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“Great weekend break at Fern Lodge!”
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Very good
16 reviews
Wood burning fire
Fully equipped kitchen
Large bathroom
Loch Awe 120 yards away
Bedroom 1
Castle Kilchurn on Loch Awe
Hot Tub - wood fired
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Dalavich, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Very good - based on 16 reviews
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Rich_Azzo...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great weekend break at Fern Lodge!”
Reviewed March 23, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We had a fantastic weekend at the Lodge, the surroundings are spectacular and waking up to the sight of Loch Awe each morning is just breathtaking.
The cabin is wonderfully cosy and provided ample space and amenities for the 4 of us who shared it.
My wife is terminally ill and we were looking to completely relax for the weekend in beautiful surroundings, the cabin ticked all the boxes, we didn't want to leave.
It is finished to a high standard with a spacious shower room, bedrooms and kitchen facility.
Spending the evenings on the sofas in front of the burner was lovely.
The hot tub does take a while to heat but this is fully disclosed in the info pack and you can have it preheated before arrival should you choose to do so.
Even though the weather wasn't the best it didn't deter our break at all.
All in all the weekend was everything we expected and more, thank you to Sonja and Steve.
We will be returning as soon as we can!

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Management Response
Mar 24, 2017
So glad you enjoyed your stay and we wish you and your wife well.

Sonja & Steve
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Extraordi...
1 review
“Get away from it all perfection”
Reviewed March 13, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Stayed in this lovely cabin with my boyfriend and it was even betterthan we expected. The cabin is in a very spacious park with other cabins on the shore of the Loch but even though there are other cabins on the park it was so quiet and peaceful we felt that we were totally secluded. The hot tub is just amazing. We sat in it every night we were there listening to the fire burning and the wind in the trees. We even went in it in the rain and it just added to the natural feeling. We can;t wait to come back to our little piece of perfection. Thank you so much for letting us stay.....we will be back.

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 14, 2017
Thank you for your review and we are glad you had a lovely time. Look forwards to seeing you back here again:-)
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Andy W
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice but beware the hot tub”
Reviewed March 12, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Nice location and facilities. Well appointed warm and comfy cabin. We choose to come here as a hot tub is a real treat for the family. No problem in it being prepared for us on arrival, but be warned it will take the two bags of logs rather than the one the instructions seem to imply. Told where to buy another bag for later in the week which we duly did, not cheap but you'd have thought we'd be getting the right thing. It transpires when trying to heat the hot tub on day three that the logs we bought were wet and so smouldered without giving the heat required. Gave up after several attempts and a few frustrating hours. Hot tub also does not have jets so nothing like the experience at say Forest Holidays, though granted nothing like the cost. Nice place but if the hot tub is a major draw for you, it might disappoint.

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Management Response
Mar 13, 2017
Thank you for your review and we a sorry to hear that you. Had a problem with the hot tub,. Our instructions clearly state that the hot tub requires approximately one bag of wood a day to keep the tub hot. If it is a.lowed to go cold then it will require more wood. Please note that we can only guarantee the wood we supply to guests on arrival. Any wood bought on site or elsewhere is not our responsibility.
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Duncan S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cosy lodge in an amazingly beautiful setting!”
Reviewed December 5, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Fern lodge is a really comfortable, homely lodge in some of the best scenery Scotland can offer.
The kitchen/dining room is well equipped and easily cooked for 7 of us. Decent sized sink helped with the washing up too! The beds are comfortable and spacious, even the sofa bed was comfy! There are big sofas to laze about on round the warm fireplace whilst you wait for the Hot Tub to heat up.
Lighting and stoking the fires for the hot tub was a lot of fun for our group, part of the charm of the place I'd say. But if you're not into that sort of thing, they can easily light it for you to be hot on your arrival. We really enjoyed our evenings relaxing in the tub, probably the highlight of our weekend.
A couple maps in the lodge pointed us towards a lovely walk over the river and round to a ruined castle where we saw a dramatic sunset over the mirror clear loch. There was boat rental that we didn't have time for, but if we ever return (which we'd love to) we plan on having a trip out on the water!
The hosts Sonja and Steve were easy to contact and very friendly and approachable.
Thanks for a great time! We'll be sure to come back.

Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 6, 2016
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay:-)
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eleanorra...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great few days away ”
Reviewed May 15, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
6
people found this review helpful

We stayed here for 3 days. Although we had a good time, there were a few aspects which let it down.
We were under the impression that we would only require the two bags of logs provided for the hot tub, however we had to purchase 3 more from Irene costing a further £22.50. However when the hot tub was heated up it was incredibly enjoyable!
Also, in the description it stated that the lodge had a freezer which it did not. This was a let down for us as we had purchased a lot of frozen food which then went to waste as it wouldn't keep without being frozen.
Additionally, when using the oven we discovered that the grill does not work.
Overall however we really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend hiring out a boat for the day to explore the beautiful Loch and castle.

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Management Response
May 20, 2016
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the lodge. Thank you for letting us know of the fault on the grill. We will rectify this
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Rich-jule...
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Would come back tomorrow....wish we were still there”
Reviewed April 15, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Just back from a lovely 4 night stay in fern lodge. We enjoyed staying here my son loved it! The lodge itself is very spacious and slept 5 of us easily. Everything you need for a comfortable stay is available in this lodge. Lovely and clean for our arrival. The log burner was ideal for them cold nights and heated the whole lodge up. The hot tub adds to the appeal that your in a proper log cabin as you have to even burn a fire to heat this up!

Have to be honest I don't think you can fault this log cabin/lodge at all. The surrounding area/park is beautiful with a park and playing field for the kids and barely a 2 min walk down to the loch. The cabins are not on top of each other so you have privacy and it's dead quiet on a night time. Could only get 1 channel on the TV but we had brought DVDs so this wasn't a problem.

The road into dalavich and cabins is like driving on a scalextric track but you get used to it and the views and scenery are worth it!

I highly recommend this cabin and will be going back.........4 nights was just not long enough

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Management Response
Apr 21, 2016
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the lodge and thank you for such a lovely review. See you again soon:-)
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tonyFalki...
falkirk
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Brilliant stay”
Reviewed November 28, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Booked Fern Lodge for the weekend with friends. Travel directions were spot on and on arrival the lodge was warm and inviting. Facilities were as described and were perfect for our needs over the weekend. The owners, Sonja and Steve were a pleasure to deal with. We enjoyed lovely walks in the most beautiful surroundings and on return to the lodge enjoyed our eco friendly hot tub experience. Cannot wait to return and planning another trip as we write. Cannot recommend this highly enough.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 29, 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. Would love to see you back again:-)
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