Polmaily Steading Polmaily Bothy

The Polmaily Cottages
near Drumnadrochit
Loch Ness

Sleeping 6 and 10

Just 2 miles west of the village of Drumnadrochit - (shops/restaurants/Loch Ness Monster Museum) on Loch Ness between Inverness (half-hour's drive) and Fort William (one hour's drive) - the attractive, detached bothy and steading at Polmaily are set on a hillside above the wooded valley of the River Enrick - off the beaten tourist track and ideally placed for exploring all the magnificent Highland scenery which surrounds them.

Both sides of Loch Ness can be explored by car - or by boat; and as well as the loch-fishing (where fishing and boat must be paid for). There is excellent walking on Forestry Commission land roundabout; there is golf and riding nearby; and the chairlift up Ben Nevis at Aonoch Mor (skiing in winter) is only a 45 minute drive away.

Having famous Loch Ness just down the road is a further attraction. Drumnadrochit is quite the centre for activities on the Loch, be it sailing, fishing, boat trips or just looking out for elusive Nessie. There are riding stables there and walkers and cyclists can set off in either direction along the Great Glen Way. For the even more energetic, there are dozens of Munros and Corbetts within an hour's drive.

To the south west, by continuing along the famous Caledonian Canal, you will come to pretty Fort Augustus, where it goes through a series of spectacular locks, or on to Fort William and Neptune's Staircase at nearby Corpach. From Fort William, you can climb Ben Nevis or take the Road to the Isles, to Arisaig and Morar.

To the north, you can explore lovely Glen Affric, indulge in some urban bustle, cultural and retail therapy in Inverness, go and watch the dolphins at the Kessock Bridge or at Chanonry Point on the Black Isle, or strike even further north towards John o' Groats. And if a day on Skye appeals, then it's just a two hour trip from Inverness.

Polmaily Bothy

Polmaily Bothy

Polmaily Bothy is an old stone 'bothy' - architecturally re-designed internally - which stands, detached, with its own pretty patio-garden (furniture), at the edge of what was, formerly, a traditional farm-steading. Double- glazed, and very cosy with its wood-burning stove, it has a stone- flagged floor and wooden beams, and its wide doorways and level flooring, make it ideal for the less able. It is altogether a most comfortable house for all seasons of the year.

Heating is by wood-burning stove, and total-control central-heating. Bed-linen and towels are included!included. Well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement. A refundable householders deposit is required. Sorry, no smoking.

Accommodation (sleeps 6):

Sitting room Open-plan view


Sitting room


Bedroom Bedroom

Polmaily Steading Polmaily Steading

Polmaily Steading

Polmaily Steading is a superb and spacious family house, its two wings embracing the central courtyard. Created with great flair from traditional farm buildings, it has two ground floor bedrooms, making it ideal for those of limited mobility.

It has been furnished and fitted to a very high standard, fully double glazed, centrally heated, and with extensive use of Chinese slate flooring. Several of the rooms have beamed ceilings, there is a well fitted kitchen and additional utility room. There are no less than three sitting rooms, one with wood burning stove and and one also with a gallery (minstrels not included!), another with snooker table, and three of the five bedrooms have spacious en suite facilities. As the cherry on the cake, one also has a four-poster bed! Two bedrooms are downstairs, making the house very suitable for less mobile tenants. Outside there are lovely gardens on the north and west sides.

Heating is by wood-burning stove and oil-fired central heating (part underfloor). Central heating and all wood and kindling are included!included in the rental. Well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement. A refundable householder's deposit will be required. Sorry, no smoking. Wi-Fi is available, subject to provider.

Accommodation (sleeps 10):

Sitting Room Dining Room Dining Room Upstairs Sitting Room Kitchen Dining Room


Billiard table Deck

East Wing Upstairs

West Wing Upstairs

Bedroom Bedroom
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