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7 Nights  

  • £770  to  £1190

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  • £95 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Cottage

The Cottage is in a picture-perfect location beside the historic Caledonian Canal at Dochgarroch Lock. The owners have restored this period holiday home to a very high standard with lovely features throughout. It easily sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples or small families. If you need to squeeze in one or two more people, they'll be happy on the comfortable sofa bed in the living room. The location is so idyllic that it's difficult to believe that you're only a few miles from the busy city of Inverness. You'll have space, peace, and the huge views for which the Highlands are famous, combined with the convenience of city restaurants and amenities less than four miles away.

Dochgarroch Lock is one of the closest locks to Inverness on the Caledonian Canal, making it a favourite spot for city dwellers to walk or cycle. It's gorgeous in every season, whether you walk its length or sit in the courtyard cafe that's a stone's throw from the cottage, enjoying the pleasure of a freshly prepared brunch or lunch. Dochgarroch is at the northern point of Loch Ness. You can drive down its length to see if you can spot Nessie, but we recommend booking a spot on Loch Ness by Jacobite, which moors near the cottage and sails from Dochgarroch to the world's most famous loch several times a day. Loch Ness isn't just a place to spot mythical creatures. It's also great for sailing, kayaking, swimming and fishing. With an 80-mile circumference, it's also a favourite place for walking and cycling, and there's always somewhere secluded where you can picnic in privacy.

Around the area are breathtaking sights that include Abriachan Forest, Farigaig Forest and Plodda Falls. Walk to the viewpoint at Craigmonie via Divach Falls, or go to the Falls of Foyers and Farigaig Forest, both south of Loch Ness. Other nearby lochs include Tarff, Mullardoch, Duntelchaig, Bran and Lochan Torr an Tuill near Inverfarigaig. Inverness is packed with sights and attractions and is a great choice for a day or a night out.

The Cottage is one of two fantastic Inverness holiday cottages the owner has at Dochgarroch Lock. It is available for bookings all year round, giving you no reason not to book your next Highland holiday.

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Owner details:

Freda Newton joined Independent Cottages in May 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Highland)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Cottage is a Victorian cottage with views of the Caledonian Canal from the house and the garden. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Original features in the living room include a big sash window and a fireplace, now home to a cosy log burner. This room has two armchairs and a sofa that opens into a double bed if extra accommodation is needed. The wall-mounted TV is easily visible yet out of the way if you don't want the distraction.
  • Modern kitchen with fitted appliances and plenty of space to prepare meals. Soft grey and fresh white give it a timeless style that feels both modern and entirely in keeping with the age of the cottage.
  • Dining room with a solid wood table and six chairs beside a window so you can enjoy the views while eating your breakfast.


  • Double bedroom with a decorative Victorian fireplace, dormer window and canal views. It has a double bed and a hanging rail for storage. Both bedrooms have a TV, and beds are made up for the arrival of guests with gorgeous bedding.
  • Second double bedroom, also furnished with a double bed and with lovely views. The owners have carefully chosen all of the furniture and soft furnishings to chime with the property's age while still feeling fresh and suitable for modern lifestyles.
  • Shower room with a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The Cottage has front and rear gardens and canal views. There is off-street parking and secure storage for bikes and other equipment.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen, bath towels, and fuel for the log burner is included. Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement with the owner. Please note that the garden is not securely enclosed. Smoking indoors is not permitted.

The Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4+2 in 1 bedroom (2 Doubles & 1 Sofa Bed)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £770
To £1190
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Freda Newton
Member Since May 2021

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