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Welcoming, peaceful, comfortable and historical 3&4* by Strathpeffer with wi-fi. - Lodge Barn

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Lodge Barn

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.

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About the property

Fodderty Lodge

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.

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Maire Lee
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Maire Lee

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

Why Maire Lee chose Northern Scottish Highlands

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.

What makes this barn unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Apr 2012
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Towels charged at £3 per person extra.
Use of sofa bed £25.
Cot / highchair £10
Electricity charged as extra November - March


Strathpeffer Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ground floor
  • Bathroom is on the ground floor, close to double bedroom, but not en suite.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , first floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in sitting room
  • Bed sofa in sitting room is suitable for one adult or two children up to 12 years. £25 extra charge for use.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lodge Barn is popular with small families or couples who wish to enjoy spacious 'open plan living'. Very peaceful. The cottage has its own area of garden, but the owners are happy to allow guests to walk about the entire grounds. Very strictly non-smoking within the cottage and grounds. The owners have two family pet dogs, a yellow Labrador and a West Highland White Terrier, friendly and beautiful dogs whose mission is to chase, but never catch, the many rabbits in the grounds! No guest may bring additional animals to Fodderty Lodge. Electricity included April -October..


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average rating of 4.857143 based on 17 reviews

Relaxing home from home

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked your upgrade Julie. At the time, it seemed to make sense to spread you out a bit, although it would have been absolutely fine for you to have been in East Wing as well. There is plenty space for everyone! Maire
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Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany

Modern lodging with very friendly landlady

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melsele, East Flanders, Belgium

Fodderty Lodge

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hat uns sehr gut gefallen

  • 5 of 5

Den Aufenthalt in dieser historischen Unterkunft kann man nur wärmstens weiterempfehlen. Das Haus ist komplett mit allem ausgestattet, was man braucht. Die Vermieterin war äußerst freundlich und hilfbereit. Es gab umfangreiche von der Vermieterin ausgearbeitete Vorschläge für Ausflüge in die nähere und weitere Umgebung, die man so sicher nicht im Reiseführer findet. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig, trotzdem erreicht man die Stadt Dingwall in ein paar Minuten mit dem Auto, um seine Einkäufe zu erledigen.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review.
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Lodge très sympa!

  • 5 of 5

Lodge vraiment sympa.. Situé idéalement pour excursions dans l'ouest.Proprietaire extrêmement accueillant et serviable.A conseiller !

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at Fodderty lodge. It was fun meeting you and helping you to find the best places to see.
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Angenehme Ferienwohnung mit gastfreundlichen Empfang

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank. Ich bin glücklich, Ihnen die Unterkunft gefallen hat und genossen den Urlaub. (With the help of Google Translate I hope I have said 'Thank you'!! 😀
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended

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/


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