The Lochside Follies are situated in eighty acres
of varied rugged countryside dedicated to natural
regeneration. Over the years we have developed
rough footpaths that lead you through hazel woods,
ancient oak glades and on up to breathtaking
panoramic views over heather-covered hills or down
to the shore of Loch Sunart, where the ebbing tide
leaves rock pools full of interest for all. Our
grounds are home to all manner of wildlife and a
huge variety of bird life. Wild flowers and rare
lichens flourish in the sheltered, unpolluted air
and the temperate climate.
Closer to home we have created games rooms and
activities for our visitors to enjoy. At the east
end of our home, the games room houses a slate bed
3/4 size snooker table (also with pool balls) to
while away an hour or two, with a removable table
tennis top for the more energetic.
Alternatively, burn off some calories in the mini
gym above the workshop and then wind down reliving
a mis-spent youth with a game of darts.
We have two lovely easy to ride road bikes for you
to borrow. Leave the car at home and discover
Ardnamurchan at a slower pace. The fascinating
Ardnamurchan Natural Visitor Centre is a pleasant
cycle ride away.
Finally, Richard has mown a rudimentary 6 hole
pitch and putt course, we have a few clubs for you
to try your hand!
Lochside Follies are ideally situated for
exploring the Ardnamurchan peninsula which
stretches out to become the most westerly point on
the British mainland. A visit to the lighthouse
and visitor centre (open April- October) is a
must, especially on a windy day! The beaches at
Sanna, Portuairk and Ardtoe are fascinating for
all ages while the ruined Castle Tioram and
Mingary Castle viewed from a distance offer a
glimpse of the turbulent history of the area. West
of us, north of Kilchoan, is the base of a huge
volcano which erupted 60 million years ago, which
makes this area a mecca for geologists and is the
reason that the scenery of the area is so unusual
Relax at the slower pace of Highland life,
breathe in the fresh air of the hills about you,
and unwind in accommodation full of character
..... a warm welcome awaits you in the Tower,
the Ruin, the Folly and now the Loft!
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