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, 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.
Self directed 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. Weather permitting, come and experience the milky way, other galaxies, nebula and star clusters just remember to bring your own telescope, binoculars or you can also observe star activity with the naked eye.
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.
Visit our resident silversmith on Knoydart. JCR Judy Ratcliffe now Bailey! has just opened a silversmith studio here on Knoydart and will design a special piece to request. She uses polished Knoydart beach sea glass, precious and semi-precious stones and deer antlers set in silver to make exquisite jewellery. Visit her studio to see her art in the making and to ask about her jewellery available for purchase here on Knoydart. Tel 01687 462676
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Bike Hire Book a bike for a relaxing and carbon free way to take in the beauty of Knoydart. Bikes can be booked while you are here telephone 01687 462242 or pop into the local Community Shop while to arrange collection.