Welcome to Gualachulain Bothy (pronounced Goolahoolin!), a Gaelic name which means "Holly on The Bank". Situated at the end of stunning Glen Etive, it overlooks Loch Etive and is surrounded by beautiful mountains. Sleeping 6 in bunk beds, it has recently been renovated to accomodate groups of hikers. mountian bikers, etc. Availble for a 2 night minimum stay, but for as long as you wish, The Bothy is the ideal base for exploring all that Glen Etive, the River Etive and Loch Etive have to offer.
Situated at the head of Loch Etive, next to our holiday house Hollybank, The Bothy is an 18th century building, found at the end of the road that leads down the glen. From the A82 it is a 13 mile drive along a single track road, passing through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Scotland. It is secluded, suiting those in search of peace, quiet and solitude. Being 20 miles from the nearest amenities in Glencoe and Ballachulish it is important to be well stocked before you arrive!
The Bothy is designed with outdoor pursuits in mind so there is a lovely log burner, a drying room, a well equipped kitchen, and a lovely hot shower, provided by a gas boiler to heat the water and the house - and all with stunning views south down Loch Etive.
Guests who book The Bothy have exclusive use of it.
Other things to note
Please note that bedding and towels are not provided. Please therefore bring sleeping bags. Towels can be rented for a small charge - please ask about this when booking.
For all guests, but winter guests especially, it is important to note that The Bothy is in a remote part of the highlands. Ensure you have plenty of petrol (petrol stations are in Tyndrum, coming from the south and Glencoe Village, coming from the north) and plenty of provisions (the nearest supermarket is in Ballachulish, 20 miles away).
In the winter, a car with 4-wheel drive and winter tyres is a definite advantage!
There is currently no WiFi and no mobile signal, though a molile mast is planned for the near future. A landline telephone is available for emergencies and the number will be given on confirmation of your booking.