“Going back again next year” We'd been expecting a lot from Seabank Lodge and we weren't disappointed. We (couple with 2 teenagers and a dog) spent a week there in July. It was considerably more expensive than our usual rentals but I feel it represented value for money as the standards of accommodation and service were so high - great attention to detail but very relaxed and not fussy - the perfect combination for us. When you choose to holiday in the west of Scotland you accept that the weather is likely to be mixed and this was the case for us. The calm and airy living space (with wi-fi for the teenagers - faster than we had at home!) has a huge picture window with amazing views up the loch. We could just sit and watch the weather go past (partly what makes the west of Scotland so beautiful and atmospheric) from the warmth and comfort of a chair with a book and a cup of tea (or glass of wine depending on the time of day!). When the weather was better we climbed some Munros (plenty within striking distance) and then nursed the aching muscles in the hot-tub surveying the hills we had just bagged - amazing! Good cycling around too (the cycle path means you don't have to go on the busy main road) - may take a boat / kayaks next time. Just chilled with books and games when the weather wasn't so good - so relaxing.
House very well equipped to a high standard - lovely bedding/towels, good kitchen stuff and I loved the nespresso machine for the daily caffeine fix. Sandy is very approachable so you know she's there if you have a query but as everything is so well organised we didn't need to see her all week. Hot-tub was (very discretely) checked daily. We've already booked to go back next year and have some friends join us for part of it. It got the unanimous vote as a venue as it was just sooo relaxing.
My only comment for improvement would be an enclosed part of the garden for the dog - we had to keep him on a lead all the time outside (but we have a disobedient dog if there's something more interesting on offer like the neighbour's chickens!). Although it's a very quiet location there are some large lorries going to the fish plant nearby - only a couple of times a day though.
“This is a beautiful place to stay!” Fearnach Bay House is absolutely wonderful. It is even better than the pictures on their website. It is incredibly well equipped. Probably the best equipped rental house I have ever stayed in. Beautiful location, Great view, Very helpful and thoughtful owners. Lots of space in the house - a great house to share with friends/family. The window seat was my favourite place in the house. Jump at the chance to stay there!