House on the Shore

Loch Sunart, near Acharacle, Argyll

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House on the Shore is one of a small scattering of houses set in a wonderful peaceful spot right on the pretty shores of Loch Sunart, near Acharacle (6 miles) on the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

The house recently been refurbished to a high standard throughout with a large open plan living area at its heart and spacious accommodation that really makes the most of the amazing lochside setting.

There are steps up to the entrance of the house but once inside the charming accommodation is all on one level with two attractive double bedrooms (one with a king-size bed), two colourful twin bedrooms, a modern shower room with walk-in shower and an additional contemporary bathroom.

The garden is open to the water at the front so care is to be taken (particularly with children). You can fish directly from the shore or just relax and take in the ever changing views across the water, making sure to keep an eye out for the otters and seals that are often spotted playing on the shore right in front of the cottage.

Loch Sunart is the longest sea loch in the Highlands and there are lovely walks to be had along its picturesque shoreline.

Map & Local

The Ardnamurchan peninsula is accessed via the Corran ferry, arriving into Ardgour (25 miles) with the crossing only taking 5 minutes. The peninsula is known for its unspoilt beauty and gorgeous beaches, as well an array of interesting wildlife including buzzards, eagles, herons and pine martens.

Salen (3.5 miles) is just 10 minutes’ drive away where you will find a well-stocked, licensed shop with a café and plenty of fresh local produce on offer and a hotel bar/restaurant where you can enjoy an evening meal.

Heading west from the cottage the RSPB site at Glenborrodale (4.5 miles) has a lovely, peaceful woodland walk to enjoy with a beautiful outlook over to Mull and golden eagles, merlin, redstarts, skylarks and wood warblers to spot along the way. If you are a fan of a ‘wee dram’ you will love the tours and tasting sessions on offer at the Ardnamurchan Distillery (6 miles) where you can sample their fine single malt whisky.

Ferry trips over to the Isle of Mull run out from Kilchoan (16 miles) and you can carry on and reach mainland UK’s most westerly point at Ardnamurchan Point in about an hour’s drive. There are splendid, expansive vistas to admire from the top of the lighthouse, although even from the bottom the views are pretty impressive and you may well spot dolphins, whales and basking sharks. The magnificent beaches of Sanna Bay (21 miles) are also a ‘must visit’ with their gorgeous sprawling white sands and sparkling turquoise waters.

To the eastern end of the peninsula the village of Acharacle (6 miles) has a few shops, a bakery, takeaway, garage and hotel bar/restaurant serving excellent meals, as well as a sandy causeway that allows you to walk over to the famous Castle Tioram. Carry on past Acharacle to Arisaig (33.5 miles) where ferry trips run out to the ‘small isles’ of Rhum, Eigg and Muck and wildlife boat trips offer a closer look at the area’s fascinating marine life. It is well worth continuing further on to Mallaig (41 miles) to take the ferry over to the Isle of Skye for a day trip.

There is plenty to keep you occupied nearby, but if you fancy venturing further afield you can take the Corran ferry back across and head on to Fort William for some serious shopping, to Glencoe or Ben Nevis for some skiing or perhaps even try tackling imposing Ben Nevis itself.

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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

Single storey

Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with open fire, TV/DVD, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Double bedroom (king-size)
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free
Travel Cot
Free

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £30 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 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. 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: Fri

Booked Available
2017
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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£100)

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8
22 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017 £595.00 £695.00
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017 £750.00 £850.00
27 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £495.00 £595.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £995.00 £995.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £995.00 £995.00
07 Jan 2018 - 08 Feb 2018 £495.00 £595.00
09 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018 £595.00 £695.00
23 Feb 2018 - 01 Mar 2018 £495.00 £595.00
02 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018 £595.00 £695.00
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018 £750.00 £850.00
13 Apr 2018 - 03 May 2018 £595.00 £695.00
04 May 2018 - 24 May 2018 £750.00 £850.00
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018 £895.00 £995.00
01 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018 £750.00 £850.00
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018 £895.00 £995.00
31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018 £750.00 £850.00
21 Sep 2018 - 04 Oct 2018 £595.00 £695.00
05 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018 £750.00 £850.00
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £495.00 £595.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £995.00 £995.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £995.00 £995.00
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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23-Sep-2017

Wonderful place, a little out of the way, which is what we wanted. Beautiful house right on the shore, with a few neighb...

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06-Aug-2017

Wonderful cottage in a beautiful setting.
It is bigger than it seems: three nicely sized bedrooms easily fit a famil...

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01-Jun-2017

We spent a great week at this lovely property in a magnificent location. Beautifully furnished rooms were exceptionally ...

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