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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Loraine27
Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable cottage in a pleasant location”
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The accommodation was ideal for us, a couple and our adult son, as it has a double bedroom and ensuite downstairs, and a similar bedroom and bathroom upstairs. The cottage was spotlessly clean, nicely presented, and well equipped. It was generously stocked with the basics. The decor suited the cottage and location beautifully. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the large garden and sharing a glass of wine in one of the two outdoor areas at the end of a day's exploring. It is a lovely place, and a highlight was watching deer walk down the road in the evening. Our Border Collie would have loved it here but, sadly, she was at home in Australia.
The owners were friendly and most helpful, and did all they could to make our stay a success.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: Well maintained and pleasant cottage in a peaceful location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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NeilM2550
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3 reviews
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“When you dream of the perfect highland cottage, this is how you imagine it”
Reviewed July 6, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Every minute detail to make your stay more relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable has been taken – whether its from the welcome pack that’s sent to guide you to the lodge, or those little touches when you arrive (hand made Oban chocolates by your bedside). The drive up to the lodge gives you an indication of the beauty of the surrounding area and the lodge really doesn’t disappoint – its setting is absolutely stunning.
Inside, the lodge has been lovingly upgraded to provide everything you need for a totally relaxing get away. The rooms are all decorated and furnished to a high standard, no details have been left out.
Outside, there are two separate decking areas with fire pits that are ideal for sitting with a cold beer whilst the pine martins munch on peanut butter or the deer come over to check you out!
West Lodge really is the perfect highland hideaway, we were only there for a few days, but it was so relaxing it took years off us!
Cant wait to book our next visit!

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: Its total comfort - we didn't have to think of anything, it had already been thought of
Liked least: Nothing - we loved it
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Katie S
2 reviews
“Gingerbread House Heaven in the Highlands”
Reviewed July 6, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

West Lodge is the perfect retreat for the family or group of close friends. We spent our days on the lower and top deck with the fire pit lit whilst enjoying good food, drink and company. It's also perfect for active people who enjoy walking, hiking, spotting red deer and kayaking in the various surrounding lochs. The lodge itself is beautiful, full of character with thoughtful touches from the hosts, like chocolates, special soaps, DVDs and games. The lodge also has a great wifi connection if you need to email or post envious photos of your stay to friends and family. I will definitely be back.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Character and location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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donniedea...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Superb little place”
Reviewed July 5, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Booked with a group of friends after we read the recommendations on here. We were not disappointed. Lovely little place in a stunning location. Great facilities (wifi etc) and lovely little features (wood-burning stove, two wooden deckings). Make sure that you follow the (very helpful) directions because it is a long way along a single track road, but we were looking for a remote, peaceful location to spend with good friends. This was ideal.
Make sure you take your camera too, as there is an abundance of wildlife in the area (hundreds of deer, birds of prey, and when we were there we also saw pine martins every day! (2nd rarest mammal in the UK).
Couldn't recommend this highly enough. Thank you to the lovely owners, Helen and John.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: The house was excellent and the scenery around it was stunning
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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acolley19...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Scotland's finest”
Reviewed July 3, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Wanting to experience real Scotland ? West Lodge is perfect. An amazing lodge a short drive from Inverness. We used the lodge as a base to kayak on Loch Ness. The finishing touch and home comforts were first class. The grounds offer you a chance to sit and watch the nature of Scotland. The raised decking with the log burner soon made you relax and enjoy the outdoors. Thank you John and Helen we shall be back

Date of stay: July 2016
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claireyb9...
Honduras
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful location, beautiful home - dont miss it!”
Reviewed May 30, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Recently returned from a 5 night stay at West Lodge (wish it had been longer!)
The house is beautifully appointed, extremely well equipped and has everything you need for a relaxing get away - even down to the Umbrellas!
John was a gem and easy to deal with, answered all of our questions and it was so good to actually be able to meet up with him during our stay.
Thank you so much for everything - we will be back!

Date of stay: May 2016
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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plm001
Brisbane Region, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Peaceful and well equipped cottage in ideal highlands location”
Reviewed May 6, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We were looking for a quiet, well equipped cottage to serve a base for a week long stay in the Highlands and West Lodge did not dissappoint. It met and exceeded our expectations with the thoughtful decorating touches, comfortable beds and a full suite of entertainment options including wi-fi (which our teenager was very appreciative of). Whilst the weather was as expected for this time of the year the recommended walks were still excellent and the central heating and fire took the care of the cold. The cottage proved to be a perfect base for some longer day trips to the west coast and the Black Isle. It was also handy to Inverness and some nearby smaller villages for shopping and eating out. All in all our stay at West Lodge was one of the more memorable parts of our 4 week trip and a welcome respite between 2 very busy stages of the trip. We could of easily stayed an extra week.

Congratulations John & Helen on providing a comfortable and welcoming cottage that made us feel at home.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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