Tychat House -Private Highland Estate Overlooking Loch Ness

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View of Loch Ness from Tychat House


Last updated: 04/25/2016

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


Nestled above the legendary Loch Ness in the rolling hills of the Great Glen, Tychat House sits on a sprawling 38.5 acre estate and boasts panoramic views of Urquhart Bay and its Pictish ruins with the gracious Monalaidth Mountains providing a stunning backdrop. This secluded, charming and unique highland getaway is an idyllic holiday retreat - the view alone will keep you captivated for hours.

Renovated in 2008, the home’s interior is delightfully eclectic including a pictorial tribute to the owner’s famous scientific investigations into the existence of the Loch Ness monster. With views of the Loch from each room, Tychat House is the perfect place to “Nessie-watch.”

The ground floor features large picture windows and its open layout surrounds a wood-burning fireplace. Round every corner is another nook or snug with seating. During fine weather, the outdoor patio is perfect for enjoying the fresh highland air or dining, but don’t be surprised by the occasional woolly passer-by (sheep).

The first floor presents the choice of two spectacular double bedrooms. Both offer king-size beds, stellar views and private balconies - ideal for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or a quiet drink as the sun goes down. The third bedroom is equipped with a single trundle bed and is also endowed with the same breathtaking vista.

When you venture out you will be spoilt for choice of things to do in the area. Easy day trips include: The Loch Ness Exhibition Centre at the Drumnadrochit Hotel, Glen Affric, Fort Augustus (where you can see the famous Telford lock), Fort William, Aviemore (both have steam railways) Inverness City and its shopping, swimming pool and multi screen cinema, Culloden Battle Field and its visitors centre, take a boat trip on the Moray Firth so see the dolphins or board a real Loch Ness research vessel to search for Nessie.

The area is rich with history and nature. There is easy access to water sports, golf, fishing and walking/hiking. In fact, the ‘Great Glen Way’ footpath passes through the fields of Tychat Estate and is easily accessible from the house.

Keywords: House, Loch Ness, Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, Highland, Scotland, Holiday, Vacation, Holiday Let, Self Catering

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    (1) High chair, (1) Pack n' play...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe:


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Or ans the Brits say a 'Conservatory' ; )...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
575-900 per week
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$979 $3,670
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$979 $3,670
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $122.32
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $305.81
  • Taxes Not included


I use a 3rd party management company to oversee the property as I live mainly in the US. They charge 30% up front and contact you to collect the balance a few weeks prior to your arrival. The 250 GBP damage protection is a hold on your credit card which just drops off within 2 weeks provided there is no damage.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fiddler's / Drumnadrochit Hotel...
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Inverness - Torvean / Castle Stuart
20 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fiddler's / Drum Hotel / Loch Ness Inn
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1978

About: My family and I have owned this property since the early 1970s. It has become our beloved second home and my father, Robert H. Rines, has based his research into the Loch Ness Monster from this house for the last 30 years. We hope that you will enjoy the mystique, comfort and beauty that Tychat Estate provides. Not to mention, the possibility of catching a glimpse of Nessie : )

Why Beauly, Highland, UK:
This property is first and foremost our second home. We have decided to position the house as a vacation rental in order to help with the expenses of the property as well as open the doors to others who will experience one of the most mysterious, relaxing, beautiful and inspiring locations in the Highlands.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy, beautiful vistas of the Great Glen and Loch Ness; including the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Easy access to the Great Glen Way, which passes through the 38.5 acre estate. Proximity to the Loch Ness exhibition center and other tourist attractions.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2016

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  • View of Loch Ness from Tychat House

    View of Loch Ness from Tychat House

  • Main Room

    Main Room

  • Ensuite Bedroom

    Ensuite Bedroom

  • Tychat House

    Tychat House

  • Kitchen


  • Conservatory


VRBO #260606

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Beauly, Highland, UK #260606

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