Ness Side Cottages

The Cottage

Cottage. Photo courtesy of Rosemary.

Situated on the outskirts of the loch-side village of Dores, Allt a’Mhuilinn ('mill by the stream') is an attractive and sympathetically converted former meal mill.

This is an ’upside down’ house to better appreciate the views from a well-apportioned open plan living-room/diner/kitchen. 
The house has electric heating (included in price) which is complemented by a solid fuel stove (starter coal and logs supplied, additional supplies provided via an honesty box payment) in the lounge area.

Lounge area

Lounge Area. Photo courtesy of Rosemary.

Kitchen area

Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Rosemary.


Master Bedroom. Photo courtesy of Rosemary.
  • Colour Sky TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Payphone
  • Solid fuel stove
  • Radio/CD player with ipod dock
  • Electric cooker
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Master with king size bed
  • One twin with bunk beds
  • Linen provided


The lounge has a comforting solid fuel stove with a starter basket of logs and a full coal scuttle provided. There is a Sky digital colour TV/DVD (some dvds provided), w-ifi connection for your broadband, radio/CD player with ipod dock and a payphone.

The dining area has an extendable table to seat four comfortably and the kitchen is well appointed with electric cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, dishwasher
and washing machine.

If you bring small children we also have a stairgate and a highchair should you need them!


Downstairs, the master bedroom comes furnished with a king size bed and has an unusual attraction of french doors which open out to the garden, whilst the second bedroom has solid pine bunk beds and a built in wardrobe.

All beds have duvets and two pillows per person. Linen is provided at no extra cost.

We have a traditional wooden cot with a drop down side available which fits neatly into the main bedroom or the small bedroom as you prefer.


The tiled bathroom has an electric shower over the bath and under floor tile heating. A hairdryer and shaving adaptor are provided. There are ironing facilities and an airing cupboard under the stairs.

Soft towels are available at £5 per person.

View Plans of the Cottage

Set in its own fenced and gated ground (a delightful little burn runs behind the mill just beyond the boundary) it offers a private and tranquil holiday base, central for exploring the Highlands. 

The house is fully insulated and double-glazed and is equipped to a high standard for your enjoyment. The quiet village of Dores has a cosy Inn which serves excellent meals all year round.

Other facilities include

  • Ample parking
  • Enclosed garden has seating and barbecue facilities.
  • Cot, high chair and stairgate available on request.
  • Pets are welcome by arrangement – but please respect the furnishings and ensure that the cottage and garden are tidied before departure.