Extracts from Visitors Book – 2016
Lovely place! The cabin; the facilities; the surroundings; the continuous fascination of the bird feeders ...... all made this a holiday to remember....Jewels in the crown were the cuckoos, blackthroated divers and a couple of brief encounters with an osprey. Would love to come back.
Apr - J & B, South Yorkshire
Had a really relaxing week, longer would have been better....... The cabin was the nicest, warmest and cleanest and with the best views we have ever stayed in. We look forward to coming back again.
Apr – M & P, Oxfordshire
Had an amazing week. Such a beautiful, peaceful location and lovely homely lodge. Neither of us want to leave!
Mar - M & K, Stockton
Loved every minute....Can’t wait to return in the summer. Accommodation and location perfect.
Mar – C & T, Newcastle
Extracts from Visitors Book – 2015
..a brilliant holiday escape. We enjoyed walks and even a family run in the rain...could definitely have spent longer here! Thanks for a lovely time!
New Year - J,A, K & S, Oxford
We arrived at Kilmun on the dark after a very long car journey and what a fantastic surprise it was when we came inside the cabin. My 12 year old son thought it was ‘awesome’!
Oct – K,P & J, South Linconshire
Another wonderful week at Kilmun!!...Deer heard most mornings & early evening, red squirrels in the trees....bullfinches amongst the chaffinches and thrushes/fieldfares in the rowan trees. Tits seen of most kinds including long tailed, great, coal & blue. The walk round the loch is an absolute must – dippers and divers seen every time.
We had a couple of trips out ....but coming back to the lodge in the evening was the best part! Cannot wait until the next visit!!
Oct – J & R, West Sussex
We knew it was going to be good from the pictures but nothing prepared us for such perfection. 5 star without a doubt. We enjoyed the wildlife....Mainly chaffinch, great tits, blue tits. Pair of dunnocks...robin, also jenny wren, cock & hen wookpecker,...buzzards close up and red squirrels....look forward to our next visit.
Sep – P&P, Coldstream
We had a wonderful time. One of the best cottages we’ve ever been to – so comfortable and warm...saw some lovely gardens...and the waterfall at Dalavich was also beautiful.
Aug - K & E, Holland
We’ve had a fantastic week and it’s been really relaxing. It’s been great to see so much wildlife – frogs & lizards in the garden, pine martens, deer and lots of butterflies we hadn’t seen before. Our highlights were the Forestry Commission walk by Avich Falls and seeing the swallows leave their nest.
Jul – C,D & E, Paisley
This is our seventh time coming to Kilmun...from riding bikes at Fort William to climbing to the peak of Ben Cruachan, I’d say it was a week well spent. Especially with seeing the rare ospreys in their nest. Not forgetting the swallows whose nest is right outside the back. We have plenty of photos of nature and the family combined in the beautiful scenery that surrounds Loch Avich.
Jul - M family, Sussex.
Thank you for sharing this piece of heaven with us! Everything we could have wanted and more.....loved the woodpecker!
Jul -K,A,P & L, Dubai
Kilmun has been a joy to stay in....can honestly say we have never been more comfortable and well provided for in any holiday let....wonderful views of an osprey..
Jun - M & B, West Yorkshire
Thank you for your warm welcome & help during our stay in your wonderful lodge....lucky enough to see the pine marten every night & some mornings – also osprey, divers, mergansers in a beautiful setting.
May - G & S, Hampshire
The cottages as ever (3rd time) is very comfortable and cozy. Peace and tranquillity for the whole week. Visitd every night and most mornings by the pine marten.
May – M & P, Lincolnshire
The views are so special and it is very peaceful...We have had visits from the pine marten and seen ospeys on the loch.
Apr – G & L, Devon
We had an absolutely amazing holiday here. The cottage is so beautiful & the surrounding scenery utterly breathtaking. We have been cycling, walking and canoeing every day...Too soon to go home- completely spellbound!
Apr – F family, West Yorkshire
Visit no. 10!!.. Avich Lodge never disappoints- the views, the walks and of course the lovely lodge itself. We had a fantastic, relaxing stay. A return visit is s definite.
Mar - W & K, Erskine
Extracts from Visitors Book – 2014
We’ve had a fantastic week. We have been to the area many times before but never at this time of year. We had a lovely afternoon at Glencoe – sledging. We visited Inverary Jail ..... The little cinema in Oban is great...We went to Mull to do a Wildlife tour. We saw white tailed sea eagles, deer, seals, etc. Our daughter’s favourite thing was the Seal Santurary in Oban .... We hope to visit again.
New Year - J,J & P, Surrey
An excellent lodge in a beautiful location ....amazing weather for October ... sat outside overlooking the loch, basking in glorious sunshine.
Oct - K & F, Glasgow
This is our 4th stay and again it’s been fantastic, each time we come it gets better and better. This time around we brought our friends.
Oct - F & M, Glasgow
..we were blown away with the cabin! So cosy and clean! We came here with our friends ... for a relaxing break from the stresses of life and weren’t disappointed. Plenty of fishing was had and the peacefulness of the area meant an unbroken sleep.
Oct - D & L, Glasgow
Easily one of the best holidays we have had, from seeing the eagle on top of the mountain .. to the little vole that appears by the bird table. We did not catch any fish but the osprey flew over and it was pure bliss. No pine martens but just seeing the stars on a clear night is magical enough.
Aug - J & R, West Sussex
We have all had such a wonderful time here, we didn’t want to leave. We planned on having a relaxing week and the lodge and surrounding area were the perfect setting.
Aug – M family, Swansea
Birds on the feeder: record was 17 at once – beat that! We’ll be back!
Aug – W family, Lancashire
Our first visit to Loch Avich, to Argyll and to Scotland in general! We guess we found one of the most amazing places to stay at. The lodge offers a warm feeling of being home... It is as well a great basis for exploring the Argyll area ...
July – Y & R, S & N, Switzerland
This is our forth visit to this beautiful, peaceful retreat. Had a wonderful time watching the antics of the wildlife. Great to see so many birds.
July - J & D, Derbyshire
The peace and tranquillity of this place, its outstanding beauty and the comfort of the pine lodge have all combined to provide an excellent antidote to stressful lives. C (aged 6) has enjoyed everything – beaches, fishing in the burn and loch, BBQ at Dorlin Point and swinging on the rope at Dalavich – and so have we. The lodge is perfect and so well equipped. ...we hope to return and will definitely recommend the lodge to friends.
Extracts from Visitors Book – 2013
Back again and the lodge is as good as ever…..Lots of wildlife as usual plus my first proper red squirrel sighting! Pine marten visited every night at various times from 7pm to 4 am!
Oct – H & S, Sussex
The weather has been fabulous … and our tandem rides through the woods and round the lochs have been epic…saw lots of buzzards, herons, deer and of course the pine martens…The lodge is everything you could wish for from a holiday base.
Oct – P & J, East Yorkshire
The lodge was clean and beautifully finished inside and out, with wine and shortbread waiting for us after a long journey …..We have seen some incredible scenery and wildlife including the local pine marten, roe deer nearby, even a golden eagle hunting around the loch….. Our hosts were very helpful and willing to aid us whenever we requested it.
Sep – K & C, Isle of Wight
Visit No. 9 to this wonderful and amazing lodge. We just can’t stay away, we love it! So beautiful and relaxing, the perfect place to recharge the batteries… We especially loved the bird feeder with hours of entertainment – watch out for the woodpecker.
Sep - K & W, Renfreshire
Absolutely wonderful holiday. Location superb, lodge cosy, well equipped; just perfect for us…thank you for being so helpful and sharing your knowledge of the area. Wildlife amazing…pine marten visited 3 times!! Fabulous bike ride round Loch Avich. Forest walks to the Falls are brilliant.
Aug - R & P, West Yorkshire
We’ve come back to this amazing cabin for the 6th time now but we still love it! It’s been another brilliant holiday although we only stayed a week ….this lodge hasn’t seen the last of us!
Aug – M family, East Sussex
Beautiful cabin, a really enjoyable stay. We’ve been everywhere & done everything… travelling with two very young children …Mull (Balamory) …. Duart Castle …Sealife Sanctury … Inverary Jail & Castle ….Loch Etive Cruises…. All in all a great holiday. A great cabin (a real home from home) plenty to see and do.
Aug – C family, Northumberland
A fantastic fortnights holiday! Extremly relaxing. Enjoyed the comfortable lodge and watching the weather change at a blink of an eye over the loch.…Fishing good around the loch… Pine marten seen once, many different birds seen in garden. Several buzzards seen and ospreys over loch….The lodge was the best we have ever stayed in.
Jul – H family, Kent
We had an amazing time and we did loads of fun activities. Some of our favourites were – Sealife Centre, Crinan woodland walk, Inverary Jail and the Distillery tour – they even gave us (the children) irn-bru…We really enjoyed the peace and quiet…
Jul – T family, Edinburgh
Thank you for another wonderful visit to the lodge… The wildlife this week has been breathtaking with the highlight being the ospreys.
Jun - A, T & G, Leeds
Cabin & views exceeded all our expectations. Amazing views…Enjoyed watching the various birds on the feeder – no sign of the pine marten though.
May – A & M , Leicester
A truely glorious week here. Seen all sorts of birds of prey …thank you both for this beautiful, homely, clean lodge. A week is never enough!!
May – T & V, Yorkshire
Had a wonderful week … what a wonderful setting, brilliant views from every window! We had some great walks and were lucky enough to see all manner of birdlife from ospreys and golden eagles to goldcrests, not to mention cuckoos and the woodpecker… The pine marten visited us 5 nights between 10-11pm.
May – H & M, Renfrewshire
Yet again we had an amazing time! Seen lots of wildlife …and the pine marten came on 3 nights between 10-11pm.
May – L & R, Derbyshire
We had an absolutely fantastic time. Weather was great, scenery was breathtaking, wildlife was great…Didn’t catch a glimpse of the pine marten but did see lots of birdlife….We will definitely be coming back.
Apr – F & M, Glasgow
The countryside views are simply amazing…. We will definitely be back as there are so many things we haven’t seen or done…..thanks for providing a home away from home.
p.s. If you get a clear night, don’t forget to look up!
Mar – L family, Northampton
What a beautiful lodge and setting – it surpassed our expectations…It’s so quiet here – we enjoyed listening to the birds and watching them on the feeder. Especially when two woodpeckers made an appearance! Best of all was when the pine marten came…
Mar - H & G, Edinburgh
Wow! What a relaxing place! We work and live in the city and the silence here is amazing! … It’s been minus 4 at times over the last few days and we’ve been nice and snug in here. We would certainly recommend this to others. I didn’t realise there were still such secluded places in the UK away from all the stresses of day to day life.
Feb – S & C, Bonnyrigg