In all there are 5 double bedrooms. The main house has 2 large double-bedded rooms (one with an additional bunk bed)and one small double-bedded room, plus bathroom, modernised kitchen with washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher, dining room with log fire, and sitting room with wood burning stove
Attached but with separate entrance and facilities, is The Annexe, which has a double bedroom, a kitchenette with a sofabed and log burning stove and bathroom. The house can be let with or without the annexe, which is sometimes occupied by the owner but the main house has thesole occupancy of the garden.
The house can be made even cosier and warm with the rayburn and/or central heating. There is no mains electricity, but the generator (and its inverter) provides electricity which can be used for all modern applicances (bringing the fuel in is a costly business with a £100 delivery charge!).
This house is not "done up", but has the charm of a family holiday cottage of yesteryear. Please note, the water is taken straight from the burn and is peat coloured. Therefore your bathwater will be brownish. The kitchen has a filter so the tea should be ok.
Traditional Scottish House On Remote Peninsular Of Knoydart, Use Of Vehicle Included In Price
Camusblathan, is on the peninsular of Knoydart which can only be reached by ferry from Mallaig. The holiday cottage is by the sea, and is in the hamlet of Airor, which is 7 miles from Inverie (where the ferry arrives) along a single-track road. We arrange for our vehicle to be there (at present a red mini-bus) included in the price, and you can drive it to Airor, which takes about 40 minutes.
The drive has spectacular scenery in both directions overlooking the Sound of Sleat, Skye, and the Monroes of Knoydart.
There is a cluster of small houses in Airor but only one or two permanent residents in a couple of crofts who are helpful should you need them. The road comes to an end at the house, so there is no traffic passing by, just the occasional cycle and rambler. There are no shops on Knoydart, apart from the post-office selling limited provisions and opening limited hours. Shopping is best brought over with you and then supplemented by phoning the Coop or Spar in Mallaig, (where they put boxes of groceries on the ferry for you to collect) or for more choice Morrisons in Fort William.The Old Forge Public house in Inverie, where the Western Isles ferry arrives, is open all day with an excellent restaurant. The Knoydart Foundation will give you information about the peninsular and it's activities and there is a ranger service there. There are woodland walks, a large sandy beach camping and a hostel and bunkhouse, recently opened a tea and snack bar at Inverie. On the way to Airor, there is Doune, with accommodation and boating/fishing trips. We supply a full list of helpful instructions and contact details. There are monros to climb, waterfalls to discover, bikes to hire from Inverie. The water comes stright from the burn and is slightly peaty in colour in the bath, but is filtered out for drinking water. We can help you plan your journey.