This grand nineteenth-century hunting lodge stands upon a secluded bank of the River Findhorn, deep within the sylvan woods of the Drynachan Valley, and offers a taste of old fashioned Highland luxury for up to twenty-two guests.
The decor and furnishings of Drynachan Lodge very much evoke the golden era of the ‘Glorious Twelfth’, a time when the aristocracy would journey “o’er the border” for their annual hunting excursion. There are two large reception rooms, both sporting comfy sofas and open fireplaces: the ‘Tartan Room’ is wood panelled from floor to ceiling to give that extra feeling of warmth on chilly evenings; the second sitting room is light and airy and enjoys stunning views across the River Findhorn and the wooded valleys and grouse moorlands beyond.
The generous dining room, with its period furnishings and walls decorated with charcoal hunting scenes dating from the nineteenth-century, is large enough to seat a full-house for evening dinner. There are twelve bedrooms (ten doubles, one single and a twin), and whichever bedroom you choice you will experience pure fin de siècle luxury: king and queen-sized beds, teak furnishings, decorative fireplaces, floral drapes and more. So too the bathrooms; furnished with original iron baths, porcelain sinks and brass fittings throughout.
The substantial grounds of Drynachan Lodge are bordered by mature woodlands and extend to the banks of the River Findhorn. Fishing, horse riding and hill walking are all ideal activities to accompany your stay. Other outdoor sports available include a games of tennis in our Estate tennis court, depending on availability.
Drynachan Lodge is typically let fully catered, with a top chef and experienced housekeeper taking care of you and your guests with style and discretion. There’s no better way to enjoy a family get-together or celebration with old friends amidst the majestic splendour of the Scottish Highlands.