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“Lovely cottage for two in a perfect location”
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17 reviews
North Lodge
View of Sound of Jura from Ardoune
North Lodge Summerhouse in the bluebells
The stream and our bankside
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ford, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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Lynsey F
1 review
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“Lovely cottage for two in a perfect location”
Reviewed July 6, 2018 for a stay in June 2018
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We stayed at North Lodge Cottage for 4 nights. The cottage is exactly as it looks in the pictures. The best bit was sitting by the stream in the garden watching birds and dragonflies. The cottage is well equipped and comfy. It is very quiet. The weather was very hot but the cottage stays cool due to the thick walls and the surrounding trees but you only have to step out into the garden to enjoy the sun and heat. Argyll is beautiful and quiet. Its a great base if you like wildlife and bird watching. We saw a beaver at Knapdale (just 20 minutes drive). If you like history, Kilmartin has hundreds of standing stones, cairns, a fort and more within a 5 mile radius. We took a day out to Oban, which is bustling compared to the rest of the region! We look forward to visiting North Lodge again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 12, 2018
We are so pleased our visitors enjoyed their stay.
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“Peaceful location”
Reviewed July 3, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

The cottage is well equipped in a delightful riverside location. The Wi-fi and sky television reception were excellent. This is an ideal location for a relaxing away from the crowds holiday. Plus excellent communications from the owner, including a telephone call to check we were happy.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 12, 2018
We are pleased to hear our guests' experiences and glad they had a good time.
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Naomi R
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage for a couple in magical location”
Reviewed April 6, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

The cottage is situated beautifully on a flowing river that leads to stunning Loch Awe. We arranged for fly fishing lessons with a local provider and did day trips to Islay, Oban and the Isle of Seil. There is also a beautiful area for walks in the Knapdale forest where you can go on the Scottish beaver trail and try to spot beavers. Really worth doing!
Even in winter, the cottage is warm with the fire going and adequate heaters. It was snowing when we were there which was beautiful to see. Comfy bed and a kitchen with everything you need to self-cater.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 8, 2018
It is pleasing to hear our guests really getting a lot out of their visit, even in challenging weather. Thank you for sharing your experience..
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Tracey S
Darwen, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cosy cottage, quiet, peaceful, river views, homely.”
Reviewed December 26, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

We loved this cottage, very warm, been restored 24 years ago. Good large log store, and beautiful walks from the village of ford up through the pine forests. Comfy bed, log burner, bring some of your own wood too that is dry to enable quick burning. This cottage is used by the family who own it. Lots of books to read, cd player, tv and sky. Lots of beautiful pictures painted by the owner, my favourite being the view of a loch opposite fire. There is a parking space right on the side of the cottage and the other side is the river that runs under the road. Directly opposite is the old entrance to the estate. Ford has a hotel and a church and walks are described in the information at the cottage. The cottage would benefit from a new back door in the kitchen and some gentle modernising to improve certain features. We loved the christmas decorations, the seating and the rustic tones of the interior. All in all we were warm and happy and will come back to this area, as its beautiful.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 4, 2018
We thank our guests for their review and are glad that they enjoyed their stay. We have taken a careful note of those items which they mention and will give a careful consideration to their suggestions.
We have examined the old back door and the it is in good condition apart from where the old catch had to be removed. We are currently seeking a period replacement. The original lock does not give adequate security hence the temporary bolts. These are an inconvenience and we will soon complete the repair.
The guests told us before their visit they would be bringing some of their own logs to start the fire. Our wood is split seasoned hardwood which can be lit from kindling obtained by splitting a log with the small axe provided and the assistance of a fire lighter or your own favourite method. Hardwood is a cleaner burn with less damage to the flue and a greater heat output.
Thanks again to our guests.
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New Delhi, India
Reviewed December 3, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 7, 2017
We are delighted that our guests enjoyed their stay in North Lodge Cottage.
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
1
person found this review helpful

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Management Response
Nov 11, 2017
We are glad to share our cottage with visitors and pleased they enjoy it and the surroundings.
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Feb 11, 2017
Nothing pleases us more than to hear from guests how they enjoyed their stay at North Lodge.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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