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The Old Poor House

Near Acharacle, Ardnamurchan

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The Old Poor House backs onto a hillside, tucked away up a private drive with beautiful views out towards Beinn Resipol, near Acharacle at the start of the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

This traditional house sits in a picturesque situation surrounded by trees and only half a mile from Loch Shiel. Inside, the cosy sitting room has a traditional wood-panelled roof and comfortable seating that is centred round the open fire in its striking feature stone fireplace. There is also a charming little sunroom that offers a lovely outlook of the garden and scenery beyond.

The elegant kitchen is very spacious and well-equipped with built-in appliances and a utility room off it that houses the laundry facilities. It also has a dining area, making it the ideal place to linger over sociable evening meals.

All on one level there are three bedrooms, a spacious double room and neat twin and single rooms. They are all beautifully presented and share the modern tiled bathroom that has a bath and a large walk-in shower. There is also a handy additional WC.

Outside, there is parking to the side and a large enclosed grassed garden surrounds the house. It is sloping in some areas and has a pretty view of Beinn Resipol in the distance. A gate provides access to the hillside beyond and there is a small burn that runs just inside the grounds.

Map & Local

You can cross over Loch Linnhe to the Ardnamurchan peninsula on the Corran ferry from Glencoe, or take the scenic, but rather lengthy, route around the loch via Fort William, where you can stock up on supplies.

Salmon and trout fishing is available on Loch Shiel and there is plenty of walking and hill climbing in the countryside surrounding the house. You can even take on Beinn Resipol (12 miles), one of the better known Corbetts, that is renowned for the spectacular viewpoint at the summit.

Heading north at Dorlin (5.5 miles) is a sandy beach where the ruins of Castle Tioram sit on a tidal island in Loch Moidart. There is also sea kayaking available further north at Glenuig (10 miles).

Venturing south is the nearest village of Acharacle (4 miles) that has a small grocery shop, baker, garage, pub/restaurant and a takeaway. Following the road round scenic Loch Sunart you come to Strontian (16 miles) that has a bar and restaurant and is known as a popular spot for sailing.

The whole of the Ardnamurchan peninsula is a mecca for wildlife, with seals, dolphins and even Minke whales having been spotted off its shores. Ardnamurchan Charters, based out of Laga Bay (12 miles), offers wildlife spotting boat trips, as well as trips across to the Isle of Mull and to further flung islands such as Coll and Tiree. They even hire out boats that you take out yourself. Bird watching enthusiasts will love the RSPB reserve at Glenborrodale (13.5 miles) where there are various nature trails and walks that allow you to take in a host of birdlife, including golden eagles, redstarts and spotted fly catchers.

At the most westerly point of the peninsula is the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse (31 miles) that has been guiding sailors home since it was built way back in 1849. If you make the effort to climb the tower you are rewarded by some magnificent scenery. A little further on at Sanna Bay is an absolutely stunning beach with pristine white sand and clear turquoise waters.

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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 open fire, TV/DVD/FreeSAT
Kitchen/Dining room with dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, etc
Utility room with washer/dryer
WC and wash basin
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £50 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric night storage and panel heaters and open fire. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 2 small) please do not allow pets on the beds or furniture. If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Fri

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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: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024 £865.00
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £765.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £865.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £950.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £765.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £650.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £765.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £525.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £950.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £950.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £525.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £650.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £765.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 POA
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 POA
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA
19 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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