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Cottage Holiday Reviews for Lochside Follies

Average rating: (11 reviews)

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Lochside Follies, Greenwood, By Ardslignish, ACHARACLE, Highlands, PH36 4JG

Description of the self catering

Midway between Salen and Kilchoan on the south side of the beautiful Ardnamurchan peninsula we have THE TOWER a fully self contained circular property for 2, set on the west side of our home, Greenwood. Down near the shore of Loch Sunart, THE RUIN AND BYRE is one unit for 2 adults with accommodation in the Byre for 2 youngsters if required. This summer THE FOLLY will be available,offering accommodation for 2 in a unique round timber tower with splendid panoramic views over the loch to the Morvern hills beyond.

Best Features

All our properties are totally unique with many hand crafted wooden features. With wood burning stoves and underfloor heating they are warm and cosy for use at any time of the year. Vistas of Loch Sunart, our gardens and wooded hillsides abound. Otters and golden eagles are often sighted in this area with peace and tranquillity all around.For the more energetic we have a games room offering snooker or tabletennis, a mini gym, two easy to ride road bikes to borrow and a challenging 6 hole putting course.

Sleeps: from 2 to 2

Pets: No

Contact Details

Contact Name: Lois Livett

Telephone: 01972 500 201

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Reviews


14 of 30 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2012
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My wife and I stayed at The Folly.We were very impressed by the views. The interior was light and airy. Fixtures and fittings were of the highest quality. The beautifully constructed wood interior created a warm and cosy atmosphere. This was further enhanced by a lovely easy-to-use log burning fire. Lois and Richard ( the owners ) are always very helpful and informative. Needless to say we have already booked The Folly for a week in 2013!

Make up of party:  Couple
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Review Added by: Searcher Review Added: 05.05.2012
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14 of 28 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2011
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Our fifth visit to The Tower , most certainly not our last, although we have promised ourselves a stay in The Folly at some point. Lochside Follies and their creators must rank amongst the best of their kind in the world. Nothing is too much trouble for Lois and Richard , and the only things that cant be guaranteed are the weather (does it matter?) and the sitings of wild life, at which we consistently fail miserably, but then we may not always be looking that hard , so relaxed are we.Do not go to Ardnamuchan if you want "High Street" facilities, retail therapy, cafe culture, nightlife etc. Do visit if the idea of completely getting away from it all appeals , and if you want this with all the home comforts you could require and the most warm and welcoming of hosts , then Lochside Follies is for you.

Pat and Tony Peake

Cheslyn Hay

Staffs

Make up of party:  Couple
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Review Added by: PPeake Review Added: 22.10.2011
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10 of 26 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2011
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We stayed in the beautiful Folly for a week. Richard and Lois have created an amazing place to stay and we wanted for nothing. The views are amazing, the house was perfect. A fantastic location with wildlife on the doorstep. The owners are welcoming and all of their land is beautifully kept, it is a very special place to stay. The Folly has everthing you need and more and is truly 5 star accomodation, spotlessly clean, modern, homely and superbly equipt making it a pleasure to stay in and dine. We shall definatly return.

Make up of party:  Couple
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Review Added by: hbriggs Review Added: 31.07.2011
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7 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2011
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Truly wonderful, pure bliss - in rain or shine! The loveliest place in the most stunning location with the best hosts. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  couple
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Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 12.08.2011
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19 of 28 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2011
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We stayed at the Tower and were delighted with everything.The accommodation was excellent,well equipped,immaculately clean and very well designed for 2 people to stay.Lois and Richard were the perfect hosts and we made good use of the home made meals,jams,chutneys etc on offer.Having 80 acres of woodland and lochside beach to wander in [together with its pitch and putt course]was a real bonus.Beautiful views and lots of wild life completed the package.

Make up of party:  Married couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by: mucklaner Review Added: 21.06.2011
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13 of 24 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2011
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We were very privileged to be the first paying guests to stay in Richard and Lois's new build The Folly. After having seen it in the planning stage to 4 years in the building it was worth every minute of the wait.We had previously stayed in the Tower on 2 occasions which we thought could not be surpassed. However Richard and Lois have made The Folly into a 5 star gold romantic hideaway. The accommodation has everything you could want and more, beautifully comfortable and finished to an exceptionally high standard. It was a joy to be staying there. We would often return from a walk to find Lois had left us freshly baked scones and home made jam. We can't say enough about the 2 weeks we spent at The Folly all we can do is recommend you go there and see for yourself. We will definitely be going back, we love it.

Gavin and Sally Bliss

Stratford upon Avon

Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by: blissblis Review Added: 30.06.2011
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18 of 27 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2011
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My wife and I stayed 1 week at The Tower at Greenwood. This was our third visit to The Tower in 3 years. We have returned because the accommodation is always spotlessly clean, well equipped and built to a high standard. The owners are consistently friendly and helpful. They also provide a variety of delicious, home-made fresh and frozen foods. Great base for exploring a wonderful part of Scotland.

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Review Added by: Searcher Review Added: 27.04.2011
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15 of 23 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2011
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Words do little to adequately describe how good The Ruin is. This spacious crofter's cottage has been restored superbly and to an extremely high finish. Add in the location and host of wildlife and even in March this comes close to one of the finest holiday homes we've stayed in. Finally a mention must be given to the highland welcome of our hosts, whose dedication to maintaining the highest standards makes the Ruin a great retreat for any couple.

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Review Added by: scotinbelgie Review Added: 28.03.2011
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13 of 25 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2011
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The Tower fulfilled all its promises and more besides. To find a property of this standard in an area that you love is wonderful.Exceptionally clean and comfortable and finished to a very high standard with all the facilities that you could wish for. Our thanks to Richard and Lois for making it possible for us to acheive the relaxing holiday that we were looking for. We walked, read and listened to music with meals available if required. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  Husband and wife
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
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Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 29.03.2011
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8 of 26 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2011
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To find a cottage of this quality in an area that you love is wonderful. The Tower is an exceptional property that fulfils all its promises and more besides. It is extremely comfortable and finished to a very high standard in all rooms. Our thanks to Lois and Richard for making it possible for us to have an extremely enjoyable and relaxing holiday with complete freedom. We walked, read and listened to music with ready made meals available if required. Even sat out on the balcony in March and enjoyed it!

Make up of party:  Husband and wife
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
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Review Added by: greencot Review Added: 30.03.2011
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15 of 26 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 02/2011
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The Ruin is an immaculate, luxurious stone cottage and is located on the wild and beautiful shore line of Loch Sunart. Each day the sunrise over the sea and mountains can be enjoyed from the cottage as otters play and feed in the bay. We only discovered this cottage last year through our friends recommendation. We have been back to it three times already.

Ardnamurchan is full of lovely friendly local people who have helped make each and every one of our holidays perfect.

Ardnamurchan has the best wildlife watching in the UK. You will see otters, eagles, pine martens and deer. The natural oak woodland is magical along the rocky indented shoreline of Loch Sunart. There is wonderful walking from easy loch side strolls to more challenging mountain walks and adventures to remote hills. Cyclists will find lovely quiet roads and there are tracks and routes for mountain bikers too.

Make up of party:  couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by: merlinson Review Added: 04.03.2011
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