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An immaculately and unique 18th century detached gate lodge full of character and charm, superbly located in almost an acre of garden nestled on the shores of Loch Fyne. The cottage is surrounded by forest walks & cycle tracks. The beach is only a few minutes walk. The River Douglas is set aside this cottage to give the whole place a peaceful and tranquil feel. Superbly renovated and extended to retain many of the original features including the hand cut floorboards, fireplaces and stone walls.
The cottage is set over two floors. The first floor has a delightful contemporary master bedroom with en-suite facilities including an massage shower for relaxing in after exploring the wonders of Argyll. Two further contemporary ground floor bedrooms, a luxurious ground floor bathroom, a living room with an inviting woodburning stove, an elegant dinning room for entertaining and well-equipped modern kitchen. A large deck overlooks the River Douglas with patio table and chairs for alfresco dining.
Inveraray the traditional county town of Argyll and ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll is only three miles away. The town and local district boasts several award winning restaurants and pubs. Inveraray is the gateway to Argyll and offers access to national parks, mountains, glorious gardens and beautiful islands. There is a massive choice of historic sites including castles and monuments. Take to the seas for breath-taking seascapes and marine life including porpoises and dolphins. You can even visit Inveraray's famous Whisky Shop and taste our national drink.
Heated front entrance porch with views of the bridge over the River Douglas, fields and forrest.
Original wooden floor in hall, carpeted stairs, period lighting in the hall and down-lighters in the staircase. Hall mirror & coat hanger.
Views of field and forest from the large bay window. Original wooden floor, floor rug, dimmer controlled period lighting, large log burning stove with logs provided, sofa and chairs, coffee table, TV, DVD, sky, broadband internet, selection of DVD's and books.
Views of field and forest from the large bay window. Original wooden floor, dimmer controlled period wall & ceiling lighting, feature wall, fireplace, dinning table and chairs for six, welsh dresser, selection of board games and books.
Views of the garden and deck from two large windows. Fitted kitchen, range type electric stove, washing machine, dish washer, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, pots & pans, crockery & utensils.
Egyptian cotton bath & hand towels, tiled floor, down-lighters, large bath, power shower with overhead rain head & multi function hand shower, thermostatic valves for precise temperature control, WC, handbasin and linen basket.
Egyptian cotton sheets and anti allergy duvet & pillows, views of the garden from two large windows. Carpeted floor, down-lighters, double bed, full length mirror, fitted wardrobes & touch controlled bedside lamps.
Egyptian cotton sheets and anti allergy duvet & pillows, views of the garden from two large windows. Carpeted floor, down-lighters, twin beds, full length mirror, touch controlled bedside lamps, small walk-in wardrobe & sideboard.
Egyptian cotton sheets and anti allergy duvet & pillows, view of the large garden and the river Douglas. Carpeted floor, down-lighters, king sized bed, memory foam mattress with cooler sheet, large walk in mirrored wardrobe, wall mounted TV, DVD & Sky.
Egyptian cotton bath & hand towels, tiled floor, down-lighters, glass mirrored shower cabinet with overhead rain shower, 3 adjustable massage body jets, multi function hand shower and built in fold up seat, thermostatic valves for precise temperature control, WC & handbasin.
Actually its a huge deck accessed from the kitchen, two wall lights, large wooden patio table and six chairs, planters with herbs & trellis on side.
The garden has the River Douglas to one side which is unfenced. Supervision will be needed at all times with small children or vulnerable adults. An outside clothes dryer is provided to the side of the deck. The garden has several areas of bark and decorative stone, lawn, shrubs and trees as well as an extensive wild flower area which extends to almost an acre.
The stone built boiler house can be used to store bikes or other large items. It is a locked building immediately to the rear of the house. The barbecue and grilling utensils are stored here.
The car-park is to the rear of the house and is accessed via a large gate. There is room for a number of vehicles.
The house is situated in Argyll on Scotland beautiful west coast, three miles south of Inveraray on the A83 and only 1.5 hours from Glasgow.
If traveling from the Inveraray direction, Douglas Lodge is only a few minutes from the town of Inveraray. You will pass the signs on the A83 for Argyll Adventure and the Argyll Caravan Park. You will then pass a bus shelter on the left hand side where there is an entrance to the caravan park.
Take this entrance and fork right immediately away from the caravan park. There is a small sign post and arrow at this entrance for Douglas Lodge. Follow the single track road across the bridge and Douglas Lodge is clearly visible on the left. The car park entrance is just before you reach the Lodge.
Scottish City Link provides a regular bus service from Glasgow to Campbeltown via Inveraray service number 926.
The closest airport is Glasgow International. It is 58 miles to the south east and an estimated 1.5 hour car drive. Flights from London only take 1 hour and 10 minutes. Car hire is available at the airport and can be booked in advance. Click if you need car hire from Glasgow Airport.
Take the A82 North along Loch Lomond to Tarbert and then take the A83 round the head of Loch Fyne to Inveraray. Allow one and a half hours. Use the directions option in the Google Map above for turn by turn directions.
Take the A85 North to Connel, Taynuilt and Loch Awe. Turn Right onto the A819 to Inveraray. Allow about one hour.
Please take the time to read this information so that you are best prepared for your holiday at Douglas Lodge. It contains details of the available facilities and possible restrictions you may encounter at the cottage. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Deposit: When a reservation is made via the reservation form on the Douglas Lodge website, the Guest has 5 days from the day they receive the reservation confirmation, in which to make a payment to secure the Lodge. Last Minute holidays which commence in the next 14 days are required to pay in full by credit card online or call 01499 302611 with your card details. This then becomes a “Booking”.
If a Booking is made eight weeks or more before the Holiday is due to start, a deposit of one-third of the rent is payable immediately by cheque made payable to John Patrick and sent to Dalchenna Farm Inveraray Argyll PA32 8XT, online at our website using your credit card or calling us with your card details or by bank transfer, the account details for payment are on the reservation confirmation. If a Booking is made less than eight weeks before the start of the Holiday, the full rent must be paid at the time of booking. Should we not accept or reject a booking request, the rent paid by the Guest will be refunded immediately.
Final Payment: Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the price for the Holiday shall be the rent for the property as set out on the Douglas Lodge website at the time of the booking.
Subject to a cancellation, as soon as the booking is confirmed by us, the Guest is liable for payment of the balance of the rent. The rent is payable to John Patrick eight weeks before the start of the Holiday (the “Due Date”) and non-payment by the Due Date will be treated as a cancellation. If payment is not received by the Due Date, then the Guest will lose their booking and the deposit will be forfeit. The Due Date will be set out on your Reservation Confirmation.
Method of Payment: Payments may be made by credit card, cheque or bank transfer. Cheques should be made payable to John Patrick and sent to Dalchenna Farm, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XT. Post-dated cheques are not acceptable. All payments made by credit card will be subject to a non-refundable 2% surcharge. Card payments can be made online at the Douglas Lodge website or over the phone, call 01499 302611. Bank details for bank transfers are contained on the Reservation Confirmation. Any charges levied by our bank for handling returned cheques or any other payment irregularities will be passed on to the Guest, by way of a deduction from the security deposit.
Security Deposit: A security deposit of £100 is added for payment with the Final Payment towards the Holiday. The whole amount of the Security Deposit, or the balance after any deduction will be refunded to you within 14 days following the end of the Holiday. We will deduct from the Security Deposit the cost of remedying any breach of Guest’s Obligations. Please note that damages and losses are not limited to the security deposit and any costs in excess of this amount will be invoiced and payable in full within 14 days.
Cancellation: A booking can only be cancelled prior to the start of the Holiday. A Guest who wishes to cancel the Holiday must notify John or Dilla in writing within seven days of them becoming aware that they cannot take up the Holiday, (“Cancellation Notice”). If a Cancellation Notice is received eight weeks or more before the Holiday is due to start, the balance of the rental will be cancelled. If cancellation is made less than eight weeks before the start of the holiday, the balance is payable in full. There is also an administration charge of £50 for cancellations. In the event of a cancellation, the Owner will use their best endeavors to secure another booking in the same property for the same week. If this is achieved, all monies paid for this replacement booking, less the £50.00 administration charge, will be refunded. If due to any occurrence beyond the control of the owner, the accommodation is unavailable as booked e.g. fire, flood etc, all monies paid will be refunded in full but there will be no further liability towards the owner.
Changing a Booking: The dates of the Holiday may be changed at our discretion, providing Douglas Lodge is available for the new dates, we reserve the right to charge the same price for the new dates as that charged for the original booking. The owner reserves the right to make an administration charge.
Problems: Inevitably, problems can sometimes occur at Douglas Lodge. We know you may not want to be disturbed when on holiday, but if we know of the problem we can often resolve them quickly, or provide an alternative solutions which mean that your holiday can continue without any further concern. A contact number will be supplied with your booking confirmation, please call us if something is not right. We would welcome the opportunity to put matters right during the Holiday rather than hearing or reading about it later. Douglas Lodge is a wonderful holiday location and it is our intention that you leave with only positive memories, even if one of them is how quickly and efficiently and well we dealt with your problem.
Arrivals: You can arrive anytime after 4pm. Directions to Douglas Lodge will be sent to you with your booking confirmation and is also available on the website.
Departures: You must vacate the cottage by 10am to enable cleaners sufficient time to prepare for the next guests. Please do not move furniture as this can cause damage both to the furniture and to the property. Please leave the property as you found it.
Families and children: We recommend the supervision of children and vulnerable adults in garden due to proximity of the River Douglas which is set aside the garden.
Douglas Lodge has a travel cot and high chair provided free of charge, please let us know if needed when completing the booking form. You are required to provide your own cot bedding as well as rubber under-sheets for young children using the beds Linen is not available for the cot. A cot can only be occupied by a child 2 years or younger.
Visitors with disabilities: Please inquire at the time of booking if any member(s) of your party is disabled to determine the suitability of Douglas Lodge.
Pets: Up to two dogs are welcome at Douglas Lodge. They must be kept under control, exercised off the premises and not allowed on furniture or in the bedrooms. Under no circumstances should a pet be left unaccompanied within the property as this can result in considerable damage and cause distress to the dog. There is no additional charge per dog for any length of holiday, however if additional cleaning is required then this will be deducted from Guest’s security deposit. All dog mess must be removed from the property by the Guest prior to departure.
Linen: Bed linen is changed between Holidays and a change of linen is provided weekly during Holidays. There is no additional cost for linen or the weekly linen change. All beds will be made prior to your arrival. Towels are included.
Heating and lighting: Electricity and the central heating is included in the price.
Fire Wood: Douglas lodge has full central heating and a wood burning stove for ambience in the living room, the fire will be laid for your arrival in the event you want to use it. We will provide enough wood to get you started, additional wood is available for purchase from the local store in Inveraray.
Digital television: Douglas lodge has two large flatscreen freesat Sky TV’s.
Communication / WIFI: Douglas Lodge has broadband wireless internet. There is not a telephone in the Lodge but most cell phones work somewhere on the property but may require a visit to a window or the garden depending on provider. There is a pay phone in the caravan park a few minutes walk away.
No smoking: Douglas Lodge is non-smoking building. There is an ash can on the decking by the back door.
Access: Off road secure parking is provided to the rear of the cottage for up to four cars or more. The back door is twenty meters or so from the car park. There is 20mm crushed rock chips in the car park and access paths to the cottage which can be heavy going for some wheelchairs. If you are concerned about access, please check with us prior to booking.
Bicycles / Walking: There is extensive forest tracks to the side of Douglas Lodge with little traffic for cycling and walking. Please leave your muddy walking boots, bikes and outdoor clothing in the secure boiler room behind the lodge. If you take bicycles on holiday, please do not take them into the cottage.
Decking/ Garden: The decking is extensive with a patio table and six chairs. A traditional large barbecue is stored in the boiler room to the rear of the house. The garden is a mixture of formal and wild flower extending to almost one acre.
Barbecues: A large portable barbecue is provided for your use and stored in the boiler room to the rear of the lodge. You will need to supply your own coals but these can purchased in Inveraray. For your safety please do not use on the decking. There is a safe stone chipped area to the side of the decking which is ideal.
Rural surroundings and wildlife: Although only a few minutes drive from Inveraray, Douglas Lodge is located in a quite rural surroundings and the garden is often visited by wildlife including deer, red squirrels and many types of birds. Please observe the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. A copy is available in the welcome pack at Douglas Lodge or here online.
Fire / Smoke alarms: Smoke alarms are fitted in the house and checked on each changeover day. The smoke alarms will start to beep to indicate that the batteries are failing. Please contact the owner on 01499 302611 and we will change the batteries immediately for you. A fire extinguishers and blanket is provided in the kitchen.
Christmas / New Year: We provide a few decorations, a tree and lights unless specifically asked not to do so. If you do decide to take your own decorations, please ensure that you do not use tape or pins that would mark the walls or woodwork in any way.
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There are many well established walks within Mid-Argyll. A good selection of walks to keep you busy are listed here with full descriptions and photos. There is also many miles of well maintained forestry track available right from the front door of Douglas Lodge. You can choose routes from 20 minutes to a full day. A detailed map of the forest routes is available in the Lodge.
The area is ideal for road and off-road cycling. Perhaps the Loch Awe Loop at 80 miles for the dedicated road racer. There is also many miles of well maintained forestry track available right from the front door of Douglas Lodge. A detailed map of the forest routes is available in the Lodge. Bikes can be stored in the secure Boiler Room at the rear of the Lodge.
There are many Munros to be bagged in the area, and the Arrochar Alps at the head of Loch Long is only a short drive away and includes the Munros (over 3000 ft) of Beinn Ime, Beinn Vorlich, Beinn Namain, Beinn Vane and Beinn Arthur, or what about ‘The Cobbler’ and Beinn Luibhean, both Corbetts (2500 – 3500 ft).
Glencoe and Glen Etive a 90 minute drive boasts 26 Munros, including Bidean Nam Bian, Beinn Cruachan, Buchaille Etive Beag, Buachaille Etive Mor and the awesome ridge of Aonach Eagach.
Walkhighlands offers a detailed, independently-researched guide to the ascent of every Munro, including full route descriptions, stunning photography, Ordnance Survey mapping at 1:25 000, route downloads for your GPS, Gaelic pronunciation podcasts for all the hills, 3D fly-throughs and much more.
Fishing-Argyll state that the Argyll coastline is larger than that of France, with many sea lochs penetrating far inland and with hundreds of islands, large and small, it has to be one of the most picturesque areas in the world. And amidst this beautiful backdrop some fine fishing can be found. Fresh water fishing is available on Loch Awe, close to Inveraray. Loch Awe Boats, Ardbrecknish, has fishing tackle, hire and sale Tel: 07703 112422. Guide to fishing in Argyll.
Canoes, Row, motor and cabin boats for hire for fishing and family expeditions on Scotland's longest fresh water loch set in magnificent West Highland scenery, rich in history and wildlife with enchanting islands and ruined castles to explore. Loch Awe Boats, Ardbrecknish Tel: 07703 112422.
There is a dive centre next door to Douglas Lodge in the Argyll Caravan Park. Most facilities are available including air and boat launch of the slip.
Craignish Cruises offer guided whale / wildlife watching boat trips and private charters from Ardfern to Corryvreckan Whirlpool, Jura, Scarba and the Garvellach Islands on the purpose built 60 passenger catamaran Sea Leopard II. Tel 07747 023038.
Day Cruises from Oban with Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries sail to a variety of destinations. Tel. 01475 650100.
Seafari Adventures operate out of Oban. Tel. 01631 563122.
The Loch Fyne Hotel and Spa is a few minutes drive away and includes a 15m indoor pool, Jacuzzi overlooking the loch and a sauna and steam room. The Sonas Spa has 4 treatment rooms offering a range of spa therapies and beauty treatments including aromatherapy, european massage, reiki, hot stone massage, manicures and pedicures. Tel. 01499 302148. There is also a larger, public pool at Lochgilphead a 40 minute drive.
Argyll Adventure is only a short walk or drive from Douglas Lodge and provides horse riding, pony rides, paintballing, wall climbing, bungee trampolines, bouncy castle, laser blast and crossbow target shooting. Hours of fun for all the family. Phone 01499 302611.
There are 25 golf courses within Argyll & the Isles, many of them charming little 9-hole tracks, where green fees are left in an honesty box placed near the first tee and golf is played over moorland fairways that lead to little bunkerless greens. Others are set hard against the Atlantic Ocean on Scotland’s west coast, the Machrihanish Dunes shares breathtaking views and a majestic dunescape with the neighboring Machrihanish Golf Club, a world-top-100 course laid out in 1879 by Old Tom Morris himself.
There are many outstanding plants to be discovered including species rhododendrons, magnolias and fine specimens of conifer, some of which are the largest trees in Britain. There are in excess of 18 gardens to visit in Argyll including the National Trust's magnificent Crarae Gardens is only 8 miles away.
Inveraray Castle is the must see visitor attraction in Argyll, open from April to October. Although there are many castles in the area, few of them are occupied and most lie in ruins. List of historical attractions.
Ardkinglas House was completed in the autumn of 1907 and is generally considered to be the architect Sir Robert Lorimer’s masterpiece. It was built at a time when traditional materials were skillfully and creatively mastered by expert craftsmen but where a wealth of new technology could be incorporated into the design. The house remains practically unaltered and is a very popular location for TV dramas, film production and product launches.
There are many heritage sites in and around Inveraray Argyll. Inveraray Jail, Scotland's living 19th century prison, is open all year round.
Auchindrain Township, an open air museum, is an original West Highland Township, presenting a taste of what life was like for the Highlander in past centuries.
The Bell Tower of All Saints Episcopal Church, Inveraray. The striking outline of All Saints Bell Tower can be seen for miles along Loch Fyne, dominating the town of Inveraray. The bells have the second heaviest ring of 10 in the world! Great views of Inveraray from the top of the tower which is reached via 176 steps and a informative exhibition. Open July to Oct.
Kilmartin Glen is located between Oban and Lochgilphead, surrounding the village of Kilmartin, on the west of Scotland.
The area spans 5,000 years with a multitude of cairns, standing stones, carved rock, stone circles, forts and castles.
Kilmartin Glen is considered to have one of the most important concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland.
There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six mile radius of the village, with 150 of them being prehistoric. Monuments include standing stones, a henge monument, numerous cists, and a ‘linear cemetery’ comprising five burial cairns. Several of these, as well as many natural rocks, are decorated with cup and ring marks. The remains of the fortress of the Scots at Dunadd, a royal centre of Dal Riata, are located to the south of the glen, on the edge of the Moine Mhòr or Great Moss.
The Royal Burgh is all about great quality, freshly prepared fish and chips, pizzas, pastas and risottos served in nice surroundings or take away. This licensed Italian restaurant is set in the heart of the town offers lunch and dinner menus.
Main Street Inveraray Pa32 8TU Tel 01499 302323
Round by the pier in Inveraray hides a good Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant that provides take away. Phone your order and pick up 20 minutes later.
Quay Close Inveraray Argyll PA32 8XA Tel 01499 302142
The George has always had an enviable reputation for ambience, friendliness and its cuisine. With its original solid stone flagstoned floors and four roaring log and peat fires, the George is a lively haunt for both local characters and visitors alike with a wide choice of real ales, 100 malt whiskies and an extensive wine list. It deservedly earns its place in the good pub guide and the good beer guide. Busy during the season book ahead if possible.
Main St East Inveraray Argyll PA32 8TT Tel 01499 302111
Fresh seafood, fabulous wine and the fabulous views of Loch Fyne. The Clansman is a popular Argyll restaurant, and rightly so. Guests, locals and passers-by all come to savour our fresh seafood and locally grown produce - so be sure to book! Choose from table d'hôte or our 'Bistro in the restaurant' à la carte menu.
Inveraray Argyll PA32 8XTTel 01499 302980
Listed in the Good Food Guide every year since 1985, the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar serves the freshest of seafood from Loch Fyne along with local beef, lamb and venison.
Clachan Cairndow Argyll PA26 8BL Tel 01499 600236
A bit of a drive but well worth the effort. A place of superb food, friendly service and a warm Scottish welcome, the original 'but n ben' has been transformed into a quality restaurant exuding charm and character. Scotland restaurant of the year in 2009 also has a Michelin Bib Gourmand designation and the hairy bikers filmed a episode of their show here.
Kilberry, Argyll, PA29 6YD Tel 01880 770223
Creggans Inn boasts two dining options; MacPhunn’s Bar & Restaurant where you can enjoy an extensive bistro style menu which features fresh locally sourced produce. For an extra special dining experience this 2 AA Rosette Loch Fyne Dining Room is a must! The very best seasonal ingredients are carefully chosen and presented with precision and flair on the daily changing table d’hote menu.
Loch Fyne Strachur Argyll PA27 8BX Tel 01369 860279
The best in local produce from loch, river and glen, sourcing as much of our food as possible from local suppliers: langoustines creeled in the bay, Shona & Marys locally hand-dived scallops, Gigha halibut, locally stalked venison from Winston Churchill.
Strathlachlan Strachur Argyll PA27 8BU Tel 01369 860537
The Argyll Caravan Park is only a few minutes walk from Douglas Lodge. It has a small shop that sells newspapers and milk etc. There is also a small restuarant on the five star caravan park site.
Inveraray is only a few minutes drive away and has a good selection of shops. For general provisions the town has a butcher, Londis and a Co-Op. There are some excellent bargains to be had in highland dress, knitwear, giftware and speciality whiskies. Around Inveraray there is an amazing diversity of products which are designed, produced and manufactured in the area.
Argyll has a great range of culinary delights, from meat to seafood and Inveraray has its very own butcher to the side of Inveraray Jail offering seasonal produce and the famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar Shop at the head of the Loch offering the freshest shelf fish straight from our lochs and sea. You can stock up on freshly landed Scottish fish from the mobile fish van which is in Inveraray on a Tuesday at the pier.
Lochgilphead, Oban, Fort William and Dumbarton are larger towns which have shopping centres with all the major high street names represented including Tesco or Asda.
You will find an extensive range of cooking and serving utensils and dishes in the spacious kitchen, with plenty of storage space for your own food supplies. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and drier are supplied.
A cot is available for use for which we ask guests to supply their own child’s bedding.
There is a landscaped area to the rear of the house, equipped with 6 chairs and table. A shed provides storage for your bicycles. Here you will also find a barbeque and clothes drier.
This enclosed area at the rear of the house provides ample parking for 4 cars.
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Frequently asked questions
What is 'Let Starts' Day? Saturdays is the usual changeover day for Douglas Lodge.
What are Short Breaks? Short breaks are 3 nights or more. See the booking system for dates available. They are not normally available in peak season but if the property is not let short breaks may be offered on short notice. So please visit the site regularly or visit our FB page for regular updates.
Christmas and New Year Bookings The festive period is a very popular time to get away and experience a different style of celebration. These dates can be booked up to 1 year in advance for bookings of 7 nights or more.
Will I get a reminder to pay my balance? Yes, we will send you a reminder 7 days before your balance is due via email. Payments may be made by debit or credit card, cheque or electronic bank transfer. Cheques should be made payable to John Patrick and sent to Dalchenna Farm, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XT. Post-dated cheques are not acceptable. Debit card transactions are free of charge and all payments made by credit card will be subject to a non-refundable 2% surcharge. Card payments can be made online at the Douglas Lodge website or over the phone, call 01499 302611. Bank details for electronic bank transfers are contained on the Reservation Confirmation.
Will I get directions to Douglas Cottage? Detailed directions are on the website and we will send your directions on how to reach Douglas Lodge approximately 3 weeks before your holiday starts. If you have booked a last minute break (within 3 weeks) we will send this to you along with your confirmation invoice, as soon as the booking is paid in full.
How will I get the keys to my cottage? We will contact you approximately 3 weeks before your holiday starts with details of the four digit code required to gain access to the cottage. If you have booked a last minute break (within 3 weeks) we will send this to you along with your confirmation invoice.
What if I have a problem whilst on holiday? Inevitably, problems can sometimes occur at Douglas Lodge. When we send you the directions and key information, we will also provide you with a contact number to call in the unlikely event that you have a problem or concern whilst at Douglas Lodge. We are only a few minutes from the lodge and it is really important that you call us if you are unhappy about any aspect of lodge, as we want to have every opportunity to put things right or improve them for you.