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Spacious 3 Bedroom Lodge Located In Kilmun on River Echaig Holy Loch Nr Dunoon



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Lodge in Kilmun, Nr. Dunoon in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Scotland - Peaceful Location In Argyll Forest Park With Beautiful Views Over The River To The Cowal Hills

A luxury apartment sleeping up to seven persons. The North Lodge at Kilmun overlooks the meeting of the waters between the River Echaig and the Little Echaig looking to the Cowal Hills beyond. Situated in the Argyll Forest Park and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the Lodge is in one of the loveliest locations in the area. The Lodge is equipped with a welcoming wood burning stove that provides a warm highland welcome after a hard day walking through some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery. There is room for up to 7 people to comfortably sleep in North Lodge with the addition of a folding bed. There are three bedrooms, two twin rooms and a large double. There is a wet room with underfloor heating when a relaxing hot shower is required to soothe aching and tired limbs while there is also a smaller showerroom/WC. Dunoon with its restaurants and shops is only 5 miles drive or bus journey (every hr) away while the lovely Coylet Inn, Pier Hotel and Whistlefield Inns are close by.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello. My name is Alastair Rees and I own North Lodge. Although I live in the East of Scotland, I come from the Kilmun area and have family and many friends there. That is why I purchased North Lodge. It allows me and my family to visit my family in the area. It is a beautiful part of the world that is close to Glasgow and Edinburgh but feels a million miles away. My aim is to ensure that you have a wonderful time when you stay at North Lodge and I am always aiming to improve things wherever possible and encourage guests to let me know how things can be improved. I provide local maps and guides in the Lodge with local knowledge of places to visit and things to do.

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Mr Mehmood

  • 5 of 5

Very good place nice view good setting me and my friends like this house large shower room is nice and warm thanks

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely House in Kilmun

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious, comfortable house, an absolute home from home, very well equipped, beautiful views and a great location. There are great walks, Beinn Mhor, the Bishops Seat, Pucks Glen, Kilbride Hill, Kilmun Hill, to name just a few. Dunoon is a wonderful small town which has everything you need. The Cot House is just 5 minutes walk away and has a good range of food for day to day shopping.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacqueline Thank you much for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay! Please dont hesitate to come back as there are reduced rates for returning guests
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Nice spacious house

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and spacious house in nice setting.

Beautiful area, so this was a great place to explore it. We enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Teije. I am glad that you had a good stay with some great weather!
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From the Owner

I bought this property principally because of its beautiful location. I grew up in the Kilmun and Rashfield area and know it well. The school I went to is now a well known chainsaw carvers property and is well worth a visit! I still have family and many friends in the area and use the property often for weekend visits with my own family. That way I can ensure that it remains comfortable and is well maintained. I love the area primarily because it is absolutely beautiful at any time of the year. Winter time can be fantastic when there are dry sunny days and you can sit on the terrace in a sun trap and believe it or not, bask in the Scottish winter sun! It is peaceful and has views over the river that are constantly changing due to the tidal nature of the river at this point. There is always something to grab your attention. including seals at high tide, ospreys fishing at the head of the loch and even otters can be seen if you are patient and careful.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cot House Hotel at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Hunters Quay at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Strone Golf Club nine hole course at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Gourock at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : M8 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cot House Hotel at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Glencoe ski centre at 88 Miles Nearest Beach : Ardentinny at 6 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

If you love walking through some of Scotlands finest woodlands then this is the place for you in Argyll Forest park which is again within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The World faous Benmore Gardens are four miles away and there are many forestry commission marked paths for walking and cycling (mountain bike preferred as the tracks can be rough not smooth)

If you are interested in Angling then this is the place to stay as it overlooks the River Echaig which has some great Salmon Fishing (permit required). There are good locations nearby or sea trout fishing as well as Brown and Rainbow trout in Bishops Glen behind Dunoon. In the summer, mackerel are easily caught from piers and even the shore. Contact the Dunoon Angling club for more details. If walking is your thing, then this is the right place as the walking in the area is amongst the finest in Scotland.


To get to the mainland taking a car ferry is recommended. This is a pleasant sail across the Firth of Clyde and there are 4 ferries per hour during the day. Glasgow airport is about 1hr 15mins away by car including the time required for the ferry. Although there is an excellent, regular bus service to and from Dunoon, the use of a car is recommended if staying at North Lodge.


Dunoon 5 miles, Inverary 34 miles, Oban 71 miles, Glasgow 29 miles (inc ferry) 68 miles (by road). Edinburgh 82 miles (inc ferry)

Further Details:

North Lodge is situated in the Cowal Peninsular within the Southern limits of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and the Argyll Forest Park. Close to North Lodge there are numerous beautiful places and areas to visit including the Kilmun Arboretum, (access is 200m along the road) planted on the hill directly behind the Lodge, an area beautiful and unique in Scotland because of the 162 tree species planted, not individually, but in ‘mini-forests’. You won’t see single Monkey-Puzzle or Mountain Hemlock trees, but rather you will be able to admire groves of remarkable exotic trees collected from around the world 200m along the road or 2 miles away, the World Famous Benmore Botanic Gardens, sister gardens to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/benmore. The beautiful "ferngulley" of Pucks glen is 1.5 miles away and is a magical place to visit. Towards Loch Eck there are numerous waymarked walks that extend for miles and pass through some of Argylls most attractive scenery. The Holy Loch and the Firth if Clyde provides some of Britains best sailing conditions and is world famous. Quadmania is located at nearby Blairmore where you can ride on quad bikes through great scenery and along various tracks. There are large supermarkets cafes and restaraunts in nearby Dunoon and closer to Kilmun are the famous Coylet Inn, the Pier Hotel and the Whistlefield Inn that has regular folk music sessions. Inverary is located on Loch Fyne 38 miles to the North where the seat of the Duke of Argyll is located. Also located closer to Kilmun is the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar where the West Coast of Scotlands fine sea food can be sampled and bought.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
October holidays
2 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2
6 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £50 for any breakages or extra cleaning is to be paid before entry and retained until a note can be taken of the electricity used. If more than £50 per week of electricity has been used, then this will be deducted from the deposit. Please phone me or email for all information relating to booking. I am unable to take credit or debit card payments. BACs or cheque payments only. If you wish to take your dog on holiday then there is an additional charge of £30.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual changeover day and the lodge should be vacated at 10am. Entry is normally at 4pm. However, this is flexible depending on the number and frequency of bookings.

Notes on prices:
Whilst the prices are for week long stays, all types of stay are considered from one night to longer periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 03-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The wonderful views from the covered terrace which is a great suntrap are the highlight of this property overlooking the beautiful tidal River Echaig. From the comfort of the benches, you can sip a G & T while watching Herons, geese, ducks, otters, kingfishers, ospreys and even seals (at high tide)! Delightful Red squirrels feed from the nut feeder inches from the kitchen sink and many species of birds can be seen with the highlight being our recent seasonal visitor the osprey often seen fishing at the head of the Loch.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • waterfront


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are two showerrooms. The main one has recently been converted from a bathroom to a wet room with underfloor heating, sink and WC. There is also a second smaller shower room/WC with a hand basin and electric shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed with two mirrored built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 has river views with two single beds and a bedside cabinet. Bedroom 3 has two single beds, a wardrobe, and a bedside unit. All three bedrooms have electric panel heaters.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Please contact owner. Outside: Outside the Lodge is a sheltered and covered terrace area which is a lovely sun trap. There are there are three comfortable benches on which to sit as well as a decking area which provides a lovely area to sit or enjoy alfresco dining. There are fantastic views to the river and the Cowal hills beyond. In the evenings, there are great wildlife sounds to be heard including owls and Jays. The shared garden grounds are extensive with trees to climb and a rope swing. Care is needed with young children as there is an access track to the rear of the property that is used by vehicles. Close to the Lodge are numerous lovely walks and forested areas with a network of walks as well as the World Famous Benmore Botanic Gardens. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen is provided. The property is cleaned before your arrival, the hot water will be on and the wood burning stove should be ready for you to simply light and enjoy. Please contact me any time for local information and any other queries. Other: Outside the front door is a covered seating area with locally made benches and an area of decking on which to sit. It is a real sun trap and a lovely place to sit, enjoy the views and relax with a cold (or hot!) drink.

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