Arisaig is located on the approach via the ‘road to the isles’ which passes thorough spectacular scenery, incredible wildlife and a wealth of sporting opportunities.
The house is situated within the village of Arisaig and the local shops, restaurants, cafe and bar is only a 10 minute walk away as is Arisaig train station with direct links to Queen Street Glasgow. In the summer months the West Highland steam train ‘The Jacobite’ or Hogwarts Express of Harry Potter fame passes through Arisaig station as it runs along the wonderfully scenic route from Fort William through to Mallaig. Indeed the steam can be seen from the house and the shrill whistle takes you back to days of old. There are also good bus links from Fort William and a local bus service.
Arisaig has family entertainment on within the high season in Astley Hall and in the Arisaig bar most weekends. The Land Sea and Islands centre is a wealth of knowledge on the history of Arisaig and sells delicious homemade jams and gifts. The world renowned silver sand beaches with turquoise waters as featured in the film ‘Local Hero’ and spectacular unique sunsets bring you back again and again. The immediately surrounding area is a haven for walkers and there are a variety of spectacular routes direct from the property, suitable for all abilities. It is indeed the constantly changing natural light that presents a challenge to most artists who try and capture a moment in time.
Cruses to the nearby islands of Rum, Eigg and Muck run from Arisaig and Mallaig harbours. Sightings of Minke whales, dolphins, porpoise, basking sharks, otters and puffins can all be encountered at various times in the year. There is a variety of water sports available including sea kayaking, sailing, and canoeing. There is a thriving sea kayaking centre in the village, with professional guides and equipment for hire. Small private craft can also be launched from the harbour slipway.
The 9 hole golf course at Traigh is accepted to be one of the prettiest courses in Britain as it is right on the edge of Traigh beach with its breathtaking white sands setting. With miles of sandy white beaches right on the doorstep Gobhlan Taighe provides an ideal base for families and groups wishing to enjoy this totally unspoilt area.
Visitors to Mallaig can take the boat across to Skye, returning via the Skye Bridge to complete a spectacular circular tour or explore the busy town. Mallaig offers a tourist information point, unique shops , family fun days at the swimming pool, excellent cafes, outdoor clothing , toy and fine art shop or just relax at the harbour with an ice cream.
Loch Morar is a wonderful day out you can buy fishing permits and hire a boat or sit by the loch side and keep a close watch in case ‘Morag the monster’ pays you a visit.
So whether you wish an active group booking, a family break or a quick getaway for two Gobhlan Taighe can adapt to your needs. All you have to do is decide how much or little you want to do.