Brazenhall LodgeAccommodation

The estate has two adjacent properties with spectacular views of Strath Dionard providing warm, comfortable accommodation to its guests. The Lodge is normally let on a self-catering basis with may tenants bringing their own cooks. The Estate housekeeper comes in to clean on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. She also cleans the Lodge from top to bottom on Sundays. Our aim is to be as accommodating as possible of your needs - so if there seems to be something missing from our offering, just ask!
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he Lodge was built in 1833 as one of the few Inns in the area and was originally part of the Duke of Sutherland's estate. It sleeps nine in comfort and ten with a slight squeeze (the fifth bedroom is not large). The flat sleeps two in comfort and there is a sofa bed for a third person if required.
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he biggest plus point for the Lodge is its spectacular view to the south-south-east with the magnificent Foinaven range dominating the skyline and the beautiful Strath Dionard running along beside it. The road that used to run in front of the lodge was moved in 1993 and is now some distance behind the lodge making this spot tranquil and profoundly unspoilt. Throughout spring and summer, red deer come to feed on the lush grass just outside the lodge and it is not unknown to have them peering in through the windows of the dining room during dinner!


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ssential components of any highland lodge include plenty of hot water, good washing and toilet facilities, a first class drying room and comfortable chairs to doze in after a good dinner. These, Gualin House has in abundance. A well equipped kitchen with both dish and clothes washing machines and ample fridge and freezer space (in the 'fish room') ensure that you can create your own home from home here in the wilds of Scotland.
During your stay, electricity, gas for cooking and coal and peat for the fire are all included in the price. There telephones in the Lodge and Flat and honesty boxes are provided. Gualin is now connected to the internet. Mobile phones do not work well in the lodge, however, an acceptable Vodafone signal is available from about 20 yards in front of the lodge.



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Ground Floor - You enter the lodge via the Vestibule with ample room for hanging coats, storing golf clubs and wellington boots. Off the vestibule we find two toilets one of which shares a room with a superb power shower. We turn left and down a corridor we find the dining room which seats ten comfortably. An extra table can  be added for larger parties if, for example, tenants of Lodge and Flat wish to eat together. The views out onto Strath Dionard and Foinaven are spectacular, as they also are in the adjacent drawing room which also has a lovely open fire. A short corridor leads us to the kitchen and scullery which are well equipped and include a double gas oven with 8 rings - big enough to accommodate any number of hungry guests.Finally, a further short corridor outside the kitchen leads us to the drying room with its powerful heaters and dehumidifier and, at the end, the third toilet which also shares a room with a bath.

At the top of the stairs there are two twin bedrooms (left and right) both of which have sufficient hanging and drawer space for two persons. A little way along the corridor we find the upstairs bathroom/toilet and the master bedroom, which is also a twin and enjoys superb views out into Strath Dionard. To the left we know have a further twin bedroom, again, with plenty of drawer and hanging space and finally a small twin bedroom which hanging space only on the back of the door but drawer space for two. This is a small room ideally suited to children or perhaps two close friends! There is plenty of hot water throughout the building (there being two large and very hot immersion tanks). Bed linen and towels are supplied.

The Flat
The flat is ideal for a couple or three friends. There is a good sized twin bedroom with plenty of storage space, a bathroom/toilet and a large main room which doubles as a living room / single bedroom when the single sofa bed is in use. The kitchenette has an electric oven and fridge, ample deep-freeze space is available next door in the 'fish room'. As in the lodge, crockery and cutlery are provided. Finally, the flat has a entrance vestibule which also doubles as a drying room with excellent heater and de-humidifier.

Dogs
Gualin estate welcomes dogs - they are, of course, part of the family. We do ask, however, that they are kept downstairs in the lodge and sleep in the vestibule or in your car. Please note that any damage done to furniture, carpets etc. will be chargeable.