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Cuil Bay Cottage

Duror, near Appin, Argyll

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Cuil Bay is a sweet traditional cottage which has the most heavenly situation on Cuil Bay, quietly situated and surrounded by fields, some 14 miles south of Fort William.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

Once a simple croft house, it had been in the owner's family for generations and had become a much-loved holiday home for them. Now, however, it has been transformed with great style into a comfortable, full modernised and quite charming home which holiday makers too can enjoy.

To reach it, you leave the A828 Oban-Fort-William road at the village of Duror (shop and hotel) and take, for about a mile, the little single track road which winds round the bay to Cuil. The cottage stands in its own enclosed grass garden, looking across the field to the bay, which has one of the few sandy beaches on this stretch of the west coast.

At certain times of year the area round the bay becomes a regular feeding ground for migrating geese and the fields in front of the cottage can be full of them, another point of interest for those keen on ornithology.

The cottage always was a house with plenty character and only the impractical aspects of this have been lost in its refurbishment. The snug sitting room has a wood-burning stove, there is a completely new kitchen and a downstairs bedroom with en suite bathroom.

Steep stairs lead to a further twin and a single bedroom (low coombed ceilings). The house is therefore best suited for a couple or a small family, for children and adults alike will revel in the peace and freedom offered by this lovely location.

Map & Local

When it comes to seeing things and doing things during your stay, the house is not at all remote.

Once back on the main road, you can go north to Fort William, where Ben Nevis, skiing and mountain biking at Aonach Mor, or the Road to the Isles all beckon.

Closer still, at Ballachulish (10 miles) there is a golf course and you can turn right there into spectacular Glencoe, with all that legendary place has to offer in terms of walking, climbing and skiing. For a day out in less clement weather, the Ice Factor at Kinlochleven offers climbing walls, children's activities etc.

Ballachulish itself has a good hotel with a bistro for less formal dining. If it is seafood you crave, head east along Loch Leven to the Loch Leven Seafood Café, which combines the freshest of lobsters and clams with superb views across the loch. To the south, the Castle Stalker Visitor Centre provides excellent lunches and snacks and more amazing views. While Onich and Duror both have a shop, for major supermarket shopping Fort William will be the nearest.

Also to the south is Oban, a bustling holiday town and jumping off point for trips to many of the inner islands. Then again, much closer to the cottage at Appin (6 miles) there is riding at Lettershuna, the Sea Life Centre at Barcaldine and another fabulous sandy beach and karting at Benderloch.

Local Events and Attractions

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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

Downstairs

(one step down)
Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD, etc
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher, etc
Twin bedroom (can be pushed together) with en suite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Upstairs

(reached via a steep staircase)
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Single Bed)
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Towels (per person)
£5.00
Pet
£20.00

Services

Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. The first £25 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 wood-burning stove. WIFI is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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: Sat

Booked Available
2018
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 (£25)
  • Save £143 w/c 15 Dec (AK1)* From 15/12/2018 to 17/12/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 5
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £550.00 £595.00
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 £395.00 £425.00
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £650.00 £650.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £650.00 £650.00
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 £395.00 £425.00
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 £450.00 £495.00
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 £550.00 £595.00
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 £450.00 £495.00
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 £550.00 £595.00
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 £650.00 £650.00
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 £550.00 £595.00
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £650.00 £650.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £550.00 £595.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £450.00 £495.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £550.00 £595.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £395.00 £425.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £650.00 £650.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £650.00 £650.00
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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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12-Aug-2018

Gemütliches und angenehm eingerichtetes, romantisches Ferienhaus, in dem es an nichts fehlt. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig, ab...

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31-Jul-2018

Herrliche Gegend, gemütliches Cottage, recht kleines Grundstück, einfacher Dielenboden

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27-Jul-2018

We loved the location of this cottage. It is at the end of a short track which just has a few other houses on it, so the...

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15-Jun-2018

Lovely views and in a quiet area. It would be nice for a double bed to be put in the downstairs bedroom. The two singl...

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12-Jan-2018

Amazing cottage. Amazing location. Couldn't have asked for any more. Couldn't stop looking out of the windows for the vi...

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