Brightwater Lodge


I have been stalking the Brightwater Instagram for a while now and I’m so pleased to say that they have finally agreed to be on Chic Scotland after much harrassment. Woo Hoo! So happy to have them on board because this place is an absolute dream come true of a holiday rental. The Location and the Lodge - Brightwater has a remote and rural stunning waterside location north of Oban in Ardnamurchan. It will leave you gob-smacked when you first walk in and see the views. Although you’ll feel a world a way from everything, you’ll be in a warm, cosy, well-built, light and airy 5 star luxury lodge with every modern convenience. Whilst offering contemporary comfort, the lodge also fits in beautifully with its surroundings. It is hand-built using Norwegian Spruce and local stone – yes, lots and lots of wood. I am imagining the smell of that beautiful wood when you walk in the door. There’s under-floor heating and a log fire, and freshly baked scones or cake on arrival, plus a host of other goodies in the welcome basket – all adding to the heavenly hygge feels you’ll get at Brightwater. It all sounds so welcoming. So even in dramatic weather conditions, you can feel cosy and snug inside. This place is perfect for Winter or Summer. Brightwater Lodge has a well-equipped spacious kitchen, separate utility room and bright and airy living area downstairs. The generous master bedroom is a sanctuary with super king bed and sliding patio doors leading to the garden and barbecue. The luxurious adjoining bathroom has a wet room with rain shower and a spa bath large enough for two! A substantial hand carved staircase leads to Bedroom 2 with twin beds and its own en-suite bathroom with spa bath. Things to do - Amble along the rocky shoreline, explore the forest or perfect white sandy beaches, or sit patiently watching for wildlife. Can you imagine your kids and dog here, space to run, breath and enjoy this wild and beautiful natural area. I think I’ve talked myself into booking it! The Isle of Tiree is the sunniest place in Britain apparently, and Ardnamurchan lies just a few miles away across the sea. Consequently, the weather in Ardnamurchan can be surprisingly good. Amazing micro climates can mean sunshine, even when it is cold and wet in other areas. Once a major volcanic area, you can still clearly see the shape of some of the volcanic craters formed on the west coast millions of years ago. Children will love hunting for fossils, probably well trodden by dinosaurs. For wildlife enthusiasts, Ardnamurchan is one of the least spoiled areas of Britain, rich in flora and fauna, it is home to an abundance of wildlife. From Whales, Bottlenose Dolphins, Seals and Porpoise to Otters, Pine Martens, Deer and Red Squirrels. The perfect location for wildlife photography, and for birdwatchers, the list of birds in this area is endless. From the tiny Siskin, to the majestic Golden Eagle. Remote and unspoilt, the wildlife here is indigenous. Island hopping can be a great adventure, ferries run from Kilchoan and Mull to many of the tiny west coast islands, with more glorious white sandy beaches and undisturbed wildlife. Between April and July a trip to Staffa is a must to wonder at the dramatic Fingals Cave, or get up close to the puffins with a visit to Lunga. I love the doggie goodie basket you get if you bring your dog, and the fact that this place is wheelchair accessible is good to see. To Sum Up - I see from the reviews, that there is one couple who have been 12 times! These kinds of properties are so in demand right now. Book quickly to avoid disappointment.


Brightwater Lodge, Glenborrodale
Fort William, The Highlands PH36 4JG

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