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The Old Smithy, Superb Former Smithy near Loch Ness

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Invermoriston, Loch Ness, Highland, Scotland - Spectacular Location Overlooking Falls

The Old Smithy is a perfect choice for people looking for a holiday in the Highlands. It is very well insulated and double-glazed throughout. Underfloor heating, Wood burning stove. Electricity is from renewable sources. An attractive sedum green roof over the extension provides insulation and absorbs CO2. Reclaimed flooring, eco-paint finishes and light airy rooms provide a healthy living environment. All heating and electricity is included in the price. A wooden deck and veranda overlook the falls. Wooded garden and parking area. The cottage is well equipped with digital satellite TV, DVD player, hifi, and broadband access. 50% off mountain bike hire. Lots of walks and outdoor activities in the area. The owners who live nearby are outdoor enthusiasts and are happy to advise on and help organise routes and book activities.

*NEW for 2017* There is now an Electric Vehicle Charge Point at The Old Smithy.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's really a so wonderful place here. We loved this cottage from the first second that we arrived. We will miss the beautiful view from the River Room and the sound of the river. we had a great time here and saw a lot - dolphins at the Moray Firth, the Glen Affric and the Great Glen Way was so beautiful.

Thank you for the lovely stay.
Jun 2017
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Inverness Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Mezzanine bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Large downstairs twin bedroom with room for cot.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Mezzanine bedroom with balcony overlooking the living area (double bed). Large twin bedroom with underfloor heating, space for cot, on ground floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes on accommodation: Children are welcome, however families should be aware that the Old Smithy lies adjacent to a fast-flowing river with vertical drops, which is unfenced, and outdoor play should be supervised. Please contact us prior to booking to discuss whether the cottage is suitable for your family. Cot and high chair provided on request, free of charge. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement, must be well-behaved, and are not permitted in bedrooms. The property itself is no-smoking. However, there is an area of covered decking which smokers may enjoy in inclement weather! Outside: Deck with outdoor furniture. BBQ. Wooded garden and private parking area. Utility Room: Warm room with washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen, fuel and electricity included. Welcome pack. Cleaned per let. Other: River room with glass walls overlooking veranda, deck, river, falls, woods and hills. Underfloor heating, Hi-fi, Broadband access, iPod dock.


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The Old Smithy, Superb Former Smithy near Loch Ness
average rating of 4.769231 based on 16 reviews

Our New "Gold Standard"

  • 5 of 5

The Old Smithy exceeded our expectations, which were high to begin with. The setting on the River Moriston is idyllic, with a view of the historic Telford bridge. The Old Smithy cottage itself is, simply, wonderful. Within view and sound of the river, it is very relaxing and quite comfortable. Frankly, we don't expect to ever stay in a nicer place ever again. It's our new "gold standard" for cottages.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you loved The Old Smithy as much as we do!
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Cute little cottage in a perfect location! We were able to go to Skye for the day and then go to Oban the next. A great little home base.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

The Old Smithy was the perfect home for four days! We absolutely loved sitting in the back room or on the porch reading, the whole place was relaxing. It's in a great central location, we took day trips to Glencoe, Dornoch, and Plodda Falls. It would have been easy to go farther and still make it back for dinner. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you as guests at The Old Smithy. We would definitely agree that the cottage is the perfect central base for exploring the Highlands! Hopefully we will see you back again some day. Mike & Jo
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Beautiful, scenic, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful, the veranda has a wonderful of the river cascading over the rocks. The underfloor heating is lovely, and the whole place has such a homely feel. We already want to come back for our next holiday!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place, very scenic. Thoroughly recommended

  • 5 of 5

A cosy cottage with all the modern conveniences you could wish for. The ideal location to explore the loch and the surrounding.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyable week in excellent location. Well presented cottage with everything we could need. Warm with great views of burn.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Glenmoriston Arms Hotel
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Fort Augustus
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Glenmoriston Arms Hotel
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Aonach Mor


West coast 50 minutes drive. East coast 45 minutes drive.

Loch Ness 10 minutes walk.


Inverness airport 1 hour by car. Inverness or Fort William train stations 45 minutes by car. Bus service to village.


Inverness 28 miles. Fort William 40 miles. Fort Augustus 6 miles. Isle of Skye 50 miles.

Further Details:

Superb central location for touring Highlands. Perfect for walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing and relaxing. Local shop and post office in village, plus hotel bar and cafe. Mini market, butcher, restaurants, pubs and bank in nearby Fort Augustus.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.