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Roland van Oyen

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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FORMER LODGE HOUSE TO SWORDALE CASTLE

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Evanton - Westlodge Cottage

Self-catering cottage rental, rural, shooting, golf, walking, fishing

This well appointed house is well equipped, in a quiet and peaceful location yet easily accessible. It enjoys panoramic views of the Cromarty Firth. Enjoy the Firth views directly from the house. Inverness is only a 20 minute drive.

Enjoy beautiful walks through woodland to the Novar Estate crossing the Black Rock Gorge bridge and it's waterfall's. An attractive house set on its own, with beautiful natural garden and large woodlands. Excellent places to eat locally. Local shop 4 miles. Hotel/restaurant within 15 minute walk.

Situated near a small village with the sea to our front and forests and hills to our rear, we are also close enough to places like Loch Ness, Royal Dornoch Golf Course, and an abundance of local whisky distilleries including The Glenmorangie.

This well appointed house is well equipped, in a quiet and peaceful location yet easily accessible. It enjoys panoramic views of the Cromarty Firth. Enjoy the Firth views directly from the house. Inverness is only a 20 minute drive.

Enjoy beautiful walks through woodland to the Novar Estate crossing the Black Rock Gorge bridge and it's waterfall's. An attractive house set on its own, with beautiful natural garden and large woodlands. Excellent places to eat locally. Local shop 4 miles. Hotel/restaurant within 15 minute walk.

Situated near a small village with the sea to our front and forests and hills to our rear, we are also close enough to places like Loch Ness, Royal Dornoch Golf Course, and an abundance of local whisky distilleries including The Glenmorangie.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Roland van Oyen (Owner)
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 37 holidaymaker reviews

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Former Lodge House to Swordale Castle
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews
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Former Lodge House to Swordale Castle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p99697
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Evanton Northern Scottish Highlands
Somerset
5

A perfect winter hideaway!!

  • 5 out of 5
From the moment we arrived at the drive of westlodge we knew it was going to be everything we hoped for.... a tucked away cottage with the most amazing views!
The pictures do not do the place as much justice as it deserves, it is BEAUTIFUL!! The Kitchen is huge with a lovely table for all 6 of us to sit around and enjoy a champagne New years eve meal, the bedrooms are lovely sizes, one with an enormous ensuite.
We have just got back today, and although the drive from Somerset was very long, the holiday was totally worth the wait.
We spent the week by the fire, eating and drinking whilst watching the snow fall, we built a snowman and went for a long walk in the best snow I have ever seen down to the Iced over river, we drove to loch ness and inverness but only left the house as we were feeling guilty for over-relaxing!!
This house is perfect for a winter get away, the owners were very good and quick to responding to my emails regading directions and weather updates, we hope to go back next year to see the house in sunshine and do some more exploring!
I would definatly reccommend Westlodge Cottage to anyone wanting a beautiful relaxing Scottish break,just be prepared in winter like we were... stock the car/bags with wellies, water-proof clothing, red wine and Champagne!!! Oh and some food maybe, although the co-op in the village has everything you need and very friendly staff!
See you next year Westlodge, thanks for a great week!!

Happy holidaying!!!
Chloe, Jamie, Sophie, Scott, Lola & Milo (Somerset UK)
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, a pleasure to have such good people. Good to see you had a nice NewYear. Sorry to hear you had to leave one day early because of the snow. We can sort this out the next time you come :-)

Thanks again, Roland and Carla.
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Former Lodge House to Swordale Castle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p99697
-+44 01349830681
Evanton Northern Scottish Highlands
5

An idillyc Lodge

  • 5 out of 5
This lodge is magnificent; we find all the conveniences there; has closeness of inverness and Loch Ness; in an idyllic park; tranquilité, greenery, a piece of heaven to rest between friends or in family; the owners are charming; it is an address to be recommended
  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Former Lodge House to Swordale Castle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p99697
-+44 01349830681
Evanton Northern Scottish Highlands
5

wondreful lodge

  • 5 out of 5
Wonderful situated, quiet, comfortable. Friendly and welcoming owners, very available.
No complaints. The villa is very nice and well equipped, nothing is missing (dishwasher, washing machine, oven, microwave, tv)
  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Former Lodge House to Swordale Castle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p99697
-+44 01349830681
Evanton Northern Scottish Highlands
5

Beautiful house that felt like a home from home!

  • 5 out of 5
On arrival at Westlodge we found the drive up to the house as enchanting on the outside as it was when we went it. The facilities that are provided are excellent from the lovely linen to the pizza oven, Roland & Carla have really thought of everything (including a juicer which was my personal favourite)! We enjoyed days out exploring the Cairngorms, cromarty and Golspie where there is an enchanting waterfall on the Big burn walk but most surprising is the Black Rock Gorge which is within walking distance of the cottage, we spent most evenings sat out under the stars beside the fire identifying constellations and getting a glimpse of the northern lights. We thoroughly recommend a visit to west lodge and hope to return someday ourselves.
And if you're looking for a good distillery tour we found Dalmore to be excellent and don't be scared to ask for samples at the end.

Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

Samantha, Calvin, Amy, Adam, Ali & Chris. Birmingham & the Black country
  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Former Lodge House to Swordale Castle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p99697
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Evanton Northern Scottish Highlands
Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

Lovely cottage in the Highlands

  • 5 out of 5
This is a charming cottage with ample room for our group of seven adults. We spent several early mornings and evenings in the beautiful sun room off the kitchen. The kitchen is very well equipped (the first rental we have stayed at that had a decent set of knives) and we made good use of the outdoor pizza oven. During our stay the close dryer malfunctioned. I called Rolland who replaced the dryer with a brand new one that afternoon! The cottage is within easy driving distance of many destinations including Clava Cairn, Urquhart Castle and several distilleries. We did a day trip to the Orkneys, although that was pushing it distance-wise. Overall, I would highly recommend this rental.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Former Lodge House to Swordale Castle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p99697
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Evanton Northern Scottish Highlands
5

Beautiful house in a wonderful land

  • 5 out of 5
We enjoyed really much our stay in Westlodge Cottage. Charming place to live in, the house is spacious, clean with a fully furnished kitchen and everything you need to make you feel home. The countryside is beautiful and there are many things to see and to do if you like nature, Scottisch culture and history. Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by a deer, which would visited us regularly during the week. The children were so enchanted that they believed to be in a fairytale movie. Somehow I think we all did.
Roland and Carla were really helpful providing any answers and informations needed (for us notably fishing possibilities and contacts in the area). Also, the welcome present was a very nice gesture we deeply appreciate.
Definitely a must!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Evanton
Nearest Ferry
241 Kilometres
Edinburgh
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Allness
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Dingwall
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Inverness
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Evanton
Nearest Ski
115 Kilometres
Avimore
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Westcoast
Car: necessary

Whilst staying in the Highlands, there are various outdoor sporting activities, fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting, golf, walking, stalking in season and walked up grouse, pheasant and duck shooting.

Loved by millions throughout the world, Golf is a game that was born on the links land of eastern Scotland, for over 600 years the Scots have natured the game and today, as it has always done, gold is regarded as the game of the people.

The popularity of golf was so much so that during the mid-15th century when Scotland was preparing to defend itself against an English invasion, the population’s enthusiastic pursuit of golf led to the neglect of military training such as archery practice.

This unwanted distraction led to the Scottish parliament of King James II to ban golf, the ban lasted from 1457 until it was lifted in 1502.

Today Scotland is regarded as the home of golf and has almost 500 courses many of which are survivors from the very earliest.

Other Activities: shooting

Golf: Nairn Golf Club, this Traditional Scottish Golf Links Course was created form a wilderness of whins and heather and talents of professional and amateur alike. Nairn’s truly remarkable feature is that from every hole you can see the Moray Firth and the golden colouring and changing lights of the Black Isle. Even more extraordinary – only too easily you can strike the ball into the sea on every one of the first seven!

Tain Golf Club in Ross-shire, a traditional Scottish Highland links course designed by Old Tom Morris, situated 9 miles south of Dornoch and 31 miles north of Inverness. Our Championship length links enjoys spectacular views over mountains and sea and benefits from a sheltered climate, which allows favourable golfing conditions for most of the year. With our 3rd hole rated as one of the best 18 links holes in Scotland and our 17th acknowledged as one of the top 18 holes designed by Old Tom Morris, we believe that Tain offers one of the finest settings and challenges for a round of golf.

Inverness Golf Club, situated one mile from the city centre and only six miles from the airport, provides an excellent test of golf for all levels of player and a great alternative to the traditional links courses. Visiting golfers are most welcome to play the 6,256 yards par 69 course. There are two Bars and a Restaurant. Visitor locker rooms are available with shower facilities provided for both males and females. Handicap certificates are required.

Ski: Aviemore is the outdoor capital of the Cairngorms. It firstly developed as a ski resort and both the Cairngorm and Lecht areas have a range of pistes suitable for snowboarding and skiing. Being surrounded by the Monadhliath and Grampian mountains there are plenty of Munros, hillwalks, climbing opportunities and low level walks to suit all abilities. The rivers in the area provide excellent opportunities for kayaking and canoeing trips. There are a wealth of outdoor companies based in Aviemore for equipment hire or courses.

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Rates & Availability

From £725 Weekly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Evanton, Northern Scottish Highlands

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Winter 2014
2 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Christmas 2014
21 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
New Year 2014/15
28 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Winter 2015
4 Jan 2015 - 13 Mar 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Spring 2015
14 Mar 2015 - 29 May 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Summer 2015
30 May 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Autum 2015
30 Aug 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Winter 2015
1 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Evanton in Northern Scottish Highlands

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , king size bed 200-200cm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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