• Achmony Holidays, Drumnadrochit
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Welcome to Achmony Holidays

Self catering lodges in Drumnadrochit, with stunning views of Loch Ness and Glenurquhart

Achmony Lodges: self catering accommodation in Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness. A select development, designed and built by local craftsmen, enjoying south facing, panoramic vistas of legendary Loch Ness and stunning Glenurquhart. Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self-Catering Accommodation in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland.


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The Accommodation

Achmony Lodges: self catering accommodation in Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness

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This select development, designed and built by local craftsmen, enjoys south facing panoramic vistas of Loch Ness, the village of Drumnadrochit and beautiful Glenurquhart. Each lodge has a patio or balcony and is exceptionally comfortable and inviting. Furnished and equipped to at least permanent home standards, the lodges are well insulated, fully double glazed and centrally heated. Some have 2 double and 1 twin bedded room with washhand basin, bathroom and separate toilet/shower room. The Green Lodge and No.6 have 2 en suite bedrooms and 1 double with wash hand basin. The Westend and "Number 11" both have all 3 en suite bedrooms (2 king sized beds) and all lodges have a complete bathroom and fully fitted kitchen. Lodges 7 and 8 both now have a conservatory lounge providing an extra space for relaxing and enjoying the views of Glenurquhart and Loch Ness.

At Achmony Lodges the beds are ready made up for you so there is no need to bring your own linen. Guests to Achmony Lodges are required to bring only personal towels. A cot and high chair are available at no charge, but must be pre-booked. The spacious lounge area of each house has a 3-2-1 seating arrangement and an open plan dining area/kitchen. Equipment includes fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, automatic washing machine/dryer and all necessary crockery and cutlery to make your holiday comfortable. All Achmony Lodges have colour television/DVD and CD/Radio/Cassette players - in addition, all Lodges now have free to air Satellite TV.

There is an information pack in each lodge; Ordinance Survey maps are available from Reception.

Enjoy the wildlife on your doorstep: watch buzzards soaring above you, look out for deer peeping through your patio door at dusk ... spot pine marten, red squirrels and mountain hare in their natural habitat. A visit to Achmony is much more than an ordinary holiday ... it is an experience not to be missed. The fresh air, the peace, the spectacular sunsets and clear starry skies - all these extras come free of charge!

Elizabeth Mackintosh, the resident owner, has lived in Glenurquhart all her life as did her parents and grandparents before her. She has been in the self-catering business for over 40 years. Elizabeth regularly welcomes guests who visit Achmony 2 and 3 times a year. Achmony Holidays can boast an extraordinary rate of repeat business - this in itself testifies to the quality of the experience guests enjoy. Most of Achmony's new visitors are from personal recommendation. Elizabeth is always on hand to make your stay a relaxing and memorable experience - so that your batteries are fully recharged until your next holiday!

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The Area

Achmony Lodges: self catering accommodation in Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness

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Achmony Lodges are situated above the village of Drumnadrochit, on the shores of legendary Loch Ness.


The area is world famous for its beauty and Loch Ness for its unsolved mystery ... the Monster! The private road, solely for the use of visitors to Achmony Lodges turns off the A831 Drumnadrochit/Cannich road and winds uphill. Each lodge is individually sited in over 70 acres of private and secluded birch-studded hillside overlooking Loch Ness.

Drumnadrochit has won awards for its stunning floral displays, including the famous miniature floral castle on the village green. The village has a range of shops and quality restaurants, some of which offer a free taxi service to and from their establishments. As well as a small food market, craft shops, small farm shop, hairdresser, pharmacy and modern medical centre there is a post office, a bank with ATM and various Loch Ness exhibitions. Urquhart Castle, perched on the banks of Loch Ness, is nearby and features a new and popular visitor centre. There is pony-trekking, fishing and interesting local walks on your doorstep - walks range from leisurely strolls to over 30 Munros. From Drumnadrochit you may enjoy boat trips on Loch Ness or hire a mountain bike and explore the stunning Highland landscape on two wheels. Achmony is the perfect base for touring: Inverness, capital of the Highlands, is 14 miles away. The city is vibrant while still retaining its old world charm. Attractions include the Castle, Museum, Cathedral and Eden Court Theatre. There is also a modern Aquadome with sports and leisure facilities.

Glen Affric - now designated a National Nature Reserve - is a haven for wildlife with picturesque lochs and majestic mountains. Here you can see some of the oldest Caledonian pine trees in Scotland. An hour's drive away in Aviemore you can experience Scotland's only mountain railway and travel up Cairngorm Mountain enjoying a snack or meal at the top in the highest restaurant in the UK. Visit castles, distilleries, the Isle of Skye, the semi-tropical Inverewe Gardens and even royal Deeside each within a round day trip. Or have a day "at home", relaxing and enjoying the peace and seclusion whilst savouring the ever changing views from your patio or balcony.

The magic, mystery and legend of Loch Ness and its famous monster have captured the imagination of generations, but Loch Ness is much more than a fabled monster sheltering in the shadow of Urquhart Castle.

Loch Ness has stunning scenery with magnificent mountains towering over glorious glens, offering inner peace and stimulating a sense of discovery where a rich heritage comes alive ... The landscape will inspire you. The Loch is surrounded by thriving village communities, offering a warm highland welcome to visitors.

The pretty village of Drumnadrochit has a rich history and a range of top class visitor facilities including fun and interactive exhibitions on the loch and the Urquhart Castle visitors centre.

Strathglass offers the three great Glens of Affric, Cannich and Strathfarrar, along with Lochs, Mountains, two National Nature Reserves, and stunning walks of every variety. The three glens give the visitor a chance to experience one of the UK's last great wildernesses areas or to participate in activities such as fishing for trout and salmon, horse riding, mountain biking along forest trails and golf.

Fort Augustus sits at one end of the loch and boasts a historic abbey and a grand series of locks which allow boats to ascend the Caledonian Canal. The Southside of Loch Ness offers an area of great diversity and outstanding natural beauty, an undiscovered, unspoilt land of craggy hills, lochs, tumbling waters and heather moors will delight and inspire all who value true wilderness.

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Our Prices

Achmony Lodges: self catering accommodation in Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness


Our Standard Lodges: View availability and book online ...

Lodges with ensuite bathrooms: View availability and book online ...


Please phone for 2 person discount.


Tariff 2018 / 2019

All prices are per week

Green / Westend / No. 11 / No.6 - prices in blue


July 07 - August 25 £760 £830
August 25 - September 08 £650 £695
September 08 - October 27 £550 £600
March 30 - April 20 £570 £610
April 20 - May 25 £505 £555
May 25 - June 01 £650 £680
June 01 - July 06 £580 £605
July 06 - August 24 £775 £845
August 24 - September 07 £665 £715
September 07 - October 26 £570 £620


All other dates on application.
£100 deposit per week required within 7 days of booking.
Bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday.
Balance payable 4 weeks in advance of arrival.

Credit/debit cards/cheque/bank transfer payments accepted.


Central heating/electricity charge is £40 per week.
No.6 and Green have 3 bedrooms (2 ensuite) + bathroom; Westend and No.11 have 3 ensuite + bathroom.

All other lodges have 3 bedrooms with separate toilet/shower room and bathroom.

Maximum of 6 persons. 2 person discount on application.


Car advisable
All lodges are no smoking and regret we do not accept pets at Achmony
Prices inclusive of VAT at 20%.


While every attempt will be made to allocate chosen lodge, sometimes it may be necessary to change to a different one, all are to the same standard with similar outlook.
Any cancellation must be notified in writing. If accommodation is relet at full rate, monies paid will be refunded less admin fee of £50.
If a discounted rate has been given, part refund will then be made.
If no re-let, regret no refund will be given.


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Guest Comments

Staying at the Achmony Lodge no 6 was an amazing experience. The place looks even more spectacular than the photos show. The owner, Elizabeth, is a wonderful host. All the arrangements were smooth, friendly, and very welcoming. The views from the lodge are extraordinary, in all directions: Loch News, distant Glen Affric peaks, and near mountains. The secluded area offers wonderful walks. Drumnadrochit is a great village, with cafes, restaurants, gift shops, gourmet deli, boat trips on Loch Ness. For golfers, there are many great golf courses available in, under 1.5h drive. We had unforgettable vacation.
Thank you Elizabeth for offering such wonderful lodges, that have everything, are fully equipped, clean, beautiful inside, for a family to spend quality time together.
Celina and Tomasz, USA

We would like to thank you very much for a fantastic week in your holiday lodges. This was our sixth Achmony Holiday. We loved the accommodation. We stayed in lodge number 11 and everything you could ever need in self-catering accommodation was provided in luxurious style. The local pubs / hotels and restaurants are very good and Caroline - the local taxi lady - provided transport whenever required to save driving. There is so much to see in the Highlands that one week is just not long enough.
Hope to be back for a longer stay in the not too distant future.
Dave, Jean and Keith, Staffs

We would like to thank you very much for a very nice week in your holiday house. We liked the house very much. Exactly what we wished for. And we liked the roedeers and the pheasants very much. Over here we also have (lots) of roedeer and I like them very much.
Now we saw a real bigger art and we also discovered that there is so much more to see. We have been to Inverness of course, Glencoe, Ullapool, Glenfinnan (and of course Urquhart Castle) and we will definitley come back.
Johan Postma, Sweden

Our stay at Achmony was truly lovely. If you like peace and quiet this is the place to be. Elizabeth, the owner is a lovely helpful lady and can give you so much information on local places and restaurants to visit. We stayed in the lodge on stilts which was just beautiful with a view of Loch Ness on one side and lovely countryside views on the other. Breakfast on the balcony every morning was a treat. You are not overlooked in the lodges and it can feel like you are really secluded. We were lucky enough to see deer, a pine marten, hares and fabulous bird life all around the lodge. Drumnadrochit, the village close to Achmony is small but has the fantastic Fiddlers pub/cafe and food truck - the food is lovely. A Co-op and village shop is close too and a visit to the Loch Ness visitor centre and Nessieland is a must, boat trips on Loch Ness all available too. Achmony is lovely place to visit, would love to visit again. Thank you Elizabeth!
Mandy, Richard and Ben Restorick

We are a french family, we are come in Achmony one week. Our holiday was marvellous. The house is very nice, comfortable. It feels like home. The view is incredible. Elizabeth is very pleasant and she is always answer your question. The weather was wery good, the area is beautiful. We are very happy!
Gaella, France

Another great holiday at Achmony. House is 1st class and the new sunroom is a fantastic area to relax and read a book while watching the local wildlife or scenery. Elizabeth always makes you welcome and is always very helpful. This year i had 3 deer outside the window on a few mornings. (Mother and 2 young), Pine Martens, red Squirrel, Buzzards and Jays. Weather was great and enjoyed eating in Fiddlers and Loch Ness Inn.
It's an ideal base to tour North of Scotland. Highly recommend a stay at Achmony.
David and Linda

We had a wonderful holiday at Achmony Holiday Chalets again this year - our 17th or 18th visit. We have been going there on and off since 1974 - before the lovely timber chalets were built and they have just got better and better. Elizabeth/ Mrs.Mackintosh or one of the family are happy to give advice if needed, but they never intrude. It is a great starting place for many lovely places and a heaven for golfers and anglers.
This year - with brilliant weather - we were content to 'chill out' quite a bit and watch on our D.I.Y. feeder 16 different various birds incl. Great blue and coal tit, chaffinch greenfinch and bullfinch dunnock, blackbird, Gt.spotted woodpecker, siskin yellow hammer, willow warbler, black cap, wren, robin and thrush.
We hope to be back ...
Jean & Dave, Somerset

We have now visited Achmony Holidays 9 glorious times, run superbly by Elizabeth. The chalets are situated in private individual wooded areas, immaculately and superbly fitted out. The views from every one are tremendous, seeing the wildlife literally right on your doorstep! We really feel like it is "our home from home" now, as the welcome is so warm and genuine. The local area has much to offer from Inverness, all along Loch Ness, to Fort Augustus. It is a very good central Highland location for visiting, The Whiskey Trail, Isle of Skye, Inverewe Gardens and The Black Isle to name but a few!
Richard and Irene Curtis, Lincoln

Here is a beautiful house in a quiet and scenic prominent location above the village. The unique view of the valley and the resort especially Loch Ness. The equipment leaves nothing to be desired, you can expect a full equipment you can spend with 6 people a wonderful holiday! The central location is ideal for excursions towards the highland, the coastal regions and of course the capital of the highlands Inverness! You will enjoy a memorable time with love and courteous people, do not wait too long to visit! We had a wonderful time and Elisabeth was always very helpful.
Josef Nusko, Germany

Just to say thank you once again for your hospitality. Our lodge was lovely and felt like home from home. As I said it was the best equipped rental we have been to, we have done many round Europe and the UK. So I will be definitely be recommending my friends to visit you.
John, Kate and Alex Button

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Latest news from Achmony

What a Summer!


Hard to believe we are now almost in September, Summer has flown by ... And what a Summer!

Drumnadrochit reached 32℃ - a record temperature. Some folk loved the heat; others were not so happy. But we were very fortunate that we got a slight break and temperatures returned to normal for a few days before rising again. After the dry spell we had enough rain to bring the green back to the dry brown grass. Now the leaves are already beginning to change colour signalling a wonderful Autumn with lots of amazing hues.

The rowan trees are heavy with berries: some say it signifies a cold Winter. Apple and plum trees are groaning under the weight of their fruits and in late July the cherry trees were a sight to behold, delicious bounty of juicy berries enough for birds and humans to share. This is a glorious time to visit Achmony as the evenings draw in, explore the Highlands then return to the comfort of your own private hideaway where wildlife visits you and there is no light pollution to spoil the starry sky. A warm welcome awaits you! Be sure to follow us on Facebook where we regularly share photos direct from our picturesque vantage point.

- Elizabeth