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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. 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.



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

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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
08 May 2022 - 28 May 2022 £950.00
29 May 2022 - 04 Jun 2022 £1,095.00
05 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022 £950.00
26 Jun 2022 - 23 Jul 2022 £1,095.00
24 Jul 2022 - 27 Aug 2022 £1,195.00
28 Aug 2022 - 17 Sep 2022 £950.00
18 Sep 2022 - 08 Oct 2022 £825.00
09 Oct 2022 - 29 Oct 2022 £950.00
30 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £695.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £1,095.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £1,195.00
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 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 had everything needed - almost!!! It would have six stars had there been a thermos flask provided. I’m sure ...

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Scarduish was a very comfortable cottage. The bedrooms were cosy and the interior of the cottage is beautifully done. Th...

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This was our second time to Scarduish and looking forward to returning again. Spacious clean and well equipped property...

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Great location. Neil was particularly helpful and friendly. Though the cottage needs new beds in two of the bedrooms.


This was the first time I’ve returned to the same holiday cottage. Scarduish is smart and clean and comfortable. Tracey ...

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