in the area
On the stunning west coast of Scotland, Woodside is situated where Ardnamurchan meets Moidart. The great outdoors are here for you to explore with some of the best scenery in this beautiful part of Scotland. From sea lochs to secluded native woodlands, the variety is matched only by the quality recognised in the many nature reserves and designated sites.
Whether you are interested in walking, cycling, photography, fishing or wildlife, there's plenty to see and do in the local area.
Woodside is situated approximately 3 miles from the small town of Acharacle and 5 miles from Salen in Ardnamurchan. This means that it is centrally located and ideally placed for you to discover all that beautiful Ardnamurchan and its surrounding areas have to offer.
The foot of Loch Shiel is just across the moor at the rear of Woodside and there are many secluded sandy coves with white sands within a short drive. The local area is great for walkers and cyclists, with several walks in the immediate vicinity including to High Mingarry where you may encounter the elusive Scotch Argos butterfly in the Summer.
Woodside is also perfect for photographers and wildlife lovers, with local species including red deer, otter, pine marten, golden eagle, sea eagle and the very elusive scottish wildcat.
The local herd of red deer are often visible from the rear decking area and a heron often fishes in the pool. Red squirrels live in the woods at the front of the cottage and a local pine marten also pops in at Woodside at times on his rounds. Venturing out a number of wildlife trips and boat cruises operate in the local area, details of these are provided at Woodside and in our guest pre-arrival information pack.
Glenfinnan, renowned for its viaduct and monument is just 12 miles from the cottage towards Fort William which is a large town offering several amenities.