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Knoydart Foundation Bunkhouse
Located in the east of Knoydart’s main township of Inverie, a 15 minute walk from the pier, the Knoydart Foundation Bunkhouse welcomes individuals and groups alike. Located a stone’s throw from the Long Beach, the Bunkhouse provides friendly, welcoming 25 bed accommodation in a converted farm steading once part of the old estate – now largely community-owned following the residents’ successful buyout in 1999. The Bunkhouse and its guests are proud that it is the main source of secondary income for the Knoydart Foundation, which it invests back into the community helping to increase our social and economic resilience, and developmental success.
At £18 per person per night (£10 for 16s and under), three rooms provide the accommodation containing 7, 8 & 10 beds (special rate available for block bookings). Hot showers are available in separate bathrooms, and a laundry service and drying room are available. The lounge is dominated by a large woodfuel stove and lots of comfy places to settle in. Plenty of books, games, DVDs & magazines provide entertainment for a rainy day! You can even hire wellies if it gets really bad! The dining room is located next door to our fully-equipped kitchen – both containing plenty of food storage space and a friendly, social atmosphere at meal times. There is also free wifi, free tea & coffee, and a payphone – please note, we have no mobile signal in this part of Knoydart. The Bunkhouse is fully heated and bedlinen is provided. Towels are also available for a small donation. Booking is highly recommended, but many of our guests walk straight in off the hill to our cosy bolthole. Pre-arranged booking by groups is essential and we welcome well-behaved dogs by prior arrangement.
Based on the philosophy of responsible tourism, the Bunkhouse actively supports other local community organisations and business, respects both guests and locals alike, uses cleaning products that have minimum impact on the local environment and beyond, and is run on the clean, green hydro electricity produced by our community-owned Renewables company. We encourage our guests to travel to Mallaig by train or bus whenever possible (worth a mention - the Highland train line from Glasgow affords travellers one of the world’s most beautiful train rides), and to make use of the bicycle hire service offered by the Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service in the main part of the village.
There is plenty to explore, whether you’re an avid hill-walker who knows the names of Knoydart’s notorious hills, or whether you prefer to explore on foot or by pedal-power, the glens and 8 miles of road from Inverie to Airor and beyond on the western-most tip of the peninsula.Our walks leaflets produced by the Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service give great route advice for low and high-level walks (recommended with a map for the hill walks). You can call into the Foundation Shop in the main village for leaflets and other information; you can also get our own wild venison, walking socks and unique Knoydart gifts at the Shop. During the summer months, you can break up your day (unless you’re way up in the hills) with home-baked treats and home-cooked meals from the various friendly eateries dotted around the peninsula (see the Knoydart page for more info), all offering some of the best coastal views on which to feast your eyes. Pick your own seasonal salads & fruit from the community garden just next door to the Bunkhouse – there’s even a snack van there if you want something quick and easy!
- West Highland train line service from Glasgow Queen Street to Mallaig (Scotrail)
- Citylink buses from Glasgow to Fort William (Glasgow/Skye route) then Shiel Buses between Fort William and Mallaig (or train to Mallaig)
- A82 road from Fort William to Mallaig
- Western Isles ferry service from Mallaig harbour to Inverie.
Tel: 01687 462163
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