Woodside Lodge

“Restored lodge and the warmest of Scottish welcomes” - AA Inspector



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The Lodge is very accessible from nearby main routes (and by boat), though tucked away near the head of a sea loch, this peaceful retreat is now a restaurant with rooms. The lodge is superbly appointed, and its restoration has been a labour of love for the current owners. In addition to the seven luxury rooms in the main house, there's the summerhouse right on the loch's edge where guests can relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Food is taken seriously here, with imaginative, award-winning cuisine served at dinner plus superb breakfasts each morning. Hospitality is generously given, ensuring the warmest of Scottish welcomes.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

5 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection
Breakfast Award
2-Rosette restaurant
Woodside Lodge
Phone : 01301 703193


  • Rooms 7
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover Argyll & Bute

This is a county that’s all about awe-inspiring landscapes and unique island cultures. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney put the area on the map when he wrote Mull of Kintyre, recorded in 1977 with the local pipe band backing his group. Kintyre is a long, thin peninsula that points south from the mainland, sheltering the mouth of the Firth of Clyde from the open sea. It’s very nearly an island, with just a narrow isthmus connecting it with Knapdale, to the north.

Tucked away at the end of the Firth of Clyde, Bute has been the holiday playground for generations of Glaswegians and is home to some of the finest golden beaches anywhere on the west coast. It may not boast the wild mountain grandeur of some of Scotland’s other islands, but Bute is blessed with swathes of heathery moorland and a range of low, fertile hills, perfect for walking and studying the local wildlife. Such is the variety of landscapes that make up this county.

To experience the sights and sounds of the area, visit Dunoon in late August for the Cowal Highland Gathering, when more than 150 pipe bands from all over the world compete for prestigious trophies.

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