Come and experience the luxury of "Doire an Daimh", set on a hilltop in eighteen acres of mature open woodland, offering the most spectacular views of mountains, lochs, and Inner Hebrides.
"Doire an Daimh" (Gaelic for 'Thicket of the Stags' and pronounced Dorry an Daff) provides superior and secluded self-catering accommodation, whilst being close to the friendly village of Acharacle, with its shops and restaurants.
Red Deer and Badgers are daily visitors to "Doire an Daimh" and there is a wealth of other wildlife in the area including Otters, Pine Martins, Red Squirrels, White tailed Golden eagles, Seals and Porpoise. Walkers will find a wealth of routes straight from the front door, and the sea offers a wide range of leisure and sporting activities.
"Doire an Daimh" offers luxury accommodation including private parking and two large decking areas with tables and chairs, perfect for enjoying the superb views while dining al fresco.
For cyclists or for the motorists our roads have little traffic even in summer and this offers the chance to see the most of this glorious area, which extends to Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly point on the British mainland.
Once you have been here, we can guarantee you will be back.
"Doire an Daimh" is at the centre of the secret areas of the Highlands, the ARDNAMURCHAN PENINSULA, rich in geology; MOIDART, steeped in the history of Scotland, torn by the Viking invasion, central to Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion and crucial to the history of British and allied commando warfare; SUNART AND MORVERN OAKWOODS, a rare survival of a temperate rain forest in Europe.
So good is the scenery, so delicate is the natural environment, that most of the area is designated as special areas of Conservation, National Scenic Areas, SSSI's or Natural Nature Reserves.
The whole of our area teems with wildlife, from the common red deer to rarer species, such as otters, eagles, whales, porpoise and the Scottish wild cats.
A visit ti the wildlife hide at Ardery, off the Strontian road is mandatory. The Ardnamurchan Natural history centre at Glenmore and the Ardnamurchan lighthouse cannot be missed.
Our mountains, rocks and volcanoes are studied by generations of geologists. The Ardnamurchan volcanic caldera can be seen from space, and evidence of numerous ice ages is everywhere around. The prolific wildflowers of the West highlands have to be seen to be believed, from May until the end of September there is a changing landscape of the most sublime wildflowers; our mild climate gives us a very long flowering season.
Empty roads winding up and around the hills, glens and bays, roads which are ideal for cyclists or the touring biker; the whole pace of life in this area is slower and much friendlier than you may be used to!!
Walkers will clime into empty hills where the only sounds are, that of the wind and the birds, walkers can also explore the many abandoned villages that mark the historic and economic decline of the area in the nineteenth century. Walks such as the easy ascent of the towering Ben Haint give you the chance to see the Isles of Tiree, Coll and Mull from a height, fabulous views, but remember to take your woollies!
Water based sports include fishing, which is second to none, whether it's in the sea, loch or on the river. Guided fishing is available. Divers will discover visability that can reach 25m and prolific life. Canoeists, kayakers and sailors will find excellent facilities here, with easy launching and some adventurous exploring to be done.
Whale watching opportunities from both Ardnamurchan and Mull are rarely unrewarded, with Minke and Killer whales often sighted.
Good restaurants include"The Salen Hotel" "The Ben View Hotel" and Ardshealach lodge, there is also a takeaway in the village. A little further a field you can ride on the only steam train operating, regular services on network rail lines, or you could experience the 2000 ft ride on the year-round Gondola at Aonach Mor, facilities available including a restaurant.