Canalside Cottages | Natural Retreats

Canalside Cottages

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This idyllic collection of holiday cottages, once home to lock keeper and canal worker’s, are nestled on the banks of the spectacular Scottish Caledonian Canal, each with it's own breath-taking view. Each of these unique heritage properties has been sensitively restored to the highest standard, retaining their unique period features but adding contemporary touches that appeal to the modern traveller. Weaving through some of the most stunning landscapes, these self-catering hideaways can be found on the doorstep of iconic destinations such as Fort William, Fort Augustus, the Cairngorms National Park and Loch Ness.

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Seaview Cottage
Sleeps 4 Starting from £128 / night

Charming 2-bedroom, former lock-keepers cottage set on the banks of the Crinian Canal

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Braw (Camping Bothy)
Sleeps 4 Starting from £85 / night

Sitting next to the canal with breathtaking views down Loch Lochy, Braw is a new camping bothy.

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Vatersay Cottage
Sleeps 5 Starting from £103 / night

This detached heritage property enjoys all the benefits of a secluded spot but offers easy access to loads of activities.

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Dochgarroch Cottage
Sleeps 4 Starting from £117 / night

Deep in the heart of the Highlands, this beautifully restored heritage property is a short hop from Loch Ness.

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Bona Lighthouse
Sleeps 6 Starting from £152 / night

Overlooking the waters of Loch Ness and set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, Bona Lighthouse offers breathtaking scenery.

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Ardlussa Cottage
Sleeps 2 Starting from £91 / night

Ardlussa Cottage is a former lock keeper’s cottage set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal at Garirlochy.

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Bonnie (Glamping Bothy)
Sleeps 2 Starting from £85 / night

This 'glamping bothie', located on the Laggan Locks, offers beautiful views of Loch Lochy and the perfect overnight rest stop.

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Laggan Bridge Cottage
Sleeps 6 Starting from £98 / night

With water on three sides of this sweet 18th Century cottage, this is many people’s dream location.

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Tomnahurich Bridge House
Sleeps 4 Starting from £103 / night

Tomnahurich Bridge House enjoys a semi-rural waterfront position alongside the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge on the Caledonian Canal

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Telford House East
Sleeps 6 Starting from £93 / night

This striking house sits looking over the Caledonian Canal and, in the distance, the spectacular Ben Nevis.

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Bona Lighthouse Stables
Sleeps 2 Starting from £117 / night

Built almost 200 years ago to guide ships into the Caledonian Canal, Bona Lighthouse has recently been lovingly restored.

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Telford House West
Sleeps 6 Starting from £103 / night

Built by the famed Scottish engineer Thomas Telford, this historic semi-detached property offers spectacular views to Ben Nevis.

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Activities & Experiences

Top 5 Things To Do

  • Hunt for legends on Loch Ness

    If you're not so lucky, there's red deer, osprey and other incredible wildlife to enjoy!

  • Visit 'the outdoor capital of the UK' at Fort William

    Sail, raft, climb and hike under the shadow of Ben Nevis

  • Jump aboard the Hogwarts Express

    Calling all muggles, this unique Jacobite Steam Train is one for the bucket list!

  • Join the Great Glen Way at Loch Lochy

    Whether walking or cycling there's so much to explore!

  • Step back in time at Cairnbaan

    Discover iron age forts and prehistoric treasure trails

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News & Features

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