Beech Lodge Kirkhill - Inverness
Inverness, Nairn & The Black Isle

About Beech Lodge

Beech Lodge - Inverness, Nairn & The Black Isle

Location: Kirkhill - Inverness - Inverness, Nairn & The Black Isle

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £600 p.w.

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Beech Lodge, Kirkhill near Beauly

Sleeps 4 - Wi-Fi - Sorry, no Pets

Beech Lodge is situated in a great location not far from the village of Beauly and the City of Inverness. The property positioned in an elevated position enjoys panoramic views towards the Beauly Firth and Ben Wyvis. The property would make an excellent base for exploring not only the Highland Region, but further afield to such places as the west coast and the Cairngorm National Park. 

Inside the property guests will find a large open plan room with the lounge at one end and the kitchen and dining areas at the other. This room has a vaulted ceiling ensuring that it is bright, spacious and light. Tastefully furnished in a modern contemporary style, with comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV, it also benefits from having direct access to an outside decked area, complete with garden furniture. The master bedroom with an en-suite shower room is located off the central hall, as is a separate shower room. Upstairs the second bedroom is situated, which can be set up either as a king or a twin room, depending on your requirements. Outside the open plan garden has various areas to sit and relax.

The village of Beauly is just four miles from the property and has a good range of small shops, cafes and restaurants, a popular choice being The Old School. The area also is also home to a number of small art galleries, a couple of popular ones being The Beauly Gallery and the Kilmorack Gallery. Further afield the City of Inverness has all the usual amenities and many places of interest for the visitor including Abertarff House, the cities’ oldest house and the Ness Islands. Culloden Battlefield is located on the outskirts, it was here in 1746 that the last battle on British soil was fought, and the location with its visitor centre makes an ideal day out.

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  • Open plan kitchen / diner / lounge - views towards the Beauly firth. TV with freeview, DVD, CD, and radio.
  • Fitted kitchen with electric cooker and hob, fridge with freezer box, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine. Dining table and chairs to seat four.
  • Lounge has patio doors leading to the decking area, with table and chairs.
  • Master bedroom with double bed, en-suite shower room, with wc and whb.
  • Shower room with wc and whb.


  • Master bedroom with king size bed, this can be split into twins, please advise at time of booking if required.

Included in the rent

  • All bed linen & towels.
  • Electricity and oil fired central heating.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Cot and highchair.

Other Facilities

  • Decking with garden furniture.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying.
  • Selection of DVDs, games and reading material.
  • Parking for two cars.
  • Mobile reception.
  • WiFi internet access - bring your own laptop.

Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 required.

Best Features

  • Rural location with village amenities close to hand.
  • An ideal base for exploring the Highland Region.
  • Modern spacious property furnished to a high standard.


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Beech Lodge Reviews

The latest reviews of Beech Lodge...

Reviewed this property on 09/10/2021
And awarded it
This little cottage is in a great location about 10/15 minutes from Inverness and yet remote enough to enjoy the fantastic views of Beauly Firth. The owners, Donnie and Jean, were lovely and are available nearby if you need anything. We received a bottle of wine and shortbread cookies on arrival, which were very welcome! Whilst fairly small, it's a very comfortable cottage with everything you are likely to need for a short break. It warms up very quickly if needed and the beds were comfortable. Having a SmartTV was useful as we were able to make use of our Netflix subscription whilst there, the digital freeview was always a bit blocky for normal use (but that is the same all over the UK). There are also a few DVDs available if you need to entertain children for a couple of hours. I would recommend this cottage if you wish to visit the area. Culloden, St Georges Fort, Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness and Inverness are nearby and you can travel further afield from here easily if needed. It's a beautiful area to explore and we had a great week here.

Reviewed this property on 06/10/2021
And awarded it
Had a wonderful week at Beech Lodge. Very warm welcome from Donnie and Jean. Cottage is well equipped with everything you need and is a great base to explore the area. Thoroughly relaxing break, amazing views of the Beauly Firth and we will definitely be planning a return visit soon.

Reviewed this property on 24/09/2021
And awarded it
Spent a lovely week at Beech Lodge, highly recommend the property, the cottage is first class with superb views over The Beauly Firth. Thank you Wilderness Cottages for making the booking process so simple. Will be booking with you again.

Reviewed this property on 01/09/2021
And awarded it
What a beautiful little find this cottage was. Cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed. Was like home from home Excellent views. Peaceful location to chill and relax. Lovely welcome from Donnie and Jean. Wine and biscuits went down a treat. Would highly recommend this cottage

Reviewed this property on 25/08/2021
And awarded it
Lovely cottage in a lovely location. So peaceful and quiet. Saw lots of wildlife on our trips around the area including dolphins, deer and red squirrels. Donnie and Jean were welcoming hosts. Would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants to visit this area of Scotland.

Reviewed this property on 30/07/2021
And awarded it
Excellent service, lovely property and owners were really nice, friendly and helpful.

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2021
And awarded it
We had such a fantastic week staying at Beech Lodge! The views from the cottage are superb and we found everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Donnie and Jean were friendly and helpful hosts and had taken great care to ensure the whole cottage was clean and ready for our arrival. The cottage was a great base for exploring the beautiful local area and we also ventured further afield to Skye and John o' Groats. All in all, a lovely place to stay! We hope to return one day and have no hesitation in recommending this cottage for anyone who wants to visit this part of Scotland.

Reviewed this property on 24/07/2021
And awarded it
We had a great stay at Beech Lodge. Just a minutes drive off the A862, at Beech Lodge you feel like you are miles away. So peaceful. Donnie and Jean (The owners) live nearby and are on hand if you needed anything, but everything we needed was already provided. The Lodge was clean and comfortable. It was a very relaxing place to be with lovely views over the Beauly Firth. I would highly recommend trips to Cromarty, Fortrose and Rosemarkie. You may see Dolphins from Chanonry Point, but as we didn't we decided to up our game and booked a trip with ECOVENTURES who are based in Cromarty. A 2 hour trip was fun and interesting...and yes, we got close to the Dolphins. Beauly is a 5 minute drive from the Lodge which was handy if we wanted to stock up on groceries. There was also several places to eat out, and many more a bit further afield. Would highly recommend a stay at Beech Lodge.

Reviewed this property on 05/06/2021
And awarded it
Had a fab week long stay at Beech Cottage. Located just outside Beauly on a hillside with stunning views. Comfy cottage with all you might need. Donnie and Jean are really friendly and helpful for hints and tips on what to do and where to go. Would definitely stay again!

Reviewed this property on 27/09/2020
And awarded it
What a treat to find Beech Lodge, which is in the perfect location for exploring the nearby glens and coastline. Views from the cottage are absolutely stunning....lovely to wake up to overlooking the Beauly Firth with low lying mist. The cottage is so cosy and homely, with everything you need for your stay. It's lovely to come back to after a long day out on the mountains. Donnie and Jean are so friendly and very welcoming. Taking time to explain the Covid precautions and the cottages facilities on arrival. Everything was spotless inside and very clean. If you have bikes don't miss the cycle down Strathconon starting at Loch Achilty just West of Contin on the A835. It's about 15 miles down the glen to Loch Beannacharain and well worth it. It's worth venturing further East to Findhorn which has a huge beach with golden sands and pretty beach huts. If you time it right you may get stopped at traffic lights for them to allow the jet planes to land at the nearby airbase. Well worth seeing as the jets are so close. After three trips to Chanonry Point to see the Dolphins I am starting to believe they are as elusive as Nessie. We would highly recommend staying at Beech Lodge....a true gem and we would certainly love to return in the near future.

Reviewed this property on 13/09/2020
And awarded it
We spent a relaxing and very enjoyable few days at the cottage. It is deceptively specious and very well-equipped. Donny and Jean are excellent hosts, living unobtrusively nearby and offering a warm welcome, with a comprehensive rundown of how to make the best of the cottage and surroundings, and a warm farewell. We had not stayed in the area previously and would certainly return to see the Black Isle again. We particularly enjoyed Cromarty where Slaughterhouse Coffee served some of the best coffee overlooking a sound full of retired oil production hardware, and Fortrose and Rosemarkie with their walks to Chanonry Point, where the dolphins actually did turn up. To a good point we escaped the current preoccupation with Covid-19, though our hosts had clearly implemented a thorough regime for cleaning the cottage between visitors, and local retailers were well organised for it. Of course, another reminder of it was turning on the TV, but as a smart one with all the apps (Netflix, iplayer, Britbox etc) it was definitely a bonus. The BT wifi was also great, to the extent that our daughter could complete some programming work connected to remote servers and hold video calls!

Reviewed this property on 16/08/2020
And awarded it
Really lovely lodge. Clean, spacious with everything you could possibly need for a great stay. Donnie and Jean are lovely hosts, (living just next door) really welcoming and are on hand with plenty of advice of what to do in the area. No scones (due to COVID!) but we were welcomed with shortbread and Isla Negra wine (as we're on the Black Isle). The photos don't really do the lodge justice. It is well laid out and great for a family of 4. The views are amazing from the lodge and there is loads to do in the surrounding area. Can recommend Rosemarkie, for the beach and sea swimming, Maureen's ice cream and Crofter's for some fine food. Fortrose for the dolphins/ seals, Broomhill's Riding Centre and some fab fish and chips from McGinty's. Glen Ord is worth a visit. It is a short exhibition but you get some good information and 3 wee drams to test at the end. Castle Cruises and the Loch Ness exhibition were fun to do with plenty of COVID-safe measures in place. Cromaty is also interesting to see with all the oil rigs being refitted etc - makes for a dramatic skyline. Happy Garden Chinese restaurant in Avoch was good and super-fast for a late-night supper. Finally, a walk at Glen Affric offers some amazing views and Reelig Glen (walkable from the lodge) is good for a scramble with the kids. All in all, a great lodge in a superb location. Thanks for a relaxing week.

Reviewed this property on 09/10/2019
And awarded it
Absolutely wonderful little lodge! We stayed as a family of four adults for four nights. Communication from booking through to arrival was superb by both Wilderness Cottages and the lovely owners, Donnie and Jean. Donnie warmly greeted us on arrival and freshly baked scones were waiting. The location of the lodge with its large windows offered gorgeous views, sunrises and sunsets. It was warm and cosy inside, with everything we could have needed. There were good showers with plenty of hot water and very comfortable beds. Inverness and Beauly were within short driving distance. Overall we had a lovely stay, we hope to be back. Thanks to Donnie and Jean for all the thought and care they clearly put into making this little lodge a lovely home from home.

Reviewed this property on 31/05/2018
And awarded it
Really lovely lodge. Had everything we could need. The owner is very friendly and on site to help with any queries. Great views over the Moray Firth from the lodge. For us the lodge was ideal - quiet location away from the crowds.

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2017
And awarded it
Lovely cottage in a beautiful, quiet location. Accomodation is clean and comfortable. Owners are very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed this property on 16/08/2017
And awarded it
Beech Lodge is comfortable, well equipped and presented, as well as being in a brilliant location. The host, Donnie, is a lovely man - who also provides delicious scones and homemade jam! The sunrise over Beauly Firth was lovely to behold. It was possible to walk from the cottage to the nearby ancient woodland, as well as seeing deer and red squirrels. Nearby Beauly is a well-equipped village and nothing seems too far away. An excellent base to explore The Highlands.

Reviewed this property on 14/08/2017
And awarded it
One of the best places we've stayed anywhere. Fantastic views, great location, friendly owners (they live close by). The view out the big windows at the front of the house was spectacular, and the house generally had a great, open feel. Loads of things to do in the area and locally, without without a car - the local walks started just 100 meters up the hill.

Reviewed this property on 03/08/2017
And awarded it
It's a very nice place. The view is splendid, much more so than the pictures and a warm welcome. The house is very pleasant.

Reviewed this property on 30/05/2017
And awarded it
Lovely, quiet cottage with very helpful hosts. Perfect for a relaxing break.

Reviewed this property on 16/04/2017
And awarded it
The Beech Lodge was amazing! There are only positive comments to make about it. The lodge was well kept with lots of amenities and was very clean. It contained everything you needed and is situated in a great location with wonderful views. I will definitely be going back.

Reviewed this property on 06/08/2016
And awarded it
Absolutely fabulous. Couldn't do more - even returned my son's dental retainer left by accident !!- (Must have words with him ) !!

Reviewed this property on 22/06/2016
And awarded it
Views to die for . Owners could not do enough for us. Greeted with home made scones , only negative was having to leave. Would highly recommend to all family andfriends

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2016
And awarded it
This was very comfortable lodge in a great location. Would recommend anyone to this accommodation which is in a quiet location with superb views over the Beauly Firth. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed this property on 26/04/2016
And awarded it
We stayed at Beech Lodge outside Inverness for a week. As a family of 4 the lodge was a good base for use for lazy mornings and going out and about in the afternoons. It has a small garden, but wonderful woods across the way that you can go geocaching in. Kitchen is well stocked with pots, dishes etc. Also has a dishwasher and washer machine. We had a friendly welcome from the owner Donnie and homemade scones as well. God location for Inverness, Nairn, Black Isle and Loch Ness to name a few.

Reviewed this property on 21/04/2016
And awarded it
Very relaxing. Lovely scenery. Lodge was great, a proper home from home. Donnie (lodge owner) always at hand, never needed though, and could not have been nicer.

Reviewed this property on 11/02/2016
And awarded it
What a beautiful place to stay. Everything you could possibly need 5* cleanliness. A very warm welcome by the owners. Views of the surrounding area second to none. Didn't really want to leave.

Reviewed this property on 25/09/2015
And awarded it
lodge very well placed and equipped ensuring a comfortable base from which to explore the area. Owner, Donnie very accomodating and helpful. A very pleasant stay.. Many thanks

Reviewed this property on 06/09/2015
And awarded it
We had a very pleasant stay in Beech Lodge. The cottage is very comfortable and includes everything we need ! It is very quiet and the landscape is beautiful. The owner is very friendly ! Scotland and Beech Lodge are fantastic !

Reviewed this property on 20/06/2015
And awarded it
We stayed here in early June and were given a very warm welcome by Donnie who greeted us with homemade scones and jam - a lovely treat! There are insufficient superlatives for this cottage -it was spotlessly clean, very well-furnished, fully equipped and every little detail was catered for, which helped in making it a very relaxing holiday. Beech Lodge is privately positioned with wonderful views and in an excellent location for exploring the Highlands in all directions. Don't wait, book now!

Reviewed this property on 22/02/2015
And awarded it

Reviewed this property on 01/11/2014
And awarded it
We had a fantastically relaxing week in this great lodge. Donald was extremely friendly and the scones and jam he made for our arrival were superb. The lodge is clean, well kept and very well equiped. The views across the Beauly Firth are stunning, you may even spot dolphins in the firth on the short drive to and from Inverness. A great location for exploring the area, or just relaxing and enjoying the view from the lodge.

Reviewed this property on 29/10/2014
And awarded it
we had a very enjoyable stay, received a very warm welcome along with fresh scones and home made jam! Lodge set out very well and was clean, comfortable and lovely views. A good centre to explore the North Scottish Highlands.

Reviewed this property on 23/06/2014
And awarded it
Very well equipped and comfortable lodge with a fantastic view over the the firth and mountains. A very warm welcome from Donnie was a lovely start to our holiday. This property is very well placed to explore the whole north of Scotland as all routes lead away from Inverness. Nearer home great walks in the surrounding woods and countryside. Plenty of good places to eat locally. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 23/05/2014
And awarded it
We had a lovely time at Beech Lodge. The cottage was very clean, well-equipped and comfortable. The location is convenient for exploring a wide area as well as local walks and wildlife.Donny and Jean were very friendly and welcoming, and Donny's scones were delicious! We had hoped the weather would be better in the east of Scotland and were proved right; we didn't need our waterproofs all week!

Reviewed this property on 09/11/2013
And awarded it
This property was excellent in every way and central for all the places we wanted to visit in this beautiful area. The owner Donnie was so helpful and really made us feel welcome when he greeted us on the first day. Great for travelling to Loch Ness as well as visiting the Black Isle. Beauly was a small village nearby with some excellent shops and a wonderful Deli. Great walk in Reelig Glen nearby. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a quality property in this lovely area.

Reviewed this property on 07/10/2013
And awarded it
This was a really lovely light open space lodge, but was still nice and warm, with all the facilities you need! Donny the owner gave us a lovely welcome and tour around the lodge. Fruit, milk and scones were also provided. The view was outstanding, being able to see for miles. So many great things to do and see nearby. Donny very kindly let us stay an extra night at our request which was much appreciated. Thank You

Reviewed this property on 03/07/2013
And awarded it
We have just spent a week at Beech Lodge at Knockbain. The cottage is lovely and really well equipped and Donny was the perfect host. He showed us around, gave us complete privacy but was available in a jiffy when help was needed. The views from the cottage are amazing, and the cottage is a cosy and comfortable place for a small family. Would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxed holiday in easy reach of most major to-do places in the Highlands and Northern Scotland.

Reviewed this property on 03/09/2012
And awarded it
we enjoyed our week at beech lodge.the lodge was perfect for us.well situated for touring around

Reviewed this property on 02/05/2012
And awarded it
We stayed for a week in Beech Lodge at Kirkhill. We received a very warm welcome from Donnie the owner. We were greeted with home baked scones and jam, there were fresh flowers and fruit. It is a lovely modern, immaculate lodge, It was cosy and very comfortable. Excellent walk in shower in main shower room, and also an en suite shower Amazing views of Ben Wyvis from the deck. They have thought of everything in this cottage! A car is absolutely essential here. Would definitely go back again.

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