|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Cottage graded at Quality Assurance (high) 3 star grading.
Downstairs double bedroom.
Upstairs twin room with wood clad attic ceilings.
Bright and fresh. All bed linen 100% cotton.
Downstairs full bathroom with shower over the bath.
Large open plan sitting/dining/kitchen, charmingly furnished with comfortable seating. Sitting room with flat-screencolour television (digital freeview channels) and integral DVD player. DVD library. Books and games.
Kitchen has washing machine/dryer, electric cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, all matching china, stainless steel pans and cutlery, table with seating for 4.
Private garden outside with picnic bench and garden furniture for the car.
Dedicated car parking place.
Fodderty Lodge is the ideal destination for a quiet self-catering holiday in the Highlands. Halfway 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 is only 20 minutes away; Glen Affric and Loch Ness will take just over half an hour. Our 3 well-equipped cottages are geared to reflect the needs of non-smoking families, couples and singles. They are furnished to a high standard and all bed linen (100% cotton) is included. They each provide the perfect haven to relax in at the end of a day’s adventures in the Highlands. The surrounding area has much to recommend it. The bird watcher and nature lover will be thrilled with daily sightings of red kites. The Ross-shire Pathway Network passes the front gate so walkers are in their element too! Sorry no pets are allowed. Strictly no smoking, in or out
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.
Maire Lee purchased this 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.
Our ninth visit to these parts and as with every visit, re-visiting favourite haunts as well as new places. The key to this successful formula is to have a comfy, well-equipped base to operate from and Lodge Barn and the facilities within never disappoint.It helped that the weather was good all week and glorious for over half. Our calls home to Yorkshire allowed us to gloat as it had been 'dull and rainy' most of the week there! One of our 'new' experiences was stopping at Sheildaig on the way back from Applecross and buying some fresh seafood from McIver Shellfish at Kenmore (look for the blue box)---- the best scallops and hot roast salmon ever! Another success this year was Dingwall Auction Mart, an interesting half hour in the ring, an excellent 'museum' upstairs and good grub at very reasonable prices.
Beaches are accessible by car. Dornoch is 40 minutes drive to the North, Nairn is 40 minutes drive to the East, Rosemarkie is only 15 minutes drive to the East.
Inverness airport is only 35 minutes drive away, with car hire available. Car use is highly recommended.
2 miles from Dingwall. 2 miles from Strathpeffer. Inverness 20 minutes drive, West Coast 55 minutes drive, Culloden Battlefield 30 minutes drive, Loch Ness 30 minutes drive. Many castles to visit within 40 minutes.
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.