Erchless Castle is a historic and romantic Scottish Castle situated on a private estate in the fertile land of the Glen of Strathglass near the pretty town of Beauly. The spacious rooms contain many original antiques and bring a real sense of history and splendour to this magnificent building. It is an ideal base for enjoying the stunning local scenery and exploring the riches of Loch Ness, Glen Affric and the surrounding area.Please not that we must respect the privacy of our guests and the castle is not open for tours or visits.
Factors Cottage is the end one of three Victorian listed stone cottages in the grounds of Erchless Castle. The rooms are airy and spacious, yet cosy in the winter with central heating and the wood burner. Please note that guests in the cottage do not have access to castle facilities such as the hot tub.
You will be welcomed with a complementary bottle of wine and tasty shortbread biscuits handmade in the Highlands,
The separate dining room in the cottage is ideal for getting around the table in the evenings and catching up on the day before settling down by a log fire. Watch for deer and red squirrels in the fields and forests or salmon leaping in the river as you enjoy walking through the estate. Whether you wish to play golf, ride, visit the local distillery or explore the area by foot or bike there is an abundance of things to do and see from watching dolphins in the Moray Firth to visiting the historic sites of Culloden, Urqhuart castle and Castle Leod. Spend a day visiting the west coast on the wonderfully scenic railway from Beauly to Kyle of Lochalsh or watch the water thunder down the drop at Plodda Falls a few miles away near the pretty village of Tomich.
The relatively short distance from Inverness airport makes the area very accessible for a short break in the spacious and well-equipped cottage or the magnificent historic castle.