This was by far the best self-catering accommodation we have ever stayed in in over 30 years of self-catering holidays. The lodge was spotlessly clean and had every facility we could possibly want. All the small details made the difference with thoughtful touches such as cake and biscuits on arrival (and topped up halfway through the fortnight). Jayne & Andrew were very welcoming hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Their local knowledge helped us plan trips and the surrounding wildlife made this a very special holiday. We had some very good weather despite a few wet days and even experienced Scotland's biggest earthquake in 30 years (not something we would like to repeat!). The lodge was perfectly placed for exploring this part of the Western Highlands and Islands. We will certainly be back some time in the future and would recommend this lodge to anyone with a love of spectacular scenery, wildlife and peace and quiet.
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We had a wonderful time at Mingarry Lodges. It was very clean and had everything we needed, including lots of maps of walks to go on, which were really helpful. The location is beautiful and I would recommend a stay to anyone who likes nature.
This was our second stay at Mingarry. We were here for a week to do some hillwalking and to explore the area. Mingarry is a perfect base to enjoy the area. The lodge is very comfortable in every way and exceptionally well equipped we cannot praise this self-catering lodge enough. There is lots of information on the surrounding area. Jayne and Andrew are great hosts very helpful and have a fantastic knowledge of the plants and wildlife.
We hope to return as soon as possible.
Outstanding!! Perfect location for scenery wildlife and walks! Owners have put so much thought into the lodges and provided everything you could possibly need. All high standard and luxury. The manuals regarding the area, the walks, the equipment are extremely helpful. loved the welcome pack and gorgeous toiletries. Our second visit and wil definately be back!
We timed our stay at Hooting Lodge to coincide with the stunning autumnal colours in the area. The accommodation had everything we could possibly need and is well positioned to explore Ardnamurchan.
Mingarry lodges are exactly as they say ... no exaggeration. The wildlife is immense. The lodge is cosy, even through storm Ophelia. Jayne the host is fabulous and hugely helpful in Identyfing fab things to do. There is nothing else you could need for your stay. It is all there (except an aurora !!!) the lodge is so well equipped and the maps and information provided are brilliant. Had an absolute ball. Loved the place.
The accommodation was very good and the lodge was full of every piece of equipment that you would ever need to use.
The lodge was extremely clean and tidy and Jayne explained all the necessary details of how all the white goods worked.
Jayne and Andrew had provided a lovely welcome pack along with maps of walks all around the area.
They also gave us lots of other local information.
One of the main reasons for our holiday at Mingarry was to see all the wildlife, and we were not disappointed.
We had very mixed weather during our stay but this did not stop us doing everything that we had planned.
To see Scotland in the autumn was very good and we hope to be back again to see it in Springtime.
Tooting Lodge was one of the best self catering properties we have stayed in.It was obvious a lot of thought had gone into the planning of the lodges. Everything you could possibly need was supplied along with a generous welcome tray. Jayne is a considerate hostess and very knowledgeable about the local area and wildlife. Unfortunately the weather was not very kind but then you tend to expect that on the west coast of Scotland but at least we weren't bothered by midges so it had its compensations.
A fantastic retreat in the Scottish highlands. Terrific views from our very comfortable and well equipped lodge. Great wildlife viewing opportunities and some truly beautiful scenery to explore, just a short drive from the property. Jayne and Andrew were the most welcoming of hosts and we look forward to a return visit. Such a peaceful setting.
Our first visit but not our last, yes we took a gamble by booking Tooting Lodge but the gamble paid off, as a wildlife photographer I had everything I needed on my doorstep (literally)
Jane and Andrew could not do enough to help and their love of the wildlife shone through, nothing was too much trouble.
A great place to stay and a great place for wildlife.
Our stay at Hooting Lodge was perfect in every way. The Lodge had every comfort one could ever want - we could happily have stayed in the Lodge all week and not ventured out at all. Wildlife at Mingarry Lodges was abundant and enjoyable. Every effort was made by Jayne and Andrew to ensure we saw the resident wildlife up close. We would happily stay there again and will look forward to doing so. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your wonderful accommodation!
We are just back from a wonderful week spent in Tooting Lodge at Mingarry.
The lodge is extremely well equipped, clean, cosy and perfectly situated for walking and exploring the Scottish countryside. The hosts Jane and Andrew certainly went the extra mile to make our stay a comfortable one.
From the very thoughtful welcome pack, local maps and books to plan our excursions and information on restaurants
and resident wildlife this place had everything. There are bird feeders galore, wildlife CCTV available 24/7 (viewed on the TV) and we borrowed the bat detector and a trail camera to add to our wildlife experience.
The lodge is perfectly placed for visiting the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and is within walking distance of the fantastically located Castle Tioram and the stunning views along the Blain Burn circular walk. With a local bakery and shop and fantastic views along Loch Shiel the lodge was the perfect peaceful retreat.
Thank you Jane and Andrew for a truly unforgettable holiday and keep up the great work you are doing!
Another fantastic stay - superbly comfortable accommodation and unbelievably well equipped. Books on local history and local wildlife, OS maps, huge variety of suggested walks for all abilities, dvd's, cd's, games, just everything you could want. The CCTV focused on the feeding stations in the garden quickly becomes addictive. The lodges are spotless, the water is hot and the beds are comfy. Lovely beaches close by - and very few people to spoil them. Ideal to book both lodges for a bigger family holiday.
Keep returning to Mingarry Lodges as we don't think we can find anything to beat the location and the quality of the lodge. Has to be the best equipped self catering accommodation we have been to and we have stayed in quite a few over the years. Expect to be booking again for next year very shortly.
The location of this lodge was perfect and the views from the front windows (and back) were glorious in rain and shine. The lodge was immaculate and equipped with literally everything you could ever need. The owner, Jayne, was helpful and friendly and ready with advice on places to go and see and where was best to spot wildlife. I can't recommend this holiday rental highly enough!
A really well equipped lodge in a wonderful location. A good base for exploring the many local walks and the wider area.
Situated in the perfect position for relaxing within the grounds or exploring the most beautiful, unspoilt area of Scotland, Mingarry Lodges are a perfect destination to leave the real world behind.
For the owners, nothing is too much trouble and we were made to feel at home from the minute we arrived. Luxurious, extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean and very homely lodges were an absolute pleasure to stay in.
If you are into wildlife, walks, tranquility and relaxation, Mingarry is the place to go. We have had the best family holiday ever and will certainly be returning and bringing more of the family with us next time as there is so much to explore and do.
Thank you Jayne and Andrew for a truly unforgettable holiday, you are such wonderful hosts.
If you're after somewhere in the West Highlands that is away from the main tourist areas and still unspoiled then this is the place to go. Very friendly owners with plenty of tips on how to find local wildlife, walking routes and where to eat.
This is my second stay at Mingarry Lodges and I have already booked my 3rd. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to escape the crowds.
Just had one of the best holidays ever at Mingarry Lodges, Scotland,
everything from the reception, accommodation, surroundings, and wildlife, was superb, the weather was pretty good, and the local midges were very friendly.!!
Jayne & Andrew were excellent hosts, knowledgeable and informative, with nothing being to much trouble,
Carl & Sheila Hadfield
Mingarry lodge is one of the best holiday houses I have ever stayed. The accommodation is excellent every detail has been considered thoroughly for the comfort of visitors. You are well placed to explore the countryside as well as see the local wildlife. Jayne and Andrew provide you with a great list of things you might do and were on hand if you needed to ask anything but did not encroach. This is one holiday house you do not need to take anything with you. Everything you could want is there; kitchen equipment, well appointed and equipped bathrooms, comfortable bedrooms, maps and reference material along with a good selection of reading material and dvds. There is a good welcome pack too on your arrival.
The Lodge is near the village of Acharacle where there is a bakery, cafes and a small supermarket. However, suggest as we had done do a big shop before you arrive as it's a way to Fort William but you would certainly manage for meals out if you didn't want to cook locally.
Recommend this as a lovely relaxing spot to see the wildlife and some of Ardnamurchan.