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5 Star Luxury Log Cabins sleeping 2 and 4 people Glen Urquhart, Loch Ness with 4 Poster Beds,
Steam Showers, with spectacular views across lush countryside.
Set in the heart of the spectacular Scottish Highlands. These Luxury Holiday Log Cabins both offer sumptuous Luxury self catering accommodation close to World famous Loch Ness and within easy reach of a whole host of attractions, activities and amenities. Loch Ness is home to Scotland and the worlds most enduring mystery...the Loch Ness Monster. Deep in the heart of one of Scotland’s most stunning glens lies a mini paradise that can be yours for as long as you want, enabling you to escape all your cares and worries and bask in luxury with friends
The Loch Ness and great Glen region in the highlands of Scotland expands from Fort William to Inverness covering some of the most Beautiful landscapes and scenery Scotland has to offer. Along with scenic beauty it offers a multitude of activities ranging from skiing in the Winter in a range of quality resorts, to walking, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, Deer stalking...and for the less active pleasure cruises and boat trips on Loch Ness.
The pretty village of Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus and it's 5 rise lochs, The Fiddlers Inn
The Loch Ness and Nessie
Loch Ness the largest body of Freshwater in Britain over 25 miles long and more than 300 metres deep in part, is home to Scotland's best kept secret the Loch Ness Monster "Nessie"One of the most discussed and controversial subjects to this day. In 525 AD the first recorded entry of a sighting was made by St. Columba. Modern day sightings ranging from the sensational 1934 R K Wilson "Surgeons" picture...recently suggested to be a hoax, but even more recently indicated to be a hoax theory within a hoax. To the genuine cine film sequences taken by Dick Raynor and Tim Dinsdale in 1960's. Whatever Dinsdale did film that day convinced him...he gave up his Job and family life to spend the rest of his life (the next 25 years) looking for "Nessie". There were also others like Roy Mackal and Robert Rines of the Academy Of Applied Science with underwater images of a possible head, neck and torso in the 1970's, plus a regular supply of Sonar and Radar readings to this day picking up strong mid-water contacts in the Loch. There are modern everyday people with nothing more obvious to gain except than "loss of respect" ranging from local Policemen, Bank Managers, Businessmen, Fishermen, Aero engineers, Monks and of course tourist's with eye witness accounts and further photo evidence.
The Loch Ness Monster
There have also been many hoaxers and show men to add to the confusion. Scientists alike, do not dispute that large creatures are living in the Loch, but cannot say exactly what they are, the Loch is fairly un-productive because of it's deep dark murky, peaty waters, visibility is virtually zero 3/4 metres down, a number of species of fish, such as Artic Char "once thought extinct" have adapted to hunting and feeding with out the use of eye sight and amazingly can be found living off plankton and smaller fish up to 100 metres deep in the Loch. Original calculations put the the tonnage of fish living in the Loch at around 3 tons, hardly enough to support any larger creature! more recent surveys indicate an actual tonnage of over 25 tons.
"Nessie" The Official Loch Ness Monster Site, with up-to-date information and photographs of new and past sightings.
But do not come to the Loch Ness and Great Glen region to specifically see Nessie for real in the flesh as you may end up disappointed, do come to this region to enjoy the scenery and beauty and do pay a visit to at least one of the Loch Ness Monster exhibitions in the local village Drumnadrochit.
Urquhart castle (left) the location of many images and accounts, (smaller images) of the official and unofficial Loch Ness Monster exhibitions and "Nessie" you will see her at the official exibition!
For the walkers the world famous Great Glen Way passes through Glen Urquhart and Drumnadrochit covering some 73 miles and is one of Scotland's most scenic Long Distance Routes. Beginning at Fort William skirting the shores of Loch Linnhe to Corpach, the Caledonian Canal and the eight locks of Neptune's Staircase. The route then passes interesting canal features until Loch Lochy, where forest tracks take it along the western shore to Laggan Locks. From Laggan Locks the route follows the towpath to Laggan Swing Bridge. Crossing the A82 it then joins the eastern shores of Loch Oich by way of a dismantled railway. Then back to the canal towpath into Fort Augustus. From Fort Augustus the route climbs away from the canal and the lochs up into the forest. There are good views from the high level forest track which eventually drops into Invermoriston and out by a steep climb. High level forest track leads into the village of Grotaig then out of the village until a path heads off through Clunebeg Wood to the banks of the River Coiltie and Borlum Bridge. Then into Nessie country, the home of the legend Drumnadrochit. The Great Glen Way ascends a forest track giving good views traversing through the forest. Leaving the road at Blackfold the waymarking indicates forest track at Craig Leach Forest which eventually emerges at a reservoir.
Wildlife and Nature
The Loch Ness region is a fantastic area for viewing birds, wildlife and wild flowers. After you have enjoyed the resident rabbits, sheep, buzzards, deer and abundant Flora and fauna which make this region a veritable honey pot for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. You can also enjoy unpolluted lochs, seas and rivers, extensive native woodland and varied mountain terrain, the habitat is rich in wildlife. Admire majestic birds of prey, such as the Red Kite and the Golden Eagle; observe the native red squirrels and pine martins; or take a boat trip to spot bottle-nosed dolphins. you can explore further within this area and see Stags, Rut and Mountain Hare and with winter good timing Stoat visitors including Fieldfare, Redwing, Snow Bunting, Waxwing and Brambling
Fort William and Aviemore
Within easy range is the tourist resort of Aviemore, popular for skiing, winter sports and hill-walking in the Cairngorm Mountains. The CairnGorm Mountain Ltd Ski Area, tel: +44 (0)1479 861261 is notable for being near the freely grazing reindeer herd at Glen More, the only one in the UK. The resort has variable quality of snow and weather conditions. Aviemore also has a railway station is on the Highland Main Line with regular services to Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is also the southern terminus of the lovely Strathspey Railway, a heritage steam and diesel railway, currently being extended to Grantown-on-Spey. To the southern end of the Great Glen on the shores of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil is Fort William the largest town in the west highlands of Scotland. It is close to the beautiful Glen Nevis, Ben Nevis and Nevis Ski Range, the highest mountain and ski area in the British Isles. It has full skiing and snowboarding facilities, ski/board hire and instruction and Gondola runs all year round. The town is a major tourist centre with Glencoe just to the south, and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. It is an important centre for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and other mountains. It is also well known for its famous Downhill Mountain Bike Track and its connection to the Great Glen Way. From June to October you can take a day trip on Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, passing over the famous Glenfinnan viaduct seen on the "Harry Potter" films.
The dramatic Nevis mountain range
Wester Ross and Ross-shire
Riches beyond your wildest dreams and Pictures that tell a thousands of words. Again within a day you easily can tour Wester Ross and the beautiful landscape of the north-west Highlands
So where do we start...Should we tell you about the more famous attractions of Wester Ross such as Inverewe gardens, and the Victorian Spa town of Strathpeffer, or about the scenery, the mountains, or maybe the golf-course or the gardens. What about the traditional music, or the fishing, and the walking? Have you ever seen the sunsets, the wildlife, the birds, the history, genealogy. Or perhaps you prefer the sea, the sailing, a kayak trip, the beaches? Maybe you fancy the swimming pool, the sports centre, the cycling? Have you tasted the prawns, the mussels, the lobsters? Are you for a wee dram…?
The dramatic landscapes of Sutherland and Wester Ross
The Cairngorms, The Whisky Trail and the Highland Games
Within an easy day trip you can explore the Cairngorms National Park, this spectacular region is part of the Moray Malt Whisky Trail. Sample whisky nosing and tasting in Dufftown, enjoy historic Scottish castles, idyllic fishing villages or beautiful empty beaches in Moray coast. The Cairngorms is Britain's largest national Park and has the largest area of arctic mountain landscape in the UK at its heart, with diverse communities around it. It is home to 17,000 people and 25% of Britain's threatened birds, animals, and plants. It includes moorlands, forests, rivers, lochs and glens. Annual Whisky Festivals are: the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in late April - and the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival late September. The Glenfiddich distillery is open to the public (free) while close by is the picturesque ruined Balvenie Castle with it’s renaissance facade maintained by Historic Scotland. Other local distilleries to visit and whiskies to taste include Macallan, Glen Grant, Glenfarclas, the Glenlivet (free tours), Aberlour and Cardhu. Every year Scotland invites people from all over the world to attend Highland Gatherings and Highland Games. The Gatherings are usually held in late August early September throughout Scotland and perhaps the most famous and finest Highland Games anywhere are in Braemar. It features the finest Pipe Bands, pipers, Highland dancers, and athletes in a beautiful setting surrounded by hills. The patron of the Gathering is Her Majesty the Queen.
The Black Isle and the Northern Highlands
The areas of Sutherland and Caithness form the great, empty, northern wilderness of Britain; having three coasts, a vast interior, and the lowest population of any area in Western Europe. Its scenery is surprisingly varied, ranging from fantastic mountain ranges to stunning scenery ranging from the 'Flow Country', an area of wild mountains and almost impenetrable bogs and moorland, to the 'machair', coastal grassland based on old dunes of shell sand and finally the Atlantic oakwood.
Their scenery varies from wild cliffs and tiny islands to lonely moorland and remote golden sandy beaches. You will find Majestic castles like Dunrobin, Mey, Old Wick and Girnigoe, dozens of ancient monuments, quality tweeds and woollens, whisky distilleries such as Clynelish Distillery. Plus tree-lined twisting roads and foaming rivers.
The Black Isle (Smaller images) of Fortose, Avoca and the Catherdral ruins
The Isle of Skye
One of the largest and best known Scottish islands, Skye is particularly famous for its mountain scenery. Many people come here to climb or walk in the Cuillin Mountains and the Quiraing. Here the stark rise of the jagged Cuillin ridge drops to the gentle white of a soft sand beach,inlets, bays and islands create a complex lacework pattern with the sea. Tiny villages and historic keeps are familiar and fascinating. And time means nothing, because beneath every footstep lies 500 million years of history. Discover the compelling past, the dynamic future and through the essence of this remarkable land create unforgettable memories to live with you forever The Cuillin Hills, the Red Hills and Blaven have long been favourites with climbers and walkers. If you don't fancy the high places, the deeply indented coastline means you are never far from the sea
Within this region there are literally dozens of Castles to visit from Ballindalloch Castle near Aberlour on the river Spey to Balmoral a beautiful drive over the mountains to Royal Deeside where you are spoilt for choice with Drum, Crathes, Craigevar or castle Fraser. Between Forres and Nairn is Brodie and Cawdor Castles and to the east of Dufftown is the ruined Huntly castle and close to Turiff is Fyvie castle above with its 5 towers and 5 centuries of history, further a field castles such Balmoral, Braemar, Crathes and of course castle Urquhart on Loch Ness or cities such as, Elgin, Forres and Inverness are easily accessible.
The locality of Loch Ness, Drumadrochit and Invermoriston
The village of Drumnadrochit lies on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the head of Glenurquhart and on the A82 road. The population of the village is between 2000 and 4000 including the linked villages of Milton to the West and Lewiston to the South. The village has grown up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit is thought to be drived from the Scottish Gaelic and mean the Ridge of the Bridge. The village is popular with tourists. Attractions include several Loch Ness Monster exhibitions, gift shops, cafes and hotels and the nearby Urquhart Castle which is one of the most visited sites owned by Historic Scotland. 9 miles south on the A82 brings you to Invermoriston a small village at a junction with the A887. The village's most visited attraction is the old Telford bridge which crosses the spectacular River Moriston falls. This bridge used to form part of the main road between Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus but was replaced in the 1960's with the new bridge which still stands today. Invermoriston's attractions include a hotel, village shop, clog and craft shop, as well as a coffee shop / restaurant. From the top of the hill above the village, Sròn Na Muic, one can admire the finest views of the Great Glen.
Black Grouse Log Cabin Sleeps 2
Sleeping 2 people this luxury one bedroom log cabin enjoys a fabulous elevated position, high above the rural farmland. Characterized by the warmth and charm of the timber, the cabin features exposed beams throughout and has full electric heating.
Kitchen The fully fitted galley kitchen features colorful units, tiled flooring and integrated appliances including a washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and oven with hob. It comes equipped with heavy gauge stainless steel cookware, professional knives, Denby crockery, high quality glassware and cutlery as well as a wide range of cooking utensils and serving dishes.
Furnished with a comfortable cherry-red leather suite and olive-green curtains, blinds and cushions, the sitting room has an impressive vaulted ceiling and a timber floor laid with cosy rugs.
A feature fireplace is complemented by original artwork, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player, while a solid oak dresser houses a selection of entertainment including board games and DVDs. In the dining area, a contemporary chandelier is suspended over the solid oak table and chairs, perfect for a romantic dinner for two! This area also enjoys views over the glen to the front.
Bedroom Situated to the secluded rear of the cabin with views of the adjacent silver birch woodland, the spacious bedroom features a contemporary king size four poster bed in beautiful oak. Furnished with colourful throws and cushions by local textile designer ANTA, the bed is laid with crisp white Egyptian cotton linen and real feather and down duvets and pillows. The freestanding oak dresser and wardrobe provide ample storage, while matching night stands, modern lamps and Highland artwork finish off this exceptionally comfortable room.
Capercaillie Log Cabin sleeps 4
Sleeping 4 people, this luxury two bedroom log cabin enjoys a fabulous elevated position, high above the rural farmland below. Characterized by the warmth and charm of the timber, the cabin features exposed beams throughout and has full central heating.
Kitchen The fully fitted galley kitchen features colourful units, tiled flooring and integrated appliances including a washer / dryer, fridge / freezer and oven with hob. It comes equipped with heavy gauge stainless steel cookware, professional knives, Denby crockery, high quality glassware and cutlery as well as a wide range of cooking utensils and serving dishes.
Furnished with a comfortable cream leather suite and cherry-red curtains, blinds and cushions, the sitting room has an impressive vaulted ceiling and timber floor laid with cosy rugs.
A feature fireplace is complemented by original artwork, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player, while a solid oak dresser houses a selection of entertainment including board games and DVDs. In the dining area, the solid oak table and chairs provide ample room for 4 people and also affords views over the glen.
Master bedroom Situated to the secluded rear of the cabin with views to the adjacent silver birch woodland, the master bedroom features a contemporary king size four poster bed in beautiful solid oak. Furnished with colourful throws and cushions by local textiles designer ANTA, the bed is made up with feather and down duvet and pillows, and crisp white Egyptian cotton linen. The freestanding oak dresser and wardrobe provide plenty of storage while matching night stands, stylish lamps and Highland artwork complete this exceptionally comfortable room.
Bedroom 2 The second bedroom has bunk beds (can be twin) with pocket sprung mattresses laid with crisp white Egyptian cotton linen, real feather and down duvets and pillows, accented with colourful cushions, while the freestanding solid oak dresser and wardrobe provide ample storage.
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All bedding is supplied. All holiday homes are fully electrically heated throughout, with radiators and thermostatic controls in each room. They all come with co-ordinating cotton towels and mats. All cotton bed linen and towels are included in the price.
If your stay is for two weeks or more clean bed linen and towels will be supplied, and the option of cleaning is available.
All cottages are pet friendly by prior arrangement only. Guide dogs and / or one clean well-behaved pet are welcome at each cottage at a surcharge of £25 per pet per week booking to cover any extra cleaning.
All Pets must be kept under strict control and must not be allowed in the bedrooms, or on any furniture
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