Guestbook

2015

20 February - Another lovely time. Cottage was lovely, warm and comfortable. Scones were wonderful too!
Kirsten, Laura & Cathie, Edinburgh & Glasgow

6 April -  We enjoyed every second of our stay in this house. It is cosy with all the facilities needed to have a good stay. It is also located in a great place with great views and easily accessible to tourist attractions. Thank you for your great hospitality - we recommend this place to everyone and shall see you next year. PS. We want more scones and jam please - they were really delicious!
Amerit, Lila, Pramina & Panshat, London & Nepal

10 April - We had a wonderful stay in your lovely, warm, welcoming and cosy lodge. The views are out of this world. Thank you so much. Will be back again soon.
Morna, Whitehills, by Banff

10 April - What a wonderful place to stay - thank you for your warm welcome - and lovely scones and jam ! Will definitely be back - it's so good.
Heather, Torryburn, by Dunfermline 

18 April - Great location for the cottage. We had a great time.
Janet & family, Aberdeen

2 May - Constantly drawn to the window to the glorious view. And how we enjoyed your scones and jam - thank you.
Jim, Margaret & Anne, Perth & Kinross

9 May - Fabulous week as always. Thanks for everything and plan to see you next year.
Eunice & Rob, Nottinghamshire

15 May - Constantly drawn to the patio to watch the serene beauty of the landscape. Thanks. A real mystic place.
Ram & Pranati, Kentucky, USA

26 May - Thank you for the warm welcome and the lovely place to stay. We had a great time and would love to come back.
Mail, Yvonne & Loreena, Hannover, Germany

13 June - Great place, great views, great weather - had a GREAT time and will come back soon.
Mac & Jay, Inverurie
2014 

12 February - Love the accommodation, great views. Can't wait to come back.
Gail, Andrew, Ben & Ewan, Craford

11 April - Lovely views. Had a great time. Didn't see Nessie but the dolphins at Channonry Point made up for it.
Nicola, Jonathon & Alistair, Perthshire

19 April - Beautiful view and wonderful landscape. Lovely cottage, great host. We enjoyed the days here very much. Thank you.
Anika, Britta, Ines & Nina, Odenwald, Germany 

24 April - Fabulous cottage - home from home but with amazing views. Fantastic week was completed by a truly amazing display by the dolphins at Rosemarkie.
Lee, Peter, Von & Rob, Glasgow & Leicester

3 May - Beautiful view over Beauly. Still snow on the mountains but nice week weatherwise. Very central. Lots to do and thoroughly enjoyable and very peaceful.
Eva, Alastair & Mary, Peterhead

10 May - What a wonderful place to stay. Our best yet with stunning views and so comfy here. We have enjoyed every single moment and hope to return next year. Thank you Donnie and Jean for making it so special.
Trevor & Ruth, Cockshutt, Shropshire

17 May - We have enjoyed a great week in this comfortable cottage. A great base for exploring near and far. Thanks to Donnie and Jean for a warm welcome.
David & Joan, New Mills, Derbyshire

17 May - Ticks all the right boxes. Good central base for day trips. Hope we can come back soon.
Rob & Eunice, Nottinghamshire

24 May - Excellent, comfortable lodge, accessing all compass points. So much to see and do, whatever the weather. A walk from the lodge through Reelig woods a must - record breaking trees!
Tim & Alison, Farnham, Surrey

24 May - Lovely, clean and well equipped lodge. Fab views and perfect base for sightseeing. Will recommend to anyone and can't wait to come back.
Jane & Dave, Bristol

31 May - We've had a great week here, very comfortable. It's a great base for touring. Lovely view and lovely hosts. Thank you.
Jo & Shelly, Swanwick, Derbyshire

7 June - Thank you for such a warm welcome. A lovely, well equipped property in an ideal position for touring the Glens and the Black Isle. Also, try The Priory in Beauly for High Tea - excellent value for money.
John, Pauline, Pat & Tony - Thame, Oxfordshire

14 June - Thank you - it's been very comfortable. Beautiful area and beaches. Will be back. Day trip to Orkney well worth doing.
Ian & Linda, Deadham, Essex

21 June - Lovely, comfortable cottage. Ideal base to see all the sites. Had a most enjoyable week. Many thanks. Will recommend to family and friends.
Ian & Cherry, Livingston

21 June - We had a fantastic two weeks holiday. Fabulous Lodge, very nice weather, great hospitality. Thank you Donnie and Jean.
Denise & David 

28 June - Thank you. Perfect place for us. Great scones and jam! All perfect.
Scott, Angela, Josh & Stuart, Kelso 

19 July - Hosts charming and helpful as always - our second visit. Comfortable and well spec'd accommodation with views to die for.
Keith & Paula, Monmouthshire 

19 July - A fantastic week. Lodge is so comfortable and weather has been wonderful. Thanks for the scones and jam, and the raspberries were a treat. Thank you for the hospitality, and we'll be back.
John, Fiona & Laura, Hamilton

26 July - Donnie & Jean are wonderful hosts, welcoming and nothing too much trouble. The cottage has got everything and has become our second home following several visits.
The Hills family, East Yorkshire

2 August - Lovely 'home from home' and very comfortable. Stunning views with great local walks and scenery. Dolphin watching at Chanonry Point recommended.
The Goodrich gang, Sheffield

2 August - A wonderful week. Cottage is in a very peaceful setting with wonderful views and amazing local wildlife. Cottage has everything you need with a very comfortable bed - we love this place so much.
Geraldine & Craig, Macclesfield, Cheshire

9 August - A glorious stay. Rowan Lodge is so comfortable. Good weather and great scenery and such a warm Highland welcome.
Maxine, Sharon & Ena. Birmingham, Shropshire, and North Wales

16 August - Thank you once again Jean & Donnie for having us in your beautiful lodge. Great to be back in Inverness - see you again.
Sandra & Dave, Pershore, Worcestshire

16 August - A very relaxing week. Dolphins in the Firth, deer at Rothiemurcus (and on the Lodge's drive!). Stunning view, and lovely hosts. Thank you.
The Finch family, Droitwich Spa, Worcestshire

23 August - Excellent Lodge with amazing views. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciated the very warm welcome and the gorgeous scones and jam. We'll be back.
Malcolm & Lynn, Newcastle upon Tyne

30 August - We had a wonderful stay. A warm welcome. Great, clean and well equipped Lodge. Beautiful scenery and good weather helped things further. A very helpful and friendly host. This vacation will be etched in our memory forever. Thank you. Loved the scones and jam!
Naveen and family, Oxford

12 September - Had a great time - lovely weather, super cottage - hope to be back.
Gray family, Shetland & Dunbar 

13 September - A very comfortable and well presented house. Thank you for your hospitality and advice.
Robin, Chrissie & Ben, Louth, Lincolnshire

18 September -  Thank you for a lovely welcome - great views!
Mike, Laura & Brooke, Kirkwall

18 October - Lovely time and weather. Great cottage. We enjoyed our stay immensely.
Kirsten, Laura & Cathie, Edinburgh & Glasgow

31 October -  We had a wonderful time and loved the cottage a lot. The scones and jam were delicious! Thank you.
The Jouniaux family, Calais, France

15 November - We had a great time again - love this place - see you next year!
Sue & Alistair, Leicestershire


2013
 
5 April - What a find! Perfect trip, stunning location and thank you Donnie for being a great host - will be back.
Simon, Avril and Eliza, Cornwall 
 
5 April - A lovely stay, perfect views and location. We will be back.
Sam, Stacey and Oscar, Cornwall
 
20 May - Great host and fantastic location. Brilliant lodge. Very well done Donnie!
Vicki and Graham, North Uist
 
25 May - Super location - everything you could ever want
Lorna and Jimmy, Dumfries
 
1 June - Best holiday cottage yet. Stunning views and excellent weather. Our host was warm and welcoming making us feel at home - thanks.
Keth, Paula and David, Monmouth, Wales 
 
8 June - Wonderful time - all perfect - thank you!
Peter and Sabine, Dusseldorf, Germany
 
15 June - Another lovely stay - our fourth trip - thanks
Jo and Bryan, Manchester
 
29 June - Lovely, well equipped cottage with amazing views and in easy access of many interesting places to visit. Top marks to our hosts!
Puri family, New Delhi, India 
 
6 July - Second visit and another successful moth hunting week - thank you.
David, Suffolk
 
13 July - Loved the cottage. Fantastic weather - we even had days on the beach! Perfect location.
Michael, Laura and Amy, Glasgow
 
20 July - Nice views with a central location.
Timmer family, Holland
 
27 July - Beautiful setting. What sunsets! Enjoyed the woodland walks nearby and could not have asked for a better week of weather. Thanks
Andy, Glenda, Maya and Logan, Kirkwall, Orkney
 
3 August - Beautiful, central place. Had a great trip to the Highlands. Great host and all we needed was here.
Forst family, Mainz, Germany
 
10 August - Fantastic base to explore - loved Black Isle, Rosemarkie and Cromarty. Fort George well worth a visit and great "fish n chips" in Beauly! Thanks Donnie for a fantastic, comfortable and beautiful lodge which made for a tremendous time in Inverness.
Earl & Gill, Mick & Cara, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne
 
17 August - 2nd visit - cottage has everything we needed. Fruit, milk and scones on arrival a really thoughtful touch. Plan to come back every year! Thanks again Donnie and see you soon!
Hills family, Hessle, East Yorkshire 
 
23 August - We've had a lovely, relaxing stay, beautiful setting, great location to explore the area. Thank you.
Heather & Manuel, Worcester

14 September - Lovely welcome - the scones were very tasty! We have enjoyed our stay  - it is a great base to explore the area and wildlife. We would certainly like to come back again and would recommend this to our friends. 
Christine & Wayne, Newcastle upon Tyne

29 September - Made very welcome on arrival. Great place to stay. A lovely weeks holiday and cannot return soon enough. Many thanks.
Robyn and Chris, Bath

2 November - Fabulous cottage. Great place for touring the area. Thanks for making it welcoming.
Horner & Johnson families, Leeds & County Durham
   
 
  
2012
 
14 April - We had a fantastic week here in the Highlands.  The drive to Ullapool was a highlight. Great accommodation - thank you.
The Hartree family, Ickenham, Middlesex 
 
14 April - Thank you for a wonderful stay.  Beautiful house with amazing views.  We will definitely recommend to family and friends.
Sean, Jennifer and Robbie, Isle of Barra
 
28 April - Thank you for a really enjoyable week.  The welcome, scones, jam and fruit was much appreciated.  A lovely house - just perfect and we shall be back.
George and Heather, Peebles
 
19 May - Third visit and once again we have enjoyed our week and look forward to seeing the area again.  Thank you very much.
Jim and Heather, Bedfordshire
 
26 May - Perfect! Everything we could need in a cottage with the added extras of a wonderful view and glorious weather.  We have seen wonderful wildlife and birdlife, wilderness and tranquility - a perfect holiday.  Thank you.
Alan and Norma, Baldock
 
26 May - Smashing week with great weather.  Cottage very comfortable, clean and tidy.  Great views to wake up to and very relaxing.  Thank you.
Susan and George, Aboyne
 
9 June - Lovely Lodge, beautiful location!!  Thanks for making us so welcome, lovely scones!  We hope to return.
Ian and Janice, Monifieth
 
16 June - 3rd visit and still unbeatable!  A real home from home.  All aspects are 5 star from accommodation to location.  Unbeatable hospitality.  We will continue to recommend to friends - hope to return.
Lin and Richard, Poole
 
23 June - 3rd visit and met with usual warm , personal welcome - much appreciated! Hugely enjoyable week  - always new places to find and visit.  Many thanks to Donnie and Jean.
Jo and Bryan, Manchester
 
29 June - Highlight was the bats flying display just outside the front windows every night at dusk!  Also, the red kites on the Black Isle.
Iris and Garry, Nuneaton
 
30 June - Very comfortable, quiet and a lovely outlook.  We have enjoyed the wildlife and facilities. Thank you.
Rob and David, Norfolk and Suffolk
 
14 July - Another great week here in the Highlands with great accommodation and good friends. Thank you for your hospitality.
Sandra and Dave, Pershore
 
14 July - Wonderful relaxing week.  Thank you for everything - great hosts.
Anne, Inverness
 
21 July - Lovely!
John and Donna, Dundee
 
28 July - The cottage was very beautiful.  We are grateful for the hospitality and help shown to us. Thank you - we enjoyed our stay.
Katharina, Nathalie and David, Vienna, Austria
 
4 August - Thank you very much for 2 great weeks in your lovely cottage. We enjoyed it so much and the view is very beautiful.
Claudia and Andreas, Obersultzen, Germany
 
4 August - Fab stay! Thank you for a comfortable stay - home from home. Very well thought out cottage - everything you might need is here. Loved the scones and jam - very tasty!
Jill, Duncan, Katy and Iona, Aberdeen
 
11 August - Had a fab week. Hosts were lovely, cottage was beautiful and so were the views! Thank you.
Kevin and Doreen, Bishopbriggs
 
11 August - Thank you for an enjoyable stay - the lodge is perfect and the scones were fantastic! Thanks!
Ian, Julie, Adam and Shannon, Newcastle upon Tyne
 
18 August - Had a great week and you even managed good weather for us! Loved the scones and jam!
Marie and Steve, Harrow
 
18 August - very nice lodge and even beautiful weather - what more could you ask for? Had a lovely time.
Klas and Petra, Forshaga, Sweden
 
25 August - We had a lovely week. The weather was typically Scottish but this did not spoil the views. Thanks for the lovely scones and jam!
Dave and Ann, Livingstone
 
25 August - Very relaxing week helped by good weather. Accommodation superb. Visited Glen Affric - midges out in force  - beware!  Shame we have to go home!
Alison and Gordon, Ayr
 
1 September - Lovely cottage, good views across to Ben Wyvis, weather not so good but who cares!! Great base for touring and hope to be back - thanks. Scones brill !!!
Steve and Margaret, Arbroath 
 
8 September - Home from home and had a lovely week with weather not too bad.
Alistair, Ruth and Jean, Galashiels and Bolton
 
15 September - 4th visit . Always a lovely, clean cottage. Views are as stunning as ever with incredible skies one evening. The personal welcome is always appreciated. Thanks.
Lin and Richard, Poole
 
21 September - What a place!!!
The MacRaes, Fyvie 
 
21 September - Another superb stay. Donnie, the host with the most! We will be back, thanks.
Liz and Morgan, Turriff
 
26 September - A special thank you for all your wonderful hospitality. A very perfect place to stay, thanks.
Lin and Richard, Poole  
 
2011
 
7 January - Thank you for a wonderful stay.  Really enjoyed it and we will recommend you to our friends overseas.
Alexis and Mark, Qatar    
 
12 February - A 5* house, lovely welcome and thank you for the scones, jam and wine.  Will be back in July.
Liz and Morgan, New Deer, Aberdeenshire
 
18 February - We had a lovely time here - thanks.
Cath and Richard, Falkirk
 
9 April - Thank you for the warm welcome and all the small extra touches - the fresh bread was delicious!
Alf, Janet and Rebecca, Pitcaple, Aberdeenshire
 
9 April - Great accommodation, lovely break and we all enjoyed visiting well kent places.
Billy, Joan and Betty, Baillieston, Glasgow
 
19 May - A great holiday in very comfortable surroundings.  Thanks for all the extras!
Stella and Joyce, Aberdeen and Banff 
 
28 May - Second visit!  Lovely warm welcome. Weather not good but still had a restful holiday.
Jo and Bryan, Manchester
 
25 June - Have stayed in holiday properties across the UK for over 20 years, last 9 years in Scotland.  This is the best.  Wonderful welcome, superb base and a real home from home.  Would love to return and will recommend to friends.  Thank you - don't want to leave!
Lin and Richard, Poole
 
5 July - Many thanks for your first class hospitality and accommodation. Views spectacular and great weather.  We had a very relaxing and enjoyable week and hope to return.
Dave and Simone, Wemyss Bay
 
12 July - Had a really enjoyable stay in first class accommodation.
James, Steven and John - Glasgow and Greenock
 
16 July - Thank you for an excellent week as your accommodation was fresh, clean and very comfortable - thank you so much. We will be visiting and staying with you again - 5 stars!
Jonathon, Lisa and Austin, Kirriemuir 
 
17 July - Had a great time - loved the scones and jam! All the best.
The Stephen clan, Stonehaven 
 
23 July - Fabulous views, great accommodation. We have had a very relaxing week - thank you.
Edna and Robert, Bathgate 
 
30 July - Fantastic welcome, fantastic scones, cottage amazing with every need met but most importantly THE view - absolutely amazing! We will definitely be back every year!
The Good family, Hessle, East Yorkshire 
 
30 July - Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality. A wonderfully equipped lodge in a great location. Fantastic weather and scones with jam a real treat!
Adam, Sandra, Rhys and Tamara, Ballater
 
6 August - Lovely cottage and very welcoming - we will return.
Gordon, Morag, Rachel and Trudi, Coupar Angus
 
13 August - Thank you so much for making us so welcome. What wonderful accommodation with beautiful views. We'll be back!
Sandra and Dave, Pershore, Worcestershire
 
13 August - Thank you both for a wonderful week. Cottage was perfect - sorry we brought the rain with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Debbie, Gary, Amy, Molly and Niamh, Brackley, Northamptonshire
 
20 August - A great place to call home for a week, many great family adventures had during our stay, fab weather and a beautiful view. Tasty scones and jam too - thank you.
Hannah, Kieron and Asa, Greens Norton, Northamtonshire
 
20 August - All one could ask of a holiday home, with so many good tourist attractions in close proximity. Lovely stay and blissful views.
Dunlop/Bloomfield family, Glasgow, Caldingham and London
 
26 August - Thank you so much for your friendly welcome and warm hospitality. Your lodge is thoughtfully decorated and very comfortable; so much so that we felt at home immediately. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to seeing you again at the end of September.
Jim and Heather, Meppershall, Bedfordshire
 
2 September - Second visit and every bit as good as the first - thanks.
Ian and Alison, Kirriemuir
 
10 September - Thank you for a lovely stay - comfy accommodation, amazing views and excellent location. Loved the scones and plums!
Avril and Laine, York
 
10 September - Super place with lovely views.  Best cottage we have stayed in - seeing the deer made our week!
Janet, Sharon and Catherine, York
 
17 September - A beautiful lodge in a beautiful location. Some great days out  - especially Chanory Point.  Altogether, a very relaxing week - thank you.
Norman and Linda, Suffolk 
 
17 September - Second visit and once again a wonderful warm welcome.  Accommodation first class as usual with the wonderful views.  The whole package is perfect!  Unbeatable in our view - we will be back again.
Lin and Richard, Poole
 
31 September -  The accommodation was 5 star. Thank you for the scones and fruit bowl. The view was beautiful and we will definitely recommend this place to our friends.
The Ormesher family, Melbourne, Australia
 
1 October - Thank you once again for a lovely week. We look forward again to seeing you in the not too distant future.
Jim And Heather, Meppershall, Bedfordshire
 
8 October - We have had a wonderful week in this area. We enjoyed the house - especially the soft, clean beds, and the kindness of Mr MacDonald.
Rene, Mya, Kees and Bartje, Holland  
 
5 November - Lovely Lodge - thank you again; we had a fantastic week - see you again next year!
Sue, Alistair and Jill, Leicestershire
 
28 December Thank you for the welcome - the scones and jam were delicious. The accommodation was 1st class; views with snow topped hills were fantastic and we can't wait to come back.
Sam, Val and Darren, Golspie
 
2010
 
31 July - A fantastic, warm welcome, beautiful surroundings and superb accommodation. Thanks a million.
The Kennedy Gairs, Carluke
 
6 August - Fabulous views! A beautifully equipped and decorated cottage.  Every comfort thought of by very kind hosts.  A relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Lorraine and Martin, Widnes
 
7 August - A wonderful house - 5* - breathtaking views, wonderfully furnished.
The McCulloch family, Twechar
 
14 August - Fantastic welcome, views and accommodation.  Thank you and we will pass the word on about you to others.
The Hunter family, South Shields
 
14 August - We had a great week discovering a beautiful part of Scotland.  House was great and we will be recommending.  Thanks for your hospitality.
Chris, Wendy, Oliver and Ellis, Tarporley, Cheshire
 
21 August - Fabulous place in a fabulous location!
Nick, James and Mike, Cheshire
 
21 August - Cottage was well equipped with everything we needed and has amazing views - location was near perfect!  We had a great time and we also loved the freshly baked bread on arrival!  Thanks so much for your hospitality.
The Clements family and Millie, Oxford
 
28 August - 'Awesome cottage'. I had a great holiday; very friendly hosts.
Sarah Robertson-Gibbons, Ontario, Canada
 
4 September - Tranquil, scenic and a fantastic welcome!  Wonderful lodge and all the little extras just made it all the better.
The Reid family, Paisley
 
11 September - Beautifully appointed lodge.  Warm welcome, beautiful views - big skies and hooting owls - delightful!
Jo and Bryan, Manchester
 
11 September - A wonderful week.  Great location and very comfortable cottage - lots of thought and care has gone into it.  Also brilliant weather!
Bernard and Muriel, Oxfordshire   
 
18 September - A 5* lodge, very warm welcome and a beautiful escape from a busy and crazy London.  All the best and see you next time!
Bianca, Cornel, Lidia and Stefan, London 
 
24 September - Thank you for a lovely stay; it was most welcome after a wet day on site!
Maureen, Irania and Ally, Glasgow
 
2 October - A wonderful, relaxing week in Bonnie Scotland!  Rowan Lodge - a lovely place to come back to.  Thank you.
Jen, Jos,Youny and Lynley, London and Melbourne, Australia
 
9 October - Great place in a lovely location. Just perfect to unwind, relax and enjoy life at a slower pace.
Catherine, Jim and Georgie, Rutherglen and Dumbarton
 
6 November - Wonderful place, great views - everything you could wish for.  Beautiful places to visit - will come back again!
Sue and Alistair, Leicestershire
 
19 December - Thanks for a lovely stay in truly wonderful accommodation.
Rhona and Ewan, Fort William
 
19 December - Thank you very much for a wonderful evening.  We really enjoyed our stay in the comforts of Rowan Lodge.
Rachel and Ewan, Fort William  
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