Summer 2016

With many of our guests heading back home this week (lots of kids going back to school), the summer season is nearly over.  What a very busy season it has been, the area has seen so many visitors, one of the busiest years for a while, we reckon!   The weather has been very mixed with many days of rain and the odd day of sunshine.  This is a picture taken last week after a wet day, as the evening drew in, it cleared up and as you can see it ended up being a lovely night.

As usual our resident pine martens have been entertaining our guests, visiting the chalets for their favourite snacks of bread and jam or peanut butter!!
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Our guests have been busy doing many of the activities available in the area. We had one family who enjoyed, very much, a trip on the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig. The scenery on the journey is breathtaking, passing Arisaig beach with its stunning white sands, you could be anywhere in the world! It even passes over the famous Harry Potter Viaduct (this is the viaduct at Glenfinnan) for those not up on their Harry Potter. For full details on times and prices please check out the website www.westcoastrailways.co.uk/jacobite/Jacobite_Details.html 

Another family who stayed recently went over to the Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course to see what activities were on offer by Glencoe Activities, they decided to try the Segway Trips, and what a good time they had! Each eco-tour lasts 45 minutes and starts with an introduction to the Segway® Personal Transporter (Segway® PT), and professional guidance to get you up and away. Then you are off – on an adventure that winds around a stunning, loch-side estate with fantastic views, wonderful scenery and a challenge or two as well. Your guide will give a fascinating tale of the local area, including insights into history, wildlife and the natural environment. It is easy to learn and open to all ages and abilities. Take a look at their website for full details of all the activites on offer http://www.glencoeactivities.com 

We took a trip on our mountain bikes up to Glen Achulish, the weather was a bit poor but it didn’t stop us having fun and sore legs by the end of the day. if you fancy doing some biking on the cycle route or up in Glen Achulish, you can hire bikes from Glencoe Activities or Crank it Up Bike Hire in Glencoe www.crankitupgear.com/

As you can see this is just a small taste of things to do in the area! If all this activity is too much you can head up to the Clachaig Inn in Glencoe for some good food, local beers and great Scottish entertainment. There is lots of music, quizzes and beer/whiskey tasting events happening throughout the year, check out their website for details www.clachaig.com We still have some availability for the end of September and may be able to do a short break if you fancy a last minute getaway. A full week for only £450, short breaks from £300. give us a ring on 01855 821272 or check our website www.glencoeselfcatering.co.uk

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