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Larchwood Lodge has great views from the glass fronted lounge
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Larchwood Lodge has great views from the glass fronted lounge
The lounge in Larchwood with views to Skye and up Loch Long also Larchwood's corner deck gets the sun for much of the day
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Larchwood Lodge has great views from the glass fronted lounge
The lounge in Larchwood with views to Skye and up Loch Long also
Larchwood's corner deck gets the sun for much of the day
Super comfortable beds
Well-equipped kitchen, sliding doors open to dining area
Walk-in shower room
Lounge & dining area , lets the landscape into the house
The famous Glenelg Ferry - half an hour from Larchwood
Loch Duich looking towards Glen Shiel
Elgol in Skye - boat trips to Loch Coruisk and the Cuillin depart from here
Larchwood deck looking towards Skye
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dornie, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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larawanke...
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely Modern Holiday Home Ideal for Highland Exploring”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We stayed in July/August 2015. Our three bedroom lodge (Larchwood) was £1240 for 8 nights.

We booked the lodge a year in advance directly with Geoff, the owner. Geoff was very amenable, answering our constant email queries in the lead-up to our visit.

The lodge was very well-designed and perfect for 6 adults spending the week together. Each of the three bedrooms felt generous in size. Two of the rooms can be organised as a queen or two twin beds. All linens and towels were provided. The two bathrooms (one with bathtub, one with shower) also felt just right for 6 adults sharing. Dulux windows are used throughout the upstairs to utilise natural light. The kitchen was well-stocked with every utensil needed for cooking and dishwasher. The washer and tumble dryer were also welcome after a few muddy outings.

The large windows in the dining/living area took full advantage of the views. The social areas were large enough for a comfortable social time with 11 adults when we had guests. The television received free-view channels, a DVD player is provided and wifi signal is strong throughout the lodge.

In the winter months, I am certain that the under floor heating and wood stove (with wood provided) would be greatly appreciated. In the summer months, the large windows quickly head the lodge on a sunny day. A porch, picnic table and plenty of green space were provided if you have little ones needed to expend some energy outdoors. There is room for 2-3 cars to park near each lodge.

I would recommend pre-booking a grocery delivery with Dornie Stores in the village. They delivered our order directly to our fridge, where it was awaiting our arrival. We then paid the next morning when passing the shop. Very friendly service! The village is about a 15 minute walk from the lodge. The village also contains the Dornie Hotel and Clannach Pub (both serve dinner on certain nights of the week).

Overall, I would recommend Dornie lodges to those looking for a good self-catered centre from which to explore Kintail, Lochalsh, Skye and further afield. With Eilean Donan Castle right on the doorstep, there is plenty to do within driving distance from your luxury Dornie lodge to occupy a wonderful week in the Highlands!

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Liked best: The views of the loch out the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lynda M
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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“Winter break”
Reviewed 1 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Superb location for exploring local attractions. A short walk to Dornie village, Eilean Donan Castle. Easy reach of Kyle of Lochalsh, Plockton and Lochcarron, and Isle of Skye.
This lodge (one of 3) has stunning views along Loch Long. Modern, spacious, with every amenity you could wish, well equipped kitchen, comfy sofas, and wood burning stove in the sitting room, There is even a spectacular mountain view from the bathtub!
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Liked best: Location and thoughtful planning of property to allow spectacular views.
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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