Don Cottage Drumnadrochit - Loch Ness
Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart, Strathglass & Beauly

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Don Cottage - Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart, Strathglass & Beauly

Location: Drumnadrochit - Loch Ness - Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart, Strathglass & Beauly

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £425 p.w.

Christmas: £695

New Year: £695

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Don Cottage - Holiday Cottage, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness

Sleeps 4 - Wifi - Open fire - One large or two small pet/s welcome.

Drumnadrochit is the largest village at Loch Ness well known as the Nessie capital of Loch Ness because of the excellent Loch Ness Monster exhibitions in the village. There is also a great selection of bars restaurants and shops in the village so making it a popular destination and base for highland holidays with a special place in the hearts of Nessie fans. An ideal location for walking, with many hill and forest walks on the doorstep. The village of Drumnadrochit is a short walk from Don Cottage, so just right to walk off the extra calories you may pick up in any of village restaurants.

Don Cottage is a traditional Highland cottage, well equipped for self catering holidays, offering fabulous views of Glenurquhart at Drumnadrochit, a nice family atmosphere and a cosy log fire to tempt you to sit around. 1 or 2 small well behaved dogs welcome though the garden is not fenced. The local shops and pubs are one mile from the cottage.

This is a fine example of a traditional country cottage located in a lovely quiet part of Glenurquhart just minutes from Loch Ness. There are lots of outdoor activities in the area for the energetic types as well as peace, art, nature, fishing and photography opportunities for more sedate holidaymakers to enjoy.

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  • Lounge with log fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD, Radio, iPod dock and mp3 player.
  • Fitted kitchen includes, oven electric hob and grill, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave and all the usual utensils.
  • Bathroom with electric shower over the deep cast iron bath (great for relaxing after a days walking), shaving point and heated towel rail.


  • Bedroom with king size bed.
  • Twin bedroom with single beds.

Included in price

  • Bed linen, towels are available at an additional cost of £5.00 per set.
  • Large sack of logs for the open fire.
  • Electric storage heating & underfloor heating in the kitchen.
  • Electricity.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Wifi.
  • Cot and highchair available on request.
  • Parking for 2 cars.

Pets Welcome

One large or two small well behaved dogs welcome.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Hosekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this cottage.

Best Features

  • This is the authentic traditional highland cottage.
  • This is the place for a fishing holiday! If you want to fish Loch Ness, or in local rivers and lochs.
  • This is definitely the place for a monster spotting holiday! Nessie spotters are welcome and you will see lots of other wildlife also.

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Don Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Don Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 29/11/2021
And awarded it
Lovely cottage in a quiet location, perfect for exploring Glen Affric, the Black Isle and many other areas. Cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. We would happily return to this cottage to explore the area further.

Reviewed this property on 07/10/2021
And awarded it
We really enjoyed our week's stay at Don Cottage, especially the cosy real fire in the lounge

Reviewed this property on 10/09/2021
And awarded it
Don Cottage was an excellent base to explore the local area. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and we would certainly visit again. We had everything we needed to enjoy our holiday and even lots of sunshine!

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2021
And awarded it
Lovely cottage , very clean and well equipped. Fantastic location, easy to get to Black Isle , Moray Coast , Glen Affric , Skye etc

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2021
And awarded it
we stayed at Don Cottage for a week. The cottage is clean, well maintained and tastefully decorated, as well as being roomy for a family of 4. It is well kitted out, owners have thoughtfully provided ample tea and coffee facilities as well as a wee dram of whiskey. Whatever you need to recover from your drive up with the kids fighting in the back... We got in contact with the owners prior and asked about bike storage, and they helpfully emptied out the shed so we could store out 4 bikes and towbar carrier. The views are brilliant and there are plenty of blu-rays and books if the weather is bad

Reviewed this property on 02/07/2021
And awarded it
Don Cottage proved to be a wonderful introduction to traditional Scottish cottages and a truly beautiful part of the world. It was very clean, well equipped, quiet and comfortable, and the very thoughtful goodies left by the owners for us to celebrate our wedding anniversary were very much appreciated after spending a decent time driving up there. The location is quiet, the neighbours and other residents very friendly, and the wildlife is both diverse and entertaining, especially for a couple from Birmingham! After a week there, we were both somewhat recharged and would very much like to return there and explore the surrounding area a lot more. Loch Ness is impressive (though not as big as Loch Lomond), but the landscape round the back of it away from the main A road was well worth a visit, and it is certainly both magnificent and humbling. Thank you Janice and Angus for all your help, and I can certainly understand why so many people keep going back there year on year.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2021
And awarded it
We had a lovely stay at Don Cottage, bottle of wine, biscuits & whisky for us & biscuits for the boys were a nice welcome after our long journey.

Reviewed this property on 16/10/2020
And awarded it
A nice cottage and well looked after with all facilities we need. It was a very restful break for us.

Reviewed this property on 21/08/2018
And awarded it
Had a wonderful week, staying in Don Cottage.Everything had been thought of and the welcome pack on arrival was very thoughtful and very much appreciated.The cottage was very comfortable and cosy and suited our whole family including our fur baby who enjoyed the local walks.The cottage is an ideal location for exploring Loch Ness and is within walking distance of Drumnadrochit and amenities. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

Reviewed this property on 24/05/2018
And awarded it
A fabulous cottage. Has everything you need. Also received a great welcome gift of whiskey and shortbread. Highly recommend this cottage. Definitely want to go back. :)

Reviewed this property on 20/02/2018
And awarded it
We have just returned from a great week in Don Cottage. The cottage is very comfortable and has all the facilities that you could need. We had ordered a Tesco delivery for the evening of our arrival and although the Tesco driver didn't fancy driving up the short track in the dark, we drove to meet her in the car and it was well worth the £5 charge! There is a small co-op in Drumnadrochit should you need it. The village of Drumnadrochit is a 20 minute easy walk from the cottage. Our favourite place to eat was The Loch Ness Inn - fabulous food. We did many walks whilst we were in this area and we were lucky enough to have a snow-fall on our 2nd day so our walks were even more beautiful! On our last day we saw a Golden Eagle feasting on it's prey on the field opposite the cottage - that just topped off a fantastic week! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage. Many thanks for the welcome gifts, they were very much appreciated when we arrived. After a 7 hour journey, our ravenous teenager made very 'light weight' of the shortbread!!

Reviewed this property on 09/01/2018
And awarded it
Would highly recommend Don Cottage for a relaxing break in a beautiful part of Scotland. We were so happy to spend Christmas there and were surprised by the welcome gifts with the Christmas tree making our stay complete. A holiday to remember and we would love to return there someday.

Reviewed this property on 08/10/2017
And awarded it
We enjoyed a week's holiday at Don Cottage in August. Don Cottage is not far from Drumnadrochit - a five-minute drive (too far to walk), and also convenient for Glen Afric. We also toured from here down to Fort William, up to Inverness, the Black Isle and to Ullapool. The cottage is located at the foot of hills, looking down to the main road and across to more hills. It is a traditional Scottish cottage - two main rooms downstairs and two upstairs, with small windows. There was a pretty hill garden to the front of the cottage, and good parking. To the rear, very steep hill. Getting there was simpler than it looked on the instructions or SatNav - one has to wiggle through some narrow lanes, but it is not too hilly. The village is small and takes about 5 minutes to walk through. The cottage kitchen was modern and well appointed - and there was a nice selection of welcome food and milk (many thanks) including some wine and whisky. The sitting room was comfy - the three of us fitted on one sofa - the far end of the room is a bit dark. Good selection of children's and grown up videos to watch, and some local books and maps; also CDs. Brightly decorated and pleasant bathroom downstairs. Also, a cupboard to hang coats. Upstairs, the bedrooms were spacious, the beds comfy and there was plenty of cupboard space. The whole house was well decorated, with tasteful local pictures.

Reviewed this property on 02/08/2017
And awarded it
Had a lovely stay at Don Cottage near Loch Ness, cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed.A real home from home in a gorgeous part of the world.

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2016
And awarded it
Cottage very well equiped and cosy would recommend it to friends and family!

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2016
And awarded it
Lovely cottage hideaway.

Reviewed this property on 10/08/2016
And awarded it
Don Cottage is a nice and lovely cottage with everything you need. The goodies you recieve are super! The kitchen is big and wel equipped. Only comment: you smell the fire place even when you don't use it. This might be inconvenient for some but not for everyone.

Reviewed this property on 20/04/2016
And awarded it
Lovely accommodation, clean and comfortable supplied with everything you would need. In excellent location for exploring the surrounding area.

Reviewed this property on 05/02/2016
And awarded it
We enjoyed our few days away at Don Cottage. The instructions on finding the cottage we followed to the letter as it was dark when we arrived and they were absolutely spot on--it really is nice to get a good set of directions at the end of a tiring journey! Lovely collection of basic essentials and luxury goodies waiting for us on the kitchen table--inc whiskey- and all I had to do was to put a match to the prepared fire. Don Cottage was spotless on our arrival and looking around it is apparent that the owners have enjoyed putting this holiday cottage together. Once we got home in the evening we were more than happy to relax in front of the fire and watch TV and prepare some food--haggis of course on Burns Night. We have a couple of suggestions for making this lovely cottage even more appealing--perhaps a larger TV and a few brighter LED lights mixed in to help with reading and in the kitchen for meal preparation? Eyes going dim is an affliction that makes us older people complain that writing is getting smaller and smaller!! If you stay at Don Cottage you will be warm and comfortable and will be located in a beautiful part of the world and be free to explore it at your leisure! Many thanks

Reviewed this property on 27/12/2015
And awarded it
Don cottage is set back in a secluded location yet not too far from amenities. The cottage had a good layout and all the rooms were of a good size. The kitchen had everything you needed and the welcome pack left by the owner was greatly received. Ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area - Glen Affric, Loch Mullardoch and the Black Isle all well worth a visit. Would love to come back one day.

Reviewed this property on 30/11/2015
And awarded it
My wife and I were very pleased with our stay here. The cottage exceeded our expectations! If you want to stay in a quiet, self-catering cottage with plenty of space, this offers amazing facilities for an outstanding price.

Reviewed this property on 19/10/2015
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Well presented, spacious, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a lovely countryside setting - far enough away from the main town of Drumnadrochit nearby, but well located for exploring the surrounding areas. The cottage was cosy, with a great coal fire, and the kitchen was spacious, with a nice area to enjoy meal times. The cottage is decorated to a very good standard, and was very inviting on our arrival. We especially enjoyed the welcome of rose wine, whisky and shortbread - much appreciated, and a great start to our holiday, which helped set the mood for our following week. We were fortunate with warm and sunny weather for most of the week, and had great fun exploring the surrounding areas!

Reviewed this property on 12/09/2015
And awarded it
Don Cottage is a beautiful and cosy holiday home. Sitting in front of the house, a cup of coffee with me and enjoying the marvellous landscape was my favorite start of day. Thanks for the lovely welcome present. We have enjoyed the holidays at Don Cottage and we would return tomorrow if it would be possible ;-) The only criticism or perhaps I should say the only suggestion for the ad : " Walking distance " is a very relative term . ;-)

Reviewed this property on 07/09/2015
And awarded it
We really enjoyed our stay at Don Cottage. The location was superb, the house comfortable and the gifts on arrival were really appreciated. Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 24/02/2015
And awarded it
Just returned from a wonderful week at Don Cottage .Situated in the small village/hamlet of Milton nearest facilities are only a mile away in Drumnadrochit . Lovely welcome pack of wine,whiskey,biscuits and milk greeted us on our arrival ...along with a full log basket ,coal bucket and fire set ready to light ,which was much appreciated after a 5 hr winter journey. A lovely cottage in an ideal situation for exploring the Highlands and a spot of Nessie Hunting !!

Reviewed this property on 16/09/2014
And awarded it
Lovely holiday in Don Cottage. Welcome pack much appreciated, a nice touch, even biscuits for our dog. Very clean and well equipped. Open fire was great on the few cold nights we had. Cottage is in very secluded position , which we and our dog loved. Surrounding area is beautiful and excellent woodland walks only a short drive away.

Reviewed this property on 11/08/2014
And awarded it
An excellent location with fantastic views. The cottage is very comfortable with nice furnishings, perfect for exploring Loch Ness.

Reviewed this property on 02/08/2014
And awarded it
Good well equipped clean cottage in a good central area. Lovely view from front but whole cottage was rather dark - would benefit greatly from shrub clearing/tree lopping!

Reviewed this property on 28/06/2014
And awarded it
Hi just spent the last 4 days (24th /28th)June 2014 at this Cottage and forgot to write in the visitors book . This cottage and the surroundings are lovely. The cottage has a warm friendly feel to it and the owners left a welcome pack that was greatly appreciated. Everything you need is there on hand, with a lovely log fire all ready for lighting should you feel cold.Would definitely go back and recommend to friends. Its dog friendly too.

Reviewed this property on 16/06/2014
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I dont usually review anything but I had to let people know how nice this cottage is. My husband and I have just spent 2 weeks there with our dog and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.The cottage contains everything you could ask for equipment wise and is comfortable and very cosy and its location is fabulous . We recommend it most highly.

Reviewed this property on 31/10/2013
And awarded it
This was a lovely property with a really nice view from both bedrooms. As many commented in the visitors' book the welcoming touches such as a bottle of wine, milk and biscuits were really good and you felt someone was really thinking of you especially after the long drive from Manchester. The Loch Ness Inn has great food for a nice evening meal treat. Although we had loads of DVDs of our own (most a tad two teenage girly for hubby ) we made use of ones on shelves as well.

Reviewed this property on 05/08/2013
And awarded it
We stopped at Don cottage in Drumnadrochit, a beautiful cottage with lots of room and a log fire, nice touches were the welcome pack incl poop bags and treats for our westie.

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2013
And awarded it
We had a great week from 18- 25.05.13 in the Don Cottage. We have felt ourselves very well, even over the warm welcome with the small gifts we were very pleased. Even the weather has been kind to us so we could make many trips in the area. The house we can highly recommend, it is cozy, clean, comfortable and the view of the surrounding area is gorgeous. We would like to come back

Reviewed this property on 24/08/2012
And awarded it
We (two adults, a child and a dog) stayed a week in Don Cottage. It was great, very clean and super equipped. The hosts left a welcome package that was much appreciated. Great walks and great history, very friendly neighbours. Additional: poor cellphone and portable internet reception- to have a vacation in quiet this is also good.

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2012
And awarded it
Don Cottage is a traditional cottage which has been sympathetically modernised. The owners kindly let us bring two small dogs and although the garden isn't fenced, we didn't have any problems. We loved the cottage which was clean and extremely comfortable. Everything one could need was there and there was even coal and logs if the temperature dropped, which it did during our stay, even though it was late May !!! I would recommend Don cottage to anyone wanting a fairly secluded peaceful holiday.

Reviewed this property on 13/05/2012
And awarded it
We had a wonderful time at the cottage, which was very nicely decorated and comfortable. A lot of attention to detail and little touches made a big difference. We would highly recommend the cottage and there is also so much to do in the area...Great value for the money!

Reviewed this property on 23/08/2010
And awarded it
We spent a wonderful week in Don Cottage exploring the area and beyond! We were made to feel so welcome and at home in the cottage and very much appreciated the goodies which greeted us. I have already recommended you to family and friends in the UK and will also do so here in Austria. If all the "Wilderness Cottages" are such a wonderful home from home, I will certainly come again

Reviewed this property on 16/06/2010
And awarded it
Idyllic cottage set in a beautiful, quite and peacefull location. A luxury little hideaway. Fantastic location to explore lot's of places and a 0.8 mile walk to Drum. Well equipped and very clean and comfortable. i would recommend Don Cottage to Families and couples especially if you have a dog too!! Louise Roberts Stone, Staffs

Reviewed this property on 03/03/2010
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We stayed in Don Cottage over Thanksgiving, Nov. 2009. After having some issues with our Sat Nav not finding the cottage, we finally found it after asking someone. :) The cottage is beautiful! Our family of four loved it. It was very quiet, peaceful and a lovely place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved the Loch Ness area. I highly recommend the Don Cottage!!

Reviewed this property on 12/11/2009
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Having recently spent another fantastic week at Don Cottage we thought it was time we shared our views with others. It was our 5th visit and gets better each time. The cottage is fantastic, spotless clean, lovely homely rooms with coal fire in living room and large spaceous bedrooms/kitchen. Ideal for children as our kids have always had a great time there. Centrally positioned for Inverness, if weather not too good with Cinema, Swimming, Skating & Supermarket etc + lots of eating places. Gairloch, Lossiemouth are just a few fantastic beaches closeby which are a great day out for the family.
And forest walks just a stones through away. Local hotels/pub allow children and also have outdoor seating so on a lovely day a nice walk into Drumnadrochit for a nice lunch is also great. The cottage also has lots of literature on where to go and this time we visited Landmark at Aviemore and kids had a fantastic time, not one for people scared of heights!!!. Pony trecking is also great and again kids just loved it. We are now planning returning next year probably for 2 x 1 week breaks.

Reviewed this property on 10/11/2009
And awarded it
Don’t bother writting a review as it won’t be published, just look at the dates between thoose that up there now!
It’s a great cottage but don’t have any great expectations about Drum!!

Reviewed this property on 18/05/2009
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The Cottage was lovely and comfortable, a real home from home. Very good location, not far from Loch Ness or Urquhart Castle. Very friendly neighbours and all mod cons. Lovely welcome pack of shortbread, whisky and wine. We had a lovely sunny week’s holiday in this cottage and will definitely go back. Very highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 27/04/2009
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This was a lovely cottage. My family and I had a great time. The cottage was as described and more! The location was excellent for touring around. We would recommend this cottage to anyone.

Reviewed this property on 26/04/2009
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This was a lovely cottage and excellent value for money! Many thanks for the welcome wine, whiskey, biscuits etc which were left for us.

Reviewed this property on 05/01/2009
And awarded it
Our stay at the cottage was absolutley fantastic.

The Christmas holiday got off to a wonderful start as the cottage was beautifully prepared, including decorations and Christmas tree!

Myself, my partner and our two children all had a the most relaxing time and we would definately recommend the cottage to anyone looking to get away from it all.

We cannot wait to go back.

Reviewed this property on 25/08/2008
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we spent a week in this cottage, and it felt like home from the moment we entered. A lovely clean modern cottage set in beautiful surroundings, every need catered for and more....
(even the dog didnt want to leave) .......looking forward to returning next year. Linda Doctor

Reviewed this property on 03/08/2008
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Not long returned from 2 weeks in Scotland, the 2nd of which was spent in Don Cottage. Lovely little cottage, very well equipped and the perfect welcome pack (single malt, wine & shortbread - what more could you ask for !!) - thanks !!!

Easy access to nearby mountains & glens - iand of course only a short stroll to the Fiddlers Malt Whisky Bar with the expert John on hand to guide you through the array of rare & wonderful whiskeys - a must after a days walking !!

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