Port Appin, Argyll
Nemo's Cottage is a charming, chocolate box old terraced cottage in Port Appin, a perfect little gem in the jewellery box that is Scotland's west coast.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Situated a mile or two off the main road between Oban and Fort William (20 miles and 30 miles away respectively), it is right at the end of the little road that leads just to the foot ferry across to the island of Lismore.
If that weren't enough, this tiny hamlet boasts two of the most prestigious eating places in the country, Aird's Hotel and the Pierhouse Restaurant. There is also a PO/small general store and a gallery gift shop.
The cottage has been lovingly restored internally to provide accommodation which is both comfortable and full of character. Downstairs, there is a dining kitchen and sitting room from where a couple of steps lead up to a further little seating area at the back. There is also a useful storage area beside the back door. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and a family bathroom.
Outside, to the rear of the cottage, is a small suntrap garden (with furniture).
It is just a short stroll to the pier (or an excellent lunch/dinner) where you can take the ferry across to Lismore (it will also take your bicycles). This is an excellent way to see this remarkable little island, which is traversed by one single-track road from tip to toe.
Both historically and geologically, Lismore is a fascinating place and has been inhabited since neolithic times. An arrowhead of Appin stone dating from 3500BC was found in 1974 and is now in the Heritage Centre. The well preserved Broch at Tirfuir bears witness to Pictish occupation some 2000 years ago and there is also a most interesting walk over to Coeffin Castle, named for the Viking prince who first built a stronghold there.
Back on the mainland, there is also plenty to explore. Just up the road is, in the bay, is the iconic Castle Stalker. The Castle Stalker Visitor Centre makes an excellent place to stop off for a coffee or light lunch and beyond that are the riding stables at Lettershuna and then on to Ballachulish (golf course). On a rainy day the Ice Factor and Kinlochleven (ice and rock walls, children's play areas) is an excellent place for a whole day's fun for all the family.
Beyond Ballachulish, walkers and climbers will find Glencoe, or, at Fort William, Ben Nevis itself. From there you can take a boat trip on the loch to see the basking seals and the town itself also has a leisure centre and golf course. It is also the starting point for the highly scenic Jacobite steam train journey to Mallaig. Aonach Mor, beside Fort William, also offers excellent skiing in winter and mountain bike trails in summer.
To the south, Oban too has all facilities and is in its turn the starting point for ferries to many of the west coast islands. On the way, turn right at Benderloch for the wonderful sandy beach at Ardmucknish Bay.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD and Radio/CD
Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, etc
Steps to small seating area
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash hand basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £10 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by a credit key (top-ups available from the Post Office a few doors away). Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove. Wifi is available in the cottage via BT Openzone (charge). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- Save 10% - w/c 23 Sep 17 From 23/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 14/10/2017 to 20/10/2017
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 21/10/2017 to 27/10/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£385.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£475.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£295.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£545.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£545.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£325.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£415.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£325.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£415.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£495.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£415.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£495.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£565.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£495.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£565.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£495.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£415.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£495.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£325.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£565.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£565.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.