Doune Knoydart

Mallaig, Highland

Shipwrecked souls would refuse rescue if they washed up at Doune - you’ll find mountain, sea and sky, then simple rooms and lovely food


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


There is nowhere quite like Doune. You arrive by boat – there’s no road in – a ferry across to Knoydart, the last great wilderness in Britain. You’ll find mountain, sea and sky – a thrilling landscape of boundless peace and ever-changing light. It’s a haven for wildlife – killer whales, Golden eagles, red grouse, otters and badgers – 120 species live here. As for Doune, it sits on the Sound of Sleat with views across to Skye. It’s a tiny community of happily shipwrecked souls and Martin, Jane and Liz look after you with great generosity. The dining room is the hub, pine-clad from top to toe, with a stove to keep you warm and games in case it rains. The food is delicious – crab from the bay, roast lamb from the hill, chocolate tart with homemade ice-cream. Bedrooms along the veranda are delightfully simple; pine-clad cabins with mezzanine bunks for children, hooks for clothes, sparkling showers, armchairs for watching the weather. The walking is magnificent, boat trips can be arranged, the night sky astounds. There’s a lodge for groups, too. A very special place, miss it at your peril.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
October - March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner £35.


Nightly price
from £90
Dinner, B&B £78-£95 per person (includes packed lunch).
1 Twin
From £90
1 Single
From £33
2 Doubles
From £90


a wonderful setting, tremendous hospitality, fantastic food, and comfortable rooms. Fabulous! We saw otters only 15 minutes walk away along the coast!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Martin & Jane Davies

  • Boat pick-up on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
  • Boat tips and drop-offs for remote walks
  • Island Hopping Weeks
  • Photography Weeks