Activities and Things to Do while staying at Bramble Cottage, Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Strontian, Ardnamurchan in West Highlands of Scotland

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How to get here:
Given the rural nature of the area, the use of a car is essential. Car rental is available in Fort William which has a mainline train station connecting it to Glasgow with 3 services a day in each direction.

Glasgow Airport is around two and a half hours away by car whilst Inverness Airport to the North is approximately two hours drive from the cottage.

Directions to Bramble Cottage:

From the South - take the A82 to Corran Ferry, then take the ferry to Ardgour, turn left on the A861 to Strontian (14 miles).

Strontian Village:
The village is well served by a mini market, post office & general store, cafe, three hotels - two of which have public bars, and a tearoom & crafts workshop.
Petrol and diesel are available just moments from the holiday cottage and cycle hire can also be arranged in the village.
There is a well-resourced community centre with a library which is open 6 days a week including two evenings.
The centre also provides community sports facilities including a gym and badminton courts.
There is a cash machine in the village - in the mini-market in the village centre.
A seasonal Tourist Information office operates from April to October and is open six days a week.

Loch Sunart is within 5 minutes walk. At 31 kilometres (20 miles) it is the longest sea loch in the Highlands and a popular destination for kayakers, canoeists and sailors.

Wildlife:
There is an abundance of wildlife to be found in the area. Red & Roe deer roam freely and can be easily spotted on an early morning walk or drive. Pine martens, otters, seals and eagles can be seen locally. There is the Garbh Eilean wildlife hide 3 miles away at Ardery on Loch Sunart where, as well as common sightings of seals and herons, golden eagles and the magnificent sea eagles can sometimes be seen. Whale and dolphin spotting boat trips leave from Laga Bay in Ardnamurchan.

Beaches:
There are beaches nearby at Inversanda - less than 15 minutes by car along the main A861 - Ardtoe (around 16 miles or 30 minutes by car) and the magnificent sandy expanse of Sanna Bay - well worth the hour's drive along the full length of the peninsula.

Distances:
A short crossing on the Corran Ferry (15miles/20minutes by car) connects with the main A82. By this route Fort William is 23 miles from Bramble Cottage, Glencoe 22 miles and Oban - with ferries to Mull, Coll, Tiree, Barra and South Uist - 50 miles from Strontian.

Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse - the most Westerly point on the British mainland - 35 miles.

Lochaline - for ferry to Mull and onward trips to Iona and Staffa - is a picturesque 30 minute drive on the A884.

Golf:
Fort William Golf Club within 45 minutes by car is an 18 hole course nestled between the mountains and the sea, on the north side of Fort William and at the base of Ben Nevis (Britain’s highest mountain).

Skiing:
Nevis Range near Fort William and Glencoe Mountain Resort are both within 45 minutes by car.
Both centres offer a full range of equipment hire and tuition packages.
"Let Britain's only mountain gondola transport you effortlessly to 650m"
"Visit the original & best ski area in Scotland! Ski and Snowboard across 19 runs and 7 lifts - catering for skiers and boarders of all levels. Complete beginners can enjoy the gentle plateau runs while experts can experience the incredible variety of terrain. (Which includes the longest and steepest runs in Scotland)"
www.nevisrange.co.uk

Local Otters:

LOCAL LINKS:

Eating Places
Strontian Hotel
www.thestrontianhotel.co.uk

Ben View Hotel
www.benviewhotel.co.uk

Ariundle Centre
www.ariundlecentre.co.uk

Café Sunart in the village

 

Arts and Crafts
Woodland Pottery
www.woodland-pottery.co.uk

West Highland Crafts
www.westhighlandcrafts.co.uk

Resipole Studio
www.resipolestudios.co.uk

Catherine Putman
www.catherineputmanart.co.uk

Ariundle Centre
www.ariundlecentre.co.uk

Yarns and Buttons
www.lochsunart-yarns-buttons.co.uk

 

Things to Do
Oakwoods
www.sunartoakwoods.org.uk

Strontian Walks - Walk Highlands
www.walkhighlands.co.uk

RSPB Glenborrodale
www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/g/glenborrodale/

Moidart.com
www.moidart.com

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse
www.ardnamurchanlighthouse.com

Sunart Bicycle Hire
www.sunartcycles.co.uk

Sanna Bay
www.sannabay.co.uk

Kingairloch.co.uk
www.kingairloch.co.uk

Ardnamurchan Charters
www.west-scotland-marine.com

 

Other Links:

Mossburn Community Farm, Lockerbie- www.mossburn.org

Oakwood Yoga, Derbyshire - www.oakwoodyoga.co.uk

Website Design - www.busybee-webdesign.co.uk

 

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