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Glenhurich Lodge with Ben Resipole in the background
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Glenhurich Lodge with Ben Resipole in the background
The garden at Glenhurich Lodge
Glenhurich Lodge towards Loch Sheil
Glenhurich Lodge sitting room fire
Glenhurich Lodge sitting room
Glenhurich Lodge dining
Glenhurich Lodge kitchen
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Road into Glenhurich
Glenhurich Lodge and Loch Sheil from Resipole summit
Viewpoint over Loch Shiel
Loch Sheil
Paddle boarding on Loch Doilet
Forestry Road from Lodge to Glenfinnin
Lochan Dhu - The Black Lochan
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6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Strontian, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Michael K
Chorley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Mr”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We were a family party of 8 adults and 3 children. We all had a great week - the lodge is fantastic and had everything we could wish for. Knowing it was so isolated, we bought well at Fort William Morrisons and lived off Nigella recipes for the week!

5 of the group bagged their first Munro by climbing The Ben which was very hard but rewarding. We hired paddle boards from PaddleSurfScotland and paddled off the pontoon at Loch Shiel - very cold but so exhilarating to be out in the middle with no sign of anyone else on the water. PaddleSurfScotland's Fort William office was closed due to moving house but they agreed to travel over from Perth and meet us at Fort William which was good - it made the trips across the Corran Ferry mount up though (they certainly have a captive audience!).

Also took the ride out to Sanna Bay which is worth the visit - even braved the waters in wetsuits! Look out for Nurdurra cafe, exhibition, shop and playground on the road to Sanna.

Overall, thoroughly recommend the lodge as an excellent base for experiencing the unexpected pleasures of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.

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TripMembe...
Wigan, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely Amazing”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We stayed as a group of 9 friends (3 couples and 3 singles) on August Bank Holiday weekend and it was incredible. From the moment we stepped through the door, we couldn't believe the gem we had found. The rooms were spacious, the beds were ridiculous comfortable and the living areas were perfect for large group socialising. We loved the log fire (yes, even in August, it was brilliant!), the raft of games and DVDs available to use, the rooms and the showers were perfect.

Gordon was great in advance of our stay, sending us information to help plan our holiday and very accommodating with requests. Marilyn and Cliff were lovely too.

We pre-ordered food from the Ariundle Centre that was delivered around 7pm on our arrival day, which was great after a long journey. The food was so delicious and Kate was super accommodating so would highly recommend doing this - we joked that we wished we'd pre-ordered for every night. You can also eat in there so check it out as it's at the start/end of the road to the lodge, near Strontian.

The area around Glenhurich Lodge is very rural but absolutely stunning. One of our friends went further down the road to Loch Shiel for his morning runs and said it was absolutely stunning so worth a walk up to Glenfinnan. We went to Tioram Castle on one day which was stunning and highly recommended to do the walk, and the other day spent exploring Sanna Bay and Ardnamurchan Lighthouse.
TOP TIP - make sure you get up early to make the most of the day as this place is very rural and it takes a bit of a drive to some places - 1 hour to Tioram and nearly 2 hours to Sanna Bay/Ardnamurch Lighthouse. We would have wanted to get the ferry to Tobermory on the same day (possible to do) but were too comfortable in the fabulous beds at the lodge!
Also, make sure you do a decent shop and bring it with you as there are supermarkets at Fort William but they're an hours drive away. Basics can be purchased in Strontian.

If you're not sure whether to book this place, may advice is BOOK IT NOW! We just wished we could have stayed longer, maybe forever!

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Liked best: The atmosphere and relaxing with friends
Liked least: The midges (but it's Scotland, can't be helped!)
Travelling group: Large Group
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Antonis A
Nicosia, Cyprus
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“Excelent”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

An unforgettable experience. The rural surroundings provide a feeling of isolation yet, not far from civilistaion. The house with it's gardens is ideal, having all the needs to serve a large family/group. Amongs the many walks and drives exploring the areas, the highlight for me would be the 32 mile round trip, cycling along Loch Shiel from Poloch to Glenfinnan. Too much to do, not enough time to do it in. Would certainly return, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a truely relaxing holiday.

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Fiona M
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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“Everything we wanted or needed, with more besides...”
Reviewed 26 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Ours was a large, disparate group from as far afield as the Highlands and Brighton. The house was perfect; decorated tastefully with subtle attention to detail. Very good mattresses and bedding on all the beds plus a big kitchen with everything we needed to hand, including a range cooker, massive fridge/freezer, mixers and the list goes on. The barn has a table tennis table and there was a even a flat area beside that for football, cricket, whatever. In other words, everyone was very happy...

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Liked best: Just being there in a lovely house and gardens with great people.
Liked least: The midgies on still, damp evenings.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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BURNETIA
Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Excellent property in spectacular location”
Reviewed 22 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The lodge was very spacious and well equipped. Felt more like a home than a holiday rental. The location was quite remote which meant it took some time to get there. However, it was more than worth it once we had arrived as there were great walks and cycle rides from the door. The variety of books, board games and DVDs meant that curling up in front of the open fire was a good option when the weather turned bad.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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