Dochgarroch Cottage ref: CC511466

Lochend near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


If you’re looking for a true taste of Scotland then you have found it with a stay at Dochgarroch Cottage. Deep in the heart of the Highlands this beautifully restored heritage property is just a short distance from Loch Ness, the Great Glen and some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery.

The peace and quiet makes it hard to believe you’re just off the A82 and close to the city of Inverness. All the up to date appliances in the cottage, including dishwasher and DVD, make it easy to relax and enjoy this welcoming 19th Century home. Upstairs there’s one double and one twin bedroom plus a family bathroom. Unwind in the traditional roll top bath tub, admiring open views over the surrounding hills. Downstairs there’s the large kitchen diner and a cosy lounge area with a welcoming wood burner. And if you want to get your fill of the fresh Scottish air, step outside into a small private garden with outdoor furniture. What better way to get the full flavour of the Highlands?

You don’t have to go far to enjoy this part of the world, in fact, you don’t even have to leave the garden. Just relax and watch the boats sail peacefully down the Caledonian Canal right at the end of the front lawn. Take a walk along the towpath to admire the surrounding scenery then visit the local restaurant and sample some of its delicious home cooked meals, all right on your doorstep.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, a 15 minute drive will take you to Inverness where you’ll find something for everyone from high street shopping in the Eastgate Centre, boutique browsing in the Victorian market, open top bus tours, Inverness Castle, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the Pictish fort on Craig Phadrig or the museum and art gallery. So much to see and do for all ages.

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 plenty 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.

On the Moray Firth the dolphin centre is the perfect place to see the world’s biggest bottlenose dolphins. Depending on the time of year you might even be able to do some whale-watching. Minke and killer whales both visit these waters and there have also been sightings of sperm whales and pilot whales. The centre offers hourly guided tours and an informative learning centre that children will love. Take a trip to Culloden Battlefield and the Bronze Age Clava Cairns and on to Nairn with its sweeping sandy beaches and the home of two renowned links golf courses. Visit Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park with its vast swathes of unspoilt countryside. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and unwind in the tranquillity that is Dochgarroch Cottage.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
With roll top bath, shower attachment and WC.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric, bed linen and towels included. All fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available.


Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for two cars.
Please note: Unfenced canal adjacent to garden - young children must be supervised.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    6 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Inverness, Capital of the Highlands lies at the north end of the Great Glen, where the River Ness flows into the Moray Firth. With its suspension bridges across the River Ness and old stone buildings, it is a pretty place which is well-known for its floral displays.

The River Ness provides a key focus within the city, and attractions like the castle, Inverness Cathedral and the Eden Court Theatre can all be found on its banks; together with some of the city's many shops and restaurants.

Follow the River Ness for long enough and you will end up by the shores of the best known loch in Scotland - Loch Ness. Thanks to its famous resident - Nessie, the friendly Loch Ness monster it has become one of the most popular areas for tourists to visit. Explore the visitors centre by the shore and learn the history of this legend. You might even spot this illusive creature for yourself as you stroll the area.

To the East of Inverness is Nairn, rated second in a list of top desirable destinations for 2010! But its not surprising because with its long, sandy, Blue Flag beaches and promenades it competes with some of the popular tourist beaches in the south of England. Its unique micro-climate also helps to ensure that it has more hours of sunshine and less rainfall than towns just 15 miles away.

Off shore The Moray Firth is home to one of only two colonies of dolphins in the UK and they are often spotted from viewpoints along Nairn's shore. The seafront also hosts an active harbour, with boat owners offering trips to see the resident bottle-nose dolphins or simply to view Nairn from a different angle.

Areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Culbin Forest and Culbin Sands Nature Reserve can be observed inland. Enjoy spotting many species of flora and fauna, as well as birds and migratory flocks. And for those who enjoy the invigorating sea air, there are magnificent views across the Moray Firth.

Things to do nearby

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Floral Hall and Gardens

An award winning subtropical indoor oasis landscaped with a superb array of exotic plants and cacti. Under 18's go free. Tel: 01463 713553

Bogbain Adventure Heritage Farm

Activities for all ages including quad biking, in and outdoor facilities, clay pigeon shooting, archery, ceramic art studios and an award winning highland market. Tel: 01463 772800

Nessieland Castle Monster Centre

Exhibition and superb documentary available about the Loch Ness Monster including eye witness accounts! Tel: 01456 450342

Highlands and Rare Breeds Croft
Highlands and Rare Breeds Croft

Here you will find Highland Cattle, ponies, red deer, rare breed sheep, poultry, ducks and rabbits, You will also see a variety of wild birds that visit the pond and a variety of wild flowers. Tel: 01320 366433

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre

The site of the last pitched battle on British soil is now home to a visitor centre with interactive exhibition, portable battlefield guides and genuine accounts from characters involved in the events of 1746. Tel: 0844 493 2159

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Loch Ness by Jacobite

Sail to the heart of the mystery and learn the fascinating story of Loch Ness on one of the cruise or tours which range from one hour to full day excursions. Tel: 01463 233999

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

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