Fhaireag is situated in the small hamlet of Wester Aberchalder on the quiet and unspoilt south side of Loch Ness. This newly completed property is architecturally striking, and is somewhat different from the more traditional holiday cottage that is often found in the area. The property enjoys uninterrupted views to Loch Mhor and to the Monadhliath mountains, and offers walks direct from to the doorstep into the surroundings hills. The location of the property makes it an ideal base for exploring.
Inside the property is spacious, modern and light, the house has been reversed in order with the living areas on the first floor, and on the ground the bedrooms. Throughout the beautiful wooden and tiled floors benefit from under floor heating. When entering through the full height hall, guests will get an inkling of what the interior might be like, upstairs leads to the beautiful open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. Furnished with an eclectic mix of modern and more traditional pieces, the lounge and dining room offers direct access through patio doors to a decked balcony area with seating, looking across to Loch Mhor.
The kitchen benefits from an island unit with seating, ideal for relaxing at and watching the cook at work. The kitchen is well equipped with all the usual kitchen equipment and offers amble storage and preparation areas. Off the kitchen a door leads to a small balcony area at the back of the property, ideal for the morning sun. A small cloakroom completes the facilities on this level.
On the lower level the bedrooms are located at the front of the property and have direct access to the decked balcony area. Both bedrooms are furnished with modern furniture and the master has an en-suite bathroom complete with a corner bath and a separate shower. Completing this level the large utility room offers adequate storage for boots and coats, and off this a further cloakroom with a large shower.
Fort Augustus the largest population centre in the area is fourteen miles away, it is has a small selection of shops together with 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 runs from Inverness in the North East to Corpach near Fort William in the South West, built to the design of Thomas Telford in the early 1800s. Once complete it avoided the necessity of ships travelling around the north of Scotland and through the notorious Pentland Firth. The busy lock system at the heart of the village is an ideal 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 spectacular scenery, and the Mountain Discovery Centre, gift shop and restaurant are ideal places to pass some time. The area is also very popular with mountain bikers and hosts a wide range of events throughout the summer months. Ben Nevis is the highest of all the mountains in the British Isles at 4409ft, it is an extremely popular and attracts many thousands of people every year.
Further afield there a host of places to visit, the Isle of Skye and the west coast are within a ninety minute drive, on the journey you will pass Eilean Donan Castle near Dornie, one of the most famous of Scotland’s Castles and certainly the most photographed. Your final destination on the west coast will be Kyle of Lochalsh, close by you can either take the bridge across to Skye and visit such places as Dunvegan Castle or Talisker Distillery, or spend your time enjoying the magnificent scenery including the Cullin mountains. Alternatively stay on the mainland and explore the area north around Plockton, Loch Carron and Applecross.
Closer to home the area around Loch Ness is extremely popular, the southern shores tend to be quieter, and the road network is ideal for any biking or walking enthusiast. The small villages on the shoreline include Foyers, Inverfairigaig, and Dores, home to the well known Rockness festival in June, the Dores Pub, and one of the best beaches in the area. The southern side is also home to the South Loch Ness Trail, this 28 mile route is suitable for walkers and mountain bikers, and offers the chance of viewing some of the best scenery and views in the area.
Two pets are accepted at the property, and the garden is enclosed.
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is require at the property.
Just returned from this wonderful house. Only negativity was having to leave! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to get away for a truly relaxed break, loads to do nearby & lots of walking done with our dog Oscar. Loved this house & the owners have thought of everything. Thank you for a wonderful break.
An excellent place to stay, the location is private and offers great views of the Loch and wildlife, deer in the garden, Red Kites and pheasants galore. The house is well appointed and warm and cosy. We will be back !!
Had another fantastic stay at Fhaireag. The house has everything you need to have an enjoyable stay. Whichever window you look through you have wildlife to view. We had deer, hares, rabbits, pheasants and partridge as well as numerous birds. We bought a bird feeder as the one that was there last year had disappeared. Hopefully future guests will keep feeding them. Our dog Willow loves it there and its a great base for walks and for travelling further afield. I honestly can't think of any negatives. We hope to return again :)
Lovely house with amazing views. Ideal location for a get away from it all holiday. Wilderness Holiday staff very friendly and helpful.
We chose Fhaireag for a romantic winter break and we weren't disappointed - it's a beautiful house, in an idyllic setting. There are lovely walks from the house, or a short drive opens up a range of possibilities for exploration. We were also well looked after; our kettle wasn't working and the Wilderness Cottages team came straight out to replace it (they were always easy to contact). There was wine waiting for us on arrival, though sadly no tea (which is what we were craving after a long drive!). The cottage is wonderfully dog friendly, but be warned the surrounding area is full of signs saying they have to be kept on leads. All in all, though, it was an excellent holiday, would thoroughly recommend it.
Wonderful house, fantastic scenery, best place to relax and unwind, love the limited phone signal cos work can't encroach on my break. An upgraded Sky package for those wet and windy nights by the fire would make the house unbeatable. Dogs loved the garden but not the sharp stones to get to the undergrowth
Fhaireag was an amazing house in a stunning location! It truly was a relaxing fortnight and we will be back!
Had the most fantastic stay at Fhaireag (wish I knew the correct t pronunciation!). The house itself is amazing, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Stunning views from every window. Fantastic walks in every direction and our two dogs had a great time. Will definitely be back. Loved it! :)
We had a fantastic holiday at Fhaireag. The house was beautiful, clean and maintained to a high standard. The location was wonderful and very peaceful. We would highly recommend Fhaireag to anyone and look forward to hopefully staying again soon.
Just wanted to say that Fhaireag was an outstanding property. Immaculate presentation with everything you would need and more for a relaxing holiday home. Ideal setting with stunning scenery, wildlife on your doorstep and lovely walks. Would highly recommend a visit and we will be defiineatly be returning at some point.
Fantastic location for a great house! Definitely a home from home. Dogs loved the garden, often disappearing to investigate. Deer at fence line at some point everyday, fortunately dogs weren't loose in garden at the time. House has everything you need, it's far enough away from the A9 to give you the true wilderness feeling but close enough to give great access to all the points we wanted to see. Watch the road to Fort Augustus it's not suitable for dogs that get the least bit travel sick!
Stayed here in mid January 2015. After an 'interesting' 19 miles along a snow track, we finally arrived at our destination and what a place it was. Completely fell in love with the location, desolation and tranquility. Partner fell in love with the wildlife and I want to punch the design of the house when building ours! Definitely recommend this property and we will certainly be back. Just make sure the heating is on! :-)
We had a fantastic, relaxing and tranquil stay at Fhaireag. The house was perfect, the bed was really comfortable and the views were stupendous. We explored all around Loch Ness, Inverness and made it to Skye using the old ferry which was a joy. Lady Woofy our Patterdale Terrier loved her stay particularly the adventures and the German Shepherd next door who she fell blissfully in love with. We would love to return
Wonderful week in peace and solitude with spectacular views from all windows.
Wonderful property. Second year in a row and it just continues to impress. Peaceful and scenic and very dog friendly. Great location to travel round the north of Scotland and take in the odd golf course and distillery as well.
Just back from another fantastic week in this cottage. Excellent facilities and maintained to a very high standard. We saw lots of wildlife, deer in the garden, hare's running down the lane. We even saw Osprey this year on Loch Inch. We had the added bonus of great weather (20 degrees and sunny one day). We will be back next year.
Fhaireag is, without doubt, the best dog-friendly holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in. We first visited in October 2013, returned in January and have rebooked already for May and October this year. Location, equipment, comfort - all are excellent. Only one thing lets it down for me personally - the beds, particularly the single beds. If the beds were changed/updated, Fhaireag would be perfection itself.
This property is outstanding inside and out. From the decor to the views from every window, beautiful. We took our 2 dogs who enjoyed our break just as much as us. We are already looking to book again for next year, can't wait
What an amazing property in an amazing location. Views from every window breathtaking. The immediate surroundings for walking our dogs was ideal as did not want to drive every day. Only a 50 minute drive away is Nairn beach which is a must for walking the dogs. A great relaxing week. Will be back.
Stunning is the word to describe this beautiful cottage and location. We could not believe how big the cottage is, a real home from home. Everything you possibly need on your holiday, hairdryer and even some straighteners. Every mod con is catered for. The rooms are huge, one of the best highlights for us was watching the deer in the field at the side of the house, nearly every night we saw them . The kids thought it was great. We loved this cottage and will be back in the future, thank you.
Lovely house, everything you could wish for and more. Views from all sides spectacular. Area beautiful, not too far to nearest town. Great area for dogs, plenty walks. The house was stunning, clean and comfortable. Would love to come back again.
Fhaireag was an amazing property situated in an idyllic location. It was more than we could have hoped for. Plenty of walks & things to do. We were even allowed to take our dog onto a Jacobite cruise on Loch Ness which was lovely. The views from the balcony were amazing & we seen plenty of deer from them most nights. Our weather was an added bonus, I was just disappointed that we didn't get a chance to use the log burner. Would definitely recommend.
Stayed at Fhaireag for one week in June beautiful house well equipped with everything you need, wonderful views from upstairs balconies, plenty of walks in the area without having to get into your car. Deer were seen from front and back balcony every day including mother with a young fawn, we all had a wonderfull week there and would not hesitate to recommend thank you.
Fhaireag is a wonderful house set amidst stunning scenery, peaceful and secluded but not isolated. Internally the house has EVERYTHING you could wish for. We are planning a return in October or November. A wonderfully peaceful holiday.
We had a recent holiday in Fhaireag, the house was beautifully appointed and a delight to spend time in. Everything you needed was there and the property was spotless, linen and beds of high quality, as was all the furniture and fittings. Lovely big garden for the dog and he, like the previous dogs was fascinated by the deer. We saw large hares, grouse amongst plenty of other wild life too. Balcony was great for breakfast we could have done with a few more sunny days, but it was Scotland!
Fhaireag was absolutely amazing. The views from the sitting room and balcony upstairs looking on to Loch Mhor were better than you'd find anywhere else in the world. There has been no expense spared on the cottage. The appliances were very smart and it was very warm with the underfloor heating. It was in a very remote area of Scotland and i couldn't believe that it was only 40 minutes to Inverness. My puppy was fascinated by the deer whom she watched endlessly from the balcony. Stunning!!
Just had yet another brilliant holiday in a wilderness cottage, we have stayed in a few over the last 11yrs and this rates as one of the best. Fantastic views, look out for the deer in a morning and at dusk! Would definitely recommend and we will be back next year.
Fantastic house you will not be disappointed. Views stunning, quiet relaxing amazing location. The house has everything that you will need for a great holiday all you will need is your food. There are even cook books in the well stocked kitchen. Would definitely recommend. Five star !!!
Lovely house with quirky upside down living. Even in August it was nice to have the log burner lit in the evening.