Just off the A82, Tomnahurich Bridge House enjoys a semi-rural waterfront position alongside the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge on the Caledonian Canal. Situated only a mile from Inverness, this cottage is the perfect base to get out and about to explore the area.
There’s plenty of room for four people, with twin and double bedrooms, a dining kitchen and a cosy sitting room with a wood-burning stove. The whole house has been refurbished in a simple yet elegant style that blends beautifully with its 19th century roots, and as an added bonus, the only traffic you’ll find nearby is on the water.
Tomnahurich Hill is the stuff of legend – in former times, according to local folklore, it was the home of the fairies. There are tales of a fiddler taken captive by the fairy queen, where after spending a night in her kingdom, he returns to find hundreds of years have gone by, so don’t forget to look out for a confused musician while you’re on your rambles! The hill is also said to be the resting place of Scottish seer Thomas the Rhymer. According to legend he lies with his men and their white horses, ready to rise again should Scotland need them.
As if local legends weren’t enough, you can also explore Nessie’s magical story, as Tomnahurich Bridge is a pick-up point for cruise boats heading to Loch Ness to search for the elusive monster. Take to the inky black waters, sailing past the iconic Urquhart Castle and Bona Lighthouse – don’t forget to pack your camera!
Enjoying the best of both worlds, Tomnahurich is just one mile from Inverness, with all the attractions it has to offer. Shop in the Victorian Market or the award-winning Eastgate Centre, visit the castle or the cathedral, or Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Get a taste of the tropical at Inverness Floral Hall or a flavour of fine dining at restaurants throughout the city. Whatever your fancy, there are a multitude of adventures on the doorstep of this wonderful cottage.