Knoydart Accommodation – Lochside Holiday Cottage

Knoydart Self-Catering Accommodation at Lochside

‘Welcome to Lochside, Knoydart …..a special place to stay.’
50 Best Holiday Cottages- Independent Newspaper

Sleeps up to six people in three superbly appointed bedrooms

Lochside Knoydart, on the shores of Loch Nevis ….. heaven!

Lochside offers superb self-catering accommodation in Inverie, Knoydart, in an idyllic setting looking out over the beautiful waters of Loch Nevis – which means ‘Heaven’ in Gaelic. 

The accommodation is just a short walk from the Knoydart pier, from the Old Forge  “the remotest pub in mainland Britain” and from the Knoydart Tea Room and Pottery.  The Tea Room has fabulous sea views and is a great place to enjoy a latte or hot chocolate, a bowl of warming home-made soup, a delicious cake or a lunch-time meal, BYO evening meals during the summer season … and of course the warm hospitality of the Knoydart community.  Don’t miss a visit to the award winning Dining Room at Doune or order in a gourmet meal from Britta at Knoydart Kitchen.

Whilst outwardly maintaining the appearance of a traditional white painted Knoydart cottage, Lochside is furnished in a comfortable, high quality, contemporary style and offers accommodation for up to six people in  three bedrooms  – one king sized en-suite, one super king/twin bedded room and one twin bedroom.

You’ll love the spectacular views from the house and garden across Loch Nevis.  You may spot otters along the shore and sometimes even in the village!  Look out too for seals, porpoises, dolphins and whales, depending upon the time of year, and for sea eagles popping over for a day out from Rum.  In the summer, breakfast outside on the sunny south facing deck and later watch a glorious sunset towards the islands of Eigg, Rum and Skye.  For cosy winter days the house has underfloor heating both upstairs and downstairs, and wood-burning stoves in the lounge and the kitchen.

Many visitors describe Knoydart as a magical place.  A remote and unspoilt peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland, the scenery is stunning.  Knoydart is bound by Loch Nevis to the south and the wilderness of Loch Hourn (Gaelic for Hell!)  to the north. To the west lies Skye and the Sound of Sleat.

From the rugged hinterlands rise three magnificent munros – Meall Buidhe, Ladhar Bheinn and Luinne Bheinn.  There’s walking for all ages and abilities, and a number of other activities from canoeing to cycling.  There’s no mobile phone signal in Inverie and there’s no road in, which does indeed mean that it is quite special.  Most people take the Knoydart ferry from Mallaig, some even arrive by helicopter, but a surprising number of people do walk in from Kinlochhourn.   It is by no means an easy option, and requires advance planning and preparation.  The 16 mile route over mountainous terrain is generally completed over two days with a stop over at Barrisdale.  The Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service can provide information and advice on walking in and about lots of other activities.

And the stars and dark skies!  There are no street lights and Knoydart is a long, long way from the nearest urban areas, so the skies are very dark indeed.  Marvel at the Milky Way and even the Northern Lights when the conditions are favourable.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information about Lochside, about Knoydart or about travel information and getting here.


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