House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Set in its own private gardens, Forester’s Lodge is a family-friendly, self catering country house situated in a bright spot next to Farigaig Forest and a few minutes stroll to the banks of Loch Ness.
The house, which has two wings, is ideal for slightly larger groups looking for the perfect break where they also have a bit of space to enjoy their own privacy.
Only 16 miles from Inverness and half way down the less commercial south side of the Loch it offers a luxury home from home experience. It combines easy access to the facilities in the city with the escape of country living.
Forester’s Lodge has everything you could want from a Highland hideaway – log fires, a four oven stove keeping you cosy in the winter months, free wifi or internet connection, an entertainment lounge for kids of all ages and a number of en-suite bedrooms. There is a large secure garden where you can BBQ and relax.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Loch side short walk from house. Additionally, pop|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 35 km, Nearest railway: Inverness 23 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
Bedrooms: Three double bedrooms, 2 en-suite.Two twin bedrooms, 1 en-suite
Bathrooms: One main bathroom for the double and twin room in the front wing
Three en-suite shower-rooms for two double rooms and twin bedroom in the rear wing
One separate wc.
Kitchen: Fully equipped kitchen with Redfyre cooking stove, additional conventional cooker, American fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, juicer, steamer and coffee maker.
Living Rooms: There are two lounges at the house. Both have flat screen tvs and comfortable seating. The rear lounge has a Wii console and games, books etc. There is a wood burning stove in the front lounge and additional seating space in the conservatory.
Dining: There are two dining areas in the house. A kitchen table in the family area adjacent to the kitchen and a more formal dining room with log fire in the front wing.
Linen: All bed linen is included in the price of the stay. There is an additional charge for towels.
The house is cleaned in advance of your visit and it is a condition of let that you leave it in a neat, undamaged and tidy condition on your departure.
|Further details outdoors|
Situated in 3/4 of an acre, the house has pleasant private garden for you to enjoy. There is a decked area outside the kitchen/family area with a table and parasol for sunny days.
There is a trampoline and swings for the kids
The house is surrounded by beautiful woodland walks, many of which offer spectacular views of Loch Ness. The pathways form part of an off road route which runs all along the south side of the Loch and can be enjoyed by walkers and cyclists.
Access to Loch Ness is easy from the house and there are many places where you can enjoy a walk along the edge of the water near the house. In addition the pebble beach at Dores is very popular locally for walking, kayaking and to visit the local pub which sits on the shore.
The nearest village is Foyers which has eating places and a village shop.
The house also provides the perfect base for exploring the Highlands - the year round attractions of Aviemore, the beautiful beaches of the Moray Firth and many local towns are easily reached by car.
The Scottish Highlands region
The Highlands and Islands of Scotland attract many kinds of visitors. Those seeking an outdoor holiday - with skiing, mountain biking and walking all popular. Also its abundance of stunning scenery and wildlife make it a pleasure to spend time here.
It is a great location for golfers, and as well as Scottish Open Course Castle Stuart, there are many excellent courses - including at Nairn and Dornoch.
For those who enjoy the city scene Inverness is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. You can enjoy the local shopping, restaurants, cinemas and sports facilities or get a feel for Highland culture by visiting one of our many historic sites or museums.
Take a boat trip on Loch Ness from Inverness or Fort Augustus, enjoy the visitor attractions of Aviemore or set off for the day to the Isle of Skye, to the whisky trails of Moray or to the stunning beaches of the West Coast at places like Gairloch.
The waters of Loch Ness are different every day and there are viewpoints all round where you can view its splendour. With a network of paths its easy to explore the area.
The house is on the south side of the Loch - which less commercialised than the other side - enjoys a natural beauty.
The village of Foyers, famous for its waterfall, offers the nearest facilities with a small shop and eating establishments. The village has also created its own children's play park in the village green. Dores, eight miles along the Loch towards Inverness, is popular with locals and visitors alike. Many people gather to walk on the beach there and eat at the much loved Dores Inn.
In June, the usual peace is shattered for one weekend only when the village plays host to the Rockness festival, and on a still night the party can sometimes be heard well along the Loch.
Birdwatchers will enjoy the RSPB facilities at Lake Ruthven and everyone will enjoy the regular sightings of deer and other smaller beasties in the local forests.
Across the Loch you can visit Castle Urquhart, Drumnadrochit or hidden gems like Abriachan - where the local community has created a fabulous woodland trail with tree houses and kids play areas.
We can't guarantee you'll see the most famous beastie for which the Loch is famous - Nessie - but we all have half an eye to the water as we walk or drive alongside!
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14 Sep 2013
"A beautiful lodge in a lovely location"
The Forester's Lodge is a very spacious property, there was plenty of room for us all, we were a large group, 7 adults and 1 child. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather at the start of … More
24 Aug 2013
"Wow - what a gem!"
I found this place by pure chance. It was absolutely as it was described. the accommodation was fantastic, we were a group of grandparents, sons, daughers and grandchildren aged 2 - 9 ( 11 of us) b… More
16 Jun 2013
"What fantastic accomodation"
10 of us (5 adults, 5 children), stayed here for a week in late May. Plenty of room for us all to spread out but sit together in the evenings. We were fortunate with the weather, which meant we got to… More
17 Aug 2012
"one of the best holidays we have had"
What a beautiful house, gardens and surrounding area! There were 9 adults (two families sharing age range 19 to 50) and the house had plenty of room for all. The kitchen was the main focus point, and … More
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