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Eagle Lodge

(Ref. 974034)

Strathpeffer, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Eagle Lodge is a delightfully peaceful sanctuary in the Blackmuir Wood, surrounded by trees and birdsong and we really appreciated the direct access to local wood and hill walks."

    We were very pleased to find how clean, comfortable and well equipped the lodge was, we needed for nothing. Even though there was no WIFI available at the lodge, we managed with our phones and thus minimised screen time, which was a benefit! The location was perfect for trips East to the Black Isle and West to Ullapool, Plockton etc. with stunning scenery enroute. This was our second visit to the Blackmuir lodges and certainly wont be our last.

    Reviewed by Alyce5.0May 2024

  • "We had a perfect stay at Eagle lodge, lovely location in the forest, peaceful and quiet."

    There were places to visit nearby and we went to visit the isle of sky as it was approximately 2 hour drive. Great dog walks and staff were helpful and friendly. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2024

  • "The property was as before very good."

    We had one problem with a light switch that we reported. the only improvement would be to install wi-fi.

    Reviewed by Marilyn Sandra4.7Apr 2024

  • "Everything was fine aside of the frying pan."

    It’s size doesn’t match the cooker… Maybe Wifi?..

    Reviewed by Carlos5.0Mar 2024

  • "We've been returning regularly to Eagle Lodge for the best part of 25 years, originally in the summer with our children when they were young but more recently just the two of us, with dog, for an early autumn break."

    It's so peaceful and out of the way but with facilities readily at hand either in Strathpeffer or in Dingwall. Plenty of good walks nearby and wildlife to see (red squirrel and red kite this time) but deer and buzzards etc also. Two things we did notice. Firstly, the fan heater on the wall in the bathroom didn't seem to be working although the light was indicating an electricity supply to it. Secondly as the trees have grown around the lodge there was a lot of interference with the tv, either no signal or a very weak signal which kept dropping out and which was a bit frustrating when trying to watch the football, or even worse for Mrs M trying to watch Strictly. The satellite dish may need repositioning or replacing.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Second stay in eagle lodge very nice lodge in perfect position if you want a ..."

    Second stay in eagle lodge very nice lodge in perfect position if you want a peaceful location but close to local amenities and some great walks

    Reviewed by Marilyn Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable, clean lodge."

    My dogs loved all the nearby walks. Would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loved"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really loved the property and the location was amazing."

    We had a amazing week and we hope we can come back again.

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Aug 2023

  • "My fault but didn’t notice no Wi-Fi in this property."

    Such a shame.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2023

  • "Very nice property in a lovely location."

    Quiet and very pretty surroundings with lovely walks nearby. The lodge has everything you need and the whole process was very easy. I would definitely recommend to anyone and hopefully we will visit again in the future. Thank you Eagle Lodge for a lovely few days.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cabin and location, only a couple of issues bath towels provided are not big enough and not enough hot water to have a full relaxing bath."

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7May 2023

  • "We had a really nice stay there lodge was better than the photos showed with new carpets and couches recently put in."

    Like everyone else we struggled to find it initially but the house keeper was very helpful and directed us in. Great place to be based in a peaceful setting would love to visit again

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely lodge to stay with family of 4."

    Nice location, good base for day trips in the Highlands and good walks from the lodge itself. The lodge had everything we needed. There is no WiFi but we had a good signal on both Three and O2. Mind that the location in description/ maps is not correct… is a bit tricky to find. From the Coniton - Dingwall road (A384) you need to turn right towards the Muir wood forestry car park. Search for Ross Holiday homes on Google or use ‘HFH4+JW3 Strathpeffer’. Go past the forestry car park on the right, then you will see a gravel car park which is where you want to go. Take the path between 2 lodges on the car park and follow signs to Eagle Lodge

    Reviewed by Annemiek4.7Apr 2023

  • "The property was nice and comfortable, it could do with a better bathroom heater,"

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Booked at very short notice, as our other holiday was cancelled due to ferry problems."

    But glad it was, this little spot in the woods with the lovely cabin was just what the doctor ordered. So quiet and fresh, comfortable, with everything you need, even a small torch for that the dog out in the dark. Thank you, you have a brilliant wee place, we will return x

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Oct 2022

  • "Eagle lodge was comfortable and cosy, it is meant to be four berth, but it was better just us two."

    The lodge is a distance from where you park, so you have to carry your luggage and any shopping about 100 ~ 150 yards to and from the car. This isn’t so bad in daylight hours but at night it is pitch black so a torch is a necessity. Apart from this we would go again as the area is very picturesque and there are plenty of places of interest in the vicinity. Our two dogs especially enjoyed the night walks with all the frogs and toads. All in all we enjoyed our break and can’t wait to come back to Scotland.

    Reviewed by Della4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had the best holiday here, thank you so much."

    The location is fab, facilities inside the cabin are great, only the WiFi issue I would say is something to look at but we just used our 4G from our mobiles to tether to. Loved going onto the balcony in the mornings or late at night to watch the birds. Some fabulous walks round the back of the cabin and then places like Rogie Falls are so close! All round a brilliant place to stay, thank you. Xx

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2022

  • "No vacuum cleaner, a broom but no dustpan (we donated one)."

    Given ticks dust pet hairs etc a vacuum would be very helpful. Could do with a couple of other saucepans and a smaller frying pan. Operation of TV box not obvious, instructions might help? Otherwise brilliant, comfortable and so restful in a wonderful location

    Many thanks for your helpful tips; we will use these to update information and facilities in the lodges to make it easier for future guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2022

  • "Upon arrival, I was very pleased with the cleanliness of the property."

    Everything advertised for the property was present and the standard of utensils, appliances, bedding etc was high. Very little room for improvement but a welcome gift wouldn’t have gone amiss as well as WiFi. I brought my own WiFi router with me which worked perfectly, so it would be perfectly feasible for the owner to provide this service. Overall though, the property was of a high standard in a beautiful location. I hope to return and would certainly recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "A colander or sieve would be useful."

    A great deal of the information about the surrounding locality in the lodge handbook is seriously out of date! The directions to the lodge are vague to say the least, it would be helpful to say that you need to drive up the track past the Forestry car park.

    We are very sorry that you found our lodge difficult locate. Precise directions are given on our website and the identical information should be sent to you from Sykes which gives exactly the information you suggested. We will follow this up to ensure future guests don't have difficulty finding us. We will update the Lodge handbook which has been out of action due to Covid regulations; thank you for your helpful comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cabin in quiet forest area but only 15 minute walk to centre of Strathpeffer."

    Warm, comfortable and well equipped. It takes 4 people but I do, however, feel it is a bit small for 4 as the double bedroom is tiny. For my brother in law and I, it was spot on.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Jun 2022

  • "Needs a lot of attention."

    We are sorry that you appear disappointed with your stay. We would love to know specifically what you felt needed attention so that we can respond appropriately and ensure future customers get the best possible experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy2.8May 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable lodge in a great location with everything we needed for our stay."

    Would perhaps benefit from a small dustpan and brush and some form of non slip mat for the bath as it is very slippery when taking a shower. Great walks on the doorstep for our dog which he enjoyed very much. Thank you for a very enjoyable visit, would recommend.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback and helpful comments which we will take on board for the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2022

  • "We had an excellent holiday."

    Couldn't fault the lodge. Felt closer to nature. It felt very private. Lovely walks around the forest. We look forward to coming back.

    We are so glad you had such a relaxing holiday. Thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time and have already recommended it to friends!"

    The only thing was the fridge freezer was a tiny bit small but, with the design of the kitchen, this couldn’t have been helped! We would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Laurienne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Eagle lodge is a lovely log cabin, set in a quiet location-(not the easiest to find), and has a fantastic forest to get lost in, my teenagers and dogs just loved it."

    Strathpeffer is in a central location to visit east or west coast. We had never been up North-East highlands before and drove up to John O'Groats and Dunnet head, stopping in a lovely tea shop on route. Another day, we went to Ullapool, which is within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Oct 2021

  • "2nd time at this holiday lodge and we just love it."

    Hopefully be back again next year

    Reviewed by Lori5.0Sep 2021

  • "The directions to the the location were frankly useless."

    Everyone arriving at the site at the same time seemed to experience the same difficulties as the directions were over-complicated. The lodge was very well equipped and very comfortable and could not be faulted. I think the experience could though be enhanced by having some personal interaction with someone on site this avoiding some initial difficulties with the television, keys and locks etc. Otherwise, I great experience.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2021

  • "The duvet in the double room is filthy."

    I was horrified when I removed the cover at the end of our stay. Other than that, the lodge is perfect, better than your listing indicates. We had a great week with 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Lots of space for everyone to relax.

    Dear Mrs Yule, Many thanks for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and are delighted that you felt our lodges exceeded your expectations. I have taken on board your comments about the duvet; we are very sorry that you had to find it in such an unsatisfactory condition. We are having it replaced between guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1Jul 2021

  • "Couldn't have found anything better, such a lovely setting, very welcoming and everything we needed."

    Many thanks, will book with you again.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay, nice to be met with chocolates."

    The lodge is one of six lodges on the site, I thought would be isolated but still had privacy. Sofa and carpets felt a little dated but nothing wrong with either just personal preference. Was great having a washing machine and tumble dryer on last night we managed to get half our clothes clean, takes the pressure off when got home. Only major improvement is those last few directions, you do not see the lodge from the road the only indication its there is a parking space with a low level sign saying Eagle Lodge, maybe a sign from the road, two of the other lodges have signs so eagle Lodge could as well

    Reviewed by Adam4.4Jun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the eagle lodge, i would say some clearer directions on finding the lodge would be handy as i called the caretaker (who was very helpful and friendly) as we couldn't find the lodge."

    you have to walk between two other lodges to get to it, the shared carpark is the only indication you are in the correct place. The lodge itself is lovely, we were there as a group of 4 plus two dogs and had ample space. Kitchen well stocked with utensils and crockery. The location is great, not far from some lovely walks and only an hour or so from lots of bigger towns, we used it as a ‘base camp’ for doing some days trips exploring some of the more northern areas such as ullapool. Would definately reccomend and would return

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.1May 2021

  • "The mini break was set in a great place, the Lodge was brilliant,clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Sherri-lee5.0May 2021

  • "Only down side was running out of hot water during a shower"

    Reviewed by Aaron4.1Oct 2020

  • "Directions could be made easier to follow."

    Without GPS it was hard to find the road leading to the cabin coming from the Contin road. No signs from car park for the woods to say what road to take

    Many thanks for your feedback and we are very sorry that you found it so tricky to find us. We have asked Sykes to ensure that future customers get the direction which are on our website, which include local landmarks and should make it easier to find the lodges. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda3.4Oct 2020

  • "Door on the freezer compartment in the fridge would be a good addition."

    Many thanks for your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your stay. The fridge has now been replaced so the icebox should not cause any more problems. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Aug 2020

  • "Without doubt our best uk holiday (or even any holiday) we have ever had."

    The cabin was perfect in every way,it was clean,super comfy and in an amazing location,perfect for exploring the highlands and it’s beauty. We are booking again for November for a winter getaway!

    Reviewed by Olly5.0Aug 2020

  • "We booked the lodge as a last minute holiday as we normally do cottages in the highlands &our dog was still detained to small walks as he had cruciate ligament damage in both hind legs got right leg done in June &left leg just 4weeks ago although we have did walks at blackmuir woods."

    We would also look at lodges now that we have been to one

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, peaceful and relaxing and great for the dog too."

    Everything that you needed was there and more. Just felt like home but with a view

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2019

  • "Directions given weren't 100% accurate - should be go straight ahead, not turn left at the end."

    Anyone using google maps should search for Ross Holiday Homes and it will take you right to the lodge.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "This lodge was dirty,and fridge had a freezer with no door and nothing froze except on fridge shelf."

    rang owner and accused me in so many words as a liar. Her house keeper does a good job.The bathroom has an awful smell and l had to clean it.The kitchen and fridge dirty. Just thick dust and cobwebs everywhere.floors dirty. The Hoover they expect you to use stinks bad and broke.l could go on .lt ruined holiday l just did not want to stay there.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your comments and I can assure you that this feedback is not typical of this property. The scores and comments are extremely positive. The owner has reviewed the feedback and advised that they weren't aware of the issues you raised on arrival. As soon as they were aware, the owner offered a re clean of the cottage for you which was declined. Our owners are more than happy to help guests have the best holiday that they can. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle1.9Aug 2019

  • "What a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect, everything we needed was there and it was really comfortable, the setting was amazing, very natural and peaceful."

    Ideal for a peaceful retreat.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "The peace and quiet but we have been there before but not that one."

    It was just amazing even the 2 x dogs where chilled and considering one is only 11 months old that is saying something. The only thing it was a bit annoying was the satellite dish kept dropping the signal so didn't get a lot of channels not a great hardship and we did leave a comment in the book. Would definitely recommend it as I have done for your company many times really fab time felt as if we had a holiday.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2019

  • "Great base for exploring."

    The Lodge had everything you needed. The Lodge was also pet friendly and even had a dog bed out on the veranda. Great woodland walks and plenty of peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Aug 2018

  • "No problem with our booking through Sykes - my only constructive criticisms would be that the website could be a little bit clearer with the description."

    The photo and description of ample parking gives the impression that parking is directly outside the lodge, which would have been ideal for us as my grandfather has to have a wheelchair as he has limited mobility and also has a portable oxygen unit, however the parking was actually a little way from our lodge down a gravel path which was quite awkward as the wheels sank into the gravel but we managed, it just wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. The other thing we found a little confusing was that the website stated our power was included in our price, however in the information pack inside the lodge, there was a long explanation about electricity and how to complete a form with the meter readings at the start and end of your stay and who to make a cheque payable to. I actually found the form in a cupboard and checked my booking details several times to make sure I hadn't misunderstood anything. Although I had satisfied myself that we had 'pre-paid' for our power I was very conscious of this for the duration of our stay which made me slightly unsettled throughout our stay. As a say nothing but some clearer instructions would resolve for anyone else staying here and now I know the location of each lodge I would just book one with parking directly outside.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.1Jul 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and seating area
  • Utility.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with Icebox washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, TV
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking a short walk from the lodge
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Lockable storage under lodge
  • Decked veranda with furniture
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • Note: Unfenced pond near property, children to be supervised.

The property

Eagle Lodge sits amid the picturesque Blackmuir Forest in the Scottish Highlands town of Strathpeffer.

This cosy lodge offers accommodation for four people, an ideal location for a Scottish countryside getaway.

Embracing a slightly elevated position, enter this log cabin and be welcomed by the refreshing wood-clad interior.

A splendid family bathroom rests to your left, a soothing spot to soak in a bubble bath after a stroll through the surrounding woodland.

Step through into the main living area, this compact and cosy room benefits from snug leather seating, a well-equipped kitchen and a social dining table.

Just off of the open-plan living room rest the two bedrooms; a double and a twin are finished in a delightful fashion with thoughtful, homely touches.

Truly unwind on Eagle Lodge's decked veranda, which looks out towards the engulfing woodland.

The charming spa village of Strathpeffer is a lovely walk away, providing a café, restaurant and a coffee shop.

Dingwall is slightly further afield, coming with a range of high-quality amenities.

The picture-perfect city of Inverness is just 20 miles away, served by an array of the finest shops, bars and restaurants as well as a striking cathedral.

Choose Eagle Lodge as your peaceful Highlands hideaway.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 974036, together they sleep eight people.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

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About the location


Inverness 20 miles.

Often compared to a Bavarian Mountain resort, the picturesque spa village of Strathpeffer owes its growth to the discovery of water springs during the 1700s, and was declared in 1819 to be the healthiest drinking water in Britain! The original Spa Pavilion has been magnificently restored after a period of disuse and now serves as a venue for a variety of events, including concerts, dances, dramas and exhibitions. The former Victorian railway station, which in times past brought many visitors from near and far, has now been beautifully restored to house craft workers and their shops, and is also home to the Highland Museum of Childhood. Visit the restored Pump house (also a Tourist Information point), take a walk along a forest track, or enjoy the views from the nearby pictish hill fort at Knockfarrel. Whatever you decide there's plenty on offer for all the family.

Note: Unfenced pond near property, children to be supervised.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute