Glenhurich Lodge is located in the small peaceful hamlet of Polloch on Ardnamurchan that lies between scenic Loch Doilet and the magnificent Loch Shiel. Ardnamurchan is the most Westerly peninsula on the UK mainland and is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful and remote wilderness areas on the West coast of Scotland. The area is home to some of the few remaining ancient oakwoods and is a haven for naturalists, artists, photographers, sports enthusiasts and those who are simply searching for peace & tranquillity. Glenhurich Lodge is a wonderful escape. Close at hand are many outdoor pursuits, including walking, cycling, climbing, fishing (river, loch and sea), bird-watching, canoeing and star gazing on clear nights. A "walk on the wild side'" starts at the front door and there are wonderful walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding glens and hills, ranging from leisurely lochside walks to stiff climbs to gain the magnificent views of lochs and mountains from the ridges. Those interested in the local fauna will find this a perfect paradise. Deer (red, roe, fallow and muntjac), pine martins, wild cats, foxes, red squirrels and badgers roam the woodlands with otters along the watercourses. Bird lovers will find themselves in heaven, because in addition to many song birds, buzzards, osprey, etc, the area is one of the best landscapes to observe Scotland's largest raptors. Golden eagles can be seen soaring in the sky, often accompanied by mocking buzzards, and the spectacular white-tailed-sea-eagle, re-introduced in 1975, is becoming a common visitor to Loch Shiel. Despite the unspoiled wilderness of Glenhurich on the Southerly shores of Loch Shiel, approximately eight miles away is the local village of Strontian, which has a tourist information centre, supply store, hotels, a post office, police station, petrol station, camp site and doctors' surgery. Live music can be enjoyed at the Sunart Centre, (Àrainn Shuaineirt), a thriving community centre, which houses a magnificent concert hall, conference facilities, library and sports centre. Some 30 miles away by road is the outdoor capital of the highlands, Fort William and nearby Ben Nevis, which boasts world-class mountain biking and skiing in winter at Aonach Mor, and the start of the Road to the Isles.
House in Polloch, Nr. Fort William, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - A Haven in the Countryside, Offering a Truly Peaceful Place to Relax and Unwind
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- Jan 18, 2019
About Gordon Allan
Dr Gordon Allan. Works at the University of Glasgow. Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland.
Gordon Allan purchased this House in 2013
Why Gordon Allan chose Glenfinnan
It was always my dream to own a holiday home on the West coast of Scotland and Ardnamurchan is one of my all time favourite places in this part of the world.
What makes this House unique
I am interested in cycling, walking and kayaking and was delighted to find that Glenhurich is ideal for all of these pursuits. It is also an extremely beautiful and peaceful area and an ideal escape from a hectic city life.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Glenhurich Lodge is only minutes walk from the banks of both Loch Shiel and Loch Doilet. The Ardnamurchan peninsula has many beaches and coastal walks. This includes the Singing Sands beach reached from the Arivegaig car park (40 minute drive from Lodge) along a 4 mile coastal track, which can be cycled or walked.This is one of Scotland’s most remote and beautiful beaches, with spectacular views to the islands of Eigg, Rum and Skye.
Flight connections are available at Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh, all approximately three hour drive from Glenhurich Lodge. A car is essential for getting to this remote part of Scotland. For keen cyclists, it is possible to reach the Lodge by train from Glasgow to Glenfinnin, followed by a beautiful 16 mile cycle along the forestry road on the banks of Loch Shiel.
It is only 8 miles from Glenhurich Lodge to the nearest village, Strontian, which has many amenities. Some 30 miles away by road is the outdoor capital of the highlands, Fort William and nearby Ben Nevis.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A deposit of 20% of the total value of the booking to be paid within 2 days of a guest accepting a quote. Payment of balance is due 28 days prior to the start of the holiday. A fully refundable damage deposit of £250 is also required. Guests will receive a 50% refund of the total cost (minus the booking fee) if they cancel at least four weeks before the start of the holiday. Changeover Day: The changeover day for the Lodge is flexible.