Loch Sunart, near Strontian, ArgyllGuest Rating
With just the tiny wee single track road between the house and the shores of Loch Sunart near Strontian, Camus Na-H'airdhe has a front row seat for enjoyment of some of the finest scenery on Scotland's lovely west coast.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Camus Na-H'airdhe (pronounced camus na hay riv) means the 'bay of the walled enclosure'. This enclosure was built to keep sheep, cattle and goats penned up before they were taken away to market by boat and parts of the old wall can still be seen behind the cottage.
Now part of the Laudale Estate this wee traditional cottage dates back to the 1800s and, now fully refurbished, it offers cosy accommodation with all modern comforts and also a large dose of wow factor.
The living area, being open plan, means that everything is readily to hand. The sitting area faces the loch and therefore enjoys wonderful views, with comfortable seating and a cosy wood-burning stove with feature flue at its heart. It has a light, polished wood floor, with a very comprehensive kitchen area with all appliances and a neat dining table right beside it. There are also patio doors out to a gravelled terrace area, again with lovely loch views.
All on one level, the double bedroom has a mirrored wardrobe and is very elegantly dressed, while the shower room is both spacious and rather luxurious as well.
Outside, off the patio is a fenced garden area which is secluded from the road by a high wall and there is plenty of parking in the yard behind which is seldom used by the Estate. The buildings behind the cottage are used only for storage.
The little road in front of the cottage trundles down to Lochaline (17 miles) where you can catch the little ferry which plies back and forth to Fishnish on the Isle of Mull (no booking necessary), so nothing could be easier than a day trip to the magical island.
In the other direction, you are only 4 miles from Strontian, a charming little village which stretches along the lochside, which has hotels, a few shops and a cafe/bistro. Should you decide to continue westward from there (and you certainly should) the road affords breathtaking views as it winds alternately through woodland and along the shores of the loch.
At Salen, you have the choice of either continuing west to Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan Point and the wonderful beach at Sanna, or turning north to Acharacle and on to Arisaig, Morar and Mallaig and then by ferry even on to the Isle of Skye if you wish.
Walkers and climbers will find themselves surrounded by challenges here, while the loch offers opportunities for sailing and angling. Fort William, just an hour away by the Ardgour Ferry, is a bustling town with supermarkets, hotels, a golf course and a good leisure centre to which the Estate can offer a weekly pass (at a charge). For the ultimate challenge, you can climb Ben Nevis while you're there, mountain bike on the world championship descents at Aonach Mor or take the gondola up the mountain.
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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.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV (Freesat)/DVD, induction hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (1 bag of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to 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 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 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).
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|28 Jun 2020 - 18 Jul 2020||£625.00|
|19 Jul 2020 - 29 Aug 2020||£625.00|
|30 Aug 2020 - 19 Sep 2020||£525.00|
|20 Sep 2020 - 10 Oct 2020||£475.00|
|11 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020||£525.00|
|01 Nov 2020 - 19 Dec 2020||£425.00|
|20 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£625.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 06 Feb 2021||£425.00|
|07 Feb 2021 - 03 Apr 2021||£475.00|
|04 Apr 2021 - 24 Apr 2021||£525.00|
|25 Apr 2021 - 08 May 2021||£475.00|
|09 May 2021 - 22 May 2021||£525.00|
|23 May 2021 - 05 Jun 2021||£625.00|
|06 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021||£525.00|
|27 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021||POA|
|29 Aug 2021 - 18 Sep 2021||POA|
|19 Sep 2021 - 09 Oct 2021||POA|
|10 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021||POA|
|31 Oct 2021 - 18 Dec 2021||POA|
|19 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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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We all had a fab holiday in Scotland, but having the cottage as a base was just the icing on the cake! It was beautiful ...Read More
It a lovely space very warm and cosy quite well equipped. With lovely fluffy towels
very disappointed with the condition of the cottage it needed to be revamped and the kitchen utensils need replacing.
A wonderful cottage with very clean bed linen and towels. Wonderfully quiet, warm and comfortable and plenty of wildlife...Read More
Lovely position. Clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. Friendly caretaker who was cheerful and helpful.