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Sutherland remote self catering Scotland - luxury lodge and cottages

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Alladale Lodge (sleeps 14)   Eagle's Crag (sleeps 8)   Ghillie's Rest (sleeps 4)    

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Sutherland remote self catering Scotland


Traditional lodge house and two stone built bothy style cottages in a beautiful, remote wilderness reserve in Sutherland, sleep 14, 4, 8

Among mountains, forests, broad winding rivers, acre upon acre of wilderness is inhabited by normally elusive wildlife and in the midst of this beautiful, remote countryside, we find a stunning, elegant lodge house just waiting to offer us the most fantastic stay up here in the north of Scotland.

Alladale Lodge can be what you want it to be - a wonderful venue for a family holiday, luxurious accommodation for a special celebration, or a superb location for a business conference. Catering-wise, we take care of everything for you, with pre-arranged menus and snacks to suit your parties prefrences. If your party is larger than fourteen, there are two smaller cottages on the reserve which offer further excellent accommodation for twelve more people.

In the main lodge, six spacious and elegant bedrooms can be set up with twin or king size beds, while downstairs is an accessible double - all have ensuite bathrooms with lovely fluffy towels and robes and organic toiletries. The beautifully furnished reception rooms include a grand dining room, lovely sunny drawing room, snooker room, snug, cinema room, and even a large gym and sauna. When I go into a house, I automatically look for the piano and when on holiday, this is usually missing but here - amazingly - it's the first thing I notice on entering the drawing room - and it's in tune and sounds good! There'll be so much to do inside on wet days, lazy days and long evenings.

Staying in a wilderness reserve, we expect to be in a remote and beautiful place and of course, to see plenty of wildlife and we are not disappointed. The views in all directions are stunning and we can step out and walk straight into the glorious countryside. The wildlife is all here, too - not just red deer, squirrels and wild salmon, but even Scottish wild cats and - a sight that for me is heart-stopping - golden eagles soaring high on enormous wings.

Innes and his friendly and knowledgeable team will take groups on wildlife treks on foot or by 4x4, as well as organising salmon fishing and clay pigeon shooting - their gentle enthusiasm is infectious. Once here in this remote, rugged paradise, there's really no need at all to go anywhere else during your stay- and the best thing is, you can enjoy a luxury break here while knowing that the owner and staff are all dedicated to protecting and improving the local ecosystem and wildlife as well as helping to preserve our environment with a hydro electric turbo system.

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Alladale Lodge - sleeps 14

The lodge offers seven ensuite double or twin bedrooms for up to fourteen guests, decorated with comfort and style in mind; bathrooms feature a full complement of bathrobes and towels along with our own specially created Alladale Organics toiletries.
The lodge suits a range of needs from intimate, cosy breaks to business retreats. Wi-Fi is fully available throughout and the most up to date cinema equipment has been recently fitted for conference purposes in the boardroom (which can accommodate up to twenty six people).
A gym session followed by a sauna is also possible in our fully equipped facilities or guests may however prefer to while away the hours in our sumptuously decorated snooker room.

There is a daily housekeeping service.

Eagle's Crag - sleeps 8

This stone built cottage is the newest building on the Reserve and comprises two elegant double rooms with en-suite wet-room bathrooms on the ground floor and four single beds with private bathroom upstairs. The large living area features high-ceilings and exposed beams with beautiful deer antler chandeliers.
The cottage features a fully equipped, beautifully hand-made Scottish oak kitchen, a 50” flat screen TV, DVD player and iPod dock. There is Wi Fi throughout.
The extraordinary location of Eagle’s Crag means that it is very remote yet easily accessible. Looking down over the Alladale river, Eagle’s Crag features panoramic windows on each side of the living area providing incredible views of Glen Alladale and the ancient Caledon forest (where some of the trees are up to 400 years old).
Scottish sandstone floors have under floor heating for winter, yet remain beautifully cool in the hot summers. All walls are insulated with sheep's wool. The wet-room bathrooms are supplied by Fired Earth and the full interior design is by Jill Evans (ex Mulberry director).

Ghillie’s Rest - sleeps 4

Newly-built Formerly a traditional Highland Bothy was upgraded and extended to offer one blissful double room and a comfortable twin room. Set in Glen Alladale facing the Alladale River, the cottage is a beautiful building with incredible views.
The living area features high ceilings with a beautiful deer antler chandelier and wood-burning stove. The locally sourced wooden flooring has under floor heating, there are attractive stone features and fabrics and furniture by local company, Anta.
Ghillie’s Rest is fitted with Sonos technology, flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi throughout. With a fully-equipped hand-made Scottish oak kitchen and Miele appliances, Ghillie’s Rest is finished to the highest standard.
The wonderful dining area overlooks the river and mountains, providing the perfect backdrop for an evening meal after a day of outdoor activities on the 23,000 acre reserve. Full interior design is by Jill Evans (ex Mulberry director).

Pivotal to Alladale’s vision is to build sustainably. All materials, either reclaimed or new have been sourced on the reserve or in Scotland. All electricity within the lodge is generated by Alladale’s hydro-electric scheme.

Dogs: in the two cottages, dogs are welcome while at the main lodge. If you wish to bring dogs, please discuss at the time of booking.

Our top 5 reasons why you would choose to stay at this excellent self catering property
good area for walking and hiking

With 23,000 acres of beautiful wilderness to explore, you can just open the door and set off on a walk or hike. Ranger-led walks may also be booked.

good area for fishing Trout fishing is availabe on the Alladale river, right on your doorstep.
good area for fishing Clay pigeon shooting and deer stalking are available on the reserve - book ahead.
great cycling Explore the reserve by mountain bike, free of charge.
hotel Plan your own malt whisky trail or book whisky tasting on the reserve.