We’ve discovered the perfect little getaway. It’s a little green hut on the Craignish peninsular with big windows and sweeping views. Perched above the sea with views to a constellation of islands, it sits sheltered by a stand of crooked larches.
We found it while seeking accommodation within walking distance of Ardfern for a friend’s ceilidh. The hut is on Lunga Estate, and is one of quite a few in various states of repair and residency. Five of them are available for holiday lets and people seem to be living in the rest. It has the feel of a rather eccentric dispersed commune. There is a riding stables on site and it is a short walk from Croabh Haven, the marina and part-finished Port Meirion-esque village development.
Our little hut is like a tardis and contains two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan living-dining-kitchen area with wood burning stove. Wood is provided and there’s an axe, splitter and saw if you want to go and forage for your own.
We took a walk on a rough track over the hill to Ardfern to their very well stocked village store. Ardfern is popular with yachties and you can tell from the goods on the shelves, including a fantastic selection of single malt whiskies, as well as the prices. But the selection of meat is exellent and we chose some steak from Barbreck farm, just down the road and a succulent sticky toffee pudding from Bumble puddings
We had a wonderful simple and delicious lunch at the Crafty Kitchen, where I couldn’t resist their small, yet perfectly formed, book selection and then walked back to Lunga.
I will certainly be booking a return visit, perhaps on a windswept and stormy winter weekend so I have an excuse to crank up the stove and watch the sea while working my way through the bookshelves in this little hut.