THE SITOOTERIE

artist's retreat

For artists looking for a place to write or make work and don’t need the space of the church, the Sitooterie is ideal.   

Our own bespoke designed cabin has a real back-to-nature feel - ditch your phone and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Simply furnished, our cabin has a wood burning stove, sleeping platform with comfy king size bed, bluetooth HiFi, and peaceful view of the mountains. The covered outdoor kitchen has cold running water, two gas burners and a large barbecue which can be used all year round in any weather. There's a wealth of fabulous local food producers and pubs nearby.

The shower room and toilet are housed in a separate building, a thirty second walk from the Sitooterie.

The Sitooterie is available to rent as a self catering artist retreat for £100 per day. 

Please contact us to discuss your project and request a booking.

For artists working in the church /studio we charge a heavily reduced rate.

If you happen to have any allergies, please note that we have a cat and the duvet & mattress topper are feather and down.

Cosy cabin interior
A view of Beinn Sgulaird

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION

If our onsite accommodation isn’t what you’re looking for we are happy to help organise additional or alternative accommodation in the local area for as many as required.  Tell us what you need and we’ll do our best to help.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

In the heart of the Scottish West Highlands

Beyond the lawn, patio, woods and garden is a vast area of outstanding natural beauty, waiting to be explored. Secret woodland paths, hidden ruins, and a land drenched in myth and legend: there are so many stories waiting in this stunning landscape.

The perfect retreat and nature lovers paradise at the foot of Beinn Sgulaird, St Mary's is ideally positioned for hiking, climbing, mountain biking, coasteering, sea kayaking, sailing, boat trips to the Isles, Glen Coe and so on, birding, photography, beach combing, foraging, fishing, blogging or just chilling and letting life pass you by...

 

Although it feels incredibly remote and rural here to some, we are not far from the main Oban to Fort William road. The drive to Oban takes 25 minutes and the drive to Fort William takes 45 minutes. 
You can step off our single track road straight into the wilderness of the Highlands. Glencoe and Ben Nevis are both less than an hour's drive away, while Beinn Sgulaird and Beinn Fhionnlaidh are right on our doorstep.

There are several good places to eat and drink within a short drive and fresh local seafood, venison and beef are available when in season.