Maps & Directions:
Map showing location of Bramble Cottage in Strontian -
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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).
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
Petrol and diesel are available just moments from the
holiday cottage and cycle hire can also be arranged in the
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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).
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
"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