- NEW FOR 2013 Lochside Self Catering Knoydart Accommodation
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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- For bookings and enquiries please contact Elaine or Paul Williams:
+44 (0)1204 840777 +44 (0)7958 588127 Email: email@example.com
Lochside Knoydart, on the shores of Loch Nevis ….. heaven!
Our lovely house at Lochside offers superb accommodation in Knoydart in an idyllic setting looking out over the beautiful waters of Loch Nevis – meaning ‘Heaven’ in Gaelic. You may spot otters along the shore and even sometimes 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.
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 and one twin room. For the musicians amongst you we even have a modern Yamaha baby grand piano.
Lochside accommodation is only a short walk from the pier in Knoydart 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. Starting in summer 2013 the Tea Room will also be open for evening meals. Maybe even take Bob’s taxi or a boat trip to the superb Dining Room at Doune, as reviewed in the Sunday Telegraph.
We are sure you’ll enjoy 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 two wood-burning stoves in the lounge and the kitchen.
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, the wilderness of Loch Hourn (Gaelic for Hell!) to the north and to the west lies 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. (Remember to carry 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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