We had a great family holiday in Tooting Lodge. The accommodation was extremely well equipped and clean. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. We had an active week of walking, beautiful beaches, a boat trip and sea kayaking. We saw lots of wildlife both at the lodge and when out and about. We would definitely recommend Tooting Lodge to others.
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Keep being drawn back to this part of Scotland - every year we say we must look at somewhere else but keep coming back. The lodge is one of the best we have ever stayed in. Can't find anything bad to say - the wildlife is a bonus. Some people will find it too remote but this is the attraction for us.
If you want great accommodation, stunning scenery & wildlife you won't see anywhere else, this is the place for you - just don't tell anybody!
The accommodation is absolutely perfect: very clean with every need met in every single room. The cabins are surrounded by forest full of an array of birds and wildlife, with a spectacular view at the front towards the loch and the hills.
The owners are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
Would love to go again one day and definitely highly recommend!
The lodge was very comfortable and extremely well equipped. Andrew and Jayne are knowledgeable about the area and enthusiastic about the local wildlife. The Lodge is well situated and of course, as this is the highlands, the views and scenery are superb. Ideal for a quiet relaxing break, or for a photographic or walking holiday.
We booked a week in the Tooting lodge for our (slightly late) wedding anniversary. The first thing that catches you when you walk in is how clean and tidy everything is. Then you start picking up on all the extra touches (A box of chocolates, shortbread, new loaf of fresh bread in the breadbin, etc...).
Most of our evenings were spent watching the various wildlife from the large front facing windows. The Pine Martins visited every night looking for their favorite food (again this is supplied for you, and you are given instructions on how much to put out).
Jayne and Andrew were very welcoming and friendly.
All in all, it was more than we were hoping for. Well recommended.
An excellent location and the accommodation was of a very high standard. Very warm welcome on arrival by Jayne and Andrew.
Many thanks and will definitely return.
Jayne was so welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble, she gave us information about the animals and lots of guides and information was there for us in the lodge. Toiletries were provided and the welcome pack was very high quality. I would recommend a visit to Hooting or Tooting for anyone who wants to explore the beautiful Ardnamurchan peninsula. Thank you Jayne and Andrew.
We spent 12 nights at Tooting Lodge which was an unforgettable experience. The wildlife we saw was fantastic - what a privilege to see the pine martens each evening just outside the living room window. We provided quite a feast for them, hope they are as well fed by future guests! We saw red squirrels every day in the trees just at the back of the cabin and numerous birds on the feeders in the trees and garden. There are lots of other wildlife spotting opportunities which we will leave for you to discover - especially if you borrow the remote camera which Jayne and Andrew set up on the porch for us - you may be surprised at what you see!!! Jayne and Andrew are so friendly and so knowledgeable and passionate about the surrounding area. They have provided everything you could wish for and more in the cabin including masses of local information and maps for walks for all abilities. We did quite a few easy walks through forests and by the loch shore and to deserted beaches which were very enjoyable. We were very comfortable and had great value for money and would not hesitate to recommend these fabulous cabins and the super hosts.
What a wonderful place! Perfect to stay for a whole week.
Equiped with Love. A lot of nature and animals around the House. Don't forget to feed the Pine Martins. Very Hospital owners. Thanks a lot!
Top quality, 1st class, very clean and comfortable self-catering lodge, set in the lovely grounds of Jayne and Andrew's home.
Booking the lodge was straight forward, on arrival we were made very welcome by Jayne and Andrew, who are extremely friendly and supplied us with helpful information. Their love of nature gives your holiday an extra dimension, feeding birds, red squirrels and pine martens. This accommodation is one of the best we have stayed in
The Mingarry Lodges' web site sets a high bar in terms of what's on offer, especially for seeing wildlife locally. The reality fully lived up to the marketing!
Comfortable, clean and well-equipped accommodation with a great supply of maps and other useful information available in the Lodge on all aspects of the local area, including invaluable guides for hillwalking.
We received a warm welcome from the owners and found them extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the area, including notably the diverse bird life. This is not only a wonderful place to stay but one that provides really good value for money.
Amazing wildlife surrounding the lodges and local area.Scenery around lodge and surrounding area magnificent. Lodge immaculate and very comfortable.Jayne and Andrew were very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our next visit.
The area is abundant in wildlife, otters, sea eagles and golden eagles. The lodge has its own resident population of red squirrels and pine martins. We never drove more that 20 minutes from the lodge to be on a good walk. A thoroughly wonderful experience. Scenery is stunning . Far to much for the outdoor person to see in one week(although a rest would be required before contemplating a second week !!!!!!!! :) ).
The lodge is very comfortable and has everything you could need. The amount of wildlife to see without even stepping outside is amazing (including the bluetit nest cam as an alternative to the regular TV channels) and like everyone else we loved the evening visits from the pine martins.
We had a fantastic week despite the mixed weather, with fresh snow visible on the hilltops on a couple of mornings, all that rain means impressive waterfalls and some spectacular rainbows. The lodges' location makes it easy to explore Ardnamurchan and the wider area. We did not feel ready to leave by the end of the week and hope to be back again soon.
Jayne and Andrew couldn't have been more helpful or thoughtful in what they provided at the lodge. I was able to watch several red squirrels from the back bedroom window, and many birds, including a live webcam of a blue-tit brooding her eggs (which unfortunately hadn't hatched when I left!). The lodge was very warm, cosy and comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen, and lots of local information about walks etc., far more than I could manage in one week. The area provides many opportunities for outdoor activities and wildlife-watching - it's a bit out of the way, but well worth the journey.
Excellent accommodation in a quiet location. The lodge is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Plenty of wildlife nearby including red squirrels and lots of bird life. Ardnamurchan is a beautiful area, home to white-tailed and golden eagles. we have stayed twice at Mingarry lodges and certainly hope to return again.
Perfectly situated for our visit to Ardnamurchan & close enough to F.William & Mull. Tonnes of wildlife. Great accomodation. Everything is catered for. Thanks
Wonderful lodge!! It has everything you need, nothing has been for ton about. Bed was very comfortable and it was a delight to cook in the fab kitchen
Absolutely fantastic,wonderful for wildlife,the owners are very helpful and there is everything you need for a great holiday.Hopefully we will be back.
We had the most wonderful 3 night stay here recently. Jayne and Andrew have thought of everything to make Mingarry Lodges the perfect getaway. We felt so at home here that we really didn't want to leave. We stayed in Hooting Lodge and both agreed it is the best lodge we have ever stayed in, by a long shot! Luxury, comfort and quality make for a relaxing and peaceful break.
The pine martins visited us every night and there is an abundance of bird activity in the garden. Red squirrels can also be spotted regularly.
The location of the lodges is stunning; the views are incredible and a short distance away you can find woodland walks, stunning beaches and lochs and the most beautiful scenery surrounds you.
We felt that the lodges were superb value for money - possibly underpriced if anything but lets not tell Jayne and Andrew that ;)
Jayne and Andrew are incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and clearly take the utmost pride in the lodges.
We will DEFINITELY be back (as soon as we possibly can).
Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Mhairi & Richard