How to get here

Knoydart can only be accessed by boat from Mallaig, unless you fancy the 20 mile walk in! 

Looking for the ferry times?

 

- find them here:   Knoydart Ferry (45mins)
 - and here:   Seabridge  (20mins)

On certain sailings you can also return via Tarbet at the head of the loch, but remember to book ahead.

Our closest airports are Inverness and Glasgow.
 

Inverie

Once you reach Inverie we'll be there to collect you and your luggage by Landrover from the pier.

Tigh-na-Feidh  pron: "tie nah fay", meaning 'house of the deer' is just a very short ride from the quay and we'll show you round your accommodation and answer any questions you might have before leaving you to settle in.
Loch Hourn from above Barisdale on the walk in.
You can either drive to Mallaig or take the train from Glasgow or Fort William. If coming from London you can take the overnight sleeper from Euston to Fort William (but reserve your berth well in advance).




The Glenfinnan Viaduct
The journey to Mallaig by train from Fort William is spectacular and ranked amongst the finest in the world.  Or, for some added nostalgia, you could opt for 'The Jacobite' steam train of Harry Potter fame!

 

The bay at Airor village

Distances

The cottage is located within the village of Inverie, which is where the boat comes in from Mallaig.

The other village on the peninsula is Airor - about 9km from Inverie by the only stretch of tarmac road.

The Isle of Skye can be reached by taking a ferry from Mallaig or by chartering one of our local boat owners here on Knoydart.  The nearby islands of Eigg, Muck and Rum are also within easy reach.

Activities


Most people come to Knoydart simply to experience the unspoilt beauty of the place;  with access still mainly limited to the ferry, the number of visitors on the peninsula at any one time is small and you can walk for miles without seeing another person or any evidence of man.

However, Knoydart is probably best known for walking, whether that's a walk around the coastline, or the gentle incline of a remote glen, or up one of our four famous Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet).

Stalking and hunting of red deer can be arranged with a professional deerstalker with over 20 years of experience in the field. You can even sign up for 'photo-stalking' and guided wildlife walks. Your days will be spent amidst some of the wildest and most beautiful landscapes in Scotland.

Fishing is available (by day permit) on the nearby Inverie River and on various Kilchoan Estate Lochs.

There are some beautiful beaches within walking distance that really do have sand as white as you see in the pictures, and yes, the water so cold that it takes your breath away... but worth it for the glow you feel afterwards!

Landrovers can be rented on a daily basis.

But whatever the weather, there's always something to do:   rambling, cycling, photography, mountain biking and boat trips to name but a few others.

 

Food and Supplies


Located conveniently within Inverie is the village shop, Post Office, cafĂ©, Knoydart Foundation & Ranger's Office - all within a few seconds walk.  And the mainland's most remote pub The Old Forge Inn is also just a short walk away - but bring a torch as we have no street lights!

If you prefer to have breakfast served up, we can thoroughly recommend the Tearoom & Pottery Shop which is practically opposite. The Tearoom also serves dinner, though currently only three evenings a week. But if you're willing to travel a bit further to dine then you could always arrange a memorable evening out at the multi award-winning Doune.
Inverie village and The Old Forge Inn                        
You can buy fresh or smoked local wild venison here in Inverie. Why not select your cut in advance of your arrival - call the Knoydart Foundation on 01687 462242 to place your order.

Knoydart organic lamb is also available (and by mail order too)  - contact Iain Wilson on 01687 462844

However, if you wish to cater for yoursleves during your stay then you will need to bring in most of your own food supplies. There is a Spar, a Co-op and a fishmongers in Mallaig, or find a full range of supermarkets and shops as you pass through Fort William.
scenes from around the Knoydart peninsula  ~