Woodside - A perfect place to stay and for a base to explore Ardnemurchan; We would highly recommend this home new on the holiday rental market. Views from the sitting room and decking area across to high hills and the shield glen. Deer feeding in the burn at the bottom of the garden. Heating was quite excellent and the house felt warm. Hot water also always available. The house is clean and the kitchen entirely newly equipped. The double bed and the single bed we used were very comfortable. Great walks/or bike rides from the house - to the mouth of the Sheil river where there is a castle, or to Ardtoe where two lovely beaches with white sands, or to the singing sands via Kentra bay. Recommend you take most of the food you want to use yourselves as shops are few and far between. A very good restaurant is 100meters away - and you can stock up on venison for home next to the restaurant. The file with info is comprehensive and helpful.
We arrived at Woodside for a two night stay, Woodside is set a little from the roadside over looking woodland. There is plenty of parking outside the cottage with the added bonus of the property being gated. We accessed the property through the back doors which opens out on to a large decked area with plenty of outdoor furniture to enjoy the breath taking views. The lounge is tastefully decorated with a log burner and large TV plus sky box, dvd player and docking station.The kitchen is a good size and the best equipped, It had everything you could possibly need, the white goods are high end and easy to use.
The bathroom also a very good size with an amazing power shower!
The bedrooms again tastefully decorated with very comfortable beds.
There is a great selection of books and DVDs for all ages, our children were thrilled to see Harry Potter DVDs and diary of a wimpy kid books. We could not fault anything about this cottage it really is lovely.
Each morning we woke to find deer and a Heron alongside the small burn that runs along the back of woodside, we used the binoculars that the owners had provided for visitors to use to check out the scenery in search of the wildlife, sadly we didn't see much but previous guests had spotted red squirrels and deer to name a few!
In the local area there are few restaurants that the owners recommend, and a few shops selling basic groceries, we shopped in Fort William at one of the supermarkets before we arrived. We drove to Ardnamurchan visitor centre, stopping along the way to skim stones in the lochs and enjoy the peace and tranquility. So, now for the negatives.........I tried really hard to think of any and seriously, I cannot!
This is one the most comfortable, well equipped holiday lets I have stayed in, its in the most beautiful location with much to see and do.
Our one regret is that we didn't book to stay longer!