes and muddy paws.

Near enough to Fort Augustus for shops and restaraunts and also Inverness is just a half hour drive.

The Whitebridge hotel is only a ten minute drive, has a friendly ambience and is very dog friendly.

Reviewed this property on 12/08/2008
And awarded it
A super week in a great cottage and location. Once again we have been treated well with the weather and had plenty of walks and opportunities for wildlife spotting. Although you don’t need to travel for this. Within the first 24 hours of our stay we spotted 20 different species of birds from the house. Also had fun watching the vole in the garden. Thank you again, John and Dorothy, for such a warm welcome. We are sorry to be leaving but look forward to our next visit.

Reviewed this property on 04/08/2008
And awarded it
We had a lovely week! The cottage is fantastic and well located to see all the beauty Scotland has to offer!
My mum loved it. We will come back and bring Barney(our Jack Russell). Thanks again.

Reviewed this property on 19/09/2007
And awarded it
We stayed Elfie and the accommodationw as excellent. We loved every minute of our stay in the Loch Ness area, even the weather. The purple of the heather and the smell of it, the ever changing light on the mountains and the lochs, the quietnes of the surroundings, the countryside and the walks in the woods were superb.

August 07

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