With reduced Covid infections, the Scottish Government has eased restrictions enabling many tourist businesses and hotels to start welcoming guests. Unfortunately the restrictions that are still in place mean that we are unable to open Doune Bay Lodge for larger groups.
Larger family groups and clubs with interests such as walking, visiting the islands, photography or diving, can take Doune Bay Lodge as a perfect base for their holiday.
Situated at the Southern end of the bay, the lodge looks West across the Sound of Sleat to the Skye Cuillins. Tucked just 20 metres back from it's own beach (sandy below mid-tide), and about 100 metres along a rough footpath from the Doune Dining Room, it is a delightful and unusual building. This is informal accommodation, simple but with everything you need - think of it as a 'Wilderness Lodge'. Lined in pine throughout, the feel is warm and welcoming. There is accommodation for up to 12 guests in 4 single and 4 twin rooms, all with comfortable beds and excellent sea or hillside views. Downstairs the open plan living area, furnished with comfy sofas and chairs, provides plenty of space for relaxation, discussion or activities. Games and books and a radio/CD player are provided.
The kitchen area has hot drink making facilities and a fridge. The utility area has 3 showers, 2 toilets, hand basins and drying facilities.
All water and space heating and cooking is by bottled gas. Electricity is provided by diesel generator and is switched off at night. There is a secondary battery lighting system with emergency lighting in all rooms. All rooms have power sockets available for computer/camera/battery charging, but as power is limited please do not bring high wattage appliances such as hair dryers.Outside there is a full length verandah with a few steps down to the grassy foreshore above the beach.
Groups taking Doune Bay Lodge usually charter our fast boat Mary Doune for access to the Knoydart Coastline and Small Isles. Skipper Andy has seemingly endless local knowledge and can help you get the best from the charter. He is available every evening to discuss plans for the following day.
We have had a few occasions when groups have taken over the whole of Doune and they have always been hugely successful events. Wedding parties, corporate training and groups of friends can have exclusive use of this amazing location and we can tailor the experience to fit the group. To book all of the accommodation you will need to think fairly well in advance to avoid disappointment. All holidays / events are fully catered - Doune Dining Room is a spectacular setting for a celebration.