Arrived at the Wildside Lodge complex to be told by the very friendly staff that our lodge was ready and just to go into, within 5 minutes Jackie the site manager arrived greeting us with a warm friendly smile. Although the lodge was looking quit old on the outside it had be refurbished to a high standard on the inside, It was in a very clean and tidy state which was good to see. The only down side to the lodge is that it doesn't have a bath or its own washing machine or dryer which would have been handy due to having a small child, but the site does offer a laundry service at a cost of £5 per wash and dry however when we put our clothes in for the service they came back a size smaller than when they went it!!
There is plenty of wildlife on the site and the site it self is kept to a very high standard. As we have a 2 year old we found that Wildside had very little to offer for small children however there are plenty of walks and there is a small river next to the site for a spot of fishing.
However none of these minor issues stopped us from having a great time at the Wildcat lodge.
Some of the places visited:
Highland Wildlife Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wildside is a small private holiday park of 16 self catering Lodges and log cabins set along a wooded bank of the River Fechlin that flows into Loch Ness at Foyers on the quiet and beautiful South side of Loch Ness, a scenic gem in the Scottish Highlands. Graded 4 Star Excellent quality, by Visit Scotland. Located in the hamlet of Whitebridge, 9 miles from Fort Augustus and 24 miles from Inverness, the Highland capital, with excellent road, rail and air links. 200 Metres from Wildside Highland Lodges is a country pub serving delicious meals. Information packs in the lodges suggest a variety of places to eat out in the area. Wildside is a great place to escape life, it appeals to those who appreciate a haven of peace and tranquility in a wild and natural setting, rich in wildlife, which is yours to enjoy. Wildside offers a choice of seven categories of lodge accommodating from 1-6 people. The Riverside Lodges are all situated along the river and enjoy private lawns to the riverbank. The small One Bedroom Lodges are ideal for couples, situated in the centre of the grounds and are set well apart in large lawns. Guests can wander on the paths to the water's edge where there is a small beach, popular for barbecues, or a picnic on the riverbank. Our luxury Three Bedroom Log Cabins have open views to the mountains and are situated on the fringe of the holiday park in their own private grounds. All our lodges enjoy magnificent river or mountain views through large picture windows. We make pets welcome 2 per lodge in the riverside lodges and one small breed dog per lodge in the three bed and Hot Tub Lodges. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wildside Highland Hotel Whitebridge
- Wildside Highland Lodges Whitebridge, Scotland