Dalilea Farm House

The Area

Dalilea lies in the heart of Moidart, on the edge of the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

It is a an unspoilt area of natural beauty, which lends itself to walking, biking, bird watching, kayaking  or just getting away from it all.

Day Tripping

From Dalilea you are well placed for visiting Skye, Mull, Ardnamurchan, and Fort William and there are regular boat trips from Mallaig and Arisaig to the small Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna.  For ferry times to the islands please click here or for the timetable of the Shearwater which tours the Small Isles from Arisaig.
You can take a trip on the Jacobite Steam Train or visit the iconic monument and viaduct at Glenfinnan
or you could visit the lighthouse on Ardnamurchan Penisula, which is the most westerly point on the British Mainland.

Walking and biking

There are walks right from the doorstep of Dalilea--wander along the side of Loch Shiel, take the old coffin road over to Kinlochmoidart, have a meander about the farm, or just head up into the hills at the back of the farm.  There are numerous unspoilt beaches in the locality, which are great on those sunny days.  Lots of these walks are on tracks which are perfect for mountain biking, or you can jump on your bike and head off on tour round the area up close.

If you are into walking there is a great list of walks and other things to see and do around Moidart.


Being on the banks of Loch Shiel, it is a perfect place to bring your canoe.  As well as canoeing on the fresh water loch there are fantastic opportunities to explore the beautiful coast line and islands around Loch Moidart, Loch Sunart and the Sound of Arisaig.  If you fancy a guided sea kayaking tour www.rockhopperscotland.co.uk and www.seakayakarisaig.co.uk have regular trips that run from Loch Moidart or Glenuig only a few miles away from here.


We are privileged to have some incredible wildlife in the area.  There are Sea Eagles and Golden Eagles close by and, if you’re lucky at the right time of year, you might spot the Black Throated Divers on the loch.  Otters, red squirrels, pine martins and wild cats are some more of the special wildlife in the close vicinity.  We have boats for hire (please see Boat Hire section) or if you want to enjoy Jim’s local knowledge of the loch and its wildlife and join him on one of his cruises on Loch Shiel on MV Sileas:  Or if you fancy going slightly further afield and want to enjoy the wildlife out on the sea loch then you could try a wildlife cruise on Loch Sunart.

To find out more about the Ardanmurchan Penisula and the wildlife you could visit the natural history centre.


The local area is renowned for its history.  The remains of the 13th century Castle Tioram is set in a stunning location a short drive away.  You could pop over to Kinlochmoidart to see the remains of the Seven Men of Moidart (the beech trees which were planted to commemorate the men who helped land Bonnie Prince Charlie).  Or you could visit one of the ancient ruined settlements.  For more information on the history of Moidart you could visit the Moidart History website.

Eating Out

If you fancy eating out there are a few hotels nearby; Salen Hotel, Glenuig Inn and Lochailort Inn or you could treat yourself to Jill’s superb home cooking at Ardshealach Lodge in Acharacle.

A bit of culture?

One of our local artists, Andrew Sinclair, is based at Resipole and has opened a quaint wee gallery.  It is well worth a visit.  You could have a look at his website to see what is currently on show.

We are lucky to have a great traditional music culture in our area.  At times you might be lucky enough to catch a concert at the Glenuig Hall or the Sunart Centre which present a variety of music, shows, plays.  Or you could pop into the Lochailort Inn on a Sunday evening and catch an informal traditional music session (please phone beforehand to make sure the music is on).

Ardnamurchan Tourist Association has a list of places of interest in and around the peninsula.

The Lodge The Lodge
The Lodge
Self Catering
We have a beautiful self-catering chalet for holiday lets new for the summer of 2013.
Boat Hire Boat Hire Boat Hire
We have boats for hire on Loch Shiel for fishing or sightseeing.