Knoydart Bunkhouse, Inverie, Knoydart, By Mallaig, Inverness-shire PH41 4PL
Knoydart is a remote peninsula on the west coast of Scotland reachable only by boat or long hike. Renowned for its spectacular rugged grandeur, secluded beaches, and blissful tranquillity, Knoydart is a haven for hill walkers, mountain bikers, kayakers, mountaineers and wildlife enthusiasts. A community enterprise, the Bunkhouse is a responsible tourism provider operating green principals and is owned by the Knoydart Foundation, a community owned organisation. It is 2 mins walk from the beach and 10 mins from Inverie which has a pub, post office, small shop and the ferry pier. It has 4 bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen, a light and airy dining room, a laundry and a cosy sitting room with a woodburning stove. There is no mobile phone coverage on this part of Knoydart but the Bunkhouse has a public phone and wifi. CD/DVD/video (yes, video!) player, books, games, bed linen and duvets provided. Explore by yourself or take advantage of the ranger service or deer stalking. A torch is essential. Local wild venison & off-licence available year round. Good dogs welcome at the Bunkhouse with notice.This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.
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25: 1×10, 1×7, 1×8
All year (except Christmas),
£18 per adult, £10 for children under 16. Block bookings £395. Special rates for schools, youth groups and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Always book in advance. 25% or £7.50 pp non-refundable Advance booking essential. 25% or £9.00 pp non-refundable deposit.
Bunkhouse is half a mile east of the pier and is signposted all the way. Ask any of the locals for directions!
Western Isles ferry from Mallaig pier to Inverie. Phone 01687 462233 for details. Private boats are also available for hire (see website for details).
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The Knoydart Peninsula provides a unqiue combination of an accessible small community surrounded by wilderness.
The Knoydart Peninsula provides a unqiue combination of an accessible small community surrounded by wilderness. You can reach the village by boat, cut off from the mainland by a long mountainous hike. Knoydart Bunkhouse provides community run friendly accommodation and there lots of wilderness stuff going. Three munroes including Scotland’s most Westerley, a number of corbets, national scenic area, golden eagles, sea eagles, sea otters, red deer, whales, dolphins, ancient Atlantic oak woods…etc etc!!
On an isolated Scottish West coast peninsula, surrounded by stunning mountain & coastal scenery.
Dog friendly accommodation is available for good dogs at Knoydart Bunkhouse. The accommodation is shared (unless booked for sole use) so please contact Fiona in advance of your stay to ensure it is convenient to bring your dog. The Bunkhouse is half a mile east of Inverie village on the Knoydart peninsula and not linked to the main national road network.
The Bunkhouse is one of the community enterprises run by Knoydart Trading, a subsidiary of the community-run Knoydart Foundation. Knoydart Trading also runs a Shop & Off-licence in the village for Knoydart wild venison, Scottish-crafted alcohol, and a variety of unique gifts, walks leaflets, maps & postcards https://www.knoydartshop.org/
The main village is a 15 min walk and you’ll also find a Post Office/grocers, a Farm Shop, The Old Forge pub, and the Tearoom and Pottery. The Foundation Display Room has information about the history and geography of the area and the Knoydart Ranger Service provides bike hire, organised walks and tours throughout the year and excellent information and advice for walkers http://www.knoydart-foundation.com/activities/what-to-do/
The Bunkhouse is located within walking distance of 3 Munroes, a number of Corbetts and countless hiking trails. Forest trails are abundant and take you through ancient woodland areas near the village. Rare coastal sessile oak woodlands exist heading west down the road. Ride the mountain bike track. Contact the Knoydart Ranger Service about walks and tours, and for professional information & advice for independent walkers. Please ask about photo stalking trips, available by arrangement.
A National Scenic Area, with wild grasslands & peat bogs, Knoydart is also home to wildlife such as the white tailed & golden eagles, ptarmigan, barn owls, pipistrelle bats and red deer. Whale watching boat trips are available locally and there are regular sightings of minke whale, basking shark, porpoise, dolphin, sea otter, common & grey seal. Local boats are also available to hire for day trips to the Small Isles. We enjoy dark skies too!
There is a 7-mile road to Airor (our prime Northern Lights viewpoint) and cyclists can bring their bikes to cycle this scenic route or follow the mountain bike trail in the woods behind Inverie village.
Free fishing is available in a small loch West of the village and mackerel fishing is popular in season off the pier. There is permit fishing in Inverguiserein River, Loch Bhraomisaig, Loch an Dubh Lochan and Inverie River. Loch Nevis is a sea loch, suitable for various water sports and activities; many sail and kayak into Inverie. Great wild swimming in Loch Nevis and in various river pools.
The geology of the area is fascinating as Knoydart is home to some of the world’s oldest rocks and there is also an old mica mine here.
Knoydart has a rich history of Vikings, ancient settlements, forfeiture & the Jacobite uprising, and the Highland Clearances.
The Bunkhouse has 25 beds in 3 bedrooms sleeping 10, 7 and 8, and all bedding is provided.
There is Wifi available in designated areas, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen and free tea and coffee (donations welcome!)
The cosy lounge has nice comfy seats and sofas, plenty of books, magazines, DVDs and even videos! There’s always lots of wood for the wood burning stove and you’ll find it in the shed, supplied from our own woodlands by the Knoydart Forest Trust.
The drying room has plenty of racks and hangers and there are hot showers – you can borrow a towel for a wee donation if you’ve forgotten your own!
A laundry service can usually be arranged with staff and a public phone is available (there is no mobile signal in Inverie). Daily weather reports are displayed as well as information about scheduled walks and tours.
Family friendly: We are family friendly with a reduced rate of £10 per night for children aged 16 and under. In the lounge there is a collection of children’s DVDs, toys, books and games and many activities in the area are suitable for children.
Knoydart is famous for rugged hills and glens, with mountain-bike tracks and a ranger service.
Knoydart Bunkhouse is on the Knoydart peninsula, which is not connected to the mainland by road. You get there by ferry or a long hike. The bunkhouse is run by the Knoydart Foundation which was established in 1997 to work on behalf of the community. There is a Knoydart Ranger Service, which provides information, walks and tours. Knoydart also has a campsite, cycle Hire and events and dances in the village hall. Find out more here.