Forester's Lodge is a private, family-friendly, self catering country house situated in a bright spot next to Farigaig Forest and a few minutes stroll to the banks of Loch Ness. The house is ideal for an extended family, two families holidaying together, or a few couples looking for the perfect break where they also have a bit of space to enjoy their own privacy. Only 14 miles from Inverness and half way down the less commercial south side of the Loch it offers a luxury home from home experience. It combines easy access to the facilities in the city with the escape of country living. Forester's Lodge has everything you could want from a Highland hideaway – log fires, a four oven Aga keeping you cosy in the winter months, free wifi or internet connection, an entertainment lounge for kids of all ages and three en-suite bedrooms. There is also a large family bathroom with bath and separate shower with a further cloakroom toilet. There is a large secure garden with swings, pond and a large split decking area where you can BBQ and relax. We also call our house 'Monster Lodge' as it's so close to Loch Ness. You can view our own website just google Monster Lodge or go to our Facebook page. Monster Lodge is a world away from the norm and holds magical times for our family for over a decade, my kids say they've seen Nessie - if you're lucky you may see her too! It is a fun place to be with fantastic views from the forest and lots of trails and walks to explore for all. Minimum three night break. Please enquire directly with Danny and Lesley about any dates you are interested in. You can also ask any questions direct through our own website monsterlodge.net
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Enjoy a home from home in large holiday house at Loch Ness, near Inverness
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About Lesley Gallagher
Hi, I'm Lesley Gallagher and with my husband Danny we now run what was our much loved family home, Forester's Lodge, as a self catering Highland hideaway. The Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Inverness are a fabulous part of the world. There is lots to do and the scenery around the Loch changes every day. We are sure you will love exploring the area. Bring your camera, your skis, your bike, your kayak, your wellies and a jumper and have some fun. Or if you'd rather stick to something a bit less wild take advantage of the great shopping and eating in the friendly local towns and villages. It's only 15 minutes to the nearest Tesco and only 20 minutes to the centre of Inverness where there is a shopping mall, along with many of the high street retailers including Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, TK Maxx and some great local shops and restaurants too!
Why Lesley Gallagher chose Inverfarigaig
We also call our house 'Monster Lodge' as it's so close to Loch Ness. You can view our own website just google monster lodge or our Facebook page. Monster Lodge is a world away from the norm and holds magical times for our family for over a decade, my kids say they've seen Nessie - if you're lucky you may see her too! It is a fun place to be with fantastic views from the forest and lots of trails and walks to explore for all.
What makes this House unique
Forester's Lodge sits on its own in the forest at Farigaig, yet only only 200 metres from the side of the Loch Ness road to inverness. It's a magical place with many walks and views.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A brilliant week in the Highlands
We had a brilliant stay at Forester's Lodge this August. The house itself is beautiful, very spacious with everything you might need and is set in a tranquil location. We enjoyed the variety of walks close to the house that often led to stunning views. The garden was a great space to relax in, as was the well-equipped game room. We would definitely recommend Forester's Lodge!
Many thanks for your review and we're delighted you enjoyed the house and your holiday.
Access to Loch Ness is easy from the house and there are many places where you can enjoy a walk along the edge of the water near the house. In addition the pebble beach at Dores is very popular locally for walking, kayaking and to visit the local pub which sits on the shore.
The beaches of the Moray Firth are all easily accessible.
Inverness Airport is approximately 25 miles from the house.
There is a bus service along South Loch Ness from Inverness to Foyers but it is infrequent and given the rural location you will best enjoy your trip if you have access to a car.
The nearest village is Foyers (2 1/2 miles), best known for its beautiful waterfall. It has a local shop, a cafe and some hotels. Eight miles along Loch Ness towards Inverness is Dores, which has the Dores Inn, where locals and tourists alike visit.
Inverness is 16 miles - here you will find a wide range of shops, restaurants, a theatre, sports facilities etc.
Booking Notes: Please see our website for full details on availability. We take enquiries by email and will send you full terms and conditions. A booking made in advance is secured with a £100 non-returnable deposit. The balance must be paid eight weeks prior to your stay. In addition to the fee we take a £100 good housekeeping deposit which is returned by post after you leave. Changeover Day: We take bookings on a weekly basis in the holiday periods. You will have access to the house on a Saturday at 4pm with departure the following Saturday at 10am. Off season we do take long weekend bookings and other days to suit. Notes on prices: These prices do not include the good housekeeping deposit of £100 charged on all stays. This is sent back to you on the neat, tidy and undamaged return of the house after your stay.