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Bearnock Lodge

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Bearnock near Cannich, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


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  • 20 Guests

  • 10 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful lodge with everything you could possibly want."

    The grounds are also beautiful and overall just an amazing place to stay

    Thank you Brandi - glad the weather didn’t spoil your enjoyment Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brandi5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic stay !"

    the house is absolutely stunning inside and out. John was very helpful and it was really nice to meet him and the owners ! Would love to travel up for Christmas or new year but I imagine there will be a long waiting list . highly recommend this and it’s a memory myself and the family will cherish forever.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was great for us to see guests enjoying Bearnock in the sunshine. Something we don’t often get to do. I hope you do get to return some day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "Brilliant holiday home, ideal for multiple families and great set up for both kids and adults."

    There are 10 adults and 7 children in our group and we have been holidaying together in Scotland for 5 years and this was the best house we have stayed in. John was great and very attentive if needed. The heating and water systems are great which lend to a ideal drying room for clothes. The gardens are gorgeous and the kids play area a real plus. The bedrooms mostly had ensuites which was great and those that did not had bathrooms very close. The kitchens were well kitted out with everything we needed and the dining room was lovely. The log cabin was lovely and was a great addition to the holiday. The house has a lot of history which made for some really interesting reading. The fixtures and fittings were all high quality, comfy sofas and beds and well decorated. Things for improvement were that the house was clean but could have been cleaner, it was obvious there had been dogs in the house previous to us and with a few people with allergies - that wasn't ideal. Also the feather bedding was an issue for us as again there were a few people with allergies but we understand many guests will think feather duvets are a plus point. There was dirty underwear under one of the beds in the MacGillvray room (not ours as only two 7 year old boys staying in that room) and lots of wrappers/papers behind the bed in the MacDonald room. The internet wasn't great and we often could not get connected - could use some wifi extenders or a boost to allow more people to join the network at once (we all live rurally so are used to these issues). We also felt the list of duties for tenants to do at the end of the holiday was quite extensive - the most we have been asked to do in the 5 years of renting big houses for holiday. On the whole - an amazing place to stay to explore the local area. Thanks! * Happy for the top part of the review to be published with the second part omitted as it was more to let the owners know of some improvements which could be made.

    Thank you Karri for your comments and I am very glad you had such a lovely holiday. I am sorry that there were some cleaning issues and I will pass these comments on to the cleaners as I have to say this is very unusual. I havent had comments regarding feathers before but I take a look at the bedding when I am at the house next week. The Wifi is tricky in the Highlands and we are looking to upgrade shortly. Kind regards Louise Sutherland Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karri4.4Jul 2023

  • "A very comfortable and spacious property ,excellent as a base for exploring the highlands or just relaxing and enjoying the company of friends and family."

    All the cooking equipment you could possibly need two kitchens and a bar make this an extremely sociable space, and the take aways in Drumnadrochit means you don't have to cook if you prefer not to. John the property manager is extremely friendly and helpful and lives very nearby if any assistance is required.

    Many thanks for your lovely review. Glad you had a good time Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a superb lodge!"

    Spacious, spotlessly clean, great help from the property manager and excellent location for hillwalking. Our party included an architect, one with very high standards, who couldn't stop saying how bowled over he was by the quality of the refurbishment. A truly memorable week. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

  • "Superb John looked after us really well."

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything was great , thoroughly enjoyed it , lovely atmosphere both in and out the house , thanks again ."

    Thank you for your great comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Apr 2023

  • "We booked Bearnock Lodge in conjunction with the waterfall appartment for a week-long lifestyle medicine retreat."

    The two together were the perfect location, combining tranquility with accessibility, with lovely grounds an exceptional standard of decor and maintenance. The choice of reception rooms on the ground floor worked really well for small-group working and the separate log cabin was useful to host speakers on the retreat. The facilities manager lives just next door and was very helpful with any queries. We have already book this venue again for later in the year for a similar event and can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Mar 2023

  • "The pictures do not do justice for the size of Bearnock lodge."

    The rooms are all a very good size and this place is just stunning. This place does literally give you everything you need and more. We were fond of this place before and now it's a special place for us after being married here my only gripe was we did not have more time because it flew by. If you want quality family time away or even a small wedding this place is genuinely perfect. The property manager John could not be more accommodating and could not thank him enough for all he done. We genuinely can't rate Bearnock any more highly and hope others can experience what we did and we hope to go back one day as it is local to us and the perfect place.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback which is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely time despite a bug within our family groups."

    The children, aged from below 1 to 9 years of age, enjoyed it particularly. The large dining room and table were a hit too. The ‘cabin’ was very useful too. The table tennis in a garage was used a lot. John, the local manager, was especially helpful.

    We are so pleased you had a great time. John is such an asset to Bearnock Losge - we are very lucky. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roderick4.7Dec 2022

  • "A fabulous house for a large group!"

    Absolutely everything you need is there and every room is just lovely, and in a wonderful setting! John was extremely accommodating and is available 24/7. Our only (very small) con would be that we had to pay for logs for the fire. We only were given enough for 1 night - we were there for 3….and it was November in north west Scotland! However, it wouldn’t stop us going back again and next time we’d know to take our own logs!

    Reviewed by Moira4.7Nov 2022

  • "An absolutely wonderful place to stay."

    We could not find fault with it at all. It feels like a home from home, though in much grander circumstances. We were sad to leave but are excited to return one day.

    This is so lovely to read and we are thrilled you had such a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at Bearnock Lodge."

    The lodge/cabin/ cottage are all comfortable and very well equipped and the property in a secluded setting making it an ideal place for a family gathering. The property manager (John) was very helpful throughout our stay. If there was one small area for improvement it was the need for slightly more car park space, but this is just me being picky. We hope to return to Bearnock in the not-too-distant future.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic family holiday celebrating several milestone birthdays!"

    Bearnock Lodge certainly has the wow factor and is perfect for all ages to celebrate together. John was very helpful and on call throughout our stay. The lodge is well-equipped for large groups and we had everything we needed. Thank you for helping us create some special memories!

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Oct 2022

  • "Property was ideal for our family in beautiful surroundings."

    Site caretaker, John, was extremely helpful and friendly. A really good holiday was enjoyed by us all, thank you for all involved.

    Thank you Paul. Everyone works very hard to keep Bearnock lovely and John is certainly an asset. I’m glad you had a lovely time. Louise Sutherland Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Brilliant place to stay with all the comfort you require for a large family gathering."

    So many places to chill out or have fun. Great kitchen (we called it the hub) and dining room for our meals. Rooms were excellent with good quality linen on the beds. The master bedroom was just exceptional and none of our group had anything else but positive feedback on their accommodation or the facilities. John who met us was great and explained everything that we needed to know and was equally accessible both before and during our stay. If I had one area for improvement it was that there was only one ice tray for the whole property. (Unless I missed where they were kept?) Would I recommend this property… absolutely exceptional place to have a large family event.

    Thank you so much for that wonderful review. So pleased you had such a lovely time - and I’ll order those ice trays! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful family gathering celebrating a 45th wedding anniversary and 4 Big Birthdays."

    Bearnock Lodge is perfect for a group like ours with a big range of ages. All the rooms are lovely and the beds so comfortable. The location is quiet but has easy access to many walks and sights. We had great weather but even if it had rained it wouldn't have mattered as there is an excellent drying room. The hot water system is fantastic! A week that the family will always remember. Thank you John for all your help and advice. You, your staff and the owners know how to provide a first rate holiday. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for that lovely review. So pleased you had such a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by c5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property is outstanding, I had kept as a surprise from my guests to see their reactions and they were absolutely blown away by how beautiful the house is."

    The owner and caretaker we’re v helpful with suggestions for our trip, and on their advice we brought someone in to cater for us in the grand dining room, this was the highlight of the trip. Lots of space to roam around in with 2 kitchens, exactly what you need for big groups. This was a trip to celebrate a 70th birthday and this is a wow property that will match any special occasion. Can’t rate it highly enough, if you’re thinking about booking just do it, you will not be disappointed!

    Thank you so much!! I’m glad everything went well and we are very pleased with your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolann5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Bearnock and want to thank John so much for all he and his team did to make our big family Christmas so special."

    Bearnock is a brilliant place and pretty much perfect. The only thing that would have improved it is to have better kitchen equipment that is suitable for catering for 18.

    Reviewed by Alasdair4.7Dec 2021

  • "Phenomenal holiday rental."

    By far the best we have ever experienced. Everything was to the highest standard. Faultless. We hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had the most fabulous stay at Bearnock for a 50th birthday celebration."

    The house is impeccably furnished and equipped and beautifully clean. We have absolutely no complaints and can’t wait to find an excuse to go back.

    Thank you so much. I’m really pleased you had a fabulous stay - I had been a bit worried about the weather but all sounds like it went perfectly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2021

  • "We've stayed in a few properties between us all, but this is the best all round by far!"

    The photos don't do the place justice, it's so beautiful. We had such a nice stay at Bearnock Lodge, and John the keeper was so friendly and helpful. We're hoping to return at some point and will definitely be recommending the lodge to our other family and friends, it's stunning. What an incredible job the owners have made renovating it, there are so much of the old features, and modern touches throughout which works so well. The facilities are great, and for anyone wondering, the kitchens have all the extras you would find in your own home and more. Everything from booking, to arriving and getting into the property was hassle free. Thanks for making it such a special weekend! We will definitely be returning!

    That’s such wonderful feedback and many thanks for your kind words. We always worked hard to make Bearnock a little bit special and I am so glad it’s appreciated. I will pass on your comments to John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thank you so much for the stay and for everything John did to help us !"

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful period property with modern comfortable facilities where no expense has been spared."

    Ideal private and safe location for exploring around LochNess. With 2 kitchens and numerous bathrooms, it was the perfect place for a week away with our large extended family. We were very fortunate with the weather so spent much of our time outdoors but the evenings were still spent around the bar billiards table and big open fire. Highly recommend this stunning property

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shuna5.0Aug 2021

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  • Main house - Eight bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, double basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x four-post king-size, 2 x king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, double basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area
  • Secondary open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with 2 x open fires
  • Bar room
  • Study
  • Cabin - Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x twin room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Oil central heating with 2 x open fires and 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Range cooker and hob, electric oven, electric hob, 2 x microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Large grounds with lawns, woodland, patio areas, seating and children's swing
  • Cabin has enclosed terrace with furniture
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 3 well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.2 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Steps leading up to the cabin may not be suitable for those with mobility issues Please note - This property does not allow EV charging.

The property

Cannich 6.1 miles.

Enjoying a secluded position surrounded by woodland and private grounds, Bearnock Lodge is a magnificent country lodge sleeping up to 20 guests, located in the Highlands of Scotland near Cannich.

Bring your family and loved ones together in this large, grand mansion which plays host to eight bedrooms, and create lasting memories in the scenic surrounding areas.

The property boasts two open-plan living areas each with a kitchen, dining area and sitting areas, one with a woodburning stove, perfect for socialising together following a busy day of activities.

Come together in the grand dining room continuing the timber panelled décor with a woodburning stove here too, before retiring to the spacious sitting room where multiple sofas have been beautifully arranged, along with an open fire at each end of the room, for family gatherings.

A study area is perfect for catching up on any work, while the bar room is the perfect host to a celebration, with a full bar, a TV and a bar billiards table.

Enjoy exploring the beautiful grounds surrounding the property, with a children's play area that little ones are sure to love, woodland for early morning walks and patio areas for alfresco dining.

The bedrooms rest on the first floor and are all adorned in beautiful furnishings, elegant decoration with the master king-size bedroom featuring an en-suite bathroom, window seat and seating area.

The remaining rooms include a four-poster king-size, two king-size, a double with an en-suite shower room, a further double and finally two twin bedrooms, served by two gorgeous bathrooms and the ground-floor cloakroom.

In addition to the already impressive lodge is a two-bedroom cabin situated in the garden; head up the stairs and relax, while looking out at the woods below.

The cabin features tastefully furnished king-size and twin rooms and a contemporary shower room, accommodating up to four guests - ideal for extended family!

Note: The nearby Waterfall apartment (1077437) can also be booked to sleep an additional two people.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Glen Urquhart Cottages

Settled within private grounds surrounded by woodlands and the beautiful Highland's countryside, the site consists of a large country lodge and cabin of Bearnock Lodge, along with the separate dwelling of Waterfall Cottage, a smaller retreat for two. Positioned in Bearnock, around six miles from the village of Cannich and seven miles from Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness, these two properties together sleep up to 22 guests, providing a fantastic base for outdoor adventures in the Highlands. This prime walking destination is sure to be a haven for walkers and ramblers, with a wide range of high and low-level walking and cycling trails to discover, with marked pathways and forest trails around Loch Beinn a Meadhoinn and Loch Affric. Meall Fuar-mhonaidh is a prominent hill with a wooded hiking trail positioned near the vast waters of Loch Ness, another exciting and adventurous spot for kayaking, canoeing and a range of watersports. Ensure to take little ones to the enchanting Nessieland in Drumnadrochit, with the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition here too, whilst the scenic ruins of Urquhart Castle which overlook the lake make a wonderful viewpoint. Venture over to the bustling city of Inverness for the day, the capital of the Highlands, where you'll find a wonderful array of restaurants, pubs and shops, along with the Ness Islands, Inverness Castle and opportunities for dolphin watching and boat tours! Experience the beauty of the Highlands from these exceptional cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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About the location


Drumnadrochit 12 miles; Beauly 17 miles; Inverness 25 miles.

Cannich is a pretty and friendly Highland village that provides easy and direct access into the beautiful Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, and is a perfect location for walking, cycling, fishing and touring the area, there's also a golf course within 5 miles and pony trekking available nearby. The village offers good local services including a grocery shop/Post Office and a pub serving food, and close by the villages of Beauly and Drumnadrochit provide enhanced services. Glen Affric is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and has the largest area of Caledonian pine forest in Britain. Loch Ness and its famous monster are a short drive away and the vibrant city of Inverness is well worth a visit. Cannich is an ideal base for experiencing the breathtaking beauty of Glen Affric, Glen Cannich and Glen Strathfarrah.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas