|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Converted Barn graded at Quality Assurance high 3 star (very good) grading.
Downstairs double bedroom.
Upstairs twin room with wood clad attic ceilings.
Bright and fresh. All bed linen 100% cotton, 200 per inch thread count.
Downstairs full bathroom with shower over the bath.
Large open plan sitting/dining/kitchen, charmingly furnished with comfortable seating. Multi-channel flat screen digital colour TV with Freeview channels and integral DVD. CD machine and radios. DVD and CD library, games and books.
Kitchen has washing machine/dryer, electric cooker, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, kettle, all matching china, stainless steel pans and cutlery, table with seating for 5.
Private garden outside with picnic bench and garden furniture for the car.
Dedicated car parking place.
Fodderty Lodge, an old manse, built in 1730, is the ideal destination for a quiet holiday in the Highlands. Between Strathpeffer and Dingwall, it's perfectly placed for exploring the whole of the North of Scotland (N,S, E and W). There are 3 bright and cheerful, well-equipped 3 & 4 star cottages geared to reflect the needs of families, couples and singles. Many 3 x generation holidays have been enjoyed here. Furnished to a high standard, all bed linen (100% cotton) is included; each has its own washer/dryer as well as outdoor drying facilities, colour digital television with many Freeview channels, and integral DVDs. With fully fitted kitchens, and cosy sitting rooms, they provide the perfect haven to relax in at the end of a day’s adventures in the Highlands, and are renowned for their cleanliness. There are radios, DVDs, wi-fi, games and books for guests' use. A 'Home away from Home'. No pets allowed though and there is strictly no smoking permitted in the cottages nor the grounds
Lets are usually Friday to Friday, especially in JUne, July and August. Short breaks (3 night minimum) Friday - Monday / Tuesday, or Monday / Tuesday to Friday. Arrive after 4pm on the first day and leave before 10am on the last day. We are very flexible though, outwith the high season. Please telephone to double check.
More information: Good local restaurants in Dingwall and Strathpeffer. 24 hour Tesco in Dingwall, but there are also lovely traditional High Street butchers, bakers etc. Banks etc. Museums. Swimming pool and leisure centre in Dingwall. Strathpeffer Pavilion is an exciting multi-purpose Arts venue with many classical concerts, operas and rock concerts.
Booking and Payment: For payment details please email a request. Payment of a 25% deposit at the time of booking with the balance arriving 6 weeks before the beginning of the let. Payment from overseas is usually made by internet transfer or through Paypal.
Mervyn and I returned to the Highlands after living overseas for most of our married life. Our three daughters are all grown up now but have always felt that the North of Scotland was 'home' and return often. We bought Fodderty Lodge in 2001 and our roots went deep and spread wide very quickly! It is in the middle of a wonderfully friendly area and even we were pleasantly surprised to discover just how accessible so many places of interest are. You can go North, South, East and West and will find exciting things to do in every direction. We have holidayed ourselves in many self-catering cottages, and have a very definite idea of what makes a Good holiday base, and what makes a Bad one! We hope that we make everyone who visits feel welcome in our special part of the world. The photo was taken from the top of Knockfarrel looking over Strathpeffer....slightly windswept, but spectacular!
Maire Lee purchased this barn in 2001
Fodderty Lodge enjoys a rural location, but is still only 20 minutes from the small city of Inverness (the capital of the Highlands). There are theatres, restaurants, cinemas, swimming pools etc within easy reach. Dingwall, with shops and supermarkets, is only a couple of miles away as is the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer. There are many walks around and golfing and fishing are closeby. It is a nature lover's paradise.
Maire welcomes you personally and introduces you to your accommodation. She is on site should you require help or advice about places to visit whilst staying at Fodderty Lodge and has many local tips and real insider knowledge. There is a drawer full of tourist information, with suggested itineraries for you to get the most out of your days, but she will also leave you alone to discover places for yourself if that is your wish! The cottages have many 'extra' touches, books, DVDs, games, magazines, and there are even folding picnic chairs for you to use from your car during your stay. The Lees want you to leave at the end of your holiday with a positive feeling about Scotland, the Highlands and Fodderty Lodge.
Fodderty Lodge looked wonderful with the snowfall on Monday, which brought maire out out with rock salt and car scraper, the attention to detail that we have come to appreciate as standard................
...........The thread of the holiday though is not just a string of good meals, but a warm and comfortable base with aforementioned attantion to the little things. Once again, many thanks to Maire for your hospitality and your warmth.
Towels charged at £3 per person extra.
Use of sofa bed £25.
Cot / highchair £10
Electricity charged as extra November - March
Marie Kindly up graded us to the barn cottage due to a big family being in the cottage next door so unable to comment on the East wing appartment where we were due to stay, However the barn cottage was very cosy and comfortable with everything thing that we could possibly need during our stay wih a very well equipped kitchen and full library of books and DVD's
She was also very helpful providing us with all the local information that we may require for things to see and do on top of all the information that was left in the cottage for guests.
The fresh flowers from the garden were a lovely touch on our arrival.
The Lodge Barn is ideal for families with children. The landlady Maire is very friendly and will give good advices for your stay. The landscape around the lodge is very beautiful and ideal for hiking. It’s very central in the Highlands so that you can make day tours to the north, west south and east. I recommend this lodging and will stay willingly there the next time I will come to the Highlands.
This is a story we should prefer to keep a secret for the best treasures we should guard for ourselves; however excitement for the sublime compels us to tell the tale. It's a story of three treasures, the beautiful and intoxicatingly comfortable accomodation, the wonderfully engaging and charming owners and a location to die for. To say more would be superflous; we will return , our only regret is the wish we had discovered this gem earlier.
Die Wohnung befindet sich unmittelbat neben dem Haus der Vermieter mit zwei weiteren Fereinwohnung, aber es entsteht der Eindruck unabhängige Wohnungen und man fühlt sich sehr ungestört. Die Ausstattung ist gut, die Zimmer gemütlich und die moderne Ausstattung bietet jeden nötigen Komfort. Die Gstgeber unterstützen, wenn gewünscht, mit aktuellen Informationen zu lohnenswerten Ereignissen und Ausflugszielen. Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt.
Nous avions loué le lodge Barn et nous avons passé une excellente semaine. Le lodge est superbe, très bien équipé et tout y est fait avec soin; Il est très bien situé et nous avons pu profiter pleinement de la région.
Les propriétaires sont formidables et très disponibles pour des conseils avisés.
Nous espérons vivement pouvoir y retourner.
Fodderty Lodge is the ideal 4* destination for a quiet self-catering holiday in the Highlands. Free wifi. Between Strathpeffer and Dingwall, it is perfectly placed for exploring the whole of the North of Scotland: Ullapool and the West Coast can be reached in under an hour, driving on some of the most beautiful and empty roads in Scotland; Inverness, with an excellent theatre, swimming pool and ice rink is only 20 minutes away; Glen Affric and Loch Ness will take just over half an hour. The surrounding area has much to recommend it: many castles and golf courses; whisky distilleries; local fishing; Culloden Battlefield; charming Highland villages (Strathpeffer itself is a Victorian Spa village); beautiful beaches and a well known viewpoint for seeing the famous Moray Firth dolphins. The bird watcher and nature lover will be thrilled with daily sightings from the garden of red kites. Surrounded by many stunning walks for all abilities; the Ross-shire Pathway Network passes the gate.
Other Activities: walking, fishing, golfing, cycling, bird watching, clay pigeon shooting, distilleries
Golf: There are many golf courses nearby: Strathpeffer 2 miles away has a beautiful, challenging and sometimes humbling 18 hole Highland course; the links course at Rosemarkie 15 minutes drive away is in a stunning setting, jutting out into the Moray Firth; the championship course of Royal Dornoch is a 40 minute drive, as is the championship course at Nairn. Castle Stuart, hosting Scottish Open 2011-15 is less than half and hour away.
Honeysuckle Cottage and Fodderty Lodge are the ideal base for a dedicated golfing holiday.
Ski: We are about an hour and a half from the ski centre at Aviemore/