Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
South Lodge is in a elevated position looking towards Loch Ederline. It has a large bedroom with cosy sitting room with open fire, wifi, docking station and new fitted kitchen and bathroom. Walking distance to the loch where rowing boats can be hired and ospreys can be seen nesting. Perfect base to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow, Nearest railway: Oban and Dalmally|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
You enter South lodge up a gravelled path and enter up two steps into a porch where coats and wellies can be stored. Up another two steps onto the landing where the bedroom is on the right. This is large and south facing with two windows, a super-king sized bed or two single beds with electric blankets ,wardrobe, chest of drawers and a dressing table.
To the left is the sitting room with two windows looking out towards the woods, with sofa and armchair,dress, wifi and TV. Lots of logs for the open fire. Off the sitting room is the new bathroom with under floor heating, wash hand basin, loo and large walk in shower. The fitted kitchen is also new with washing machine, microwave and all the equipment you would need. 'Total Control' electric heating throughout.
|Further details outdoors|
South lodge has a large log shed and ample off road parking. It has a private garden which is laid to lawn with the woodland to the back of the cottage. Garden furniture is provided. There are an abundance of walks from the cottage and only 500 yds to the shore of Loch Ederline..
We let out this cottage from Saturday 4.00pm to Saturday 10.00am.
We are happy for short lets out of peak booking times. A minimum of three nights.
We need a £60 deposit to secure the booking with the balance paid six weeks before you arrive.
The heating for the cottage is 'Total Control' electric heating. Electricity is metered and charged at cost at the end of your stay.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Argyll has a stunning coastline to explore which is only fifteen minutes away and stretches over 2800 miles, longer than the coast of France.
The Hebridean Islands are easy to reach by regular ferries, from Oban, Kennacraig, Tayinloon and Claonaig, which are all under an hours drive.
The mainland and the Islands have some fantastic beaches, which will keep the children happy for hours. Private boat trips can be arranged locally to include mackeral fishing or going to visit the third largest whirlpool in the world!!
The local area is steeped in history with a museum in Kilmartin to explain its ancient past. The village also has a shop, restaurant and a pub .There are ruined castles and chapels to explore in walking distance from the cottages with an abundance of fishing, walking, horse riding, sea trips, golf courses and water sports in the local area. We do have a smokery in the village of Ford for excellent smoked fish and restaurants only a short drive away in Crinan,Ardfern and Cairnbarn.
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16 Nov 2013
Lovely area but the following things where disappointing.
1. TV....no scart connection with the dvd player so had to use the scart to the free view box. Good exercise, but dark behind the old tv set.
2. The throws covering the sofa's disguise the fact that they are old and need replacing. The cushions when you sat on them went below the frame. Don't sit down too quickly.
3. The website makes you believe you have a view over the loch. You can if you move the sofa and look out the side window past a wooded area. The main view is of the big house and their car's. I think that was our biggest disappointment as having a view is our biggest wish when booking.
4. Nice to have logs supplied but you have to chop your own. Dangerous for unskilled wife with big axe! Husband beware.
5. No contact from owners, which they said would happen.
6. ONLY one toilet roll for weeks stay! Not something you expect to have to bring more of.
7. Underfloor heating in bathroom was turned off at wall and complicated to reset, so did not bother having to faff with the paper work which was in the kitchen cupboard.
Good things. Kitchen was fine, well equipped. Bathroom clean and nice shower. Dog roaming around very friendly and enjoyed us throwing sticks for him.
We are sorry and a little confused to receive this review. We would like to address the following -
You can see the loch (which is 400 meters away from South Lodge) and our house (which is 100 meters away from South Lodge). Our house and South Lodge are divided by a large beech hedge. The photo at the top of the South Lodge page shows clearly the position of the cottage in relationship to our house. We are having a new website for next summer so this will be made clear in the text as well. We apologise if this has not been clear enough. We have a new flat screen TV in South Lodge this year, which was there in june and we were unaware the scart lead was ever missing. We do not charge for logs and guests can use as much as they require but they do need to be split with the axe that is provided, this is mentioned on our website. Two loo rolls are provided for each let and I can only apologise if this was not the case. The sofa and arm chair are in good condition but we keep throws over them to protect them from guests dogs and then they can be regularly washed. I have not found them uncomfortable or the pillows too low in the frame but we are replacing the sofa this winter as it is a sofa bed and we need it in our house. We are aware the underfloor heating is complicated to use and have left clearer instructions. Sadly we were away ourselves over this week but arrangements were made for welcoming and over seeing the week and no one was aware there were any problems. We try our upmost to make every week a success and we are thrilled when guests keep returning.
1 Sep 2013
"Cosy cottage in stunning setting"
The location of this property is excellent with a short walk down to the loch-side and a rural setting. We loved the high standard of fixtures and fittings, especially the electric blanket but felt there could have been some basics provided. Additionally a welcome pack is always nice with recommended activities and places to eat as well as the information from the house. However, this was a lovely cottage with it's open fire and we would come again but armed with warm clothes!
All the cottages have activity and places of interest books issued by the Scottish Tourist Board, which is renewed each year. We also make a point of greeting our guests and discussing the local area in detail. We may need to put what we love about the area in a book as well. The sitting room and bedroom are having double glazed windows fitted this winter. The kitchen and bathroom were done three years ago, so it will be fully double glazed by April 2014!
10 Nov 2012
Returned home relaxed after a few days away in the lovely Elderline estate. We stayed in the little white 'South Lodge' cottage and as we arrived late at night what a surprise it was to find… More
18 Sep 2012
"A delightful cottage in a stunningly beautiful setting"
A loch, Estate House and a ring of hills is what is seen from the front door. Superb. Lovely feeling of being in a comfortable cottage that was a genuine Estate cottage. The owners could not have been more helpful and offered time, advice, friendship and even a lift on our way to a walk some miles away, as they were going in that direction. They need not have done! Kitchen and bathroom were fine, and electricity worked out reasonably. Bed was comfortable. We had the finest weather of the Summer which of course helped but the log fire would have helped cope with colder conditions. Lovely to have to cut the logs in the woodshed - which is something that few of us do these days. The Estate had magnificent trees and flowers. Have no hesitation in wanting to return at some point.
29 Apr 2012
"Beautiful, peaceful location with an open fire and great views."
Cosy cottage on the hillside with great walks down to the loch or up onto the higher ground stretching out beyond the cottage.
Great for kids to run around and play in the vicinity of the house and much more to do only slightly further afield - local museum, fishing on the estate lochs, Crinnan canal and CalMac to the islands.
Great to return to a roaring fire, board games and evening views up and down the loch.
Well equipped kitchen.
23 Feb 2012
We have visited South Lodge on and off over a number of years and we absolutely love the area. At our last visit, we saw some considerable improvements with a newly fitted kitchen and bathroom and this did help to keep the house warmer. The only downside for us is that the property can be very cold in winter and the electricity charge to keep the house warm can be quite expensive. We tried to keep this down by using the open fire, however, we did actually leave slightly earlier than planned because of the cold. Saying that, if the owners improved the draft proofing at the front of the house particularly the main entrance and possibly installed some form of double/secondary glazing, we think this would improve the property more and we would definitely stay again. We love the fact that you can step out of the door straight into delightful walks over the estate. We really do love this area and would recommend staying on the Ederline Estate.
These guests came at New Year 2010/2011 one of the coldest winters on record in Argyll -17c. Not a winter we would like to repeat!
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