The Old Post Office
Kylesmorar, Loch NevisGuest Rating
According to the team at Kylesmorar, grown men have been known to cry when they have to leave at the end of their stay here. And it's not beyond belief, for Loch Nevis, the 'Loch of Heaven' in Gaelic, must surely be one of the most remarkable and unforgettable holiday destinations imaginable.
|Sleeps: 4/5||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Accessible only by boat, the estate lies east of Mallaig on the west coast of Scotland, on the remote shores of Loch Nevis, round which no roads run. Once a thriving crofting community, the original inhabitants are long gone but from the former crofting township however, three principal buildings, The Bothy/Schoolhouse and the Old Post Office, have been converted into holiday homes using local craftsmen and materials. They now offer most comfortable and beautifully appointed accommodation furnished with great style and originality. Each stands just a few yards from the water's edge, nestling right at the foot of some on Scotland's most majestic mountains.
You reach Kylesmorar via the friendly little ferry from Mallaig. It will drop you at Tarbet (over the side into an estate boat, so you have to be fairly nimble!) and you'll then be taken onward for the 5 minute passage round the headland to Kylesmorar itself. Tenants are also welcome to bring their own boats and make use of the jetty and visitor mooring at Kylesmorar at their own risk.
This is the ultimate place to chill. You can curl up in front of a roaring log fire, take leisurely strolls along the beach, perhaps picking up a few shellfish for lunch as you go, while the resolutely active can tackle some of the Munros in the area. Weather permitting, there will be the chance of a scheduled lift with the Estate boat to one of three spots that serve as the starting points of some lovely walks, or to Inverie on the Knoydart peninsula, where you could have lunch at the local pub or tearoom, before getting the afternoon ferry back to Tarbet.
The Old Post Office has now been completely renovated and refurbished and, just a few yards from the water's edge, has uninterrupted views over Loch Nevis to the Skye Cuillins. Inside this traditional whitewashed cottage the spacious sitting room has exposed beams, stone walls and a cosy log-burning stove. This room opens on to a farmhouse-style dining kitchen with a large pine table and oil-fired stove, while upstairs there are double and twin bedrooms, both of which face the water. A shower room with power shower completes the accommodation. There is an extra fold-down cabin bed above the staircase!
Please note that there are no shops on Kylesmorar and provisions should be brought in with you. Mobile reception is very patchy indeed; however you will be provided with a two-way radio receiver, so that you can contact your hosts at any time with any queries, problems or just for a chat!
Highland hospitality starts with the friendly crew on the ferry that brings you over from Mallaig and continues when the Kylesmorar team collect you.
On arrival you will be greeted by Norman, Scott or Bank, and Amy the housekeeper. They live round the headland at Tarbet, just round the corner from Kylesmorar. Everyone works on the estate doing everything from maintenance, joinery, stone-masonry, looking after the sheep and many other animals, boat work, housekeeping, gardening, you name it. They are easily reached by radio if needed and always happy to help.
Locals at Kylesmorar include some black welsh mountain sheep, deer up on the hills, and during the months of April to September - pigs! And if you're lucky, you can also spot the otters who live near by.
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 wood burning stove, TV/(no reception)/DVD and CD player and i-Pod dock
Dining kitchen with oil fired stove, fridge-freezer etc.
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is by common generator and inverter system (INCLUDED). Heating is by radiators powered by the oil stove (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (fuel INCLUDED). A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 3 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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 11 Aug 17 From 11/08/2017 to 17/08/2017
- Save 15% - w/c 18 Aug 17 From 18/08/2017 to 24/08/2017
- Save 15% - w/c 25 Aug 17 From 25/08/2017 to 31/08/2017
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 5|
|30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017||£790.00|
|01 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017||£735.00|
|22 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017||£680.00|
|13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017||£735.00|
|09 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018||POA|
|02 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018||POA|
|30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018||POA|
|13 Apr 2018 - 03 May 2018||POA|
|04 May 2018 - 24 May 2018||POA|
|25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018||POA|
|01 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018||POA|
|29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018||POA|
|31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018||POA|
|21 Sep 2018 - 04 Oct 2018||POA|
|05 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018||POA|
|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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Amazing location, amazing holiday
This is such an amazing place to stay. It's beautiful and Norman and co are incredibly gelpful. We'll be going back. Ple...Read More
Simply the best
A little part of paradise.
my second visit, cant wait to get back next year, I want to book it for the next ten years,