Deanich Lodge – Scottish Highlands
Sleeps: A maximum of 18 guests across 5 bedrooms (mix of bunk beds and single beds). There are 2 large bathrooms & 2 guest toilets.
Hideaway Type: A rustic self-catered lodge with no internet deep in the Scottish Highlands. Not your average hideaway – 4×4 or off road vehicle is mandatory!
Location:Set deep in the 23,000 acre Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, 1 hour from Inverness. Expect unspoiled landscape and quietness, where the only things you will see is the local wildlife.
Facilities: Fully equipped kitchen, including two very large fridge / freezer combinations, Spacious open-plan living room and dining room, Wood burner and central heating, Heated boot room, Basic larder, bed linen, and towels provided, Electricity produced via generator, Landline available
Activities: Admire the breath-taking scenery and wildlife, star gaze for hours, spend days exploring the Reserve whether it be hiking or biking or by guided tour. Go brown trout fishing or clay pigeon shooting, or dolphin watching. Visit a local whisky distillery or local pub. Host some local entertainment at your lodge or book a therapist to come for some TLC. Horse riding, canoeing, golfing, day trips and various different tours can also be organised.
Children: Very welcome and a great experience for them
Furry Friends: Well-behaved dogs welcome at a £35 per dog housekeeping surcharge
Service: Self-catered, with the option of simple meals being supplied from Alladale’s kitchen at an additional cost. Please note there is a £35 charge for firewood and fuel.
High season price from: £2,750 for groups up to 8 guests +£200 for each additional guest. Self-catered.
Closed from: October – March
Deanich Lodge is not your average self-catered luxury hideaway. Here you are truly off the gird in one of the most remote lodges in Scotland, 16 miles from the village of Ardgay in the heart of the Alladale Wilderness Reserve. It is hard to find anywhere else quite so tranquil. In every direction there are panoramic views of stunning scenery and wildlife. Originally a historic hunting lodge it has now been beautifully refurbished to be a modest yet comfortable lodgings suitable for multiple families or a group of friends. Staying here is the perfect place to disconnect and recharge your batteries and if you want to touch back in with reality there is a landline to make calls or you can find the 4G a short walk up the hill. Let the adventure begin!
Alladale Wilderness Reserve’s
Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a 23,000 acre estate deep in the Scottish Highlands whose mission is to restore the balance of nature. A stay here directly contributes to the work of their charity partner The European Nature Trust which supports wildlife and conservation projects cross Europe. We love its strong stance on sustainability and how it highly values its connection with local produce, suppliers, communities, people and businesses. From sourcing all its’ ingredients from their own vegetable garden or local suppliers to boosting local employment and supporting local attractions. Alongside this the Alladale team works hard to rewild this unique part of the Highlands to its former glory, reintroducing original plant and wildlife species. Over the last 15 years, amongst numerous projects, they have planted almost 1 million trees, restored damaged peatlands, brought back the red squirrel, introduced a Scottish wildcat enclosure as part of a captive breeding project in partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and hosted thousands of local teenagers for week-long outdoor school trip.