Cottage of the Week – River Lodge in Inverness

The particularly wet weather we’ve been experiencing lately has turned our attentions to a different type of holiday. As the nights start to draw in and the temperature cools, we’ve started longing for evenings curled up by a roaring fire with a nice drink and a good book. In short, we’ve started dreaming of a week, or weekend, away at River Lodge in Inverness.

Whether you’re seeking similar seasonal comforts, or just fancy one of the most authentically enjoyable ways to enjoy Scotland, you’ll find River Lodge is the perfect solution to your holiday needs. Nestled on the banks of the River Ness, Loch Ness – and hours spent waiting for Nessie – is just a short walk away. The property is also situated on the beautiful Ness Castle River Estate, which allows you access to some of the finest walks, game fishing and golfing country Scotland has to offer.

Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness cruises and dolphin-spotting on the Moray Firth are among the myriad of delights within easy reach. For those wishing to explore a little further afield, the magical Isle of Skye is well worth a visit, taking in the romantic Eilean Donan Castle on the way. Alternatively, enjoy a boat trip to the Orkney Isles with its beautiful rugged scenery, a variety of archaeological sites and an abundance of wildlife.

More vibrant experiences can be enjoyed at the city of Inverness – just two miles away. There you can enjoy a wealth of historical and cultural attractions along with some fine shopping and a wonderful array of bars and restaurants. For an authentic taste of Scotland we’d highly recommend the Strathspey Whisky Trail. On the trail you can learn how several different distilleries produce their award-winning spirits. This fantastic tour will also show you how they create the barrels!

Make sure you stock up on a bottle as enjoying a ‘wee-dram’ by the fire is just one of the many enjoyable ways to pass the time at River Lodge. Thanks to its magnificent vaulted cathedral ceilings and double height window, admiring the majesty of your surroundings is another fantastic activity at the property. What’s more, thanks to the free Wi-Fi you can stay connected with your friends who weren’t lucky enough to accompany you – or at least tease them with photos on your Facebook page.

If you’d like to book or learn more about this stunning property in Scotland then take a look at the listing on cottages4you.