Lochside and Lochview are perfect for those seeking a break in a coastal property with all the comforts of a newly built cottage. The stunning views make both of these cottages a great place to escape to; with the changing landscape of the sea and coast in front of the properties, to keep you entertained.
Nearest village: Bunessan (1 mile)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 55 minutes
Map and Directions
We send out a property information document with directions to the house, and other useful information, to all guests who book with us.
Things to Do
This is the sort of place where you might want to pack a pair of binoculars, watercolours, camera and walking boots. Relaxation seems a good starting point for things to do as the cottage is well placed for sitting in the living room and just enjoying the surrounding terrain. Or if you are feeling active, get your boots on and spend a few hours exploring the coast which is a mix of rocky outcrops and pebble shorelines mixed in with some sandy spits when the tide is lower.
The village of Bunessan offers a village shop, community cafe, historical centre and the Argyll Arms, which serves lunches and evening meals. Fionnphort is a ten minute drive west, where boats can be taken to Iona, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. At least one boat trip is recommended during your stay. Iona is a beautiful island with lots to see, including the Abbey - one of Scotland's most historic and sacred sites. Staffa offers dramatic rock formations and a chance to see the puffins (at certain times of year) and the Treshnish Isles are an archipelago of small islands and skerries.
There are plenty of great walks. This area of the island is particularly good for stunning stretches of unspoilt coastline. There are beautiful white sandy bays mixed in with pink granite, rocky outcrops and moorland. The clear waters and fantastic marine life found here mean that you have a good chance of seeing otters, porpoises, dolphins and a great variety of birds whilst out and about. Further afield, Ben More stands at the head of Loch Scridain and there is a well known walk to the 'Carsaig Arches' which is well worth the trek.