Island of Carna cottage accommodation for 6

Island of Carna cottage accommodation for 6

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Carna Farmhouse on the beautiful remote island of Carna in Loch Sunart nestled between the Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas.

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Carna is a totally wild destination. It isn't near shops, cinemas or theatres. There isn't a convenience store round the corner.........

What there is, is no traffic noise, no light pollution, clean crisp air and one of the last of the UK's wilderness areas.

The nearest road is over a mile and a half away on the mainland of Ardnamurchan at Laga. There is a small track between the 3 cottages on the island and a path some of the way up the hill. Carna is ideal to heal body and soul and get back in touch with the real you and the important things in your life.

Staying on Carna makes you part of that very small exclusive group of people who have visited this stunning island. Asking anyone who has been, including us.
Carna gets into your very soul and becomes part of you. Leave traffic and roads behind you at Laga and sail into a new world where the hustle and bustle of daily life becomes a distant memory.

The cottage is well equipped, clean and comfortable for all seasons. There are two bedrooms, a double and a twin with a double sofa-bed in the sitting room.
There is a family bathroom with bath, wc and wash basin, just perfect to enjoy a long hot soak after a day exploring out on the water or walking over the hills.
The warm and sunny conservatory has magnificent views over the loch and Carna narrows. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full size gas fridge freezer and gas cooker. Electricity on the island is provided by a generator.
Carna Cottage kitchen view

Both the conservatory and dining kitchen look out over the shoreline and loch. The kitchen has three windows giving an all round view looking north, east and south providing a warm, dry and midge free gallery to see Otters, Common Seals, porpoise, a variety of ducks and terns, both White-tailed and Golden eagles and of course resident Red Deer making a unique island experience.
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Here on Carna the wildlife, flora and fauna are part of the daily living of the island which bustles and bursts with life all around you on sunny and stormy days alike.
The cottage is warm and comfortable. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying the peace where the only sound is the sea outside, birds, seals and wildlife calling. During the Red Deer rut the island reverberates with the sound of the stags.
There are books, jigsaws and a few games for you to while away lazy evenings by the fire after spending the day exploring on land or sea in the fresh, clean air.
carna farmhouse

There is a fantastic self drive Pioner Multi boat included for your exclusive use throughout the duration of your stay. This includes instruction, all safety equipment, life jackets (fitted to size including children) and fuel. The pictures below are of the boats you will use around Carna and in Lochs Sunart and Teacuis. As you can see in one of the photo's dolphins are often quite curious about us too! We will give advice about how to watch marine and terrestrial wildlife without causing disturbance or injury. Of course Carna is also ideal if you would like to bring your own boat. We have a pontoon at both Carna and Laga available for guests to use which makes coming and going by boat so much easier. Otters also find the pontoon useful, using it as a convenient platform to eat on.
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Transfers on and off the island are included in your holiday as is the use of a fully coded Pioner Multi boat.
At the start of your holiday you will cross Loch Sunart from Laga Bay with Andy in Charter boat "Laurenca".
We plan to leave Laga at 4pm. You will be helped with your luggage and shown round the cottage. Usually Andy, or one of the team, will come over the following morning and go over the boat with full instruction, allowing plenty of time for you to feel confident and competent to enjoy your holiday.
With your safety in mind we provide a VHF radio, and instructions, allowing you to contact us at any time if you have a problem.
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The island is approximately a mile by a mile and a half with fantastic wildlife and fishing all around and spectacular views from the Ben Charna.
The ancient oakwoods, woodland and meadows are carefully monitored and cared for to encourage and sustain the varied and often endangered native UK flora and fauna.

Andy filming "Otters on Carna" with views across Loch Sunart to Laga Bay and Laga Lodge
There are rare corals in local waters and superb diving. If you are interested Carna Conservation Initiative is looking for individuals and groups to dive map around the island, please get in touch if this is something you may be interested in helping with.
The conservation Initiative is always looking for volunteers and if you would like to help with the work and offset some of the cost of your holiday please let us know what skills you have or email for an informal chat.

Follow the links below for short films shot on and around the island.


Fantastic Scenery
We stayed for a week 3rd to 10th August 2013 at Laga Bay. Apart from staying at a fabulous cottage overlooking Loch Sunart, we had a fantastic boat trip with Tom (and Dexter his black lab) from Ardnamurchan Charters. Starting at Laga Bay we went out to Cairns of Coll to see harbour porpoises, many seals, followed by 8 basking sharks, 2 Minke Whales and various birds, on the way to Muck. The weather was great and a lunch in the Cairns of Coll, with its turquoise blue clear waters and inquisitive seals was one of the highlights. Andy (Tom's dad) also took us on an interesting trip up and down the Loch including Carna. Stunning part of world and great boat trips to be had. Tony, August 2013

Wonderful stay
We sincerely thank Andy and Alliosn for a wonderful stay and genuinely nice host. We also enjoyed their lovely boat tour of the Loch, amazing, no other words. Must see Ardnamurchan point, furthest most land to the westof Scotland. Magnificent views, crashing waves and very peaceful mountains. We plan to come again. The Laga Lodge was beautiful, warm and inviting. Everything we needed. Love S. & S. 09/20/2017 Stephen and Shanley, Melrose MA, USA

Wonderful day with self drive boat
We set off into Loch Sunart after very clear and helpful intructions on how to drive the boat and safety intructions to look at the wild life and fish. The 3 of us had an amazing day, saw lots of birds and caught a mackeral. The most amazing thing, which is often the case in Scotland was the light. We had 4 seasons weather, rainbows, mist and sun all giving extraordinary light and views. The trip was advertised as disabled access but so many aren't even if advertised as such, getting on with the tide in was fine then getting off at low tide day could have been tricky but the day was truely complete when they pulled the boat in by tractor and i walked off on dry land! Most wonderful people and most wonderful trip. Chris F. June 2014

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