Frequently Asked Questions
Can I arrive without a booking?
All guests must be pre-booked to be able to access the site
Is the gate locked at night?
There is an automated barrier to permit entry for those staying on-site.
Where is the nearest shop?
There is a very small shop at the petrol station (1.5 miles) in the village selling basic provisions such as bread, milk, cheese, beer and wine, chocolate bars etc.
Where is the nearest fuel?
The petrol station in Invergarry (1.5 miles) is on the A82 just 200 meters north of the junction with the A87.
Can we have a Barbecue?
Although we do not permit camp-fires on the site, barbecues are permitted provided they are on a stand (please ask us for a stand if you are just using an ‘instant barbecue’).
Where is the nearest bar / restaurant?
The Brasserie at the Invergarry Hotel has a bar and restaurant and also has a takeaway menu. Fort Augustus has a larger range of bars and restaurants to choose from. Pre-Booking is essential for most establishments.
What time can we arrive on site?
You can check in between 15:00 and 20:00 on the day of arrival – please arrange specifically if you want to arrive any earlier.
How can I pay?
We are not operating a physical reception at the moment. Payment in full should be made at the time of booking by either calling us with card details or via PayPal.
Do I need coins for the showers?
We are unable to provide shower (or toilet) facilities at this time.
Will I get mobile reception?
There are mobile masts for Vodafone, Three, EE (and any linked networks) giving full signal strength. There is good 3G and 4G and we also offer free WiFi access across the site.
Do you sell food?
No we don’t sell any food or drink.
Where are the nice walks in the area?
There is a dog walking route directly of site (easy walking) and close by is a riverside path running from Loch Garry to Loch Oich. Also close by are many scenic forestry commission walks with a renowned waterfall on one of the routes. Invergarry is on the Great Glen Way which runs from coast to coast (Inverness to Fort William). See Walk Highlands for more details.
How bad are the midges?
The highland midge can be fierce and prolific and we have seen some pretty large numbers of them given their favoured conditions of cool calm and shady conditions in early mornings and evenings between mid May and September. The best advice is to be prepared! They can be effectively combated by using appropriate repellents. We sell the most effective one we have found – Smidge. You can also check the Scottish Midge Forecast for more details.