The area is ideal for Oban, Ardnamurchan, Fort William, Glencoe and Mallaig. Daytrips are possible to Mull, Skye, the Cairngorms and Eigg, Muck & Rum. There are plenty of things to do and see. Ballachulish is midway between the ski-centres of the White Corries and Aonach Mor. There is excellent hill-walking on the doorstep as well as a new cycle path - a good stretch of the new cycle path between Oban and Ballachulish is now open.
The area around the cottage - Lettermore - was made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson in the 19th century as the partial setting for his novel Kidnapped. The key moment, the murder of Campbell of Glenure, was based on a real event a few hundred yards from the cottage and now marked by a cairn.
The 9-hole Dragon's Tooth Golf Course is opposite the cottage and boat trips and boat hire operate from beneath the Ballachulish Bridge, less than a kilometre away.
Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, is a 25 minute drive away. There are several castles to visit within easy driving distance as well as other sites of historical interest including Glencoe where the infamous massacre took place.