How to find The Brewers Cottage

The Brewers Cottage is located on the Northern approach to the conservation village of Tomich which itself lies approximately 4 miles south west of Cannich, approximately 30 miles south west of Inverness, which in turn is situated approximately 169 miles(3 hours)from the city of Glasgow. 

The cottage is set in a fairly remote, rural location and and as such you are advised to do a grocery shop prior to arriving, many of our guests stop of in Inverness to stock up on the way. Many of the larger supermarkets will deliver your pre-ordered groceries to the cottage.

The village of Tomich has very few amenities: The Tomich Hotel public bar is open to non residents and serves hearty bar meals.  The Post Office in Tomich has undergone a fantastic transformation - now called The Coach House Cafe it includes a gift shop and small tearoom serving hot and cold food and drinks. Handmade silver jewellery made by the Brewers Cottage owner can be purchased within the cafe. We highly recommend visiting Joyce at The Coach House CafĂ© her cakes are amazing !! and her wealth of local knowledge is something else. 

PLEASE NOTE both of these establishments are seasonal please check with them for details.

Limited facilities are available in nearby Cannich including a well stocked Spar grocery store where Brad and Nichole offer a big Aussie welcome ! Fresh bread, pies are just some of the goodies on offer.... and for the more adventurous kangaroo, crocodile and ostrich meat products! There is also a cash machine and Post Office. Cannich Stores are open all year round 7 days days a week please check with them for opening times.

We cannot recommend The Struy Inn enough, they operate a booking only system for their restaurant.

The nearest garages for fuel are in Beauly or Drumnadrochit both are approx 14 miles away and a wider range of shops can be found in both places.

From Inverness there are two routes to The Brewers Cottage at Tomich.


Route 1 : Proceed on the Beauly road (A862) and before reaching Beauly turn off onto the A831 past Kilmorack, Aigas and through Struy.


Route 2 : From Inverness take the A82 to Fort William, at Drumnadrochit look for the Loch Ness Monster Centre and turn right to Cannich. (From Fort William take the A82 Inverness, and turn left at the Loch Ness Monster Centre in Drumnadrochit)

For both routes upon reaching Cannich take the Glen Affric road past the Hydro Power station and follow the signs for Tomich.

Upon approaching Tomich go over the cattle grid and the hump back bridge and Brewers Cottage is (along with The Old Brewery) the first property on the left hand side. There is a sign at the bottom of the drive stating The Old Brewery and The Brewers Cottage.

Note : Arriving from Drumnadrochit there is a short cut which omits the village of Cannich - 11 miles from Drumnadrochit on the road to Cannich take the left turn sign posted The Tomich Hotel, the single track road brings you into Tomich. 

The link below provides an idea of traveling time from your current location to IV4 7LY.

Arriving by air: Inverness airport is served by many of the larger UK airports more details can be found at Highlands and Islands Airports (hia)(visit the links page) 

Arriving by Rail: Network rail serves Inverness more details can be found  at the Network Rail Enquiry website (visit the links page)

A regular 117 bus service operated by Stagecoach Highlands runs from Inverness to Tomich, please check their website for times/details. 

Kindly note

As cottage owners we are unable to arrange any of your transport needs, this includes car hire, flights, rail, taxi or other such services. Please ensure all your travel arrangements are in place in advance of your stay at The Brewers Cottage. Tomich  is a small Highland village with non of the facilities or amenities found in the larger towns and cities for this reason we would suggest you prepare in advance for your visit.

Distances from Tomich:

Inverness 30 miles

Beauly 21.9 miles

Fort William 55 miles

John O'Groats 141 miles

Kyle of Lochalsh /Isle of Skye Bridge 53.9 miles

Broadford (Isle of Skye) 62.5 miles

Applecross 83.3 miles

Oban 99.3 miles

Glasgow 163.2 miles

London 563.7 miles

The Brewers Cottage. Tomich, Near Cannich, Inverness-shire. IV4 7LY

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