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Ardgay holiday house rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and log fire

Braelangwell Lodge

from £238 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

13 reviews

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House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 14 Home 134373

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House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Braelangwell offers very comfortable accommodation for up to 14 so it is an ideal choice for an extended family holiday. The house is large but homely and relaxing allowing everyone space to truly enjoy their holiday.

Braelangwell offers a true 'getaway' holiday! Breath-taking views are around every corner making it an ideal destination for those with a love of the great outdoors and an artistic flare. It is also within easy reach of the unspoilt North and West coasts which both offer wonderful days out. For golfers the house is ideally situated, from the Championship courses at Dornoch, Nairn and Brora to the local course at Bonar Bridge, there is something for all.

Braelangwell does not offer riotous night-life, rather it a place where you can enjoy time with your family and friends or colleagues and perhaps most importantly a place where children can be children! With that in mind we do not increase our prices for half terms as we believe that families of all ages should be able to enjoy their holidays together.

Size Sleeps up to 14, 8 bedrooms
Nearest beach Dornoch 27 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 74 km, Nearest railway: Ardgay 4.8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (15), Cots (1), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 24
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Braelangwell provides extremely comfortable and relaxing accommodation for 14 people, although this can be increased to 18 at an additional rate. Downstairs there is a large, relaxing drawing room with open log fire, dining room and well-equipped kitchen; a utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and deep freeze, as well as a drying room.

In the west wing of the house there is also a smaller but spacious sitting room with an open fire, dining area, T.V. and DVD and the 'little kitchen'. This adaptable part of the house, with its own heating and water supplies, can be divided from the larger end providing cosy accommodation for smaller parties (maximum of 5 people) at a very reasonable price. Please contact the owner if you wish more details.

Upstairs there are six double and two single bedrooms. The master bedroom is en suite with a dressing room which can also be used as an additional bedroom suitable for a small child. There are three further bathrooms. All the rooms are comfortable and spacious with plenty of hanging space provided.

House keeping and a first class cook can be arranged if requested.

Further details outdoors

Braelangwell does not offer formal gardens, rather it allows nature to provide its own purity and beauty. There is a large enclosed flat area of lawn making a safe play area of younger children but large enough to play ball games.

A path from the garden leads to one of the most spectacular waterfall and pools on the River Carron.

The Caithness and Sutherland region

The Scottish Highland are the epitome of 'natural beauty' with a new and inspiring vista at every turn, majestic scenery one could never tire of. The variety encountered between the east, west and north coast is unsurpassed, from high rugged peaks and sheltered coves to the open flat peat lands of Caithness, from great cliffs to unrivalled beaches stretching for miles with hardly a sole in sight.

The Highlands also offer some of the most exciting and varied wild life in Great Britain and it is rare that a walk on the mountain, beach or by a river will be unrewarded.

The area is also steeped in history and each little town or village has something different to offer. To the north Dornoch and Golspie can be combined with a walk on the beach, a round of golf, some wonderful shops and a visit to one of Scotland's most magnificent castles - Dunrobin. To the south the beautifully preserved history provided by Portnahomack and Cromarty, which likewise can be combined with a fabulous meal at the Oyster Catcher in Portnahomack and a chance to see dolphins as they perform beside the two car ferry to Cromarty.


The opportunities for seeing wildlife are endless and mostly at Braelangwell's doorstep, a walk up the glen could be rewarded with the possible sighting of deer, eagles, otters and salmon to name but a few. Other recommended areas are the mud flats of the Dornoch Firth for the many species of duck, wading birds and osprey, the Scottish Wildlife Trust at Handa Island on the West Coast for its sea bird population and the Cromarty Firth for the chance of seeing dolphin, porpoise and wales.

Local crafts include Anta and Tain potteries and Highland Stoneware at Ullapool.

There is ample opportunity to satisfy those interested in historical sites. A visit to Dunrobin is a must and this can be combined with the exhilarating falconry display performed in the Castle grounds. Slightly further afield is the Castle of Mey, home of the late Queen Mother. At the end of the Glen is Croick Church, a haunting reminder of the Highland Clearances. For those interested in military history there is the newly refurbished Visitors Centre at Colloden, the site of the final battle for the succession of the throne and nearby Fort George conceived to put an end to the uprisings.

For the garden lover there are some real gems at Dunrobin and Cawdor Castles, the Castle of Mey and on the West Coast, Inverewe.

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10 Jan 2014


"One hell of a time!!"

A beautiful house in the beautiful setting of Sutherland. Plenty of walking and activities to be done throughout the day. To then come into a lovely and homely house. All you need to do is put the fire on, sit down and relax and let the good times happen. Would recommend to anyone if it's through the fishing season or during the off season. You are always made welcome by Finlay the ghillie, who seems to go the extra mile to make sure you the guests feel right at home! If you want a great holiday, a place to escape and really appreciate the beauty of Scotland, look no further!! This is the place to go!

11 Oct 2011


"This is the perfect family holday house"

We are longstanding visitors to Braelangwell. The lodge is extremely comfortable, very well equipped, with great character, offering “gracious living” and opportunity to chill out in the country. The grounds are magnificent and the surrounding countryside is truly awesome. To stay in this part of Scotland, at any time of year, is a huge privilege. Nearby you have all the opportunity to check out spectacular beaches, golf courses, wildlife and a wealth of other activities to keep children safely occupied. Our dogs rate Braelangwell as their favourite holiday destination. The local people are wonderfully welcoming and good company! We would recommend Braelangwell very strongly.

2 Sep 2011


"A Wonderful Family Holiday in Beautiful Unspoilt Surroundings"

We have holidayed at Braelangwell since 1985 and never failed to enjoy it. It is sited in one of the most beautiful valleys imaginable. The Lodge takes a large party of adults and children in great comfort. There is plenty of space inside and outside. The salmon fishing needs wet weather to be at its wonderful best. If you are not fishing or "unlucky enough" to have a sunny week, the area has so much to offer in the way of walks, golf courses, beaches and visitor attractions that you are never short of things to do as long as you like the outdoors. And you always return in the evening to a log fire and the magnificent cooking of the resident chef, Ann!

2 Sep 2011


"Fabulous Setting, Great House and in reach of many wild parts of Scotland"

Wonderful atmospheric accommodation with a roaring log fire, very friendly staff and a great place to really feel the freedom of Scotland. But within reach of the west coast of Scotland (a fabulous 1 hour drive accross the mountains). Also John O'groats and the north coast can be easily visited in a day. Dolphin watching is also nearby. Allthough you are in the wilds, there is still plenty to do. I have been going back for the past 10 years and strongly Recomend it.

2 Sep 2011


"My favourite place in Scotland !"

We have stayed @ Braelangwell with friends for a number of years and cannot recommend it highly enough. Extremely comfortable and the perfect venue for a group or family party. The location is idyllic with the river at the end of the garden and set in the most beautiful glen which boasts a wide variety of fauna & flora. Our time here is always the highlight of our year

1 Sep 2011


"Blissfull all round experience"

Our large family with children and grandchildren of all ages (and dogs!) had the most fantsactic week at Braelangwell. Walks in the magnificent scenery getting pink and refreshed before another superb meal in the most comfortable dining room. Really spoilt from hearty breakfasts, restorative lunches, home baked cakes and biscuits with a warm cuppa and mangnificent dinners. Then to relax in the large drawing room with a scotch and some games of cards, quizzes or jigsaws in front of a roaring fire. All the staff are friendly and the cooking (sorry to go on about it) is excellent. Local jioints of beef, lamb, venison make for a wonderful and memorable evening. It just felt so right! There is a telly but we didn't watch it from start to finish.

1 Sep 2011


"Very comfortable, roomy and perfect for large family groups"

We have taken Braelangwell for a week in August for the last four years and cannot imagine going anywhere else. The setting, a few miles up pretty Strathcarron is glorious with some beautiful riverside walks and spectacular open hillside. The house is perfect for sizeable family groups being comfortable, spacious and attractively decorated but also very homely and well equipped. It also happens be to be very child friendly and our group of teenagers love it. We arranged a cook through the owners and we could not have been better fed and watered. The experience is highly recommended in pretty much every department .

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