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Loch Ness Lodge

Loch Ness, near Inverness, Scotland


  • Dining: Breakfast and afternoon tea are included in the rates. No other meals are served at the lodge, but there are plenty of eateries within a short drive
  • Communal areas: Elegant guest lounge and large sloping garden, cleverly landscaped and planted, with a Caithness flagstone terrace, water features and plans for a substantial kitchen garden area
  • Internet Access: Free WiFi throughout
  • Swimming Pool: None
  • Spa Treatments: Small but well-designed spa, with hot tub and sauna, and a treatment room
  • Recreational: Privately owned 500m shoreline (with access via an underpass). Comprehensive, owner-managed concierge service, who can arrange lots of Highland activities
  • Weddings and Celebrations: Can be hired exclusively, sleeping up to 14, with the possibility to hire 5 adjacent holiday cottages if more space is required.They hold a wedding license and can provide a full wedding co-ordination service
  • Meetings/Functions: Loch Ness Lodge’s small size means that, when rented on an exclusive use basis, it’s ideal for smaller business meetings and incentive breaks. Scott and his team are experienced at catering for such groups and there is a boardroom table seating 14 and WiFi throughout. Companies can also hire a local leadership development specialist.
  • Disabled Access: Not suitable
  • Pets: Not accepted
  • Languages Spoken: English

When to go?

No-one comes to Scotland for the climate so there is no real must-visit season. The open fires and rib-sticking meals lend themselves to a cosy winter getaway, while access to wild Highland glens and long light days will appeal to outdoorsy types in summer (just watch out for midges in the peak of summer) and gold-flecked scenery in the autumn to leaf-peepers.

Author's tips

Pack for all eventualities, as the weather can turn from glorious sunshine to driving rain in a heartbeat. Bring your gladrags, too, as there's also an informal dress code for dinner; no jeans, shorts, t-shirts or trainers in the dining room.

Features include:

  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Garden
  • Guest lounge
  • WIFI internet
  • Spa treatment rooms
  • Jacuzzi/hot tub
  • Concierge service
  • Available for exclusive use
  • Wedding license
  • Meeting rooms
  • Function facilities
  • Off street parking
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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