Overview of Secluded, cosy cottage on the banks of a Highland river

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Living room
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPlodda Falls17 min drive
    Popular LocationLoch Ness Centre & Exhibition23 min drive
    Popular LocationGlen Affric39 min drive
    AirportInverness (INV)66 min drive

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About this area


This chalet is located in Beauly. Urquhart Castle and Corrimony Chambered Cairn are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Plodda Falls and Glen Affric.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Plodda Falls - 17 min drive
  • Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition - 23 min drive
  • Urquhart Castle - 27 min drive
  • Glen Affric - 39 min drive
  • The Falls of Foyers - 80 min drive

Getting around

  • Beauly Station - 20 min drive
  • AirportInverness (INV) - 66 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Secluded, cosy cottage on the banks of a Highland river

Adults-only chalet in Beauly
Rowan Cottage is a cosy, Scandinavian-style chalet nestled in woods on the banks of the pristine River Glass in the majestic Scottish Highlands. The chalet sits in the grounds of Kerrow House, a former fishing lodge of the heads of Clan Chisholm. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, home to some of the last remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forests, and host to diverse wildlife, such as deer, pine martens, badgers, owls, red squirrels, ospreys, otters and the recently returned beaver. Easily accessible from Beauly or Loch Ness via Glen Urquhart, this is the ideal getaway from city life.

Rowan Cottage is a year-round home away from home, with a fully equipped kitchen, and warm and cosy bedrooms and dining space, ideal for a small family, couple, or small group of friends. We are only a short distance from Loch Ness and the majestic forests and munroes of Glen Affric. Guests are free to relax on the riverbank or swim in the bracing (!), peaty water of the Glass. Guests are welcome to explore the grounds and riverbank, and they are of course free to use Kerrow as a base for exploring the majestic forests of the neighbouring glens and Loch Ness. This is a walker’s paradise. The more energetic are encouraged to explore the summits and monroes of the nearby Affric hills.
We own nearly 6 kilometres of river bank, and guests are welcome to fish for trout free of charge (fly only). Salmon fishing can also be arranged. The River Glass, one of Scotland's prettiest rivers, invites canoeists for a gentle drift downstream.

Rowan Cottage is situated discreetly in twelve acres of wooded grounds of Kerrow House, constructed in the 18th century by the chief of clan Chisholm a few decades after the battle of Culloden. In the 19th century, Kerrow House was the birthplace of the Golden Retriever breed: it was here the first retriever pups were born in the heart of some of the most beautiful glens in Scotland: Glen Affric, Glen Cannich, and Glen Strathfarrar.

Occasional buses run from the nearby village of Cannich to Inverness, but the truth is that Kerrow is at the end of the glen and that's the way we like it! This is a place to get away from it all and relax. Though the cottage is fully connected with high-speed internet, and with good mobile reception, the only noises you will hear are the running of the river, the wind in the trees (and the occasional splash of a salmon, or hoot of an owl). We are 20 minutes' drive from Drumnadrochit, and 45 minutes from Inverness.
Guest accommodation at this chalet offers coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
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Property amenities


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Spices


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near coin laundry


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Secluded, Cosy Cottage on the Banks of a Highland River Chalet
Secluded, Cosy Cottage on the Banks of a Highland River Beauly

Frequently asked questions

Is Secluded, cosy cottage on the banks of a Highland river pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Secluded, cosy cottage on the banks of a Highland river?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Secluded, cosy cottage on the banks of a Highland river?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Secluded, cosy cottage on the banks of a Highland river located?
Situated in Beauly, this chalet is 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Plodda Falls and within 12 miles (20 km) of Corrimony Chambered Cairn and Glen Affric. Aigas Field Centre is 11.9 mi (19.2 km) away.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Great place and location
Lovely place, very clean and a great location to explore many local sights. Enjoyed our stay and the local free eggs and butter on arrival, cheers.

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