Isle of Seil belongs to the “Slate Islands” Luing, Seil, Easdale and Belnahua. These islands were the centre of the Scottish Slate industry in the 18th and 19th Century and on all the islands we still have the tiny small village houses where the slate workers used to live.
Island hopping is one of the many things we recommend if you have time or inclination to leave the farm. Visiting whisky distilleries is another option, as are exhilarating boat trips out to the world famous Corrywreckan Whirlpool. If you feel flush take the 6 seater small plane to Colonsay and get an experience of a lifetime flying over all our beautiful islands. Go eagle spotting on one of the boat trips.
Or just go for a walk up the hill at night, or sit outside your house star gazing without street lights, it is free and probably just as memorable and wonderful as anything that costs you money.
We live in a vibrant great little community and we have a variety of sports like a 9 hole golf course, Karen’s yoga sessions in the village hall, badminton and possibly many other things we are not aware of. But we know who to ask, so let us know what we can help you with to make your holiday here the best of the year.
Being in Argyll means you can get up in the mountains in less than 1 hour. If you drive to Glencoe you can take yourselves up a moderate Munro, (hills over 3000 feet) say Buachaille Etive Mor, and from the top of the Buachaille you take in the glorious view over the Soul of Scotland, an endless stretch of mountains and lochs.
If you do not feel like walking up to the top it is still worthwhile to drive to Glencoe through Glen Orchy, have a look at the roaring river and end up in the Clachaig Inn for a refreshment.
Or you could tick that bucket list and drive to Ford William and climb up Ben Nevis (it is not really a climb, somebody once hauled a piano up there and people get up to the top in flip flops, but we would recommend sensible shoes and walking gear). After all, it is the highest mountain in Great Britain, and it is a very long walk up and an even longer walk down.
If you drive south from us you will arrive at the beautiful Crinan Canal, and Kilmartin Glen where you find standing stones from 3000BC, the Temple Wood Stone Circles and plenty of burial cairns and rock carvings.
We could go on, and we have a fountain of suggestions of island trips and long and short walks.
Lots to do for the adventurous and energetic and for you who want to unwind in the most beautiful spot of all, just go outside, take a deep breath of good clean air and relax.