What Should I Bring with me?
Well here's what you shouldn't bring.....
We try to provide as much as we can for you so that you can travel light - important when there's a few hundred metres of trail into some of the bases.
We provide the following; twin gas canister hob, cool box, pans, pots, knives, chopping board, plates, casserole dish, coffee cups, soup mugs, wine glasses, whisky tumblers, cutlery, cereal bowls, kettle, tray, tin opener, cork screw, oil, salt, pepper, locally roasted coffee, locally grown tea, sugar, spices and herbs, soap, hair and body wash, cotton pads, first aid kit, sewing kit, hand cream, midge repellant, old fashioned games, chess set, hot water bottles, extra blanket, towels, bedding, and sheets (beds made up for your arrival), toilet paper, alka seltzer, feminine hygiene products, tea towel, oven glove, cleaning cloth and products, led candles (no naked flames allowed), complimentary NC500 map, pen, paper, mini torch, details of the local suppliers of the products we use.
We can also supply you with a breakfast hamper that may last you more than one morning. They are delivered to your base on your first morning at a pre-arranged time.
We offer a standard one with locally baked croissants, tattie scones, bacon, and sausages from the local butcher, beans, tomato, mushrooms, local dairy milk and eggs from our hens. This is £5 per person.
We also offer a deluxe hamper with all of the above, smoked salmon, black pudding, butter, local dairy yoghurt and if available local berries or Scottish jam. This one is £12.50 per person.
Please order these in advance so that we can ensure we can source all of the products.
(there are photo's of the hampers under "Optional Extras" when you check out "Stay")
Arda is part of a working croft - a Scottish small holding - of 16 acres. We have up to 50 animals at any one time including hens, rabbits, dogs, cats, horses and our gorgeous pigs. We are happy to offer introductions to any of the animals who are all very friendly.
Welly Boots are highly recommended for your stay at Arda!
Private BBQ Area
or Fire Pit
complimentary Locally grown tea
private Electric Shower
Locally grown and wild foraged berries
complimentary welcome drink
dog friendly base coming soon
salmon jumping & whale watching 20 mins from base.
Also red squirrel, otter, & red deer in village (that's 3 of the big 5 just 3 mins away!)
sport & trad climbing
complimentary free range eggs
all bedding, towels and sheets provided
complimentary locally made organic products from Ostara skincare
home of croft 216 knits
"We had a great stay and were made to feel very welcome.
Thank you so much for your great tips during our stay."
"The venue was exactly as advertised, about as far from civilisation as one can get, and fun to explore the surrounding areas! It's wild, rustic and a highly recommended experience."
"Stacie's place is truly magical, The setting is stunningly beautiful and her kind reception was well beyond five stars"