Guest Reviews for stays in Affleck Lodge - from Tripadvisor

5 of 5 starsReviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is a great house, very cosy and well equiped. The owner was very helpful and even printed us our boarding passes. The house was clean and spacious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My wife and I are photographers and stayed at Affleck after hearing about the wonderful wildlife in the area and, indeed, in this property's own private garden. After putting up a hide in the garden, I watched over our three night stay and saw a Pine Marten and Kitt visit. It was wonderful to see. I captured a shot of the mother - see attached photo. Red Squirrels are also abundant and one morning we saw five running amok in the garden. 

The lodge itself it beautifully done to a very high standard with wi-fi, HD TV and a power shower to name just a few. There were plenty of places to visit nearby including the beautiful village of Beauly (just 10 mins away), Loch Ness and Fortrose to watch Dolphins Breaching (or leaping) at Chanonry Point. The owners of Affleck couldn't do enough to help and it's a place we definitely plan to return to next year.

5 of 5 starsReviewed for a stay in April 2015NEW

The lodge has a woodland setting, a stream running through the back garden space and open fields to the front. Beautiful woodland walks are 5 minutes walk from your door. 

Inside the lodge has been very well thought out. Kitchen with all you need, washing machine, cooker, microwave etc. The owner had left some essentials like milk, tea and coffee for our arrival. The lounge is very tastefully decorated and has tv, DVD player, free WiFi if you decide to spend an evening in the lodge. The two double bedrooms are very fresh and comfortable with plenty storage for your clothes. We had read the excellent reviews before we booked but how clean, beautiful and well equipped the lodge was still surprised us.

The location of the lodge is very central for many points of interest. We visited Culloden moor, Inverness, historic Beauly, Plodda falls, Dog falls and Loch Ness including Urquart castle and given a longer stay we could have done so much more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 8 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Our trip was booked for the second week in January but weather meant we couldn't travel. The owner, Antonia, was wonderful. Rebooked for us and phoned to discuss options. Rearranged to this weekend and what a truly lovely break. The lodge is perfect, warm, cosy and comfortable. The bed was super comfortable and the welcome pack and flowers were a lovely touch. The scenery is breathtaking with a lovely walk right outside the door. Haven't stopped sending photos to family and friends and can't recommend highly enough. This is a gem of a place and I hope we are fortunate enough to go back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

At such short notice (morning of & in the low season), Antonia was very accomodating and was more than happy to arrange for us to stay in 'Affleck' for 2 nights.

We can only reiterate the other reviews in that this little cottage is a beatiful and peaceful place to stay. It is tastefully decorated, and the little 1%er's such as Choc ginger biscuits, coffee, fresh flowers and a list of 'things to do' in the local area made the stay that little more homely. Also a massive thanks for sending through the directions via email as part of our booking (it is in a secluded area - by a stream - which was a great sound to wake up to!!!)

Thank you so much for going above & beyond to make our stay here a wonderful experience.

We would highly recommend Affleck-Holidays at Moniack to anyone looking for a couple of nights in a quiet/tranquil setting.

“Peaceful, modern and comfortable lodging in the Highlands.”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 22 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My husband and I travelled with another couple to spend a few days in the Highlands. This little cabin was a great value for the four of us and provided all we needed. The location was quiet, but not too far away from Inverness. The kitchen was fully equipped and even included eggs, orange juice, milk, tea, coffee, dish soap, etc.

There was a storm on our first night with gale-force winds. The bins were tipped over and trees were downed in the area. The owners came to check on us and clean things up.It was comforting to know they cared about our well being. The area residents were really on top of things and the trees were off the road by the end of the day. 

I highly recommend a stay at Affleck. My husband and I are planning to return on our next trip to the Highlands.

“Excellent lodge”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

What a find. The lodge was excellent, had all we wanted and more. It was clean and modern but set in a lovely location (the boys loved our own burn in the garden). The visits from the pine martins and red squirrel were magical. It was well worth buying more nuts and seeds for the week to watch them every day we were there. The location was ideal to explore Inverness and surrounding area. The Cairngorm funicular railway. Lock Garton Osprey centre, Strathpeffer, Falls of Shin, Plodda Falls, Caledonian canal, Comarty & Fortrose to see the dolphins were all excellent places to visit. The use of the Huddle and all the information in the lodge was great to plan the days. We would not hesitate to recommend the lodge to family and friends. The couple made us feel very welcome and we loved the welcome treats in the lodge. A great place to stay :)

“A little gem” 
5 of 5 starsReviewed12 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The care and attention to detail of Affleck lodge is exceptional. On our arrival we were met by the owner who talked us through all we needed to know about the facilities within the lodge, the local & surrounding areas, from walks & the local wildlife to local shops & restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our short time exploring the area around Moniack and we also made the short journey to Chanonry Point to see the wild dolphins which were amazing! The quality of the accommodation really made our stay complete and we look forward to returning in the near future.

'Fantastic little cabin, cozy and clean, great location”

5 of 5 stars

 5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We loved staying here, the cabin was clean and cozy, and had everything we needed. There were provisions provided for us including fresh eggs and organic coffee, and a beautiful bunch of Lillie's . The location was great with some great walks to enjoy and close to drive to shops and other locations for sight seeing. the burn which runs just behind the cabin bubbled along and sounded so nice, and a little red squirrel greated us in the mornings when he would come and feed from the feeder just next to the cabin. Loved it

"Great stay if you want to see the beauty of Scotland"

5 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars

Reviewed 24 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Situated a 10mins drive outside Inverness, the Cabin sits amongst the beautiful Scottish countryside. It has everything you will need for your stay, whether it be for one week or longer or for even just a few days. I stayed with my girlfriend, my sister, and my sister's boyfriend for two nights (21st to 23rd February 2014). We wanted a secluded place close enough to visit any convenience store for supplies (i.e., food, drink, etc.,) and also not too far away from the main reason for going to Scotland, Loch Ness. We got both with this place. Although near to Inverness, there is also a small village a little closer, called Beauly, which has a few shops (including a co-op) and restaurants (Shimla is a great place for a late night curry delivered straight to your door). 

As for the Loch Ness, we travelled 50 mins to for Augustus by car for a boat tour (with Cruise Loch Ness), which was great drive as it allowed you to see the countryside. If this is too long for you (and you just want to see Loch Ness) the Loch is about 30 to 40mins by car. Unfortunately I cannot speak of any walks you could go on near the cabin. However, we were told of many walks close to the cabin so if you're a rambler then you won't be without. We all enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return next time we want to get away to a quiet little corner of Britain. The owners, Richard and Antonia, are both extremely pleasant people that try to ensure your stay is equally as pleasant and that all your needs are catered for.

“Heaven is a lodge in Moniack!”

5 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars 5 of 5 starsReviewed 23 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
I was here in October with my fiancée and 18 month old daughter. The lodge has been beautifully renovated with love and attention to detail. When we arrived there were flowers and a care pack with tea, coffee and milk to get us started. Shops are only a short drive away but food deliveries can be organised.
We found the owners to be lovely people who couldn't do enough to help you, recommending walks, day trips and restaurants (even posting a map for us through the door so we didn't get lost!)
The kitchen has everything you could need, the lounge is comfortable, the lodge is toasty warm (even though it was really cold outside!) and the bed was probably most comfortable bed I've ever slept in! Our daughter loved playing amongst the trees in her wellies too! NB. Mums, the double bedroom has plenty of space for a travel cot!
If you are looking for somewhere peaceful to relax and unwind, where all you can hear at night is the Moniack Burn, you have a stunning view of the Highlands from the windows and spectacular walks everywhere you look, this is the place for you.
Thank you to Richard and Antonia for all their hard work.
“Lovely Weekend”
4 of 5 stars4 of 5 starsReviewed 15 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We were a group of 4 adults staying here for the weekend and had a lovely time. The chalet had everything that you could possibly need and was very clean. The owner had made a great effort to make our stay comfortable.
Basic food stuffs had been supplied as well as fresh flowers. Antonia (the owner) met us on our arrival and she could not have done more for us.
The walks in the area were spectacular and very peaceful.
I would happily recommend this to others.

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