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Loch Nevis Bunkhouse
For those seeking something different, this bunkhouse belonging to intrepid lone Atlantic rower and adventurer Tom McClean, is the answer.
Accessible only by Sea or on Foot
Self Catering Bunkhouse Accommodation for school and youth groups to stretch their imagination, corporate groups looking for new experiences and for groups of friends wanting to get back to nature.
Minimum group size 8 - 24 persons, plus camping offered ONLY for Groups larger than 24.
Open April-September inclusive
The bunkhouse enjoys a spectacular, Wilderness Mountain & Loch side Location
Loch Nevis Bunkhouse is situated exclusively at Ardintigh bay right on the edge of the crystal clear waters on the South Shore of Loch Nevis (known as the heavenly loch) in the West Highlands. Across the loch, to the North is Knoydart Estate and straight down the Loch we overlook the dramatic Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye, we are a part of Europe's last great wilderness area.
We offer good simple bunkhouse sleeping accommodation for 24 persons in 5 wooden huts dotted around our 10 acre woodland and grassy site which slopes down to the beach at Ardintigh Bay. We have 6 twin bunk rooms and 2 bunk rooms each sleeping 6. Bring your own sleeping bag as bed linen is not available for hire. We also have a grassy camping area right beside the beach, which is only available to groups larger than 24 persons, and campers can use the facilities of Jocks Lodge. Bring your own tent.
Loch Nevis Bunkhouse is fully self-catering. Jocks Lodge is the main building and focal point. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious dining room upstairs and on the ground floor there are 2 separate toilet/shower rooms and a drying room for wet kit. The building is made of stone and timber and is located right beside the beach.
Jock's Lodge has panoramic views right across Loch Nevis. You can sit and watch the sunset over the Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye from the upstairs decking that surrounds the Lodge. Generator or our small hydro scheme provides electricity by harnessing the power from Ardintigh burn.
The surrounding area is a walker's paradise and there are several munros nearby; the area of North Morar and Knoydart offers an excellent selection of routes to suit everyone from beginners to more experienced walkers. We would be pleased to advise using our considerable knowledge of the area.
Bring your fishing tackle. There is good sea and loch fishing for Pollack, codling and mackerel. Freshwater hill lochs provide the brown trout.
Come & See
'Moby, Prince of Whales' the world's only whale-shaped boat, 65 ft long, weighing 60 tonnes is beached at Ardintigh Bay beside the Loch Nevis Bunkhouse. Tom has completed a 2,000 mile voyage sailing around Britain inside the belly of the whale. Also on site is 'Giltspur', the tiny boat at ONLY 7 ft 9 inches long, (not much bigger than a bathtub) that Tom sailed across the treacherous North Atlantic, single-handed from West to East to claim the world record for the world's smallest boat.
For more information about ‘Moby’ or Tom’s adventures log on to www.motivationspeaker.co.uk
Experience our wilderness location; simply get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, look out for the playful otters and porpoise that inhabit the loch and capture the amazing sight of the sea eagles and other sea birds passing by. Castaway with your group and enjoy Adventure and Tranquility at Ardintigh Bay on the edge of the Heavenly Loch. Retreat and Recharge.
How to find us
Mallaig & Morar in the West Highlands are easily reached by road and rail via the A830 along the scenic 'Road to the Isles' or by railway on the spectacular West Highland Line which stops at Morar & terminates 2 miles further along the line at Mallaig. There are no roads to Loch Nevis Bunkhouse at Ardintigh Bay; we are accessible only by boat or by walking.
Arrive by boat
To reach Loch Nevis Bunkhouse by sea please telephone: 01687 462274 during office hours only for further information regarding passenger ferry and/or boat hire. To ensure availability, if possible boat trips should be pre-booked in advance of your visit.
Arrive on Foot
To reach Loch Nevis Bunkhouse on foot, first make your way by car/taxi or on foot to the end of the road at Bracorina on the north shore of Loch Morar at O.S. Grid Ref: 725.927, from where Loch Nevis Bunkhouse can be reached by a 4 mile trek across the hills. Proceed East on the track along the Loch side for approx 1 hour to Brinacory and roughly 700 metres further on the track at O.S. Grid Ref: 758.912 Look up on the hill and there is a sign for Ardintigh, painted on a rock, directing you North East over the hill towards Ardintigh Bay, follow the white painted stones along the way to guide you. This takes approx 2-3 hours and walkers should dress appropriately. Let the adventure begin!
Bunkhouse Accommodation for Groups ONLY, 8 - 24 persons, minimum 2 night stay required and use of Jocks Lodge facilities £16 per person per night.
Camping ONLY for Groups larger than 24 people and use of Jocks Lodge facilities £10 per person per night, bring your own tent.
Loch Nevis Bunkhouse can be booked exclusively to your group for a minimum 2 night stay, please enquire for rates.
DUE TO REMOTENESS & POPULARITY IT IS ESSENTIAL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY PRIOR TO ARRIVAL BY TELEPHONING: 01687 462 274 during office hours.
A very unique part of Scotland, ideal for the imaginative, the adventurous or those who simply pursue tranquillity
Please note that all correspondence is dealt with at our office address below:
Inverness-shire PH40 4PA
Tel: +44 (0)1687 462 274
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