Hoki Mai means “keep coming back” and reflects a link with New Zealand
Our self catering holiday cottage in Glenborrodale, on the west coast of Scotland, is surrounded by beautiful woodland of larch, rowan, oak, birch and rhododendron. It is located in an acre of ground and has a sunny south facing aspect with views to the surrounding hills and Loch Sunart. Wildlife abounds and many species of birds, red deer, roe deer, and pine martens are regular visitors to the garden. White tailed sea-eagles from Mull are sometimes to be seen. We have constructed a small lake which can be viewed from the cottage. It has attracted ducks, greylag geese,herons and numerous species of dragonflies. In February 2017 we had the first sighting of an otter in the lake. It was catching the frogs and toads which had arrived to spawn. In September 2018 one of our guests captured a photo of a badger on her night camera…..they are now regular visitors at dusk. In 2021 we have seen our first red squirrels and hope they will soon establish themselves.
“We need wildness and we need wilderness. We need places where man’s ugly footprint is not visible; places where, every now and again, we can forget our frantic selves; where we can reassess our priorities and ponder our place in the world” …… John Lister-Kaye
A flavour of magnificent Ardnamurchan can be seen on these websites : http://wildaboutscotland.com/2013/10/13/hidden-gems-beinn-resipol-and-ardnamurchan/