Kinloch Damph Lodge situated within The Glasnock Estate, nestles among some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, surrounded by deer forests and with its various lochs, the property makes an ideal retreat and makes a great base to explore the surrounding area further. The lodge originally built in 1875 by Lord Lovelace who owned the nearby Lochcarron Estate as a weekend retreat, has recently been renovated and upgraded by the present owner. The property traditional in style has been equipped and furnished to a high level and can accommodate up to ten guests.
A host of activities are available on the estate, stalking, fishing, walking, bird watching, and for the photographer or painter, the surrounding landscapes and scenery are awe inspiring and would certainly make an ideal subject matter. Loch Damph itself is within a five minute walk of the property, and is an ideal place to fish for brown trout, either by the shore or by boat, and the many other smaller hill lochs are also worth a visit. Sea fishing is also available at the nearby lochs at Kishorn and Shieldaig.
The surrounding area is very popular with hillwalkers and climbers, the nearby Torridon hills with the well known peaks of Beinn Alligin, Sgurr Mhor, Liathach and Beinn Eighe, are available for the more experienced, whereas the estate itself offers areas for the less experienced. There are various mountain tracks and walks in the vicinity, these include the walk that runs from Inverbain near Shieldaig across country to the village of Applecross. The quiet forest and road network in the area is also ideal for the mountain bike enthusiast.
The small villages of Lochcarron (8 miles) and Shieldaig (6 miles), are the main population areas, the larger Lochcarron offers a few shops, including a butchers and a large supermarket, and a couple of restaurants. Shieldaig has a couple of small shops, a bar and the Coastal Kitchen Restaurant. Closest to the property is Kishorn it has a small craft shop and a seasonal Seafood Restaurant. Further afield the ancestral home of the Lovelace family Torridon House, now called the Torridon an upmarket hotel with a fine dining restaurant, and its neighbouring Inn, both worth a visit for a special occasion or a less informal event. The resident chef uses the best of local ingredients including freshly caught seafood and venison in many of his dishes.
For the food lover the village of Applecross with its renowned pub is a must do, accessed via the Bealach na Ba, “pass of the cattle”, the highest mountain road in the British Isles, or the longer coastal road from Shieldaig. The views from either route are quite spectacular and on a clear day the Islands of Raasay and the Cuillin mountains on Skye are clearly visible. An ideal day out is to take the circular tour, accessing Applecross from the Bealach and travelling back along the coastal road to Shieldaig. On the route you’ll pass Sand Bay, made famous by the BBC when it filmed the reality television series Monty Halls’ Great Escape there.
If your looking for peace and quiet in a fantastic location this is the spot. Lovely home with everything you need, wifi very slow but don't let that put you off as there is the great outdoors option just from your door step. The owner and staff very helpful and a cheeky bottle of wine and shortbread were left for us to enjoy. We also had a heat wave so didn't need to venture far. Cycling, canoeing, fishing and walking the dog not forgetting sitting in the sunshine. Have to say the views are spectacular from all windows in the house, it was hard to leave the little piece of heaven. It was nice to be surrounded by trees not always an option on the west coast. Thank you for allowing us to share your lovely home. PS no sheep around the house!
Had a great week at Kinloch Damph. The area is amazing and the house was very comfortable and well equipped. Look forward to returning soon.
We had a great week here. Had a few glorious sunny days which helps. Great walking, wildlife, fishing etc.. The kids loved it. We loved seeing Marley (the name the kids gave the resident deer) most mornings, he even appeared to say goodbye Saturday morning. Kinloch Damph Lodge is very isolated, so make sure you go well stocked up. I'm sure we will be back.
We had a wonderful stay at this peaceful well equipped warm and cosy lodge. The children, all 5 of them, enjoyed building dens in the woods and the resident deer. We recommend the boat trip with loch torridon sea tours at Shieldaig which was the highlight of our holiday. We would stay at this lodge again and again. Maggie and Alan
Kinloch Damph is a great lodge with plenty of room for 10 people provided 4 share a large bedroom with double bed and bunk beds. The lounge is comfortable and has a wood/coal fire, the dining area is great for space and views and the kitchen is homely and has a wood burning stove. A stag visits the property most days, brave as it is a shooting lodge but great to see him! The track to the property is a mile long and quite good although some potholes so care is needed if you arrive in the dark.
Had a really great New Year staying here 2012/13. It's very wilderness, with views of mountains and a loch and a tame deer that visits evey so often. Very comfortable and cosy rooms with electric heating and coal fires. Quiet, relaxing and everything you'd need. Only thing is it is a hunting, shooting, fishing lodge so if you're squeamish about a deer storage cold room in the garage it might not be ideal!
Great place to stay, wonderful surroundings. Good electric heating, coal fire in lounge, wood-burning stove in large kitchen. All fuel laid on. Conservatory set up as a dining room. There was a power cut on the 29th of December, but after a few hours everything came back on. NOTE: the road to the Lodge is more than 7.5 miles after Lochcarron. The barn in the directions is clearly visible, even at night. There is a roadside sign with the lodge name. The access road is tarmaced.
We have just return after spending a fabulous two week in Kinloch Damph Lodge....this review may be a bit bias as we do love Wester Ross....this house is special, it everything you look for in a holiday cottage and more !!!! The views are wonderful, i could have spent the two weeks sitting in the conservatory looking at the views. There is so much to do in the area...The only complaint i have there was NO midgetron and the midges are really really bad....it was a real disappointment.