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Charleston has been designed and equipped with the small group or larger family in mind, set in a stunning Highland location enjoying breathtaking views of the Monadhliath mountains and Loch Farraline making it the perfect setting for a truly memorable self catering holiday in the Highlands of Scotland. Situated in an elevated position at Errogie, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands on the south side of Loch Ness and is 16 miles from Inverness and Fort Augustus.
This is one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland and Charleston is one of the best locations in Stratherrick and is only 3 miles from Loch Ness. Surrounded by hills, Lochs and birch woodlands and threaded with quiet roads, the area is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast for cycling, hill-walking, mountaineering, skiing, fishing, windsurfing or golf.
The landscape around Charleston cottage is truly spectacular, a wonderful place to experience the Scottish Highlands and just minutes from the world famous Loch Ness. The elevated position provides guests with fantastic views through Stratherrick towards Fort Augustus and the Monadhliath mountains to the south, and equally stunning views westwards across Loch Ness and the Great Glen.
A high quality, detached holiday cottage is only 3 miles from Loch Ness, and commands one of the finest views in Stratherrick. Situated in the hills, it has panoramic views over loch Farraline and beyond to the hills above Fort Augustus. There is much to see and do in this unspoilt, sparsely populated area of Stratherrick, with much scope for forest and hill walking and numerous lochs and rivers to explore. Some rare species of birds are to be seen here such as the peregrine falcon, red kite and osprey. The Slavonian grebe may be seen on Loch Ruthven, a local RSPB reserve. Roe deer are likely to be spotted in the woodland from the windows. Red deer are more at home in the hills and excellent views of the Monadhliath mountains can be seen from the windows to the east.
Red squirrels and pine martens populate the nearby Farigaig forest which stretches along south Loch Ness and covers several thousand acres. At Inverfarigaig, there is a Forestry Commission forest centre and exhibition, with waymarked trails and picnic tables. Plenty of free lochside and riverbank fishing is available in the area. Permits are obtainable locally for stocked lochs and boat fishing.
Included in the cost
Three pets welcome. Dogs must be kept on a lead outside of the garden area as sheep may be grazing in the adjoining fields. We have been advised that the garden is fully enclosed, however if your dog is small, it is advisable to check the boundary before letting your dog roam.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
£75 Good housekeeping deposit required
This is our fourth time staying in this cottage and it wont be our last. It was wonderful as usual. Cottage is well laid out and has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. If youre looking for a relaxing, peaceful holiday, this is the one to choose.
3rd time at Charleston...never disappoints. Wonderful cottage, garden great for the dogs. Will be back again.
After a slight hiccup on arrival which was quickly rectified by the company and also the owners we enjoyed another great holiday at Charleston. We look forward to our next visit
Lovely spacious cottage in a great location with stunning views. So peaceful and relaxing. Lots of great walks on the doorstep. The weather was perfect for hill walking. Great enclosed garden for the dog and a well equipped cottage. We enjoyed eating our evening meal in the dining room drinking in the spectacular views over towards Fort Augustus. A memorable, relaxing holiday had by all. Thoroughly recommend a week away here.
A lovely example of a cottage bearing true testimony to their name....we stayed in beautifully appointed accommodation in the middle of nowhere. It was just great doing boring stuff - getting up late, leisurely brunch and then reading in a lovely sunroom - perfect way to recharge the batteries. Beautiful countryside and nice to see the wildlife close up too. Not that we overdosed on chilling out - we went out to some of the lovely areas close to us - Fort Augustus is a must, Inverness and Dingwall too. Also made time for a couple of longer walks close by to the Cottage. Go on; book it!!
This property is exactly what it says in its description.. It is up a private lane with gates to keep the sheep out.. It is set in fantastic views with a large(enclosed) garden and very very private. It is sheep land and sheep are all around you so dogs do when outside garden have to be kept on the lead. The property inside is great ,spacious with everything you need and was spotless .Views from all rooms especially the sun room are amazing. Inverness was 30 minutes away so shopping was easy and lots to do close by with Fort William an hour/ Fort Augustus 30 minutes.. Would go back in a minute so very quiet/peaceful This is the 2nd cottage we have visited through Wilderness Different
Well our 4th time to Charleston says it all. Especially as we are very fussy about where we stay. The accommodation is very warm, welcoming and clean, plus the rooms are all large and nicely furnished. The wrap around garden is totally secure for dogs to do their own thing, with many diverse walks from the door. Admittedly we visit in the winter months, but never see another sole, great if your dog is reactive. This time the icing on the cake was being treated to a brilliant display of the Northern Lights. No light pollution at Charleston. I would highly recommend it if you want peace and tranquility, with Loch Ness nearby, and Inverness only about 25 mins drive away
We return to this property yet again, been numerous times, absolutely love it, clean, good inventory and so comfortable. The only negative is last time there was a rechargeable remote lawn mower which kept the grass and mushrooms away, probably due to time of year this was not in use, so mushrooms and mole hills in abundance.
As ever a wonderful relaxing stay at Charleston. A place we keep being drawn back to. Have made many wonderful memories staying here with family and our dogs over the years. Stayed in spring summer and autumn, every season beautiful. As I've said before I hate leaving a good review as we always struggle to get booked now! thanks for the lovely stay
We loved the cottage - fab location with every home comfort and great location for getting out and seeing the area. My only concern was the Garden which don't get me wrong is lovely and it is enclosed but having 3 German Shepherds it was not secure especially having sheep directly the other side. The fence was quite low in a couple of places. So unfortunately for safety reasons the dogs always had to be on their leads when they were in the Garden. Our youngest dog could have jumped the fence from a standing position next to the fence! Just want others to be aware of this.
Charleston cottage was absolutely lovely, really spacious with amazing views in a gorgeous setting. Our only complaint was that the garden was NOT fully enclosed for smaller dogs - despite us having specifically asked whether it was secure for two small dogs (and being assured, rather sarcastically, that it would not be advertised as such if it wasn't the case), our dog (who is small but not tiny) managed to get through the fence holes, and also through a large gap under the gate. Luckily we were watching him at the time, not least because there were sheep in the neighbouring field. We emailed the company about this but received no response.
Wilderness Cottages Replied...
Thank you for your review and feedback. Charleston is a popular property for a dog owner, and we have been advised that it does have a fully enclosed garden. We can see from your booking that you were taking two small dogs, a Yorkipoo and a Yorkie/Jack Russell cross, one of which is 4kg. We are sorry that your dog managed to escape and do offer our apologies if you feel the information provided was incorrect.
Wonderful location, beautiful view and very comfortable house.
I believe this was our 6th visit to Charlestown. Hopefully not our last. It's pure peace and relaxation. Spacious, clean and very well equipped. Such helpful and friendly owners too. We've never visited so late in the year before and I loved the long daylight hours and the stunning colours in the countryside. Thank you for a blissful two weeks.
A super cottage with incredible views down across Loch Farraline and the surrounding countryside. Very spacious and well appointed and the benefit of a really large, securely fenced garden so the dogs could have a good run around. We saw a wide variety of wildlife and birds during our stay which was great. Would definitely recommend a stay here.
Really enjoyed our first stay in this lovely cottage. Very warm and comfortable with plenty of space. Amazing views and walks from the doorstep.
Fantastic house with exceptional views, very comfortable and spotless.
Our 3rd time at Charleston, which in itself speaks volumes, not least as our requirements are very diverse. We would highly recommend this warm, comfortable, roomy and inviting single storey accommodation to both small or larger parties. Especially if like us you have a dog. Your fur baby will love it, along with all of the walks, plus the garden is uber large and secure for a run around We love the seclusion away from folks and all the stresses of modern day living, a real retreat to recharge the batteries . That being said there are a scattering of other premises a little walk away. Plus Inverness with all of its shops etc is accessible by car for a large shop. Culture seekers will not be disappointed, as again easy to get to by car, Whatever you want from a holiday can be found staying at Charleston (although forget it if a "kiss me quick" type thing with pubs and clubs on the doorstep is your thing.
Charleston is the perfect get away from it all cottage. We loved the walks straight from the door and cooking in the evening in a well equipped kitchen. The views are amazing . Fort Augustus is a shortish and beautiful drive away if you need provisions and the cafe at Foyer is very welcoming after a day walking
We have stayed at Charleston several times and booked again already for 2022, this is the most lovely peaceful place. The cottage is 5 star.. the owners are very helpful if needed, it's the perfect retreat. Excellent all round.
Just returned from our amazing trip to the highlands. Charleston was a home from home , everything we needed , very clean and well kept. Above all was the location, what a view from the house. We never tired from waking up to that breathtaking view over looking the loch. Perfect location for exploring the surrounding areas.
Fantastic cottage with amazing views. Highly recommended.
Stunning location, could never tire of the view. House lovely and clean with everything you needed for a great holiday, large enclosed garden which the dogs loved. Basket of fruit a nice touch Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us.
Wonderful stay beautiful place and wonderful scenery, our 4 th stay in Charleston and hope to stay again ????
Charleston is an immaculate, spacious and comfortable bungalow. The views are fantastic, overlooking lochs and the surrounding mountains. The wildlife was interesting with red kites flying overhead, a semi-resident hare in the garden and red deer loping across the moorland outside the gate. It was fairly remote and the first part of the access road was rather challenging. But overall a lovely place.
Another fabulous stay at Charleston. We arrive to a very clean and welcoming house that has everything you need. It's situation is superb with 360 deg views and there is always something to look at or a sunrise/ sunset to admire. Our favourite place in The Highlands and it was so good to get back there after last years cancellation due to the Pandemic. We will no doubt be returning soon. Thank you Iain and Elaine.
We had a fantastic stay at Charleston. The house is beautiful and the setting is absolutely stunning. The dogs has a great time too and the secure garden was perfect for them. We will definitely be re-booking, thank you for a wonderful stay!
This is the easiest review I've ever done. The cottage is delightful and the setting is absolutely gorgeous. We sat in the conservatory for hours and were lucky enough to see an eagle swoop overhead and a herd of deer run across the field in front of the garden. Spotlessly clean and can only agree with all the other excellent reviews. If I could score more than 5, I would. Will be trying to book for next year.
Probably the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, we have been holidaying in Scotland for well over 20 years, and have stayed in cottages all over, this has to be the best, it's big, well appointed, comfortable, clean, modern but still feels traditional and the location is is just stunning, the only criticism I can come up with was the Wi-Fi was terrible, but who goes to the Highlands for Wi-Fi? We have stayed before and I have no doubt that we will stay again.
Second time to Charleston Cottage..will be booking again next year. Amazing place...views all round...safe for dogs...cottage just wonderful. Super places to visit. Can't recommend this cottage enough..but only if you like seclusion.
Had a lovely week at Charleston Cottage. Spectacular views and complete peace and quiet. Dogs loved the enclosed and secure garden. Cottage was comfortable and homely, had 7 nights of uninterrupted sleep. Would highly recommend.
This cottage is amazing. It is immaculate, well stocked with amazing views. It is central to a lot of areas of interest. We have spent years travelling around Scotland and this cottage is by far the best. The dogs loved the garden..it was very safe. If you want seclusion and no noise then visit Charleston. We will definitely be booking again next year.
What a fantastic cottage in beautiful surroundings. A lot of thought has been put in to this cottage by the owners and I can honestly say it is one of the best equipped cottages that I have ever stayed in and that's been quite a few. The little beauty boxes in each bathroom are great, stocked with everything from toothpaste, shampoo and sanitary wear and the welcome gifts were very generous and much appreciated. The cottage is in a beautiful setting with fantastic views and we were lucky enough to see the deer trotting across the surrounding fields, red kites swooping around the garden and a large gathering of mistle thrushes in the garden. Needless to say we will be back again.
We've just had our second stay at Charleston, and it did not disappoint. A lovely home from home in the highlands. Everything you could possibly need is provided for your stay. A perfect location for spotting wildlife and birds, we saw black grouse on our first night, shy Roe deer near the garden, many nesting birds including wheatears, wagtails, cuckoos...at least three, plenty of red kites and a golden eagle to our delight. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Cannot recommend this property highly enough.
2nd visit to this beautiful house was just as enjoyable as the first. Comfy and cosy, beautiful views, lovely welcome pack from the owners was much appreciated. Have used Wilderness cottages for our last 6 holidays in Scotland, and they are by far the best!
fantastic holiday cottage great view from every window very clean and warm.
We stayed at Charleston February 15 - 23. Our second visit, & will not be the last A warm, cosy and spacious cottage standing in a remote, totally private setting. Although not isolated. Our Rottweiler loved the garden which is totally secure, and variety of walks (caution if you're dog doesn't tolerate sheep). My husband and I have travelled extensively over Scotland but Charleston remains our favourite cottage for an escape from it all. For a large shop Inverness is only about half hour drive. I would highly recommend Charleston
Absoloutely perfect 18 night break at charleston as always Situated in the most peaceful of settings with beautiful panoramic views of the Monadhliath Mountains and an abundance of wildlife including the rare red kite. The property is immaculately clean and spacious with extra touches such as a welcome basket filled with lovely treats and little tubs in all 3 bathrooms full of essentials to make your arrival all the more welcoming (and of course fluffy white towels) There are also dog treats for your four legged friends!!! They really have thought of everything including wifi for the younger ones and sky. I can not recommend Charleston enough and we will certainly be back as soon as possible . Thank you
Beautiful house in spectacular setting, absolutely private too. Dogs loved the garden, and the many forest walks in the area. House was very clean and cosy, grandchildren appreciated the wifi, and adults the netflix. Saw deer, red kites, buzzards, and one memorable eagle. Highly recommend, and hope to return in the spring. Appreciated the welcome pack from the owners.
Couldn't ask for a better cottage, much bigger inside than we expected, plenty of room for all 5 of us, very comfortable and well appointed, didn't want for anything really.The cottage is off the beaten track (as we like them) but close enough to the road for easy access to Inverness and Fort Augustus, in fact we found it ideally situated for exploring the whole area, will definitely be going back again.
Excellent cottage, lovely views. Quiet with lots of wildlife. Will book again.
Once again a memorable stay at Charleston. Beautiful space and accommodation. Always a quiet corner to relax in with those fantastic views that you never tire of! Watch out for the herd of deer in the evenings and the resident hare. Always nice to have a chat with the cows or sheep in surrounding fields! I am afraid we cannot fault it hence our fifth visit.
A wonderful cottage for families, the views are amazing and it is very peaceful.
Excellent place to stay, fantastic views over the lochs and mountains.The house is clean and comfortable well equipped. Excellent place to explore the Highlands .We have stayed here twice now and loved it on both occasions the weather this year was exceptional ,would recommend to anyone you will not be disappointed. Thank you to the owners for the welcome gifts.
Property was amazing, couldn't fault it in anyway. So very comfortable. Dogs loved the garden which was enclosed. Lovely welcome pack. Just like home from home. Plenty of wildlife to see from property. Only one suggestion is a sign on the road showing direction of property as not too easy to find.
We can highly recommend Charleston as a perfect home from home in the Highlands. Set in a delightful location, away from traffic noise, hustle and bustle. The silence is just wonderful. You could spend a whole day in the garden just watching the birds and wildlife, and the changing light on the mountains. To be able to look out of the windows and see Loch Mhor down the valley, with the clouds rising off the mountains was a privilege. The bungalow is extremely well appointed, with everything you will need for your stay. We spent two weeks here and were blessed with glorious sunny weather. Only a half hours drive down a lovely road, with spectacular views over Loch Ness, gets you to Inverness for shopping etc. Definitely love to return.
A lovely cottage to stay in and the views are amazing. The house was well equipped with everything you would need. The dogs loved the garden. Received a lovely welcome basket. Will be sure to return again soon.
This was our 5th visit to Charleston. We normally come in October so February was a change for us. As usual the cottage was a home from home, everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing and cozy stay. We ended up being snowed in for 4 days and also had winds of 40 mph, that actually blew the gate post over! What an absolute stunning place to be stuck in, the deer came right up to the garden, red kites flew right above us, we made a snowman and just sat in the conservatory and watched the weather change from day to day. Looking at the availability for the rest of the year for Charleston it just speaks for itself when it's completely booked up!
Stayed in December 2017 our 5th visit and despite having the worst weather ever snow and ice and minus 10 temps the property was so warm and cosy day and night. With sky TV (full package) loads of books and games, and the views great at any time were even better with all the hills etc covered in snow. the owners were brilliant and helped us out with supplies when we could not get to the shops, WE WILL RETURN
This is a lovely property in excellent condition. It is also good value but a few replacements such as the toaster needs to be made to maintain it's luxury status. Overall it is a property we would like to return to in the future.
Absolutely stunning house and views, felt like paradise all week, the decor was lovely, all the little extras, books, cd"s, little boxes of bath items and everything you would have in your own home and more, I'm going back as soon as I can best holiday we have had in years, waking up to stunning views, wildlife and seeing birds of prey daily, a photographers heaven.
Unfortunately I was unable to go on my much anticipated holiday as I was in hospital. However my brother his partner and Bertie the dog had a wonderful time. They told me that the cottage was amazing, especially the garden room where they spent many hours watching the wild life and enjoying the views. Bertie had a wonderful time with all the space to run in and explore. They said that everything you could think of was provided, the peace and quiet and the outlook were perfect. I'm so upset that I couldn't go, but we hope to go again next year. Thank you so much to the owners for allowing us the use of their property.
This was our 4th visit to Charleston, the second time this year! We absolutely love the peace and quiet, fantastic views and the home comforts the cottage has to offer. The owners have provided everything you need for your stay and the cottage itself is immaculate. When the guest book is full of people visiting for their second, third, fourth and more times that speaks for itself!! We will definitely be back, just hope we can get in as it books up fast...
Excellent spacious accommodation, idyllic quite location, good walks along general wade road in both directions local Loch Ness good walk round about 12 miles. Dogs love the spacious grounds kitchen and conservatory hard flooring suitable for pets.Welcome pack a great touch. All round excellent holiday
Having fallen in love with Scotland many years ago, we decided it would be nice to visit again. We planned a relaxed holiday, with two teenagers, my Dad and our 2 dogs! The cottage was absolutely fantastic!! The best we have EVER stayed in whilst away. It is equipped with everything you would need.... and more! The decor is beautiful, cleanliness is 100% and it really is a 'home from home'. The location is equally beautiful and despite been a little concerned that the nearest shop was 16 miles away.... we did in fact find one just over 2 miles away. The views from Charleston were breathtaking and the peace and tranquility of it, was both needed and very much appreciated. As dog owners, we've previously found it difficult to find somewhere that is still 'nice', with plenty of secure garden where they can exercise freely....this exceeded our expectations all round! We have never returned to the same holiday cottage twice, however I think that's about to change. Without a doubt, we will be returning in the future..... we didn't want to go home!! Thank you!!
Wow! This place is just amazing, so relaxing and fantastic views. It's great for bird watching. We saw Golden Eagles soaring overhead for 4 days in a row, so close on one day that we could hear their calls quite clearly. How lucky were we! We also saw lots of Red Kites and Deer. The bungalow is very spacious and spotless, really well equipped and was nice and relaxing. A real home from home feel about it. There's a large fenced garden that was ideal for our dog to run around in. There was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us and we really didn't want to come home. We go to Scotland every year, usually touring in a motorhome but we loved Charleston so much that we've already booked another stay for next year and can't wait to return.
We stayed at Charleston from 20th to 27th August and had the most wonderful and relaxing week. The house is beautiful and much bigger than we thought it would be, it has every amenity and the owners even left a welcome pack to help us settle in. The property is on top of a hill, at the end of a long track. The views are breath-taking and it is extremely peaceful and quiet. We managed to see lots of wildlife, including deer and several large birds of prey. The house is also surrounded by fields and the local cows seemed to fall in love with our Labrador, coming to the fence to see him. We cannot recommend this property highly enough, and will definitely be returning next year.
OMG... what an amazing cottage! Home from home with stunning views. Spotlessly clean and well kept garden. The dogs (and cat) loved being outside, plenty of room for the two Labs and 5 adults. Loved the remoteness with the closest shop being in Fort Augustus, about half hour drive away, very peaceful just watching out for the birds of prey and the deer! :-) Couldn't have been more relaxed if we tried! 100% will recommend this cottage to family and friends. Hope to go back again ourselves!
This was our second visit to Charleston at Errogie, and once again it was amazing. The house is so well equipped and comfortable. The views are breath taking, definetly a place to recharge the batteries! We do hope to return very soon.
A wonderful cottage, with great views and all the amenities of home. In fact we don't want to recommend it, just keep it our little secret!!! If you book a holiday here you will not regret it!
Excellent property, very well equipped. Felt at home immediately, lovely warm and relaxed feeling to the house. Garden excellent for our 2 dogs. Everything lovely and clean and the welcome basket, flowers and all the little extras a wonderful touch. Really didn't want to leave.
We had a fantastic stay at the Charleston, the bungalow was very comfortable and clean with ample space for a large family. Our only criticism would be that the double shower in the master bedroom did not drain away and the fridge freezer was in need of defrosting which meant that the freezer drawers would stick and the fridge collected water and was in need of wiping out each day. There was also only one shelf at the bottom of the fridge which made storage of fresh produce awkward. The Charleston was very well equipped with all the usual appliances and we thoroughly made use of most of them all including the slow cooker and hand blender !!! We would most definitely like to return to this beautiful scenic bungalow and feel that if the above issue with the shower and fridge freezer were addressed then would be worthy of a higher rating. Many thanks to the owners for their most welcome basket of goodies, we truly were sorry to leave. :)
3rd stay at this superb holiday home.will be returning in 2016.
Excellent and beautiful house. Cannot fault anything. The welcome hamper and fresh flowers was much appreciated
Fantastic place to stay...the house is so well equipped and the owners thoughtful welcome pack and attention to detail is amazing! The views are wonderful and our whole holiday was totally relaxing. We cannot wait to return. The best place we have stayed in Scotland!
Quite simply one of the best properties we have had the pleasure of staying in Scotland. We have been coming to the highlands for 18 years plus, and this house really felt like a home from home, extremely well equipped and warm, the views from every window are to die for, had the pleasure of many red kites flying over the house and deer passing by. All in all, great house, great location and a great holiday. Thank you
Fantastic house, fabulous location and view. There is every facility you could wish for in the cottage, and it is so spacious and such a relaxing place to be. We want to go to a different part of Scotland next year - I just wish we could pick this house up and take it with us.
Anotherwonderful stay at Charleston. The house is tastefully furnished and very clean. We always come home feeling we have had a proper break. The owners go to so much trouble to think of everything you need and then some. Thats why we are returning again and again.
The photographic images just don't do the property justice. We stayed 19/7/ 2014 - 26/7/2014. It's very spacious 5 adults a very active teenager and Sky & Harris (lively Springer spaniels). The property is very spacious, everyone could find a quiet space. The enclosed gardens meant the dogs were able to get out and about as if at home. The views across the loch are magnificent. The outdoor furniture was well used - only thing missing Parasol - for shade as the site is very exposed
Our 3rd visit and it gets better and better. New furniture sky tv and now with broadband which worked perfectly on our old laptop. Perfect peace with the best views to be had in scotland even a garage for the car. We recommend this cottage as a 5 star home only problem we have is leaving at the end of our stay. Forgot to mention the welcome pack and the flowers on our arrival first class as was the service from wilderness cottages.
We have just returned from a week at Charleston and the first thing we did was to book again for next year!! There was nothing that we could fault with the cottage, everything that we needed was there (along with some extra touches)and the views were breath taking. We all came back relaxed, refreshed and with wonderful memories.
We have just returned from spending a wonderful New Year week at Charleston. The house was fantastic for our party: 4 adults, 3 kids and 2 dogs. Facilities were excellent and welcoming touches - wine, shortbread, biscuits for dogs were a lovely added extra. The location is perfect for exploring - Fort Augustus, Inverness, Drumnadrochit and returning to Charleston each evening was a bonus. Wilderness Cottages were great to deal with too.
We had a fantastic stay at Charleston, a superb well equipped bungalow with great views. Would highly recommend.
Charleston is a gem of a house. Central to all the main attractions we wanted to,see in the highlands! Wilderness cottages excel at what they do and are on hand to make sure that your holiday goes without a hitch. We would recommend. Lack of wifi advertised caused a few problems though.
We stayed at Charleston for our 2nd time for a week beginning 06/10/12, and what can I say that hasn't already been said, an absolutely fabulous place clean, fresh, wonderful big garden that the dogs both loved, wonderful views, breathtaking position.
Have just had our third visit to Charleston and had a great time. House is wonderful with fantastic views and very well equipped. The owners are very helpful and the place spotless. Such a pleasure to stay there and looking forward to more visits.
We had a lovely time at this cottage. We had great weather most of the time and the view down over the loch was fantastic. We (Chris and myself, and our three labs Wispa, Ben and Bonnie) felt at home in no time. A five star cottage definitely.
Our 4th stay at Charleston at Errogie and even better if that is possible. Extremely clean and comfortable with excellent equipment. Wonderful views, loads of good walks from the door. A good base for exploring from Inverness to the Isle of Skye, the Cairngorms and dolphin spotting at Chanonry point on the Black Isle, Fort William and Glen Nevis. Definitely our favourite Wilderness Cottage.
our second visit this year this cottage has set a standard that no other we have used over many years can come close to if you want peace, great views, walks from the door, and a 5 star rated cottage look no farther we leave it again with a tear in our eye but we will return as soon as possible.
Once again we had another great relaxing holiday. Wonderful views, walks all around. Everyone of us enjoyed the stay even the power cut was exciting! Even our labradoodles chilled out after their walks!! We have already booked for next year .... can't wait. Not telling anyone how good it is or we'll never get booked again.
15th October 2011 Just returned from our 2nd stay this year at Charleston. Best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Fantastic views and plenty of wildlife to view. We love this area of Scotland and look forward to returning next year.
1 - 8 October 2011: Carolyn, Ann, Chris and Dave together with 'Megan' [a Cocker] and Mason [a King Charles] An outstandingly spacious house and well kept house. The 360 degree views are stunning and the area is beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better location and place to stay. Thank you!
My husband and I have just returned from a weeks holiday in Charleston a property in Errogie approx 18 miles from Inverness it was our 4th visit and wont be our last a beautiful property in an wonderful setting. The peace tranquility and views cannot be rivaled.
May 28th- 4th June. Had a great holiday. Charleston was very spacious, welcoming, well equipped and with added extras. Lovely views and walks around the area. The girls enjoyed flying their kites and it was a fantastic place for dogs - especially letting them out in the morning within the enclosed garden area. Would definitely visit again.
Just back from a week at Charleston this was the best cottage we have stayed in after many years of visits to Scotland it had everthing and more. If you are considering it, go for it you will be so pleased that you did. We would also like to thank Wilderness Cottages for their polite and helpful service, we wish we had found them years ago as they will get our bookings from now on.
Wonderful cottage in a great location with stunning views. If you want somewhere quiet this is the place. Plenty of space in the cottage, was nice and clean when we arrived. Will definitely go back
Our 2nd visit to this wonderful cottage and what a fantastic place for a holiday. The little details are worth a lot, fresh flowers, treats for humans and canines, and even spoilt with lovely toiletries. Outside is just as good with beautiful views in every direction. Even spotted the elusive capercaillie this year, right from the conservatory window. Only downside is leaving this place. After a bad experience last year with a different cottage company, I will only ever use Wilderness again
My husband and I had a wonderful week in this well equipped cottage. The views were spectacular and the garden ideal for our two lively Welsh Springers. We explored a good deal of the northern highlands but would particularly recommend the coastal trip around Wester Ross and the short local drive to Loch Killan. 'Local' pub/restaurant ~5-7 miles away so do your main shopping before you arrive!
The cottage provides an excellent base for exploring the Highlands; whether Gorge Walking at Rothiemurcus, White Water Rafting at Invergarry, the hills around Loch Ness or the peace and quiet of Stratherrick. Superbly well appointed, this is truly a home from home. The views are outstanding, the quiet is deafining and the wild-life is right on your doorstep. An excellent time was had by all - from 2 to 49 (ish) this place has something for everyone.
Had another lovely fortnight at Charleston. Such a peaceful, well equipped holiday home with lots of extras.Our granddaughter had the time of her life as it was safe for her to play outside quite safely and the house is so spacious. She even slept in her own room and was so proud to have her own bathroom!Apart from a few teething problems with the dishwasher (which the owner dealt with promptly) we had a great time and would recommend the place.
This was a fantastic place and even after 4 years from our previous visit still high quality - well worth the visit which everything you could wish for. Extremely clean and comfortable.
Stayed for the weekend and it wasnt long enough ! The house is in a beautiful position and is decorated and furnished to a very high standard. It is very homely with all you need for a relaxing break with views to die for.
Will be reccomending it to others and will hopefully be back to visit soon.
A wonderful cottage, very spacious and well equipped with all the home comforts you could wish for. An ideal place for wildlife spotting and walking the dogs, or to just sit back relax and enjoy the fantastic views. No need to see Autumn Watch on the telly, just stay here and see the wildlife up close in your own private piece of the Highlands! This is one place we will definately be returning to, (Clyde & Libby give it the paws up!) Thankyou to Mr & Mrs Hepburn and Wilderness Cottages for a great holiday.
We visit the Stratherrick area 4/5 times each year. This has been our first stay at Charleston. The views from the cottage are spectacular, however Charleston is badly let down by its inferior furnishings, especially the beds. The mattresses are very uncomfortable and thin. For this reason we would not choose to return to Charleston again. Wilderness Cottages can confirm that replacement mattresses have been arranged and will be in place this week.
What a fantastic cottage!! The views and location are superb. The cottage is very spacious and well equipped and one of the best cottages I have stayed in. We had a slight problem whilst we were there, but Gordon and Corrine sorted it out for us and were very helpful.
I would definitely like to return to this cottage!
What a wonderful week in the deep snow. We have stayed at this cottage at least 6 times - it is perfect for groups as there is room for everyone to have their own space. The view is beautiful. Many thanks to Donny, the neighbour who towed our two cars up the long drive or we would have been snowed out. Thanks also to Corinne for her help and the cottage owner who came out with the snow plough to dig us out! We have stayed in a number of cottages now, but this one is the best.
We have just returned from a lovely week at this beautiful cottage.
If anyone is having even the slightest doubt about booking this cottage then please rest easy, you will not regret it.
If peace and quiet is what your holidays are about then this is definitely the place for you.
The cottage is equipped to the highest standard and the views are quite simply breathtaking, thank you Mr & Mrs Hepburn for making this place available to us lucky tourists.
Would I book this cottage again......................with bells on!!!!!
Probably one of the best views in Scotland,stayed in Abriachan last year but this location has finally made up our mind to move North so we are now looking for land/accomodation in Scotland to relocate.
This cottage is superb peace and quiet is the theme here with wild deer roaming all around,the cottage is superbly equipped,would I return.........absolutly!!
This is the best self catering cottage that we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. The ever changing views from every window were breathtaking. The sheep and the cows in the fields next to the cottage, along with the occasional visit from the deer, wild Hares and birds were a welcome addition to the the views. We wanted a get away from it all experience and Charleston certainly gave us just that.
Charleston is a credit to its owners who have gone far beyond the needs of a holiday cottage. The beautifull fresh flowers in every room, the complimentary bottle of wine and the Scottish Shortbread biscuits. These along with all the other extras made this holiday extra special.
Any regrets ? yes, just one and that is that we couldnt stay longer.
Certainly the best-equipped cottage we have stayed at in over 20 years of self-catering holidays, and such a spacious proprty. Even my teenage boys were impressed and want to come here again next year. The views from just about every window were breath-taking and the red-deer coming into the garden to munch on the grass was something special. Even the mixed weather couldnt spoil such a splendid property. This was our first experience of Wilderness Cottages, and will not be our last !
My family and I are are still revelling over the time we had together last month and what a wonderful place Charleston is! We are all huge lovers of Scotland and have been coming to the Highlands for years but weve never pined so much after a holiday! Were able to relive lots of moments whilst watching the current series of Springwatch but its not the same as being there! My sister and I are so chuffed that we made our Mums 60th birthday present something to remember forever. The house was so comfortable and really felt like home (drawing back the curtains in the morning will never be the same again!). The 360 degree panoramic view will stay with us for the rest of our lives and we are already planning a 2-week holiday for 2009!
Yet again the cottage was everything we wanted: spacious, well equiped and peaceful an ideal place to chill out. Lots of places to walk and most important of all Ailsa, our Airedale, loved it. We hope to be back again next year.
We arrived at Charleston in the dark, and once we had packed away our Tesco shopping (which we had delivered to the cottage) we settled down with a glass of mulled wine, looking forward to two weeks, Christmas & New Year in a beautiful cottage.
The next day was cold, bright & frosty and we stepped outside to see where we were and Wow! what a view. The surrounding area was equally impressive with walks for Poppy the westie, whichever way we decided to walk that day.
We all agreed this was the best house we had ever stayed in (this being our 8th) so spacious & clean.
Decorated beautifuly for Christmas, with a present under the tree for Jack and even a doggy biscuit for Poppy!
We would certainly book again and can highly recommend the service offered by Wilderness Cottages.
This was our 10th Scottish Cottage holiday, and our 7th with Wilderness. This cottage was without a doubt the best we have stayed in, it was warm, comfortable and very well equipped - a pleasure to come home to after a November day walking the dogs. The view over Loch Mhor was breathtaking and changed by the minute, and there was nothing to disturb the peace and quiet - even the sheep and the cows added to the feeling of tranquility. We will definitely be having another holiday here.
Just had a wonderful holiday in Charleston -what a bungalow! Fantastic views, wildlife including two hares feeding in the garden most days not to mention the characterful sheep, and spacious well equipped accommodation with every smallest thing catered for! Such a pleasure to stay there and we hope to come back one year.
Excellent clean and spacious accommodation, views fantastic,
owners very friendly and helpful. Good mix of walks available from the property.and the local Loch Mhor very handy for swimming.
Fantastic cottage in a stunning location - the view from the lounge and conservatory was spectacular. The cottage was furnished to a very high standard and was extremely comfortable. Lovely and peaceful with no close neighbours! Would definitely visit again.