3 Bedroom Wilderness Cottage in Scotland, Highlands, Ardgay
- Sports & activity
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Country Sports
- Golf within 30km
- Other rental properties on site
- Short breaks available
Eagle’s Crag, a beautiful newly-built cottage in an idyllic setting, is the pitch perfect hideaway for friends and family. Poised in the cradle of Glen Alladale and serenaded by the rush and tumble of the stream, this beautiful lodge stands in gentle contrast to the untamed landscape that surrounds it. Relax in the comfort of the well-equipped cottage and look out at the UK's most ambitious private rewilding project. Hundreds of thousands of trees have been planted all around in this vibrant countryside alive with wildlife.
Alladale Lodge is just up the road and can be contacted for activities such as hiking, cycling, fishing, stalking and 4X4 safaris. It is also possible to order delicious home-cooked food if guests prefer this to self-catering. From this fabulous base camp guests are free to head out and enjoys the magnificent 23,000 acres of Alladale - a unique wilderness reserve in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
If you`re searching for a place that will make the stresses and strains of modern life start to feel somehow inconsequential, then look no further. The sheer size and scale of the Alladale Wilderness Reserve is enough to give you a fresh perspective on life. Eagle`s Crag, with its modern wet room bathrooms, high ceilings, exposed beams, panoramic views and stylish contemporary furnishings, is the perfect base from which to explore it.
Alladale Wilderness Reserve’s 100 square kilometres of rugged mountains, forests, rivers and lochs are located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, just an hour drive north of Inverness. Our position at the narrowest part of Great Britain, and on the eastern side of the watershed, allows us to enjoy our own micro-climate; and above average sunny, clear and rain-free days.
Alladale is the perfect place to enjoy a wide range of activities, from traditional highland recreations to specialist photography and culinary breaks. Country pursuits like deer stalking, clay pigeon shooting and trout fishing are always popular and you`d be hard pressed to find a more picturesque setting for sports like hiking, mountain biking and golfing on the nearby championship courses of Royal Dornoch. Alternatively really get to know the reserve by taking a guided 4x4 safari or relax with a spot of local whisky tasting.
Whilst Alladale’s re-wilding project has been well publicised over the past decade, our four lodges offer a variety of unparalleled experiences that allow guests to unwind and relax in a space more akin to your own home than a hotel. In addition to a multitude of activities available on the Reserve, the north of Scotland offers a host of incredible day trips; from exploring turquoise waters and golden beaches to historic castles.
Our friendly, professional hospitality and ranger teams will do everything possible to ensure your stay is special and tailored to your needs. Visiting Alladale directly contributes to the conservation, wildlife and educational projects on and around the Reserve.
The reserve feels totally remote but Inverness is just an hour and 30 min away. There are regular flights to Inverness Airport from all major cities and a flight from London takes less than 2 hours. There are also trains from Edinburgh. The owners can arrange your transfers to and from the airport by taxi or helicopter, or car hire is also available. If you`re driving, follow these directions: from Inverness take the A9 north over the Kessock bridge, then before the town of Alness turn left on to the B9176 to Bonar Bridge. At Ardgay turn left onto the minor road by the Lady Ross Tea Rooms. After 1 mile you will cross the River Carron, follow the road to Croick Church and after 8 miles turn left at the red phone box. A further 1.5 miles will bring you to the Alladale entrance.
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The cottage sleeps up to 8 people in two elegant double rooms (with en-suite wet rooms) and a family room with four single beds which share another bathroom. The large living area features high-ceilings, exposed beams and deer antler chandeliers. The cottage is fully equipped with a handmade Scottish oak kitchen and the latest technology, from a 50`` flat screen TV and DVD player to an iPod dock and WiFi throughout. Scottish sandstone floors stay cool in the summer but stay cosy with under floor heating in winter and the walls are insulated with sheep's wool.
Eagle`s Crag looks down over the Alladale river and features panoramic windows on each side of the living area which provide incredible views of the glen and the ancient Caledonian forest (of which some of the trees are up to 400 years old). The extraordinary location of Eagle`s Crag means that it is very remote yet easily accessible.
There are three separate accommodation options on the reserve so if you are coming as part of a larger group, then bear in mind that you are welcome to book one, two or all three unites. Alladale Lodge sleeps up to 14 in 7 bedrooms. Eagle's Crag sleeps up to 8 in 3 bedrooms. Ghillie's Rest sleeps up to 4 in 2 bedrooms, so the site as a whole can accommodate up to 26 people in 12 bedrooms.
Conditions of Rental
Minimum 3 night stay required - these breaks are available for 25% discount on weekly prices. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking and the outstanding balance is required 8 weeks prior to arrival date. Cancellation fees will apply. Weeks run from Sunday to Sunday.