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Pine Lodge

(Ref. 933067)

Culbokie, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our third visit (this time for 3 weeks)."

    Each visit to Pine Lodge has been fantastic, great location, clean and comfortable accommodation. The owners Alan and Helen couldn't be more helpful and friendly.

    Really glad to hear you had another lovely stay in our lovely part of the world! Hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jan 2024

  • "Thank you for a fabulous holiday."

    The Lodge had everything we needed, and was clean and comfortable. The beds were really comfortable and warm, and there was plenty of storage and coat hangers in all the wardrobes. The sitting room had fantastic views and being able to sit and watch the birds on the feeder was wonderful. The Lodge was in a fantastic position for visiting the whole of the Highlands, we travelled to John o'Groats and the drive back along the east coast was stunning. We took a cruise on Loch Ness and a bus tour from Inverness over to the Isle of Skye. So many wonderful places to visit. Would definitely recommend this Lodge to anyone wanting to explore the Highlands.

    So pleased you had a good time exploring the Highlands in all directions and found the lodge so comfortable. Thanks for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything we needed for a wonderful week away."

    Also we forgot beach towels and a picnic blanket which the owners were more than happy to lend us. Lovely people.

    Glad you had a great week in our lovely part of the Highlands! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our 4th visit to Pine Lodge & as enjoyable as ever."

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property was excellent not only clean, comfortable and a pleasure to be in, but the owner had thought of everything, from tin openers that work, to coat hooks in rooms and the hall, it really was like being at home with all the appliances; not only that, it looked a delightful place when I saw it and I wasn't wrong, 12 out of 10 for this wonderful holiday lodge."

    And that isn't including the peaceful and plesant surrounding area and the fabulous bird table.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Lodge was clean, cosy and in a quiet location."

    This suited us well to allow exploration of the surrounding area. We visited Tain, Nigg, Rogie Falls, Cromarty and Chanonry Point. There are good Forest walks immediately behind the Lodge worth the effort to explore .

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0May 2023

  • "Cozy house, fantastic view, friendly and helpful owners."

    Everything is thought out to the smallest detail. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Julija5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great location, clean and comfortable accommodation, thoroughly recommended."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Feb 2023

  • "Booking through Sykes was smooth!"

    The Host Alan and Helen at Pine lodge in Black isle Scotland were very warm and welcoming and helpful They even had a informative folder @ local amenities etc no need for Google

    Reviewed by Sheetal5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our third stay at Pine Lodge."

    We enjoyed the panoramic views from the lounge, the antics of the birds at the Feeding station & would recommend Pine Lodge as a good base for exploring the northern highlands. As before we were very comfortable there.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a wonderful week exploring the Black Isle and the lodge was an excellent base."

    Everything we needed was provided & the owners were friendly and had good communication. Lodge was very clean and we loved watching the birds at the feeder. We were lucky with great weather and highly recommend this lodge.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2022

  • "A comfortable, clean lodge with all the facilities we needed."

    Very pleasant and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent once again."

    The property is comfy, we love the views and enjoy watching the birds. The owners are friendly and welcoming. Lots to explore in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2022

  • "I had a wonderful week's holiday at Pine Lodge - amazing views from the lounge windows and such an air of tranquility around the grounds."

    I toured throughout the Northern Highlands and its ideally placed for reaching both east and west coasts (John O Groats took me about 2 1/2 hours). Will definitely go back and highly recommended!

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent views, lovely quiet location on the Black Isle."

    The lodge has everything you need and feels very homely. Friendly and helpful owners who sorted out an issue with the router very quickly on arrival Our first view of the norther lights.

    Reviewed by Ewan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Comfortable and well presented accomodation in a great location"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely location."

    Friendly neighbors. Great spot for the Highlands. Loch Ness down the road. Inverness, Culbokie & Dingwall just down the road for all your shopping needs. Need to do a bit of driving to appreciate some of the wonderful sites of the Highlands but well worth it.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lodge was beautifully clean and well equipped."

    The hosts were extremely helpful and recommended both excellent local walks and lots of suggestions for days out. Couldn’t have hoped for a better base for our family highland holiday.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2021

  • "A great quiet location with all the facilities you could ask for very well equipped and cosy."

    A great location to explore the Highlands from loved watching the many variety of birds on the bird table especially the Woodpecker :-)

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had booked to go last year but postponed because of Covid."

    Clear instructions sent by Alan & Helen on key pick up and how to work appliances etc. Two well sized bedrooms with comfortable beds / clean white bed linen. Shower was also great as plenty of hot water and pressure good. Really quiet location and can recommend the Culbokie Inn for a meal as went there on our last night and was delicious. Well worth waiting the extra year and would highly recommend. Thanks

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "I think the Sykes cleaning requirements, especially for the owners, are excessive."

    The virus is not passed by touching soft fabric, it hangs in the air. The cottage is in a lovely position, the owners are caring and welcoming, but the price for a week’s stay in what is pretty basic accommodation is too high, taking advantage no doubt of people needing to staycation. We have all had a tough time in this pandemic. Overcharging like this is cynical, I assume Sykes suggests the pricing. Sykes appears to look after it’s customers, but doesn’t seem to read the feedback, in my experience.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Jul 2021

  • "Very beautiful location pine lodge everything perfect really enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jul 2021

  • "I was wanting a quiet holiday just after losing my wife, this place fitted the bill, good base for seeing sites of Scotland."

    Reviewed by Brian4.1Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic setting surrounded by countryside."

    Vast array of wildlife. Good central location but can only travel around by car. Roads not walking friendly! Lodge was perfect. Only one recommendation: Outside needs tidying up and a fresh coat of paint. For example the grass had been cut but loose cuttings everywhere which ended up in doors. No weeding had been done either. Outside bench needs replacing. Overall it just looked a but tired but in no way ruined our fabulous stay. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0May 2021

  • "The view and the peace and quiet are superb."

    Just looking out of the windows at the landscape (and the bird feeder) is a great pleasure. Pine Lodge is very well-equipped and instructions for guests are well-presented and clear. The Lodge is well-positioned - it feels very private, and yet it’s very easy to get to some great places.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2021

  • "A very peaceful location of the edge of the forest - perfect for what we wanted."

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Tea, coffee, washing up liquid, tea towels , fruit juice and milk all left for us in kitchen."

    Unexpected, but lovely.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful place, peace and quiet you can rest and relax."

    The house is very well equipped, hassle-free contact with owners. A perfect starting point for further trips and exploring Scotland. I highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Wioleta5.0Aug 2020

  • "This chalet is in an idyllic location with amazing views."

    It’s really peaceful and you can even hear yourself think!! There’s an abundance of wildlife right outside the door Inside there’s everything you could possibly need. The owners have obviously thought carefully about how to make the chalet somewhere you can be really comfortable and warm. It’s a great place to use as a base for exploring the surrounding area and you can easily travel down as far as Loch Ness if you want to leave the beautiful ‘Black Isle’ We loved it and recommend it highly.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    We felt welcome. There was some trouble with a leak in the roof, but everything has been perfect taken care of.

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Jan 2020

  • "Hand.tied bouquet for greeting was great, collection of DVDs and games exceeded our expertations"

    Reviewed by Ralph4.7Jul 2019

  • "Pine Lodge is in a very good location with wonderful views over mountains in the distance and a partial view of Cromarty Firth."

    The Black Isle is in an interesting part of the country to explore as well as being a good base for day trips further up the North-east coast of Scotland, or to the East coast. The cottage was well equipped and peaceful with walks available in forests to the rear. Excellent beaches are within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Dylan4.7Jun 2019

  • "Pine Lodge is set in beautiful scenic Black Isle, and the views from the cottage were incredible come rain or shine."

    It was a perfect place to relax or go on walks from. The owners also went above and beyond to make sure our stay was cozy and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Jacob5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great host and great location"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the week in this lovely cottage."

    Warm welcome from the owner. Cottage spotlessly clean and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2019

  • "A lovely and well equipped cottage with stunning views over the Cromarty Firth."

    Excellent walks in the forest behind the cottage. You feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Feb 2019

  • "Sykes Cottages is the place to go if you want a place to stay in Scotland."

    Pine Lodge is all it said it would be. Very nice

    Reviewed by Ricky5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is a lovely lodge in a spectacular place."

    Secluded, but with views. The owners are on site and particularly helpful and friendly, without being obtrusive. We walked, kayaked and cycled for a week and could have continued for another week. There is so much to d here.The bird and sea life is quite special and worthy of attention; as are the woods close to the accommodation where you can see see deer, red squirrel and tree finches (not to mention the other varied bird life). The lodge abounds in guide books, information and maps relating to all sorts of activities in the vicinity - visiting Culloden, walking up Glen Affric, cycling to Cromarty and over to Nigg and any number of local walks. The lodge provides a perfect place to just chill out with beautiful views. Definitely somewhere one would want to return.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Jul 2018

  • "Fantastic lodge ,views and area was perfect for a peacefull holiday ."

    Wild life was great ,and walking was great as well .good restuarants in the area.good place to tour around

    Reviewed by Herbert5.0Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful wee cottage in an idyllic location."

    One of the best equipped places we have stayed.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2017

  • "Pine Lodge is in a beautiful location with stunning views from the living room towards Ben Wyvis and across the Cromarty Firth."

    The lodge is very well equipped and maintained and was spotlessly clean on arrival. The owners, Alan and Helen, were very friendly and extremely helpful. With easy access to beautiful countryside and interesting places, and with lots to see and do, we had a great holiday. Recommended things to do/places to see are, firstly, dolphins at Chanonry Point, then Rosemarkie (beach and fairy glen), Fortrose (café and cathedral), Munlochy (Black Isle Brewery and tour), Dingwall, Inverness, and Loch Ness (especially Dores). Taking all this into account, I would say this represents really good value for money and would recommend staying at Pine Lodge to anybody.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot bed/travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car with additional space for 1 car nearby
  • Front and rear lawned garden with furniture set in secluded parkland-style grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • Note: There are 6 paving steps up to front door and 3 internal steps in hallway
  • Note: EV Charging Point available upon request (7kW, Type-2 with charging cable provided to parking space, competitive electricity unit costs available on request)

The property

Culbokie 5 miles.

This lovely, detached, chalet-style lodge is situated beside the peaceful haven of the Millbuie Forest on the Wester Brae Highland Lodge site, close to the village of Culbokie, Ross and Cromarty, Highland.

With widespread views across the Black Isle to the Cromarty Firth, Ben Wyvis and the mountains beyond, this attractive lodge is ideal for a couple, a family group or group of friends who want to explore this beautiful area and soak up the peace and tranquillity that it has to offer.

Presented to a high standard, there are two well-proportioned bedrooms, a double and a twin.

The well-equipped kitchen has a spacious dining area and guests can enjoy home cooking after an active day out.

The sitting room has a real wow factor with floor-to-ceiling windows from which there are spectacular views to be enjoyed from the comfort of your sofa!

On warmer days, the garden seating provides a fabulous spot for a quiet read or drink.

If you find it difficult to leave the comfort of this wonderful retreat, then just a few steps away is the forest, rich with wildlife, which is ideal for walkers, cyclist and nature lovers.

The area has much to offer and the village of Culbokie is very close by, with its friendly pub and shop.

However, the Black Isle boasts many pretty seaside villages and a walk along the beach in nearby Rosemarkie will almost guarantee sightings of the famous Moray Firth dolphins as they leap by!

Perhaps visit nearby Cromarty, an 18th century fishing port and renowned for being the best preserved village in the Highlands.

From here you can take a high-speed boat to see the dolphins and other wildlife at close quarter but remember to book first!

A fabulous area with so much to do, a great holiday home to enjoy and the whole Northern Highlands and Cairngorms at your feet to explore.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-20123-F

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About the location

CULBOKIE

Dingwall 6 miles; Inverness 12 miles; Cromarty 15 miles.

The small village of Culbokie sits in a pretty location on the north side of the Black Isle peninsula surrounded by the Moray and Cromarty firths, made up of a mixture nice new houses that complement the traditional stone cottages. This quiet village boasts lovely views over the Cromarty Firth and has one main street with a convenient village shop and a local inn providing hearty pub grub. For enhanced shopping facilities and a choice of good tea shops and restaurants perfect after a bracing country or coastal walk, take a pleasant drive to Cromarty, Rosemarkie or the attractive market town of Dingwall, the county town of Ross-shire. This area has world-class golf courses, excellent local distilleries and great scenery offering wonderful walking and cycling opportunities. There are many wonderful places to visit nearby from the mountain ranges of Glen Affric, to the spectacular lochs, and stunning coastline.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas