Gorteneorn BothyGuest Rating
For those who really do like to get away from it all, Gorteneorn Bothy has an excellent situation just a few hundred yards from the shores of Kentra Bay, near Acharacle on the beautiful Ardnamurchan peninsula in the west of Scotland.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Reached by about a mile of private rough track (suitable for normal cars if driven slowly and with care, though a 4 x 4 would probably be preferable) it stands alone, through the trees from Gorteneorn House which is its only neighbour.
Once a tumbledown ruin, it has now been rebuilt and completely refurbished and transformed into a characterful and comfortable holiday home for two people. It is easy to see why it has become such a popular destination for honeymoon couples and anyone seeking peace and relaxation. The hallway, which runs across the front of the house, would not disgrace a much larger dwelling and serves as a worthy introduction to the delights to come.
The enormous living area is truly impressive with its polished wooden floor, rafters and panelled roof with spot lights and roof windows that let in plenty of light. At one end of the room is the original exposed stone wall with its inset wood-burning stove. Two comfortable sofas flank the stove and in the centre of the room the dining table is set against one of the windows overlooking the loch, meaning that you can have a meal with a view! At the other end of the room is the stylishly well-equipped kitchen, with traditional Belfast sink.
Across the hall, at the far end of the house, is the double bedroom with king-size bed and plentiful wardrobe storage and next to it is the modern shower room.
Outside, there is plenty of parking and a rough garden (with furniture) with the rocky beach just a few minutes' walk away. Gorteneorn Bothy really does offer so much more than you would normally expect from a one bedroom cottage!
Ardnamurchan is one of the wildest and most scenically rewarding parts of Scotland and there is no lack of things to do here.
Walking is a given and there is a good path along the shore, to say nothing of the surrounding hills - Ben Laga and Ben Resipol are probably the closest mountains of any size. The quiet roads along the coast are not hilly and also make for good cycling.
Whether on two feet or on two wheels, you are likely to see plenty of wildlife - deer, otters, buzzards, wading birds of all kinds, even the occasional eagle - all may be spotted. The romantic ruin of Castle Tioram, just up the coast at Dorlin, is a very pleasant short excursion.
In fact, those who do like to do a bit of exploring when they are on holiday will find no lack of interesting places to visit. Once back at Acharacle (4 miles, with hotel and shops) you can head north towards Arisaig and Morar with its glorious silver sands, and on to Mallaig, where you can catch the ferry for a trip to the Isle of Skye.
If you turn along the Road to the Isles in the other direction you will come to Loch Shiel and Glenfinnan, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard for the Jacobite rebellion of 1745.
Alternatively, from Acharacle you can head south to Loch Sunart, where, at Salen (with hotel) the road divides. One way takes you west to Kilchoan, where in summer a ferry plies across to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. You can carry on to the fabulous sands at Sanna and to the very tip of the British mainland at Ardnamurchan Point, with its Stevenson lighthouse. The other road takes you east along the lochside to Strontian and on to the Corran Ferry and Fort William. Or from Strontian, you can head across Morvern to Lochaline and another ferry to Mull.
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.
Open plan living room/kitchen with wood burner, TV (no reception)/DVD, gas cooker, washing machine, microwave etc.
Double bedroom (king-size)
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
Sorry Bed linen and towels are not available to hire. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). 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.
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)
- Save 15% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
- Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|30 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016||£345.00|
|20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016||£535.00|
|28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017||£535.00|
|05 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017||£365.00|
|12 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017||£395.00|
|19 Feb 2017 - 04 Mar 2017||£365.00|
|05 Mar 2017 - 08 Apr 2017||£395.00|
|09 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017||£475.00|
|23 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017||£395.00|
|07 May 2017 - 27 May 2017||£475.00|
|28 May 2017 - 03 Jun 2017||£550.00|
|04 Jun 2017 - 01 Jul 2017||£475.00|
|02 Jul 2017 - 02 Sep 2017||£550.00|
|03 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017||£475.00|
|24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017||£395.00|
|15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017||£475.00|
|29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£365.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£550.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£550.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||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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The bothy is an excellent getaway. Loved the solitude and peace. The twice daily visits of the red deer made the holiday...Read More
This was the third time we have stayed in this particular cottage. We love the cottage itself and the location. The cott...Read More
Really a unique cottage !
The cottage is very comfortable in the perfect peaceful spot. Well equipped and clean.
Well fitted out, but the settee had seen better days!
‘We have had a wonderful week with lots of sun. The walk to the singing sands is a must. Wildlife all around in abundance - red deer, pine martens, otters, owls and buzzards.’
‘Beautiful cottage in a fantastic remote setting. We have loved exploring the peninsula with all the lovely walks and wildlife. The week has just flown past too quickly.’
‘This is our third time here in the bothy, we just love it and so do the dogs! Always lovely and clean and warm and the shower is fantastic!’
‘Had a fantastic time - the perfect place to totally unwind. Breathtaking views, lots of nature, cottage - perfect.’
‘Fantastic bothy, the warmest and best-equipped we have ever stayed in. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet, no phones, no TV, a real escape from it all.’
‘What a lovely stay. The bothy was the height of comfort and perfectly situated to make the most of what this stunning area has to offer.’
‘Very enjoyable week in a perfect location.’