2nd visit to hooting lodge and again was not disappointed ,cleaned to a very high standard and abundance of wildlife was brilliant would highly recommend Jayne and Andrew are brilliant they do an amazing job .
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We were so happy to find Mingarry Lodges - a gem in the western highlands. Only 2 lodges in private grounds looking out over Loch Shiel to the front and woodland to the rear. Our lodge was spacious, very clean and had everything you needed for your stay. If you like the wilder side of Scotland this is a great place to explore Moidart, Ardnamurchan peninsula, Mull, Rum and Eigg to name a few. Mingarry is a small crofting village but has a bonus restaurant about a minute’s walk from the lodges which delivers great quality menu. The nearest shop is at Acharacle about three miles down the road. To sum up if you like wildlife and breath taking scenery this is a great base.
Jayne and Andrew do everything possible to make your stay perfect. They are very knowledgeable about the area and always keen to advise if required. This was our third visit, this time for two weeks. The lodge is equipped with all you need for a self catering holiday, nicely decorated throughout and very comfortable. The lodge even has cctv to ensure that you do not miss out on any wildlife activity, of which there is an abundance, through the night or when you venture out during the day. Great location to explore Ardnamurchan or just relax at the lodge. Definitely recommend and will be visiting again. Hopefully in the not too distant future.
Had a fabulous time in tooting lodge. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The lodge was spotless and I understand why when I saw the cleaning taking place next door the day after we arrived. The information available in the lodge is tremendous. The owners are lovely and very helpful. The area is stunning and so beautiful in October. We will be back.
The best house we've ever stayed in! Our every need catered for, comfy beds, spotlessly clean, Highly recommended!! Couldn't ask for more!
After not visiting for a few years what a wonderful surprise to find the lodge just as previously. Spotlessly clean, warm, cosy and provided us with everything plus more than we needed. What more can you say with the addition of wildlife visitors, additional camera views when we were sleeping it was more than we anticipated. We introduced two friends to the lodges who were also delighted. Andrew and Jayne keep doing what you do it is wonderful, relaxing and a really very special experience to visit the Lodges.
Such a lovely welcome after a very long drive. The cabin has everything you could want for your holiday and was immaculately clean. The surrounding area is stunning and you don't have to go far to find somewhere to sit and just take in the fabulous Scottish scenery and spot the local wildlife. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to go back next year! Thank you Jayne ☺️
Jayne and Andrew provide everything you could possibly need in the fabulous lodge.
Wildlife galore including red squirrels, pine martens, foxes, badgers and deer visit daily. Not to mention the numerous birds who frequent the well stocked feeders.
Can't wait to return in May.
Mingarry Lodges are in a great location, so well-kept and amazingly comfortable. We can't thank Jayne and Andrew enough for their kindness and attention to detail. We will definitely be back.
Our second visit to Mingarry Lodges and it was as lovely as we remembered.
Set in lovely woodland , it’s so tranquil and a wildlife lovers paradise.
The lodge itself has everything you could possibly need, and is beautifully maintained and looked after. Jane is a lovely host, friendly and helpful, and the cake and biscuits supplied for arrival always go down well!
We could not recommend highly enough for a holiday in this beautiful part of Scotland
Helen and Gary
We spent a wonderful fortnight in the very well equipped and spacious cabin. Being really in the middle of nature was inspiring and far more than we had expected. Great hosts.
Wonderful place to stay with super hosts. The whole place was spotless and we have never stayed in self catering accommodation that was so well equipped, the kitchen in particular was amazing. The welcome pack of bread, cake, biscuits, bottles of J2O, filter coffee, instant coffee, teabags and milk was a complete surprise and very much enjoyed. We found the double bed slightly small but nevertheless very comfortable. An outstanding lodge in an outstanding area, Ardnamurchan is so special as is Tooting Lodge.
Not sure what can be said to convey what a brilliant holiday we had. This was not the first time we have stayed at Mingarry and our second stay has excelled the first. I’m sure we will be going again.
We have had another wonderful stay at Mingarry.
If you want to get away to destress, and be surrounded by nature and beauty then this is the place to visit.
Jane & Andrew are wonderful hosts, ensuring that the Lodge is immaculate and well equipped with everything one needs, & Jane never fails to provide a lovely ‘Welcome Pack’ on arrival which is always gratefully received!
We will definitely return in the future Ann & Eddie
Second stay at Mingarry Lodges,back for another 2 weeks in 2023.Great Hosts [can't do enough to help]
Lodges fantastic and a delightful location.Thank you,Jayne and Andrew.[Dave,Moira. Newcastle.
We have stayed at Tooting Lodge many times now, which says it all. Can't fault anything. The lodge is spotless & very well equipped. Being able to see the wildlife from the lodge is amazing, with the cameras capturing everything in case we missed it. Will definitely be back.
A quality experience from start to finish with many thoughtful extras. Well worth a stay to meet up with all the other residents flying or strolling around during the day or to see the camera shots of their nocturnal travels.
Mingarry Lodges is a wonderful place to stay. Hooting Lodge itself was very comfortable, superbly equipped and super clean. We loved having the wildlife cameras around the lodge and spent a lot of time watching them. Jayne is the perfect host - friendly and helpful but very respectful of guests' privacy. There are numerous bird feeders within feet of the lodge windows and we watched woodpeckers, siskins, thrushes, goldfinches, chaffinches, greenfinches and a redpoll, amongst others. Jayne keeps the feeders continually topped up. It was great to have a coffee machine and there was also a bbq provided (although you would have to choose a day when the midges were not out!) The area of grass at the front was a nice place to sit when the sun was out. We can guarantee the meticulous cleaning of these lodges - having watched Jayne spend all day cleaning the other one the day before we left! The goodies on arrival were much appreciated. We very much hope to return.
Hooting Lodge was a superbly comfortable base for watching local wildlife and exploring Ardnamurchan. Everything was of a high standard, well thought out, and the information and books available were first class.
Perfect. Returned for our annual visit. Most comfortable, cleanest, best located lodge ever. Jayne and Andrew have thought of everything you could want. Fantastic attention to detail. Lovely area all perfect.