About Strontian Cottages

Welcome to Strontian Cottages, nestled in one of the most picturesque locales along the western coast of Scotland. Our beautiful accommodation comprises two luxurious self-catering units that offer a serene escape amidst stunning natural beauty.

Grant Cottage

Our newest addition, Grant Cottage, was meticulously crafted in 2021. This detached cottage enjoys unparalleled privacy, situated down a tranquil lane away from the bustling main road of Strontian. The property features a lavish four-seat hot tub and a secluded patio area that gazes out upon enchanting woodlands and majestic mountain vistas.

Inside, guests are greeted by a tastefully designed interior, complete with a cozy cuddle sofa, an open-plan kitchen, a contemporary shower room, and two inviting bedrooms. Grant Cottage comfortably accommodates up to four guests, with a king-sized room and a twin room, each equipped with their own televisions and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity.

Drimnatorran Lodge

Our second offering, Drimnatorran Lodge, provides a spacious haven that can comfortably sleep six, making it ideal for families and couples alike. This luxurious lodge is replete with modern amenities, including flat-screen televisions in every room and two elegant bathrooms. In 2022, we introduced a brand-new king-sized bed and two additional small doubles to enhance your comfort.

Impeccably presented, the lodge’s kitchen area offers splendid views of the surrounding fells. To further enrich your stay, Drimnatorran Lodge grants guests exclusive access to a private acre of pristine field space. Both of our cottages warmly welcome furry companions, as they are dog-friendly accommodations.

Strontian Wildlife

Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Argyll, the village of Strontian is not only renowned for its stunning scenery but also for its diverse and intriguing wildlife. As you venture through this picturesque region, you’ll encounter an array of fascinating animals, each contributing to the rich tapestry of life in this corner of Scotland.

  1. Red Deer: Striking and majestic, the red deer roam freely throughout the rugged terrain of Argyll. With their impressive antlers and graceful movements, encountering these iconic creatures in the wild is an unforgettable experience.
  2. Scottish Wildcat: One of Britain’s rarest mammals, the Scottish wildcat is a symbol of resilience in the face of habitat loss and human encroachment. Strontian’s forests provide a vital refuge for these elusive felines, offering a glimpse into Scotland’s wild past.
  3. Golden Eagle: Soaring high above the mountain peaks, the golden eagle is a symbol of power and freedom in the Scottish Highlands. With its keen eyesight and formidable talons, this magnificent bird of prey reigns supreme over the skies of Argyll.
  4. Pine Marten: Agile and elusive, the pine marten is a master of stealth in the woodlands of Strontian. With its sleek fur and bushy tail, this nocturnal predator plays a crucial role in maintaining the delicate balance of the forest ecosystem.
  1. Otter: Along the tranquil shores of Loch Sunart, the otter is a familiar sight as it hunts for fish and crustaceans in the crystal-clear waters. With its playful nature and sleek, streamlined body, the otter embodies the spirit of Scotland’s wild coastlines.
  2. Red Squirrel: Among the ancient woodlands of Argyll, the red squirrel scampers through the canopy, gathering nuts and seeds to sustain itself through the winter months. With its tufted ears and bushy tail, this beloved native species adds a splash of color to the forest landscape.
  3. Common Seal: Along the rocky shores of Loch Sunart, the common seal basks in the sun, its sleek form glistening in the light. With its soulful eyes and playful antics, this marine mammal is a charming inhabitant of Strontian’s coastal waters.
  4. Red Fox: With its fiery fur and cunning demeanor, the red fox is a charismatic resident of Strontian’s woodlands and fields. Agile and adaptable, this clever predator is often glimpsed darting through the undergrowth in search of small mammals and birds, adding an element of intrigue to the diverse tapestry of wildlife in Argyll.

Exploring the wildlife of Strontian, Argyll is an enchanting journey through some of Scotland’s most captivating habitats. From the rugged mountains to the tranquil lochs, each encounter with these remarkable animals offers a deeper appreciation for the natural wonders of this spectacular region.

Exploring Strontian
A Guide to Dining & Outdoor Adventures

From culinary delights to natural wonders, Strontian invites you to embark on a memorable journey filled with discovery and adventure. So pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to experience the best that this enchanting village has to offer!

Dining Experiences:

The Ariundle Centre Cafe: Start your day with a delicious breakfast at The Ariundle Centre Cafe, known for its freshly brewed coffee, homemade cakes, and hearty Scottish breakfasts. Situated amidst lush greenery, it offers a serene setting to kickstart your adventures.

The Whitehouse Restaurant: For a fine dining experience, head to The Whitehouse Restaurant, renowned for its exquisite Scottish cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. From succulent seafood dishes to traditional Highland fare, every bite is a celebration of Scotland’s culinary heritage.

The Kilcamb Lodge Hotel & Restaurant: Indulge in an evening of luxury dining at The Kilcamb Lodge Hotel & Restaurant, where gourmet dishes are complemented by stunning views of Loch Sunart. Savor delectable creations crafted with precision and passion, promising an unforgettable culinary journey.

The Boathouse Restaurant: Nestled along the serene shores of Kingairloch, the Boathouse Restaurant offers a culinary voyage infused with locally sourced ingredients and breathtaking views, promising an unforgettable dining experience by the water’s edge.

The Strontian Hotel: In the heart of Strontian, The Strontian Hotel beckons with its cozy ambiance and warm hospitality, inviting guests to indulge in delectable cuisine amidst stunning Highland scenery.

Sights and Attractions:

Ariundle Oakwood Nature Reserve: Explore the ancient oak woodlands of Ariundle Oakwood Nature Reserve, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Wander along scenic trails, breathe in the fresh air, and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this natural haven.

Strontian Community Library and Sunart Centre: Delve into the local history and culture at the Strontian Community Library and Sunart Centre. Browse through fascinating exhibits, attend cultural events, or simply unwind with a good book in this welcoming community hub.

Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide: Experience the wonders of wildlife spotting at Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide, overlooking Loch Sunart. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of otters, seals, and a variety of bird species amidst the stunning coastal scenery.

Outdoor Adventures:

Ben Resipole: Embark on a hiking adventure to the summit of Ben Resipole, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lochs. With trails suitable for all skill levels, it’s the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and soak in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Loch Sunart Kayaking: Paddle your way through the pristine waters of Loch Sunart on a kayaking excursion. Marvel at the rugged coastline, secluded beaches, and hidden coves, while immersing yourself in the tranquility of this idyllic loch.

Fishing on Loch Shiel: Cast your line into the crystal-clear waters of Loch Shiel and indulge in a spot of fishing amidst stunning Highland scenery. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, the tranquil shores of Loch Shiel offer the perfect setting for a relaxing day by the water.

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