Visitors Guide to Loch Linnhe, Loch Leven and Glencoe
Whilst Loch Linnhe Lodges enjoy a peaceful, private location, there are plenty of attractions nearby to broaden the scope of your holiday in the Highlands of Scotland near Glencoe. Surrounded by the wild scenery of the West Highlands, you are free to explore by foot, car or even take one of the various ferries to discover places a little further afield, like Oban Mull and the Isles.
Kentallen itself is a small lochside village between Appin and Glencoe near the top of Loch Linnhe, (the name derives from the Gaelic words for 'head of the salt water') from where the whole of the West Highands are easily accessible. Self catering in Glencoe is to holiday in one of the most special places in the Highlands of Scotland.
Glencoe, Fort WIlliam, Oban, Islands such as Mull, Iona and Lismore, are all great days out and you will never be short of things to do on your holiday in Argyll.
- Duror: Local Shop and Post Office (2 miles)
- Ballachulish: Small supermarket, 9 hole golf course, Visit Scotland tourist information office (6 miles)
- Corran Narrows: Ferry to Ardnamurchan peninsula - walkers' paradise and Britain's most westerly lighthouse (7 miles)
Loch Linnhe Points of Interest
- Fishing: sea fishing along the shore beside the lodges on our own pier, and also at Oban and Appin. Freshwater lochs are also nearby and permits can be arranged. Enquire at the Hotel reception. There is a small but very helpful fishing shop in Ballachulish which we can strongly recommend.
- Golf: Dragons Tooth 9 hole course at Glenachulish which is only two miles along road. Also 18 hole courses at Oban and Fort William
- Horse riding: Nearest stables 9 miles, at Lettershuna, Appin.
- Boat hire locally at Linnhe Marine.
- Mountaineering and Climbing: The Glencoe and Ben Nevis areas are the most popular areas in Scotland for hill walking and mountaineering. Our self catering cottages are near to Glencoe and with its fabulous hills the Glencoe area is a true adventure playground for all sort of outdoor pursuits whilst Ben Nevis of course boasts the highest mountain in Britain. Skiing is also very well catered for with both the Glencoe and Aonach Mhor ski resorts both a twenty minute drive away. SKi hire is available in both ski resorts and daily ski weather reports are on the notice board at the Hotel. Snow boarding and sledging is also available and ski tuition is also available on the nursery slopes. There is a fun indoor climbing cetnre complete with indoor artificial ice climbing walls at The Ice Factor at Kinlocheven. This is a great place to brush up on your skills and fitness levels before going and doing some serious rock climbing or ice climbing.
- Sailing: By prior arrangement, free mooring at the adjacent Holly Tree Hotel's slipway. There is an anchorage in Kentallen Bay for larger boats.
- Swimming: The Holly Tree Hotel next door to the Lodges (under same ownership) has a fully heated indoor swimming pool and sauna which lodge guests are welcome to use free of charge.
- Walking: West Highland way. This walk from Glasgow to Fort William is very well known and is a great way to get fit and use as an introduction to hill walking. It passes through Glencoe and Ben Nevis including Glen Nevis. There are also numerous local walks including the new cycle path which runs from Oban to Ballachulish. This cycle path has been constructed by sustrans over the coastal routse taking in some great wterfront scenery and is well worth trying either by cycling holiday or by walking.
- Diving: There is a reef about one hundred yards from shore which is a recognised and interesting dive site. Many divers us the slipway adjacent to the lodges to dive this.
- The waterfront lodges are ideal self catering properties for visiting Glencoe. Self Catering in Glencoe is a wonderful experience with the moantains and hills of Glencoe on your doorstep. Our self catering Glencoe special offer deals are very popular. Please enquire for more details. In 2009 there is to a special homecoming Scotland tv advert which is to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns birth. Part of this Homecoming Scotland tv advert was filmed in Glencoe near Glencoe self catering. For exploring the Glencoe area we offer free maps for visting the Glencoe hills from our self catering cottages.
- For Harry Potter fans the Glencoe area, near to our self catering cottages, was used for filming Hagrids house. A specially constructed set was made in Glencoe near to the pap of Glencoe walk. This Glencoe walk is great for our self catering guests since it is just a couple of hours and has a fantastic view from the top of the Pap of Glencoe.
"It is the most amazing place to be and we cannot wait to return."
Jo N, Dunfermline