Keeper’s West, Ardnamurchan

 

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Keeper’s West is snugly nestled beneath the magnificent Ardnaumrchan Lighthouse, proudly stood at the very end of the Peninsula as the most westerly point on the British mainland. Built in 1849 from granite sailed in from the Isle of Mull, the lighthouse was designed by Alan Stevenson, uncle of author Robert Louis Stevenson, and towers majestically fifty five metres above the sea. With the opportunity to spot minke whales, dolphins and basking sharks in the seas below and a variety of bird life, including golden and sea eagles in the skies overhead, Keeper’s Cottage provides a spectacular and unique experience for those who like to stay somewhere a little bit out of the ordinary! On clear days be awed by breathtaking, panoramic views extending far out in every direction and on wild, stormy nights be exhilarated by the crashing waves and cosy up inside the safety of the thick granite walls. There is a lovely cafe and gift shop on site, with daily tours up the tower during the season. Tickets can be purchased from the cafe. On one level:  Kitchen with dining area, comfortable living room, one double bedroom with kingsize bed and one bedroom with bunk beds. Bathroom with bath with overhead shower, toilet and washbasin. Outside Area:  The cottage is situated in a courtyard and therefore does not have a private garden area. Distance to Local Attractions 6.3 mi Kilchoan Crafts & Cafe – WiFi 6.4 mi  Kilchoan Hotel – WiFi 6.2 mi Ferry Stores – local shop and fuel 6.4 Play Park and Kilchoan Community Centre – WiFi, Tearoom, Tourist Information, GP Surgery 7 mi  Kilchoan Pier Ferry to Tobermory 3.2 mi Community Garden 9.4 mi Sanna Beach by foot 4.3 mi

Plan of Keeper’s West  (not to scale) On one level:  Kitchen with dining area, comfortable living room, one double bedroom with kingsize bed and one bedroom with bunk beds. Bathroom with bath with overhead shower, toilet and washbasin. Outside Area:  The cottage is situated in a courtyard and therefore does not have a private garden area

Saturday Arrival

  • Flexible out of season

Spectacular Sea Views

Dogs Welcome

WiFi

Electricity Inclusive

Private Water Supply

Linen Inclusive

  • – charge for bunk beds to be made up

Sleeps 4

  • Double bedroom
  • Bunk bedroom

Bathroom

  • Bath with overhead shower, WC

Living Room

  • Sky TV, DVD, CD, Radio

Kitchen / Dining Area

  • Electric cooker
  • Washer dryer
  • Fridge with small freezer department
  • Microwave
  • Cafetiere

Utilities

  • Iron and ironing board
  • Clothes horse
  • Storage and electric heaters
  • House phone

Check in time:16.00 – Check out time:10.00 Arrivals: High Season – Saturday, Low Season – Flexible Arrival Dates and Short Lets Double Bed: made up for your arrival with towels, this is inclusive. Optional Linen and Towel Hire:  £10 per single bunk. Please order when making your booking. If you wish to bring your own linen, your will need single duvet covers, under sheet and pillow cases. Tea towels, kitchen hand towel and bath mats provided. Dogs: £20 per Dog – Maximum of 2 Dogs House Phone: Incoming and outgoing calls 01972 510776 Private water supply: Water can be discoloured at times, although it is safe to drink. Scottish Water test this annually however we would advise that you boil the water before consumption. Alternatively bottles of water can be purchased locally.

Keeper’s West Directions – PH36 4LN Drive through Kilchoan until you come to a road on the right signposted Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, Portuairk and Sanna. Take this road and follow signs for Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and Portuairk. The turning for the lighthouse is one mile past the Community Garden. On arrival at the lighthouse keep left and park next to the cottage. Please do not drive your vehicle into the inner courtyard. Parking for 2 cars. How to get to Kilchoan – here

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“The keepers cottage is a very nice cottage in an amazing venue. We spent much of our stay standing by the foghorn with binoculars in hand watching nature do it’s stuff…..wonderful sunsets, sea and skies ever changing and wildlife galore. We saw dolphins, seals, and just missed seeing minke whales (telescope man told us later) Lots of lovely walks and glorious beaches with all sorts of birds and inquisitive deer en route. Was sorry the cottage didn’t have a visitor book so people can share hints and tips of the locale but otherwise a great three day break.”

 

 

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“We wanted some time away ‘off the grid’ and Keeper’s Cottage West was the perfect choice. My declaration that our mobiles would be turned off was irrelevant as we couldn’t have had mobile reception if we wanted. The peace and solitude first thing in the morning and last thing at night were exactly what we had hoped for. We will definitely be back.”

 

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