Tana Camus : An Airbnb in Glenfinnan

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Now I wished to share our Airbnb split in Glenfinnan. We stayed in for Oct at Tana Camus, a cabin on the shores of stunning Loch Shiel.

If you haven’t at any time frequented the Scottish Highlands in Oct, you might assume it would be gloomy and chilly.

I just can’t convey to a lie – it does rain a large amount in Scotland at this time of 12 months. But it also has the most glorious autumnal colours, incredible scenery and when the sunlight breaks as a result of, it is impressive.

Exactly where is Glenfinnan?

If you’re travelling from England, then finding to Glenfinnan could just take a though, but it’s a somewhat easy generate and just one with astounding sights.

Glenfinnan is on the West coastline of Scotland, close to 3 several hours north of Glasgow. It is a 30-minute drive from the nearest key town (Fort William) and a 20-minute generate from the beach cities of Mallaig and Arisaig, and ferries to the Isles.

We stayed at the Tana Camus, a little cabin just off the most important road by way of Glenfinnan, and right on the water’s edge on the very Northern tip of Loch Shiel.

Lodging Details

I do normally get individuals asking about the Airbnb houses in which I stay, so here’s the have to have to know on this a person:

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If you look in the photograph previously mentioned, Tana Camus is the pink/brown cabin ideal on the waterside. At the rear of is an historic church, further up the hill.

Tana Camus is a 3 bedroom cabin with one lavatory, 2 double bedrooms and a single single bed room.

There is an open approach lounge/kitchen area with electric powered heaters and a wooden-burning stove. Right before you guide that this cabin does not have a television and it does not have Web entry. If you do have to have to get online, then it does have a decent 3G/4G sign. I was capable to e-mail and obtain Tv set displays by utilizing my phone as a hotspot.

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We uncovered the bedrooms snug and warm, and the kitchen area table created for a ideal location for jigsaws and card online games. The kitchen itself is properly kitted out with a really respectable oven, microwave and fridge freezer.

The cabin sits between the community road and the loch. We observed it quite peaceful but in the morning you will probably see area doggy walkers on the street, near adequate to wave to. Another thing to be aware is that the land here is not enclosed so we took alongside a transportable fence to retain Teddy from performing a runner – just as perfectly because we saw very a number of deer around the cabin throughout our remain.

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The Spot

For me, this home is a winner due to the fact of the spot. It’s just a few actions down from the verandah to the loch aspect and there is an location for a fireplace pit, which would be attractive in drier temperature.

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I was able to maintain my kayak on the loch aspect subsequent to the cabin and loved a couple of morning paddles, which were being spectacular. From the water, you get remarkable sights of the Glenfinnan Monument. This is a fab thing to see if you’re interested in Scottish History. The monument commemorates the highlanders who had been shed in the Jacobite rebellion.

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Just guiding the second you are going to also see the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which is much more famed in latest instances as getting the bridge highlighted in the Harry Potter videos. The Harry Potter train crosses the bridge many situations a working day and you’ll locate the customer centre motor vehicle park abruptly fills up with Potter enthusiasts seeking a photo!

We experienced some attractive walks all over the cabin and up earlier mentioned Glenfinnan, so I’d absolutely recommend bringing your walking boots!

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Glenfinnan is also a shorter generate from the highland villages of Mallaig and Arisaig and the wonderful beach locations at Morar and Camusdarach. These are some of my favorite destinations in the planet to kayak and paddleboard, but they also make an wonderful location for a stroll and a working day on the beach front, with clear (cold) waters and white sands that could conveniently be in the Caribbean in the proper gentle.

What to do in Glenfinnan

Within Glenfinnan by itself the obvious sights are the monument (which also has a wildlife walk future to it) and the viaduct. If your children are true Harry Potter admirers, you can just take a “Hogwarts” practice from Glenfinnan up to Arisaig, and journey around the renowned bridge.  Alternatively if you start at the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre, there is a path that normally takes you underneath the viaduct or previously mentioned it, and at specified situations of working day you can catch the practice going around the bridge.

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From Glenfinnan, if you head North to Arisaig you can go to nearby shorelines, get ferries throughout to the islands and ebook functions like a whale viewing trip or fishing journey.

Heading again to Fort William, you’ll obtain the Glencoe customer centre which is open up year round and has a incredible watch at the major more than the mountains. At the ideal time of year there’s skiing, and chair lifts to journey.

If you’re in Glenfinnan you’re also only 30 minutes from Ben Nevis, which is fairly effortless for novices to walk up (make guaranteed to choose the appropriate path for novices, even though!) If mountain climbing is not for you, there is a amazing stroll by Steall Gorge to the Steall Ban waterfall, which is certainly doable with older youngsters. In some circles this is recognized as the “Harry Potter waterfall” since it options in 5 of the flicks, which includes the scene wherever Harry is chased by a dragon in the Tri-Wizard cup.

There’s also a customer centre and different trails for people.

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How to Guide

You can e book Tana Camus for all around £120 per night time by means of Airbnb or through the owner’s Fb webpage. We booked straight and identified the proprietors exceptionally helpful and helpful. We experienced a fantastic continue to be at the cabin, and I’d enjoy to go back again all over again. If you are interested in keeping in Arisaig, test out our evaluation of our glamping trip in 2021.



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