Near Acharacle, Argyll
Tucked away in the heart of a quiet glen on a private Estate, midway between the Ardnamurchan peninsula and the Road to the Isles on Scotland's lovely west coast, Rock Cottage occupies a setting of unparalled natural beauty, in a commanding position overlooking the River Moidart.
Inside, downstairs there is a cosy sitting room with electric stove, a spacious kitchen-diner with all the usual appliances, a bathroom (with shower), utility room and conservatory.
The cottage is very well furnished throughout in a style which perfectly reflects its status as a dwelling which would once have been home to a prominent member of Estate staff. He wouldn’t have had the magnificent conservatory though, which is a perfect ‘in between’ place to enjoy the wonderful views in warmth, comfort and away from the dreaded midges! Here, if you keep very still and at dusk or after dark, you may also get an even closer view of the pine martens, foxes and badgers which are frequent visitors.
Upstairs there are two twin bedrooms (one of which can be converted into a double by pushing the beds together). There is also parking for several vehicles at the door.
Once you've found your little bit of heaven here, in this utterly peaceful and private Highland glen, you may be reluctant to leave. Deer and red squirrels often come to the cottage and buzzards and eagles can all be spotted here. Fishing can be arranged by the Estate and tenants can walk right out and explore the magnificent hills and lochs and enjoy this area rich in wildlife.
Two miles to the west is the beautiful inlet of Loch Moidart where the ancient MacDonald stronghold of Castle Tioram can be seen and lost settlements explored.
Those looking for larger beaches can make for the legendary silver sands of Arisaig and Morar (27 miles), though there is a beautiful beach just 10 miles away at Kentra. At Arisaig, too, you will find the delightful golf course at Traigh.
If you fancy a bit of island hopping, you can proceed a little further to Mallaig (33 miles, with all facilities), from where you can take the ferry across to Armadale for a day on the Isle of Skye or sail to the small Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna. These are not the only Scottish islands you can reach easily from Rock Cottage - head out along the Ardnamurchan peninsula and from Kilchoan (31 miles) a car ferry operates to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.
By driving north to Lochailort and turning eastwards along the 'Road to the Isles', you will reach Glenfinnan at the head of Loch Shiel, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard in the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.
A further 11 miles or so will bring you to Fort William (with all facilities) at the foot of mighty Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, where there is skiing at Aonach Mor, riding, an 18 hole golf course, leisure and sports centres. The series of locks at Neptune's Staircase, which mark the end of the Caledonian Canal on the way into town, are also worth a visit.
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 satellite tv and electric flame-effect stove
Kitchen-diner with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer etc.
Utility room with washer-drier
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom (can be pushed together)
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and electric flame-effect stove. 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. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|01 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014||£450.00|
|20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014||£750.00|
|27 Dec 2014 - 05 Jan 2015||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2015 - 04 Jan 2016||POA|