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Achleek Cottage


Loch Sunart, Near Strontian

Achleek Cottage
Achleek Cottage
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Sunart, Moidart and Loch Sheil  - even the names have the tang of the heather and the isles in them!  Achleek  Cottage, occupies a glorious position on the Laudale estate on the south side of Loch Sunart with wonderful views down the loch and across to the mountains of Moidart and Sunart on the other side.  The cottage was originally a tackman's house.  (Tackmen were the representatives or estate managers for the Highland Clan chiefs, and their office inevitably declined with the Highland Clearances).  Achleek is snug and comfortable and has just been refurbished to a high standard.

It is an area rich in atmosphere and history.  This was the heartland of Jacobite support for Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745, and it retains its air of haunting romance to this day.  There are few roads in the area (but lots of wonderful walking) and still less in the way of human settlement.  The nearest and only village of any size is peaceful Strontian (3m. shops, hotels, restaurant), grouped around a green.  In 1722, its lead mines, now long gone, yielded the first traces of the element strontium, and gave it its name.  From there, you can drive on to the very end of the Ardnamurchan peninsula, the westernmost tip of mainland Britain (lighthouse), with its glorious beach at Sanna (36m) and boat trips from Kilchoan.  However, if you do suffer from withdrawal symptoms for a bit of urban bustle and a supermarket, Fort William (all facilities, golf course, leisure centre) is only 23 miles away by the Corran Ferry.  Glencoe, another haunting and sombre spot, is also 23 miles away by this route and offers many famous walks and climbs. To the north west, Arisaig (40m), in addition to its legendary silver sands, has a beautiful golf course above the shore.

Continuing past the house to the south west down Gleann Geal, you come to Lochaline (17m) where a little car ferry plies across to Fishnish on Mull, so a day visit to Iona is perfectly feasible.

Loch fishing and deerstalking may be available int he area.

Heating is by electric central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (some logs INCLUDED).  Bed-linen and towels are INCLUDED.  Up to two pets are welcome  by arrangement.  No smoking allowed within the cottage.  Please note there is an outside area with garden furniture.  Water from a private source.  For £10, payable on arrival, tenants have the opportunity to purchase a weekly family pass to the Nevis Leisure Centre in Fort William.

Other self catering holiday cottages in this area -
Lochhead Cottage (slps 4)
Achleanan Cottage (slps 6)
Bunallt Eachain Cottage (slps 8)
Sunart House (slps 6)

Guest Comment

Richardson party, Cumbria 19/05/2012

Cottage lovely and comfortable. We all slept really well after great walks on the hills in amazing weather.

Achleek Cottage - Guest Comments

White party, Netherlands 15/10/2011

Beautiful surroundings, Scottish weather, sun and rain. Comfortable cottage gave us a fantastic few days at Achleek Cottage.


Krzeczunowicz party, Berkshire 15/04/2012

We have been blessed with the most glorious sunshine for 6 days. Comfy, cosy cottage, stunning views. Seafood lunch at Café Fish (Tobermory) sitting outside. Heavenly trip to Iona and a thoroughly fabulous rest in diamond crisp air! Thank you.


Smith party, Teeside 24/03/2012

Very warm, relaxing cottage. Had amazing weather, 20 degrees and fantastic sunsets. Hope to return. Fantastic week had by all. Thank you.


Thompson party, Lancashire 07/04/2012

Had a wonderful time. Excellent well equipped cottage in a stunning location. Don't want to go home!

Weekly Price 2014

  • Sleeps: 5 (6) *,
    Bedrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Short Breaks available
  • Pet Friendly

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  • Sitting room with open-fire, TV (Freesat)/DVD and mini hi-fi.
  • Kitchen/Dining room with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/drier etc.
  • Drying area.
  • WC with basin.
  • Double-bed room and ensuite bathroom with bath, WC and basin.
  • Twin-bed room (converts to Double) connecting door to shower room (shared with small DB).
  • Small double-bed room (width 4ft).