Laraichean

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Glen Coe, with its turbulent history and towering mountains, must rank as one of the most impressive landscapes in all of Scotland.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

How would you feel about waking each morning to such a breathtaking vista? At Laraichean, that is exactly what you can do. This unique and unusual house stands quite alone on the hillside towards the western end of the glen. Cunningly designed to accommodate the rake of the hill, it is on three levels, with the upstairs sitting room having a wall of windows and doors leading to a raised decking area.

From both the sitting room and the decking, you are afforded what must be one of the best and most exclusive views across the glen to Bidean nam Bian beyond. You can sit here and watch the climbers on Aonach Dubh and Stob Coire nam Beith. In the other direction, recently cleared forestry means that there is also a view away to Loch Leven and Ardgour, shimmering away in the distance.

The layout of the house is as singular as its situation. On the ground floor is a double bedroom with ensuite toilet. Then open tread stairs take you up to the living area, with a split-level sitting room with wood-burning stove and, three steps down, a large and well-equipped dining kitchen. On this level too is a very elegant bathroom. A further staircase leads to a large galleried double bedroom with wash basin and an room with bunk beds. The stairs throughout are open tread, so care may be required with young children, although stair gates are available.

The house is surrounded by its own sloping grass garden with trees and shrubs where all manner of wildlife, such as deer, squirrels, pine martens and many kinds of birds are frequent visitors.

Map & Local

This area is, of course, beloved of walkers, climbers and mountain bikers (as well as skiers in winter) and one of the joys of Laraichean is that you can walk straight out into the hills.

There are no less than forty two munros within easy distance of the house and the path to the Pap of Glencoe and the Aonach Eagach ridge starts more or less at the gate. For climbing in any weather, try the Ice Factor at Kinlochleven, where there are rock and ice walls and an excellent seafood restaurant just down the road.

Climbing, walking and biking aside, there can be few areas in Scotland with so much to offer in the way of things to see and do. On the way to Oban, there is the Sea Life Centre at Barcaldine and a lovely beach at Benderloch (Cuil Bay by Duror is even nearer).

There is riding at Lettershuna in Appin, where at low tide you can canter across the sands in the shadow of the iconic Castle Stalker, while Ballachulish has a good golf course, shops, and a hotel with bistro. Sailing, canoeing and canyoning are all to be enjoyed locally. This is after all in the heart of Lochaber, the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

To make the most of any stay, you will also want to do some touring, whether along the Road to the Isles from Fort William (14m) to Mallaig (there are magnificent silver sand beaches at Arisaig and Morar), or on to the Ardnamurchan peninsula via the Ardgour Ferry from Onich. From Fort William you can scale Ben Nevis, or head north east to Loch Ness.

From the house you can stroll through the woods to Glencoe village (with shop and PO) or in the other direction the famous Clachaig Inn is a mile and a half away. Ballachulish has a small supermarket, while major shopping can be done at Fort William.

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

Entry Floor

Double bedroom with en suite WC and wash basin

First Floor

Sitting room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD and CD player. Three steps to
Dining kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer etc.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

Second Floor

Galleried double bedroom (Kingsize) with wash basin
Bedroom with bunk beds

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Stair Gate
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Cot
£10.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).

  • Save 15% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016
  • Save £50 - 6 night break! (CA7) From 01/10/2016 to 06/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £585.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £725.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £535.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £935.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £935.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
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28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 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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Good
30-Aug-2016

A lovely location. The down stairs room is very small, there is a small drawer unit for clothes but nowhere to hang anyt...

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Good
16-Jul-2016

Fantastic location, great for peace and tranquility in stunning scenery. Minor issues such as lack of ventilation in bat...

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Excellent
02-Jun-2016

Fantastic cottage in a stunning location,stayed here 2 years running now and will stay again next year.We were lucky eno...

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Good
20-Apr-2016

Utterly stunning location. Nice big living space and really enjoyed the log burning stove. Downstairs room was quite sma...

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Excellent
16-Jul-2015

Full of surprises at hat walks and flies through the garden. The view alone is worth a million. Everything worked as it ...

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