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Achleek Cottage

Loch Sunart, near Strontian, Argyll

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Sunart, Moidart and Loch Sheil - even the names here have the tang of the heather and the isles in them!

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

Achleek Cottage occupies a glorious position on the Laudale estate on the south side of Loch Sunart, with wonderful views down the loch and across to the mountains of Moidart and Sunart on the other side.

The cottage was originally a tackman's house that has been refurbished to a very high standard. It is the cosiest and most welcoming of houses, which seems to fold itself round you as you enter.

The sitting room is light and bright with extensive comfortable seating and a warming open fire, in an impressive surround, that makes guests feel instantly at home. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped with appliances. Its size means there is plenty of room for the dining table in the centre. Also on this level is a useful drying area and equally handy WC.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, two doubles and a twin room. The master double bedroom has wonderful views over the loch and a large en suite bathroom. The arrangement of the other bedrooms is an interesting one with the comfortable and spacious twin having a connecting door to the second shower room, which it shares with the second small double bedroom. In terms both of situation and comfort, Achleek really is a hard act to follow.


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Map & Local

It is an area rich in atmosphere and history. This was the heartland of Jacobite support for Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745 and it retains its air of haunting romance to this day.

There are few roads in the area (but lots of wonderful walking) and still less in the way of human settlements. The nearest and only village of any size is peaceful Strontian (3 miles, with shops, hotels and a restaurant), which is grouped around a green. In 1722, its lead mines, now long gone, yielded the first traces of the element strontium and gave the village its name.

From there, you can drive on to the very end of the Ardnamurchan peninsula, the westernmost tip of mainland Britain (with lighthouse), with its glorious beach at Sanna (36 miles) and boat trips from Kilchoan. However, if you do suffer from withdrawal symptoms for a bit of urban bustle and a supermarket, Fort William (with all facilities, a golf course and a leisure centre) is only 23 miles away by the Corran Ferry.

Glencoe, another haunting and sombre spot, is also 23 miles away by this route and offers many famous walks and climbs. To the north west, Arisaig (40 miles), in addition to its legendary silver sands, has a beautiful golf course above the shore.

Continuing past the house to the south west down Gleann Geal, you come to Lochaline (17 miles) where a little car ferry plies across to Fishnish on Mull, so a day visit to Iona is perfectly feasible. Loch fishing and deerstalking may also be available in the area.

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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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Sitting room with open fire, TV (Freesat)/DVD and mini hi-fi
Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, etc
Drying area
WC and wash basin.

Upstairs

Double bedroom and en suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom (converts to double) with connecting door to shower room
Bedroom with small double bed and single bunk bed over.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels (per person)
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating and open fire (initial supply of logs 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 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. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

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

Booked Available
2024
Price

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 2 Sleeps 6
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £850.00 £895.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,095.00 £1,095.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,350.00 £1,350.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £850.00 £895.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £750.00 £795.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £850.00 £895.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £695.00 £750.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,095.00 £1,095.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,095.00 £1,095.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £695.00 £750.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £750.00 £795.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £850.00 £895.00
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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.

Reviews

Reviews
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14-Jun-2024

A bit disappointed with the cleanliness of the cottage this time, a lot of dead midges over all of the window sills and ...

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27-May-2024

A wonderfully peaceful setting Beautiful drives, walks and boat trip. Enchanting wildlife.

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21-May-2024

So peaceful really needed this week to unwind and have time to myself . Beautiful and clean and great set up.

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25-Apr-2024

Perfect accommodation in perfect surroundings.

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11-Apr-2024

Very comfortable and very well equipped accommodation . The location is quite stunning and was a perfect jumping off po...

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