The Lodge on the shore of Loch Goil is the most attractive and warmly welcoming private country house in the Scottish Highlands. It's close enough to Glasgow to be accessible (only an hour's drive), yet it is nestled deep among the mountains of the rugged South West to feel secluded and a true escape from all things urban.
I spent a long weekend here with a group of girlfriends: we caught the sleeper train up from London to Arrochar & Tarbet (20 minutes drive through dramatic scenery) and settled into The Lodge to enjoy some true Scottish hospitality. We were spoiled with yummy cooked breakfasts, amazing weather - it was cold but clear and we went for several bracing walks around the loch and saw seals - and wound up our days with tea by the fire in the lounge, where we could read, listen to music and hang out.
If any of us needed space we would retire to our rooms, which all had stunning views over the hills and loch, as well as deep baths (also with views) and huge beds.
Each evening we were treated to own organic dinner party in the Arts & Crafts period dining room and there's even a tiny bar, we called our private members' club for the duration of our stay.
If you are after a country house party, but with the luxury of staff and service, this is the place to book. All you need to bring to thoroughly enjoy a visit to the The Lodge is good walking gear - everything else is has been considered and provided.
We all agreed that we would like to return to The Lodge with a lover and spend a more romantic time here by staying in the Summerhouse or Tree House, both of which are fully self contained and beautifully built in wood in the grounds. I can't recommend this Highland secret and hideaway highly enough.
Belinda Buckley, Surrey, England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lodge on Loch Goil is one of the finest 5-star exclusive-use venues in Scotland, our ethos is pure relaxation and total privacy in picturesque and luxurious surroundings. A bespoke experience offering excellence in cuisine, accommodation and service. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Loch Goil
- The Lodge Loch Goil
- The Lodge On Loch Goil Scotland