The Old Cottage, Kinlochourn
Kinlochhourn, Invergarry, Scotland
- A wildly remote spot with beautiful 360-degree nature on your doorstep.
- A traditional stone built and beautifully renovated highland cottage.
- Views from all rooms and star filled nights with no light pollution.
- Hills surround you waiting to be explored just moments from your front door.
Good To Know
- Kinlochourn is a beautifully isolated spot and perfect for total relaxation - Fort Augustus your nearest shop is (30 plus miles' drive / 1hr 20min commute), so please bring all supplies with you.
- Electricity is provided - there is enough for lighting, fridges and phone charges but the property is off grid (not on the mains) so sensitive use is appreciated.
- Well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement.
- One of the most attractive features of this property is time to properly re-connect; please kindly note due to the location there is no internet or mobile signal.
- Kinlochourn Tearoom is open to visitors during the season for tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cake and bacon sandwiches.
- Evening meals can be booked for guests staying, by prior arrangement.
- Lochhournhead, Kinloch Hourn is an ideal base for walkers, being on the Cape Wrath trail.
- Plenty to explore with paths leading to Barisdale, Inverie, Arnisdale & Shiel Bridge.
- Situated at the end of a 22 mile single track road passing some of Scotland's most stunning scenery, whic then opens up with breath taking views at the head of Loch Hourn, arguably one of Scotland's most fjord-like sealochs.
- Wild swimming in Loch Hourn close by with surround sound nature.
- Wildlife includes stags, red deer, otters, pine martens, eagles, herons, oyster catchers. Walks include Barrisdale Bay, Inverie, Knoydart to Kinlochourn, Buidhe Bheinn, The Five Sisters or the stunning circular walk to Skiary.
- The off piste mountain biking here offers natural stunning scenery to explore on two wheels.
Escape to a beautifully wild and untouched corner of Scotland on Lochhournhead, West Coast Scotland and recharge the soul in a traditionally renovated highland estate stone cottage.
Wild and beautifully remote
Far from the madding crowd lies a soul soothing stay for up to 6 guests. Escape the Wi-Fi, admire the stars, commune with nature. The Old Cottage was built over 100 years ago as part of the small community who farmed the hills and lower grounds of this remote west coast location. Lochhournhead, Kinloch Hourn is an ideal base for walkers, being on the Cape Wrath trail and with paths leading to Barisdale, Inverie, Arnisdale & Shiel Bridge. It is situated at the end of a 22-mile single track road passing some of Scotland's most stunning scenery, opening up with breath taking views at the head of Loch Hourn.
Kinloch Hourn is a small settlement at the end of Loch Hourn (The name comes from the Gaelic, Ceann Loch Shubhairne, for "the head of Loch Hourn". Kinloch Hourn is at the end of 35 km (22 miles) of single track road which runs west from a junction with the A87 beside Loch Garry.
Dr James Hunter, in the classic book A Dance Called America said of the location, "There are few more scenically spectacular journeys to be made in Britain than the one that takes you from the Great Glen through Glen Garry to the edge of the Atlantic." From Kinloch Hourn, a path continues along the south side of the loch to Barrisdale. The path then climbs over Màm Barrisdale, before dropping down to the village of Inverie Knoydart. This route once had a number of townships along it . To the north of Loch Hourn is the route of an oldDrve road which ran between Kinloch Hourn to Glenelg. Cattle from Skye were driven across Kyle Rhea to Glenelg, along this route to Kinloch Hourn, then onwards down to Glen Garry.
Untouched nature and beautifully wild countryside unfolds before you - with a foot track beyond the road for a further seven miles to beautiful Barrisdale Bay, long seen as one of the two main gateways to Scotland's most remote and challenging mainland region, Knoydart. For Kinloch Hourn is not the end of the journey for most who get this far: it is simply the beginning of the best part.
The Old Cottage
The centrally heated cottage has an open plan kitchen (with a gas cooker), a sitting room with log-burning stove, off which there is a double bedroom and shower room with windows overlooking the rear. There is also a back door leading to the garden. The cottage is also heated by underfloor heating. Upstairs there is a twin room, overlooking the front, and a twin room overlooking the rear, as well as a shared bathroom. The bathroom has a bath, WC and wash hand basin. The first floor has radiators throughout. Please note - the cottage will have a limited supply of electricity but this is more than sufficient for lighting, fridge and phone chargers. Guests are asked to be mindful that due to the harmony of remote living and the location, sensitive power usage is observed.
There's also seasonal catering available producing full English breakfasts, pre-ordered packed lunches, pre-booked suppers by arrangement for when you want to be cooked for. The tea room is always open for a hot cup of tea, coffee or even soup and visitors are always welcome during the season.
The owners let The Old Cottage by the night on a bed and breakfst basis or offerit on a self catering basis for stays of three nights or longer.
18 - 24 June 2019 - £775 per week
24 June - 27 August 2019 - £895 per week
(10 August - 23 August 2019 not available)
23 August - 24 September 2019 - £775
Well behaved dogs are very welcome, to be kept downstairs please (pet supplement may apply).
Rental includes all bed linen, towels, wood for the fire. As a guideline, the cottage is available from 4pm the day of arrival and would need to be vacated by 11am on the morning of departure.
What we love:
There are few places that allow you to immerse yourself in nature, become at one with the landscape and breath with a different rhythm. The Old Cottage will have you lacing up your boots and chasing star trails in the night sky before you know it.