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Duirinish Lodge

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7 Nights  

  • £5500  to  £6500

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Duirinish Lodge

Duirinish Lodge sleeps up to ten guests in elegance and style. It is an impressive country house dating back to 1936 ideally located in Duirinish, just two miles from Plockton, a truly beautiful fishing village in the Scottish Highlands.

Perfect for the discerning traveller who appreciates classic Scottish charm, Duirinish Lodge nestles amongst eighteen acres of glorious grounds with private wooded areas, terraces for alfresco dining, ponds, a well stocked fruit and vegetable garden, extensive lawns and outhouses (one has been converted into a games room with pool table).

Beautifully presented throughout, the lodge lends itself well to all occasions whether you want to simply spend time with friends and family, or celebrate a special occasion in a magical setting. Russle up a hearty breakfast, supper or celebratory meal in the kitchen with Aga. Have pre-dinner drinks in the conservatory area of the drawing room where you can soak up the incredible views over the Isles of Skye and Raasay. Chat about the days adventures over dinner in the formal dining room (a place that is fit for the most special of meals), then enjoy a dram in front of a roaring log fire back in the drawing room. The upstairs living is equally as welcoming with spacious comfortable bedrooms to retire to at the end of the day.

Duirinish sits in Lochalsh, just two miles from Plockton. It is possibly one of the most enchanting crofting townships you are likely to stumble upon in Scotland with its houses set around the village green with little stream running through. An unspoilt place where you can step back in time and immediately start to relax and unwind.

Plockton is within walking distance (or a short drive) and offers two good pubs serving food, traditional music and a warm Scottish welcome. There is also a very good modern restaurant (Plockton Shores which also specialises in seafood) and a village shop for provisions. Attracting artists and sailors alike due to its pure natural beauty, the crystal clear waters surrounding Plockton are home to an abundance of wildlife and provide some of the best sea kayaking you will find in the country (excursions are available from the village where boats can also be hired). Alternatively, if that sounds too energetic, take one of Calum's seal trips which provide the chance to discover the areas beauty from the water and see the wildlife (seal sightings are guaranteed - no sighting, no fee!). For those who enjoy walking, there are paths along the shore to explore and if you are lucky, you may catch a sighting of an otter.

For those who can tear themselves away from the beauty of this area, there are plenty of great day trips out. The Skye Bridge is under five miles away and provides access to unforgettable attractions including the fairy pools, the Quiraing hill-walks that will reward with some of the most breathtaking scenery, and Talisker Distillery. Glenelg is a popular day trip for walkers with its ancient fortress, remote loch and restaurant for refreshments, or head to Kintail and tackle the Five Sisters if you are feeling brave. Eilean Donan Castle is under half an hour away by car and a trip to the remote peninsula of Applecross is a must with incredible scenery enroute.

Find out more about Plockton: https://www.independentcottages.co.uk/holiday-blog/plockton-a-little-slice-of-scottish-paradise/

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Dirk Andres joined Independent Cottages in May 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (Highland)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor of the lodge

  • A lobby leads into the hall.
  • Drawing room that combines two distinct areas. The first is the sitting room with comfy seating around the wonderful open fire providing a cosy place to retire to after dinner. Off this is the conservatory where you can sit in comfort and style and enjoy the panoramic views over the garden and islands of Skye and Raasay in the distance, as well as the historic mountain pass, Bealach na Ba. Ample sofas and chairs provide seating for all party members and there is a television, DVD player and two doors taking you outside to two patio areas with outdoor furniture and Gas BBQ, allowing you to enjoy alfresco dining in the warmer months.
  • Kitchen with warming AGA, well-equipped and beautifully presented with granite work-tops above the centre island and units filled with everything needed for self-catering. There is also a fridge and electric oven and hob set in the centre island and a dining area to one end with table and chairs.
  • Next to the kitchen is the utility room - a really useful space to leave coats, boots and dogs, housing the dishwasher, washing machine and a large fridge/freezer. Outdoor gear can also be kept and dried in the drying room in the outbuilding.
  • Dining room which is a wonderful place for more sophisticated meals in front of a roaring fire. With ample seating for the entire party (10 guests) and special cutlery and glassware, this is the perfect place for a celebratory meal.
  • Study, making it possible to tuck yourself away and catch up on emails and work. There is a printer/scanner and the house has WiFi access throughout.
  • Cloakroom with wash basin and WC.

First floor of the lodge

  • Stairs take you up to a spacious landing area leading off to...
  • Double master bedroom which is pretty yet spacious with occassional chairs so that you can enjoy a quiet moment with your morning cup of tea before you head downstairs.
  • Two spacious twin bedrooms, each having two single beds.
  • House bathroom with bath (including hand-held shower attachment), hand basin and toilet.
  • Shower room with a big shower cubicle, toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail.

The Wing: As well as the accommodation above, the adjacent Wing provides further accommodation and is furnished and equipped to the same high standard as the rest of the lodge. It has a kitchen/diner, lounge with comfy seating, television, DVD player, a shower room with WC and wash hand basin and three first floor bedrooms (one double and two single bedrooms).

Outside: With eighteen acres of extensive grounds, there is lots of fresh air and space where children and dogs can explore and play. Relax on the patio with an alfresco meal (BBQ provided), enjoy a quiet moment by one of the ponds, explore the private wooded area, challenge your friends to a game on the lawn or find the shade of a tree and make time to read a book. Soak up the views from the octagonal summer house or just relax on one of the benches. A trip to the organic fruit and vegetable garden may reward you with all sorts of goodies for supper when in season (plums, lettuce, leeks, sprouts and tomatoes to name just a few). There is no shortage of off-road parking by the front entrance and there are outbuildings providing a drying room, games room with pool table, and bike storage.

Additional information: Pets are welcome. Prices include heating, bed linen, electricity and towels. The property is equipped with a 21st century green energy biomass boiler that provides heat to radiators in every room and hot water throughout the building, keeping it nice and warm all year round. WiFi internet access throughout. No smoking. Short breaks may be available out of peak season, please enquire with the owner.

Weddings: Duirinish Lodge provides a stunning setting and is available for weddings and civil partnerships with the use of a marquee placed in the grounds for parties of up to sixty guests. Outside catering available by arrangement at an additional charge.

Duirinish Lodge Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 10 in 6 bedrooms (3 Doubles, 1 Twins and 2 Singles)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £5500
To £6500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7485 162055 before paying by bank transfer.
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Dirk Andres
Member Since May 2019

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