Pap of Glencoe, Argyll
Glen Coe, with its turbulent history and towering mountains, must rank as one of the most impressive landscapes in all of Scotland.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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.
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.
Double bedroom with en suite WC and wash basin
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
Galleried double bedroom (Kingsize) with wash basin
Bedroom with bunk beds
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Stair Gate
- Sets of towels
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.
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- 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
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|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£595.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£755.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£550.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£955.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£955.00|
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