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Loch Rannoch Lodge

TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH HIGHLAND LODGE TO RENT

This large traditional Sporting Lodge is the ideal place to unwind and relax with friends and family. It provides something for everyone, whether it be relaxing in front of the large open fire, swimming in the indoor swimming pool, playing snooker, using the gym or enjoying a drink in the conservatory whilst looking out across the wild Scottish landscape. Furnished with fine antiques and artwork, the eclusive-use lodge provides a setting that will ensure you have a memorable holiday.

The large indoor heated swimming pool can be enjoyed year round and on those warm sunny summer days, you can wander through the wide, open doors and sunbathe on the lawn. Above the pool is a billiard room which also contains an exercise bike and weight lifting equipment.

You can spend your time here out on the hills walking, watching eagles and ospreys and there is an abundance of other flora and fauna for which the area is famous.

For those wishing to do so, we can arrange sporting activities across the private 70,000-acre estate. Of course, there are a host of other activities available in the area and these can be arranged via your Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions Luxury Scotland travel planner. 

Cook can be arranged at an additional charge. The staff accommodation is a 2-bedroomed flat which has full cooking facilities. Housekeeping of three hours a day is included in the cost. 

Helicopter landing facilities available for exclusive use of the guests within the grounds of the Lodge for those wishing to reduce travel time. 

Fishing for brown trout (15th March – 6th October),  in the Loch is included in the rental. Sporting by arrangement.

N.B. Price based on sleeping up to 12-guests (self-catered). 

N.B. - Please note:

  • The lodge is let with the services of the house-keeper for 3 hours a day a.m.  If a chef/cook is required this can be arranged by contacting your Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions Luxury Scotland travel planner.
  • If you wish to bring dogs, a good housekeeping deposit of £1000.00 will be required. A maximum of two dogs are welcome in the house on the ground floor only. They must be kept under strict control at all times. There are external kennels available.
  • Free-Sat television.
  • Helicopter landing facilities available for exclusive use of the guests within the grounds of the Lodge for those wishing to reduce travel time. 
  • Fishing for brown trout (15th March – 6th October),  in the Loch is included in the rental. Sporting by arrangement.

Equipment Provided:

Towels and bed linen are provided (this may be duvets or blankets and sheets). Each property is furnished and equipped to cater for the stated permitted occupancy and also includes pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, iron and ironing board. 

In certain areas TV channel choice and reception may be poor. Freesat are available in some properties. Please check beforehand if this is important.

Catering:

All our lodges can be let fully or part catered and with additional housekeeping if required. Please specify with your Sandgrouse Travel planner. 

Hiking: 

You are welcome to walk in any direction from the lodge.  For advice on long distance and short walks please ask your Sandgrouse Travel planner.  Other good areas for walking are Loch an Eilein at Aviemore, Newtonmore wildcat trails, Killiekrankie. 

Please follow the access code – www.outdooraccess-scotland.com. Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly.  Your access rights and responsibilities are explained fully in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.  The key things to remember are to:

  • Take responsibility for your own actions.
  • Respect the interest of other people.
  • Care for the environment.

Fishing:

Guests staying in our lodges are welcome to fish on the loch by the property, as well as Loch Rannoch from the bank or you are welcome to bring your own boat to launch.  Please ask for rules before booking.  Both lochs have a good wild stock of Brown trout.  Good trout fishing in both lochs and further hill lochs are available but please ask about access.

Eating Out:

There are a numerous local places to eat out (although they are a good drive from the lodge!) to suit a variety of different appetites. In addition you will find a wide range of hotels in Aviemore, Grantown and Pitlochry.

Letterbox Restaurant, Newtonmore 
01540 673231
Columba House Hotel, Kingussie
01540 661402
The Cross, Kingussie
01540 661166
La Taverna Ristorante, Aviemore
01479 810683
The Loft, Blair Atholl
01796 481377
Atholl Arms Hotel, Blair Atholl
01796 481205
Port na Craig, Pitlochry
01796 472777
Killicrankie House Hotel
01796 473220
Bridge of Gaur Guesthouse
01882 633356

Stalking - Upland Land Management Program as directed by the Scottish Government (Scottish National Heritage)

Stalking red or roe deer is a fascinating way to discover Scotland’s landscape and culture.  You will spend time walking through beautiful landscapes – mountains, glens and forests – as you go in search of the deer. 

Please also discuss stalking the deer with your binoculars or camera.

The red deer on the estate are carefully managed on a sustainable basis producing healthy quality food in balance with the local environment. Deer welfare, conservation and environmental enhancement are important initiatives for the estate.  Should you wish to arrange stalking, you will spend time with one of the estate stalkers on the hill. The tradition of deer stalking will offer you an insight into Scottish culture which many other visitors will never experience. Deer stalking is the term we use in Scotland for hunting and shooting deer. It is an important part of modern-day land management. It also contributes to the local economy; helps protect many native plants and species and maintain a healthy and strong population of red deer. Deer stalking is also a traditional activity in Scotland, a link to the traditional culture of the Highlands. 

Red Stag season 1st July to 20th October
Roebucks 1st April to 20th October and does 21st October to 31st March
During the season Stalking red deer is available by arrangement