Eating In

Arrival

When you arrive at Bluebell Croft a welcome pack is provided

to get you started.

This consists of:

  • Wine

  • A fresh homemade loaf of bread

  • Organic homemade jam

  • Organic Fairtrade marmalade

  • Fairtrade tea bags

  • Fairtrade ground coffee

  • Organic sugar

  • Freshly baked warm scones

Make your first meal an easy and delicious one

 

Chrissie is happy to make you a delicious beef casserole, from local beef. It comes with potatoes and can be in the oven for when you arrive, making that first meal simple after what might have been an interesting but long drive to get to us.

The beef casserole is  £8.25 per person and half price for under 12's. You don't have to have it on arrival, enjoy it on any evening you are here, but please give a weeks notice so we can order the fresh beef in!

There are also vegetarian options, but these can vary depending on the season, please enquire as to what might be available.

 

Other provisions can be arranged for a small fee in case you are going to be arriving late and don't want to to bring everything with you.

There have some excellent sources of local fine produce and a selection can be pre-ordered and waiting for your arrival.

Examples are local venison, Stornoway black pudding, local lamb, oatcakes, smoked salmon and much more. Please call or email to arrange.

 

Croft Produce

Most of the year there should have a good supply of fresh eggs from our own hens and ducks. These are available for you to purchase and enjoy. Just let Chrissie know what you need and she can deliver them to you fresh every day. Eggs are £1.80 a half dozen for large hen eggs, and £2.00 for the duck eggs.

Between the end of May to October there will have a variety of vegetables and soft fruit available which have grown on the croft. While not certified, the aim is to grow everything using organic principles and no chemicals are used anywhere on the land.

A vegetable box for you containing whatever is in season can be made up.  If you are interested in this please give us a call to discuss and arrange it for you.

Examples include salad leaves, watercress, spinach, swiss chard, kale, beetroot, spring onions, radish, cucumbers, tomatoes, courgettes, beans, carrots and parsnips.

A favourite is our mixed salad leaves which contain rocket, mizuna, red veined sorrel, mustard, various other salad leaves. We try different things each year. But picked just before you use them, they are superb!

Soft fruits include rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, gooseberries. All for £1 per 100g.

There are limited supplies of honey made by the bees in the hives which Chris used to keep on the croft, £6 a jar.

As well as all that there is an extensive range of jams, preserves and chutneys from £2.50 a jar. Just ask for what might be available.

 

External Local Produce

You can order part of a kilo (of most things) from local suppliers.

Mull cheese - very strong Cheddar-style truckle £19.00 per kilo for a chunk of the whole cheese
Connage Clava , a Brie-style £18 a kilo
Isle of Mull Hebridean Blue Cheese £21 a kilo
MacLeans Oatcakes from Benbecula ordinary £1.75 organic £2
Local Black Face Lamb £16 kilo about £40 a huge leg
Haunch Venison (bone-in) £12 a kilo
Venison or Beef Burgers £7.50 a kilo (hand-made)
Stornoway Black Pudding £8.50 a kilo
Mussels a net of locally farmed weighing 5kg £15 delivered Wednesday

You can also call in to Loch Leven Shellfish who have viviers for live Squat Lobsters, Lobsters, Crabs and Whole Langoustine Prawns.

Iain Stewart Fish Van

If you fancy some fresh fish, then Iain Stewart Fish Sales are delivering fresh fish to the village every Tuesday between 10am and 10.15am by the post office.

If you need to ring him them for any special orders then 07795232324

Strontian Stores

An excellent local shop in the heart of the village. It sells most basics, alcohol and newspapers.

The Post Office

The village stores open for usual shop hours, but if you want petrol, a Post Office, or a pint of milk early in the evening, then the Post Office is for you. Head out towards the ferry and the Post Office is on the right as you begin to leave the village.

Morrisons

Morrisons is in Fort William, which is not exactly local, but if you are on your way to us for a week, you may wish to shop there prior to arrival. It's pretty good with all that you might expect from a large supermarket. Head into Fort William from the south and at the second roundabout turn off left and you can't miss it.

Lidl, Aldi, Marks & Spencer and Tesco Express

These stores are also in Fort William. Lidl is just down the same road as Morrisons and the Tesco Express is on the high street. 

Aldi and Marks & Spencer are on the A82 heading out of Fort William towards Inverness.

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