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“Outstanding 5 Star Experience”
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View onto patio and deck at dusk
Big skies at White House Lodge
View from the garden towards White House Lodge at dusk
View of White House Lodge from the garage. Air source heat pump visible
Front door to White House Lodge looking into kitchen bar.
View through White House Lodge towards sea, through patio doors
Fully equipped crisp white German kitchen.
Dining area with Morso log burner.
Splashes of colour in crisp white kitchen and lounge.
Toasty Morso log burner to warm on a chilly autumnal day.
Double bedroom One with sea views.
Ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower attached to double bedroom one.
Ship themed twin bedroom upstairs.
House bathroom with feature roll top bath.
Rollers at Hough Beach, the closest beach for surfing to White House Lodge
View of Feall beach from Ben Feall - Great beach for picnics
Hebridean Castle located on the south side - by the safest beach on the island
Lovely carpet of flowers close to White House Lodge
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Isle of Coll, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Mary O
Edinburgh
2 reviews
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“Outstanding 5 Star Experience”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

We had a much longed for week’s holiday on Coll at the end of March staying at the White House Lodge.

Our jaws dropped the minute we walked through the front door.

Everything is beautiful about White House Lodge. It is meticulously clean, fresh and elegant, infused with light, style and gorgeous design; truly state of the art luxury living.

The renovation of the cottage has been expertly executed, nothing has been skimped upon or feels out of place; one senses the owners’ generosity throughout.

A sparkling chandelier crowns the airy and spacious lounge area with its fabulous patio door views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Sonos music system is very cool - discreet speakers throughout the house with instant access to a world of music at your fingertips via the excellent Spotify.

A highlight was long lavender soaks in the main bathroom’s deluxe deep tub, listening to some ambient Brian Eno on the Sonos .

Not that we needed extra heating, the underfloor system works beautifully well, but you can’t beat putting a few logs onto the Morso wood burner for a cozy evening glow to go with a glass of wine.

In the super- modern and well equipped kitchen it was a treat to use the highest quality fine bone china dining set, the Le Creuset cookware and we loved the clever induction hob.

On a sunny morning we had coffee on rocking chairs on the decking accompanied by newly born calves frolicking, hares boxing and a Hen Harrier keeping a keen eye on his patch.

This was a week to remember forever.

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Management Response
22 Apr 2015
We are delighted that you have had a great stay at White House Lodge and love the fact that you have taken advantage of the Sonos system, oversized tub and the log burner. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Lauchlan and Charlotte.
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Masha F
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Just fantastic!”
Reviewed 26 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

This was our second stay on Coll but first in the White House Lodge. Loved it. House is a proper home from home including a bread machine and cake tins/ blender to make a cake which the kids loved. Bright and beautiful, there are even body boards which were better than ours for sand surfing - Cliad beach was best for that. As to any of the beaches, we were the only people on them! Lauchlan was easy to contact and really helpful in his replies especially when with ferry info - ours was delayed until the afternoon because of the weather. Keds were disappointed the ferry was not cancelled as they wanted to stay! Coll Hotel does the most delicious food and service was fab - they cooked off the menu for the kids. We also had a dog with us who just loved the freedom of running around vast beaches. Overall, a great and relaxing holiday. But book well in advance as they are booked out from April-October months in advance.
P.S. We had 4G and good Vodafone signal in the house.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
27 Mar 2015
We glad you had a great trip! We hope to see you ate White House Lodge again soon. All the best, Lauchlan and Charlotte
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karenperc...
london
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“We didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful week in this house - we loved everything about it. The location is fantastic - peaceful and relaxing - and the house itself is lovely inside and out. We were worried that our children (aged 8 and 10) would be bored but they enjoyed having huge beaches to themselves. They particularly liked the friendly dog over at the neighbouring property and the food at the Coll Hotel. As we left my husband was seriously thinking about squatting in the garage....!

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Liked best: Really restful holiday.
Liked least: Coming home - and a very long journey for us!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jun 2014
Hi Karen, we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip to White House Lodge and the Isle of Coll. We hope that you consider visiting again soon. All the best Charlotte and Lauchlan at White House Lodge
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Ian A
Morpeth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“If you like peace and quiet this is the place to stay”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

The cottage was exactly as advertised and as per the photographs on the web site. Having stayed on a number of the Scottish Islands this is at the top of the list as a place to return to.
Coll is known as a dark island - this is certainly the case so who needs curtains as your only neighbours are sheep and highland cattle. The roads aren't the best but there are plenty of clean, white sandy beaches. Great place to stay to watch wildlife but not if you want entertainment provided for you or a mobile phone signal. The Coll Hotel is well worth a visit as the food is excellent. Already recommended this cottage to friends.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Management Response
8 Oct 2013
Hi. We are delighted that you had a great stay at White House Lodge. All the best, Lauchlan and Charlotte
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david r
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“If Carlsberg made houses..........”
Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

Stayed at the White House Lodge for the September weekend with my wife. There is nothing that I could say that would give this House the justice it deserves. We could not fault anything from the moment we arrived until we had to leave. We are hoping to return soon to enjoy it once again.

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Liked best: Sonos sound system, log burning fire, absolute peace and quiet.
Liked least: Have to think about this one.....if i must say something........no phone signal???
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
8 Oct 2013
Hi. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at White House Lodge. We hope that you will come back in the future. All the best, Lauchlan and Charlotte
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