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Responsible Tourism & Our ‘Green’ Policy.

Responsible Tourism.

Respecting The Local Community: eat, drink, and shop local!

Especially post-Covid, we’re really keen to promote and support the many amazing local producers and businesses in our area.

You’ll find some complementary local ‘goodies’ here on arrival, as well as toiletries from a local company in re-fillable bottles. When you book, we’ll send you extensive information about gift shops, cafes, cinemas, restaurants and artisan businesses in the area that we hope you’ll consider supporting while you are here. Many of them are at safe and easy cycling distance or can be accessed with local buses.

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Green love.

We have a number of measures in place to reduce our impact on the environment: eco-friendly cleaning products; easy separation of types of waste at the accommodation; a green energy supplier for our home and business; energy-efficient lighting and appliances throughout; tap water in glass bottles for you in the fridge. Our tap water is so good, we make whisky with it!

We are happy to promote and encourage cycling in this area, particularly on the traffic-free routes such as NCN 78 (see also: The great out (and in) doors). There is hardly a better way to appreciate the landscape and surroundings than by taking it slowly by bike or on foot. Bicycles and e-bikes can be hired nearby but bring your own if you can.

Yes, you can get here by bus! We’re very near the A82 and there is a bus stop close to us that serves regional buses from Inverness and Skye in the north and from Glasgow in the south (see CityLink for travel details; our stop is North Ballachulish).

You can get here by train: Fort William is our nearest station (12 miles away) and from there local buses or taxis can bring you here quite easily. Fun fact: ScotRail’s West Highland Line has space for up to 20 bikes from 2021.

Local buses serve Fort William, Kinlochleven, Ballachulish and Oban.

Why here? Take it slowly.

We hope you’re the kind of traveller who enjoys exploring an area for more than one quick day to get an Insta-hit. A more leisurely pace enables visitors to appreciate the place more by ‘doing’ less. If you value rest, community, locality and sustainability, stay with us and enjoy a more meaningful relationship with this incredible area we call home. Exploring on foot, by bicycle or using local buses are some ways visitors can discover the unique charm of this locality. To encourage you to do so, we only take bookings for 3+ nights and reward you with discounts for staying longer. What’s not to like?

Highland hospitality with a wee touch of luxury.
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Hygiene and social distancing.

Our accommodation is ideally placed for maintaining privacy and safety for you, as the space is only for a maximum of 2 people and all guest areas are at a safe distance from our entrances and neighbours.

We won’t bore you with the details but, should you be interested, we have a folder of information relating to sanitation procedures, risk assessment and certifications to demonstrate we take this stuff seriously. Ultimately, though, we just want you to relax.

Covid-19 Information

We are following industry guidance closely in relation to post-Covid sanitation and safety procedures, and have the following measures in place:

  • Full kitchen facilities for guests’ own cooking
  • Guest entrance at safe distance from owners and neighbours
  • Non-touch dispenser with locally made hand sanitiser (70% alcohol from a Highland distillery)
  • Guest information by email instead of physical welcome folder and brochures
  • Removal of decorative cushions and throws
  • Approved products and procedures used for cleaning; this could include creating gaps between bookings.
  • Risk assessment, cleaning certificate and ‘Good to Go’ kitemark from VisitScotland are completed and available.

We’ll update this as new information or requirements arise.

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Covid-19 Safety.

We take our wellbeing –and yours –very seriously..

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Our Booking Guarantee.

If Covid affects you, we offer a full refund if you cancel a minimum of 14 days prior to arrival.

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Sleep Tight…

Please let us know when booking whether you’d prefer 1 super-king size bed or 2 twins.

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