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Lochside Holiday Rental, near Dalwhinnie

This gatehouse has all the beauty of a magnificent Highland Lodge with stunning lochside views across rugged Scottish hills

Built in a grand manner in 1995, this exceptional gatehouse is a surprising holiday house as it offers so much more than you would expect. Whilst the amazing views over Loch Ericht and beyond can be anticipated, the fact that they can be viewed and enjoyed from a 2-storey conservatory is unexpected.

On offer is the loch side section of the building, which internally has the feel of a Highland country house, with impressive oak panelling, oak stairs and grand fireplaces. There are plenty of rooms to choose from, including the sitting room with open fire, dining hall with open fire, kitchen and additional dining space, as well as the impressive 2-story conservatory.

The accommodation consists of a master double bedroom overlooking the loch and two further double bedrooms with loch views. An enclosed walled garden can be accessed from the conservatory or by the side gate by the private parking area. An external kennel is available for two dogs. With a sleeper train service from London to Dalwhinnie, access could not be easier by train or by road. Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Sit in comfort and enjoy front facing views over the lochOn the lower ground floor is the spacious kitchen with breakfast diningThe impressive feature oak stairwell creates an atmospheric dining hallThe views are to die for from the top floor gallery area in the conservatoryWatch the world go by from the warmth of the conservatory

Living Space

Reception rooms

The first floor sitting room is accessed via the impressive oak stairs from the dining hall, where there is a gallery effect looking back into this hall. Here you will find comfortable sofas in front of an open fire, with TV, with front facing views overlooking the loch.

It is beautifully furnished throughout with excellent interior design in place. From here you can walk directly to a viewing gallery area on the top storey of the conservatory and sit and enjoy the warmth of the sun and the ever-changing views in comfort.

Kitchen / Dining

The dining hall has great depth with a high ceiling and a feature oak stairwell to the rear, which makes dining in this room in front of an open fire an atmospheric occasion.

Access from here to the kitchen is via the stairs to the lower ground floor, where you will find a large kitchen/dining room, with a country style kitchen and a large wooden table and chairs for breakfasting.

Next door there is access to the ground floor section of the conservatory and access then to the enclosed garden beyond. There is also a functional utility room.

  • Coffee maker
  • Conservatory
  • Cooker, Electric, double oven, Commercial Gas Hob
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Garden Furniture
  • Garden, enclosed
  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kennels Available
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Open Fires
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV, Freesat channels
  • View, Area of outstanding beauty
  • Walking, hill
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Mobile reception
  • Parking
Bedroom 1, a spacious master bedroom with en-suite on second floor Bright ensuite bathroom for the master bedroomBedroom 2, a colourful double room on the second floorBedroom 3, comfortable double room on the second floor.Modern shared bathroom with bath and shower cubicle

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 6

Second floor – master bedroom, with king size double bed, with front view over loch, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; steps; double bedroom with double bed, with wash hand basin in room, with side view of loch; bathroom with deep bath, separate shower cabinet and wash hand basin; separate w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin; double bedroom with double bed, with wash hand basin in room, with side view of loch.

  • 2 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 King Size Double Bedroom With Ensuite Bathroom
You just can't escape these stunning views - this one is from the master bedroomPrivate enclosed walled garden, accessed via the conservatoryViews over Loch Ericht and beyond...Private parking area in front of the loch.. how's this for a parking space?This luxurious gatehouse is found on a private estate overlooking Loch ErichtThe approach to the gatehouse sleeping 6 just 1 mile from DalwhinnieHighland holiday house with dramatic backdrop and beautiful views

Grounds & Surrounds

The gatehouse is to be found on a private estate overlooking Loch Ericht, located 1 mile from Dalwhinnie, and is only accessible by road via a coded gate entry system. The village has a small general store, fuel station, hotel and the famous Dalwhinnie Distillery, with a visitor centre. A larger supermarket can be found in Newtonmore, which is 12 miles away.

There is also a railway station at Dalwhinnie, which forms part of the Perth-Inverness main link. For golfers there are golf courses at Newtonmore and Kingussie. Families can be entertained at the Kincraig Wildlife Park and Blair Castle. Aviemore offers many activities with the Cairngorm ski centre as the highlight.


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen, towels, electricity, heating and fuel for the open fires is included within the rental.

Notes & Warnings

Slippers are provided for your use within the heavily carpeted lodge.

An external kennel to the rear of the house is available for dogs and there is no additional cost for this. If you wish to allow dogs inside the house, limited to ground floor only, then as with all the Estate holiday houses, the returnable GHD charge of £500 is increased to £1,000 for those bringing dogs into the house.

Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.


Inverness-shire is one of the largest county areas in Scotland. Located in the Highlands, it is predominantly mainland, but still has coastline to the west and the east, and includes the Outer Hebrides, Skye and a number of smaller Inner Hebridean Isles. The neighbouring historical county of Nairnshire is now commonly included withing the boundaries of Inverness-shire. The county has a diverse range of attractions and activities for all the family. For thrill seekers, and those in search of invigorating activities, there are two ski resorts, Cairngorm and Nevis Ski Centre, a number of activity centres and much in the way of walking and mountain biking can be found in the Highlands. For something traditionally Scottish why not pay Nessie a visit at Loch Ness? And what about a trip to stand in the shadow of the great Ben Nevis (or walk up it if you are so inclined!)? Visit the Calloden Battlefield, the site of the last battle on British soil, or take a train ride out to the west coast, over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by Harry Potter’s Hogwart's Express! The Outer Hebrides are a 200 island chain off the far north west of Scotland. Inhabited for over 6000 years, the islands have a huge historical heritage, and also contain Sites of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserves. The Isle of Skye is typical of the Scottish Highlands; with 20 Munros on the island, there is much to entertain the avid walker! Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands is a bustling and thriving city and home to the estimable red sandstone Inverness Castle. Other towns include Fort William, located in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Kingussie on the Cairngorm National Park, and Nairn, an attractive seaside holiday spot on the Moray Firth.

North West and Skye

About the Area

The northern section of Scotland provides some of the most dramatic scenery that the country has to offer with stunning natural beauty. The options include travelling up the east coast, through the central region or via the western section. Choosing the east coast, from Inverness to John o’ Groats, is a distance of 120 miles. This takes in the “Black Isle” which has the Moray Firth and the Cromarty Firth on either side. Continuing on the A9 through Easter Ross, and the scenery starts to get more dramatic with the peak Ben Wyvis dominating the area. The towns that you pass through include Dornoch, Golspie, Brora and Helmsdale, with the historic cathedral at Dornoch a highlight. Beyond and you enter the sparsely populated region of Sutherland, where there are vast open spaces of moorland and heather, which meets the high cliffs to the east. There are two main towns in the northern section and they are Thurso and Wick. The north east section is the county of Caithness, and there are a lot of Norse influence in this area, having been the closest point of contact to Norway and Viking invasions. It is a favourite for tourists who like to go to John o’Groats, and it is historically known as the “start of Great Britain”, being one end of the longest distance between two inhabited points in the UK, Land's End being the other. John o' Groats is 876 miles (1409.78 km) away from Land's End in Cornwall. At the north coast is the Pentland Firth, which looks out to Orkney and a car ferry can be caught from Scrabster to Stromness. Both Orkney and Shetland have amazing historical sites and are well worth visiting. Travelling along the north coast takes you to Tongue, and it is here that the central route can be taken using the A836. This follows Loch Loyal, past Ben Loyal, Loch Naver and through Strath Vagastie and Strath Tiffy before reaching Lairg. The road is a single track road with passing places and as it is so scenic, there is no hurry. Travelling from the west coast, from the great glen of Scotland and the magnificence of Loch Ness, along the A87, this is a route that is well trodden by tourists, as this is the “road to the isles”. Along the way, it is lochs and glens, with Loch Lochy, Loch Garry, Loch Cluanie, the Five Sisters mountain range, before reaching Loch Duich and one of the most photographed and iconic castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle. From here, the road leads to the Isle of Skye and access onto many of the other islands, or north. Travelling north, takes in a perennial favourite, Plockton, and continuing on you travel through Lochcarron, Kinlochewe, Ullapool and Scourie, with harbour villages of Lochinver and Kinlochbervie, well worth visiting. Once you get to the top of Scotland, you reach Durness and the most north westerly region which is Cape Wrath, and this section of Scotland is covered.


In the North Highlands and Skye, there are many attractions, but it is the geography that is the most appreciated. The line of the well known verse states “speed bonny boat, over the sea to Skye”; but nowadays, there is a bridge for the main west coast route onto the island. However, the West Highland Line links Mallaig railway station by rail to Fort William, Oban and Glasgow. This rail line, which is in use through the summer only, has been frequently voted the top rail journey in the world. Once on Skye, it is dominated by the range of mountains through the spine of the island which are the Cuillins, which is a haven for walkers. To the north near Uig, is Dunvegan Castle, the clan seat of the Macleods, which is open to the public. Whilst Skye can easily occupy a visitor for weeks, there is also access to many of the other islands, including Raasay, Uist and Harris. Back on the mainland, it continues to be all about lochs and glens. From the great glen and Loch Ness, travelling north, it a series of straths, glens, mountains and vast open spaces. In fact 40% of all the Munro’s, mountains that are above 3,000 feet in height, are in this region. Some of the more prominent ones include Ben Wyvis, Ben Hope and Ben More Assynt. The clan history of this area is fascinating and includes well known clans such as Mackay, Sinclair, Sutherland, Munro, Urquhart, Mackenzie, Fraser, Mackinnon and Macleod. On Skye, Dunvegan Castle is the clan seat and nearby can be found Macleod's Tables, which are two curious flat-topped hills that are prominent from many parts of Skye. The ascent to the top is a straightforward but rough moorland walk. Apart from travelling the region and enjoying its natural beauty, there are many castles to visit. The iconic Eilean Donan Castle is the most visited castle in this region and definitely worth seeing, even if you see nothing else in Scotland. Castle Urquhart at Loch Ness, Dunrobin Castle, Castle of Mey, Dornoch Cathedral and Dunvegan Castle and Castle Armadale on Skye are all worth visiting, along with the many historical sites on Orkney. Many signposts are written in both English and Gaelic, the Scottish language, and it is in this region where the language is kept alive. Shinty is the local sport, which to an outsider is the equivalent of hockey without rules, and if you have a chance to see a game, then it is an exciting fast paced game, which comes with crunching tackles. With regard to weather, it can be a mixed bag. Traditionally, in general the west is wetter than the east, but there are pockets that have micro climates. In the west, the gulf stream keeps the climate milder and there are a number of well known gardens, like Inverewe Gardens in the North West, which are world class. All-in-all, there are plenty of interesting attractions to visit in this region.

Things To Do 

Once you have seen the scenery and visited the castles, there are many interesting activities in this region. The food, especially the seafood is world renowned and if you can find a local restaurant or hotel that offers the seafood dish of the day, then it will be a worthwhile experience. The Kinloch Hotel and The Three chimneys, both on the Isle of Skye have excellent reputations, whilst the following 3 restaurants are also well known; 1, Fishmarket restaurant, Mallaig; 2, Captains Galley, Scrabster; 3, Plockton Shores, Plockton. Whilst this area is not the heartland of the whisky industry, there are a number of distilleries, which are well worth visiting. On the mainland they include Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Loch Ewe, Clynelish, Glen Ord and Pulteney. On Orkney there is Highland Park and on the Isle of Skye there is the Talkisker distillery. Visitor Centres, include the Falls of Shin, Assynt, Bright Water, Glengarry and Torridon. Of sporting interests, there are many rivers to fish for salmon, including the rivers Naver, Lochy, Helmsdale, Carron, Glass, Oykel and many more, not forgetting the numerous hill lochs for wild brown trout. Deep sea diving is a popular past-time, particularly off the west coast and places like Ullapool offer charter trips, where sea-fishing is readily available too. In this area, the golf courses are not as many, but the stand out golf courses are at Royal Dornoch and Skibo, though the 9-hole golf course at Durness, is a wonderful challenge and is the most north westerly golf course on mainland Scotland. Interestingly enough a young John Lennon used to holiday in the north west of Scotland and there is a memorial garden in his memory at Durness. Wildlife abounds in these more remote areas and there are opportunities to see otters, golden eagles and red deer in the wild. To see red kites and sea birds in more detail, the RSPB have a number of centres, including Tollie, Fairy Glen and Dunnet Head. For marine life, there is a dolphin and seal visitor centre at North Kessock or you can go on one of the many dolphin watch boats that monitor the Cromarty and Moray Firths. Chanonry Point being one of the most popular locations to spot the dolphins. For even more active activities, there are a number of outdoor centres and water specialists, to cater for any thrill seeking need, whether it be white water rafting or canyoning. For the surfer, the beach at Thurso East is regarded as Scotland’s prime surfing venue in the north of Scotland and has held major championships. For children, the beaches can be sandy and private havens, and there are excellent ones at Nigg, Whiteness, Dornoch, Dunnet Bay, Torrisdale Bay, Balnakiel Bay, Glenelg Bay and Barrisdale Bay. From the mountain biker to bird watcher, the Munro bagger to the garden enthusiast, there are many activities in the North of Scotland. The natural beauty is outstanding and those that make the time and effort to travel are well rewarded.

Highlands and Islands

This region takes in Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness and the islands include the Inner and Outer Hebrides as well as Orkney and the Shetland islands. For spectacular scenery the Highlands of Scotland provides some of the best, with a huge expanse of area full of mountains, lochs and glens full of romance, wildlife and scenic beauty. The heritage of this area includes Culloden, taking the ferry to the Isle of Skye or just taking in one of the many castles like Eilean Donan. There is also an immense range of wildlife to be found. 


Area Inverness-shire Type of location Lochside Nearest shop 1 miles Nearest supermarket 11 miles Nearest pub 1 miles
Nearest Airport
Inverness 64 miles
Edinburgh 93 miles
Nearest Train Station
Dalwhinnie 1 miles
The private estate is brilliant for exploring.. don't forget your bikes.Just 1 mile from Dalwhinne, the holiday house is easily accessed.Make sure House of Bruar emporium is on your to do list


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