Caledonian Lodge

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7


Chateaux & Castles Country Estate
Wow Factor
Sustainable Collection
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
All Bedrooms En-Suite

Caledonian Lodge makes a wonderful choice for those who are wanting to truly immerse themselves in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. The home is set within a 23,000-acre wilderness reserve boasting rugged landscapes, lush forest and sparkling rivers, guests will have the opportunity to spot, red squirrels, red deer and even the famous Scottish wild cat, a nature lovers dream!

The Victorian Manor dates back to 1877 and has been refurbished in recent years by Laura Ashley, today offering elegant yet traditional interiors and furnishings throughout, a true Scottish home. The Lodge can comfortably accommodate up to fourteen guests across seven bedrooms, each of which comes with its very own en-suite bathroom, making it ideal for couples holidaying together or a business event. Caledonian Lodge is fully catered and so those fortunate enough to stay will not have to lift a finger throughout, instead focusing on enjoying this beautiful part of Scotland.

On the ground floor is the main living accommodation which comprises of a warm and inviting drawing room and a formal dining room which makes the perfect place for guests to gather and discuss the events of the day. Spend an evening after dinner socialising with a yummy drink in the snooker room, while the home gym makes a fantastic bonus for those wishing to burn off the calories the following morning! The first of the bedrooms, a small double with en-suite shower room is located on the ground floor making it ideal for a guest who struggles with their mobility. Upstairs, are the remaining six bedrooms, each beautifully-appointed and boasting en-suite facilities.

Outside there are thousands of acres just waiting to be explored right from your doorstep! The owners can arrange a number of on-site outdoor pursuits for an additional charge, these include, guided hikes, mountain biking, ranger guided tours, brown trout fishing, clay pigeon shooting, whisky tasting, and you can even turn your hand at foraging for your own meal! There really is something for everyone at Caledonian Lodge.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor and so would be better suited to a guest with a mobility issue rather than children
  • The home offers complete tranquility, however it is very remote and so your nearest town is a good car journey away!

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

  • Set in 23,000-acre wilderness
  • Supports local businesses - guided hikes, fishing and nature foraging

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Electric Car Charger Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Conference Facilities

Ground Floor
- Entrance hall
- Drawing room with fireplace
- TV room
- Snooker room with full-size table
- Dining room with seating for 14
- Meeting room with seating for 10
- Gym
- Sauna
- Cloakroom
- "Pine" bedroom with small double bed and en-suite shower room

First Floor (all of the below bedrooms can be set up as twin rooms, please request at time of booking)
- "Willow" bedroom with king size bed, sitting area and en-suite bathroom
- "Rowan" bedroom with king size bed, additional sofa bed and en-suite bathroom
- "Birch" bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room
- "Holly" bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room
- "Alder" bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom
- "Aspen" bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Set on a reserve with 23,000 acres to explore
- Dining facilities
- Various bookable on-site outdoor activities available

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Table tennis
- TV in every bedroom
- Hairdryer in every bedroom
- Selection of board games, books & DVDs
- Cot(s) & highchair(s) available
- Plenty of parking
- Electric vehicle charging point (compatible with Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model 3, Jaguar i-Pace, VW e-Golf, BMW i3 and Kia Soul EV, Defender)

**2 high-end cottages are available for those travelling in larger groups, the first sleeps up to 8 guests, while the second can accommodate a maximum of 4.


About the surrounding area of Caledonian Lodge
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Caledonian Lodge is set within a 23,000 acre wilderness reserve in the wonderful Scottish Highlands. The home holds a remote setting and so is ideal for those truly wanting to get away from it all, relax and enjoy various outdoor pursuits. Should you need to venture out, the closest village, Ardgay, is just half an hour, while the closest town, Dornoch, is under an hour away menaing that helpful amenities are never too far away! Further afield, Caledonian Lodge makes an excellent base for those wanting to explore Inverness and the popular Sutherland area.

While the home holds a remote location it is easily accessible by road, by the well maintained A9 along the east coast towards Tain.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Inverness Airport


Nearest Town/City Dornoch


Nearest Village Ardgay


Nearest Restaurant Dornoch


Nearest Supermarket Ardgay Shop


Nearest Golf Royal Dornoch



Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in the Highlands

Get ready to embark on a whimsical journey to the Scottish Highlands with Oliver's Travels, where fabulous, characterful homes await in this rugged and enchanting slice of northern Scotland. Mist-shrouded mountains, deep-blue lochs and ancient castles are the name of the game. It is like stepping into a fantasy novel, but with fewer dragons and more kilts!

First up on our Highland hit-list is Ben Nevis, standing at a whopping 1,345 metres. Climbers and hikers worldwide flock to its trails, ready to conquer the mountain and be rewarded with the most incredible views. If you are not up for an epic uphill battle, fear not! The Great Glen Way offers a more chilled stroll along the Caledonian Canal, connecting Fort William and Inverness. It is like a leisurely stroll through nature, with bonus canal vibes.

Now, who hasn't heard of Loch Ness? Home to historic castles such as Urquhart Castle, this legendary spot invites you to channel your inner detective and search for Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Nessie might be shy, but the views are anything but! You will enjoy ruins, mystery and just maybe, a friendly monster waving from the depths.

Inverness, the unofficial Highland capital, is where historic charm meets modern pizzazz. The River Ness weaves through the city, tickling the feet of Victorian buildings. It is a sophisticated dance of old and new. You can stroll along the riverbanks, explore Inverness Castle and soak up the local vibes at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Heading west is the hidden treasure of Plockton which boasts landscapes so picturesque, you will think you are in a watercolour painting. Whitewashed cottages add a touch of charm and the sheltered bay is the perfect spot for daydreaming. You can take a boat trip to nearby islands or just bask in the coastal serenity. In Fort Augustus, where the Caledonian Canal plays meet and greet with Loch Ness, boating and water-based antics abound. The locks of Fort Augustus are like a watery staircase, a fascinating engineering marvel that turns boat journeys into a spectacle.

The Highland Folk Museum near Newtonmore invites you to step back in time. This living history museum spills the secrets with reconstructed buildings, costumed interpreters and demonstrations of age-old crafts. Another wonder, Eilean Donan Castle is a real-life fairytale fortress perched on a tiny island where three lochs have a meet-up. It is so postcard-perfect that even Hollywood could not resist its charm. History buffs and Instagram enthusiasts, this one is for you!

Of course, we cannot forget the whisky. The Highlands are the holy grail for whisky aficionados. Glenlivet and Glenfiddich distilleries open their doors for guided tours, where you will learn the magic behind crafting Scotch whisky. Sip, swirl and savour – it is a Highland happy hour!

Whether you are scaling castles, conquering peaks, fishing, boating or just lounging by a loch, the Scottish Highlands invites you to a land where nature and history come together in a brilliant way. It is a timeless tale that leaves you in awe. Step into the magic as adventure awaits!

Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Caledonian Lodge makes a fantastic choice for families travelling with children, they are bound to enjoy playing games in the huge grounds and spotting wildlife in the wild! Cots and highchairs are available for the little ones.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Catered


Caledonian Lodge is a fully-catered property, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the rental rates. Please note that alcoholic drinks will need to be pre-ordered and pre-paid for.

The owners of Caledonian Lodge can arrange a number of excellent on-site activities. Please see guide pricing below, please note that this pricing is subject to change and so do enquire for further information and accurate pricing.

Guided Hikes
Half day / £90
Full day / £180
8 person maximum

Ranger Guided Tours
4-5 hours
£180 per vehicle
4 person maximum per vehicle

Mountain Biking
£25 per bicycle, per day
Range of frame sizes available, no child sizes available.

Brown Trout Fishing
Full day, all equipment provided.
Fishing season: April 1st to September 30th
No Guide / £60
Guide / £180
5 person maximum

Clay Pigeon Shooting
1 hour, depending on experience
£45 per person
2 person minimum, must be over 12 years of age.

Forage & Catch Your Own Meal
£200 (excl. dinner)
6 person maximum

Whisky Tasting
1 hour
14 persons maximum

Massages & Beauty Treatments
Caledonian Lodge's beauty therapist specialises in various massages and beauty treatments, such as Swedish full body massages, facials, microdermabrasion treatments, waxing, eye and nail treatments
Please enquire at time of booking to discuss availability, options and pricing


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 to be collected by the owner prior to arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Yes, on request. The dog friendly areas are the front porch, the main hallway and the upstairs landing. Dogs are not permitted in the staff areas, drawing room or bedrooms, this is to protect any guests or staff with dog allergies. There is an additional housekeeping fee in our accommodation to cover the additional cleaning requirements of £200 per dog. We expect all dogs to be well behaved and toilet trained. Any damage or extensive mess will be chargeable to the owner. Well trained dogs will be given complimentary cuddles by the Lodge staff and the occasional scrap of bacon from the kitchen.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay
Other Ts and Cs Included in your stay is a private chef, all meals, all non-alcoholic drinks, service, housekeeping, lodge facilities, Wi-Fi. Alcoholic drinks need to be pre-ordered and pre-paid. Please enquire if you would like any further information.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £30,100
Jan 3rd 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 £30,100

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €33,134
Jan 3rd 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 €33,134

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $35,827
Jan 3rd 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 $35,827

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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