CROMASAIG

Bed and Breakfast

Golden Eagle in Flight            Copyright: Tom Forrest©

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"Fáilte gú Cromasaig"

"Welcome to Cromasaig"

CROMASAIG

Kinlochewe,
By Achnasheen,
Wester Ross IV22 2PE

Where Eagles Fly Free

            

UK Based Dogs and horses are welcome

E-mail: Cromasaig

Tel:(44) 01445 760234

Cromasaig Weather Station

SAIS Avalanche Forecast

Year Round "Home from Home" in the Highlands of Scotland

©Beinn Eighe Ridge looking toward Liathach                   Copyright:  Tom Forrest

Tom and Liz Forrest have been running Cromasaig, Kinlochewe as a small family-run, family orientated dog friendly B & B since 1993, we trust that our homely style of highland hospitality can make your stay both comfortable and relaxed.We have an intimate knowledge of the the local area and beyond, advice can be given on climbing, walking and driving excursions. Our good wholesome home cooking, varying and special diets including Vegetarian , Vegan  and Coeliac, all to outdoor activist proportions, are paramount to the enjoyment of your visit to this beautiful area of Wester-Ross in the North West Highlands of Scotland. We can now accommodate horses in our Croft fields.

Located on the Southern edge of Fisherfield Forest one of Scotland's last wild areas, surrounded by the rampart like peaks of the Torridon Mountains, and close to the beautiful Loch Maree, Cromasaig is ideally situated for walkers, climbers and is the perfect stopover for those walking the Cape Wrath Trail. Or use Cromasaig as a base for touring the North West Highlands and the Isle of Skye.

Loch Maree Reflections                        Copyright: Tom Forrest©

For walkers and climbers there are some 20 Munros, innumerable classic climbing routes both winter and summer and over 20 Corbetts within 25 miles of Cromasaig. For those touring the Western Highlands, the Torridon Deer Museum and visitor centre,Inverewe Gardens both National Trust for Scotland, the stunning Applecross Peninsular with it's top class eating establishment, The Applecross Inn, and the Isle of Skye are all within easy reach, while the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and visitor centre, the first in Britain, established in 1951, is on our doorstep.

The geology of the area is unique with some of the oldest rock structures in the world, the Moine Thrust runs through the village , a fine example of moraine is visible in Glen Torridon opposite the Coire Dubh car park (picture below).

Coire of 100 hills                     Copyright   Tom Forrest©

For the  botanist the area has an abundance of flora and fauna of all descriptions. Over two hundred varieties of alpine plants and lichens, some extremely rare,grow on the surrounding mountains,gullies and glens, Red Deer, Golden and White Tailed Eagles, Otters and Pine-Martens are regular visitors to Cromasaig and its environs. The area around Beinn Eighe is renowned for its wide and varied collection of birdlife,some regular winter visitors such as Waxwing, an ornithologists paradise, for the entomologist, a large variety of butterflies,damselflies and dragonflies, rare beetles are also prolific within the Torridon Mountains area. Fishing is available on Loch Maree for Salmon, Brown and Sea Trout, and Gairloch has sea fishing and Whale Watching boat trips available from the harbour. Trips to Isle Maree are available from Loch Maree Lodge. The wildlife,natural history and landscapes of the area allow the photographer endless opportunities to capture nature in its true form.

Returning from a day out to Skye and places south, drop in to the Whistlestop Cafe in Kinlochewe or  Ledgowan Lodge Hotel at Achnasheen , both provide excellent cuisine in pleasant surroundings with friendly staff.

Pine Marten Video

Isle of Skye from Gairloch               Copyright: Tom Forrest©

Cromasaig was recorded as a dwelling as far back as the 1600's, part of the original still stands in the grounds, the new building was built circa 1920 using stone from the original. Located in Glen Torridon on the outskirts of the village of Kinlochewe, we have two bedrooms; one twin room and one family room with three single beds. Both rooms have adjacent private shower room/toilet.There is a residents lounge, relax in front of the log fire and feel free to browse our extensive library provided for your use. Our rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. We have a broadband internet access network and a digital download facility available in house for guest use.

Tariff: Bed & Breakfast: £36.00 (Adult)

(Under 13: £16.00 , Under 5's FREE)

   Packed lunch:        £5.00

     

Family Friendly B&B

No "discriminatory" single supplements are charged.

We accept uk based dogs and horses with well behaved owners.

(To ensure your comfort, we refuse to lower our standards to those of Visitscotland.)

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."

(Martin Luther King)

We accept payment in cash or cheque in Pounds Sterling .

Booking is not always necessary, but advisable between April and September

and also at

Easter,Christmas and New Year.

Find your roots through our local Geneaology web site

Slioch             Copyright: Tom Forrest©

 

We Hope to welcome you

to our home sometime

Tom & Liz Forrest

Sgurr Dubh                 Copyright: Tom Forrest©
 

Text and Pictures are copyright

Tom Forrest.1994-2013

 

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Last updated: 24th June 2013