Loch Sunart, near Strontian, ArgyllGuest Rating
Lochhead Cottage stands quite alone right on the foreshore of lovely Loch Sunart, shortly after you branch off the Ardnamurchan road to head down to Lochaline (16 miles) and the ferry to the Isle of Mull.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
All the cottages on the Estate are of a high standard and Lochhead is no exception. It is a typical stone-built Highland cottage whose traditional whitewashed exterior is belied by the 21st century comforts within.
The cosy sitting room has an open fire, so you can relax in comfort with a whisky after a day in the hills, on the water or wherever. Throughout, it has been tastefully decorated and furnished and the sitting room in particular is very restful and welcoming, with its bright rug, comfortable seating and attractive pictures on the walls.
There is a spacious and well-fitted kitchen diner that has a cheerful yellow décor that gives the whole room a sunny glow. There is a shower room downstairs and upstairs are double and twin bedrooms. There are wonderful views across the loch to the mountains of Moidart and Sunart beyond.
Outside is no less attractive. The large, fenced grass garden (with furniture) is perfect for sitting out on a sunny day and for both children and pets to play (though there is terracing and a drop behind the cottage). Parking is in a little private parking bay to the front. Sheep often forage on the rocky foreshore just across the little road, another spot of local colour and you may even see deer walking past, or on the hill behind.
Lochhead is on the Laudale Estate and fishing may be available in the area. It goes without saying that this is a walkers' paradise. Yet for all its peace, it is not so very remote.
You can be at the Ardgour ferry in 20 minutes, which will take you over to the main road to Fort William, just a further 8 miles away. There, you can climb Ben Nevis, take the steam train to Mallaig, golf, ride, walk along Neptune's Staircase at Corpach and do your shopping too. The nearest village to the cottage is Strontian (3 miles) which has hotels, a well-stocked general store and a very handy bistro.
Turning south from the Ardgour Ferry, you will quickly reach Glencoe, for more amazing, climbing, walking and skiing in winter. Fun for all the family can be had at the Ice Factor at Kinlochleven, with ice climbing, rock climbing, an aerial adventure course and children’s play area. A few miles down the road from Ballachulish (with hotel and golf course) is pretty Port Appin, with riding at Lettershuna and the iconic Castle Stalker in the bay. Oban itself is accessible from Strontian in well under two hours.
From Strontian, you can head right out to Ardnamurchan Point, where there are lovely beaches at nearby Sanna. The Isle of Mull, which is full of attractions, is just a short drive away via the ferry at Lochaline. The ferry plies back and forth all day and no booking is necessary.
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 open fire, TV/DVD (no reception) and mini Hi-fi
Kitchen/dining room with microwave, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/tumble dryer, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Twin bedroom (zip-link beds - converts to double bed).
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is 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 pets are welcome at an additional charge (2 large dogs, 2 medium dogs, 2 small dogs, 2 cats).If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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).
From 08/07/2022 to 11/07/2022
From 20/12/2022 to 22/12/2022
From 27/12/2022 to 29/12/2022
From 01/07/2022 to 04/07/2022
From 15/07/2022 to 18/07/2022
From 22/07/2022 to 25/07/2022
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£795.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£850.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£695.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£595.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£695.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£495.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£795.00|
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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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