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South Lodge

Forres, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1060408)



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  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “1. The dehumidifier was full and needed emptying.”


    2. The rechargeable torch by the front door was flat and there was no charger. 3. The fridge needs defrosting 4. The light fitting in the twin room (the one by the RH bed) was damaged and so it was very difficult to switch it off. It was not damaged by us. 5. The battery in the clock in the living room had leaked and so I cleaned it up and replaced the battery. 6. The mugs are tiny! I had to buy a decent one in a charity shop. 7. Bowls are a bit small too. I had to fill it twice for my porridge. 8. There is a spiders nest to the LH side above the wardrobe in the twin room. Apart from that we had a good time.

    - Mrs Logan, September 2021

Brodie Castle Cottages

Tucked away in a historic area of the Highlands are four astounding properties, resting on the tranquil grounds of the National Trust for Scotland’s Brodie Castle, with access to a wealth of idyllic walks around the lush gardens, an adventure playground and serene ponds. Guests are able to visit the imposing castle itself and explore the captivating turrets, historic art, meet the bronze orangutan statue, or simply enjoy an afternoon coffee and cake at the castle’s café. The properties range from a romantic retreat, to a family-friendly getaway, to a palatial apartment for a large group gathering, each the perfect choice for a celebratory break with your loved ones. Explore the beautiful flora and fauna encompassing the properties; the grounds are famed for their extravagant display of daffodils in the spring, a remarkable sight, with trails and bird hides to discover too, for the ultimate wildlife watching experience. The town of Forres is easily accessible, boasting various shops, pubs and cafés to stock up on any essentials and delight in an evening away from the kitchen. Alternatively, travel to the bustling seaside town of Nairn, where you'll find fantastic amenities alongside three spectacular beaches. There are plenty of popular attractions in the nearby area, which offer the chance to discover the adventurous landscape of Scotland, including the Cairngorm Mountains, the famous Loch Ness and the glorious views and coastal attractions from Findhorn. Spend a day at one of the beautiful beaches in Moray Firth or visit the astonishing Cullen Bay and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience dolphin watching. Discover the intricate backstory of Scottish battlefield history at Culloden, also owned by the National Trust for Scotland and view the amazing Pictish carving at Sueno’s Stone. Visit the thriving Highland capital of Inverness; sitting alongside the calming River Ness, home to a theatre, cinema complex, fine dining and plenty of shopping facilities. Various National Trust for Scotland properties can be found throughout this area, so make sure to visit the Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland, Culloden, Hugh Miller Museum & Birthplace Cottage, Inverewe Garden, Kintail & Morvich (The Five Sisters), and Torridon. Choose Brodie Castle Cottages for a once in a lifetime stay for the whole family to enjoy.

The property

South Lodge is a secluded, family-friendly dwelling, offering ground floor accommodation for groups of four and their canine companions.

Nestled amidst an idyllic countryside setting, with access to the striking National Trust for Scotland’s 16th century Brodie Castle, this is the perfect spot for a memorable rural retreat.

Head to the spacious kitchen/diner, where you can show off your culinary skills and make the most of the space and amenities at hand, before taking a seat at the dining table for an evening of good food and great company with your loved ones.

Evenings can be spent in the sitting room, where the woodburning stove rests against the characterful exposed brick fireplace and provides a welcoming warmth as you unwind and enjoy a captivating film in your quaint setting.

Prepare for a restful sleep with an enjoyable soak in the bath, or choose to wake up with a refreshing overhead shower.

Take your pick of two attractive bedrooms, a spacious double and a twin, both offering period décor and ample storage space.

Make full use of your own private garden, a lush space where your canine companions can run free, and delight in a homemade picnic on a warm summer's afternoon.

Enjoy a woodland walk from your doorstep and the dramatic views of the castle grounds; head over to Brodie Castle itself for long walks around serene ponds and a slice of cake at the castle’s café.

For a wonderful stay in Scotland, choose South Lodge.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1060400, 1060406 and 1066474 together sleeping 26 guests.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Night storage heaters and woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking
  • Electric vehicle charging points on-site
  • Private garden with seating and access to the shared castle grounds
  • Well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: If you would prefer a gardener did not tend to the garden during your stay, please would you be kind enough to let a member of staff at Brodie Castle know
  • Note: Logs for the fire are not provided but can be bought at local stores
  • Note: If you are bringing your dog on holiday, please bring a lead, basket and your dog’s bowls, please note that dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture
  • You may like to bring an old towel to wipe muddy paws
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

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About the location


Kinloss 3.5 miles; Findhorn 6 miles; Nairn 10 miles; Elgin 12.5 miles, Inverness 27 miles

The pretty town of Forres is one of Scotland's oldest small towns and boasts an array of historical monuments, museums and castles, as well as impressive parks and award winning gardens. Forres is an ideal starting point for exploring the Malt Whisky Trail being home to two of the Distilleries, and in close proximity to another five! Forres boasts two golf courses and some excellent fishing opportunities. Ideally placed for visiting the atmospheric fishing villages that are dotted along the north east coastline and just twenty seven miles from the capital of the Highlands, Inverness, it is a great base for a holiday. You can immerse yourself in history with Cawdor and Brodie Castles, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George all within easy reach. Alternatively, you can spend time at Findhorn enjoying the beach and looking for seals or a day's watersports finishing with a drink overlooking the bay whilst the sun goes down. A five minute drive from Forres will take you to Califer Hill Viewpoint, providing stunning views across the Moray Firth, Findhorn and beyond.

Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas