Monday, 6 July 2009

Secret Sanctuary

We have just enjoyed a week in our favourite corner of the planet.

Situated on the remote West Coast of Scotland, Ardnamurchan is a long, narrow peninsula along the shores of Loch Sunart and marks the most westerly tip of the British Mainland.

Ardnamurchan is a wild, remote yet strangely beautiful place. It is one of the least populated areas of Great Britain, whole communities were evicted during the Highland clearances of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Today less than 2000 people live on the 50 sq mile peninsula, there is however abundant wildlife, including Red Deer, Otters, Seals, Eagles and Pine Martins. The area also contains hundreds of wild plants, many of which are very rare, indeed some are only found in Ardnamurchan.
This was our home for the week.

Set in idylic grounds with space for the children to roam.

And to have adventures.

The dogs had 3 ponds and a river to choose from.

Apologies if this is too much information but I had to share this photo.
This is the view from the ensuite loo! The dear came down from the mountains
at dawn and dusk.

Back home to reality now. No more huge sky. No more silence.