Frequently asked questions and answers

FAQs

Where is Hazelgrove located? 
Hazelgrove is located in Inverfarigaig, midway down the quiet south side of Loch Ness on the B852. And the city of Inverness is only 16 miles away. See more about Hazelgrove Location

Where is the nearest airport and also train/bus stations?
Inverness is the nearest airport, only 45 minutes drive from Hazelgrove. And there are flights from across the UK so flying is now an easy option to reach the Highlands. In addition, the nearest train, or alternatively the bus station are both in the city of Inverness.

Are pets allowed at Hazelgrove?
Hazelgrove is a really pet friendly cottage and 4 pets are welcome, free of charge. The back door area is great for muddy dogs and also boots. And there is also a large secure garden and paths up to Farigaig forest start only 20 metres from Hazelgrove so no need to walk on the road. See our dog friendly page

How many bedrooms are there?
Flexible accommodation is offered for 4 persons. There are two double bedrooms and also one single bedroom. Normally the two double rooms are open but maybe family members don’t always want to share, so the single bedroom will also be opened too. One of the double bedrooms has a king size bed while the other has a double bed.

Are people with disabilities catered for?
All facilities at Hazelgrove are on the ground floor so don’t worry about any steps or stairs inside the cottage. The path from the parking area to the front door is on a slope and there are also some steps to reach the front door therefore the cottage is probably not suitable for wheelchair users.

Is there a shower or a bath tub?
The large bathroom has a bath tub and also a separate shower. There is also a heated towel rail in the bathroom.

Are short breaks also available?
Short breaks, with a minimum stay of 3 nights, are also available from November to March (excluding Christmas and New Year). From April to October the cottage is only let on a weekly basis (7 days) from Saturday to Saturday.

What time is check in?
Under normal circumstances check-in is anytime after 4pm. However, at present due to COVID-19 we ask that guests do not check-in until after 5pm on the day of arrival.

When do we have to check out?
Under normal circumstances check-out is by 10am. However, at present due to COVID-19 we ask that that guests check out by 9.00 a.m. on the day of departure.

How late can we arrive?
Access to Hazelgrove is available at all times. We let you know where to find the key for access.

Is there free off-road parking?
Yes, there is plenty of free off-road parking. Just park to the right of the cottage and in front of the Hazelgrove sign

Is there a pub close by?
The closest pub/hotel ( The Craigdarroch) is 4km from Hazelgrove in the village of Foyers – a great walk during the long summer evenings but perhaps less so during the winter months!

Are there good restaurants close to Hazelgrove?
Yes,  for eating out during the day, Cameron’s Tearoom, the Waterfall Cafe and Loch Ness Shores Bistro are all within 5km of Hazelgrove and provide excellent food. For an evening meal  there is the Dores Inn 14km from Hazelgrove or alternatively  there are many excellent quality restaurants to choose from in Inverness or the Lovat Hotel in  Fort Augustus.

Hazelgrove is in a rural location – where is the nearest petrol?
The nearest petrol stations are either in Inverness or also Fort Augustus – both of which are approximately 30km from Hazelgrove Cottage.

Is there enough to do at Hazelgrove to stay for two weeks?
Absolutely!  Most guests don’t want to leave after only one week. Have a look at the “A walk on the wildside”, “South Loch Ness Trail”, “What to see and do”  and Outdoor activities galore” pages to get an idea of where to explore from Hazelgrove. There is also a comprehensive collection of great walks and maps in the cottage.

Is it OK to leave on Friday rather than Saturday?
Yes of course. We would just ask if you could let us know if you intend to leave early

Is it safe to let the dogs out in the garden unsupervised?
Certainly. The back garden is secure for pet(s) to enjoy the space offered.

Are there discounts?
Special offers are occasionally available ( and posted on the homepage) when we have had a late cancellation, but we do not generally offer discounts as this would be unfair to guests booking at regular prices and well in advance.

And finally … 

Is there a Loch Ness Monster??
Maybe!! Well actually – that would be telling!