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The quiet single track road runs between the lodge and the loch.  Drive further south for fantastic views of Jura.Woodburning stove - lovely and warm at all times of the year.
Kirkland - Private Lodge with Lovely Loch Views
Kirkland - Private Lodge with Lovely Loch Views
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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Kirkland is a small timber lodge in a fantastic location with uninterrupted loch views and a woodburning stove. The lodge is set back from the quiet single track road which runs between the lodge and the loch. You can see otters, seals and osprey. The woodland garden is visited by deer, red squirrels and many wild birds. Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat or a nature lover's paradise, you will find it here in the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The space

Kirkland is not large - the total floor area is approximately 50 square metres but the situation is fantastic and it has everything you could need for a self catering holiday with lots of extras to make your stay special. The kitchen, dining and sitting room are open plan with double height ceiling and great loch views from your sofa and dining table. As well as electric heating, there is a woodburning stove to keep you cosy. There is one large bedroom which has a king size bed (5ft wide x 6ft 6inches long) and a single day bed. The bathroom has a shower, toilet and wash-hand basin.

Guest access

The lodge and garden are exclusively yours while you are here and there is a summerhouse and a picnic bench in the garden. A small barbecue is provided for al fresco cooking. There is also a grassy area by the loch with a running mooring where you can launch small boats or kayaks.

Interaction with guests

We are a mile and a half away at Seafield Farm - just phone, email or call in if you need us - otherwise we will leave you in peace. You are welcome to visit my basketmaking workshop where there are baskets on display and for sale.

Other things to note

The mobile signal is not good here - Vodaphone is the best network in this area. Kirkland has wifi and a payphone which also takes incoming calls.
Check in time is any time after 3.30 pm and Departure time is no later than 10.30 am. We are in a rural area so if something fails to work we may not be able to get it fixed immediately but we are resourceful and will always do our best to replace items where necessary.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

We hope our guests will take good care of the lodge and its contents - most people do! We ask our guests to help us and the environment by following our guidance on waste disposal and recycling. We do our best to provide you with a clean and welcoming space and hope that you will do your best to treat the lodge and the contents with care. For the comfort of all our visitors, we do not accept pets and we are a totally non smoking establishment - inside and out. Scotland can be muddy so we ask visitors to remove outdoor shoes in the lodge. Full information is included in the House Manual which you will find in the cottage. Please read to get the best out of the accommodation.
Arrival time is any time after 3.30 pm. Departure time is any time up to 10.30 am. Please avoid arriving early or departing late - we need the full five hours for cleaning and maintenance of our three cottages.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
7 nights minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Jeremy User Profile
April 2017
Our stay at Kirkland was perfect: comfortable, clean, really well organized and hosted by Jane (who baked us an irresistible welcome cake), and above all in the most beautiful and peaceful location. That's the great thing about Kirkland - it's remote (2.5 hours drive from Glasgow) but also in the middle of things to do and see (Kilmartin museum and pre-historic sites, Crinan canal, wildlife everywhere). Or you can just relax and do very little in the cosy lodge! We'll be back for sure

Christine User Profile
January 2017
We loved our stay here! What a sweet little house. Very cosy and homey. Jane is a great host!

Jonathan User Profile
December 2016
A beautiful and peaceful location to spend a few days getting away from it all. It's well off the beaten track, but that's all part of the attraction. A lovely and cosy lodge with an extremely well equipped kitchen. The wood burner was already lit on arrival and Jane & James made sure I knew where things were and were available should I need anything else (although I didn't). I'll certainly be back in the area to explore further and Kirkland will be high on my list of places to stay when I do return.

Blythe User Profile
June 2016
This was such a lovely break- beautiful lodge with the lake on our doorstep. Otters every night- blessed! Thank you Jane!

Rona User Profile
April 2016
The fire was lit, the chalet cosy and clean and unbelievably well appointed, and there was a delicious lemon sponge for afternoon tea. The chalet is really well located for fabulous walks, wildlife spotting, birds, otters and seals. You want for nothing at Kirkland.
Jane User Profile
Response from Jane:
Thanks for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again.
April 2016

Ivan User Profile
January 2016
This accommodation is wonderfully situated in a very underrated area of Scotland. It is perfectly organised for 3 people (couple plus one extra), unbelievably well equipped to a high quality, and although compact is not in the least cramped. For off-season visits, you will be toasty warm with a more-than-adequate wood burner (fuel provided) and back-up electric heating when you haven't time to get the burner going. "Cosy" is a very accurate description, in a positive way. There is also a large and excellent collection of books. Beds very comfortable. The Christmas decoration was a nice touch. It was nice sitting in the summer house, even in winter. It isn't clear from the picture, but the lodge is on the land side of the road, but being a dead-end road to nowhere it isn't an issue. Host helpful and unobtrusive.
Jane User Profile
Response from Jane:
Thankyou for a lovely review and useful feedback. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the area which as you say is somewhat underrated or even unknown being that little bit off the beaten track. You are right that the road can't be seen in the main photo. I have added the information about the position of the road to the photo of Kirkland, it was already in the description but people are more inclined to look at photos than read text. I have also added a photo which clearly shows the road beyond the garden fence. The next job is to take a photo which shows the road and the lodge. It is always possible to take a virtual walk past on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Street - yes, they found their way to Achnamara!
January 2016

Samantha User Profile
December 2015
Jane has certainly created a holiday home that wants for nothing. We were extremely impressed with how well equipped Kirkland was. We really would of been happy to of stayed there longer. There is all manner of things provided to ensure you are entertained within the lodge and then the surroundings offer extensive adventures within its beautiful nature. Future guests of Kirkland, you will not be disappointed! Thank you Jane for creating such a wonderful place - and the ginger cake was delicious!!

Lochgilphead, United KingdomJoined in May 2014
Jane User Profile

I've been running three holiday cottages for 22 years in this very beautiful part of Scotland so have welcomed hundreds of visitors over the years. I'm a basketmaker and beekeeper, have a veg and willow plot and a few chickens. This is the real rural idyll and we look forward to welcoming you to share it.

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