- 5 star 18th Century mill converted in the style of a traditional Shooting Lodge in miniature situated in the heart of Speyside.
- The lodge is adjacent to the middle section of the Spey with direct access to this part of the river. One of Scotland's famous salmon and sea trout fisheries, superb for a weeks fishing.
- Trompe l'oeil wall murals, tweed touches throughout and fabulous antique pieces.
- Unique location for walking, wildlife watching, outdoor activities and visiting Speyside whisky distilleries.
- The peacefulness of Weiroch Lodge and its tranquil surroundings are perfect for those seeking total relaxation for whatever reason.
Good To Know
- Salmon fishing on the River Spey and its tributaries can be arranged on request. This five star luxury country lodge can also provide partial or fully catered stays by special arrangement.
- Well behaved dogs can be accommodated on request.
- Please kindly note, Children under 12 yrs can only be accepted by prior arrangment.
- Large south-facing fenced garden with patio area at the rear of the Lodge, leads directly from the kitchen, ideal for outdoor dining.
- Short breaks available and under occupancy discounts for smaller parties of 3-4 and 1-2 people.
- Logs included in the rental. Free Wi-Fi
- The Delnashaugh Hotel in Ballindalloch is open for lunches, dinners and afternoon teas and coffees this "pet friendly" historic hotel offers real ales in spectacular surrounds.
- The Dowans Hotel in Aberlour provides light lunches and heartydiners. Two restaurants, Spe and 57, offer two varying concepts with the emphasis onfresh, local and reduced food miles.
- The Mash Tun Aberlour is a gastro pub with lunches and evening meals served in the bar area and the largest collection of Glenfarclas whiskies in the world.
- The cosy Copper Dog pub in the Craigellachie Hotel is a poplar drop in for lunch or dinner - serving fresh Scottish fayre.
- Whisky distilleries on your doorstep The Macallan, The Glenlivet, The Glenfiddich, Aberlour, Glenfarclas, Cragganmore and The Balvenie to name but a few.
- Visit the Cairngorm mountain or the Speyside Way which is just a few minutes away. Golf courses include Ballindalloch, Grantown-on-Spey, Nethy Bridge, Dufftown, and the championship courses of Nairn and Royal Dornoch.
- Incredible field, forest and riverside walks, abundance of wildlife, outdoor activities and fieldsports. Enjoy Highland games and pipe bands in summer. Tour Moray Firth's picturesque coastline with sandy beaches, dolphins and pretty fishing villages.
- Ski and Snowboard on the Cairngorm Mountains at the Lecht or Aviemore Ski School. Seek out the Cairngorm Reindeer or book an open kayak tour on the River Spey.
- Take a tour of one of many castles - learn about Cawdor Castle's Shakespearean conections and discover the secrets of an ancient medieval tower built around the legendary Holly Tree.
5 Star relaxation - elegance and luxury abounds in this timeless Highland self-catering Lodge with fantastic walks and enviable private Speyside river location in the heart of the whisky trail. Weiroch Lodge is an elegant country house conversion on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park and makes a stunning retreat for a larger group. Situated close to Grantown on Spey and Aberlour, this splendid property has three twin/double en-suite rooms with an additional two sofa beds for guests (sleeping up to 8) and crisp white cotton linen throughout. The house is full of elegant antique pieces, chandeliers and traditional Highland charm, sprinkled with contemporary design touches at every turn.
Your stay at Weiroch Lodge can be as laid back or action packed, as you choose. Hunting and fishing parties will love the proximity of the lodge to the nearby shooting estates and being adjacent to the world famous River Spey there's fishing for salmon and trout at your backdoor. Finish off your day on the hill with a classic malt from one of the many malt whisky distilleries in the area. For the golfers in your group there are several excellent courses to tackle, and if you prefer winter sports, you have both the Cairngorm Mountain resort at Aviemore or The Lecht Ski Centre to choose from.
A superb dining kitchen is the hub of the lodge. There are high quality appliances, a large fridge, separate freezer, electric oven, 5 burner gas hob, dishwasher, microwave and Stellar cookware. Take pre-dinner drinks in the elegant sitting room with high vaulted ceilings where you can gather round the wood burning stove with its tweed decked sofas, antique furniture and elegant chandeliers before enjoying your meal. On balmy summer nights the large patio area outside offers stunning views and maximises your social space, making a lovely spot to spend time in the open air, as the sun goes down.
Carefully chosen sporting prints surround you and the soft furnishings reflect the strong highland heritage with upholstery and curtains swathed in luxurious estate tartan. Attention to detail is everywhere. Downstairs, underfoot there's limewashed solid oak flooring and the house has Norwegian, triple-glazing throughout - a perfect base to relax and unwind.
You can enjoy walks across the fields, direct from Weiroch Lodge and explore the many adjacent forest tracks, or access the Speyside Way which is just a few minutes away. This world famous trail mainly follows the valley of the River Spey and runs from Buckie on the shore of the Moray Firth, south westwards to Aviemore on the edge of the Cairngorm Mountains, a distance of approximately 65 miles. Weiroch is ideal as a base to complete all sections of the walk, being situated 34 miles from each end.
For hillwalkers, there are 49 Munros plus numerous Corbetts and Grahams (smaller hills) to be conquered within the Cairngorm range and local area. The closest is Ben Rinnes, about 5-miles away, with a total ascent of 548 metres. As a guide, 2.5 hours should be allowed to complete the 4.66 mile route and, on a clear day, there are fantastic views from the summit.
Surrounded by some of
the worlds most renowned whisky distilleries you can take a tour and taste
the "uisghe beatha" "whisky of life". Visit The Macallan, The
Glenlivet, The Glenfiddich, Aberlour, Glenfarclas, Cragganmore and The
Visit the Cairngorm mountains - there's an excellent ranger
service with guided walks and wildlife watching and you may see red squirrel, capercaillie, mountain
hare, wildcat and more.
The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre has been roaming freely since 1952 - daily guided hill trips to see the reindeer in the Summer months and weather dependant tours in winter. River Spey Canoe Trips Grade 1 and 2 routes available, guided. Hire and group activity trips available throughout the year with Craggan Outdoors or combine open canoeing and an exclusive Malt whisky tasting experience with Spirit of The Spey.
Take a tour of a castle - learn about Cawdor Castle and discover the secrets of an ancient medieval tower built around the legendary Holly Tree, the Cawdor Gardens, Ballindalloch Castle home of the Macpherson-Grants since 1546 and Brodie Castle with its collection of Dutch old masters and letter sent by Robert the Bruce.
Lettings normally Sunday to Sunday (with off-peak exceptions). Short breaks available.
Catering and housekeeping available. Children under 12yrs by prior arrangement only. Dogs (2 max) by prior arrangement only. BBQ facility for hire on request.
Weekly Rates for 2018:
1-2 people 3-4 people
Off season: From £676 Off season: From £752
Low Season: From £772 Low Season: From £859
Mid-Season: From £825 Mid-Season: From £968
High-Season: From £963 High-Season: From £1169
5-6 people 7-8 people
Off season: From £845 Off season: From £1031
Low Season: From £965 Low Season: From £1177
Mid-Season: From £1100 Mid-Season: From £1408
High-Season: From £1375 High-Season: From £1760
Guests Comments :
"Just great! The lodge, Gillian and Keith, the people, the weather,, the surroundings, the distilleries, River Spey, the castles, Inverness, Loch Ness, Urqhuart Castle,sheepdogs, Tomnavoulin, Lossiemouth. It is a quiet area, great to unwind but also a good base." - Gerjan van Bers