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Former Lodge House to Swordale Castle

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Nov-2016
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
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Speaks English, French, German, Dutch

43 Reviews

4.9
based on 43 holidaymaker 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: Jan 2, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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

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: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The BEST

  • 5 of 5

C'est une superbe maison, très bien équipée avec une décoration raffinée ! Elle se dans un environnement bucolique et très reposant ... En résumé nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances dans cette merveilleuse région. A noter la délicate attention du propriétaire en arrivant une corbeille nous attendait avec saumon fumé , vin , biscuits ... Nous y reviendrons !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A highland haven

  • 5 of 5

If there were a way of describing West Lodge Cottage in one word it would simply be “home”. From the moment we arrived and walked into the warm (and large I might add) kitchen, the house became our home away from home. Our family of ten from the west coast of Canada, eight adults and two young children, explored the north of Scotland every day, from St. Andrews to John O’Groats, Oban to Stonehaven. We ate lunch in Plockton and visited the brochs in Glenelg, saw the Glenfinnan Viaduct, visited the Faerie Pools of Skye but every evening returned to the tranquility of West Lodge. Some golfed, some skateboarded, some walked. We visited ancient castles and met old friends. Gathering every evening at dinner or in the sun-room to recount our adventures.

The cottage was everything we could have asked for and more. I would recommend West Lodge Cottage highly whether as a place to simply get away or as a base for exploring the Highlands. Everyone of us loved it and dream of returning some day. Thanks Roland and family for sharing it with us. Two weeks was too short.

The Beattie Clan (Doug & Mary-Anne, Alan & Jess, Darren & Heather, Alli & Chris)

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Autum 2016
28 Aug 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 

Additional pricing information

Optional Cleaning £50

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.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

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

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

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

Floor Area

  • 170 m²

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

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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