We have just ended a two week stay in Fairview Lodge, the only non timber Lodge on the park.
Fairview sits away from the other lodges in its own private space on the hillside, it has ample parking & level access but most importantly it has wonderful views of Loch Ness & the mountains beyond. The hot tub, outdoor seating area, 2 of the 3 bedrooms & the lounge, dining room & conservatory all face the Loch & allow you to watch the weather change throughout the day - the most dramatic of sights - could easily kill a fortnight weather watching alone!!
The Lodge itself is well furnished with lots of living space, the downstairs comprises a large kitchen / dining area, a separate Dining Room, Lounge, Sun Room, WC & Utility Room. Upstairs are three large bedrooms all with En-Suite Bathrooms. There are plenty of comfortable sofas to relax on & TV / DVD players in all the main rooms.
The kitchen is fitted to a high standard with all the usual appliances, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer.
The house is heated with underfloor heating which is great on some of the colder mornings.
The Lodge makes a great base for exploring the rest of the highlands, we made trips to the Isle of Skye as well as Cromarty, Inverness, Edinburgh & the Cairngorms. The closest pub (20 mins away) the Dores Inn serves wonderful food right on the Loch shore (again - superb view!). Fort Augustus - 20 mins the opposite way - is a really busy little town at the end of the Loch - very friendly.
This really is a stunning location & even though we have had rain, sunshine & snow we have made use of all the facilities, including the BBQ & hot tub!
We have all had a great time & would definitely recommend Fairview Lodge to others - the owners made clear nothing was too much trouble and gave us an extremely friendly welcome - see you soon!!
PS - you MUST also have breakfast at the Foyers Waterfall cafe (5 mins up the hill via lovely wooded paths). There is a shop next door then you can literally pop across the road to the Foyers Falls - famous for a reason.
- Also Known As:
- Lodges On Loch Ness Hotel Inverness
- Lodges On Loch Ness Foyers