Surrounded by rugged hills and nestled on the banks of Loch Sealbhanach, this seven-bedroom property makes a wonderful destination for large families seeking a secluded base from which to experience the outdoor activities and country pursuits of the area.
Set against a dramatic and picture-postcard landscape of outstanding beauty in Glen Cannich, this handsome Edwardian home is made for large families and groups who enjoy rural settings and private celebrations in spectacular surroundings. Built as a private hunting lodge in the early 20th century, the property sleeps 14 guests across seven bedrooms, and boasts stunning views across Loch Sealbhanach and its surrounding glen. The property is said to have hosted many leading figures in society such as the last Tsar of Russia, who enjoyed the world-class stalking, shooting and fishing in this part of the Highlands. It’s simply made for special occasions and wonderful holiday memories. Enjoy the feeling of a true escape to the wilds of Alba.
Step inside this historic abode where there’s ample space for all among opulent classic country-style interiors with period features, sumptuous fabrics and vintage furniture. Enjoy formal dining under the wonderful timber-beamed ceiling in the dining room, curl up on squishy sofas in the TV room with Freeview and DVD player, or enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the elegant drawing room which looks out onto the loch. Impress fellow guests with your delicious homemade food, conjured up in the contemporary-style well-equipped kitchen with has an AGA, separate food preparation area, and a convenient chest freezer. There’s also a handy breakfast bar island where guests can enjoy social chats with the cook about recipes, or make plans for a new day out. For fishing aficionados, there’s a useful rod storage room and for muddy gear, a convenient laundry room on the ground floor. And don’t miss the sophisticated ambience of your own house bar with its rich velvet textures, and stylish furniture - the perfect spot to enjoy a singsong or storytelling over a wee dram, or a more formal whisky tasting with friends.
Upstairs, on the first floor, you’ll find four spacious king-size bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. There’s also a double bedroom with a separate shower cubicle and WC, plus a family bedroom with a convenient Jack and Jill en-suite bathroom.
Step outside and marvel at the spectacular scenery right on your doorstep, you’ll simply be blown away by the surrounding views of loch, hills, and complete wilderness; it feels far from the stress of busy city lifestyles. Private parking is available for guests and your nearest shop and pub are a short drive (6.5 miles). If you can tear yourself away from this spectacular retreat, you’ll also find small shops and wonderful eateries in Drumnadrochit (20 miles).