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Loch Ness Lodge

Loch Ness, near Inverness, Scotland

Activities

  • Join a boat trip on Loch Ness and stop off at historic Urquhart Castle to find out what makes Loch Ness unique – and why the region is currently making a bid for World Heritage status

  • If you prefer to get around on the water under your own steam, small groups can book a 2 hour kayaking trip on the loch

  • Keen fishermen or women can cast their lines for trout or salmon: this can be arranged through the Lodge and the closest fishing spot is about 30 mins away

  • Pack your walking boots to make the most of Glen Affric (30 mins), one of the most spectacular valleys in Scotland - and a National Nature Reserve. It's also a good spot for mountain biking: bring your own or hire one through the Lodge

  • Souvenir-hunters should head to the village of Beauly (20 mins), whose aptly named House of Beauly is packed with products from all the big Scottish names; or visit Moniack Castle (15 mins) instead, where the Fraser family produces an intriguing range of wines and preserves from local plants - the silver birch wine may only be for the brave but rowanberry jelly or dill sauce are tabletop classics

  • History buffs should make a beeline for Culloden (25 mins) - one of the most poignant sites in the UK and the scene of the last major battle on British soil – or the Castle of Mey in Caithness, the late Queen Mother’s Highlands home (2+ hours' drive)

  • Give Scott some warning and they will happily organise transport, tee times or even a PGA coach at one of several golf courses within an hour’s drive of the lodge - most famously Royal Dornoch and Nairn

  • Also on offer (subject to season and availability): deer stalking, archery, whisky tasting, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, 4x4 off-road driving, husky sledding - just ask!

  • For something more relaxing, ask staff to book you a spa slot with one of the visiting therapists; treatments include aromatherapy, hot stone massage, Indian head massage, facials and manicures

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Food and wine
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayak/canoeing
  • Plantlife/flora
  • Sailing
  • Shopping/markets
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife viewing
Save to favouritesPrintMailLoch Ness LodgeWith dramatic views out across the water to a string of craggy mountains beyond, this feels like a remote and historic Highland retreat; yet itís a brand new building and, unbelievably, Inverness is only 15 minutesí drive away. All credit to Scott Sutherland and his sister Iona, who inherited the lochside land from their parents and have created an imposing yet secluded hideaway. A turret at one end of the long, grey-roofed building adds a touch of Baronial grandeur; clever landscaping hides the A82 from view; and a private underpass below the road gives secret access to the loch's shoreline. Inside, the guest lounges and 7 [r:UK057:bedrooms] are a lesson in immaculate sophistication, with a mix of upmarket, contemporary furnishings, fresh flowers and family heirlooms. The feel is country-house-comfort rather than look-at-me showiness, and makes for a cosseting retreat after a day spent hiking in bracingly dreich Highland weather, or Nessie-spotting out on the loch.

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