Dorlin near Acharacle, ArgyllGuest Rating
Of the five cottages scattered across the Lochshiel Estate near Acharacle, 45 miles from Fort William on the west coast of Scotland, Dorlin Cottage has arguably the most spectacular view, looking over the beach to iconic Castle Tioram in the bay.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
A most attractive, detached, double-glazed stone house, it stands in its own large garden grounds (with furniture), just a stone's throw from the shore. Inside it has been beautifully furnished in a pleasing, classical style to complement its traditional character.
The huge, flagstoned dining kitchen has all modern appliances while long lazy evenings may be enjoyed in front of the open fire in the snug and elegant sitting room. Also downstairs is a shower room, while upstairs are three good-sized bedrooms with coombed ceilings and a bathroom.
Just to add more local colour, deer frequently visit the areas around the house and the whole area abounds with wildlife.
The Estate and the area in general offer endless opportunities for walking, while children will play happily for hours on the numerous quiet beaches.
Acharacle (2 miles) has shops and a hotel and from there you can explore the Ardnamurchan peninsula, perhaps taking the ferry across to Mull, visiting the golf course at Traigh - one of the most scenic in all Britain (the name simply means 'beach'), or a trip to Skye via the ferry from Mallaig. Prepare to also be beguiled by the silver beaches and turquoise waters of Arisaig and Morar, with their wonderful views of Rum and Eigg.
Ardnamurchan Point is the westernmost point of mainland Britain. There is a Stevenson lighthouse right at the tip and the sands at Sanna Bay are justly famous. The road along there (turn west at Salen) is a delight in itself and en route you will pass the RSPB reserve at Glenborrodale, where in addition to many birds such as wood warblers and redstarts you may also see otters and red squirrels.
To the north, the trip via Lochailort and 'The Road to the Isles' is equally rewarding. The little port of Mallaig lies at the end of it, from where you can take boat trips to Knoydart for spotting whales and other marine wildlife.
If you turn east at Lochailort, along Loch Eilt, you will come to historic Glenfinnan at the head of Loch Shiel, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at the beginning of the ill-fated Jacobite revolt of 1745. The site is owned by the National Trust and visitors can climb the memorial column there for a little bit of Scottish history.
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 open fire and TV (no reception)/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and deep freeze, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are available to hire by overseas guests only. Guests bringing their own linen should note that the double bed has a king-size duvet. The first £30 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric storage heaters and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. There is a storage building and separate parking area adjoining the cottage to which the Estate may occasionally require right of access. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge*. If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
* Please note: Pets should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture, or be left unsupervised in the property.
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)
- Valentine's Week From 11/02/2018 to 17/02/2018
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|07 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018||£550.00|
|11 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018||£650.00|
|25 Feb 2018 - 03 Mar 2018||£550.00|
|04 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018||£650.00|
|01 Apr 2018 - 14 Apr 2018||£765.00|
|15 Apr 2018 - 05 May 2018||£650.00|
|06 May 2018 - 26 May 2018||£765.00|
|27 May 2018 - 02 Jun 2018||£995.00|
|03 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018||£765.00|
|01 Jul 2018 - 01 Sep 2018||£995.00|
|02 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018||£765.00|
|23 Sep 2018 - 06 Oct 2018||£650.00|
|07 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018||£765.00|
|28 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£550.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£995.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£995.00|
|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.
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Idyllic. Charming. Our favourite place in the world
Best cottage ever and best location. I should mention the access though. The drive has always had potholes, but this tim...Read More
One of our favourite holiday locations....only issue this visit and the previous was the state of the mattresses which f...
Thanks for your comments. The owner let us know that the mattresses will be replaced in the off season.
All very much as expected.
Was disappointed that the cottage wasn't as private as we expected. The pathway directly in front of the cottage was ve...Read More