Resorts & Retreats Awards 2022 Page 41 LUXlife 2022 Resorts & Retreats Awards Leave the main A9 after Pitlochry and you’re immediately away from it all. The main road to the northwest coast of Scotland has been largely left untouched by major road construction. Travel through the largely unspoilt area for 20 miles and you come to Loch Rannoch. On its shores is Loch Rannoch Highland Club. The collection of 85 lodges is set within seven acres of private grounds. It’s a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding countryside. For walkers and hikers, the area offers no shortage of woodland paths and craggy climbs. The nearby village of Kinloch Rannoch is a great place to join the Clan Trail, an anti-clockwise walk featuring a series of information points about the Clans of Rannoch. For cyclists, there’s a 22-mile circuit of the loch that takes in the beaches of the north shore. The Loch Rannoch Highland Club’s lodges sleep up to 8 guests and feature fully equipped kitchens, modern bathrooms, and parking. Some are equipped with their own built-in sauna, whilst others have access to shared sauna facilities. There are accessible lodges for those with mobility issues and the whole site is pet-friendly too. So how does Loch Rannoch Highland Club stand out from its competitors? Richard says, “Great interactions begin with knowing your guests wants and needs. Our guests love our personal touch. We get to know them. We remember their names and our previous conversations. We pride ourselves on being responsive, especially when a guest is requesting something that’s time-sensitive.” Holiday lodge complex, Loch Rannoch Highland Club, is the perfect getaway for anyone wanting to recharge their batteries. Every lodge features breath-taking views of the Loch and stunning mountain scenery. We speak to General Manager, Richard Deak, to find out what keeps visitors coming back time after time. Jun22084 The Loch Rannoch Highland Club Best Family-Friendly Resort – Scotland With most staff members living in the local area, Loch Rannoch Highland Club has built a loyal team that enjoys showing off its home to visitors. Richard tells us, “Our teams are full of fun. They’re energetic people who always look to go one step further. As a team, we get a real buzz from our success and customer satisfaction.” Following the lockdown restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for UK selfcatering accommodation saw a dramatic increase. The Loch Rannoch Highland Club wanted to offer its clients an affordable and flexible way to secure their holiday accommodation. As well as offering a oneoff booking system, the company launched its membership scheme. Richard explains, “Clients wishing to enjoy the beauty of Rannoch on a more regular basis can join our Members Club. We offer a choice of Short Term and Permanent Memberships that enable clients to reserve their preferred lodge at a time of year that suits them.” Once clients secure their week via the Membership program, there’s still plenty of flexibility. Exchange with another lodge at a different time of year, or swap with another location in the UK or abroad via the company’s exchange partners. There’s even the possibility to rent out a week to generate income. Other than the purchase price, there is only an annual maintenance fee to pay. Richard says, “It’s like owning your own vacation home in the Highlands, but without the substantial up-front costs. Irrespective of whether clients choose short-term or long-term membership, they typically save 48% when compared to a one-off rental for the same period of time.” The company will be launching a new marketing campaign for its membership scheme soon – reaching higher with each passing year. Not only does it show intelligence and versatility with its operations, but it shows dedication to each and every customer and their needs. Contact: Richard Deak, General Manager Company: The Loch Rannoch Highland Club Web Address: