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South Lodge is located in a rural and secluded position and offers panoramic sea views across West Loch Tarbert and south to the Sound of Gigha. The cottage is located on the Ardpatrick Estate which lies ten miles to the south west of the busy and popular village of Tarbert. The property has recently been renovated and now complete offers a perfect location for a relaxing holiday with birdlife, sealife and wildlife on your doorstep.
The main living area at the cottage is open plan with the sitting room, dining and kitchen being one. This room has triple aspect windows and superb views to the garden and over West Loch Tarbert. Tastefully furnished throughout and equipped to a high standard, this room has a stone fireplace with a multi fuel stove, large flat screen TV, Blue Ray Dvd player and iPod dock, wifi internet access is also supplied.
The kitchen although compact has everything you will need for a stay including all the usual kitchen appliances including a washing machine and tumble dryer. Off the sitting room a small hall provides ample storage for outdoor gear and this leads to the bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom complete with a bath and large walk in shower. Outside the garden provides the perfect place to sit and relax and enjoy the views and pets are welcome.
Included in the rent
Two dogs are welcome at the property however the garden is not fully enclosed. Please note no other pets are allowed.
Mobile Phone Reception
Due to the location of the cottage the mobile phone signal can be very poor, we have been advised that the best network is Vodaphone.
Limited WiFi access by satellite, please note this is for basic 'keeping in touch' and is unsuitable for games and streaming films, and anyone looking to work whilst on holiday.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.
South Lodge is in the most remote and stunning location. Inside, it was faultless. One aspect of my stay that you may wish consider in your description of the property is this: I drive an Audi RS3 > a high performance 4 door sports saloon with Audi RS Sport Wheels and Tyres. On the last few hundred yards of my journey I had to drive down a very poor condition track. I could have walked quicker. If I had a 4 x 4, it would not have been a problem. The track could have damaged my car....but it didn't thank goodness. It would have ruined my holiday if it had!
A lovely get away from it all cottage. Nice shower and well equipped kitchen. Really cosy, peaceful and beautiful scenic views. It's away from everything so self catering is a must unless you are willing to travel. Some nice walks and not too far from the beach. We loved it. Some lovely wildlife around. Great for the dog.
This place is wonderfully hidden away down single lane roads and a very bumpy track- but it is worth it for the view alone. There can be little better than sitting out in the sun first thing in the morning watching the gannets diving for their breakfast and watching the local sheep on their early wanderings. The place is small but spacious enough for two- in fact the bath would seat far more than two- it is huge, but the shower is great too- underfloor heating in the bathroom a plus. Kitchen was well equipped and supplied. One down side the internet was not working while we were there and we had not been advised beforehand- only vodafone has any mobile reception so if you need to be in contact with the outside world bear that in mind- O2 reception kicked in about half a mile down the road. Do take advantage of the local walks- the local beach is amazing you just have to find it first!
A delightful cottage with a beautiful water frontage and view of West Loch Tarbert. The cottage was well furnished, if a little tired in places, but that didn't matter as it was warm and cosy with everything you needed. A lovely wood stove, with plentiful wood supplied and good heating in every room. Beautifully unspoilt and peaceful surroundings and a real sense the cottage was carefully looked after. A birdwatcher's heaven! Lovely private spot, I will definitely be returning. Thank you for a wonderful week!
Beautiful location with an abundance of birds and wildlife. The lodge itself is immaculate and sooo cosy especially with the log burner going. Everything you need is here it's a real home from home.
This cottage and its location is simply, and effectively, good for the soul. This is our first visit to this utterly beautiful place and we booked to return next year within 7 days of arriving for this 2-week stay! The cottage is perfect for 2 people and a dog(s). We arrived to fresh flowers and delicious homemade shortbread. The cottage decor is lovely, the bed is comfortable, the kitchen has everything - including a cafetiere for those fresh brew coffee lovers - the Woodburner is perfect for a cosy night in and the under floor heating in the bathroom/toilet is a gold star moment! The view from the cottage and surrounding area is stunning with several walks directly from the cottage - and there are plenty of places to visit if you want to venture further afield. There's plenty of wildlife to look out for too. We saw seals, sea otters, badgers, deer, bats, herons beautiful garden/wild birds and, there was evidence of a pine marten - We didn't see this particular cheeky 'chap' but suet treats had been stolen from the bird table! Oh and let's not forget the pheasants that casually stroll past the cottage. The stars seem to be much brighter in the night sky from here too! We have started the countdown to next years stay already!
South Lodge had everything we needed for a very relaxing week. The underfloor heating in the bathroom was a real treat! Location is fantastic and our dogs enjoyed the freedom while we explored the beaches close by. Would love to return!
Had a wonderful stay in a lovely cottage in an outstanding location . Little touches, like beautiful flowers and Scottish shortbread on arrival as a welcome, and I love the heated floor in the bathroom! Will definitely be back.
Lovely relaxing week spent at South Lodge. Everything we needed, comfy bed and great bathroom. Plenty of walking without using the car which pleased Baxter our dog greatly. Weather was very kind so we spent a lot of time watching wildlife, passing boats and simply recharging our batteries. Would recommend.
Fantastic cottage in an idyllic setting. Perfect for a stress-free, relaxing stay. Would definitely stay here again. Wildlife exceptional. Badgers in the garden (!)
South Lodge cottage is the perfect getaway if you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life . The cottage itself is very well equipped and the view is spectacular . If you arrive with all your supplies for the week, you won't even have to have to move your car, why would you when you're surrounded by so many beautiful walks from your doorstep. The cottage is also much more spacious than it looks in the website photographs . The wood-burning fire was lovely for a cosy evening and we especially loved the bathroom . Finally, the cherry on the cake was NO mobile reception !!!
South Lodge is a wonderful, thoughtful location which exceeded our expectations. Such a beautiful, comfortable and quiet little place, surrounded by enough to do for a month or just to look at the view outside and enjoy local walks, with no one around. The cottage provided everything we needed and more. There was so much local info provided that we wanted to book another week! We cannot wait to return, didn't want to leave. Our pups loved it too and though small, the cottage accommodated them easily and that's not easy with wet weather !
A beautiful, well equipped cottage, in a stunning location. My partner and I, and our dogs, had a blissful week. We hope to return.
We had an absolutely brilliant week, the South Lodge Cottage was really wonderful except for steps to get in, so big, only got short legs. It had everything you needed and more, the bathroom was lovely my husband wants the mirror lol. Would def come again and have already recommended to friends
Our break at South Lodge was excellent, we arrived to find freshly baked shortbread waiting for us. The Lodge itself was very clean and very comfortable, the kitchen and living area were perfect and the underfloor heating in the bathroom was a lovely surprise. The remote position of the Lodge was one of the reasons we chose it, with a great woodland walk within 200 metres. On the first morning i made a coffee and sat outside on the bench, i noticed some movement at the edge of the Loch which turned out to be two Otters feeding, we also saw many Common Seals within a few miles of the Lodge. The whole area was perfect for a nice 'chilled out' break, and the local people were very friendly indeed, everyone waved to us as we drove into Tarbert. Leaving to return home was the only downside of this break, we are definitely going to return here, as it was one of the best breaks i have had in over 40 years. our dogs absolutely loved it too. I wish i could put some of my photos on this review.
3rd time booking through Wilderness Cottages and every time was an excellent experience. South lodge is a very comfortable and we'll equipped cottage. Only downside is the 8 mile single track road leading to and from it. There is plenty to do, including ferry trips to Islet and Jura. Perfect too if you have dogs as the garden is large and secure. We really enjoyed our 7 night stay at south lodge.
Very well equipped and comfortable cottage in idyllic location! Would have been even more comfortable if the bed was bigger than standard 4'6'', and if there was a tea pot! The facility to play music CDs would also help, but overall a lovely cottage with really beautiful surroundings.Would happily come again.
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Dear Mr Levine, Thank you for your comments, we have double checked with the owner and the cottage does have a tea pot available, CDs can be played on the DVD player via the TV.
South Lodge is in a beautiful location, if a little out of the way but that is what attracted us to it. There is everything you need in the cottage and it was a fantastic base to come back to after a days exploring. There are a few walks from the doorstep, one to a beautiful beach which we had all to ourselves for the day. The cottage wasn't immaculately clean when we arrived - we ended up having to push the hoover round, but the bedding and towels were spotless. The grass had been cut and strimmed the day we arrived which looked pretty but the grass ended up being walked into the cottage and ended up everywhere! We had an issue with the smoke / CO2 alarm but this was quickly resolved with an email to the owners and a new one was delivered the following day, along with a bird table for the garden - a brilliant addition! On the whole, the cottage is lovely, comfortable and was more than adequate for what we needed - a brilliant week was had by all! We were even blessed with Scottish sunshine for the majority of the week!!
A beautiful, secluded cottage with a wonderful view. Had a very relaxing stay! Nice beaches nearby, even if it needs a little effort to reach them. A lot of wildlife to see. Next supermarket (and Pub) in Tarbert is around 12 miles away and there's only a single track road leading there. You should give that a thought! The cottage provides everything to get over even the worst weather conditions (which we had for an entire day). Loads of DVDs, BluRays and books to find as well as a sky TV bundle! When we arrived, the cottage was cleaned all right but there may be some space for improvement. Nonetheless we would book the cottage definitely again!!! Strongly recommended in order to escape the hurley-burley of city life!!!! But careful! You may not wanna leave again!
We had a wonderful time at South Lodge in July. The cottage was beautifully furnished and very well equipped. The surrounding countryside was peaceful and tranquil and we saw plenty of wild life. It was yards from the loch and our Newfoundland had a ball swimming. We enjoyed walking in the local area and had a very relaxing holiday. The wood burning stove was a bonus and we really appreciated a warm fire in the evenings as it was a bit chilly at night. We would recommend the cottage to anyone looking to get away from it all!