Cuil Bay Cottage

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Cuil Bay is a sweet traditional cottage which has the most heavenly situation on Cuil Bay, quietly situated and surrounded by fields, some 14 miles south of Fort William.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

Once a simple croft house, it had been in the owner's family for generations and had become a much-loved holiday home for them. Now, however, it has been transformed with great style into a comfortable, full modernised and quite charming home which holiday makers too can enjoy.

To reach it, you leave the A828 Oban-Fort-William road at the village of Duror (shop and hotel) and take, for about a mile, the little single track road which winds round the bay to Cuil. The cottage stands in its own enclosed grass garden, looking across the field to the bay, which has one of the few sandy beaches on this stretch of the west coast.

At certain times of year the area round the bay becomes a regular feeding ground for migrating geese and the fields in front of the cottage can be full of them, another point of interest for those keen on ornithology.

The cottage always was a house with plenty character and only the impractical aspects of this have been lost in its refurbishment. The snug sitting room has a wood-burning stove, there is a completely new kitchen and a downstairs bedroom with en suite bathroom.

Steep stairs lead to a further twin and a single bedroom (low coombed ceilings). The house is therefore best suited for a couple or a small family, for children and adults alike will revel in the peace and freedom offered by this lovely location.

Map & Local

When it comes to seeing things and doing things during your stay, the house is not at all remote.

Once back on the main road, you can go north to Fort William, where Ben Nevis, skiing and mountain biking at Aonach Mor, or the Road to the Isles all beckon.

Closer still, at Ballachulish (10 miles) there is a golf course and you can turn right there into spectacular Glencoe, with all that legendary place has to offer in terms of walking, climbing and skiing. For a day out in less clement weather, the Ice Factor at Kinlochleven offers climbing walls, children's activities etc.

Ballachulish itself has a good hotel with a bistro for less formal dining. If it is seafood you crave, head east along Loch Leven to the Loch Leven Seafood Café, which combines the freshest of lobsters and clams with superb views across the loch. To the south, the Castle Stalker Visitor Centre provides excellent lunches and snacks and more amazing views. While Onich and Duror both have a shop, for major supermarket shopping Fort William will be the nearest.

Also to the south is Oban, a bustling holiday town and jumping off point for trips to many of the inner islands. Then again, much closer to the cottage at Appin (6 miles) there is riding at Lettershuna, the Sea Life Centre at Barcaldine and another fabulous sandy beach and karting at Benderloch.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

(one step down)
Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD, etc
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher, etc
Twin bedroom (can be pushed together) with en suite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Upstairs

(reached via a steep staircase)
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom.

What's included

WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£15.00
Linen (Single Bed)
£8.00
Towels (per person)
£5.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are available to hire. The twin single beds in the downstairs ‘master’ bedroom are very comfortable, but larger than normal, so standard fitted bottom sheets are too small. Anyone bringing their own linen would best be advised to bring flat sheets. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove. WIFI is INCLUDED. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 5
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £375.00 £395.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £495.00 £545.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £295.00 £325.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £595.00 £595.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £595.00 £595.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 POA POA
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA POA
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28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
28-Jul-2016

Das Haus besitzt eine wunderschöne Lage am Loch Linnhe mit großartiger Aussicht auf Berge und Wasser, in v&ou...

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Good
17-Jun-2016

Various maintenance not undertaken, furniture either insufficient or not fitting (no wardrobe in main bedroom, for examp...

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Thanks for your comments. Maintenance is carried out weekly - if you had any specific issues please let us know. Althoug...

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Good
16-Jun-2016

Efficient customer service, excellent information

Excellent
03-Mar-2016

The most incredible setting.

Excellent
26-Jan-2016

In a beautiful setting, well equipped. Less than adequate sound-proofing between the master bedroom and bathroom.

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