A few days at the Peanmeanach Bothy more than repays the effort needed to reach it - a two to two-and-a-half hour trek, carrying your food and provisions across the remote Ardnish Peninsula until encountering its spectacular setting, shared with an abandoned village and nestled by the sea. So park your car at the lay-by, don your climbing boots and wet weather gear and disconnect from the virtual world.
During your stay you will soak up the history and atmosphere all around you in this isolated and picturesque spot. Within a few hours you will start to reconnect with nature, rapidly adapting to life without Wi-Fi, electricity or running water; savouring instead the bothy’s panoramic views, remote sandy beaches and the deer that, from a safe distance, watch your every move. Acclimatising to a slower pace - perhaps pottering along the coastline or exploring the other abandoned villages - you will appreciate the simpler things in life and gradually start to re-charge your own internal batteries. Peanmeanach Bothy has a wood-burning stove, magnificent views across the bay during the day, and if skies are cloudless, fabulous views of the stars (and even the Northern Lights) in the evening.
Basic but homely shelter and accommodation
Available from May - October
Spectacular seaside location
£55 per night Friday and Saturday nights, £42 Sunday to Thursday nights
No electricity or running water
Wood burning stove
No near neighbours