About Strath Lodge Glencoe
Strath Lodge Glencoe is a large modern architecturally designed home set in a stunning mountain landscape. Natural materials combined with neutral and natural tones have been used to created a fabulous home that offers very comfortable, relaxing and friendly accommodation. A perfect location to enjoy the mountains and glens, with superb views from the windows of your room. We pride ourselves in our informal approach and like our guests to feel at home. We respect your privacy, but are on hand to help out where needed.
About Our Location
If you are looking to discover Glencoe and the majesty of the mountain landscape, then you’ll want to stay in Glencoe itself (rather than the surrounding area and villages). And this is where the location of Strath Lodge is just perfect as we are located in the heart of Glencoe between the bottom of the glen and just before entering the village.
It’s a superb quiet location surrounded by mountains all clearly visible from the house and the grounds.
Right from the house, you can see the Pap of Glencoe, Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (the end of the Aonach Eagach ridge), the dramatic west face of Aonach Dubh, the mighty peaks of Stob Coire nan lochan and Bidean nam Bian, along with the other peaks of Stob Coire nam Beith, Meall Mor and Am Meall. They all look down on the house in their imposing manner.
We are often asked by guests whether it is better to hire a car to travel to Glencoe (or indeed the Highlands in general), or use public transport. We always recommend all guests to hire a car, and in fact we think it absolutely essential to get the best out of your visit. Public transport does exist, but it mainly links the main cities and some villages.
Many of our recommended favourite and iconic places to visit, with the best scenic views, are not served by public transport at all. The remote nature of the Highlands means we do not get the same level of public transportation services you may expect in a city.
About Your Hosts
We are Dan and Ann, and we are enthusiastic about all things in the great outdoors from walking, trekking, mountaineering, cycling, canoeing, or just gazing out at the wonderful scenery.
We originally met whilst climbing in Argentina having previously climbed independently across many parts of the globe from the Himalaya to the Alps and the Andes.
Ann is originally from the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides and is a native Gaelic speaker. She can always help out with the pronunciation of mountain names that you gaze at on maps. Dan is originally from the West country and often attempts the pronunciations himself, only to be rapidly corrected by Ann!
For the avid hill walker and Munro bagger, Ann completed all of the Munros in 2003 and is a great source of information on the Scottish mountains. She has in fact nearly completed all of the Munros for a second time as Dan has managed a very large number of them too.
When you go on holiday, the majority of travellers want to get the most out of their precious time in an area, and this is where we excel. We have a deep and intimate knowledge of not only the immediate area, but also further afield across most parts of Scotland, and are more than happy to share our knowledge. So whether you are looking for walks, scenic drives, wildlife watching, or just plain old relaxation in a stunning landscape, then we’re more than willing to offer our advice.