In beautiful Glen Urquhart, near Loch Ness, Inverness firstname.lastname@example.org
|Jim and Julia (Bedfordshire) 9th- 13th February 2019
An absolute gem of a cottage. A great location with beautiful scenery. We've managed to pack in
so much in our 4 days here. Loch Ness (of course),Ben Nevis, Aviemore. Our first visit here but definitely not the last.
Grant Cottage, we shall return. Recommend the train journey from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. We saw Stags, Otters,
Herons and Seals.
Back at base we fed and saw the Pine Marten plus a great big fat Badger.
What a treat!
||Mark and Vicky (Hampshire) 30th January- 6th February 2019
This is our 2nd visit to this lovely cottage and hopefully not our last. The cottage provided us both with a well
earned break and the ideal opportunity to relax and recuperate.
During our stay we had some great walks straight from the cottage as well as a bit of mountain biking in the snow.
It's great to see the Pine Marten still returns most days to enjoy his snacks.
Thank you ever so much for the eggs, milk, bread and butter, it's definitely a nice touch.
An awesome cottage in a great location
|Lauren, Chris, Miles and Max 1st - 5th January 2019
We have had a fantastic holiday at this gorgeous cottage. Everything here is just perfect
in every way and we felt very at home.
The kids have both enjoyed themselves so much we can't wait to come back soon
and hopefully stay longer. We are going to miss the Pine Marten, we have enjoyed feeding
him/her every night. Thank you so much for letting us stay here.
It truly is a gorgeous cottage.
Thank you xx
||Fiona, Otto, Silke and Yorg (Germany)
11th - 18th October 2018
First time in Scotland and we saw a very colourful landscape
with many different lights.
We like the silence.
Thank you for the stay in Grant Cottage.
|Steve and Diane - Middlesbrough (North Yorkshire)
13th - 20th September 2018
Thanks to you both for a lovely cottage, enjoyed our stay. Never saw The Pine Marten but caught it on
a trial camera about midnight.
Went for a walk around Plodda Falls, Glen Affric- lovely.
Weather has not been too bad, raining on/off but warm.
Went to Inverness, then got a puncture!!
||Emily and Tom (Beverley, East Yorkshire)
7th - 11th September 2018
We really enjoyed our stay here, especially watching the Pine Marten ( who came on 2 nights at around 10pm for jam sandwiches),
the pair of Woodpeckers and even saw a deer from the window.
We loved exploring the local area - walking trails of Glen Affric, Reelig Glen and Urquhart Castle all well worth a visit.
|Leonie, Elena, Heileo and Stefanie Germany (Hessigheim, Stuttgart)
15th - 22nd August 2018
Dear Catherine, Dear Andrew,
It was a pleasure to meet you on Saturday at the cottage! We have had an amazing and fantastic
time in Grant Cottage. Everything was more than we expected.
In every detail we felt your hearts and souls put in your cottage.
Danke Fur Alles - Thank you so much !
|Cecile, Damien, Eliott and Nathan ( France ) 4th August - 7th August 2018
We had a lovely time and really enjoyed our stay at Grant Cottage.
We spent our first day around Loch Ness and the second one hiking in
Glen Affric under the sunshine.
We didn't see the Pine Marten but the sandwiches were gone in the morning!
Loved watching the birds at breakfast.
||Steve, Gina, Lauren and Charlotte. 28th July- 4th August 2018
We had a great time at Grant Cottage. We visited Urquhart castle, went on a very fast speedboat round
Loch Ness ( Beastie Boats ) and visited Plodda Falls and Glen Affric. Took a trip to Kinlochewe and Sheildaig
long journey but worth it for the views!
|Annick, Oliver, Laurence and Fabien. ( France and Belgium ) 21st - 24th July 2018
We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. We have not seen the Pine Marten but we have
seen Woodpeckers- Black and white with red tail, a Lesser black - backed Gull, Yellow wagtail or Green Finch, white
Wagtail, Robin, Whinchat, Tits, Chaffinch, Bullfinch (Bouvreuil in France).
We had a walk around Loch Affric under the sun- Good weather and beautiful place.
||Lena and Uli ( Geneva, Switzerland) 9th - 14th July 2018
We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. We really enjoyed all the nature around us and particularly
the animals. The Pine Marten came every evening to take his jammy bread and we also saw a deer in the
Thank you so much !
|23rd June- 30th June 2018Daphne and Rita ( Brentwood, Essex )
Great week, lovely cottage. Visited Ullapool, Mallaig and drove up Glen Affric. Plodda Falls is worth a visit.
Don't bother with Jacobite Loch Ness Cruise. Also visited Balmoral- long drive but fab scenery.
Fab weather- too hot !!
||5th June - 8th June 2018 Henry and Jill (Chelmsford )
Had a brilliant time here and weather better than we expected. Enjoyed days out and watching the colourful
wildlife. Have yet to see the Pine Marten, but sandwiches gone, so this being our very last night we are hoping to catch a glimpse.
Lovely cottage. Thankyou Andrew and Catherine for a wonderful stay!
Pine Marten appeared 11.15 last night. So glad we saw it before we left, lovely to watch
him tackle the jam sandwiches.
|1st June- 4th June 2018 Tonnie and John Dombroek ( Lelystad, Holland ) Leo Praag and Harn Faas.
Grant Cottage is a lovely home, very comfortable with a great garden. It was nice to watch the many
birds in the garden and The Pine Marten. One night we saw him in the bird house.
We enjoyed our stay very much.
Thank you very much.
||28th May-1st June 2018 Paul, Kirsty, Sophie and James Clarke. (Hampshire)
What a beautiful cottage, we've thoroughly enjoyed our short stay up here in the Highlands. The weather has been
gorgeous and it's been a lovely base to come back to everyday. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Grant Cottage
to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful part of the world.
Thank you again.
|19th-26th May 2018 Kevin and Julie Steward David and Margaret Smith ( Norfolk)
We have had a truly fantastic time in Grant Cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed the nightly visits from the Pine Marten and watching all the birds
back and forth to the feeders. The Spa bath was very much appreciated after our day walking up Meall-Fuar-Mhonaidh. Highly recommend a
visit to Glen Affric. We found the Tomich Hotel,Tomich, Fiddlers and Benleva Hotel in Drumnadrochit are good places to eat.
Many thanks Andrew and Catherine for such a lovely cottage and making us feel so at home here.
||Mark and Vicky ( Hampshire) 8/4/18 - 14/4/18
A gem of a cottage in such a beautiful area. I am going to miss our nightly visits from The Pine Martens and a badger.
We will definitely be back. We have written in the small book ( wildlife book ) with regards to the wildlife.
Also thank you ever so much for the bread, milk and eggs, very much appreciated.
We are sad to be leaving.
|4/4/18 - 8/4/18 Julie, Thomas and Yasmin (London )
We had a lovely time at Grant Cottage. The Pine Marten paid us a visit on 2 nights and every night we laid
out sandwiches- it was gone the next morning! The chirping of the birds and the gushing of the stream
created a serene peaceful atmosphere which will be greatly missed.
Thank you very much, we will definitely be back!
||26/3/18 - 30/3/18 The Lauder family Armadale ( West Lothian)
A beautiful Highland Hideaway. We were very lucky to see both The Pine Marten and a Badger.
The area around the house is lovely and you can paddle in the burn, LOVELY!
We had a good time visiting Urquhart Castle, Glen Affric, Plodda Falls ( very impressive )
and a nice day trip to Beauly ( the home of The Clan Fraser for all of you outlander fans )
The Priory was very interesting, we had a lovely lunch in The Priory Hotel!
|15/2/18 - 18/2/18 ( Wavertree Liverpool ) Chris Harrison Vicky Jones Darcy Jones Evie Jones
A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Nothing better than a morning coffee sat watching the birds
eating their breakfast whilst we have ours. Feels like friends are visiting us each morning to say '' Hello''.
The most difficult part is leaving !!
We will be back !!!!!
||23rd-27th January 2018 Tanja Steinborn and Katrin Maier ( Germany )
This is our 5th time in Scotland and it's one of the best!!! We felt really at home and enjoyed
every minute! We are glad that the Pine Marten liked our pancakes.
We hope to come back some day!
Best wishes and Thank you.
|A review from the children
Nigel Fennell and family
27th December 2017 - 4th January 2018
Dear Andrew and Catherine.
Thank you very much for the lovely accommodation! We saw lots of wildlife including The Pine Marten, fox, blue tits, golden eagle,
wood pecker, highland cow down the road and owls hooting. It snowed really heavy and was so beautiful, we even built a snowman and a snow cat!
Also we really loved the open fire, it was so cosy when we came back in from our walks.
We have also left you some tasty chocolates which we were very tempted to eat, just a little thank you for letting us stay in you're cottage.
And OMG, we LOVE the bubbly bath and how it fizzes!!!
This has been one of the best holiday locations ever, thank you very much, lots of love,
Molly and Lily - The Kids
||Ian and Michelle Kyle 10th-13th November 2107
Just what the doctor ordered. I needed to unwind, de-stress, relax and just be !!
Michelle and I had a fabulous time together. Such a relaxed and comfortable cottage.
Very warm and well equipped for our needs.
Watching the wildlife at breakfast was a joy, so much going on yet so peaceful.
|25th - 29th October 2017 Margaret and Chris
Fantastic few days away from work.
Best bird hide ever(I may have said that before)
Cosy log fire, fridge for the wine and a comfy seat- what more could you want?!
Many thanks for making us so welcome xx
||21st - 24th October 2017 Isabel and Peter Sturdy
What a lovely few days we have spent in you're cosy cottage. Everything we hoped for.
A great location- Our favourite's have been:-
*Glen Affric- lived up to it's billing as one of the most beautiful Glen's in Scotland
*Glen Strathfarrar - Remote vast wilderness!
*Moray Firth dolphins.
|Sue and Brian, Dave and Lyn Wiltshire and Staffordshire October 21st 2017
We have had a fabulous week. Weather mixed but generally very good. The cottage is perfect, so pretty and well maintained, in a perfect
position. Lots of birds in the garden and the woodpecker is a regular visitor.
Every night we have consistently put out jam and peanut butter sandwiches and every morning they were gone. However, on Friday
night the Pine Marten came to the bird table and we spent quite some time watching him feed, truly magical.
The walk from the book is well worth it, a steep start but clean under foot.
The tea room in Tomich is lovely, great food and very friendly. The Slater's Arms great for food and very friendly.
||October 4th 2017 Meg, Rod, Karen and Jeff McKee St Catherines, Ontariio, Canada.
We have had a fantastic week. If only we could have more time! The Scottish Highlands are all that I imagined and more, what
a beautiful rugged country. The sights, sounds are amazing, the weather was for the most......... perfection, rain showers then
rainbows. Everyone we met was so friendly and engaging.
Andrew and Catherine, the cottage was perfect. So well appointed, you have thought of everything.
The Pine Marten remained a mystery!! We put out our jam sandwiches faithfully, and in the morning they were gone............ but
we never spotted him! Lots of birds, no deer though.
We will take many memories and tons of photo's home to Canada with us.
|Sue and Shane Baker (Derbyshire) 18th - 25th September 2017
Very relaxing stay. Cottage comfy and warm, even without the log fire!
Explored Glen Affric and Glen Cannich (not well sign posted ), but worth the trip!
Beautiful scenery and a huge dam at the end of the road. So many places to explore.
Lovely Sunday lunch at the Tomich Hotel and giant cakes and snacks at the small café opposite the hotel.
The weather was also kind to us - an added bonus!
Local Spar shop at Cannich stocks everything!. Very friendly service.
||20th-27th August 2017 Leanne, Benoit, Louis (10) Samuel (8) Etienne (4) Near Saumur- France
We have had a magnificent week in you're beautiful cottage, we felt very much at home here
at Grant Cottage. It has been the perfect base for much visiting:
- Cruise on Loch Ness
-Loch Ness Exhibition Centre
-Glen Affric-Plodda Falls and The River Trail
-Eilean Donan Castle
-Elgol on Isle of Skye
-Dolphin Spotting on a boat from Avoch (Excellent )
-Rosemarkie Beach / Chanonry Point
-Benromach Distillery ( very good )
-The walk around the back of the cottage.
-The Local Highland Games!
So many lovely memories for us all
Thank You !
|Simon, Kate, Meg and Emily ( Yarm ) 12th August- 19th August 2017
We have had a fantastic week in this cosy cottage, which has been the perfect place to relax after several busy days out. Can highly recommend:
-Chanonry Point for Dolphin watching, we were lucky enough to watch them just off the shore
-Highland Wildlife Centre
-Landmark Adventure Park, great mix of activities for all ages.
-Inverness is a beautiful City, well worth a walk around. We recommend Miele's Ice Cream Shop on Church Street-Delicious !!
We have all thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife here. So many birds constantly visiting the feeders, has been
amazing. A favourite being the woodpeckers.
We have had a visit from a few Pine Martens who have eaten the jam sandwiches and egg left out every night.
We were very lucky to see the culprit on 4 of these nights, usually between 8 and 9.
Thank you for an amazing week and a holiday to remember.
||Joanna Proctor and Family (24th-28th July 2017 )
Had a lovely relaxing stay at Grant Cottage. Lazy and peaceful watching the world go by.
Lots of wildlife and lots to do in the area.
Over our few days we enjoyed seeing all the different birds enjoying the seeds and bread we
had put out etc.
The Pine Martens certainly enjoy jam sandwiches!! Every night without fail they disappeared.
Sadly we didn't manage to see them.
From Joanna and Family
|20th-23rd July 2017 Zachary Sammutt ( 11 years ) and Margot
This morning 22nd July, the decking was completely covered with birds, that is because we had left some bread with jam
for the Pine Marten the previous night but had sad results !!
We also went to Inverness City and took an hour walk down to Nessie Islands, Nessie wasn't home but heron's were good enough.
Overall I enjoyed the stay at the cottage, it was very cosy and I liked the little bench looking out to the relaxing little stream.
We enjoyed our stay at the cottage, it was very peaceful, exactly what we were looking for.
||15th - 19th July 2017 Mick and Dawn Edson
We have had a lovely stay here at Grant Cottage. The beautiful views and all the wildlife, it's an amazing
place and so cosy and homely,
hope to be back again soon.
|3rd July- 10th July Ron and Annette. Broadstairs, Kent
We have had a wonderful time using Grant Cottage as our base. Travelling to Aberdeen in the east and
Kyle of Lochalsh in the west , it was comforting to know that if we had any problems we would find Andrew and Catherine
at the end of a phone line.
Looking forward to returning.
||24th June - 1st July 2017 Les and Jennifer Compton (Cambridge )
We have enjoyed staying here in this lovely cottage. Thank you for the 'Goodies'.
It is so peaceful and situated in a fantastic area. We had some good meals at The Loch Ness Inn.
Our guests also left a note in the wildlife book
We have really enjoyed staying here and watching all the various birds. We re- filled the feeders as they were going down
so quick and have put up 2 suet coconuts as the first one was empty after two day's.
Regularly saw the Pine Marten, sometimes about 7.30pm and other times about 9pm. In the early hours of the
morning I looked out and a badger was on the decking!
We will miss this when we go home.
|17th - 24th June Mary, John, John and Lynne ( Falkirk )
Had a lovely relaxing holiday in a lovely cottage.
Loved watching the wildlife in the garden.
||Lothar and Astrid ( Germany) 29th May - 9th June 2017
Dear Andrew and Catherine,
We had an amazing holiday, you're cottage and gardens are very nice. The Pine Marten
is really lovely. We visited Scotland for the first time it is a wonderful country.
We want to come back.
Thank you very much !
|John and Christine Quirk - Cumbria 13th May to 27th May 2017
We have had a wonderful fortnight in this comfortable cottage, we have had plenty of walks, Glen Aric, Plodda Falls, Dundreggan
and up the nearby path where we saw 4 Red Deer hinds which kept shouting at us so maybe there was young nearby and
they were telling them to keep still.
The Pine Marten came every night and devoured the jam sandwiches, it went under the decking regularly with food, some nights
it came about 7.15pm but usually it appeared about 8.15- 8.30pm. It prefers jam to peanut butter and is very hungry.
But most relaxing of all is just sitting at the window or on the bench in the garden and watching all the birds. Fantastic !
The woodpecker is partial to a jam sandwich and the Pine Marten came today a 6.30pm. We cut the bread with the jam
on it into small pieces so it stays here longer.
||Yvonne and David Reilly - Edinburgh1st- 4th May 2017
What a beautiful cottage, the view is amazing, we loved watching all the birds visiting
you're garden and the Pine Marten.
We even had a visit from 2 sheep. So peaceful and comfortable,
we have really enjoyed our stay and would
recommend it to all family and friends.
|Izabela Milcarz and family 14th - 17th April 2017
Thank you for letting us stay in you're lovely cottage. We had a lovely stay
in here. Hope we will be able to come again one day !
||15th - 22nd March 2017 , Teresa and Adrian (Rotherham )
What a 'Stunning Cottage' !!!
Home from Home!
Thank you for a wonderful stay, we have been extremely comfortable.
The wildlife is amazing from all the birds to the nightly visits from the
Pine Martens (please see wildlife log ).
We couldn't have asked for anything more, we hope to visit you're lovely
cottage in the future.
|13th February - 16th February 2017 The Rizvi Family (Preston - Lancashire)
This was one of the best holiday's I've ever had. I know you must all be used to these wonderful praises but it's true.
This cottage is absolutely wonderful, beautiful, awesome, great etc.....etc......
We've been out on walks being such beautiful weather. On arrival the day was cold and was 0 degrees in the morning,
it was all frost and white but later on it was just all lovely.
All the visits from the birds and The Pine Marten. Been to Inverness, The Loch, The Castle, almost everywhere.
We as a family hardly ever go out due to our special son but this stay was just fine and have had no problems.
Everything is just so well thought of. I can very well say this is 'MY HAVEN', would love to come back.
Thank you greatly from my heart for our welcome card , that was emotional and thoughtful.
Keep up the good work
Had an amazing VALENTINES DAY thanks !!!
||30th December 2016 - 2nd January 2017 Ruby Watts and family (London )
Thank you for an amazing cottage holiday. Lovely cottage
and beautiful surroundings, truly wonderful for a family of
city folk !
|27th to 30th December 2016 Kelly Wayne and Connor Reilly Birmingham- West Midlands
What an amazing cottage, so beautiful and very well planned out. We have had an
amazing time and sad it has come to an end.
Thank you Andrew and Catherine, we would love to come back again
||23rd - 27th December 2016 Andrew and Bridget O'Donnell Yorkshire
We had a lovely Christmas in you're wonderful Cottage.
Thank you very much.
|Cedric, Eliott and Samantha Belgium 29th October - 5th November 2016
We spent a wonderful stay inside Grant Cottage!!! It's very comfortable and very beautiful.
We felt like home! The place is very quiet and the view on the garden is soothing.
During the week we visited:-
- Eilean Donan Castle
- Isle of Skye
-Highland Wildlife Park
- Glen Affric
- Clava Cairns
We discovered a beautiful country!
Cedric, Eliott and Samantha
||22nd October - 29th October 2016 Maryline and Stephane Gauduin - France
We had a wonderful holiday in Scotland. Scotland is a very beautiful country and we enjoyed our
stay here. We loved visiting :-
- Urquhart Castle
- Eilean Donan Castle
- Glen Affric and Dog Falls
- The Isle of Skye
- Loch Ness by boat
But also the Fiddlers restaurant!
It was great to spend these few days in you're cosy and homely and romantic cottage. Thank you
very much ! xxx
Unfortunately, we didn't see The Pine Marten and we hope to come back soon ( perhaps in May, why not!)
to see it.
Maryline and Stephane.
|19th-22nd Oct 2016 Chris and Margaret Sharpe
Lovely location to stay for peace and wild life watching. Very comfortable and cosy cottage.
The best Wild life hide I've ever sat in ( with a glass of wine in hand ).
||30th Sept - 3rd Oct 2016 Hermione and Antony Blackshaw
It was wonderful to spend our wedding weekend here.
The cottage is fantastic and very romantic. The weather
has been utterly amazing.
|16/9/16 - 23/9/16 Barry and Jenny Burgess Melbourne Australia
Excellent cottage. Looked forward to getting back after a days travels.
The weather has been great and we have been able to do all that we
||Catherine and Daniel, France 4th August
We have spent a very aggreeable holiday in this very comfortable cottage. We are continuing our discovery of Scotland by going more to the West . . . . It was nice, Thank you
|Alison and Kim Pearse 31st August- 1st September 2016
Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Thanks for sharing your lovely cottage with us.
We had a wonderful stay in the area, but we missed seeing the Pine Marten !
||August 14th - 20th 2016 Schlesinger Family.
We had a few wonderful sunny days here in the cottage. Everything was very comfortable.
- We loved Urquhart Castle
- Glen Affric - Plodda Falls
- Morrisons ( Supermarket in Inverness )
Thank you very much.
Family Schlesinger from Germany.
|August 22nd - 25th 2016 - M Callum Family
This is a lovely, well equipped cottage to come back to at the end of the day, and is in an incredible setting.
We've loved our stay and enjoyed visiting Ben Nevis, Neptune's Staircase and Dog Falls, as well as visiting the more
historical sites further South near Stirling, such as Blackness Castle.
Thank you very much for having us !
||Andrea- Konrad ( Muller ) 18th July- 1st August 2016
We enjoyed our stay in Grant Cottage and Scotland.
Your cottage really deserves five stars. We have not seen the Pine Marten
but he has been every day and enjoyed the bread. Thank you for everything.
|Verhoeven Family ( Peggy and Arjan, Bram and Frauke ) 13th - 18th July 2016
Thank you for a lovely vacation week here in Grant Cottage with an outstanding view. The kids loved it when the Pine Marten came for his jam sandwiches. Also the visit of two Deer was a wonderful moment. Really enjoyed being here.
Thank you !
||Huber Family - Saturday 6th July - Saturday 13th July 2016
We had a wonderful holiday in Scotland. After around for trips every day it was always great
to come back to your cosy and homely cottage . We really enjoyed our time here !
Thank you very much. The Huber Family from Germany.
- The walks around the cottage
- The walks in Glen Affric and Dog Falls
- Urquhart Castle
- Eilean Donan Castle
- The Fiddlers Restaurant & Reservations !
|2nd July 2016 (Saturday) Nazrie and Family from Quatar (Malaysian) Misha, Anas, Inis and Ayra.
We had a wonderful stay here in Grant Cottage for 5 days. It was cosy, comfortable and a complete package for a family like us.
Our baby loved the toys. The facilities were really convenient and the surroundings serene. Was a perfect place to have a break off from our busy daily life.
Definitely will recommend others to stay here.
|27/6/2016 Zias, Maretha and Adri Zimbabwe, South Africa, West Sussex
Thanks for the wonderful stay. The cottage is amazing and tranquil. Loved the bird life and the peace and quiet.
Will be back again sooner than later.
||19/6/2016 Carey and Graeme ( Thurso )
Thanks for a wonderful stay at your beautiful cottage. The location was perfect, making it easy to get to all the lovely
attractions. We have had a fab time and will definitely be back,
Thanks very much
Carey and Graeme.
|Sunday 5th June - Sunday 12th June 2016
Great Wildlife at Grant Cottage. Saw many birds including lots of Chaffinches, Wagtails, Doves, Yellowhammers,
and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
We also saw the Pine Marten twice within the week. Fed lots of bread and jam every night, then one night
a Badger showed up and took all the bread and jam left for the Pine Marten.
There is also lots of great wildlife to see in the local area including Glen Cannich Deer Park.
Very much enjoyed seeing all of this wildlife !!
||12/6/16 James/ Chloe (Wiltshire)
We had a great stay at Grant Cottage. It was clean and tidy in a lovely location with lots of
beautiful wildlife. We were very lucky to see the Pine Marten twice, eating his bread and jam
sandwiches. We were fortunate to have such beautiful weather for our week's stay to enjoy
the lovely walks in the local area. Plodda Falls was our favourite walk and we would highly
Thank you very much
James and Chloe.
|27/5/16 Elizabeth Steward & family. ( Girl Trip )
Cottage is just lovely !! It has a central location so we were able to visit all kinds of
places. We really enjoyed our stay.
A big bonus was the tub !!
||Andrea & Andreas (Finn/ Jamie/ Oskar ) Germany
We had a wonderful holiday in Grant Cottage, the lovely little house had all what we needed.
Thanks a lot
for all. Scotland is so beautiful and amazing, we want to come back...
Best Wishes, Andreas & family
||Kelly Hollands and Family -- 4/4/16
We have had a fantastic 4 days in Scotland and couldn't have asked for a more wonderful place to stay.
My son has had so much fun trying to fish in the burn at the bottom of the garden and watching the
Kelly and Family
|28/3/16 Nerina, Barry and Caeden Jones- (Swindon)
Thank you for providing us such a beautiful place for us to relax this Bank Holiday Weekend! We've had a wonderful time enjoying our surroundings
and looking at the wildlife. On Saturday night at 9.45pm the infamous Pine Marten ( Simon ) graced us with his presence too.
We had a fun ( although rainy ) visit to the Isle of Skye, visited Fort Augustus, Urquhart Castle, and not forgetting Nessie Land !
Looking forward to a final stop at Fort William before we carry on our journey home.
Thank you again
The Jones Family.
||22/3/16 David and Sue Hodgson
Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. We've had a lovely few days mostly off road mountain biking in Glen Affric, Cannich and Strathfarrar as well as the track
right on our doorstep up to Loch Riabhachain ( lots of climbs ) and to the waterfall on Corrimony Nature Reserve- this was hard to find but was amazing when we got there.
We're looking forward to returning for a longer stay when we're able too. Thanks !
PS. It's been a long ambition of ours to see a Pine Marten, so we eagerly put out his favourite food and waited patiently. Alas! the food went- but he was too clever for us !
|Liam, Linda and Tom- Didcot, Oxfordshire -15/2/16- 19th/2/16
Just wanted to say thanks very much for a great few days in your lovely cottage. Fabulous location, the cottage was like home from home
and really cosy! Lots of beautiful places to visit nearby and further afield. Really recommend Plodda Falls!.
We hope to visit again soon!, Thanks again,
Liam, Linda and Tom.
||Michael and Amanda (Glasgow ) 29/12/15 - 3/1/16
Andrew and Catherine,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the warmest of welcomes and for making us feel right at home. Grant Cottage
more than lived up to our expectation! It's a very special place for us as it's where Michael asked me to marry him!
we will definitely be back.
Thank you ! Michael and Amanda.
|Robertas and Angie, Thomas and Vilte ( Lithuanians from Manchester ) 28/12/15
Thank you very much for a lovely stay at your cottage. We' ve had a wonderful few days here. Very homely cottage, beautiful places to visit.... and more.....
We would like to come back here again. We've had more than expected.
Thank you so much.
Robertas and friends.
||Colin and Mandy Bailie ( Kendal, Cumbria ) 24th-31st Oct 2015
Just finishing our week here -- a lovely clean cottage in a fabulous location. Had mostly dry sunny weather, but stayed around the cottage mostly.
Recommend Plodda Falls and Glen Cannich. Thank you to Andrew and Catherine, this little gem is a credit to you both.
Saw HIM.............. FRIDAY NIGHT (our last night ) PINE MARTEN, WHAT A BEAUTY !!!!!
|Kay Koeslag and Family ( 26th sept - 3rd October )
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Grant Cottage
Lovely location and beautifully equipped.
||Ian and Laura Somerville ( Richmond in Nairn 23rd Sept- 26th Sept)
We had a fantastic relaxing few days with plenty of hiking- such a cozy cottage.
The Pine Marten ate our jam sandwiches but we never spotted him
|Mr and Mrs Ghatage and Mr and Mrs Kashyap ( Bangalore, india 29th August- 1st Sept )
This is a beautiful almost spiritual place. Exactly where you would want to end up after 8.25 hours travelling. Surrounded by stunning scenery and a wealth of wildlife. We enjoyed every minute of our wonderful honeymoon here.
||The Ray Family (Matt, Sophie, Emma and Jonny ) 22nd August - 29th August 2015
We had a lovely relaxing stay. The property is in a lovely location and is very well equipped. We will most probably return and stay here again. Thanks.
|Mr and Mrs Powell ( West Midlands ) 30/7/15
This is a beautiful almost spiritual place. Exactly where you would want to end up after 8.25 hours travelling. Surrounded
by stunning scenery and a wealth of wildlife. We enjoyed every minute of our wonderful honeymoon here.
Thank you very much .
||James Eaton Family (Diane,Susan (sister) Pamela (Mother ) --- 18/7/15 - 22/7/15
Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your lovely cottage, we enjoyed all the different kinds of birds that
we fed on the bird table.
People very friendly in the area and we would definitely come back.
|The Mackay Family ( East Kilbride ) - 4/7/15 - 11/7/15
Had a fantastic time, couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay, a great retreat to get away from it all! just wish
we could have had a few more days here! Had a fantastic meal at the' Slaters Arms ' in Cannich, I would highly recommend,
especially if you enjoy a good curry! If you have young children I would highly recommend giving 'Nessie Land ' a miss, no
matter how much they beg, it was a complete waste of time. You are better going to the' Loch Ness Centre' a few doors down
which was much more interactive.
Also remember to top up the bird table each night to see the Pine Marten, we found he loved the jam sandwiches and peanuts
the best, he usually visited between 10.30 & 11pm every other night. The wood pecker seemed to enjoy the Suet Fat Balls in the wire
feeder too every morning.
We will definitely be recommending this cottage to our friends, hopefully we will have a little more sunshine next time we return.
||Iris, Sebastian ,Emma and David (Germany )
Dear Andrew and Catherine,
It was sure more than great to meet you face to face, we really appreciate all the help you offered to us whilst our stay
and we can still not thank you enough. The cottage is just perfect and it felt like home to us every time we came back
from a trip, this few days were more than relaxing! We definitely want to come back.
Just thank you for the opportunity for a wonderful, safe and cozy time !
|Nicole, Steffen, Valerie and Fabian Wyhler (Germany )- 23/5/15- 6/6/15
Dear Andrew and Catherine,
This is really a nice cottage in a beautiful location, we loved it to be here. Especially we enjoyed to watch
the birds and Pine Marten.
Thanks a lot for all !
||The Madgwick's, Felixstowe- Suffolk 23rd May 2015
To Andrew and Catherine. Thank You Very Much, this cottage is fabulous the stay got better each day as we found our way around!, it's beautiful here, The Perfect Holiday Home.
Thank You x
|16/8/2014 Richard, Marieke, Meriyn and Thomas Draijer-- The Netherlands.
What a fabulous cottage in a beautiful location, it was above our expectations!
We've enjoyed exploring The Highlands despite the rain and fell in love with the country.
We hiked to beautiful lochs and waterfalls eg- Plodda Falls, visited castles and battlefields, a whiskey brewery, Ben Nevis and The Isle of Skye and much much more.....
The kids loved it here, especially all the animals we've seen (Dolphins ) and the Pine Marten, we've discovered they love the Dutch Krentenbollen (white balls with raisins ).
We really had an amazing stay over here.
Thanks a lot!!!
||8/8/14 Thomas Family---- France
Thank you so much, we've had a wonderful week. The cottage is very beautiful, in a perfect
location......It's a perfect stay to visit the Highlands.
Thank you for the goodies on arrival..........for the toys for the children.....
Caalie, Anseme, David and Amandine.
|The Baileys 1/8/14
Possibly one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. The location is excellent and we were relaxed the moment that we arrived. We visited most of the local walks and numerous places of interest within the area including:-
Beauly ( lunch in The Old House )
Dolphin watching at Chanonry Point
We kept the birds well fed and the Pine Marten was kept happy too!
Thanks again to Andrew and Cath.
||26/7/14 Kim, Kevin, Ellie and Ellis Hepburn. Inverkeithing- Fife.
We have had an amazing holiday. The cottage was lovely, it had everything that we needed
the weather was outstanding, it's been above 20 degrees all week. The kids enjoyed feeding the
birds and Pine Martens. We done all the local walks, but since it was so hot (never thought I would
be saying that about Scotland ) the kids were getting tired and wanted to come back to the
cottage, which we were more than happy to do as the kids were" happy as Larry" in the garden
on the little cars going back and forward.
Thank you for a great holiday,
|Dave and Jo Stevens- Stoke on Trent 5/7/14
Great Holiday- Fantastic Scenery and pretty good weather. The birds on the bird table kept us entertained (get plenty of bird feed ).
As for the Pine Marten, he will probably end up diabetic, obese and with high blood pressure.
27/6/14 --- Dawn, Michael, Laura and Willy.|
Excellent cottage, very cosy and comfy. On arrival clean tidy with milk, bread, eggs and butter, eaten out in two local restaurants,
Fiddlers and Slater 's Arms, both would recommend. Seen lots of different birds in the garden as well as a red Roe Deer!
also of course "The Pine Marten" usually about 9-11 o clock, loves bread and most of all strawberry jam!! be patient he will come.
we have all had an amazing holiday with lots to do
Thanks again xxx
26/6/14-- Nicky and Lawrence - Cheltenham.
Nice cottage, great location for many munroes. Superb weather enabled us to climb them all
Carolyn and Jo ---- 16/6/2014
Thank you so much, the cottage and surroundings are fabulous and we are leaving
feeling totally chilled. The birds in the garden have been a constant source of entertainment !!
When out and about there is so much to see and the Bog café in Cannich will set you up
for the day with a wonderful breakfast!!
thanks again xx
||Lloyd, Jo Rebekah and Beth --17/5/2014
We've had a wonderfully peaceful stay in Grant Cottage and have thoroughly enjoyed
the surrounding beauty. Thank you so much for all the thoughtful 'extras ' which
have made our holiday so much easier with two excited little girls !
|The Gillespie Family -- Ireland 7/6/2014.
Excellent holiday. Cottage was brilliant and locals were great. Fantastic location for
going North, South, East and West. Cottage was extremely comfortable, cosy and quiet.
Couldn't ask for anything else.
||Claire, Mitch and Cole from Orkney.
What a beautiful cottage in a perfect location, we all enjoyed the peace and luxury of the cottage! and our two and a half year old
enjoyed the adventures of the garden and burn!
Thank you for the goodies on arrival, what a lovely treat! we will be back in the near future and will be recommending it to all our
friends with young families!
P.S, very disappointed hubby, never seen his Pine Martens! the food always disappeared but he never caught them , ha ha!
|Bernadette and Ian Vale Belair, South Australia.
Thank you both for your warm welcome, the cottage more than lived up to our expectations, we only hope the next cottage
will be as good. We have enjoyed exploring the countryside and all of the various attractions, the weather has been good and we will be sorry to leave,
perhaps one day you may visit ' Down Under'.
||Ellen, Julie, Gareth and James (the weaver family) Newcastle-Tyne and Weir
The week here has been wonderful, the cottage amazing. We really enjoyed using the wood burning stove. The Highlands are
beautiful and we hope we can come back again sometime, thank you for letting us stay in Grant Cottage ( Ellen- aged 12 )
Highlights- feeding Reindeer at the Reindeer centre in Aviemore, Fort George-seeing the dolphins, children's farm in Fort Augustus-
seeing the Highland Cows and Shetland ponies!
Ankit, Aradhana, Mr and Mrs Dubry
What a fabulous cottage in a beautiful location!!! .We all enjoyed the peace, tranquillity and luxuries of this cottage. very well
decorated and equipped, we will be back !!. Good luck.
Ellen, Jos, Judith and Vincent Peters, Netherlands.
Thank you for giving us a perfect stay at your Grant Cottage, it was peaceful and we enjoyed the Highlands by walking and Cycling
we were lucky to have beautiful weather and circumstances. We wish you all the best for the future!
Patrick and Miriam
Thank you for a lovely stay. The peace was wonderful and Grant Cottage was an excellent choice for us- will recommend you,
thankyou for your welcome- best wishes for the future.
Grace-12 Jacob-11 Lisa and Ryan |
25th May------1st June 2013
Thank you very much Catherine and Andrew for our delightful stay at Grant Cottage. We felt very comfortable here after your warm welcome and it put
our minds at ease after our long ( but well worth ) journey here. Our second time here to Millness Croft proved just as wonderful as the first, even in another cottage.
The quiet peaceful surroundings and homely feeling of Grant Cottage allowed us the much needed escape from everyday life. We all agreed that the way the cottages
are situated not to overlook each other and how each has a clearly defined garden space suited us very well. ( prime position for much nature watching ).
The Gills and Jess -10 months
1st June--- 8th June 2013
Fantastic week in a lovely cottage, a nice peaceful place to return to each day. Wildlife in the garden is a bonus (Pine marten, deer, birds ) Good selection of baby bits and bobs for Jess to save bringing everything! Weather 20 degrees- sunshine !! only thing is never get the chance to light the stove! .............................
Elizabeth and James Schofield ( Thomas and Jacob )
" Top notch cottage " great for kids, lovely countryside.
We stayed with our two young children (ages 4 and 18 months) in April 2013. Enjoyed a great week at the cottage. Really well equipped for kids and
adults alike (they even bought a new pushchair for our younger son to save us lugging one from London on the plane). Situated in lovely countryside,
near Loch Ness, nice big garden-- the kids had great fun running around and playing on the ride-on toys. Plenty of things to do nearby. The kids loved
the boat trip on Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Also within 1 hour car journey of Fort George and dolphin spotting sites. Lots of good walking,
especially in Glen Affric.
Would thoroughly recommend this as a family friendly place to stay.
Mareike and Gary Murray, Louisa 3/4 yrs, Jamie 0/2 yrs
Fantastic say's it all!
We just returned from a fantastic week's stay at Grant Cottage. This was the best self catering cottage I have stayed in (I'm very picky and it took me ages
to choose this one! ). The facilities were simply superb. Dish washer, latest TV ( Free view ), Ipod station, good quality crockery and bedding, spa bath.....
deserves the 5* star grading!
The property was also very safe for our two toddlers (15 months and 3 years ), and the owners provided everything you need to save you having to carry the
whole household with you- a common problem when travelling with kids!- including high chair, cot, changing mat but also indoor and outdoor toys, safety plugs,
fireguard for the wood burner ( we just loved the wood burner ). I believe this is all stowed away for visitors without kids.
We ordered a Tesco delivery which the owners Andrew and Catherine put away before we even arrived! this was so handy.
There's lots to do in the area ( we have travelled a lot across different parts of Scotland, and this area is one of our favourites )-very close to Glen Affric with the
most stunning scenery and waterfalls, the beach at Nairn and of course, Loch Ness. The cottage is about 5 minutes from Cannich where there is a Spar supermarket
which is handy for topping up milk and bread. The cottage comes with a decking and a garden which slopes towards a river/burn. The kids loved running about on
the decking and enjoyed playing with the surrounding stones.. There was also a bird house which could be seen from the kitchen window and provided lots
of entertainment during our lunch times. We tried to lure the Pine Marten with jam sandwiches ( this seemingly their food preference ) but although the
sandwiches were gone, we sadly missed them all the time!.
Cannot recommend this cottage enough.
|Ruth and Pete Rose.
Absolutely fantastic week in Grant Cottage. Everything we needed and the location is superb. Special
thanks to Neil for popping over and telling us about the stags up in Cannich and the seals. We visited Skye- Dog Falls
walked around Glen Affric, boat tour with George on Loch Ness was excellent, will definitely recommend,
And the sun shone all week!
|| The Hoods- Elizabeth, James, Thomas (nearly 4 )Jacob ( 18 months )
6th --- 13th April 2013
We' ve had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage, the weather of the previous week didn't last sadly and we had snow the first 2 days
but it didn't matter, in fact the kids loved playing in it in the garden and we still got out and about,- Glen Affric looked amazing
in the snow and Plodda Falls is stunning in any weather and only a short baby buggy friendly walk from the car park! Had great days
out at Urquhart Castle and Fort George, the castle was particularly good, there's a children's farm at Beauly with a fantastic play area
but it was the one thing we did that needed warmer weather. There's also a great place for lunch in Beauly, The Old School House
next to the Priory. Fort Augustus is well worth a visit, Glen Cannich absolutely stunning, the cottage is really cozy and well equipped.
Thank you for everything.
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