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Canalside Cottage ref: 511081

Clachnaharry, Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn
  • Sleeps 66
Parking2 cars off roadGardenEnclosed
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


Situated in a quiet backwater overlooking the Caledonian Canal, with the waters of the Beauly Firth beyond, yet just over a mile from the centre of Inverness, Canalside Cottage is ideally located for enjoying a Highland break. The accommodation offers a delightful combination of old world charm and modern living. Situated right on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, it was originally a fisherman's cottage. The current owners retained the lovely old thick stone walls whilst completely rebuilding the cottage internally. It now provides an exceptionally high standard of accommodation, with bright spacious open-plan living areas, two modern bathrooms and three large bedrooms. Exposed woodwork and deep-silled windows add to its cottage charm and character. The large French windows open out to a courtyard patio garden, with stunning views across the wide sweeping waters of the Beauly Firth. Canalside Cottage is situated in a very quiet lane at the entrance of the Caledonian Canal, from where it flows into the sea.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is heated by gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge/dining room: With bright dining area with seating at French windows opening onto pretty patio area with views across the Firth to the hills and mountains beyond. Radio/CD
Kitchen/sitting room: With eletric oven and gas hob, mircowave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Open plan into the sitting area containing gas fire, TV, broadband and DVD.
Hallway: Under-stairs cupboard with washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link to form one super king size 6' bed or two single beds if preferred.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC ans wash basin.


All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available. Broadband facility.


Fully enclosed patio garden with picnic table and BBQ affording superb views over Beauly Firth waters, Caledonian Canal and mountains beyond. Designated drying green adjacent to cottage. Secure garden store suitable for bicycles, fishing equipment and canoes etc. Off road parking for one car plus on street parking for one car and public parking 50 yards away.

This property has been quality graded by one of our experienced Regional Managers who are trained and accredited by VisitScotland and has achieved a 3* grading.

Nearest townInvernessShops
Distance1.5 milesRestaurant200 yards
Nearest railway stationInvernessPub200 yards
Distance1.5 milesLake

About the local area

There are delightful walks direct from the property along the side of the canal. From here walkers and cyclists can join up with the Great Glen Way that takes you along the side of Loch Ness and right through to Fort William. The cottage is superbly located to enjoy the wealth of activities and places of intrest in the whole of the Highland region. For golfers there is a beautiful 9-hole golf course at Aigas, which welcomes visitors, just a short drive away, and there are another 28 golf courses within an hour's drive. Canoeing, curling, sailing, skiing, mountain-biking, riding, pony-trekking and fishing are all available locally. Inverness is an enchanting city, with beautiful Ness-side walks and superb leisure facilities including a multi-million pound theatre complex, ice rink, cinemas and an aqua-dome. There are plenty of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars, set against a backdrop of the imposing Inverness castle that looks down on the river. Visit the atmospheric battlefields of Culloden, the fairy-tale castle of Cawdor and the historic Fort George. Take a boat trip along the Caledonian Canal and explore Loch Ness or cruise the Moray Firth, famous for its bottle-nose dolphins that are frequently spotted. The nearby peninsula known as the Black Isle is renowned for its unspolit fishing village and lovely white sandy beaches. Canalside Cottage offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a city break in a quiet location with easy access to the whole of the Highlands.

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What our customers say about Canalside Cottage

D John -

suited our needs perfectly

C Saliba -

We loved staying at Canalside Cottage. Very welcoming and beautiful view. Key collection was excellent. Very safe for the kids as they could run and play outside. Also, the place is not far from the centre (by car). No problem for parking. Will definitely be back.

P Hands -

The property was excellent in every way - what more is there to say!

N Brown -

Beautiful clean cottage, ideal location with lovely views.

S Sutherland -

Very happy with cottage.

C Kokkinou -

Everything was great

Steven Marchant -

would recomend to anyone and would stay there again

J A Nichols -

A lovely property and beautiful location

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 731626

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

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre

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

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

Jacobite Cruises on Loch Ness

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: 01463 718989

The Ness Islands

In the middle of the River Ness these two connected wooded islands provide a beautiful walk close to the city of Inverness.

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Reelig Glen

Enjoy a short walk through the spectacular old conifer and broad leaved trees of this Forestry Commission wood.

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Loch Ness

No visit to Scotland would be complete without visiting the magnificent Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland.

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What our customers say

D John - October 2013

suited our needs perfectly

C Saliba - October 2013

We loved staying at Canalside Cottage. Very welcoming and beautiful view. Key collection was excellent. Very safe for the kids as they could run and play outside. Also, the place is not far from the centre (by car). No problem for parking. Will definitely be back.

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