Features

  • Ideal for family holidays, parties, outdoor pursuits activities and celebrations
  • Catering can be arranged for parties
  • Dores Inn can offer transport for a large restaurant booking
  • Cinema room with popcorn machine (from 8th April onwards)
  • Magnificent, 'eco house' with 'Polar Wall' construction
  • Spectacular location overlooking Loch Duntelchaig and mountains
  • Ancient neolithic monuments surround the loch
  • Great outdoor entertainments by arrangement including:
  • Fishing rights on the loch
  • Snooker table
  • Children's play-park with slide and swings
  • Bike storage
  • Ample parking
  • 20-minutes from Inverness
  • Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury grocery delivery
  • Linen and towels included
  • All fuel included
  • Strictly no dogs
  • No smoking
  • In the immediate area:
  • Activities can be arranged through Boots and Paddles including Walk on Water on the pond!
  • Mountain biking locally; within an hour of Learnie Red Rocks on the Black Isle or WolfTrax at Laggan and an abundance of trails at Aviemore
  • Excellent rock climbing and abseiling
  • Paintballing - in Farr nearby
  • Nature trails
  • Road biking on quiet roads
  • Hill walking of all levels
  • Cycle hire (delivered and collected if more than 6 bikes hired)
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Gorge walking/swimming
  • Orienteering
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Mountaineering

Accommodation

  • Ground Floor
  • 2 Entrance porches
  • 2 Halls
  • Games room
  • 2 Utility rooms
  • Large lounge
  • Large kitchen -dining room with table for 18
  • Second kitchen/breakfast room
  • Twin bedroom
  • Wet room with shower, toilet and wash hand basin
  • 2 WCs
  • First Floor
  • Triple bedroom with king-size and single bed and en suite shower room with toilet and wash hand basin
  • Triple bedroom with 3 single beds
  • Single bedroom
  • Family bathroom with whirlpool bath, toilet and wash hand basin
  • 2 king-size bedrooms
  • 2 twin bedrooms
  • Bath/shower room with toilet and wash hand basin
  • Bathroom with bath, toilet and wash hand basin
  • Superking-size bedroom with en suite shower room with toilet and wash hand basin

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2017 rental rates
2018 rental rates
Low Season Jan. Feb, March £2,300
Mid Season Spring £2,500
Easter Holidays £2,700
Whitsun £2,700
High July/Aug £2,700
Mid Season Autumn £2,650
Mid Season Half Term £2,650
Low Nov/Dec £2,500
Christmas week £3,000
New Year week £3,600
2018 rental rates
2017 rental rates
Mid Season Autumn £2,650
Mid Season Half term £2,650
Low Season November/December £2,500
Christmas 21st to 28th December £3,000
New Year 28th Dec to 4th Jan £3,600
Low Season Jan/Feb/March £2,500
Easter £2,800
Mid Season Spring £2,650
Whitsun Holiday £2,850
High Season £2,850
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Jan 7 - 14 14 - 21 21 - 28 28 - 4
Feb 4 - 11 11 - 18 18 - 25 25 - 4
Mar 4 - 11 11 - 18 18 - 25 25 - 1
Apr 1 - 8 8 - 15 15 - 22 22 - 29 29 - 6
May 6 - 13 13 - 20 20 - 27 27 - 3
Jun 3 - 10 10 - 17 17 - 24 24 - 1
Jul 1 - 8 8 - 15 15 - 22 22 - 29 29 - 5
Aug 5 - 12 12 - 19 19 - 26 26 - 2
Sep 2 - 9 9 - 16 16 - 23 23 - 30 30 - 7
Oct 7 - 14 14 - 21 21 - 28 28 - 4
Nov 4 - 11 11 - 18 18 - 25 25 - 2
Dec 2 - 9 9 - 16 16 - 23 21 - 28 28 - 4
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2018
Jan 6 - 13 13 - 20 20 - 27 27 - 3
Feb 3 - 10 10 - 17 17 - 24 24 - 3
Mar 3 - 10 10 - 17 17 - 24 24 - 31 31 - 7
Apr 7 - 14 14 - 21 21 - 28 28 - 5
May 5 - 12 12 - 19 19 - 26 26 - 2
Jun 2 - 9 9 - 16 16 - 23 23 - 30 30 - 7
Jul 7 - 14 14 - 21 21 - 28 28 - 4
Aug 4 - 11 11 - 18 18 - 25 25 - 1
Sep 1 - 8 8 - 15 15 - 22 22 - 29 29 - 6
Oct 6 - 13 13 - 20 20 - 27 27 - 3
Nov 3 - 10 10 - 17 17 - 24 24 - 1
Dec 1 - 8 8 - 15 15 - 22 22 - 29 29 - 5
Short break prices
Low Season Jan. Feb, March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £1,600
Low Season Jan. Feb, March 5 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £1,900
Mid Season Autumn 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £2,100
Mid Season Spring 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £1,900
Mid Season Spring 5 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £2,100
Low Season Jan/Feb/March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £1,900
Low Season November/December 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £1,900
Mid Season Autumn 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £2,100
Mid Season Spring 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £2,100
Low Season Jan to March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2019) £1,900
PLEASE NOTE: Extras:
Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £400
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Property information

House by the Loch is a fantastic holiday house which is perfect for an activity holiday, golfing week, family get together or just a great place to relax, entertain and recharge. However, for those celebration weekends or small weddings of no more than 35 guests it is the ideal house.

With fishing available on the loch, a superb games room and oodles for children to do, it couldn't be better. Mature Stags and Hens welcome!

Golfers will appreciate the short drive to Castle Stuart and Nairn Championship courses and for skiers, winter-sports on the Cairngorms are just 50 minutes drive.

The owner, who lives in an adjacent farmhouse, is happy to assist in planning and arranging the activities listed in order for you to have the best possible holiday experience. There are very few self-catering large houses which offer so much.

House by the Loch is situated on an elevated point overlooking Loch Duntelchaig. Duntelchaig means 'Fort of the Snail', a name conferred in the dim mists of time by the Celts, who inhabited the area around Loch Ness. The landscape is very little changed since those times - ancient birch woodland, rocky outcrops and magnificent loch-side cliffs that are a delight to rock climbers.

This luxury house commands magnificent and panoramic views across the loch and far away to the distant mountains of the west. Loch Ness is just a short drive or cycle down the hill. Constructed of an innovative, new and environmentally-friendly product called 'Polar Wall', which has to be experienced to be believed; the warmth of the house with just minimal underfloor heating is truly astonishing. Combined with a heat recovery system, this house has been designed as an energy efficient house of the 21st century.

Inverness is just 10 minutes drive and supermarket deliveries to the house can be arranged on-line through Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys. Perfect for all your catering requirements.

Aviemore is approximately 30 minutes drive and for those with a love of outdoor pursuits, there can be no other house in Scotland better placed: whether you are a hill walker, road cyclist, mountain biker, windsurfer, rock climber, skier, snowboarder, golfer, angler or paraglider - it can all be done in either the immediate area or within a 30-minute drive.

Facilities

  • Panoramic views across Loch Duntelchaig to the mountains of the west
  • 'Polar Wall' insulation - super warm house in winter
  • Heat recovery system
  • Private clear spring water supply
  • Full size snooker table
  • Wireless - Broadband
  • Oak floors upstairs
  • Stone floors downstairs with underfloor heating
  • Double glazing
  • 3 Dishwashers
  • 2 Washing machines
  • 3 Tumble dryers
  • 3 Microwave ovens
  • 2 Sky Freeview plasma TVs and DVD player
  • 1 LED TV with additional 2 in 1 sound bar for part cinematic feel
  • Sound system and iPod dock
  • Oven and 4 hobs
  • Range style cooker with LPG hob
  • 3 Fridge/freezers
  • Mobile telephone reception
  • 3 Coffee makers
  • Chimnea and garden furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • 2 travel cots and highchairs by request
  • 2 standard cots by request
  • 3 sledges

Further information

  • Catering Options - Chinese take away food delivery from Inverness.
  • Eating Out - Dores Inn - 5 minutes drive. For larger party bookings at the restaurant the inn can offer transport to and from.
  • Grocery Delivery - Sainsbury's, Asda and Tesco all Deliver.
  • 4 * equivalent or higher properties - High standard throughout
  • Child Friendly - Very child-friendly. There's a children’s playpark with: football pitch and goals (not full size), swings, slide and other outdoor toys
  • Disabled / Less Abled Access - Twin room with wet room on ground floor
  • Indoor entertainment - Cinema room with popcorn machine! Pool table.
  • Internet/Wifi - Wireless broadband
  • Fishing & Stalking - Fishing available on the loch and can be arranged in the area.
  • Golf - Castle Stuart - 20 minutes drive Nairn - 40 minutes drive Inverness - 10 minutes drive
  • Hillwalking - Fabulously placed for walking, mountain biking and hill climbing, there is also excellent rock climbing around Loch Duntelchaig. Cairngorms National Park in easy reach
  • Remote or secluded - A secluded, sparsely populated area just 10 miles from Inverness - best of both worlds!
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - Great for bird watching . Deer, foxes, pine martens and squirrels (red).

Travel information

Drive time: Inverness airport - 40 mins Edinburgh airport - 3 hours Glasgow airport - 3 hours 20 mins Aberdeen airport - 2 hours 30 mins

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Visitor comments

  • Joan Ferguson
    17 of us stayed here for a special birthday celebration and loved it. The house was very well laid out and well equipped. Location was beautiful and ideal for walking, cycling and travel to Inverness. We would recommend this house to any large group or family. Fiona made us feel very welcome.
  • Shona Laird
    14 of us stayed at the House on the Loch for my hen weekend back in February. It was an absolutely fabulous place to stay, we all loved it. Great location and all the facilities you would need, infact more than you would need. The owner Fiona was so lovely and very helpful when one of us had a flat tyre when we due to leave. The 4x4 experience next door is also well worth a visit, great fun. Lovely weekend and several of us have spoken about going back again!
  • Joyce Robertson
    15 of us stayed at "House by the Loch" over the Mayday weekend and all had a great time, what a fab house with fab views and we loved the changes that have been made since last year when we were there. It is great to go through the whole house rather than go out of one and into the other. Wee boy loved the disco lights. Plenty of space in a beautiful area, although the owners are right next door you would not even know they were there. Only 2 wee points would be good to have enough plates etc all matching and same size for amount the house holds and playpark some of the equipment could be replaced. Thanks again for a wonderful venue for a great weekend, Elgin Baptist Church Young Adults OWNER RESPONSE:I am delighted you loved the changes Joyce. Your points have been taken on board and new crockery added so all the larger plates and side plates match. The children's playpark has also been updated recently. So pleased to hear that you still all had a great time here at House by the Loch.
  • Steele Family, South Uist
    We spent a week here end Mar/beg Apr 2014,we had a brilliant time all 19 of us. The house is amazing,very clean & very warm. there is loads of space & lots of things to do to to keep everyone entertained! Beautiful scenery,very peaceful location. We would highly recommend this house,to any group looking for the perfect holiday.
  • frances mcginness
    We were here for a lovely pre wedding gathering 13-15 november 2009 and have to say the place is fantastic, the views are spectacular and the walks around about it are tremendous. Thanks a lot
  • R and D.Black
    Wonderful holiday in a beautiful house, we had a fantastic time! Very well eaquiped,clean and comfortable.Spectacular views and stunning setting.Thank you for a great stay
  • Mr and Mrs M. Turley
    Had a brilliant week! 5 star accommodation and hospitality - rarely found. Definitely would return.
  • Redbull UK Ltd
    Amazing house.Amazing views.Amazing Time...AMAZING! Thank you.
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