We stayed last year (May) and are already booked again for 2017. Stunning views, comfortable lodge - Emma and Mark seem to have thought of everything - down to the bird food.... Can't recommend highly enough and sorry its taken so long to post.
There is so much to do an explore locally. We would recommend the restaurant and bar food at the Aultbea hotel. We also had a lovely breakfast from the Cafe just by the lodges. We visited the Smokehouse in the village and have some Smoked Salmon on mail order to our house.
We explore many beaches and saw lots of wildlife on the way. We also went on woodland walks and to waterfalls.
Another trip to Aultbea but thought we'd give these lodges a try after a 3 year gap. Brilliant decision, absolutely great with a better equipped kitchen than mine, lots of helpful extras like washing powder for the washing machine, tin foil, coffee and tea, plus tons more and too much to list. Comfy, warm beds plus mattress heaters while the bathroom is very well equipped too. Comfy sofas to enjoy the multi channel tv AND unusually for that area, good, free WiFi to keep the kids happy. Brilliant lodges and Emma very helpful throughout.
We are a family of four, two children aged 10 and 6. Our lodge (no.1) was immaculately clean when we arrivied, and contained everything we could possibly need. Some fantastic touches like washing powder, family friendly games, and ample plug points for phone charging. We also loved the touch sensitive lamps in the bedroom providing a really helpful nightlight for children a bit frightened of a new bedroom.
Emma was fantastic, on hand for questions and going above and beyond the call of duty by bringing our washing in when it rained one afternoon.
This is a beautiful location, and we were so lucky with glorious sunny days for most of the week. We spotted birds and bats from the lodge, and today a buzzard sat very briefly on the balcony.
Thanks to Emma for recommending the Shellfish Safaris. This was the highlight of my holiday - we ate freshly caught mackerel for dinner this evening and had an exciting trip out on Ian's boat. We'd also recommend the beach on the road to Cove and the fish and chip van at Poolewe on a Friday night.
It is hard to fault the lodges. My only feedback would be to provide a midge proof net door for the french windows as the lodge was very hot in the evening and impossible to open the door unless we wanted to be eaten alive. The amazing sunsets made up for the heat though.
Thank you to lodge owners, we've had such a restful holiday, and will recommend to friends.
We are a family of three plus small dog. We had an absolutely magical stay. We found the lodge to be perfect in every way. We spent many an evening sitting admiring the view from the balcony (stunning). Lots of wildlife to watch in the garden too (birds, bats & I think we heard deer just over the wall too). Sunsets were fantastic. The lodge is well equipped with lots of thoughtful details. It was immaculate and really lovely (sorry - not sure how to summarise it except to say - go there, experience it & enjoy... but leave a week free for us to return!!). In terms of activities.... We enjoyed cycling around the Flowerdale estate in Gairloch & also had a great cycle run to Slaggan Bay. We did not get a chance to sample the food at the nearby Aultbea hotel because we were just too busy exploring!! We would highly recommend Aultbea Lodges and hope to return someday soon.
The lodge is very quiet, very clean and well equipped. The location is perfect in a nice village and with a beautiful view on the bay. We have met lovely people and made wonderful walks in the area. I recommend!
The Wester Ross coastal trail is relatively quiet but offers stunning views for travelers of all sorts - drivers, hikers and cyclists - for those prepared to make the journey.
Aultbea Lodges are a credit to Emma - you won't find better value accommodation anywhere with regards to space, comfort, equipment and location.
We are a family of four - children are 17 and 20 - and there was plenty of space. Wi-fi connection in the lodge was also very good. I would definitely go back and would recommend Aultbea Lodges to friends with no hesitation.