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Porter's Lodge

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Inverness, The Highlands - Inverness & Loch Ness Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • inverness (5)
  • location (4)
  • comfortable (4)
  • river (4)
  • base (4)
  • great (3)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "The main problem is no freezer there is plenty of empty cupboard space."

    Unfortunately the furniture is arrange that you are unable to look at the front view. Sofa and chair very uncomfortable. The oven did not work and no instructions.A small bath would be better as we were unable to climb into it and the amount of water to fill it would be such a waste.

    Reviewed by Sheila3.4Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely lodge, amazingly location with everything you need at hand, a small freezer would have been great but we will definitely be looking to use the lodge again as Inverness is a great base for sightseeing."

    The owner is easy to contact with nothing been to much trouble. Brilliant holiday all round.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location by the River Ness, a short walk into town with the Ness Islands close by too."

    The property is nice and comfortable, we had a good stay and enjoyed our holiday. Having off-road parking is great especially so close to the town itself. My only reservations are as follows. Constructive criticism only and not a big moan. The property is directly off Ness Walk which does mean you have a lot of people walking by. At all times of the day, not great in the early hours of the morning. The property has no freezer. Maybe not essential, but not ideal if you have arrived having popped to the supermarket and bought frozen food. No freezer is listed on the property details but you would take that as a given. Nowhere to hang or dry clothes. There is a washer / dryer included, not all clothes are dryer friendly if you want them the same size as you put them in. The cooker is great once you get it to work. The letting agent must turn off the appliance each time they ready the property for the next visitors. In doing so the fan oven doesn’t work. There were no instructions at the property so spent half an hour finding and downloading the cooker’s manual and setting the clock which unlocks the oven. Far from ideal. The property guest book could be more detailed and include additional literature for the surrounding area. Little things. The property lacks the personal touch as managed by an agent rather than directly with the property owner. Ending on a more positive note, Inverness is great and this property is a great base to visit the town and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Porter's Lodge, many of the great things Inverness has to offer were within walking distance, which made it a fantastic base."

    We liked being so close to the river too. The lodge was comfortable & well equipped, the only slight negative point to note is that as the house is right next to the pavement you can hear people's conversations as they walk past, which can be slightly annoying at night.

    Reviewed by Frances4.1Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful apartment, well equipped, fabulous location."

    Reviewed by Daisy5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely property with easy parking around 20 minutes walk into Inverness."

    This property is ideally located for easy fun exploring of the NC500 with a lovely comfortable warm base to return to the bedrooms are comfortable with smart televisions would have no hesitation recommending the property has an amazing view of the river Ness and we will definitely visit again next year.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2023

  • "We arrived 16."

    00 on 22nd December. The temperature outdoors was minus 2c. The lodge was cold with heating set at 15c. The listing advised electric fire in the lounge. Despite requesting this from the owners representative this was never delivered. Inverness is in The Highlands and our stay was during the winter period. There is nowhere to hang wet coats, indeed no hangers or rails wardrobe to hang any clothes not even a coat hook. The kitchen is reasonably well equipped but there is no coffee machine. The Aga style cooker has a large extractor hood which is in desperate need of replacement filters that are thick with grease. Overall the central location on the banks of The River Ness and easy access to the town centre was appealing. Newly decorated and comfortable beds, linen and towels. The lounge room however was very cold with one inadequate radiator. Nice touch of artificial Christmas tree also appreciated as our stay was over Christmas time. Would we return no! The owners representative ignored our texts regarding the listed electric fire and clothes hangers.

    Hello I am disappointed to see you are not entirely satisfied with your stay. The electric fire was faulty and was removed from the property. I'm afraid we did not realise that this was on the property description. Given the feedback on the temperature of the living room. I shall have one installed for future guests. Regarding the lack of reply our regular housekeeper was on holiday for the festive period and I can only presume that the person standing in was not entirely sure how to handle this issue so apologies for this. Thank you for the feedback on the coat clothes hangers and the extraction hood. As a new property, we have overlooked this but rest assured it will be resolved. Regards Blair Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Dec 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Gas range with five-ring hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear, enclosed garden with lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.7 miles

The property

Perched in Scotland’s bustling capital city of Inverness, Highland, is this wonderful, detached bungalow, Porter's Lodge.

Taking its name from its superb location along Ness Walk overlooking the River Ness, the waterfront and the remarkable castle, Porter's Lodge is a listed building and a fantastic choice for couples or a family of four.

The property benefits from off-road parking for one car, and a rear enclosed garden with lawn, ideal for the little ones to safely run and play.

Inside, you will find a fully-equipped kitchen for whipping up your best meals, ready to enjoy in the dining room at the table for four as you recount the day's adventures.

Continue through to the sitting room, which offers lovely views of the River Ness, where you can kick-back and relax in front of the electric fire as your favourite show plays out on the Smart TV.

After a day of exploring, indulge in a leisurely soak in the bath with your favourite book, or freshen up under the overhead shower.

As your eyes start to grow heavy, retire to one of two well-presented bedrooms, a king-size and a double, both with plenty of storage.

Explore the city, where you can visit the magnificent cathedral, delve into history at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, test out your swing at the excellent Inverness Golf Club, enjoy leisurely strolls through the Inverness Botanic Gardens, explore the Ness Islands where you can spot the local wildlife, dine at The WaterFront and The Mustard Seed, or embark on a boat trip where you can spot the dolphins which frequent the shores.

A trip to Scotland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the famous Loch Ness, where you can enjoy boat trips and tales as you see if you can spot the renowned folklore monster!

On the shores of Loch Ness, you can visit Dores, where you can visit the delightful Loch Ness Alpacas, Drumnadrochit, where you will find the fascinating Urquhart Castle, and Foyers, home to the stunning Falls of Foyers.

Further afield, you’ll find Tomatin, where you can enjoy a guided tour and samples at The Tomatin Distillery.

Embark on an adventure to the Highlands at Porter's Lodge.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-50388-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


North Kessock 5.9 miles; Dores 9.2 miles; Tomatin 15.5 miles.

The Capital of the Highlands, the city of Inverness, is the gateway to the countless delights of the Highlands of Scotland. Towering mountains, dark lochs, great forests and precipitous sea cliffs are all within easy reach. Of particular note is the legendary Loch Ness, which is surrounded by some truly breathtaking 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, there is an award-winning display depicting the battle, whilst a walk on the field serves as a poignant reminder of the clansmen who lost their lives. Inverness itself has much to offer, museums, an art gallery, fine theatre and leisure facilities, not to mention shops, pubs and restaurants. The River Ness flows through the city and both the river and neighbouring Moray Firth are home to a diverse range of wildlife and marine life including red kites, along with dolphins, which can sometimes be seen from the shore, or on trips from the harbour.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas