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Tomatin Sporting Lodge

Scotland / Tomatin, The Highlands
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Full description
A spectacular 19th century retreat for large, wow-factor group breaks, surrounded by 1800 garden acres in a Scottish Highlands village close to Cairngorms National Park.

Perfect for lovers of historic luxury, fun games, and the Great Outdoors, Tomatin Sporting Lodge is a magnificent, authentic Victorian retreat that sleeps up to 18 guests.

Surrounded by a whopping 1800 acres of stunning gardens in the sleepy Scottish Highlands village of Tomatin, you'll enjoy incredible woodland-and-valley views that take in the shimmering River Findhorn, as well as easy access to Cairngorms National Park.

From the moment you and your lucky guests step inside, you'll know you're in for a spectacular stay!  

The hall boasts a glinting stained-glass window, and a roaring open fire for laughter-fuelled evening conversation all together, while doors lead to a wondrous variety of wood-panelled feature rooms for social clustering - including a garden-view drawing room, and a TV-equipped library with a wood-burning stove.

Of course, you'll want to reconvene for that celebratory banquet, and there's no better setting than the stunning, high-ceilinged dining room, with its artwork-adorned walls, Norwegian wood-burning stove, and sociable dining table that seats all 18 guests comfortably.

(There may even be arguments over who gets to cook said banquet in the gleaming modern kitchen, which features a central island and an Aga!)

For families who prefer a little more privacy, there's a self-contained annexe on the ground floor that's home to a double and a single bedroom, and its own bathroom.

Otherwise, head up the grand staircase and claim your favourite from the rest of the Lodge's twelve sumptuous bedrooms. In total, there are five doubles, six twins, and one single room to choose from... so you may be a while!

Not only do some of the bedrooms come with their own bathroom, but there are two standalone bathrooms and a separate loo upstairs, which means no awkward morning queues.

Of course, this is a sporting lodge, so you can flex your competitive muscles in the indoor billiards and table-tennis room, or outside on the all-weather tennis court. Non-sporty types can get their fresh-air fix by taking a turn around the ornate garden, enjoying a woodland stroll, or doing some gentle fishing in the lake below the Lodge.

There are plenty of attractions close by, including Cawdor Castle, and the bustling city of Inverness - perfect for shopping!  

You could also head for Tomatin's vast, celebrated distillery and take a fascinating legacy tour, before bringing a bottle of two back for a wee dram by the evening fireside... the perfect way to end another amazing day.

Things to note

Pets are not permitted.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Tomatin, The Highlands
Cost (from): £3,155 (3 nights)
Sleeps: 18
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 7
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1854

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19th century Lodge, sleeps 18 guests.  Hall with seating and open fire, library with TV, drawing room with garden views, billiards room with snooker table, table tennis, log fire.  Dining room with table for 18 guests.  Kitchen with Aga, central island, chest freezer, fridge, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, 2 dishwashers, 2 washing machines, separate dining table with 6 chairs.  Ground-floor annexe with large double bedroom, single bedroom and bathroom.  Stairs to first floor master bedroom with bathroom, small double four poster bedroom with bathroom, suite of twin bedroom leading through, single bedroom to bathroom.  Second floor with two twin bedrooms and two double bedrooms, one with a basin in the turret, two bathrooms and a separate WC.  Ornate furnished garden with all-weather tennis court.  Logs, limited Wi-Fi and ample parking space provided.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, wildlife-watching, distillery tours, shopping, tennis, snooker, fishing, riverside picnics

At a glance

At a glance

  • A spectacular Victorian retreat that sleeps up to 18 guests (including infants), nestled amongst 1800 acres of gardens and woodland in Tomatin, a Scottish Highlands village close to Cairngorms National Park.
  • There are twelve bedrooms to choose from, including a self-contained ground-floor annexe that's ideal for families in need of extra privacy.
  • Relax in the library or drawing room, unleash your competitive spirit in the billiard room and all-weather tennis court, or take a turn around the ornate garden before coming together in the hall to share stories around the open fire!
  • The separate dining room features a large table that seats all 18 guests comfortably.
  • The nearest shop is 3 miles away. Tomatin is also home to a famous distillery - why not take a tour and sample a wee dram or two?

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