Cuil Bay Cottage
Duror, near Appin, ArgyllGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 2/5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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.
(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.
(reached via a steep staircase)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Services for 2016
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.
Services for 2017
Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. 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.
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|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£325.00||£365.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£395.00||£450.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£325.00||£365.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£395.00||£450.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£495.00||£565.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£395.00||£450.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£495.00||£565.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£625.00||£625.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£495.00||£565.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£625.00||£625.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£495.00||£565.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£395.00||£450.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£495.00||£565.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£325.00||£365.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£625.00||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£625.00||£625.00|
|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.
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Excellent cottage excellent location for a week
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The most incredible setting.