Knoydart Bunkhouse, Inverie, Knoydart, By Mallaig, Inverness-shire PH41 4PL
Call Fiona on 01687 462163
OverviewWelcome to the world famous Knoydart Foundation Bunkhouse on the stunning remote peninsula of Knoydart on the west coast of Scotland reachable only by boat or a long hike. Renowned for its spectacular rugged grandeur, secluded beaches and blissful tranquility, Knoydart is a haven for hill walkers, mountain bikers, kayakers, mountaineers and wildlife enthusiasts. A community enterprise, the Bunkhouse is a cosy and welcoming base from which to explore this remarkable part of the world. A responsible tourism provider operating by green principals, the Bunkhouse is the responsibility of the Knoydart Foundation, a unique community owned organisation. It is 2 mins' walk from the beach and 10 mins from Inverie which has a pub, post office, community owned shop and the ferry pier. The Bunkhouse sleeps 26 across 3 bedrooms, there is also a well equipped kitchen, a drying room, a light and airy dining room, laundry service, and a cosy sitting room with a wood-burning 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 in the village. 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.
Beds & Rooms:26: 1x7, 1x8, 1x11
Price per night:£20 adult, £12 under 16s. Block bookings £440. Dogs £5/night.
Booking:Advance booking essential. 25% or £9.00 pp non-refundable deposit.
Directions:Bunkhouse is 10 mins' walk east of the pier and is signposted all the way. Ask any of the locals for directions!
Public Transport:Western Isles Cruises operate our ferry service from Mallaig pier to Inverie. Phone 01687 462233 for details. Private boats are also available for hire (see accommodation's website for details).
Walks:Long Distance Walks Cape Wrath Trail
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Knoydart Bunkhouse offering ‘Wee Hooses’ as a COVID safe alternative
May 24th 2021
Even though their bunkhouse is still out of action, the team at Knoydart Bunkhouse have still found a way to help you have an amazing trip! They are now offering a choice of three ‘Wee Hooses’ for you to enjoy – self contained accommodations with beds, a bathroom and a kitchen. There’s never a bad time to see the Knoydart Penninsula, and even with the current restrictions you can now make that dream a reality.
Its that waaay!
September 24th 2019
We welcome waggy-tail friends at Knoydart Bunkhouse! And being surrounded by stunning mountain & coastal scenery, theirs loads of new sights and smells for them too!
Please pre-arrange your doggy holiday, we want you and our guests all to have the best stay ever. 🙂
Take a ferry to Knoydart Bunkhouse or take on the walk-in challenge
December 3rd 2018
Knoydart provides a true sense of serenity as it is accessible only by boat or a long, satisfying walk in around the coast or through the hills.
Our sister community enterprise, the Foundation Shop & Off-licence is located in the central part of Inverie village, about a 15 minute walk from the Bunkhouse. You can get your delicious Knoydart wild venison here, and choose from Scottish craft beers, gins, malts and a selection of wine. You will also find unique Knoydart gifts including quality locally made products, maps, walks leaflets, books and postcards.
In this part of the village you will also find the Post Office/convenience store, the Old Forge pub, and the Tearoom and Pottery. located next door to the Shop, the Foundation Display Room has information about the history and geography of the area and the Knoydart Ranger Service provides Carbon Cycle bike hire, organised walks and tours throughout the year and excellent information and advice for walkers. The Knoydart Community Hall is a vibrant community-run venue also located in the main part of Inverie. It hosts year-round events so please check the website or sign up for the mailing for up to date information. 2018 is a big year for the hall with plans for its redevelopment coming to fruition. Lots of fundraising and support events going on with this in mind.
Other place to eat or buy food include the Kilchoan Farm Shop (less than 10 mins walk from the Bunkhouse), Morag’s Snack Shack (just next door & open 24 hours for home-cooked ready meals), Knoydart River Cottage, The Gathering, Westfield, Galley on the Hill, Doune Dining Room and the Road’s End Cafe in Airor. Please see the Visit Knoydart visitor site for links and further information.
The Bunkhouse is located within walking distance of 3 Munros, 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 through the woods.
A National Scenic Area, with ancient woodlands, 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 the incredible stellar views offered by dark skies too!
There is a 7-mile road to Airor (our prime Northern Lights viewpoint) and cyclists can bring their bikes or hire a Carbon Cycle bike to cycle this scenic route, take the rough tracks through the glens 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 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 around the peninsula.
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. More recent Knoydart history boasts of Vikings, ancient settlements, forfeiture & the Jacobite uprising, and the Highland Clearances.