St Machar is a beautiful self catering cottage set in a well-kept, landscaped garden.  Stunning views of the hills and trees surrounding the area are a feature here, so bring your binoculars - you could spot regal birds of prey circling Fort Augustus, or majestic stags wandering the hills.

The cottage is at the top of a quiet cul-de-sac, very conveniently placed in Fort Augustus - just a few minutes' walk and you are at the southern tip of Loch Ness! It is close to the village amenities - bars, restaurants, shops and convenience stores - and is a great base for visiting all that the dramatic Scottish Highlands have to offer. 

Free Wi-fi is provided.


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The Mackay family, London Ont Canada.  Lovely place.  Perfect for 5 people.  Great location.  May 2014.

The Flemings and Malloys, Falkirk.  Had yet another lovely break in cottage and it's like our second home, hopefully it will not be long before we’re back.  Thank you once again.  May 2014. 

Tigar and Priyanka, Vijay and Beena, Hitesh and Trupti, London.  Lovely, clean and well equipped cottage.  Really enjoyed!!  Will recommend friends and family.  Surely visit again soon.  Thank you!!  April 2014

The Nilsen family from Hanover/Germany.  We enjoyed our stay here very much.  Lovely cottage, well equipped and beautiful surroundings.  Thanks! April 2014

Lloyd & Susan Evans, Eastcote Northants.  Very clean, comfortable and warm cottage.  Had a great week.  October 2013.

Lyn & Arthur, Rog & Lyn, Hampshire.  Excellent cottage & location.  Thank you.  September 2013.

Beryl & Don Young, Formby, England.  Lovely, clean, well-equipped cottage.  Beautiful scenery and great walks from he door.  Weather not too bad despite gloomy national forecast!  Thanks for comfortable, relaxing holiday.  September 2013. 

Andrew & Chris, Pat & Brian, London.  Lovely cottage, beautiful location.  On a nice evening, eat at The Boathouse (+ have the cheeses).  Take yourself to the The Dores Inn - brilliant food + location, well priced.  Jacobite Express well worth doing.  We may well be back. September 2013. 

Famille Desmoulins, La Mure (France).  Parfaite petite maison.  There are beautiful landscapes but the sun and good weather are missing!!  August 2013.

Seane and Thomas family.  Had a fabulous holiday, we have travelled miles over the past week and have seen some amazing scenery.  Scotland is a very beautiful country and we all hope to return one day.  Many thanks.  August 2013.

Kim, Sheila, Tony, Cheryl + Woody, Poole, Dorset.  Very comfortable.  Lots of room.  Love Scotland!  August 2013

Kate, Tony & Russell Wild (Sunderland), Trish Forbes (Edinburgh).  Immaculately clean, comfortable cottage.  We had brilliant weather and didn't stray very far from Fort Augustus.  Would recommend Loch Shiel cruises, walks around Fort Augustus.  Hired bikes from Morings and white warter rafting at Great Glen Water Park.  July 2013.

Corden, Durham.  Really enjoyed our 2 weeks here.  Nowhere can compare with Scotland for dramatic scenery! NOWHERE!. June/July 2013.

Moira, Jim & Ruby Mapley, Aberdeen.  Wonderful week @ St Machar.  Weather exceptional which was a bonus.  38 yrs since we were in Fort A and its every bit as beautiful as we remembered.  Great house, so comfortable - quiet corner.  Great walks with really fab food @ The Lovat Hotel. Their 5 course dinner @ £45 per head an experience.  LADIES:  The hairdryer is in ensuite bedroom cupboard in a purple case.  July 2013.

Carter family, Belper Derbyshire.  Very nice accom and location, very comfortable and homely.  Only one gripe could have done with a hoover!  However wonderful holiday had. Many thanks.  May 2013.

Alcocks, Edinburgh (Australia).  Great place to stay, clean and comfortable, enjoyed it very much.  Will def. recommend it. May 2013.

Strong, Sydney (Australia).  Great spot to see all the sights and then relax back here.  May 2013.

Mick, Yvonne, Amy Whittam (Bailey the Retriever) - Whitley Bay, Newcastle, England.  "Fantastic cottage, fantastic week, can't wait to return, Many thanks.  October 2012.

The Flemmings and Malloys, Falkirk, Scotland - Fantastic holiday cottage, can't wait to return again". October 2012.

Gary and Fay, Sterling, Scotland. "Great cottage.  Ideal for our young son of 15 months.  The Boathouse is a must for luch and dinner". October 2012

Isabel and Eddie, Sterling, Scotland.  Really enjoyed our stay, the cottage is lovely.  First holiday with our family and Grandchild.  Was not here long enough.  Would recommend the Boathouse for food, it was excellent". October 2012

Robertson, Alan, Hilary, Eilidh, & Isla (dog).  Wonderful house, very well provided for.  Isla loves playing in the garden.  Stunning scenery all around.  Recommend visits to Dores, Plockton, Glen Nevis and the Thistle Stop Cafe (a few miles down the Fort William Road)." September 2012

'Rodgers Clan', Plymouth Devon and Edinburgh.  Had a lovely week.  Very pleased with how lovely the cottage was.  Many thanks.  Loved horse riding at Borlum Farm, Drumnadrochit, Falls of Foyers, Dondolas up Ben Mor and high wire course.  Speed boat from Fort Augustus very good, the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre very disappointing". August 2012.

Steve & Anne Marr, James, Coz Alyx & Jamie Carter, Uphill, Weston Super Mare.  Fell in love with the house.  We have all had a very special two weeks.  Thanks for the opportunity to use such a lovely house in such a wonderful setting.  August 2012.

Family Lang-Behne, Ingelheim (Germany).  We enjoyed the warm atmosphere and the comfort of the lovely house.  Thank you for two great weeks.  PS our highlights:  Glenfinnan (railroad museum including wagon restaurant) and the way to Mallaig. Walks around Ben Nevis (Steal falls, S. map), Falls of Foyer (including cafe), Haggis (delicious). July/August 2012

 Tim, Helen, Steven and Laura - Derbyshire - October 2011.  "Lovely stay.  Good base for exploring, very comfy.  Had a really great holiday".

McCly Family - West Lothian - October 2011.  "Had a fantastic holiday, house lovely.  Used house as a base for the Great Glen Way!  Thanks, very comfortable to come home to each night".

Joseph and Dianne - Herts - July 2011.  "Lovely cottage and a great base.  We had a wonderful time, thank you!"

Jim and Alison Ramsay - Glasgow - April 2011.  "Warm and comfortable, not to say peaceful, after long days on The Great Glen Way".