About Minard Cottage

Charming 19th century canal side cottage situated in the village of Clachnaharry, on the edge of Inverness, with stunning views. Sleeping upto 6 people, Minard Cottage is the the perfect house to meet up with old friends, family get togethers or special occasions.

With Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness located just 15 miles South of Clachnaharry, this holiday home, makes for a place that is guaranteed to add some special time together and to relax in comfort.

Staying at Minard Cottage

The house has a wood burning stove in the living room and central heating throughout. The kitchen/diner boasts underfloor heating, and as you would expect, new modern kitchen facilities including washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer.

Accommodating upto 6 guests, you will find 3 bedrooms upstairs – 2 doubles and 1 twin. All bedding and towels are provided, and extra linen can be provided on request Also upstairs you will find a family bathroom with [over the bath] shower, and toilet. Downstairs houses a shower room with electric shower and toilet.

Views include the Merkinch Nature Reserve, Merkinch Basin, Black Isle and of course the Beauly Firth. Situated on the edge of the city of Inverness on the main road to Beauly, this 19th century former British Waterways cottage overlooks some stunning scenery yet is within walking distance of the shops, a children’s playpark, a garage and a local pub.

Inverness City Centre, Bus & Rail Station all sit within 2 miles drive from Minard Cottage.

There are many activities in the area, in the city or surrounding countryside. The nearby public house serves great food in a family relaxed atmosphere.

The nearest shop/supermarket for everyday groceries, or your weekly stop is the local Co-op, under 10 minute walk from Minard Cottage.

For more information on activities and attractions in Inverness and the surrounding area, please visit our “Things Do To” page.


The house is suitable for couples and family groups of upto 6 guests, although close to a road and the canal. Parking is not an issue, as the property has use of a car park opposite for ample parking.


Minard Cottage welcomes family dogs, but do ask all guests to ensure pets remain downstairs. We ask 2-3 small to medium dogs maximum at a small charge of £30.00 per stay.