Ross Holiday Homes is a family run business and our own children and dogs enjoy staying here regularly.
Each Lodge is comfortably furnished and constantly updated; each sleeps 4 people, with one double bedroom and one twin bedded room, open plan living area, bathroom and utility room. The living area comprises a large but cosy lounge providing television with digital freeview and dvd player and kitchenette with pine dining table. French doors lead to a covered balcony which overlooks part of the surrounding Forestry Commission woodland, garden furniture is provided.
A private car park is provided, although direct car access to each lodge is not possible.
Location and things to do and see
Blackmuir Wood forms the backdrop to the lodges and is a wonderful playground, rabbit run and peaceful afternoon's walking. the hill-fort of Knocfarrel is an hour's uphill walk through Blackmuir Wood and up to an impressive viewpoint over Strathpeffer and the surrounding countryside. Dog owners be warned - it is a also a rabbiter's paradise! The more adventurous have plenty of walks and cycle rides available from the cabin door to local lochs. The nearby Ben Wyvis, from which our lodges take their name, is a munro, and a day's hike for the experienced walker - a stiff but rewarding climb. Local lochs and impressive waterfalls also make relaxing days out for those keen to escape the bustle of everyday life to enjoy the Highland hillsides.
Day trips in the surrounding area include the fantastic scenic train journey and ferry ride to the Isle of Skye. Ullapool, The Black Isle, Loch Ness, the Spey Valley, Inverewe Gardens and John O'Groats are all within day trip distance. Ben Wyvis Lodges are a birdwatcher's paradise, previous visitors have reported seeing a fantastic array of wild birds including greater spotted woodpeckers, tawny and barn owls, buzzards, siskins, tree creepers, meadow pipits and tree pipits to name but a few. Red kites are known to nest near Blackmuir Wood and Ospreys not far away. A full list is available on our website. the rspb reserve at Loch Garten is only an hour away by car. Many visitors have also been able to see Dolphins from Chanonry Point on the Murray Firth.
Strathpeffer itself is full of history, the town is full of carefully preserved Victorian buildings, typical of the town's heyday as a spa town. The old railway station has been transformed into a quiet retreat offering craft shops, museum and coffee shop. The pump rooms are now a working museum which provides a fascinating insight into the Victorian's obsession with health spas. Strathpeffer also boasts a pictish Eagle Stone which has its own legends.
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