Otterburn Bed and Breakfast
While I run Otter Adventures, my wife, Laura, runs Otterburn Bed & Breakfast, which is a separate part of our home. Overlooking Loch Sunart, it made perfect sense to start Otter Adventures from here in 2017. Since then, both businesses have grown and delivered bespoke adventures that make best use of both facilities.
As well as the planned 'Explorers' and personal development courses, we have created and delivered all-inclusive bespoke wild camping adventures for couples and families, exploring in kayak or canoe, with several nights at Otterburn afterwards. Here you will be able to freshen up from your adventures and relax in a different sort of comfort before exploring the region in your own way on land - perhaps revisiting some of the places you paddled to see them from a different perspective...
September 23rd-25th, 2022
Explore as you learn. Comfort and challenge. Open Canoe, Sea Kayak and now Stand Up Paddle boards!
Discover the delights of at least two different environments and three disciplines as you receive tailored coaching from our local guides so you'll improve your skills and confidence faster.
11th to 16th September, 2022
Five days. Five journeys. Five different adventures waiting for you to discover.
With accommodation, equipment hire and a local guide for the week, you'll have little to worry about except which wonderful location to head to each day.
Bring a paddling or paddling partner with you to share your room and make a holiday of it for you both.
Available throughout the year
Sometimes you just want the time with an experienced coach to ask your questions, discuss your paddling, pick the brains of an experienced paddler and passionate outdoor pursuits coach, or simply have a competent person alongside you for confidence.
Well, that is what our bespoke 1:1 coaching days in sea kayaking (open canoeing also available) are all about. You!
4th-6th and 9th-11th November, 2022
With two nights of accommodation and two full days of tuition, you’ll develop your understanding of lighting, composition, technology as you discover what most of the twiddly dials and clicky buttons actually do. You’ll leave with a great deal more confidence that you can take control of your camera and capture the images you see.
Independent adventurers are very welcome and both Laura and I will be on hand to provide suggestions for paddles, walks or rides. We can supply maps and arrange bike hire locally as well as guides if you'd prefer (subject to availability). We are more than happy to share our local knowledge and experience with you and hope to have equipment hire, a drying room and secure bike storage available in the near future.
Although it does not involve accommodation at Otterburn B&B, experienced adventurers may be interested in our week–long circumnavigation of the Morvern Peninsula by Sea Kayak. Ask if you'd prefer to have food arranged for you as well.
18th-22nd July and 15-19th August
A challenging expedition in remote and varied locations with the aim of circumnavigating the wilderness of the Morvern Peninsula.
You will need to be self-sufficient for cooking and sleeping as well as reasonably fit with some experience as there is over 100km of kayaking and 4 nights of wild camping with no guarantee of completing the full distance – exactly what an adventure should be!
You can check availability and book rooms at Otterburn below (opens in new browser window), and there are discounts for longer stays. When you've done that, message me with your thoughts and dates and I'll get in touch so we can begin planning your unique adventure.
At Otterburn Bed & Breakfast, we extend the warmest of welcomes to all those seeking to escape the pressures of everyday life and to immerse themselves in the tranquillity of the local landscape.
We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and the many choices we offer to ensure all your needs are not only met but surpassed.
Located just 45 minutes' drive from Fort William, we have two beautiful ground floor en-suite double bedrooms which accommodate a total of four people at one time.
A feeling of tranquility and calm is reflected in the decor and furnishings of this room which, along with a luxurious super kingsize bed, guarantee a relaxing stay. From your window, marvel over the ever-changing loch, hillside, sunsets and dark skies.
- Super kingsize bed (6 foot wide double bed)
- Option to have room set up as two single beds
- Large en-suite bathroom with spacious shower
- Internet enabled 'smart' television
This light and airy room invites relaxation and comfort along with quality solid oak furnishings and an extremely comfortable kingsize bed. It looks out to the rear of the property where the trees reflect the changing seasons and you may glimpse our local pine marten.
- Kingsize bed (5 foot wide double bed)
- En-suite bathroom with shower
- Television with built in DVD player
Due to a reorganisation of rooms at Otterburn in 2020, we now have a larger, brighter dining room and it is our intention to open a brand new single bedroom in 2022. Watch this space!
- Single bed (4 foot wide bed)
- En-suite modern bathroom and shower
- Internet enabled 'smart' television
To start your day, as well as fresh fruit, yoghurt, pastries and cereals, we offer a full cooked breakfast or daily specials to tempt you with something that’s a little different such as blueberry pancakes, bursting with flavour, or smoked salmon with scrambled eggs served on bagels or crusty toast. All food is cooked to order so no need to make your mind up the night before!
In your room is a generous welcome tray with a wide selection of hot beverage choices and munchies to tempt you. Bottled water is provided.
We can also set you up for a day of exploring with a hearty packed lunch for just £7 per person. Please note, we need a minimum of 24 hours notice for packed lunches as we are a small and friendly B&B and prepare to order from fresh produce.
A separate dining room/guest lounge invites relaxation with an exceptional view and the possibility of spotting an otter, which gave the property its name, along with oystercatchers, curlews, herons, seals or porpoise from your breakfast table. You may even see our regular Pine marten just a few meters away.