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Atlas in Cawdor, The Highlands

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
4 bathrooms

Atlas description

Holiday home
Atlas is a detached lodge in a lovely location near Cawdor, nine miles from Inverness. The property has two ground floor double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, and a first floor double and twin. There is a first floor bathroom, and a ground floor cloakroom. The living area is open plan, with a kitchen, sitting area and dining area. There are huge windows and French doors out to the deck with hot tub and sauna barrel. There is ample off road parking. Atlas makes an ideal year-round base for relaxation or exploration.

Inverness is known as the Capital of the Highlands and is a superb base for discovering the Highlands. Loch Ness, Aviemore and Culloden are all close by.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Wood pellet eco-friendly heating with underground heating on ground floor. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs (one 50") with Freeview HD, DVD, surround sound system inc. external speakers, digital radio, iPod dock, Nintendo Wii, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Ample off road parking. Front decked area with hot tub and 6-person barrel sauna, side decked area with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 3.5 miles. Note: No stag/hen or similar.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mrs Mccray
August 2016
We had the best time staying at the Atlas cottage. It was a lovely quiet retreat, while also being perfectly located to get out and explore the highlands. We especially enjoyed the hot tub and sauna in the evening, as it was the perfect place to watch the sun go down (at 11pm!) I can't recommend this property enough and hope to revisit it one day!
Mrs Boulton
August 2015
We spent time together as a family in a lovely property enabling us to chill out and visit lots of near by attractions. The property itself was amazing and as described on the website.
Dr Rachakonda
May 2015
Had a very warm welcome from the owners. A fantastic location near to Inverness but away from all the hustle and bustle. A modern and extremely clean cottage. Would like to stay here every time I come to Scotland, felt sad and emotional to say goodbye to this cottage.
Miss Douglas
April 2015
Absolutely beautiful property, the surroundings are breathtaking! Definitely hope to come back, such a dream holiday!
Ms Dixon
December 2014
It was warm and cosy. A great space to socialise in luxurious surroundings. The hot tub was amazing, despite the weather.
Mrs Armitage
April 2015
Peaceful location and beautiful lodge which was very clean and modern.
Mrs Moore
September 2014
The lodge is fantastic, a really beautiful setting and stunning property. Great furnishings, all the mod cons you need and lots of space. It was really relaxing and we had a brilliant holiday.
Mrs Hoynes
July 2015
Beautiful location and the accommodation was stunning. Owners very friendly and helpful. A peaceful, relaxing and chilled out week.
Mrs Laws
May 2015
Beautiful accommodation in a lovely location, we were made to feel very welcome by the owners who did everything to accommodate our needs.
Mr Callaghan
June 2015
Excellent well appointed site, plenty of room for relaxing. The standard of accommodation was perfect, lovely bedrooms and the ones with en-suites exceptional! We had a great week!!
Mrs Gray
June 2014
The awesome views and the hot tub. Fantastic place for a chill out holiday.
Mrs Basten
June 2014
The lodge was new when we stayed so everything was fresh and top class, it was an absolute pleasure staying here.The lodge was spacious and tastefully done. A real gem in Scotland!
Mrs Hargrave
August 2014
Well appointed holiday lodge with quality furniture, fittings and extremely comfortable spacious surroundings. Added value was having a sauna along with the hot tub. The lodge is situated within easy reach of local amenities and great tourist attractions across the area. The short access road is not tarmacked but not too rough to drive. Ideal for children of all ages.
September 2016
We initially booked the lodge because we were looking for somewhere that had 3 bedrooms as we have 2 teenagers (a boy and a girl) who understandably didn't want to share a room and in fact preferred a double bed each. So Atlas fitted the bill and we were all very impressed. In the weeks before we arrived, Jo had been very helpful looking into activities for us such as Dolphin trips, bike hire and mountain bike trails. The lodge is situated on a slight hillside and shares a plot with one other lodge which is a good 100 yards away and cleverly oriented so that privacy is maintained without detracting from the lovely views over the Nairn valley. The lodge is appointed to the highest level of luxury and is was spotlessly clean on arrival. We were greeted shortly after arrival and shown how to operate the equipment such as the hot tub, sauna and surround sound system, wifi etc. The owners had also left some milk, bread, eggs and lovely locally made jam which was a treat. The accommodation is very spacious and airy and relaxing. The two downstairs bedrooms were both doubles and had ensuite so the kids had these and we had the upstairs double with the separate bathroom. We didn't use the other bedroom upstairs (twin). The lodge stayed lovely and warm and we didn't need to touch the heating which is underfloor and very efficient. We really cannot fault the accommodation. In fact the beds were so comfortable that when we got back home we contacted the owner to find out what mattresses they are as ours are due to be changed. We loved using the hot tub in the evenings and watching the stars and shooting stars. There was even a hint of the Northern Lights but only very faint as the moon was out. The Sauna is excellent too and kept spotlessly clean. We took our mountain bikes and were able to keep them on the decked area, under cover. It is very secure as the site has a keypad entry electric gate. From the lodge you can ride to the local woods and explore them or stick to the very quiet roads. Cawdor is just a few miles away where there is a small convenience store and cafe and a decent pub. There are supermarkets about 20 mins drive away; a Sainsburys near Nairn and a big Tesco on the way into Inverness. We would love to come back as there is so much to explore. Thank you Jo and Michelle for making our stay at Atlas a wonderful memorable experience.
November 2015
Originally my husband had planned to be in South Africa but due to an injury and subsequent operation we were not allowed to travel abroad.We looked on line for accommodation with a high spec and we were not disappointed when we opened the door at Atlas! The furnishings,bedding,seating,etc are all good quality.Music system,hot tub and sauna were excellent additions to our enjoyment of the lodge.While it is out in the middle of the country with stunning views it is only a 15min journey by car into Inverness.Plenty to do in the surrounding quality golf,castles to visit,distilleries,potteries,cinema...... Enjoyed the Fresh Eggs,homemade jam,and other bits to get us started.lovely touch.Also nice touch getting a "run through" on how equipment works in the lodge rather than manuals!!!Most enjoyable private location.....will be back with friends to fully enjoy facilities.
April 2016
We had an amazing time in this beautiful lodge, the lodge itself was absolutely stunning, plenty of space for us all, kids has good fun running around outside, we all enjoyed the hot tub and made good use of it! The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed, the dishwasher didn't tend to wash the dishes very well though! A lovely drive to Inverness and not far to Elgin or Landmark if you have kids! We would definitely recommend this lodge and would love to go back
December 2015
We booked this lodge to celebrate a family members 60th birthday (6 adults, 2 children, 1 infant) and we were certainly not disappointed! The pictures do not do this place justice, it is huge! There was ample space for us all. The bedrooms were a very good size with big walk-in wardrobes, and the living area was very spacious also. The modern kitchen had absolutely everything we needed, even things like cling-film, tin-foil etc, which was great. The starter pack of lovely homemade jam, free-range eggs and bread was much appreciated too. In our opinion this is the best lodge we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in a few over the years! It is of very high spec - we particularly loved the under-floor heating, sauna, hot-tub and music system. And the kids loved the games - twister was a big hit! The owners went above and beyond the call of duty for us too - as we were celebrating a special birthday they decorated the lodge for us prior to our arrival and even went to the trouble of returning my mother-in-laws shoes, which she accidentally left behind! Would 100% recommend Atlas to anybody, trust me you will not be disappointed!
June 2015
Had a great week in Atlas with friends and our children. Lovely lodge; we were made to feel very welcome by Jo. Would certainly recommend and will definitely visit again.
Stephen M
October 2015
Completley defeated the purpose of a log cabin host constantly talked about coming down and even at one point requested access to the property for an hour and a half for some eco based travel company to look at the property. Also had reports of someone seeing us in the hot tub with a drink which just makes you wonder what else they have been spying on us to see. Feel like a complete breach of my privacy occurred. Host also took a significant amount of time talking to us on entry to the point I switched off due to her droning on. Beautiful property but if you are looking for a privacy ( which is the whole point of a log cabin) then look else where
August 2014
Lovely place for a chill out holiday. Everything was perfect . It is a bit out of the way so you need a car to go out and about. It had a Hot Tub and a Sauna so as a group of 8 we were happy to spend time at the lodge. Very relaxing.
January 2015
My husband and I stayed here with our 2 year old son and loved it. My parents came to visit for a few days too and were blown away with how gorgeous, and big, the lodge was. Its the perfect place to come if there is a large group and we plan to go back in the future with other family members. The lodge is decorated beautifully and the beds are so comfy. It is quite far out, so make sure you come armed with supplies. I think it would be good if the offered a little starter pack with bread, milk, coffee etc, to get people going if they arrive later on. Also, if they supplied robes and little slippers for coming out of the hot tub too would be good, so you don't end up trailing water through the lodge. We had such a great week away, filmed with lots of little road trips and then relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening. Perfect place for break.
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