Lodge | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Thistle Lodge is our "Executive" high quality Self Catering Accommodation, here at The Great Glen Lodges, Kilfinnan. Situated in a wonderful, Spectacular, Scenic Location in the heart of The Great Glen and Lochaber, the centre for Out Door Activities in Great Britain.
To the rear Ben Tee, one of the many Mountains over 3000ft in the area rises steeply and is ideal for walking and climbing
Thistle Lodge is our two storey Full Log south facing Timber 4 Berth lodge with "Breath Taking" Views of Loch Lochy and the Mountain Range beyond. On site purpose built Loch Side Access with Free Fishing on the shores of Loch Lochy just a minutes walk from the lodge. The Perfect Retreat to Explore the Scottish Highlands.
Comprising of a fully glazed Entrance Lobby, Quality Furnished Front Room with 32" Flat Screen Wall mounted TV with Sky, DVD Player, CD/Radio, a stunning floor to ceiling fully glazed Observatory/Conservatory/Dining Area over looking Loch Lochy and the Mountain range beyond.. A Fully Equipped Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, Electirc Double Oven/Grill, Dish Washer, Washing Machine, Four Drawer Freezer and Fridge, Bread Maker, Coffee Machine. A down stairs Bathroom with Power Shower over Bath.
Up Stairs comprises of One spacious Double Bed Room with wall mounted Hair Dryer and One spacious Twin Bedroom with TV/DVD Player and walk in wardrobe. A "Z" Bed can be added for a 5th person by pre-arrangement at an extra cost of £20:00 Per Night or £100:00 Per Week.
To the side of Thistle Lodge is a decked Area with Out Side Seating over looking the Loch and Mountains with BBQ facilities. There is also a secure shed to the side to store Bikes/Canoes.
Thistle Lodge has on site private parking to the rear of the lodge.
We are pet friendly, 2 well behaved dogs are welcome at £20:00 per pet per week. Pets must not be left unattended in the lodge unless happy & secure in your own personal pet cage.
There is an onsite laundry comprising of a commercial sized washing machine and a coin operated tumble dryer.
Groceries can be ordered from the Local Store and delivered to your lodge in the day of your arrival.
Short Stays: Min 3 Nights available during February, March & November. Min 3 Nights, 4 Weeks prior of arrival the remainder of the year. Weekly reservations run from a Saturday to a Saturday.
Last Minute Reservations are taken subject to availability & for "Special Offers" Please see our Prices Page.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||On site purpose built Loch Side Access to the shor|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||100 km, 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
The Scottish Highlands region
Thistle Lodge is situated on The Great Glen Way, the famous walk from Fort William to Inverness or visa versa.
The area is very popular with walkers, climbers, cyclists and photographers to name but a few.
The main water sports centre is located just three and half miles away, here you can participate in white water rafting, river rafting, safari, canyoning, gorge walking, kayaking, rock climbing and abseiling, mountain biking and more!
Purpose built Loch Side access is only available for our private guests with Free Fishing from the shores of Loch Lochy. Small boats and caonoes can also be launched from here. A Fishing Ghillie Service is available for our guests and Fishing Equipment can be hired.
Fishing Permits for surrounding rivers and lochs and for Salmon Fishing can also be arranged
The lodges site and surrounding area have an abundance of visiting birds and wild life, Golden Eagles, Osprey, Sea Eagles, Buzzards, Red Deer, Seka Deer to name but a few.
But even more exciting, we are very fortunate to have a family of resident Pine Martens, Britains second most rarest mammal, they visit the feeding station on each of the veranda's to find their favourite treat of Peanut Butter, Jam or even a raw egg. They are here through out the day but are much more active during the early to late evening.
The nearest shop that sells just about everything is 3 miles away, nearest fuel station 3 and half miles away.
The nearest pub in walking distant is The Eagle Inn on the Water, a floating Dutch Barge this is seasonal, open from February to end October.
The Invergarry Castle Hotel serving excellent traditional Scottish food with a traditional Scottish welcome is only 3 and half miles as is the Invergarry Hotel, also serving excellent Highland Fayre.
Further north 10 miles, is Fort Augustus, a small village but very popular with tourists, bursting with shops, hotels, restaurants, not to mention the opportunity to watch the boats go through the loch system into Loch Ness.
Further north is Drumnadrochit, 30 miles, Inverness. 47 miles.
Heading south from the lodges is Spean Bridge, 12 miles, 2 Hotels, a restuarant,
Anoch Mor, 15 miles, excellent Ski Centre and the famous Down Hill World Mountain Bike Championships is held here.
On to Fort William, 26 miles from the lodges, here is the base of Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Great Britain, 4406 ft!
Fort William is a busy town, with an abundance of Hotels, Restuarants, Large Super Markets and a variety of shops.
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2 Nov 2013
Visited last year, and could not wait to return. The lodge was clean and comfortable, and we really struggled to make ourselves go out at all.Did the drive to Chanonry Point and actually managed to se… More
21 Mar 2013
"A little piece of heaven!"
I have been coming to thistle lodge since 2008 with my husband and two dogs and it is indeed a little piece of heaven. We arrived as guests and left as friends. No amount of descriptive prose can conv… More
14 Oct 2012
"Wonderful base for the highlands"
Claire and Ian are wonderful, friendly and warm host who have a wealth of local information to share. Would definitely suggest tapping into this knowledge. They were very flexible when we had a last m… More
7 May 2012
"Perfect location with the perfect hosts - Thank you!! :-)"
Just returned from a fantastic week with stunning scenery, excellent weather and marvellous hosts. Thistle Lodge made the perfect base for our holiday and is equipped with everything, even a bread ma… More
20 Feb 2012
"A unique holiday location!"
The location of my cabin took my breath away, literally yards away from Loch Lochy the view was amazing. Claire and Ian, from the moment I arrived made me feel really welcome - and travelling on my o… More
20 Nov 2011
We only spent 3 days there but soon found out that 3 days was not enough! The views are breathtaking, the thistle lodge was fantastic and Ian and Claire were perfect hosts. Warm, friendly and very hel… More
9 Sep 2010
"THE GREAT GLEN LODGES. WE FOUND PARADISE"
We stayed in Thistle lodge lodge and had a wonderful time with Mizzie and Basil our 2 doggies. The lodge was so cozy and very well equipped. Claire & Ian are fantastic and very helpfull, i recomend te… More
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