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.
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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
Our week in Hooting Lodge was just perfect! Made to feel very welcome on arrival and within hours had our first encounter with the Pine Martens! Plenty to see and do in the local area and if you're a wildlife enthusiast this place is a must for you! Otters at the hide, red squirrels, deer, pine martens, and even a sea eagle!
We would recommend without doubt and hope to return ourselves one day!
I stayed for a three night trip but felt it was just too short. There is so much the Mingarry Lodges have to offer by location, setting, treks, scenery and wildlife. The lodge itself is very comfortable and spacious, with a very well equipped kitchen. The owners, Jayne and Andrew are lovely friendly hosts, who have thought of everything to make your stay exceptional and just easy.
Even when you're looking for just a lazy day there is everything you need... endless selection of books, DVDs, digital tv, wi-fi, board games or guide books to plan your next forest walk.
I love too that the hosts have gone to great lengths for their surroundings to live in harmony with the local wildlife with various feed stations located for the variety of birds, red squirrels, pine martens and deer who wander freely. I especially enjoyed watching the pine martens come to the lodges at night for food (which Jayne kindly supplies for you to put out for them).
It doesn't take long to feel relaxed and at one with nature. Overall, I was sorry to leave and can't wait to return again.
We had a very comfortable stay in Tooting Lodge. It was extremely well equipped to cover all aspects of a family's needs with a lot of thoughtful extras thrown in.
Jayne and Andrew were the perfect hosts accompanied by the variety of abundant wildlife. There was always something to take our attention.
Wildlife, resident red squirrels and pine martens and Roger the stag calls most days. The Lodge has everything we wanted and more. Great views, great weather, access to all the places we wanted to go and set in stunning scenery. Jayne has thought of everything, and I mean everything including some little surprises which wouldn't be surprises if I told you what they are. All in all a fabulous place.
We have stayed at over 30 cottages and this one really ticked all the boxes ! Beautifully clean and comfortable, with super beds and easily controlled heating and hot water. The kitchen was better equipped than my own and everything was spotless and in perfect condition (no scratched non-stick frying pans here!). The WFi/TV/Sound equipment/DVD etc. were all up to date and the drying/utility room upstairs was really useful. Parking was easy and the welcome and helpfulness of Jayne and Andrew was amazing - their local knowledge and advice is so useful. The surrounding grounds were full of wildlife, with feeders and various boxes all around. We watched the pine martens every evening (three one night) and spent many hours photographing them and the red squirrels which visited the feeding boxes. The position of the cottage is ideal for touring, with a beautiful view and local amenities just around the corner in Acharacle (where you can also catch the boat to cruise Loch Sheil). We were lucky with the weather but would have been very happy spending more time at the lodge.
Thanks to Jayne and Andrew
Polly and Malcolm from Chepstow
Our 2nd time spent at this wonderful lodge. Everything in the lodge is 1st class and so many thoughtful extras. The hosts are outstanding as is the wildlife. We will return next year. Thank you.
It all surpassed our expectations!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the lodge was immaculate and everything could possibly need for self-catering was provided. Jayne and Andrew were great hosts and we were made to feel very welcome. Great location with plenty of wildlife on doorstep, red squirrels, pine martins (eating jam next to window), deer etc as well as nearby, We were lucky enough to see golden eagle, sea eagle, otter and seals amongst others during our visit! It is obvious that a lot of thought has gone into what should be provided in lodges as well as in addition to masses of information on local walks and attractions there are also plenty of dvds/books for relaxing in the evenings.
There are plenty of attractions within easy reach, including beautiful beaches, mountains and much more! From easy walks, suitable for young family such as ours, to far more strenuous ones there really is something for everyone. If you love wildlife and beautiful scenery I really cannot recommend enough.
We will be back!
First class accommodation, extremely thoughtful owners, wanted for nothing! Everything a very high standard, wonderful location, more than met our expectations! Truly relaxing and comfortable log cabin with everything on hand!
The property was 5* cosy and comfortable very well stocked and superbly welcoming, the location is ideal for walkers and ramblers like our-selves further afield the scenery and history is incredible we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and indicated to the hosts we shall return. Highly recommended for the outdoor nature lovers remember to fill up your fueltank.
We cannot speak too highly of the wonderful accomodation, hosts and location of Hooting Lodge. Even in a week of heavy rain, we had a marvellous time.
Tooting Lodge was all we could expect it to be. We felt at home from the first evening. A superb location, really well equipped and with friendly, helpful hosts.
Lots of info on walks and wildlife provided in the lodge and personal knowledge given by Jayne and Andrew
Pine martins in the evening and red squirrels in the grounds.
Beaches, hills and lochs all around.
A wonderful place to stay
FANTASTIC WILDLIFE. saw red deer, red squirrels, pine martins and numerous birds including jay and buzzard without moving from the chalet. You cant get better than that.
This lodge was spotless and everything we hoped for and more. The wildlife didn't disappoint, the pine martens visited several times each evening and the red squirrels put in several appearances. Jane had provided everything you could need for your stay including lots of walks,maps and tourist information. We would definitely recommend this property.
This was our 3rd and will not be our last visit to the lodge. .on arrival we were met by the owners Jayne and Andrew who are two lovely people who make you feel so welcome .The lodges are kept in an immaculate condition and have everything in them you need for your stay .Locally there is grocery shop , hotel bar , post office and a couple of good friendly cafes.. The area around Mingarry is totally outstanding with some gorgeous beaches and woodland walks , there is plenty of wildlife and colourfull flora to be seen too around and about .The lodge grounds are abundant with small birds feeding on the feeders provided , there are red squirrals , numerous types of butterflies and moths and our favourite the pine martins who come and pay you a nightly visit. There are some stunning locations and attractions a short drive from Mingarry to satisfy the whole family . So if your after a warm welcome with comfortable , clean accommodation with stunning views at very reasonable rates we would definitely recommend Mingarry lodges , well worth a visit . Glyn Bradburn , Colwyn Bay .
We had a fabulous week here. Toured all around Mull, Iona, Had a couple of days on the beach and some very tasty bar lunches.The lodges are fantastic spotless, very comfortable and are equipped with everything you could possibly want.You can watch red squirrels ,deer ,pine martens and every garden bird you can think of all from the lodge . I would not hesitate to recommend the lodges to family and friends.
Lovely, well equipped lodge.Owners friendly and welcoming, thoughtful and generous in their approach. Location outstanding for wildlife, both on site and in surrounding area.
Mingarry Lodges are in a beautiful location, spotlessly clean and the owners have thought of everything to make sure your stay is as excellent as it possibly can be. They have included a lovely welcome pack, loads of information on local walks and activities too. There is so much wildlife around the lodges and food is provided to put out each night for the family of pine martins, breakfast eaten each morning whilst watching red squirrels in the feeding boxes. There is an abundance of bird life too which are encouraged by the plentiful feeders put out by the owners. There is a small village shop in Acharacle about 2 miles away that provides a variety of staples, there is also a very nice bakery and a tea room too.
Would definitely recommend Mingarry Lodges