Today I desired to share our Airbnb crack in Glenfinnan. We stayed in for Oct at Tana Camus, a cabin on the shores of lovely Loch Shiel.
If you haven’t at any time visited the Scottish Highlands in Oct, you may consider it would be gloomy and cold.
I just cannot inform a lie – it does rain a ton in Scotland at this time of calendar year. But it also has the most superb autumnal colours, remarkable scenery and when the sun breaks through, it’s impressive.
Where by is Glenfinnan?
If you’re travelling from England, then receiving to Glenfinnan could take a although, but it’s a relatively simple travel and one particular with amazing sights.
Glenfinnan is on the West coast of Scotland, all over 3 hours north of Glasgow. It is a 30-moment drive from the nearest big city (Fort William) and a 20-minute travel from the seaside towns of Mallaig and Arisaig, and ferries to the Isles.
We stayed at the Tana Camus, a tiny cabin just off the principal street by way of Glenfinnan, and ideal on the water’s edge on the extremely Northern tip of Loch Shiel.
I do often get people today asking about the Airbnb houses where I stay, so here’s the need to have to know on this one particular:
If you seem in the picture earlier mentioned, Tana Camus is the crimson/brown cabin appropriate on the waterside. Guiding is an historic church, further more up the hill.
Tana Camus is a 3 bed room cabin with one lavatory, 2 double bedrooms and one particular single bed room.
There is an open up strategy lounge/kitchen area with electric powered heaters and a wooden-burning stove. Before you ebook that this cabin does not have a tv and it does not have Net obtain. If you do need to get on the net, then it does have a good 3G/4G signal. I was in a position to e mail and obtain Tv set reveals by applying my mobile phone as a hotspot.
We located the bedrooms snug and warm, and the kitchen area desk produced for a great place for jigsaws and card games. The kitchen area alone is very well kitted out with a definitely decent oven, microwave and fridge freezer.
The cabin sits between the area road and the loch. We identified it very silent but in the morning you will likely see community puppy walkers on the road, shut plenty of to wave to. Another thing to be aware is that the land below is not enclosed so we took along a portable fence to maintain Teddy from doing a runner – just as perfectly for the reason that we observed fairly a number of deer all over the cabin through our remain.
For me, this property is a winner because of the place. It’s just a number of techniques down from the verandah to the loch facet and there’s an place for a hearth pit, which would be charming in drier climate.
I was able to retain my kayak on the loch side up coming to the cabin and relished a few of early morning paddles, which have been magnificent. From the water, you get astounding views of the Glenfinnan Monument. This is a fab thing to see if you’re intrigued in Scottish Heritage. The monument commemorates the highlanders who had been dropped in the Jacobite uprising.
Just behind the instant you are going to also see the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which is a lot more famous in latest occasions as remaining the bridge featured in the Harry Potter films. The Harry Potter educate crosses the bridge quite a few times a day and you will locate the visitor centre motor vehicle park all of a sudden fills up with Potter supporters wanting a image!
We experienced some pretty walks about the cabin and up above Glenfinnan, so I’d undoubtedly recommend bringing your walking boots!
Glenfinnan is also a limited push from the highland villages of Mallaig and Arisaig and the amazing beach locations at Morar and Camusdarach. These are some of my favorite locations in the entire world to kayak and paddleboard, but they also make an incredible place for a walk and a day on the beach front, with distinct (chilly) waters and white sands that could conveniently be in the Caribbean in the ideal mild.
What to do in Glenfinnan
In Glenfinnan alone the clear sights are the monument (which also has a wildlife wander up coming to it) and the viaduct. If your little ones are serious Harry Potter followers, you can consider a “Hogwarts” prepare from Glenfinnan up to Arisaig, and journey over the popular bridge. Alternatively if you commence at the Glenfinnan Customer Centre, there is a route that will take you beneath the viaduct or earlier mentioned it, and at specific situations of day you can capture the teach likely in excess of the bridge.
From Glenfinnan, if you head North to Arisaig you can visit regional beaches, consider ferries across to the islands and e book activities like a whale looking at trip or fishing journey.
Heading back toward Fort William, you will uncover the Glencoe customer centre which is open up yr spherical and has a magnificent check out at the major around the mountains. At the suitable time of yr there is skiing, and chair lifts to trip.
If you’re in Glenfinnan you’re also only 30 minutes from Ben Nevis, which is fairly easy for newbies to wander up (make certain to acquire the ideal path for newcomers, nevertheless!) If mountain climbing isn’t for you, there is a fantastic walk through Steall Gorge to the Steall Ban waterfall, which is absolutely doable with more mature young children. In some circles this is recognized as the “Harry Potter waterfall” because it features in 5 of the flicks, which include the scene exactly where Harry is chased by a dragon in the Tri-Wizard cup.
There is also a customer centre and many trails for households.
How to E book
You can reserve Tana Camus for all-around £120 per night by using Airbnb or by way of the owner’s Facebook website page. We booked immediately and discovered the homeowners amazingly pleasant and practical. We had a wonderful remain at the cabin, and I’d adore to go again once again. If you are interested in being in Arisaig, check out our assessment of our glamping journey in 2021.