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Rudh Dubh

Near Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan

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Nestled on the beautiful coast of Sanna Bay, Rudh Dubh Bothy offers an unforgettable remote retreat on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Just a stone's throw from the pristine sands of Sanna Beach, this historic former black house boasts breathtaking views of the Hebrides.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: FS-CASE-541486979
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

Step inside Rudh Dubh, and you'll be greeted by a warm and cosy atmosphere, complete with a wood-burning stove. The cottage is comfortably furnished and thoughtfully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing getaway.

The open-plan living area features a sofa bed with a pocket-sprung mattress, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration. The compact yet functional kitchen area includes modest cooking facilities, a fridge, and hot and cold running water.

The bathroom is equipped with a shower, toilet, and an electric radiator for added comfort. The wood-burning stove not only adds to the cottage's charm but also keeps it toasty warm, even on the chilliest of nights.

The cottage is perched on a rock above a beautiful white sandy bay, frequently visited by seals, otters, and pine martens. The surrounding landscape invites you to immerse yourself in nature's rhythms, offering a wild secluded experience.

The local area is rich in natural beauty and wildlife, making it perfect for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Enjoy exploring the Ardnamurchan peninsula, with its rugged coastline, abundant wildlife, and breathtaking views.

Rudh Dubh is ideal for the sure-footed and adventurous, with access from the parking area involving a 300-metre walk that includes crossing a river by stepping stones or a small bridge and a short scramble along a coastal path. Wellington boots are recommended for the journey.

As the bothy is too remote for regular servicing, guests are asked to leave it as they would like to find it, ensuring a pristine and welcoming environment for future visitors.

Seclusion and remoteness add to the unique charm of Rudh Dubh, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a different holiday experience in one of Scotland's most beautiful and untouched landscapes.

Map & Local

Sanna Bay is a stunning part of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, with breathtaking panoramic views of the Inner Hebrides, including Canna, Rum, Muck, Skye, and Eigg and the Outer Hebrides of Barra and Uist. You are a short walk from the beautiful Sanna Beach with its expansive white sands and stunning views.

The nearest village is Kilchoan (4 miles), where you will find The Ferry Stores and Post Office, the westernmost shop on the British mainland. Here you can stock up on essential supplies for your stay. From Kilchoan Port, you can board a ferry for Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.

Fort William (40 miles) is the area's largest town, offering everything from supermarkets and outdoor gear to restaurants and pubs. Known as the UK's "outdoor capital," Fort William is a haven for adventurers. Hike the majestic Ben Nevis, the UK's tallest mountain, or shred the trails at the Nevis Range bike park, home to UCI mountain bike world series tracks. Take the gondola up and choose from 3 thrilling downhill courses.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, a gem of the West Highlands. The rugged northern coastline, boasting pristine beaches like Ardtoe and Sanna, is a designated National Scenic Area for its breathtaking scenery. Sanna Bay is a haven for wildlife, with sightings of otters, seals, and even dolphins being quite common.

The stunning scenery of Sanna Bay has long attracted artists and has featured in iconic works by Scottish artists John Lowrie Morrison (Jolomo) and Samuel John Peploe, capturing the beauty of the bay and surrounding landscape.

Ardnamurchan (meaning "headland of the great seas" in Gaelic) is home to the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and Visitor Centre (3 miles), a magnificent landmark perched on Britain's westernmost tip. Take a guided tour of the lighthouse, unwind at the Stables Coffee Shop with its inviting outdoor seating, or marvel at the panoramic views of the Inner Hebrides from the Foghorn viewing platform - keep your eyes peeled for whales and dolphins gracing the waters!

Salen (26 miles) is an adventure hub for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The sheltered jetty offers a convenient launch point for your water adventures. Embark on a wildlife boat trip with Ardnamurchan Charters or take a half-day excursion from the Salen pontoons with Sunart Boat Trips. Explore the picturesque surroundings from the water and witness Scottish wildlife in their natural habitat.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Single Storey

Open plan living area with wood-burning stove, double sofa bed with pocket-sprung mattress, electric oven, 2 hot plates and a fridge
Shower room with WC and wash basin.


Please bring sheets, pillow cases, double duvet cover, towels and tea towels (A double duvet and pillows are provided). Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heater and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Sorry, no pets. No smoking.

Please Note: As the bothy is too remote for regular servicing, guests are asked to leave it as they would like to find it.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £695.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £695.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £695.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £595.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £695.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £595.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £695.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £695.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £595.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £595.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £695.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £595.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £695.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £695.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £695.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £695.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £695.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £695.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £595.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £695.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £595.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £695.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £695.00
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking, please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the most frequently asked questions about Rudh Dubh. If your question has not already been asked you can contact our booking team.

Question: What does self-serviced mean?
Answer: Due to the remoteness of Rudh Dubh, regular servicing is not possible. We ask that you leave the property as you would like to find it. Cleaning supplies are provided together with a cleaning checklist to make this easier for you.

Question: Can you drive to Rudh Dubh?
Answer: No, Rudh Dubh is for the sure footed and adventurous. It is essential you arrive in daylight. You have a three hundred metre walk which includes crossing a river by stepping stones or small bridge and a short scramble along a coastal path. Wellington boots are recommended!

Question: Are logs provided?
Answer: A fire will be set for your arrival and there is enough wood included for 2 more fires. Guests are asked to replace wood and kindling (purchasable at Kilchoan Ferry stores and encouraged to keep the local shop viable). This works well for Rudh Dubh.

Question: What facilities are at Rudh Dubh?
Answer: The property has modest cooking facilities, a fridge, hot and cold running water, a toilet and shower. There are mains power points. The sofa bed is luxurious with a pocket sprung mattress.

Question: How is the property heated?
Answer: Heating is by a wood burner and an electric radiator.

Question: What do I need to bring with me?
Answer: You will need to bring sheets, pillow cases, a duvet cover, towels and tea towels. A double duvet and pillows are provided.

Question: Is there WiFi?
Answer: No, but limited mobile reception should be possible.

Question: What size is the sofa bed?
Answer: It is a standard double bed size.

Question: Is the bedding hypoallergenic?
Answer: Yes.

Question: How do I change the sofa into a sofa bed?
Answer: There are instructions in the property to advise how to do this.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required