High Class Self Catering Accommodation on the West Highland Coastline
The area surrounding the house contains many beautiful features for the country and coast lover. One of the most striking features on the Rasger Lodge doorstep, is the famous Camusdarach beach which looks out over the Inner Hebridean, small isles of Rum, Eigg, and out to Sleat Point and the Cuillins mountain range on the Isle of Skye. Camusdarach Beach claims fame as featuring as location settings in the films, Local Hero, and Highlander, the beach, dunes, and sandy bays are always a special place to be, come hail rain or shine, and are located just a few minutes walk from Rasger lodge. For the golf enthusiast the beautiful Traigh golf course is open to visitors and is located just a few minutes drive to the South of Rasger lodge. The course is located adjacent to a series of stunning white sand beaches, and as at Camusdarach beach, the course looks out over the Inner Hebridean islands, and the Cuillns on Skye, providing what must be one of the most stunning settings in the UK for this beautiful nine hole golf course..
Loch Morar is located approx three miles from Rasger Lodge, the loch extends 19 kilometres in length and has an average depth of 86.6 metre, and the loch at its deepest point is a staggering 310 metre deep. Both fishing permits and boat hire are available locally from Morar. But beware the loch even has its own famed monster dubbed, Morag by the locals!
The small fishing and ferry port of Mallaig is approximately 6 miles North from Rasger Lodge, all provisions can be obtained from the well stocked Coop or Spar shops, Mallaig also contains a number of excellent restraunts, with sea food as specialities, after an excellent meal take a stroll onto the working fish quay and you will see seals in the harbour cheekily waiting for a snack from one of the fishing boats returning from sea. From Mallaig you can take the ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye, from Armadale you can explore the whole of Skye by car, or just go as a foot passenger and stroll to Armadale Castle, here you can explore the castle ruins and extensive gardens, and also visit the Clan Donald visitor centre and museum. During the summer months the famous steam train, The Jacobite Express, runs from Fort William to Mallaig daily, the round trip from Fort William to Mallaig covers 84 miles of what must be some of the most stunning scenery within the UK, the train crosses the famous 21 arch Glenfinnan viaduct which has featured in the Harry Potter movies.
To the South of Rasger Lodge approximately 5 miles lies the village of Arisaig, again all provisions can be obtained from the well stocked spar store, excellent food is served in the Rhu café daily, and also the Old Library restraunt. From Arisaig you can obtain tickets from Graham and Susan, proprietors of Arisaig Marine, for the Sheerwater ferry which visits the islands of Rum, Eigg and Muck, on varying days of the week, seven days a week during the summer months only. Upon taking a trip aboard the Sheerwater to one of the islands you will also benefit from the knowledge of the skipper of the Sheerwater, “Ronnie” who, upon most transits to the islands manages to spot many species of marine wildlife such as whales, basking sharks, dolphins, porpoise, etc, so be prepared for a small detour, but rest assure the detour is always well worth it for a privileged glimpse of these magnificent creatures in their own environment.
The above features and services of the area are just a small selection of the, to do and see features of the beautiful West highland location within which Rasger Lodge is located.
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