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Garden Cottage, Aldourie Castle Estate, Loch Ness, Inverness-shire

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Garden Cottage is a charming traditional cottage located within the former kitchen garden for Aldourie Castle, on the southern shore of Loch Ness.

Aldourie is easily accessible being only five miles from the outskirts of Inverness and provides the perfect launch pad for a holiday in the Highlands. You can enjoy the 'freedom of Aldourie' - access to more than 500 acres of varied landscape from woodland, open parkland and Loch Ness shoreline.

Activities on and around the estate include cycling and mountain biking, exploring the Great Glen Way, salmon and trout fishing either on the Loch or River Ness and golf - numerous courses with Royal Dornoch, Nairn and Castle Stuart all within easy reach. Within a short distance there are also boat trips on Loch Ness - even Nessie Spotting, horse riding, kayaking and more. For those wanting to explore the history of the area, there is Culloden Battlefield (the last battlefield in Britain), Cawdor Castle, and Dunrobin Castle, home to the Duke of Sutherland. Urquhart Castle, Eilean Donan and Fort George are all within 40 mins drive.

Inverness is a vibrant city and offers a range of attractions including Eden Court Theatre, cinema and a water/leisure park. Inverness is also home to a wealth of shops and the must see House of Bruar is only an hour's drive from Aldourie, offering the very best in Scottish produce. The stunning scenery of the west coast is approximately two hours drive, alternatively you can visit the east coast to watch the Moray Firth dolphins as they chase the salmon from Chanonry Point.

There is so much to see and do that you will want to return time and time again!

  • Sleeps - 6
  • Bedrooms - 3 (2 doubles, 1 double/twin ensuite)
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • 2 wood burning stoves
  • Gas central heating
  • TV with DVD in living room
  • Traditional country cottage garden
  • Barbeque and seating area
  • Well behaved pets welcome
  • Short breaks available
  • Inverness - 5 miles
  • Inverness Airport - half an hour's drive
  • The Dores Inn - fantastic local food - 2 miles, walking distance
  • Inverness - lots of good restaurants
  • Golf - numerous courses within an hour's drive
  • Many castles and historic sites
  • Walks and loch side trails/cycling etc - on doorstep
  • Fishing - on doorstep
  • Shooting nearby by arrangement
  • Nessie Spotting and wildlife watching
  • Horse-riding - numerous centres within half an hour
  • Boat cruises on Loch Ness

Garden Cottage is a traditional country cottage and is situated within the former kitchen garden to Aldourie Castle, looking over the Victorian glasshouses with arboretum and parkland beyond. The cottage is a short walk to the shore of Loch Ness. The subject of a complete restoration in 2009, the cottage features the very best of furnishings in a traditional style offering welcoming surroundings for families and couples alike.

On the ground floor there is a cosy sitting room with a log burning stove and TV with DVD player, a double or twin bedroom with en suite shower and a house bathroom. The kitchen/dining area is in a traditional farmhouse style and features a log burning stove - perfect for evening meals with friends after a day out walking in the Scottish landscape. It is fully equipped as if it was your own home.

Upstairs there are two spacious double bedrooms with gorgeous views over the surrounding parkland.

The garden is enchanting, with a beautiful display of flowers and shrubs - a traditional country cottage garden at its best. A barbecue area and external seating complete the picture.

All linen and towels are provided. There is gas fired central heating throughout and all fuel for the fires is included.

Aldourie Castle Estate is situated five miles from Inverness, the capital of the Highlands and is easily accessible via road, air or rail. From the A9 at Inverness, follow the B862 signposted to Dores village, Aldourie is approximately five miles from the outskirts of Inverness, only two miles before Dores village. After passing the blue sign for Antfield B&B, the main gates for the estate are the next turning on the right. If you go too far, you can turn around at Dores village after taking in the enchanting view of Loch Ness.

Inverness International Airport is thirty minutes from the estate, with regular flights to the rest of the UK and beyond.

What's included:
Oil central heating and logs for the stoves are included in the price. All electricity is also included.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Well behaved pets welcome.

Cost and availability.
Garden Cottage is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday, checking in time is from 15:00 onwards and checking out time is 10:00.
Short breaks available.
No smoking please.

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Garden Cottage, Aldourie Castle Estate, Dores, Inverness, IV2 6EL Scotland

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