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The River Lodge

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week here."

    The lodge is in an idyllic setting, was comfortable and well equipped. We couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2024

  • "Great property in a very secluded relaxing beautiful setting."

    Amazing even though it rained. Hot tub is covered and maintained by Gordon the owner who was available via phone for any questions which he answered and was very helpful. Book with absolute confidence you will not be disappointed!!!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely accommodation, it as everything you need for your stay."

    Beautiful location, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful lodge."

    Very clean. It has everything you need. The little heater warms the cabin quickly. There is plenty storage in the bedroom. It really felt like being at home and having a place for our things. Even in the bathroom, there is lovely shelves. The hot tub was bonus. Very private area. Oban is a short drive away. We had a great week here in October.

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Oct 2023

  • "What an amazing Riverside Lodge above expectations, location was perfect for a relaxing get away from the world."

    Lodge was beautiful scenery was stunning. Hot tub in the woods wow perfect. Best holiday home we have stayed in

    Reviewed by Jasmin5.0Sep 2023

  • "The location is great, lodge had everything and more that you needed."

    After a day out coming back to the hot tub was wonderful, clean, hot, and just what we needed. Gordon was very helpful and kept the hot tub in tip top condition. We hope to come back (just wish it was closer to us! )

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our week at the lodge and didn't want to leave!"

    Beautiful location. Peaceful and secluded. The property was well equipped and very comfortable. Exceeded our expectations. I would stay here again if in the area. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Rails to the hot tub , dressing gown , towel hooks at hot tub, information booklet"

    Reviewed by Jillian3.8Jul 2023

  • "River Lodge was all and more than we had hoped for."

    We enjoyed two weeks in this beautiful peaceful setting. The Lodge was comfortable and well equipped. Gordon the manager was so helpful and courteous, nothing was too much trouble for him. We had the best time at River Lodge and exploring the Oban area.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2023

  • "Property really, Gordon very helpful would have liked some soft lighting or ..."

    Property really, Gordon very helpful would have liked some soft lighting or dimmer switch on the lights in the living area, very minor suggestion

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic rural property but within easy reach of Oban if visiting the islands."

    Very quiet and private and very well equipped with everything you might need. And a lovely hot tub in the woods to help you relax in the evenings ! Recommended.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2023

  • "The lodge was just perfect for a week of relaxation."

    The kitchen is well equipped and the bed and sofa are very comfy, sitting in the hot tub on an evening was perfect. Gordon was really helpful, we had an issue with the shower but it was sorted quickly. We visited the small islands that are an hour from the lodge, all beautiful. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we've booked again so next year.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved the location and how private it was."

    It is right on the river, and next to some hiking trails, and it is pretty close to Oban and other surrounding attractions. We loved the wood burner and made plenty of use out of the kitchen as we cooked every night of our stay. The shower is not the best, as the heating controls are fiddly and could use some improvements to make it that much more special. I also think it would be good if there was a sign that explained the slightly brown water as that was a worry until I googled it. We only used the hot tub once on our stay, as it was slightly dirty and quite chlorinated. We loved the atmosphere of the lodge, including the lighting outside, but there should be a lamp in the lounge to give a more homely feel. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by Cassidy4.4Apr 2023

  • "Awesome place to stay"

    Reviewed by Fergus5.0Mar 2023

  • "I stayed over for the week with my girlfriend and it was fantastic, nicely situated so you can go into oban for food and drinks or be out in the wilderness exploring."

    Would definitely recommend this one

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful lodge,quiet peaceful location,spotlessly clean,very cosy,super comfy bed and had everything in it you could possibly need."

    Loved the fact wood was provided for log fire and Gordon the caretaker was brilliant,made sure all the steps were salted to our lodge and hot tub as it had snowed.loved it ☺️.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jan 2023

  • "We stayed Christmas 2022 and loved every minute of it."

    Lodge was very clean and well equipped, even supplied with unlimited logs for log burner. The ground keeper Gordon I think, was very helpful and informative. We enjoyed our stay so much we booked for next Christmas. This lodge is a credit to owners who obviously have an interest in making sure their guests enjoy their time there. The bottle of bubbly and chocolates were also a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the River Lodge, which had everything we required."

    Really comfy bed and the wood burner made it very cosy. Smart TV was a bonus, allowing us to watch the rugby.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Nov 2022

  • "Superb place to chill with the very helpful Gordon and his gorgeous dogs on hand"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at River Lodge."

    The lodge had everything we needed. Only a short drive to Oban for shops, restaurants etc. Yes the water had a brown tinge to it but it was absolutely fine. Had a problem with the T.V but it was sorted straight away by Gordon, who is extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Hot tub was lovely. Just be careful to turn towards the house and not the log cabin - on arrival. All in all a thumbs up from us.

    Reviewed by Jaime4.7Aug 2022

  • "A fantastic location and a great base to tour this part of Western Scotland."

    The site Manger was friendly and very helpful. Would be useful if the Lodge had a washing machine.

    Reviewed by Douglas4.4Jul 2022

  • "If you could fix the weather, would be wonderful, otherwise all good."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our holiday did not get off to the expected start, after driving105 miles."

    The ""Directions" that I printed from your website stated "After turning into the property bear left as the road divides and this road divides and this road leads around the back of Glen Euchar House to the property" - IT DOES NOT LEAD TO THE RIVER LODGE. Instead we came to a steep/ narrow/ /track, that we expected to lead to the property, it was a dead end, and required a multiple point turn - with my car making contact with tree branches - my car (and its paintwork), is inly 7 mouths old. Did anyone proof read these instructions? This is our first rental in Scotland/ England/ France/ Portugal/ Ireland/ Germany/ Canada/ USA - where a local information folder (Doctor/ Dentist/ Places to visit/ Restaurants/ Food shopping etc) was was not provided. Due to circumstances beyond the owners control (it was/ is, a BT problem), we had no Broadband/ WiFi during our stay. The TV channels on offer on both TVs were very limited, as an access card was required for the majority of channels - which was not supplied. A DVD player (with no remote control - select TV output) was suppled towards the end of our stay to compensate for lack of Internet etc - it appeared to play our DVDs, but it could not communicate with any of the TVs HDMI inputs, it was stuck in "ARC" output mode. This was not our usual (most enjoyable) experience of of Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property if a little hard to find initially."

    It was great with all the stuff you need and very quiet and private. If I ws going to suggest any improvements a folder with local facilities and contacts in case I needed a dentist or doctor etc and most important of a all a big note or sign telling you the water is brown and its normal.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Lodge is a great place to stay."

    It is in a wonderful location if you want to relax and enjoy the splendid stunning Scottish countryside. The walk through the Glen to Loch Scammadale is a wonderful walk from the Lodge. The Lodge is very well equipped, comfy bed and lovely hot tub. The only downside for us was the shower, we couldn’t get it to run any hotter than Luke warm. We would have also liked some lamps in the sitting area. We brought some plastic glasses to use in the hot tub, as we didn’t want to use glass for safety.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7May 2022

  • "Perfect situation for a peaceful, relaxing holiday."

    Lodge very comfortable with everything provided, extra special having hot tub. Near Oban and many gardens to visit in the area. Caretaker very friendly & helpful.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4May 2022

  • "Lovely location, quiet and relaxing."

    Ideal for touring the area and so much to see. The lodge was very comfortable and the wood burning stove was great especially this time of year. Loved the hot tub too , the dark skies were ideal for viewing the stars

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful, cosy, secluded lodge with all mod cons and a hot tub bonus."

    One of the comfiest beds I've slept in. Husband and I would definitely return. Some hooks on hot tub surround would be welcome for hanging towel and bath robe on...but that's one small detail in an otherwise delightful holiday home.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jan 2022

  • "The property was well equipped, clean and homely."

    To say the setting is idyllic is an understatement. The hot tub by the river is simply wonderful. Would definitely stay again. Thanks for a great weekend

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2022

  • "My wife and I have stayed in 5 similar cabins over the past 18 months and this one was by far the best."

    We had a difficult 2021 and wanted to get away from it all over the New Year. This property provided that and more - absolutely brilliant. The outside hot tub, the scenery, the log fire...everything about it was magical. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property was even better than the photos, we had an excellent few days stay."

    Everything we needed had been thought of and we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning, we had an amazing time here, very private and we're not bothered during our stay for Christmas and will definitely be back in the future !"

    Thanks for the wine

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely location, exceeded our expectations!"

    Would definetly love to return! Our cabin waw very clean and excellent facilitys including the hot tub which was amazing,and was our favourite holiday to date!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a lovely week at the Lodge , everything we had hoped for"

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful time at The River Lodge."

    The house is warm and cosy with everything you could need and the location is stunning - quiet, remote and beautiful but close enough to Oban to make shopping, meals out etc possible. We can’t wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Sykes - Please ensure you give the right directions to the property."

    It would be hard to find under normal circumstances but was almost impossible when we were given the directions to the Log Cabin instead of the River Lodge. Spa pool, outlook from the lounge and bedroom windows and tree setting were just divine. Decor beautifully fresh and contemporary and property was amazingly clean. The site manager Gordon was wonderfully friendly and incredibly helpful. He sorted a problem with hob so quickly we were amazed how he managed it. Can't recommend this property enough - probably the best Sykes we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge, tranquil surroundings."

    Relaxing hot tub . Pictures don't do it justice.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location."

    Private and tranquil. Well equipped accommodation; the addition of a reading lamp in the lounge area and perhaps a wall-mounted fan heater in the bathroom would be useful...otherwise, it was perfect!

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Accom was better than expected."

    Any issues were sorted by Gordon who was local and available. Wifi was an issue which was eventually sorted to a degree.Choice of tv channels limited due to issues with wifi

    Reviewed by Granville4.1Jul 2021

  • "The lodge was better than its description, had everything that you needed, a ..."

    The lodge was better than its description, had everything that you needed, a lovely location very quiet and peaceful, easy reach of Oban and shop's, and to travel up or down the coast

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely little lodge tucked away in a secluded rural setting which was exactly what we were looking for."

    We would definitely look to book to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Karla4.7Jun 2021

  • "Great, isolated, quiet location."

    wonderful place to relax.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Riverside lodge is set in one of the most beautiful locations I have ever experienced."

    The property is all and very much more than advertised. Simply stunning had a brilliant relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful and relaxing, we had a great time and we are looking forward to going back"

    Reviewed by Elvira5.0May 2021

  • "The lodge is fantastic, was super clean and well equipped."

    It is hidden away and is really peaceful and relaxing. Would recommend to anyone wanting a lovely relaxing break. The hot tub was superb.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2021

  • "The location of the lodge was ideal, very tranquil and peaceful."

    Not really any other properties nearby apart from the other two that are onsite. We were called prior to our arrival to make sure we knew exactly where we were going and how to get there. Just a short drive from Oban which is perfect if you have forgotten anything. The lodge was immaculate upon arrival and already extremely cosy. The outdoor decking is perfect for a morning coffee and to just listen to your surrounding. This environment was made even better by the hot tub situated right outside the property. Would definitely recommend a stay here and I will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Shannon5.0Apr 2021

  • "This was a wonderful holiday lodge, well equipped, clean and a beautiful location."

    The perfect place for a romantic break. Great views with the calming sound of the river flowing and the birds chirping. We even saw a little red squirrel jumping about one morning from the great big windows looking on to the trees. Will be back again!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2021

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  • NOTE: Minimum 3 night stay required at this property
  • All ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Hot tub.
  • Electric heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking space for one car
  • Enclosed wrap-around decking
  • Sorry, no children, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 12.6 miles, pub 8.9 miles
  • Note: Steep steps lead down to the property from the parking area, and down again towards the river
  • Please take caution as not suitable for those less able
  • Note: This property sits on a river, please take caution
  • Note: Check-in time is no sooner than 5pm please
  • Note: Property has a private water supply
  • Please note : No stag, Hen or Work parties

The property

Oban 8.7 miles.

Set amongst the breath-taking hills of Kilninver that surround the magnificent shores of the west coast of Scotland, is this gorgeous wooden lodge.

Tucked away from the rest of the world, this hidden gem provides a picturesque backdrop for a romantic escape for two, any time of year!

After an action-packed day exploring your surroundings, be welcomed into the light and contemporary open-plan living space, exuding natural light from the large glass windows and offering a truly tranquil space to relax and unwind.

Settle down on the attractive cream corner sofa and delight in a movie on the flat-screen TV, all whilst keeping warm and toasty from the heat of the striking wood burning stove.

Cross on over to the stylish grey kitchen where you can prepare many home-cooked meals with the help of the handy appliances that lie within, before tucking into your marvellous creations at the breakfast bar.

Beyond here, a homely bedroom has been styled with crisp white walls and fresh white bedding, as well as boasting a king-size bed and a wall-mounted TV for added entertainment.

Here you will also find a shower room with sophisticated tiling and a sizeable walk-in shower, perfect for preparing for the days that lie ahead.

Head out onto the decking and enjoy a moment of peace and quiet as you embrace your incredible surroundings and listen as the water of the river flows.

Discover the true delights of Scotland with a fun-filled day down in the town of Oban, home to the pretty Harbour Promenadae, the Secret Stills, and McCraig's Tower with sweeping views across the bay.

Take a tour of the Oban Distillery and try out some of the local whiskeys, or catch a boat across to the Isle of Kererra and uncover the ancient ruins of Gylen Castle.

Back on the mainland, the village of Ellenabeich is home to the well-kept gardens of An Cala and provides easy access over to the Island of Easdale, home to the Easdale Island Folk Museum.

Other local attractions include the Falls of Cruachan Waterfall and Cruachan Reservoir, where you will also find the mountain peak of Ben Cruachan, a challenging yet rewarding hike.

Wander through the woodland of Glen Nant National Nature Reserve, or venture along Loch Awe as you trail the Tall Trees Dalavich.

Make the most of precious time with your significant other on a holiday like never before at The River Lodge.

EPC Rating: Band D

NOTE: Minimum 3 night stay required at this property
Please note : No stag, Hen or Work parties

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Glencoe 33.7 miles; Fort William 45 miles; Glasgow 95 miles.

The bustling town of Oban rests amidst the picturesque hills surrounding Oban Bay, on the stunning west coast of Scotland and offers an abundance of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. The town's beautiful streets are awash with a wide choice of shops and boutiques, whilst the Oban Distillery is easily accessible occupying a central position within the town centre. Take a trip to the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary situated on Loch Creran, offering crystal clear waters inhabited by a variety of enchanting marine creatures. The tiny Isle of Lismore is just a short ferry ride away, boasting a wealth of wild flowers and home to 130 differing species of birdlife, whilst the Isles of Mull and Iona are a great location for a day trip. An ideal base for a unique and unforgettable holiday.

NOTE: Minimum 3 night stay required at this property
Please note : No stag, Hen or Work parties

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas