Self Catering Accommodation in Beautiful Surroundings
Sithean is a stunning
new house on a working hill farm. Sithean, (pronounced shian),
means 'fairy knoll' in Gaelic and is built in an elevated position
overlooking Glen Lonan. The house commands spectacular views
of Loch Etive and the 'Shepherds of Glencoe' to the North, Ben
Cruachan to the East, and the sun sets over the distant hills
The house is beautifully
designed and is full of surprises like the sauna which accesses
into the birch woodlands. It sleeps eight and our goal has been
to make it as family-friendly, comfortable and unique as possible.
We have attained
four stars with VisitScotland's
Assurance scheme, and have achieved the Gold Award in the
Tourism Business Scheme. Internal and external photographs
of Sithean can be found here.
Sithean is secluded
and peaceful, yet is only 2 miles away from Taynuilt, a lovely
well-serviced village on the shores of Loch Etive. The West
Coast town of Oban, known as 'the Gateway to the Isles', is
8 miles away; from there you can take a ferry to many of the
inner and outer Hebridean islands.
The location is ideal
for walking and cycling for the whole family, and there is an
amazing range of wildlife; hen harriers breed in the rough grassland
below the house, deer wander down off the heather hill and red
squirrels breed in the surrounding oak and birch woodlands.
Within walking distance
Garden, one of the 'Glorious Gardens of Argyll & Bute',
which is a beautiful 'wild' garden built around Loch Angus,
and like the rest of this glen is a magical unspoilt place.
Leonie and Martin Charlton
want to thank Glen Lonan for blowing me away at first visit"
Allan Wright, photographer