- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
Perfectly positioned amongst some of the most incredible scenery the Highlands have to offer, the Black Isle (which just for the record is neither an island, nor black!) is characterised by dense, fairytale woodland.
It’s amongst the wildlife-steeped birch wood and pine trees that you’ll discover Black Isle Lodge, a beautiful Scandinavian log cabin imbued with a warm, home-from-home feel.
Sleeping up to five guests, plus an extra child in a cot, the Lodge is the ideal retreat for families or a group of firm friends looking to steal away from everyday life…in the most scenic way possible.
Inside, you can expect plenty of homely creature comforts, from a crackling wood-burning stove in the comfy living area, to an extremely well-equipped kitchen that features those handy family time-savers: a microwave and a dishwasher!
You’ll find the shower room and a cosy single bedroom on the ground floor, too, with plenty of room for the aforementioned cot. Head upstairs for the kingsize master room, which comes complete with access to the balcony (perfect for enjoying morning coffee as you gaze dreamily out towards Munlochy Bay).
Just across the landing is the third bedroom, an elegant twin. Meanwhile, the bathroom and second loo ensure there’ll be no awkward morning queues.
Though you’ve got an amazing kitchen to cook in, you may decide you don’t need it – after all, who wants to spend their holiday time slaving over the oven?Keep reading
At a glance
- A fairytale Scandinavian log cabin, beautifully secluded amongst wildlife-steeped woodland in the Scottish Highlands, 30 minutes from Loch Ness.
- The cabin sleeps up to five guests in three bedrooms, plus an extra child in a cot – an ideal retreat for a family or a group of friends.
- If you’re not in the mood to cook, friendly owners Jenny and Sebastian offer two or three-course evening meals, which are home-prepared and must be booked in advance of your stay.
- This is a wonderful setting to access the very best of the Highlands, whether you’re cycling through the mountain trails, spotting otters and dolphins along the coast, visiting castle ruins, or shopping in Inverness.
- Family Friendly
Scandinavian log cabin, sleeps 5 guests plus one extra child. Ground floor: open-plan living and dining area with seating, wood-burning stove with logs, flatscreen Freeview TV, DAB digital radio. Fully fitted kitchen with ceramic hob, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, utensils, pans, cutlery, crockery, glasses, teapot, cafetière, kettle, fresh milk, tea and coffee. Single bedroom with space for a cot. Shower room and WC. Stairs to master kingsize bedroom, access to balcony. Bathroom with WC. Included: linen and towels, iron and ironing board, bike storage, parking, ramp for disabled access.
Wildlife-watching, hiking, cycling, mountains, lakes, forest trails, castles, gardens, historic sites, shopping.
Friendly owners Jenny and Sebastian are keen cooks who love preparing delicious meals with the amazing local produce, so why not take advantage of their offer to whip you up a mouth-watering two or three-course dinner – either delivered directly to you, or served in their own dining room, just a short walk along the road?
Food taken care of, it’s time for you to get under the skin of this amazing part of Scotland. The only question will be: where to begin?
Loch Ness – and its fabled monster – is a mere 30-minute drive away, along with the Cairngorm National Park. While you’re in Inverness, it would be rude not to take advantage of the opportunity to browse the many specialist shops, or even the covered Victorian market…ideal if you’ve always fancied buying yourself a kilt!
Meanwhile, there are castles galore to feast your eyes upon, including the romantic Urquhart Castle ruins that overlook Loch Ness, and the great Dunrobin Castle, which dates all the way back to the 14th century.
You can even squeeze in a day trip to Orkney if you’re in the mood. But if you’re not, there’s plenty of wildlife to spot right from the comfort of your Lodge, including the occasional roe deer grazing in the surrounding woodland.
All that’s left to do is pour yourself a wee dram (well, you must do as the locals do!) and relax.
Things to note
Regrettably, pets are not permitted. No smoking. Bike storage is available on the property.