Faichemard Farm Camping Site
Situated midway along the Great Glen just northwest of the small village of Invergarry in the Highlands of Scotland, Faichemard Farm looks out at one of the many mountains in the area, Ben Tee, and looks westward along Glen Garry from its easternmost end.
The land has been farmed by members of the Grant family since before the mid 19th century. Faichemard Farm consists of about 20 acres of arable fields, 30 acres of winter grazed land which is a campsite throughout the summer months, 20 acres of young naturally regenerating woodland in which are situated 3 self-catering chalets and about 30 acres of mature regenerating Scots pine, birch and other native forest. There are also about 700 acres of grazed hill ground, which is heather covered moor land.
Faichemard Farm’s campsite has 35 pitches that are spread over 10 acres, of 4 hectares, of land. The pitches look out onto the Glengarry mountains. This campsite is exclusively for adults in order to create a peaceful retreat in which to relax. They can guarantee no crowding in the campsite even during high season. They have 12 pitches with 10 amp electric hook-ups in the campsite, most of which are hard standings. There are 2 grass pitches with electric hook-ups. There is free Wi-Fi access available site wide. They welcome pets to the campsite but they must be kept on a short lead.
All of the site’s pitches have their own picnic table and most of them have their own personal space with some secluded areas that offer space, peace and quiet.
The site is full of wildlife and some birds that you can expect to see and hear on your stay include finches, siskins, blue-tits, swallows, cuckoos, woodpeckers, ducks, wild geese, owls and a resident buzzard. Other wildlife that can be seen around the site include butterflies, dragonflies, wild bees, bumble bees, beetles, frogs, lizards and a variety of carp and goldfish in the pond. Occasionally guests might also spot an otter, mountain hare, roe deer, red beer or pine martins which are very shy.
The campsite has 2 toilet blocks with flush toilets, hot showers, shaver points, hair dryers and water points. There is a separate building adjacent to Toilet Block 1 which houses the chemical toilet disposal point. Near the site’s reception there is a laundry area with a sink, fridge and freeze, washing machine, tumble dryer and an iron.
OUT AND ABOUT
Nearby Faichemard Farm is the busy village of Fort Augustus which sits at the southernmost end of Loch Ness. Fort Augustus has a famous flight of locks on the Caledonian Canal as well as a great range of restaurants and bars and a Rare Breeds Park. The views along Loch Ness itself are breathtaking.
Fort William is the largest town and the outdoor capital of the highlands. It is located at the base of Ben Nevis and the head of Loch Linnhe. There is a great range of outdoor activities available in the area such as walking, mountain biking, fishing, golf and water sports. There are other great activities to enjoy in the area as well.
Just 8 miles west of the site on the A87 Road to the Isles is The Glengarry Viewpoint which has a stunning panoramic outlook of the Glengarry Mountains. Visitors will find the Brochs of Glenelg and the iconic Eilean Donan Castle further along towards Skye. Once on Skye the atmospheric Black Cuillin Mountains are a wonderful sight to behold. Some other attractions to se are Urquhart Castle which is a short distance to the north and a little further away is Culloden Battlefield near Inverness. If you travel south the Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig passes across the famous Glenfinnan viaduct constructed by Sir Robert McAlpine.
The caravan and camping site is open from April until October.
At Invergarry turn off the A82 on to the A87, towards Kyle of Lochalsh. Continue through the village of Invergarry for about one mile. Turn right on to a minor road signposted ‘Faichem’. Follow the signs written in green and go past Ardgarry Farm and Faichem Park Campsite. Turn right at our sign, A & D Grant, Faichemard Farm.