About Garmoran Square
About Garmoran Square
Garmoran Square is holiday apartments designed to the highest standard of luxury. It consists of four self-catering apartments situated in Mingarry, Moidart, Lochaber on the picturesque west coast of the Scottish Highlands and gateway to Ardnmaurchan.
Garmoran Square is just 1 hour from Fort William, Ben Nevis and Nevis Range. Also within easy reach of Mull, Skye and the small Isles of Eigg, Muck and Rhum.
Opened in 2006, the apartments have been designed to Visit Scotland’s 5 star high standards for luxury. They combine a traditional Highland setting with modern day comfort and chic. The elegant apartments have stunning mountainous views across Loch Shiel to Ben Resipole, through the floor to ceiling windows in the living areas.
With free Wifi, all accommodation on the ground floor, beautifully furnished and immaculately kept, log burners, controllable underfloor heating, extremely well equipped kitchens, super king size beds with 4 inch topper and all bedrooms are en-suite.
Garmoran Square is a unique, sumptuous base for exploring, Mingarry, Ardnamurchan, Moidart and Lochaber — the Outdoor Capital of the UK — and a fabulous luxury retreat for those looking to escape the stresses of a busy life.
A perfect base for enjoying the outdoors, walking or family holidays, romantic getaways or for those special group occasions.
Mingarry is an idyllic, scenic, rural location 5 minutes’ drive from a bakers, grocers, tearoom, hotel, pubs and a restaurants offering great quality food using local produce. Moidart and Ardnamurchan are renowned for its spectacular scenery with some of the best beaches on the west coast and offers wildlife in abundance. Steeped in history with Castle Tioram only a 5 min drive.
Kenneth and Susan are there to meet you on arrival and on hand to help or give advice during your stay.
Whether you are in the highlands for the scenery, outdoors, history, walking, wildlife, a special occasion or just a getaway Garmoran Square can offer it all — a truly great holiday awaits you.
The apartments got their names after Amie MacRuairi who built Castle Tioram, which is surrounded by Loch Moidart. The river Shiel runs into the loch.
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Weekend Pass - Scotland on Sunday
Weekend pass: Garmoran Square
Scotland on Sunday (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Byline: Ann Temple
Why go there? Garmoran Square offers the best of both worlds - a rural getaway amid spectacular west coast scenery but with contemporary city-chic on the accommodation front. The four apartments have been a labour of love for Kenneth and Susan MacDonald, who designed the holiday properties to feature a traditional-looking croft exterior that is sympathetic t o its surroundings and gives lie to the luxurious, contemporary interiors. The properties sleep two to six, or up to 18 if taken as a whole - and every bedroom has an en suite bathroom or shower room.
Room service The welcome may be warm and a hamper of homebaking may await your arrival but the decor instantly tells you this is a far cry from any tartan-filled images of Granny's Heilan' hame. Somerled, the five-star, three-bedroom property we stayed in, was probably the most traditional of the four in that the kitchen was cream rather than black like the one in neighbouring property. Terracotta, oak, slate and underfloor heating run throughout the apartments, while floor-to-ceiling windows in the lounge make the most of the stunning views across Loch Shiel to Ben Resipole. Spa baths, fluffy robes and Arran Aromatics goodies are the order of the day in the luxurious bathrooms.
What's the food like? Since this is self-catering, the standard of food is really up to you. The kitchen in our apartment was so luxurious and well-equipped, however, that cooking really was a pleasure... honestly. You can even have fresh local produce delivered to your door including prawns, lobster, crab, scallops, venison and smoked salmon. But for those who really can't stand the heat there is a hotel, pub and restaurant nearby as well as the option of three-course meals delivered to your house by a local company called Sunart Suppers, where typical choices include Highland beef in heather ale or spiced lamb shank with chilli, coriander and rosemary.
Out and about Garmoran Square is just an hour from Fort William and within easy reach of Mull, Skye and Ardnamurchan. It's a gorgeous drive round Loch Sunart to Kilchoan, from where you can catch a short ferry direct to Tobermory. Kenneth and Susan can also arrange fishing permits on Loch Shiel or Loch Sunart, or you can pay to fish or stalk on the Kinlochmoidart Estate. You can also try your hand at clay pigeon shooting through the local gun club. Little extras After a long day of hunting, shooting and fishing - or even just walking - you can arrange a relaxing massage in the comfort of your house.
Room for improvement Sadly, for my husband, the only improvements I can think of are the ones I'd like to make to my own home having seen Garmoran Square.