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The lodge was great, we stayed in "Osprey" opposite reception. Wood fire, central heating, unlimited hot water. Warm & cozy although we did struggle a bit with the wood burner but were too embaressed to ask. Well equipped modern kitchen with fridge (small freezer compartment) oven, microwave, hob, kettle, toaster and usual utensils, pots & pans. Also had complimentary washing up liquid, cloths, tea-towel, cleaning materials, a basket of wood and materials to light the fire. Brilliant. Comfy beds would easily sleep 4 adults but you would have to be very good friends and quite small people to share the living area in "Osprey". This is more traditional, "rustic" type furnished but adequate for 2 adults and a small dog. The bathroom has a bath with shower over (a struggle for a large/tall person) but with modern fittings and complimentary towels. No shaver point in this particular lodge so bring adapter for shaver etc., and bring a hair-dryer..
The site itself is remote, tranquil, small and friendly. alongside a river with a boulder/pebble "beach" that the dog enjoyed and small fish were observed caught by a "have a go" fisherman.
The nearest shop is 9 miles drive away in Fort Augustus, and it is about 25 miles drive to Inverness (see review). These are single track roads with passing places, not dual carriageways, take your time. Pub 200m Whitebridge Hotel
Beautiful, impressive scenery, and in October we were lucky enough to see red squirrels and hear the wild stags roaring on the mountains. Several places of interest a drive away but worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wildside is a small private holiday park of 16 self catering Lodges and log cabins set along a wooded bank of the River Fechlin that flows into Loch Ness at Foyers on the quiet and beautiful South side of Loch Ness, a scenic gem in the Scottish Highlands. Graded 4 Star Excellent quality, by Visit Scotland. Located in the hamlet of Whitebridge, 9 miles from Fort Augustus and 24 miles from Inverness, the Highland capital, with excellent road, rail and air links. 200 Metres from Wildside Highland Lodges is a country pub serving delicious meals. Information packs in the lodges suggest a variety of places to eat out in the area. Wildside is a great place to escape life, it appeals to those who appreciate a haven of peace and tranquility in a wild and natural setting, rich in wildlife, which is yours to enjoy. Wildside offers a choice of seven categories of lodge accommodating from 1-6 people. The Riverside Lodges are all situated along the river and enjoy private lawns to the riverbank. The small One Bedroom Lodges are ideal for couples, situated in the centre of the grounds and are set well apart in large lawns. Guests can wander on the paths to the water's edge where there is a small beach, popular for barbecues, or a picnic on the riverbank. Our luxury Three Bedroom Log Cabins have open views to the mountains and are situated on the fringe of the holiday park in their own private grounds. All our lodges enjoy magnificent river or mountain views through large picture windows. We make pets welcome 2 per lodge in the riverside lodges and one small breed dog per lodge in the three bed and Hot Tub Lodges. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wildside Highland Hotel Whitebridge
- Wildside Highland Lodges Whitebridge, Scotland