West Lodge

Historic and romantic, pet friendly luxury lodge for two with a hot tub and mountain views.

Period features

Wood- burning stove

Mountain views

Hot tub

Pet friendly

All rooms on ground floor

Nespresso coffee machine

Outdoor dining area

1 x king bedroom

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom

Free wifi


Washing machine

Space for infant cots

Storage for sports equipment

Off street parking


Bath and shower

Dining room

Enclosed garden

Woodland setting

Walking distance to Kincraig

Close to Loch Insh

Cottages don’t come any more characterful than historic West Lodge. This delightful bolthole for two is just moments from the shore of Loch Insh near Kincraig, 5 miles south of Aviemore. From its crow-step gables to its arched doorways - and even an heraldic Clan McPherson cat carved in stone by the entrance - West Lodge will charm you from the minute you arrive!

Originally the gatehouse to the Dunachton Estate, it was designed by the same architect as Dunachton Lodge. But although this B-listed treasure was built in 1860, it has very recently been refurbished and refitted with lots of comfortable contemporary features - all perfectly proportioned for a relaxing stay for two. It also enjoys stunning views of the Cairngorm Mountain range from the living room and bedroom.

The living room has a cosy woodburner, keeping the lodge toasty even in the snowiest winters. There is a sleek and contemporary kitchen with a lovely big butlers sink, oven, fridge and washing machine. The separate dining room next door in fact seats four - should you decide to invite anyone else to supper during your stay. When the weather is warm and you’d like to enjoy an al fresco lunch or a romantic dinner under the stars there’s a BBQ and outdoor eating area on the decking. The bedroom is light and airy and has a king size bed, and your bathroom has both a bath and shower.

In fact water babies really are spoiled for choice at West Lodge because the owners have also fitted out the cottage with a luxurious outdoor hot tub. However should you prefer a more bracing dip, Loch Insh is within dashing distance of the front door! You can also use the owners’ rowing boat for a little boating tour around Loch Insh. If you fancy trying to catch your own supper, why not speak to us about arranging fishing in the loch? With so many outdoor activities to enjoy, you’ll be pleased to know that you can securely store your bikes, fishing equipment or skis in the stone shed in the garden. The garden is secure and fenced all the way around so perfect if you decide to bring your dog too.

You can walk around the shore of the loch to Kincraig village, a little Highland gem. Its wonderful cafe, The Old Post Office, serves fabulous cream cakes and exquisite Italian food (eat in or takeaway). You can also head further around the loch to reach the watersports centre and Boathouse restaurant. If you’d like to work up a proper appetite first, you can always hire out a dinghy, windsurf, kayak or canoe from their watersports beach beforehand.

West Lodge is the perfect romantic retreat for two.

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