Moorhen Lodge, North Kessock

What to Expect

Set in seven acres of woodland above the coast of the Black Isle Peninsula, this is one of only two timber lodges on the property. It is three miles down to the closest village of North Kessock that sits on the shoreline of the Moray of Firth.

The rustic log interior is given the finishing touch with high-spec décor and modern conveniences in the open plan living and two bedrooms, one en suite.

The open plan living area leads out to a decking under an apex roof with a hot tub where you can relax and watch the wildlife go by.

At A Glance

Private wood
Log cabin
Two bathrooms
Hot tub
En suite shower
Open plan living

Amenities

Covered decking
BBQ
Hot tub towels
Freeview & Wifi
Wood burner
Heated towel rail

About Moorhen Lodge

It’s up just two steps to the covered decking and through the French double doors into the interior of this luxury log cabin with accommodation that is all on ground level.

The open plan living space has a wood-burning stove and is overlooked by a well-equipped L-shaped kitchen incorporating the dining table and chairs.

Leading from the living area are two immaculate bedrooms, one king-sized with an en suite, and the other a twin with a king-size bed option and a bathroom beside it. Outside there is space for alfresco dining, BBQing and a hot tub.

Map of Area

Things To Do in North Kessock

Once you have settled in and explored the Craigbreck Wood outside your lodge, it is time to discover what the area has to offer. The coastal village of North Kessock is three miles down the hill and here, you can experience Scottish hospitality at its best. At the North Kessock Hotel, spoil yourself to a luxury lunch of pan-seared scallops or a trio of Cockburn’s puddings, finished off with a dram of a Speyside Distillery single malt. There is also a CAMRA award-winning pub on High Street with a garden overlooking the water. In both the hotel and pub garden, you have ringside seats to displays of the world’s largest Bottlenose dolphins close to the shore.

Across the Kessock Bridge and just 10 miles from the village is the famed Castle Stuart Golf Links overlooking the Moray Firth and the Black Isle from where you’ve travelled from. The visitor’s daily rates aren’t cheap, but golfers walking this iconic course is well worth it for scratch golfers.

If pedalling surrounded by panoramic views is just up your street, take a six-mile bike ride to the remote village of Munlochy. There are also a few electric and hybrid bike hire shops in the area if your fitness levels aren’t up to scratch.

You are ideally placed to visit the small city of Inverness that packs a big punch when it comes to Scottish Heritage with at least five museums close to the city centre and the “modern” Gothic Revival cathedral dedicated to St Andrew and which opened in 1869.

Last Word

Where else can you go when one minute you are watching red squirrels scamper on the woodland floor and the other seeing giant bottlenose dolphins frolicking on the Firth? Not to forget to add that 45 minutes drive away, thousands of feet above sea level, you can have a Husky sledge experience in the Cairngorms Ski Resort, and half an hour drive down the road finds you on the banks of Loch Ness.

This has to be one of the best locations in Scotland, where plans for holidaying here should include plans for a return trip. In your woodland retreat, made from Scottish pines felled in Logie, you have the beauty of Northern Highlands right on your doorstep.

Don’t think that a log lodge in the conifers is going to mean a rough and ready stayaway because all the creature comforts have been incorporated to make sure you have a hassle-free holiday. The furnishings in the open plan living area are luxurious and the kitchen is a cook’s delight. On the decking, you can have your meals alfresco with fresh fish from the BBQ, finishing off the day with a well-earned soak in the warm bubbles of the hot tub.
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