Bed & Breakfast
Forsinard Lodge sits amongst some of the most wild and unspoilt scenery in northern Scotland. Located about 1km outside of the tiny hamlet of Forsinard, the lodge dates back to 1870 and has had a long and colourful history as a hunting and fishing lodge, initially as part of the Duke of Sutherland’s estates and then independently as the main house for Forsinard estate. For the past 20 years, the vast area of sheltered strath and ancient peat bog around the lodge has been owned and managed by the RSPB and forms their largest nature reserve at 21,000 hectares.
The lodge itself, sits within 4 acres of grounds beside the Halladale River and overlooks the beautiful hill of Benn Griam Beg. We have 3 beautifully appointed guest rooms and a pretty little tearoom that, we hope, can satisfy the needs of travellers and welcome guests alike!
Breakfast is included with all our rooms, from croissants to full English.
Our location is very remote, surrounded by burns, rivers and beautiful mountain views
A lovely Burn runs past the front of the house, with space to relax in the sun.
Our on-site photographers offer guiding to see the local wildlife and hidden landscapes
Fresh cakes, pasties and scones are available from the Tea Room. Open 10am to 4pm
Nearby Railway Station
Forsinard Railway station is a little over a mile away, so a nice easy walk if you don't want to bring the car
Things To Do
RSPB Forsinard Flows
Just a short walk is the world largest peat bog area, run by the RSPB with a viewing tower and board walks
Red Deer a common site in the area with the winter being the best time to see them up close
Helmsdale is just 30 minutes away. This beautiful old harbour has lots of beautiful old houses and fine dining
Trout and Salmon Fishing
This is a great area for Trout and Salmon fishing, booking with the local estate is essential but easy.
Guided Safari's are available by request to help you explore the wonderful landscapes.
Thurso and John O'groats
Just 40 minutes away is the Northern town of Thurso and on from there John o'Groats.
"The location is stunning with lots of elements of Sutherland countryside around. It is just up the road from the Forsinard Flows RSPB rewilding project and has great views to distant mountains. The hosts were lovely and the cooked breakfast was perfect after a brisk walk in the -6C winter frost."