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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Achiltibuie, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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IslandHop...
Aberdeen
Level 6 Contributor
61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent way to spend a week!”
Reviewed 23 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018

We have just returned from a fantastic week in Locholly lodge in Achiltibuie.

The lodge itself was very clean, and extremely well equipped. We made home made pizzas one night and had all the whisks/rolling pins etc required which was a big surprise.

The highlight of the house is the view, and the hot tub, both were great!

We will definitely go back, but the key we felt for best way to enjoy your week is to get out an explore locally, there are loads of big name attractions within an hour or so drive, but we really enjoyed a lot of the sights closer to the lodge.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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daragh201...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best week ever”
Reviewed 27 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Went with my 12year old granddaughter and a very young dog just a year old. I also went by train and 2 buses and although a long day for all it was worth it. The most beautiful of place's and the lodge was stunning great for recharging and relaxing.i am recommending it to everyone I can and most certainly will be back. A great experience from booking till the end of the week if I could I would have stayed longer and I'm very fussy about where I stay. Just brilliant.

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Management Response
1 Mar 2018
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate your review and 5 stars. Thanks, Mark xx
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Debbie M
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mrs”
Reviewed 8 February 2018 for a stay in November 2017

Had an amazing girls weekend here in November. Not much to do locally, however that’s exactly what we wanted. Amazing views, scenery is insane! We had 5-6 stags fighting outside the window every morning and stunning sunsets in the hot tub. House was immaculate and very well catered for. Beds comfortable and lovely log burner kept the place toasty! We will be back! Thank you!

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Management Response
9 Feb 2018
Hi Debbie, thank you for the 5 stars and lovely review.xx
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meiliciou...
singapore
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Reconnect with nature in an amazing house”
Reviewed 8 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

If you are looking for an accommodation next to nature and situated in a small town, this is the place that you are looking for. The house is well stocked in terms of kitchen amenities, we had a great time cooking and bonding as a group. We all love the hot tub and of course sitting by the fireplace.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Dec 2017
Thank you for your 5 stars I’m glad you enjoyed your stay xx
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acethejes...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely lodge, great location”
Reviewed 8 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

Arrived to a clean lodge & a welcome basket containing popcorn, chocolate & some games. Also contained poo bags & temporary holiday dog tags which I thought was a great idea. The location of the lodge is remote & the views are amazing. Lots of walks & white sand beaches nearby. Also a pub & some restaurants near.

Three negatives...On our first night, we discovered that one of the oven doors didn’t click shut, which was a bit annoying. We had to prop it closed in order to cook dinner the entire weekend. Saying that, maybe the previous guests hadnt reported it.

Secondly, the driveway is so steep & constructed of such material that you had to take a long run with the car to get up it - and yet still the cars tyres were sliding about & getting stuck. Some tarmac would sort this.

Lastly, there was an outside tap, but we had numerous muddy boots and a muddy dog to clean each time we came back to the lodge. It would have been helpful to have a small hose attached to the tap for guests to use. I know there is a dog kennel available, but this didn’t help with a muddy dog!! An outside hose in all the lodges would be advantageous & help with keeping the lodges clean.

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Management Response
9 Dec 2017
Thanks for the feedback really appreciate it, we have now replaced the oven with a new one once you made us aware. The drives are being tarmaced hopefully in the next month and I have passed feedback on re small hose to make easier to clean. Xx
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paulcookf...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A truly exceptional property”
Reviewed 3 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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I first visited the Achiltibuie 30 years ago, and it made an indelible impression. I have found the opportunity to come back on around 5 occasions, and with my wife and children for the first time in 2014. We decided to look for something to rent in late spring, and were very pleased to have secured 4 nights in Lochlolly Lodge at the end of August. Although we knew that the location is utterly remarkable, we were all completely transfixed by the views from every window (barring the twin bedroom, which faces to the front, but we are only a group of four so that room went unused!). This time we didn't take any of the high energy options of climbing Stac Pollaidh (which we did last time we were here, and is a fantastic walk) but stuck to local walks in the immediate area. The hot tub is a great option, we spent a number of sessions lounging in that. The sauna also had much more use than I would have expected, and was a very good addition. Achiltibuie stores hugely surpassed my expectations, providing lovely local produce (we had kippers, sausages, bacon, smoked salmon and delicious eggs) , as well as fever tree tonic, some great gins, and plenty of beer :-). Also, the Summer Isles hotel and Salt Kitchen both provided memorable and very high quality dinners . We also drove to Lochinver on our final night for dinner in the UK's most northerly Michelin starred restaurant (The Albannach Hotel) which was wonderful. The house is very well equipped and appointed; it is a tremendous thing to be able to enjoy this rugged and beautiful landscape whilst enjoying all of the comforts of home. Enjoying our breakfasts and lunches with the doors slid wide open to the huge panoramic and beautiful view was an unforgettable experience. We were all very sad when the time came to leave the house, and would all return in an instant.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2017
Hi Paul I'm really chuffed you all enjoyed it and thank you so much for your detailed feedback, look forward to welcoming you back in the future. mark
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Norrie J
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stunning house in a fabulous location”
Reviewed 3 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Stac Polly Cottage is a stunning new house in a fabulous location with panoramic views out across the water to The Summer Isles. The fixtures and fittings are excellent. The house could not be better.
Eating Out.
My wife and I and friends visited Am Fuaran 3 times during June this year. The seafood is locally caught and wonderfully well cooked and all very reasonably priced. 3 huge scallops as starter £8.20, whole lobster main course for £19.95, langoustines and dressed crab are all great. David and his wife Catriona and her brother Andrew are excellent hosts. If you like langoustines, then ask in advance about the extra-large ones. They are like small lobsters and wonderful eating.
The location is also stunning with fabulous views over The Summer Isles.
We also visited Salt Seafood Café twice during June this year. As Am Fuaran, seafood is locally caught and wonderfully well cooked and all very reasonably priced. Much better quality and much better value than its near neighbour in Achiltibuie. A small venue so be sure to book, and take your own wine, plus cash to pay.
Eating In
The local store is excellent. Fresh lobster, langoustines (ask David at Am Fuaran about the extra-large ones) and fish can all be sourced locally.
Fishing
David Last at Am Fuaran bar is also a keen fisherman, very helpful with local advice, and has a boat for rent on Loch Oscaig.
Gabby Rex who lives at Batentarbat lodge is also a keen fisher and very helpful. Her estate includes one bank of the River Garvie plus all the lochs west of the road into Achiltibuie.
Lots of wee hard fighting trout in the lochs. We caught most in Upper Dornie, Oscaig and Beistie.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jul 2017
Thanks Norrie for your wonderful and very in depth review. Thanks Mark
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