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Woodside Lodge On Loch Goil

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Woodside Lodge is located in the heart of a private 12-acre estate, with seven bedrooms in the main lodge and multiple cottages occupying a prime position on the shore of a sea loch. The venue has been an escape and retreat destination for over 150 years, with a wealth of history everywhere you look. Surrounded by nature on all sides, the estate offers contemplation as you could not imagine – whether in, on or on the edge of the water or among the mature forests, you can well and truly switch off from all the stress of your busy lives back home. Woodside Lodge offers a bespoke experience offering excellence in cuisine, accommodation and service. We are available for weddings, group bookings and corporate event hire.
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Margie B wrote a review Feb 2024
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Seal Cabin My husband and I have just returned from a fabulous 5 nights stay at Seal Cabin. What a fabulous tranquil location, we could not recommend it highly enough. We just loved the cosy space, log fire and stunning views. The cabin is set out incredibly well and has everything you could possibly need and more for a comfortable stay. Iain was so welcoming and helpful and we loved our daily visits from resident dog Skye too. We will most certainly be back, thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ian m wrote a review Feb 2024
Jersey, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
such a beautiful place in a wonderful setting beside the Loch. we all loved it and have resolved to go back again for a summer visit. the rooms are all so well and tastefully restored but warm and comfortable. strongly recommend this place to my friends and family
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Heather and Steve wrote a review Jan 2024
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A return trip for us to celebrate our wedding anniversary having previously eloped to this idyll. Back to a place where time stands still, where we said 'I do' on the deck of Seal Cabin, where for just a few days reality is suspended as you are enveloped in the atmosphere of this truly special place. Its always difficult to know how a return visit will feel after such a magical wedding however, we were not disappointed as Iain welcomed us back as old friends. The cabin, the loch, the ambience is something very special indeed - so much so we have already booked to return next year to what will now be an annual pilgrimage. There is no where else we would want to celebrate our anniversary other than this place that warms the heart and feeds the soul. Thank you Iain for welcoming us back with such kindness. Only 364 days before we return :)
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 22 Jan 2024
Thank you for the lovely words , it was great to see you again and I am so glad that you enjoyed your return visit to Seal Cabin , we look forward to welcoming you back next year .
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Pirjo V wrote a review Jul 2023
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We celebrated my daughter’s wedding at the Woodside Lodge, what a lovely and unforgettable weekend we had ! Such a beautiful estate, a wonderful team taking care of us and making us feel special. Thank you Woodside Lodge you are very special !
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Alan W wrote a review Dec 2022
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We had a small elopement wedding and had such an amazing experience here at the lodge. The staff could not be more helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The venue is stunning and the lodge a beautiful setting right on the loch. Iain ( the owner ) and Janice could not be faulted in the efforts they went to to make sure our day and time there was just perfect. The amount of work these people put in should be admired. We are already looking forward to goin back over and over again and can't wait to see the finished work of the outhouses to add to an already amazing venue.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ros G wrote a review Nov 2022
Both families, relatives and friends attended the wedding of our daughter and her husband, a small wedding which was the couple's wish, 21 in total. A simply stunning location at Loch Goil and a beautifully restored Arts and Crafts house, just look at the hotel's brochure. We arrived on Friday afternoon and left on Sunday morning. Right from the offset when we were greeted by the small team of staff who took our luggage and helped guests to their room, we knew we were in competent hands. The on-site overflow accommodation unfortunately was not fully completed but an excellent alternative had been organised by the venue management and the couples who stayed there were very impressed, additionally a shuttle service for these guests was laid on to ferry them back and forth as needed. The Lodge itself was warm and comfortable and the bedrooms were very well appointed with quality bedlinens and ample storage space. The landscaped grounds are extensive and have wonderful views over the loch with many photo opportunities for our daughter and husband to have stunning pictures taken for posterity. In what can be a rather fraught time for everyone, the staff went out of their way to keep a calm and professional atmosphere, nothing was too much trouble and this was all carried out with good humour and prompt attention. They worked so hard to make the weekend special for us all (and I am sure all other couples) and you will be in competent hands if you choose this venue for a wedding Finally, I have never been to a wedding where the quality of the food was so high. From a full afternoon tea on arrival, to the Friday evening buffet-style meal, to the breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, the light refreshments on the Saturday midday, the canapes post ceremony and Wedding Breakfast the Saturday evening. I could not fault the meals in any way, the food choices on offer was wide, the food that was meant to be hot was hot, the food plates were hot (a common failing in so many places) and the range of dishes offered to the guests was of the high standard one would expect in an upmarket restaurant. We all had a wonderful experience at the Lodge; thank you to the team.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: This is a wedding venue only, at present, so not a normal "hotel" in common parlance
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Graham wrote a review Nov 2022
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Myself and my wife were married here in December for which we decided to have a small elopement. We travelled up from London to Glasgow, where we stayed for one evening before heading to the venue. Coming from London the drive up to Loch Goil was otherworldly and something I'd got back to do again. The residence itself is absolutely superb, but the biggest asset to the whole operation is the people. It's like getting married at home due to the environment created by those who work there. Iain is a stellar host; You get the overriding feeling that he just wants you to have a perfect day - and we did. The personal touches as well that may read as "small" details but two stick out; having a drink at the bar before the ceremony (out of a Scottish ceremonial bit of kit that I forget the name of) and the photo at "first sight" were just a couple of things that they don't have to do, but did. Those things, in retrospect, just add to the personal feel you have at such a venue that couldn't ever be replicated at any other mainstream "wedding venue". The food was fantastic - I really wish I could have said a personal thank you to the chef(s). During the ceremony/meal we were looked after by Janice & Arlene -- two better people you couldn't find. Both went out of their way to take some lovely pictures of the ceremony, despite us having a photographer onsite. The only thing that I would have changed would have been to extend the stay by a night or perhaps have arrived earlier. Just to allow us to take as much of it in as possible. If you are looking for a perfect intimate elopement, look no further.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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697lorraine wrote a review Nov 2022
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Our wedding at the The Lodge was nothing but perfect. From the moment we arrived to our departure we thoroughly enjoyed every second. The Lodge itself is beautiful, as were the grounds and the summerhouse. We felt thoroughly looked after, Janice constantly served us food and drink and nothing was too much trouble. We can’t believe how much we ate over the two days, the food was delicious. Initially when we booked with you we wanted to get married in the treehouse and when we learnt that it had unfortunately had to be removed we were quite upset ( I even cried!) but when we were actually there everything was so beautiful and perfect we totally forgot there was a treehouse in the first place! We truly couldn’t have picked a better place. When we booked it was also really helpful to have Michael and Fotogenic and the Laura Gray team’s details as recommendations too. That not only saved me potentially hours of searching the internet but also we couldn’t have been happier with them. We cannot thank you all enough for making our wedding truly special.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Natalie M wrote a review Sept 2022
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My wife and I have just been and had the most perfect wedding at the Lodge at Loch Goil. The Lodge, the Summerhouse, the grounds and the views were spectacular. Massive thanks to Janice, Athena and Iain who were amazing. The service, care, and attention to detail was second to none. We felt thoroughly looked after and nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious - from breakfast to afternoon tea to dinner. I cannot recommend this incredible place enough ❤️
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Iain Hopkins, Owner at Woodside Lodge On Loch Goil
Responded 20 Sept 2022
Good Evening, We'd like to personally thank you so much for your amazing review on your wedding here with us here at The Lodge on Loch Goil. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful wedding day, you both looked absolutely stunning and we hope to see you again some time. Thank you again! Kindest Regards Iain, Janice, Athena and all the staff x
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Calum R wrote a review Aug 2022
Aberdeen, United Kingdom128 contributions98 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to be booked by a lovely couple for an elopement and I was able to stay at the Lodge with the couple and a videographer for the night. I was able to experience first hand the service that's provided by the lodge and it was like we weren't working at all. The food was delicious and Janice and Athena were so welcoming and warm during our stay. Nothing was a problem. I know that our couple had an absolutely fantastic stay too. Would love to visit here again for sure.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Iain Hopkins, Owner at Woodside Lodge On Loch Goil
Responded 20 Sept 2022
Hi Calum, Its so nice to hear from you, thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot. The wedding was so magical and they are such a lovely couple! Regards Iain, Athena and all the staff at The Lodge on Loch Goil
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R 6,035 - R 7,611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeLoch Goil
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Which popular attractions are close to Woodside Lodge On Loch Goil?
Nearby attractions include Carrick Laser Clays (4.8 km) and Pinetrees (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Woodside Lodge On Loch Goil?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Woodside Lodge On Loch Goil?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Woodside Lodge On Loch Goil?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Woodside Lodge On Loch Goil?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whistlefield Inn, Green kettle Inn B&B, and The Goil Inn Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Woodside Lodge On Loch Goil?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Woodside Lodge On Loch Goil?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Inveraray Jail (13.7 km), Inveraray Bell Tower (13.9 km), and Inveraray Cross (13.8 km).
Does Woodside Lodge On Loch Goil have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.