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Two off-grid, architect-designed bothies, rich in fine Scottish style and hidden amongst ancient oaks, in an idyllic setting that overlooks Loch Nell.

Taking a well-deserved break at Inverlonan is to immerse yourselves in the very best of Scotland... from the finest craftsmanship, to breathtaking natural scenery.

Accommodation comprises two remote, off-grid bothies (named Uisge and Beatha - pronounced oosh-ka and bay-ah for those who don't speak Gaelic! - words that combine to form the meaning ‘Water of Life'). Both are adults-only retreats, and one is dog-friendly.

You'll see exactly how the bothies were named when you cast your gaze over their mesmerising surroundings, which take in the vast, shimmering waters of Loch Nell, and ancient oak trees that evoke memories of childhood fairytales.

Indeed, the striking, architect-designed bothies are so blissfully remote, that you'll only be able to access them by boat, foot, or buggy. Once you step inside, you'll be greeted by a soul-soothing space that's been styled and furnished with fine attention to detail.

Local artisans and craftspeople have filled each bothy with natural fabrics, furniture and accessories, for a unique sense of rural luxury. Sink into Scandi-style sofas crafted from soft Scottish wool, as you trail your bare feet across hand-made rugs from the Isle of Skye. Meanwhile, the walls are adorned with gleaming mirrors, and wood-created artwork.

This is off-grid luxury, of course, so you'll find no Wi-Fi or mains electricity here.

Instead of using the indoor oven, you can whip up tempting feasts on the firepit and outdoor wood-fired pizza oven. There's a private, odour-free eco-loo, and you'll find an al fresco shower on your private deck, for a truly magical freshening-up experience.

After a spot of stargazing and a sound night's sleep in your downy kingsize bed, say hello to the morning with a locally sourced ‘Farm to Bothy' breakfast and a mug of fresh coffee... and then it's time to explore!

If you're not in the mood to travel too far, you could begin with a wild swim in the loch, then indulge in a spot of fishing, or simply watch the white-tailed eagles swooping overhead.  

Yet with the local area so rich in history and wildlife, why not get out and take a closer look? There are stone circles, ancient burial grounds and cup-marked stones to discover, all within a 2km walk. Or take a kayak or stand-up paddle board (both provided, along with lifejackets!) across to the Rubha na Moine Crannog, an ancient fortified dwelling in the middle of the loch.

With golf, Caledonia Way cycling, and pubs all within reach too, it could be a while before you're back to prepare yourselves a sizzling supper! Just make sure you've got plenty of time to catch that awe-inspiring sunset, and all will be well.

Things to note

Check in at 4pm, check out by 11am. Guests must be 16 or over.  Beatha Bothy accepts one well-behaved dog at £25/night.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Glenlonan, Argyll and Bute
Cost (from): £200 per night
Sleeps: 2 per bothy
Bedrooms: 1 per bothy
Bathrooms: External
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1453

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2 architect-designed bothies, each sleep 2 guests.  Seating, renewable power, kitchenette with utensils and cooking equipment, wood-burning cooking stove, artisan furnishings and artwork, kingsize bed, eco-toilet.  Exterior: private deck with shower, fire pit, wood-fired pizza oven, parking.  Provided: toiletries, cleaning equipment, board games, books, candles, binoculars, kayaks, paddle boards, lifejackets, fishing rods.

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Walking, cycling, wildlife watching, wild swimming, watersports, fishing, golf, pubs, historic sites

At a glance

At a glance

  • Two architect-designed, off-grid bothies, blissfully secluded amongst ancient oaks with stunning views of Loch Nell.
  • Each bothy sleeps two adults in a kingsize bed. One is dog-friendly.
  • Facilities include an indoor kitchenette, an outdoor firepit and pizza oven, an eco-toilet, and an al-fresco shower on your private deck.
  • A locally sourced breakfast is provided each morning, and you can stock up on an array of tempting farm-fresh provisions, to be delivered for your stay.
  • Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are provided to help you explore the local area, which is rich in history and wildlife.

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