Knockvologan Observatory is purpose-designed for at the most two people with a sofa that turns into a double bed. Note that we cannot make two single beds for you.

The house is very strictly no smoking and pets are not allowed in the Observatory nor in our garden. We cherish our hedgehogs, frogs, toads and slow worms, and we have to anticipate future guests with possible allergies.

All of our bookings are taken directly with us, so the availability is always up to date. If you have any queries prior to booking, do not hesitate to contact us. 

Before booking with us, please check out the accommodation details, our terms and conditions and FAQ's to ensure that a stay with us meets your expectations.


For a single person, the first two nights are £65 per night. Following nights are £60. For a second person, add £15 per night. To encourage people to travel with public transport we give a 5% discount to those who leave their car home and come by foot, bike, bus, train or boat. A minimum stay of 2 nights is required. VAT is inclusive.

Unlike most other accommodation there is no daily check out time. You are welcome to stay indoors the whole day if you feel like. On the day of your departure we kindly ask you to leave before noon.

Your stay includes

We don’t serve breakfast but you can count on a freshly baked artisanal sourdough bread every morning. The Observatory is equipped with some basic cooking utensils and wood for the cooking stove. In the Observatory you will find local maps and field guides. There is no fridge, but we provide a cool box and ice blocks. Bed sheets, bath - and kitchen towels are included.

To protect the precious natural habitat around Knockvologan, we use organic and biodegradable cleaning products and provide our guests with soaps, shampoo and washing up liquid. There is no Wi-Fi or internet connection in the Observatory and the mobile signal in the area at can be very weak at times.

If necessary, we can pick you up from Fionnphort where the bus from Craignure has its final destination. We can also drop you off there on the day of your departure.


We don’t have a chip and pin terminal but payments can be done cash or via online transfer.

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