Located just a stone’s throw from the waters edge, this B&B offers unrivalled views across Loch Ness and the hills beyond. The lodge sits in its own cultivated gardens and acts as an ideal setting-off point to explore the surrounding highlands.            
   The emphasis at Loch Ness Lodge is on understated indulgence: it seems that nothing is too much for the staff (who will even provide you with satnav details for your excursions). Although dinner is no longer offered, the team are more than happy to recommend (and book) a restaurant nearby.                    
   Breakfast is wide ranging and often centres on locally-sourced ingredients. The complimentary afternoon tea, with a variety of loose-leaf teas and home-made bakes, was a welcome addition and has proved popular with the regular guests.            
   Our room was particularly spacious, simply decorated in muted colours with dark wood furnishings, and came complete with whiskey and our own view of the Loch – a luxury shared by all seven rooms.