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Excellent 5/5 8 reviews

Breath Takings Views at Thistle Lodge across Loch Lochy & the mountain range opposite

Lodge | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome

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 like to meet our guests on arrival and escort you to your lodge, arrival is from 4pm and departure is by 10am unless otherwise arranged. Late arrivals, the key is left in the door and we meet our guests the next day.

Cot, Bedding & High Chair can be hired at £20:00, Please advise us when making the reservation.

There is an onsite laundry comprising of a commercial sized washing machine and a coin operated tumble dryer.

2 Well behaved Pets are Welcome, please advise us at the time of booking? They must never be left unattended in the lodge and must be on a lead whilst on site and in the vicinity of the farm. All fouling must be picked up and disposed in the bin provided. Dog Fee £20:00

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)
Access Car essential
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
Access Secure parking

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.

Fort William

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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Review 1-8 of 8

23 Jun 2014

5/5

"Peaceful and beautiful"

Thistle Lodge is a very comfortable place to stay if you want a break in the Highlands. It has all the home comforts, Freesat,washer,cooker,microwave,iron,bread maker,hi-fi etc. and it has the most wonderful views over Loch Lochy. The owners,Ian and Claire are lovely and will do anything to make your holiday enjoyable.

Dear Guests,

Many Thanks for taking the time to write such a ^Wonderful & Rewarding Review" of your stay with us here in Thistle Lodge.
We loved having you to stay and it was always so nice to hear how "Happy" you were with the jolly sounds of laughter heard on a daily basis, it was infectious and made us feel elated to!
Wee Skye is a wee poppet and a real well loved pooch and so well behaved.
Thank you for choosing us for your holiday with Skye, you will always be Welcome if you ever decide to visit the Highlands again,
Thank you and Best Wishes,
Ian & Claire

2 Nov 2013

5/5

"Back again"

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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

5/5

"Special place"

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

5/5

"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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