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Self Catering Reviews for Foresters Lodge

Average rating: (5 reviews)

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Foresters Lodge, The Croft, Polloch, Glenfinnan, Highlands, PH37 4LX

Description of the cottage holiday

Foresters Lodge is located in a sheltered inlet just a short distance away from romantic and historic Loch Shiel overlooking the Polloch river which meanders through the glen from Loch Doilet. The Lodge is situated in the grounds of our Croft which was also formerly a foresters bothy and game keepers croft house.The lodge has uninterrupted views south to Beinn Resipol,east to Glenhurich Forest and north and west to the mountains.

The Lodge has an open plan living room and kitchen/ diner with well equipped modern kitchen including dishwasher,electric oven and hob,fridge with freezer compartment,microwave and coffee machine,with dining table perfectly placed to take advantage of the sunrise.

The lounge has a comfortable 3 seater sofa and arm chair with flatscreen TV, DVD player CD player ,ipod wifi speaker.

The Lodge has a large selection of DVDs and books on Scotland and wildlife, Games for the less sunny days.

Best Features

Foresters Lodge is ideally located to take full advantage of the various activities in the immediate vicinity including walking,kayaking and fishing on Loch Shiel and Loch Doilet.The area of Glenhurich offers cycling on some of the best undiscovered forestry tracks in the Highlands including the route alongside Loch Shiel to Glenfinnan.This route should definitely be on every cyclists tick list.

The Lodge offers Luxury accommodation with spacious bedroom with kingsize bed and luxury egyptian cotton sheets, Duvet and Towels.

The en-suite bathroom has a corner jacuzzi bath large enough for two,a separate shower cubicle and the added luxury of a traditional steam sauna.

The lounge has patio doors opening out onto the large south facing veranda with enviable uninterrupted views over the river and Beinn Resipol,with table and chairs and smoker BBQ.

There is a lower graveled area with bench alongside the wildlife feeding station.

Foresters Lodge is perfect for those wishing to get away from it all,and retreat to a wildlife wilderness to relax and reconnect.

Sleeps: from 1 to 2

Pets: Yes

Contact Details

Contact Name: Mark Embling

Telephone: 01967 402367

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Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2017
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We have just spent a week in the idyllic Foresters Lodge, nestled in the remote and peaceful Polloch. From the onset Mark was incredible helpful and friendly and made us feel right at home. The lodge is beautiful with stunning views from every window and the add delights of the jacuzzi bath and sauna. Both were highly valuable after a day in the Scottish rain! The location is incredible - away from everyone and everything. The lodge is really well equipped with a great kitchen and a good variety of books and films for those very rainy days! If you are wanting to explore a beautiful part of the world, come very close to nature (we saw the resident pine Martin and 4 eagles) and relax and switch off this is the place for you! A perfect mix of comfort, relaxation and wilderness!!

Make up of party:  A married couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: Barney Review Added: 29.10.2017
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2017
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A lovely, recently built lodge with the perfect amount of space for two. It's nicely furnished and the kitchen and bathroom in particular were spotless on arrival. The kitchen contained all the essentials, including dishwasher tablets!

The jacuzzi bath and sauna were a particular highlight - perfect after a day out walking.

Although there's no TV signal there is a good selection of DVDs and board games. There is wifi but we found the speed would only allow slow web browsing at best (so no Netflix!) but this is to be expected with such a beautifully remote location!

Mark and Amy are incredibly friendly, even offering to drive us to the nearby restaurant so we could both drink (for a small fee). They left a personal touch with a lovely welcome card and treats wishing us well on our honeymoon. They also give lots of information on what to do in the area which was very helpful.

Would highly recommend Foresters Lodge and will definitely return in the future.

Make up of party:  Newlyweds
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: Rob Walker Review Added: 30.08.2017
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2017
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Lovely place to stay, well away from it all in a very quiet and peaceful location. Felt very remote, which it was - no tv, phone signal, WiFi! For an IT person like me it was a real challenge at first, but I loved the quiet, and after a couple of days I really chilled out. I read loads. Perfect place for a couple and a dog (not ideal for kids and too small - only 1 double bedroom).

The lodge is very well equipped, with sauna, large spa bath, shower etc. There is a tv and DVD player with a good movie selection. Owners are very friendly and helpful (they live in a stone cottage next door) but left us alone to enjoy the tranquillity. We took our dog Jet and he loved it too.

Only issue for me was being a 20 minute drive over the mountain to get to the nearest shop or pub (in Strontian) but as long as you take all the stuff you need, it's not a big problem.

Plenty to do in the area, just not enough time to it all. Ardnamurchan distillery a must.

Make up of party:  My wife and I.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: Simon Lakin Review Added: 29.08.2017
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2017
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Fantastic holiday! Super location, very friendly, great lodge, very clean. The owners had thought of all the small details to make it feel like home. Lots of wildlife - feeding station in front of the lodge & a seal hide on a local loch. Lots of good walks, & peace & quiet. Fully recommend!

Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: S. Langston Review Added: 01.10.2017
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 02/2017
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This is a beautiful lodge in a tranquil setting, ideal for nature lovers. Accommodation is perfect for a couple. We stayed for a week to celebrate our silver anniversary and could not have been happier with our choice. Mark and Amy were friendly and welcoming, while also respecting guests’ privacy. There are many lovely walks around Loch Shiel and Loch Doilart, and mountain bikes can be hired at the lodge. As others have noted, there’s no TV reception, and you might need to drive to Stontian (8 miles) for mobile signal and fast wifi. No problem if you’re prepared though. We loved Forester’s Lodge, and would recommend it highly.

Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: Chris Roberts Review Added: 10.09.2017
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