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Tana Camus : An Airbnb in Glenfinnan

Tana Camus : An Airbnb in Glenfinnan

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Currently I wanted to share our Airbnb split in Glenfinnan. We stayed in for October at Tana Camus, a cabin on the shores of wonderful Loch Shiel.

If you haven’t at any time visited the Scottish Highlands in Oct, you could consider it would be gloomy and chilly.

I can’t notify a lie – it does rain a lot in Scotland at this time of 12 months. But it also has the most wonderful autumnal colors, remarkable landscapes and when the sunshine breaks by way of, it’s breathtaking.

Exactly where is Glenfinnan?

If you are travelling from England, then acquiring to Glenfinnan could get a when, but it’s a comparatively straightforward drive and just one with astounding views.

Glenfinnan is on the West coast of Scotland, about 3 hours north of Glasgow. It’s a 30-moment generate from the closest key city (Fort William) and a 20-moment push from the beach towns of Mallaig and Arisaig, and ferries to the Isles.

We stayed at the Tana Camus, a tiny cabin just off the primary highway via Glenfinnan, and proper on the water’s edge on the quite Northern suggestion of Loch Shiel.

Accommodation Facts

I do often get individuals inquiring about the Airbnb properties where I keep, so here’s the need to have to know on this one particular:

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If you glance in the photo previously mentioned, Tana Camus is the purple/brown cabin right on the waterside. Driving is an historic church, further more up the hill.

Tana Camus is a 3 bedroom cabin with a person bathroom, 2 double bedrooms and one single bedroom.

There’s an open up approach lounge/kitchen with electric powered heaters and a wooden-burning stove. In advance of you e-book that this cabin does not have a television and it does not have World-wide-web accessibility. If you do need to get on-line, then it does have a good 3G/4G signal. I was in a position to electronic mail and down load Television reveals by working with my cell phone as a hotspot.

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We uncovered the bedrooms relaxed and warm, and the kitchen table created for a excellent location for jigsaws and card game titles. The kitchen area itself is nicely kitted out with a definitely first rate oven, microwave and fridge freezer.

The cabin sits in between the area highway and the loch. We located it quite peaceful but in the early morning you will probably see neighborhood doggy walkers on the road, close plenty of to wave to. Another thing to take note is that the land right here is not enclosed so we took together a transportable fence to keep Teddy from executing a runner – just as very well for the reason that we noticed really a few deer all around the cabin throughout our stay.

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The Area

For me, this home is a winner mainly because of the locale. It is just a couple of ways down from the verandah to the loch facet and there’s an location for a fireplace pit, which would be pretty in drier weather conditions.

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I was equipped to preserve my kayak on the loch facet up coming to the cabin and enjoyed a few of morning paddles, which were being impressive. From the h2o, you get amazing sights of the Glenfinnan Monument. This is a fab matter to see if you are interested in Scottish History. The monument commemorates the highlanders who ended up missing in the Jacobite uprising.

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Just powering the moment you’ll also see the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which is far more well known in latest periods as remaining the bridge highlighted in the Harry Potter motion pictures. The Harry Potter train crosses the bridge numerous instances a working day and you’ll locate the visitor centre car park instantly fills up with Potter enthusiasts seeking a photograph!

We had some charming walks about the cabin and up previously mentioned Glenfinnan, so I’d absolutely advocate bringing your going for walks boots!

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Glenfinnan is also a small drive from the highland villages of Mallaig and Arisaig and the wonderful seashores at Morar and Camusdarach. These are some of my favorite locations in the environment to kayak and paddleboard, but they also make an amazing location for a wander and a day on the seashore, with obvious (chilly) waters and white sands that could simply be in the Caribbean in the correct light.

What to do in Glenfinnan

In Glenfinnan itself the obvious points of interest are the monument (which also has a wildlife walk following to it) and the viaduct. If your young ones are actual Harry Potter lovers, you can just take a “Hogwarts” train from Glenfinnan up to Arisaig, and vacation around the popular bridge.  Alternatively if you commence at the Glenfinnan Customer Centre, there is a route that takes you underneath the viaduct or earlier mentioned it, and at selected instances of day you can capture the prepare going above the bridge.

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From Glenfinnan, if you head North to Arisaig you can stop by community beaches, consider ferries across to the islands and e-book things to do like a whale looking at vacation or fishing trip.

Heading back toward Fort William, you’ll find the Glencoe customer centre which is open 12 months spherical and has a amazing watch at the top more than the mountains. At the correct time of yr there is snowboarding, and chair lifts to ride.

If you’re in Glenfinnan you’re also only 30 minutes from Ben Nevis, which is reasonably uncomplicated for beginners to walk up (make guaranteed to acquire the appropriate path for beginners, nevertheless!) If mountain climbing isn’t for you, there is a amazing stroll as a result of Steall Gorge to the Steall Ban waterfall, which is certainly doable with more mature young children. In some circles this is recognized as the “Harry Potter waterfall” for the reason that it attributes in 5 of the movies, such as the scene where Harry is chased by a dragon in the Tri-Wizard cup.

There’s also a customer centre and several trails for family members.

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How to Book

You can e book Tana Camus for all around £120 per night time by means of Airbnb or via the owner’s Facebook page. We booked right and discovered the proprietors incredibly helpful and valuable. We experienced a amazing keep at the cabin, and I’d appreciate to go back again. If you’re fascinated in being in Arisaig, check out our review of our glamping vacation in 2021.