The Lodge in the Loch is simply stunning, location, views, walking, photography, wildlife spotting, wild swimming, fishing.... it has it all....
The Lodge literally sits with its front wall in the loch and loch and has breath taking views from every room, but its the ambience that will blow you away along with the quirky and unique features, situation and location. Walking through the lodge will make you feel as if you aboard a yacht, You can hear the water lapping against the walls beneath the windows. As the sun rises and reflects off the loch rooms fill with a magical shimmer across the walls and ceilings, serene & tranquil, this is a place for mediation as well as adventure.
Ideal wild swimming location from the private jetty at the front of the house, or fish for trout (complimentary fishing with your stay(during fishing season). Hire a boat (during fishing season) and go for a row. Ideal for paddle boarding. Otters will literally swim past the windows, eagles will soar above, while herons fish from the garden, swans will fly and swim past when they are in residence. These are common, not rare sights. With its own private jetty and complimentary fishing, it's a paradise for any fly fisherman, alternatively hire a boat and go out on the loch. or go for a wild swim as many of guests do.
The views to the Iconic Old Man of Storr across the water will leave you breathless, these are the very best views possible from any property in Skye of the islands most famous and photographed landmark. Every room has views of the loch and/or to The Old Man. The garden stretches around 100 metres along the shoreline of Loch Fada and slopes down right into the loch.
Built by the McDonald clan circa 1900 as a fishing lodge, the lodge has seen many colourful characters through its doors over the years. World-famous photographer Albert Watson stayed here while filming his documentary 'What artists do all day. Its Iconic location has ensured it is featured in books and thousands of classic photos because of its iconic and unique location.
Walking in the immediate area: There are lots of walks in the immediate area (though not well worn paths or signposted) Bonnie Prince Charlie’s cave, Borreraig bay to look for dinosaur fossils, it is here the now-famous fossil of The Storr Lochs Monster was found. Further along the coast, you have dinosaur footprint fossils at Staffin slip and Brothers point. A walk to the Storr is an unforgettable experience. Walk to Armishader, a nearby old settlement or just head to the Trotternish ridge. Further along at Rigg, you can walk down tot he shore and see a natural harbour and more fossils and 'The false Church' where McCoitir, was said to have roasted cats on the alter to invoke the devil. There are an abundance of walks further afield from well worn favourites to off the beaten track.
We are just a few minutes drive from Portree, the island's capital, you can find arts and crafts, banks and P.O. & renowned eateries offering the best seafood!
The Lodge boasts 3 stunning bedrooms sleeping 6. (2 with kingsize beds on of which is en-suite, 1 with 2 single beds) with Loch views and master bedroom with Loch and Storr views. 2 Bathrooms and a WC, all with underfloor heating and master bathroom and WC having stunning views A loo with a view. Even the en-suite has stunning views if you leave the door open!
Living room with views to die for, across the loch and to the Old Man of Storr. TV with Sky, Netflix, Disney, and Amazon prime. Hi-speed internet up to 125 Mbps. A collection of board games will keep the family occupied on a wet day, along with a cosy fire you will feel right at home.
The beautiful wooden kitchen is completely bespoke, each piece individually designed and handcrafted. Underfloor heating and everything you need.
The master bathroom is a perfect combination of traditional and modern, has a stunning slipper bath with freestanding taps and shower, enjoy unparalleled views from a bath! Just lie and soak with a glass of wine while the loch laps against the wall of the lodge, what better way to relax. Underfloor heating and a designer egg pod toilet and a floating basin aloo with a view.
The WC is lovely, all original V lining and bespoke made copper taps and handcrafted copper/Verdigris basin and another loo with a view.