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Former Lodge House to Swordale Castle

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Self-catering cottage rental, rural, shooting, golf, walking, fishing

This well appointed house is well equipped, in a quiet and peaceful location yet easily accessible. It enjoys panoramic views of the Cromarty Firth. Enjoy the Firth views directly from the house. Inverness is only a 20 minute drive.

Enjoy beautiful walks through woodland to the Novar Estate crossing the Black Rock Gorge bridge and it's waterfall's. An attractive house set on its own, with beautiful natural garden and large woodlands. Excellent places to eat locally. Local shop 4 miles. Hotel/restaurant within 15 minute walk.

Situated near a small village with the sea to our front and forests and hills to our rear, we are also close enough to places like Loch Ness, Royal Dornoch Golf Course, and an abundance of local whisky distilleries including The Glenmorangie.

This well appointed house is well equipped, in a quiet and peaceful location yet easily accessible. It enjoys panoramic views of the Cromarty Firth. Enjoy the Firth views directly from the house. Inverness is only a 20 minute drive.

Enjoy beautiful walks through woodland to the Novar Estate crossing the Black Rock Gorge bridge and it's waterfall's. An attractive house set on its own, with beautiful natural garden and large woodlands. Excellent places to eat locally. Local shop 4 miles. Hotel/restaurant within 15 minute walk.

Situated near a small village with the sea to our front and forests and hills to our rear, we are also close enough to places like Loch Ness, Royal Dornoch Golf Course, and an abundance of local whisky distilleries including The Glenmorangie.

More Details

Owner
Roland van Oyen
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Evanton
Nearest Ferry
241 Kilometres
Edinburgh
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Allness
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Dingwall
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Inverness
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Evanton
Nearest Ski
115 Kilometres
Avimore
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Westcoast
Car: necessary

Whilst staying in the Highlands, there are various outdoor sporting activities, fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting, golf, walking, stalking in season and walked up grouse, pheasant and duck shooting.

Loved by millions throughout the world, Golf is a game that was born on the links land of eastern Scotland, for over 600 years the Scots have natured the game and today, as it has always done, gold is regarded as the game of the people.

The popularity of golf was so much so that during the mid-15th century when Scotland was preparing to defend itself against an English invasion, the population’s enthusiastic pursuit of golf led to the neglect of military training such as archery practice.

This unwanted distraction led to the Scottish parliament of King James II to ban golf, the ban lasted from 1457 until it was lifted in 1502.

Today Scotland is regarded as the home of golf and has almost 500 courses many of which are survivors from the very earliest.

Other Activities: shooting

Golf: Nairn Golf Club, this Traditional Scottish Golf Links Course was created form a wilderness of whins and heather and talents of professional and amateur alike. Nairn’s truly remarkable feature is that from every hole you can see the Moray Firth and the golden colouring and changing lights of the Black Isle. Even more extraordinary – only too easily you can strike the ball into the sea on every one of the first seven!

Tain Golf Club in Ross-shire, a traditional Scottish Highland links course designed by Old Tom Morris, situated 9 miles south of Dornoch and 31 miles north of Inverness. Our Championship length links enjoys spectacular views over mountains and sea and benefits from a sheltered climate, which allows favourable golfing conditions for most of the year. With our 3rd hole rated as one of the best 18 links holes in Scotland and our 17th acknowledged as one of the top 18 holes designed by Old Tom Morris, we believe that Tain offers one of the finest settings and challenges for a round of golf.

Inverness Golf Club, situated one mile from the city centre and only six miles from the airport, provides an excellent test of golf for all levels of player and a great alternative to the traditional links courses. Visiting golfers are most welcome to play the 6,256 yards par 69 course. There are two Bars and a Restaurant. Visitor locker rooms are available with shower facilities provided for both males and females. Handicap certificates are required.

Ski: Aviemore is the outdoor capital of the Cairngorms. It firstly developed as a ski resort and both the Cairngorm and Lecht areas have a range of pistes suitable for snowboarding and skiing. Being surrounded by the Monadhliath and Grampian mountains there are plenty of Munros, hillwalks, climbing opportunities and low level walks to suit all abilities. The rivers in the area provide excellent opportunities for kayaking and canoeing trips. There are a wealth of outdoor companies based in Aviemore for equipment hire or courses.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Evanton in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , king size bed 200-200cm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

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Former Lodge House to Swordale Castle
average rating of 4.893617 based on 47 reviews
Somerset
5

A perfect winter hideaway!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at the drive of westlodge we knew it was going to be everything we hoped for.... a tucked away cottage with the most amazing views!

The pictures do not do the place as much justice as it deserves, it is BEAUTIFUL!! The Kitchen is huge with a lovely table for all 6 of us to sit around and enjoy a champagne New years eve meal, the bedrooms are lovely sizes, one with an enormous ensuite.

We have just got back today, and although the drive from Somerset was very long, the holiday was totally worth the wait.

We spent the week by the fire, eating and drinking whilst watching the snow fall, we built a snowman and went for a long walk in the best snow I have ever seen down to the Iced over river, we drove to loch ness and inverness but only left the house as we were feeling guilty for over-relaxing!!

This house is perfect for a winter get away, the owners were very good and quick to responding to my emails regading directions and weather updates, we hope to go back next year to see the house in sunshine and do some more exploring!

I would definatly reccommend Westlodge Cottage to anyone wanting a beautiful relaxing Scottish break,just be prepared in winter like we were... stock the car/bags with wellies, water-proof clothing, red wine and Champagne!!! Oh and some food maybe, although the co-op in the village has everything you need and very friendly staff!

See you next year Westlodge, thanks for a great week!!

Happy holidaying!!!

Chloe, Jamie, Sophie, Scott, Lola & Milo (Somerset UK)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2010
  • Date of Stay: December 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, a pleasure to have such good people. Good to see you had a nice NewYear. Sorry to hear you had to leave one day early because of the snow. We can sort this out the next time you come :-) Thanks again, Roland and Carla.
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5

Perfect Holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at West Lodge and we were delighted to be able to return. Since our last visit, a large conservatory has been added with a wood burning stove to keep us warm in the evenings. Our two grand daughters loved playing in the huge gardens and going to visit the horses in the next field. The kitchen has every amenity which you could hope for and the house in general is well equipped. We hope that this will not be our last visit here.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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THe Hague
5

Lovey house in very quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

Very close to main city Inverness and Lochness area. The coop shop in Evanton will get you going the first days. Visited the westcoast Appelcross and Ullapool, lovely small towns where you can get a nice pub lunch next to open fire place. Recommended: Dornoch, Tain, Strapheffer, Ullapool, etc

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Great house for a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house after spending a week there in the summer holiday with my family.

Location is great too for visiting some parts of the north coast Scotland.

Owner is very understanding and supportive of our needs. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

Roland, thank you again for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage for our 3 days salmon fishing trip on the Alness River. It was simply perfect in every way. To anyone wishing to stay in the area you'll not be dissapointed especially those casting a line into the Alness River which is only is 15 mins away. We'll be back for sure ! Best Wishes, Mark RV

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice Cotage amidst the Scottish Nature

  • 5 of 5

Want to spend a pleasant stay in Scotland as a family, you have found the right address. Spacious room, nice living room and especially the veranda for discussing the evening. Magnificent view of the fjord and beautiful garden or deer with your breakfast. We keep very good memories of our stay and we hope so come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Evanton, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autum 2017
28 Aug 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
New Year 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Spring 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Autumn 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
New year 2018 - 2019
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit required to confirm reservation and balance due 7 weeks prior to arrival.
We require the full amount for bookings made within the 7 weeks of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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