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Stack Lodge

Lairg, The Highlands
Sleeps 13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Change Sun
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional hunting lodge for outdoor pursuits
  • Impressive seven-bedroom home with housekeeper and cook
  • Roaring wood burner in formal drawing room
  • Country kitchen with Aga and plenty of workspace
  • Nearby Loch Stack for swimming, canoeing and fishing
  • Mountains Arkle, Meall Horn and Saval More all less than 10 miles
Property code: CA310

Unwind in a traditional hunting lodge after exploring the wonderful local landscape of the Scottish Highlands. With hiking, mountain biking, fishing and more easily accessible activities nearby.

With the sounds of Scottish wildlife in the background and majestic red stags wandering across the estate, this wonderful hunting lodge is the perfect escape to nature. Explore the rugged Highlands, enjoying sports and activities on the nearby Loch Stack and even summiting the Ben Stack mountain. This majestic home comfortably sleeps 13 guests and benefits from the luxury addition of a housekeeper.

This classic property boasts traditional countryside decor throughout, with additional decorative hunting elements such as mounted deer antlers adding to the lodge-style charm. Wooden wall panelling and stone-flagged floors leave the property with an authentic farmhouse feel, whilst contemporary additions such as DVD player, iPod dock and Wi-Fi connection ensures that guests of all ages are kept fully entertained.

Cooking for 13 won’t be a struggle in the generous farmhouse kitchen, and the spacious four-oven AGA will be a treat for your family’s devoted chef. If you’re drawn to the area by the allure of hunting or fishing, then be sure to make use of the chest freezer and spacious fridge in the pantry. More relaxed meals can be enjoyed at the kitchen’s breakfast table, or you can make use of formal dining room for celebratory meals. The ground floor of this magnificent home offers three lounge areas, including a drawing room, study with TV and charming sitting room. The drawing room is perfect for entertaining evening drinks, and you can enjoy the far-reaching loch views with the open fire crackling in the heart of the room. Younger guests might prefer to break off and watch TV in the study, whilst the final sitting room is an ideal spot for getting lost in a good book.

Further stunning views of the loch and surrounding hills can be enjoyed from the first-floor bedrooms, where large windows boast scenes that’ll be a treat to wake up to each day. All bedrooms offer vintage furniture, be it heavy wooden wardrobes or wrought iron bed frames, and the windows are lined with heavy, heat-excluding patterned curtains. Three of these bedrooms can be made up as twin or double rooms, thanks to versatile zip-and-link beds. Almost all of the bedrooms are en-suite, boasting an extra touch of privacy.

The property sits on a generous estate, accessible over the winding River Laxford and surrounded by an abundance of outdoor space. The secluded location ensures a private garden, and far-reaching space ensures plenty of room for kids to run around.

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

  • 7 bedrooms: 5 twin/double, 1 single bedroom and 1 twin
  • 6 bathrooms: 1 WC room, 2 en-suite with shower and bath, 2 en-suite with WC and shower over bath, 1 shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with WC and shower over bath
  • 4-oven Aga, large double door fridge/freezer, microwave, 2 dishwashers and a chest freezer and extra fridge in pantry
  • Drying room
  • TV/DVD player and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire - logs included
  • Private garden
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 hours of daily housekeeping is included, please note this is a requirement of booking this property and is non-negotiable
  • Please note this property is close to deep water - children must be supervised at all times
  • Shop 10.5 miles

Stay on the estate to enjoy fishing for brown trout in the on-site loch or wander down to passing River Laxford to fish for beautiful pink salmon, available by arrangement with the owners. Wander the short half a mile to Loch Stack to enjoy wild swimming or a charming walk around the water. This beautiful area is a hotspot for nature photographers and photography safaris can be arranged.

Mountain climbing and biking are a welcome pastime in this area. Find the endearing hills of Ben Stack and Arkle, each just 2 miles from the property, or head a little further afield and summit the challenging Foinaven peak 18 miles away. Much fun is to be had with the expert guide of an adventure centre just 7 miles away, which boasts activities such as wild sea kayaking, and the sandy expanse of Oldshoremore Beach is a wonderful visiting spot at 14.5 miles away.

Enjoy a day out to the small fishing hamlet of Kylesku, accessible 20 miles away. The village boasts a unique bridge and stunning views of Loch a' Chairn Bhain. Whilst there, you can visit the award-winning local hotel which boasts quality restaurant and bar with remarkable waterside seating areas.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Dr Watkins March 2018

We had Easter week at the Lodge and had a fantastic time. The location is absolutely superb with an amazing view from the front and plenty of outdoor activities straight from the doorstep. The walking opportunities are great with lots of options. Arkle and Foinavon are a must, but for less adventurous walkers, the walk around Ben Stac (from AchfaryRead more) or also along the river are also highly recommended. The lochs are great for wild swimming and canoeing, the night sky is awesome for star grazing and it is a geologists' paradise. Best beaches are Oldshoremore, Sandwood Bay and Achmelvich. The (small) London Store, Spa shop (Kinlochbervie) and Bervie hardware store/filling station - all have very friendly staff and everything you need. The Lodge itself is exceptional: spacious, welcoming, very comfortable and very well equipped. Having a drying room, plenty of parking and a study were very much appreciated. The housekeeping were very helpful, friendly and helped make the holiday. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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