Brachkashie Cottage details
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Brachkashie, Whitebridge, Nr Loch Ness, Inverness-shire

Bedrooms: 3 Sleeps: 5 / 1 Bathroom: 2 No pets
Sleeps 5: 3 bedrooms - 1 kingsized/twins, 1 twin, 1 single. Fort Augustus Near Loch Ness. Ground floor bedroom. Private jetty, access direct to Loch Knockie, fishing rights for brown trout (fly only) during the trout fishing season and use of a rowing boat included in the rental. Sorry - no pets.
Brachkashie Cottage
Brachkashie Cottage Self-catering rental rates:

2024 Prices
£1495.00 per week Jan/Feb/Mar/April/ May/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec
£1595.00 Easter week.
£1595.00 per week June/July/August/October Half Term
£1095.00 for 3 nights (min stay) during the low season
£1595.00 per week for Christmas/New Year week

Rental includes a Rowing boat, Canoe, Bedlinen & Towels and logs for the Wood Burning stove.

Brachkashie Cottage has been awarded a ’Certificate of Excellence’ on Trip Advisor for 2018, 2019 and 2020.


Great getaway!
Beautiful cottage on a lake, meticulously designed, harmony in every detail. Great location to have a peaceful day at the lake or explore the Loch Ness region. Catherine is a great host, responsive and informative. Highly recommended!
Left on Sep 12, 2023 for a stay in Sep 2023
Den Busch, Netherlands

If you love Scotland, you love this place. Very nicely decorated cottage in front of a peacful loch. We all loved it and the kids did not want to leave.
We would definately come back.
Reviewer location - Lehrte, Germany
Date of arrival - 15 July 2023

The Cottage and location far exceeded our expectations. Our time at Brachkashie was just perfect for what our family wanted from our holiday. A mixture of relaxation, long walks and messing about on the loch. Then on the days that we managed to drag ourselves away from the cottage, it was the perfect base to explore what the highlands had to offer. We would certainly come back and stay again. Thanks Catherine and George for helping when needed. Best regards Colin, Nicky & Boys
Date of arrival - 22 July 2023

Tranquil cottage right on a loch. Simply breathtaking beauty as you open the door. Brachkashie cottage is so welcoming. The beds are comfortable with the loveliest soft sheets and thick feather duvets. There are even sheepskin rugs for when you get out of bed, stylish hot water bottles for cold nights and a wonderful fireplace with wood supplied. Bathrooms include a bath and shower - which worked well for our family as some like to relax in a bath while others prefer to shower. The jetty onto the loch was a very special feature and my family enjoyed rowing the little boat to the island. Absolute heaven .
Date of arrival - 2 April 2023

As a family living in London we’ve been to many rental cottages over the years and this is by far the best. The location is amazing, the house was fully equipped and the owners were available immediately for help. We had the best family New year ever - the boat trip up Loch ness was a dream!
Stephen Morrison & family
Date of arrival - 30 Dec 2022

Great highland cottage by the Loch!
A really perfect place to stay! The house is very tastefully furnished. It offers every comfort, a very nice property and then also the possibility to explore the very beautiful Loch Knockie with the boat and canoe belonging to the house and to fish for trout with the fly. Simply beautiful, peaceful and wonderfully relaxing. The walk to Loch Ness, which as a cue to the good location, followed by a picnic lunch on the lake shore is relaxing. The contact with the hostess was of course very nice!
Carsten Hunnekuhl (Germany)
2 week stay from 23rd July - 6th August 2022

We spent a wonderful week in Brachkashie Cottage!
The house is appealing and stylishly furnished, the garden is very well maintained. Wonderful view of lake and mountains. The owners immediately helped with a question. Highly recommended.
Christian Wittpahl
Date of arrival 2nd July 2022

We had a wonderful stay at Brachkashie. The cottage and setting are absolutely stunning and the location towards the southern end of Loch Ness provides the perfect base to explore the Highlands. There was so much to do as a family, fantastic walks, fishing, boating and sightseeing. Thank you for a memorable stay, we hope and look forward to returning one day soon.
Simon Pattinson & family.
Date of arrival - 30 April 2022

The cottage is perfectly cozy located right by a beautiful lake. Everything was better than expected. The interior design is flawless and the fire place made us feel cozy in the evenings. The kitchen is well equipped. The landscape surrounding the cottage is breathtaking and canoeing on the lake is so peaceful. Catherine was always there for us if we had questions and very polite. We’d love to be back one day!
Date of arrival - 2 October 2021
Moritz Gumz

What more could you want
Brachkashie Cottage is the picture you see on a chocolate box, set in a fantastic quiet private location on the shore of Loch Knockie where I fished day and night in the private rowing boat provided with the cottage (plenty of Brown Trout here). Daytimes were spent hiking up Ben Nevis, watching boats go up the 8 locks into the Caledonian Canal from Loch Ness at Fort Augustus, so many choice of walks to do and Lochs to see with wild life galore (Red Squirrels, deer, birds of pray to mention just a few) and when you want that privacy again its back to the cottage where everything is provided from safety gear for the boat or canoe to picnic basket with flask to skirt off to one of the many islands on the Loch. After 40 years of holidays this is the first time we would go back to the same place, roll on 2022.
Steve Wright
Date of stay: September 2021

We had a great week in this gorgeous cottage. The setting is amazing right on Loch Knockie and we made good use of the rowing boat and canoe as well as our own paddle boards. The kids loved it! The cottage is beautifully decorated and kitted out and spotlessly clean. Amazing place. We would love to come back.
Tina Roberts
Date of arrival - 24 July 2021

Highly recommend! Had a brilliant stay. Catherine was helpful and provided ample info on the run up to our break. The cottage itself is a home from home with everything you need and more, and the location is just breath taking. Have fallen in love with the Highlands.
Carly and Chris Worthington.
Date of arrival - 22 May 2021

A very welcome break from the daily trials of ’you know what’! Watching the children run free in the boats, islands, gardens and mountains was joyful!! We WILL be back to do much more! Thank you for sharing this piece of paradise.
Elizabeth, Wooly, William & Boo
October 2020.

Thank you for permitting us to stay in this little piece of paradise! We have had a wonderful week. The weather has on large been favourable and we have only left the cottage in the car once. Testament to what is on the doorstep. We have walked miles every day and seen a fantastic collection of wildlife. Stars at night and have been amazing. We have used the boat and canoe and loved every minute of it. Just what the Dr ordered. Thanks again, we shall be back!
Gordon, Claire & Blair Sommerville / Glasgow
10th - 17th October 2020

Another perfect week in this glorious Scottish paradise.
The cottage is wonderfully warm & comfortable and has everything we could possibly need. We fished a lot and enjoyed biking the South Loch Ness Trail from Fort Augustus whilst simultaneously paddling Loch Ness the same distance by kayak!
Bill & Kathy Bellamy / Worcestershire
26th Sept - 3rd Oct 2020

We have spent a wonderful week at beautiful Brachkashie - a gorgeous home with everything we needed. We enjoyed boating on the Loch and day trips out to Skye. The Jacobite train and walks nearby and a few visits to local pubs! Thank you for sharing this very special place.
Sarah Roe and family
19th - 26th Sept 2020

Beautiful and comfortable cottage in a stunning location. Well equipped kitchen and no tv reception was a bonus! We were also fortunate that the weather was wonderful and the midgies few so we spent a lot of time outdoors. Hopefully- if the two NHS doctors in our family can get leave - we will return for another dose of this wonderful place!
Date of arrival - 12th September 2020

Had a fabulous stay, the cottage was very well equipped and the views are just stunning, just what was required post lock down. We loved rowing in the loch and did some great walks without having to drive anywhere. We also had some lovely days out exploring Loch Ness and the surrounding area. Highly recommended for a relaxing and peaceful stay.
Neeshe Judge - 15 August 2020

shaun S
Sat, Mar 21 – Mon, Mar 30, 2020
’Heaven on Earth’
Some of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever see in Scotland and all on your doorstep. Every now and then you need to switch off from the world - immerse yourself in nature and brush away your troubles. Well this is definitely the place to do it. The cottage is stunning and has all the amenities needed for a large family holiday or a romantic couples retreat. It really has it all! George and Catherine have left no stone unturned to kit out the place and make it feel like home. We didn’t want to leave so extended our stay for a few more nights. They were both terrific in terms of communication and service was top notch. Anything we did need or require, was sent or explained very quickly: Thanks for making our time here truly special! Shaun and Elizabeth.
03/30/2020 at 8:44 AM

Halina S
Sat, Aug 17 – Sat, Aug 31, 2019
Haven of Peace !
Lovely and comfortable cottage. Fabulous location to enjoy the beauty and the tranquility of Nature.
09/03/2019 at 12:39 PM

A total getaway from the world!
Left on Apr 15, 2019 for a stay in Apr 2019
The location is amazing. To wake up overlooking the Loch is amazing, especially on a sunny day. With clear skies, you can get great star watching in the evening with very little light pollution. Great location to get around to Fort Augustus and not that far a drive to get to Inverness. Actually to get to Skye only takes about 2 hours which is amazing. Accommodation was clean. Communication with directions also very good. Would recommend for anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world - for people who aren’t bothered about internet or TV!

Helen F
Sat, May 04 – Sat, May 11, 2019
Our dream holiday come true!
For several years we have been looking for a cosy cottage with mooring and rowing boat surrounded by beautiful scenery. A place where we can really be in contact with nature, enjoying its sights and sounds. Brachkashie is exactly that place and we found it at last!! We spent the days flyfishing, rowing, walking then had bbqs on the decking with the amazing Webber bbq and later when it was too dark to enjoy the scenery we played scrabble or read by the fire. There are plenty of good books and board games, no need for wifi or tv. The nights were so restful, there was nothing to disturb the sweet silence, just the lovely sound of a tawny owl every now and then. Then we looked forward to breakfast in the kitchen watching the constantly changing look of the lake with the trees and clouds reflecting on its sometimes glass smooth, sometimes choppy waters. We saw plenty of wildlife around the area (different kinds of birds, ducks, trout, frogs, hedgehogs, sheep and deer). We really miss all of it, but we have returned to our noisy, busy town refreshed and rested, knowing that we can return next year to our dream holiday cottage. Thank you so much both Catherine and George for being so helpful, kind and attentive. You explained and prepared everything so well for us. Thank you also for taking the trouble in arranging to send us the Bose noise cancelling headphones we absentmindedly left behind. We were bound to leave them behind as we had no need for them from the very first moment we arrived and were put away in a drawer and never missed till we were close to the airport and they started to be necessary again!
05/13/2019 at 3:20 PM

Beautiful, peaceful, stylish.
Joe Still & family 11/07/2015

Brachkashie Cottage is even more beautiful than the photos suggest. Everything was as described, and better. The surrounding area is so beautiful and tranquil. Inside the cottage the design and little touches made all the difference; very stylish, clean and welcoming.
Catherine made the whole booking process very easy and was so helpful. I would highly recommend this cottage to those looking for a peaceful retreat.
Loch Knockie itself is wonderful and the famous Loch Ness is a short drive away, through beautiful scenery. It is also walking distance for those needing fresh air and exercise.
We hope to return one day.
Ian Cameron and family. 03/06/2014

Superb Cottage in an awesome (remote) location.
The Dale family. 26/07/2014

We had a really great stay at the cottage. Remote and tranquil it was the perfect place to relax and chill out. The cottage is well appointed and the owners were super friendly and helpful.
Being right on the Loch was tops and we will definitely be headed back there in the future.
Sue Blake 28/08/14

On arrival the cottage looks traditional and unassuming, but on walking through the door you are welcomed by a newly renovated and contemporary, yet cosy interior. The furnishings are comfortable and stylish and the kitchen is well stocked with all the necessary appliances for modern living and cooking. The most memorable part of our holiday was found beyond the cottage, which is stunningly situated on the edge of its own private loch. The trips out in the boats onto the water were the highlight of our stay. I think you could visit at any time of the year and enjoy this special location.
Marlowe Family, Hove, Sussex
November 2015

What a very special place�tremendous views over Loch Knockie at the end of your garden.
With a feeling of remoteness & yet accessible, this beautifully furnished bijou house sits perfectly overlooking the loch at the end of the garden. Great layout with all the mod cons - beds are sumptuous with amazing pillows, bags of hot water & seasoned wood to feed the hugely efficient wood burner, what more could you want! Walks and bicycle trails on the doorstep & nature everywhere - make sure you bring some binoculars! The visitors book read like something from the United Nations so visit now before it becomes too popular!
J Molseley, Hampshire
November 2016

Very enjoyable stay of a week and looking forward to our next visit (which is already booked). Wonderful setting overlooking Loch Knockie and use of rowing boat an added bonus. Excellent facilities in the house; warm and comfortable.
Chris Convine - Stayed October 2016

I visited the property with my husband and 5 year old son. Absolutely loved the property, we had an amazing stay. The property sits on a plot with a near identical cottage next door sharing a beautiful garden and private Loch - we would love to return one day with another family for the perfect group holiday. Can�t recommend it enough. Hosts were brilliant throughout.
Thank you for having us!
Nicola Wyatt / London - Stayed 2nd - 8th April 2017

Date of Stay
22 Jul 2017
Catherine�s place was perfect for our week-long family getaway to Scotland. While staying at Brachkachie we did not need to drive long distances in order to explore Scotland. At Brachkachie, everything is right at your doorsteps. We (a family of 4, two boys, 8 and 10 years old). We would usually go for a little hike, paddle on Loch Knockie, do some fishing right from the shore or from the rowing boat provided... we also loved the picknicks on the small island just a couple hundred yards away from the shore. The cottage is perfectly equipped - from the kettle to the Nespresso coffee machine to the huge stove to the fireplace. The tech savvy even finds a bluetooth speaker to play the sounds stored on his cell phone... That�s about the standard that Catherine sets at Brachkachie. We absolutely loved the interior of Brachkachie - everything is so nicely renovated and the whole cottage is just like one genuine piece of art. Oh, and by the way: the hot water bottles are even matching the pillows! We will be back - cannot wait to open that door again, step into the building, go 8 steps down, open the door to the patio and - am blown away by the stunning view of Loch Knockie. Catherine, once again thank you so much for sharing Brachkachie with us. It was absolutely wonderful!
Pascal Lorenzini & family.

Helen Fernandez
Stayed 4 - 11th May 2019
For several years we have been looking for a cosy cottage with a mooring and rowing boat surrounded by beautiful scenery. A place where we can really be in contact with nature, enjoying its sights and sounds. Brachkashie is exactly that place and we found it at last!!!
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  • Fishing close by
  • Airport less than an hour
  • Golf course close by
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Fire/wood-burning stove
  • Pub / Restaurant close by
  • Free trout fishing
  • Sea fishing
  • 2 Properties
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 5 / 1
  • Bathroom/Shower: 2
  • No pets
  • Weekly price: £1,295 - £1,595
  • Location: IV2 6UP
Short term licence status: My property has a licence (registration) number
Licence Number:HI-50379-F
EPC Rating:E


Sleeps 5: 3 bedrooms - 1 kingsized/twins, 1 twin, 1 single. Fort Augustus. Sorry - no pets.

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