Map & Directions
Directions in Taynuilt
Click HERE for a printable map of how to find us in Taynuilt. There are no signs to our house, and satnav does not take you to the right place (using the post code PA35 1JL will take you in the right direction, though not quite to our house).
Approach Taynuilt on the main Crianlarich to Oban Road (A85) and opposite the Taynuilt Hotel, turn off to “Village Centre”. Continue past the shops, over the railway bridge, down the hill and over a single file bridge to a sharp left turn (approximately half a mile, signed to Bonawe Furnace) The road itself bends sharp right here. Turn sharp left up the hill to a Church at the top on the right and turn sharp right (Easy to miss, if the road starts to go down hill, you have gone too far!). Go past some houses for about 600m then at the end of the tarmac take the left fork to an avenue of beech trees and the driveway to Bonawe House.
Park your car in the car park, and come into the courtyard. The reception is on the left side of the canopy, and our door is off reception. All the cottages can be accessed from the courtyard, where you can park to unload.
Arriving by Air
Glasgow airport is situated on the M8 to the north west of Glasgow, 75 miles from Bonawe House, about 1 3/4 hours drive. From the airport follow the signs for Greenock (not towards Glasgow city), and come off at the next junction, junction 30 to Erskine. For public transport from the airport take a link bus to Queen Street Station (half hour). Or if times are tight, then you could get a taxi to Dumbarton and pick up the train from there. Pre-book the taxi for the best prices.
If you arrive at Glasgow Prestwick airport, you head out to Glasgow on the A77, that becomes the M77. When you get near to Glasgow, follow the signs for glasgow airport. This takes you off the motorway, and you need to follow the signs carefully while you weave your way through trafficlights and across the M8 motorway several times, until you can finally join the M8. Then follow the directions as above out to Erskine Bridge.
Arriving by Train
The Glasgow to Taynuilt train runs 6 times a day in each direction ( twice on a Sunday). It takes about 2 hours 45 minutes and is a really pretty journey. THE TRAIN LEAVES FROM GLASGOW QUEEN STREET STATION NOT GLASGOW CENTRAL ( 10 MIN WALK).
We are happy to collect people arriving by train from Taynuilt train station, but you need to book this in advance.
There is a sleeper service from London Euston to the Highlands 08457 550033. The best place to head for is probably Fort William as you can rent a car from there. The shortest journey to here is from Crianlarich or Tyndrum. It is possible to link in with the sprinter trains to Taynuilt, but there is quite a wait. Many deals are available in advance or booking through the website www.scotrail.co.uk. Please note there is no service on Saturday night. The train leaves Euston at 21.05, and gets into Crianlarich at 07.30 and Fort William at about 09.00. Return times are leaving at about 17.50 in Fort William, 22.00 from Crianlarich, and arriving in Euston at 07.45.
Renate uses this service regularly and finds it’s a good night’s sleep if you use earplugs. Please ask her if you have any queries about the service.
You can hire cars at the airport, www.easyrentacar.co.uk , National – 0141 887 7915 or www.hertz.co.uk etc. Or you could hire a car for a few days in Oban. Hazelbank motors, 01631 566 476 do a car hire from £25 per day, scooter hire £30 per day, bicycle hire £15 day. They are situated on the south side of Oban, near Tesco (Lynn Road). Also, Practical Car & Van Hire 01631 – 570 900. Flit self drive 01631 – 566 553 ( www.rentalsystem.co.uk )
If you are coming by sleeper service, you are probably best coming to Fort William and picking up a car there. Ace Car & Van Hire – 01397 – 703 348, Budget 01397 – 702 500, Easy Drive Car & Van rental 01397 – 701 616, Volkwagen Rental 01397 – 702 432, Heathercroft Motors , 01397 – 703 877.
Maps of the area
Click here to get a range of maps of different scales and directions from your home to Bonawe House