Customer reviews for "The Loch Rannoch Highland Club"

There are 239 reviews for this property.

Review No: 1 by Mr Nurse who stayed here on 25/08/2017 Language Flag

A beautiful isolated place to visit, wonderful views and marvellous walks without seeing anyone

Review No: 2 by Mr & Mrs Morgan who stayed here on 24/08/2017 Language Flag

We were allocated RedSquirrel 4 which was beautifully appointed with a complete set of everything needed for a week's stay of self-catering. The view from the conservatory was wonderful with Loch Rannoch below and heather covered hills behind it. We enjoyed a guided walk hosted by Steve whose knowledge of the area and its history were impressive. The Village Shop was well stocked at reasonable prices for such a remote spot. The only drawback was the drive from Pitlochry to Kinloch Rannoch - a well-surfaced but extremely twisting and, in places, narrow road. We used this road on 3 occasions each time with trepidation, however being able to attend the Highland Games at Birnam was a highlight of the holiday. The Loch Rannoch Highland Club is a holiday to treasure.

Review No: 3 by Mr Morton who stayed here on 18/08/2017 Language Flag

Well positioned and comfortable with excellent views over the loch and surrounding hills .Ideal for walkers/cyclists.

Review No: 4 by Mr Clarke who stayed here on 18/08/2017 Language Flag

This was not our first visit to this site. The location is stunning as ever and you could not ask for more in that respect. We understood from the meet and greet that all the units across the site are going through an upgrade. Unfortunately the unit we stayed in had yet to be done and perhaps looked a little tired though quite honestly it was perfectly acceptable and didn't detract in any way from our enjoyment. When we last visited Loch Rannoch in 2007 there was a pub and a "community" restaurant. Sadly both have now gone and there are no reasonably priced restaurants, or pubs, on the doorstep. You have to travel about 20 miles to find such facilities. The LRHC are doing every thing they can to boost the site and are extremely helpful in all respects and will provide details of those who can provide transport, at a reasonable price, to and from the nearby towns/restaurants/pubs. If you stay at this site you must go on the West Highland train from Rannoch station to Fort WIlliam/Mallaig, quite simply it is the most stunning scenery you are ever likely to see.

Review No: 5 by Mr Spencer who stayed here on 11/08/2017 Language Flag

The accommodation we were allocated was at the top of the resort so there were quite a few steps to engage to get to our apartment (deer 4). The introduction meeting on Sunday morning explained that the site was under a long term modernisation plan, clearly our apartment was in the queue. Although dated, the furniture and appliances were functional and the bedding and upholstery was clean but again was nearing the end of it's tenure. The setting at the side of Loch Rannoch was spectacular although remote and a car is essential as the Highland club is almost at the end of the line. We ventured out every day as there is little to do on site, no pool or family entertainment, although we did take advantage of a guided wooden walk which was interesting. I would encourage anyone visiting this area any time of the year to prepare for rain and then more rain. Landscapes like the Highlands and Lochs are there because they get plenty of the wet stuff. Through recommendation we took the train from Rannoch station, used in the Harry Potter films, to Fortwilliam and then onto Mallaig, where a boats sail to Skye and the Western Isles. The daily return train journey to Mallaig will cost around £52 for a family of 4 with a railcard, however if you decide to take the steam engine from Fortwilliam to Mallaig the cost is considerably higher. The scenery from the train is spectacular, especially when the line traverses the Glenfinnan viaduct. Along the route and around Rannoch station in particular you will see red deer and buzzards. We also visited Glencoe and saw a pair of Golden eagles and were fortunate enough to spot a red squirrel in the grounds of the highland club. Pitlochry and Aberfeldy are each 18 miles away offering a lot of shops offering the usual tourist fayre. Our last day was spent in Blair Atholl a pretty village with a huge white walled castle. Close by is the house of Bruar shopping experience and the magnificent Bruar falls.

Review No: 6 by Mr & Mrs Taylor who stayed here on 03/08/2017 Language Flag

This is a remote, beautiful and peaceful location. We stayed in a unit was located high up at the far end of the resort, its picture windows and balcony giving fabulous, ever-changing views to Loch Rannoch and Schiehallion. The unit was light and airy and had been recently refurbished to a high standard. Our dog loved to sleep on the covered balcony, which also provided a comfortable place for us all to sit and enjoy the changeable Scottish weather. It is a great place for a relaxing holiday but not recommended as a touring base for the surrounding Highlands as the access roads are slow and winding and the main A9 is half an hour away and the nearest towns of Pitlochry and Dunkeld about 40 minutes driving. The site is hilly with steep steps and would not be suitable for those with mobility problems. The local village has a convenience store, a couple of hotel restaurants and an excellent, very dog-friendly cafe.

Review No: 7 by Mrs Wilson who stayed here on 03/08/2017 Language Flag

Beautiful place and location. Be warned though its about 20m miles to nearest town of Pitlochrie and 20m back. There is a small shop in Kinloch Rannoch for basics , otherwise do a big shop on way there. There are two hotels nearby , good food , great for special meal , they do bar lunches, but quite expensive. we thought Macdonalds Hotel very nice. Well worth attending Loch Rannochs special events laid on for guests ie whisky tasting, clan nights ,guided walks and watercolour classes all free.

Review No: 8 by Mr Joice who stayed here on 28/07/2017 Language Flag

Apartment big enough for 2, tiny for 4. Chairs badly showing wear and smelling of smoke. Fist 2 meetings failed to,happen, giving lack,of faith in resort management team. Bedroom dark due to backing on to,a hillside. Fire door in paasageway could not close due to rotten hinge. Area nice but this resort property requires a lot of work to,be brought up to a good standard

Review No: 9 by Mr & Mrs Scott who stayed here on 21/07/2017 Language Flag

A very well fitted out, if a little dated, apartment with amazing views of Loch Rannoch from the enclosed second floor conservatory. The pull-down bed was ok if creaky to sleep in.Bed-side light and table would be useful. The entry stairs were steep and slightly scruffy with the smell of smoking at times. The location is great with lovely scenery and lots of walks close by. Having the Macdonald Hotel next door is very useful as the food was good although the service was erratic at times. It's a shame that the hotel swimming pool/gym building is not available for Highland Club users,and I noted from the visitors' book comments that it did used to be available. The scenery, quiet and fresh air make this a great place to visit.

Review No: 10 by Mr Bolton who stayed here on 20/07/2017 Language Flag

A great week at loch rannoch, accommodation nice and spacious, staff very informative and courteous, surrounding area stunning scenery, good walking area, peaceful and relaxing.

Review No: 11 by Mr Cotton who stayed here on 08/07/2017 Language Flag

Great location, well appointed spacious accommodation.

Review No: 12 by Mr Rigg who stayed here on 07/07/2017 Language Flag

Loch Rann0ch is in a beautiful setting but rather a long way out. We where told there would be some steps but it would have been helpful to know how many. My wife uses a elbow crutch and found it quite difficult. For future reference there are 18 steps up to the first floor and 32 up to the second floor of the studio apartments.

Review No: 13 by Frau Richter who stayed here on 29/06/2017 Language Flag

Sehr empfehleswertes Ressort. Wenn alle Studios renoviert sind, gibt es keinen Grund mehr für Kritik. Alle Mitarbeiter sind ausgesprochen hilfsbereit. Natur und Umgebung beeindruckend.

Review No: 14 by Ms Li who stayed here on 23/06/2017 Language Flag

the unit is great view over the lake, we have enjoyed the resort.. the site is under refurb and there is no use of swimming pool or gym which is the only downside.

Review No: 15 by Dr Foster who stayed here on 22/06/2017 Language Flag

Second visit this year and an even better apartment than last time. The weather was pretty awful (whereas it was fantastic a month ago - but such is Scotland!) but the apartment had such a lovely outlook that it was a pleasure to sit in the sun porch, in comfort, with a book regardless of the weather. LRHC has the advantage of absolute peace and quiet while being only a short drive away from the more gregarious tourist activities. Yet one doesn't spend downtime in Scotland without being prepared for all activities (and all seasons!) so, with the right gear and the right planning, there are endless outdoor activities to pursue - the limit being only one's own imagination (or lack of) and inertia. We spent the time sailing, walking, bird-watching, visiting gardens and attending concerts. We had a great time and LRHC was a great base for this. Still more to do so we'll be back.

Review No: 16 by Mr & Mrs Jay who stayed here on 16/06/2017 Language Flag

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Loch Rannoch and can't praise the Staff, accommodation, area and welcome we received everywhere we went enough. Although not newly built the unit was fitted out to a high standard and contained everything a family might possibly require for a weeks stay no matter the weather. The view from our unit of the Loch was breathtaking and we loved sitting in the conservatory and out on the balcony with our coffee soaking in the peace and tranquility. We enjoyed our stay so much we've already put in a request to stay here again next year.

Review No: 17 by Mr Knibb who stayed here on 15/06/2017 Language Flag

This was our first visit to the Loch Ranoch Highland Club. The local scenery is stupendous and there are many local walks. Don't expect many local facilities however since the nearest town is 20 miles away, although the local shop is quite good for the basics and a few luxuries. The hotel on site and the one in the village are very good but expensive. Internet connection was good but speed very poor while we were there.

Review No: 18 by Mr Gilbert who stayed here on 09/06/2017 Language Flag

Very good apartment - well equipped, spacious, great views, clean and tidy, good Wi-fi reception and generally a good quality unit maintained in good condition. Access might be a bit difficult for those with mobility issues - lots of steps, no lift access but otherwise a good billet. Local facilities were a bit basic and sparse and to get to anywhere of interest or for touristic facilities requires a 30 minute drive (Blair Atholl. Aberfeldy, Pitlochry) but if you're into walking or fishing and splendid isolation this location will be just fine. Local shops consisted of one village store whilst local hotels - the MacDonalds original club headquarters and one other in the village provided restaurant/bar meals for non-residents. Beware of Edina's Kitchen though - it was ludicrously expensive for small portion meals that were more about presentation than content - if your idea of an evening out for £100 per couple that leaves you feeling hungry then you'll be impressed by the posh ambience and the fixed price two/three course options (£29 pp or £34 pp) menu. Mind you most of the options for each course required a £6 supplement so don't be fooled! We only stayed for 4 days as the weather forecast was poor and we were fed up with needing to drive miles and miles and inevitably meeting stray sheep or logging lorries along narrow, twisting and undulating roads. However, we were impressed that the roads, whilst tricky, were well maintained with only a very few potholes. Overall it was worth the visit but rather too isolated for us.

Review No: 19 by Mrs Barbour who stayed here on 08/06/2017 Language Flag

A stunning location. Red Squirrel 6, like every other unit on site offers an amazing view over Loch Rannoch to Schiehallion. The very comfortable unit is very well equipped and beautifully presented with the added luxury of a conservatory from which you have a 180 degree vista of the loch and mountains. The village of Kinloch Rannoch is a mere 10 minute walk away where a delightful cafe awaits, ready to serve tasty scones and cakes as well as hearty lunches. The only disadvantage to this venue is the 40 minute drive from the A9 along narrow, winding roads.

Review No: 20 by Mr & Mrs Warner who stayed here on 01/06/2017 Language Flag

An aged resort but well maintained and kept very clean.Fantastic location,amazing views,but a bit of a shame about the lack of activities,especially on the waterside.Office staff very helpful with ideas of things to do.

Review No: 21 by Dr Foster who stayed here on 26/05/2017 Language Flag

Hadn't been here for quite a few years and it was a pleasant surprise to be reminded of 'traditional' furnishings i.e. comfortable wing armchairs and solid ply-and-veneer cupboards. The quality of the housekeeping was first-rate - everything spotless and well organised; all the kitchen equipment one could wish for - and all in excellent condition; a fabulous view over the loch through spotless windows (except for the little 'presents' left by the small birds arriving for their anticipated snacks!) and a very comfortable apartment overall. Some of the cupboarding (i.e. the 'drinks cabinet - a drinks cabinet, for goodness sake!) is real period 1970s stuff - which time-travelled me back to my parents' house. I don't mean this as a criticism, rather just highlighting a curiousity: a drinks cabinet with cut-glass, wine tools and glasses much larger than it needs to be to hold the contents and a mirror-back drop-front which weighs a ton - very 70s! If there is a criticism of this then it would be that this takes up space which could have been occupied by ---- what? There is already plenty of storage and if this were a Med timeshare unit it would be replaced by flimsy chipboard in a cheap resort or some equally heavyweight rubberwood monstrosity in a 'premium' resort: so I'll stick with the 70s. But I do have two, minor, criticisms which might be more important to other guests: first, wi-fi, very variable and completely inconsistent; annoying if you want to check travel arrangements such as flights or the weather (which, being Perthshire is pretty variable and inconsistent itself); second, TV, back to the 70s again with really not much more than the main channels, a few Freeview (OK, not the 70s then!) and a Sky box but no Sky. From my point of view, both these criticisms would be pretty irrelevant though - nice to be away from the tyranny of the internet (and the phone signal is fine in any case for internet access) and who needs a TV anyway? Use the games table!

Review No: 22 by Mrs Aust who stayed here on 26/05/2017 Language Flag

Refurbishment to a high standard ongoing on the site but not the unit we had. Staff very helpful and onsite activities arranged. Wifi connection poor but work ongoing to improve band width

Review No: 23 by Mr Busby who stayed here on 20/05/2017 Language Flag

Fantastic week at Loch Rannoch Highland Club. We will be back! Thanks to all of the staff - nothing was too much bother and assistance was offered freely - thank you!!!

Review No: 24 by Mr Blackley who stayed here on 13/05/2017 Language Flag

Only one slight issue there was a strong smell of damp in the lodge which seemed to come from the downstairs bathroom.

Review No: 25 by Mr Scott who stayed here on 29/04/2017 Language Flag

Loch Rannoch is situated in a beautiful part of the Highlands and the accommodation we had was ideally placed on the foreshore. The surrounding area affords the opportunity for lots of day trips and walking. Our house was one that has not been upgraded yet and therefore it was a little old fashioned but all the facilities were good and nicely clean. The only criticism is that the wi-fi signal is at best unreliable. Loch Rannoch Highland Club is not a Resort - there are no facilities such as a swimming pool, restaurant or bar, although these are available at the hotel on site but not free to use. Bizarrely the hotel is not connected with the club in any way. The village of Kinloch Rannoch is within easy walking distance but only has a local convenience store and an excellent cafe that is open to 5pm every day except Monday. A new hotel has just been opened but it appears to be very expensive and exclusive. It would have been great to visit a local pub! There are lots of places for dinner in the area but they are all at least a 20 minute drive away. Trips that we took and can recommend are: Take a train from Rannoch Station (18 miles away) to Fort William and then get a river cruise; visit Blair Castle - walk the gardens and view the house and lunch in the cafe; visit the town of Pitlochry for shopping, lunch or dinner, and pay a visit to the dam and view the fish ladder and watch the salmon jumping up river; visit the Skyspace on the Craiganour Estate (ask locally for directions as there are no sign posts); or just drive around the many country roads with views of the various lochs. We highly recommend a visit to this area of Scotland - the scenery is magnificent and the people are very friendly. A great spring or autumn holiday destination.

Review No: 26 by Mrs Massey who stayed here on 28/04/2017 Language Flag

Very relaxing area and resort. Car parking could be an issue during high season otherwise no problems.

Review No: 27 by Mr West who stayed here on 22/04/2017 Language Flag

Lochside 7 was larger than we expected from the photos, though not ideal for more than two people. The bunk beds were intended for children rather than adults. Well equipped kitchen, and not especially cramped. Great views over Loch Rannoch, and probably better than you would get from the apartments further along the road by the hotel. Very good local shop for most supplies. Local roads generally quiet, though some large vehicles can be encountered when logging is in progress, but not an area that you want to drive through quickly so not a big issue. Definitely somewhere we will return. Loved it.

Review No: 28 by Mrs. Dean who stayed here on 22/04/2017 Language Flag

We had a great holiday, despite the chilly weather. The resort is one of our favourites and the newish manager seems to be very organised and "on the ball". The apartment, Highland Lodge 36, was large and clean and well equipped but rather cold. However, it was the end of April and since we were out most of the time we didn't turn the heating on much. The views were spectacular. There are a lot of steps to climb for some of the apartments so when exchanging one has to be aware of this, especially if you have mobility problems. Ask for one that is more on the level. Laundry facilities are quite adequate and very reasonably priced. We went on the organised weekly walk, the Clan night talk and demonstration and the whisky tasting afternoon. All three were excellent and amazingly they were free. We would highly recommend all three. Up to the first weekend in May there was nowhere to have an evening meal within walking distance of the apartment unless you used the hotel which is no longer part of the time share. From 1st May 2017 we understand that the village hotel is opening and evening meals will be available. We had excellent evening meals at the Bridge of Gaur Guest House and at Rannoch Moor Hotel. Booking absolutely essential and keep your fingers crossed for availability! We also took advantage of the fish and chip van that parks in the village square on a Wednesday evening. There is now an "on demand" taxi service which will drive you anywhere up and down the loch for a very cheap £6 return. A great improvement on previous years. Ask at the office for the contact details. This was our fourth visit to Loch Rannoch Highland Club and we shall certainly be returning. We always have a super holiday, whatever the weather.

Review No: 29 by Mrs Spurgeon who stayed here on 22/04/2017 Language Flag

We exchanged for a 1 bed sleeps 4 which we wrongly assumed would be a bedroom with a proper bed and a sofa bed. Not so ! The 1 bedroom was very small with two kiddie sized bunk beds. That left the double sofa bed for us - both in our late 60's. Not the most comfortable ! And, which once pulled out (with some effort, so not something we wanted to do daily), left no room for the substantial coffee table or anything else. Having said that, the weather was great and we had a wonderful time actually sleeping reasonably well to the noise of the loch lapping at the shore just below us ..... The Apt is very well kitted out with every cooking utensil I usually try to avoid using when on holiday ! Local food shopping facilities are limited - closest substantial one being Aberfeldy or Pitlochry both about 30 mins drive so I suggest you stock up on daily essentials in a supermarket before arrival. An absolutely delightful spot which we were sad to leave and would gladly visit again ..... but would opt to avoid the sofa bed !

Review No: 30 by Mr Jones who stayed here on 22/04/2017 Language Flag

Our lodge at Loch Rannoch was undoubtedly the most comprehensively equipped exchanges we have ever been in. There was nothing missing from the equipment list that you might want or need. The lodge - we had a two bedroomed one - was spacious with a large living area where a foldaway bed was stored for parties of six. There was lots of room. The resort is undertaking an accelerated refurbishment programme to get all their accommodation up to standard. Sadly, we were in one of the lodges that hadn't yet been upgraded but nonetheless, we were exceedingly comfortable. When the lodge refurbishments are complete, there will, I'm sure, be no faults to be found at this resort. We viewed one of those lodges that had been refurbished and it was excellent. The location is stunning and sitting in the dayroom with views over the loch was just delightful. Highly recommended.

Review No: 31 by Mrs Norris who stayed here on 15/04/2017 Language Flag

Always the most wondrful of resorts, this time was particularly perfect. Superb unit, magnificent balcony and views. The area is becoming a firm favourite.

Review No: 32 by Mr Maw who stayed here on 14/04/2017 Language Flag

The unit was one bedroom for four people but it would have been a tight squeeze with four, but was ideal for a couple, it was warm and clean with the best views, I would visit again as it was lovely and peaceful, I would add that you definitely need a car when visiting.

Review No: 33 by Mr O'Hara who stayed here on 14/04/2017 Language Flag

We've stayed here a couple times and it is highly likely we'll be back. The units are comfortable and have great views. We normally use it as a base and head out to surrounding areas, but it is nice in itself and the clan night is worth making a point to attend. Mobile signal and even the resort wifi are a bit meagre, but if that is critical to you, then a destination other than the Highlands might suit better.

Review No: 34 by Mrs Robertson who stayed here on 13/04/2017 Language Flag

Steepness of resort and steps difficult for this old dearie. Views of Loch Rannoch and mountains absolutely beautiful.

Review No: 35 by Mrs Chattell who stayed here on 08/04/2017 Language Flag

Strong smell of stale cigarette smoke on arrival. Swiftly treated by staff but still lingered. Shame they can't be made non smoking. Beautiful place.

Review No: 36 by Mrs Scott Cordingley who stayed here on 07/04/2017 Language Flag

Thank you DAE for this exchange. Apartment 16 was lovely, great views and bed very comfortable. Will definitely be going back.

Review No: 37 by Mr Burnham who stayed here on 31/03/2017 Language Flag

FOR: Sleeps 6, Good sized Bedrooms. Bedroom 1 with King Sized Bed. On suite with Sauna. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds or zipped to make a double bedroom. Family bathroom. Bedroom 3 in the lounge consisted of a pull down bed from cabinet. Kitchen had everything you would require. Conservatory/ balcony overlooked the Loch and Mountains. Good for walks or cycling. Village shop well stocked and prices reasonable. Riverside Cafe served a cooked breakfast and sandwiches etc. AGAINST; Very inconsistent WIFI even after Router reboot. No amenities on site. Macdonald Hotel on site but not allowed to use the Swimming pool or Gym. Can use the restaurant but why would you want to when not allowed to use the other amenities at the hotel.

Review No: 38 by Mrs Amies who stayed here on 30/03/2017 Language Flag

Property clean. Toilet didn't flush properly but general maintenance came out same day. Unable to solve problem. Bedding wasn't sufficient for this time of year. Duvet thick but not warm. No extra blankets (which used to be there). Only spoke to staff on arrival and departure. Excellent location if a little remote but suited us. No bar or any other facilities - only hotel which is separate to the Holiday resort.

Review No: 39 by Mrs O'Connell who stayed here on 23/03/2017 Language Flag

Had a lovely time overall :-) Could be better: - Wifi - this is advertised, but it doesn't work in the accommodation and it is VERY frustrating. Also, it is EASILY fixed with a range extender (we ordered one from Amazon and had it delivered during our holiday). For the sake of £10 - £12 per lodge it is unacceptable that this hasn't been done / provided and I would think it will stop people going. For example, I would consider booking and working from there, but I wouldn't be able to without this solution. It is also used in all advertising and at no point does it say 'might' or 'patchy'!! - Mattresses - desperately need replacing... did my back no good! - Washing machine facilities - payment system is nothing short of ridiculous! Had to pay £2 to open the machine before and after and £2 for the wash. Again, unacceptable in a resort of this quality and is easily remedied. Good points: - Location - will be too far out of the way for some people, but it is absolutely stunning. Loved every second! - Dogs - it was lovely to see so many dogs and they are very well catered for. There are plenty of poop bins and you certainly wouldn't know that dogs had been in the lodges. They do this very well and cleanliness overall was exceptional. Puts other resorts to shame on this front... ones that, rather annoyingly, do not allow dogs! It's a fantastic place and I would love to go back... so would the dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Review No: 40 by Miss Caldwell who stayed here on 11/03/2017 Language Flag

Stayed in Highland 45, a 3 bed sleeps 8 unit. I had read the reviews about the steps to get to it and thought they were written by unfit OAPs but, crikey, there are indeed steep steps to get all your stuff in and out! The first night I had a terrible time with the unit next door being full of 8 adults who were there to party. The walls are paper thin and you could hear every single word being spoken. I spoke to the out of hours contact (Pete the Maintenance man) and was moved to a single unit. I could have quite happily stayed there but found out the noisy lot were only there for one night, thank goodness. After that it was a great stay. The 3 floors of the unit take quite a bit of getting used to. You always seem to forget something and it's a trek downstairs and back up the steep stairs in the unit. The views are fantastic. The facilities in the unit are great. Sky tv with basic package (and freeview in the Pine Martin units). i was there on my own and barely had the electric on. Didn't use the cooker etc. but was still £43 for the week. I will definitely go back but maybe not to the larger unit where it is cold and there is the possibility of a number of people next door. The standard of décor and furnishings is really great but the thickness of the walls is what should have been addressed. Climbed Schiehallion and went for walks in Carrie woods at the other side of the loch. Walked from Pitlochry to Killiecrankie. Birks of Aberfeldy is also a great short walk with waterfalls. Rannoch Station tearoom has the best home cooked high quality food. It's 18 miles from the unit but well worth it. I even bought take away cakes.

Review No: 41 by Mrs Rainsbury who stayed here on 04/03/2017 Language Flag

A really beautiful place to stay. Views of snow capped mountains and loch just amazing. The lodge was furnished with just about every kitchen gadget one could wish for. The sun lounge was huge.maybe a 2nd tv would be useful for larger families. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, staff very helpful and would certainly recommend it.

Review No: 42 by Mr & Mrs Brown who stayed here on 04/03/2017 Language Flag

We wanted some chill - out time and that is exactly what we got!! Beautiful resort , the standards of furnishings and appliances were amazing, all you could need and more. Lovely to get up in the morning, sit in the 'conservatory' and watch the mist clear over the loch. Lots of walks, climbing, lovely places to visit. Just what we wanted - will definitely be back!!

Review No: 43 by Mrs Darby who stayed here on 24/02/2017 Language Flag

The staff at the resort are all friendly, helpful and welcoming. Views from the lodge are superb, overlooking the loch, and we were fortunate to enjoy good weather. Facilities such as TV reception and WiFi are good , considering the remoteness of the location. An ideal resort for outdoor pursuits such as hiking/walking.

Review No: 44 by Mr Anderson who stayed here on 24/02/2017 Language Flag

There is a swimming pool/gym building available for the adjoining McDonalds Loch Rannoch Hotel residents. The Loch Rannoch Highland Club (all units) has no affiliation with the Hotel and Club/DAE members are therefore not able to use these facilities. Unsure why the Club cannot negotiate an agreement with the Hotel to use the facilities - even for a charge e.g. Ten Pounds per week. This has been the case since the Timeshare Units were bought by the Loch Rannoch Highland Club from McDonalds a few years ago. It seems a wasted opportunity for both companies concerned and a frustration for Club members - particularly for those with children. There are no alternative facilities anywhere nearby.

Review No: 45 by Mr Chapman who stayed here on 24/02/2017 Language Flag

Visit end of February 2017 The apartment (10) was on the second floor with a substantial climb up stairs to the entrance - so along with most of the other apartments and lodges it would be unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues. The views across the Loch to the hills were stunning. The resort is some twenty miles(40 minutes drive) from the nearest town Pitlochry - so quite isolated and the roads leading to Loch Rannoch need care when driving. But perfect for a peaceful and quiet break. We joined the free guided 3 1/2 mile walk through Black Wood which was fabulous - but again not recommended for people with mobility issues. We did have some issues with a) lighting -wall light bulbs and standard lamp not working b) the electric oven was not easy to operate as digital display needs attention c) no kitchen scissors. We attended the "Welcome" meeting on Sunday and sat through a tortuous presentation by the General Manager giving a presentation on all the savings on electricity, liquid detergent feed on laundry equipment + other items which we felt were only of interest to actual owners - after the first hour we lost the will to live and left - having handed in our issues re APT 10 on the way out. It would have been helpful if they could have warned "Exchange" clients that this would be of little interest and we could leave before this business meeting for owners started! On leaving after our weeks stay no one had bothered to resolve the issues with the exception of the replacement light bulbs in the wall lamps. The cost of the electricity for the weeks stay was extortionate at £58 although it was reduced by £10 due to our complaints. Even so for a 1 bed apartment the cost was significant even though we had the heaters on low most of the time we were actually indoors.We live in a 5 bedroom 160 year old detached house and our average winter weeks fuel bill is less that £35 per week!

Review No: 46 by Mr Peace who stayed here on 18/02/2017 Language Flag

We had a lovely week in February. We stayed in lodge 44, having read earlier reviews I'm happy to say there are no issues with damp anymore. It's well laid out with excellent kitchen utensils, even a slow cooker! It could do with a little tlc though- squeaky door hinges and door handles. Reception and maintenance staff were great. Weather was variable but mainly dry. Had some snow mid week which made for pretty scenery. We managed some nice walks with our 2 year old in a back pack. Everywhere is so well maintained. We regularly went to tummel valley caravan park for the lounge bar, children's entertainment and pool. They were very welcoming. Loch Rannoch is very remote and we found the local store quite limited so be sure to bring at least food for your first night, we ended up with beans on toast! Asda delivery took care of the rest. Also had a couple of nice days in Pitlochry. We would probably return but it would be so much nicer if you could use the hotel pool, and the hotel bar and restaurant was very expensive. Also, we used the sauna one evening and the total cost for the week's electricity was £80! But we did have the heating on a lot. :)

Review No: 47 by Mrs Dick who stayed here on 04/02/2017 Language Flag

The biggest drawback of the Highland Lodge we stayed in was the 78 steps we had to climb to and from the car park. There was no means of unloading the car nearer the lodge and no alternative access. A kind member of staff helped carry our luggage when we arrived. As both ASDA and Tesco deliver to the resort that might be an alternative source of provisions, although their drivers might be equally unhappy with the climb. We did find that the accommodation, in February, was very cold. We ended up running the heating 24 hours a day to maintain the living space at a comfortable temperature, while tolerating cold bedrooms and bathrooms. The electricity charge was not, however, excessive. The kitchen was well equipped, but there didn't seem to be any interactions for the electrical equipment. Despite advertising wifi throughout there was a problem in our unit. I managed to log on once for two minutes before being dropped out again. Reading comments left by previous guests suggests that this is not an isolated incident. The resort runs a few interesting and free events during the week. This week there was an art class, a guided walk, and a whisky tasting to name but a few. There is a very good village shop, gallery and tea room as well as a bus from the resort to Pitlochry. Timetables are available in the office. There are quite a few attractive walks around the loch, although extensive logging means that some of the paths are rutted and muddy. Car parking is not always available at the start of the walks. We could not fault the resort staff at all. They were helpful and friendly at all times.

Review No: 48 by Mrs Smillie who stayed here on 28/01/2017 Language Flag

We stayed for 4 nights and were aghast at the cost of the electricity, £54. A very high charge considering how little we had the power on

Review No: 49 by Mr & Mrs Parsons who stayed here on 27/01/2017 Language Flag

Lovely place to stay. Staff provide FREE activities, such as watercolour lesson, whisky tasting, guided walk, clan night. Waterfalls and woods at Birnam and Aberfeldy spectacular, even in the rain.

Review No: 50 by Mrs Taylor who stayed here on 07/01/2017 Language Flag

excellent location, stunning views, staff in office excellent and knowledgeable. housekeeping extremely poor, dirty dining table and place mats and tea cosy, had to clean ourselves!!! We did ask for replacements but none were forthcoming from housekeeping. This was our 2nd visit. Bedding been replaced by poor fitting quilt covers minus bed runners and lovely cushions gone. Otter Units are due for refurb so on next visit will stay in a newly refurb other apartment. Wont stay in any Otter apartments again.

Review No: 51 by Mr King who stayed here on 10/12/2016 Language Flag

The ultimate "get-away-from-it-all" break! . The awesome beauty of the Scottish Highlands is never to be forgotten. The peace & tranquility of Loch Rannoch & being surrounded by the majestic mountains is the perfect tonic needed to prepare for the festive season.This is one destination we will return to in the future. Full marks to all the resort staff for ensuring all is as it should be! I.King

Review No: 52 by Dr Cargill who stayed here on 03/12/2016 Language Flag

Good holiday week - spoiled only at first by inattentive and defensive attitude of reception staff and failure to act on clear instructions given before arrival to have our unit heating turned on - so cold 24 hours with temp of zero outside!

Review No: 53 by Mr Slark who stayed here on 12/11/2016 Language Flag

This is a stunning location and accommodation to match. If you like a quiet peaceful area with lots of opportunity to walk,photograph and enjoy small town living (Watermill at Aberfeldy) this is place for you. The weather in November has been really good every time we have visited and the view from all the lodges over the lake and towards Schiehallion (the fairy mountain of the Caledonians) is fantastic. Despite dog s being allowed the units are immaculate with up to date facilities including free wifi.

Review No: 54 by Ms Douglass who stayed here on 10/11/2016 Language Flag

The one bedroom apartment was one of the most spacious we have ever visited. There was minimal noise from adjoining properties. The place was warm and comfortable. You do have to pay for electricity and the end of the stay but this is becoming more common in self catering properties. The equipment was amazing. There was nothing else we could have wanted for a self catering week. The views out over the loch and Scheihallion were amazing. All the staff we came into contact were friendly and helpful. Great walks from the lodge. We would certainly return.

Review No: 55 by Mr Goldspink-Collie who stayed here on 29/10/2016 Language Flag

The accommodation was nice with fine views across the loch we stayed late October 2016 and it was relatively mild however the cost of Electricity was crazy We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit and did not use the sauna at all the heating is all electric and uses modern Rionti heaters we set them to 20c in the lounge and 18c in the bedroom the electricity for the week was £82.00 Mainly because of the price they charge. Being an electrician I know they would have cheap rate at night however they do not pass this on we were charged 0.32p a day as a standing charge and over 16p a unit, if I paid that at home I would soon change supplier but I guess they just have a huge mark up!!

Review No: 56 by Mr Ball who stayed here on 22/10/2016 Language Flag

We've just got back from one of our best ever Exchange weeks ever at the Loch Rannoch Highland Club. Amazingly large and well appointed lodge at Highland Lodge 7, with the most wonderful views across the loch. We did some walking and cycling and joined in the terrific events organised by the club, including a memorable whisky tasting evening! We did think beforehand that we might miss not having a pool, but, in fact, with the wonderful weather and scenery, I'm not sure we would have had much time to make use of a pool. The unit was so well appointed and furnished that we found it hard to believe that it is scheduled soon for refurbishment!

Review No: 57 by Mrs Salter-Smith who stayed here on 15/10/2016 Language Flag

A spacious apartment and a large conservatory with stunning views. All the appliances and equipment you need. Guided walk, painting class and whisky tasting all thoroughly enjoyable. Friendly helpful staff.

Review No: 58 by Mr Haveron who stayed here on 08/10/2016 Language Flag

The Club is an excellent place to stay for adults wanting to chill out, relax and just do as little as possible. The Holiday Lodge 1 that we stayed in was very spacious and well equipped. We weren't sure about electricity costs, as the information supplied said it would be so much per unit etc, and could be costly. Actually, when we handed in our keys we were told that the cost was £4 per day, so we need not have worried. The views are exceptional, with the silence only being broken by the sound of deer stags bellowing in the background. This is not a great place for kids though, as there are no onsite facilities for them. We did go into the village quite a bit, to the play park, which the kids loved. However, this is determined by the weather. If the weather had been poor we would have had to travel quite a long way on very narrow and twisty roads to get to any decent entertainment for them. It is not the Club's fault that the neighbouring Hotel will not give access to their swimming pool and Gym for the Club quests. However, it would have been great to have access to the pool, even for a short period, it would have made all the difference for the kids, as the nearest public pool is some distance away! Club staff were very helpful and accommodating. We travelled round the area a little bit, and the scenery everywhere we went was spectacular.

Review No: 59 by Mr Wilson who stayed here on 06/10/2016 Language Flag

Although an owner at Loch Rannoch we haven't been for years preferring to use DAE swap our week. So this week was a last minute bonus week and what a very pleasant surprise. We stayed in Otter2 which had a 'min-refurb' a few years ago. Otter2 is a one bed apartment and it's massive, spotlessly clean, has everything you require and has stunning views over the Loch. The Loch Rannoch Highland Club have really smartened up the whole resort, it certainly doesn't look around 40 years old. Yes, it's a wee bit isolated and, apart from the Hotel (which is owned by MacDonald Resorts and is separate from from LRHC), you need to travel to get to restaurants. However, you can visit Pitlochry, Aberfeldy & Rannoch Station which are all around 30/40 mins away. I'd thoroughly recommend a stay here.

Review No: 60 by Mr & Mrs Richmond who stayed here on 01/10/2016 Language Flag

We have been to Loch Rannoch Highland Club several times. The units are spacious and comfortable,this year we were in a refurbished unit which was lovely. The view from the unit is wonderful and the surrounding area is breathtaking. There are plenty of activities should you require them. We shall certainly return.

Review No: 61 by Mrs Clark who stayed here on 29/09/2016 Language Flag

This resort is ideally situated for fit able bodied people but not suitable for families( nowhere to play outside) or the elderly and unfit as the access involves steps ++. A round trip to our apartment from the car involved 86 steps and we are fit and able but it would have been impossible for many of our contemporaries. The apartment itself was very clean, although smelt quite damp and was chilly when we arrived. Everything was in good working order and the staff were most helpful. But it is very dated (1980s) and in need of some thought re bedrooms and lighting. On the whole the experience was good but we would have reservations about exchanging our lovely house at Melfort for Loch Rannoch again. Dial and Exchange worked well for us and we will make more use of it in the coming years. Thank you

Review No: 62 by Mr Jensen who stayed here on 29/09/2016 Language Flag

To qualify the above, the staff were efficient and friendly whenever you met them on site. The resort is on a steep site overlooking Loch Rannoch and has stunning views! It is well maintained, though how they cut the grass is a mystery! If you are infirm it would be best to check with them first for ease of accessibility. There is no access to the gym/swimming pool as it is for the hotel guests only, I never saw anybody use it. The hotel is not part of the timeshare. Car parking is tight and challenging! The apt. was comfortable but the heating was by electric panel heaters, the views from the apt. are fabulous. Stairs and steps to access the apt., can't be avoided really.The appliances were OK but the vacuum cleaners provided were in need of attention, e.g.,filters, bags. An alarm clock would be useful in the bedrooms, cleanliness was OK but could do with more attention to detail, e.g. a thick layer of old grease round the hob. None of the above detracted from us having a lovely stay, the countryside in Autumn was just beginning to turn to reds, browns and yellows, we heard and saw rutting stags in the distance coming over from Trinafour in the yellow glow of the setting sun. Fantastic! Rannoch Station Tea room is worth a visit and if you are into walking their is plenty of walks of varying difficulties thereabouts. The more challenging has rewards of the beautiful countryside. The mountain, Schiehallion, dominates the glen and its vista changes by the minute.

Review No: 63 by Mr & Mrs Rutter who stayed here on 22/09/2016 Language Flag

Wonderful place if you are looking for walking or birdwatching. Beautiful views across Loch Rannoch. Lovely and peaceful.

Review No: 64 by Mr & Mrs Donnelly who stayed here on 22/09/2016 Language Flag

This resort is situated at the side of a beautiful loch. The view is amazing. The apartment was beautifully furnished with a comfy bed. All the apartments have a conservatory too, which was lovely. I marked it down on the quality of appliances because they must have picked out the most difficult to use oven and dishwasher in the world, despite having the instructions there. Every thing was new though with every gadget you could think of. If you are considering going there, and you are old and crocky, check out which unit is being offered. Ours had a few steps up and down to the unit, some were a few steps from the road and others seemed to located halfway up the mountain. It does say in the information that it may not be suitable for guests with mobility problems though. Another bonus is that you can take dogs. The restaurant in the hotel on site was amazing too, although be sure to book. There is plenty to do in the area, especially if you like walking, with gorgeous scenery all around. It is about 20 miles from Pitlochry, the largest town nearby, which takes about 45 minutes, due to roads, We would definitely go back, maybe in October next year, when the Autumn is at its best. Lovely place, lovely apartment and lovely people. what more do you want ? Just the weather, as unfortunately it poured down all week.

Review No: 65 by Mr Heath-coleman who stayed here on 17/09/2016 Language Flag

A great break (although it always helps when you are lucky with the weather). The views from Highland Lodge 45 (sitting in the conservatory and admiring them) are superb, with the light over Shiehallion and Loch Rannoch constantly changing. The lodge is very well appointed and comfortable for a party of six. There is a drop down bed in the lounge area for two more and all the equipment is set up for eight. We did not use the sauna, partly because we were a bit worried about the electricity and partly because we never returned from an outing soaked and cold. You need to be reasonably fit to climb up and down the 57 steps from car to front door, and then further flights inside to get to the spacious kitchen, dining, lounge and conservatory area on the top floor. There are two bedrooms on the middle floor and one at the bottom (which does have a slight smell of damp from the space under the lodge). Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Our electricity for one week was £20, using only hot water, cooker and heated towel rails. Not unreasonable, we thought. Overall, well recommended.

Review No: 66 by Mr Brown who stayed here on 10/09/2016 Language Flag

Absolutely lovely apartment ( Lodge 47). Everything you need at your finger tips. Disappointed that there was no washing machine ( especially if you have been out walking and need to wash your clothes). Views were spectacular and couldn't ask for a more picturesque resort. Saw reviews about the charges for electric therefore was very cautious!!!. however weather wasn't great and could have done with some heating on - but was apprehensive. What would improve the overall ratings ( there have been several comments about this) - being able to use the leisure facilties of the hotel next door. What a pity!!!!!!! - this would have made such a difference especially when the weather was poor. Overall had a lovely time and will definately visit again

Review No: 67 by Mr & Mrs Richardson who stayed here on 10/09/2016 Language Flag

Excellent week at Loch Ranch Highland Club. Highland Lodge was quite superb. Grounds are in excellent condition and very well maintained. The organised club walk on Wednesday with Steve was a treat, thoroughly enjoyed it. Will most certainly be back again through DAE.

Review No: 68 by Mr Turner who stayed here on 10/09/2016 Language Flag

Unit was large and lounge, dining and kitchen area plus closed verandah were excellent. A bit dated but equipment and contents were very good.

Review No: 69 by Mrs Hodgson who stayed here on 03/09/2016 Language Flag

Osprey Lodge has recently been refurbished and is of a very high standard. 2 elderly ladies enjoyed a very pleasant stay. Small issues with TV, heater controls and sauna door were very quickly attended to. I have stayed at this lovely resort several times and am always happy to return. We took 2 of their suggested drives, around Loch Tay and to Inverness, both were very well worth doing as the weather was good and the scenery beautiful.

Review No: 70 by Mr Prydderch who stayed here on 02/09/2016 Language Flag

Very helpful staff,however the internet was very slow. No pub for 12 miles,

Review No: 71 by Mr Morrison who stayed here on 27/08/2016 Language Flag

Resort and accommodation showing its age. Not enough money spent on maintenance e.g. external painting. Musty smell in bedrooms, which are below rather than above living areas. Also cold. Electric radiators only as no gas supply to accommodation. Sky TV available but very few channels violable. Split level between kitchen area and living area has high step which is dangerous. Resort on very steep hillside so not suitable for disabled. Nearest town/supermarket 20 miles away with no local shops. pubs etc. Surrounding area of Perthshire excellent - views of lakes and scenery - and view from accommodation excellent. Little information available e.g. on internet of local attractions but much available at resort when arrive

Review No: 72 by Mr Armstrong who stayed here on 27/08/2016 Language Flag

We were very disappointed with our stay at the Loch Rannoch Highland Club. Despite filling in and returning a pre arrival form with our requirements, our requests were all ignored. We asked for the water heater to be turned on before our arrival but when we got to the lodge the water was cold. It transpired that the timer didn't work or was disconnected and the only way to get hot water was to manually set the one hour boost. As my wife likes a bath in the morning, I had to get up at 6:00 each day to turn on the water heater. Despite reporting this to the resort and several visits from the maintenance staff they problem was not rectified. On entry to Lodge 35 the whole place smelt very musty and damp, so much so that we didn't unpack but lived out of our suitcases. Even so we have had to wash everything, even the clothes we didn't wear, when we arrived back home. The upshot of our stay was that we cut short our holiday and left on the Tuesday morning, having stayed only three nights.

Review No: 73 by Mr Winter who stayed here on 26/08/2016 Language Flag

Lovely lodge with beautiful views particularly when you are sitting in the sun terrace. The lodge was lovely and clean when we arrived. Fortunately the weather was sunny and very warm so we were able to do a lot of walking and sight-seeing but if the weather is inclement there is not a lot to do locally. It is a pity that the McDonald Hotel pool and gym facilities are not available for those staying in the lodges. My wife and I would certainly appreciate these facilities even if we had to pay a small token charge. However, we enjoyed a lovely week at Lock Rannoch Highland Club in a lovely lodge, helped by the glorious weather. We would certainly recommend the lodge to anyone.

Review No: 74 by Mrs McCall who stayed here on 25/08/2016 Language Flag

Clear and easy to use.

Review No: 75 by Mrs Horner who stayed here on 11/08/2016 Language Flag

We exchanged a week and stayed for the first time at the Loch Rannoch in a 1bed apartment (No 2 Pine Marten) at this resort. Check in was quick and easy. Although the reception office was based off site (in the village) about a 1/4 mile from the resort this was not a problem as it was only a couple of minutes drive or an easy and pleasant 15 minute walk. The apartment smelled a bit musty and damp especially in the bedroom but no obvious signs of damp so it may only be that it had not been used for a while. The unit, whilst a bit tired looking, had everything you could possibly need for a self catering stay. The conservatory had sliding doors with waist high railings but no access to the outside space from there as we were on the first floor. However, the views from the first floor conservatory were beautiful and constantly changing depending on the weather conditions and time of day - we never tired looking at the view. As there was only the 2 of us the unit was a generous size (might be a little cramped for 4 with the pull out from wall bed in the combined open plan living cum dining room / kitchen). There were some organised activities at the resort but unfortunately due to sudden illness we did not participate. However another couple complained they were not informed when turning up to one of the events which was cancelled as not enough people had signed up and they had not been told - probably best to check with reception beforehand so that you can at least arrange to do something else. Overall a pleasant stay. Just a shame that anyone staying in the lodges can't use the Macdonald Hotel swimming pool facilities due to a long running and on-going dispute between the hotel owners and the timeshare folk. A pity because it would make such a difference between an ok and a great stay. Hopefully they can resolve this in the future for the benefit of all lodge guests.

Review No: 76 by Mr Davies who stayed here on 06/08/2016 Language Flag

Six of us, inclding 3 children, made the 440 mile car trip from mid-Wales and boy, was it worth it. The Resort's setting is superb, and our 3-bed Highland apartment had a great view over Loch Rannoch from the glassed-in conservatory fronting the living quarters. The accommodation is well-kitted out, both in the kitchen/lounge and the bedroom areas, and we lacked nothing. Even games and books are provided. We found the Resort staff, both permanent and contracted-in, all very friendly and helpful, and we had a great time taking part in the Highland Evening, the morning walk with Steve (very good) through the glens (and bogs!), and also at the Whisky Tasting. The Resort is not allowed to make use of the Hotel's facilities but I (together with my 9-year old granddaughter) was able to visit the Diamond Resort at Kenmore and make use of their swimming pool. All in all, Kinlochleven is well situated both for those who want a peaceful environment, and for others who wish to be more active and visit the many centres of interest within easy reach. The nearest town is Pitlochry, brim full of shops of all kinds. We DID visit the famous fish ladder but the time of year for the salmon run had passed. Not to worry....the cafes do a good trade, as do the souvenir shops. Queen's View was well worth the visit...the children loved scrambling about on the rocks overlooking the world-famous view. The Crannog Centre at Kenmore is also a good visit, especially for the children as it is hands-on. We also went further afield to the Highland Folk Museum at Kingussie...another good (and educational) day out for all. The village of Kinloch Rannoch boasts a well-stocked shop, and a travelling food van visits weekly. Our weather was mixed but didn't prevent us doing anything . Then, another 440 mile trip home,with many photos and happy memories of our time at the Highland Club. Thanks, DAE for the opportunity!

Review No: 77 by Mr Stephen who stayed here on 04/08/2016 Language Flag

The unit was very large furniture was needing up graded but very comfortable plenty of good quality crockery

Review No: 78 by Mrs Hall who stayed here on 23/07/2016 Language Flag

Just returned from this lovely resort .appartments are first class and very well maintained we were in highland lodge 2 lovely view of the loch from all windows.only draw back was the steep stairs going down to the bedrooms difficult for anyone with mobility issues .

Review No: 79 by Mr & Mrs Farrell who stayed here on 16/07/2016 Language Flag

The main thing is lack of Wi Fi connection and were not very keen on the amount of steps to get to the accommodation but overall a very pleasant and relaxing holiday

Review No: 80 by Mrs Hargreaves who stayed here on 14/07/2016 Language Flag

Accommodation more like a flat/ maisonette. The one we had was quite dark inside with no real direct access of sunlight as the accommodation was set into the hill. There was no place to sit outside. The two bedrooms were very cold despite being July. The fixtures and furnishings were variable in quality ranging from a red leather sofa, tartan wing chairs, woolen curtains with tartan pelmit, quality cutlelery , plates etc. Yet the beds were poor quality mattresses and the internal doors were poor quality and chipped. The towels and duvet covers could have been better. The brown carpet and duvet covers made the accommodation a tad drab. The setting was very beautiful

Review No: 81 by Mr Markey who stayed here on 09/07/2016 Language Flag

A great place for a relaxing week. Not a good location if you have children as you have to travel far (16 miles to the nearest large town of Pitlochry) to get any shops or entertainment.

Review No: 82 by Mr & Mrs Moroney who stayed here on 02/07/2016 Language Flag

On our first visit to the Loch Rannoch Highland club, we were instantly given a visual treat by the beautiful scenery and location. Although it was an epic journey by vehicle to reach our destination, we were instantly lifted by both the accommodation and the location. The apartment was very spacious and tidy with everything needed to make our stay comfortable. Very minor areas of maintenance were needed in order to change it from above average to excellent such as small areas of internal damp which can easily be addressed. The furniture inside was very comfortable and in excellent condition, the beds also very comfortable and the kitchen contained plenty of accessories needed for when cooking. Although the weather was mixed, we were still able to get out and about on lots of walks taking advantage of the amazing location which is stunningly beautiful. The local towns/villages of Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Denmore were interesting places to visit and the information/literature provided by staff on local events etc. was excellent. We would highly recommend the Loch Rannoch Highland club to anyone thinking of visiting this area of Scotland, in fact any area of Scotland in the future especially those who admire being outdoors surrounded by stunning scenery!

Review No: 83 by Miss Wren who stayed here on 01/07/2016 Language Flag

Stayed a week here at this remote resort which is excellent if you enjoy walking etc. We had our dog with us and she loved it too. We stayed in Studio 8 which was very spacious and well equipped. The pulldown bed was extremely comfortable and the conservatory area was excellent with spectacular views over the loch and Schehallion. We took supplies with us and ate in at night as, apart from the MacDonald Hotel on site who wanted to charge us £15 each time our dog visited, there is nowehere close by to eat out and we didn't want to drive 20 miles to the nearest restaurant. We visited Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, House of Bruar etc during the day which had many dog friendly places to eat and also the Riverside Café in the village was excellent. The weather unfortunately was not great that week but it didn't hold us back. Lovely place and would definitely go back again.

Review No: 84 by Mrs Worthington who stayed here on 24/06/2016 Language Flag

This was our first experience of using our option to swap our Timeshare and we were delighted with the location and accommodation. On arrival, the staff on Reception were immensely helpful, taking time to give us information on both the Resort and the surrounding area. Once James realised that we had a dog, he wasted no time in getting a "treat" for him and making a huge fuss of our Cockapoo, Bertie! We made our way to the Lodge (Red Deer 4) and were impressed by the size of the accommodation and were most surprised at the level of equipment provided in the kitchen, everything that we could possibly need during our stay. The beds, linen and towels were all of great quality and plentiful. We did, during our stay, have one minor problem with the TV but a call to Reception resulted in a very quick response from Maintenance and, in no time, the problem was rectified. The views from the Conservatory, directly overlooking the Loch, were absolutely stunning whether in bright sunlight or with cloud covering the tip of the Mountain - sublime. A couple of recommendations for a light lunch or snack would be The Riverbank Café in the village and the Tea Room at Rannoch Station - both serving scrummy cakes and both welcome dogs. Overall a great place to stay and we would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone - especially if you are looking for somewhere to stay where you are permitted to take your dog.

Review No: 85 by Mr & Mrs Tobias who stayed here on 18/06/2016 Language Flag

Spectacular views in a totally unspoilt location. The lodge itself was comfortable and clean and superbly well equipped. This is ideal for a relaxing rural retreat. The nearest towns of Pitlochry and / or Aberfeldy are about a half hour drive away.

Review No: 86 by Mr Attwood who stayed here on 18/06/2016 Language Flag

Shame other visitors did not clean up after their dogs fouled areas. Great shame as not just one episode. Makes it very difficult for staff to maintain their normal quality of excellence. Also shame no general facilities but if you want a quiet break away from everything Loch Rannoch is the place. The units are very comfortable and the views superb. The place to chill out

Review No: 87 by Mrs Yeaman who stayed here on 18/06/2016 Language Flag

Loch Rannoch Highland Lodges enjoy a unique position in a very beautiful setting. We enjoyed the peacefulness and the comfortable accommodation. We appreciated the activities too. The clansmen's informative demonstration and talk, and the whisky tasting were excellent. It was unfortunately rather hard work for my husband and myself to negotiate the numerous steps required to access our unit. But the view over the loch and along the valley compensated in no small measure for that. We had a very enjoyable stay at Loch Rannoch. Thank you.

Review No: 88 by Mrs Tracey who stayed here on 17/06/2016 Language Flag

Lovely location with great views overlooking the loch. Studio was well fitted out, clean but very dated. The lighting was poor at night and you couldn't read in bed. The patio doors leading into the conservatory were broken. This would have been a problem if it had been cold. We weren't happy about paying for electric as we pay our maintenance for our own time share. The hotel next door is handy for food and drinks but be careful as the prices are extortionate!!

Review No: 89 by Mr Gerrish who stayed here on 10/06/2016 Language Flag

A very enjoyable week. The lodge is in need of some tender loving care. It's position had wonderful views. Staff were very friendly and approachable. There is a lack of amenities and the hotel on site was very expensive. Unfortunately there was no where to eat locally. Otherwise an ideal location for relaxing and taking it easy

Review No: 90 by Mrs Henderson who stayed here on 04/06/2016 Language Flag

Resort in a beautiful location but architecturally out of place...comfortable but very dated accommodation .

Review No: 91 by Mr & Mrs Vickers who stayed here on 04/06/2016 Language Flag

This lodge was overlooking Loch Rannoch and the Schiehallion Munro. The views were stunning and beautiful and would be difficult to improve on. The lodge itself was well set into the hillside with a balcony that showed off these views to perfection. The lodge itself was tired and needed a facelift to bring it to current standards, but this in no way detracted from the holiday. All the appliances there worked well although they were a little old and could do with updating. Overall this was a fantastic holiday location and any of the negative comments I have made simply disappeared with the beauty of the loch and the Munro.

Review No: 92 by Mr Clark who stayed here on 02/06/2016 Language Flag

Lovely accommodation with far more equipment in kitchen than we could ever want to use which included a slow cooker and electric steamer. However there were no instructions on their use so they remained where they were when we arrived! Beautiful views across the loch and we were blessed with a week of warm sunshine, however there was nowhere where we could sit outside to enjoy it. The resort is built into a steepish hillside and most apartments have a considerable number of steps to access them so not for the infirm. While we enjoyed our week, we would say this resort is mostly for people who enjoy walking and are unconcerned by the narrow and bendy and long roads from the A9.

Review No: 93 by Mr & Mrs Russell who stayed here on 28/05/2016 Language Flag

We spent a wonderful week at this resort. The refurbished lodge was tastefully decorated & very comfortable. The views from our conservatory were spectacular. We were lucky enough to have good weather, in the 20s all week which was a bonus. A very relaxing & peaceful week in this magical place.

Review No: 94 by Mr Crawford who stayed here on 26/05/2016 Language Flag

We were booked in here for a week from Thursday 26th May but did not arrive until the Friday. Were asked before arriving to fill out a form asking you what electrical appliances you wanted switched on, i.e. hot water, fridge/freezer and heating as you pay for electricity. We only chose the fridge as we knew we could turn on the water when we got there and heating if needed. The weather was fantastic and we did not need the heating, meaning at the end of the week, our electricity bill was £9.45. We were allocated Red Squirrel 7, a 2 bedroomed lodge, at the end of the club and had to go down stairs to the side entrance door. This led into an entrance hall with doors to the left and right to the bedrooms and bathrooms, with the main bathroom also having a sauna in it. You then had to go upstairs to the living area which was a good size, a 4 seater leather couch, 2 chairs, six seater dining table and a pull down wardrobe bed. There was also an enclosed patio area with 2 chairs and a 2 seater sofa in it, with a fabulous view of the loch and hills. The place as said in other reviews is isolated and hilly with no resort facilities apart from being allowed to use the bar and restaurant of the Macdonald hotel which some owners refuse to support. The hotel in the village is undergoing refurbishment and should be a welcome addition to be able to use. The Rannoch railway station is 18 miles west of the village and here the road ends. We caught the 11.05 train here to go to Mallaig via Fort William at a cost of £54.60 return for both of us. You can catch the earlier Jacobite Steam train but you have to wait in Fort Wiliam for a few hours before going on to Mallaig and book well in advance. The trains go over the Glenfinnan viaduct made famous in Harry Potter films. There are some good walks around Loch Ranoch, up Craig Varr at 340m with beautiful views down to the Loch and village and Rannoch Forest is a good walk but you have to drive there.

Review No: 95 by Mr Simpson who stayed here on 21/05/2016 Language Flag

We stayed in the 2 bedroom osprey newly refurbished lodge it was well maintained. Had a great week would definitely stop there again Thank you Ann And Allan Simpson

Review No: 96 by Mr Murcar who stayed here on 21/05/2016 Language Flag

This was the fourth time we have been to Rannoch. It is an incredibly beautiful area constant breath taking views. The weather has always been superb on our visits. Not what people assume about the highlands. The train journey from Rannoch station to malaig we highly recommended also. The resort itself has very well fitted out apartments. Alround a very relaxing place to be, we will be going back again.

Review No: 97 by Mr Bates who stayed here on 20/05/2016 Language Flag

A very sad and tired apartment showing a significant lack of investment. The worst resort, of five, we have visited this year and the worst resort we have stayed at for a long time. We will not be returning and wonder why anyone else would want to.

Review No: 98 by Mrs Shingler who stayed here on 14/05/2016 Language Flag

Fantastic accommodation ( Grouse Lodge ) in a truly beautiful albeit remote location. We returned home having walked miles in beautiful scenery and Scottish sunshine ! We will certainly return .

Review No: 99 by Mr & Mrs Davenport who stayed here on 13/05/2016 Language Flag

Wonderful setting with views of Loch Rannock and the Schiehallion. We spent an enjoyable week there in studio 2. (28 steps)

Review No: 100 by Mr Anderson who stayed here on 13/05/2016 Language Flag

This resort in a beautiful location has been operating for over 30 years. The management have a programme of maintenance and refurbishment in place. Our apartment needs an upgrade but we had sight of one refurbished and it was of a high quality. A new resort manager now in place and it will be interesting to note what changes are implemented. All in beds comfortable and linen of good quality. Towels fluffy and plentiful. Equipment and crockery adequate but apartment does need upgraded. This week was an exchange and we know the resort well. Since our last visit ambience and friendliness of staff improved. Weather sunny and warm for the time of year. Once modernised these apartments in this location could match any others worldwide.

Review No: 101 by Mr & Mrs Rogers who stayed here on 07/05/2016 Language Flag

Loch Rannoch was further away than anticipated and when we finally got there, it was stunning! Well worth the extra few miles and we had a most marvellous week. The sunny weather gave us breath-taking views of the lake and hills every morning when we opened the bedroom curtains. The accommodation was excellent, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The best thing by far being the conservatory overlooking the lake, we didn't use the sauna as it was very warm weather. The site was well maintained and staff were very friendly. There is so much to do and see around the area, we shall have to go again to visit what we didn't have time for. Cannot wait!!

Review No: 102 by Mr Livingstone who stayed here on 06/05/2016 Language Flag

The views of Loch Rannoch and Schiehallion from living room balcony and bedroom are stunning - best outlook of any timeshare we have experienced. Rental costs very reasonable. Only restaurant within walking distance for evening meal (May 2016) is the virtually on-site Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel. The latter is well up to Macdonald standard. Day time cafes are everywhere. Lots of places to explore by car from Rannoch station in the west, House of Bruar and Blair Atholl to the north, Pitlochry to the east and Aberfeldy, Loch Tay, and Glen Lyon to the south. The Scottish Crannog Centre is outstanding. There are lots of walks all around graded from a village stroll to climbing Schiehallion.

Review No: 103 by Mrs Wallace who stayed here on 05/05/2016 Language Flag

For a quiet relaxing holiday cannot fault this location. We had great warm weather for May hotter than Europe. No midges either so very good!

Review No: 104 by Mr & Mrs Richards who stayed here on 21/04/2016 Language Flag

We were delighted with the Loch Rannoch property - it was very spacious and comfortable. The views out of our window was amazing too, really loved it. thank you.

Review No: 105 by Mrs Peck who stayed here on 16/04/2016 Language Flag

We were welcomed by a very helpful member of staff, who went to great lengths to explain where the best fly fishing was available. The Lodge was exceptional having been recently modernised. The size of the accommodation took us by surprise, it was enormous. The upside down set up with the living rooms upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs made full advantage of the wonderful ever changing views over Loch Rannoch. The kitchen was lacking nothing and had every device needed and more than enough cutlery and crockery. The furnishings were new and comfortable and the conservatory was large and offered panoramic views of the Loch and surrounding Munroes. Both bedrooms were large and the fold down bed was of good quality. There were two bathrooms down stairs and a WC upstairs. The bathrooms although perfectly adequate were a little tired and we never used the Sauna as we had be told this would bump up the electric bill payable at the end of the stay. We never got to use the gym and pool as we were told there was some kind of fall out between the Hotel and the Highland Club owners. This seems very petty and needs sorting. This is a wonderful and isolated part of the world and you will need a car to take full advantage of the area. We took a train ride from Rannoch station to Mallaig which has to be up there with the best train rides in the world. The views were spectacular and a couple of hours in the old fishing village before our return journey, a lovely day. To cap a fabulous week I even managed to catch a couple of wild brown trout fly fishing on the river. We saw Buzzards a Golden Eagle a Weasel lots of deer a Kingfisher and lots more wildlife. To sum up, if you like peace and quiet beautiful scenery, courteous staff, spacious well appointed accommodation Loch Rannoch Highland Club is for you.

Review No: 106 by Mr Baker who stayed here on 16/04/2016 Language Flag

The ONLY place to eat in Kinloch Rannoch in the evening, is the McDonald country club which sits in the middle of the complex and is separately owned. Be aware that a 2-course bar meal for 2, with a bottle of wine, one soft drink and 2 liqueurs, was over £100. Not exactly normal bar-supper prices. Next-nearest to eat was Aberfeldy or Pitlochry, which are both 35+ minutes away on twisting roads. The fold-down bed in the studio apartment was extremely uncomfortable with an old spring mattress. There is a very small bunk-bedroom which we used as a dressing room, and did consider sleeping there, but the bed-linen was smelling of sweat so was not used as an alternative. (My good lady and I do prefer to sleep side-by-side and not separately - so we persevered with Lumpy.) Flooring very noisy with squeaking floorboards in all areas except kitchen and bathroom. (Tiled) We were in Lochside 8, right at the very end of the complex nearest the viallge, and apart from all of the above, we enjoyed the stay. The balcony views of nearby Schehallion and up the loch were absolutely stunning.

Review No: 107 by Mr & Mr O'Byrne who stayed here on 16/04/2016 Language Flag

wonderful place

Review No: 108 by Mr Carr who stayed here on 16/04/2016 Language Flag

Good quality unit. Beautiful view overlooking the Loch. Our Unit involved climbing many steps up a steep hillside. This should be pointed out to future occupants. Wifi is a problem here and the 'Support' is a joke. The Unit is very well equipped, very roomy.

Review No: 109 by Mr Dodds who stayed here on 14/04/2016 Language Flag

Location and views were very good. Steepness of parking area and of vehicle access to unit [Otter 5] took a bit of getting used to. Vehicle access to site at junction with road and past hotel needs some repair. Blind corner at property boundary of hotel needs care. Distance from Parking area to accomodation meant a lot of carrying on arrival and departure. Radio reception was virtually unavailable except through TV. This slightly reduced the comfort/convenience of the bedroom. Cold tap in bathroom basin needs attention. None of the above significantly affected a most enjoyable stay. We would recommend the resort for people with an interest in the secenery, wildlife and history of the area and/or in short and long-distance walking.

Review No: 110 by Ms Phillips who stayed here on 08/04/2016 Language Flag

This is a stunning location and the fact we would bring our dog was a huge bonus. We went along to the information meeting which is well worth while - we singed up for a water painting class with Ursula which was really an enjoyable couple of hours. We also attended the wonderful Highlander night where Jim & John entertained us with demonstrations of highland dress, survival skills & weaponry - a thoroughly enjoyable & highly recommended experience. We gave the whiskey taking a miss but heard great tales of generous measures & hospitality. Again we missed the organised walk which hopefully we will make on out next visit. The apartment arm chairs were in need of replacement & I didn't have a problem with the pull down bed. The black out curtains are great. The kitchen well equipped & the small problem encountered with the water temperature was fixed by the time we returned so maintenance response was excellent. I wish the issue with using the leisure facilities could be resolved - this is something that would enhance a stay. My kids & dog bravely did some loch paddling but I wasn't so adventurous. We will definitely visit again as there always seems to be availability - this is obviously a well hidden gem.

Review No: 111 by Mr Shaw who stayed here on 02/04/2016 Language Flag

This apartment was a delight. Fantastic location with outstanding views from the conservatory over Loch Rannoch, Schiehallion to the left and Glencoe to the right. However, do not come here if have access difficulties - its a steep climb to the apartment them more steep steps to the lounge area. The other negative comment is the parking area which is impossible to park in for lodge 40. There is so much to explore in the area - we climbed Schiehallion, did the walk from Rannoch Station to Corrour and got the train back and a forestry walk on the south side of the the Loch. The cafe is great in Kinloch Rannoch, very friendly staff who loved our Collie dog. We didn't use the hotel as dogs not allowed and you cant leave your dog alone in the villa. It looks like another hotel is being renovated in the village though which hopefully will allow dogs. The shop had everything you needed. Best of all, no midges at this time of the year! Will hopefully go back in the future - lots more to explore.

Review No: 112 by Mrs Ashcroft who stayed here on 02/04/2016 Language Flag

Beautiful views. Unfortunately there is no access to the hotel swimming pool allowed. There are no local facilities so a long drive to obtain anything. No child friendly activities or interests put on. Ok as a base, but not what you would describe as a resort.

Review No: 113 by Mr Neale who stayed here on 01/04/2016 Language Flag

A fabulous resort beside Loch Rannoch.. The apartment was very best. Large living room/kitchen. Good size bathroom. Very nice bedroom. Lots of storage. A useful hall and as a bonus a warm cosy well appointed conservatory from where the Loch Views were stunning. The only draw back for us was the 20 mile drive to the main road and the 20 mile drive back. BUT I guess that is the price you have to pay for such peace, quiet and beauty. Would recommend it to anyone. Tony and Victoria Neale

Review No: 114 by Mr & Mrs Stewart who stayed here on 01/04/2016 Language Flag

We had a wonderful week at this resort which is set in the most spectacular scenery. If you are planning a week of walking or just relaxing this is the resort for you. There is nothing else available at the resort unless you drive 10 to 20 miles and beware because of the roads 10 to 20 miles will take you at least 30 minutes. All of the apartments will have a lovely view of the loch and mountains. The furnishings were of a high quality but dated. The kitchen perfectly good but I would say is an original and about 30 years old. Beds were comfortable and the apartment was quiet. There is a Macdonald's hotel on site which is handy if you do not want to cook but is quite expensive. The village of Kinloch Rannoch is a short walk which does have a convenience store. The village has a coffee shop and also a hotel which is presently being refurbished. We did a few trips. Rannoch Station (18miles away) to Mallaig by train which has been made even more famous by Harry Potter films. Pitlochry (20 miles) which is nice Scottish tourist town. Bruar Fall (15miles) which started as an upmarket food shop and restaurant but has expanded into a large complex of clothes shops and much more. Aberfeldy (20 miles) is another possibility we did not visit this time but it is another lovely town. We would probably not visit again because it is too remote for us.

Review No: 115 by Mr & Mrs Craft who stayed here on 19/03/2016 Language Flag

Our lodge had 86 steps from car parking space to top of house. I am a fit 78 year old my wife a fit 74, which was just as well. Someone less fit or maybe disabled would have had an lmpossibble task. Lodges 41 to 48 have this step problem.

Review No: 116 by Mr King who stayed here on 17/03/2016 Language Flag

Fabulous location,absolutely gorgeous surroundings,great walks,beautiful drives,extremely relaxing break away from it all.Highly recommended.Will be back!!

Review No: 117 by Mr Heardman who stayed here on 17/03/2016 Language Flag

There is a pool and gym at Resort but these can only be used by MacDonald members which is a shame and also why I have put N/A We were extremely pleased with the resort as a whole, the accommodation was excellent, as was the check in/out procedure and the member of staff on duty when we checked in was very helpful and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and all the things that were happening. We only used the Hotel once for drinks and found it way to expensive. £11.10 for a pint of beer and a small glass of wine!!!!!! Is this aimed at the London set or Americans, don't know but even for them would be unacceptable.

Review No: 118 by Mr Doherty who stayed here on 12/03/2016 Language Flag

Loch Rannoch was a beautiful place, accommodation, excellent, the view was like heaven, absolutely brilliant. Unfortnately we had to cut our holiday short, rush back to the Midlands, to take my husband to hospital, he nearly died, got him to the hospital on time, was a shame but my husband not well enough to stop any longer, would like to take this opportunity , to thank everyone at Loch Rannoch, they were brilliant, Thankyou

Review No: 119 by Mr Waugh who stayed here on 12/03/2016 Language Flag

Had a brilliant time here in this wonderful location. The unit itself was top notch and the location, with the balcony overlooking the village and loch - and with the hills all around - was just perfect. Would certainly come here again.

Review No: 120 by Mr Milne who stayed here on 05/03/2016 Language Flag

A very beautiful area but situation of resort makes it unsuitable for any person with disabilities or has difficulty climbing steps and stairs.

Review No: 121 by Mr Rainton who stayed here on 05/03/2016 Language Flag

We were in Highland Lodge 33 which sleeps 8. It is very spacious with 3 proper double bedrooms & having been refurbished is of a super quality. Fantastic views over the Loch & an indoor balcony which catches the sunshine , even in winter. Very well equipped for anyone who enjoys cooking. Although there is no washer in the lodge, the laundry is a 2 minute walk away & is only £1 for a large load. For anyone with dogs (like us), there are numerous forest walks all around the area. Only negatives are the lack of eating places nearby. Most places are at least 20mins drive away, so take as much food as possible with you. Also it is a great pity that there is no arrangement with the Macdonalds hotel for timeshare guests to use the leisure facilities. A brilliant place for anyone who wants a quiet week in quality accommodation.

Review No: 122 by Mr Ansell who stayed here on 04/03/2016 Language Flag

This is our first visit to this resort and we found the location stunning being on the edge of the loch. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, there very few local eating places and of those that were available were very expensive especially the local cafe. I hope this will be altered with the completion of the renovation of the local hotel. We would definitely consider returning to this location in the future.

Review No: 123 by Miss Millar who stayed here on 27/02/2016 Language Flag

Wonderful, relaxing time spent enjoying walking the dog on the numerous trails available. I stayed off peak and hardly met a soul when out locally but those I did meet were welcoming. Scenery is second to none! Superb for cycling and for the more adventurous there's outdoor activity centres nearby. Scotland at its best - car essential for access to town life and to reach most attractions the area offers. Whiskey trails and historical interests in abundance as well as good restaurants in Aberfeldy and Pitlochry. Accommodation of a good standard staying at Lochside (fewer stairs) which was ideal for me.

Review No: 124 by Mrs Salter-Smith who stayed here on 27/02/2016 Language Flag

A spacious 2 bed apartment with a large balcony/conservatory was very well equipped and furnished. The views of the loch and the mountains from the apartment are stunning. Our apartment was high up on the hillside with 80 steps to climb to reach it. However, there are many apartments/lodges with only a few steps or none at all. We were there urging a cold winter snap so we used quite an amount of electricity. At 14p a unit the bill built up and was £83 for 8 nights. There are lots of things to do in the area, walking, cycling, whisky tasting, the clan night, guided walks, a day out by train from Rannoch station to Fort William. We even went to an excellent classical concert on the Friday evening in the local church. Overall we had a wonderful holiday.

Review No: 125 by Mrs Ward who stayed here on 26/02/2016 Language Flag

We had a fantastic time here. We arrived at 5pm. The man at reception was fab. The studio was great. They had thought of everything. All the amenities were here, and the view was breathtaking. Will be recommending this to all my friends. well done and thank you Marsha and Mike

Review No: 126 by Mr Walker who stayed here on 12/02/2016 Language Flag

loved the resort for the scenery and the surrounding areas although some distance away were well worth visiting, the resort is lacking a bar or somewhere the guests could meet we did attend the clan and whiskey tasting night but most of the time we never saw many people the internet was hit and miss due to the location and what a pity we were not allowed to use the pool also you need to make sure you have fuel as the nearest petrol station is 20 miles away

Review No: 127 by Mr Hutchinson who stayed here on 30/01/2016 Language Flag

Stayed in a lodge (44) that has not yet been updated so looking a bit tired, but still an excellent lodge. Lots of steps to climb from road to lodge, so no good if any disability, but excellent views once up there. Have stayed here lots of times & would return again. Pool belongs to McDonald hotel, so anyone staying in lodges are not allowed to use it. Lovely walks around village. Can recommend the Clan night & whisky tasting. Staff are very helpful. Electricity can run out to be very expensive if weather is cold, cost us £49 for week & we were out every day so heating wasn't on during day.

Review No: 128 by Mrs Mulqueen who stayed here on 30/01/2016 Language Flag

Very nice apartments, bit of a hike from the car park but worth it for the view.

Review No: 129 by Mr Stevely who stayed here on 09/01/2016 Language Flag

Well to use a well worn cliche, it was a game of two halves! I'll do the bad first so we end on a high! Having read other reviews I was aware that the electricity charge would be high. Unlike and against the grain we were a bit more frugal than usual but still eneded up being charged more than 12 pounds per day! This is just a blatant rip off and tarnishes what is otherwise a nice timeshare resort! Other minus points have to go to the 80's style kitchen which although huge and very well equipped definitely shows signs of age! The heating system is also extremely outdated and this resort will never win any eco friendly awards! Electric heating in a most uneconomic way. Ps. No matter how cold it is outside there is no need to have the thermostat set at 30c on arrival. ( Let's rip the DAE clients off!) Decor and furnishings also need a major overhaul, the Lounge / Dining area weren't too bad apart from the conservatory which sorely needs attention but the bedroom / bathroom level could certainly do with a makeover, wall decor, wardrobes and beds definitely need to be renewed! On a plus side, you will be surrounded by the best scenery you could imagine, Kinloch Rannoch is a jewel in the crown of Perthshire, lovely walks and so peaceful and laid back. There is a real lack of places to eat within a short drive though so my advice would be to make sure you take plenty supplies with you although both Asda and Tesco deliver. On the communication front, our lodge HL6 had good Wi-fi coverage, bit ropey downstairs. Mobile coverage wasn't as bad as I expected but went up & down like a yo-yo on 3 and EE. It could go from nil to full signal from chair to chair! I've read about hostility between the MacDonalds Hotel and the resort, it was closed for refurb when we were there but I would suggest that they bang their heads together and get some good deals going for visitors, to me it's a no brainer for a mutually beneficial business opportunity!

Review No: 130 by Mrs Fleming who stayed here on 01/01/2016 Language Flag

Fantastic lodge with everything you could need . Wonderful views from all lodges. Great place to relax and unwind.

Review No: 131 by Mr Fox who stayed here on 25/12/2015 Language Flag

Although the location is stunning the facility could do with a refurb. Service at hotel was poor one bar person taking 15 mins to serve when bar not even busy( used glasses constantly stacked up on bar). Rooms were basic, wifi almost non existant. Storms in area brought flooding to the area with our room having three inches of water outside meaning we got our feet soaked each time we left the rooms . A power blackout left us with no electricity to the complex therefore we had no lighting, cooking facilities, hot water to wash, phones were down etc. with nightfall looming after five hours of no power we decided to leave two days early as the health and safety of our two young kids was a priority and the management could give no gauarantees if power would be returned any time soon. After emailing resort on our return home the management basically said tough luck which I didn't find acceptable. Not a plesent experience for our family unfortunately.

Review No: 132 by Ms Jones who stayed here on 19/12/2015 Language Flag

Highland lodge no 4 was of excellent standard with amazing views. Pine lodge no 1 was also excellent but more older fashioned as not recently refurbished. We had an amazing few days away with better kitchen than at home a real home feeling to the lodge. Quite off the beaten track but a well stocked local store and a real nice outlet shopping food hall and clothing at Briars 10 miles away.

Review No: 133 by Mrs Taylor who stayed here on 19/11/2015 Language Flag

Well equipped kitchen, comfy lounge chairs and sofa, beds comfy had a good sleep every night, views to die for, grounds and gardens immaculate, roads well maintained and gritted after snowfall. Sauna was a bonus but didn't have time to use it. Electric heaters kept us warm and soon heated the whole of the rooms. Plenty of hot water all the time. No Wi fi at all.

Review No: 134 by Mr Lewis who stayed here on 14/11/2015 Language Flag

Stayed here from 14th November until 21st November,during a cold wet,wet,snowy week..which on arrival the lodge was very, very cold not preheated for us anywhere which was a problem heating up the rooms we used.I agree with most of the other reviews reference the good and bad aspects,the weather you have to go with where ever you go of course.The area around Kinloch Rannoch was ideal for walking,cycling etc.But is was a break for us anyway,but the downside is the electric bills charged at top premium ours was £71.00 for a week!!!..That is about what we pay for gas and electric at home per month.Yes would agree outdated while the idea is to conserve energy..too remote for travelling around the area,a long way to get back to main roads.

Review No: 135 by Mrs Jamieson who stayed here on 13/11/2015 Language Flag

Sadly this holiday did not meet our expectations. The bed was very uncomfortable, and was very cold to get into. We spent two nights with very little sleep and then came home. The apartment was extremely cold and the heating system of small electric convector heaters totally inadequate for the space they were meant to heat. These are completely outdated-in 2015 surely time share properties should be heated by a modern and efficient central heating system? It seemed as if this heating would have been there since these properties were built. We are outdoor people and are well used to dealing with weather as it comes but I do expect to be warm and cosy inside. The quality of the buildings does not compare at all with the Time Share property which we own at Scandinavian Village in Aviemore where we have been going for over 30 years since just after it was built. It is so well heated and insulated that it is wonderfully warm inside no matter the conditions outside. As our property Red Deer at Kinlochrannoch also sleeps four, I would have expected the same level of comfort. If I were an owner at Kinlochrannoch I would expect more for my licence fee. I would comment too that this place is only for the fit and able, with the way the resort has been built to take advantage of the views. Although in our seventies, we are both very fit, so the hills and steps were not a problem to us but could certainly be problematic for the less fit and able. The car parking too was very tight, with not much space. Thankfully there was no one in the space adjoining ours. I sent an email directly to the resort on Monday this week, the day after we returned home, and am disappointed that I have thus far not had a reply. This is a beautiful location, but sadly on this occasion my £200 bonus week was wasted and I would have difficulty recommending the resort to others. I do however look forward to using DAE again in the future. Regards Elspeth Jamieson

Review No: 136 by Mr Sanderson who stayed here on 07/11/2015 Language Flag

The location of the resort is very quiet, there are lots of walks and the resort do organise activities during the week you are there. All of the staff were very friendly and were always there to help out in any way they could. If you are going there from the south, the best road to take is B847 from Calvine and not the B8019, its a much easier road to drive. The resort is going through a refurbishment programme and the lodge we stay in was not one of the ones that had seen any new work. It was all a bit tired, carpets with tears, doors on cupboards that didn't close properly, although there was plenty of space, the kitchen is well equipped and well laid out. Beware if you go there in the winter months and it is cold outside the electric bill could be a bit steep, We were only using 3/4 electric wall heaters in the lodge and some cooking and we had a bill for over £10 a day. If you don't like steps be very careful which side of the road you are allocated a lodge, if you are on the opposite side to the lake you could have 40-60 steps to get up to your lodge, when you are unpacking the car its hard work.

Review No: 137 by Mrs Lymburn who stayed here on 06/11/2015 Language Flag

Another excellent stay at Rannoch. We were in Red Deer 1 bed which was very spacious for 2 people. Spotlessly clean with everything you would need in self catering accommodation.

Review No: 138 by Miss Davies who stayed here on 31/10/2015 Language Flag

Kinloch Rannoch Highland Club is an excellent choice to get away from it all. The views over the loch are beautiful with views of Schiehallion once the mist has lifted (November). Highland Lodge 35 is a large lodge for up to 8 people. Excellent decor and furnishings. I was surprised to learn it is to be refurbished. There were about 30 steps up to the lodge from our parking space but when we arrived ahelpful member of staff was driving by and helped with our luggage. The parking space we were allocated was very steep but our friends were allocated a nearby unoccupied space. Excellent activities included the Whisky Tasting, six generous measures. Just make sure you sign up at the meeting since places are limited to twenty. An interesting walk lead by Steve around Rannoch Black Wood was excellent even in the rain. Autumn colours exceptional! All members of staff we encountered were friendly and helpful! Despite the November weather a great exchange. We look forward to return perhaps in the Spring next time.

Review No: 139 by Mrs Shepherd who stayed here on 29/10/2015 Language Flag

The area is very beautiful and highly recommended, however the resort is extremely tired and dated and very lacking in facilities. The units and contents are old fashioned and basic. Disappointing accommodation.

Review No: 140 by Mr Waters who stayed here on 24/10/2015 Language Flag

Great resort but unfortunately there has been a fall out between the hotel owners Macdonald Hotels and the resort Loch Rannoch Highland Club. This results in taking away the use of the swimming pool for timeshare visitors, there is a notice displayed stating that if any timeshare users are found using the facilities the police will be called a little over the top I think! Parking is restricted to one bay per lodge so difficult if your in a sleep 8. Otherwise a great location and fabulous walks if your a dog owner, lodge facilities first class and friendly staff in the sales office. The hotel however is ripping people off and maximising on the captive audience it has £4.95 for a pint of lager and £13.95 for burger and chips, no wonder the place was empty, local village shop was very busy though!

Review No: 141 by Mrs Fisher who stayed here on 23/10/2015 Language Flag

Set in absolutely stunning scenery - beautiful walks- fantastic view from our studio on second floor. It was a good job we a) Went in the car for the shopping as opposed to the motorbike b) Plus could then take more appropriate weather clothes & big boots & wellies etc.. c) Good service shopping wise offered but obviously at higher cost than supermarket d) Nearest supermarket Pitlochrey Co-op 12 mile long windy roads so need to stock up e) N/A regarding swimming pool etc as we didn't use them at all but they looked fine. Studio had everything we could think of - good quality appliances etc.. all home comforts & we had a wonderful time. Certainly recommend the time of year for the Enchanted Forest as it was fantastic!

Review No: 142 by Mrs McBreen who stayed here on 17/10/2015 Language Flag

Location of our lodge on the loch was excellent and the resort was situated in a beautiful are with easy driving access to the Tay valley walks and Pitlochry, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The village had great facilities for its remote location. Greats for dogs with lots of dog bins and paved walkway to the village. The lodge was warm and had great appliances and kitchen we cooked every night - we were amazed at how low our electricity was when we checked out. Evening activity we signed up for was cancelled, which was disappointing. Would have been good to be able to use the hotel pool. Refuse near our lodge could be better organised with bottle bank and more recycling. We would like to go back for another visit, we really loved the area.

Review No: 143 by Mr Willoughby who stayed here on 17/10/2015 Language Flag

Stunning location, with plenty to do and see, especially if you are a walker.Being based on the Loch Ranoch with wonderful views provided a haven of peace and tranquility. Would definitely come again

Review No: 144 by Mr Williamson who stayed here on 16/10/2015 Language Flag

Our first visit to Loch Rannoch Highland Club having been to Loch Tay area eight years ago. We hadn't appreciated that we'd have a 35 minute drive just to get to the main A9 road (Pitlochry) and were thoroughly cheesed off by the end of the week by the distances covered! The scenery however, almost made up for that mileages covered: stunning mountains and mirror clear water on the lochs. The accommodation was up to standard and the view from the apartment was fabulous. Evening meals were mainly taken right next door at the Bar of the Macdonalds Hotel. Food was a bit limited for fish-eating vegetarians. We had no quibble with the prices except for the fish and chips at £14 a throw! Having seen the size of the portion, we ordered for one and an extra bowl of chips. That was quite adequate for us and the staff were very happy to provide an extra plate. The two ladies waiting on us and staffing the bar were very friendly too. Talking about friendly service: both the cafe at Rannoch Station and Kinloch Rannoch village cafe provided pleasant surroundings with extremely friendly staff, especially when you clear your mugs and plates back to the counter. Our only activity within the resort was the whiskey tasting run by Tommy. This was free, very enlightening and better than at a distillery as you get only one 'type' at the distilleries whereas at the club we tested 6 different samples. Some criticism has been made of the cost of the electricity. We had a bill for the week of £20 that covered almost constant heating and hot water. We didn't follow the suggestion that the water was left on all the time - just switching on when it became clear the temp had fallen too low. The water was scalding anyway! Why do holiday places do that? Great Places: Watermill cafe at Blair Atholl, the grounds of Blair Castle, Pitlochry COOP for food, Birnam Institute for their cafe, The Birnam Oak, Rannoch Station Cafe (above), Riverbank Cafe in Kinloch Rannock (above).

Review No: 145 by Dr Gemmell who stayed here on 10/10/2015 Language Flag

Had a lovely family holiday in this very nice resort. Weather was excellent, so made a big difference. Actual bricks and mortar of the lodge was not great but as soon as you entered, there was a bit of a 'wow' factor. It was very clean. Big downside is the lack of any facilities,; nearest pool 20 miles away and off course chargeable. The cost of electricity was excessive as not a great use was made of the electricity; probably cost over twice the amount our house at home would cost. Clearly, no evidence of using low energy bulbs. 15 of 42 watt bulbs in the living area alone. A downright disgrace especially as advised they were all low energy! Staff were all very pleasant and a particular thankyou to Juan at reception. Yes i would return but not without taking my supply of electric bulbs!

Review No: 146 by Mrs Palmer who stayed here on 09/10/2015 Language Flag

We enjoyed our stay here we were in apartment 9. We felt that the standard of the apartment was tired and in need of decorating and refurbishment. However it was clean and comfortable. The beds extremely comfortable! The kitchen equipment was excellent with a slow cooker not often supplied. The view from the apartment was over the loch and looking towards mountains and beautiful. The nearest shop is in Kinloch Rannoch which sells all the main food supplies, papers and a few other bits. We enjoyed a Landrover safari with lunch from the Highland Safari centre and a trip on the Jacobite express as well as tea and cakes at Rannoch Station tea rooms. This area is ideal for those who like cycling, walking or riding in the car enjoying the views. There are plenty of visitor attractions and distilleries not far away. The weather during our stay was excellent given that it is October with some mist early morning which soon cleared turning into sunshine. The trees had all their autumn colours on which added to the glorious views. We will certainly go back in the future.

Review No: 147 by Mrs Hadfield who stayed here on 09/10/2015 Language Flag

A wonderful holiday in beautiful surroundings. The view from the apartment was out of this world. The weather was perfect and we went out every day on both long and short walks in gorgeous scenery. The equipment in the apartment covered any contingency and was of excellent quality. We enjoyed the Clan night and the whisky tasting which was very generous. Would love to go back. We gave Wifi and mobile phones a rest and throughly enjoyed the experience. Our electricity bill was very fair, but we were careful and the weather was fine. One of our best holidays.

Review No: 148 by Mrs Mejury who stayed here on 08/10/2015 Language Flag

Loch Rannoch Highland Club, stayed in Otter #7 for the long weekend. Unit was excellent, recently refurbished and cleaned to a high standard, no cobwebs on the lampshades etc!. Lodge layout also excellent with superb views out across the Loch and luckily we had good weather so could enjoy it fully. General resort very good, staff very helpful and seemed plenty of them around. Obviously this resort is a bit off the beaten track but this is part of the attraction, very relaxing pace of life although there is plenty of scope for local walks. Only local bar, the Loch Rannoch hotel, very pricey both for food and drink but they do have a captive audience and are some way from the A9. Overall an excellent location, superb well appointed accommodation and good staff make this a must for someone looking for a relaxing break.

Review No: 149 by Mr & Mrs Richmond who stayed here on 03/10/2015 Language Flag

A great place to stay. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable,with a beautiful view. We enjoyed both the clan night and the guided walk.

Review No: 150 by Mr & Mrs Richmond who stayed here on 03/10/2015 Language Flag

A great place to stay. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable,with a beautiful view. We enjoyed both the clan night and the guided walk.

Review No: 151 by Mr. Lynch who stayed here on 03/10/2015 Language Flag

The patio areas were very poor. Chipped floor tiles. Shabby paintwork. Moss growing all over the place. Had not been brushed before taking entry thus leafs and cobwebs everywhere. Very disappointing. Dangerous road to cross over to get to car parking. Could do with requesting zebra crossing and warning signs to drivers. Electricity very expensive £101 for a week as had elderly parents with us and did not want cold or dampness to affect them. The Lochside apartments not suitable for young children due to location right beside and on the bend of a quiet but dangerous road. Overall enjoyed holiday for location of accommodation and comfort of apartments although apartment requires refurbishment. The staff were very anxious to please and extremely helpful but attention to cleanliness of outside areas is required.

Review No: 152 by Mrs Fairey who stayed here on 01/10/2015 Language Flag

This was definitely a room with a view as are all of the units on this site. As warned before we arrived this is not a resort if you are not quite mobile although the steps up to our lodge were easily manageable. The accommodation was very clean and of excellent quality. I had asked for both bedooms to be made up as doubles and this had been done. The beds were capacious and comfortable. There was plenty of storage space in both rooms and in the lounge if you needed to use this as a third bedroom. The bed pulled down which is very convenient and much better than a sofa bed. The kitchen was well equipped, there was even a slow cooker and a steamer! Kitchen towels, washing up liquid and more than enough dishwasher tablets were also provided which is unusual but welcome. There was a sauna in the en-suite bathroom but we did not use this. The electricity is charged per unit which is a better way of doing it than a blanket charge, it certainly makes you more aware of what you are using. There is a swimming pool on the site but things belongs to the hotel and only hotel residents are allowed to use it. Very short-sighted of the hotel as whenever we passed by there were only a couple of times it was being used. I would have been more than happy to pay a small charge to use it. The hotel is also the only place in the village to have an evening meal but this is apparently quite pricey ( we were told it was 15 pounds for fish and chips although we didn't personally verify this). There is a good village shop/post office, a couple of galleries and a wonderful cafe which makes the best hot chocolate. And home made soup! A butcher van comes onto the resort once a week and a fish and chip van visits the village on a Wednesday. This resort is a long way out but if you are a keen walker or just want to chill for a week it is ideal. The Loch is beautiful and peaceful. If you are into fishing permits can be purchased at reception, but the fishing season ends on the 7th Octobe

Review No: 153 by Mrs Claxton who stayed here on 25/09/2015 Language Flag

We had a wonderful week here in September. The location is great and the views from the sitting room are superb. The accommodation had everything we needed and a lot more besides. Thoroughly recommended.

Review No: 154 by Mrs Clinton who stayed here on 24/09/2015 Language Flag

Fantastic scenery and peaceful resort made our stay really relaxing and just what we wanted. Apartment really comfortable and well equipped, only one comment about the pillows. Really comfortable beds pillows too small. Wider pillows would make it excellent. Would rather have a full shower than over the bath or sauna but that's just personal choice. Fantastic staff and well maintained resort.

Review No: 155 by Mr & Mrs Cranston who stayed here on 24/09/2015 Language Flag

What a great weeks holiday, weather,lodges and area was perfect. This is a remote part of the world and if you forget something from home would not be easy to obtain it. However the lodges are so well equipped with kitchen equipment that we were really pleased...flasks,tupperware,lots of cleaning products,loads of towels and tea towels. Perfect for the week away .Even a welcome pack with milk tea and coffee. There is a local store/post office which was well priced and stocked, but main meals for cooking are better brought along. The local cafe is also a nice snack place and morning coffee after a 2 mile walk with the dog before breakfast was welcome. The McDonalds hotel on site is a lovely place for a drink or bar meal, well priced,plus a good set menu for £30 each three course meal. We worried that the units being "dog friendly" might be a bit smelly...of wet dog...no need to worry at all. They were well aired and not trace of any smell. Beds were comfy and pillows great. We slept like babies. The whole resort was friendly with smashing staff who were helpful and courteous. It was clean and the lodges were all provided with dog poo bags so no excuses for anyone to be lazy. Bins were very 20 years so disposal wasn't an issue. I am already looking forward to another stay here and would recommend .

Review No: 156 by Mr McNulty who stayed here on 17/09/2015 Language Flag

Would recommend a visit to this resort , the views over the Loch are spectacular, especially with the changing weather conditions. This was our 2nd visit and we will return again.

Review No: 157 by Mrs Sykes who stayed here on 12/09/2015 Language Flag

We have enjoyed a weeks stay and must say that we found the lodge to be of a high standard and very spacious. At checking in we were given lots of advice on walks and places of interest . We visited a number of them Pitlochry ,Blair Atholl ,Aberfeldy ,and then took the train to Fort William and Mallaig beautiful scenery . I would recommend staying at loch Rannoch lodges you will not be disappointed

Review No: 158 by Mr & Mrs Wilks who stayed here on 12/09/2015 Language Flag

Just returned from Loch Rannoch Highland Club which was very impressive. Staff were very friendly and were willing to give you every detail of the area. Shame they haven't got their own restaurant. Only downside was the internet. They gave you the code but reception was non existant.

Review No: 159 by Mr & Mrs Leithead who stayed here on 11/09/2015 Language Flag

A very well equipped apartment in a wonderful position with great views. Its just a pity it is 20 miles to anywhere and most of the local hotels.restaurants are currently closed down.

Review No: 160 by Mr Ryan who stayed here on 10/09/2015 Language Flag

An attractive resort with excellent views. We were disappointed not to be warned of the number of steps, despite our pointing out that one of our party has walking problems. It would be helpful if instructions for appliances were re-printed in a larger font.

Review No: 161 by Mr & Mrs Dales who stayed here on 04/09/2015 Language Flag

Every member of staff we met was friendly and helpful. We were in Red Deer 4, which had a wonderful view over the loch; it was right at the top of the resort, so a few steps, but worth it. The parking would have been impossible for two saloon/estate cars but as there no-one occupying the other space so we were ok. The kitchen was very well equipped, with quality crockery, cutlery and utensils, and enough of them, and the appliances were of a good standard. The living areas were spacious and comfortable, the conservatory was a real bonus. The bedroom was large and cool and looked very smart with plenty of storage. The bedlinen was of a good standard, however the beds/mattresses need changing. We had twins pushed together to make a superking, one bed was more comfortable than the other, and at the middle they were a different height. Refurbishments really should mean new beds as well. We used the hot water tank a lot, the oven at least once a day, same with the dishwasher and were pleasantly surprised that our electricity bill was only £22 for the week. This is an ideal resort for a chill out week

Review No: 162 by Mr Cunningham who stayed here on 04/09/2015 Language Flag

This is an excellent resort, facilities and support services to match!

Review No: 163 by Mr Newton who stayed here on 20/08/2015 Language Flag

Frustration with Wifi that was important on this occasion In todays time it should be much better & they should look to upgrade as the Hotel had the facility

Review No: 164 by Mrs Terry who stayed here on 14/08/2015 Language Flag

We love returning to Loch Rannoch most years. This was our first time in a studio and we found it to be as well equipped as the larger lodges, the only thing we missed was a dishwasher. The staff are friendly and helpful and we enjoyed both the free guided walk and the whisky tasting followed by excellent fish and chips from the van which comes to the village on a Wednesday evening. Nothing better than sitting in the conservatory with a glass of wine and that view, winter or summer. We can recommend the train trip from Rannoch Station to Mallaig, get to the station cafe in time for a bacon roll before leaving. We hope to be back next year.

Review No: 165 by Mrs Smith who stayed here on 07/08/2015 Language Flag

The lodge was excellent. spacious, clean and comfy. Every kitchen utensil, cooking device was supplied. Cannot think of anything that was not there. Apart from the scottish weather, I would recommend it to anyone, as long as you have a car, and enjoy off road driving!!

Review No: 166 by Mr Westbrook who stayed here on 01/08/2015 Language Flag

The property was great with superb views over Loch Rannoch. getting up to the property provided the exercise with 57 steps to the property door and a further 30 in the house to get to the living area on the third floor - the bedrooms being located on the ground and first floor. It was worth it for the views. You certainly need transport as it is some 30 to 40 minutes drive to the two nearest towns Aberfeldy and Pitlochry. The welcome meeting was very informative and well attended. There were several activities put on by the resort and we can certainly recommend the whisky tasting. The Timeshare were very helpful making it easy for us to transfer to another unit for our second week. Many less steps to navigate but still outstanding views of the Loch. It is a shame that the MacDonald hotel and timeshare seemed to be working against each other with the pool and gym not being made available to timeshare guests both of which seemed to be seriously underused. It certainly encouraged us to avoid the hotel. Regardless of the last comment the resort gave us a great holiday

Review No: 167 by Mr Kelsey who stayed here on 31/07/2015 Language Flag

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Lodge. The furnishings were old but in good condition, they were in keeping with the style of the lodge and added to the atmosphere. All of the kitchen appliances worked well and some seem to be new. The crockery and glassware were all of good quality and the utensils also. the whole Lodge including the kitchen and bathroom were very clean. The view from the lodge was really stunning, we had a very pleasant holiday.

Review No: 168 by Mr & Mrs Gaunt who stayed here on 31/07/2015 Language Flag

This is a beautiful area to visit. The accommodatin was immaculately clean with a very well equipped kitchen, the views from the apartment were magnificent, overlooking Loch Rannoch, forests and mountains. We spent our evenings relaxing on the balcony with a glass of wine and enjoying the tranquility of the area. The staff were very helpful an friendly. There are lots of interesting areas, towns and castles to visit as long as you have transport. We took our dog and took advantage of the great walks in the area. I would definitely recommend this resort for a relaxing, getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Review No: 169 by Mr Armstrong who stayed here on 31/07/2015 Language Flag

When you choose this location you should be aware that the location is very remote and is accessed via 1 road which from Pitlochry is around 20 miles, the road leads to Rannoch station and ends. Rannoch station is well worth a visit, teh coffee shop is fabulous and the cakes that are offered would not be out of place on Bake Off! The hotel next door is a Rip off so don't eat or drink there. A Pint of Beer is £4.20 and the food is average but expensive! the accomodation is ok but quite dated and basic.

Review No: 170 by Mr & Mrs Ashton-Booth who stayed here on 30/07/2015 Language Flag

We spent one week at Loch Rannoch in Otto 4. Lovely large apartment lodge overlooking the Loch. No one overlooking us which was great. Sitting in the conservatory having a morning cuppa overlooking the loch fab. Does need updating though decor wise, although lounge furniture nice. Bed, too hard., plenty of closet space . Only disadvantage is the amount of steps up to the lodge, very steep. Glad we did not take dogs to stay with all the steps would have been too difficult. A lot of dogs there in easier access lodges. Too long a drive also for hours. We would highly recommend the place and intend to return. Enjoyed the Clan night and Paella night put on by management an unexpected extra. We did not go to the Whisky tasting night as we do not like it. Local Riverbank Cafe fabulous, great staff too. About a mile walk into Kinloch Rannoch to the cafe and country store, great to do every morning to kick start the day with friendly faces, a lovely Latte and Earl Grey Tea .Only downside was the weather, we had rain at some point every day, but it did not stop us having great walks. We took the bus on the Monday to Pitlochry saved the stress of the drive. Note when it says Kinloch Rannoch 20 miles, that 20 miles takes a good hour,very narrow winding road, take care! Thank you DAE for coming up with this,although to be honest when we were looking to exchange it was all that was left and are we so glad it was.

Review No: 171 by Mr & Mrs Ribbins who stayed here on 25/07/2015 Language Flag

Upstairs living accommodation was good but some updating of decor needed. (well equipped with glassware , etc.) The Sun room was a welcome bonus with a fantasic view of the Loch. Downstairs was different altogether.!!!!! IT NEEDS GUTTING. Damp ,cold, musty smell, could not dry towels , condensation on windows and some walls. Not the standard we normally expect. would not recommend to anybody. On taliking to a lodge owner, who said that they are 40 years old, he stated that they need a total revamp not patching up. He also said that everybody this week has had the same experience. Would not go back . :-(

Review No: 172 by Mr McLarty who stayed here on 18/07/2015 Language Flag

This Highland Lodge is a vey large apartment compared with the Lochside apartment we had on the previous week. Its 2 bedrooms had very comfortable and wide beds which could either be 2 singles or a double and one bedroom had an ensuite bathroom while another bathroom had a sauna. The spacious living room-dining room-kitchen extends beyond wide patio doors onto a terrace which is covered by a conservatory and offers wonderful views up and down the loch. The standard of service, cleanliness and quality of the fittings is excellent and there would appear to be a programme of upgrading furnishings.

Review No: 173 by Mr McLarty who stayed here on 11/07/2015 Language Flag

The Lochside apartment was quite small though it had lots of character with high sloping ceiling and fabulous views over the loch with a small outside verandah. The bedroom had bunk beds which was a bit restrictive for a couple and the fold down double bed in the living room was quite small and a bit creaky.

Review No: 174 by Mr Winter who stayed here on 10/07/2015 Language Flag

Brilliant accommodation with great views over the loch. Studio was very well equipped. The only drawback was not being able to use the pool and the fitness centre.

Review No: 175 by Mrs Denham who stayed here on 02/07/2015 Language Flag

Loch Rannoch Highland club offers an excellent base if you are a hill walker or want to enjoy the Scottish scenery. The location is breathtaking and we had a lovely week- even lucky mostly with the weather. It is annoying that there is an on going dispute with Macdonald hotels who now own the hotel and leisure complex. Despite locals and hotel residents having full use of the leisure facilities, there is a POLICE notice on the door barring lodge residents. Hopefully the new management team of the hotel may be more reasonable shortly and come to some arrangement as this would definitely enhance the lodge part of the resort considerably especially if the weather was poor or there are children in the party. The Highland Club team put on regular "events" including whisky tasting and clan night which are really good! Avoid the Macdonald hotel as a glass of wine was £8.50!!!!!!!! However, the nearest "pub"is the Parkhead caravan site which is 7 miles away, or Aberfeldy and Pitlochry- so bring some wine and beer if you enjoy a tipple

Review No: 176 by Mr & Mrs Greening who stayed here on 02/07/2015 Language Flag

Remote location not suited to disabled people, 45 minutes drive to the nearest town and golf course. restaurant is owned by McDonalds nearest good restaurant is 18 miles away. compensation is the wonderfull scenery. there are very few local amenities.

Review No: 177 by Mrs Bell who stayed here on 26/06/2015 Language Flag

We have stayed at this resort several times, the first being in 1998 and the last time was in 2010. We felt that the resort has greatly improved since our last visit - much cleaner, tidier and smarter. The views are always amazing, whatever the weather which was good on this occasion. The location is stunning. There is masses to do in the area - we can't walk as far as we used to but enjoyed shorter walks nearby and visits to such places as the Crannog Centre, Killinkrankie, The Hermitage and Pitlochry. We also made the rail trip from Rannoch Moor to Mallaig. There is no swimming pool nor is there a children's play ground neither of which bothered us but I think might be a problem if you have children with you. The only place to eat in the evening which does not involve a drive is at the adjacent hotel - which is actually quite good.

Review No: 178 by Ms Van Dellen who stayed here on 19/06/2015 Language Flag

Beautiful retreat, with amazing skies to watch. A car is a must as the bus runs 2-3 times a day to Pitlochry (20mls) away last one at 5pm no hotel linked to lodges so can only look at the swimming pool and gym as not permitted to use it. The food in the hotel is poor and expensive- only one cafe in the village which closes 16:30. Train station 20mls away at Pitlochry and Loch Rannoch station has nice cafe and lovely hotel with good food (Moor of Rannoch) if you want quiet and lots of walking with beautiful scenery this is the place.

Review No: 179 by Mr Priem who stayed here on 19/06/2015 Language Flag

We stayed in the loch side lodges and found it comfortable, spacious with wonderful views over the loch. The kitchen was well equipped and we felt at home. The balcony conservatory was lovely to sit in early morning and would have dried your washing very quickly. The bed although a little creaky was not too bad. When the village is refurbished ie. the pub is up and running then to have a meal out at a reasonable cost will be good. The chip van was great, the whisky tasting evening was good, the only down side is the 20 miles to get anywhere ! the windy road to kinloch rannoch is very narrow and is frequented by deer so you need your wits about you for them and the traffic that use it. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and hope to come again soon.

Review No: 180 by Mr & Mrs Kenny who stayed here on 13/06/2015 Language Flag

Highland lodge 2 - this lodge is vey spacious and was very clean an well equipped. Not too many steps down to the apartment but plenty inside. Parking at this lodge is easy. The lounge/diner/kitchen//sun room were lovely but the bedrooms were rather dark and in our opinion had too much furniture in them making it rather awkward to move around. The views from the lounge/sun room area are fantastic. We would go back to these apartments again. The surrounding area is beautiful with wonderful walks, wildlife and sandy beaches. The café at Rannoch Station is superb and the train journey to Fort William is very scenic. The walk from Rannoch Station towards Glen Coe is very enjoyable.

Review No: 181 by Mr Wallace who stayed here on 12/06/2015 Language Flag

Lovely place outstanding views

Review No: 182 by Mr Guthrie who stayed here on 12/06/2015 Language Flag

The area is beautiful and the views from the apartment were stunning, however, the site is remote. The necessity for internet coverage, therefore, is essential to plan for daily excursions, ticket purchase,etc., and the frustration felt, and hours wasted in trying to establish an internet connection overpowered any feelgood factor from the holiday venue. Scotland is indeed wonderful in many ways but this exchange will be recorded as an extremely disappointing one.

Review No: 183 by Mr Randon who stayed here on 12/06/2015 Language Flag

Whilst some of the units have received recent partial or full refurbishment, others including the one allocated have not. Whilst it was clean, the unit and its furniture was dark and the decor shabby. The bathrooms were satisfactory. The views over the Loch and mountains did compensate to some degree. The lack of communal facilities such as a pool etc was a problem although this was known from the details supplied and other users reports. There was no connection with the adjacent hotel. The management did make some effort to arrange mainly evening activities which was appreciated. For those who like a tranquil break and outdoor pursuits such as walking and cycling the Highland Club is a good location.

Review No: 184 by Mr & Mrs Scott who stayed here on 11/06/2015 Language Flag

Lovely restful weekend, had to leave early but will be back.

Review No: 185 by Mr & Mrs Garside who stayed here on 06/06/2015 Language Flag

First visit to Loch Rannoch, a bit dubious as this resort always is on the exchange list but was above our expectations. We had a very large 3 bed and the views were to die for. We were wowed by the size and views from the top floor open plan living area with its conservatory and had a feeling of being on a cruise liner with the Loch spreading out in front of us. As far as we can see all accommodations have superb views but ours must have been one of the best so not saying which lodge we were in. Only let down was the limited entertainment and activities run by the resort with limited numbers, but if you want a relaxing getaway from it all holiday we recommend this resort. Plenty of walks to suit all abilities and once your there get ASDA to deliver your shopping for your stay. We shall be back.

Review No: 186 by Mr & Mrs Kenny who stayed here on 05/06/2015 Language Flag

Red Deer 4 was great overall - very clean and well maintained and well equipped. . The bedroom was a bit miserable as everything is brown. Be aware that there are a lot of steps up to this apartment but the views from the enclosed balcony go a long way to compensating. The parking is undercover and is not good at all - two cars expected to squeeze into a small space. We asked for another place and this was given but in July/August this could be a problem if the units were all occupied.

Review No: 187 by Mr Hobbs who stayed here on 28/05/2015 Language Flag

We had Pine marten 4. The views from the conservatory were exceptional and every time we looked out over the loch we seemed to notice something different. My wife also felt that the kitchen was very well equipped, including steamer, blender and slow cooker. The guided walk on the Wednesday with Steve was excellent and was informative, and the pace was suited to the slowest in the group. After this, later in the afternoon, we went to the whisky tasting and this was good and also got us talking with other residents. We followed this with fish and chips from the mobile chippy which just rounded off what was a perfect day. If you had mobility problems the amount of steps could possibly be a problem, but if the resort were informed before the trip, I am sure they would do everything they could to help. It was good to see grouse outside our balcony as well as many other birds. There were sheep roaming the site so the dog had to be on the lead before we left the apartment. Overall a very enjoyable stay and we hope to go back again.

Review No: 188 by Mr Spicer who stayed here on 28/05/2015 Language Flag

Paul and Barbara Spicer have just returned from a week at Loch Rannock. We've not visited this area before mainly because it's a VERY long drive from our home on the south coast, but, boy, was it worth the journey! The weather forecast had been threatening high winds and rain, and continued to do so for most of the week. However, we had lots of sunshine, and any rain we had tended to be overnight. There's no denying we had cold winds, though. The scenery around the lock is lovely, and there's an abundance of birdlife in front of the apartments. The apartment, Red Squirrel 5 is a two bedroom, sleeps 6 one, so the two of us found it very spacious. Although we didn't use it, the kingsize room had a sauna in the ensuite. The beds were very comfortable, too, and the quality of utensils was excellent. Bring your own hairdryer, though, this was not included. The area was very quiet and peaceful. Given our long drive to get there, once in the area, we contented ourselves with short drives around the lochs, visits to the Pitlochry area, and a train trip to Mallaig (very interesting), always ending the day with a coffee in the village café in Kinloch Rannoch, where we were warmly welcomed. Good food there, too. In a dental emergency we can recommend Andersons in Aberfeldy! Having seen some less-than-positive

Review No: 189 by Mr Carr who stayed here on 23/05/2015 Language Flag

An excellent apartment in an excellent location, superbly fitted with appliances etc. The only downside was that on entry it was as if it had not been occupied for some time in that there was a musty smell of damp. We opened windows and doors as much as possible and bought aromatic sticks and sprays. These measures did improve things. We saw that air bricks had been fitted in each bedroom. Even so, we would like to return someday.

Review No: 190 by Mrs Bannatyne who stayed here on 22/05/2015 Language Flag

Most important - if you want to eat out you should book as soon as you arrive. We tried to book at Gaur Lodge and Rannoch Moor Hotel but no vacancies all week. No restaurants nearby except at the McDonald Hotel on site and as reviews were mixed we decided against it. We stayed in Red Deer 8 and the best thing was fantastic views from the conservatory; looks as if all the units would have a great view. The number of steps up was offputting but worth it. Yes the furnishings are dated but very comfortable, cosy, clean and very well equipped - there was even a slow cooker and electric steamer. Our lodge was very spacious, maybe not all are the same size. Having read scary reviews about the price of electricity we made an effort to keep it down and were pleasantly surprised when it came to between £6.00 - £7.00. We were there only 5 days out of 7 and hardly needed heating on as the sun through the conservatory heated up the lounge. Think the new management must have changed the tariff. Would definitely go again, it's great for getting away and unwinding in a unique, peaceful environment.

Review No: 191 by Mrs Houston who stayed here on 16/05/2015 Language Flag

We couldn't fault anything at this resort. the lodge we occupied however would be totally unsuitable with anyone with walking difficulties. Lots of stairs up to the lodge and very steep also lots of internal stairs. A very good local shop so no problem with supplies. Overall a very nice experience. We have never occupied a lodge that was so well equipped and everything beautifully laid out.

Review No: 192 by Mrs Welsh who stayed here on 16/05/2015 Language Flag

For anyone wanting a week in the Scottish highlands this resort is a must. The refurbished lodge (48) is gorgeous.

Review No: 193 by Mr Bridgewater who stayed here on 15/05/2015 Language Flag

Our apartment at Loch Rannoch Highland Club had a wonderful view over the Loch which we enjoyed immensely. The apartment was very well equipped and extremely clean. It was let down by the shower which was just a trickle but we coped. Outside areas, like the steps to the apartments, could do with 'sprucing up' but generally okay. Green areas were pleasant and it was lovely to see red squirrels. If you are planning to walk locally make sure that you have researched the area before you go and take a good map. Whilst there are links to walks on the Club website there are no details in the information booklet in the apartment. There are many lovely walks in the area, notably from the Killencrankie visitor centre and Aberfeldy, but it is quite a drive to get to these. There is just the McDonald hotel in the village for eating out and bar, quite expensive, so be prepared to drive at least six miles if you want to have meals out. We ate in and enjoyed the lovely views! Electricity charge was reasonable but there is no way of monitoring this yourself in the apartment. We enjoyed a lovely, relaxing holiday and would recommend the resort.

Review No: 194 by Mrs Hodgson who stayed here on 09/05/2015 Language Flag

I enjoyed once again a lovely week at Loch Rannoch. However 58 steps to the front door & another 30 stairs to climb to the living area were a little daunting. Lodge 45 will not be for me again! That said it was worth it for the view from the conservatory. The only downside was a £59.45 bill for electricity. There were 3 of us for 3 days & I was alone for the rest of the week. We were out all day & only used heating on 3 evenings so I felt this was excessive. It is a large 3 bedroom lodge so I suppose that is why the bill was so high. There is plenty to see & do here & it is great for walkers. Alternatively you can have a lovely restful time in beautiful surroundings.

Review No: 195 by Mr McCormick who stayed here on 09/05/2015 Language Flag

The resort has a variety of different units - seems a bit piecemeal in that it is in three distinct areas so is a bit disjointed if you are interested in the resort as opposed to the individual unit you are living in. Similarly, from a resort perspective there are no facilities as such so if you are into that sort of place then I'd think carefully. That said, you are in the heart of God's own country in what is one of my favourite areas of Scotland (Perthshire)...so you don't really need "manufactured" entertainment when there is endless scenery and outdoor pursuits to keep you busy. There is wifi in the units if you need to escape the weather. The particular unit we had was one of the Lochside Apartments - this is not a euphemism, the really are loch side. Look over the balcony and you are looking directly on the loch below. The 2 bedroom sleeping 6 was spacious and accommodated 6 adults, a baby and a dog perfectly well for a few days. The lounge bed is a pull down studio type bed as opposed to a sofa bed which I found to be better and a lot easier to use. Overall the unit was a bit dated in terms of decor, carpets etc but was comfortable and extremely well equipped with really good quality crockery, cutlery, glasses etc and general kitchen equipment. The en suite in the master bedroom was complete with a small sauna although we never used it. Although relatively pricy to run it, I can imagine it being a nice touch if you visit in the dead of winter. Finally, as inferred relier, the resort accepts dogs visiting which is a bonus for the dog lovers who can't bear to leave them at home. Overall I'd recommend this as long as you are into outdoor activities or using it as a base to tour. It is likely we will return.

Review No: 196 by Mr Cowie who stayed here on 09/05/2015 Language Flag

the unit 6Lochside was superbly situated on the banks of the loch with stunning views.The accommodation was very spacious and the furnishings comfortable if a little dated.It is sad that the resort does not have the use of the pool and gym facilities(ongoing dispute with Macdonald Hotels).We were able to take our dog with us but one of the house rules does not permit you to leave your dog unaccompanied,so only one of us enjoyed the paella night and whisky tasting night.It is a superb spot for walking and sightseeing but for other activities you definitely need your car.The local village shop is very good and you can order in fresh meat from Pitlochry to be delivered following day.

Review No: 197 by Mr & Mrs Green who stayed here on 08/05/2015 Language Flag

We had a very enjoyable holiday with excellent views. All staff were friendly Activites were good - a good way of meeting other people. We would certainly go again.

Review No: 198 by Mr Simpson who stayed here on 02/05/2015 Language Flag

This was our first visit to the area. We had a lovely week at Loch Rannock and are hoping to book again for next year.

Review No: 199 by Mr Carle who stayed here on 02/05/2015 Language Flag

Our only complaint was that when my family went to check in the resort had no knowledge of their booking. It was a cold evening and there was no heating on in the apartment. Fortunately my daughter had her copy of your booking confirmation with her. This was obviously a problem with Kinloch Rannoch's system and not DAE.

Review No: 200 by Mrs Tonge who stayed here on 25/04/2015 Language Flag

We were made to feel very welcome. The activities organised were first class. Clan night was really good, the paella which was cooked and served to us was wonderful. Whisky tasting - what can I say!! We had 6 different brands of whisky to try and had to analyse them. At the end, when we had decided which we liked best, we got another wee dram of our favourite. The grounds were immaculate and very well kept. All in all a great resort.

Review No: 201 by Mr Storey who stayed here on 23/04/2015 Language Flag

It was our first visit to Loch Rannoch and the views from the apartment balcony/conservatory were fantastic. Although it snowed and was cold in the evenings we found the apartment to be warm and did not need to use the heating as the sun on the conservatory provided enough heat during the day.

Review No: 202 by Mr Griffiths who stayed here on 23/04/2015 Language Flag

What a lovely resort, fantastic views from every lodge over the loch. The lodge I stayed in was very well kept and everything was perfect, I was a bit worried about the electricity charge as I had read reviews saying they were high but I was pleasantly surprised that I was only charged £13. Good activity nights. Clan night, which I did not attend but every one who did had a good time. Paella night(Spaniards run the club) was very informative, showing us how to prepare and cook paella and most important we got to eat them, they were delicious. Then there was the whiskey tasting, 6 to try and they were very generous with the samples! Weather was warm and sunny for first 3 days then it rained and snowed the next 2 days and then back to sunshine . I am struggling to find any negatives but I arrived on Thursday and the get together meeting was on Sunday afternoon which meant I could only join in half of the activities. I will certainly return, its a 300 mile journey for me but well worth it.

Review No: 203 by Mr Smith who stayed here on 23/04/2015 Language Flag

Clean and tidy unit if a bit dated, Good selection of cooking equipment, which was important due to isolated location.

Review No: 204 by Mrs Chilton who stayed here on 10/04/2015 Language Flag

This was our second visit to the resort and once again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The unit was lovely and clean but looked a bit tired and would benefit from being refurbished. The weather was cold and a bit snowy and after reading previous comments about electricity charges we were a bit concerned about how much our bill would be but we were pleasantly surprised as it was under £20. We stayed in a one bed roomed apartment and were only there for six days not seven.

Review No: 205 by Mrs Baxter who stayed here on 10/04/2015 Language Flag

Great resort and you can take your dog!! Fantastic scenery from the sitting room straight to The Loch. Very limited facilities as was a fall out with McDonald's hotels or something so they won't let you use their pool or gym and you walk past each day and it's empty. If you want a walking/outdoor holiday it's great but very limited facilities if you have young children. Some organised events but an older group of visitors didn't see many children. Small shop in town is good and tea room lovely (can take your dog) Recommend Rannoch Moor and tea rooms at train station. Walks round there breathtaking and saw antlered stags in the wild!! Will definitely go back, our child is almost 12 and loved it. If you want an amazing outdoor experience it's great if you like luxury resorts with loads of facilities then probably not for you.

Review No: 206 by Mrs Wyllie who stayed here on 28/03/2015 Language Flag

We had a great holiday because of the spacious accommodation - the living areas are huge and comfortable. We had 4 lodges and ate together in one of them each evening - the amount and quality of the crockery, cutlery and glassware was excellent. It didn't matter to us that the lodges are a bit tired and in need of upgrading but some people might be disappointed. The lodges were pretty clean on arrival but the pillows didn't have protectors and were in need of a good wash. The staff were friendly when booking but not terribly helpful during our stay. The website is terrible and needs upgrading - I had to make several phone calls before arrival because of lack of information on the website such as what's provided in the lodges. The area is beautiful - we would certainly return and only point out these shortcomings in case they're of help to others.

Review No: 207 by Mr & Mrs Goldsworthy who stayed here on 21/03/2015 Language Flag

Had a wonderful week at Loch Rannoch. Fabulous view from sun room. Highland lodge 5 modern,spacious,has everything you need,clean. Will go back again but in April when castles open and other places I want to visit.Good week weather wise on the whole. Cold and dry mainly but we did see snow. A great resort to visit.

Review No: 208 by Ms Davies who stayed here on 21/03/2015 Language Flag

Fantastic views over the Loch, lodge was huge, the kitchen could do with a bit of a face lift but this didn't affect our stay as everything you need is there. We had a problem with the shower and this was fixed within 20 minutes. The activities were really interesting and free, I would have loved a go at the watercolouring, but the lady who takes it was on holiday, never mind maybe next time. The only down side is that there is no local pub. The Hotel next door is very expensive to have a drink or meal so didnt bother. We went on a Highland Safari and this was excellent.

Review No: 209 by Mr Kerr who stayed here on 21/03/2015 Language Flag

The accommodation is excellent but electric panel heaters could do with a timer and frugal use of electric still cost £45.00 for a week in March. The reception area falls well short of the standard we have experienced at other resorts and gives a poor first impression. Also, organised events were held in a lodge or the village hall instead of the hotel. Very strange set up compared to what we are used to. Surprised and disappointed that hotel was closed Monday/Tuesday and the Leisure facilities are not freely available to Lodge guests. The area is great for the views, tranquility, long walks and outdoor activities and the train ride from Rannoch Station to Fort William and Mallaig is simply stunning.

Review No: 210 by Mr Walpole who stayed here on 19/03/2015 Language Flag

We enjoyed our stay at the Highland Club. Unfortunately there is very little to do for children. We played golf at Bair Atholl and Kenmore being the nearest courses.both were friendly and welcomed visitors Also there are no places for an evening meal in the village.Refurbishment is going on at the Dunalister Hotel but no indication if and when it will reopen. The ever changing views of the loch were brilliant and made self catering a pleasure. The shortage of activities didn't really matter to us as our children are 49 and 50 and otherwise occupied with our grandchildren.

Review No: 211 by Mrs Edgeler who stayed here on 13/03/2015 Language Flag

Stair well was filthy and needed painting, very shabby. Very poor water pressure in apartment 9. Kitchen units at an awkward height and when preparing food we banged our heads on them many times. Very remote area, no local pub, Hotel was soul-less with no one there for most of our week. Weather was good so we enjoyed nice walks. Won't return.

Review No: 212 by Mr Olivant who stayed here on 12/03/2015 Language Flag

Resort in a very scenic location, although quite remote. The unit was very well equipped and the size is very good [2bed sleep six] The fold down bed is better than a sofa bed. The layout is "upside down" with the bedrooms downstairs. The result of this is the bedrooms were VERY COLD. The heating is electric panel heaters which struggle. The downside is the electricity bill for one week was £56. We had one sauna when the heater was on for two hours, the rest was trying to keep warm. be aware of this. We went to Rannoch station for afternoon tea and it was great, good value and good food. If you like walking or fishing this is a great resort, as is the "chill factor" The views alone relax you. Be aware the McDonald hotel do not let you use their leisure facilities as they are no longer the resort management team.

Review No: 213 by Mr Oldbury who stayed here on 07/03/2015 Language Flag

despite the poor weather, it was not a bad holiday. I saw many places not seen before. In the end, I was alone in the property as the family I had invited to share head a death recently. But I enjoyed getting out and about although many photos were not up to standard due to the incessant rain. The biggest shock was upon vacating the property. I live in a broadly similar property on the west coast of Cumbria and, over the winter, my energy cost have been on average £3.50 a week for gas (with central heating) and about a further £1 a week for lighting. I did not cook at all in the resort as I ate out every day and had cereal for breakfast. The electric heating was set on low as I do not like home to be too hot. I expected the cost to be more than at home - when away previously, it has generally been in the region of £20-25 for a week. So I was stunned when presented with a bill for £113 by the resort. I will not be going here again. EVER. The report I will write for my travel website will warn off all other potential visitors.

Review No: 214 by Mr Sach who stayed here on 07/03/2015 Language Flag

Had a very good weeks holiday. Was impressed with the accomodation, very spacious , everything we needed and amazingh views. Didn't have any contact with resort staff apart from checking in and checking out so can't really comment on helpfulness etc. Would recommend the resort.

Review No: 215 by Mrs Murgatroyd who stayed here on 07/03/2015 Language Flag

Normal holiday for Lock Rannoch. However I was astonished to be handed a bill for £120 for electricity at the end of the week. This was after we took care to turn off a couple of heaters and to turn down heaters at night. This was a massive rip off

Review No: 216 by Mrs Kennedy who stayed here on 06/03/2015 Language Flag

The apartment was very well equipped. It was comfortable and the views were excellent. The parking spaces were very neat and if the resort had been full I would have had difficulty parking. This resort is not suitable for people with mobility problems as it is hilly and some steps to get in and out of unit. Overall a lovely setting.

Review No: 217 by Mrs Garrow who stayed here on 27/02/2015 Language Flag

My husband and I spent a week in a one bed property. It had everything we needed for a relaxing break. The village shop was well stocked but be sure to order your Sunday paper or you may miss out. The property was cozy and well presented. The view spectacular. During our visit the view changed constantly as the weather was wintry. The TV reception leaves a bit to be desired. Although lots of stations are listed only a handful are actually available. A small price to pay given the setting. The apartment we had was perfect for two but a bit small for anymore than that. Its worth having a bigger unit if more adults or children are in the party. Overall we would recommend this site for anyone who wants to sit back and relax or walking enthusiasts. A lovely cafe in the village open Tues to Sun serving lovely fresh food and home baking. The sun-room in the property was a real added bonus. Would definitely visit again.

Review No: 218 by Mrs King who stayed here on 21/02/2015 Language Flag

I would highly recommend the resort. My husband & I stayed in lochside 2 lodge and had the most wonderful views of the loch. It was absolutely fabulous, the lodge was well equipped with everything we needed, we couldn't fault a thing. The staff on arrival were really nice. The lodge we stayed in had everything to our liking so we were more than happy with our weeks stay. We were sad to leave as we had such a relaxing holiday. If you want peace and quiet, just to relax this is the place to go. If you like nice walks and scenery. we had our dog with us and she had a great time with the snow up the hills. Only down side I would say was there isn't too many places close by to eat if you want to dine out much. But the plus side is that Asda delivered to our door only for £2.50 so that was brilliant. Also the fact you can't use the facilities at McDonald hotel was a bit of a shame but nevermind we found other things to do instead. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone who enjoyed scenery and wants to relax!! Sandra & Tony King from Cairneyhill ,Fife

Review No: 219 by Mr & Mrs Jones who stayed here on 14/02/2015 Language Flag

We were impressed by the layout of the lodge and the large conservatory which had splendid views up and down Loch Rannoch, including the Munro, Schiehallion. There is a hotel on the site but no access to the leisure facilities. However there is a splendid swimming pool in Aberfeldy and a very comfortable small cinema. The welcome meeting was very friendly and supplied lots of information with a committee member updating on improvements to the site. We attended two of the entertainment events held in another lodge. the first was an excellent interactive presentation on the Clans and the second a fun quiz presented in a different format. There are plenty of varied walks in the area and interesting places to explore even on a winter break. The snow covered mountains were beautiful. The local shop and Post Office in Kinloch Rannoch is well stocked and Asda will deliver to the lodges. Altogether a very pleasant and friendly place to stay

Review No: 220 by Mr & Mrs Mayne who stayed here on 07/02/2015 Language Flag

We love this resort. The views of the Loch and surrounding mountains/hill are breath-taking. The club lays on several activities during the week, free of charge which are great, eg whisky tasting, guided walk , clan night and a quiz ! Walking cycling etc. along with lots of R and R !

Review No: 221 by Mr Rohtla who stayed here on 24/01/2015 Language Flag

A really enjoyable off season week away, with the resort having a very quite feel, although half of the units were occupied. A great area to walk and climb, with the snow providing an added bonus. Units are all well prepared and cleaned to a very high standard, with all the appliances you need and with good mobile and internet connections, you can still keep in touch from the lodge.

Review No: 222 by Mrs Roberts who stayed here on 17/01/2015 Language Flag

Very good holiday ,stayed in highland lodge 9. Very good lodge everything of good quality and good repair Lots of snow but staff maintained the road ways and able to go out daily either in car or walking The clan night and whisky night was enjoyed by all we will visit the area again .Staff all excellent

Review No: 223 by Mr Waterman who stayed here on 27/12/2014 Language Flag

This resort is a little tired with a "60's" feel to it. Ideally it is in need of total refurbishment. Having said that, the location is good, and the resort provides all one needs for an escape type holiday in the Highlands with many great walks in close proximity.

Review No: 224 by Mr & Mrs Attfield who stayed here on 25/12/2014 Language Flag

The best equipped apartment we have ever stayed in.

Review No: 225 by Mrs Lafferty (Portch) who stayed here on 20/12/2014 Language Flag

Kinloch Rannoch is one of our favourite holiday stays. We have such happy memories of what we have done there over the years. The accommodation is first class and the staff are friendly welcoming but also very positive about what they are doing. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Yes Kinloch Rannoch is remote, but the tranquillity and peace is unequalled. One can curl up with a book, or go exploring either or foot car or bike. Over the forty years that we have gone to Kinloch Rannoch our activities have changed with our age. I remember how we cycled round the Loch, dog running along the side of us, walked over the hills, slid down to see Rob Roy's cave. Pitlochry and Aberfeldy are so welcoming and we usually meet someone for a chat. On this occasion the guests who were next door to us were from Reading, and they were impressed with their stay, accommodation and what they saw. They questioned me about having another holiday there in better weather.

Review No: 226 by Mr & Mrs Cree who stayed here on 18/12/2014 Language Flag

I Can understand why loch Rannoch Highland Club is such a favourite. We have been several times and are impressed with the whole set up, service friendliness & of course the location is fantastic.

Review No: 227 by Mrs Williamson who stayed here on 22/11/2014 Language Flag

We had a fabulous week in Grouse Lodge and the most wonderful weather. Grouse is very comfortable, clean and modern with a Scottish twist, with superb uninterrupted views over Loch Rannoch. The free activities on offer are varied and expertly led. The local area has much to explore, and a week was nowhere near long enough. Every member of staff we met was extremely pleasant and helpful, and it was good to get insider knowledge! We saw red squirrels, deer, eagles, an everyday occurrence. We took the train from Rannoch to Mallaig, mind-blowing scenery. A previous reviewer mentioned that the nearby hotel is out of bounds to timesharers; we did not find this to be the case, and ate and drank there a couple of times. All in all, a fantastic break.

Review No: 228 by Mr Macdonald who stayed here on 13/11/2014 Language Flag

The unit was very well equipped, roomy and very clean. The views were stunning over the loch, lots of areas for walking our dogs. There is a shop in the village within walking distance and the hotel serves bar meals but was shut a few days through the week due to going late in the year. Will definitely be back. I agree with other reviews about the cost of the electric being high but because we were aware of this beforehand we were careful with the electric heaters and did not use the sauna.

Review No: 229 by Mrs James who stayed here on 08/11/2014 Language Flag

I have been to the LOCH RANNOCH HIGHLAND CLUB many times and it has been excellent but the lodge we were in this time was so nice the scenery was great from any window in the lodge you saw the Loch just great.The weather was not so good but it did not deter us from walking.Thanks again for a lovely holiday Agnes Mitchell

Review No: 230 by Dr & Dr Thomas who stayed here on 25/10/2014 Language Flag

Nice and remote location in the Scottish Highlands. Peaceful and tranquil. A car is essential. No local recreational facilities available eg pool, games etc. unlike at other resorts. Not part of the Macdonalds group and so the Macdonalds resort does not allow access to their facilities even for a price. The Macdonalds restaurant is also out of bounds as they have to cater for their own guests. Great views across the Loch Rannoch and good views and access to Scheihallion too. The Highland club organises a Clan night, Quiz night, Whisky tasting, Walks and Painting (subject to numbers and availability). Our 1-bed sleeps 4 apartment had a small bedroom with 2 bunk beds and a pull-down double bed in the living room. Could be cramped for some. There is Wifi . No O2 mobile reception. Heating, kitchen appliances and hot water are by electricity which is payable on departure, around £30-50 per week depending on usage. The train from Rannoch to Fort William / Mallaig was a good day- trip for the scenery. Use Scotrail if the Jacobite train is not running between Fort William and Mallaig.

Review No: 231 by Mr Hutchinson who stayed here on 25/10/2014 Language Flag

Had a lovely week. Fabulous views from lodge & loved the new updated lodge. This was our 6th visit to Rannoch & it won't be the last.

Review No: 232 by Mr Sturdy who stayed here on 24/10/2014 Language Flag

We had a really enjoyable holiday in the Highlands. Spectacular scenery and superb autumn colours. Apartment was comfortable well fitted out and, being at the top of the site, had clear views over Loch Rannoch. A bit of a struggle to move cases up the apartment though! Staff were great and they offered a programme of free activities (including a whisky tasting) covering most days. We booked this holiday to avoid losing weeks we had banked previously without any great expectations and were very agreeably surprised. We will return.

Review No: 233 by Mrs Ross who stayed here on 18/10/2014 Language Flag

We had very little to complain about apart from we found the oven/grill a little difficult to figure out even with the printed instructions. The only other criticism was the distance and amount of stairs from where our car had to be parked for loading and unloading. It is difficult to get round this as the site is built into high ground. If we visit again we will try to get accommodation at a lower level. We attended the Clan Night, Quiz Night and Whisky Tasting Night which were all excellent. The Clan Night was very informative and the two local guys had so much knowledge and made it so interesting the time just flew by. The Quiz Night was a lot of fun and it was the same crowd who were at the whisky tasting apart from a lovely American couple who joined us. The host was the same for both the Quiz and Whisky Tasting Nights and he too was excellent. Also have to add the Chippie Van who comes to the village on a Wednesday evening between 6.00 and 7.00 p.m. is well worth a visit. Food was excellent. This is the first time we have used a bonus week but I'm sure it will not be our last. Many thanks.

Review No: 234 by Mr Sturdy who stayed here on 17/10/2014 Language Flag

We had two weeks at this resort and I have just realised that my feedback for 24th actually relates to this week! Please read accordingly. We stayed in an apartment the first week (see feedback for 24th) and a studio apartment the second week. The studio was of reasonable size with good quality interior and a very comfortable pull down bed (Cameron House please note!). Both apartments had fully enclosed balconies with large sliding window at the front, which both increased the available space and gave a good variety of options to adapt to the weather while enjoying the view. A great idea.

Review No: 235 by Mr & Mrs Watkins who stayed here on 17/10/2014 Language Flag

We were very pleased with our 2 week stay at Loch Rannoch lodges. The apartment over looked the Loch with stunning views. The staff at reception were very friendly and helpful especially helping us with early access to the apartment and helping us to stay in the same apartment for our 2 week stay. The welcome meeting was helpful and we were pleasantly surprised not to be given a time share sales talk. It was nice to be informed about free activities available e.g. walks and quiz evening before giving the option to leave before time share was discussed. The apartment was clean and tidy and nicely furnished, heating is by electric heaters which you have to pay for. The kitchen had everything you could need from microwave, slow cooker, blender, pizza cutter and lemon squeezer. We would definitely recommend Loch Rannoch Highland Club and visit again.

Review No: 236 by Mr Adamson who stayed here on 16/10/2014 Language Flag

Had a lovely relaxing time,views brilliant,accommodation excellent

Review No: 237 by Mr Hide who stayed here on 04/10/2014 Language Flag

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in October. The weather was mixed but didn't prevent us from doing what we wanted. The unit was very spacious, extremely well equipped and clean with stunning views over Loch Rannoch whatever the weather. One downside was the fact that the hotel next door didn't seem very keen on serving food to non-residents and there is nowhere else to eat in the evening for miles around. Having said that, the kitchen is perfectly geared up for self catering and a van providing very good fish & chips visited the village on Wednesdays. The location is very remote but if you don't mind driving, its really not a problem.

Review No: 238 by Mr Heywood who stayed here on 02/10/2014 Language Flag

We enjoyed our stay. The only disadvantage was the very large number of steps to climb every time to access the apartment. I already knew that some apartments had a large number of steps but I did not know that this particular one was one of them, as this was an exchange to a site I had never been to before. Nevertheless we had a good time and visited several places of interest such as Pitlochry, the Dewar's Distillery at Aberfeldy, also to perhaps Scotland's most remote rail station Rannoch where the road ends and so by train to Fort William. There was not enough time to visit other places of interest, of which there are many in this area. On the whole we would recommend the place, but make sure you are good at climbing steps!

Review No: 239 by Mrs Lyons who stayed here on 27/09/2014 Language Flag

after a long journey we fond there to be around 80 steps to the front door and I have difficulty in walk - this was not mention! On opening the front door there was an overwhelming smell of damp! the lower floor was the bedroom and each one was very damp and cold. The central heating was electric radiators in each room And as there were only the two of us we only used bedroom and lounge area ones. When we were about to use either / or. The bedroom one as we got up til we had finish and about to go out. Th lounge during breakfast, off until we came back later in the day. Our view is based on our swap time share at langdale which is still high quality of say 9 out of ten and Loch Rannock on comparable scale was as low as two or three. If we had been much nearer home I think we would have turned round and gone home!! In your company circumstances you need a serious review this lodge and the set up as a whole before you advertise and further in the current review as it does not reflect the site at all. As there were only two of us the two or three minor electrical faults we did not report as unlike Langdale there was nothing in the lodge to indicate who did what and how to get hold of them Once outside the lodge we had a good holiday and will go back h to the area soon but certainly not here. And we would advise anybody who asks we would give a very negative view of the lodge BUT not of the area around it. As the first experience of you swap system we are not impressed. Sorry to have said all the above but we tell it as we experienced it.
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