Whether it's adventures in the great outdoors and sampling the local cuisine with a wee dram, or enjoying "The Tunes" in the Crofters Rest, or even finding that special place for creativity - Druimbhan is the hearth to explore it all from.

The Highlands are wild and natural - so many opportunities to see the amazing diverisity of species from the land to the sea, in the Lochs and Glens. Just out for a walk you will likely find deer, otters by the shore, eagles above, and if you want to go seal, dolphin and whale spotting then trips from Arisaig on The Sheerwater, or Mallaig on either the Western Isles Wildlife Cruises, or Minch Adventures can give you a day to remember forever. Or how about seeing some coastal sea life with  Arisaig Kayaks?

The Arisaig Eco Project is well worth a look to see how our local communities are taking on the climate challenges, with the Land, Sea and Islands centre being the heart of the projects.


Things To Do

There are so many activities right outside the door. You'll find a week isn't really long enough to explore everythig this unique area has to offer.

It's just a 30 minute drive to the bustling town of Fort William, known as the outdoor capital of Scotland. It doesn't gain this lofty title lightly as this is where you can start your ascent of the UK's highest peak, Ben Nevis.

From Fort William you can either drive through the Road to the Isles on the A830, or ride the world famous Harry Potter steam train which runs to Mallaig across the Glenfinnan Viaduct. You'll remember the viaduct as its where the magic car flies in one of the films. You can find more information here

The train goes very near to the cottage too, with the Locahilort station only a 200 yards away, so you could find your own vantage point, sit there with a nice cuppa and watch the steam train go by!

Fort William has a full array of shops and restaurants as well as a cinema, museum and sport facilities. You can find out more here

From the cottage it is a 20 minute drive to Mallaig, with its quaint harbour and ferry access to lots of islands. Along the way there are some stunning beaches, bays and coves to explore. To see what's here

Not forgetting of course, the most stunning golf course you may find

Or swimming in the local pool in Mallaig Pool and Leisure

Just a few hundred yards from the house is the Lochailort Inn which has sadly recently closed, we are hoping it will reopen this year so please ask when you book if it will be open for your visit.... but if you fancy a drive down to the Glenuig Inn you won't be disappointed, a worthwhile venture off the main road towards Acharacle and Strontian for some great food and drinks amid stunning scenery.

On a Friday evening why not pop down for dinner to the The Crofters Rest in Arisaig and catch the talented locals at "the Tunes". They also do a Sunday afternoon session too where many of our up and coming new musical talent is born. If you are really lucky there may be a gig on at Astley Hall in Arisaig during your stay.

Fantastic and mostly locally sourced takeaway foods available in Arisaig and Mallaig, far removed from the fast food chain models! Lots of restaurants too, why not try some?

Shell Shack, Bloom and Graze, Sunset House, Sound Bites Cafe, The Steam Inn, Chlachain Inn to name a few, and of course fish and chips, quite a bit of that in Mallaig - being a fishing port!

If none of this appeals to you, why not just sit back and relax in the cottage with a good book in front of the fire?

*please note that some of the above are subject to seasonal changes.