About Mingarry Lodges
Hooting and Tooting Lodges are two Scandinavian style self catering cabins, set in the grounds of The Old Chapel House in Mingarry, with Atlantic oak woodland and heathland beyond. Both lodges combine rustic charm with all the home comforts and provide the perfect Highland retreat away from the bustle of everyday life.
Hooting Lodge and Tooting Lodge are both Visit Scotland 4 star graded properties and are equipped to the highest standard, giving you the assurance that a high standard of accommodation awaits you. Fully controllable electric central heating ensures a comfortable stay whatever the season. For your comfort, the Lodges are also pet free and non-smoking with maximum occupancies of four.
The Lodges are adjacent to The National Scenic Area and Special Protection Area of Loch Shiel, and The National Scenic Area of Morar, Moidart and Ardnamurchan National Scenic Area. Ariundle National Nature Reserve is also close by in Strontian.
Kitchen and Dining Area
Each kitchen has fully integrated AEG/ Bosch appliances, including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, electric single oven and ceramic hob. There is also a free-standing Bosch tumble dryer and Panasonic microwave oven, in addition to Bosch kettle and toaster, a filter coffee machine, mixer and liquidiser The kitchen is equipped with a good range of kitchen utensils and baking trays.
The stylish dining area, with seating for four, is adjacent to the kitchen. Bone china tableware, crystal glasses, crisp white napkins are also provided for that special dining experience.
The sitting room has two comfortable leather sofas, a 26 inch screen LCD TV (with freesat), DVD player, video recorder, CD stereo with iPod docking station and WiFi internet access. There is a small library covering local history, walking and wildlife, together with a collection of novels, videos and DVDs.
There are two upstairs bedrooms, one double and one twin. The double bedroom has distant views over Ben Resipole and Loch Shiel at the front, and the twin room has views of the woodlands to the rear.
Bathroom and Shower room
Each Lodge has an upstairs bathroom, ideal for a relaxing soak at the end of a long day, and a separate ground-floor shower room suitable for a refreshing shower at any time of the day.
The entrance hall provides space for outdoor clothes and equipment.
Outdoor Seating Area
Each Lodge has a large veranda with a patio table and four chairs to enjoy your breakfast, lunch or evening drinks al fresco. There are also picnic benches on the front lawn and in the woodland garden.
Wildlife in Mingarry and Beyond
Red squirrels, pine martens, red deer and a host of woodland birds are regularly seen in the grounds and broadleaf woodlands around the lodges. The woodland glades, grassland and surrounding heathland support a variety of butterflies, including speckled wood, small pearled-bordered fritillary, dark green fritillary, chequered skipper and green hairstreak. Loch Shiel is a national scenic area and a haven for wildlife; it supports otter, osprey, white-tailed eagle and black throated diver. Further afield, golden eagle can be seen soaring along the ridges and crags of Moidart, Morvern, Ardgour and Ardnamurchan. Take a trip to The Small Isles, another National Scenic Area in Lochaber, in search of common and bottlenose dolphin and Minke whale.