The Gate Lodge is accessed along a private road and located in a tranquil setting on the northern shore of Loch Ericht. It has comfortable, elegant public rooms far beyond the ordinary, with unique décor, deep sofas, and grand granite fireplaces. The warm and welcoming ambience flows through to the four sumptuous bedrooms, each unique in character. There are excellent views from every room, not least the turreted 360◦ viewing gallery at the top of the tower.
This luxurious haven is an ideal choice for a peaceful and relaxing break and is marvellously located to experience some of the local attractions and activities on offer. With closer access to the otherwise remote Ben Alder Mountain, it is a perfect location for hillwalking parties seeking a luxurious haven to return to at the end of an active day. The Gate Lodge is not suitable for young children.
Lodge Features & Layout
Far beyond our expectations, incredibly grand but cosy and welcoming. An beautiful location right at the edge of the loch. So much to see and do. We will be re-booking for next year.
We spent the most amazing Christmas week at the lodge with our family. The location is perfect and the property far exceeded our expectations, it is a truly beautiful building, the attention to detail is stunning and the quality of all the rooms was 10/10.
We would not hesitate in recommending this as the perfect escape/ holiday /relaxation retreat. We walked the mountains, photographed deer and had a thoroughly perfect Christmas. The staff at Ben Alder are very professional, incredibly helpful and on hand to help. We will definitely be back for more of the same soon. Thank you to all at Ben Alder Estates.
Availability & Prices
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Gate 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.
On the lower ground floor, there are two twin rooms, both with an en suite bath with a shower over, a bedroom with a king-size four-poster bed, an en suite bath, and a shower over. The fourth bedroom also has a king-size bed and an en suite bath, with a shower over.
On the ground floor, there is a hallway with a side hall and a cloakroom. There is also a dining room where eight people can be seated comfortably in front of an open fire. French windows give access from the dining room to two individual south-facing verandas. One veranda has garden furniture. The ground floor also has a well-equipped kitchen with a triple Aga cooker and a separate utility room.
There is a well-appointed drawing room with an open fire and access to a third veranda with spectacular loch views. Additional rooms on the first floor include a separate television room and stairs that lead up to the viewing room at the top of the tower.
Additional Lodge Details
The well-equipped kitchen has a triple Aga cooker and a gas hob
The dining room table seats eight people around it comfortably
There is a tower room with a 360◦ viewing gallery
The drawing room and dining room have open fires. Logs provided.
Egyptian cotton bed linen and luxury towels are provided for guests in the lodge as standard
Wi-Fi, flat-screen television, and DVD player
Fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, and dryer
Gas central heating
Ideal for special 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th or more senior birthday celebrations
Perfect for special wedding anniversary celebrations
The Gate Lodge is not suitable for young children
Please note that the Gate Lodge is not suitable for young children.
Strictly no smoking.
Accepted Payment Methods
Cheque, Bank Transfer, and credit cards for online bookings.
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 accepted by arrangement only
How To Get There
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, along the track passing An-Tochailt Lodge on your left, and continue until you reach another set of electric gates. Press the security button on the keypad located on the wooden post. Once you pass through the gates, the Gate Lodge is immediately on the left.
It is necessary to have the use of a vehicle during your stay but if any of your party wishes to arrive by train there is a station at Dalwhinnie. The overnight sleeper service from London stops at Dalwhinnie as do some of the day trains. Nearby Kingussie Station offers more choice of train times.