|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Graded at Quality Assurance (high) 3 stars grading.
Double bedroom is up a half flight of stairs, with en suite shower.
All bed linen is 100% cotton. Fresh decoration.
Upstairs sitting/TV room with flat-screencolour television (digital freeview channels) and integral DVD player. DVD library. Books and games.
Additional single brass bed in recess.
Large dining kitchen with table and chairs seating 4.
Kitchen has washing machine/dryer, electric cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, all matching china, stainless steel pans and cutlery.
All electric heating. Private 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.
Book by email, telephone or our online Booking Form from our website. Payment of a 25% deposit at the time of booking with the balance arriving 6 weeks before the beginning of the let. Payment is either by UK cheque, PayPal or internet/bank transfer. Some charges may apply.
We are flexible Sep - Jun with a 3 night stay minimum, but July and August is strictly Friday to Friday lets, from after 4pm on the day of arrival until 10am on the day of departure.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Shorts breaks are available at owners' discretion Sep -Jun.
My daughter and I stayed at this cozy cottage the last week of June 2015. The location is phenomenal, with most areas only a 1, 2 or 3 hour drive from the cottage. We traveled north as far as Brora, and visited Dunrobin castle, also east along the whiskey trail, west to Ullapool (lovely seaside village) and south to Lochness and Urquhart castle (don't miss this castle). There are multiple great locations in all directions with breathtaking scenery. We also drove through Glen Coe on the way back to Edinburgh, best scenery of the entire trip was to be had in Glen Coe.
The cottage was very comfortable with all amenities for a great stay. There are cafes, groceries stores and petrol stations all within a few miles. Check out the Courtyard Cafe in Dingwall (breakfast and lunch) and the Redpoppy restaurant in Strathpeffer (great for dinner). Marie was a wonderful host, often available with suggestions and pointers on where to go and what to see.
Overall, a great trip, I would love to come back as soon as next summer, we truly had a fantastic time!
June & Nicole
New York, USA
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.