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Langwell Lodge

Lairg, The Highlands
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A stunning country cottage in the Northern Highlands
  • Lounge in the fireside sitting area, with views out over the grounds
  • Eating and cooking spaces perfect for a special occasion
  • Explore the Strath Oykel, the valley around the River Oykel
  • An area famous for its salmon fishing
  • 13 miles to the sweet, lochside village of Lairg
Property code: CA206

This cottage is a haven far away from city worries. Surrounded by the climbs and moors of the wild Strath Oykel, a lush valley area, this is your very own slice of the Highlands.

Sleeping 12 guests across six bedrooms, this spacious lodge is set on a working farm in a spectacular location in the Strath Oykel, a lush green valley in the Northern Highlands wilderness. It’s ideal for guests who want to escape busy lifestyles and go off-grid for a proper holiday catch-up with friends, or to celebrate a family occasion.

This magnificent holiday home has been thoughtfully restored to provide all the facilities guests need for the most comfortable of stays, while retaining its charming original features and period character. Road access is along a farm track while inside, country-style interiors in calming hues creates a warm ambience. A series of halls and staircases guide you through to all parts of the house and a cleverly designed adjoining annexe can be used as part of the main accommodation or can be blocked off for smaller parties.

On the ground floor, there’s a traditional dining room and kitchen leading to a sitting room where guests can relax after a long day’s hike and enjoy by the cosy wood burner. Mealtimes are a breeze with the Aga and two-oven electric addition, and there’s also an electric oven and hob so there’s ample space to create large feasts. There’s also a scullery and utility room with kitchen appliances, an American-style fridge-freezer and sturdy worktops. The spacious living room enjoys incredibly comfortable sofas by an open fire with spectacular garden and countryside views through the large picture windows. Enjoy fun evenings in the games room which can also double up as an additional dining room. After muddy treks, the rear entrance into the boiler drying and boot room is ideal. There’s a private annexe on the ground floor with its own living space, including a kitchen, two bathrooms, and two twin bedrooms; it can be reached by a separate entrance or by the secret bookcase in the main house games room.

Head upstairs from the main hallway to find four charming bedrooms (one en-suite) with incredibly comfortable beds and crisp linens, plus two family bathrooms – one with a spa bath. There’s also an annexe wing on this floor with two twin bedrooms (one en-suite) and a family bathroom.

Outside, there are enclosed private walled gardens to enjoy, and a farm steading sits behind the property. There’s unlimited parking available on-site for guests.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 2 twins in the main house, 2 twins in the annexe
  • 5 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room, 3 bathrooms
  • Aga with 2 oven companion, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • 2 TVs - 1 in annex, 1 with Freeview in main lounge, DVD player, CD player
  • Open fire and log burner - starter pack of logs provided
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Enclosed garden with play area
  • Unlimited parking
  • 1 dog welcome - restricted to rear entrance hall/boot room
  • Small shop - 8 miles away in Rosehall
  • Shops, supermarket, eateries and petrol station - 13 miles away in Lairg

There are many walks to try right from the doorstep, and a wide range of activities available nearby. Just a field away from the house, you'll also find a famous salmon fishing spot on the River Oykel, which first rises in the mountains near Ullapool on the west and drains into the North Sea via the Kyle of Sutherland on the east. Enjoy riverside walks up towards the hills.

Visit Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (19 miles), a fascinating geological site of scientific discoveries. Or enjoy sporting days out with boating along Loch Shin (13 miles), golfing and off-road biking at Bonar Bridge (17 miles), or traditional country sports at Highland Shooting Centre (7.5 miles), which also offers photography safaris and guided wildlife treks.

Explore the village of Lairg (13 miles) and its estate, known as ‘the crossroads to the north' where you can enjoy a drive to Shin Falls, famous for its leaping salmon. Or visit the ancient ruins of Ardvreck Castle projecting out on the east side of Loch Assynt (21 miles). With all the walking in this magnificent region, take time to also enjoy its wonderful eateries and picturesque picnic spots; the charming tearoom in Elphin hits the spot (17 miles) before continuing on your group adventures.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Dr Thomas April 2019

This is a magnificent spacious property, with plenty of room for a large group to stay comfortably. You do need to bring all of your food, as the local shop in Rosehall is currently closed, but the hotel in Rosehall does good meals. There are plenty of good walks along the river and up into the hills, and access to the West Coast is easy, includingRead more the NW Scotland Geopark. Don't miss Knockan Crag, and the delightful tearoom at Elphin. We had a brilliant extended family holiday, and thoroughly recommend this property. Hide

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