Day 27 of The Quirky Tour and Jess and Dom enjoyed a visit to Caledonian Hut in the Scottish Highlands.
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When in Scotland you can’t be better placed than by a loch, so this immediately ticks that box.
The shepherds hut is set apart from 2 other cabins at this location, but the firepit campfire and paddleboards, canoe and boat are for shared use.
Lovely to meet Jennifer who manages the property which we have worked with since 2018.
Set just a 10 minute drive from Fort Augustus and the infamous Loch Ness and an hour from Inverness, this hut has everything all in one room which makes it very cosy.
There is a good little kitchen space with hob and microwave and a log burner, but what makes this hut special if the furry rugs and clever storage features.
I loved the large piece of trunk that forms the edge of the bed - it is something truly special and I would describe the hut as woody, warm and welcoming and I think it has been really nicely done.
Outside there is a good sized raised deck where you can sit or dine out, heat up the wood fired hot tub for a dip, all to the backdrop of the river rushing past to join the loch.
Food and Drink:
The hut is self catering so be sure to bring all food and drink with you as the nearest shop is 15 minutes away in Fort Augustus.
If you're looking to eat out then Rokeby Manor is a 5 minute drive away and offers Emily's Byre as a quirky place to eat with wooden lodge style decor and a wide range of food from traditional soups to Indian delights, International dishes and typical Scottish cuisine.
They're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - so ideal any time of the day.
Jess' top tip:
We loved being so close to the loch and had lots of fun taking out a canoe for some watery fun.
If you prefer to keep your feet dry then the fire pit and seating area is a great place to toast some marshmallows or have a chat.
Whilst here you can take a drive to Fort Augustus where you can book a loch cruise to search for the infamous Loch Ness monster.
Alternatively take a stroll alongside the Caledonian Canal, watching the boats manoevere through some of the 29 locks that sit along its 60 mile length before stopping for a lochside drink at one of the pubs and cafes.
Jess' review of Caledonian Hut - 3rd February 2023
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