Carn Loch Cottage Gaich - Farr - Inverness
Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

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Carn Loch Cottage - Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

Location: Gaich - Farr - Inverness - Fort Augustus & South Loch Ness

Sleeps: 6

Price Range: £415 - £705

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Carn Loch Cottage, Gaich, Farr, Inverness

Sleeps 6 - Wi-Fi - Wood Burner - Two Pets Allowed

Carn Loch Cottage is a newly built property located in an elevated position just a short distance from the village of Farr on the South Side of Loch Ness. The property enjoys uninterrupted views across the spectacular Strathnairn countryside, and makes an ideal location for anyone looking for a peaceful location for a holiday. However with the City of Inverness just a twenty minute drive away, this property will also appeal to those guests looking for the wide range of facilities that the City has to offer.

Throughout the property has been tastefully furnished and is equipped to a good standard. The accommodation is located over two levels and the majority of the rooms offer views to the surrounding countryside. On the ground level a large spacious hall leads to an open plan sitting, dining area and kitchen, and this room benefits from a wood burner, and offers direct access to the patio area located to the rear. Further facilities on this level include a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom complete with a bath and separate shower and a large spacious utility room.

From the lower level a beautiful staircase leads to the upper level and a further two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and the shower room. The bedrooms on this level have traditional combed ceilings and quality oak flooring is fitted throughout. Heating in the property is provided by oil fired central heating and the owner supplies unlimited fuel for the wood burner. Outside the garden provides the perfect place to sit and relax after a day exploring, and ample parking space is available.

This part of South Loch Ness provides quiet country roads and open countryside, and the South Loch Ness Trail, making it ideal for an outdoor holiday, no matter what your outdoor pursuit. The quiet location and the surrounding moorland make it a wildlife haven, with red grouse, mountain hare and red deer, and an abundance of native birds.

The City of Inverness offers a wide arrange of facilities including a wide selection of shops and restaurants, an art gallery and museum, the Eden Court Theatre, and Culloden Battlefield and Fort George are located just a short distance from the City. Perhaps the best way to see everything that is on offer is to take a trip on the City Sightseeing Bus Tour. The Caledonian Canal also passes through Inverness and from here boat trips are available to Loch Ness with Jacobite Cruises.

Further afield the location of Carn Loch Cottage offers a perfect base for exploring, with the A9 north to the Northern Highland and the West Coast, and South to Aviemore and the Cairngorm National Park just a short distance away. 


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  • Open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen.
  • Sitting room, leather sofas, wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD, CD, radio.
  • Kitchen, electric oven & hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and all the usual kitchen equipment.
  • Dining area with table and seating for six, patio door with access to the garden.
  • Utility room with washing machine.
  • Bedroom with king size bed, flat screen TV.
  • Bathroom, double ended bath, separate shower, whb, wc, heated towel rail.


  • Double bedroom.
  • Twin bedroom.
  • Shower room, shower, whb, wc, heated towel rail.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels.
  • All electricity and heating costs.
  • Fuel for the wood burner.

Other Facilities

  • Ironing facilities.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying areas.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Cot and highchair on request.
  • Wifi internet access.
  • Garden with furniture.
  • Off road parking.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

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

Pets Welcome

Two pets are allowed at the property, however please note that the garden is not fully enclosed. 

Best Features

  • Newly completed property in an elevated postion with magnificent views.
  • Ideally placed to enjoy the quiet South side of Loch Ness.
  • Just a short distance from the main road routes north and south.

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Carn Loch Cottage Reviews

The lastest reviews of Carn Loch Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 06/06/2019
And awarded it
Lovely, homely cottage but also very modern. Stunning views with easy access to Inverness to get supplies. Loads to do in the area. Peaceful. Highly recommend. Looking to go again to Carn Loch next year.

Reviewed this property on 05/12/2018
And awarded it
Beautiful cosy house with amazing views. A great place to unwind. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed this property on 22/10/2018
And awarded it
Loved this house, location was perfect for us. Everything you could possibly need was in the house. Already thinking about our next visit.

Reviewed this property on 08/10/2018
And awarded it
Lovely Cottage, great location. Our second visit. No hesitation in recommending to others!

Reviewed this property on 25/09/2018
And awarded it
Lovely cottage in great location. Weather foul but that's Scotland. Wooden floors throughout are great for dog owners but very slippery for the less mobile as is the shower cubicle in downstairs en suite. A towel rail near the sink and shower would be helpful with a rubber mat for the shower. This said this is a quality cottage with all requirements for a great holiday.

Reviewed this property on 21/08/2018
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Nice cottage, clean, easy and friendly. We enjoyed our 3 weeks holiday very much!

Reviewed this property on 03/08/2018
And awarded it
Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a stunning rural area, just 20 minutes drive from Inverness.

Reviewed this property on 31/05/2018
And awarded it
Carn loch cottage was just wonderful. It was spotlessly clean, furnished with high quality fixtures and fittings and very comfortable. Everything you could wish for. The views were beautiful and driving over the moors to the rear of the cottage you come to wonderful Strathdearn - a wildlife watchers paradise. It's not every day you see an aerial battle between a sea eagle and a golden eagle. Really hope to return. We didn't want to leave.

Reviewed this property on 14/03/2018
And awarded it
Great location with fab views, comfortable well equipped house, remote feeling but not far from loads of places to visit and walk, ski, climb also love that you take dogs...thank you!

Reviewed this property on 24/02/2018
And awarded it
A spacious, modern home that was very warm whilst the snow was falling outside. We were really pleased with the cottage. Uninterrupted views of the mountains and a real chance to get away from it all whilst being close to Inverness and Loch Ness. We climbed and hiked in the Cairngorms (about a 45 minute drive away) but also spent some time shovelling snow off the long driveway to get out (it was a particularly cold week). We were snowed-in for a couple of days but the road outside was regularly cleared of snow.

Reviewed this property on 09/01/2018
And awarded it
What can I say about Carn Loch Cottage........AMAZING!!! We had one of the best Christmas's ever. The cottage is amazing and we would love to go back. Everything has been thought of and the cottage is perfect. Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed this property on 07/11/2017
And awarded it
Absolutely fantastic would recommend to anyone looking for a great holiday

Reviewed this property on 11/10/2017
And awarded it
The cottage has everthing you would need, for an away from it holiday. The underfloor heating is wonderful. The owners are at hand if needed and nothing is too much trouble. A very warm welcome. Unfortunatly the sharpe uneven service of the gravel drive was not liked by my arthritic dog and husband. Beautiful place though.

Reviewed this property on 16/08/2017
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We stayed at Carn Loch Cottage for a week, wow, what else can we say. Stunning scenery and beautiful location. Excellent service from Wilderness Cottages, thank you. We would definitely recommend.

Reviewed this property on 05/08/2017
And awarded it
Wow! What a stunning setting for a house. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed sitting on the bench outside, gazing at all the pine trees. It was equally lovely sitting indoors watching the sunset. Loch Farr is just half a mile from the house and we enjoyed our walk down there. The cottage is remote, and yet only around 8 miles from Inverness, so not too far to go if you want civilisation. The journey to Inverness does feel longer though on account of the long, narrow roads in parts. As for the house, it was lovely. Warm as we entered, a nice smell, and very clean. Milk and scrummy biscuits had been left for us. Great laundry facilities - if that is of interest. It's not often I say I'll go back somewhere, but I would return to Carn Loch Cottage. We didn't want to leave. We were quite happy staying close to the house, but we did venture to Fort Augustus, and also to the Falls of Foyers. There is a nice cafe/farm shop in Foyers called Cameron's tearoom and farm shop, where they do lovely food and you can take your dog inside too. From a dog point of view, Carn Loch Cottage is good. There are dog beds/crates left for you to use if you wish, treats, a toy, and some poo bags. Dogs have to be kept on a lead outside though, as there is no enclosed garden, and because of wildlife. One night there was a power cut and because of the poor mobile phone signal, I did feel a bit too isolated. The fact the light remains up there until quite late in the summer helped, and the power returned within a couple of hours, so it was okay. I'm not sure that I'd feel as happy there in the winter though. There is a good WiFi connection. I highly recommend Carn Loch Cottage.

Reviewed this property on 12/07/2017
And awarded it
This is no doubt one of the most beautiful cottages we have stayed in - peace, tranquillity and fabulous views - uncluttered, clean with a home away from home ambience (comfy beds, throws and a welcome pack of milk, biscuits and treats for the dog provided - most thoughtful. The garden is perfect for dogs, as it is fully enclosed, which is perfect for our pooch as she likes to explore! Also, there is a large Utility Room, perfect for dogs, wet boots and coats - there are also two dog crates, which made our dog feel right at home straightaway. There are walks from the cottage (although remember to take a land ranger map if staying here as there wasn't one in the cottage), plenty of forestry walks and around the loch at the bottom of the hill on the road going towards Farr - there is a great walk to the wind farm where you can stand under the turbines, great fun - this could be a long circular walk, or just up and down the forest track. If you like secluded, this cottage is for you, even though there are a few properties within 500m you cannot see them and the Supermarkets are 20mins drive away in Inverness. Ideal location for a completely relaxing holiday and again the views are spectacular whatever the time of day.

Reviewed this property on 04/07/2017
And awarded it
We very much enjoyed our stay at Carn Loch Cottage. The house is lovely and spacious and was spotlessly clean. The views are amazing. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, then this is an excellent choice, yet it is only about 20 minutes from Inverness. We look forward to returning.

Reviewed this property on 14/06/2017
And awarded it
STUNNING! 2nd visit to Carn loch Cottage and it certainly wont be the last. A beautiful modern cottage with all the facillities you could want for and more. The surroundings are breathtaking and peaceful with a large enclosed garden (great for the dogs) to run about in and do their thing. Did not see a soul for the whole week which was bliss (apart from the odd 1 or 2 cheeky sheep) Can't wait to return in 2018

Reviewed this property on 10/05/2017
And awarded it
Excellent cottage, in a perfect location. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone.

Reviewed this property on 02/12/2016
And awarded it
Carn Loch Cottage is a very comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage in a quiet and peaceful setting. The views from the front windows are spectacular, especially when the distant mountains are covered in snow. Although the cottage is in a quiet, isolated location, it is only 20 minutes or so from Inverness, the A9 trunk road and Fort Augustus is also easily accessible. The only problem we had was that despite all the water being very hot in the kitchen sink and washbasins, the bath water was only hand warm, and we had to boil kettles and pans in order to get it to temperature. That having been said the property is lovely and warm throughout, the underfloor heating is effective and the wood burner is a welcome source of additional heat when the temperature outside is low. We will definitely stay there again and that is the acid test for any property.

Reviewed this property on 06/10/2016
And awarded it
Great cottage superb views, very dog friendly, will definately stay here again. Owners very helpful.

Reviewed this property on 23/08/2016
And awarded it
Carn Loch is a lovely clean and well presented house this was our second time at Carn Loch each time we have enjoyed ourselves.We even had an Osprey circling overhead one morning.very peaceful and quiet location

Reviewed this property on 23/03/2016
And awarded it
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area, peaceful and stunning views as well as being ideal to get around. Not far from Inverness Asda and Tesco 20 mins away but remote enough for anyone getting away from bustle of life. Can walk out of the door and walk into nature and the mountains. Enjoyed sitting on the hill above cottage listening to birds during the day and owls at night watching the sunsets over the mountains. Cottage was layed out lovely and cosy yet modern. I definitely want to return.

Reviewed this property on 30/11/2015
And awarded it
Lovely, clean and well planned cottage with amazing views that change by the hour. Very cosy with underfloor heating and a cracking log burner. Very impressed!

Reviewed this property on 14/11/2015
And awarded it
Carn Loch Cottage was perfection! It could not have been more comfortable, cosy, well equipped or in a more beautifully stunning position. We cannot wait to rebook through Wilderness Cottages who's service was excellent and return to Farr next year.

Reviewed this property on 31/08/2015
And awarded it
This was our first visit to Scotland and we were not disappointed! The accommodation was wonderful and spacious and the views (particularly the sunsets) were absolutely spectacular! Far enough from civilisation to be incredibly peaceful, but near enough to get shopping (although our Tesco home delivery driver wasn't terribly impressed!) The cottage was absolutely wonderful and had everything we could possibly need. Fantastic holiday.

Reviewed this property on 25/08/2015
And awarded it
Lovely cottage and great views. Owners really helpful. Weather was great for our holiday with plenty of things to do and walks to take.

Reviewed this property on 12/08/2015
And awarded it
Great stay in this lovely house, would come back to stay in a heartbeat. Clean and fresh, with easy to use appliances with clear operating instructions, information for surrounding area and excellent facilities for our two Labradors. With Inverness only a 15 min drive north and Aviemore a 30 min drive south, it is a great base for exploring the highlands and beyond. Lovely views from the house, nice and quiet but only 5 miles from the A9, our whole family loved it, if you get the chance give this one a try ????

Reviewed this property on 13/04/2015
And awarded it
Beautifully appointed large cottage fully equipped. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Stunning location and views with an abundance of great walks. The owners even thought of treats for the dogs along with beds and water bowls!

Reviewed this property on 30/12/2014
And awarded it
A stunning house for a break - spotlessly clean - beautifully finished with lovely views from every single window. We booked for Xmas and arrived to a fully decorated xmas tree and 2 dog cages set up for us - complete with treats!! The house is fully equipped and so cosy. The under-floor heating was amazing! thank you for a great break. Karen, Iain, Ann, Chloe and Kyle - and Max and Skye the dogs!!

Reviewed this property on 24/10/2014
And awarded it
We have just returned from 5 day break in this wonderful cottage. Owners very welcoming, beautifully presented, very nice little extra touches on arrival after a 10 hour journey! (milk, biscuits, T bags) etc. There were even treats for the dog. Brilliant touch with having a crate for dogs as well, complete with clean bedding. Excellent base to explore from, well recommended by Wilderness cottages.

Reviewed this property on 07/09/2014
And awarded it
In July 2014 we spent three weeks in Carn Loch Cottage and it was fantastic! The cottage is very clean and well equipped with extraordinary views surround the woodlands scenery. The location is near Loch Ness and a good base for trips to Nairn, Loch Gerry, the inner and outer Hebrydes and the Cairngorms. Inverness is only 20 minutes away. We will definately come back with our dog. Thank you very much!

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