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“A lovely week”
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Review of Burnside Lodge

Burnside Lodge exterior taken from the side of the loch
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Burnside Lodge exterior taken from the side of the loch
Burnside Lodge and Loch Long - taken from just up the hill The dining area in Burnside - good view of the loch
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Very good
11 reviews
Burnside Lodge exterior taken from the side of the loch
Burnside Lodge and Loch Long - taken from just up the hill
The dining area in Burnside - good view of the loch
Loch Long view at Dornie
Eilean Donan Castle - 15 mins walk
Burnside living area new sofas and curtains June 2013. Sofas thoroughly tested !
The 5 Sisters of Kintail - taken from Mam Ratagan on the road to Glenelg - 10 mins drive from Dornie
Its great to see our tiny trees growing into bigger trees !
Some of the local sheep really like our grass
Burnside, Larchwood & Lochside Lodges (L to R) taken from the far bank of the loch
Here's the lounge in the evening with wood burner (& our old sofas now replaced)
Front of Burnside Lodge & deck
This is one side of the kitchen, fan oven, 2nd oven/grill, microwave
& this is the other side  of the kitchen - fridge freezer,  dishwasher, sink
Just the most comfortable beds !
Another bedroom shot - all the bedrooms have views of the loch
This is the walk-in shower room
& the bathroom with shower over the bath
The roomy entrance hall, with parking right outside the door
The back of the house has views as well !
Dornie Lodges and Loch Long from our back field
Gable end of Burnside looking down to the loch
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Dornie, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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Elizabeth...
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A lovely week”
Reviewed 26 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Burnside is in a lovely location. The view from the big windows amazing over Loch Long. We watched an otter fishing and a seal. The walk down to Dornie Post Office and shop was a pleasure. It's also only a 20 minute walk to Eilean Donan castle, so you can get there before the crowds arrive.
The lodge was very comfortable. Just getting a little 'tired' and needing a few running repairs. The drive down to the back door was a bit rough and tight to negotiate if there are more than two cars.
We were so lucky with the weather. Only one wet day. The lodge is very warm with the underfloor heating and the water is hot. The washing machine and tumble drier were useful.
We had a great meal at Plockton Shores and also took the delightful 13 minute train ride from Klye to Plockton.

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Management Response
9 Oct 2017
Thanks for the review Elizabeth , glad you had a great time. Apologies for the few repairs needed, we are aware of some of these and will take the opportunity to carry them out during the slightly quieter time in November.
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 for a stay in June 2015

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Jul 2017
Thanks - please com back any time !! Geoff
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Mike W
Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Stunning Lodge”
Reviewed 13 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The photos and description don’t do these lodges justice , absolutely mind blowing.Right on the loch just down the road from the village pub with magnificent views of the Loch and mountains from most of the rooms.Top spec heated floors great showers, could recommend more highly

The piper played at night on the shores of the Loch magical

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Couldn’t fault it sorry
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Rosemary...
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful houses perfectly situated for local and Skye exploring”
Reviewed 7 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed in the Burnside Lodge for 3 nights, using Dornie as a launching point for exploring Skye and the local area. We left wishing we had at least 3 more nights. The house itself is fabulous, with nice rooms and furnishings that are mid-century modern-esque, big windows with great views, and lovely weathered wood outside. The kitchen has plenty of equipment for making good meals. The local shop has good provisions, but for those who want to really cook, the Coop 10 miles away is where to get groceries. When you want to eat out, the local pub is awesome – don’t miss it!

It’s worth spending at least a partial day in Dornie, walking up to the high view point or along the ridge behind the lodges for a longer hike, maybe going kayaking, and getting a coffee at the Schoolhouse Gallery. Ask for suggestions for local walks and towns to visit. They will all be quieter than Skye and lovely.

And of course, there is Skye. Skye is breathtaking in beauty, history, culture, and kindness. It has something for just about everyone (except sun worshippers). Do note, much of Skye is at least a hour’s drive from Dornie, so be ready to spend the day out.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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EBI1357
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect location and view”
Reviewed 10 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

nice place. perfect view. but needs a little maintenance.particularly upper floor base is noisy and needs fixing.

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TriciaOak...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Burnside Holiday Heaven”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Spent a lovely week in perfect weather with a view to die for. Dogs loved the garden, adults did too. Perfect place to explore the Highlands.... Skye, Plockton, Applecross, Glenelg, Gairloch... all within easy reach and well worth the journey.
House was great

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Sep 2014
Thanks for this review, we'd agree Dornie is a really good centre for seeing great chunks of the Highlands, best wishes, Geoff, Dornie Lodges
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Coleswood
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic views, great location”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Burnside Lodge is superbly appointed. Fully fitted kitchen, great wood burning stove. Pub a short walk away. We walked several Munroes in the area and were blessed with superb weather.
The lodge accommodated eight of us comfortably.
Geoff Bush gave us lots of tips about the area - we'll definitely be back.

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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: Midges - but we coped OK
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Sep 2014
Thanks for this, glad you liked the house and the area and look forward to your next visit - Geoff
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