River Cottage is a unique little property just one mile from the village of Drumnadrochit which is situated on the northern side of Loch Ness. The property has been tastefully furnished, all the facilities are on the one level and comprise of an open plan lounge/dining and kitchen area, a spacious bedroom and a separate shower room.
Outside a covered decked area is an ideal place to sit and relax and enjoy the sound of the river below. The property sits in half an acre of garden ground which leads down to the river bank, where a seating and barbeque area are located, an excellent spot for some fishing. The property would make a perfect retreat for a couple.
The village of Drumnadrochit is the home of the Official Loch Ness Monster Exhibition, from here you can find about the history of the legendary “nessie” the monster that has gripped the local people and visiting tourists since being brought to the attention of the world in the early 1930s.
Despite many apparent sightings and underwater searches, there has never been any evidence found to support the existence of this legendary creature. Perhaps you will be luckier and the many tours around the Loch either by boat or by coach will give you the chance to do some of your own spotting.
Within 30 minutes drive of the property you will find Glen Affric, a National Nature Reserve, together with the other Glens of Cannich and Strathfarrar. These glens offer some of the most spectacular walking in Scotland and the numerous forest tracks are ideal for exploring by the mountain bike enthusiast. The wildlife in this area is quite magnificent, red deer, golden eagles, badgers and pine martins to name a few.
For the golfer in the family the nearby course at Aigas is a short drive away, further a-field the courses at Muir of Ord, and the various ones in the City of Inverness, are all worth a visit. Drumnadrochit itself offers various restaurants, small shops, and pubs, for the visitor. Inverness the Capital of the Highlands, a twenty minute drive from the property, has all the usual high street shops and a great range of restaurants, traditional pubs, and wine bars.
A tour round the City by bus gives the visitor the chance to find out about the area and includes a stop at Culloden Battlefield, it was here in 1746 that the last major pitched battle was fought on British soil. Its visitor centre is home to a wide selection of authentic weapons and artefacts that were found on the battlefield, a must see for those interested in history.
Tesco Home Delivery Service available at this property - owner will unpack if pre- arranged.
The property is suitable for 1 large dog or 2 small - please check at time of booking. The entrance and decking area are enclosed. but please note that the area surrounding the property is open, with the River Enrick running at the bottom of the garden. Parents with children should be cautious.
Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 required.
The cottage was fabulous! Everything you could possibly need was provided, from a very welcome bottle of wine! to a fully fitted kitchen, lovely bathroom with electric heater, very comfy beds (we requested an extra bed which was happily and speedily provided). Very welcoming hosts and a lovely garden, which our border collie enjoyed. Overall an excellent cottage.
During our stay at Riverside Cottage we found it to be very well equipped and thoughtfully laid out lending to a comfortable place to stay while on holiday. Will not comment on Scotland as I am sure that by now everybody knows it is a wonderful country. Only critique is the toaster has seen better days, but this will not stop us from returning.
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Thank you for your review and feedback, we can confirm that the toaster has now been replaced.
Lovely cottage in lovely peaceful setting. This was our 4th visit to River Cottage which speaks for itself! Friendly, obliging owners. Great place for dogs. Central for many beautiful places.
A truly wonderful cottage in a lovely location, central for touring the Highlands. Long Garden and river for the dog to stretch her legs in, comfy bed, comfy sofa, Big TV and large Shower, one of the very best Dog Friendly Cottages we have stayed in. Very helpful owners Catherine and John only too happy to help and advise, spot on ! Highly Recommended.
River Cottage is by far the best pet friendly weeks holiday we have stayed at to date, Everything you need for self catering is at hand, our dogs loved it," It doesn't come any better than this" ! and a nice welcome pack too. The sat nav for this address takes you 100 yards past the property and sends you half a mile up a hill in the middle of nowhere, on the road to Beauly ??
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Dear Frank and Janis, thank you for your review and feedback, unfortunately the post code for this property is the same as a number of the houses in the vicinty, hence why the problem with the sat nav.
River Cottage was wonderful and friendly and a very nice welcome pack. The garden was brilliant for Charlie our cocker spaniel and we were lucky with weather. It is a brilliant location to explore Scotland.
We enjoyed our stay at Rover Cottage, which was very comfortable. We had our puppy Millie with us, and the only tiny fly in the ointment for us was that we could not let her roam in the garden, as it was not enclosed. However that was such a minor niggle as the cottage was beautifully appointed, and set into lovely grounds with the river running by. It was a great centre to explore the Moray Firth and the Glens close by. Friendly owners and a bottle of wine to greet us. Lovely!
River Cottage was the perfect place a lot of thought had gone into this little place it was home from home. Relaxing,quiet,peaceful.
Well equipped comfortable cottage in peaceful riverside setting. Enjoyed late suppers on the shaded veranda accompanied by the sound of the river and birdsong. Thoughtful owners who allowed us our seclusion.
Stayed here for a week in July 2016. The booking process was easy and Wilderness Cottages were a pleasure to deal with. River cottages itself is immaculate and is an excellent base to explore the surrounding area with Inverness being only 1/2 an hour away. The cottage is equipped with everything you need. Our one and only gripe - please replace the couch. We would've rebooked this year but unfortunately it was unavailable on our dates. so we have booked elsewhere with Wilderness Cottages.
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Dear Mr Craig, Thak you for your feedack, the owner has confirmed that the original couch which was a bed settee, was removed and replaced with a comfortable standard sofa.
We stayed at River Cottage for a week and thought it was the perfect base for us to explore places in the Highlands of Scotland. We could not have asked for more - location, comfort, warmth, amenities, facilities - all perfect.
Beautiful, well equipped cottage. Dogs loved it so near to the river, we loved it, so peaceful. Would certainly recommend it to anyone.
An excellent stay in a fantastic cottage very close to all amenities, highly recommended
Had a great week at river cottage from 28th May. Property very clean with everything provided. John and his family were very friendly and helpful if you needed info. Handily situated in mid Scotland in a great scenic area. Would recommend and hope to visit again.
We had a really lovely time at River Cottage. Our dog Mya absolutely loved the garden down to the river. The cottage was very well equipped and had everything we needed for a weeks break. It was very clean and very cosy. There was lots of lovely walks in the area which we enjoyed every day. We would definitely recommend River Cottage to others and would also like to return for another visit in the near future.
Perfect Highland Hideaway. Spent Christmas week here. Cosy and comfy. Very handy for Inverness and Fort Augustus. Total peace and quiet with only the sound of the river in the distance.
A great week in a wonderful part of the world. River Cottage was all that we hoped for, warm and comfortable with everything we needed and in a great location. Beautiful walks every day with Homer our Black Lab who by the end of the week was exhausted but in a happy way. And although it was November the weather was good to us as well.
We had a great time here. Lovely location with the river at the bottom of the garden. Very clean and well looked after property. Fully equipped kitchen, good shower, comfy bed. We loved it and and our dog loved it too.
A great place to stay, warm and cosy in the snowy weather. The view from the verandah on our first morning was a beautiful snowscape with the river running by. Well equipped with comfortable furniture and a really convenient layout. Mac the Springer was made welcome by the hosts who could not have been more helpful. We will definitely try to return to visit all the places and do the walks we didn't have time for this visit.
A very pleasant welcome to a lovely place. The cottage is very well appointed and equiped, with a bottle of wine and a cake included. An excellant base to explore the Highlands and a nice place to return to after a long day out.
Just spent a very enjoyable break at River Cottage. The cottage is comfortable with all the comforts of home. Ideal location for our walking holiday. Peace and tranquility in abundance with great gardens that run down to the river. Our dog made thorough use of the space and enjoyed the odd paddle in the river. Fishing rods provided if this is you bag. Covered decking area great for barbecues and enjoying the odd glass of wine. Owners made sure our stay was first class, a little gem of a property
Stayed here for a week , lovely clean cottage with everything you would need. The cottage was in a peaceful area with a view of the river. Would recommend to anyone who wishes a quiet time away .Bottle of wine on arrival was a nice thought.
River Cottage is a beautiful place for a holiday.Well equipped spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable.Wine flowers and milk was a nice touch. Great outlook over the river and out towards the Loch Ness Valley.It was a holiday of firsts for us first time to Scotland,saw a red squirrel,dolphins,and much more.Ellie, our dog, came away with us so we walked most days.Glen Affric is stunning,favourite walk was Abrichan Forest walk.It was a pleasure to meet the owners. Helpful friendly welcoming,
River Cottage was a great place to stay, easy walk into Drumnadrochit, and easy access to both Glen Affric which is stunning and not far from Inverness and access to the Black Isle. The owners were very helpful and made me feel very welcome. It is in the lovely location and the dog loved the river being so close too.
Had a gr8 time at river cottage 31 Aug to 7 Sept 2013. Had a very warm welcome from owners. Gr8 scenery and beautiful walks. The dogs also had a ball
A warm welcome awaited us on our arrival at River cottage. The setting is lovely and the facilities excellent. Everything you could possibly need for a great holiday
River Cottage May 11th-May 19th 2012 Lovely cottage in a great location,we were unfortunate to have wet and fairly cold weather ,but it did not spoil our enjoyment.The cottage was warm and cozy ,with everything you could possibly need ,we enjoyed the view down to the river, which was constantly changing due to all the rain.Central for visiting many places of interest.Lovely coffee shops in many of the small towns and villages.we hope to be back sometime in the future.
We visited River Cottage at Drumnadrochit in Mid October 2011. The owners were most welcoming and helpful. Although the weather was mixed, the Cottage was easy to keep warm and a welcome cosy retreat to rest and recover from our various excursions. It was a good central location to visit very picturesque scenery (almost every where) and beaches (Dornoch or Findhorn in particular) as well as having excellent walking areas close by. There are many good places to eat nearby.
A beautiful property up to the very high standard of Wilderness Cottages.Beautifully presented and clean with lots of extras.Had a great week,in spite of the hurricane!and would recommend the property and the area to anyone. Riverside Cottage no3 Fort Augustus.Sept 10-17 Alan and Anita George.
A great cottage very near to Loch Ness. We think the perfect cottage if you travel as a couple. Kitchen with everything you need. Nice bathroom and comfortable bedroom.
Spent a lovely week at River Cottage. The owners were more than helpful and the cottage itself was very clean, beautifully fitted out with no expense spared. The view down to the river was breathtaking in its autumnal colours, and was well situated between Inverness and Fort Augustus. Would highly recommend it. Jan & Mick
We had a week at River Cottage in October. We arrived late after being held up by an accident ahead of us. The cottage was welcoming and the fire was lit as were the lights. We found it very welcoming on a dark October night. The cottage is 1 mile away from the village, was very peaceful and perfectly equipped. We would like to have taken the shower home with us. It was brilliant. Very well appointed cottage which we would recommend to anyone....Maybe we should just keep it our secret.
River Cottage was perfect, the best self catering property we have been to in 14 years, It is an ideal base for travelling or a retreat if you need to get away from it. The highlands are supurb and we will need to come again soon, River Cottage will be on the top of our list for accomodation, if it is available.
This was the first time we booked a cottage holiday, and River Cottage was the perfect choice, with its own garden and river front area. It was a perfect, releaxing holiday. The cottage is comfortable, modern and was equipped with everything we needed. The owners who lived nearby were friendly and eager to help with any enquiries. The cottage is situated 10 mins walk from Drumnadrochit and 20 mins drive from Inverness. We'll definitely visit again.
River cottage is a perfectly place little cottage ideal for a couple, This was our first visit to Scotland and we could not have wanted more over our 10 day stay, travelled over 1300 miles while staying here at this central point in the Highlands, comfortable modern cottage and well equiped with very helpfull and friendly owners who live very close by. We will definitely use again. Kevin and Sharon (Norfolk)
Very comfortable and relaxed stay in a beautifully appointed cottage - ideal for a couple