Strathmore Lodge – The Scottish Highlands, Scotland
At a bend on the banks of the Strathmore River lies the Strathmore Lodge. Sheltered from the north-wind by trees it has been welcoming travellers since early 1900s. It is a renowned area for Salmon and Sea Trout fishing and the area is well known for being the birthplace of Scotland’s great Gaelic poet, Rob Donn who took inspiration from the stunning mountains, moors and water surrounding here. The lodge is truly off grid and situated in the middle of beautiful wilderness, rich with wildlife and endless views.
From first glance Strathmore Lodge looks like a classic traditional Highland tin-house that has been part of Scotland for decades. The lodge however has been extensively renovated in 2017 to have an eclectic bohemian and Bloomsbury inspired feel. It has 3 double bedrooms, a bathroom, living room with an original Morsoe cast iron fireplace and a welcoming kitchen that is the natural centre of the house. It is a true nature retreat, after spending a day exploring the great outdoors, sit back and relax by the fire before retreating to the bed with special homemade linen. Let your thoughts wonder off to the peaceful sound of the river.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:A truly off-grid experience - harking back to a simple way of life.
Sleeps:6 guests (3 double bedrooms).
Style:Small tin-clad historic lodge with original wood cladding walls giving a very special warmth and cosiness.
Service:Self-Catered with weekly housekeeping.
Location:At the Northwestern tip of Scotland’s splendid highlands, Strathmore Lodge can be found in the county of Sutherland – a dramatic locale where the mountains meet the sea.
Children:This is perfect for spending quality time with the family.
Weekly Price :£2,000
The Lodge has three double bedrooms, two double rooms and one twin room all with wonderful new beds. A bathroom with a showerhead (handheld) and bathtub. A cosy living room with an original Morsoe cast iron fireplace and a lovely kitchen that is the natural centre of the house.
service & extras
Self-Catered that gives you the freedom to cook whatever you like during your stay. The kitchen is stocked with some good staples, including salt & pepper, cooking oil, tea, coffee, milk, butter and some pasta.
The kitchen has a Raeburn stove and a log burning fire in the cosy living space. This is a very off-grid cottage so limited wi-fi is available via satellite, however there is little to no cell phone coverage. We invite you to truly retreat into the wild.
The cottage is part of Wildland Ltd whose main aim is to restore and conserve natural landscapes and local communities so there are plenty of activities based around this. Embrace the great outdoors in the vast grounds at your disposal. Take one of the hiking routes, go trail-running or mountain biking on the special Fatboy bikes. Head to the stunning beaches, take a picnic. Take one of the fishing rods and fish in some of the best fishing water in the World. You can also go deer hunting or sailing on the Atlantic Ocean. Or just enjoy some downtime with a book and unwinding in a glorious setting.
Strathmore Lodge belongs to WildLand Limited a company committed to delivering landscape conservation in the Scottish Highlands. They have a 200 year vision to re-wild the area, re-establish native woodlands, restore peatlands, wetlands and rivers and at the same time build support and understanding locally, nationally and internationally. By staying here you are supporting nature and allowing it a chance to fight back.
At the Northwestern tip of Scotland’s splendid highlands, Strathmore Lodge can be found in the county of Sutherland – a dramatic locale where the mountains meet the sea. Inverness is the nearest airport which is roughly a 2 hour scenic drive away.