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Craigwell Pet-Friendly Cottage in Drumnadrochit, The Highlands

410
  • £
  • $
per week
sleeps 8
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Craigwell Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Craigwell is a charming semi-detached cottage set in a quiet location in the village of Drumnadrochit near Loch Ness. With three bedrooms, one double, one twin and one single with pull-out stacker bed plus a double sofa bed in the sitting room, this cottage can sleep up to eight people. The cottage also includes a family bathroom, a ground floor shower room, a kitchen with breakfast bar, a sitting room with dining area and open fire, plus a second sitting room with sofa bed. Craigwell offers friends and families a lovely homely base from which to explore nearby Loch Ness and the beautiful surrounding Highlands.

Area
The village of Drumnadrochit lies at the head of Urquhart Bay on the shore of Loch Ness and is the centre of the Loch Ness Monster tourism industry in Scotland. In an area of great natural beauty and magnificent scenery, Drumnadrochit is home to the popular Loch Ness Monster exhibition, a village green, a shop and post office, several cafes and a gift shop and tea room.

Region
From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Amenities
Oil central heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large garden with furniture. Three well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 6 mins walk, pub 3 mins walk. Loch Ness 1 mile. Note: Mobile phone reception can be intermittent. Note: Check-in 4pm.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Reviews

Mrs Hopkins
February 2016
A home from home and the kids loved the nooks and crannies. We had an excellent stay and would highly recommend Craigwell cottage. When we next visit the area, we would definitely try and rebook at Craigwell as it suited our needs perfectly and was good value.
Mrs Gazzani
April 2014
Lovely cottage in a very convenient place to get out and about from. Some lovely walks around Loch Ness. Weather was exceptional for the time of year.
Mrs Hooper
June 2014
The Cottage was absolutely perfect!! The area was beautiful and we enjoyed every minute- didn't want to come home!
Miss Crone
February 2014
I was extremely happy with the cottage, it's location and it's distance from amenities. It was warm and cosy on entering. Hot water readily available. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will most definitely return.
Mrs Pattison
May 2014
A fabulous cottage convenient for local walking and sightseeing. Perfect if you have dogs as the garden was huge. Plenty of space to play fetch! We had a fantastic time and will definitely be back again.
Mrs Hudson
October 2013
Great cottage in a lovely area.
Mrs Kenny
June 2014
What a fabulous cottage !! It felt like home from home. The village is lovely and the surrounding area is great with some fantastic walks. Even our dog enjoyed the cottage especially the huge garden. Will definitely be going back to the same cottage next year, just need to decide when!!
davidhill13
August 2016
My wife and I booked Craigwell Cottage in Drumnadrochit, Scotland, for the 22nd of July 2016 for three nights as a surprise gift for my daughter's 30th birthday. Firstly, the check-in time had been changed from 2pm to 4pm via the Sykes Agency email at very short notice. This then was altered again by the owner of the cottage, stating we could have checked-in from 2pm as normal, which caused slight confusion, resulting in us losing another two hours after a seven hour journey. Upon arrival at the cottage, the first thing that we noticed was the metal flashing on the outside door frame was hanging loose, causing an injury. Entering the cottage, after a look around, the first impressions were positive as the kitchen was clearly newer than the rest of the cottage, then upon investigation further, we noticed cobwebs, dust, dead insects, holes in walls, shabby decor. Furthermore, the mattresses were not fit for a child, never mind an adult. In the downstairs en-suite which my wife and I stayed in, due to my disability, the bed was simply a sofa-bed with a mattress of around an inch in thickness. You can imagine the discomfort we felt after having slept there for four days. The beds upstairs were not much better, as the rest of my family could feel the springs in their old mattresses. The curtains were not fully attached to the curtain poles, and some windows had curtains missing. There were also hooks hanging from walls, which as you can tell would be a safety hazard had we not had noticed them. Worse was to come when we decided to freshen up in the upstairs bathroom, only to find the main shower would not originally turn on as it had clearly not been used or replaced in a significant length of time. The shower head was also detached from the clasp, resulting in my daughters and sons-in-laws not being able to use the shower to it's full potential without holding it. We botched the job ourselves by attaching plasters to the shower stand, which aided our showering but should have been unnecessary. When we reported this to the cottage owner, he blamed his maintenance man but no resolution was given during our stay. Whilst on the subject of facilities, the en-suite toilet made a horrific noise when flushed and lasted for quite some time as there was no flushing capacity. Moving to the garden, the barbeque area was non-existent, the table was filthy and chairs unable to be sat on, and clearly had not been used for a long time. Brick work was tatty, unkempt, untidy, and had obviously not been decorated for some years. The shed at the bottom of the garden had a window missing, and was completely unusable as there was no locking system in place. Lastly, the front of the cottage needs a complete refurbish and the patio-area is weed infested and generally unkempt. We viewed some of the other cottages on the opposite rows, which were absolutely stunning and in perfect condition, which made us feel disheartened as we had paid a substantial amount of money for this weekend break. We are still awaiting a response to our initial complaint despite it being over 6 weeks. We will not be returning to this cottage which is in a lovely part of Scotland because of this really disappointing experience.
Mrs Cooke
September 2013
I loved the cottage, as it was very comfortable, clean very well situated for Loch Ness attractions but also having the peace and quiet of a very nice location. Cant fault anything at all. We were very impressed and would go back again.
Ms Vaughan
January 2014
The cottage was in a great location - only 10 mins walk from a very friendly pub and handy shop. There's loads to do in the area - we were 2 families with 4 kids, so lots of walks nearby and cycle rides were great. Going up to the forest for a wander at the back of the house was lovely, and stunning Glen Etive just a short drive away. It was lovely to come home after a day out and relax in front of the open fire. Having 2 sitting rooms was perfect - one for the kids and their X Box and one for adults and their peace and quiet! We also went to Fort Augustus for a flat and easy cycle ride one day too - beautiful along the canal. Loads to do in the area, and we also squeezed in some ice skating in Inverness. Lovely cottage - very homely, cosy and comfortable.
Mrs Trueman
November 2015
The cottage was wonderful and the owners were very welcoming.
Mr Blanchard
December 2015
We had a lovely Christmas there, it was nice and relaxed. The log fire was a great warming comfort. Going out on Loch Ness on a boat was good as well. Thank you to the owners and Sykes.
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