The Granary Drumnadrochit - Loch Ness
Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart, Strathglass & Beauly

About The Granary

The Granary - Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart, Strathglass & Beauly

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

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £520 p.w.

Christmas: £800

New Year: £800

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The Granary,Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness

Sleeps 4 - Wood Burner - Wifi - One Dog Welcome

The Granary self catering accommodation at Drumnadrochit is a delightful conversion, now a country cottage with charm and quality. Renovated to a very high standard the character and original features of this 150 year old former grain store for the near by Manse have been retained. The Minister's horse was also kept here, together with the gig for riding out.

The peaceful atmosphere of both the garden and cottage with the soft sound of running water from the shallow burn beside the cottage, inspires relaxation from the very start of your holiday. Mature trees of beech, an ancient Cyprus and a Cedar of Lebanon, grace the surroundings. You will receive a warm Highland welcome on your arrival, plus you may have your shopping delivered and unpacked prior to your arrival, if you wish.

The Granary is situated in the garden to the rear of the owners property. Set on the edge of the village of Drumnadrochit there are a number of house dotted around, this is not an isolated property but the owners has done their utmost to create an 'air of privacy' for their guests. The popular Loch Ness side village of Drumnadrochit is only a 5 minute walk with its shops, pubs and a choice of restaurants and of course the Loch Ness exhibition centre and with Inverness only 14 miles,

The Granary is an ideal place for discerning holidaymakers to choose where quality matters. We welcome dogs and there are several woodland walks in the village, perfect for dog walking but please remember to keep your dog on a lead outside the cottage.

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  • A cobble stone entrance leads into a light hallway and the large open plan lounge and kitchen.
  • A wood burning stove warms the cottage in the cooler months plus panel heaters for extra warmth.
  • Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, i-pod speakers, wireless internet access and a radio are available for your entertainment.
  • The kitchen is fully equipped with a ceramic hob and electric oven and a microwave with grill, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer. Ironing facilities are provided.
  • Large bathroom is downstairs with a shower over the bath and heated towel rail.
  • A beautifully hand made solid oak staircase leads upstairs.


  • King bedroom with coomb ceilings 
  • Bedroom with 2 small double beds, coomb ceilings 
  • Shower room with a shaving point and heated towel rail.

 Included in the price

  • Bed linen, towels and a hairdryer.
  • Logs and electricity.
  • A travel cot, high chair and two stair gates ensure your small family members are kept safe.

Other Facilities Available

  • The garden is furnished with a barbecue and garden furniture and a washing line.
  • Off road parking for two cars.

Pets Allowed

Although one pet is welcome (two on request), please note that the garden is unfenced and allows access to the road.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

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

Best Features

  • Ideal for walkers and cyclists, dog and child friendly
  • Only 5 minute walk to the village green, shops, pubs and restaurants
  • High quality for discerning holidaymakers and at affordable prices

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The Granary Reviews

The latest reviews of The Granary...

Reviewed this property on 18/11/2023
And awarded it
Stayed at this wonderful cottage in the October half term, what a great find . While it may not be wilderness, it is very peaceful in situation but we liked the fact you could walk into the village for amenities. The cottage itself is just fabulous. The quality of furnishings are some of the best compared to other cottages we have stayed in . The place was immaculate, every attention to detail had been made . Everything was there that youd need for a home from home stay . It was super warm and cosy . Drumnadrochit is central to all places to visit, north or south . If you book this cottage you will not be disappointed. We've stayed in many over the years and this one is by far one of the best

Reviewed this property on 07/10/2023
And awarded it
Lovely stay at The Granary. Clean, everything catered for and was home from home, in a beautiful quiet location. Perfect base for exploring the area. Very welcoming hosts and would recommend highly.

Reviewed this property on 03/10/2023
And awarded it
Been using Wilderness cottages for over 10 years now,, I think that says all you need to know

Reviewed this property on 13/06/2023
And awarded it
Our second visit to this lovely cottage and first time with our dog. Mairi and Paul were friendly and accommodating hosts (especially when our car broke down!) and the cottage was as welcoming and ideally situated as we remembered it. Had some fabulous walks from the door in Urquhart Bay Woods and further afield at Rogie Falls and saw dolphins at Chanonry Point. For dog friendly places to eat can recommend Fiddlers Fish and Chip Van, the Loch Ness Inn and the Snow Goose in Inverness ( dog friendly spaces need to be pre-booked at the latter two). A wonderful break with glorious weather . Definitely on our list of places to return to one day!

Reviewed this property on 31/10/2022
And awarded it
Fantastic stay at The Granary. Everything we needed was there. Yvonne and Colin are great hosts. Lots to do close by, or short drive away. One of our favourite holiday cottages we have stayed in. Really hope to go back next year.

Reviewed this property on 16/08/2022
And awarded it
The Granary was ideal for our family holiday. It had everything we needed and was clean, tidy and cozy. It is in a great location with lots to do in and around Drumnadrochit or within a relatively short drive. Plodda Falls in Glen Affric, dolphin watching at Chanonry Point and cycling beside the Caledonian Canal just three highlights.

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2022
And awarded it
Great place to stay. It has everything you need for total comfort.

Reviewed this property on 20/07/2022
And awarded it
We had a wonderful stay at The Granary. We are a family of 4 and the setup was perfect - truly a home-from-home. The cottage is just a short walking distance to cafes, restaurants, gift shops and the Post Office and we also managed to watch our first game of Shinty. Absolutely recommend The Granary to anyone visiting the Loch Ness area.

Reviewed this property on 06/05/2022
And awarded it
This was our ninth visit to the Granary and we're planning on returning next year. The Granary has every convenience we need and is centrally located for many outings. The owners are a friendly and helpful.

Reviewed this property on 13/11/2021
And awarded it
Exactly as advertised. Beautiful cottage and very cosy with log fire. Spacious and like a home from home. The family were very friendly and helpful and were happy to help you see the best of Scotland. Will defiantly be recommending this holiday to everyone.

Reviewed this property on 26/08/2021
And awarded it
Lovely time at the Granary house had everything you would need for a comfortable relaxing stay. Great position within waking distance of good pubs/eateries. Welcoming hosts there if you need them but not intrusive. Beautiful walks nearby and Inverness a short drive away. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed this property on 14/08/2021
And awarded it
Great cottage,excellent location,second time staying there. Colin and Yvonne are the best hosts,their local knowledge and friendly attitude is second to none.If you want mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding or hiking, definitely worth the stay. We will visit again without a doubt.

Reviewed this property on 07/07/2021
And awarded it
House was perfect for our family of four. Garden with bbq and fire pit (and red squirrels) was amazing. Family/owners beside us couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2021
And awarded it
Home away from home! This is a real gem of a cottage, with beautiful walks, amazing views and pubs, shops, cafes right on the doorstep! The owners were so welcoming offering us their knowledge of walks and places to visit in the area. The owners dog Rusty was a real hit with our little boy, and the owners even asked if our little boy wanted to play with their children in their garden. Thank you for an amazing week in your cottage Yvonne and Colin, we have never felt so welcome!

Reviewed this property on 29/05/2021
And awarded it
This is by far the best self catering cottage that we have stayed in. The layout of the cottage has been well thought out and all our requirements met. The area is an ideal centre for touring the Highlands, walking and wild life watching in the more remote glens. Yvonne,husband and family are very friendly and willing to provide assistance when required.

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2020
And awarded it
A beautiful cottage. Everything you could need for a home from home.

Reviewed this property on 13/10/2020
And awarded it
Lovely cottage in a beautiful area. Friendly owners happy to share their local knowledge of the area. Would definately recommend this cottage.

Reviewed this property on 01/10/2020
And awarded it
We had a lovely week at the Granary, the cottage is absolutely stunning with two great sized bedrooms & his and hers bathrooms! The log burner was great when the weather turned colder and the kitchen had everything you'd need. Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed this property on 28/08/2020
And awarded it
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Granary. It is a lovely characterful cottage fitted and furnished to very high standards with two immaculate bathrooms, lovely kitchen, very comfortable beds and everything you could wish for. Everything was spotless and the cottage is within walking distance of local amenities. Great value, highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 10/09/2019
And awarded it
Have just spent a super week at the beautiful little cottage in Drumnadrochit. The Granary is well situated for local amenities, very peaceful & has everything one needs. We found a fabulous restaurant - The Loch Ness Inn - we ate there most evenings. I would definitely recommend The Granary.

Reviewed this property on 23/05/2019
And awarded it
Very comfortable accommodation-the Granary had been sympathetically and tastefully restored. Owners were very helpful and very kindly invited us to share their barbecue on our last evening. Weather was fantastic and we found plenty to do in the area.

Reviewed this property on 02/05/2019
And awarded it
We recently stayed at The Granary for six nights and received a very warm welcome from the owners, fresh flowers and biscuits greeted us on arrival. The property is absolutely lovely and very well equipped, We could not fault it at all, The perfect place for a couple or family with two lovely bedrooms and two bathrooms, If you are looking for an isolated cottage in the middle of nowhere then this is probably not for you as it is in the back garden of the owners property, but it is quiet, private and perfectly located for walking to the local pubs and shops in the village. The scenery around the local area is stunning and the town of Inverness is just a twenty minute drive away. We would recommend this property and would certainly stay there again.

Reviewed this property on 29/04/2019
And awarded it
The Granary is so lovely and a real home from home - very well equipped and comfortable. We had a warm greeting on arrival from the owners and some lovely biscuits! The house is very functional and well located for exploring Loch Ness, Glen Affric, Inverness etc. The kitchen is practical and has everything you need for a self catering holiday. The decor and comfort is excellent - thoroughly recommend staying here.

Reviewed this property on 18/09/2018
And awarded it
Lovely little cottage in a beautiful setting. The cottage had everything needed for an excellent stay. Owners (who live in adjacent property) very friendly and helpful. Only one issue, if using sat nav, post code will take you to the wrong property.

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Dear Mrs Etheridge, thank you for your feedback, unfortunately it is very common in rural Scotland, that the post code will cover multiple properties, hence why we provide detailed directions to find each property. We do offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this caused.

Reviewed this property on 31/08/2018
And awarded it
We had a wonderful holiday in Scotland and loved our stay at the Granary which was well kitted out with all modern facilities, lovely kitchen and bathrooms, very clean with plenty of space and just what we needed for a family of four. The flowers were a lovely touch and the shortbread biscuits went down a treat, especially with the kids. Thank you to Yvonne and Colin for their warm hospitality will recommend the cottage to friends and family.

Reviewed this property on 22/08/2018
And awarded it
Outstanding property in a great location. Cottage well equipped and very comfortable. Spacious and well laid out. Owners were lovely and helpful.

Reviewed this property on 17/07/2018
And awarded it
Amazing cottage. The house had everything we needed and was so pleased with all the extras for our two-year-old like stair gates, a travel cot with a mattress, and a high chair! The owners were so lovely and really helpful with tips for things to do in the local area. Would definitely return as it's such a lovely corner of the country to stay in.

Reviewed this property on 12/06/2018
And awarded it
Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the highlands. Owners, Colin and Yvonne gave us a very warm welcome and were full of great local information enabling us to get the most out of our stay and very helpful. For an exciting stay in the highlands this is definitely the place to stay. I would recommend The Granary to all,we'll be seeing them again on our next trip to Scotland. Thanks for making it so memorable. Best wishes for the future.

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2018
And awarded it
We had an wonderful time at this absolutely beautiful cottage. It's perfectly equipped and very clean. The location is great to explore the Highlands. Thank you to our hosts Yvonne and Colin who made us feel very welcome!

Reviewed this property on 13/04/2017
And awarded it
The Granary is a beautiful cottage in a stunning setting. We immediately felt at home and we were both very impressed with the cleanliness and the attention to detail. Kirsty, the owner, had thought of everything and the cottage was really well equipped. Kirsty even left us some beautiful roses and a bottle of wine. It's in an ideal location for Drumnadrochit village, just a few minutes walk to the shops and restaurants, and is also perfect for touring the Highlands by car, as there are many stunning places to see, such as Urquhart Castle, Fort Augustus, Eilean Donan castle, Fort George to spot the dolphins (we did!) and Plockton, to name a few. We really enjoyed our stay at the Granary and we loved waking up to the sound of the wee burn at the side of the cottage. It's a lovely , very comfortable place to relax and unwind in, as everything you need is there.

Reviewed this property on 07/09/2016
And awarded it
We stayed at " The Granary" for a week , its centrally located in the Highlands great for exploring the west and east coast, the Cottage is furnished to a very high standard and very comfortable . Its a 5 minute walk into the village of Drumnadrochit with great pubs and Restaurants and there are walks straight from you're door. There was a very welcoming bottle of wine and cake from the owner Kirsty left out for us on our arrival and we couldn't of picked a better place to stay. Thank you once again to Wilderness Cottages for a superb holiday. We will be back .

Reviewed this property on 10/06/2016
And awarded it
The Granary was the very first place that we rented in Scotland and we had a wonderful week. The house is excellent and stands head and shoulders above the rest of the accommodations that we have stayed at since then.

Reviewed this property on 19/10/2015
And awarded it
Lovely cottage. All our pre-ordered shopping was put away which was brilliant and we were left a bottle of wine, a cake and flower. Really thoughtful generous touch. I would just point out that the photos are a little out of date as there is a large hedge now, outside the front door across the drive so it is more enclosed than we thought it would be. It was not a problem. Would recommend staying there.

Reviewed this property on 18/09/2015
And awarded it
Very nice place to stay - comfortable, quiet, well-equipped, and within walking distance of the village. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 13/08/2015
And awarded it
We had a fantastic 2 week stay at the Granary. A home from home. Perfect setting and place to stay for days out across the highlands. We went up to John o groats and across to the Isle of Skye. Our children enjoyed the highland wildlife park the best and meeting the polar bears. Fully recommend the granary and we will be back again.

Reviewed this property on 07/09/2014
And awarded it
We've just spent our honeymoon at the granary.... its a lovely cottage, a home from home, very well equipped. On arrival we found flowers cakes and a bottle of wine, very welcome after a long journey. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed this property on 19/05/2014
And awarded it
Very comfortable cottage - enjoyed our week. It is a great location for touring the Highlands and is not too remote. Hope to return soon.

Reviewed this property on 02/05/2014
And awarded it
Nice house to spend the week for 2 adults and 2 kids, plus dog. Lots of good walks closeby, and in a good location. Even got enough sun in April to sit in the garden.

Reviewed this property on 01/04/2014
And awarded it
Second stay at The Granary. March weather was a bit cool, but this cottage is warm and comfortable. With a long journey from California, the blackout shades in the bedrooms were most conducive to getting some good sleep. Everything you need is here for a quiet, restful stay.

Reviewed this property on 06/10/2013
And awarded it
Perfect location touring the highlands in a quiet setting. Very clean, comfortable and well-appointed cottage.

Reviewed this property on 22/08/2013
And awarded it
Second time with Wilderness Cottages. The Granary was a wonderful cottage, in a great location. A lovely host, giving a nice welcome surprise, also passed on a card and momento, on our 25th anniversary. Everything you need. Would definately go back.

Reviewed this property on 04/06/2013
And awarded it
The Granary was a lovely cottage to base our holiday in and explore Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus and Isle of Skye. It had everything we needed , wifi , dishwasher and washing machine were excellent facilities. Lovely accommodation in a quiet location and dog friendly. We found the cottage very clean and comfortable.We took advantage of the shopping unpacking service which was a wonderful service to offer! Weather was fab, nowhere nicer than Scotland when the sun is shinning!

Reviewed this property on 24/05/2013
And awarded it
Comfortable cottage, in a quiet, ideal position for exploring the Loch Ness area. Beds very comfortable. Second bedroom could benefit from a blackout blind.

Reviewed this property on 08/01/2012
And awarded it
We had a lovely stay. The house is very comfortable and clean. All the little extra touches like the Christmas tree, milk, butter, and wine in fridge were so thoughtful. It was a great way to spend New Year's week.

Reviewed this property on 26/08/2011
And awarded it
stayed in the granary august 2011, lovely cottage thanks to the owners and back.. simon, therese,bradley

Reviewed this property on 23/06/2009
And awarded it
We can think of absolutely nothing that the owners of The Granary could have done to make our stay more enjoyable. The cottage is extremely attractive and well equipped and the many thoughtful extras supplied made it just perfect. We would have no hesitation in returning and recommending it to friends and relations. Thank you Kirsty and Callum

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2009
And awarded it
Wow!! As soon as we stepped in, it was like being at home. The decoration and the attention to detail was brilliant. We had a very warm welcome from Kirsty and Calum, and there was a lovely bottle of wine in the fridge together with some homemade scones, what a nice touch.
We have stayed at many cottages in Scotland, and this one was definitely the best. It is perfectly situated for touring the area and you certainly do not have to go far to enjoy the wonderful scenery. The weather helped as it was hot and sunny for most of the week.
This is somewhere we would love to come back to and spend more time.
Thanks Kirsty and Calum for letting us share The Granary, it was superb!

Reviewed this property on 14/03/2009
And awarded it
I’ve stayed in quite a few holiday cottages around Drumnadrochit over the years but this is by far the best one we have stayed in! very friendly owners, quiet location and beautifully clean! a credit to the owners.

We are both still missing being at the Granary and each day we say we wish we were still there! hopefully we will stay again because we found it so perfect. and i will definitely be using wilderness cottages again, thank you to all concerned for the perfect escape.

Reviewed this property on 15/01/2009
And awarded it
We stayed here over Christmas, and had a fantastic time. A warm welcome from Kirsty and Calum, a Christmas tree, a lovely cosy cottage, some great walks from the door, and some good places to go and have a meal and a drink afterwards.

Thanks for a wonderful holiday

Reviewed this property on 20/10/2008
And awarded it
This place does not disappoint. The quality and attention to detail is a credit to the owners. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back.

Reviewed this property on 14/07/2008
And awarded it
We have just returned from a weeks holiday at The Granary.
Wonderful accomodation, beautiful scenery, and a delightful place to visit.

Our two daughters (2 and 7) had a great time.
Thank you,
The Lawrie Family

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