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Orchard House

Near Arisaig, Mallaig

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In surely one of the loveliest parts of Scotland's west coast, on the Road to the Isles and just a couple of miles from the Silver Sands of Morar, are Arisaig House and cottages.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/10 Bedrooms: 5
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (3)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Set in some nineteen acres of landscaped gardens and woods stretching to the shores of Loch Nan Uamh in the Sound of Arisaig sits Orchard House, a substantial, delightful and spacious holiday home on three levels.

The house has been most ingeniously built to accommodate the rising ground on which it is situated. All the living accommodation is on the entry level, with bedrooms and bathrooms both above and below. In addition to its access to the glorious terrace, the sitting room is large enough to have two distinct areas, though most guests will prefer to congregate around the splendid wood-burning stove situated at one end against the exposed stone wall.

There are fine views out of the windows over the gardens, tennis court and fields to the loch and the sitting room has French doors opening to a terrace (with furniture) to better enjoy those views.

Children may enjoy ‘hanging out’ in the split level dining room, where there are cosy corners under the stairs. The kitchen is a good shape and size and very practically designed. There is a handy WC on this level and a further utility room on the lower floor.

Both the upper and lower bedroom levels are well provided with bath and shower rooms and the bedrooms are both spacious and stylish. In total there are five bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The owner has an excellent eye for colour and style and the furnishings have been carefully and attractively coordinated. The upstairs rooms mostly share the magnificent views and one has a Juliet balcony to sit and dream by.

Please note: There is a small pond by the car parking which is unfenced - care should be taken with children and pets.

Map & Local

To keep you entertained without even leaving the Estate, guests have access to a tennis court.

The silver beaches here are legendary, while the Traigh golf course at Morar must be one of the most beautiful in the country. From Mallaig you can take the ferry over to Skye for the day, or to the Small Isles and there is also great walking in the surrounding hills.

Arisaig House is a fine mansion, just a short stroll from Orchard House. It is now a luxurious guest house (where tenants may dine by arrangement) but was once the HQ of Special Operations Executive in the Second World War. It is said too that Bonnie Prince Charlie made landfall in front of the house to launch the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. There is certainly no lack of history or interest here!

Having come so far and to such a wonderful place the overwhelming temptation will surely be to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery, silver sands and azure sea. Yet Arisaig is not so remote and the road network has now improved beyond all recognition.

Fort William can be reached in little over an hour, and offers, for practical purposes, major supermarkets and shops and for entertainment, boat trips, mountain biking on international championship trails at Aonach Mor (and skiing there in winter), a leisure centre, and the challenge of Ben Nevis itself. For a quieter stroll, walk along the Caledonian Canal at Neptune’s Staircase in Corpach, where the Canal makes its final descent to the loch.

On the way to Fort William it is worth pausing at the National Trust site at Glenfinnan and perhaps climbing the column which marks where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard to rally the clans in the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. You will also pass the Glenfinnan viaduct, featured so prominently with the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films.

Alternatively, turn south at Lochailort to visit Moidart and the Ardnamurchan peninsula, with wonderful wildlife, more beautiful beaches, scenery to die for and at its tip the Stevenson lighthouse which forms the westernmost point of mainland Britain.

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.



Entry Floor

Sitting Room with TV/DVD and wood-burning stove
Split level sitting/dining room
Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, etc
WC and wash basin.

Ground Floor

Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.

First Floor

Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom with Juliet balcony
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED), electric panel heaters and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to provider and a fair usage policy). 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 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 3 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Please note: For Orchard House, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.



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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 4 Sleeps 10
01 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £550.00 £650.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £1,095.00 £1,095.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £1,095.00 £1,195.00
06 Jan 2020 - 06 Feb 2020 POA POA
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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 Orchard House, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required