Exterior | Ness Castle Estate - Benula Lodge, Inverness
Living room | Ness Castle Estate - Benula Lodge, Inverness
  • Cottage
  • Inverness
  • SYYM

Ness Castle Estate - Benula Lodge


out of 10

  • 7

  • 4

  • 4

  • 1

Car parking on site

At this holiday property, guests can enjoy the large garden with BBQ, perfect after a day exploring Inverness-shire.

"River views and a wealth of glorious countryside combine to make this a wonderful setting for lovers of the great outdoors..."

Perfect for a relaxing break, Ness Castle Estate lies in the heart of magnificent game fishing and golfing country, and with lovely walking on the doorstep, it is an ideal location for nature lovers and sporting enthusiasts alike. River Lodge (ref SYYA) is a magnificent, detached, ‘Colorado’-style lodge providing complete relaxation and seclusion for larger parties. For smaller parties, Weir Cottage (ref SXXS) and Red Squirrel Lodge (ref SYYB) are single storey and adjoin one another, whilst spacious Ghillie’s Lodge (ref SYYC) and Benula Lodge (ref SYYM) stand detached. All have river views and are just minutes away from the city of Inverness.
Your Ness Castle Lodges experience can be augmented with personalised beauty treatments with their specially appointed therapist. Take time out to enjoy a full day of pampering, or book a morning session to set you up for the day. From facials and Swedish massage to relaxation techniques, eyelash tinting and more treatments like Hopi Ear Candles, a spa session - or two! More information on what’s on offer is available on arrival.
Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness cruises and dolphin spotting on the Moray Firth are among the myriad of delights within easy reach. For those wishing to explore a little further afield the magical Isle of Skye, visiting the beautiful, romantic Eilean Donan Castle on the way, or a leisurely boat trip to the Orkney Isles which offer beautiful, rugged scenery with an abundance of wildlife and many archaeological sites make great days out. Whisky lovers can visit one of the many distilleries on the famous Strathspey Whisky Trail, sampling some of the finest whiskies in Scotland. At nearby Inverness, visitors will find a wealth of historic and cultural attractions as well as good shopping, bars and restaurants. Salmon fishing, by arrangement is 1 mile. For those wishing to explore a little further, day trips to the Orkney Isles, Isle of Skye and Glencoe are possible. Beach 16 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub 2½ miles.

Ground Floor:
Living room:
With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and MP3 connection.
Kitchen/dining room: With cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wood burner and tiled floor.
Conservatory: With French doors leading to decked area.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Shower room 1: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2
: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With single bed.
Shower room 2: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, gas and fuel for open fire and wood burner included. Large lawned garden with decked area, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. Visit Scotland 4 Star.

Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. 30-acre landscaped and wooded grounds with garden furniture (shared). No smoking. Visit Scotland 5 Star. Please note: There is an unfenced river in the grounds, 100 yards.


  • Customers' Choice 2020, 2019



Coastal within 5 miles

Cot Available - Cot

Cycle Store

Detached Property


Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Internet Connection

Open Fire

Parking - On Site

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 7 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




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Overall rating



  • Frinton on sea

  • Family


out of 10

We ( 6 adults and 2 dogs ) had a great stay. Wonderfully comfortable house in a great location.

31 Jul 2022


  • Calne Wiltshire

  • Family


out of 10

We had a fabulous stay at this gorgeous and peaceful cottage looking onto the river. The house went beyond and beyond for guests comforts and the walks along the river bank were so lovely and memorable. A truly fantastic house set in the Highlands with excellent liaison from Ness estate to make our stay truly comfortable. Christine Newall.

14 May 2022


  • Edinburgh

  • Family


out of 10

Absolutely gorgeous! The lodge was well equipped, very clean and gardens big and very well maintained. The location was amazing, fantastic views of the river and lovely walks all around. Would highly recommend

25 Apr 2022

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