Set amongst pure Scottish wilderness but less than five miles from Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, with unfettered access to a stunning castle estate providing many enjoyable things to see and do on and around the Loch Ness shore
The enchanting and peaceful Aldourie Castle Estate on the southern shores of Loch Ness features four traditional and beautifully restored stone-built Highland cottages available as holiday lets all year round. Located just 15 minutes drive (5 miles) from Inverness city centre and 30 minutes from Inverness Airport, Aldourie cottages are the ideal retreat for a holiday in the Scottish Highlands.
Nestled within the 500 acres of grounds the collection of delightful holiday cottages are avaialble individually or as additional Castle accommodation. The four cottages can each sleep up to 6 people and enjoy all the benefits of the Aldourie Castle Estate.
The quaint Aldourie cottages exude their own individual charm with roaring log fires, beautiful views and unique settings. They are perfect for the solitary visitor wanting a peaceful and creative environment, couples exploring the Scottish Highlands or small groups of friends and family planning a cosy house party.
Each characterful cottage offers:
• Ideal base from which to explore Loch Ness and the Highlands
• Its own private garden with lawn, patio and flower beds, at the entrance to Aldourie Castle's private drive
•Freedom to enjoy the Aldourie Castle Estate woodland – walking or cycling
• Freedom to explore features on the Estate; formal gardens, tree house, family graveyard
• Salmon and trout fishing on Loch Ness by arrangement
• Access to varied wildlife all around the estate
• Boat trips on Loch Ness from the Aldourie Marina
• Walks on Dawes Beach and spectacular views across the Highlands
Activities nearby Aldourie Castle:
• Deer stalking, pony trekking and horse riding
• Rock Climbing, Abseiling & Weaselling (nr Loch Ness)
• Walking in the Highlands, climbing, cycling, mountain biking and golf
• The Falls of Foyers (waterfall)
• Chanonry Point – the best place in Britain for Dolphin Watching (includes beaches & great views)
• Castles, distilleries, Culloden Battlefield, Highland Games, craft shops all nearby
The Cottages in detail:
Ivy Cottage is situated on the Southern edge of the Aldourie Estate in a peaceful location. It offers high quality accommodation for four people. Built in the style of a typically traditional Crofter’s cottage, abound with period character and charm, it has all the modern day comforts you could hope for.
Two floors. Ground Floor: entrance hall, sitting room, combined kitchen and dining room, and bathroom. There are entrances both at the front and rear. Upstairs: two comfortable bedrooms (one of which with its own ensuite bathroom). For the comfort and convenience of guests, all Aldourie cottages are provided with fresh linen and towels. The Aldourie Estate is four miles from the centre of Inverness and approximately 40 minutes by car from Inverness airport. There is also a good bus service.
Garden Cottage is tucked away on the Northern edge of the Aldourie Estate, within the grounds of the idyllic old Kitchen Garden. The location is quiet and secluded and this charming little cottage comprises very comfortable accommodation for six guests. Garden Cottage includes facilities for disabled visitors.
Two floors. Ground Floor: sitting room, well-equipped dining room / kitchen, the third room can be used either as a study or as a third bedroom (feat. an ensuite shower room), main bathroom, hall and two entrances. Upstairs: two good-sized bedrooms
Gate Lodge is in the centre of the Aldourie Estate and offers tranquil and secluded accommodation for five guests. The cottage has been lovingly restored to a very high standard of comfort and is within easy walking distance of Loch Ness and the hills beyond.
Two floors. Downstairs: sitting room, dining room / kitchen, entrance hall and separate washroom. Upstairs: main bedroom (feat. its own ensuite shower room), two further bedrooms and a spacious bathroom.
Pier Cottage is located right on the shore of Loch Ness, next to the Estate Marina, and offers a tranquil and secluded setting for up to six guests.
One floor only: sitting room, large kitchen/breakfast area, separate dining room leading out to the garden, separate w/c and utility room. There are three bedrooms, two double rooms (one with an en-suite bath/shower room), and one twin room. There is also a house bathroom with shower.