The 31,000 acre Auch and Invermeran Estate comprises some of the most breathtaking scenery in the west of Scotland. It centres on the magnificent glen which runs up from Tyndrum towards Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, between Ben Dorain and Beinn Chaorach. It is, furthermore, crossed by the West Highland Way, which passes within a few hundred yards of its cottages. There is salmon fishing on the Orchy (Feb-Oct) and trout fishing at other times and shooting and stalking can be arranged in season. Walkers, climbers and sportsmen will therefore find it a slice of paradise, while less energetic guests will be no less thrilled by the abundant wildlife, and the peace and freedom of such fabulous surroundings.
Even railway buffs will find something to enjoy in this wild and remote place, for the cottage is within sight of two impressive viaducts, very similar to the Glenfinnan viaduct immortalized by the Hogwarts Express!
Kinglass Cottage is a spacious, semi-detached cottage in a courtyard setting near the main Lodge. It has a delightful little reception area with comfy chairs, a very large farmhouse style dining kitchen, a 'two-part' sitting room (there is a quiet end for guests who wish to read or prefer other tranquil pursuits, and a main area with open fire and television etc), two twin bedrooms and two doubles, one with en suite facilities. Centrally heated and extremely comfortable, it is therefore a perfect setting for two families wishing to holiday together or larger parties in general.
Just half a mile from the main A82 trunk road, the cottage is well placed for touring. Glencoe is just over 16 miles to the north west, while both Oban and Fort William are 40 miles away. From Oban you can take boat trips to Iona, Staffa, Mull and some of the other islands. From Fort William you can take the Road to the Isles, or why not take the train all the way from Tyndrum to Fort William and then the steam train to Mallaig which will enable you to actually compare these wonderful viaducts at first hand!
In the other direction, it is only 17 miles to the top of Loch Lomond, with its famous golf courses, boating and sailing possibilities. The Trossachs, Loch Katrine, even Glasgow, are all within easy reach.
The nearest shops, hotels, garage etc. are at Tyndrum, with a hotel also at Bridge of Orchy.
Bed linen, towels, heating and electricity are all INCLUDED in the rental. The cottage is on a working farm, so guests should be aware that there may occasionally be farm vehicles about and that dogs should be kept under control. Up to three well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Sorry, no cats, and smoking is not permitted within the Cottage.