Guisachan Lodge is wonderfully situated near the small Victorian Conservation village of Tomich, and lies adjacent to the Glen Affric National Nature Reserve with stunning views over an area renowned for having some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland. This superb Victorian Highland Lodge is furnished in a traditional style offering well equipped flexible accommodation. Whichever season you choose to visit, here you can relax and unwind, enjoying the fully enclosed beautiful gardens with views along the glen and to the mountains beyond.
Guisachan Lodge sits in an area steeped in history and once formed part of Lord Tweedmouth’s historic Guisachan Estate which has a colourful history. It was here the Golden Retriever was first bred. The main house is now a ruin in the old estate park and visitors in the past included royalty and other important dignitaries, including Winston Churchill who was a nephew of Lord Tweedmouth, Gladstone who planted the now massive Gladstone Pines and more recently Prince Andrew.
Guisachan Lodge is well located if you wish to travel further afield and explore The Highlands of Scotland, such as Glen Coe, the Isle of Skye and many other areas. Closer to Guisachan there is a small country hotel in Tomich that offers a seasonal bar and dining and at Corrimony is the RSPB Reserve which also has a 4000 year old chambered cairn built by Neolithic farmers and encircled by twelve standing stones, with the world famous Loch Ness and the 13th Century Urquhart Castle only 16 miles away at Drumnadrochit, which along with Beauly offers a good range of facilities including restuarants, shopping and sightseeing.
The spectacular Plodda Falls are part of the old estate and with out of the door walking you can explore this truly unique area and beyond, knowing you will be returning to the traditional relaxation of Guisachan Lodge. The flora, fauna and wildlife is unparallelled with red squirrel, pine martin, otter, osprey and golden eagles just a handful of the wildlife that is so abundant around Guisachan. When in season the roar of rutting stags can be heard in a countryside that is ablaze with colour, with sunsets and night skies that sometimes have to be seen to be believed.
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.
Two pets are welcome at Guisachan; more by arrangement with the owners.
What an amazing cottage/house! We lucked out getting a late cancellation for Guisachan when looking for somewhere for a weeks' holiday with our daughter and our dogs. It's a beautiful, clean, comfortable and warm house with an open fire. It's full of everything you need for the week, including the best equipped holiday cottage kitchen I've experienced, lots of books, games, maps, toys, very comfortable beds and a selection of sofas ( and rooms ) to lounge around on. The garden is huge and gorgeous with a dog proof fence. The owner Jenny lives in the house next door and was the perfect host, being available to answer any questions about the house and area, but never imposing on us. We also had a lovely lemon cake waiting for us on arrival. The area is perfect for exploring with dogs, being next to the woods, Plodda falls and a short drive from Glen Affric. Made use of our bikes mainly for going to the Tomich Hotel for dinner, but could cycle for miles off road if you wanted.. We also went pony trekking nearby at Cougie and went dolphin watching on the Black Isle. We will definitely be returning.
We stayed at Guisachan Lodge in October last year with our two dogs Murphy and Hitch. We all had a wonderful relaxing time. The house is well equipped and spotlessly clean. The garden is dog friendly and you can open the door without fear they can escape onto the road, countless numbers of birds visit the feeders and for the first time in our lives we witnessed BADGERS playing in the next field. Our dogs are not big on walking as they are both getting on a bit but they did manage a walk to the nearby pub which welcomed them with open arms, and there is a coffee shop across from the pub that do lovely home bakes with seats outside so the dogs don't miss out. We have booked to go for New Year but will be visiting again sometime during the year to distress and relax in this lovely quiet part of the country. Well done Jenny (the owner) you have created the perfect home from home, see you again soon.
Probably the best house we have stayed in - well equipped, clean and everything you could need. There was even a home-made cake on arrival! The scenery is beautiful, especially Glen Affric and Glen Cannich, where we enjoyed several walks. There is plenty of wildlife in the area - red squirrels at Tomich, lots of birds in the garden including a woodpecker, and herons on the water in front of the cottage. A badger visited the garden on several nights, although we only saw the mess it left behind. At night with the clear sky we could see the milky way above the house and we even saw shooting stars. A lovely quiet location which we would recommend to anyone.
Where to start! What an exceptional house in such a beautiful setting, on the door step of some of the most exquisite scenery. Monroe baggers paradise, which my husband made the most of! We all enjoyed watching the wildlife right outside the windows from badgers to an amazing varieity of birds, including woodpeckers. A short walk from the cottage brings you to the stunning Plodda falls where, if you keep your eyes open, you may catch a Red Squirrel. Horse trekking its also on offer along here. The house itself is lovingly cared for, extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean with lots of thoughtful extras, open cupboards to discover toys, jigsaws, hoopla hoops and even golf clubs. A delicious home made lemon drizzle cake awaited our arrival. There are plenty of places to eat out, we enjoyed the nearby Hotels and Drumnadrochit was about 15 minute drive away, offering lovely gift shops, farm shops, and further lunch/dinner venues. Here, we bought some of the largest eggs I have ever come across. The best thing of all for us though, was being able to bring along our two dogs, there were thoughtful extras laid on for them too, including dog towels, feeding bowls and leads. It is not always easy to find a comfortable cottage that accepts dogs as we know only too well, but Guisachan is the rare acception. Don't worry if you are coming without a pet as I mentioned earlier the cottage could not be more well cared for. We will definitely return to this paradise and we cannot wait to do so.
We had a fantastic peaceful break at Guisachan Lodge. The cottage is in a great spot and ideal for anyone who wants to get away from the rat race and relax in complete comfort. The wildlife we experienced in the cottage grounds was amazing, with regular visits from Pine Martin, Hare, Red Squirrel and perhaps best of all Badgers, not to mention plenty of bird life. We would recommend a stay at Guisachan Lodge to anyone who has a love of wildlife and who enjoys peace and tranquility.