Riverside was built as a gamekeeper’s cottage early in the 19th century by Lord Tweedmouth, owner of the nearby Guisachan estate. We have recently redecorated and modernised the entire space, while retaining the cottage’s original charm. A lovely stone chimney stands in the centre of the building, and a sheltered wooden porch looks out over the woods and garden. The cottage is nestled in woods, with views on all side, through the trees, and down to the riverbank, just a few feet away. You can see the salmon leaping in the stream and sit in the hot tub under the oaks, while the cool, peaty waters of the River Glass slide by. The cottage is the ideal base for exploring the unspoilt natural wonders of the region, most notably Glen Affric, with its majestic stands of ancient Caledonian pine forest. Riverside is within easy striking distance of the most spectacular walks and Munros of the Highlands. For fishermen, we have 6 km of single-bank trout fishing (fly only), and can arrange salmon fishing in season. We can also arrange canoe trips down the River Glass, through the forests and down to the majestic gorge of Eilen Aigas. Or, if you prefer to curl up with a good book, Riverside has every comfort you need to enjoy your stay. For dog-lovers, Riverside has a footnote in dog history. The internationally popular breed of the Golden Retriever was bred by Lord Tweedmouth as a hunting dog for his estate, and it was one of his keepers, housed at Riverside, that first bred the famous and familiar golden ‘Culham strain’ of the breed, now familiar to Retriever-lovers around the world.
1 double, 1 twin
Riverside has a large, open-plan sitting area, with a wood stove and views into the woods and over to the river. The sitting area opens to a newly refurbished kitchen and dining space. There is an entrance hall, a bathroom and two cosy bedrooms.
Fitted with every 21st-century comfort and amenity, the cottage retains its original, 19th-century charm, nestled in woods, a few steps from the River Glass.
Directions to your Holiday Accommodation at Kerrow House
Take the A82 from Inverness (signposted Fort William) along Loch Ness to Drumnadrochit. Turn right at the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition onto A831 through Glen Urquhart towards Cannich. After about 12 miles and coming down a long hill turn left onto a single track road towards Tomich; after a mile go right on the driveway to Kerrow House.