Welcome to Lochside, Knoydart …..a special place to stay.
’50 Best Holiday Cottages’ – Independent Newspaper, May 2013
Sleeps up to six people in three superbly appointed bedrooms
- MacRae – king sized bed with en-suite
- Douglas – super king or twin beds
- Stewart – twin beds
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Lochside Knoydart, on the shores of Loch Nevis ….. heaven!
Our lovely house at 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. 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.
Lochside accommodation is just a short walk from the pier and from the Old Forge, “the remotest pub in mainland Britain”, which serves excellent beers and delicious food. The Knoydart Tea Room and Pottery is also a great place to enjoy a warming home-made soup, a delicious cake or a lunch-time meal, a latte or hot chocolate … and of course warm hospitality. Maybe even take Bob’s taxi or a boat trip to the superb Dining Room at Doune.
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. For the musicians amongst you we even have a modern Yamaha baby grand piano – and it’s been recently tuned!
We’re sure you’ll love the spectacular views from the house and garden across Loch Nevis. 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. Logs are provided – and free.
Many visitors describe Knoydart as a magical place and we think it is. 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 surprising number of other activities from photo stalking to pony trekking. 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 look to the 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 stars, the Milky Way and even the Northern Lights when the conditions are favourable. (But don’t forget a torch too – it can be a very, very long five minute walk back from the Old Forge without one. )
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about Lochside, about Knoydart or about travel information and getting here.
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