Craig and Dail are located on the west side of Loch Etive, and are two and five miles respectively from a public road. Both properties are accessible by vehicle (with high clearance), by sea, bike or on foot. Be aware that although you can park in the garden at Craig, at Dail there is a five minute walk from the car parking space to the cottage, and wheelbarrows are provided for you to transfer your luggage.
Marks the end of the road, and start of the forestry track which leads you through Bonawe Quarry and up the loch. Passable on foot, by mountain or hybrid bicycle or vehicle with high clearance.
Access by land
You will need a vehicle with high clearance, such as a 4X4 or SUV. Please do not attempt the journey in a standard vehicle as we are not able to tow you out and the AA might not be keen either! The track is normally in good condition but it can be slightly affected by the weather. Craig lies two miles up the track from Bonawe Quarry, and Dail is five miles.
I normally allow 20 minutes drive from the quarry up to Craig, and another 20 minutes on to Dail. At Craig you can park on the drive by the house, but at Dail we provide wheelbarrows to get your luggage from the parking to the cottage, a distance of around 300 metres.
Access by sea
Both cottages are close to the loch side so access by water is possible, but only if you know what you are doing! Loch Etive is a sea loch, and there are a number of points along its shore from which you can launch a boat or kayak. Boat hire is available from TFC boats at Taynuilt.
Due to the nature of the loch and the high mountains around it, there can be squalls and unpredictable wind conditions. We strongly advise that you only bring a boat or other craft if you are experienced in similar conditions and locations.