|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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|Theme||Romantic, Wilderness, Away from it all, Rural|
Description from the owner
Step back in time as you enter this charming timber cottage with its tranquil atmosphere and old world ambience.
Styled on the hill bungalows of Kashmir. it was built in 1934 by a relative on her retirement from a life working in India. On arrival Rowan Cottage offers a traditional Highland welcome - a welcome cup of tea, a "dram" of Scots whisky, and some shortbread. Flowers, candles and other special touches make you feel instantly at home.
The cottage has about an acre of wild garden of heather and trees, and is situated beside a very minor road at the head of the Pass of Inverfarigaig, (part of which is a Site of Special Sc...Read more
Loch Ness Hideaways:- Rowan Cottage
Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Location Type Away from it all, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$125||$133||$548 - $814||$0||3 nights|
|Sep. 1 2012 - Sep. 29 2012||-||-||$673||-||7 nights|
|Oct. 6 2012 - Oct. 27 2012||-||-||$642||-||7 nights|
|Nov. 3 2012 - Dec. 15 2012||$110||$125||$579||-||3 nights|
|Dec. 21 2012 - Dec. 28 2012
|Dec. 29 2012 - Jan. 5 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Mar. 2 2013 - Mar. 29 2013||$110||$125||$548||-||3 nights|
|Mar. 30 2013 - Apr. 5 2013
|Apr. 6 2013 - Apr. 27 2013||-||-||$595||-||7 nights|
|May. 4 2013 - May. 18 2013||-||-||$626||-||7 nights|
|May. 25 2013 - Jun. 22 2013||-||-||$704||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 29 2013 - Jul. 20 2013||-||-||$751||-||7 nights|
|Jul. 27 2013 - Aug. 24 2013||-||-||$814||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 28 2013||-||-||$657||-||7 nights|
|Oct. 5 2013 - Oct. 26 2013||-||-||$595||-||7 nights|
|Nov. 2 2013 - Dec. 14 2013||$117||$133||$595||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$125||$125||-||-||3 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
We welcome up to 2 dogs free of charge. Extra dogs (by prior arrangement only) at Â£10.00 per dog. You must have cancellation insurance.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
A relaxed escape to the country
If you have never been to Loch Ness and the surrounding areas, Alex & Janet's little hideaway is absolutely perfect as a base. No detail was overlooked: directions, Welcome pack of biscuits & chocolates which our kids loved, Separated packs of information with walks and local interests, even dog treats they understand hospitality to the letter. A home from home you only need to bring some food or pop to Tesco/Asda which was a reasonable 20miles ish at Inverness. The location was perfect we were within reach of Inverness, Fort agustus and the Fall of Foyers, which was our primary visit, and on a clear night which we were lucky to have one the night sky is something to see. If you are a family looking for walks we found that the forestry commission walks were best as they were marked out by difficulty and colour coded posts throughout the chosen walk (avoids embarrassing moments of getting lost). For us it was a break to escape the typical 'busy' life and a chance to reconnect with each other as a family with some board games (take some) and country air.
Response from Alex and Janet Sutherland - 05/02/2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay - and we'll get some more board games!
Glossop, United Kingdom
Get away from the rat race with this home away from home
A lovely, comfortable "log cabin" set in a glorious setting surrounded by trees, yet there's a great view from the front of the property enabling you to see for miles. The verandah is a super place to sit and drink your morning cuppa. You get a great welcome from Janet & Alex - a "wee dram", flowers and shortbread, tourist information and much much more. Certainly over and above the call of duty! (Tap alex up for a tale or two about the area and Nessie)
The beds are comfortable and every conceivable kitchen implement is to hand as are games, books, cd's, films, magazines and even a telescope! You won't get bored even if you don't go out to see the stunning scenery around the area. From dolphin watching in the moray Firth, to watching the salmon leaping at the Falls of Shin, this part of Scotland has it all.
Locally there are a few shops and cafes near the Falls of Foyers, but it's not far to Inverness which has plenty of supermarkets and also things to do for young and old alike.
We enjoyed touring and the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig (pre-booking essential) Skye is beautiful too. Dislikes - none whatsoever.
A real break from a mad world
We had a wonderful time at Rowan Cottage. It was a comfy base both to rest and to explore South Loch Ness side - with much to see and some great places to eat. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The views from the cottage were superb - see panorama uploaded with this review. Our stay set us up for a much too busy autumn and winter. All in all, a great place to stay if you want to get away from it all.
Wonderful place for dog owners.
Made very welcome. The cottage is in a lovely location and is very good value for money. We picked it because of taking dogs on holiday with us. We and the dogs were very comfortable and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Hopefully will stay again.
Response from Alex and Janet Sutherland - 06/24/2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review - it's much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday, and hope to welcome you back!
Peace and Quiet
The owner is very friendly and welcoming (incl gifts!). The house is spotlessly clean. The bed is very comfortable, All you could need in the kitchen. Great views from the conservatory and from the covered decking. Background storage heating would have been an advantage (electric panel heaters and oil filled radiators only).
John & Allison (Smudge Glide & Tess)
Dog owners paradise
What a fantastic place to stay. It is one of the places we love going to,and hate having to leave. The welcome from Janet and alex is allways warm and friendly, and their knowledge of the local country and history will make sure you find all the interesting places which could be easily be missed.
The cottage is very well appointed, and has everything you need to keep you comfortable, there is also a good selection of books, dvd's and games to keep everyone happy.
I titled this review dog owners paradise, well behaved dogs will just love this place, they are safe in the grounds around the cottage and the area is surrounded by numerous forrest trails and walks within walking and short driving distance.
The cottage is also a great base for visiting the numerous tourist attractions the Highlands have to offer
our perfect highland hideaway
this year has been our 5th time at loch ness hideaways,we've been at different times of the year and enjoyed each visit alex & Janet always have a warm welcome on arrival, the cottage has everything you could possibly need for your stay and a lot more .the welcome pack for us and for the dogs is very much appreciated,there are some lovely walks near- bye .this is a very tranquil place perfect to chill-out no matter what the scottish weather throws at you.welove the place and so do the dogs, we'll be back next year!
Glorious Peace and Tranquility
What a fantastic, peaceful weekend with a wonderful warm Scottish welcome including whisky and shortbread. My friends were having breakfast out on the porch when a stag jumped past - what a treat! The setting is amazing - it is a real rural Highland reatreat and yet only a short drive into Inverness. I would highly recommend this to all - couples groups of friends families...
Our own piece of civilised "splendid isolation"
Lovely traditional chalet . Unspoilt. Sensitivly modernised with all one needed for a family holiday. Safe freedom for children. Very welcoming atmosphere,warm with superb views of the expansive Scottish landscape. Wonderful sunset views. Deer grazing nearby.Yet amazingly this propery is close to good roads with many places of interest nearby. Exceptionally helpful hosts, with unique knowledge of the area.
We really loved this cottage the people are wonderful, the cottage is a delight, and we are definitly going back, there are lots of walks, the views are stunning, we can not think of a single negitive thing to say about this trip...
You must also get a massage before you leave,, heaven..
Janet and alex are lovely people, very welcoming...
Relaxing Rowan Cottage
Arriving on a lovely sunny afternoon and with the only noise being the sound of a distant cuckoo to welcome us, was just wonderful. It felt as though the cottage had been specially prepared for us with lovely little touches such as local shortbread and a wee dram, chocolates, flowers in every room and even treats for our dog awaiting us - how lovely!
Rowan Cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the local area and we enjoyed several local walks amongst stunning scenery, as well as day trips out to the Moray Firth and the Isle of Skye. Both these trips were well worth doing and we enjoyed fabulous scenery as well as spotting various wildlife including:- dolphins, seals, red deer, red squirrels, sea eagles and an osprey - wow! (Thanks to Janet for her advice on the best routes to take!)
All in all, we really enjoyed our time at the cottage, and it was so enjoyable to be able to sit and relax in the conservatory overlooking the open space and forest, whilst enjoying a quiet relaxing drink in the evenings - hardly watched the television all week!
A very relaxing and comfortable stay.
Thank you Janet and alex