The Aberchalder Highland Estate
Near Invergarry, Invernesshire
Lodge and cottage sleeping 12 and 3
Aberchalder Estate encompasses some 16,000 acres of beautiful woodlands, mountains, lochs and rivers, along the south side of Loch Oich in the heart of 'The Great Glen' - that 65-mile long rift-valley that cuts across Scotland from Inverness in the north-east to Fort William on the west. The magnificent mountain scenery of The Great Glen shelters the waters of famous Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy - all linked together by Thomas Telford's amazing Caledonian Canal which allows small boats to cross northern Scotland by the shortest route - and Aberchalder, some 37 miles south of Inverness and 27 miles north of Fort William, overlooks the River Oich (fishing available), Loch Oich and The Caledonian Canal.
It is almost midway between the two main access roads to the stunning north-west coast and Skye, and with Fort Augustus (hotels/shops) four miles north; and Invergarry (pub/hotel) 3 miles south, this is a great location for fishermen, walkers, 'Nessie' watchers, and for those wishing to drive or train along 'The Road to the Isles' and/or explore the 'Monarch of the Glen' country. The prestigious Glengarry Castle Hotel (where the previous Laird was born) is with the confines of the Estate - as are the ruins of ancient Glengarry Castle where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed en route to Culloden.
There is salmon and trout fishing, and stalking, available on the Estate in Season and wonderful walking with the chance to see red and roe-deer, pine martens, golden eagles and grouse. There is skiing at Aonach Mhor (20 miles) in winter and world class mountain biking trails at other seasons. You can take the gondola up Ben Nevis, while watching the boats pass along Thomas Telford's Caledonian Canal is another fascination - all in all a great place for a relaxing Highland holiday.
The following accommodations are available for holiday lets, and refundable damage deposits are requested.
Aberchalder Highland Lodge
Stands proud on a hillside 5 miles south of Loch Ness commanding sweeping views in every direction across Loch Oich, the River Oich, and Thomas Telford's Caledonian Canal to the hills of the Glengarry Forest, and was the birthplace of the present Laird of Glangarry who still lives on this private Highland Estate.
The Lodge is a wonderful venue for a large family party with a very large modern fitted kitchen with breakfast area, five very large bedrooms and four bathrooms - beside a dining-room, the original drawing room (with wood burning stove from spring 2009) and a spacious hall and landing. A large front lawn (furniture) facing the river, loch and hills complements the stone front of the Lodge while to the rear the Estate lands stretch for four miles along the south side of Loch Oich and are open to visitiors. The Lodge has a payphone.
Oil CH, electricity, bedlinen and towels are included in the rent, while a cook, and domestic help, are available at extra charge. Dogs are accepted by arrangement and heated kennels are available. Smoking is not permitted within the property. Wi-Fi is available, subject to provider.
Accommodation (sleeps 12):
- Drawing-room with TV, wood-burning stove (from spring 2009).
- Twin-bed room with neighbouring room (suitable for disabled) with shower, WC & basin. With TV (Freesat).
- Kitchen/breakfast-room with electric-cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, etc. and utility-room with washer/drier.
- Bedroom with one double- and one single-bed, and en-suite bathroom. With TV (Freesat).
- Bedroom with twin-bed and bathroom. With TV (Freesat).
- Bedroom with one double and one single-bed - sharing bathroom with Bedroom with twin-beds. With TV (Freesat).
Aberchalder Lodge :
Leac Cottages a traditional old drover's cottage standing detached, in the countryside, a half-mile by private track from the Aberchalder Swing-bridge on the far side of the A82 Inverness/Fort William road from Aberchalder Higland Lodge. Secluded, with tempting rock and bracken-strewn hills at the back, it is facing south to the Monadliath Hills, and just a field away from the River Oich where salmon/trout fishing can be arranged.
Heating by night-store and electric heaters. Bedlinen and towels are included. Dogs by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted within the property.
Accommodation (sleeps 3):
- Sitting/dining-room with TV/DVD.
- Kitchen with electric-cooker, microwave, fridge, etc.
- Double-bed room.
- Single-bed room.
- Shower, WC & basin.
Leac Cottage :