If you're planning to visit the Scottish Highlands our Loch Ness cottages make an ideal base from which to explore this stunning region. Loch Ness is a popular Scottish holiday location, the fame of the loch and its monster is known the world over and it is a particularly beautiful part of Scotland. But it is the central location of Loch Ness that makes it the perfect destination for holidays in the Scottish Highlands - as well as a chance to glimpse 'Nessie' from a cottage with a view of the loch!
Loch Ness is part of the Great Glen, where tectonic plates collided to form what is Scotland today. This geological fault line runs over 60 miles from Fort William on the west coast to Inverness on the east coast and offers good road access between the two coasts. Loch Ness is by far the best known of the lochs in the Great Glen. Over 20 miles long, a mile wide and reputably 700 feet at its deepest, Loch Ness is the largest loch in Scotland by volume. The loch is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by moorland mountains and wooded shores. There are plenty of attractions on both sides of the loch.
The attractive village of Drumnadrochit is home to the Loch Ness Centre, an excellent visitor attraction at which you can find out a great deal more about the story of 'Nessie'. Yet Loch Ness has much more than an elusive monster. On the shores of Loch Ness is Urquhart Castle, one of Scotland's best known castles and with a bloody history. Today the spectacular views from the tower house make the journey worthwhile. Fort Augustus is a 18th-century English garrison town. From here you can take boat trips on the loch and visit a staircase of five locks on the Caledonian Canal, which runs the length of the Great Glen.
If you are staying at any of our Loch Ness cottages a journey along the east side of the loch is recommended. As the quieter of the two sides the narrow, often single track road is a scenic alternative to the busier west side of the loch. There are many vantage points along the way whilst between the village of Foyers and its northern end the road stays close to the loch.
Loch Ness cottages offer great accommodation for those also looking to venture further afield. Once away from the tourist attractions close to the loch you will find an unspoilt land of craggy hills, lochs, tumbling waters and heather moors to delight and inspire all who value true wilderness, yet so close the Highland capital city of Inverness. Just west of Drumnadrochit is the remote village of Cannich, the gateway to a series of spectacular glens extending further west, including Glen Affric and Glen Cannich.
I've come up with a selection of Loch Ness cottages to rent, many with a view of the loch. So, if you are thinking of Loch Ness cottage holidays, why not browse my selection to find something that catches your eye?
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