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Large private country house near the banks of Loch Ness

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Enjoy a home from home in large holiday house at Loch Ness, near Inverness

Forester's Lodge is a private, family-friendly, self catering country house situated in a bright spot next to Farigaig Forest and a few minutes stroll to the banks of Loch Ness. The house is ideal for an extended family, two families holidaying together, or a few couples looking for the perfect break where they also have a bit of space to enjoy their own privacy. Only 14 miles from Inverness and half way down the less commercial south side of the Loch it offers a luxury home from home experience. It combines easy access to the facilities in the city with the escape of country living. Forester's Lodge has everything you could want from a Highland hideaway – log fires, a four oven Aga keeping you cosy in the winter months, free wifi or internet connection, an entertainment lounge for kids of all ages and three en-suite bedrooms. There is also a large family bathroom with bath and separate shower with a further cloakroom toilet. There is a large secure garden with swings, pond and a large split decking area where you can BBQ and relax. We also call our house 'Monster Lodge' as it's so close to Loch Ness. You can view our own website just google Monster Lodge or go to our Facebook page. Monster Lodge is a world away from the norm and holds magical times for our family for over a decade, my kids say they've seen Nessie - if you're lucky you may see her too! It is a fun place to be with fantastic views from the forest and lots of trails and walks to explore for all. Minimum three night break. Please enquire directly with Danny and Lesley about any dates you are interested in. You can also ask any questions direct through our own website monsterlodge.net

More Details

Lesley Gallagher
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Polish
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2018

About Lesley Gallagher

Hi, I'm Lesley Gallagher and with my husband Danny we now run what was our much loved family home, Forester's Lodge, as a self catering Highland hideaway. The Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Inverness are a fabulous part of the world. There is lots to do and the scenery around the Loch changes every day. We are sure you will love exploring the area. Bring your camera, your skis, your bike, your kayak, your wellies and a jumper and have some fun. Or if you'd rather stick to something a bit less wild take advantage of the great shopping and eating in the friendly local towns and villages. It's only 15 minutes to the nearest Tesco and only 20 minutes to the centre of Inverness where there is a shopping mall, along with many of the high street retailers including Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, TK Maxx and some great local shops and restaurants too!

Why Lesley Gallagher chose Inverfarigaig

We also call our house 'Monster Lodge' as it's so close to Loch Ness. You can view our own website just google monster lodge or our Facebook page. Monster Lodge is a world away from the norm and holds magical times for our family for over a decade, my kids say they've seen Nessie - if you're lucky you may see her too! It is a fun place to be with fantastic views from the forest and lots of trails and walks to explore for all.

What makes this house unique

Forester's Lodge sits on its own in the forest at Farigaig, yet only only 200 metres from the side of the Loch Ness road to inverness. It's a magical place with many walks and views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Magnificent stay at Forester's lodge”

5 of 5 stars

Reviewed July 28, 2015

We've stayed a week in Forrester's lodge with two families with 4 children aged 6, 9, 9 and 11. We've had a perfect week with lots of activities like hiking, visits of castles, swimming, fishing etc. The house is very comfortable and more then big enough for 8. Especially the kitchen is a perfect place to gather after a busy day. The AGA makes it nice and cosy. The terrace was also perfect. We've even been able to sit there in the sun! Only downside maybe is the separate diningroom, wich Dutch people are not really used to. We would have preferred a bigger dinnertable in the kitchen so that we could have sat there al together. But that is splitting hairs.

Posted by via tripadvisor [] on 11 August 2015

“Best Holiday Home Ever!”

5 of 5 stars

Reviewed July 20, 2015

We've just completed our 3rd stay in Forester's Lodge, after accidentally discovering it in 2009 and I must say we love it more each time. It's the most well equipped, spacious, warm & beautiful holiday home we've ever stayed in. It's has plenty of space so you never feel as though you are living on top of one another and the floor plan is perfect. The amenities are plentiful from the Aga cooker to the American fridge/freezer, the Wii games console, 2 TV's and lots of cutlery/pots etc. The weather was kind to us and we sat out every night with the Chiminea on. Location is great for bikers, walkers, explorers and not too far from civilisation if needed. To top it all off, Asda delivered our food, so we didn't have to take much of anything with us. It was an amaziing week (again) and we can't thank the owners, Danny & Lesley, enough for providing such a great place. We will most definitely be back. The Mains

Posted by via tripadvisor [] on 11 August 2015
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Inverfarigaig in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • One main bathroom for the double and twin room in the front wing Three en-suite shower-rooms for two double rooms and twin bedroom in the rear wing One separate wc.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three double bedrooms, 2 en-suite Two twin bedrooms, 1 en-suite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The house is a real home from home and we try to ensure you have everything you might need. Outside: Situated in 3/4 of an acre, the house has pleasant private garden for you to enjoy. There is a decked area outside the kitchen/family area with a table and parasol for sunny days. There is a trampoline and swings for the kids. Please note there is also a small pond in the garden - this has been covered with a grid for the safety of children but they should not be allowed to walk across it. The house is surrounded by beautiful woodland walks, many of which offer spectacular views of Loch Ness. The pathways form part of an off road route which runs all along the South side of the Loch and can be enjoyed by walkers and cyclists. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is included in the price of the stay. There is an additional charge for towels. The house is cleaned in advance of your visit and it is a condition of let that you leave it in a neat, undamaged and tidy condition on your departure. Other: There are two dining areas in the house. A kitchen table in the family area adjacent to the kitchen and a more formal dining room with log fire in the front wing.


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Large private country house near the banks of Loch Ness
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A brilliant week in the Highlands

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant stay at Forester's Lodge this August. The house itself is beautiful, very spacious with everything you might need and is set in a tranquil location. We enjoyed the variety of walks close to the house that often led to stunning views. The garden was a great space to relax in, as was the well-equipped game room. We would definitely recommend Forester's Lodge!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and we're delighted you enjoyed the house and your holiday.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Access to Loch Ness is easy from the house and there are many places where you can enjoy a walk along the edge of the water near the house. In addition the pebble beach at Dores is very popular locally for walking, kayaking and to visit the local pub which sits on the shore.

The beaches of the Moray Firth are all easily accessible.


Inverness Airport is approximately 25 miles from the house.

There is a bus service along South Loch Ness from Inverness to Foyers but it is infrequent and given the rural location you will best enjoy your trip if you have access to a car.


The nearest village is Foyers (2 1/2 miles), best known for its beautiful waterfall. It has a local shop, a cafe and some hotels. Eight miles along Loch Ness towards Inverness is Dores, which has the Dores Inn, where locals and tourists alike visit.

Inverness is 16 miles - here you will find a wide range of shops, restaurants, a theatre, sports facilities etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Inverfarigaig, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 10
11 Mar 2018 - 12 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
13 May 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 12
17 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 14
2 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please see our website for full details on availability. We take enquiries by email and will send you full terms and conditions.
A booking made in advance is secured with a £100 non-returnable deposit. The balance must be paid eight weeks prior to your stay.
In addition to the fee we take a £100 good housekeeping deposit which is returned by post after you leave.

Changeover Day:
We take bookings on a weekly basis in the holiday periods. You will have access to the house on a Saturday at 4pm with departure the following Saturday at 10am.
Off season we do take long weekend bookings and other days to suit.

Notes on prices:
These prices do not include the good housekeeping deposit of £100 charged on all stays. This is sent back to you on the neat, tidy and undamaged return of the house after your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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