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Self Catering Reviews for Foresters Lodge

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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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2018
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This place was an absolute gem of a find, not only does it offer the beauty and wilderness of this outstanding part of Scotland to explore but has a truly cosy and pampering feel to it. The attention to detail that mark and Amy have put into it along with personal touches make this cottage a home away from home with added luxury. The sauna and jacuzzi were perfect to unwind in after spending the day hiking the various and plentiful walks.

Mark also hires mountain bikes out from here at a sensible rate and provides the helmets and locks also. During our stay my wife and I saw deer, eagles and even a pine marten that came up to the veranda of the cabin. If you want a romantic, unforgettable getaway in a beautiful part of the highlands with lots to see and do but with privacy and seclusion then this place is a must. Also a special note of thanks to Mark and Amy for their invaluable information on the surrounding area and for making us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. 5 stars.

Make up of party:  Couple
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Review Added by: Adam Filkins Review Added: 12.10.2018
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Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2018
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Hosts were very helpful throughout our stay including arranging bike hire. They respected our privacy but were always on hand if needed. Warm, well equipped property with added treats on arrival. Fantastic walks from the door in a stunning peaceful setting. If you love nature, wildlife and a quiet holiday then Foresters lodge is ideal.

Make up of party:  Married couple.
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Review Added by: Ian and Cath Vernon Review Added: 22.09.2018
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Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2018
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The foresters lodge is a total haven! It is so peaceful and the scenery is breath taking. So much wildlife to see and if you like walking/cycling then this place is for you. Owners marl and Amy are so lovely and very helpful always on hand if required

Make up of party:  Perfect get away for any couple with dogs especially newly weds like ourselves.
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Review Added by: Donna and Ross Stewart Review Added: 10.06.2018
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Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2018
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Can honestly say our stay at Foresters Lodge was fantastic.The accommodation was excellent, spotlessly clean and really well equipped.Mark and Amy had thought of everything from leaving maps,information leaflets to putting fresh flowers around the lodge. They made us feel really welcome and were more than happy to tell us all about the area recommending things to do and places to visit. It is such a beautiful area and I would fully recommend it to anyone wanting total peace and tranquility. Just as we thought it couldn't get any better, we had a guest appearance from two Pine Martens, an adult and its Kit. What a treat! We don't usually return to the same place twice, but this is an exception. Thank you so much Mark and Amy, can't wait to return.

Make up of party:  couple
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Review Added by: Lynn and John Earnshaw Review Added: 03.06.2018
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Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2018
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We found the Lodge by happy accident and after a fabulous week, I think we were meant to. What a magnficent spot, one of the last wilderness areas in Scotland and stunningly beautiful. Perfect peace and quiet. Mark and Amy have created a wonderfully comfortable and luxurious cabin,spotlessly clean, every comfort catered for, we wanted for nothing. Warm and friendly welcome and a wealth of knowledge, freely shared, about the locale. We had a couple of day trips out in the car but were perfectly content to stay "home" and explore on foot or by cycle. Even on the two rainy days, we were more than comfortable and made use of the sauna ( though not the jacuzzi bath) Wildlife enthusiasts paradise...we went nowhere without binoculars. Didn't need them for the pine marten though as it was only four feet away! We are planning our next trip already, can't wait to come again.

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Review Added by: Heather and Stuart Review Added: 27.05.2018
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Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2018
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WHAT A GEM. Couldn't have wished for a nicer place to have a weeks break, Lovely and quiet, the lodge was sparkly clean, with everything you needed and more. The best of all places to relax and unwind.

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Review Added by: Liliane Page Review Added: 30.04.2018
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 12/2017
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It is true what they say that you book your next holiday within 12 hours of one finishing, so today we have been trying to figure out when we can next get to Foresters Lodge. We were looking for a complete get away where Duncan could paint landscapes and I could walk and get some much needed escape from life. Well we had that and so much more at Foresters Lodge. We left totally refreshed and ready to face the next few weeks, we ruined it slightly by a night clubbing in Glasgow and a journey back to wales through the snow. Peaceful beyond belief, comfortable and compact with wildlife literally at the door, the Pine Martin got more daring as the week went on. If you want a complete Highland get away then look no further. Arthur the dog had an amazing time too!

Make up of party:  Couple and the dog.
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Review Added by: Mariella, Duncan and Arthur Review Added: 11.12.2017
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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
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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
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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.
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Review Added by: Simon Lakin Review Added: 29.08.2017
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9 of 12 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!

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Review Added by: S. Langston Review Added: 01.10.2017
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3 of 4 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.

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Review Added by: Chris Roberts Review Added: 10.09.2017
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