Vatersay Cottage is part of a three-cottage hamlet at Kytra Lock and is a detached heritage property. It sits on the opposite bank from its neighbours. Like them, it enjoys all the benefits of a completely secluded spot but offers easy access to loads of activities.
Kytra Lock is the ideal location for people who really want to get away from it all. It’s as sheltered and secluded a spot as you’ll find anywhere, yet it’s only two miles from Fort Augustus and a range of activities. Surrounded by Scots pines and overlooked by Tor Dhuin hill fort, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped into a postcard. The hamlet feels a million miles away from the normal everyday life – exactly what you want from a holiday home. There’s also a private garden, just the place to enjoy a quiet drink while watching the boats sail by.
Sitting on the southernmost tip of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is well worth a visit and has a good village pub and restaurant. An impressive system of locks brings canal boats into the village and watching the boats trying to negotiate the locks is a popular pastime. The Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre will allow you to find out more about traditional Highland life, or for a more gentle occupation, visit the Rare Breeds Croft. Kids will love the deer, highland cattle, sheep goats and pheasants – not to mention the pot-bellied pigs!
Take a cruise on Loch Ness to hunt down the Loch Ness Monster, whilst enjoying magnificent views of Urquhart Castle. Visit Invermoriston where the Moriston Falls, complete with salmon jumping, can be viewed from the Thomas Telford Bridge. Or drive to the Isle of Skye, passing Eilean Donan – Scotland’s most photographed castle.
The area also hosts a large number of outdoor activities including mountain biking, hillwalking, golf, fishing, horseriding, kayaking and windsurfing.
If all the peace and quiet gets too much, Fort William and Inverness are less than an hour’s drive away.
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The property has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge 1: With wooden floor and Freeview TV.
Lounge 2/dining room: With wooden floor and wood burner.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
All electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair.
Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Private parking for two cars.
Please note: There are sloping banks at the rear of the property and an unfenced canal 10 yards away. A torch is recommended as lighting on the towpath is limited.
The property has a natural water supply from a spring.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance