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Dell House

Whitebridge, The Highlands
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 7
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Spacious Georgian house with room for up to 14 guests
  • Lovely location on the edge of the iconic Loch Ness
  • Located on private estate with its own walled garden
  • Open log fire for cosy, sociable evenings in
  • Wildlife including roe, sika, red deer, grebe, grouse and ptarmigan in surrounding area
  • Barbecue and garden furniture for group meals alfresco
Property code: CA100

This huge, impressive house in the Scottish Highlands provides high-quality group accommodation with large, welcoming rooms, a spacious private garden and a picturesque setting alongside Loch Ness.

Enjoy a private stay in this vast Georgian hunting lodge, surrounded by secluded walled gardens and towering trees. Just 3 miles from the infamous Loch Ness and adjacent to the River Fechlin, the property is a popular spot for those wanting a fishing holiday, with the surrounding countryside also being ideal for stalking and shooting. Sleeping 14 across nine bedrooms and with the invitation extended to two dogs, this home is truly perfect for a long-awaited family reunion. The estate also boasts an additional two holiday homes available to rent, accommodating an extra 4 or 8 guests.

This spacious home has been decorated with tradition in mind, utilising antique furnishings and classic patterns throughout. Spacious rooms benefit from large windows, allowing light to flood into the property, but they are beautifully equipped with tartan and floral curtains to block out the light and create a cosy space to relax come the evening. Cosy up in front of a wood burner or open fire and enjoy some quality family time.

A spacious drawing room with plenty of seating is the perfect space to relax together. Adults might enjoy relaxing with a bottle of wine whilst younger guests can head into the garden room to watch a DVD. Meals can be prepared in the spacious kitchen, which is well equipped with two large fridges, two dishwashers and two electric ovens. Once dinner is prepared, 14 guests can dine in the spacious dining room which is perfectly laid out for a celebratory birthday or anniversary dinner. The charming garden room opens out onto the private walled garden, which provides extra seating when entertaining outdoors.

All nine bedrooms can be found upstairs on the first floor. The master bedroom is a delightfully large double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and bright colour scheme. This generous room offers an abundance of space to relax after long days out as well as being the ideal place to get ready for the day ahead. Another double bedroom sits alongside four twin bedrooms, all offering spacious spots to unpack and call home, and three single bedrooms. One of these is a snug single, originally intended as a cook’s bedroom for this working lodge. The first floor also boasts an extra sitting room, which is a welcoming space with an open fire and marvellous views of the surrounding countryside and gardens.

The beautiful outdoor space is a large grassy garden surrounded by a pretty wall, accessed through the garden room. It is equipped with an outdoor dining table and a BBQ and is the perfect spot to host an enjoyable summer party on balmy summer evenings.

  • 9 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 4 twins and 3 singles
  • 7 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room and 5 bathrooms
  • Separate WC downstairs
  • Electric oven, microwave, 2 dishwashers, 2 large fridges, large freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Utility room
  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Oil-fired central heating included
  • 2 stereos, 2 TVs (one with DVD player), video
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private walled garden
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Honesty phone
  • Housekeeping by arrangement
  • Part of a complex of properties
  • 3 miles to local pub/village shop

The property offers many opportunities for local fishing, with the River Fechlin accessible down 500 metres of country road, Loch Kemp on the vast estate itself and Loch Ness just 3 miles away. Wander the 1.5 miles up to Loch Kemp and make use of the stone BBQ by the fishing hut, before heading out on a boat to fish for brown trout. If you prefer to shoot, the groundskeepers and expert stalkers can guide you to shooting trips in the local area.

A varied day out for all the family is a trip to the local Fort Augustus, which sits at the bottom of Loch Ness and along the Caledonian Canal. Visit the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre or explore Highland culture at The Clansman Centre. Take in wonderful views of the loch and enjoy plenty of restaurants and bars. Here you'll also find the closest golf course to the property, just 10.5 miles away.

A further interesting day out can be enjoyed at the local city of Inverness, just 25 miles from the estate. The city boasts plenty of culture, including a castle and cathedral. Wander over the Victorian suspension bridges of the tree-lined Ness Islands (22.5 miles), which provide an easy day outdoors, before selecting one of Inverness' independent eateries or watching a film or play at the local Eden Court arts centre (23 miles).

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Dr Singaram August 2019

We had a fantastic stay at the house, located away from hustle bustle of any city , in marvellous rural setting. Rooms were huge with lot of character and wonderful decorations. Our stay was the most memorable, as it was a family reunion. We had walks in the estate and Loch Kemp is beautiful , it was raining on the day when we went there , but it wRead moreas marvellous. We wanted to have camp fire and barbecue, but , we could not do as stone barbecue stand/ place in the lawn was not exactly suitable and tucked away close to the wall . If that could be improved , the house even deserves 6 stars out of 5. I strongly recommend the house for any big groups or family. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Rowntree July 2019

We ( a family of 10 adults and 3 children) had a great holiday at Dell House. The house was beautiful (though perhaps a bit too much tartan). Our bedrooms were large with lovely bathrooms and lots of hot water. The kitchen and dining room were lavishly equipped.We only managed to explore a tiny proportion of the vast estate, but particularly enjoyeRead mored Loch Kemp. The quiet and the wildlife were amazing, and we were very lucky with both the weather and the lack of midges. Angie Barclay was extremely welcoming and very helpful in finding children's lifejackets and correcting the only small deficiency (lack of small sharp knives in the kitchen). We may well be back. Hide

Location

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