Our second visit to Hooting Lodge was just as magical and exciting as the first,
If you enjoy wildlife on your doorstep, several species of orchids in your garden, peace and quiet of the countryside, beautiful surroundings, enthusiastic hosts, then Hooting or Tooting lodges must be top of your next holiday bucket list.
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Our second visit to Hooting Lodge was just as magical and exciting as the first,
Hooting Lodge was a pleasure, watching the birds and squirrels and other wildlife from the window each day was wonderful. A couple of miles from the nearest village where the amenities were brilliant and the locals very welcoming and friendly. Anything you could imagine needing provided in the cabin. You need to explore all the coastal routes, we found some beautiful places. Jayne and Andrew are lovely friendly couple. Jayne is passionate about the local wildlife and very knowledgeable, a truly lovely place to stay.
Tooting Lodge is set apert by it's attention to detail, everything seems to've been thought of and provided, even things you didn't realise you needed. The owners too are very attentive; relatable and knowledgeable about the local area. Their enthusiasm for the local wildlife is very apparent resulting in many close encounters from nearby bird and Red Squirrel feeding stations. it was really difficult to find fault, so much so that my wife and I joked about trying to find things to complain about. Needless to say we failed! The local area itself is stunning, especially in the excellent Highland weather we experienced. It's friendly and surprisingly tourist free.
We loved our stay in Tooting Lodge. The accommodation is faultless - so welcoming, clean and well-equipped - the best we have ever stayed in in all these aspects. Every detail has been really thought out and every provision made to such a high standard to ensure a comfortable and interesting holiday. Jayne and Andrew are perfect hosts, with a wealth of knowledge and great enthusiasm for wildlife and the local environment, and so helpful and welcoming but not at all obtrusive. The lodge is perfectly situated to explore the walks, beaches and wildlife of Ardnamurchan. Highly recommended, we hope to return.
We all very much enjoyed our stay in Hooting Lodge. There is so much wildlife to see around the lodge a much to explore further a field. The lodge is equipped to a very high standard and full of information about the area. Jayne and Andrew are wonderful hosts.
Perfect location. Perfect Lodge and perfect hosts. A wonderful stay full of comfort, luxury and fantastic wildlife. We cant think of anything that would improve our experience. Already booked for next year. Jayne and Andrew are passionate and enthusiastic about their environment and all that it holds. The amount of information they provide is quite overwhelming.
Always on hand if you need anything but otherwise completely unobtrusive - you cannot ask for anything better.
This is our second visit and we have already booked for next year. Everything is spotless and our every need was catered for.
We are utterly spoiled to stay anywhere else now- this has to be the best equipped place we have ever stayed. The kitchen has more than I have at home, and everything has been thought about- and then some. We were very warmly welcomed and shown around our home for the week. The fact file has been so well thought out, as well as the day out folder- walks laminated, what a wonderful touch. The books reflect many of my own but there was so much on there to keep even the most avid reader happy.
Everywhere and everything was immaculately clean, and was also easy to keep clean over the week. We had an issue with the dishwasher but that was fixed with minimal fuss and bother. The extra touches are wonderful- the wildlife cameras, the option of the trail cam to catch nighttime adventures, binoculars, guides and so on- all just add to the experience. the beds were very comfy and we slept very well.
We cannot recommend highly enough- we will be back.
Our 2nd visit to Mingarry and once again everything was just so perfect. The cleanliness & quality of the lodges is one of the best we have stayed in. All the wildlife in the local area is amazing. Last but certainly not least are the owner Jayne & Andrew who are 2 great people. Their passion about the local area is infectious and their personal high standards show in every detail. We have already booked our 3rd visit for later this year so nothing more needs to be said!
This is the most wonderful self catering lodge you could find. It has everything. Jayne and Andrew have anticipated your every need and more! The wildlife is stunning, the location marvellous and we can’t wait to return. Thank you.
We spent a perfect week here. So much had been done by the owners to ensure a comfortable, interesting stay. The information packs were carefully put together and there is a plentiful collection of maps and guides. We were warm and comfortable and the welcome pack of essentials and goodies was the best ever!
A beautiful well equipped lodge in a stunning location surrounded by amazing wildlife and scenery. Jayne and Andrew are so welcoming and helpful with lots of extra touches,the welcome tray,pumping flat tyres, wildlife equipment to borrow to name a few!
Travelling alone with two children can be a challenge but coming back to cosy Tooting Lodge and listening to nature literally surrounding you made it all so much easier.
Would recommend Mingarry Lodges to anyone looking for a comfy cosy well equipped base in a stunning peaceful location.
We will be returning :)
Just the perfect place to stay and enjoy the wildlife around you and plenty of walking to be done. Already planning our visit in 2020!
This was a great holiday, we loved every minute and we will certainly be going back. The lodges are warm, clean and comfortable. Very well equipped. Jayne and Andrew have gone above and beyond the usual standard for holiday accommodation. Definitely 5*.
This really is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a 5 star luxury retreat. The lodges are spotless and have everything you need and more. The owners have thought of everything and are only too happy to help if you need anything else. The information booklets on places to visit/walks are accurate and very helpful. We have stayed here several times and will return.
Our 3rd visit and never fails to impress us! Everything you could possibly want is at hand, perfect hosts who have put so much time and effort into every little detail. From the information files, the luxury toiletries, the wonderful welcome pack, so many to list just book and you'll understand why so many visitors are return year after year! The local area so scenic, there is so many beautiful places to visit and walk. Always feel sad to leave but know we will return again!
Perfection is the best word I can use to sum Mingarry Lodges The accommodation was immaculately clean with thought given to everything you may need. The kitchen equipment,utensils where perfect for my husband as he really enjoys cooking and he didn’t want for anything.
The local wildlife was truly amazing and at times we felt we were living in a fairy tale world. We have already booked for next year so that is the best review we can give.
Owners Jayne & Andrew are a great couple, very knowledge and happy to help with any information/advice you may need. Can’t wait to get back there.
A wonderful place to stay in a beautiful area, especially if you enjoy wildlife. All the information you might need was provided to ensure a great holiday. Thank you.
It was wonderful to return for another holiday. It really is a home-from-home (except I suspect that the kitchen is better equipped than most people's own kitchens - certainly the case with mine!) - Jayne and Andrew really have thought of everything one would need and have provided it. Lots of care and thought have gone into creating the perfect holiday accommodation in an exceptionally beautiful part of Scotland.
As always, it is great to view the local wildlife nearby. We enjoyed revisiting favourite parts of Ardnamurchan and discovering a few new ones. Weather could have been better but there was plenty of sunshine in between the showers. On the one day with non-stop rain, we were perfectly happy to stay in and relax with books etc.
We would love to come back again one day.
Tooting Lodge was a wonderful place to stay. The lodge was extremely comfortable and well equipped and the wildlife around it was amazing. There are plenty of places around to explore and enjoy. Jayne and Andrew could not have been more helpful during our stay and made us feel very welcome. We plan to return.