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Dorlin, near Acharacle, Argyll

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Scarduish, fabulously situated on the shores of Loch Moidart near Acharacle on Scotland's west coast, is the most deceptive of houses, its simple, brightly painted, boarded exterior belying the spacious comfort to be found within.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sun Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

On the scenic Lochshiel Estate, with stunning views from the large front windows over the sea loch below, it has been furnished and appointed to a very high standard.

The large, bright, open plan living area has a big modern kitchen and a most comfortable sitting and dining area, with a wood-burning stove as a welcoming focal point (if you can drag yourself away from the views, that is). Then there are three airy bedrooms (one en suite), a utility room and a family bathroom - really all you could want!

The cottage stands in its own extensive grounds, with a terrace area (with furniture).

Map & Local

Bring your binoculars, for you are likely to see a wonderful array of wildlife here, from seals and otters to deer and pine martens in the woods and buzzards and even eagles in the sky above. A short walk will bring you to the sandy beaches of Dorlin Bay, with the romantic ruin of Castle Tioram.

Nearby Acharacle offers shops and a hotel and from here you can strike out in all directions to explore the wonderful scenery of this most beautiful area of Scotland.

No trip to this lovely part of the world would be complete without a trip to the Ardnamurchan peninsula, 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 right at Salen) is a delight in itself and en route you will pass the RSPB reserve at Glenborrodale, where in addition to 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, with the little port of Mallaig at the end of it. Prepare to be beguiled by the silver beaches and turquoise waters of Arisaig and Morar, with their wonderful views of Rum and Eigg, or even the links golf course there at Traigh, surely one of the most scenic in all Britain.

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 TV/DVD, wood-burning stove, electric range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, etc
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom
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 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 oil fired central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (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. 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.



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Changeover Day: Sun

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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: Sun

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
26 May 2024 - 01 Jun 2024 £1,250.00
02 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024 £1,050.00
23 Jun 2024 - 20 Jul 2024 £1,250.00
21 Jul 2024 - 24 Aug 2024 £1,350.00
25 Aug 2024 - 14 Sep 2024 £1,050.00
15 Sep 2024 - 05 Oct 2024 £950.00
06 Oct 2024 - 26 Oct 2024 £1,050.00
27 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £795.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,350.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,350.00
06 Jan 2025 - 01 Feb 2025 POA
02 Feb 2025 - 05 Apr 2025 POA
06 Apr 2025 - 26 Apr 2025 POA
27 Apr 2025 - 03 May 2025 POA
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25 May 2025 - 31 May 2025 POA
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20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
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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Excellent property fantastic location


Comfortable cottage,fantastic views from the cottage also good wheelchair accessible


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