Loch Sunart, near Strontian, Argyll
Sunart House stands right on the shores of Loch Sunart on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, about 3 miles from Strontian, with only the little single track road between it and the water's edge.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
This spacious bungalow has been most carefully refurbished and is both comfortable and very well-equipped. For a modern house it has lots of character and its picture windows afford a panoramic view of the changing light on the water and the hills beyond, which can keep you spellbound for hours.
The sitting room in particular has a wonderful loch view, as well as a cosy open fire with corner seating that makes sure everyone gets a good view of both the fire and the TV. The large dining kitchen faces the back of the house and is a spacious, sunny room that is well-equipped with plenty of room to cook and dine in comfort. There is also an adjoining utility room that is very handy for laundry and storage.
All on one level, there are three bedrooms, a double and two twin rooms. All of the bedrooms have plenty of space and are charmingly furnished in suitably restful shades. Those facing the back of the house are bright and airy with a great view of the hill behind the cottage and of any passing wildlife on it. To the front there is, of course, the magnificent sight of the loch in all its moods. With the double bedroom’s en suite facilities and a good family bathroom which has a bath and hand shower, Sunart has every convenience as well as every comfort you could wish for.
Outside, the house stands quite alone in its own rough grass garden (with furniture) with only the hill behind. There is a jetty close by and you are welcome to bring your own boat (at your own risk).
The cottage is on the Laudale Estate and in winter and early spring you may well see parties of deer ambling along the road in front of the cottage (some even come and investigate the garden) heading for their winter feeding station in the old fish farm just along the road.
This whole area teems with wildlife - keep an eye out for otters, buzzards and even eagles. Fishing can be arranged on the loch and the surrounding mountains afford plenty of opportunity for walking - you can go all day without meeting a soul.
If you visit in winter and skiing is your thing, then you have the choice of the Nevis Range just above Fort William or Glencoe, both of which may be reached via the Corran Ferry in less than an hour.
For touring, the area offers the magnificent drive along the north shore of the loch and out to Ardnamurchan Point, with it Stevenson lighthouse. The fine beach at Sanna should not be missed.
If you continue north past Salen, you can make for the Silver Sands of Morar and take a day trip from Mallaig over to the Isle of Skye. For even closer island hopping, continue on the road past the cottage down to Lochaline, from where you can cross to the Isle of Mull (no booking necessary). If you do, be sure to make time to visit the magical island of Iona.
Strontian is a vibrant little community with hotels, shops, petrol station and a very good little bistro café. For major shopping, Fort William has everything you will require. While you are there, you could always trek up Ben Nevis if you are feeling particularly energetic, take the Jacobite Steam Railway out to Mallaig, or a boat trip on Loch Linnhe to see the basking seals.
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 open fire and TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, etc
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Double bedroom with en suite shower room
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (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 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.
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||Sleeps 6|
|06 Jan 2021 - 06 Feb 2021||£450.00||£495.00|
|07 Feb 2021 - 03 Apr 2021||£495.00||£595.00|
|04 Apr 2021 - 24 Apr 2021||£595.00||£695.00|
|25 Apr 2021 - 08 May 2021||£495.00||£595.00|
|09 May 2021 - 22 May 2021||£595.00||£695.00|
|23 May 2021 - 05 Jun 2021||£795.00||£795.00|
|06 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021||£595.00||£695.00|
|27 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021||POA||POA|
|29 Aug 2021 - 18 Sep 2021||POA||POA|
|19 Sep 2021 - 09 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|10 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|31 Oct 2021 - 18 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|19 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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.