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Grant Cottage, luxury self catering holiday accommodation in highlands Scotland
In beautiful Glen Urquhart, near Loch Ness, Inverness andrewbarton545@btinternet.com
TESTIMONIALS

20th-27th August 2017 Leanne, Benoit, Louis  (10) Samuel (8) Etienne (4) Near Saumur- France 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
-Urquhart Castle
-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:
-Urquhart Castle
-Chanonry Point for Dolphin watching, we were lucky enough to watch them just off the shore
-Rosemarkie Beach
-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.

Simon, Kate, Meg and Emily ( Yarm ) 12th August- 19th August 2017
Joanna Proctor and Family (24th-28th July 2017 ) 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. Thank you. Margot

20th-23rd July 2017  Zachary Sammutt ( 11 years ) and Margot
15th - 19th July 2017 Mick and Dawn Edson 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. Many thanks.

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.

3rd July- 10th July Ron and Annette.  Broadstairs, Kent
24th June - 1st July 2017 Les and Jennifer Compton (Cambridge ) 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.

17th - 24th June Mary, John, John and Lynne ( Falkirk )
Lothar and Astrid ( Germany) 29th May - 9th June 2017 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 ! P.s 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.

John and Christine Quirk - Cumbria 13th May to 27th May 2017
Yvonne and David Reilly - Edinburgh1st- 4th May 2017 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 !

Izabela Milcarz and family   14th - 17th April 2017
15th - 22nd March 2017 , Teresa and Adrian (Rotherham ) 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.

INFO INFO
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 xxx Ps Had an amazing VALENTINES DAY thanks !!!

13th February - 16th February 2017 The Rizvi Family (Preston - Lancashire)
30th December 2016 - 2nd January 2017 Ruby Watts and family (London ) 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

WOW!
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
XXX

27th to 30th December 2016 Kelly Wayne and Connor Reilly Birmingham- West Midlands
23rd - 27th December 2016 Andrew and Bridget O'Donnell Yorkshire 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:-
-Urquhart Castle
- Eilean Donan Castle
- Isle of Skye
-Highland Wildlife Park
- Glen Affric
-Fort George
-Culloden
-Corrimony Cairns
- Clava Cairns
- Glencoe.
We discovered a beautiful country!
Thank you Cedric, Eliott and Samantha

Cedric, Eliott and Samantha Belgium 29th October - 5th November 2016
22nd October - 29th October 2016 Maryline and Stephane Gauduin - France 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.
Greetings 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 ).

19th-22nd Oct 2016 Chris and Margaret Sharpe
30th Sept - 3rd Oct 2016 Hermione and Antony Blackshaw 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. Very beautiful.

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 wanted to.

16/9/16 - 23/9/16 Barry and Jenny Burgess Melbourne Australia
Catherine and Daniel, France 4th August 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 !

Alison and Kim Pearse 31st August- 1st September 2016
August 14th - 20th 2016  Schlesinger Family. 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 - Culloden - Morrisons ( Supermarket in Inverness ) - Rosemarkie
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 !

August 22nd - 25th 2016 -   M Callum Family
Andrea- Konrad ( Muller ) 18th July- 1st August 2016 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 !

Verhoeven Family ( Peggy and Arjan,  Bram and Frauke ) 13th - 18th July 2016
Huber Family - Saturday 6th July - Saturday 13th July 2016 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.

Our Recommendations:
- 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.

2nd July 2016 (Saturday) Nazrie and Family from Quatar (Malaysian) Misha, Anas, Inis and Ayra.
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.

27/6/2016 Zias, Maretha and Adri Zimbabwe, South Africa
19/6/2016   Carey and Graeme ( Thurso ) 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 !!

Sunday 5th June - Sunday 12th June 2016
INFO 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 recommend going!!
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 !!

27/5/16 Elizabeth Steward & family. ( Girl Trip )
Andrea & Andreas (Finn/ Jamie/ Oskar ) Germany Andrea & Andreas (Finn/ Jamie/ Oskar ) Germany

26/5/16
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 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 wildlife.
Thank you.
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.

28/3/16   Nerina, Barry and Caeden Jones- (Swindon)
22/3/16  David and Sue Hodgson 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.

Liam, Linda and Tom- Didcot, Oxfordshire -15/2/16- 19th/2/16
Michael and Amanda (Glasgow ) 29/12/15 - 3/1/16 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.

Robertas and Angie, Thomas and Vilte ( Lithuanians from Manchester ) 28/12/15
Colin and Mandy Bailie ( Kendal, Cumbria ) 24th-31st Oct 2015 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.

Kay Koeslag and Family ( 26th sept - 3rd October )
Ian and Laura Somerville ( Richmond in Nairn 23rd Sept - 26th Sept) 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.

Mr and Mrs Ghatage and Mr and Mrs Kashyap  ( Bangalore, india )
The Ray Family (Matt, Sophie, Emma and  Jonny ) 22nd August  -  29th August 2015 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.....
Thanks again,
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:-
Plodda Falls
Nairn Beach
Beauly ( lunch in The Old House )
Dolphin watching at Chanonry Point
Urquhart Castle

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,
The Hepburns.
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 this week.
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. Thanks again.
Claire, Mitch and Cole from Orkney Claire, Mitch and Cole from Orkney.
30/3/2014

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.
7/9/2013----14/9/2013

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'.
Bernadette and Ian Vale Belair, South Australia


Ellen, Julie, Gareth and James (the weaver family) Newcastle-Tyne and Weir Ellen, Julie, Gareth and James (the weaver family) Newcastle-Tyne and Weir
31/8/2013

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
August 2013.

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.
Ankit, Aradhana, Mr and Mrs Dubry


Ellen, Jos, Judith and Vincent Peters, Netherlands. Ellen, Jos, Judith and Vincent Peters, Netherlands.
27/7/2013-------3/8/2013

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
20/7/2013

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.
20/7/2013--Patrick and Miriam


Grace-12  Jacob-11 Lisa and Ryan 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! .............................
The Gills and Jess


Elizabeth and James Schofield ( Thomas and Jacob )
6/4/13---13/4/13

" 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
4/5/13----11/5/13

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.
Very impressed.
Ruth and Pete Rose.
30/3/13-----6/4/13

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!
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Grant Cottage, luxury self catering holiday accommodation in highlands Scotland 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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