you're always at home at moniack
We have two cosy, waterside homes-away-from-home for you to choose from: Smithywood is for two, with mountain and countryside views, a fabulous queensize bed, large comfy sofa and a woodburing stove to keep you snug and Affleck, for four, is tucked away under a woodland canopy - great for a family or two couples travelling together - and has everything you'll need for a perfect Highland getaway.
whAT you'll find
Our lovely Highland self-catering lodges are the ultimate getaway, yet have all of the comforts of home; with all fuel, linen, towels and a welcome pack included, along with free Wi-Fi...a countryside home just a short drive from the bustling Highland village of Beauly and Inverness city, for shopping, eateries and visitor attractions.
You'll find towering pines and larches, countryside views, Moniack burn gently flowing beside the woodland gardens and a quiet beauty that changes with the seasons...a wildlife paradise providing a haven for red squirrels, shy pine martens, deer, foxes, badgers, soaring red kites and buzzards, barn owls and butterflies.
If you're escaping to the Highlands for romance, head for Smithywood - this light and airy, open-plan lodge is the perfect couple's hideaway: be it an anniversary, a honeymoon, a babymoon or a well-deserved getaway. Styled for a couple's holiday, Smithywood is designed with romance in mind - complete with stylish furnishings, a superb queen-size bed, a table for two on the deck, with countryside and mountain views, and a Morsø woodburning stove for cosy nights in.
Perfect for up to four - for a family or friends travelling together - two-bedroomed Affleck Lodge is well-equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable stay; where regular garden visitors - cheeky red squirrels and pine martens - can be spotted through the windows and the woodland garden makes a great spot for picnics, barbecues and games...you'll find lots of sticks for building dens with and a stream to splash in! Affleck also makes an great base for your Highland adventures - search for Nessie, visit a battlefield, climb the ramparts of a castle, then return to relax under a woodland canopy.
good to know
Moniack Lodges is a friendly, family-run holiday rental business: your hosts, Antonia and Richard, live nearby and are on hand to welcome you to Moniack and to answer any questions you may have during your stay.
Booking - Directions and further lodge information is emailed within 48 hours of booking. Self check-in is available from 4pm on arrival day - access instructions will be emailed during the week prior to your arrival date. Your host is nearby - she will call in during your stay to welcome you to Moniack and to answer any questions you may have. Check out is by 10am on departure day.
Our self catering chalet accommodation is within the friendly rural settlement of Moniack, in a pretty Highland Glen, Reelig; Smithywood and Affleck each have their own garden, backed by tall trees on the banks of a stream - Moniack Burn - and off-road parking is provided bedside each chalet.
Smithywood Lodge has one bedroom with a fabulous queen-size bed. Affleck Lodge has two bedrooms each with a comfy king-size bed - one of the beds can be split to form two singles, if required.
Group Bookings - Smithywood sleeps two, but is equipped for entertaining for up to six guests; ideal for friends or family groups of six travelling together - book both chalets and use Smithywood as a comfortable space in which to dine together, for coffee and chat, for planning the next day's adventures or just for get-togethers and relaxing after a day of touring.
Garden boundaries - a low wall or fences form the road-side and southern and northern boundaries of each lodge garden; however, there is no fence at the water's edge - the stream, Moniack Burn, forms the eastern boundary of each garden; therefore, supervision of children and dogs is particularly important within the woodland grounds and, especially, when close to the waterway.
Smoking is not permitted inside the lodges.
Dogs Welcome - dogs stay for free! Up to two of your canine companions are accommodated in each lodge at no additional charge. All we ask is that you kindly refer to our 'Dogs Welcome' information in our booking contract before booking - please also let us know a little about your companions at the time of booking.