Knoydart House Studio
Knoydart, by Mallaig, Lochaber
Accessible only by foot or by boat, Scotland's Knoydart peninsula is one of the most remote areas in the UK and is known for its rugged wilderness, unspoiled wildlife and incredible natural beauty.
The area is ideal for an intimate and relaxing break where you can enjoy magnificent Munro mountain walks, wonderful woodland forages and idyllic shoreline strolls. Here, ranger walks can guide you to some of the local wildlife hotspots where roe deer, stags, otters and dolphins share your tranquil surrounds. You can go island hopping to the Inner Hebridean isles of Rum, Canna, Muck, Eigg and Isle of Skye - boats sail daily. Knoydart is a designated national scenic area and is traditionally known as 'Britain's Last Wilderness' because of its remoteness.
Knoydart House Studio is an excellent base to take in Knoydart's three munros; Meall Budhie, Ladhar Bheinn and Luinne Bheinn. Or sit on the quiet secluded beaches, enjoy beach barbeques, al fresco breakfasts or mackerel fishing for supper. Climb Brockets Monument, learn about the last Scottish land raid, see the cairn for the Seven Men of Knoydart or take one of many organised ranger guided walks or private 4 x 4 tour of the landscape. Take the Jacobite Steam train on a return daytrip from Mallaig or visit the stunning Camusdarach beach featured in the film Local Hero. Go stalking, stroll our beaches, climb waterfalls or swim in the rivers. Watch otters feast at dawn and forest deer and stags on the hill at breakfast. A boat trip watching for porpoise, basking shark, minke whale and seals make for an exciting day out on the water or relax in the hot tub under the night sky and watch the Milky Way overhead.
Just a 10 minute walk away, the local pub is the remotest in mainland Britain. There are two excellent restaurants 10 mins walk from your door where you can sample estate venison and local seafood. Also nearby is a cosy tearoom and pottery serving delicious hot chocolates, lattes, sweet treats and home baking for a quick spot of lunch or lazy breakfast. You can order in house seafood platters delivered to your door with fresh local ooh langoustines, hand dived scallops, mussels and other delicious fruits de mer.
- Sleeps - 2
- Bedrooms - 1 with 7ft antique
half tester canopy bed superking
(or two single beds on request)
- Ensuite shower room - monsoon shower
- Hot tub with stunning views
- Use of washer/dryer
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Panasonic flat screen TV
with Blue Ray DVD player
and Bose ipod dock
- Free WiFi
- Underfloor heating
- Cot available on request
- Disabled access - all on one level
- In house masseuse available
- In house catering can be arranged
- 1 well behaved dog welcome by prior arrangement
- Mallaig - 7 miles by boat (20 min by water taxi)
- Inverness Airport - 108 miles
- The Old Forge Inn - seasonal (10 mins walk)
- 2 restaurants close by (15 min walk)
- Tearoom and Pottery (10 min walk)
- 9 hole golf course at Arisiag
- Deer stalking can be arranged
- Munro hill walking on the doorstep
- Minke whale and dolphin watching
boat trips can be booked locally
- Knoydart Ranger for foraging courses
or guided walks for all levels
- Landrover tours can be arranged
- Bike hire locally
- Short breaks welcome
Knoydart House Studio has a gorgeous super king bed with a romantic ciel de lit canopy which can be configured as a twin or a super king to suit your requirements - with 4 foot headboard, crisp white linen, ensuite with WC and shower, organic hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, and a hairdryer. Designed to make the most of the stunning location it has large French windows which open out onto your own decking area, perfect for nightcaps under the milky way or breakfast al fresco admiring the stunning sea loch views - a perfect hideaway for some quiet time together on Knoydart.
Complete with a bespoke fitted luxury small kitchenette with pastel blue Smeg appliances, Nespresso coffee machine, Panasonic bread maker, microwave, induction hob, oven, champagne bucket, wine keepers, hand blender, electric whisk and baking utensils. Connect into the bluetooth sound dock and relax. The Studio has WiFi throughout, French sliding doors onto the balcony area and outdoor furniture. Gaze across the stunning lochside setting toward the Small Isles and the Isle of Skye, watch otters at play and deer in the woods and relax together.
The giant sunken large luxury outdoor hot tub with 84 jets and a constant 35 degrees Celcius, is great after a day on the hills. The tub has inspirational loch and woodland views and is the perfect spot for gazing at the clear starry night skies. For an added piece of indulgence, there is an exceptional in-house team that can treat you to a soothing massage or prepare a seafood platter with fruits de mer straight from the loch, fresh langoustines, mussels, hand dived scallops, crab claws or whatever else is landed that day.
Knoydart, although remote, is actually very easy to get to with amazing fast water taxi connections by high powered catamaran zipping across Loch Nevis several times a day, seven days a week.
All water taxis tie in with train times and sleeper connections which offer excellent links from London to Mallaig. You can leave any Scottish city at late lunchtime and be kicking back in the hot tub looking at the Milky Way by 7pm.
Luxury robes provided for duration of stay. Underfloor heating throughout is included. All Ecover cleaning materials.
Egyptian cotton bed linen and organic luxury toiletries provided.
Guest collection and drop off on arrival and departure by landrover (only 5 mins walk from the pier).
Cost and availability:
Knoydart House Studio is rented out throughout the year.
Change over day is flexible.
Check in 3pm, check out 10.30am.
Short breaks available. 2 day minimum stay.
To book this fabulously romantic luxury self catering bolthole with a hot tub, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
direct to the owner
Knoydart House Studio, Inverie, Knoydart, By Mallaig, Inverness-shire, PH41 4PL Scotland