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Gardener's Cottage

Dorlin, near Acharacle, Argyll

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Some 45 miles west of Fort William, as the wee road from Acharacle (3 miles) to Dorlin winds down the hill to its end at the shore, you come to Gardener's Cottage.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

It stands in its own grass garden sheltered by trees behind, with a fabulous view of Castle Tioram on an island in the bay.

On the 9,000 acre Lochshiel Estate, in some of the most glorious coastal and mountain scenery on Scotland's west coast, this detached Victorian dwelling has now been charmingly refurbished to a very high standard and offers warm and extremely comfortable accommodation which cannot fail to please.

The cosy sitting room with wood-burning stove is linked to the spacious dining room by a smart, modern kitchen - a most practical and attractive arrangement. The elegant wood flooring testifies again to the quality of the accommodation and the cottage is double glazed and well insulated throughout.

On the upper level are two excellent bedrooms, a double and a twin and a newly fitted bathroom. 

Map & Local

In such a setting, you may expect to see a wonderful array of wildlife and you will not be disappointed. Otters, seals, deer, osprey, buzzards and eagles all make this area their home.

There are many pleasant hill and coastal walks to be enjoyed and sandy beaches that are ideal for children to play. Trout fishing on the estate is available by arrangement.

If all this is still not enough, the whole Ardnamurchan peninsula awaits your exploration. To the north you can join the 'Road to the Isles' for the silver sands of Morar, the idyllic golf course at Traigh, or to take the ferry from Mallaig (35 miles) across to Skye. To the south, turn right at Salen to Kilchoan (24 miles), from where you can cross to the Isle of Mull for the day and yet another legendary beach at Sanna.

For practicalities, the nearest supermarkets of any size are at Fort William. Acharacle has an excellent general store, bakers and a Post Office. For eating out, there are hotels both there and at Salen just 4 miles or so further down the road.

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 room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, deep-freeze, dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer and microwave, etc


Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras

Towels (per person)


Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available for hire by overseas guests only. 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 central heating 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. 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). 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 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: Fri

Booked Available

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).

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £950.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £1,050.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £1,250.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £950.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £795.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £950.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £695.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,250.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,250.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 POA
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 POA
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25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
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28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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 cottage is in a very beautiful position, the views are stunning. As we had a little dog with us, the easy walk down...

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The temperatures were really low in January - we are glad your dog enjoyed it's daily exercise. We hope to welcome you a...

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Great value for money. Fantastic location.
Very easily booked.

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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon.


Great facilities in comfortable cottage. Superb location with excellent views and access to wildlife. Dog friendly with ...

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Stayed here for years has been refurbished/ updated wonderful setting. Stunning.


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