Lochside Follies

INTRODUCTION

We have four totally different, totally unique, 4 star self catering properties just for 2 people. All have been either built or renovated by ourselves.

A great deal of thought and craftsmanship has gone into the design and furnishing of them to make the most of the vistas, the natural light, the natural features and to provide a relaxing haven to unwind therein. Richard has used hand crafted wood work in all the properties to create a natural feeling of warmth, interest and skill.

THE ATMOSPHERE

We strive to create an atmosphere of personal welcome ( greeted on arrival, fresh, very often garden flower arrangements, home made shortbread) to an area of outstanding natural beauty where our customers are encouraged to follow the many paths through our grounds to see the flora and wildlife for themselves. Our customers seem to like the fact that we live nearby and are available for brief chats and advice if needed.

THE AREA

Many of our customers come to this area for the wildlife and photographic opportunities, which on occasions pine martens can quite literally be seen on your doorstep, roe deer in the gardens and seals and otters in our or adjacent bays. Walk or borrow our bikes for the less than 2 mile trip to the very interesting Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre and the Ardnamurchan Distillery. Drive 8 miles west to Kilchoan and take the Cal Mac ferry, as foot passengers to Tobermory and have lunch in Cafe Fish. Another day drive further west and enjoy the beautiful Sanna sands and or the beaches and rock pools at Portuairk. Visit Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and maybe spot a whale fin or a pod of porpoise. Drive east through the village of Acharacle and visit the ruins of Castle Tioram, the ancient stronghold of the Clan Ranald. A week is not long enough here. Many of our customers say that by Thursday they have managed to totally unwind from the stresses of city life and it is just about time for them to head home again.

Leave your phones in the cottage ( can’t get a signal in many areas, anyway) then take a flask, bottle or picnic and climb up the highest path on our land, sit on the bench provided and relax and drink in the views, the peace and the quiet. On your way back down, via the road stop and have a drink of delicious water from what is known locally as St Columba’s Well.

The Salen Jetty shop sells very good ice creams and the Tearoom in Acharacle serves the largest cups of hot chocolate imaginable.

Have you seen our Ardnamurchan Guide?

Also be sure to check out our Ardnaurchan Trip Planner to help plan your dream trip to Ardnamurchan.

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