|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||80 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Wilderness, Away from it all, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
Lovely 3 and 4 star cottages and woodland lodges on private Highland Estate. Relax and unwind in the peace and quiet of this stunning historical location. Great for outdoor lovers with walking, mountain biking, wildlife watching or simply relaxing with a glass of wine. Explore the hidden waterfalls, hill lochs and history of the area right from your doorstep. Safe and secure for famillies. Pets also welcome. indoor Swimming Pool. Bike Hire. Wi-Fi. No Smoking. Green Tourism. Open all Year. 15 mins from Loch Ness.
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Tomich Holidays - cottage/lodge Loch Ness Scotland
Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Located a 15 minute drive from Loch Ness beside the entrance to Glen Affric. A stunning location in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. No roads between Tomich and the West Coast of Scotland over 30 miles away. A real 'Get-Away-From-It-All' location for all the family - safe and welcoming.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$76 - $175||$88 - $199||$440 - $995||$1,686 - $3,796||2 nights|
|Nov. 3 2012 - Dec. 21 2012
|Dec. 22 2012 - Dec. 28 2012
|Dec. 29 2012 - Jan. 4 2013
|Jan. 5 2013 - Feb. 7 2013
|Feb. 8 2013 - Feb. 21 2013
Feb Half Term
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|Feb. 22 2013 - Mar. 22 2013
|Mar. 23 2013 - Apr. 12 2013
|Apr. 13 2013 - May. 2 2013
|May. 3 2013 - May. 23 2013
|May. 24 2013 - Jun. 1 2013
|Jun. 2 2013 - Jun. 27 2013
|Jun. 28 2013 - Aug. 22 2013
|Aug. 23 2013 - Sep. 5 2013
|Sep. 6 2013 - Oct. 10 2013
|Oct. 11 2013 - Nov. 1 2013
|Nov. 2 2013 - Dec. 19 2013
|Dec. 20 2013 - Dec. 27 2013
|Dec. 28 2013 - Jan. 3 2014
|All Other Dates||$121||$121||-||-||2 nights|
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- Additional guests - $0 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 4 guest(s) staying in Courtyard Cottages
Additional notes from owner
Standard Savers - Fortnights £50 off. Early Booking - at last year's prices. Previous Visitor - 10% off. Two's - free towels. Recommend a Friend - 10% voucher.
All inclusive prices of heating, elec, bed linen, hot water, use of pool, VAT
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Not quite 4 Star
We stayed with friends for a week in a courtyard cottage. The location is superb if you want to get away from it all and the cottage was well equipped and spotless.
We were extremely disappointed that the main bathroom had no shower facilities and that caused us difficulties during our stay as there was nowhere for the couple with the bathroom to wash their hair.The double bed was only 4'6" and had a duvet that only just fitted the bed with a duvet cover that was far too large. We paid £10 for towels prior to arriving and were astounded that £10 is for one bath sheet and one hand towel, we consider £40 for 4 of each for a week to be profiteering of the highest order and recommend that people bring their own towels.
The Wifi is too unreliable if you need to run a business and for that reason alone we will not be returning.
If you want a week in beautiful scenery this could be the place for you but it isn't 4 star.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 05/15/2013
Thank you for your response. We are always happy to hear the comments our visitors make and we certainly do take them on board. With regard to our wi-fi connection, it is a constant bug bear that we are 6 miles from our local rural exchange and cannot offer super city speeds. We do however advertise this fact on our website and I can only apologise if it inconvenienced your business in any way. Let's hope that BT and the government follow through on their promise to upgrade these rural exhcnages. We are currently upgrading our bathrooms. Two of the cottages now have en-suites shower rooms, together with bath and shower in the main bathroom. Fisherman's and Stalker's are due for upgrading over the next few months to include a shower in the bathroom, as well as in the existing en-suite shower room. Again we do advertise that the £10 charge for towels includes a bath sheet and a hand towel but that you can choose to bring your own towels if you prefer. From 2014 we will be including two sets of complimentary towels for each booking. We are sorry that you do not wish to return back to Tomich, where a warm friendly welcome would await. Gina Francis Tomich Holidays
Scottish Wilderness in Luxury
Anything good other reviewers say is true. The place meets many requirements. In my case we were a group (19) of walkers looking for the perfect base. In Tomich Holidays we found it.
The accommodation in the Courtyard Cottages was everything you could want with the addition of a swimming pool for easing the aches of a long walk, and a drying room for the very few occasions we say rain.
The location was a walker’s delight with a good number of short and long walks from the accommodation and some serious hills a short drive away. Add to this a hotel / pub / restaurant at the foot of the drive. A walkers delight!
Perth, United Kingdom
Fabulous location with stunning scenery
Great to return to Tomich holidays after a break of 7 years. Stayed in the courtyard cottages for the first time and pleasantly surprised by how spacious and comfortable they were. We were fortunate to have blue skies but freezing temperatures making the surrounding countryside even more spectacular. Anyone visiting has to take a trip to Glen affric. We will definitely be back again.
Wonderfully relaxing family holiday.
We have visited Tomich Holidays several times in both summer and autumn and never tire of coming here. We like the woodland lodges which are basic but comfortable and quite spacious. The fresh air and scenery are great, and the Tomich arms Hotel 2 minutes walk away is a bonus. My son left his mobile phone in the lodge, but it was promptly sent to us at home by Gina.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 11/26/2012
We are always happy to see familiar faces at Tomich and are glad that you still enjoy visiting us in Tomich. We look forward to welcoming you back once again. Gina & Christina
Fabulous place to stay.. very warm welcome with lots of helpful tips.. Lodge was spot on.. lovely views, clean, homely. Beautiful area... absolutely perfect for walks and stunning scenery and pony trekking. Could not ask for more in life!
Peaceful, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings
We have had many lovely holidays at the cottages at Tomich Holidays. The Courtyard Cottages are delightful, well equipped and comfortable, representing excellent value for money. There are great walks on the doorstep in some of Scotland's most beautiful and scenic countryside. Thoroughly recommend a holiday here, especially if you truly want to get away from it all.
Highland Holiday Fan
Peace and quiet in the heart of the Highlands
Comfortable and peaceful holiday destination in the beautiful surroundings of the Scottish Highlands. Excellent facilities, everything we needed to keep a 12 year old occupied, swimming pool, table tennis and pool table. Warm welcome received and would highly recommend if you need to get away from it all for a few days or longer.
Relaxing break in beautiful surroundings
Booked quite late in august 2012 and was very happy with the service. Booking was efficient and it was possible for us to extend our stay.
If you like being somewhere beautiful, rural and love the outdoors, then this is for you. Walking and cycling possible from the holiday centre. Within a short drive more great walks are nearby. Further afield, Inverness is not too far. While at Tomich, we visited north of Inverness, Ullapool and the summers islands, Nairn, Inverness, Aviemore, Ben Nevis and Fort William. Then off to Skye for a week. The holiday centre is run by very helpful staff and the local people are very welcoming too. The swimming pool is great together with the pool table. We didnt try the cycle hire, but the bikes did look good.
A good welcome pack awaited us together with a nature pack including bonoculars and guides on flora and fauna, trees and birds to spot, not forgetting the map.
Only disapointment was lack on internet connection from the cottage and service in social area is slow and only possible for one connection at a time.
Midges are a pain, if you stop walking, but nothing like a knat bite. Highly recommended and would return.
Nina en Piet
Everything OK; not one problem
Very clean home, much space. Cosy. Much comfort. Fine location. Very quite.
We visited Tomich Holidays for the 1st time recently and enjoyed a fortnight of good weather and the excellent accommodation in Fishermans Cottage. It is so spacious and clean. The location is wonderful, a walkers paradise. Scenery sublime. The James' will be back!
Un service discret et de qualité, un équipement parfait un lieu
Le gite est est calme, confortable, une excellente base pour découvrir cette partie des Hightlands. Des rendonnées accéssibles du gite ou en voiture. Le confort est exellent, l'équipement parfait. Pour les enfants, un vaste terrain de jeux, une piscine courverte ou se détendre après quelques heures de marche.
Un lieu magique comme in s'attend à en découvrir en écosse.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 08/20/2012
Merci beaucoup. We were glad you and your children enjoyed staying in Tomich.
Nice clean chalet, plenty of room. Remote Location, had to drive everywhere. Could do with more parking around chalets.
I can only describe our stay as excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful, the lodge was clean and well equipped. There was a welcome booklet about the workings of the lodge which included suggestions about local shops, takeaways and garages. We ordered a welcome pack which I would recommend to others, as we arrived in the evening and didn't have to worry about basics. Our kids loved the pool and the games room, although basic it didn't bother them.
Glen affric is truly beautiful and we enjoyed exploring the surrounding area. Drumnadrochit, Beauly and Inverness are close enough to explore further if you wish.
We chose Tomich as we wanted to escape from the hustle and bustle but we also wanted enough to keep the kids happy. We were not disappointed. There was no noise to be heard apart from the wildlife, and the odd smoke alarm at breakfast time!
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 08/20/2012
Thank you for your review. I think you have got Tomich down to a tee. We were glad that you found the welcome friendly and made full use of the facilities, whilst exploring the fantastic scenery.
excellent accommodation, lovely place. Very comfortable accommodation with very friendly staff who helped us with everything.
very nice place but can be tiny bit better,
i stayed in mallard lodge and it was all set up well with all that was needed,
but needed more time spent on miner things,
like bulbs the main light in hall flashed so could not be put on the out side light did not work at all a socket didnt work in the main room,
there was no net on the frount door so had to walk from bedroom in a towel to bath past a window all could see in,also no blind in down stairs bathroom yet was one upstairs,so your body shap could be seen to all lucky the glass there was not clear,the toilet brush was dirty for £3 at start of season this can be replaced each time and be new,there was a clump of hair not sure if dog or human in the kitchen area and also 2 or 3 on wall and in bath area this was not good and although it was very clean otherwise when me and my dad thats 2 men left we left it cleaner than it was for us so thats bit bad,
it was a good area and im sure if i asked the bulbs would be replaced and so on but its not place to ask,
it didnt spoil my holiday and i would stay there again,
but for the cost maybe they can be given a look and paint over at start of season,
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 08/16/2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our accommodation. We are very very saddened to hear that you found the accommodation not quite up to scratch. We complete checklists each time the property is cleaned, so will double check to see how the items you mentioned above could have been missed. However we are perfectly happy to make changes for you once you have arrived if we are aware of any problems. We do hope to see you again in Tomich.
Serene location. Lovely walks and scenery. Great accommodation a
We arrived and were made very welcome by Christina who explained all we needed to know and assured us that she and other staff were always on hand with any queries. Great accommodation - as we were expecting it to be slightly shabby given that we had booked for our dogs to come too! We were delighted with the accommodation and the great walks and scenery - Glen affric is truly stunning! Excellent and spotless facilities too with the indoor pool, table tennis and pool table. We all enjoyed dining out at The Steading, The Slaters arms and Tomich Hotel. Also had a great time out on the Loch Ness Rib boat - what a way to see the many sights in and around the loch.
The walks around the area are superb for all abilities and our dogs had a ball! Particularly enjoyed Plodda Falls and Dog Falls walks.
We all had a lovely, peaceful break and wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend to friends/family.
Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again soon
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 08/16/2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review, which we appreciate. We look forward to welcomign you and your friends back to Tomich. Gina
Peaceful and beautiful location
Accommodation very spacious with everything that you would need, easy to find with good clear instructions, good information within the apartment, nice welcome by the owner and lovely site. Needed a little more attention to detail on the cleaning in the bedroom but other than that absolutely lovely. Swimming pool was lovely, although games room was messy and run down
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 08/15/2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the accommodation at Tomich Holidays. We do appreciate that during the high season the games room is 'messy' looking but we are in every day tidying around after guests. It gets a lot of use by youngsters, who may not appreciate the need to clear up after themselves, which is why it is not decorated to the high standard throughout the rest of the accommodation. Thank you once again.
Enjoy the rest at Tomich
We spent one week in July 2012. Although the weather wasn't that good, my family (3 kids aged 6, 8 and 10) and I really enjoyed our stay at Tomich Holidays. The pool was extremely loved by our boys, just like the play garden and football pitch.
If you need a holiday to refill your batteries and to come at ease, without an overload of tourists, this is a welcome place to plan your holidays.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 08/15/2012
Thank you for your review. We were glad to read that you all enjoyed the peace and tranquility at Tomich Holidays. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Lovely lodge in superb surroundings
Just back from our first holiday to Tomich Holidays (two wooden lodges). Throughly enjoyed the week, with the Scottish summer being particularly gentle with us (well compared to other ares!). Beautiful area with fantastic walks. Tomich Hotel was lovely, very friendly and good food. Lack of mobile signal was both pleasant (peace and quiet) and frustrating (letting family we were still alive!). Wireless very sporadic but that was made obvious by the management. Only negative, or maybe just an observation - disappointing and a little surprising to only have bed linen for the number of guests (i.e. double bed and one single for our family of 3) seems obvious but when my husband was obviously enjoying his sleep, there was no option of me getting a nights sleep in another bed!!! Also was dissapointed not to even have some soap in the two bathrooms. We didn't do a big shop on the way up and when we arrived and needed the little girls room I couldn't even wash my hands!!! Lots of washing up liquid and washing powder but no soap, which would have been very very welcome ( I did leave both the pump dispenser bottles I bought which I hope the management left to benefit the next residents!). Pool was lovely and although the cottages were all occupied it was very quiet anytime we went which was great since there were 8 of us in our group.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 08/15/2012
Thank you for your comments. We were sorry to hear about your interrupted sleep, but if you could have ordered extra bed linen on the bedding form you submitted prior to arrival. Otherwise, if we had known we would have made up an extra bed for you without any problem. We are now supplying soap upon arrival for your guests, so thank you for making this suggestions.
The Langley Family
The location is quite remote with great views and opportunities to spot wildlife. We stayed in Fishermans Cottage in the courtyard of the farm for 1 week with our 2 children. The cottage itself was huge with every amenity we needed including 2 bathrooms, the glass frontage of the cottage enabled our children to play independantly and safely without a parent watching there every move. The childrens playground was a great hit, however, the games room was more for older kids 10+. The swimming pool was clean and warm and had a card entry system ensuring residents only had access. Everyone at Tomick was very friendly and very helpful and we can't wait to return.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 07/09/2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our 4 star Cottages. We were delighted to hear that you and particularly your children enjoyed your holiday in Tomich. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Tomich in the future.
Best option to have chosen for a big family get together. Comfy rooms and properly equipped kitchen and bedrooms. Woke up to a gorgeous view everyday. Located close to key tourist spots like Glen africa, some falls, loch ness, etc. Provision of car parking n barbeque.
Very peaceful and quite. Swimming pool and children's area is good to relax after a long trek.
Since the shops nearby close early, I suggest they ask the holidayer if they would want certain basic items stocked in their kitchen when they reach and can charge for it additionally.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 06/21/2012
Thank you for your review, which we appreciate. We do offer Welcome Packs upon arrival, which you can book as an optional extra when you make your reservation. You can choose from either a basic welcome pack or a scottish welcome pack. Best wishes Tomich Holidays
Took a while to find this holiday searching the internet and it was worth it.
Beautiful location peaceful and plenty of lovely walks for our dogs.layout of property was spacious and clean.
We have already recommended friend and family to visit.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 06/22/2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our self catering accommodation. We certainly look forward to providing a warm welcome to all of your friends and family in the future. Best wishes Tomich Holidays
A comfortable, peaceful and enjoyable stay in beautiful surround
A very comfortable and well-equipped chalet with everything well kept and people very friendly.The chalet, while close to others was still quiet and peaceful , set in beautiful birch woods which echoed with bird song all the time we were there.
Usual friendly welcome and clean, modern and comfortable accommodation.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 08/15/2012
Thank you for your review of our self catering accommodation. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Tomich in the future.
Very relaxed in beautiful surrondings
Service very friendly and helpful and the lodge contained everything we needed for a relaxed family holiday. We enjoyed the walking and swimming pool and the local hotel was welcoming too.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 05/02/2012
We hope to be able to welcome you back to Tomich in the future and thank you for your comments.
little peace of heaven
My Husband and I and 2 friends went to stay at tomich after a friend had been telling me for years how nice it is, if you are looking for peace, quiet and tranquility this is the place for you the cabins are ideal for up to 6 people with 2 twin rooms and 1 double the double room has it's own balcony, there is no mobile reception which is fantastic the scenery is beautiful, we saw deer one morning breath taking. there is a lovely waterfall about a five minute drive from the cabins, the local pub offers great food at great prices always a friendly smile behind the counter, the staff at tomich are both helpful and friendly there if and when needed.
overall if you want peace and quiet this is the place and the price is great.
Excellent base for exploring the glens
As well as being an excellent base for exploring the nearby glens, the Victorian Dairy is an ideal property which is fully kitted out with all of the facilities you could need. Although the location is very quiet and may be regarded as slightly remote by some, the local amenities in Tomich and Cannich are good. All-in-all an excellent location for a family holiday or short break.
Easy access to lovely walks, relaxing surroundings.
Booked Carpenters cottage in September and enjoyed the surrounding countryside,accommodation was clean comfortable and well equipped, cannot wait to return and have recommended it to all my friends knowing there is no way they could possibly be disappointed
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 11/15/2011
Thank you for your positive comments and we look forward to seeing you (and your friends!) back in Tomich. Hopefully you will see some changes to both the cottages and lodges should you return. We are in the middle of our annual upgrade at the moment. Best Wishes Gina
Lovely wooden lodge. Very clean and had everything you would need for a self-catering holiday. Very quiet location with lovely walks nearby. Pictures in the Hoseseasons brochure does not do it justice. The swimming pool was small but very clean and it was nice that swimming aids and inflatables were provided, the only criticism is that there is no lockers.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 09/14/2011
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Tomich. Thank you for your suggestion of lockers for the swimming pool. It is not something we have ever considered as the pool can only be accessed by visitors and staff. I wonder if you think lockers would be useful from a safety point of view, or from a storage point of view? Best wishes Gina
Dick of Grimsby
A very well equipped and spotlessly clean chalet. Well located to see the Loch Ness - Cairngorm -Inverness area
Just a great relaxing week
Have been going to Tomich now for over 20 years on and off and it is atill as good as the very first visit. Excellent !
Berwick upon Tweed
An enjoyable time for all
Our party consisted of 4 adults (71,71,38,37) and 3 children (9,5,2) and 2 dogs. We are regulars at the lodges and just love the rural location together with the surrounding towns/villages. We visit the Tomich Hotel everytime and are never disappointed, the foods first class and the staff very friendly. Our kids look forward to the swimming pool everytime and again it's always first class. Plenty of Glens to sit and study the wildlife in and let the dogs have a swim. Already we're talking about returning next year.
Mark & Vicky Izzard
Peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings
The lodge was lovely and clean, the facilities too. Excellent pool. Remote setting yet 2 min walk from pub and 3 min drive to shop and salmon fishing! Very relaxing.
Great accommodation in a beautiful location
The accommodation was really good, very clean and well equipped. We loved the setting and enjoyed the daily use of the pool especially after long walks around the beautiful countryside.
Location was gorgeous we never tired of the lovely view from our lounge and bedroom windows!
It was all great except for one thing - midges!!!
We certainly needed the sprays!
Inspiring surroundings to explore the highlands.
Very nice accomodation at a splendid location to discover the central part of the highlands.
Only remark we had was that the material of the playing area (table tennis,...) needs an update. Also the wifi was unavalable most of the time.
But the final conclusion remains: we enjoyed a superb holiday!
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 08/18/2011
Hi Wim, Thank you for your comments. We apologise for the state of the table tennis area. We had a spate of the balls being deliberately broken on a daily basis, which unfortunately co-incided with your visit. Not only that the wi-fi router had been accidentally re-set to its factory settings, losing all the password information needed for you to connect. All is now up and running and hopefully if you decide to visit again the games room will be more operational. Apologies once again Gina
Scotland's Beautiful Glen
Tomich Holidays has a great location in Glen affric and excellent facilities for young and old, as well as comfortable accommodation
Excellent relaxing holiday
The greeting on arrival was very friendly and helpful. The chalet was spotlessly clean and very well equipped.The location of Tomich is excellent for walking and plenty of other outdoor activities. The swimming pool is a real bonus after a good day walking, Followed by a good meal and pint at the Tomich Hotel, which is less then 5 minutes walk from the chalets.
It is very difficult to personally find fault with anything, but one minor criticism is the double bedroom upstairs does not have a window that can be opened only patio doors the room became very stuffy and hot at night,as we stayed in august and at the height of the midgie season it was not possible to leave the door ajar without being eaten alive.Some form of mosquito net or shutters over the door might be beneficial
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 08/16/2011
Hi Andrew and thank you very much for your comments. I hadn't thought about the patio doors causing problems in the summer, but will certainly add that to the maintenance list for consideration at the end of the season. With best wishes Gina
Peaceful and Idyllic
After a 10 hour drive from the Midlands we were very happy when we got to Tomich. 5 of us stayed in one of the wooden chalets. It was very clean and had everything we could possibly need. Sights are both near and far. Excellent for walkers and fishing. Also as 2 of us are keep mountain bikers we were also well entertained with places to bike and trail centres very close. The farm also had a bike store and wash which we made use of. Recommend highly and excellent value for money
Superb quality accomodation in a fantastic location.
The house what was an agricultural complex is in a secret valley (glen) in a very quiet and beautiful location. Renewed completly into a very high standard for maximal comfort (feel like your home). I was in the main building not in the chalet. It is also include a swimming pool and a play room. The staff are very friendly however they are just availably partially ( but in case of a need a phone number was given ).
You can feel well separated from other guests even in a fully booked situation.
The only inconvenience is that neider of mobile nor internet access is available.
Latter has sometimes a weak signal in the play room.
It is a perfect location for a longer vacation and a good start to make local and further trips. I highly recommend to visit Loch affrick area nearby.
So summarizing: The price for this service is really affordable.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 08/01/2011
Thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming many more Hungarian friends to Tomich.
Brilliant, Excellent, Total Tranquility
We have just arrived home from Tomich Holiday lodges and stayed in the Mallard Chalet. This has been absolutely fantastic, such a beautiful place and lots to see and do. The wildlife you see is superb and the whole place is just magical, will definitely be going again.
Tomich never fails
We have been visiting Tomich for almost 20 years now - mostly with Tomich Holidays. It never lets us down. We have been there in rain, snow and sun. Minus 15 to plus 25, and it is allways amazing. If you want night clubs and wild nights out, this isn't for you. If its peace, tranquility and some of the best scenery, hill walking and mountain biking on the planet, you have to go to Tomich at least once in your life.
This is the first time since the '80's that we've stayed at Guisachan - then, with our children, now with them and theirs. Nothing had changed and happy memories were confirmed. The chalet was roomy, comfy and well equipped; the pool and facilities were excellent; the walks varied and beautiful.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 06/20/2011
We are happy to here that Guisachan has retained it's special 'feel' and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Gina
Isle of Lewis
Tranquil and Refreshing
Once again ( eighth ) a peaceful and comfortable holiday at Tomich. Lovely to see it in Spring as we usually come in autumn. Green tourism at its best.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 06/20/2011
Thanks for helping out with a trip to the compost bin during our 'Green' visit. We just received our result this weekend and have maintained our Silver status. We are going for Gold next time around as we are only 4% off the Gold mark. Looking forward to seeing you again in Tomich. Gina
Manchester, United Kingdom
Beautiful setting for a get away from it all holiday
We stayed for one week in the Clock Cottage in the courtyard. Prior to arrival we were sent detailed directions as well as information on facilities, extras that could be arranged etc. Soon after arriving and unloading the car Christina arrived to check that all was ok and if we needed anything, the service was friendly and excellent throughout. The cottages are located in Tomich, a very small village with one pub/hotel (Tomich Hotel - very good for food) and a post office, if you are looking to get away from it all I can't think of anywhere better. The scenery round and about is amazing, Glen affric is just a short trip down the road and is a must. No phone signal which again was a plus point for us! The accommodation was spacious and very clean, shower was powerful and nice and hot. Washer/drier also came in very useful with our 14 month-old. The accommodation is part of a working farm and the young one loved watching the sheep and the tractors. The swimming pool facilities were excellent as well, there are also playground facilities on site which we didn't make use of as ours is too young at the moment. Also able to recycle most of our waste, there is an emphasis on green issues here which we appreciated. Overall we had a fantastic week here - even though the weather was poor for most of the week it didn't spoil it at all, great accomodation and very good value.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 06/24/2011
Thank you for taking the time to review Tomich Holidays. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday, particularly the farm setting our committment to 'green' tourism. Hopefully we will see you again in Tomich. Gina
A very pleasant stay made perfect by the weather!
Christina welcomed us shortly after our arrival to check all was OK. We'd found the property easily with the good directions we'd been sent. The cottage was just great - only two of us staying in a four bedded cottage but when two other friends arrived to join us for two nights, there was still plenty of room. The kitchen was very well stocked, the dishwasher very welcome! The beds were very comfortable and the shower great! My only complaint was that a pheasant seemed to like using our bedroom window sill at around 0430hrs as a launch pad! Made for a good, albeit early alarm! We walked in the mountains on 5 of the 6 full days we were there and were blessed with amazing weather. Fantastic views - even to Ben Nevis. Looking forward to finding an excuse to return - still a few hills to do!!
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 05/05/2011
You certainly came during a spell of brilliantly fine weather. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and found the courtyard cottage comfortable for your party. The Glen Affric hills (which include the highest peaks between the Great Glen and Iceland!) offer stunning 270 degree views and well done for spotting Ben Nevis. Hopefully you will find plenty to explore on your return.
Beautiful Surroundings and Relaxing atmostphere
Tomich Holiday chalets are set in beautiful peaceful surroundings. The Chalets are spacious and comfortable and with everything you need for a self catering holiday. The positioning of chalets give a good degree of privacy.
Tomich is a quiet village with only one pub and the nearest shop is in nearby Cannich. But for those who want a quite relaxing holiday it is the perfect location to be based to explore the stunning local scenery.
Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs.
Family get - together
We had four chalets. There was no problem with any of them; clean & ordered. There was 22 of us and the young kids had the whale of a time in the pool, play area and in the chalet area. We had walks at Plodda, eat at the pub etc. We have been 7 or 8 times over the decades with various people and there hasn't been any criticism that I can remember. One thing I would say is that the exterior of the chalets are looking a bit tired; they could do with being spruced up with a lick of paint/stain. The steps to Snipe were definitely worn down.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 05/03/2011
Thank you for reviewing Tomich Holidays. We were glad that you all enjoyed your holiday and will certainly take on board your comments when reviewing our maintenance schedule for the Chalets. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Tomich.
Very comfortable and relaxing.
An excellent site with very good facilities in a peaceful setting.
tranquil and heaven
it was the most peaceful relaxing week of my life
the chalets service and cleanliness was excellent
I have stayed all over the world in fancy hotels but when we arrived the greeting , the chalet and the surroundings were over whelming
one critism only good or bad the reception for my phone and internet were poor
but after the first day or two it becomes less of a problem and more of a blessing
No one moaned, not even kids...
Our third time in June 2010, and despite the kids having gone from toddlers, to kids, to mini adults not a bad word said from them. The things they enjoyed as small children, they enjoyed again, the scenery, the wildlife, the swimming and the walks, and this time round...the whiskey too !!!
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 01/24/2011
Thank you for your lovely review. It is great to read that you all still enjoy coming back to Tomich. Even as young adults with whisky and all, there is still plenty to draw you back. We hope to see you soon.
Spacious and comfortable accommodation with stunning scenery!
We booked this holiday last minute wanting to have a short get away from it all break and couldn't have picked a better place. The weather was cold and wet and it snowed! but we still had such a good time we've already booked two weeks for next summer. We have two children, aged 11 and 8 who thoroughly enjoyed the pool and games room as well as all the local nature. We had a couple of super bike rides, seeing a crossbill on one, and wonderful walks because the scenery is simply stunning. We were made to feel very welcome and assured that any help was just a phone call away, however as the chalet was so well equipt it wasn't necessary. With the use of the pool and games room I consider this holiday to be great value for money. We haven't booked a fortnight holiday for 9 years but know that this will meet everyones needs and are all really looking forward to it. Our favourite places to eat were the Loch Ness Inn, as recommended and the Croc Hotel in Struy. Oh and of course our daughter is sure she caught a glimpse of something in the water at Loch Ness!!
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 11/08/2010
Hi Roz, We are looking forward to seeing you again next year and thank you for your very positive review. Gina
Great for fishing trip
The chalet was perfect for the needs of the guys travelling to fish on the River Glass. I would recommned these chalets to anyone wishing to stay in the Glen affric area or StrathGlass.
Bev and Chris
Peaceful, scenic and wonderful.
This has to be the best location for a holiday in all of Europe. It is a place to unwind and take in the nature that is all around you - waterfalls, mountains, forests, trails, birds and much much more. The chalets are clean, well equiped, not 'posh' but down to earth and that is all we need really. A wonderful setting with plenty to do and an added bonus of a swimming pool, play area and a local hotel that serves lovely meals - and you can take your dog as well. This was our fourth visit and we will be back.
The chalet was clean and comfortable. We received a warm welcome with minimum fuss. The views are breath taking and the locals friendly. The lack of mobile phone reception was a definite plus. The kids enjoyed the use of the pool, games room and outdoor play area. We plan to return again next year and recommend Tomich Holidays to family and friends.
Tomich Holiday - Glen affric
Fantastic week as last year.
Kids age 4 and 7 had a fab time and therefore so did we!!!
Lovely, friendly place to stay
We had a lovely holiday. Made good use of the indoor pool. The chalet was clean and warm and comfortable. The location is great for walking and mountain biking, but our children are a little too young for that yet so realistically I think we'll wait a few years before coming back. There are still low-level woodland walks which are suitable for younger children, and a stunning waterfall close by and a great cafe in a nearby campsite (with home-made cakes) so enough to enjoy even with toddlers!
Breathtaking retreat from city life
Beautiful scenery on the journey and surrounding areas, a genuinely warm welcome with all the 'extras' we'd asked for(i.e. provisions pack, towels etc). Accommodation was excellent and the swimming pool a wonderful luxury. Thoroughly enjoyed the week even though we had to leave a couple of days early due to heavy rain stopping play! (we travelled on motorbikes) Would recommend this to everyone as a brilliant way to recharge your batteries if city life is getting you down.
terrific highland holiday
For the third successive year I stayed for one week in the clock cottage. Going back in successive years speaks for itself. A great place to relax in excellent accommodation and fine scenery.
Pauline & Phil Chandler
A comfortable and relaxing time, as ever. Clean, comfortable accommodation and friendly faces
Best... so far
It had been some 10 years since we last stayed with Tomich Holidays and we were actually delighted to see that very little had changed. Other than a few cosmetic changes, the chalets were very much the same - comfortable, well-equipped and offering exceedingly good value for money.
We are quite set in our ways in terms of location when visiting the Highlands and we find Tomich a great base for exploring both east and west coasts. The location oozes peace, quiet and friendliness.
Locally, Glen Affric is excellent for wildlife, walks both short and long and is very picturesque. Loch Mullardoch is more barren but still very beautiful. Walks up the hill to the Guisachan forest offer rewarding views and (in our case) adventure. We found the RSPB reserve at Corrimony a little disappointing. If you must, Inverness seems to have many high street stores - we only drove through.
Amenities-wise, use Inverness for a 'main' shop; the local shop in Cannich is not the cheapest but good for emergencies. Nearest fuel is in Beauly and was reasonably priced. Tomich Hotel = excellent for last night whisky.
What did we like the best? What's not to like about Scottish scenery, wildlife and weather? During the course of our week-long stay we got sunburned on day one, hail on day two, snow on day three and more sun after that. We saw amazing landscapes, whales, ospreys, shrews, cuckoos, deer and of course, chaffinches..!
Least? The fact we didn't stay for longer.
Special mention to Donny who, on the Monday morning, was on-hand with jump leads to get the car going - gold star :-)
Tomich Holidays is a fine place to use as a centre for hill-walking, with many, many walks of all kinds nearby. The chalet was well-equipped (with a few minor items missing, such as a handle for the grill pan) and the swimming pool was a real boon after a hard day's walking.
Proximity to the Tomich Hotel is another major plus.
The instructions for reaching the estate and the reception committee were both excellent.
A very comfortable stay
We received a friendly welcome and good service throughout the week.
The cottage was comfortable and well equipped; bed nice and firm, plenty of
hot water and enjoyed the balconies.
The location amongst birch woodland was a pleasure and the use of the
swimming pool (always clean and tidy) a real bonus.
The best aspects of my stay were the peaceful location and the swimming
pool. Only a few minor niggles were experienced, e.g. the lock on the upstairs
toilet door was difficult, some light bulbs were malfunctioning and a saucepan
handle broke. The light bulbs and pan were promptly replaced.
After a long drive it was lovely to arrive to a warm house, with all that we required. The standard of accommodation is good, and we had a lovely warm welcome from the owners. The location is beautiful, even if more remote than we expected.
The children loved the pool, but we felt that the kids play area and games room could do with a bit of TLC. A bonus in the chilly evenings was the fact that heating was included in the price.
We did quite a bit of sight-seeing and loved Urqhuart Castle, Cawdor & Inverness Riverside Walkway . Historic Scotland and National Trust Membership are recommended for this area, as there are so many great places to visit in the area,which could end up a little expensive otherwise.
The kids favourite was the Highland Wildlife Park. Black Isle Wildlife Park is a bit overpriced for what it is, and could do with a bit of upgrading, but enjoyable nonetheless.
With two young children we didn't eat out in the evening, but a lunchtime favourite was the Classroom in Nairn.
A well-needed rest!
Having booked this holiday easily on line, we drove through amazing countryside and found the cabins no bother. The cabin itself was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Location wise, it could not have been better - close to Glen Affric for mountain biking, lovely long walks from the cabin for the dogs, hill walking if you want it and a swimming pool too! The verandah was ideal for sitting out with a glass of wine on at the end of the day as there are very few midges around just now! Tomich hotel is quite nice if somewhat pricey for the food, but the scenery is the main attraction as it's absolutely stunning, and we'll definitely be back.
Luxury accommodation at reasonable prices, very comfortable.
Beautiful spot near Glen Affric, idyllic and although Cannich along the road is very nice, Tomich raises the bar and is closer to Glen Affric with little or no through traffic.
Set within a working farm in stone built apartments ideal for a relaxing break and loads to do for old and young alike.
Plodda Falls along the road should be more widely known, awesome waterfall.
Donnie very helpul.
Fantastic, get away from it all, break.
To some up our long weekend away at Tomich Holidays....Amazing!! I have been coming to Tomich ever since I was 8 years old and I am now 32. I have many happy memories there and am now coming back with my own family. We have stayed in most of the chalets, the dairy and one of the courtyard cottages. All are immaculate. Personally, we prefer to stay in the chalets as there is a vestibule at the back where we can safely leave our two Border terrier dogs if we go out somewhere without them. My sister came up with us recently and her family stayed in one of the cottages. These are newer and finished to a higher spec. They also have the advantage of a washer/dryer and dishwasher. The swimming pool is free and heated. On our recent holiday our son even took of his swim belt and swam unaided for the very first time! Another happy memory courtesy of Tomich Holidays. The Tomich Hotel is a 5 minute walk away and does lovely food. Great to walk down to and enjoy a drink or two.
You will love it in Tomich. There is always plenty to do and Tomich Holidays provides a perfect base to explore from. Hope you enjoy it asmuch as we did.
If you like the great outdoors in great comfort this is for you
Great accommodation – Swimming pool; Drying room; Bike Store; DVD player; Dishwasher; etc, etc, etc
Great walking – Long and short walks from the front door and Munroes start 15 min drive away
Area – Inverness, Loch Ness, Black Isle etc. are all pretty close but much closer are some of the most beautiful glens in Scotland – Afric, Cannich and Strathfarrer
We had a wonderful time in Tomich.
Tomich Holidays offered splendid accommodation and
the surrounding area was simply astonishing.
If possible, we will certainly visit again!
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 04/28/2010
We look forward to seeing you again in Tomich. By the way calf arrived safely and mother cow is doing fine. Gina
West Lothian, Scotland
This was our 3rd visit to the chalets at Tomich. As before, we really enjoyed the holiday.
The chalets have been decorated since our previous visit and were looking good.
We were welcomed by Donnie, who very quickly found us a potato peeler (hadn't seen the one that was already in the drawer!) A bulb needed to be replaced, this was done within minutes of bumping into Donnie on the way to the swimming pool.
The children loved the games room (with Videos to borrow) and swings and we all enjoyed several visits to the swimming pool.
The best and worst bit is the location, it is beautiful, peaceful, close to walks and waterfalls and Glen Affric, but a bit of a (beautiful) drive to Inverness.
Stockton on Tees
Glorious scenery and glorious sunshine
We picked the right week to stay at a chalet at Tomich holidays. The weather could not have been better. The place is lovely, the facilities are well looked after, we didn't have any problems with anything. The chalet was warm and comfortable with everything we needed. The pool was warm and great for the children. The pool table in the games room was free. There are lots of woodland walks to do within easy reach, and it was fun visiting Loch Ness. We had a boat trip, went to the nessie exhibition and visited the castle. Tomich is a very peaceful place with great facilities for families. Even though it was fully booked when we were there it wasn't at all crowded. It is perfect for a relaxing break. The only thing I can think of that could possibly improve the place would be to have a dishwasher in the chalet
Hebburn ,tyne and wear
peace and tranquillity
we go to Tomich at least once a year for the last six years,we have a long jouney but we know when we get there the cottage will be warm and cosy,Donny and Joyce always come and welcome us and ask about our family,the cottage has everything you need for a lovely hoilday.the Glens are beautiful in March if you go to glen carrick you will see stags for sure,we would recommend tomich hoildays to everyone and if you have any problems Gina will do all she can to help.
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Home from Home
We have been staying in Grouse chalet for the last 10+ years in September and
have never been disappointed with anything. The weather has let us down
once or twice ! There is always a welcome waiting for us and Donnie and Joyce
who look after us could not be more helpful. Guisachan Farm is a lovely place
to stay and if walking is your thing then you will never have to leave the Glen.
A dip in the pool in the morning starts the day off well and if you have been
for a strenuous walk in the day, then the pool is there to help you relax. If
there was anything wrong with this holiday venue, the we would obviously not
come back year after year !
relaxing and friendly
Have been staying at Tomich now for the past 10 or so years and it never fails to live upto expectations, even the weather was good on our last visit. Everything for a perfect holiday is here.
Anne and David
An excellent choice for a peaceful holiday.
We stayed in the Dairy. Our reception was excellent and we were well provided for in a cottage where most things were fine. The actual accommodation was comfortable although the living area was dark. The shower did not work well and the bathroom needed some TLC. Outside the terrace was uncared for - not that the weather allowed us to use it much - and there were issues concerning potential safety for children with rusty barbeque equipment. We were impressed by the swimming pool area and the indoor recreation area. The complex was well positioned for visiting a number of tourist attractions and there were excellent walks in the area, as well as some good restaurants not too distant. Yet it was very quiet and we enjoyed the peace and tranquillity. Shame you are so far away from our home - 520 miles is a long haul for a week and we were glad we'd opportunity for an overnight stop on each journey.
Response from Tomich Holidays Self Catering in Scotland - 09/13/2011
Thanks for letting us know about the Dairy BBQ, which we have now replaced.
Had a great time as always - party in the barn was a brilliant laugh much better than the hotel. Donnie and Joyce looked after us brilliantly as always and our dog loves Donnie's biscuits! The deer at Glen Cannich were another highlight.
Piece and Quiet
Excellent services, fantastic place to stay, very peaceful and excellent views. Would highly recommend for piece, quiet and de-stress holiday. Just fab!!
Great accomodation , lovely people . The pool is a real bonus.
This has been our eighth stay at Tomich and I hope that there will be many more years to come.
The surrounding area is stunning with so much countryside to explore. We still manage to find something new each time we come!
The accommodation is like home from home. The cottages are warm and welcoming and always clean with every facility imaginable.
The facilities at Tomich are second to none and the pool has always been a hit with the children. The caretakers are friendly and extremely helpful and always seem to remember who we are and make you feel really welcome.
To sum it up I always feel that when I turn into the courtyard at Tomich it's like coming home!!
As usual the chalet we had was of a very high standard. There was a problem with the satelitte box but Donnie had it replaced immediately. We always enjoy our stay as we love Glen Affric but unfortunately this break was marred by persistent rain. We have been in May before and usually the weather is good but we were just unlucky this time.
I would recommend Tomich to anyone as it is so peaceful and relaxing. The scenery is fantastic and there are good pubs and restuarants round about.
Another Great Hogmany/New Year in Tomich
Once again Donny, Joyce and the Staff made our stay comfortable and most welcoming. The weather this year was particularly seasonal, and whilst cold, every endeavour was made to keep the walkways and access open during difficult circumstances.It was encouraging to see mine host at the local hostelry found sense at long last by remaining open during the period, something which has been piecemeal since his occupancy. Come back the previous couple !!
The barn open during Hogmany brought everyone together again, better than last year, but no match to Tomich 2000............with the exception of the DJ my mate Jim.
Keep up the good work folks, and whilst marketing is essential in business today, let's keep it special, and our wee bit of the glorious Scottish Highlands.
Tadcaster. North Yorkshire
Scottish weather at it's finest.
The accommodation is very good indeed. Plenty of room,well equipped. The only shortfall was a second bathroom/toilet. As there were 4 of us staying in each cottage, after a hard day on the hills when all of us were tired and soaked, having to queue up for a bath/shower for ages was a pain. The thing is, there is loads of room downstairs to shove in another one (at the back of the stairs)
Other than this, it would be difficult to fault the place. Strangely enough, the publicity does not even mention the excellent pub in the village which we went to every night for food and beer.The nearby hills are fantastic and we did some nice runs in the locale as well(up to the monument and down to the ruinous old house) We all had a great time and would go there again without doubt.
Hull E Yorks
An excellent holiday that has things for everyone!
The cottage that we stayed in was lovely and had all of the amenities that you would want. The swimming pool and games room were really nice and the surrounding area had some great cycling and walking areas. It was great that you could hire a bike directly from the site. Donny and his wife looked after us really well and everyone was so friendly and helpful. Car parking was really good, and it was useful that we could get close up to the cottage as we had two disabled people with us. We had a fab time, and found that the location was within easy reach of Dolphin watching on the East Coast as well as Skye etc on the West. Would definitely recommend it and will be booking again.
fantastic holiday destination
This area of Scotland is outstanding. We holiday ever year with Tomich holidays and will do so again this year. Peace, quiet and tranqility.
2 Happy Travellers
Newcastle upon Tyne.
An unforgettable experience.
On arrival at the Dairy was made very welcome by our hosts who were extremely informative about the local area and amenities and what was going on in the locality.
Dairy is very homely and comfortable and has all mod cons and is situated in a beautiful setting with lots of wildlife on your doorstep.
Enjoyed the quietness and the beauty of the area and the friendliness of the locals.
Least enjoyable part.....coming home!!!!!
Would recommend this holiday highly to everyone.
Wishaw, North Lanarkshire
the great escape!
We have visited Tomich each July since 2004 because it caters for the entire family plus our dog.Everyone is very welcoming,even more so now because they have come to know us over the years. The accomodation is clean and has plenty of space and character and the area is just lovely.We can simply chill out by resting, walking and enjoying the scenery or have wild adventures with archery, pony trekking, mountain biking and whatever else happens to be available nearby. There is such peace (no mobile phone reception although there is a payphone)) and so many choices although you do need transport into nearby towns. We find we can structure our stay around town visits for supplies and the rest of the time, just doing what we like. Our children love the pool and other activities like pool and table tennis and they can have the freedom to roam. Glen Affric and Glen Cannich nearby are out of this world - the scenery is magnificent and yet so different in each place.We're still hoping for an eagle sighting though we have seen many other birds of prey and little pinemartens and red squirrels. We always pay a visit to Urquhart Castle (its cafe and gift shop are well worth a visit too!) and sometimes the Nessie Exhibitions in Drumnadrochit. We have booked for 2010, a chalet again this year although in the past we have had the Dairy too. Everything is supplied and if we need anything we just call or speak to the staff, and it all gets attended to. We love Tomich and generally book the following year's holiday soon after we get back home - gives us something to look forward to in the dark winter months!!
We love holidaying at Tomich. The service is brilliant! Everyone is so friendly. We love the peace and quiet and the fact that we can take our dog. The surrounding area is beautiful and we love just walking around. The cottages are lovely inside, very clean and well kept. And even although it is a few miles to the nearest shop you are not isolated. There is a hotel in the village which does lovely food.The pool and games room is ideal for the kids and if you want to visit the city of Inverness it's only a short drive away. We have been visiting Tomich for several years now, sometimes three times a year and we never tire of area.
Isle of Lewis
An Idyllic three weeks
The Cottages are set in the most beautiful and tranquil setting, lovely walks from the door. Ours was equipped to a very high standard, warm and comfortable . Great welcome from Donnie and Joyce. So good to have the use of a pool. Good too to have the recycling facilities. We come back year after year and look forward to our next stay. Our little dog feels welcome too.What more can I say ? For us Tomich is just perfection. Setting , Staff facilities -everything !