Glen Etive, Near Glencoe, ArgyllGuest Rating
Glenceitlein Cottage sits all on its own in a private, secluded spot amid the spectacular scenery of Glen Etive, on the Dalness country estate just 14 miles from the Glencoe Mountain resort.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The cottage would have originally been a shepherd’s cottage which has been completely renovated and refurbished to create a warm, welcoming getaway where you can really ‘get away from it all’. The cosy sitting room has a wood-burning stove at its centre and comfy seating around it that is ideal to curl up on after a day spent out exploring. There is also a dining area alongside and the room is also partly open to the neat kitchen area. Although there is no television signal in the cottage due to the remote location, there is a good supply of books and board games.
All on one level there are two bedrooms, a double room with king-size bed and a twin room (can be pushed together to make a double), a family bathroom and a heated porch that is ideal for storing muddy boots and drying coats, etc.
The cottage sits in a rough grassed open garden with parking right alongside and deer roaming freely in the surrounding countryside. There is a seating area just outside the cottage that is a perfect spot to sit and admire the magnificent views out over River Etive to the hills beyond.
Please note: The cottage is reached by a gated entrance and a mile of rough single track road. The last section of road is only suitable for high ground clearance 4x4s or SUVs, although guests can park on the main road and walk from there, which takes around 20 minutes (luggage transportation or a lift down to the cottage is available by arrangement).
Private fishing is available on the River Etive a short walk away, or in Loch Etive (3 miles) and hill walking, kayaking and photography lessons can be arranged through the estate.
There are walks all over the surrounding countryside and with 5 munros within the estate, there are plenty of opportunities for munro ‘bagging’. You could even try tackling the imposing Buachaille Etive Mor mountain at the head of Glen Etive, or simply soak in the beautiful surroundings, some of which film fans may recognise from scenes in the James Bond film Skyfall.
Thrill seekers can try white water rafting or extreme kayaking on River Etive, although it is certainly not for the faint hearted with lots of rushing rapids and plenty of drops!
There is a little Folk Museum (March – October) in a thatched cottage in Glencoe village (22 miles) that has interesting artefacts and exhibits on the history of Glencoe. The Glencoe Visitor Centre also has historical displays, as well as a café and plenty of information on the local area. Ballachulish (23 miles) has a couple of little shops, a supermarket, a PO and a café. It also has a golf course, a watersports centre offering kayak and boat hire and wildlife and fishing boat trips that run out on Loch Leven.
The Glencoe Mountain Resort (14 miles) offers skiing and snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking trails in the summer months.
Fort William (38 miles) has a wide range of shops and eateries and is also the place to stock up on supermarket supplies. From Fort William you can take the Jacobite steam train all the way to Mallaig, crossing over the famous Glenfinnan viaduct en route.
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/dining room/kitchen with multi-fuel stove, electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom (can be pushed together)
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. 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 storage heaters and wood-burning stove (fuel INCLUDED). Satellite broadband (wi-fi) is available (subject to a fair usage policy) at a charge of £15 per week (up to 2 GB) for email checking and general web browsing. Not suitable for large downloads or high bandwidth applications (such as Skype, YouTube, Netflix, iPlayer/video streaming, etc.). 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 (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.
Please note: The cottage is reached by a rough single track road that is only suitable for high ground clearance 4x4s or SUVs. Due to its remote location there is no mobile phone signal available at this cottage.
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)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£525.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£625.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£525.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£625.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£725.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£625.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£725.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£625.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£525.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£625.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£425.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£725.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£725.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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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Perfect location to get away from everything. Loads of good long walks from the cottage.
Really well equipped and c...
Great location, lovely cottage and helpful hosts. We hope to return some day.
Loved my stay, unique location for those who want to get away from it all
Simply one of the best locations around Glencoe.
Very well-appointed, spotlessly clean and perfectly set up for the location
'The most enchanting location combined with friendly hosts, made this week an unforgettable one.'
'Two wonderful weeks that just went by way too fast. Great accommodation in an outstanding location.'
'The most magical retreat and wonderful hospitality.'
'We climbed your Bens, traversed your Glens and drank your whisky, but the most remarkable of all was your hospitality.'
'The pefect week in a wonderful location. Thank you!'