If you’re looking for a true taste of Scotland, this is it. Deep in the heart of the Highlands, this beautifully restored heritage property is a short hop from Loch Ness, the Great Glen and some of the world’s most famous distilleries.
The peace and quiet makes it hard to believe you’re just off the A82 and close to the city of Inverness. Plus the modern amenities in the cottage (including a dishwasher and DVD player) make it easy to relax and enjoy this welcoming 19th century home.
Stepping upstairs, Dochgarroch offers one double and one twin bedroom, plus a family bathroom. Unwind amongst bubbles in the traditional claw-footed tub, admiring open views over the surrounding hills through the modern skylight. Downstairs, relax and unwind in the large dining kitchen and the cosy living area with a roaring, log-burning fire. Following a peaceful, night’s sleep, step outside into the small private garden and inhale the fresh, Scottish air before heading back in for a cup of rich coffee and a locally-baked treat. What better way to get the full flavour of the Highlands?
You don’t have to go far to enjoy the Caledonian Canal. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the garden – just relax and watch the boats sail peacefully down the canal, right at the end of the front lawn. Alternatively, take a stroll along the towpath to admire the surrounding scenery. After you’ve worked up an appetite, why not visit the Oakwood Restaurant and sample some of its delicious home-cooked meals. All just two minutes from your doorstep.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, a 15-minute drive will take you to Inverness where you’ll find options for everyone. High street shopping at the Eastgate Centre or boutique browsing at the Victorian Market. Open topped bus tours or forest walks. Inverness Castle, St Andrew’s Cathedral, the Pictish fort on Craig Phadrig or the museum and art gallery. But who could visit the Inverness area without a trip to see Nessie? Plenty of canal cruises will take you to Loch Ness, where you could be next to catch sight of Scotland’s best-loved monster, but in case she doesn’t make an appearance, there’s heaps of other wildlife to enjoy – red and roe deer, ospreys and eagles – you might even be lucky enough to spot rarely-seen wildcats or pine martens.