The Coltsfoots Fort Augustus - Loch Ness
Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

About The Coltsfoots

The Coltsfoots  - Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

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

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £605 p.w.

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The Coltsfoots, Fort Augustus

Sleeps 4 - Wood Burning Stove - 2 Pets Welcome

The Coltsfoots is situated in a quiet woodland setting, just a short distance from the village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness. The area is popular with guests due to its close proximity to the loch. However its central location is an ideal base for guests wanting to visit the west coast, the Isle of Skye, and the Fort William and Lochaber areas, all of which can be reached within an hours drive.

This stunning property was designed and imported from Sweden. The accommodation is all on the one level and consists of a modern lounge complete with a wood burner, a well equipped dining kitchen and two bedrooms which both have en-suite shower rooms. The property has been equipped and furnished to a high standard by the owners, and the bedrooms are equipped with super king, zip and link beds which depending on your needs can be made up as a super kings or twins.

Outside the property and with direct access from the lounge, guests will find a large balcony  complete with garden furniture and a separate garden area. The garden is a haven for wildlife, and the balcony is an ideal place to sit and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet and the properties location right on the doorstep of the forest.

Fort Augustus itself is within a ten minute walk and has a small selection of shops, pubs and a few restaurants. The village is at the southern end of the renowned Loch Ness and it is here that the loch joins the Caledonian Canal. The canal itself runs from Inverness in the North East to Corpach near Fort William in the South East. The canal links the various lochs on the route and once completed avoided the necessity of boats traveling around the north of Scotland and through the notorious Pentland Firth. The busy lock system at the heart of the village is an excellent place to sit and relax and watch the many boats passing through.

For experienced walkers Ben Nevis and for mountain bikers and skiers the Nevis Range at Aonach Mor are within an hours drive. Even in the summer months the skiing area is well worth a visit, the gondola trip to the top of the mountain offers the chance to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland. The area is also extremely popular with mountain bikers having previously hosted the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in 2010. Ben Nevis itself at 4409ft is the highest of all the mountains in the British Isles and attracts many thousands of walkers every year, eager to reach its peak. 

Another place that attracts walkers is The Great Glen Way, this 73 mile walking route runs from Fort William to Inverness and passes through the village of Fort Augustus. The majority of the route is low level following towpaths and woodland tracks so is ideal for any ability of walker. To complete the route in full it is advisable to allow 5-6 days, however equally enjoyable is perhaps to walk part of the route such as from Fort Augustus to Drumnadrochit.  

If your heart is set on a holiday in a log cabin and The Coltsfoots is booked then why not have a look our similar properties that can be found on the Log Cabins page.

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  • Lounge with wood burning stove, Satelite TV, DVD, CD, iPod docking station. WiFi internet access - bring your own laptop.
  • Fully fitted dining kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and washing machine. Dining area and chairs for four.
  • King size en-suite bedroom, zip and link bed.
  • King size en-suite bedroom, zip and link bed.
  • En-suite's comprise corner shower cubicle, wc, whb.
  • Travel cot and high chair available

Please confirm at the time of booking the bed set-up required, ie. kings or twins.

Included in the rent

  • All bed linen, towels, electricity and initial fuel for wood burner.
  • Electric heating.
  • Hairdryer.
  • WiFi internet access.

Other Facilities

  • Garden with furniture and barbecue.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying areas.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Parking for two cars.

Pet Welcome

Two well behaved dogs are very welcome but we do ask that they are not allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms.

Pet Owners and Children

Guests should be aware that the area around the property is not fenced and offers direct access into the woodland and a small river which runs close to the property. Guests with young children should be particularly careful.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

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

Best Features

  • An ideal base to explore the highlands and the west coast
  • Modern and spacious property in a quiet location, woodland location.
  • Close proximity Locn Ness and the village of Fort Augustus with local amenties.

STL Licence No.:HI-50006-F.

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The Coltsfoots Reviews

The latest reviews of The Coltsfoots ...

Reviewed this property on 08/07/2024
And awarded it
We never have had such a beautiful cottage to stay in during our holiday. It was truly amazing.

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2024
And awarded it
This was our 3rd time at The Coltsfoots cabin and as always it was excellent. The owner came round and nice chat with him again very helpful man and friendly. I would definitely recommend anyone to go there, plus we will go back

Reviewed this property on 15/04/2024
And awarded it
Lovely cabin, just minutes from the village centre but feels like you are out in the countryside. Great situation if you have a dog as can get out onto forestry path/walks from the cabin. It was very clean, well equipped & warm. Gordon came to check everything was ok after we arrived & then a small problem midweek was swiftly resolved by him. Will return when holidaying in area again. Highly recommend this holiday accommodation.

Reviewed this property on 10/12/2023
And awarded it
Wonderful hosts, wonderful log cabin. Love the location as central for visits to Skye, Aviemore and Fort William. Digs spotlessly clean and well- resourced.

Reviewed this property on 28/10/2023
And awarded it
WHAT A HIDDEN GEM !!!!!! Comfortable ,cosy and felt so remote ,yet we were 10 minutes walk from Fort Augustus village. The Coltfoots was very well equipped and clean and so spoilt with two king size bedrooms with en suite Had a glimpse of the shy red sqirrels ,but deer came into the garden most evenings. Even the weather was kind to us as 'Storm Babet' was hitting most of the UK. Definitely worth a return stay one day ????

Reviewed this property on 16/10/2023
And awarded it
We loved our time at Coltsfoots. The cottage is tucked away enough to ensure privacy but close enough to Fort Augustus to allow visits to the pub, shops and local walks. The cottage is very well equipped, warm and perfect for a couple or small family. The owner is a lovely man who was so very friendly and helpful, we knew we were in good hands. Highly recommended

Reviewed this property on 20/09/2023
And awarded it
Spotless and well equipped log cabin in a wonderful location. Hosts are so welcoming and friendly its an absolute delight to stay there.

Reviewed this property on 12/09/2023
And awarded it
We have had the most wonderful holiday at Coltsfoot Cottage. We have stayed there 4 times now and intend to keep on going back there. The setting is perfect, so quiet and peaceful. The host Gordon is very welcoming and lovely to talk too. We saw red squirrels around the log cabin, a fox and heard owls at night. Plenty of bike rides and walks in the hills around Fort Augustus. The cabin has everything you could need and is very comfortable. We love sitting on the veranda in the evenings relaxing and watching wild life. Perfect holiday.

Reviewed this property on 26/07/2023
And awarded it
Just back from our second visit to the Coltsfoots the first being 7 year ago. The accommodation is still first class with everything you could need for a self catering holiday. With two large en-suite bedrooms, a large very well equipped kitchen and a cosy sitting area with log burner all of which is scrupulously clean I would highly recommend a visit. Add to that the location - nestled in a well kept area with a large grass section, great for kids and dogs (yet only a ten min walk into the town) you can sit on the veranda and watch the resident red squirrels and numerous varieties of birds. The owner who is a lovely, helpful man is on hand should you have any problems or additional needs and should be commended on how clean and tidy he keeps the cabin and surrounding area. Thank you again for another wonderful visit to the Coltsfoot and Fort Augustus.

Reviewed this property on 24/07/2023
And awarded it
This was our third stay in this lovely log cabin and everything was perfect. The log cabin is spotless and the kitchen is so well equipped with everything you could possibly wish for. It is situated in a beautiful secluded setting but close to the centre of Fort Augustus to enjoy meals out. This is definitely our favourite place to stay in the Highlands and we look forward to returning next year. Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 27/06/2023
And awarded it
We had a lovely, relaxing stay at the Coltsfoot and we couldn't recommend it highly enough. Near enough to Fort Augustus to walk into the centre within 5/10 minutes, but when you return to the Coltsfoot it really does feel like miles away from anywhere, which was exactly what we wanted. Lovely walks straight from the door, nice pubs and cafes in Fort Augustus but also very easy access to drive around the Highlands to get to see things further afield. The Coltsfoot was immaculate inside and out and had everything we needed for our stay (Two showers rooms as well, which is a luxury we definitely don't have at home!) 5 Stars! We'd definitely go back.

Reviewed this property on 20/06/2023
And awarded it
Another wonderful stay at the amazing Coltsfoots log cabin, stayed for a week with our 2 friends from Bavaria Germany. The Coltsfoot is absolutely fully equipped with everything it's like home from home, just need to take food & drink and that's it your ready to holiday & relax. We all had a great time sitting on the verandah relaxing in the sunshine, we also had 2 thunderstorms which were amazing to watch while still sat on the verandah, remaining dry undercover from the high roof. The area of the gardens and stream are also beautiful, and listening and watching to all the different birds and sounds from them all is so relaxing. There is also so much to do and see in the nearby area, sitting in the beer garden at the pub by the side of the Caledonian canal is lovely. Can't wait to return hopefully next year. The owners are so welcoming and friendly nothing is too much trouble for them to help you out.

Reviewed this property on 12/12/2022
And awarded it
Another wonderful week staying in the Coltsfoots. The hosts are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The log cabin is well laid out, ,scrupulously clean and well equipped. The Coltsfoots is our favourite place to stay in the Highlands. First stay in winter and it snowed, brilliant.

Reviewed this property on 11/11/2022
And awarded it
Our second stay at this beautiful cottage and already have booked for next year. The cottage is spotlessly clean and has everything you could wish for to make your stay perfect. It is set in a private, peaceful location but only a 10 minute walk from Fort Augustus centre. We enjoyed the forest and river walks near the cottage and also along the Caledonian canal. Well recommended. Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 13/10/2022
And awarded it
Spotless , well-equipped accommodation in a beautiful secluded setting . The hosts are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Absolutely loved the holiday

Reviewed this property on 03/08/2022
And awarded it
We had a great week at The Coltsfoot, it was such a peaceful location with nature all around. We had a visit from a family of deer and a pheasant and heard the fox calling in the early evening. The Coltsfoot has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing week. Close to many lovely walks it combines tranquility with easy access to Fort Augustus and the local walks and hikes.

Reviewed this property on 01/08/2022
And awarded it
We had a lovely week at The Coltsfoot. The Log cabin is superb, very comfortable and with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. The peace and tranquility is wonderful as are the visits from the deer, fox and other assorted wildlife that wander by. Lots of great walks through the woodland and by the river. We also had glorious weather which was a bonus.

Reviewed this property on 05/07/2022
And awarded it
One of the best self catering accommodations we have stayed at. Spotlessly clean, well equipped and in a lovely location just 10 mins walk from the centre of Fort Augustus, We enjoyed a fabulous week and look forward to returning next year.

Reviewed this property on 21/06/2022
And awarded it
My wife and I loved staying in the cabin which was well equipped, very comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean. We particularly enjoyed the picturesque, quiet woodland setting. Gordon greeted us with a warm and friendly welcome. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 19/06/2022
And awarded it
Fabulous cabin in a lovely sheltered location. Loved sitting out on the porch in sun or rain

Reviewed this property on 07/06/2022
And awarded it
The cottage was lovely and clean and in a beautiful setting. We had a fantastic and relaxing stay.

Reviewed this property on 21/02/2022
And awarded it
Another fantastic stay here, been coming here for a few years & it's always amazing. Gordon & Margaret are brilliant hosts, cabin is always spotless & homely and the dog loves the open garden. We had snow on our last day which was lovely, lots of games around the table at night with the log burner going, absolutely love it here.

Reviewed this property on 16/02/2022
And awarded it
I along with many others have found this Log Cabin to be amazing. The setting, the extremely high standard of the rooms and the facilities offered Totally dog friendly too. I would easily move in if I could!! Gordon was so hospitable and when we had an issue with the hob, resolved it straight away. Fort Augustus is very close by and a central location to visit many parts of the Highlands. We had snow too which made the log cabin and garden look like something in a holiday brochure for Austria. I would love to return....

Reviewed this property on 30/11/2021
And awarded it
Brilliant week in The Coltsfoots - a lovely cabin in the most tranquil of surroundings. Beautifully clean and well presented, comfortable beds and a well-stocked wood store - it was a cosy haven after a busy and stressful year. Owner Gorden popped by to check all was good and was lovely to chat to. All-in-all a fab dog-friendly holiday rental (the mutts loved all the forest walks).

Reviewed this property on 10/11/2021
And awarded it
Oct 30th 2021....Spend a fabulous week in a fabulous log cabin @ The Coltsfoots. The property was more than 5*, spotlessly clean & was equipped with more than you could possibly need. It was perfect and we can't wait to return. Fort Augustus is lovely and for eating out..."The Jaggy Thistle" gets a 10 out of 10.

Reviewed this property on 16/10/2021
And awarded it
What a fantastic little hiddy hole! Very clean and very homely! Hosts are so welcoming and kind! A real must if you wish see Loch Ness, can really recommend it! Eatery's recommend pizza, Chinese, the Bothy and a fab cafe in Invermoriston! Enjoy xx

Reviewed this property on 07/10/2021
And awarded it
Excellent cottage. Very comfortable and with excellent facilities. Very peaceful setting but near enough to the village for a gentle stroll. Owners very helpful and friendly. We would certainly recommend Coltsfoot to our friends and family and will look forward to visit again.

Reviewed this property on 29/09/2021
And awarded it
What a fantastic holiday home. Lovely location but only a 10 minute walk from the village. Very comfortable and clean. Owner very friendly. Plenty of wildlife to be seen.

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2021
And awarded it
Wow what can I say about this lodge. Amazing, close enough to the shops to walk but far enough away for peace and quiet. A lovely base to be able to explore the highlands Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived to when we left. We met the owner who was absolutely lovely when we arrived and he even came to see us before we left. Loved the place and cant wait to be back next year

Reviewed this property on 28/08/2021
And awarded it
The Coltsfoots was a great place to stay. Comfortable and clean and plenty of space for the 4 of us. Both bedrooms are en- suite and plenty of hot water for showers. Lovely big kitchen which Was very well equipped. Surrounding area was fantastic. A short walk into town and it was nice to sit outside a pub and watch the boats go through the locks.

Reviewed this property on 04/08/2021
And awarded it
What a fantastic stay we had at the coltsfoots. It was everything we wanted and so much more.

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2021
And awarded it
Absolutely love the Coltsfoot. A wonderful location within walking distance to the centre of Fort Augustus. The log cabin is well set out with everything you need to make the stay comfortable. Scrupulously clean and nothing is too much trouble for the owners. Would recommend the Coltsfoots.

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2021
And awarded it
This summer house, shipped in from Sweden on an Articulated lorry, is truly the "best of"! Located in a quiet clearing, completely private and yet 15mins walk from the pubs and restaurants of Fort Augusta. The charming owners live close by and have thought of everything! The kitchen is better equipped than ours - no kidding! The whole place is cleaned to Swiss levels of scrupulous cleanliness, it feels like you are the first people ever to stay there, no wonder they get repeat visitors.

Reviewed this property on 27/06/2021
And awarded it
We stayed at the Coltsfoots in June 2021. We loved the cottage, the location is great, very private and quiet and just a 10 minutes walk into Fort Augustus. Lovely large bedrooms each with an en suite. Both bedrooms had lots of storage for clothes. The kitchen was well equipped and the sitting room was cosy. Wifi was good. The wildlife was nice to see, birds and red deer.

Reviewed this property on 25/06/2021
And awarded it
Fourth visit to this property. Fantastic location, superb well maintained log cabin. Easy distance of village. Friendly owners. Would recommend for a relaxing or touring holiday. We will return in the future.

Reviewed this property on 07/06/2021
And awarded it
Easily the most enjoyable / relaxing holiday ever. Stunning location, beautiful lodge and wonderful hosts. looking forward to returning!!

Reviewed this property on 04/06/2021
And awarded it
What a wonderful setting for a cottage, amazing flora and fauna within a step of the cottage. Absolute peace and quiet. A delight.

Reviewed this property on 03/06/2021
And awarded it
I needed a quiet holiday and this was perfect, a short walk from Fort Augustas, a swedish log cabin in its own clearing with loads of space for the dogs to run, cabin was fantastic, spotlessly clean, and nice and cosy when the log burner was alight. A thank you to the owners who welcomed us and recommended some great walks. We travelled all the way from the New Forest and it was worth every mile, a good central location for exploring the Highlands, we went to Malaig, Nairn and Isle of Skye. We shall soon be planning to come back next year.

Reviewed this property on 10/11/2020
And awarded it
Due to English Covid lockdown, we could not go on our planned holiday. We were delighted to able to get a last minute 3 night stay at The Coltsfoots. Previously stayed here the week before March lockdown. The property was so clean with Covid holiday property guidelines regarding cleaning etc in place. We felt safe in the property and in all Fort Augustus where pubs and cafes are also safe and strictly following guidelines.

Reviewed this property on 09/09/2020
And awarded it
I visit the Highlands at least once a year and have been coming to the Coltsfoots for the last seven years or so. Having always been someone who doesn't go back somewhere more than once, that in itself is a testament to what a wonderful place the cottage and Fort Augustus is for those seeking a Highland retreat with fantastic access to all over the west of Scotland. The cottage itself is superbly equipped, the shower rooms are excellent, and the cottage wonderfully warm when the weather turns chilly, especially with the log-burning stove. The hosts, the MacLennans, are lovely, helpful people and have provided a real idyll for people to stay in. I highly recommend this as the best cottage I have used in the Highlands over the last 15 years.

Reviewed this property on 07/09/2020
And awarded it
Love this log cabin it's our favourite holiday destination! Spotless and top quality fixtures and fittings. Location is wonderful with a resident red squirrel. A lovely walk into Fort Augustus with a cafe, fish and chips and a selection of pubs. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 14/03/2020
And awarded it
This is an amazing property. Spotlessly clean. Wood provided for fire and property is so easy to keep warm. Kitchen had more equipment than we have at home- washing machine and separate drier. Proper wooden cot rather than travel cot provided and good, safe high chair. Showers are wonderful, hot and powerful. Strong wi-fi. Easy to keep clean, even with 2 Labradors. Quiet, peaceful and secluded. 10 mins walk into Fort Augustus (Uphill on way back) TV, CD player. Immediate access to Great Glen Way. Veranda/ decking area for sitting and for leaving muddy boots etc. Bathroom radiators suitable to drying damp clothing if necessary

Reviewed this property on 02/03/2020
And awarded it
This was our 4th winter break staying here, brilliant time as always. Very cozy cabin, peace & quiet, lots of walking...we're coming back in September! Love The Coltsfoots for a family break.

Reviewed this property on 21/10/2019
And awarded it
Would love to visit the Coltsfoots again. The cottage is only a short walk into town which has a well stocked store. Very clean even though dog friendly there is no smell of dog. Lovely log Burner which you don't really need as the heating is more than efficient but adds that extra touch. Shortly after we arrived we were met from the owner lovely man just to make sure we settled in, also there were shortbread and wine in fridge which I thought was a nice touch.

Reviewed this property on 20/05/2019
And awarded it
Just had a weeks stay at The Coltsfoot, could not have been more pleased with our choice. Superb location to access the surrounding area. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed this property on 03/03/2019
And awarded it
This was our 3rd stay here, it's become a yearly retreat for us now & it was fantastic as always. Gordon & Margaret are great hosts, we walked for miles by the river Oich, had a couple of days in Fort William, visited Eilean Donan Castle at last and generally relaxed for 10 days. Lovely sitting at the fire at night with homemade soup & board games/cards. Be back next year again?

Reviewed this property on 06/11/2018
And awarded it
This is the most comfortable and cosy lodge we have ever stayed in. There is everything you could possibly need and more. The wood burner was the only heat we really needed even though it was the end of October. This Lodge really is a hidden gem in beautiful surroundings. So peaceful and quiet and we would love to come back. It made the 10hr journey from Lincolnshire worth it!

Reviewed this property on 22/10/2018
And awarded it
An excellent place to stay - on its own in the trees and only 7 mins walk to the shop & pub. Warm & comfortable, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Reviewed this property on 15/10/2018
And awarded it
If the only negative thing that you can find to say is that the wok needs up grading, then you must be on to a winner choosing to stay at Coltsfoot. To be met by the very helpful owner on our arrival was a nice touch. The property was warm, comfortable and set in nice surroundings with the lovely sound of the river in the garden. Comfortable beds and very nice showers made this property a very enjoyable place to stay.

Reviewed this property on 20/07/2018
And awarded it
We loved staying at the Coltsfoots. The lodge was very clean with everything we needed. We loved sitting out on the terrace morning and evening in a very quiet and peaceful setting. The lodge is not isolated but is very quiet. We drove to Ben Nevis from here, Loch Arkaig, Glen Roy and the river Garry but there are plenty of places around Loch Ness. Fort Augustus is a great, touristy town with lots to see and do and with several pubs serving very good food. Overall a brilliant holiday with amazing weather in a cosy and comfortable lodge.

Reviewed this property on 26/06/2018
And awarded it
What an absolutely fantastic place, good location and extremely well equipped.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2018
And awarded it
1 word to describe our visit again.... Awesome ?

Reviewed this property on 24/05/2018
And awarded it
I have stayed in self catering accommodation throughout Scotland and also within the immediate Fort Augustus area. I found Coltsfoots to be very comfortable and equipped to a very high standard, any issues we had (tuning tv) was dealt with immediately. I would highly recommend this property, and hope to return in the near future.

Reviewed this property on 23/02/2018
And awarded it
Fabulous stay again at the Coltsfoots, 12 days of snow, sun, long walks, games by the log fire at night, spacious & cozy rooms and great hosts in Gordon & Margaret. They answered any calls we made to them quickly and looked after us really well...though I think they blamed me for all the snow as that was the one thing I said I wanted, It was great! We love everything about this cabin, be back in 2019.

Reviewed this property on 24/12/2017
And awarded it
We had a really lovely time. The cabin was a delight. Lovely and warm even without using the log burner. The cottage had everything you would want or need. Set in lovely grounds just a short walk from the village. Gordon the owner was on hand for anything you wanted to ask. He is very friendly but not intrusive. We even had lots of snow on our last 3 days which made it look like 'Narnia'. We'll definitely be back!

Reviewed this property on 08/11/2017
And awarded it
An absolutely first class cabin complete with all you could ever require in home comforts in a superb location.

Reviewed this property on 23/09/2017
And awarded it
Highly recommended cottage, very comfortable bed's and brilliant en-suites, good selection of restaurants in the area of Fort Augustus, we where there in September and the weather was not kind to us, but at least there where no midges, even so had a good week, recommend to take some of the smaller b roads, you can slow down a bit and take in some of the fantastic views. Also if you want to use the steam train at Fort William you will need to book week's before your holiday.

Reviewed this property on 30/08/2017
And awarded it
A beautiful clean & well equipped Lodge. A single Lodge situated at the bottom of a drive tucked away in the trees. Perfect location to get away from it all. Our children loved paddling in the small steam just a few metres from the Lodge. Just don't forget the midgey spray! Short walk to Fort Augustus (approx 5-10 mins away). Would recommend this Lodge to family & friends. I would gladly return tomorrow for another holiday.

Reviewed this property on 20/08/2017
And awarded it
We really enjoyed our week in the Coltsfoot. It is in a beautiful setting and the lodge was wonderful. Plenty to do in the surrounding area. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed this property on 07/06/2017
And awarded it
Excellent accommodation, location brilliant, away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to walk into Fort Augustus. Fabulous location to visit the highlands. We received a warm welcome on arrival, had a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge, milk and biscuits, a lovely touch after travelling a long way. Would highly recommend to anyone and sincerely hope we can return for a visit in the future.

Reviewed this property on 30/05/2017
And awarded it
Absolutely fabulous. 2nd time we've been and there will be a 3rd and 4th. The cabin is superb and it's the best sleep that we've ever had. You want for nothing. If you want hustle and bustle this is not for you. It's the most relaxing holiday ever, and the dogs came home for a rest!!!!! GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL

Reviewed this property on 12/12/2016
And awarded it
This place is fantastic! We stayed a week, only fault is we didn't book for 2 weeks! Gordon, the owner, was an amazing host, coming over the first night to welcome us & again on the Wednesday to empty bins & stock up on logs. The cabin has absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay, but one word of warning....if you light the wood burner, you will need to open all the doors & windows...the heat off of it is something else. Our dog loved running after sticks, playing in the stream & even watched the deer beside the cabin one morning...he was exhausted when we left. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and looking forward to staying again next winter, just the tonic before Christmas. My daughter & her boyfriend took a trip on Loch Ness & we had a few trips out to Inverness & Fort William to get shopping, in between long walks & relaxing, loved it. Board games provided in the cabin gave us fun at nights while the dog slept in front of the fire, so if you need a relaxing getaway...this is the place.

Reviewed this property on 09/11/2016
And awarded it
An amazing place to stay and this was our fourth visit there. Tranquil, high quality accommodation that's makes you instantly relaxed. Always great service from Wilderness Cottages and we can't wait for our next stay.

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2016
And awarded it
If you are looking for the perfect cosy log cabin in a stunning completely secluded location equipped to the highest standards, look no further!

Reviewed this property on 04/10/2016
And awarded it
A fantastic property that is extremely comfortable and well-equipped. It is perfectly situated to explore around Loch Ness. Our dogs and us had a great holiday. We would love to go back again. The little extras left by our hosts made us feel welcomed.

Reviewed this property on 29/06/2016
And awarded it
Best time ever we had so relaxing cosiest log cabin we have ever stayed in and we've been to a few! Gordan the owner is a total gentleman and will help with anything you will need We wished we had booked for 2 weeks Anyone staying at this cabin will love it

Reviewed this property on 21/06/2016
And awarded it
This is a remarkable log cabin both for location and for the cabin its self. The location is just above the town of Fort Augustus and is literally a 7 min walk into town (I timed it). The cabin is set within the 6 acre grounds of Thistle Dhu Bed & Breakfast which means the owners are at hand should you require anything but at the same time isolated from them. The cabin is fully equipped with every conceivable gadget you would require. The bedrooms are a very good size as are the ensuites. Large kitchen and an extremely cosy living room with log burner which heats the place in minutes and additional electric heaters should they be required. There is a selection of books, games and dvds and a 37" TV with freeview. For guests arriving there are tea bags, coffee, sugar, milk, wine and biscuits. Outside there is a good grass area and stream for dogs and children to play but do remember your midge repellent and some tick repellent for your dogs. Fort Augustus is a lovely town with some very good restuarants, pubs and gift shops and there is a well stocked provision store located at the garage. Cruises on Loch Ness can be booked from the departure point in the centre of the town and there is beautiful scenery close to hand. Our highlight was visiting the Isle of Skye, calling in at Eileen Donan castle on route. It takes approx 1.15min to reach the Skye bridge but do leave time to visit the castle, its beautiful ! Managed to visit half the island's beauty spots, therefore will need to return to see the rest and guess where we will stay ! A big thank you to Gordon, who is a lovely person, and I can assure you we will meet again !

Reviewed this property on 15/06/2016
And awarded it
Fantastic place to stay a week (or more, much much more......;-) Has everything and is really well situated (both for privacy and to explore Scotland).

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2016
And awarded it
We had a really enjoyable stay at the Coltsfoots in May, lovely clean and comfortable accommodation that provided everything you would need, fabulous location where you feel away from everything but all amenities a short 5 minute drive away, both myself and my husband have limited mobility so the accommodation and location were perfect. We would certainly like to visit again and would highly recommend to all our family and friends.

Reviewed this property on 02/03/2016
And awarded it
Absolutly a 5 star lodge, everything, and we mean everything is there for you. We had a wonderful time and so did our dogs. We lead a very busy life and this was exactly what the doctor ordered. First time ever, that I did'nt want to come home. We would have loved to have stayed longer.

Reviewed this property on 08/12/2015
And awarded it
We stayed in Coltsfoots Cottage for the last 2 weeks of October. The log cabin is superb and I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of staying there. The owners, who live nearby are very helpful and friendly but not intrusive. The cabin is in a wonderful location with no other properties in view, although only a short walk from Fort Augustus. It is very comfortable and warm and with everything you could need.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2015
And awarded it
The cabin was in an ideal location for us and our two chocolate labradors. Fort Augustus is only a short 10 minute walk away, but you would never know. The location was so quiet. Great base for local walks and day trips. The cabin is equipped really well, to a high standard and is probably the cleanest place I have ever stayed. The owners really have though of everything.

Reviewed this property on 03/09/2015
And awarded it
We had a fantastic stay at The Coltsfoots and were made to feel immediately welcome on our arrival - the wine and shortbread was greatly appreciated! The location is fantastic for exploring the Highlands and we certainly made the most of the sunshine during the first days of our visit, even squeezing in a barbecue using the facilities provided. The cabin has everything you need, including a wood burning fire which we used towards the end of our stay as the nights grew a little colder. Everything in the cabin is well apportioned; the bedrooms are large and comfortable with excellent showering facilities. The living area has comfy sofas and we had plenty of choice of DVDs to keep the kids happy in the evenings. The kids loved the outdoor area, playing football, cricket and fishing in the stream. We couldn't have wished for a better location - the village is only a five minute walk with a couple of nice pubs offering local real ales and food. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting to explore the Highlands. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

Reviewed this property on 18/08/2015
And awarded it
A fantastic log cabin in its own wooded area, fully loaded with everything you could ever require... We loved the quiet, tranquil exclusive wood with its own stream nearby, which is full of squirrels,frogs,birds etc. which all visit regularly. Our dog Bailey had the time of his life exploring. Although it is only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Fort Augustus, you feel much further away.. It is a good central location to the highlands. We will definitely return and would recommend The Coltsfoots to anyone looking for this type of holiday.

Reviewed this property on 08/01/2015
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This is our second visit to The Coltsfoot and it was as good as the first time. Excellent facilities, great setting couldn't ask for more. Everyone should visit if they love a relaxing time.

Reviewed this property on 24/11/2014
And awarded it
We have just come back from a lovely week in Fort Augustus and the Coltsfoots was the ideal spot - quiet, idyllic setting, with a large garden for the dog. Literally 5 minutes from the centre of Fort Augustus, it was nice to be able to pop in for the papers without having to drive. The chalet is super warm, very well equipped and the milk, biscuits and bottle of wine on arrival was so kind, especially after a long drive to get there. The supply of logs was also very welcomed indeed.

Reviewed this property on 10/11/2014
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Absolutely amazing and beautiful place. We really didn't want to leave.

Reviewed this property on 03/09/2014
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23.8-30.8.14.Fantastic cabin in a beautiful setting of woodland and a stream with no other properties in view. Lovely inside of the cabin, furnished to a very high standard and spotlessly clean. En-suite bedrooms were fabulous and very spacious with huge beds. Kitchen had all modern appliances with everything we needed. We enjoyed meals and a bbq on the porch in the sunshine whilst the 2dogs played in the woods and the stream. Idyllic 5 out of 5 we will be back!

Reviewed this property on 29/08/2014
And awarded it
Simply the best cottage we have ever holidayed. There wasn't a single detail overlooked. In fact I think my kitchen at home is less well equipped. The cottage was in a beautiful location and so peaceful. A short 10 minute walk - downhill- into Fort Augustus. Owners on hand, very helpful but not intrusive. It was perfect for our needs. I am sure we will be back in the future

Reviewed this property on 04/06/2014
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Superb property. Very warm, comfortable and well equipped. Centrally located for Fort Augustus, and Fort William/Inverness. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 02/06/2014
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We are French and we decided to visit the Highlands in april. We had a lovely week in the Coltsfoots ! The cottage is fully equipped, clean and very cosy. Moreover it is in an ideal spot for anyone who wants to visit the Highlands. We will come again for sure.

Reviewed this property on 28/08/2013
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We agree with everything that others have said. It is difficult to say anything new -the property was just superb. The building was neat and tidy on our arrival and had everything that you could wish for. The time just flew while we were there- there was so much to do and see in the area. If you didn't wish to go anywhere you could just chill out on the patio - we had great fun feeding the birds and watching them.

Reviewed this property on 22/08/2013
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This spotless. comfortable and well appointed cottage was an absolute joy to live in for a week. The beds were extremely comfortable. The shower was probably the best I had ever used. The heating in the property worked when needed - though that was almost never! There is no scenery, per se, being situated at the end of a rough track in a forest. The birdlife was varied and a welcome visitor. I would definately recommend this to friends and family.

Reviewed this property on 03/11/2012
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I would highly recomend this property,I went there to celebrate my 40th and it was perfect. A lovely secluded log cabin, but still in walking distance of shops and pubs in Fort Augustus. Everything was of a high standard and the beds were huge. The log burner topped it off along with the complimentary bottle of wine. Only thing missing is a hot tub outside. Thanks for a great holiday.

Reviewed this property on 24/08/2012
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Stayed in The Coltsfoots (log cabin) 11.8-18.8.12. Cabin in a beautiful setting - middle of a wood, with no other properties in view - just what we wanted. Inside, everything was very high standard and clean. Kitchen really well appointed and having two en-suites was a luxury. Loved being able to sit on the porch and eat. The stream running around the property was super - our two girls (9 and 12) and the dog spent most of the week paddling in it to cool down. We would definitely recommend.

Reviewed this property on 09/05/2012
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Great place to stay.. lovely wooden cottage with a stream flowing by.. The picture on the website does not do justice to the beauty and tranquility of this cottage.. The bed linen and everything else was shining clean.. Hear the birds and the water as you soak in sunshine

Reviewed this property on 02/05/2012
And awarded it
Stayed at The Coltsfoots Fort Augustus South Loch Ness for 3 nights. Accommodation is 1st Class with everything you would require. The log-burner was superb and the logs well stocked. Excellent location and very relaxing. Our Labradoodle Murphy also had a ball!!. Owners are extremely friendly. Would definitely book The Coltsfoots in future.

Reviewed this property on 04/04/2012
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The Coltsfoots was a lovely place to stay. The location was fab, not even 10 mins walk to Fort Austugus. The interior was nice and modern, very spacious. Very clean and plenty of fuel for the colder nights to burn. The milk and wine in the fridge were a lovely touch. We even stayed another night. Would definitely recommend this cabin and we will come back again soon.

Reviewed this property on 29/11/2011
And awarded it
Stayed end October 2011. Our first stay in a log home and this is the best we have seen. Beautifully furnished and fully equipped. Really is just 10 minutes walk from the village with just one short steepish hill en route, and lots of nice walks close by. Dogs loved it. One word of warning look out for the woodburner. On our first night after an hour we had to open the french doors and windows to let the heat out. We then limited ourselves to 3 logs at once. Boathouse Restaurant was lovely.

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2011
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Enjoyed a lovely stay here. The owners were lovely and were there to help if we needed anything. Location was close enough to village but far enough away to feel secluded. The lodge itself inside and out was immaculate there has been great care and attention to detail. The bottle of milk and wine was a lovely personal touch. We had our 2 dogs with us and it's great they allow this, they could explore the wooded area around the lodge in our full view. Definitely returning for a visit nxt yr.

Reviewed this property on 31/08/2011
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We had a lovely week at The Coltsfoot, the cottage was beautifully decorated and the interior was very relaxing. It was set in a lovely area with a stream to the front of the property. Fort Augustus is an excellent area to explore the Highlands from, with the Great Glen way just minutes away. I would recommend The Coltsfoot as a great place to stay in Scotland.

Reviewed this property on 06/07/2011
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Nice luxury accommodation would recommend this cabin, lovely secluded location and only 10mins walk to the village.

Reviewed this property on 29/06/2011
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Reviewed this property on 06/05/2011
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We stayed at the The Coltsfoots the week following Easter and had a wonderful stay. The cottage is lovely and warm, furnished to a high standard and equipped with everything you would ever need. We loved the bottle of wine and carton of milk that waited for us in the fridge, as well as the tea and biscuits on the counter. There is a creek running near the cottage and it is surrounded by woodlands. A short walk to Ft. Augustus makes the location perfect. A 5* place!

Reviewed this property on 04/03/2011
And awarded it
Absolutely excellent standard of accommodation with a real sense of luxury and style; complete with complementary survival pack in the fridge (bottle of wine and a pint of milk!)......Watch out for the wild boar!

Reviewed this property on 03/03/2011
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Coltsfoots is in a lovely secluded location but easily accessible to the village. Very comfortable and homely and it really stands out compared to other properties in the area as a real log cabin. Top logging!

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