Avernish Lodge

By Kyle of Lochalsh, Highland
Self-catering
+44 (0)7748 911155
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A new-build in local stone with vast windows gazing out at the meeting place of three beautiful lochs, surrounded by 12 acres of croft land

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

Children welcome

The Experience

The sitting room is designed to bring the outside in, with six large windows and a special viewing chair. Clever lighting, underfloor heating and a wood-burner give warmth and atmosphere at night but you can also see Eilean Donan Castle lit up five miles away. It’s an uncluttered space with photographs and pictures by local artists, the odd sculpture, a modern kitchen with clean lines and a dining table with views. Lynsey leaves you a bottle of wine, chocolates, good coffee and fresh milk.

Bedrooms (one can be a twin) are large with fat mattresses, squishy pillows and doors to the outside so you can enjoy a morning cuppa transfixed by big skies and watery vistas. A large garden surrounds you so you can eat outdoors and watch the boats on the loch – on clear nights you should see plenty of stars.

Head out onto the water, swim if you’re brave, paddle board, kayak, or simply look out for wildlife – deer roam freely.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking, cycling, kayaking, even driving around this wonderful, peaceful landscape
  • Catching a glimpse of Archie the friendly pheasant who likes to strut in the garden
  • Watching the sky and water through enormous windows - spectacular in bad weather
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You should know

  • Some mobile networks are a bit patchy
  • Your peace may be shattered now and then by low-flying jets, but it's quite exciting!
  • Bring your own barbecue

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £178
Weekly price
from £1250
1 House for 4
From £1783 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

Clean, modern lines and masses of natural light at this lodge by the meeting place of three Lochs. Views soar to a magnificent castle, the Isle of Skye is close for island hopping and the walking is sublime. Return to underfloor heating, a roaring wood-burner, comfortable view-filled bedrooms and a super kitchen.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The nearest village is Dornie where you'll find a hotel and a bar with good food, plus an excellent bakery. At Ardelve you can visit the Fairytale Distillery for local gin. There are good cycle routes - the hearty can join the North Coast 500. You're just 10 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh for the bridge to Skye and The Fisherman's Kitchen to buy seafood. Plockton is a 10-15 minute drive.

Local points of interest from Lynsey & James Whyte

  • Avernish Lodge is situated on the shores of Loch Duich near Dornie in Wester Ross .Within a three mile drive is the iconic Eilean Donan Castle. The 13th century castle had been used in numerous film and documentaries.
  • If atmospheric pubs and delicious seafood is your thing, why not take the twenty minute drive to Plockton. This stunning seafront village lined with palm trees is known as the jewel of the highlands with good reason.
  • To sample some local produce we recommend Manuela's Wee Bakery in Ardelve. Here they produce quality bread, cakes and gin. Over in Dornie we suggest visiting The Clachan Bar for top quality bar meals.
  • For fresh, locally caught seafood visit The Fisherman's Kitchen in Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye Bridge seafoods in Kyleakin. Both these places offer the finest produce the area has to offer.
  • On the world famous Isle of Skye your options are endless. Unique boat trips are available for the village of Elgol. For walking in stunning scenery visit The Old Man of Storr and The Quiraing.Loch Bay for Michelin star food.
  • If we can be of any assistance, before, during or after your stay , please don't hesitate to contact us.

Introducing

Lynsey & James Whyte

Lynsey is a local lass and James (an electrician by trade) hails from near Inverness. They built the house themselves with the help of a designer but with firm ideas of their own. They ran a B&B years ago so have a canny sense of what guests are looking for and they've built for comfort and style combined. They hope you enjoy it as much as they did - they spent lockdown here.