Beautifully Wild and Remote Cosy Hideaways on the West Coast of Scotland

04/08/2019 Beautifully Wild and Remote Cosy Hideaways on the West Coast of Scotland


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 & Glaschoille will have you lacing up your boots and chasing star trails in the night sky before you know it.

The Old Cottage, Kinlochourn

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

To book your next stay at The Old Cottage see here.

 

Glaschoille House

An elegant lochside lodge, resting on the sparkling shoreline of Loch Nevis, Knoydart - awake to the sound of birds, wild swim out front or celebrate with extended family and friends for a memorable highland gathering.

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If you want to be blissfully "away from it all" amidst spectacular west coast scenery, then Glaschoille, is the place. This comfortable six bedroom self-catering holiday home sleeps 11 and is situated on the West Coast of Scotland on the Knoydart Peninsula, just north of Mallaig. The house can be reached by boat from Mallaig, or if you're a keen hill walker, by hiking 18 miles over the Munros. The house is 2 miles from Inverie village, at the western end of Inverie Bay, set amongst spectacular scenery on the shore of Loch Nevis. With stunning views and untouched mountainous landscape, the setting provides a unique, secluded and tranquil surrounding which cannot be matched. There is off road parking and a private garden with BBQ. As well as being the perfect setting for wedding venues, we can also cater for all other special occasions such as retirements, anniversaries and birthday parties. With a host of local activities and services to enjoy at your leisure, Glaschoille House is the ideal location for a relaxing, fun, unforgettable getaway, anytime of year.

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The house is 2 miles from Inverie village, at the western end of Inverie Bay, set amongst spectacular scenery on the shore of Loch Nevis. With stunning views and untouched mountainous landscape, the setting provides a unique, secluded and tranquil surrounding, which cannot be matched. There is off road parking and a private garden with BBQ. Sleeping 11 guests in 6 well appointed rooms this Victorian shooting lodge caters for larger groups or small intimate weddings. On the ground floor, there are two twin-bedded rooms with an adjoining bathroom and shower room ideal for less mobile guests in your party. Relax after dinner in the large sitting room complete with open fire. Make full use of the house dining room for large groups and family dinner while the fully equipped kitchen is perfect for breakfast and elevenses. You will find an agar, gas cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and all the utensils you need for your stay.

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The Knoydart Peninsula is well known for some of the best hill walking routes in the area including many corbetts, tarbets and of course the three most celebrated; Luinne Bheinn, Meall Buidhe and Ladhar Bheinn (the most westerly munro in Scotland). Book a private guided walk with the local ranger or try a spot of fishing on the nearby River Inverie and Kilchoan Estate (booking essential). Sea fishing is very good in Knoydart and even mackerel fishing off the village pier is a great way to relax while on holiday. Salmon, brown trout and sea trout can all be caught locally.

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To book your next stay at Glaschoille House see here.

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