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Colthouse Cottage

Kinlochmoidart, near Lochailort

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Colthouse Cottage is situated on the Kinlochmoidart Estate, which covers 4000 acres of one of the most beautiful and historic areas of Scotland's west coast. It has a lovely position, sheltered by trees at the back and with open aspects to the front across grassland and a nearby pond, a haven for ducks and other water birds.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 6
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
Bathrooms: 3
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

There is a private grassy area around the cottage, which also has its own patio (furniture and barbecue available) and there is ample parking for several cars. Inside, the house is roomy and comfortable, providing ideal accommodation for large family groups or two families holidaying together. It has a large sitting room with wood-burning stove and patio doors to the terrace, a separate dining room (also with patio doors) and an archway to the well-equipped kitchen which has an electric range-style cooker.

Visitors share use of the extensive grounds (there are a number of ponds and small lakes, so care is required with toddlers) and the estate also provides ideal opportunities for hill walking and fishing (fly fishing available by arrangement - £20 per day). There are some lovely spots for lazy riverside picnics and the nearest sandy beach at Glenuig (with an inn serving excellent meals) is only 4 miles away.

Map & Local

At Kinlochmoidart, you are just to the north of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, the westernmost point of mainland Britain. The lighthouse there is open to the public.

There is a fine and remote sandy beach nearby at Sanna Bay, an RSPB reserve at Glenborrodale (16m) and the Ariundle Nature reserve, with woodland trails, at Acharacle (6m, shop and hotel) where you can also visit ruined Castle Tioram on its causeway in Loch Moidart.

Twelve miles to the north, at Lochailort, you join the legendary Road to the Isles, where the silver sands of Morar (not to mention an excellent golf course at Traigh) and the little fishing port of Mallaig (all facilities) are just a further half hour to the west. A vehicle ferry runs from there to Armadale on Skye. For serious shopping and leisure centres, the nearest large town is Fort William (40m).

This land is steeped in history, being at the heart of the events of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. Close to Colthouse Cottage stand seven beech trees, symbolising the Seven Men of Moidart, the only companions to accompany Bonnie Prince Charlie when he landed in Scotland to claim his throne. Evocative Glenfinnan, where he raised his standard, is just 21 miles away at the head of Loch Shiel.

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

Sitting room with TV/DVD, wood-burning stove.
Dining room.
Kitchen with microwave, cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer etc.
Double-bed room.
Double-bed room.
Twin-bed room.
Twin-bed room.
Single-bed room.
Bathroom with bath, WC and basin.
Bathroom with bath, with shower over, WC and basin.
A covered walkway leads to a further Double-bed room and ensuite Shower with WC and basin.
Utility room with washing machine and freezer.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)

Available Extras

Towels (per person)


Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (£25 per week payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (supply of logs 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. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do.

Please note: For Colthouse Cottage, the tariff for 6 persons is based on three bedrooms only being made available.



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: Sat

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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: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6 Sleeps 11
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021 £495.00 £595.00
06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021 £595.00 £795.00
03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021 £695.00 £895.00
24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021 £595.00 £795.00
08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021 £695.00 £895.00
22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021 £1,595.00 £1,595.00
05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 £695.00 £895.00
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021 POA POA
28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 POA POA
18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021 POA POA
09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 POA POA
30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 POA POA
18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021 POA POA
28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.

For Colthouse Cottage, the tariff for 6 persons is based on three bedrooms only being made available.


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Beautiful position.
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