The Bearnock Estate Cottages
A cluster of exclusive detached holiday cottages and Large Villa Sleeps 2, 4, 6 and 14 in Glen Urquhart, Loch Ness enjoying a peaceful woodland backdrop and Luxury facilities including Jacuzzi bathrooms, 4 poster beds, with elevated spectacular views across lush Scottish Highland countryside.
The Great Glen is very well situated for touring the Loch Ness region and further afield the Cairngorms, Wester Ross the Northern Highlands and even the Isle Of Skye. Enviably placed in the Great Glen region of Loch Ness, 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. Bearnock Country Cottages offer you 5 star Luxury accommodation in one of the most beautiful locations of UK, enabling you to escape all your cares and worries and bask in luxury with friends and family.
- Luxury Country Cottages, Sleeps 2, 4, 6 and 12, Remote Detached, Secluded Countryside Location, Countryside Views, Fridge / Freezer, Jacuzzi baths, Washing / Dryer, Dishwasher, Pets Welcome, Car Parking, TV / DVD, Central Heating, Wood Stove – Bearnock House, Bedding and Towels, Local WIFI, Pre-paid Mobile, Shop / Cafe closeby.
Loch Ness Luxury Self Catering Cottage Accommodation
Bearnock Country House Sleeps up to 12
Bearnock Country House Sleeps 12 up to 14
This detached Holiday home overlooks the forest and river in a wild and majestic location and has five modern bedrooms, (2 of which are en-suite) allowing up to 12 to sleep in luxurious comfort. It also has two lounges, a listening room / study, a formal dining room and a spacious kitchen- breakfast room which leads out onto a large decked area giving panoramic views over the countryside. With superb landscaping around it and set in its own grounds allowing you to happily shut yourself away in your own world should you desire.
Porch A large entrance porch provides a convenient place to hang coats and leave boots and outdoor shoes. Sitting room This spacious, light-filled room has French doors leading onto the decking and boasts wonderful mountain views. Laid with solid oak flooring, the room is furnished in a contemporary style with olive-green curtains and cherry-red leather sofas and chairs, providing plenty of comfortable seating. Further solid oak sideboards house a selection of board games, DVDs and CDs, while the flat screen television features and latest high definition technology, DVD player and Sky. Modern art complements the fresh décor and a warming gas fire is a welcome feature in the cooler winter months.
Reading room This double-aspect sitting room enjoys views of the mountain peaks and the surrounding woodland. Add big comfortable chocolate-leather sofas and footstools and you have a peaceful haven for reading and relaxing.
Dining kitchen The centre piece of Bearnock Country House has to be the fabulous dining kitchen. This bright spacious room has French doors that open out onto the decking, perfect for al fresco breakfast or lunch in the warmer summer months, or guests can enjoy the mountain views from inside at the farmhouse-style kitchen table. Floors are laid with stylish Italian tiles, walls painted in tranquil duck-egg blue while the modern fitted kitchen with fresh white units comes fully equipped for even the most professional of cooks! You’ll find two Neff ovens and a gas range, an integrated dishwasher, plenty of work surface space and cupboards filled with Denby crockery, quality cutlery and glassware, and top of the range cookware.
Laundry This good-sized room is located off the kitchen and has its own back door. It houses a full-size fridge freezer as well as a washing machine and separate tumble drier for all your laundry needs. Formal dining room Floored with stylish Italian tiling, the formal dining room is light and spacious with French doors leading onto the decking and panoramic views of Suidhe Ghuirmain. Furnished with solid oak dining tables and chairs, the floor-to-ceiling windows are framed by burnt orange curtains with complementary modern pictures on the walls.
Cloakroom Conveniently located downstairs and fully wheelchair accessible, this room is fitted with a fresh white WC, wash hand basin and comes with soft white hand towels.
Bedrooms The five generously proportioned beautiful bedrooms comprise two doubles, two twins and one family bedroom with Double and Twin Beds. The two double bedrooms are en suite, one with double-width shower cubicle and wet-wall enclosure, the other with a curved bath and shower over. Both feature pristine white suites, smart chrome fittings, stylish Italian tiling and thick white towels. The double bedroom with en suite bathroom also has a second adjoining bedroom, ideal for couples with young babies, or for those in need of a quiet study to work from during their stay.
Every bedroom is individually decorated in a fresh, contemporary style and enjoys views of the mountain peaks and the surrounding native woodland. Fitted with solid oak flooring, the rooms are furnished with a combination of solid oak furniture and built-in wardrobes to provide ample storage for all your belongings. The high-quality beds are made up with feather duvets and plump pillows and dressed in crisp white Egyptian cotton linen, colourful cushions, and cosy wool throws by Highland textile designer ANTA.
Bathroom Fitted with a fresh white suite, the family-sized bathroom features a fabulous spa bath and separate spacious shower enclosure, wash hand basin and WC. Spotless Italian tiled flooring, chrome fittings and soft white fluffy towels complete this thoroughly contemporary and spacious bathroom.
Storage Bearnock has plenty of storage throughout, including linen/airing cupboards. Garage With plenty of parking outside the house, the large garage is perfect for indoor games, such as table tennis (table, bats and balls provided), when the weather is inclement.
Brocks Cottage sleeps up to 4
Red Deer Cottage sleeps up to 4
Brocks and Red Cottages sleep up to 4
Both these Luxury detached Cottages overlook the forest and river in a wild and majestic location. It has two modern bedrooms, a lounge, a formal dining room and a spacious kitchen/ family room. With superb landscaping around it you can happily shut yourself off in your own little world away from guests in the other cottages if you desire.
Porch The spacious entrance porch offers an ideal place to hang jackets and coats as well as providing a home for muddy boots and outdoor walking shoes. Sitting room The large double-aspect sitting room is furnished with lush olive-coloured blinds, curtains, cushions and throws, while Italian cherry-leather sofas and armchairs provide ample comfortable seating. Smart solid oak sideboards house a selection of entertainment from DVDs and CDs to board games and playing cards, while the flat screen television features the latest high definition technology, DVD player and Sky. This wonderfully relaxing room is punctuated with pieces of modern art objects and pictures.
Dining kitchen Featuring high-quality units, hardwood flooring and a ceramic sink with drainer, the modern fitted kitchen is fully equipped and features Neff appliances, ceramic hob and integrated dishwasher. The kitchen adjoins the spacious dining room, where you’ll find a large solid oak dining table and chairs, a striking glass and steel-strung light fitting hanging overhead, and an oak dresser housing Denby crockery.
Laundry Situated off the kitchen, and with its own back door, the convenient laundry room is equipped with a full-size fridge freezer, separate washing machine and tumble drier. Bedroom 1 A fabulous contemporary four-poster bed made from solid oak is the centrepiece of this double bedroom. The crisp white Egyptian cotton linen is the perfect backdrop for the beautiful plaid throw and candy-coloured cushions by Highland textile designer, ANTA. Again, the bedroom features hygienic hardwood flooring and handsome solid oak furniture as well as a fitted wardrobe to comfortably store all your belongings. There is also a slim wash hand basin for added convenience.
Bedroom 2 With its solid white bunk beds, the second bedroom is ideal for children. Made up with proper duvets and pillows, each bunk has its own light for reading, while the fitted wardrobe and tall chest of drawers provide ample storage. Bathroom Fitted with a fresh white suite, the family-sized bathroom features an indulgent spa bath with separate spacious shower enclosure, wash hand basin and WC. Spotless Italian tiled flooring, chrome fittings and soft white fluffy towels complete this thoroughly contemporary bathroom. Linen cupboard Found in the hallway, this handy full-height cupboard is fitted with slatted shelving for storing linen and airing purposes.
The Firs Cottage sleeps up to 6
The Firs Cottage sleeps up to 6
Overlooking the forest and river in a wild and majestic location, it has superb landscaping around it, so you can happily shut yourself off in your own little world away from guests in the other cottages if you desire. It has three modern bedrooms, a lounge, a formal dining room, and a spacious kitchen/ family room.
The Kitchen is a modern very well equipped kitchen with every conceivable utensil and cooking accessory required. It contains cookers and grill, dish washers, microwaves, fridge with freezer compartment, kettles, toasters, coffee makers, glasses, beautiful crockery and plentiful cookware.
The Dining room has a comfortable farmhouse table and matching chairs for some fine, romantic dining. The Lounge has beautiful solid oak floors throughout the living areas, and a luxurious large rug in the lounge area too. The TV units are the latest HD models and are connected to Sky. DVD, cd and video players are also provided, and in each of the living areas you will find a dresser stocked with a plentiful supply of games and books ~ in fact, you will be richly entertained! And there are cosy and comfortable suites for you to sink into, complete with cushions and throws. On the walls around The Firs you will be able to study some work by local artists. Beautiful lamps and ornaments, along with good quality curtains and blinds will create the right ambience for a restful stay.
The bedrooms wonderful, comfortable beds and high quality mattresses await you with beautiful quilts and throws, and excellent cotton bed linen.There are drawers and fitted wardrobes to each room, including bedside tables and lamps, plus hairdryers and mirrors.
Bedroom 1 (en suite) A fabulous contemporary four-poster bed made from solid oak is the centre piece of this double bedroom. The crisp white Egyptian cotton linen is the perfect backdrop for the beautiful plaid throw and candy-coloured cushions by Highland textile designer ANTA. Again, the bedroom features hygienic hardwood flooring and handsome solid oak furniture as well as a fitted wardrobe to comfortably store all your belongings. The Italian tiled en suite shower room is fitted with a fresh white suite comprising double-width shower with wet wall enclosure, wash hand basin and WC. Smart chrome fittings and soft thick white towels complete this pristine shower room.
Bedroom 2 Laid with hardwood flooring, this twin room enjoys views of the mountains and plenty of storage within the freestanding solid oak chest of drawers, double wardrobe and night stand. Beds are made up with feather duvets and plump pillows, dressed with crisp white Egyptian cotton linen.
Bedroom 3 Similar to bedroom 2, this twin room has views of the mountains, hardwood floors and freestanding solid oak furniture. Beds are made up with feather duvets and plump pillows, dressed with crisp white Egyptian cotton linen. The bathrooms are fitted to the highest standard with a fabulous spa bath and separate shower cubicle. They all come with co-ordinating cotton towels and mats. All new 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.
Silver Birch Cottage Sleeps 2
Silver Birch Cottage Sleeps 2
Silver Birch cottage is very private and overlooks the forest and river in a wild and majestic location with superb landscaping around it so you can happily shut yourself off in your own little world away from guests in the other cottages if you desire. It has one modern bedroom, a lounge, a formal dining room, and a spacious kitchen/ family room.
Sitting room This light-filled room is perfect for relaxed lounging with its raspberry blinds, curtains, throws and cushions, and soft Italian cream-leather corner suite. Solid oak furniture houses board games, DVD and CD collections, while the flat screen TV features the latest high definition technology, DVD player and Sky. Fitted with high quality hardwood flooring, the spacious room is open to the dining area.
Dining area Positioned to enjoy the same stunning views as the sitting room, the dining area boasts a round solid oak dining table and four high-backed, cream-leather chairs. The dining area is conveniently accessed from the adjoining kitchen, which is partially screened from the sitting room by a partition wall. Guests can also enter Silver Birch Cottage from the back door, situated to the rear of the dining area.
Kitchen Featuring high-quality units, hardwood flooring and a ceramic sink with drainer, the modern fitted kitchen is fully equipped and features Neff appliances, ceramic hob, integrated dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and fridge-freezer. A good selection of Denby crockery, fine glassware, cutlery and top of the range cookware comes as standard.
Bedroom With real oak floors underfoot, a cosmopolitan leather sleigh bed is the centre piece of the double bedroom. Flanked by two solid oak night stands and made up with crisp white Egyptian cotton linen, the sumptuous bed is laid with a cosy heather and olive plaid throw by Highland textile designer ANTA. Further solid oak chest of drawers and a freestanding double wardrobe provide plenty of storage for all your belongings.
Bathroom Fitted with a fresh white suite, the generously proportioned bathroom features an indulgent spa bath with separate spacious shower enclosure, wash hand basin and WC. Spotless Italian tiled flooring, chrome fittings and soft white fluffy towels complete this thoroughly contemporary bathroom. Linen cupboard Found in the hallway, this handy full-height cupboard is fitted with slatted shelving for storing linen and airing purposes.
The Loch Ness Region
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.
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.
But do not come to Loch Ness and the 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.
Local Activities – 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.
The Great Glen Way
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.
The Wildlife and Nature in this region
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
Fantastic Day Trips
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.
Wester Ross and Ross-shire
Offers 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 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 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 favorites with climbers and walkers. If you don’t fancy the high places, the deeply indented coastline means you are never far from the sea.
Famous Scottish Castles
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.
General Enquiries and Information
The Bearnock Estate Glen Urquhart near Drumnadrochit Loch Ness
All bedding is supplied all the homes are Centrally heated throughout, with radiators and thermostatic controls in each room. They all come with co-ordinating cotton towels and mats and fresh 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 utilities including Wood for the (in the Bearnoch Country House only) Gas and electricity are all included in the price. Extras including Bike hire are available locally and can be arranged easily. If you’re a serious biker, it might be best to bring your own! Cots, baby baths, high chairs, booster seats, safety gates, fire guards and baby bouncing seats are all available to use, FREE of charge. We are very baby and child friendly and will assist with any equipment that we can. For all the above please book in advance to avoid disappointment. If you would like to shop online and place your order with Tesco: we’ll happily take delivery for you. and place them into the house, ready for your use.
Pet Friendly – Yes by prior arrangement only, up to 2 well-behaved pets are welcome a supplement of £25 per booking applies. Pets must be kept under strict control at all times around the gardens and must not be allowed in the bedrooms, or on any furniture.
The Bearnock Estate Glen Urquhart near Drumnadrochit Loch Ness
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