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Mary Ann's Cottage

Dorlin, near Acharacle, Argyll

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In an idyllic situation on the Lochshiel Estate near Acharacle on the lovely west coast of Scotland, Mary Ann's cottage is a traditional, whitewashed, Highland cottage and a real romantic hideaway.

Quick Info

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

Reached by a private estate road, it overlooks the water where the River Shiel flows out to the sea, with woodland behind. The cottage has been double-glazed and beautifully renovated with no sacrifice of its traditional character.

The living area is open plan, with a panelled, vaulted ceiling, stripped wood flooring and a wood-burning stove for added cosiness and ambience, while the panelled double bedroom has an exposed stone hearth which, while not in use, is a charming feature.

In short, it is a perfect waterside retreat for two. Velux windows have been cleverly added in the living room and bedroom to make it bright and airy. Within its thick walls, guests will be as snug and cosy as can be, with the prospect of all that amazing scenery which awaits them on the their doorstep.

Map & Local

The estate coastline offers many fine walks and sandy bays to enjoy. Castle Tioram, familiar from many calendars, is just a short distance away.

Acharacle offers shops and eating places and from there you can tour to north and south - north to the Road to the Isles, Arisaig and Morar, golf at Traigh, or a ferry hop over to Skye from Mallaig - south to Ardnamurchan with yet more glorious scenery and another ferry hop from Kilchoan to Tobermory on Mull.

Ardnamurchan Point is the westernmost point of mainland Britain, with a Stevenson lighthouse right at the tip. 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.

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.

From there, it is an easy journey back to Fort William, though do stop off on the way at Corpach to visit and stroll along the towpath at spectacular Neptune’s Staircase, where the Caledonian Canal debouches into Loch Linnhe.

Fort William provides a full range of entertainments for a rainy day, as well as boat trips on Loch Linnhe and, of course, the chance to climb Ben Nevis or go mountain biking (skiing in winter) at nearby Aonach Mor. For railway enthusiasts the steam train ‘The Jacobite’ makes a daily run in the season from Fort William to Mallaig and back.

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.



Single Storey

Open plan living area with electric cooker, microwave, washer-drier, TV (no reception)/DVD and wood burning stove etc
Double bedroom.
Bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and wash basin,

What's included


Available Extras

Linen (Double Bed)
Towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are available to hire by overseas guests only. The first £25 of electricity 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 (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy) 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 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (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. No infants.

** 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: Sun

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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
  • Save 15% New Year 2018 From 30/12/2018 to 05/01/2019

Changeover Day: Sun

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
28 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 £365.00
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £625.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £625.00
06 Jan 2019 - 09 Feb 2019 £365.00
10 Feb 2019 - 06 Apr 2019 £450.00
07 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019 £560.00
28 Apr 2019 - 11 May 2019 £450.00
12 May 2019 - 25 May 2019 £560.00
26 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019 £625.00
02 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019 £560.00
30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019 £625.00
01 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019 £560.00
22 Sep 2019 - 12 Oct 2019 £450.00
13 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019 £560.00
03 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £365.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £625.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £625.00
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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it was warm comfortable and clean , no modern technology just nature and location . just what we wanted. The wildlife on...

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The cottage was very warm and comfortable. Sympathetically renovated and decorated and equipped well with every thing yo...

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This wee cottage is a beautiful, peaceful place to stay. Very well equipped and the location is perfect. The wildlife ar...

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Excellent location, wonderful views of wildlife - saw otters every day, sea eagles, badger and pine martens. Only downs...

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We love Mary Ann's cottage - its warm, comfy and is all you need. Tracy and Niall who look after the property are just d...

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