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Cawdor near Inverness, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "Stay was nice, the lodge is great."

    However, the sauna did not work for the 3 days that we were there and because of this we had a maintenance attendant on the property for serval hours per day meaning we were unable/felt uncomfortable to utilise the facilities outside such as the hot tub and decking area. The decking also needs a clean as it was covered in droppings next to the hot tub area. Overall, stay was nice just disappointing regarding the facilities outside.

    Reviewed by Katie2.8Sep 2023


  • Four bedrooms with TVs: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite wet room with shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Drying room
  • Wood pellet eco-friendly heating with underground heating on ground floor
  • Rangemaster with 5 burners, 2 ovens and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 x fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler, 4 x hairdryer
  • 5 x TVs (one 50") with Freeview HD, DVD player, surround sound system inc. external speakers, digital radio, Nintendo Wii, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Front decked area with hot tub and 6-person barrel sauna, side decked area with furniture, hand built barbecue and swing seat
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.9 miles, pub 4.3 miles
  • Note: No stag, hen or similar parties
  • Note: The log cabin rests on private farmland
  • Please Note: This property can only accept check ins on a Wednesday or Saturday

The property

Inverness 9.3 miles.

Aurae, a contemporary, four-bedroom log cabin enjoys rural views in Cawdor near Inverness, Highlands.

Complete to a high standard with little touches of luxury throughout, Aurae is set in a tranquil base, offering picturesque vistas across the Scottish countryside.

Be welcomed by plenty of off-road parking, before travelling through your outdoor space, the perfect setting for alfresco mealtimes, relaxing in the sauna, and spoiling yourself with a dip in the hot tub.

Head indoors to be greeted by the open-plan living space, where you can prepare meals, dine as an eight, socialise, and unwind, with plenty of plush seating to sink into after a day of adventure.

Once you've enjoyed some sundowners on the decking, catch some rest by selecting between two ground-floor king-size bedrooms, both with en-suites, a further king-size, and a twin (zip/link), all also serviced by a sleek bathroom.

All of this, and more awaits with a stay at Aurae.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1138758, together sleeping up to 16 guests.

Blue Sky Lodges

Blue Sky Lodges, a stunning duo of wood-clad log cabins rest rurally in the breath-taking, Highland countryside in Cawdor near Inverness. Enveloped by private farmland, the collection benefits from a tranquil surrounding, ideal for couples, families and friends looking to relax and feel at one with nature. Both boasting stylish interiors, dotted with little luxuries throughout, each log cabin benefits from open-plan living spaces, flexible sleeping arrangements, and private decked areas, perfect for alfresco mealtimes, housing an indulgent hot tub, six-person barrel sauna, and plenty of seating; enjoy a spa day from the comfort of your own cabin. With everything you’ll need for a self-catered stay, Blue Sky Lodges ooze both an opulent yet homely feel, ideal for group celebrations, hosting and entertaining, possible to cater up to sixteen guests in total. If you can tear yourself away from your lovely lodgings, Cawdor Castle, and Gardens, Clava Cairns, and The Highlanders' Museum are ready to be explored, leading you towards the breath-taking coast of Moray Frith. With Inverness Airport a car journey away, the pair are well-located for travel, whilst the city itself offers an abundance of amenities and attractions, including Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness Botanic Gardens, Kings Golf Club, and Dolphin Spirit Inverness boat tours, with Merkinch Local Nature Reserve also near the shore, perfect for wildlife spotting and leisurely afternoons in the countryside. With the Cairngorms National Park also within driving distance, there’s plenty to see and do from Blue Sky Lodges, worth booking for your next retreat!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Nairn 5.4 miles; Inverness 13.4 miles.

The picturesque and historic village of Cawdor has much to offer visitors who will appreciate the quiet ambiance of the village. Cawdor is famous for its 'Macbeth' connection with its 17th-century Castle which is still home to the Cawdor family today. There is also the first-class Cawdor Tavern boasting tasty Scottish food with flair accompanied by a first-class choice of wines, and a well-stocked convenience store for any essentials. The city of Inverness, known as The Capital of the Highlands, is the gateway to the countless delights of the Highlands of Scotland. Of particular note is the legendary Loch Ness, which is surrounded by some truly breath-taking scenery, although most visitors are usually on the lookout for something a bit more mysterious! Just outside the city is the Culloden Battlefield at Culloden Moor (National Trust). The site of the last major battle fought on British soil. Inverness is the gateway to the stunning west coast and even a day trip across the sea to Skye is possible. Inverness City itself has much to offer – museums, an art gallery, fine theatre, and leisure facilities, not to mention shops, pubs, and restaurants, including the Michelin Star restaurant of Rocpool. The area is packed with opportunities for outdoor pursuits especially as the Cairngorm National Park is easily accessible, where skiing, snowboarding, climbing and so much more are readily available. For the Golf enthusiast this area offers an abundance of championship courses within a short drive and of course mountain bikers will be impressed with the selection of tracks that pass through fabulous scenery. The nearby Moray Firth is home to a diverse range of wildlife and marine life including dolphins, which can be seen from the shore or on trips from the harbour.

Please Note: This property can only accept check ins on a Wednesday or Saturday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas