3 Bedroom Cottage on a Wilderness Reserve in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Golf nearby
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 property 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 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 enjoy 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, 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 a 1.5 hour drive north of Inverness. Alladale’s position at the narrowest part of Great Britain, and on the eastern side of the watershed, allows it 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. You`d be hard pressed to find a more picturesque setting for outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking (free of charge mountain bikes available), clay pigeon shooting, trout fishing and golfing on the nearby championship courses of Royal Dornoch. Or get to really know the reserve by taking a guided 4x4 safari or relax during a lovely massage or beauty treatment.
Whilst Alladale’s re-wilding project has been well publicised over the past decade, its different types of accommodation 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 and dolphin watching.
The Alladale team works hard to ensure your stay is 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 only an hour and 30 minutes 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 manager is happy to arrange your transfers to and from the airport; car hire is also available. If you`re driving, follow these directions: from Inverness take the A9 north (towards Thurso and Wick) over the Kessock bridge. Continue on the A9 until you pass the town of Tain. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto the A836 (towards Ardgay ad Bonar Bridge), leaving the A9. In Ardgay, turn left onto the minor road by the Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries and after about a mile you will cross the River Carron, where you should follow the road to Croick Church. After a further 8 miles, turn left at the red telephone box and continue for 1.5 miles until you reach the cattle grid, then drive carefully for another 1.5 miles on the gravel track to the Alladale Lodge.
Nearest Train Station:
Ardgay via Inverness
The cottage sleeps up to 8 people in two spacious double en-suite rooms and a very large family attic room that sleeps a maximum of 5 and comes with its own 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. Scottish sandstone floors stay cool in summer and cosy in winter with underfloor heating and sheep's wool insulated walls. The cottage has a modest Wi-Fi signal that is sufficient for WhatsApp messaging and emails.
Eagle`s Crag is situated in dramatic Glen Alladale and features panoramic windows on each side of the living area which provide incredible views of the valley and the ancient Caledonian forest. The extraordinary location of Eagle`s Crag feels very remote but is easily accessible, situated about 1 mile from Alladale Lodge.
There are three types of accommodation on the reserve so if you are coming as part of a larger group, then bear in mind that you are welcome to book several accommodations to fit everyone. Alladale Lodge sleeps up to 14 in 7 bedrooms, Eagle's Crag sleeps up to 8 in 3 bedrooms and Ghillie's Rest sleeps up to 4 in 2 bedrooms. Together, they can accommodate up to 26 people in 12 bedrooms. In Summer, remote Deanich Lodge is also available to sleep up to 18 guests in 3 bunk rooms and 1 twin room.
Conditions of Rental
Minimum 3 night stay required. 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.