Self Catering

For the past 25 years we have been welcoming our guests on our cruise & activity holidays to this area of outstanding beauty, the Great Glen in the Scottish Highlands. During our non-cruising season, we make our barges available as wonderful and comfortable self-catering establishments for groups.

Ros Crana's location and ready for self catering

Our unique self-catering accommodation – Ros Crana on her winter berth at Banavie.

Our waterside locations give privacy whilst conveniently situated for exploring. They are only a few steps away from Scotland’s well established walking route “The Great Glen Way” and the National Cycle route “The Caledonia Way”. So the barges make a great home base to enjoy the Great Glen (see below for the exact locations this winter). You can also hire bikes hire or book canoes for a gentle trip along the canal. Added to this we can provide your very own local guide who can introduce you to the beauty of the immediate area with fascinating stories.

What is available :-

  • Six en-suite twin cabins with a small double below and a single bunk above.
    (En suite and cabin both have opening windows.)
  • Lounge and dining area offering plenty of space to sit and relax.
  • A kitchen with every cooking utensil required, including a dish washer and fridge freezer.

Included in your booking are

  • Free parking beside the barge.
  • Exclusive use of the whole boat, (excluding crew who are in own separate accommodation area in the stern).
  • Bed linen, pillows and duvet.
  • Gas for cooking.
  • The galley is well equipped to cater for up to 12 people.
  • Electricity.
  • Cleaning materials, bin liners, etc, to keep the boat clean and tidy.
  • Hand Gel and wipes

There is a No Smoking policy on board. Sorry – pets are not permitted.

If you wish for further information on the layout of the barges click these links for Ros Crana or Fingal of Caledonia.

Details for Winter 2020-2021

We have relocated the barges from their usual home berths at Banavie due to the extension of winter engineering works closing the canal locks at Gairlochy. Fingal of Caledonia and Ros Crana are now berthed at Fort Augustus and Gairlochy respectively for the rest of the winter. Please contact us for the latest information if you are interested in a winter stay.

The price for the whole barge for up to 4 guests is £160 a night with a minimum of 3 nights stay.
For 5 or more, up to a maximum of 12, there is an additional charge of £25.00 pp/pn.

We can only offer bookings that are in keeping with the latest guidelines for self-catering establishments in Highland region. This will depend on the Tier that we are designated and there is likely to be a restriction on the number of households permitted per booking. Please contact us for the latest details.

Additional extras available include hybrid mountain bikes and canoe hire. You can also book our guide, whose enthusiasm for the history and the local area adds that little bit extra to the walk, bike or canoe trip.  For further information please ask at the time of booking. Check here for our phone number and office hours or email us any time: [email protected]

We are working with Visit Scotland to the industry standard “Good to Go” scheme to ensure that we have everything in place to welcome all our self catering guests on board safely. For information on our detailed procedures please click here.