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Email: rcameron@whinknowe.co.uk | Tel: 01397 772227

Sheila

Sheila

Ronald in Morocco

Ronald in Morocco

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Intruders will be licked to death

Roe

Roe

 

 

The Byre was a self build project by Ronald Cameron and his late wife Sheila.  Local builders did much of the work but we did a considerable amount ourselves. Initial design ideas where produced by our daughter, Janet, then a recently qualified architect and then fleshed out by the Keaney Donald Partnership in FortWilliam.

A History graduate, Ronald taught in Kenya, England and Scotland for 25 years. Has climbed extensively in Scotland, Kenya, The Caucuses and the Alps. Completed the munros in 1998, many of which he climbed with Sheila. Active white water kayaker and ski tourer. Gaelic speaker with a good knowledge of Lochaber History. Chair of the local organizing committee for The Royal National Mod, 2017.

A native of Banavie,  he lives in the house which his family began to build round about 1820. It’s probably not finished.

 

He has a lively awareness of the outdoor scene in Lochaber and, if required, can point guests in the direction of lots of good walks, climbs, paddles, quiet beaches, wildlife etc. He has a deep and long standing commitment to conservation and the environment and participates fully in Highland Council recycling and waste reduction initiatives to ensure that a minimum of material goes from his home and business into landfill.

The croft.

At the present moment (Aug 2016) the animal population of the croft is undergoing a bit of a change.There are usually a couple of young pigs at some stage during the summer.  The animal population currently consists of

  • 1 collie dog, Nighneag (pronounced Neenack meaning wee girl). She loves to play fetch ball with children.
  • no pigs but watch this space
  • 4 ewes and 6 lambs(
  • At least one pair of roe deer. It’s their croft really.
  • Some red deer stags have been seen.usually they only come in winter

 

Comments from the Guest Book

“A very well designed and equipped cottage. We would rate it very highly; exceptionally clean and tidy.Very comfortable. Great location.” (July 2015)

“Such a comfortable place to stay…” (July ’15)

“What a cozy place! Love the heated floors” (Sept ’14)

“.. a home from home for us….” (Sept ’14)

“…comfortable bedding..” (Sept ’14)

“Perfect. Can’t believe its time to go back to work already.”

“The dogs have been brilliant. Our son has had a real fear of dogs but they have restored his faith in dogs! He has been outside playing with them for hours.” (July ’14)

“You quote the Tourist Board Rep as saying that the position of the cottage will be its great selling point. Wrong! Its you, yourselves, who make staying here so special.”