Dorlin near Acharacle, ArgyllGuest Rating
Of the five cottages scattered across the Lochshiel Estate near Acharacle, 45 miles from Fort William on the west coast of Scotland, Dorlin Cottage has arguably the most spectacular view, looking over the beach to iconic Castle Tioram in the bay.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
A most attractive, detached, double-glazed stone house, it stands in its own large garden grounds (with furniture), just a stone's throw from the shore. Inside it has been beautifully furnished in a pleasing, classical style to complement its traditional character.
The huge, flagstoned dining kitchen has all modern appliances while long lazy evenings may be enjoyed in front of the open fire in the snug and elegant sitting room. Also downstairs is a shower room, while upstairs are three good-sized bedrooms with coombed ceilings and a bathroom.
Just to add more local colour, deer frequently visit the areas around the house and the whole area abounds with wildlife.
The Estate and the area in general offer endless opportunities for walking, while children will play happily for hours on the numerous quiet beaches.
Acharacle (2 miles) has shops and a hotel and from there you can explore the Ardnamurchan peninsula, perhaps taking the ferry across to Mull, visiting the golf course at Traigh - one of the most scenic in all Britain (the name simply means 'beach'), or a trip to Skye via the ferry from Mallaig. Prepare to also be beguiled by the silver beaches and turquoise waters of Arisaig and Morar, with their wonderful views of Rum and Eigg.
Ardnamurchan Point is the westernmost point of mainland Britain. There is a Stevenson lighthouse right at the tip and the sands at Sanna Bay are justly famous. The road along there (turn west at Salen) is a delight in itself and en route you will pass the RSPB reserve at Glenborrodale, where in addition to many birds such as wood warblers and redstarts you may also see otters and red squirrels.
To the north, the trip via Lochailort and 'The Road to the Isles' is equally rewarding. The little port of Mallaig lies at the end of it, from where you can take boat trips to Knoydart for spotting whales and other marine wildlife.
If you turn east at Lochailort, along Loch Eilt, you will come to historic Glenfinnan at the head of Loch Shiel, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at the beginning of the ill-fated Jacobite revolt of 1745. The site is owned by the National Trust and visitors can climb the memorial column there for a little bit of Scottish history.
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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.
Sitting room with open fire and TV (no reception)/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and deep freeze, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Cot (excluding linen)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen INCLUDED and towels available for hire by overseas guests only. Guests bringing their own linen should note that the double bed has a king-size duvet. The first £30 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay (electric car charging can be arranged separately at an additional cost). Heating is by electric storage heaters and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED 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. There is a storage building and separate parking area adjoining the cottage to which the Estate may occasionally require right of access. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge*. If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
*Please note: Pets should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture, or be left unsupervised in the property.
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).
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|29 Oct 2023 - 18 Dec 2023||£750.00|
|19 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£1,295.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£1,295.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 03 Feb 2024||£795.00|
|04 Feb 2024 - 30 Mar 2024||£950.00|
|31 Mar 2024 - 20 Apr 2024||£1,150.00|
|21 Apr 2024 - 04 May 2024||£950.00|
|05 May 2024 - 25 May 2024||£1,150.00|
|26 May 2024 - 01 Jun 2024||£1,450.00|
|02 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024||£1,150.00|
|23 Jun 2024 - 20 Jul 2024||£1,450.00|
|21 Jul 2024 - 24 Aug 2024||£1,495.00|
|25 Aug 2024 - 14 Sep 2024||£1,150.00|
|15 Sep 2024 - 05 Oct 2024||£950.00|
|06 Oct 2024 - 26 Oct 2024||£1,150.00|
|27 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£795.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£1,495.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£1,495.00|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA|
|06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028||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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Great location. Well appointed house.
Four stars because of the drinking water problem.
Clean with good facilities and a stunning view
Views from the front garden, to die for. Excellent place to Kayak, nice and safe. Would highly recommend Rockhopper Sea ...Read More
Fabulous location. Lovely cottage. Suited our needs perfectly.
Might not suit people who liked to be less isolated...
This was our 3rd or 4th time there, we love it. Please don't stay there as we may want those dates too :))