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winter work!

winter work!

I thought a few of you might be interested to see our charter boat Laurenca out of the water for her winter maintenance work.As you can see here there's lots of growth on her bottom (no comments ;) ) We'll clean this off with a pressure washer and repaint...

seasonal reflections

seasonal reflections

It's been a busy summer here on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula but now winter is upon us and there is time to look back but also plan for the future.We've met lots a lovely and interesting people from all over the world coming to stay in Laga Lodge and on the...

Changeover day & a rescue

Changeover day & a rescue

Saturdays are always busy here. The team arrive early to get everything ready to take to Carna then off we go in Laurenca over to the island. Michelle and Kim head to the two houses with clean linen and cleaning gear while Andy and Billy bring the departi...

Whale watching this morning

Whale watching this morning

Well thank goodness the storm seems to have passed and the sea in the loch is flat calm this morning. The reflections are like a mirror. There's still a good bit of cloud overhead but that is actually better for seeing wildlife. It always amazes me how li...

Today's wildlife trip

Today's wildlife trip

In spite of the wet weather today we had a good and interesting day out Otter watching on Carna. There were plenty of otters about feeding in the loch.The group split into two with a group of five coming with me on the higher ground, we watched in heavy r...

Trip down memory lane

Trip down memory lane

As it's a bit wild and wet this morning I was looking through some old photo's and found this one of Graeme who worked here for a few years and is now back in his native Cumbria.Graeme worked doing everything but mainly crewing on charter boat Laurenca ou...

Massive 30% discount available weeks Aug & Sept

Massive 30% discount available weeks Aug & Sept

We have some last minute availability in Carna Farmhouse during August and September and are offering a massive 30% discount during this time. This is amazing value for money as well as including a self drive boat (Carna only) Carna is an original cottage...

Showers and sunny spells

Showers and sunny spells

It couldn't have been any wetter early this morning with the rain coming down in bucket loads. Gradually the clouds cleared, the rain dried up and the sun came out.Changeover day on the island of Carna, Michelle and Karen trundled through rain churning up...

Today's 2 hour wildlife trip

Today's 2 hour wildlife trip

We had an interesting trip out this morning and although the day was cloudy, overcast and a bit damp we had some excellent encounters with wildlife.In fact every day this week we've seen otters from Laurenca (see pic) but today we watched a fight for life...

Laughter on Carna

Laughter on Carna

A fantastic opportunity to combine experiences! Stay on Carna with Wild Intrigue to wild camp in one of the last wilderness areas of the UK. Carna is a beautiful remote island in Loch Sunart. Join Heather and Cain for an amazing adventure.http://www.pinkp...

Heading west this morning towards Coll and Muck

Heading west this morning towards Coll and Muck

Another lovely day to head out on our whale and wildlife watching full day trip. We head almost straight out west towards a small group of islets that make up the Cairns of Coll. Here are resident Common and Grey Seals and we often see Basking Sharks and ...

Stormy skies over Laga Bay

Stormy skies over Laga Bay

Whilst it's been a lovely sunny day today we've had some very changeable weather this summer to say the least! But one advantage of "weather" is the fantastic light and cloud formations that happen. This sky and cloud came over the loch last week and was ...

Busy day on the island of Carna

Busy day on the island of Carna

A lovely sunny, warm day today for taking people on and off the island of Carna. Some sad to leave but the next family ready and waiting for another week visiting this special island in Loch Sunart.It's a full day stripping out and cleaning the two cottag...

Wildlife boat trips

Wildlife boat trips

Our guests are having some great times just now out on boat trips with Ardnamurchan Charters. This week they have wildlife boat trips to Tobermory for lunch, Eagle watching, 2 andd 3 hour trips around Loch Sunart and Loch Teacuis. Trips leave from here at...

Out and about in Ardnamurchan

Out and about in Ardnamurchan

There is a fantastic exhibition at the moment at Resipole Gallery by renowned local artist Alan Hayman. This is one of his paintings on view. Visiting Resipole Gallery is just one of the many things you can do during your stay at Laga as well as water and...

Testimonials

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

A truly magical and fantastic holiday location
We have to give a very special thank you to Andy, Allison, Tom, Graeme et al and to Tag, Spider and Hendrix (the dogs) for making our stay so pleasurable. Lucy our Labrador is missing all the attention from her doggy friends. The fishing on Loch Sunnart was absolutely superb. The pioneer boats are superb to fish from even in a choppy sea, exceptionally well equipped with everything you might need when out on the water, from safety equipment to deep water anchor. We also had 2 truly fantastic days fishing from Laurenca II with Graeme and Tom (Graeme next year we will get that Skate). The soup that Andy makes for the boat trips on Laurenca is truly delightful. If only I could get the recipe! The wildlife is also amazing from seeing the herons, eagles, Porpoises swimming right beside the pioneer boat and the otters running along the shore beside the pontoon - a truly spectacular sight. We cannot wait to return to Laga lodge next year. We loved the holiday so much that I booked it before we left. Robert has never stopped talking about his week’s holiday. It was definitely a very memorable week. Best wishes and we look forward to seeing you next October and if we can before then - Alasdair, Liz, Robert , Mary (Granny) and Lucy the dog woof woof regular annual visitors to Laga Lodge

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

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