Woodlands is a fantastic base for climbers, walkers and tourers. Apart from the multitude of Munros in Glenshiel itself, many other mountain ranges are reachable from Woodlands - the Cuillen hills, Knoydart, Glenelg, Torridon, the Ben Nevis range and Glen Affric. In addition, Glencoe is less than two hours away. For those who prefer to not go to such heights, there are countless mid and low level walks. Ramble through forests and isolated glens, wander alongside tumbling burns and cascading waterfalls, stroll along the banks of tranquil mountain lochs, or explore the miles of coastline the North West is famous for - all virtually on the doorstep!
Woodlands is also extremely well-placed for touring the Highlands and Islands. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Applecross (made famous by Monte Hall's documentary series) accessed via the highest road in Scotland or take a cruise along Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle.
Closer to home there is the dramatic Eilean Donan Castle, the glorious Glenelg peninsular, the delightful Plockton or you may fancy going over the sea to Skye. Take a seal trip, sail in a glass-bottomed boat, go boating, pony trekking, mackarel fishing or just relax in the house and enjoy the views.
As mentioned before, children love Woodlands. Apart from pool, table football, basketball and many board games, there is half an acre for them to run around in plus woodland to explore behind the house (please note that small children will need supervising as one third of the garden is steep and a small spring flows down the hillside). When they are finally tired at the end of a hard day's playing, there is a TV, Video and DVD player. Lastly, the 12-seater dining table attracts adults like moths to a flame and the huge lounge is perfect for socialising. Families scattered to the four corners of the earth have reunited under Woodlands' welcoming roof.
THESE ARE THE SOME COMMENTS TAKEN FROM THE VISITORS' BOOK:
*Fantastic accommodation, beautiful scenery. Excellent!
*Wonderful location. Another fantastic week at Woodlands. Relaxed in a brilliant house. Looking forward to next visit.
*Excellent week, great house, great location.
*I had the most wonderful time and I'm pretty sure that goes for everyone else too. Lovely cottage, gorgeous surroundings... I'll be back.
*Fabulous house - ideal for 2 families in gorgeous location.
*Thank you. Fantastic. We'll be back hopefully in summer to get some climbing done.
*Quite brilliant new year. The magnificence of the area can only be appreciated by those who have stood in it.
*Great place - love to come again.
*Great house, great weather, great walks, nearly bagged 3 Munros! A good selection of restaurants nearby. Trip to Applecross a bit hair-raising. Snow so deep on top of Sgurr an Airgid dog had to be put in rucksack for final ascent.
*A little piece of heaven in GODS country.
*Had a wonderful time in your lovely house. Enjoyed walking, spotting porpoise, birds and deer. Fabulous.
*Lovely place - bagged a few Munros.
*Not every day one hangs out washing or looks out of the window in such beautiful surroundings. A lovely stay.
*A perfect setting for a 50th birthday.
*Although it rained heavily for the first few days it certainly didn't dampen our time here. Scenery was awesome!!! House was large and comfy. Kitchen was a bit rustic by hey that's the way we like it, well equipped. Kids had a fantastic time and are already nagging us to bring them back. A big thank you.