An-Tochailt Lodge

  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms

About the Lodge

Accessed by a private road, this impressive turreted building has the beautiful backdrop of Loch Ericht, which sweeps west towards magnificent Ben Alder. The luxurious retreat provides comfortable accommodation for eight people set over three floors. There are spectacular loch and mountain views from all reception rooms and bedrooms.

An-Tochailt Lodge is a perfect choice for a gathering of family or friends, to enjoy the wealth of attractions and activities available locally, or to simply luxuriate in this relaxing retreat. Visits to the west coast, Ben Nevis, and Glencoe, or north to Ullapool and the northwest are just a few examples of what is possible on a day trip.

Lodge Features & Layout

An-Tochailt Lodge lies on the northern shore of beautiful Loch Ericht, and it nestles beneath the Fara, Scotland’s seventh-highest Corbett. Access to the main entrance of the lodge is through a gated courtyard, which has car parking space, kennels, and a large garage. There are lawns on the lochside of the lodge with garden furniture provided for guest use.

The generously sized hallway leads into the comfortably furnished sitting room, which is a perfect place to relax and to enjoy the outstanding views. The drawing-room, sitting room, and dining room can be opened up with sliding doors to make one large open plan space if required.

The stylish drawing room has comfortable seating, arranged around the large open fire, and there is a TV with a DVD player for guests to use. French windows open up to the lochside lawns, where there are uninterrupted views of spectacular Loch Ericht and the surrounding countryside.

The dining room is a bright and airy space, with a dining table, which can accommodate eight people around it comfortably in front of an open fire. There is a useful serving hatch through from the kitchen next door.

The well-equipped country-style kitchen has a double range cooker with a gas hob, fridge freezer, a microwave, and a useful serving hatch that opens up through to the dining room next door. The utility room houses the additional freezer, a washing machine, and a dryer.

Bedrooms one and two share a luxurious bathroom, located on the same floor.

Bedroom one is a generous size twin room, with beautiful fabrics, a white vaulted ceiling, and double aspect windows offering views south and west of Loch Ericht.

Bedroom two has a double bed, warm mixed pattern fabrics with gold accents, and there is comfortable seating. The bay window maximises the incredible loch views.

Images 1 to 2 Bedroom 1
Image 3 Bedroom 2
Images 3 t0 6 Bathroom shared by bedrooms 1 and 2

Bedroom three, with twin beds, has warm contrasting fabrics, comfortable seating, and views directly over the loch. The fresh and luxurious en-suite bathroom has a bath with a shower over.

Bedroom four is a twin room with soft calming hues of buttermilk cream on the walls and luxurious mixed print contrasting fabrics. There is comfortable seating to relax in and different loch and mountain views to enjoy from the dual aspect windows.

Bedroom four has a dedicated luxurious bathroom, with a bath and separate shower room.

Other rooms on the ground floor include a cloakroom, and a utility room.

The images below show the bespoke arched doorway, the large and welcoming hallway, and the spiral staircase.

Floor Plan

Customer Testimonials

“An Tochailt has become our home from home. It is a beautiful house — a mini castle paradise! Both in winter, when its warmth, coziness and roaring log fires offer shelter from the snow and gales, or in summer, when the endless days allow for glorious and breathtaking views down Loch Ericht, it is a simply magical spot. The furnishings are comfortable, the towels and linens excellent quality, the unlimited hot water and huge bathtubs much needed after a day’s fishing or walking. The dining room is magnificent and a perfect place to enjoy eating our daily catch or Christmas feast! (The kitchen is disproportionately small for the size of the house, but it suits the 3 of us perfectly, although it might be snug for larger groups.). With a drying room/boot room and lovely scullery, the house is very well equipped for those who enjoy outdoor living. And there are books, games, dvds and the all-important Wi-fi for those who prefer to stay at home. The house is a haven of tranquility and seclusion, yet the excellent, friendly and efficient team on the Ben Alder Estate are just a phone call away. We always hate to leave and we look forward to each return visit.”

Availability & Prices

An Tochailt Lodge can be let on a weekly basis from any Saturday. Short stays are also available from 4 to 6 days. If for any reason you encounter any problems while placing your booking, please get in touch via the contact tab.

Additional Information

Layout

At a Glance

3 Reception rooms, 4 Bedrooms- 1 double, 3 twins, and 3 bathrooms

Ground Floor

On the ground floor, there are three stylish reception rooms, all loch facing. The dining room and the drawing room both have open fires, and there are French windows that lead out to the loch-side lawns. The bright, airy sitting room is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the incredible views during the day. There is also a well-equipped kitchen, cloakroom, and utility room.

 First Floor

A double bedroom and twin room share a large and luxurious family bathroom with a bath and separate shower unit. There is a further twin room on this floor which has an en suite bathroom with a bath and a shower unit. 

Second Floor

This floor has a twin room with a large and luxurious private bathroom. The bathroom has a bath and separate shower unit. 

Additional Information

  • Room at the dining table for eight people to be seated comfortably
  • All bedrooms and reception rooms have loch views
  • Open fires in the dining and drawing rooms. Logs supplied.
  • The well-equipped kitchen has a double Range cooker, gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, and a microwave
  • WIFI, TV and DVD player provided
  • The Lodge is a gated property with a double garage
  • Garden furniture and a barbeque are available for our guests to use
  • We use Egyptian cotton bed linen and luxury towels, as standard
  • An additional freezer, a washing machine, and dryer are housed in the utility room
  • Gas central heating
  • Cot, highchair, and stairgate available on request
  • Possibility of a cook and daily housekeeper at an additional cost
  • Dogs accepted by arrangement only and following payment of an additional deposit
  • Strictly no smoking

Our Policies

Children

Please note that the Gate Lodge is not suitable for young children.

Pets

Pets welcome but will incur surcharge.

Smoking

Strictly no smoking.

Accepted Payment Methods

Cheque, Bank Transfer.

Check In & Check Out Times

Earliest check in is 4.00pm. Latest check in is 4.00pm. We kindly ask that you check out by 10.00am.

Dogs

Dogs accepted by arrangement only and following payment of an additional deposit

How To Get There

Directions

Take the Dalwhinnie exit off of the A9 and follow the road to the petrol station. Take the track located next to the petrol station and continue past the white houses on the left to the railway barrier under the railway arch. On reaching the barrier, call the Estate security (07827 330 383) for the code. Turn immediately right through the stone gate posts, follow the track up a short steep hill, then bear left. Continue to the first turreted building with electric gates in an archway. Just before the gates, there is a post with a keypad. Press the security button for access. Carry on for half a mile to An-Tochailt Lodge that will be on your left.

Address

Ben Alder Estate
Dalwhinnie
Inverness-shire
PH19 1AE