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Rowan Lodge

(Ref. 915605)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved rowan Lodge had everything we needed plus some more ."

    Communication with the owner was first class ,would recommend

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Feb 2024

  • "The Lodge was great, all very comfortable and warm."

    The welcome was very good. Provided with a small hamper and a bottle of Cava. So we had a great Christmas. Most likely will be back.

    Reviewed by Cornelis5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a great time staying in Rowan Lodge."

    It was lovely and warm when we arrived & as we had read other reviews about bringing a torch it meant that we could find the lodge no problem despite it being dark outside. The setting is pretty as it's right in the woods and we went on a lovely walk with the dog up into the hills and through the forest. There are lots of different walks you can take so it's a great area for hill walking and mountain biking. We were visiting our daughter so we were able to cater for our grandchildren who stayed with us for a few nights. The beds were very comfy and the lodge had everything we needed. Strathpeffer is very scenic and there is so much to do and see in the surrounding area. If you are looking for real peace and quiet then the lodge is ideal for getting away from it all. We think it would be really good to come back in the summer time as the deck outside is very spacious and ideal for sitting out watching the birds. Looking forward to our next visit very much.

    Reviewed by Lillian5.0Dec 2023

  • "Amazing property and location, can't ask for anything more."

    Dogs had the time of their life and so did we. Private, secluded lodge and so close to town if you want to see people. Great walks through the woods from your door.

    Reviewed by Billie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We've booked again for next year!"

    Only two things that may have been helpful during our stay: 1) a torch in the cottage for darker night walks and 2) a shampoo/conditioner/body soap dispenser in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "FR/ AN Le loge était superbe."

    La maison était localisée dans les bois. La tranquillité était au rdv c'était super. Le Seul défaut a été de trouver l'emplacement du lieu. Nous avons fait plusieurs aller-retours dans le village pour trouver et avont dû demander à des personnes sur place pour trouver. The Rowan lodge was perfect. The house in located in the wood. It was really quiet and nice. The only flaw is to find the place ! We make 3 or 4 come and back in the town to find the localitation.

    Reviewed by Julien5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely lodge clean and very quiet great walking area hope to be back soon."

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2023

  • "Sfeervol huisje, schoon en een heerlijke veranda."

    Reviewed by Ruud5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place for a break, very peaceful and excellent facilities."

    Directions to the property were confusing especially as the signage is poor and tricky to see.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jun 2023

  • "Place was lovely and in a beautiful setting quiet and brilliant place to take ..."

    Place was lovely and in a beautiful setting quiet and brilliant place to take your dog very clean and well equipped with everything you could need had a brilliant stay would recommend this to everyone

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay."

    The lodge had everything you need! Beds were comfy, kitchen fully equipped, utility room also. Central heating made it very cosy. Very central location where you can explore the highlands. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Feb 2023

  • "Rowan Lodge location was more than what I expected, infact it was breathtaking."

    To step out your front door and be in the middle of the woods was just amazing. My only constructive criticism would be to have another lamp on the living area rather than having the overhead lights on, as they do glare a bit would be better, and to have some security lighting down the path, if I’d have know. It would be that dark from the car park to the lodge I would have brought a torch. Other than that I will be recommending this little gem to everyone I know, and I’ll defo be returning. Helen Bush

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely loved this lodge."

    Fabulous break away in a quiet location. Everyone was so friendly and the little birthday gift made the welcoming even more special. There is an outstanding little sweet shop down the road highly recommended. We would love to return. If you travel abit down the road by car Chanonry Point has a beautiful unspoilt beach.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "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 Robert5.0Apr 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 David5.0Feb 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 Janice4.7Feb 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 Adrian5.0Jan 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 Mike5.0Jan 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 Marian3.1Sep 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 Christopher5.0Jun 2021

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

    Difficult to locate.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jun 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 Alison3.8Jun 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 Carlos4.7Jun 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 John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic time"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 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 Jennifer5.0Mar 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 Adrian5.0Jan 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 Marilyn5.0Dec 2019

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

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cabins."

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

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Nov 2019

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

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2019

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

    Reviewed by Darin4.1Sep 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 Lauren5.0Jul 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 Peter5.0Jul 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 David4.7Jun 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 Colin5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely location very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Mar 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 Elizabeth5.0Feb 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 Scott5.0Jan 2019

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

    Had a brilliant stay and would recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Dec 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 Helen5.0Dec 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 Caroline5.0Nov 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 Maria5.0Sep 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 Rona5.0Aug 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 Andrew4.1Jul 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 Jane5.0Jun 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 Joanne2.5May 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 Sarah5.0Dec 2017

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

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 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 David5.0Jun 2017

  • "Great log cabin"

    Reviewed by Pauline4.8Jun 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 Stewart5.0May 2017

  • "Wow what a lovely place , Jayne was lovely Welcome gift was lovely , we ..."

    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 Mark5.0Oct 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 Denise4.8Sep 2016

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

    great walks with the dog , very relaxing time

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Aug 2016

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

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2016

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  • 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


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