Near Acharacle, ArdnamurchanGuest Rating
Connoisseurs of the west coast of Scotland will be well acquainted with the wonderful scenery and rugged beauty of Ardnamurchan, Morar and Moidart.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Reached by about a mile and a half of private rough track (4x4 required) is Gorteneorn. This substantial, traditional farmhouse occupies a magnificent position overlooking quiet and sandy Kentra Bay. It stands alone, through the trees from Gorteneorn Bothy, which is its only neighbour.
The house itself is sure to find favour with its tenants, being a most comfortable and well-appointed family home. The entrance hall still has its original flagstone floor and there is a cosy sitting room with wood-burning stove and plenty of space for guests of all ages to follow their various pursuits, while enfolding them all in its warmth and brightness.
The traditional farmhouse-style kitchen has an oil-fired Aga which keeps the place toasty warm. It is a real family ‘hang-out’ area, with ready access to the back door, therefore ideal for children to run in and out from the garden. Also on this level is a handy utility room and a shower room with WC.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one double room and two twin rooms (one of which has a TV/DVD player), which are all simply and attractively furnished. A bright and striking family bathroom completes the accommodation and having bathroom facilities both upstairs and down is another boon, especially for larger parties.
Outside there is plenty of space for parking right by the door and a large grassed garden. This is a perfect paradise for a family holiday, far from traffic, where adults and children alike will revel in the peace and privacy of their surroundings. You could spend your time messing about on the shoreline (why not bring your own boat or canoe), exploring the surrounding hills and woodlands or organising impromptu games on the lawns in front of the house. Doesn't that sound quite idyllic?
Acharacle has shops and an hotel and from there you can head south and east to the point of Ardnamurchan (a ferry plies back and forth in summer from Kilchoan to Tobermory on Mull).
The house is ideally placed for one of the most original experiences in the area, as it stands beside the track to the 'Singing Sands'. A visit to this unique and lovely beach will be an essential expedition for guests. It is an easy walk of about three miles from the house and is rewarded by a stunning beach fringed by birchwoods. To make the sands ‘sing’ the trick is to shuffle across in either shoes or bare feet. The noise is made by the grains of sand rubbing together - they are completely round and of just the right size and level of humidity to generate the sound.
Alternatively, you can explore northwards, to the silver sands of Arisaig (27 miles) and Morar (where there is also an excellent golf course at Traigh). If you really can't go for the whole week without some retail therapy, Fort William is 45 miles from Acharacle.
You could also take the Jacobite steam train which runs between Fort William and Mallaig and which in the course of its journey crosses the 'Hogwarts viaduct' made famous in the Harry Potter films.
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 wood-burning stove and mini hi-fi
Kitchen/dining room with oil fired Aga (charge), electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, etc
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Shower room with WC.
Double bedroom with king-size bed
Twin bedroom with TV (no reception)/DVD
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
- Use of Aga (per week)
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are available to hire (overseas guests only). The first £25 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £35 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Use of the Aga is available at a charge of £50 per week. 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 (1 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. 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 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
From 29/12/2019 to 31/12/2019
From 15/12/2019 to 17/12/2019
From 24/11/2019 to 26/11/2019
From 01/12/2019 to 03/12/2019
From 08/12/2019 to 10/12/2019
From 23/02/2020 to 25/02/2020
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 7||Sleeps 8|
|03 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£595.00||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£1,150.00||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£1,150.00||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 08 Feb 2020||POA||£595.00|
|09 Feb 2020 - 04 Apr 2020||POA||£695.00|
|05 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020||POA||£795.00|
|26 Apr 2020 - 09 May 2020||POA||£695.00|
|10 May 2020 - 23 May 2020||POA||£795.00|
|24 May 2020 - 30 May 2020||POA||£1,150.00|
|31 May 2020 - 27 Jun 2020||POA||£795.00|
|28 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020||POA||£1,150.00|
|30 Aug 2020 - 19 Sep 2020||POA||£795.00|
|20 Sep 2020 - 10 Oct 2020||POA||£695.00|
|11 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020||POA||£795.00|
|01 Nov 2020 - 19 Dec 2020||POA||£595.00|
|20 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||POA||£1,195.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||£1,295.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||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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Gorteneorn is an amazing place - you feel as if you own your own little piece of absolute wilderness. The location look...Read More
Amazing location with lovely walks on the doorstep. A very comfy house with everything that you need, the Aga made the k...Read More
A very nice house provided you don't need a phone or other connectivity. Some absolute kitchen essentials e.g salt and p...Read More
perfectly situated for lots of walks and a peaceful break from civilisation but still close enough for shops and food
Fantastic house in a fantastic location. We had a lovely holiday. My only observation is that the house was very cold in...Read More