Best 8 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Drumnadrochit, UK - Updated 2023

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Drumnadrochit, a small village in the Scottish Highlands, is a growing tourism site with an interesting background. Lying northwest of the mysterious Loch Ness, it is a popular destination for fans of the infamous Loch Ness Monster. Eager to learn about Nessie? Find out more at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition dedicated to the history behind the legendary creature. If you want to know more about Scotland’s past, head on over to Urquhart Castle, a few minutes away from the village. A proud witness of many battles, the castle is one of the most visited tourist sites in Scotland. If you’re planning on visiting soon, read on for our list of best Airbnb vacation rentals in Drumnadrochit, UK, for a jolly good time.

1. Private cottage with river view (from USD 84)

Enjoy catching trout and salmon at this lovely cottage in front of the River Enrick. You can relax and enjoy some barbecue in the charming sitting area near one of the river banks. You may be able to spot some heron fishing in the river too. Pets are allowed here, as long as they are well behaved.

As for the property’s features, the covered deck, connected to the kitchen and living room, allows for marvelous views of the river. The host takes several precautions to maintain hygiene such as sterilization of the entire property and availability of disinfectants for personal use.

River Cottage
Drumnadrochit, Scotland, United Kingdom
38 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage has everything you need for a very comfortable and relaxing stay
plus a lovely veranda with table chairs bbq & fairy lights
very well done clean with spacious bedroom bathroom modern open plan kitchen dining area and living room
Cleanliness:
very modern and comfortable and a sparkly clean
clean tidy everything's working perfectly
the place was spotless and so warm and cosy with a beautiful location
the cottage was clean and really felt like “home”
fantastic accommodation great location clean comfy bed and all you need can’t fault it
Host:
the hosts were very friendly and happy to accommodate any requests we had
he is a great host who made us feel very welcome in his home
beautiful place and kind host
john was a great friendly host thank you for everything (including the welcome treats) :-)
friendly hosts that would help you wherever they could
Location:
ideal location for exploring the area
great place in wonderful location
a fantastic peaceful location right by the river
great place located next to the river in the gorgeous highlands
a great place with a great location
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2. Century-old house with fully equipped kitchen (from USD 182)

Spotless and comfy, this Victorian-era abode can accommodate six guests. Apart from the three bedrooms and three bathrooms, there is the upgraded and complete kitchen where you can cook up some delicious homemade meals. Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant is also an option for those who want to eat outside and experience their award-winning malt whiskey.

Later on, you may visit the Culloden Battlefield, the site of a historic encounter near the end of the Jacobite uprising. Farther along lies the scenic Glen Affric that is lush with beautiful forests and lochs.

House for Whisky Lovers Loch Ness
Inverness-shire, Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom
13 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is well equipped we appreciated that all equipment manuals were available
Cleanliness:
plenty space nice big clean rooms
spotless large rooms ideally placed what else could you ask for
the house was so clean the beds comfy great amenities and an attentive hostess
Host:
perfect host as well
lovely welcome from the host karen fast and efficient
karen was a great host and nothing was too much trouble for her
Location:
it was in a great location and really spacious
lots of beautiful local walks including abriachan woods and close for glen affric and fort augustus
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3. The Wee Cottage (from USD 120)

This cute stone cottage in Drumnadrochit is ideal for couples looking for a quiet getaway. You may want to experience the town’s nightlife, with all the restaurants, bars, and stores nearby. Consider visiting the lively city of Inverness as well, only 20 minutes from the village. The cottage itself has a lot of features to keep you and your significant other satisfied, such as a neat dining area and a well-equipped kitchen with a stove. To keep you warm and cozy at night, the cottage has full central heating installed.

Outside the property, there is a small grassed area good for reading or walking your dog. Please note that pet rules still apply.

Loch Ness village cottage for 2
Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
206 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kate's wee cottage was very comfortable
the house itself is a perfect mix of modern and traditional cottage and is comfortable and well equipped
cute and cozy cottage perfect for 2 people loved the wood stove
the wee cottage was a cozy and comfortable place away from home
Cleanliness:
beautifully clean on arrival with an exceptionally friendly host
it was very clean when we arrived check in was easy and kate was communicative throughout
the wee cottage was very clean cozy and within walking distance of restaurants and grocers
Host:
the host was easy to contact
a home away from home- kate couldn’t have been a more helpful and welcoming host
the booking was managed by kate who was a great host
great idea all host should do it
which had been for us to enjoy by the owner kate
Location:
very nice place and good location to explore from
a perfect space and location
great in-village location right next to restaurants and a bar and walking distance to a co-op store and take-away
a beautiful location and an extremely cozy cottage
we like walking and wild swimming so this was a great location
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4. Betty's Bothy (from USD 120)

The warmth of home awaits you in Betty’s Bothy, a traditionally built stone house with useful amenities. Its interior has been recently renovated and furnished to give off a sleek feel, as seen in the breakfast bar and the fitted kitchen. In addition, the living room comes with underfloor heating to keep you toasty while you watch your favorite TV shows. If you want to eat and enjoy a great view of the surrounding area, there is a picnic bench on the lawn.

During your day tour of the area, you can climb the small hills and overlook the region at a distance. Alternatively, you can walk through Drumnadrochit to the woodland patch known as The Cover, where two rivers flow to merge into Loch Ness.

Betty's Bothy (traditional Scottish small house)
Drumnadrochit, Scotland, United Kingdom
169 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space itself was very comfortable and had amazing amenities
very much enjoyed the power-shower and underfloor heating
comfortable clean with good amenities and a short walk from the village centre
the bothy was well-equipped and very comfortable
Cleanliness:
the bothy is spotless and comfortable
the bothy was extremely clean and tidy
the bothy was spotless and we loved it
on arrival the place was lovely clean and welcoming
very clean and cosy with a unique layout
Host:
jacqui was a friendly and accommodating host despite pandemic restrictions
beautiful bothy fantastic host would recommend wholeheartedly
jacqui is great a very understanding and informative host
we also loved enjoying a beer on the hammock jacqui was very helpful and accommodating
communication from the hosts was excellent
Location:
great location for exploring loch ness and village centre only 5min walk away
ideal location to walk in to the village and only a short drive to inverness
good place to stay near loch ness
lovely cute little 'bothy' perfect location to visit the village
great place to stay close to loch ness
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5. Quiet stay near village center (from USD 117)

Despite being in the heart of the village, this newly overhauled two-bedroom bungalow will guarantee you a quiet stay. Most of the local attractions are within your reach, including a shinty park and a Scotmid store. You can go for a long walk to Urquhart Castle, about 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.

The property is supplied with all the essential amenities such as a shower and a utility room for your cleaning needs. There is also WiFi and a smart TV to keep you entertained.

Drumnadrochit Holiday House
Drumnadrochit, Scotland, United Kingdom
141 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
brilliant amenities maintained to a very high standard wonderfully cozy and warm
comfortable home with all mod cons
comfortable beds too ( very important )
there are even some hotties and firewood conveniently placed for a delightful fire in the living room
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
it was very clean and tastefully decorated
lovely clean cottage spacious inside and out
it was very clean and exactly what we wanted
newly remodeled and super clean
Host:
mairi was super responsive
the host has thought of everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible
the welcome basket was much appreciated and communication with the host could not be faulted
Location:
great place near a bus stop
great house in a good central location
great location to explore local attractions
the location is great as a base to explore the central highlands
perfect location for exploring loch ness
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6. Wayside Loft (from USD 103)

This two-bedroom vacation house will delight travelers looking to be at one with nature. You may hear birds chirping and owls hooting, the perfect background music while you enjoy the view of the burn. At the back of the house, there is a small garden with a seating area, a hammock, and a barbecue grill. Take note that while there is cutlery and some basic equipment used to heat food, the loft has no kitchen. Feel free to go out and get to know the restaurants in the village.

You can reach the village center in less than five minutes to check out the establishments. If you want an Instagram-worthy panorama of Loch Ness, you can also head for the hill of Meall Fuar Mhonaidh.

Wayside Loft (cosy burn-side family suite)
Drumnadrochit, Scotland, United Kingdom
71 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
jacqui’s loft is a lovely comfortable place to stay with many thoughtful touches
perfect for a couple or young family (2 single beds on ground floor) visiting loch ness
Cleanliness:
very clean and homely
very clean and comfortable place
the loft is very clean and cozy
cleanliness was great comfortable place to sleep
lovely and clean and cosy
Host:
thank you jacqui for hosting us
thanks for a great experience with lovely friendly neighbours
check in was very easy and jacqui was super accommodating
thanks again for hosting my colleague
Location:
wonderful place in a perfect location close to the lovely village of drumnadrochit
easy walking distance into the village and a great base to drive to other day trips/local attractions
there are a lot of things to do around and the location of the loft is ideal
a lovely base in a good location for touring the area
the loft was really lovely and in a central location to visit the loch ness region
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7. Glenkirk B&B (from USD 121)

Previously the village church, this elegant vacation rental welcomes you to a unique stay. Their rooms are tastefully decorated and provided with the essentials for a night of rest. There is also fast internet which you can enjoy either in your room or in the guest lounge. Make sure to wake up early, as their breakfast is served from 8am to 9am.

Glenkirk is conveniently located near some of the town’s eateries as well as the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition. You can also choose to go on a boat ride on Loch Ness, with the many tours being offered.

Glenkirk B&B a very unique Bed and Breakfast!!
Drumnadrochit, Scotland, United Kingdom
65 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was beautiful and we even had breakfast included
breakfasts were generous and so delicious
Cleanliness:
extremely clean and comfortable room
beautiful property room was perfectly clean and very comfortable and bathroom was spotless
really beautiful building immaculately clean comfortable bed and rooms and wonderful breakfast
fiona’s place is stylish and sparkling clean
superb building extremely clean relaxing environment very friendly hosts and a stunning breakfast
Host:
lovely hosts who were really helpful
fiona was an amazing host
fiona and ross and lovely hosts
friendly welcoming helpful and knowledgeable making our stay so enjoyable
fiona is a superb host and everything was perfect
Location:
good location nice shower
location is perfect walking distance to restaurants and cafes
the breakfast was incredible and the location was great too
excellent location and absolutely perfect local tips
a wonderfully thought out place in walking distance to all you need
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8. Glen Bed and Breakfast (from USD 55)

This comfy guest house near Drumnadrochit’s village green is ideal for a small group of friends. Climb onto the first floor and nap on three snug beds. The ground floor has a private bath and toilet, along with the dining room. Do note that the continental breakfast they serve has plant-based options. Worried about your diet? You can choose from their gluten-free options.

Aside from the nifty gift shops close by, there is also a craft market that takes place every two weeks.

room / private bathroom in traditional guesthouse
Drumnadrochit, Scotland, United Kingdom
136 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what a fantastic place to stay the room was comfortable and warm (stayed early february)
amazing place to stay great breakfast and relaxed atmosphere
comfortable beds and plenty of breakfast
the room was great the breakfast was delicious we had a lovely stay - will be going back
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and comfortable
very clean and comfy place to stay
very new and clean bathroom
the room was clean and bright
the house is very clean and tidy
Host:
friendly host and good service
the host is really nice and lovely
juliet was a wonderful host
juliet is a great host
juliet is a great host
Location:
great location too very close to loch ness
good location to explore the area
great b&b in a great location right on the main street
the house is set in a very pleasant location
fabulous location and lovely host
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Take in Drumnadrochit's captivating scenery

Mythical monsters aside, Drumnadrochit is a quaint but exciting Highland village with a number of sights for you to see. From its world-famous lake to its exquisite glens, there is no shortage of attractions to appreciate. Choose your stay from our list and experience an enchanting holiday in Scotland.

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