Built above the conservation village of Tomich, in an exceptionally peaceful corner of the Scottish Highlands, Courtyard Cottages are on the historic Guisachan Estate, full of wildlife and surrounded by native woodland. On the hills above lie several lochs, neighbouring the RSPB reserve at Corrimony. The natural beauty of the surrounding area is interwoven with woodland tracks to explore, hidden waterfalls, sparkling hill lochs, all amidst tranquillity where you can listen to the birds, revel in the abundant wildlife or stroll through the National Nature Reserve between the ancient Caledonian pine woods. There is so much to do here: whether walking along the banks of Loch Ness, mountain biking for miles in any direction or touring the Western Isles.
Forest trails provide the perfect environment for young and old to walk or cycle, with an abundance of wildlife and walks of varying lengths to suit all abilities. Walks from the doorstep include gentle strolls through the woods, longer climbs up on the Guisachan hills to the monument and hill lochs, or right through to the west coast via Glen Affric and Kintail. These walks can all be undertaken on paths or hill tracks where you will not meet any vehicles and the only people you will see will be other walkers. The surrounding mountains in Glen Affric, Glen Cannich and Glen Strathfarrar boast many Munros and Corbetts to challenge the experienced hillwalker.
There are ample opportunities in the forests around Tomich for exploring on a mountain bike. Bike hire is available on site, together with an indoor secure bike lockup. There are numerous cross-country/single track; double track and technical options within Glen Affric. You can also link off road from Tomich to the Great Glen Way and from Tomich to Loch Duich on the west coast via Glen Affric.
In Drumnadrochit on the shores of Loch Ness you can visit the Loch Ness Visitor centre or take a boat trip on the Nessie Hunter. The Drum Farm caters for all visitors with a special emphasis on the younger generation and further round the bay you can go riding at Borlum Farm or visit Urquhart Castle. Inverness is under an hour's drive away with shops, museums and art galleries. You can easily visit distilleries, castles, gardens, and the west coast for a day trip - the location is ideal!
- 4 properties
- Each cottage sleeps 4/5
- Bedrooms 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
+ Z bed for 5th child
- Bathrooms - 2 (1 ensuite, 1 separate)
- Washing machine/dryer
- Flat screen digital TV, DVD
- Free Wifi
- Cot, high chair and stair gate available
- Electric heating throughout
- Short breaks welcome
- Indoor swimming pool
- Games room
- Bike hire and bike store
- Shared BBQ area
- Pets welcome
- Drumnadrochit, 15 miles
- Beauly, 20 miles
- Inverness, 30 miles
- Inverness airport, 40 miles (1 hour drive)
- The Coach House Café – 200 metres (seasonal)
- Tomich Hotel – 200 metres
- Golf course - 10 miles
- Pony trekking – 6 miles
- Walking from the doorstep
- Hiking in Glen Affric
- Loch Ness cruises – 15 miles
- River canoeing – 10 miles by arrangement
- Birdwatching and wildlife
These four spacious stone and slate courtyard cottages form part of the impressive Victorian farm steading with its magnificent clock tower. Some of the cottages offer panoramic views over rolling farmland, woodland and on towards Glen Affric, and all provide everything you need for the perfect highland holiday.
The cottages are 2 bedroomed, with an entrance leading into an open plan living area. The open plan living and dining area is flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. The comfortable living space is also equipped with Freeview TV, DVD player and an electric stove. The traditional oak fitted kitchens provide space to socialise whilst you cook and are fully equipped to include electric built-in oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, fridge and freezer, with laminate flooring. You can even pick your own herbs from the garden.
Upstairs you will find one ample double bedroom with en-suite power shower, one twin bedroom (carpeted throughout) and a spacious bathroom with bath, shower, WC and hand basin with shaver point. Both bedrooms have wardrobes, dressing tables, a chest of drawers, side tables and mirrors. Duvets, bed linen and complimentary towels are provided. Cot, high chair, stairgate, additional towels and z-bed can be supplied subject to availability.
Plenty of car parking is provided outside each of the cottages. A shared patio area has BBQ facilities and a picnic table where you can sit and enjoy the stunning surroundings. The swimming pool is just a few steps away and is open until 9pm every day (from April to October). Also available to all guests is the games room with table tennis, pool and table football. The large lawn is ideal for outdoor activities and has football goals, a play area and low level assault course allowing children the chance to burn-off energy. Other facilities include lockable bike store, bike hire, drying room and tourist information point.
Full directions will be provided on booking.
Bed linen, towels, electricity, heating and hot water are included. Toilet rolls, basic cleaning materials, washing powder, dishwasher tablets, compost bags and bin bags.
Cost and availability:
Courtyard Cottages are rented out throughout the year.
Changeover day flexible - short breaks welcome.
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Courtyard Cottages, Tomich, by Beauly, Inverness-shire IV4 7LY Scotland