Guest Comments

Every comment listed – but some guests do not leave comments as they come so regularly that they know – we know – that they just love the place 🙂


1st – 8th Jun 2024

Another amazing stay.  Wonderful home in the perfect setting.  Lovely hosts and a great Welcome Basket.  Highly recommend Tulchan Feast!

K C & Family

4th – 11th May 2024

Our first visit but for sure not the last!  Thanks a lot for the hospitality.  The house is truly beautiful with the most stunning views.  Thanks also for being such lovely hosts.  See you again soon 🙂

Den H Family

13th – 27th Apr 2024

Our annual Spring visit and just as enjoyable as ever, never tiring of the walking, the wildlife and the fishing around here.  Hope to be back for longer next year.

R & A S

30th Mar – 6th Apr 2024

Our second stay and just as lovely.  The wildlife is your own private film show and we never tire of it!  Loved kyaking on Loch Morlich.  Smarty Art in Grantown, Tubing up Cairngorm Mountain, Ice Skating and ‘Chilling’ to name but a few.  Fabulous welcome, brilliant Welcome Basket and a beautiful home from home.

L J & Family

23rd – 30th Mar 2024

Our second visit to Lochan Lodge and just as wonderful as the first time.  Steph and Bill have once again made us very welcome in so many ways  (incl the lovely basket of goodies).  Thanks to Alex for the delicious eggs!  Fabulous views, unrivalled anywhere else and amazing wildlife – including the stoat in his winter coat.  All three generations can’t wait to come back again.

H Family

24th Feb – 2nd Mar 2024

Thanks to Steph, Bill & Alex for another great week.  Lovely welcome.  Well presented cottage.  Weather good with some lovely walks & some great meals out.  See you next year 🙂

K & S S


25th Jul – 5th Aug 2023

Thank you for another amazing Holiday!.  We truly loved the wildlife as well as the peace and quiet.  We have made so many wonderful memories.  We were lucky to see Ospreys, Stoats, deer and an abundance of other wildlife.

D, J, C, M, B, L A

24th Jun – 8th Jul 2023

Another fantastic stay.  Thank you.

B,J & G W

27th May – 3rd Jun 2023

Another fantastic week at Lochan Lodge

A & C F

20th – 27th May 2023

First time here …. and won’t be the last.  Thank You.  Just perfect!


6th- 13th May 2023

Thanks for another wonderful week.  House has everything needed ….. and more :-).  Wildlife and scenery spectacular, just wish Osprey came for dinner even more often.  Special mention for Alex’s eggs!

D,J & S O

1st – 15th Apr 2023

Once again a memorable holiday at Lochan Lodge with three generations of the family.  Grandchildren enjoyed catching the free-rising trout and watching the Osprey doing the same!  Hope to be back next year.

R & A S

25th Mar – 1st Apr 2023

Another fabulous week!  Simply love this house; its setting and everything there is to do in the area.

J & M

25th Feb – 4th Mar 2023

Another wonderful stay in this beautiful home.  Thank you Bill, Steph and Alex for your hospitality.  A fabulous week of walking and bird watching.  The highlight of course was the Northern Lights on Sunday evening.  The perfect end to a perfect day.  Hope to be back next year.

S & K

18th – 25th Feb 2023

Have had a wonderful stay, the house is lovely, amazing views, lots of space and total peace!  I haven’t been anywhere so dark for ages [Ed – the skies!].  Visited Culloden, Clava Cairns, Fort George, sailed Loch Ness.  Pottery Painting in Grantown was fab!  Hope to visit again.  Thank You!

L, M, D, K, L & R

11th – 18th Feb 2023

An amazing and restful stay.  Walks through the forest and up mountains and then returning to sit in the hot tub under the stars.  It’s no surprise that so many of your guests come back year after year.  Thank you for being such fantastic hosts.  See you again.

M, T, S, & A

22nd – 27th Jan 2023

Third time we are here.  It is still ‘home from home’ here at Lochan Lodge !!!  Thanks for the hospitality and we hope we can come back 🙂

D, M, A, N (Be and N)

1st – 6th Jan 2023

Lovely New Year’s celebration at Lochan Lodge.  Loved the Welcome Pack with home made bread and jam :-).  So well equipped and every comfort to make this such an enjoyable stay.  We will be back.



1st – 8th Oct 2022

Another superb stay at Lochan Lodge.  Thanks for all the wildlife, especially the Hare, bats and stoat.  For the record bats were: Common Pipistrelle, Soprano Pipistrelle and Brown Long-eared.

D & L (8th visit to LL!!)

23rd – 30th Sept 2022

A big thank you to Bill, Steph & Alex for a truly wonderful week.  The wonderful scenery and wildlife, despite the rain we have thoroughly enjoyed spending the time here.  Silence scenery, great hosts and those Guinea Fowl!  So funny!

J & C

27th Aug – 1st Sept 2022

Thank you Bill, Steph and Alex.  A fantastic stay as always.  Highlights this time included paddle-boarding on the Lochan, swimming in shorts in there too!  Kids loved a day out at Landmark.  BBQs in the sunshire and of course the occasional whisky.  See you all again soon.

M, J, R, S & J

13th – 27th Aug 2022

Whether it’s an energetic hike or bike ride or just a book and coffee (with cake from KJ’s Bothy Bakery), admiring the views, Lochan Lodge is the perfect spot!  We have had an amazing fortnight (our second stay) with the added bonus this time of clay pigeon shooting and a gin tour and some spectacular wild swimming locations.  The wildlife kept us entertained again and we’ve grown very fond of the Guinea Fowl!  Thank you Bill, Steph and Alex for the warm (unlike the Lochan!) welcome (& wonderful basket of goodies) – we look forward to seeing you all again.

R, R & J

25th Jun – 9th Jul 2022

Another wonderful holiday at Lochan Lodge.  We truly love the abundance of wildlife right on your doorstep and the superb views of the mountains; the changeable weather with magnificant rainbows.  Thank you Bill, Steph and Alex for always making us feel so welcome.

J, D, C & J

11th -25th Jun 2022

Another superb fortnight.  Osprey fishing in the Lochan, calves, Oyster catcher chicks.  Stoat activity fantastic in the sunshine.  But the final word has to go to the Guinea Fowl chicks that arrived just before we had to leave – very cute!  Thanks to Bill, Steph and Alex as always.  Looking at dates for next year!

B, J & G

28th May – 4th Jun 2022

Thank you for a wonderful holiday and your kind hospitality.  The ‘Lodge’ was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  A special “thank you” to Bill for showing ‘O’ how to catch a trout!

S, E and Family

21st – 28th May 2022

We loved staying here accompanied with all the farm animals and birds.  Thank you for the welcome you gave us!  I loved the Guinea Fowl very much!

T, J, M & M (Netherlands)

7th – 14th May 2022

A great week with excellent hospitality in beautiful and peaceful surroundings.  We enjoyed everything!

B & I

9th – 16th Apr 2022

Another excellent holiday.  Enjoyed watching all the wildlife.  Grandchildren especially enjoyed Landmark and the Games Room!  Plenty of walking and caught one 11/2 lb brown trout in good condition from Loachan.

A & R

2nd – 9th Apr 2022

Thank you!  We had an amazing holiday with some great days out …. but even better days in! We loved going on the walks around the house and we really enjoyed the weather and surroundings.

Chikdren of B family

26th Mar – 2nd Apr 2022

Our fifth visit!!  Lochan Lodge continues to be our fabourite place to escape to on holiday in Scotland.  Peaceful, comfortable, relaxing.  We see something new each time we visit and will keep coming back.  Thank you!

J, M

26th Feb – 5th Mar 2022

Walking through the front door was like coming home.  Thank you yet again for another warm welcome.  We had a lovely week of fine weather and the great walks at Loch an Eilean and Loch Garton and Rothiemurchus.  Love all the birdlife around Lochan Lodge.  Can’t wait to return.

S & K

12th – 19th Feb 2022

What a super week we have had in a fantastic location.  In spite of the weather we managed walks, climb a Munro, visit Fort George, go to Treezone (never before in snow!) and take in the hot tub which was great.  And the mad girls even kayaking in their swimsuits!!  Thank you for looking after us so well, including the wonderful welcome basket.

H Family

23rd Jan – 5th Feb 2022

Thank you once again for a nice warm welcome and stay.  Shame storm Malik wrecked a few things.  My brother and his wife thoroughly enjoyed their visit.  With the arrival of snow it is time to return south but we will be back.

A & S K


19th Dec 2021 – 8th Jan 2022

Thank you Bill, Steph & Alex for making us feel so welcome & for all the lovely treats.  It is with heavy hearts that we have to leave the Highlands & return back to normality.  Three weeks have whizzed past and we’ve enjoyed every minute.  Can’t wait to return again!!

D, J, B, C & J

30th Oct – 6th Nov 2021

Despite all the heavy rain we have had a wonderful relaxing time.  The best bits were the comfortable Lodge and the wonderful views from the Lounge as we watched dawn approaching.

A & S

23rd – 30th Oct 2021

Thank you for letting us share your beautiful cottage and facilities with us.  we have had a wonderful week’s stay with you.  The children have had a fun time exploring the farm, animals, loch and hot tub :-).  We have had an amazing trip and hope to return xx

D Family

16th – 23rd Oct 2021

Very comfortable Lodge.  Hot Tub an added bonus.  Plenty of room for 6 adults to spread out.  Upper level Games Room well used :-).  Hope to return.

A, D & F etc

28th Aug – 18th Sept 2021

What more can I say that I’ve not said before?  We have really enjoyed our 3rd visit here and the three weeks have just flown by.  We have been very lucky with the weather which has been dry, warm and sunny on most days.  Thank you Steph for the lovely bread and welcome pack, and thank you Alex for the eggs!  It has been wonderful to catch up with all your news and we’re so pleased that COVID restrictions allowed us to come here and enjoy a great relaxing holiday in such wonderful surroundings.  Who needs to go abroad when you can come to a place as stunning as this one …..?  We’ve enjoyed lots of fabulous walks and can’t wait to return next year, or the next, or the next …….!

N, P & C

21st – 28th Aug 2021

We have had a fabulous week.  You were wonderful hosts and we have really enjoyed staying in your beautiful Lodge.  The views were breathtaking and I will miss waking up to them each morning.  The Welcome basket was brilliant and filled with everything we enjoy.  The bread and jam were delicious!  Thanks Steph.  Also thanks to Alex for the eggs.  They were lovely.  Thanks to you all for being so thoughtful and providing everything we needed.  It was very much appreciated.  We have made some lovely memories.

C, R, R & T

14th – 21st Aug 2021

What a brilliant week we have had in a fantastic location.  The scenery and abundance of wildlife is absolutely second to none.  We could easily stay another week!  Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property with us.  (Ed – second guest) Totally agree it’s been a wonderful week and you have been the perfect hosts – nothing is too much trouble as you welcomed us to this beautiful place.

K, K, E, M, S & A

7th – 14th Aug 2021

Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday and letting us stay here 2 times.  We’d love to come back …. (Ed – written by small children in group)

S, G, O, E, E & L

24th – 31st Jul 2021

Wow! Wow! Wow!  Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Lodge with such amazing views, wildlife and such knowlegeable and friendly owners.  A huge thanks to Alex for the eggs and showing us his beautiful hens and cockerel and “Tony” the Turkey.  Please look after “Dingwall” (sheep) and give him “fusses” from me.  A week has felt like a lifetime but we wish we could stay longer.  We have to return soon and will spread the word!!

D, S, C, M & A

10th – 24th Jul 2021

Fabulous stay again!  Weather fantastic, welcome fantastic and C enjoyed his time on the farm.  Relaxation was in order alongside a special holiday home.  Thank you – see you all again.

Y, B, R, C, C & T

25th June – 10th Jul 2021

Bill, Steph & Alex – Thank you for yet another wonderful holiday.  Lochan Lodge is truly a wonderful place to stay with an abundance of wildlife, spectacular views.  A magical place to create memories.  Thank you again for the very kind welcome basket!  See you all again very soon.

D, J, B, C & J

12th – 19th June 2021

Thank you once again for a superb holiday.  Luxury accommodation, wonderful scenery, wldlife, good weather and salmon & trout from the Spey and Lochan.  Trying to work out when we can come again next year!

A, R & family

5th – 12th June 2021

Another wonderful week.  So quiet – even with the noisy wildlife!  Alex’s eggs are amazing.  Thank you for an enjoyable week again.

D, J & S

29th May – 5th June 2021

Fantastic weather, superb wildlife for a wonderful week’s break.  Thank you for the super hospitality – as ever.  Already thinking of planning the next visit ….

J & B

15th – 22nd May 2021

Wonderful relaxing place – A tonic as we come out of ‘lockdown’.  6 fuine fish all on slow retrieve lures (orange & black and blue & black).  Great photos of Highland cattle which might find their way into a painting.  The Lodge is well equipped and very relaxing.  Enjoyed walks through the pine trees.  Love your eggs Alex!

M & M

1st – 8th May 2021

Our 4th visit!!  And, the perfect tonic after COVID Lockdown.  Another perfect week – even with the ‘wintry’ weather!  It all added to the beauty of the surroundings.  Many thanks to Steph, Bill & Alex for making us so welcome.  We’ll be back!!

J & M