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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Pets 2 Welcome Region Inverness-shire Town/village Dalwhinnie

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Luxury Holiday Lodge, near Dalwhinnie

Looking out of any of the four front facing bedroom windows you will gaze upon views of a picture postcard scene of a loch with mountains beyond, the very image of Scotland.

In a spectacular setting on a 34,000 acre estate, this is a distinctive granite sporting lodge with its own turret, built in 1995, in the style of a traditional estate lodge which overlooks the loch with wooded hills behind. Presenting traditional styling and décor this lodge sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms, with the choice of 1 double room and 3 twin bedrooms. Each has a unique style, decorated with tartans and traditional woodwork. The spacious ground floor living area offers a well-equipped country kitchen, a beautiful dining room, and the drawing room with open fires. Kennelling is available for 2 dogs, and there is sufficient parking to the rear. This is a luxurious holiday house that you can come back to after a long day on the road sightseeing, sit back and relax with drink in hand, and enjoy the best view of the day! With full central heating and an open fire, no matter the weather, there is always a warm welcome.

The reception hall leads to the living space and accommodation quarters Relax with your family after a day enjoying the Inverness-shire landscapeFor colder months enjoy the warmth of the open fire in the sitting room.The charming lodge's elegant and sumptuous dining roomThe secondary sitting room, overlooking the lochThe well presented kitchen with breakfast tableTraditional luxury Scottish Highland lodgeCarpeted spiral stairs lead to the accommodation above

Living Space

Reception rooms

All the reception rooms have amazing front views overlooking Loch Ericht and are inter-connected like a railway carriage. The elegant drawing room with its open fire and comfortable seating is a cosy room, made even better with the fine pictures and antiques. Next door is the sitting room, with a TV, which is the central point of the house with access in 3 different directions. There is also another open fire in this room. Additionally there is a lovely entrance hall and a drying room, so any clothes can dry off after a wet day out.

Kitchen / Dining

The dining room is beyond the sitting room and also enjoys magnificent views to the front over the loch. Again there are wonderful evocative pictures of Highland scenes whilst you dine in front of the open fire. With a large round table and comfortable padded dining chairs, it is a real pleasure to linger over your meal in comfort and style. Next door is the well equipped kitchen, with large stainless steel cooking range, which is more than ideal for catering for 8 people. There is also a small utility room with washer/dryer.

  • BBQ
  • CD Player
  • Coffee maker
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Freezer
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Garden Furniture
  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kennels Available
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Open Fires
  • Oven, hob, gas, electric
  • Rural and private
  • Telephone, Honesty System
  • TV, Freesat channels
  • VCR
  • View, Area of outstanding beauty
  • Views, stunning
  • Walking, hill
  • Washer Dryer
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Mobile reception
  • Parking
Bedroom 1, with unique woodclad apex ceiling and twin beds The bathroom suites are stylish and modernBedroom 2, a spacious double also enjoying views over the lochBedroom 3, a bright twin room with front facing viewsBedroom 4, Tartan twin room on the second floor.Stylish en-suite bathroom for bedroom 4Some Scottish goodies for your comfort

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 8

First floor – room no 1, twin bedroom, with two single beds, with front view over loch; room no 2, double bedroom with king size double bed, with front view over loch; bathroom, with bath and separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin; room no 3, twin bedroom with two single beds, with front view over loch, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c, bidet and wash hand basin.
Second floor – room no 4, twin bedroom, with two single beds with front view over loch, with bathroom opposite, with bath with shower attachment, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
This luxurious lochside lodge can accommodate up to 8The views over Loch Ericht from this holiday lodge are just stunningCould you think of a more perfect spot for a BBQ?Private parking in the rear courtyard, with kennels and log store on the leftKennels are on-site for any four legged friends if requiredThis luxury lodge has a magnificent backdrop

Grounds & Surrounds

The lodge is to be found on a private estate overlooking Loch Ericht, located 1 mile from Dalwhinnie, and only accessible by a coded gate entry system. The village has a village store, 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. Aviemore offers many activities with the Cairngorm ski centre as the highlight

Conditions

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 and an initial supply of logs.

Notes & Warnings

Pets weclome on the ground floor only. External kennels available for additional dogs. The returnable GHD charge of £500 is increased to £1,000 for those bringing dogs.

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.

Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.


 

LocationInverness-shire

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.

Attractions

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 Mile miles Nearest supermarket 27 miles Nearest pub 1 Mile miles
Nearest Airport
Inverness 64 miles
Edinburgh 93 miles
Nearest Train Station
Dalwhinnie 1 miles
Dalwhinnie Distillery - fancy a tipple?Entrance to the estate from Dalwhinnie, with the lodge beyond. Also easily accessible by trainThe A9 Road near Dalwhinnie offers easy access to the lodgeThe House of Bruar is a fantastic for shoppersLoch Ericht with the mountains beyond

Reviews

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4th September 2013 Excellent 

In excellent condition and well provisioned for our stay. Enjoyed meeting mr. Macgregor. Fantastic spot.

Glad you enjoyed this beautiful property and its superb location!

Dont forget to claim your loyalty discount should you wish to re book again next year!

Naomi
Scotts Castle Holidays

21st August 2016 Excellent 

The An Tochailt lodge is located at a very beautiful, quiet and unique location within less than 100 metres of the shore of Loch Ericht. It is isolated, with no nearby houses and away from the village of Dalwhinnie and only accessible by a secured gravel road, meaning there is very little traffic. From within you have a superb view on the Loch and adjoining mountains.

It is luxuriously and stylishly decorated and upon our arrival we were greeted by the smell of freshly chopped wood in the fireplace - which you can use if you want, there are detailed operating instructions. The heating had already been turned on (slightly as it wasn't that cold in the summer), making us feel instantly welcome. The lodge was very clean as well, we were able to walk barefooted to enjoy the feel of the authentic wooden floor and carpets without getting dirty feet :) The rooms and especially the bathrooms were spacious (very large showers) and comfortable.

Staying here was one of our highlights of our visit to the Highlands of Scotland. Hearthily recommended!

Service rating : Many thanks for your excellent feedback, we are thrilled to hear you found the service impeccable and all questions were answered swiftly for you. Great to also hear you found our new payment page accessible via the website.


Product : Having visited this delightful lodge myself I couldn't agree with you more, it's very well appointed and beautifully furnished for group holidays. You couldn't get closer to Loch Ericht if you tried!

So pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the surroundings, it sounds like you had a welcoming arrival and found the lodge very well equipped.

We'd love to help with future holidays, don't forget to claim your loyalty discount next time!

7th March 2016 Excellent 

Stunning location, quality property which was very well equipped, lots to do within easy reach, highly recommended.

Service rating : Thank you for your review, I am chuffed to hear you found the service excellent and would definitely recommend Scotts Castles - I was delighted to of helped with your last minute plans for a week away in Scotland and by all means please don't hesitate to ever get back in touch if you require any assistance in the future.
Product : Totally agree having visited the lodge myself that it’s in a truly stunning location and very well equipped for groups of up to 8. I am delighted to hear you had an excellent time and would highly recommend the lodge, don't forget to claim your loyalty discount if you wish to re book with us again.

19th November 2014 Great 

Great property, very isolated - exactly what we looked for. The access to the property was secured and easy. However, we were a bit disappointed by the double beds - there was only 1 and it was quite small. As a couple we had only 1 choice, and it was also the only room where there was a leek during the heavy rain on Friday and it started to get inside the room.

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you found our booking process quick and easy. The only fee we charge on top of the advertised rental is a £20 booking fee for our service, so were a little unsure which extra fee’s you are referring too, but please let us know if you have any further information so we may investigate.

Great that you liked the property and the location was what you had hoped for! The lodge was booked as advertised on our website, but by all means if you require different bedroom configurations next time, just let us know and we could always help with the search for you. Sorry to hear about the leak in the bedroom, we hope the estate office being first point of contact for any issues during your stay, were able to help resolve this quickly for you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us again in the future, we would be happy to help.

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

26th August 2014 Excellent 

Amazing Lodge- comfortable, spacious and full of character, clean and well equipped

Thank you for your comments following your stay in this lovely lodge, and hope you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful part of Scotland! Please let us know if we can help with planning any future trips!

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: sales@scottscastles.com

12th June 2014 Great 

We really enjoyed staying at an Tochailt it was a beautiful house in a beautiful location and yet again everyone couldn't have been nicer.

Many thanks for your feedback, great to hear that our service was helpful and that you all enjoyed your stay at An Tochailt.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again in the future if you would like to book another property again.

Scotts Castle Holidays

16th April 2014 Excellent 

A wonderful place to stay. Staff was helpful, scenery wonderful. Central Location, quite, private. Perfect!

Thank you for your comments, so pleased we could help with your holiday plans!

It's great to hear you had a fabulous time at this property, enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again in the future.

Scotts Castle Holidays

9th August 2013 Excellent 

Lovely accomodation in a wonderful location.

Thank you very much for your feedback, this lodge is in an amazing location and we hope you had a lovely holiday! Please do not hesitate to get back in touch if we can assist with any future holidays to Scotland.

Scotts Castle Holidays

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