The fairytale exterior
The drawing room with open fire
The dining room will make any occasion feel extra special
Relax in the sitting room
The breakfast room
The grand entrance hallway
Impressive double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Challenge your friends in the billiards room
Take afternoon tea in the conservatory
Pretty gardens to explore
The property is set within an impressive 20,000 acres
Take a walk alongside the river Carron
The estate is popular with fishermen
Salmon fishing can be arranged for your stay
1 / 16  The fairytale exterior
2 / 16  The drawing room with open fire
3 / 16  The dining room will make any occasion feel extra special
4 / 16  Relax in the sitting room
5 / 16  The breakfast room
6 / 16  The grand entrance hallway
7 / 16  Impressive double bedroom
8 / 16  Double bedroom
9 / 16  Twin bedroom
10 / 16  Challenge your friends in the billiards room
11 / 16  Take afternoon tea in the conservatory
12 / 16  Pretty gardens to explore
13 / 16  The property is set within an impressive 20,000 acres
14 / 16  Take a walk alongside the river Carron
15 / 16  The estate is popular with fishermen
16 / 16  Salmon fishing can be arranged for your stay

Glencalvie Lodge

Glencalvie, The Highlands
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 6
Change Sun
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Four Poster
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Superb traditional hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands
  • Excellent trout and salmon fishing on the river Carron
  • Enjoy rest and relaxation in the beautiful gardens
  • Explore the 20,000-acre Glencalvie estate, with opportunities for stalking
  • An ideal base for touring the Northern Highlands and Islands
  • Visit the Falls of Shin, Dornoch's beautiful beaches, Dunrobin Castle and Loch Ness
Property code: CA420

This grand hunting lodge in the heart of Ross-shire is set amidst stunning scenery on the magnificent 20,000-acre Glencalvie Estate. Ideal for a celebratory family holiday, it offers a true Highlands escape.

Delightfully located on a 20,000 acre Sutherland estate, this beautiful property is surrounded by picturesque woodlands, rugged hillsides and winding rivers. A traditional shooting lodge much loved for its close proximity to sports such as salmon fishing and stalking with sika, roe and red deer close by - not to mention, the splendid landscapes that provide the perfect opportunity for scenic walks and picnics. This wonderful lodge is beautifully appointed for a group of 16, perfect for family and friends to celebrate a special event, have a relaxing retreat, or for a sporting getaway.

While this striking Scottish lodge captures its grand and sumptuous heritage through splendid decor, it has been conveniently equipped with the familiar comforts of modern life. Spacious rooms retaining original features such as open fireplaces and ornate cornicing make this a magical place to stay. Rich woods, elaborate textiles and beautiful antique pieces have been chosen with great attention to detail to create a welcoming feel throughout. Sit back in front of the roaring open fire in the sitting room on colder evenings with comfortable seating and wonderful furnishings. The cosy drawing room and study are perfect for a quiet space to relax. Dine with style in the grand dining room, with rich fabrics and seating for eight; alternatively, for less formal meals and seating 16, there is the breakfast room. Equipped with an AGA, cook up a storm in the kitchen, perfectly appointed to cater for all your guests. Enjoy a cup of tea in the conservatory, adorned with beautiful climbing plants for a peaceful start to your morning. A billiards room provides plenty of entertainment. Upstairs are eight lovingly decorated bedrooms, with comfortable beds and large windows providing incredible views of the Sutherland countryside. Wonderful antique pictures and traditional decor make the rooms welcoming. Several of the bedrooms have a convenient en-suite, and stylish bathrooms ensure there is easy access to facilities for those that don’t.

The exterior of the property is exceptional, with a beautiful wisteria archway, a stone fountain, and lovely lawns with herbaceous borders and flower beds. Sit in the enclosed garden and admire the incredible scenery, or spend an afternoon exploring the miles of magnificent landscapes and spotting the variety of Scottish wildlife, such as deer, eagles and ptarmigan. Whether you are a sporting enthusiast or simply enjoy the wild outdoors, this delightful lodge has exceptional access to the natural beauty of Sutherland.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 8 bedrooms: 5 king-size, 3 twins
  • 6 en-suite bathrooms with bath and handheld shower, 2 with shower only, 1 with bath only. 1 bathroom with bath and shower, 1 bathroom with bath only.
  • Aga, dishwasher, fridge, 2 tumble dryers, 2 washing machines
  • 2 highchairs and 2 cots available
  • Open fire in drawing room, sitting room and dining room – logs provided
  • Oil central heating
  • TV with Sky
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with patio area, lawn and garden furniture
  • Ample private parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Gun cabinet for 8 guns and rod room
  • Billiards room and hard tennis court
  • Local shop 9 miles
  • Steps down to the garden and an unfenced lake – children should be supervised at all times 

Take advantage of the Glencalvie River on your doorstep and try your hand at salmon fishing at this renowned location which can be booked separately. This area is also great for long walks or even picnics, with woodland adventures and calming strolls by the riverbank. Plenty of other wonderful locations for walks lie within reach, such as the Falls of Shin, 16 miles away, where you can witness salmon leaping at this mighty waterfall, or Loch Shin with stunning views that can also be admired from a canoe out on the water.

Just 9 miles away lies Ardgay, with a convenient train station and store for essentials. Further afield is the famous market and cathedral town of Dornoch, which has a beach looking across over the firth of Dornoch, a shop and restaurants. This town also has a fascinating history, with the Witch’s Stone indicating the location of the last witch that was burnt in Scotland.

Other historic places can be found near Dornoch, such as the grand and stately home of Dunrobin Castle, boasting splendid formal gardens and a museum as well as centuries of history to uncover. Spend the day exploring the incredible architecture and have a bite to eat in the tea room.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

The fairytale exterior
The drawing room with open fire
The dining room will make any occasion feel extra special
Relax in the sitting room
The breakfast room
The grand entrance hallway
Impressive double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Challenge your friends in the billiards room
Take afternoon tea in the conservatory
Show 4 morePretty gardens to explore


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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