Kinloch Lodge | Retreat Group

Kinloch Lodge

Balnain, Nr. Drumnadrochit, Inverness | Scotland
Tourist Licence Number: 547895787





Kinloch is located in a truly idyllic position, a superbly picturesque setting for anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat, or a family getaway to explore the Scottish Highlands.

Set in the stunning location of Balnain, on the side of Loch Meikle, approximately 2½ miles from Drumnadrochit and the world-famous Loch Ness.

Kinloch offers 4 bedrooms, accommodating 6 adults and 2 children. There are 2 double bedrooms, a twin room and bunk room. A communal family bathroom along the hall and into the open plan kitchen & living area providing a functional area for guests to eat, chat and relax with stunning views over the garden and the loch. There is also an additional shower room. In the colder months enjoy the warming glow of the log burning stove, a wee dram is optional!

Offering direct access onto the Loch, you can enjoy fishing for Brown Trout and Pike or take a leisurely paddle in your kayak or canoe around the endless waters of Meikle. (Rods and reels plus kayaks and canoes are not provided)

The surrounding countryside offers ample activities for those looking to get out and explore. Perfect for walkers and cyclists with endless miles of forest roads and trails, or for those looking to pursue the plethora of outdoor activities from horse riding to shooting and much more, or just enjoying some relaxing downtime on offer within nearby Drumnadrochit.

Outside you will find a raised deck with dining area and BBQ, perfect for sipping something cold (or warm!) whilst listening to the wildlife. After a hard day exploring, or just because you can, don’t forget to check out the outdoor hot tub, sinking into the bubbles and soaking away with the onward views across Meikle and beyond.


This stunning location is at the side of Loch Meikle, just over 2 miles from Drumnadrochit at the head of Urquhart Bay, on the northern shore of Loch Ness.

The village of Drumnadrochit is popular with Loch Ness monster hunters and provides a great location for exploring the Highlands. The village is surrounded by the glens, Glen Urquhart and Glen Moriston, as well as the Great Glen that reaches across from Inverness in the east to Fort William in the west. The area is rich in things to see and do with activities ranging from exploring Urquhart Castle, a classic romantic ruin jutting out into the loch, horse riding, cycling, cruising the length of Loch Ness and fishing trips.

The largest and best known loch in the Great Glen, Loch Ness is one of the most popular UK holiday destinations and attracts many visitors every year hoping to catch a glimpse of Nessie, the world-famous Loch Ness monster!

Visit the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition to find out about Loch Ness and the monster that (perhaps) lurks somewhere in its depths! The replica of Nessie may be the closest you get to the real thing, but visitors can also explore the spooky history of the facts and myths of monster hunting at the centre.

Inverness Castle is 14.9 miles from the property, while Caledonian Canal is 14.9 miles away. The nearest airport is Inverness Airport, 24.2 miles from Kinloch Inverness.


On Friday, 24 Nov 2023
Excellent house with amazing scenery, the loch at the bottom of the garden is stunning. Great facilities .. we cooked a lovely meal in the kitchen and it had everything we needed. Hot tub was brilliant too.
On Friday, 10 Nov 2023
Fabulous house in an idyllic setting next to the loch. The autumn colours were stunning & relaxing in the hot tub after dark was great for listening to wildlife! House itself was cosy with plenty of room for three generations with space to escape to a quiet space if needed! Tesco also delivered to the house so we didn’t need to worry about food shopping! Would love to return in summer to take full advantage of the water 😊
On Friday, 20 Oct 2023
We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay at Kinloch lodge. The lodge is very well equipped with lovely furnishings and there’s lots of room. The welcome basket of Prosecco, oatcakes and shortbread was a lovely touch on arrival. The views of the loch and hills from the lodge are stunning, with lots of great walks nearby. We loved a dip in the hot tub and relaxing evening by the log burner and got to enjoy an evening beside the outdoor fire pit, the starry night sky was breathtaking. Plenty of places of interest to visit around the area and lots of wildlife to just watch and enjoy too. We didn’t want to leave and will hopefully be back again soon. Would thoroughly recommend!
On Friday, 22 Sep 2023
This place was like a lottery win for us, we still can't believe our luck. The lakeside location is fabulous, the large meadow offered us all, but above all of course our dog, plenty of space to play, the house offers so many retreat options, everything is loving, imaginative and practical - and peace. It was just amazing.
On Friday, 11 Aug 2023
We loved our family stay. The house is in a beautiful location and the photos dont do it justice. The house was ideal for our family. We had everything we needed and more. The whole family enjoyed spending time on and in the lake at the bottom of the garden and also relaxing in the hot tub. Easy access to Loch Ness and surrounding attractions but with a secluded and private setting.
On Friday, 16 Jun 2023
We visited for my dads 70th birthday and stayed 3 nights. Two couples and two kids. My dad is a keen fisherman and loves all things nature and this place was perfect for both. Set at the very mouth of loch Meiklie it’s a stone’s throw from the back garden and it was brilliant for getting our kids out in the kayaks, once we dragged them out the hot tub that is :-) The house itself it’s very spacious and 8 would fit easily with room to spare. There are 2 bathrooms and a further WC with more front rooms and sunrooms than you could shake a stick at. The place caters for all needs, fully furnished, perfectly clean and has all the accessories one could want or need while away from home. The house is impressive but my my the setting, surroundings and scenery are truly wonderful. To good to try and describe, go see for yourself. An amazing place, very good hosts who were easily contactable and friendly. Well worth a visit & we will go back. Thanks guys :-)
On Friday, 09 Jun 2023
All I can say is I wish we had more time at this lovely cottage. Beautiful grounds, clean and cozy interior, spacious and accommodating, and good location for our day trips to Culloden, Fort William, and Skye. Would love to stay here again.
On Monday, 05 Jun 2023
A wonderful stay! The house was so clean and very well equipped. Lovely extras like children's books and games were fab. The location on the water and the view was just incredible. We already want to come back! Hosts were extremely quick to respond to any queries. 5 stars all round 😊
On Thursday, 25 May 2023
Perfect place, for our first time going as a group we really enjoyed every bit of it. Everything fit the bill and was very peaceful with an awesome hot tub of course! Would certainly stay here again!
On Monday, 15 May 2023
We loved our stay. It’s in an incredible location.
On Friday, 28 Apr 2023
A wonderful week long stay at Kinloch Lodge. Fantastic spot for families and for exploring the surrounding area. Hot tub, sandpit and loch across a huge hit with the family. We wouldn’t hesitate rebooking should we return to the area. Thank you, Susie & Co 😊
On Thursday, 20 Apr 2023
We had a brilliant time at Kinloch lodge. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, with a close enough trip to local amenities that we didn’t feel ‘cut off’. The hot tub overlooking the loch was a lovely touch and we really enjoyed the wood fire in the living space. It was clean, spacious and comfortable for all of us. We would definitely visit again, and would recommend to others! There were lots of recommendations for things to do locally but we enjoyed relaxing and spending some family time in the conservatory and down by the loch. Thank you for a wonderful few days away.

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