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Cormack Lodge

Forres, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1060400)

4.7

Excellent

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Features

  • 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

Reviews

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Mackrodt

    “The cottage was clean and comfortable and we had a very enjoyable holiday.”

    We would definitely return in the future. The location was excellent with a lake to walk round and the whole castle grounds on the other side of the road, which unfortunately was a very fast one and went right past the front door. The rubbish bin was outside the drive and was full to overflowing when we arrived and was not emptied all week. We had to leave our non recyclable in a bin bag which was tied up on the window sill inside the house as we were frightened that foxes/rats would tear ...

    We would definitely return in the future. The location was excellent with a lake to walk round and the whole castle grounds on the other side of the road, which unfortunately was a very fast one and went right past the front door. The rubbish bin was outside the drive and was full to overflowing when we arrived and was not emptied all week. We had to leave our non recyclable in a bin bag which was tied up on the window sill inside the house as we were frightened that foxes/rats would tear it open if we left it outside. The only other thing that could have been better was that we followed the instructions on how to find the cottage and retrieve the key and then we had no idea where we were in relation to the castle, shops etc and there was no literature inside the cottage and no one to ask. We eventually worked it out but more information, especially on the location of food shops would have been useful.

    - Mrs Mackrodt, June 2021

    Thank you for your feedback and we have now updated the welcome pack in the cottage to give more information about local supermarkets and directions. The local council missed out our refuse collection that week, we have flagged this up with the council and not had a problem since. - Sykes owner relations

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.

About the property

Nestled within the dramatic grounds of the National Trust for Scotland’s 16th century Brodie Castle, is Cormack Lodge, an idyllic retreat for a group of three to experience a holiday in Scotland like no other.

Accessed via a winding narrow lane, you can enjoy spectacular countryside views as you make your way towards this idyllic dwelling.

Step inside and discover the welcoming ground floor, filled with characterful period features and classic décor, with wooden furnishings and a rustic woodburning stove, along with a well-equipped kitchen, formal dining room and well-presented sitting room.

Utilise the kitchen’s amenities and create a tasty home cooked meal, before heading over to the dining room to enjoy over a bottle of wine and good conversation, with some of the best views in the house on offer.

Make the most of your wonderful outside space with your own private garden, where you can enjoy alfresco dining on the picnic seating and soak in the splendour of your surroundings up close.

Find the lovely sitting room, where you can spend your evenings snuggled up with your loved one as the woodburning stove creates a romantic ambience.

When you're ready for bed, walk over to the bright and airy double bedroom, boasting bedside reading lamps and ample storage, while an extra guest can find rest on the sitting room sofa bed.

Prepare for an adventure-filled day in the sleek bathroom, sinking into the spacious bath or grabbing a quick handheld shower.

Enjoy full access to the castle grounds, where you can take a romantic stroll on a tranquil evening or discover the history and culture of the castle itself, before stopping at the café for a hot drink.

Cormack Lodge is a rural cottage, ideal for a cosy getaway in the Scottish Highlands.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1060406, 1066474 and 1060408, together sleeping 26 guests.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with double sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating and woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, TV with DVD player, 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: There are steps to bathroom and bedroom
  • 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

FORRES

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