Glenuaig Lodge is situated high in the hills of the Glenuaig Valley on the Glencarron Estate. The property a former hunting lodge was used by Victorian gentlemen, and their servants when stalking on the remote hills. The lodge is only accessible by a 4 x 4 vehicle with high ground clearance and is a perfect ‘Wilderness Cottage’ for those looking for a quiet location, surrounded by some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery and wildlife including red deer and eagles.
Fully renovated and tastefully furnished throughout, the property can sleep eight. Inside the property offers spacious accommodation ideal for a family or for a group of friends. Split over two levels the property has a traditional drawing room, a large dining room, a sitting room, a drying/utility room and a well equipped kitchen with a dining table. There are also four bedrooms, a double and three twins, two bathrooms, one with a shower complete the facilities.
All the rooms enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and the ever changing scenery. This can be quite atmospheric with the different colours with the sun setting or even when the mist is down. The property has its own micro-hydro electricity system (see note in more information) ensuring that no matter what time of year you visit the lodge is warm and cosy with electric heating throughout and wood burners.
The Glencarron Estate offers a range of activities for the visitor including Deer stalking and fishing and for ‘Munro Baggers’ there are four peaks on the estate and numerous others within an easy drive. The lodge is ideally placed to explore the west coast with its picturesque villages such as Gairloch, Applecross or Plockton, or even the Isle of Skye with its dramatic landscape, historic castles and the Talisker Whisky Distillery.
The Glencarron Estate is situated less than an hour’s drive from the City of Inverness, and the airport offers daily flights to the rest of the UK, ideal for those guests looking to fly in and hire a vehicle for their stay, however please remember a 4 x 4 with high ground clearance would be required.
A maximum of three pets are welcome at the property, please note there is a £20.00 charge for each pet.
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £300.00 is required at the property. This requires to be paid before the commencement of any booking at the property. It will returned after the booking ends with a deduction for any damage or for any fuel costs incurred, please see the note below regarding power at the property.
Glenuaig Lodge is located on a working estate, a copy of the Terms and Conditions of staying on the estate will be sent at the time of booking.
Please note that it is absolutely necessary to have or hire a 4x4 type of vehicle to access Glenuaig Lodge. The four mile drive to the property is not off road driving, nor is the road very hilly, but you will need a vehicle with a high undercarriage as the road is very rough in parts. If some of your party does arrive in an ordinary car or two, parking can be arranged at one of the owner’s other properties, alternatively you can park in the Achnashellach Forest public car park opposite the private hill road to Glenuaig.
Due to the location Glenuaig Lodge has its own micro-hydro electricity system, also LPG (gas) cooking and heating facilities and log burning stoves which also heat the water in case of electricity failure. However in the event of a failure of this system a back up diesel generator is available. If the hydro-electricity does fail or for any other reason that a guest uses the diesel generator there will be a charge of £20.00 for each 20 litre can of diesel used. This charge is made to encourage the efficient use of the generator including switching it off during the night and when the house is not occupied. Please note that the hydro-electric system is regularly maintained and failures are unlikely. Any charges incurred will be deducted from the Good Housekeeping Deposit.
In the event that heavy snow in Glenuaig prevents your occupation of the property (it rarely snows that much or lies for long on the West Coast but it can, of course), we will offer you an alternative property in the area if available or we will return your payment in full or in part as appropriate. Please note that as you will be aware Glenuaig Lodge is not an ordinary house in an ordinary street with ordinary mains services. If the weather or other circumstances cause systems to fail and the backup systems do not work and the house is uninhabitable, and you cannot stay there for any part of your holiday, we will offer alternative accommodation or make an appropriate refund. If you can or do remain at the house the owners will not make a partial refund to reflect any loss of service, for example, if the hydro-electricity or water is not fully functioning. Problems which cause the house to be uninhabitable are very rare but there may occasionally be some interruption of services. That is part of the adventure of Glenuaig Lodge and part of the experience in living in the remote wilderness.
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