Inner Hebridean Lodge
Chalet | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Perfect for a family holiday, activity group or pet owners, the two bedroom (6 berth) lodges at Cologin are comfortable and spacious with all that you require for a self catering holiday. With 'The Barn Bar' country Inn at Cologin on site there is always somewhere for big groups to socialise together - but the privacy of your own lodge when you want your bed. Sky TV, Wi-fi, space and storage, adjacent parking - good quality fixtures and fittings without any of the frills of 5 star luxury. Laundrette on site, playpark, fishing loch and country pub (free wi-fi) - plus Oban is less than 3 miles away. Waymarked forest trails, lovely views, peace and tranquility.
Please visit our own website www.cologin.co.uk as this site only shows availability for one of our lodges and we have 14 in total so please don't be put off if the calendar is showing the dates you require as 'booked' - just check our own live availability and get in touch. We also offer short breaks all year round.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Oban 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 140 km, Nearest railway: Oban 5 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
|General||Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Open plan lounge with a sofa bed, Sky TV, Wi-fi, log (effect) stove and coffee table lead to a fully fitted dining kitchen. The bathroom with bath and shower over and two spacious separate bedrooms are off a separate hallway (with stable doors to the outside) and provide a comfortable lodge for up to 6 people. Parking is adjacent for up to 2 cars. Access to all facilities at Cologin including free fishing on our trout loch in the hills.
|Further details outdoors|
We have 15 different two bedroom lodges at Cologin. You can book an individual property or a group of adjacent lodges. We also offer one bedroom chalets, private cottages and a traditional farmhouse. For large group bookings we can provide a Hog Roast machine and of course we can also cater for large groups in the Barn Bar - our on site country pub and restaurant.
A £100 deposit on booking and full payment 6 weeks prior to arrival. All non family groups (or same sex groups) are liable for a £50 housekeeping deposit. Pets are charged at £20 per week, £10 part week. The lodges are all electric and the meter is read on arrival and departure and charged at 10pence per unit used. Bed linen is provided and the beds are made up for your arrival - you can hire towels @ £2.50 per set, per week if required.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Oban in the West Highlands of Scotland has been known for years as the 'Gateway to the Isles'. It certainly boasts a busy harbour with ferries serving the Inner and Outer Hebridean islands and the town is famous too for its malt whisky distillery which sits beneath another famous landmark - McCaig's Tower (modelled on the Collisseum in Rome) - worth the steep climb to enjoy the fantastic west coast sunsets from its stone arched windows. The seas off Oban provide world class sailing, kayaking and scuba diving and there are plenty of marine trips and activities for visitors. Although part of the Highlands, Oban is close enough to the central belt to be easily accessible and its reputation as one of the most popular visitor destinations in Scotland was first gained in the days of Queen Victoria! Today, it is a vibrant seaside town boasting fantastic restaurants (often specialising in seafood and shellfish), stunning scenery and friendly locals.
If you have kids a trip to the Sealife Centre at nearby Barcaldine is a great day out. Children also like getting on the water and Calmac offer a variety of day cruises from their ferry hub in Oban. There are also marine wildlife trips to see dolphins, basking sharks and whales and you can fish anywhere on the seashore (no permit necessary) and catch something for your tea. The rivers are teaming with salmon and trout and there is plenty of wildlife on shore to observe - from red deer to pinemartens. McCaig's Tower and Pulpit Hill in Oban offer spectacular views out over Oban Bay and beyond to the island of Kerrera, Mull and Iona. A trip to any of these islands is a must on any holiday. Iona is the 'cradle of Christianity' and the abbey is a magical place to visit. Staffa inspired Mendellsohn's great Hebridean Overture and artists across the centuries have drawn inspiration from the stunning scenery that is all around.
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5 Nov 2013
"OK cottage, but not fabulous."
Functional cottage for exploring Oban. Kitchen was decent, and living room was OK. The bedrooms and bathrooms were quite dirty, and in general it needed some maintenance and a good scrub. However, we were there at the end of the tourist season, so could be better earlier in the season. The restaurant was great, we had a really nice evening there. The overall setting was quite pretty, and it could be great if it was cleaned up a bit.
Hi Carol - sorry you had some issues with the wear and tear in the lodge after a busy holiday season. We are only 3 star and don't pretend to be 'fabulous' - we aim to offer a good value for money, comfortable and homely base for a family holiday in Oban. We do all our maintenance in the winter ready for next Spring, but with 22 properties it takes a while to get around them all. I am glad you enjoyed your meal in the Barn Bar - it is a great facility for Cologin residents.
26 Jul 2013
"Lovely position and food but it lacks in comfort and it is not adviseable for asthmatics"
I think that the location is lovely, the food from the barn was good, but the chalets lacked maintanance! The bathroom in our chalet was horrible: the soap holder was rusty and there was a bogey on th… More
I am so sorry you did not enjoy your lodge. However, I must point out that we keep 'pet free' lodges available all year for asthmatics and those suffering from allergies and it is shame that you did not request one on booking. However, the carpets in the lodge that you were in are just 2 seasons old and are pure wool so should last many more years! Thank you for your feedback regarding the rusty soap holder - this has now been replaced and I do hope it did not spoil your holiday.
5 Jun 2013
"it was... what it said on the tin!!"
COLOGIN proved to be exactly as it is described by the owners, an attractive venue offering good value in a quiet location a very short drive from delightful Oban.These well equipped chalets offer co… More
23 Feb 2013
"Warm, welcoming, Clean, comfortable, well equipped lodges & Bar/Restaurant"
12 of us rented three lodges for a weekend kayaking trip in the area. In addition to the comfortable, clean and warm accommodation there is a drying room for kit. The drying room can do with being a … More
17 Oct 2012
"Relaxing and Pleasant Stay"
We booked this last minute as a quick getaway during the October Week and the price was very reasonable. We originally booked a smaller chalet with two single beds. We asked if we could get a double b… More
Thank you for your kind words - it is lovely when someone who has enjoyed their stay shares this with the world!
25 Jun 2012
"A great place to stay"
About 12 chalets on a mature site, all well spaced so not on top of each other, and all with a parking space adjacent. Our's appeared to have been recently refurbished to a high standard and was very comfortable for a fortnight stay. The Barn Restaurant serves a wide choice of really good food (can recommend the Mussels!) and is a popular, friendly place - the live music from local muscians on Sunday PM's is particularly good.
Just 3miles from centre of Oban (free parking near Tesco's) which has excellent ferry services to nearby islands - we can recommend the day trip to Iona, book-able at the terminal.
A good centre for touring around, but be prepared to drive long distances because Scotland is a big place. The local scenery is spendid and the site itself nestles in its own pretty little glen. All in all, a very good place to stay.
16 May 2012
"Adequate accomodation but lacked charm and comfort"
Cologin is a good location, just three miles south of Oban. Our chalet was in dire need of refurbishment. The kitchen did have a cooker/microwave but was pretty basic and it wasn't well equippe… More
23 Apr 2012
"Excellent setting fabulous scenery"
The lodge was located in a lovely glen surrounded by hills . Check in was quick and easy the lodge had all the equipment needed for self catering a large living room kitchen diner was clean and tidy i… More
3 Feb 2012
"heaven peace and quiet"
we stayed there for new year we had a great time our lodge was clean and modern the staff were very friendly the bar/resturant was very homely the food was really good and not bad priced if you like t… More
3 Jan 2012
We had a fabulous festive 5 days at Cologin Country Chalets and Lodges for Hogmanay 2011/12. The self-catering chalet was perfect for us, it had been personally tailored to suit our sleeping arrangeme… More
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