Plodda Falls Lodge Tomich - By Cannich
Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart, Strathglass & Beauly

About Plodda Falls Lodge

Plodda Falls Lodge - Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart, Strathglass & Beauly

Location: Tomich - By Cannich - Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart, Strathglass & Beauly

Sleeps: 6

Price From: £575 p.w.

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Plodda Falls Lodge, Tomich, Sleeps 6

Pets Welcome - Wood Burner

Plodda Falls Lodge is in a truly unique location.

Two miles further on from the Victorian Conservation village of Tomich, and along a mile of forestry track Plodda Falls Lodge is set in seclusion, close to the spectacular Plodda Falls, amidst some of the most stunning scenery in the Highlands.

The Lodge and location are unsurpassed. You can walk in total peace, uninterrupted by roads, in any direction, through forests, glens and mountains, as far as thirty miles of unspoilt wilderness, through Glen Affric and toward the West Coast of Scotland.

Plodda Falls Lodge once formed part of the historic Guisachan Estate and the model village of Tomich, that was created by the innovative Victorian Lord Tweedmouth. He also built Plodda Falls Lodge as the laundry to the now ruinious main Guisachan House. With high ceilings, massive douglas fir beams and magnificent features it truly reflects this era in the Highlands. The wonderful reception rooms with window seats overlooking the beautiful cottage garden are part of making it the perfect place to relax.

The old estate was planted with specimen trees and frequented by many of the rich, famous and royalty, including Winston Churchill who it is believed learnt to drive on the estate.

At Plodda Falls Lodge, nature and wildlife are abundant with majestic golden eagles, buzzards, osprey, red and roe deer, red squirrels, badgers, otters, pine martin and more, making it a true haven for animal and nature lovers and those wishing to stay away from it all.

In Tomich there is a small seasonal country house hotel with bar and dining, and further choice is available at Beauly together with a wide range of shops and other places of interest including the ruins of Beauly Priory that date back to 1230AD.  Drumnadrochit, 16 miles away and on the shores of Loch Ness, also offers a good choice of dining, tourist information, shops and places of interest including 13th century Urquhart Castle and Divach Falls with superb views across Loch Ness. 

For those wishing to travel further afield, the West Coast of Scotland, Isle of Skye and Glen Coe, to name but a few, make a wonderful day out.  Either river or loch fishing for wild brown trout or salmon can also be organised for you locally as can pony trekking and golf. The fantastic Glens of Affric, Cannich and Strathfarrar are all close by and offer superb sightseeing, nature watching, walking or mountain climbing.

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  • Lounge with internet connection, radio, iPod dock, window seats and views to the cottage garden.
  • Living/dining room with multi fuel stove, Freesat TV, DVD, CD, window seats with views to the cottage garden.
  • Kitchen, double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
  • Fully tiled shower room, wc, whb.


  • Master bedroom with superb hand carved bed and views over the cottage garden.
  • Double/Twin bedroom with zip and link bed, views over the cottage garden, please specify your requirent at the time of booking.
  • Twin bedroom with views over garden.
  • Bathroom, bath with traditional shower over, wc, whb.

Included in the price 

  • Electricity and heating cost allowance of £35.00 per week, extra charged at cost.
  • Electric panel heaters.
  • Biomass heating system for extreme weather conditions.
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels.
  • Initial supply of kindling and coal for the multi fuel stove.

Other Facilities

  • Beautiful enclosed cottage garden, with garden furniture and barbecue.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying facilities.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Selection of DVDs, CDs, books, games.
  • Honesty phone for local calls.
  • Because of the fabulous unspoilt location Plodda Falls Lodge has limited satellite WiFi internet available, please phone if you require further information.
  • Cot and highchair on request.
  • Off track parking for two/three cars.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.

Pets Welcome

Two pets are welcome at Plodda Falls Lodge.

Access to the Property

Plodda Falls Lodge is in a wonderful location which is accessed only by an unmade forestry track; this makes it unsuitable for cars with low suspension or sports styling.  A 4 x 4 type of vehicle is recommended, however normal cars can access the Lodge as long as care and time is taken.  If you would like any more detailed information please discuss this at the time of booking.

Best Features

  • Traditional Highland Lodge in a stunning and rural location.
  • Out of the door walking that is uninterrupted by roads or traffic.
  • A unique area for nature, wildlife and flora and fauna enthusiasts.
  • Peace and tranquility





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Plodda Falls Lodge Reviews

The latest reviews of Plodda Falls Lodge...

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2024
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Cottage is a beautiful place, in an amazing location. Anyone looking to get back in touch with nature while staying in a lovely period house would be well advised to stay here. Woods and walks on your doorstep and within easy distance of the coast where you can see Dolphins from the beach. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2024
And awarded it
This is our second time visiting Plodda Falls Lodge and it didn't fail to impress again - our first visit was in January 2023 so we were keen to see it in the Spring. When we saw Jenny on Saturday it was as though we hadn't been away - a warm and friendly welcome, plus a lovely home baked cake. The scenery is amazing, especially the Falls which are only a short walk away. On advice from Jenny, we visited Cannich Glenn Deer Park and managed to see a herd grazing in the Glenn. Overall, a wonderful place to visit and stay. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed this property on 04/05/2024
And awarded it
Had a lovely peaceful week at Plodda Lodge, Jenny was a great host, and we would definitely return.

Reviewed this property on 29/04/2024
And awarded it
Our first visit to this wonderful Lodge. We received a warm welcome with a roaring fire & Jenny's lemon cake, nothing was too much trouble. The Lodge has everything & more you would need for a great holiday, total comfort, space, an abundance of information about the area & its history it is a home which has been finished & furnished to a very high standard. We all appreciated the pretty & secure garden for the dogs with glorious surroundings & walks galore. It is a superb place for whichever type of holiday you need, peaceful & relaxing or with numerous walks to suit most abilities, cycling & Pony Trekking activities available too. A nice surprise later in the week was the arrival of fresh eggs from local ducks & chickens. Thank you Jenny & Paul, we had a fabulous holiday!!

Reviewed this property on 16/04/2024
And awarded it
Wow. What a beautiful and amazing place Plodda Falls Lodge is, the photos don't do it justice. Jenny greeted us with a lovely warm smile, wood burning stove lit and a wonderful date and lemon cake. Instantly we felt at home, the house and bedrooms are wonderfuly adorned with everything you could need and the bed was soooooo comfortable. Right on your doorstep through a magical forest of Douglas Fir trees you can find Plodda falls a cascading waterfall that takes your breath away. The whole area is like a scene from the Hobbit, taking you into a magical wonderland. The kitchen and bathrooms are fully adorned and we loved cooking up a feast most evenings. I could go on and on, we all fell in love with the lodge and area. A huge thank you to Jenny we loved our chats with you and we would love to return one day. Thank you to Wilderness Cottages for making the whole booking process smooth and easy and the great support and communication. Nick and Co

Reviewed this property on 31/03/2024
And awarded it
Everything about our stay at Plodda Falls Lodge was beautiful. The house was lovely. With lots of window seats to admire the 360 stunning views. The surrounding woodland is truly magical.Jenny was very helpful and friendly. All the locals that we met were also very friendly. The only negative was having to leave.

Reviewed this property on 27/03/2024
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Lodge is beautiful, well equipped, and comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the location and the walking. Our favourite walk was at Glen Cannich where we lucky to see a Golden Eagle! There was plenty of other wildlife to see including lots of stags. Jenny is a lovely, helpful host and a very good baker! We will definitely be visiting again.

Reviewed this property on 09/03/2024
And awarded it
We thoroughly recommend this splendid cottage in such a magical place. The last bit of the road there is a bit of a challenge so we did not use the car at all during our week there. This gave us an opportunity to explore the fabulous walks to the falls and through the forest etc... returning to the charm of the cottage and the warmth of the wood burning stove

Reviewed this property on 23/01/2024
And awarded it
All four of us had such an enjoyable week in what turned out to be a winter wonderland - hard frost, long walks through deep snow and a myriad of birds at/on the garden table. The Lodge itself was brilliantly comfortable and cosy. We hope to return.

Reviewed this property on 17/01/2024
And awarded it
Excellent stay at the Lodge - again! Went to Plodda Falls Lodge with two of my friends and after a long journey was pleased to arrive to one of Jenny's wonderful cakes - Apple + Date this time. Stay was wonderful as usual - this is my third stay. This is a great centre for exploring - everywhere from the local Plodda Falls to a bit further away to Dog Falls to more distant Inverness. Trips out were always well rewarded by returning to this wonderful cottage Lovely stay made to feel welcome by a great host. Look forward to visiting here once more Till the next time!

Reviewed this property on 30/12/2023
And awarded it
Christmas at Plodda Falls Lodge was a wonderful and magical experience. Its the first time booking through Wilderness Cottages and everything was straight forward and I wouldn't hesitate going to their Site first to book self catering properties. It was all a positive experience dealing with Jenny, the Owner of Plodda Lodge, who sent extra photos and phoned a few days before our holiday. I wish more owners took this approach. We drove from Portsmouth and received a wonderful reception from Jenny who was at the property to greet us. Fire lit and Christmas tree light twinkling it was as if we were arriving at friends for the holiday period. Jenny also made us a Christmas Cake. Wow! Our two Golden Retrievers loved the secure gardens and being able to head out of the the door into the wilderness. Bliss for them and us. I can't rate Jenny and her wonderful hosting skills highly enough. To finish the review off I want to mention Plodda Lodge has an amazing energy about it. I feel we are meant to keep returning to this wonderful, magical, spotlessly clean, dog friendly property. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property even though it will make it harder for us to book!

Reviewed this property on 20/11/2023
And awarded it
Last week Plodda Lodge became our home - we didn't want to leave, but for sure we will return. It was such a privilege to be able to enjoy this beautiful house with its miles and miles of unspoilt forests and hillsides for our playground. Even the weather was kind and the autumn colours absolutely stunning, especially on the paths to Glen Moriston and around Glen Affric. Jenny and Paul are such amazing and generous hosts and made us feel so welcome and without doubt we will keep in touch! We had tears in our eyes as we packed the car for the journey home, already planning our next visit. Thanks so much! Rebecca and Steve, Lincolnshire

Reviewed this property on 01/10/2023
And awarded it
Our second time at Plodda Lodge and it was just as we remembered; homely, immaculate and oh so peaceful. Jenny is a perfect host and looks after the lodge and its gardens so well. The natural beauty of the surrounding area is incredible and there are so many hiking opportunities. We loved our stay and felt very reluctant to leave. This is a gem of a place!

Reviewed this property on 16/09/2023
And awarded it
Absolutely beautiful, spacious and spotlessly clean lodge. We found the amenities to be excellent, super comfy bed, welcoming friendly host (thanks Jenny), with a delicious cake left for us and through the week eggs and extra veggies left by Jenny. Stunning location with superb walks in every direction and extra dog friendly gardens for our dogs. As mentioned in the listing the track is passable with slow care but dont let this stop you from booking as you willl miss the peaceful retreat otherwise. This is the perfect place to switch off especially as wifi is very limited to email checking only. This was the perfect weeks break away for us 10/10, thank you Jenny

Reviewed this property on 15/09/2023
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Lodge is a truly special place. Very isolated and quiet but loads of walking from door. Old house with loads of interesting history with the estate its located. Jenny the owner lives a mile down the road if needed, the cake she baked for us, hens eggs, potatoes and beans were an unexpected but very welcome bonus. Glenn Affric is a beautiful area with very unique scenery. Staying it Plodda lodge is such a quiet and relaxing experience, but close enough to villages if needed a short drive away.

Reviewed this property on 24/08/2023
And awarded it
A fantastic place to stay, has everything you need including peace and quiet. It's our 2nd time going to Plodda Lodge and it won't be our last!!! Thank you again to Jenny (the owner) who was a star!

Reviewed this property on 10/07/2023
And awarded it
I don't think that I can add anything to the previous reviews!! Plodda Lodge is an extremely comfortably equipped cottage. The kitchen had everything we could have needed (other than Pasta bowls!!!!). Apart from the Garden, we only used the dining room area which was very spacious with good views across the garden. The main bedroom was enormous, with a huge and very comfortable bed, and with windows on 3 sides. It was completely peaceful. Sleeping with the windows open gave us a cool breeze during a heatwave and silence.... At home, although rural, we have traffic and Wood Pigeons from 5.00am so this was bliss!! Jenny enjoyed revisiting after 50 years!! Her cousin bought Plodda Lodge in about 1972 and visited as a 10 and 11 year old.. It was a LOT more basic back then!!!! We both enjoyed spending days in Strathfarrar, Glen Affrich and Glen Cannich. Saw Ospreys, Cuckoos, Golden Eagle, Merlin, Peregrine, Sandpipers with chicks, RB Mergansers plus all the expected. Slavonian Grebes at Loch Ruthven (worth a detour) We will visit again but will have to be sooner then 50 years though, for obvious reasons !!!! It was an absolutely beautiful week. Maybe a highlight was rescuing a 97 year old lady on a mobility scooter who ran out of battery power in a storm on the track back to the Plodda Falls Waterfall car park. As we got her scooter into the car, the lightning was striking in the surrounding trees!! I shouldn't be recommending Plodda so strongly as will make it more difficult for us to rebook !! Graham and Jenny

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2023
And awarded it
Plodda Lodge has been lovingly restored to create a perfect holiday cottage in an idyllic setting away from it all. On arrival we were met by the owner, Jenny- who gave us a guided tour around the spotlessly clean cottage. The cottage is very well equipped with all that you need, and even a delicious homemade cake by Jenny. Our 2 golden retrievers made full use of the enclosed gardens. The cottage is in a great location, with numerous fine walks straight from the door. Jenny has excellent knowledge of the area and is more than happy to give her advice. We would definitely recommend this cottage and will no doubt be returning.

Reviewed this property on 04/06/2023
And awarded it
The house was amazing and as good as any we've stayed in. Jenny was a fantastic host, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The location, the gardens, and the surrounding area are all stunningly beautiful. Access to The Hill, whether it be Munros, Corbetts or lower hills is almost unlimted and so many are only a few miles drive. We enjoyed the wildlife at the Lodge (Woodpecker being the highlight) and the on The Hill (Golden Plover and Ptarmigan the highlight there) with too many spiecies to mention. We hope to be back soon...

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2023
And awarded it
This is a lovely spacious cottage with great character and history, in a stunning location, set amongst lichen-hung birch trees and more extensive woodland. It is peaceful and beautiful, and provided me with many opportunities for painting and sketching, plus bird-watching from the breakfast table. The cottage is excellently equipped with very comfortable beds and bedding. We got a lovely warm friendly welcome from our host - thank you, Jenny.

Reviewed this property on 26/05/2023
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Lodge is in an idyllic setting with the forest right out of your door, literally.The Lodge is very clean and comfortable and Jenny is a delight.The Glens in the surrounding area are. fantastic and worth a visit.If you have been thinking about booking Plodda Falls stop thinking and just book it you will not regret it...Thank you Jenny oh and thank you for the cake...

Reviewed this property on 18/05/2023
And awarded it
This house is very comfy, well equipped and immaculately clean. It is set in a wonderful position with forest walks from the doorstep which we and our dogs really enjoyed. The totally secure garden is a real plus for those with children and/or dogs and we enjoyed watching the huge variety of birds coming to the feeders. As advised, the access road is challenging and slow and be prepared to travel a distance for eating out. The house has Wifi, but it should be noted that this is limited and mobile reception in the area is patchy. We really enjoyed our week here, thank you Jenny.

Reviewed this property on 24/04/2023
And awarded it
We recently stayed at Plodda Falls Lodge near Tomich. This is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed at. The location is stunning with forest walks from the back door, a beautiful garden and peace and quiet. The cottage has a great atmosphere reflecting the history of the area - and everything is as you would expect in your own home. The host Jenny is incredibly welcoming and hospitable and we left feeling that we had made a new friend. We will be returning again soon.

Reviewed this property on 22/04/2023
And awarded it
After holidaying in these parts for many years we come away from our break at Plodda Lodge feeling just a little bit smug and quietly triumphant that we have finally managed to find possibly the loveliest, peaceful and secluded holiday home we could have wished for. This home exceeds expectations and is a true 'home from home' with everything you could wish for and more. The location is superb and unique and just a few steps out the door you are transported into the most wonderful woodland walks leading you straight to the outstanding Plodda Falls and beyond. Jenny, our host, was so welcoming and went far and above to ensure we had everything we could possibly need for our holiday. We have already booked our next visit for later this year and know from here onwards Plodda Lodge is our special place. So many thank yous

Reviewed this property on 03/04/2023
And awarded it
We had the most amazing time at Plodda Lodge in complete peace and tranquillity. A real get away from it all in the most beautiful cottage. Jenny a fantastic host but never intrusive and the cake on arrival definitely not from Tesco!!! Thank you so much for a fantastic week away and would highly recommend this rare opportunity to experience rural Scotland at its best.

Reviewed this property on 31/03/2023
And awarded it
A lovely stay in a very peaceful location, and very welcome at a quiet time of the year. The house is a lovely and comfortable one to stay in, and as a centre for walking in exceptional scenery, hard to better. We had an additional need during this stay to use the nearest Health centre at Beauly, and everybody concerned was very friendly and helpful. The nearby forest is amongst the least spoilt in Scotland, and always worth a visit

Reviewed this property on 23/03/2023
And awarded it
We had our second stay at Plodda Falls Lodge this year, and we're already planning to return! The house is absolutely beautiful, set in an absolutely perfect location for anybody looking to relax and unwind in the most gorgeous of settings. The garden is large and enclosed, perfect for our dogs who loved running round in it when they weren't out on long walks in the forest! Jenny is the perfect host, lovely and welcoming, and although we didn't see her on our second stay she still made sure that the house was nice and warm on our arrival (which was much appreciated after our long journey across from Ireland!), and that there was some fresh flapjack waiting for us in the kitchen. Plodda Falls Lodge is truly a gem of a holiday cottage, and we're looking forward to booking again (hopefully soon!).

Reviewed this property on 06/03/2023
And awarded it
This was our second stay at Plodda Lodge. Jenny was very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. The Lodge was a perfect place to stay for a relaxing and peaceful holiday with woodland walks right on our doorstep. It is also great for star gazing if you get a clear night with no moon. We were delighted to see the Aurora (Northern Lights) during our stay. We will definitely be back next chance we get.

Reviewed this property on 20/02/2023
And awarded it
9 days home from plodda Fall Lodge, but it actually feels like we left our home 9 days ago!!! The holiday blues have well and truly kicked in. The wonderful Jenny met us on arrival with a warm welcome, roaring fire and delicious cake. Jenny and Paul have created the most enchanting cottage, which instantaneously inspires tranquillity and utter relaxation as you walk through the door. The cottage itself is well equipped, with everything you could possibly need, including a large freezer, which is a rarity in holiday lets. The custom-made "plodda falls" bed is devine. My once loved bed at home now pales in comparison. Every room is just perfect but our favourite room was the living area, with a beautiful stone feature wall and roaring fire. Many a night, we spent snuggled up with a wine, feeling content and blessed. My husband, 2 dogs (Fergus and Dougal), and I loved exploring all the stunning places Jenny suggested - her knowledge of the local and wider area was very much appreciated. Fergus is a golden retriever, so it felt extra special living on the Guisachan Estate where GR's were first bred. The enclosed gardens are stunning and were just coming back to life (we visited early feb), with snowdrops breaking through the cold winter soil. Incidentally, snowdrops represent hope, purity, inspiration, and renewal - all of which you experience while staying at plodda Falls Lodge. My husband and I enjoyed our daily adventures with our dogs, reading in the evening, chatting or playing board games, and just generally enjoyed each others company. This was mainly due to the fact there is absolutely no mobile phone signal that makes you refocus your attention on your surroundings and each other. I should note there is WiFi, but I didn't use it once. Bliss! I could go on and on about how wonderful plodda is. However, It's hard to find the words to truly articulate how magical plodda Falls Lodge is. My advice would be to book now and experience this little slice of heaven for yourself. It's so amazing we've booked to go back in Nov. Can't wait!!

Reviewed this property on 18/01/2023
And awarded it
A wonderful cottage, with exception hosts who provided not only a lovely cake, but also fantastic local knowledge. Plodda Falls and the surrounding area are great to explore, even in the winter - I saw my first wild deer in Glen Cannick!!!

Reviewed this property on 21/11/2022
And awarded it
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Plodda Falls Lodge. It is a fantastic location with an amazing waterfall practically on your doorstep. The Lodge was very comfortable and we enjoyed watching the birds in the garden and a red squirrel! Jenny was very welcoming and friendly. A week just wasn't long enough so we've already booked to come back for 2 weeks next year!

Reviewed this property on 24/10/2022
And awarded it
This was our 4th stay at Plodda Falls Lodge and we are already planning to return in 2 years. The house is beautiful, rich with 200 years of history and we just absolutely adore the fireplace. Even when the rain cancels some planned hikes or walks, you get to enjoy your time in a warm room with a blazing fire. The area was as relaxing and beautiful as ever, with stunning sceneries and lovely people to meet. Our dogs really enjoyed the large garden and it was just all round bliss once again.

Reviewed this property on 22/08/2022
And awarded it
This is a beautiful cottage, lovingly restored by the owners. The rooms are spacious and so well furnished. The garden is fully enclosed and well kept. The forest is on the door step and it is like having your own private forest at certain times of the day. I don't think we have ever been anywhere so quiet. There is a really interesting history of the Guisachan Estate (Plodda Falls Lodge is part of this) and lots to see and do in the surrounding area. Jenny, the owner is on hand to answer any questions you have or to give you suggestions about different walks if you need. The nearest shops are a bit of a drive away in Cannich so I would arrive with food etc. Midge repellent is also advised depending on when you are visiting. We had a great holiday and I look forward to returning in the future.

Reviewed this property on 15/08/2022
And awarded it
We just spent a magical week at Plodda Falls Lodge. Jenny was wonderfully welcoming and the cake was a particularly lovely touch at the end of a long drive! The cottage is very comfortable and set in an incredibly special location. The walks straight from the garden are simply beautiful, and it was the perfect base to explore the wider area. The walk around Loch Affric is stunning and another highlight was a canoe trip through the Aigas Gorge.

Reviewed this property on 30/06/2022
And awarded it
We had a wonderful at this beautiful old house. The dogs had a great time in the beautiful enclosed gardens. We visited lots of places and will definitely be back. Jenny was very welcoming and nothing was any trouble. We would recommend this to anyone seeking peace and quiet, with beautiful location and scenery.

Reviewed this property on 07/05/2022
And awarded it
We were up at Plodda for another 2 weeks holiday.we must have been comming to the lodge for about 7 years nowand never had any complaint.we first started at a weeks holiday but as its twelve hours driving each way we now stay 2 was lovely with just a bit of usual plodda was clean and tidy and ready for us to decend on it with our 2 adults and dogs.we all love the garden and watching the bats come out from under the eves and at the other side of the house we watched various birds incliding finches ,sparrows,a woodpecker and siskins.the tiny little siskins are like commandoes lol attacking any bird including themselves.jennny and paulwere thier usual pleasent and kind selves.will deffo be back next year in september.its like home now and september 2023 seems such a long time away but it will come round in the

Reviewed this property on 29/04/2022
And awarded it
I have been visiting Tomich since 2017, however this was the first time we have stayed at the Plodda Falls Cottage. Having passed it many times we decided that we would try and stay at the Plodda Falls Cottage the week after our wedding. We were married in the Tomich Hotel on 19th June and although this was our date for entry into the Cottage, Jenny, the owner, was happy to arrange key collection for the Sunday 20th June. The Cottage is just fabulous. As I said we chose this Cottage for our honeymoon due to the size and location. My children (and their plus 1 for the wedding) stayed with us and the Cottage was easily able to accommodate us all and the 'children' even had their own sitting room along with a bathroom they could use too. Jenny arranged a nice welcome package for us along with a delicious cake. We felt very at home and loved the log stove that kept the room (that Andrew and I sat in) lovely and warm. We used the Cottage as a base to explore but felt equally happy to sit in front of the fire with a glass of wine. Lovely, peaceful and beautiful place to stay and the surroundings with walks locally just made the perfect location for us and our family, including our dogs, Kye and Bella, to holiday. We would highly recommend the Plodda Falls Cottage and look forward to staying there again in the future.

Reviewed this property on 26/04/2022
And awarded it
Another very enjoyable week at the Lodge! Even more so than previous ones if that's possible! Great walks and beautiful scenery, helped by very good weather. It's our dogs' favourite place and, of course, if they're satisfied so are we! As ever, it was lovely to see Jenny again, to catch up on news, seek advice on new places to explore and to consume (unfortunately much too quickly) one of her famous cakes!-

Reviewed this property on 07/02/2022
And awarded it
This was the second time me and my mate have stopped at this property. It doesn't disappoint for a second visit. The location is outstanding while a little bit off the beaten track being so remote is part of the attraction of this property. Whether you like to explore on foot or by car or a bit of both this property is ideal! Jenny is a wonderful host providing as much or as little help and information as you require. This remains one of the best places I have visited in Scotland and is always one I mention to friends and family.

Reviewed this property on 16/12/2021
And awarded it
This is a gem. A stunning cottage in a stunning location. If you want peace and quiet this is the perfect place. We had a wonderful week there for our honeymoon and would go back again tomorrow. Jenny is an absolute star, home baked cake and a bottle of fizz when we got there. Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 01/12/2021
And awarded it
Our stay at Plodda Falls Lodge was a perfect delight. The property is so lovely and in the most beautiful situation. It's a fun adventure to journey to Plodda Falls Lodge in the dark. Jenny, our host was there to meet us and what a warm welcome we received. Thank you Jenny for being so kind. You really made our holiday special from that first evening. We were a party of five and we all slept better than usual in the very comfy beds and in such peaceful surroundings. The situation of this very special holiday home is difficult to beat. The woodland is lovely and the walks from the doorstep perfect. Plodda Falls is a ten minute walk from the house and they are one of the most spectacular sights in Scotland. The facilities in this property are very good indeed and it's spacious, but cozy. We loved it so much we booked our next trip before we left!!

Reviewed this property on 06/10/2021
And awarded it
We really enjoyed our week at Plodda Falls Lodge, a house steeped in history but very sympathetically modernised. Everything has been made available for your comfort and relaxation. The house is tucked deep into the countryside which appealed to us and the walks straight from the back door were wonderful. The Lodge is hosted by Jenny who was welcoming, friendly, very knowledgeable about the local area but did not intrude in any way beyond what we wanted. We arrived to find a home made cake which was much appreciated after a long journey.

Reviewed this property on 29/07/2021
And awarded it
We had a great second visit to this wonderful place. Lots of walks, to old haunts, as well as new ones. Still so much more to explore when we return next year. We want to add our thanks to those already expressed by so many visitors, to Jenny - she provides a friendly presence with lots of advice on how to get the very best experience of the Lodge and its glorious surroundings.

Reviewed this property on 25/05/2021
And awarded it
I was so lucky to have a holiday booked just as Scotland was coming out of lockdown and especially lucky to be at Plodda Falls Lodge. Thank you once again to Jenny for a lovely welcome and cake. I have visited Plodda several times now but it's everything you want from a highland holiday and more. I saw numerous deer, two pine martins and woodpecker around the lodge. The weather was Scottish but the changes it makes to the mountains surrounding the lodge is stunning and some great photos. Murphy and Kevin (Labradors) had a fab time on our walks and thanks again to Jenny for keeping me company. I can't wait to book again.

Reviewed this property on 22/05/2021
And awarded it
We had a wonderful week here and were even relatively lucky with the weather. Jenny is a great, welcoming host who bakes a mean Rhubarb cake. The Lodge is full of character and in a remote and peaceful location. The bird feeders provided great home entertainment particularly the Siskin, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Scotland's plumpest Chaffinches. The long walk around Loch Affric is worth every step- truly stunning. We journeyed from South Wales in an electric vehicle -Scotland is well equipped with EV charge points. Our two dogs, Monty and Minnie enjoyed the week as much as we did with the magical evening forest walks a real highlight. Thanks once again Jenny!

Reviewed this property on 26/12/2020
And awarded it
We have just had a wonderful week at Plodda Falls Lodge. Jenny was there to welcome us with a delicious Christmas cake and a tree with lights on in the lounge. We immediately felt in the Christmas spirit. The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Great lengths had been taken to make it Covid safe. The walks from the door were stunning and the surrounding area was well worth exploring. The dogs thought it was heaven. A perfect pre-Christmas getaway. Jenny, the owner, was delightful and on hand had there been any problems. Would definitely book to go back.

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2020
And awarded it
If you are looking for total peace and tranquillity then the lodge will not disappoint. It is cosy and very comfortable with everything you could need for a relaxing stay (including no mobile phone signal - there is a landline though!). The location is fabulous with loads of lovely walks both from the doorstep and within a reasonable drive. Jenny was really welcoming and very kind and helpful throughout our stay. We definitely hope to be back soon.

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2020
And awarded it
After a 9 hour drive up from the midlands, Jenny gave me and my household a fantastic reception and set us up for the week with all the walks, hikes and waterfalls we could want, and the lovely cake she made for us kept us going every single day! The cottage was incredibly well kept, beautiful and homely, and I still now miss curling up in front of the log burner and playing battleships. There's a brilliant library of board games and books having something for everyone. Look out for the finches and the red squirrels in the garden and the bats in the evening. We are all definitely coming back next year. Thanks again Jenny, all the best.

Reviewed this property on 22/10/2020
And awarded it
Plodda Lodge is amazing on so many counts - wonderfully quiet location, well equipped and comfortable accommodation. The walks are just wonderful and the woods leading up to Plodda Falls are just magical. Masses to see and do locally - and Jenny the best of hosts.

Reviewed this property on 13/08/2020
And awarded it
A perfect stay after the craziness of lockdown. From the moment we arrived , to a wonderful warm welcome from Jenny including amazing cake !! The joy of watching the red squirrels in the forest or the wood peckers on the bird feeders. It was a wonderful family get away and we will definitely be back. Our two dogs had the best time exploring the surrounding area and the peace of mind letting them run free in the enclosed garden.

Reviewed this property on 09/08/2020
And awarded it
My stay at plodda falls was amazing, only 15 minutes walk up the track and plodda falls is there to view, the cottage is very clean spacious and relaxing. There is lots of woodland tracks to walk threw, would like to stay again.

Reviewed this property on 02/08/2020
And awarded it
Wow ! What an amazing place ! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was just perfection and much needed break after been in lock down. The lovely Jenny met us on arrival to show us around , and more importantly to give us home made cake !! It was a relaxing week away with the dogs who had the time of their lives in the enclosed garden and forest. Our daily entertainment of watching the finches and the woodpeckers on the bird feeders were a delight and spotting the odd red squirrel and even a slow worm!! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back

Reviewed this property on 13/04/2020
And awarded it
As we arrived we were greeted by lovely Jenny. The cottage is stunning and set in perfect surroundings, close to the fabulous Plodda Falls. The cottage is well equipped with everything you should need, comfortable sofas/beds and a lovely warm open fire. Jenny really made us feel welcome here, always on hand to answer questions and to provide and further information. The cottage has ample room for families. Myself, my partner and our two doggies stayed. Enclosed gardens which were ideal. We will definitely be returning here in the not too distant future.

Reviewed this property on 12/10/2019
And awarded it
Another great 2 weeks at Plodda and have booked again for 2020 and 2021. Great welcome from Jenny who is such a fabulous person. Plodda has everything that you could want and the wildlife was brilliant. Over our 2 weeks we saw the the following in and around Plodda and Cannich - 3 red squirrels, birds of prey, a Doe and Stag not to mention various birds such as woodpeckers, finches and the like. If you want to get away for peace and quiet this is the perfect place

Reviewed this property on 27/09/2019
And awarded it
Wonderful location, lovely house, very friendly hostess.

Reviewed this property on 01/09/2019
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Lodge is a little slice of heaven. Frozen in time and full of wonder. The surrounding forest is straight out of a Tolkien novel, wild, mysterious and full of wildlife. You can fill your days exploring the vast and ancient forest, forage for wild blueberries and raspberries, wander up the track and visit the breathtaking Plodda Falls and, weather permitting, take a dip in the cool fresh water. The night time brings it's own beauty, skies full of stars and bats skillfully soaring through the skies. And a peaceful quiet decends over the highlands. Jenny (and Kevin) are very welcoming, Jenny made a delicious cake for our arrival which was greatly appreciated along with the lovely fresh lettuce and eggs she gifted us. Also as a parting gift we received a delicious bottle of Plodda Falls elderberry cordial. Overall a very relaxing and peaceful week. Sad to leave such a wonderful place and we will definitely return. I leave a little piece of my heart at Plodda.

Reviewed this property on 30/06/2019
And awarded it
Lovely warm welcome with homemade cake from Jenny and nice to meet Paul and Kevin too. Cottage was beautiful and very comfortable (especially the bed) with everything we needed and nice remote location with easy access to the falls and Glen Affric. Interesting history of the estate and nice to have secure gardens for the dogs to run in. Saw a red squirrel several mornings in the garden and the badger on the trail camera out the kitchen window.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2019
And awarded it
Just back after a wonderful week at Plodda Falls Lodge. A beautiful cottage in an enchanting, peaceful location with lots of varied walks nearby, great exploring options further afield and a safe, fully enclosed large garden for all to unwind in on returning from a day out and about. The Lodge is very comfortable and roomy and has all you could need for a self-catering holiday, with lots of books, games and DVDs if needed. Very welcoming and helpful host, Jenny, can provide as much info on the area as you might need and does so in a friendly, non-intrusive way.

Reviewed this property on 10/06/2019
And awarded it
Another fabulous holiday at Plodda Lodge. The peace and quiet is wonderful and it has the comfiest bed which is needed after a day of walking in such a beautiful location. BIG Thank you to Jenny for taking myself and Murphy (dog) on our second Munro and this time I didn't moan or complain! Counting the days till my next holiday here.

Reviewed this property on 21/05/2019
And awarded it
What a peaceful relaxing place to stay! Plodda Falls Lodge was an ideal start to our holiday - a choice of walks from the door with our dog (and a large safe enclosed garden as well); a very comfortable bed (we both had the best week's sleep for a long time); dark dark skies; wildlife galore; wood burner for the colder evenings. We arrived late but were still met by the lovely owner who had baked us a very nice cake as a welcome gift and who gave us a quick run down of what we might need to know. This old house is full of charm and character - don't expect sophistication on this holiday just fresh air, walks through ancient forests on your door, absolute peace, constant birds on the feeders, wildlife watching, and a real chance to unwind and destress. We will be back!

Reviewed this property on 16/04/2019
And awarded it
We had a fantastic week at Plodda Falls Lodge. Our host Jenny had thought of every little detail to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We were welcomed with a delicious cake and cosy fire. The lodge is set in a beautiful, peaceful location where only the sound of birds and a river can be heard. It is truly a specatular place to relax and unwind. Our two boys had fun cycling to the local village cafe whilst our dog thought he had arrived in heaven with all the amazing walks straight from the front door of the lodge. We often walked to Plodda Falls in the evening without seeing anyone else which felt very special.The kitchen was well equipped to cook for a family of four and convieniently has a dishwasher, freezer and washing machine. The beds were super comfortable and the shower always had hot water available. Thank you Jenny for a fantastic week - we will be back.

Reviewed this property on 18/01/2019
And awarded it
Stayed in Plodda Falls Lodge from 5/01/2019 - 12/1/2019 and had a thoroughly wonderful time! Although we had been forewarned about the state of the road on the drive up to the Lodge it really wasn't too bad. When arriving at the accommodation we were met by Jenny - an excellent host - who provided us with the information we needed without being too interfering. (Cake was an added bonus) The property was in excellent condition and the gardens and the surroundings all added to the splendour of this property. Particularly enjoyed the quite easy walk to and from Plodda Falls itself - well worth it any time. The property was ideally located far enough away from others to feel isolated but close enough to have pubs,shops etc within easy reach. How nice the property and the surroundings were left one with the feeling of being fully refreshed by the end of the holiday. Well worth a visit!

Reviewed this property on 18/12/2018
And awarded it
What a stunning place! The property was absolutely gorgeous and the surroundings were incredible. We stayed a week and had such a lovely relaxing time. There were plenty of walks straight from the door and Plodda Falls were only a 10 min walk away. I can't describe how amazing and tranquill this place and the setting is, you have to see it to believe it. The owners were there to greet us and had baked us a delicious cake! I have never met hosts so friendly and welcoming before! so thank you for sharing this amazing corner of the world with us and opening your arms to us.

Reviewed this property on 03/11/2018
And awarded it
We had the warmest of greetings from Jenny on our arrival (plus a beautiful homemade Apple cake) we were delighted with the house, it was absolutely lovely, immaculately clean & very comfortable, we loved cosying up with the log burner at night ,Jenny even brought us fresh vegetables from her garden during the week ,what a lovely touch ,such a genuine lady who obviously had our comfort & enjoyment very much in mind.The peace & tranquillity of the area was wonderful ,we were lucky enough to be able to sit out in the garden a few times,& to be able to just walk to Plodda Falls was a bonus. I would highly recommend Plodda Falls Lodge ,if you want a peaceful away from it all break & yet it isn't too far to Inverness .Jenny is the sort of lady I would love living next door to me ,so warm & friendly ,but unobtrusive.

Reviewed this property on 25/10/2018
And awarded it
If you have not experienced a Wilderness Cottage before this is the one you . An exceptional cottage in a stunning location. Jenny goes out of her way to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable, even producing scrumptious cakes to welcome you. The surrounding wildlife is quite stunning and the sky at night is amazing. A fantastic time had by all. Thank you .

Reviewed this property on 01/10/2018
And awarded it
This is my second visit to Plodda Lodge and will most definitely not be the last as the lodge itself is idyllic, comfy, cosy and well equipped. The peace and tranquility of the woods right on your doorstep is wonderful. The walks from the lodge are endless and Glen Affric is stunning and beautiful. Jenny the owner was kind enough to take me on my first Munro walk and put up with a lot of moaning 'are we there yet?!' the view was stunning, changing weather was so Scottish, sun, wind, rain, sleet, snow, mist in a matter of minutes..unforgettable!

Reviewed this property on 25/09/2018
And awarded it
We absolutely loved our stay at Plodda Falls Lodge. The only regret we had was that we only booked one week. We will definitely return again. The house is fully equipped with everything you need for cosy evenings in and its location makes it perfect for both walks in the local woods, the Plodda Falls were a very special experience, and for excursions to Loch Ness and Inverness. Jenny was an extremely nice host, her welcome cake was out of this world and we loved chatting about the area and dogs with her. It was an overall PERFECT holiday.

Reviewed this property on 19/09/2018
And awarded it
We had a wonderful week at this beautiful house, the setting is absolutely stunning. Being able to walk out of the garden straight into the forest was perfect. The house is secluded enough to enjoy peace and quiet but, also in a good location to explore the surrounding eastern highlands. The log burner made for nice cosy evenings after a day of walking and exploring. We saw lots of wildlife including red squirrels and managed to record a pine marten on the wildlife cam provided by the owners. Jenny is a lovely host and was helpful and on hand but not at all intrusive. Thank you for a great holiday!

Reviewed this property on 13/09/2018
And awarded it
An absolutely outstanding lodge very well presented with great walks from the door. Peaceful and relaxing. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed this property on 15/08/2018
And awarded it
We have just spent 2 weeks at Plodda Lodge and it was just paradise! The house is comfortable and welcoming, full of fascinating books and interesting artefacts. The owner Jenny is a genuine nice person who will try her very best to make your stay unforgettable. The location of the house is unique, surrounded by forest and wildlife. The garden is beautiful with numerous bird feeders and a lot of greedy birds to watch from the bay windows. There is also a wonderful vegetable patch, where you can go and pick some fresh vegetables or fruit in season every day! Walking in the woods around the house, we found an abundance of wild berries and went foraging for chanterelles mushrooms, which are a real delicacy.We found a lot of them on more than one occasion and it was a privilege to come back home to cook them right after picking. The glens in the area are majestic and serene. We loved Glen Affric and Glen Cannich but Glen Strathfarrar was beyond beautiful...a true gem! Plodda lodge is a special prepared, you will be very sad when you leave!

Reviewed this property on 09/08/2018
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Lodge was the most comfortable and beautiful place for our family of 5 to spend our holiday. Jenny has thought of everything and more to make this a truly wonderful place to occupy both big and little guests whilst relaxing. Full of information about the area and history of the estate. We had lovely weather and made the most of the spectacular scenery at just about every turn we made. The children really enjoyed swimming in the pool at the bottom of the waterfall. And spent many mornings catching brown trout in the river a short walk down the track. The garden was lovely and the children played happily for hours outside and made the most of the fruit and veg available to pick, even turned my 14yr old into a keen cook for a few days. We have really enjoyed our visit to plodda falls and saw many beautiful places during the week, however 2 weeks would really be needed as it's difficult to pull yourself away from the relaxation and comfort of the lodge and garden. Many thanks to Jenny for everything , it really was a fantastic holiday.

Reviewed this property on 19/07/2018
And awarded it
We had a lovely peaceful week at Plooda Falls Lodge which is set in lovely surroundings with many walks nearby. The Lodge was spotlessly clean and Jenny made us very welcome, especially leaving us with a very tasty black currant cake. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 04/06/2018
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Lodge is one of the most stunning houses I have ever stayed in; the place is simply magical. Set in the most stunning location (literally in the pine forest), the wildlife is wonderful and the sense of peace overwhelming. Jenny the owner has sympathetically restored this beautiful house, and it is a warm and inviting with an understated luxurious feel. It was also absolutely immaculate and the attention to detail was wonderful. Lovely Jenny greeted us on our arrival with a divine homemade cake, and there were fresh flowers from the garden in the house. The house is roomy and peaceful, and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. I doubt i will ever sleep as well as i did at Plodda Falls Lodge, the beautiful bed in the master bedroom has THE most comfortable mattress! There are so many amazing walks right on your doorstep and wandering through the forest in the morning with the dog really was good living! I would highly recommend this property to anyone who appreciates nature and peace and quiet, and to anyone who needs to recharge their batteries. Well done to Jenny, the love and care that she puts into this property is so apparent and was so very much appreciated by us. It was a perfect spot for our honeymoon, and we will treasure the memories forever. We certainly hope to return one day. Rache, Drew & Dexy x

Reviewed this property on 12/04/2018
And awarded it
Definitely in the wilderness, away from it all - delightful and very well appointed property. Friendly hosts and some excellent walks in pretty pristine forest on your doorstep. Great for the dog!

Reviewed this property on 19/03/2018
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Lodge is a beautiful, unique cottage in the woods. A haven for birds and wild life , we loved our stay there. Jenny greeted us on our arrival with fresh eggs and delightful lemon drizzle cake. The cottage is a true delight. Elegantly furnished and a cosy home from home and made possible by Jenny's eye for detail and caring, friendly personality. Our dogs Lilly and Winston loved the secure garden and Forrest walks. Thank you Jenny for a perfect holiday retreat and for making us so welcome.

Reviewed this property on 14/03/2018
And awarded it
A wonderful, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. Jenny was a great host and makes a fabulous cake-thanks Jenny! Sorry we didn't get completely snowed in - a week was too short. Our hairy companion was also made to feel very welcome and the enclosed garden and surrounding walks were just ideal. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed this property on 07/02/2018
And awarded it
We have recently returned from a week's holiday at Plodda Falls Lodge. We had a fantastic week, the lodge is beautiful, and the surrounding scenery absolutely stunning. The view from the master bedroom is amazing. We had a lot of snow during our stay which we and our two dogs thoroughly enjoyed. There are plenty of walks from the lodge as well as the nearby area, Glen Affric and Glen Cannich are both stunning. A huge thank you to Jenny who looked after us so well, we loved her apple and almond cake which she had kindly made for us on our arrival. The lodge is a credit to Jenny, she had made it perfect and looks after it so well, we cannot recommend Plodda Falls Lodge enough. If you are looking for a beautiful place to relax amongst awesome scenery and great walking then this is the place to be. Thank you Jenny.

Reviewed this property on 12/01/2018
And awarded it
Well it's hard to know where to start. We arrived to lots of snow and a very warm welcome from Jenny. Not only had she lit the fire but gave us gifts of Christmas cake, chocolate and a beautiful scented candle from Beauly. Jenny is a very kind lady who clearly takes pride in Plodda Falls Lodge and her commitment to her guests is second to none. The lodge is beautiful and the master room bed is sublime. Jenny doesn't scrimp on the comfort items. Whilst here we travelled a lot, visiting Ben Nevis, Arisaig, Skye, Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus, Invergarry, and the Cairngorms, plus many other places. The scenery we saw was mind blowing and the weather has been amazing. I think we have seen just about all types except wind and rain!!! We even walked all of Plodda Falls with it entirely to ourselves! The wildlife has been amazing, almost as good Jenny's cranberry flapjacks! Stags, deer, red squirrels, endless birds of prey and the lovely woodpecker that visits the garden. If you have clear skies on your holiday don't forget to take a look at the stars! Myself, Chris and or old dog Smudge have had a wonderful Christmas and given how lovely the surrounding are is, we would like to come back in a different season to benefit from longer day light hours. I'm sure if you are reading this you will already know just how lovely this place is! Thanks to Jenny for allowing us to have such a lovely place to spend our Christmas.

Reviewed this property on 22/12/2017
And awarded it
We loved our stay at Plodda Falls in August, wished we could of stayed longer. The Lodge is very well equipped, very comfortable and we loved the log burning stove. Nothing nicer than relaxing on a night after walking the dogs. The setting of the cottage is stunning. We loved that we were amongst the trees and we could just walk our dogs straight out of the cottage. Lots of wildlife around too. If you get a clear night the stars are amazing. Jenny & Paul the owners are so friendly and are not far away should you need any advice of where to go exploring. Glen Afric and Glen Cannich are great places to just go walking. Stunning views too. This was our second stay in this area and we will be back. Thank you for a lovely holiday

Reviewed this property on 25/11/2017
And awarded it
Another lovely week at Plodda Falls Lodge we had a very relaxing time in this very comfortable cottage. With great walks on your doorstep this is an ideal holiday destination.

Reviewed this property on 24/11/2017
And awarded it
Just returned from Plodda Falls and had a wonderful holiday. The cottage is beautiful. We arrived to a warm welcome from Jenny and homemade lemon drizzle cake. The cottage looks even better than photographs are able to show. We enjoyed sitting by the log burner all cosy having coffee and cake in the afternoon and a wee glass of wine/cider at night. Jenny is a genuinely lovely person and has provided a very authentic experience. There's lots of information in the cottage about the history of the estate and all the best walking routes ( we did them all) around Plodda falls and Glen Affric. Very relaxing break. We had our two dogs with us and they absolutely loved it. Not only is Plodda lodge steeped in history with VIP's such as Winston Churchill connected to the estate (And he learned to drive there) it's also the ancestral home of the golden retriever ( they were first bred here) and there is a statue in the village (Tomich) in their honour. The scenery is breathtaking. Lots of wildlife ...We heard a golden eagle on the Dog Falls walk. Wi-Fi works well. There are plenty of Dvds'available to watch but it certainly did feel like getting away from it all. Highly recommended. Thank you Jenny we will definitely be back.

Reviewed this property on 01/10/2017
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Lodge is beautiful and an immense amount of time and effort has been done to restore it to the feel of a Scottish highland lodge. It is well maintained and extremely cosy, well equipped and a lovely comfortable double bed which after a day's walking is definitely required. The surrounding area is stunning and there are amazing walks right on the door step to Plodda Falls and the track to Glenmoriston had great views back down to Tomich and across to Glen Affric estate. The walks at Glen Affric estate are well worth it and particularly the Loch Affric circuit. Once you walked to the top end of the Loch you felt in another world surrounded by glorious mountains. My Labrador had a ball and the park today just didn't seem adequate!! Jenny was there to meet me and had made a scrumptious lemon drizzle cake and I probably wouldn't have explored as much without her suggestions and knowledge of the area. I will definitely be booking to go back as so much more to explore.

Reviewed this property on 24/09/2017
And awarded it
Lovely place, lovely cottage and lovely people who own it. Thank you Jenny & Paul for allowing us to stay in this beautiful location.

Reviewed this property on 10/08/2017
And awarded it
Beautiful house nestled among the wild forests surrounding Plodda Falls. We had an action packed week, hiking & mountain-climbing, out on Loch Ness, visiting Inverness, swimming at the foot of the falls, white-water rafting and a spot of fishing. House is fully equipped with all the necessities and Jenny is always on hand, if required, with local knowledge and tips. She also makes a mean rhubarb cake! No mobile signal & Internet speed is not great, understandably so given the remote location, but enough to keep in contact. All in all, the perfect spot to get away from it all. We'll be back.

Reviewed this property on 07/08/2017
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Lodge was a perfect secluded hideaway in the highlands. Walks around the village and surrounding glens were lovely and picturesque. We also enjoyed the special feeling of being able to walk to Plodda Falls after everyone had gone home as it was so close. We enjoyed the historic feel and quirkiness to the house. Jenny was very friendly and checked in on us during the holiday and was flexible for when we wanted to arrive ad leave and made sure she was there to meet us. Would definitely return for another visit!

Reviewed this property on 09/07/2017
And awarded it
Our second stay at Plodda Falls Lodge. We had a wonderful week .The house is beautiful, very comfortable and in such a special setting. We walked to the falls in "daylight " at 22.00hrs through the woods - it was an amazing experience. Great to see Jenny, the owner, again and her home made cake and garden flowers were a lovely welcome when we arrived. Hope to visit again.

Reviewed this property on 29/06/2017
And awarded it
Peaceful, quiet, spacious, clean. Just what the doctor ordered ! Jenny was an informative & helpful host. Excellent little cafe in Tomich with homemade cake.

Reviewed this property on 30/05/2017
And awarded it
We have had the most wonderful time at Plodda Falls Lodge and could not have dreamed of a better place to stay. It surpassed our expectations as it felt more than a real home than a holiday cottage. The kitchen is very well equipped, both living rooms are super cosy, homely and decorated beautifully. We loved all the art work and Jenny, the owner, has gone to great lengths to ensure this historic building retained its character and charm. The surroundings are just breathtaking and we enjoyed stunning woodland walks, the waterfall and gorgeous Glen Afric. This place is a secret gem and we definitely want to return to spend some more relaxing holidays there. Thanks Jenny for making us feel so very welcome. :-)

Reviewed this property on 01/05/2017
And awarded it
It is with the greatest of pleasure that we write this review for Plodda Falls Cottage! From the moment of our arrival at this beautiful location, we feel at home. Jenny's warm welcome is always so looked forward too and, appreciated. The cottage, nestled amongst the trees, is a delight, so very comfortable. The wildlife is wonderful and, on this visit, we were blessed with a sighting of two Pine Matins. The birdsong and the nearby river, are the only sounds to be heard. It would be remiss of me not to mention ..... THE MOST COMFORTABLE BED imaginable, promoting many a good nights sleep! The Great Spotted Woodpecker 'alarm' in the morning always makes us smile. Plodda, a truly magical place. Until the next time......

Reviewed this property on 17/04/2017
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Lodge was a perfect peaceful rural retreat. We loved that it was away from it all. Beautifully located on the edge of a beautiful forest with great walks from your doorstep. Amazing wildlife & no people to be seen or heard. Bliss

Reviewed this property on 06/04/2017
And awarded it
Such a beautiful place! The cottage is deep in the woods and with no immediate neighbours but still part of the community of Tomich. It's very well appointed, the furnishings are attractive and the two main rooms are large. The window seats are a grerat place to stretch out with a cuppa after a walk and watch the birds who flock around the house. There are several excellent walks directly from the house, indeed we only took the car out one day to go to Glen Affric, and to shop in the local town of Beauly. Beauly has an excellent deli/cafe next door to a very good old fashioned greengrocer - his veg are super - and across the road from a good butcher. There's a Co-Op for basics too, and a bakery. The kitchen is well appointed, lots of useful pots and pans, a good oven and hob, and really good washing machine (Bosch) which is such an advantage for walkers like ourselves. We - Fiona and me - went at the end of March and the one thing we found is that the cottage is cold, we needed the heating! You really noticed when you went out into the corridor as we kept the heating on in the rooms we used. The wood-burner was vital for comfort but the cold meant we didn't use the other very attractive front room. Also the wifi is close to nonexistent. Never mind about not being able to stream videos - we had to split an email with 3 small attachments into 3 separate emails and it still too half an hour to go! As we're both writers with contract deadlines to complete this was something of a blow! But overall we had a delightful week of walking and our dogs thoroughly enjoyed it too :-). It's a wonderful hideaway, peace, quiet and beuty all around you.

Reviewed this property on 20/03/2017
And awarded it
This was our first visit to the Highlands and what a visit it was! The Lodge is beautiful; first impressions were amazement at how much more spacious the place is than the photos depict on here. The Lodge is tastefully decorated, very comfortable and you have everything in terms of kitchen and facilities that you could possibly need for your stay. Jenny provides a warm welcome and is such a great host (thanks again for the cake!). The scenery is obviously amazing and this place is truly in the wilderness, it provided a real get-away-from-it-all week for us (party of three and two dogs). The grounds of the Lodge are great with three completely fenced in areas which is perfect for the dogs. Whilst our four legged friends are generally very good, one has youth on her side and to have that added security was really helpful for us to relax knowing she was secure when being let out at night. We unfortunately did have a bad experience with the younger dog when we were there whereby we lost her for five hours about four miles from the Lodge (blaming her youth and sheer excitement at being completely in the wild up there!); obviously a scary and sobering experience for us (and her!) but Jenny was unbelievably helpful and couldn't do enough to help at what was quite a stressful time, we were so grateful to have that network there which she obviously has for situations like that. There is a real nice atmosphere in the area, very much a community and we would wholeheartedly recommend this place to anybody who wants that true wilderness experience but still likes the luxury of a cosy (large!) cottage at the end of the day, A day trip to Beauly and walk to Dog Falls (across the river, recommend walking to the View Point) was as far as we ventured the entire week; with such amazing walks on your doorstep there really is no need to venture much further!

Reviewed this property on 04/03/2017
And awarded it
We had a fantastic week in February 2017. We avoided the warmer months as we have previous experience of the Scottish midges which seem to love us far more than we love them, but we also wanted to capture crisp, clear winter scenery. We had wondered whether we might be met with snowy winter scenes, but the weather did not oblige. However, the hard, biting frost, the morning mists and the many picturesque icicles more than compensated and there was a covering of snow on the top of the hills. In fact, having Bertie the cocker spaniel, it was a blessing that the weather was cold and frosty, the ground hard and no mud. It made it so much easier to keep the wilderness outside and the cottage its impeccable best We had often passed by travelling further north but had never explored Glens Affric, Urquhart and Cannich. We were not disappointed! It was a truly unique location with lots to explore and photograph, particularly the plentiful deer in Glen Cannich and the early morning visitors to the bird-table! Plodda Falls was amazing, and just a stroll away. The cottage was extremely well-equipped, comfortable and tastefully furnished. There was plentiful literature on the Estate and local history, and had the weather been foul we could quite happily have entertained ourselves in front of the very relaxing wood burner. Relaxing by the fire after a day in the Glens was wonderfully soporific. Given the outside temperatures it was not surprising that we got through quite a bit of wood, but as we are townies, unaccustomed to the rural rigors of wilderness Scotland, that's not surprising. Our only disappointment was that the biomass heating wasn't operational as this would have reached the parts the electric panel heaters didn't! There are so many positives: the magnificently comfortable beds, the care and attention to detail that has gone into renovation and refurbishment, Jenny's warm welcome and wealth of local knowledge and information, not to mention the lemon drizzle cake, fantastic location, stunning scenery and a beautiful cottage.

Reviewed this property on 11/11/2016
And awarded it
I cannot recommend Plodda Falls Lodge highly enough. My husband and I had a wonderful stay in October 2016. The lodge exceeded our expectations, which had been extremely high! It was a characterful house, extremely cosy and comfortable, set in beautiful surroundings. The double bed was divine and the wood burning stove extremely efficient. Jenny was helpful and friendly, she made us feel very welcome, told us to contact her if there was anything or any information we needed and popped to see us twice to make sure we were okay (unfortunately we missed her on both occasions!). She had made a delicious apple and blackberry cake for our arrival. There was wealth of information on what to do in the surrounding areas at the lodge, plus old photos and historical information about the lodge and estate. WiFi was excellent but there was no mobile signal, there was a landline for local calls. We enjoyed the lodge as a couple but it is perfect for families and dogs and would make an excellent Christmas/New Year retreat. The lodge is located down a long drive which needs to be taken carefully and is remote (as advised in the pre-booking information). This suited us as it was just what we were looking for but prospective hirers do need to be aware of this. Plodda Falls are a short walk through the forest which backs onto the lodge and are well worth seeing. We also explored nearby Glen Affric, which must be one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, and Loch Ness and its surrounding areas. There was a wealth of local walks detailed in the information at the lodge. All in all we had one of our best holidays at Plodda Falls Lodge and can see why people go back there time and time again.

Reviewed this property on 25/09/2016
And awarded it
We've stayed in many cottages in Scotland and we reckon this is perhaps the best we've stayed at. This was our home for two weeks and from the moment you drop your bags and shut the door you're immersed in the atmosphere and history of this beautiful house. Immaculately furnished, spacious yet cosy and filled with a sense of calm and tranquillity that could only arise from owners who love the place. And Jenny makes it all seem effortless, the house is maintained to the highest standards totally in keeping with the history and tradition of the old laundry house. It's a brilliant place to explore Glen Affric and beyond. You can walk, or cycle, or go for a run on silent, fragrant forest paths that draw you on past eerie, broken mansions and waterfalls, watch the clouds slowly envelope the massive fir trees, count the bats flitting silently around the house on moonlit nights, take midnight walks up the many forest trails looking for nocturnal wildlife, or swim in crystal clear lochs. We loved this house! We loved the area! Thanks to the lovely Jenny for cakes, veg and local information.

Reviewed this property on 07/04/2016
And awarded it
We had a wonderful stay at Plodda Falls Lodge which is beautiful, very comfortable, clean, spacious and well equipped. The surrounding area is amazing and we enjoyed taking advantage of the many local walks in an unspoilt area of natural beauty. We were visited during the day by Chaffinches, Blue Tits, Robins and Siskins, a constant presence at the bird table. By night our son was overjoyed to see, for the first time, badgers and a fox. Jenny provided us with a warm welcome (including cake) and was very helpful in providing information about the local area. We enjoyed our stay so much that we are returning next year.

Reviewed this property on 29/03/2016
And awarded it
We thoroughly enjoyed our Honeymoon at Plodda Falls Lodge. The cottage is delightful with everything you could possible need, including the very romantic wood stove in the lounge. We loved watching the birds from the kitchen window, and enjoyed the walks to Plodda Falls and the 'secret' Guisachan Falls. Plodda Falls Lodge is a lovely quiet place to stay, and we found it wasn't difficult to get around from here to visit the local attractions. The road is a little nightmarish, but is easily managed if you take it slowly. The food available at the Grouse and Claret Restaurant (Tomich Hotel) is divine and we would recommend to anyone. Jenny is really lovely and ensured we were happy with everything during our stay, including the wonderful lemon drizzle cake she make for our arrival!

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2015
And awarded it
Plodda Falls Cottage is set in a lovely location lots of birds and wildlife ,the cottage has everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. The owner Jenny is lovely and nothing is a bother. My wife and I certainly enjoyed our stay and we will return again. Thanks again Jenny for an enjoyable stay.

Reviewed this property on 19/08/2015
And awarded it
An exceptionally well appointed and well maintained lodge: you will need for nothing here! The lodge was delightfully furnished and comfortable and Jenny, the owner, was careful to ensure we had everything we wanted. Best of all, however, is the setting...the smell of green, the quiet, the beautiful woods, parkland and burn. We swam in pools and under waterfalls most days, and were able to walk on the high hills of Glen Affric, arguably, Scotland's most beautiful glen.

Reviewed this property on 09/08/2015
And awarded it
We had a lovely week in a beautiful, peaceful location. The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. It is extremely dog friendly with our dog, Harris, needing a rest when we got home from all the terrific walks we enjoyed right from the doorstep, Harris loved snoozing in front of the log burner in the afternoon after a long morning walk and so did we! The garden is great for dogs and would be fantastic for children too. There were lots of things to do in the local area and slightly further afield especially if you like wildlife and the outdoors. Jenny was a great hostess, ensuring we were settled in well and was very generous with her local knowledge of the estate which enhanced our stay. We will be recommending the cottage to our friends and family and will be back in the future.

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2014
And awarded it
What can we say about Plodda Falls Lodge ... quiet, pristine, comfortable, cosy, amazing. 3 adults, 2 kids under 2 and 2 dogs and we absolutely loved it. Fresh air, peace & quiet and plenty of room for the kids in the garden. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the cake Jenny made for us and our daughter loved watching the birds on the birdtable. The rooms are immaculate and the main bedroom bed was fantastic, the carving on it is 1st class. Loved it so much we've booked for next year.

Reviewed this property on 07/05/2014
And awarded it
What a wonderful cottage. It has everything you need and the location is remote which suited us. The log burner is a treat on chilly nights and the bed is so comfortable you will never want to leave. The owner Jenny's own house is about a mile down the road - close if you need help with something but never obtrusive. The bird table has lots of visitors and you can walk/bike straight from your front door. Booked again to visit in October.

Reviewed this property on 05/10/2013
And awarded it
A little piece of Heaven on Earth! From the moment of our arrival, to be greeted by a lovely, homebaked, Lemon drizzle cake, we knew this stay would be special! The Lodge is so comfortable, the log burner is superb, and the beds are bliss! Best of all is Jenny, the owner, what a wonderful warm person. Jenny obviously adores this place, and this fills the house with such a lovely warm energy! We are booked to return in the spring and are so looking forward to our next visit.

Reviewed this property on 09/09/2013
And awarded it
Beautiful cottage, stunning location perfect for a quiet get away, family exploring break , 4 x 4 really means you get to explore properly! Explore all the local glens but give Nessieworld a miss!

Reviewed this property on 12/07/2013
And awarded it
Lovely house well presented with everything needed to enjoy your stay, lovely walks from the door and Plodda Falls a short walk away, there were were plenty of birds in the garden, sadly no sightings of any deer or pine martin. We all had a very enjoyable and relaxing week thank you.

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