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Rowan Lodge

Strathpeffer near Inverness, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 915605)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely start to our holiday around Scotland."

    We were only two so the extra space was lovely. It was private and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. The bed was comfy with plenty of space.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2022

  • "Well appointed and maintained."

    We were grateful for the well kitted out kitchen. Very peaceful, comfortable and convinient base to explore the surrounding hills. Would stay again and recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "We stayed 16."

    2.22 / 19.2.22 had a fantastic stay here especially with the snow made it more beautiful. Dogs especially loved all the woodland around . Had to contact the owner for boiler she was fantastic had it up and running immediately. Some thing can be doing with a little update but was perfect for us and our dogs. You couldn't have asked for a cabin anymore well equipped with things you need for your stay unfortunately we had to come home early due to family illness at home . Will definitely return one day .

    Reviewed by JaniceFeb 2022

  • "A fantastic lodge in a great location."

    The owner kept me up to date with some local issues prior to arrival. It's in a very peaceful spot with a great local walk and easy access to local amenities. I would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by AdrianJan 2022

  • "Perfect location for relaxing break."

    Particularly good if you are a dog owner as superb forest walks are literally on your doorstep. Owners very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by MikeJan 2022

  • "The lodge is very dark inside and outside due to lots of nearby trees so didn't benefit from the sunshine."

    Better lighting inside would help, especially in the kitchen area. The garden is not enclosed and it is quite a difficult walk to transport luggage and heavier items from the communal parking area to the lodge. Location is great for walks and exploring the area.

    Reviewed by MarianSep 2021

  • "Lovely ,comfortable lodge in woodland setting ,with all the amenities required."

    Large picture windows and doors with a veranda for the warm Scottish days ! Our dog loved looking at the woodland and my wife ,who is a keen birdwatcher enjoyed the variety that came to the feeders. Excellent area for dog or general walking directly from the lodge. Well situated for exploring the wonderful surrounding, beautiful area and historic sites. Friendly, helpful owner readily available in case of questions, she runs the sweet shop and ice cream parlour in the square in Straphpeffer,well worth a visit in its own right. We are frequent visitors to Scotland and would definitely seek out Rowan lodge next time we are in the area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2021

  • "Unaware that we would be close to other lodges."

    Difficult to locate.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2021

  • "Just coming out of a pandemic I would have thought that the veranda/outside seating area would have been cleaned, ready for use."

    The table was filthy, one of the chairs was broken and cobwebs everywhere. Floor hadn't seen a brush for goodness how long! The interior of the cabin was spotless and very comfortable. The wee extra touches of dog treats and sweets for us left by Fiona were very welcoming as was her help with the wifi connection. The weather was kind and we had lots of beautiful walks with stunning scenery.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "The log cabin location is excellent."

    Facilites and accommodation good. The only item was the noise of the boiler. It was quite noisy during the night.

    Reviewed by CarlosJun 2021

  • "The village of Strathpeffer is lovely and the Highlands in general are very scenic."

    If you like fresh air and walking the dog then this is a great location. Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of places have closed due to the pandemic so you need to actually talk to business owners to make sure that they are actually open (as opposed to what a website may suggest) and if you have a dog that you can take them with you. But with that proviso we still managed to find great places to eat and had a wonderful time away from the hussle and bussle of large cities!

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic time"

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2020

  • "Only spent a few days in this lovely cottage as had to rush home back to Bristol as son was ill."

    .But hope to visit again 1 day once this virus is over.

    Reviewed by JenniferMar 2020

  • "Rowan lodge is a set in a great location, peaceful & relaxing with enough local shops should you need it."

    This was a great base for us to explore the highlands. The lodge itself is perfect; cosy and comfortable, with some nice walks on your doorstep. I will definitely look to return.

    Reviewed by AdrianJan 2020

  • "Amazing just book up and go you will love it The owner jane nothing was a bother to her if you needed to contact her for any reason."

    All ready told people about it that are look already.

    Reviewed by MarilynDec 2019

  • "A wonderful break in a very homely lodge - the Christmas lights and festive touches were the icing on the cake."

    Reviewed by YvonneDec 2019

  • "Lovely cabins."

    Second time staying in one and would happily book again. Location is absolutely stunning too.

    Reviewed by RyanNov 2019

  • "Great little cabin; well equipped, clean and spacious."

    Reviewed by TomOct 2019

  • "Lovely log cabin, very quiet and in a beautiful area, definitely will be back"

    Reviewed by DarinSep 2019

  • "This was a great little break for myself and my partner and the dogs."

    Cosy little lodge with great facilities. The surrounding area of woodland was exactly what we were after with the dogs. The lodge is spacious and has everything you need. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by LaurenJul 2019

  • "Nice location."

    Lodge was wonderful. Clean and very well stocked with essentials. It was a nice touch having cakes, strawberries and dog treats left out for our arrival.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "Jane was really helpful answering a questions quickly and accurately."

    The lodge was in a lovely location. Also the welcome basket was a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "This is a super lodge in a fabulous area for walking!"

    Strathpeffer is a lovely village with good amenities and lots to do! The lodge itself was very comfortable with everything you could possibly need.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2019

  • "Lovely location very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by DaveMar 2019

  • "We enjoyed a fabulous family retreat in Rowan Lodge surrounded by nature in Blackmuir Woods."

    The chalet was cosy, well equipped and the welcome pack left by our kind host much appreciated on arrival. We had everything we needed for a most enjoyable 5 night stay. Deer prints in the snow surrounding the chalet produced much excitement as did watching the bluetits and other birds feeding from just outside the window. We enjoyed lovely walks in the woods and around Strathpeffer. From up the nearby hill we could see Red Kites soaring and landing in close proximity. Inverness is only half an hour away for shopping, cinema, Aquadome. Unfortunately the icerink was closed for maintainance. We would love to return to this location and highly recommend this group of chalets to anyone wanting a Highland retreat.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2019

  • "The absolute peace and quiet in a warm well appointed cabin."

    Friendly greeting on arrival and just a great battery recharge well needed. Thanks.

    Reviewed by ScottJan 2019

  • "Owner very accommodating and helpful, lovely welcome gift in each property."

    Had a brilliant stay and would recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2018

  • "Arrived at Rowan lodge quite late and we had difficulty finding in the dark so got in touch with Jane who was great guided us to the lodge and welcomed us, it was decorated all Christmassy and looked beautiful."

    She also left us a lovely hamper which we all enjoyed throughout our stay over Xmas 2018, the lodge is located in the forest and the walks in the area are brilliant. The lodge itself had everything you need for a stay of every kind. Would love to return again for a longer length of time for sure. Many thanks Jane for a wonderful Christmas break from Helen, Delme, My daughter Keisha and Boris the dog

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2018

  • "Just fabulous-fantastic value beautiful cabin my dogs had time off their lives ..."

    Just fabulous-fantastic value beautiful cabin my dogs had time off their lives so did we I loved the scenery walks and most of all peace and quiet cabin is situated just perfect place welcome goodies for us and dogs lovely touch Jane is lovely we met her daughter just as lovely and friendly as her mum

    Reviewed by CarolineNov 2018

  • "Rowan Lodge was the perfect lodge for holidaying with my dog."

    The location was absolutely amazing, right on the doorstep of Blackmuir Wood, with lots of lovely walks right from the doorstep. The lodge itself was warm and cosy. The kitchen was supplied with every cooking utensil and facilities you would require, including a chest freezer and washing machine. The living room area was perfect for relaxing, comfy sofas and large TV to relax at the end of the day. The bathroom had the best of both worlds with both a large bath (plenty of hot water) with a really good shower over the bath, lovely large bath towels also supplied as part of the rental. I had a fantastic week's stay and will definitely return.... Thank you Maria

    Reviewed by MariaSep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Facilities were brilliant. Only downfall was it was so remote but we loved it in the end. The quietness was brilliant. The lodge was very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by RonaAug 2018

  • "Loved that Jane left us a welcome pack of fruit,biscuits and cake and gave fabulous advice about where to go out for the day with our dogs."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and well presented, we loved the sofas.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2018

  • "Rowan Lodge was a perfect get away to celebrate our wedding anniversary, so peaceful and relaxing and best of all plenty woodland walks for the dog."

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2018

  • "Updated photos on website."

    Needs information sheets in lodge on area. Hoover in lodge needed cleaning out before use. Fence on veranda needs looking at as my border collies can fit through gaps.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2018

  • "What a beautiful spot."

    Lovely walks and such friendly people. The lodge was clean and warm and was a home from home.The welcome hamper was lovely.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2017

  • "Perfect location, excellent property, highly recommended!"

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2017

  • "Great location for a base to tour highlands."

    Lodge in picturesque, peaceful setting. Plenty of nature trails on your doorstep. Shops, Hotels only 5-10 min walk. Recommend the Red Poppy restaurant in town food was delicous

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2017

  • "Great log cabin"

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2017

  • "Beautiful Log Cabin set in an amazing Location."

    The owners were always available and nothing was too much, a great place for that quiet relaxing get away.

    Reviewed by StewartMay 2017

  • "Wow what a lovely place , Jayne was lovely ..."

    Wow what a lovely place , Jayne was lovely Welcome gift was lovely , we relaxed all week , the cabin was beautiful, very clean , location was lovely , I would highly recommend to family and friends , only problem we had didn't want to leave

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2016

  • "The lodge was perfect, well equipped everything needed to make a most comfortable and enjoyable stay."

    The surrounding countryside was absolutely fantastic lots of walks for our two German shepherd dogs and lots to see. Would defiantly use this lodge if going back to the Highlands of Scotland.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2016

  • "Loved this holiday, so quite so not for party animals."

    great walks with the dog , very relaxing time

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2016

  • "So peaceful the people who own it were helpful and kind x"

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with French doors to balcony
  • Utility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Rear decked balcony with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 15 mins walk
  • Note: Although all ground floor, there are two steps to front door and five steps to decking and rear entrance.

The property

A cosy yet spacious log cabin, privately situated in a pretty woodland setting, on the outskirts of the spa town of Strathpeffer in the wonderful Scottish Highlands.

This charming log cabin is one of a few similar cottages occupying this tranquil location, an ideal base for small groups of family or friends who will appreciate the history of the village, and the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

This ground floor Highland cottage has two neat bedrooms and a family bathroom, and the bright and airy open plan living area has a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable settees, and French doors leading to a large private balcony, a simply perfect place for a quiet read and a glass of wine.

The surrounding Blackmuir Wood is ideal for gentle walks and offers lovely westerly mountain views, with links to other well-signposted walks around the town.

Strathpeffer also boasts excellent cycle paths, and the chance to hire bikes in the village if required!

The area is rich in wildlife and close by you will find the RSPB Tollie Red Kites nature reserve, where red kites can be viewed from a specially-converted farmstead building.

Strathpeffer is ideally placed for touring the wider area of the Northern Highlands, and Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, and the Cairngorm National Park can be accessed quite easily.

However, during the summer months ensure you are back in time to hear the District Pipe Band and Highland dancers performing for visitors on Saturday evenings, a truly wonderful experience!

After a day exploring this wonderful, unspoilt region, this Strathpeffer log cabin is the perfect Highland holiday home to return to.

Note: This property is 20 yards away from Ref: 30494, together they sleep 8.

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About the location

STRATHPEFFER

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas