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Loch Ness Lodge

Loch Ness, near Inverness, Scotland


The hotel’s 7 bedrooms, named after lochs and glens, are all wonderfully opulent, with sumptuous fabrics, cosseting beds and mesmeric loch views. They are divided into 3 categories, with varying colour schemes. layouts and fragrances (yes, each room has its own plug-in aroma!).

The 2 Premium Plus rooms are set on the first floor. Affric is winningly romantic room, whose colour scheme blends cream and soft duck egg, and whose furniture includes some lovely period pieces that Scott and Iona have inherited. The main attractions of this room, however, are the the double ended jacuzzi bath and the turret - a sunny perch from which to survey the loch. The other room in the same price category, just down the landing, is golden hued Assynt, which swaps the turret – and therefore a little space - for a custom-built four-poster bed swathed in oyster silks and an elegant roll-top bath.

You don’t have to splash out on one of the Premium Plus rooms for a posh occasion, though. Next on the list are the Premium rooms, also on the first floor - scarlet-velveted Maree, golden Carron, and Coruisk, which is decorated in a slightly more masculine style than the other rooms, with bold purple fabrics and a subtle splash of patriotism in the shape of aubergine and gold tartan cushions.

Finally, there are the two Superior rooms - ground floor Orrin, with subtle olive green cushions and bedspread, and first floor Oykel, which is dusted with pale heathery shades. Both have (only slightly) less panoramic views of Loch Ness than the other rooms, but given that you enjoy unbroken views elsewhere in the hotel, the resulting dip in price makes these rooms a bargain.

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Features include:

  • Phone
  • TV
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • WiFi Internet
  • Central Heating
  • Extra Beds
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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