The Lodge in the Loch
- Premier host
- Portree, Isle of Skye
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- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2.5
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
If, for you, a holiday just isn’t a holiday without feasting your eyes on the most exceptional views, then The Lodge in the Loch is perfection made gloriously real.
Showcasing stirring, mountainous Isle of Skye scenery from every window (even the loos have a view!), the welcoming stone-built fishing lodge also has the relaxing feel of being aboard a smooth-sailing ship, as loch-water laps against the walls.
You’re so close to the water’s edge that you’ll also get to watch the abundant local wildlife up-close, including gambolling otters, feeding herons, and gliding swans.
Oh, and not only does the charming garden slope straight down into the loch, but with your own private jetty, you could even choose to begin each day with an invigorating wild swim.
Originally built at the turn of the 20th century, the lodge effortlessly combines historic charm with modern luxury, sleeping up to six lucky guests in three elegant bedrooms.
Whichever you choose – there are two doubles and one twin – you can expect to wake up to the most incredible big-sky views. And who knows… maybe you’ll be treated to an exclusive showing of the Northern Lights just before you drift off to sleep.
An ideal haven for creative souls, you can write and paint surrounded by the loveliest natural inspiration imaginable. But if all you feel like doing is getting lost in a good book, then you’ll be spoilt for choice of scenic places to relax in, from butter-soft sofas and window-seats, to an indulgent freestanding bathtub.Keep reading
At a glance
- A historic and homely fishing lodge, rich in modern luxury and epic views, mesmerisingly located on the banks of Storr Lochs.
- Along with dramatic loch, mountain, and wildlife views, you can feast your eyes on the iconic Isle of Skye landmark, the Old Man of Storr, from the cosy comfort of the living room.
- The lodge sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 scenic bedrooms: 2 doubles and 1 twin.
- Relax in front of the open fire as loch water laps against the walls, or take an indulgent bubble-bath, glass of wine in hand!
- The garden slopes into the loch, and there’s a private jetty to help wild swimming and fly fishing along.
- The island’s capital, Portree, is a short drive away. You could also hire a boat, or simply lace up your walking boots and explore the endless delights of the area on foot.
Lounge with sofas and chairs, open log-burning fire, Wi-Fi, 32″ HDTV with Sky TV, Samsung TV plus, Amazon Prime Video, Disney plus and Netflix, selection of books and maps, toys and games. Kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, cooking basics, dishes and equipment, dishwasher, stainless steel oven, kettle, coffee-maker (cafetiere and percolator) wine glasses, toaster, dining table and chairs. 2 double bedrooms 1 ensuite, 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower, hairdryer, WC. Towels and cotton linen provided. Hungarian goose down bedding and pillows Private furnished garden with jetty, free parking.
Walking, historic sites, fishing, wild swimming, sailing, boat trips, wildlife-watching, seafood restaurants, craft shops, museums, castles, stargazing, fossil hunting.
(Be warned, however: you’ll probably be distracted from your book, especially if a dramatic storm is brewing outside! Simply light the living-room fire and cradle a mug of steaming hot chocolate to feel ridiculously cosy).
Later on, watch the Old Man of Storr – an iconic large-standing rock formation – from the living-room window, or lace up your walking boots and take the mesmerising 3.8km route up and down the Storr itself.
What else? You won’t need to leave the heavenly confines of the lodge to enjoy some of the best fly fishing in the UK, but if you do feel like exploring, the island’s heritage-rich capital, Portree, is a short drive away.
You’ve also got the options of hiring a boat form the local angling association, or traversing the craggy, 20-mile Trotternish Ridge in search of ancient fossils, and glimpses of soaring eagles.
Skye is so rich in unique and natural wonder, in fact, that you’re sure to find one visit isn’t enough for you to absorb everything the magical isle has to offer. That’s a good thing however, as it means you’ve got the perfect excuse to return.
Things to note
Check in from 4pm, check out by 10am. Please note that as the lodge is surrounded by open water, it is not suitable for very young children or pets. Older children (12 & over) must be supervised at all times.
Where you'll be staying
Portree, Isle of Skye
What the guests of The Lodge in the Loch say
“This is a special, special place. Luxury on the loch. Exactly what we hoped it would be from the description. Unbelievable location, gorgeous lodge, stunning views. Nigel gave swift, helpful responses to all our questions and the thoughtful welcome gifts were a real treat. A memory to treasure.”
“This cottage is magical, peaceful, beautiful, and has every single thing you could need. The beds are so comfortable that we enquired about where they bought the mattresses. The shower upstairs and bathtub downstairs are absolutely perfect. The views are EPIC. The water lapping the house will lull you to sleep. We cannot imagine a more perfect place to stay. Worth every penny. We will be back many times.”
“Everything about our stay at the Lodge was wonderful. The setting is so beautiful – you are literally at the loch’s edge with your own private pier to fish off or go swimming. The interior is equally stunning. So much thought has gone into it and the level of detail is impressive. From fresh flowers to a hamper full of quality goodies and a massive bowl of fresh fruit– no expense was spared. The location also is the perfect place to explore Skye – very close to the picturesque Portree and The Old Man of Storr. Nigel was an exemplary host and was very easy to communicate with – quick to answer all questions with a very cheerful manner. We would highly recommend this place to anyone interested in visiting Skye!”