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“The only place to stay in the Highlands”
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Aerial shot of Lochan Lodge 2017
Main Lounge
Main Lounge (Bay)
Second (upstairs) Lounge
Open Plan Kitchen
Second Kitchen
Master Bedroom
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
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Catwalk Queen; in Balnafettach Woods
Tearlach and his Gang at Balnfettach
Capleadh's Calf
Misty Morning at Balnafettach
Full Moon over the Haughs
Sunset at Lochan Lodge
Lochan Lodge from Tom an Uird Hill
Fantastic Birdlife
Osprey over the Lochan at Lochan Lodge
Curlew on the Lawn
Heron on the Lochan Pontoon
Lapwing on Lawn
Oyster Catchers on Lochan island
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Grantown-on-Spey, Badenoch and Strathspey, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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John A
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“The only place to stay in the Highlands”
Reviewed 17 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

A brilliant place to stay. The lodge was really comfortable and well equipped. Steph had prepared a starter hamper which we found very useful.

Bill even delayed moving the Highland Coos with calves into a field further from the lodge so that we could see them close up as he knew how much we were looking forward to seeing them.

The views from the lodge were stunning. There was an abundance of wildlife just in front of you. An Osprey liked to fish in the Lochan and we saw a deer close to the woods.

If you love Highland Coos, birds and wildlife then this is the place for you.

Thank you Steph and Bill for being excellent hosts. We had a very enjoyable week and will definitely be back.

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Kaz40Glas...
Glasgow
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7 reviews
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“New Year break”
Reviewed 3 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Just back from new year break at Lochan Lodge it was fabulous far exceeded our expectations. Pictures on website doesn't do it justice. House was clean warm and very comfortable with everything you needed including lovely starter hamper from Bill & Steph.
The views are stunning and waking up to highland cows and pheasants outside was lovely. Very peaceful and relaxing. Bill and Steph are very attentive and we will definitely be back.

Travelling group: Friends
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Donna I
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“Best place to stay in the Highlands!!”
Reviewed 20 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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I can not rate Lochan Lodge high enough, the Lodge exceeded all our expectations. Steph and Bill ensured we had a travel cot, play gym and lovely rocking chair, to accommodate our 3 month baby. Our six year old loved running around the grounds with Alex and our 13 year old was in his element having a games room to retire too!
The Lodge was well equipt which made it feel home from home and special touches made it a wonderful place to stay.
Big enough for all of us to enjoy without living on top of one another, it really is recommended for extended family or friends to stay.
The view was beautiful and we loved going for walks, passing by the highland coo and catching sight of local wildlife such as rabbits, pheasants, badgers and a great selection of birds.
Steph was brilliant in helping us with knowledge of what to do and where to go, due to her 7 years experience as a tour guide. I can honestly say I intend to return in the next couple of years again.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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TreasureG...
Gold Coast
2 reviews
“Can't Image a Better Place to Stay in the Highlands”
Reviewed 14 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Lochan Lodge has it all; amazing views, Highland cows, pheasants, the most comfortable well equipped home, such friendly, thoughtful and knowledgeable hosts. With four double bedrooms, three bathrooms, large family room, dining area, large and well equipped kitchen and complete laundry, there was plenty of room for a large family to comfortably extend itself.
Then there was the outdoors, verandah with BBQ and dining table and chairs overlooking your own little loch. We were spoilt and enjoyed every moment, especially the rugged beauty of the surrounds. I don't often take the time to write reviews but on this occasion the hosts Steph, Bill and Alex are so deserving. Thank you and cheers. The Ireland Clan.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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PeteRache...
London, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant!”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

My family spent out Summer holiday here; it is the most idyllic spot with breathtaking scenery and an incredible array of birds and other wildlife. The accommodation is very spacious, modern and equipped with all the items you would hope to have in your own home: Ipod/iphone dock, WiFi, great TV and a fantastic selection of films, books and games. The accommodation is also packed with surprises such as the great mattresses, BBQ, lake and of course the wonderful hosts Steph and Bill.

Everyone should have at least one holiday in the Cairngorms National Park and you can do no better than staying here!

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Liked best: Breathtaking scenery, accommodation, wildlife, hosts, cycling
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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XPB2013
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A slice of paradise”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Lochan lodge is spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. It has modern facilities, comfortable beds and breathtaking views. The photos on this website really don't do it justice.

The Lodge is enveloped in stunning woodland home to rabbits and birds and cows. We spent a lot of time walking around and soaking in the stunning scenery! Within driving distance are Loch Ness, Urquhart's castle, the Isle of Skye and several fantastic distilleries. For the less adventurous, the lodge has an Xbox 360, flat-screen TV and a wealth of books and DVDs so nobody will be bored!

Steph and Bill are so lovely and helpful; they will go the extra mile (recommending hidden gems to visit, providing greaseproof paper etc) to make your stay as perfect as possible. My little boy also had the most wonderful week playing with Alex by the lake!

Lochan Lodge really is the perfect base for a holiday in the highlands. Go, you will not be disappointed.

Travelling group: Large Group
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MercedesV...
Castelldefels, Spain
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35 reviews
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“Wonderful place near to many other wonderful places”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The house is amazing. Big rooms, breathtaking views, relaxed evenings by the fire, invites to stay and enjoy the place too, and I have to say it: incredibly comfortable mattresses.
It does have spacious bedrooms, a second separated living room ideal for the children, with big windows and views, big flat screen TV, PS Box, IPod listener, etc. Modern bathrooms too.

The house is a farm too, so my kids enjoyed watching the birds, the Highland cows, the rabbits, ducks, etc, and we all enjoyed walking around.

The owners are just lovely. Bill and Steph helped with every single thing. And we remember with pleasure Steph's homenade bread and jam. Alex his son is an amazing kind, big boy, now friend of my children.
Our house was alone and we had all the privacy, but they live nearby in the land so this help in case you need anything.

The location is perfect to explore many interesting places around, like Loch Ness and It's Castle, but specially the Caingroms natural park. My children enjoyed the funicular up the hills, horse riding, feeding the reindeers, an amazing tree zone with super zip wires, etc
Inverness, Glasgow, big cities are near by car too. Steph was of a big help to recommend every trip, providing us with all the maps and routes planning.

So thanks to the Cassells family for an amazing holiday week, and we hope to be back soon.

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Liked best: The property was even much better than advertised.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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