Arriving and departing from Laggan

Arriving and departing at Laggan, is different from your average holiday let, this is how it works...

Whilst the house is on the mainland, the only practical way to reach the house is by private boat. You also have sole use of the boat when you rent the house (bad news for keen rowers - handily it comes with an engine). The good news is that the journey by boat to the house only takes about 5 minutes, and even better news; lifejackets are provided! The bad news (well we like it) is that at the lower tides the anchorage dries out, so you are marooned on the mainland for an hour or so either side of very low tides. The views to the outer islands can be superb on a sunny day, and the sunsets spectacular.

Your exact arrival time on Saturday will be confirmed, once the tide table has been consulted. This will normally be after 4pm on a Saturday. You will be given instructions where to park beside the road, and will be met by the caretaker at the agreed time, who will assist you in loading up the boat for you with your luggage. If you have a lot of luggage and dogs, two trips may be required to ferry your party across to Laggan. You will be shown how the engine works, and then taken over to the house.

The caretaker will assist you in unloading the boat, and transferring everything to a quad bike and trailer for the short journey to the house.

The caretaker will show you the practicalities of staying at Laggan. This will include a full safety briefing and will include all the unusual features of the house. They will also show you how to operate things that may be unfamiliar to you such as how to light and extinguish an oil lamp, how the water system works, how to use the wood burning stove, running mooring etc.

The caretaker will show you the detailed set of instructions - AKA "the bossy list" (running to 70 or so pages) which covers the house, what to do with rubbish, shipping forecasts, oil lamp lighting, tides, how things work and what to do if an issue, a history of ardnish, the house and contents and then your adventure begins.

Before you book