Second time here & it won't be the last as I find it so relaxing & peaceful there. Don't get me wrong this place would be great for numerous people with or without children. Only a 5 minute drive to Nairn & less than 30 minutes to Inverness for some Nessie watching lol you can eat out if you wish or just self cater. The Lodge is well equipped including a washing machine & tumble dryer. I still think the eggs are a great touch on arrival & there is a selection of books & dvds if you want to stay in. I love the view out over the balcony & there is a sand pit & slide(I still want to try it) for the kids if the weather is dry. If you are coming from the south I would suggest coming through the mountains instead of the main road as the scenery is awesome.
We stayed in the "Pisces" caravan for a week with our four-year-old and nine-month old. We had a wonderful time and definitely intend to stay again.
The site is absolutely beautiful. Small lochs, birch woodland, stunning views, peace and quiet. There were many thoughtful touches for our daughter in the caravan (a teddy bear on the bunk-bed, books, board games). There's a trampoline, and an enormous slide built into the side of the hill. The layout of the grounds affords older children quite a lot of freedom to run about and ride their bikes in safety. Therese took our four-year-old to collect the eggs from the hen house one morning and our daughter has not stopped talking about it since - definitely a highlight!
Therese made several excellent recommendations of things to do locally, which added enormously to our enjoyment of the week.
Within a half hour's drive there are stunning coastal walks, beautiful beaches, rivers, waterfalls and woodland. In the summer months I think even more attractions are open (we went in April and Cawdor Castle, for example, was shut until May). Nairn itself is just ten minutes away by car where there's a large supermarket for all supplies.
This area of Scotland is magical and Laikenbuie is a beautiful and peaceful place from which to explore it.
We spent Feb half term here with our 4 children. Hiddenglen was a great base for us to explore the highlands of Scotland. We all had a wonderful time and would def recommend. Clean and well equipped with everything you could need for your stay. Great location, children loved sledging at the Cairngorms (little tip.... put your car keys somewhere safe!!)
My Partner & I are just back from a blissful week's stay at the Kestrel Lodge. The accommodation was superb, it had everything we could have wanted. It was lovely to rise in the morning and be greeted by the many Birds who visited us for their daily feed of Nuts !!!! Therese & Peter were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. The weather was on our side and we managed many walks along the Beaches, Rivers and Forests. Oh how I am missing the tranquil peaceful nights on the Balcony with a nice glass of wine after a wonderful day. Thank you both very much for a wonderful stay.
It's a short drive south of Nairn and located up a short private track. We stayed in the 6 bedroom lodge and were pleased to find lots of small touches such as books, games. DVDs, CDs, stereo, wifi, walking maps and bird feeder with plenty of nuts (ah the woodpecker) plus more. Enough to keep the 8-years old children and us entertained. One of us forgot wellies but low and behold the owners have spares in every size - nice touch.
The owners were lovely and conscientious of providing a sustainable stay with proper recycling and composting facilities. Electricity was extra and I suspect I know the reason why. You pay (at cost price) for the electric you use and so you're encouraged to think about it's use. For me that's sensible the bill at the end of the week was reasonable.
Its not often that I'd stay at the same place twice but I really would here. I look forward to it.