Cuilfail Whitebridge - South Loch Ness
Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

About Cuilfail

Cuilfail  - Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

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

Sleeps: 6

Price Range: £365 - £725

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Cuilfail Holiday Cottage, Whitebridge, Loch Ness 

Sleeps 6 - Log Fire - Pets welcome 

Luxury property 4 miles from Loch Ness at Whitebridge on the quiet unspoilt side of Loch Ness. The cottage is just a couple of minutes walk from a country pub which also serves excellent food. Your pets are welcome to accompany you to Cuilfail and they will no doubt be in their element exploring the local footpaths and hill walks, not to mention the fun to be had dipping paws into the nearby rivers and Lochs!! The garden is fenced so that your four legged friends are not tempted to go walkies without a human companion.

Situated at Whitebridge, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands 4 miles from Loch Ness on the south side of Loch Ness, 9 miles from Fort Augustus. This spacious newly built high quality self catering holiday home has been designed and equipped with the small group or family in mind. The stunning Highland location is the perfect setting for a truly memorable self catering holiday in the Highlands of Scotland.

This is one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland and is only four miles from Loch Ness. Surrounded by hills and birch woodlands and threaded with quiet roads, the area is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast for cycling, hill-walking, mountaineering, skiing, fishing, (fishing permits can be obtained at the nearby Whitebridge Hotel) windsurfing or golf. The house with 3 large bedrooms, including one downstairs double bedroom, is big enough to cater for a group of 6 people in spacious comfort. The Whitebridge Hotel is an easy two minute walk from the house and serves excellent food. The hotel bar and restaurant is open to non residents.

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  • Lounge with log fire, TV, Video, DVD, WiFi and Hi Fi system
  • Kitchen/Diner includes - Electric oven hob and grill, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster etc
  • Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer, and ironing facilities
  • Double bedroom with a king size bed and adjacent shower room


  • One bedroom with twin beds and one bedroom with a double bed
  • Cot available on request for the baby
  • Separate bathroom with bath

Included in the price

  • Bed linen and towels
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Electricity
  • Basket of logs for the wood burner
  • WiFi
  • Off road private parking for up to 3 cars
  • Garden furniture and barbecue

Pets Welcome

3 pets are welcome at the property and the garden is enclosed.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

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

Best Features

  • A little piece of Highland heaven for families and friends
  • South Loch Ness beautiful unspoilt Scottish wild country
  • 2 minute walk to the Hotel bar and restaurant. Public internet access point at the hotel

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Cuilfail Reviews

The lastest reviews of Cuilfail ...

Reviewed this property on 27/08/2019
And awarded it
We stayed at Cuilfail for 2 weeks in August, the cottage is really spacious, lovely views and a utility room to take off boots, coats. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer, the kitchen is very well equipped , proper big bath which is useful with younger children. It is really quiet. The only negative is the mattress in main bedroom is uncomfortable. Lots to do nearby, hotel, lovely tea room - Camerons, waterfalls, walks, lochs, really relaxing and spectacular scenery, also good value.

Reviewed this property on 05/08/2019
And awarded it
We stayed in cuilfail for a week on summer holiday 2019. It's a very beautiful cottage . Very well equipped . Clean with perfect temperature. Big house. Large garden which my children enjoyed . B862 has the most beautiful views both sides. We would love to come again.

Reviewed this property on 03/11/2018
And awarded it
This was our second stay at Cuilfail, the first time was a week and this time we stayed for 2 weeks which enabled us to travel the area a lot easier. We really enjoyed our stay on both occasions. The house is like home from home is really well equipped and although in an quiet position is fairly easy to go out for the day either North or South depending on where you wish to The dogs really loved being able to have a run in the garden before we left to visit places and meet with friends. As we have 3 English Setters it is really good to know we can take the dogs with us on holiday and they are safe playing in the garden.

Reviewed this property on 17/07/2018
And awarded it
Excellent accommodation thank you we had a great holiday, the dogs really enjoyed the very large enclosed garden and we really enjoyed the comforts. Thanks again!

Reviewed this property on 11/07/2018
And awarded it
The setting of Cuilfail is beautiful, with a large garden, view on the mountain behind, and a quiet road in front. We were with 6 persons. The 5 garden chairs are weak, one is deficient. The house has enough room for six persons. There are 2 bathrooms, but only the one downstairs has a shower. So all the six habitants came to use that one shower. This wasn't the intention of the 2 persons that slept downstairs. We couldn't deprive 4 persons of a shower, but had wished to have our private bathroom. It would be easy to add a shower upstairs, above the bathtub. The bed downstairs is large enough, but is very hard. We could feel the iron spirals in our body. The kitchen is sufficient, but we missed a orange press, which can be a simple one. The washing machine and dish washer are good. The electric stove has been cleaned so often, that all the digits are invisible, so we had to guess how is works. It would be convenient to have a one-page manual. For the rest it is a splendid house, near the beautiful falls of Foyers and near Loch Ness. Plenty of opportunities to make beautiful walks.

Reviewed this property on 11/01/2018
And awarded it
This cottage exceeded our expectations, we arrived to heavy snow and the drive was cleared and the cottage cosy warm. The log burner was a welcome addition but not really required due to the central heating. Due to location no mobile phone signal but WiFi available. A landline was in the cottage via a pay phone. A wonderful part of our country to visit the wildlife is amazing.

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2017
And awarded it
Nice cottage with good fenced garden which is great for dogs. All facilities were good, but mattresses were poor. Felt every spring so not much sleep. Great location, and the pub/hotel next door was very good. Local real ale and good quality food.

Reviewed this property on 02/04/2017
And awarded it
Very comfortable cottage, clean and reasonably well equipped. The log fire was welcome though we could have done with more logs and kindling.The wheelchair access would be useful to those who required it, though there was no handrail and potentially dangerous. The dogs were welcome and the garden area was made safe for them. Altogether, a good experience in a delightful part of the world.

Reviewed this property on 09/12/2016
And awarded it
If you are looking for real escape - then this is the place to go - amazing scenery, wildlife and walks and a great place to relax and unwind in the evening with everything you would need from the accommodation for a great stay We had a great time and would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to really experience Scotland at its best

Reviewed this property on 04/10/2016
And awarded it
This was a fantastic property in a beautiful location. The cottage was very well kept in plenty of garden and a gated drive. There were some lovely places to walk the dogs and close to the Whitebridge hotel. A bit of a hilly drive from Fort Augustus (35 mins) and about (45 mins) to Inverness. Local village of Foyers was beautiful and just a 3 mile walk from the cottage. Waterfalls and coffee shop well worth a visit. Will definitely be back

Reviewed this property on 29/09/2016
And awarded it
We really enjoyed staying at Cuilfail but the time went far too quickly, the house was well equipped, comfortable and ideally situated for travelling around. We certainly would like to return in the future but would like to make a longer booking. The dogs certainly enjoyed their visit and came home very tired but happy.

Reviewed this property on 28/04/2016
And awarded it
As someone else said, the photographs don't really do the house justice, and it had everything that we needed, with lovely views. But I would say the best thing about the house is its location. There are very nice walks nearby, and having the excellent hotel and pub right next door is a fantastic bonus. We had a lovely time, despite quite a bit of rain.

Reviewed this property on 11/10/2015
And awarded it
We found Cuilfail to be very cosy and comfortable and perfect for anyone with a dog as the large garden was securely fenced. The local hotels and restaurants are well worth a visit for good food and they allow dogs which is a plus .We would certainly be happy to visit again

Reviewed this property on 14/04/2014
And awarded it
Great cottage nice furnishings and very clean and tidy! We were happy to receive a welcome gift of shortbread and wine on arrival and found the location perfect for a quiet break with lovely walks in the doorstep and easy access to the rest of the area by car. Our only issue was the fencing was minimal and we were unable to leave our dogs in the garden due to other dogs on the property next door. However we would definitely return lovely cottage and gorgeous surroundings

Reviewed this property on 11/10/2013
And awarded it
This was the warmest cottage we have ever been to. Lovely and quiet but so close to lots of thing to do. The wilderness representative was very helpful, will certainly recommend the cottage Cuilfail and Wilderness Cottages

Reviewed this property on 23/07/2013
And awarded it
I have just returned from a week's stay at Cuilfail with my daughter and son and his family. The cottage is much bigger than it looks, very clean and well appointed. The pictures really don't do it justice. My grandson loved playing in the large enclosed garden. The area itself is beautiful and so many attractions are within easy reach by car. If not wanting to drive there are many walks to do including a very scenic walk to Foyers Falls. To cap it all, the weather was glorious.

Reviewed this property on 20/05/2013
And awarded it
I was staying a cuilfail with my family and Canadian cousins who were over visiting and had the best time, I would thoroughly recommend Cuilfail to visit as it is in an ideal location, easy access to get roundabout in Scotland and we took our dog with us who had the best time running about in the massive enclosed garden, I think he was as depressed as us to be going back home. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed this property on 23/10/2012
And awarded it
Culfail is an ideal holiday house, very comfortable with excellent facilities. Six adults and 2 big dogs had a great time. The walk to Foyers Falls was very enjoyable. Good food at the nearby Whitebridge Hotel pub was a bonus.

Reviewed this property on 01/11/2011
And awarded it
Cuifail was a great place to stay, pretty much home from home! The garden was great for our two Hungarian Vizsla pups and little boy aged 6. A good base for exploring the highlands and high spec accomodation. We hope to return next year to further enjoy Whitebridge and the surrounding area.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2011
And awarded it
Stayed at Cuilfail Whitebridge near Fort Augustus. Had a brilliant time was good to find a place that allowed 3 dogs to come along for the adventure. Great base for our short visit. Its a must to visit the Fiddlers Highland Restaurant and malt whisky bar. food great and with over 600 bottles of scotlands favourite drink well just don't take the car. Its siituated in Drumnadrochit. Cuilfail itself its wonderful safe and secure and big big big gardens for the dogs. Will be back for sure

Reviewed this property on 10/09/2010
And awarded it
Myself, my best mate Emma and her 9 year old son Ben with our dogs stayed in this wonderful cottage in August. I would recommend anyone who wants to stay in idylic location which has access to all the main tourist attactions for the highlands.

Reviewed this property on 21/08/2010
And awarded it
Fantastic stay. Cottage was outstanding and local walk routes brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definately come again.

Reviewed this property on 04/08/2010
And awarded it
stayed at cuilfail for 1 week and it was beautiful,we had 3 dogs and they loved the garden. Whitebridge pub was great and also the Dores Inn food was outstanding had a great time just wish it was for longer

Reviewed this property on 28/09/2009
And awarded it
We stayed in Cuilfail Cottage in September and were blessed with marvellous weather. Lovely location, wonderful scenery very nice cottage in a very dog friendly area and excellent food at The Whitebridge Hotel. What more could one ask for.
Many thanks to the cottage owners and special thanks to Gordon and Corinne for the efficient and hassle free booking procedures
Maryrose, Grant, Sarah, Rob, Kazba (GSD), Solly (Border Collie) and Boris (Lurcher).

Reviewed this property on 25/06/2009
And awarded it
CUILFAIL was a wonderfull cottage it was bigger than it looks,and very clean there was everything there that you would need, the garden was very big and well fenced so the 3 dogs we had they just wanted to roam round it and was very safe. My granddaughter loved to play in the garden also, there was lots of thing to do and see. Some evenings we would go to the Whitebridge hotel which is 2 mins away and the food was very good and the people who owned it were very friendly and made you very welcome. Myself and husband and my son and his wife all say we would go back again but would like to spend longer next time. I would like to thank you all very much it was a pleasure to stay there.

Reviewed this property on 13/05/2007
And awarded it
We have spent a week trout fishing each year for many years and have not had accomodation which came remotely close to Cuilfail Cottage. The cottage had all we could have wished for and then some. Numerous trout lochs within a few miles (I would recommend Loch Knockie - boat available from Knockie Estate on the lochside). Only downside was the Whitebridge Hotel which we thought was very unwelcoming. We all agreed we would consider returning to Cuilfail Cottage but would give the Whitebridge Hotel a wide berth.

Reviewed this property on 09/08/2006
And awarded it
Lovely new house, with new furniture throughout - very comfortable. Garden had just been seeded, but once there is a lawn, it will make it even better. Fun to watch the rabbits visiting the garden ! Hotel next door very useful, with good food (particularly the curries !), and with internet access.

Local area beautiful, and with a gorge/waterfalls within a few miles. Stunning drive along Loch Ness in both directions to go further afield.

All in all a very quiet spot, ideal for a relaxing break.

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