Dallachulish Lodge sits in an elevated position above beautiful and fascinating Loch Creran. The Loch is a Marine Special Area of Conservation with a wide range of marine habitats and species.
Dallachulish Lodge boasts a large welcoming kitchen with wood burning stove, a six seat dining table with adjoining sun room, TV lounge, reading room and upstairs three lovely bedrooms and a large bathroom making this the perfect place to stay to explore the West Coast and Islands.
The views from all the bedrooms and main rooms are stunning – looking across Loch Creran towards Glen Creran and the surrounding mountains.
Cycling, walking and fishing are right on your doorstep. The A85 is less than a mile away and leads south to Oban – with ferries leaving for the Isles – and north to Fort William, Glencoe and so much more. A short drive or a cycle away is the passenger ferry to the lovely small island of Lismore.
The spacious kitchen has sofa seating around a wood burning stove at one end, a large dining table in the centre and a well equipped kitchen area with windows that look down over Loch Creran. A door to one side leads to a bright sun room with comfortable seating to enjoy the views.
The downstairs hallway leads to the lounge with patio doors opening out to the front of the house and a spacious decked seating area. This hallway also leads to a quiet reading room and a bathroom, ( bath and WC.) and stairs to the upper floor and the bedrooms.
Upstairs to the Creran View room, a large Master bedroom with King size bed, lovely view out to the Loch with ensuite – a shower over a jacuzzi bath which has 2 high windows to see the stars. The Creagan room has a double bed, large wardrobe and Fasnacloich room has twin beds and a large wardrobe. These two bedrooms also have superb views to Loch Creran and share a very spacious – with shower over bath – bathroom.
Downstairs, at the entrance is a utility (washing machine & tumble dryer) and boot drying room, and also a separate shower room with wc & basin.
Cycle or canoe storage is available and there is plenty of private parking to the rear of the Lodge. This is shared with the owner Ross and his working collie Moss, who live in a converted barn adjacent.
Loch Creran, a sea loch and a Marine Special Area of Conservation, was only 12,000 years ago occupied by a glacier. A guide for the area here: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/loch-creran-guide More information on Loch Creran’s diverse inhabitants and it’s biogenic reefs can be found here: www.argyllmarinesac.org
Cycle Route 78 passes below our self catering lodge on the Loch Creran Loop. This route heads South to Oban and North towards Ballachulish and then on to Fort William (safe bike storage at the cottage). This road along the edge of Loch Creran is also suitable for walking.
Hill walks and cycle routes are also available at nearby Sutherlands Grove, a few minutes from Dallachulish. There are small, quiet roads in the area that help to make a circular tour.
The area around Oban is rich with attraction for tourists, from the dramatic scenery of the coast and mountains to the fascinating histories of local castles and ancient religious sites.
The town itself is an important ferry port being the ‘Gateway to The Isles’ with ferries serving all of the Small Isles and Inner and Outer Hebrides.
Oban distillery, nestling beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, is one of Scotland’s oldest sources of single malt Scotch whisky and is but a stone’s throw from the sea.
High over Oban is the distinctive McCaig’s Tower Built in 1897 by local banker John Stuart McCaig, the climb to the Tower is well worth the effort when faced with the spectacular views across Oban Bay to the Atlantic Islands.
Dallachulish is in a picturesque setting above the narrowest part of Loch Creran, with views up the Loch and Glen Creran towards the Ballachulish mountains.