A cosy cottage with stunning views of Loch Ness & Glen Urquhart. Comfortable double rooms with en-suite facilities including roll top bath . Guests sitting room and conservatory, continental or Scottish breakfast.
Ideal highlands touring base.
Hi, we are Simon and Annie Greenlay. We first saw Urquhart Bay cottage in 2014 and fell in love with it. We knew immediately that we wanted to live in this peaceful cottage with its beautiful views.
The cottage is ideally situated close to the beautiful village of Drumnadrochit and a very short walk from the iconic Urqhuhart Castle. It sits in its own extensive gardens offering stunning views of Loch Ness to the East and Glen Urquhart to the North.
Working with local craftsmen we have extensively renovated the building and interior rooms to retain the charm of the original while at the same time introducing the best modern comforts. We have called on the extensive experience we gained during our careers in catering and hospitality with the aim of providing a real ‘home from home’ experience for our guests.
A full breakfast to suit all tastes and appetites is served between (7.30 and 9.00am) in the conservatory which has excellent views on three sides to enjoy Loch Ness, Glen Urquhart and the many birds which visit our garden. In fine weather we are happy to offer breakfast on the patio adjoining the conservatory. We have always believed that a good breakfast is the foundation for a good day and we offer a full range of cooked, continental and vegetarian options. We aim to use only the best locally sourced produce in our meals together with vegetables and herbs from our own garden. Evening meals can be provided using local ingredients and produce from our garden in season at a supplement.
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We have created two very cosy double rooms, each finished to a high standard and individually decorated and furnished to create its own unique character. Both rooms offer stunning views down Loch Ness to the East and up Glen Urquhart to the North.
Loch View has a double bed made up with a sumptuous double-weight Goose Down duvet and Egyptian cotton bed linen.
Loch View have full en-suite facilities including a Roll Top bath, separate Power Showers with rain heads, WC and large hand-basin . The en-suites are complemented by heated towel rails, fresh Egyptian cotton towels and a selection of local hand -made soaps and toiletries.
For your additional comfort each room contains:
-Smart flat screen TV
-Pod Coffee/Tea making machine with a selection of coffees, herbal teas and fresh milk.
-Bottled Spring water
-USB charging points.
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Annie or Simon are here for your convenience to offer local advice and tips on how to enjoy your holiday best.
Andre ting, der er værd at bemærke
In the evening you can relax by the wood burning stove in our comfortable lounge or adjoining conservatory where you can take advantage of the widescreen TV, free Wi-Fi or the many books and games on offer. We have a wide selection of books about the area and maps for those more energetic of you to plan the next day’s walking.
Guests are also more than welcome to wander through the extensive grounds and gardens and enjoy the panoramic views of Urquhart Glen and Loch Ness. Just sit and take in the views up the Glen or down Loch Ness and listen to the wildlife. You may be lucky to see the famous Nessie!!.
A short walk into the woods and you may well spot one of the many Deer or on the surrounding hills a buzzard and red kites soaring overhead. There are a number of ‘walk from door’ routes to suit all tastes. Or if you are just too tired after a long day’s sightseeing you can simply sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet with the many small birds and woodland creatures that visit our garden including pine martins & red squirrels.
After a days walking we can provide a drying room, please leave your walking boots to dry out down stairs. We ask guests to use the smoking facility outside and not in doors. We will provide you with your own key but please remember when returning to your room to be as quiet as possible.
Please be considerate in your use of the shower and bath as hot water is from a tank and not on continuous supply.
Please let us know of arrivals before 4 pm or after 8pm, arrivals on a Friday are after 5pm only.
Please respect our home and bedroom. We do not allow meals to be eaten in the bedroom. We provide a guest area and offer evening meals on request.