Rivendell Cottage ref: UK31523

Fort Augustus, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bungalow 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wheelchair Access 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Semi-detached with the owner’s property, Rivendell Cottage is on the outskirts of the village of Fort Augustus set within a quiet plot enjoying views of the high hills of the Glendoe Forest and glimpses of Loch Ness. The shared garden has four friendly hens roaming around, and there is a private patio area with outdoor seating and a barbecue.

Stepping into the property, Rivendell is immediately pleasing as the owners have finished it to a good standard. All on one level, you enter into the spacious hallway that is perfect for coats and boots after long days exploring the Scottish Highlands. You will also want to linger in the hall because there is a large OS map hanging on the wall showing where you are and what surrounds you. It is inviting and will entice you to explore the surrounds on foot, by bike and of course in the car to get the most out of your time at Rivendell. The hallway leads along the property, first passing a bright, fresh and spacious shower room with walk-in shower. Then there is a double bedroom with view to the private area of the shared garden. The twin room is also on the left of the hallway and looks over the private patio area. Both bedrooms are inviting, comfortable places to rest with a lot of wardrobe space. The open-plan living/kitchen/dining room is a fantastic space. Views are enjoyed across the glen to the high hills of the Scottish Highlands. The seating area is comfortable and has a corner sofa, which angles perfectly back towards the kitchen and dining space as well as Smart TV mounted on the wall. It is a perfect area to relax in after days out exploring. The kitchen is well-equipped with all modern appliances you will wish for, even a pod coffee maker. The space would be enjoyed by a family or a set of friends.

Being based in Fort Augustus really is a treat for exploring the Scottish Highlands. On the shores of Loch Ness you have a world-famous and mystical destination to explore at ease, including being able to simply hop onto a boat tour to see if you can spot Nessie. However, the real advantage of Fort Augustus as a base is its centrality in the Highlands, you are 50 minutes from both Inverness and Fort William. Going to Inverness is a great idea, you will drive along Loch Ness to reach the city and be able to visit historic Urqhuart Castle on the way. Once in Inverness there’s a lot to see, including another castle, Botanic Gardens, a cathedral and of course there are many bars, restaurants and cafés to enjoy. Just outside the city centre to the east is the famous Culloden Battlefield, which Outlander fans will want to pilgrimage to see. Heading west and south from Rivendell Cottage you can reach the Isle of Skye and of course Fort William. Skye makes for an excellent day trip. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With 40" Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet, heated towel rail and Travertine floor.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Broadband included. Travel cot available on request. Highchair. Welcome pack.


Lawned garden (shared with owner) with private use of patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. Wheelchair access. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Fort Augustus
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Fort William
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    32.0 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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