Experienced short term letting hosts bring you this charming 3 bedroom country cottage set in its own woodland by its own trout river. Enjoy the hospitality of this quiet and ideally placed base for exploring the Highlands of Scotland: visit Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye and great golf courses!
Situated on the famous North Coast 500 route, we are ideally placed as a base to explore the Highlands. Just twenty kilometres north of Inverness and the amenities of the city, but the pleasure of the country, with easy access to Loch Ness itself.
We have been hosting in London, Geneva and Paris since 2012 and recently renovated and listed this charming Scottish country cottage that has been in our family for nearly 100 years. Our ideal guests are families of up to 5 people, or else small groups of friends travelling together - we will never ask strangers to share the space.
You will see photos of the exterior and interior on the site.
The cottage has three bedrooms:
The Botanic room with a queen size bed and toilet en-suite;
The Birds room with two single beds and a shower-room en-suite;
The Traveller room with a single bed situated next to the shared bathroom.
The living room has a working fireplace and a library of local guidebooks as well as a broad range of literature. A separate dining room leads into the fully-equipped kitchen.
The cottage is accessed through a sun porch that is great for afternoon tea. There is a lawn garden to the front with views over the Cromartie Firth, and a slope down to the trout river. Tall trees protect the house to the North.
The cottage is set back from the road behind a wall and hedge giving great private space in the garden.
Guests have full access to the house and grounds, including the trout river at the bottom of the garden.
It is important to note that this is a relatively shallow but fast-flowing river so guests are asked to take real care with young children as it is not safe to try and wade across the river in the water.
Note that the cottage itself is a 15 minute walk from shops in the centre of Evanton village - it is not really practical to stay here without your own vehicle
A beautiful road leads off to the West Coast and the Isle of Skye. Or head up the East Coast right to the tip of Great Britain.
Evanton also has some of its own features:
•Fyrish Monument. This is the stone ruin you can see on top of the nearest hill. It represents the gates of Negapatam in India and was built in 1782 by General Sir Hector Munro, a local landowner, in order to provide employment for local people. There is a path up to the monument on the other side of the hill.
•The Black Rock Gorge, just a mile further up the Glenglass Road, is a very deep and narrow natural river gorge. It is a rather spooky place and was used for filming one of the scenes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
•Ben Wyvis is a small mountain (big for Scotland) between Evanton and Dingwall to the north. It is a Nature Reserve and can be walked. Despite only being 1000 metres high, some parts of the mountain have snow all year round.
There are also many great places to walk just in the nearby countryside and guests will find links to trails we and others have loaded onto Wikiloc in the house manual.