Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can you tell me the arrival and departure days for the cottages for seven night bookings?
A: Riverside Cottage, The Gate Lodge, The Old Post Office and Seaview Cottage let from a Friday. The Steadings, Pier Cottage, Elastic Cottage, Ghardail Cottage and The Old School are from a Saturday.

Q: Do you allow short breaks?
A: Yes. Short breaks are available from either a Friday to Monday or a Monday to Friday in all of the properties.

Q: What time can we arrive and when should we depart?
A: Arrival is after 4pm and departure is before 10am.

Q: Are dogs allowed in the properties?
A: Yes. Up to three dogs are allowed in each property, they are charged £24 each.
Please bring your own bedding and bowls for your dogs.

Q: Can we purchase firewood?
A: Yes. We prepare bags of logs and kindling that can be purchased at any time.
Logs are £4/bag and kindling is £2. During the winter and early spring an initial supply of logs and kindling is provided. All properties have a fire, except for The Steadings.

Q: Can you provide travel cots and highchairs?
A: Yes. We can provide both, however please bring your own bedding.

Q: What is provided in the properties?
A: Bedrooms: All beds are made up with soft cotton sheets and towels are provided.
Bathrooms: Initial supply of toilet roll, hand towels, bath mats and nonslip bath mats
Kitchen: Salt and pepper and an initial supply of tea, coffee, sugar. Washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets (for properties that have one), dish clothes, bin bags and tea towels

Q Are the kitchens well equipped?
A: We feel that they are extremely well equipped with various pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, glasses, knives and utensils. Should you find something missing in the cottage when you arrive, please speak to us as we usually have spares in our store cupboard.

Q: Will someone meet us when we arrive?
A: Yes. We always pop round to say hello once you have settled in.

Q: Where are the nearest shops?
– Fort William (1 hr – 1.5 hr drive including the Corran Ferry) there is a large Morrisions, Lidl and M&S.
– Strontian (45 minute drive, on our side of the ferry) there is a local post office, fuel pumps, and a larger Keystore.
– Lochaline (45 minute drive, on our side of the ferry) there is a local village shop

Q: Can we purchase produce from the estate?
A: Yes. We have a productive walled garden and lovely free range chickens.
When in season vegetables, salads, herbs and eggs are available to purchase. We also now stock a range of locally made frozen ready meals. Please ask for the choice of dishes available.

Q: Where is the nearest doctor/hospital.
A: Doctor Surgeries are in Lochaline and Acharcle. There is a hospital with A&E in Fort William.

Q: What are the midges like?
A: As Kingairloch is coastal; we are fortunate in often having a gentle breeze blowing all the time. This helps to keep the midges at bay. However, we do have them and they are generally about from June-September. To discourage them, in the evenings do not leave windows open with the lights on. The best repellant is Smidge. We would also recommend packing a midge hood.

Q: What is mobile signal like and do you have wifi?
A: We now have an EE mast on the estate, so we now have a very good 4G EE signal. Wifi is available at The Boathouse. On days when The Boathouse is closed, a signal can still be picked up in the carpark.

Q: What can we do once we get to Kingairloch?
A: Lots! We have 7Km of footpath/cycle paths. Activities such as clay pigeon shooting, fishing and guided hill walks can be booked. For a memorable evening, you can hire our Finnish BBQ and toast marshmallows until your belly is full. Boat trips can also be booked for collection at the pier, we would recommend Coastal Connection. More information about activities is on our website.

Q: Do we need to pack anything in particular to make the most of our stay?
A: Here are a few top suggestions: good outdoor clothing and footwear, binoculars, a note pad, camera, good books and a map of the area. A road map is very useful, just incase mobile signal is down when you are out and about and you’re not sure of the best way back to the estate.

Q: When is The Boathouse open?
A: Please visit The Boathouse page to see our current opening days.