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Country Lodge in the West Scottish Highlands

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Polloch, Nr. Fort William, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - A Haven in the Countryside, Offering a Truly Peaceful Place to Relax and Unwind

Glenhurich Lodge is located in the small peaceful hamlet of Polloch on Ardnamurchan that lies between scenic Loch Doilet and the magnificent Loch Shiel. Ardnamurchan is the most Westerly peninsula on the UK mainland and is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful and remote wilderness areas on the West coast of Scotland. The area is home to some of the few remaining ancient oakwoods and is a haven for naturalists, artists, photographers, sports enthusiasts and those who are simply searching for peace & tranquillity. Glenhurich Lodge is a wonderful escape. Close at hand are many outdoor pursuits, including walking, cycling, climbing, fishing (river, loch and sea), bird-watching, canoeing and star gazing on clear nights. A "walk on the wild side'" starts at the front door and there are wonderful walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding glens and hills, ranging from leisurely lochside walks to stiff climbs to gain the magnificent views of lochs and mountains from the ridges. Those interested in the local fauna will find this a perfect paradise. Deer (red, roe, fallow and muntjac), pine martins, wild cats, foxes, red squirrels and badgers roam the woodlands with otters along the watercourses. Bird lovers will find themselves in heaven, because in addition to many song birds, buzzards, osprey, etc, the area is one of the best landscapes to observe Scotland's largest raptors. Golden eagles can be seen soaring in the sky, often accompanied by mocking buzzards, and the spectacular white-tailed-sea-eagle, re-introduced in 1975, is becoming a common visitor to Loch Shiel. Despite the unspoiled wilderness of Glenhurich on the Southerly shores of Loch Shiel, approximately eight miles away is the local village of Strontian, which has a tourist information centre, supply store, hotels, a post office, police station, petrol station, camp site and doctors' surgery. Live music can be enjoyed at the Sunart Centre, (Àrainn Shuaineirt), a thriving community centre, which houses a magnificent concert hall, conference facilities, library and sports centre. Some 30 miles away by road is the outdoor capital of the highlands, Fort William and nearby Ben Nevis, which boasts world-class mountain biking and skiing in winter at Aonach Mor, and the start of the Road to the Isles.

Gordon Allan
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2017

About Gordon Allan

Dr Gordon Allan. Works at the University of Glasgow. Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gordon Allan purchased this house in 2013

Why Gordon Allan chose Lochailort

It was always my dream to own a holiday home on the West coast of Scotland and Ardnamurchan is one of my all time favourite places in this part of the world.

What makes this house unique

I am interested in cycling, walking and kayaking and was delighted to find that Glenhurich is ideal for all of these pursuits. It is also an extremely beautiful and peaceful area and an ideal escape from a hectic city life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A large group of us got together to stay at Glenhurich Lodge and we had an amazing time. The accommodation itself is so spacious, welcoming and well-fitted out. You feel that there is enough room for you to have your own space but then can all easily get together in the large kitchen or living room.There is so much to do from the house in terms of walks or cycling trips and it is just great to be in the outdoors amidst such beautiful scenery. This is a really special and tranquil piece of Scotland. We'll be back - thank you.

This was an incredible find, gorgeous accommodation in beautiful surroundings. Suitable for all outdoor activities (walking, biking, kayaking) but with a real feeling of luxury to come home to. Plenty of space and wonderful kitchen, and fabulous living area with open fire, and fabulous bathrooms at each end of the house. We couldn't have asked for a better place to see the Scottish Highlands from. We will definitely come again, and would highly recommend it.
May 2014
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Glenhurich Lodge is only minutes walk from the banks of both Loch Shiel and Loch Doilet. The Ardnamurchan peninsula has many beaches and coastal walks. This includes the Singing Sands beach reached from the Arivegaig car park (40 minute drive from Lodge) along a 4 mile coastal track, which can be cycled or walked.This is one of Scotland’s most remote and beautiful beaches, with spectacular views to the islands of Eigg, Rum and Skye.


Flight connections are available at Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh, all approximately three hour drive from Glenhurich Lodge. A car is essential for getting to this remote part of Scotland. For keen cyclists, it is possible to reach the Lodge by train from Glasgow to Glenfinnin, followed by a beautiful 16 mile cycle along the forestry road on the banks of Loch Shiel.


It is only 8 miles from Glenhurich Lodge to the nearest village, Strontian, which has many amenities. Some 30 miles away by road is the outdoor capital of the highlands, Fort William and nearby Ben Nevis.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lochailort in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • First floor bathroom with wc, sink and bath/shower over. Ground floor bathroom with wc, sink, bath and shower cabinet. Ground floor toilet with wc and sink.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 with King size double bed plus double sofa bed. Bedroom 2, 3 and 4 with King size double beds. Bedroom 5 with two single beds. Bedroom 6 with one single bed.
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Outside: The lodge sits in an acre of mature enclosed gardens. There is a patio area outside the kitchen door, which has garden furniture for alfresco dining. Although the garden is enclosed and suitable for older children and dogs to explore, Glenhurich Lodge has its very own meandering burn and this could prove a hazard for younger children. There are two driveways for parking of up to 5 to 6 cars. There are several lockable outbuildings which are suitable for storage of guests' bikes, canoes, fishing tackle etc. Utility Room: The utility room is supplied with 2 washing machines and a tumble dryer, as well as a range of cleaning products, iron and ironing board etc. There is also significant cupboard space for dried food and other supplies. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Lodge cleaned prior to arrival of guests and all clean bed linen and towels provided. Other: There is a ground floor drying/boot room with shelves and hooks for all outdoor clothing.


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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lochailort, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Jan 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 20% of the total value of the booking to be paid within 2 days of a guest accepting a quote. Payment of balance is due 28 days prior to the start of the holiday.
A fully refundable damage deposit of £250 is also required.
Guests will receive a 50% refund of the total cost (minus the booking fee) if they cancel at least four weeks before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day for the Lodge is flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.