Heron Lodge, North Kessock

What to Expect

One of a pair of authentic Canadian log cabins set among the pines in the North Highlands, this is woodland living at its best. Despite being deep in the Scottish countryside, you are only 10 miles from Inverness.

The interior is decorated to a high standard with room enough for four in the two bedrooms that each have its own bathroom. The open plan living area leads out to decking with a hot tub where you can relax and watch the wildlife go by.

The nearby village of North Kessock is on the coast of the Moray of Firth and there is even a fresh fish van that visits the cottages every Tuesday.

At A Glance

Woodland setting
Log cabin
Near the coast
Two bathrooms
Hot tub
Welcome basket


Covered decking
Hot tub towels
Freeview & Wifi
Private parking

About Heron Lodge

Great for a family holiday with the pets, this Canadian lodge is made up of chunky pine logs that give the interior a real woodland feel.

All on one level, the open plan living design has a sofa beside a wood burner and picture windows letting the outside in. The dining table is conveniently placed beside French doors that lead to the decking under an apex roof. Here there is a hot tub and room for BBQing and outdoor meals.

There are two bedrooms, both king-sized with one converting to a twin. One has an en suite shower and there is a bathroom right next to the other.

Map of Area

Things To Do in North Kessock

You have the advantage of being in a private woodland setting that spans more than seven acres. Start your day with a walk through Craigbreck Wood, where you are likely to see red squirrels, roe deer, long-tailed tits, red kites and herons.

North Kessock is three miles from the lodge, a scenic walk down the hillside that shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete. It is the site of an ancient ferry route between the Black Isle and Inverness that ran for 700 years until 1982 when the Kessock Bridge opened. The central part of North Kessock is on the shores of the Black Isle Peninsula, where you will find the Clachnaharry, an award-winning CAMRA pub with a garden overlooking the sea. The village has a marine wildlife research base that monitors dolphins and seals in the area, and you are welcome to pop in.

You aren’t far from Beauly Firth, an outlet into the sea for the rivers Ness and Beauly. It is teeming with birds such as oystercatcher, ringed plover, redshank and curlew. You will catch sight of seals and bottle-nosed dolphins play close to the shore.

Inverness is just across the bridge, a wee city big on Scottish history. Set aside a day to discover just some of what it has to offer. The Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, the Highland Aviation Museum, Highlanders Museum, Loch Ness Centre and the Highland Museum of Childhood are all in and around the city centre.

Last Word

This location offers it all a tranquil retreat surrounded by trees that is within walking distance from the coast. Whether it be from the comfort of your leather sofa by the wood-burning stove or in the undercover hot tub, you will experience nature as up close as it gets.

The unfinished log walls inside give it that rustic feel and the open plan living space is ideal for quality time with family and friends. Wake up refreshed in a luxury bed and enjoy your coffee out on the deck watching the birds come to life. Thought has gone into catering for guests at Heron Lodge, such as the towelling sheets for the hot tub, a welcome pack on arrival and a weekly visit from the fishmonger.

In the well-equipped kitchen, you can rustle up a pot of Cromarty mussels fresh from the fish van or put a langoustine on the “barbie” for a luxury lunch alfresco, paired with a Speyside Distillery single malt.

As remote as you might think it is, the coastal village of North Kessock is just three miles away and it will take less than half an hour to drive to Inverness, across the Kessock Bridge.
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