Deep Tissue or Relax Massage we can arrange a professional massage session with an excellent qualified sports massage therapist who will come to Knoydart House by request for guests. Bookings require to be for a minimum of 2 guests £50 per person per hour, requesting individual 1 hour sessions. This can be requested at time of booking or arranged just prior to arrival please our masseuse to arrange your appointments.
Stargazing We have no light pollution here on Knoydart. Stunning dark skies lit up by the most amazing show of stars. Follow the arc of the Milky Way, trace the big dipper, find the North Star and plot your way around our night sky. If you are lucky you might catch an illuminating performance of the heavenly dancers emerald and coral bursts from the Northern Lights / Aurora from our long beach on the hill line at Doune. Why not book an introduction to stargazing evening under the beautiful dark skies of Knoydart. Weather permitting, come and experience the milky way, other galaxies, nebula and star clusters with a dobsonian telescope, binoculars and the naked eye. Either in the grounds of Knoydart Hide or House or at alternative location. Email us for more details.
4 x 4 Tour You can arrange a private 4×4 Tour where you can learn information on the history of Knoydart, clearances, Lord Brocket and its colourful history. The tour is by 4×4 vehicle and is a great way to experience the remoter parts of the peninsula, see the ruins, old settlement at Airor, lazy beds etc and a chance to see deer and wildlife in their natural habitat. To book a tour, Your ultimate Knoydart Tour begins with private pick up from Knoydart Hide and a 2 hour Around Knoydart trip – Our knowledgable guide will tell you all about Knoydart, it’s history and it’s present.Tours required to be booked in advance to do so please let us know in advance of arrival so we can book this for you while staying with us.
Low levels walks or climb a few Munros. Head along the shoreline before supper, beach strolls at sunrise, hill walking, hill running, deer stalking, stalking with a camera, go on a ranger guided walk, historical walks can be arranged, daytrips to the Small Isles, Isle of Skye or further afield. Tel 01687 462242 to book a guided walk.
Go dolphin, seal and mike whale spotting. Charter a boat to visit Camusfearna where Ring of Bright Water originated. Take a day trip on the Jacobite steam train as featured in Harry Potter. An outing to Camusdarach where the infamous Local Hero beach scenes were filmed.
Boat Charters What about Kinloch Castle on Rum (formerly known as the forbidden isle) where the castle has the one of only a few last working orchestrions in the world and where once stood a conservatory with cayman and hummingbirds. Visit Arisaig for a spot of kayaking or catch a fast boat ride up to Eilean Donan Castle, or Claire MacDonalds Michelin starred restaurant in Skye. Contact us direct to put you in touch with local whale watching, wildlife cruises and fast water taxis. Fast island hopping by rib can be arranged with Big Dipper in Mallaig operated by Western Isles Seacruises Tel 01687 462233 or you can also charter Minch Adventures (www.minchadventures.co.uk) for private picnics on desrted beaches, visit Eiliean Shona Castle, Camusfearna Gavin Maxwell’s Ring of Bright Water and other amazing places in and around your accommodation.
Kayak Hire and day trips Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre www.arisaigseakayakcentre.co.uk is delighted to partner with Knoydart House to offer sea kayaking days out for any level of ability, from beginner to expert. They have single sea kayaks as well as super-stable doubles, able to take an adult and a child as young as 6, for that unique family experience. For a party of 4 or more it is possible for us to bring everything to you, so you can explore beautiful Knoydart from the sea. Alternatively, take a day trip to them in Arisaig and they will take you to their favourite places in the bay, where you’ll be sure to see plenty of seals, or further afield if you fancy a longer trip. To find out more visit their website www.arisaigseakayakcentre.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sea Angling day trips with rods and seafood hamper (optional) in the comfort of your own private sea charter can be booked in advance of arrival on request. Minch Adventures offer experienced fishing trips for adults and children in and around Loch Nevis and the Small Isles. Email email@example.com
Golf A challenging little 9 hole golf course overlooking the small isles, 6 miles south of mallaig; Traigh Golf Course open April to October. Club hire, day passes available 01687 450645 (club manager)
Stool Making Courses Knoydart Forest Trust can offer bespoke stool making courses in a day using traditional tools and harvested Knoydart wood. Take a back a special memory that you have made. For more information contact Lorna Schofield at Knoydart Forest Trust on Knoydart.