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Strontian & Overview

Strontian is a charming village set at the head on Loch Sunart a magnificant sea loch, which with its surrounding mountains provides one of the most spectacular settings you could wish for. The village centre (which is only a short walk away) boasts a majestic copper beach in the centre of its green.

The village allows the remote highland experience but with a full range of amenities only a short walk from your lodge. In and around the village you will find a Post Office, petrol and diesel, a café, a fully licensed convenience store and lottery outlet, pottery, public library and The Sunart centre ,  a centre which hosts plays and concerts periodically please see www.sunartcentre.org for dates .

A full range of dining out is available, from pub grub through to fine dining, please see links page for details.

Travelling out of the village towards Scotstown you will rise high into the mountians past the old lead mines. From the summit you can enjoy spectacular views of Strontian Glen and Loch Sunart. Following the road down towards Polloch you find a view point on your right , rising out of the forest you will be confronted by a spectacular view of Loch Doilet.

Loch Doilet

Traveling down the hillside you will arrive in the village of Polloch a small settlement of house. Following the forestry road out of the village you will come to a gate form here you can access a fantastic view point of Loch Sheil. The Forestry road in not open to cars from this point but the road make a fantastic walk or bike ride the road comes out at Glenfinnan at the far end of the Loch.

Loch Sheil

Strontian is the gateway to the Ardnamurchan peninsula, one of the last unspoilt regions of the U.K. The whole area is in easy reach, from Ardnamurchan point, the most westerly point on the British mainland to the rising dunes and wide beaches of Sanna and the Singing Sands, drive through moorland and soak in the magnificent seascapes , a truly breathtaking tour.


Strontian provides an excellent base for touring. Fortwilliam is only half an hours drive and Oban only one hour. Further a field Mull, Skye, and Loch Ness are just a few of the areas you can visit on your stay.

For younger visitors Balamory is well worth a visit as you tour Mull.


 For older children and the more adventurous there are numerous outdoor activities , including abseiling, canoeing and indoor climbing and ice wall, within an hours drive from Strontian.

From your base in Strontian you can enjoy many types of holiday, and return home to your warm lodge and beautiful view.

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