Loch Sunart, Strontian, Argyll
The village of Strontian, is situated on the beautiful Ardnamurchan peninsula about 25 miles south west of Fort William and is best accessed by way of the Ardgour Ferry (no booking necessary).
|Sleeps: 5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It is a delightful little village at the head of Loch Sunart, from which the road (suddenly diminished from the sweeping 2-lane highway from the ferry) meanders west through stunning scenery along the loch to Ardnamurchan Point (the most westerly point of mainland Britain), or south to the Lochaline Ferry (again no booking necessary) to the Isle of Mull.
Strontian is an excellent base for a holiday and offering accommodation which is no less appealing than the village is Tigh Grianach, which in Gaelic means 'the sunny house'. This is a most attractive detached bungalow, tucked away among the rhododendrons which bloom so magnificently in this part of the world, with the loch visible beyond.
Hopefully the house will live up to its name during your stay, but whatever the weather, the comfortable accommodation is bound to lift your spirits.
The sitting room is a very spacious room that is really welcoming with comfortable seating by the wood-burning stove (that augments the electric heating) that offers both warmth and ambience. The enormous picture window, looking towards the loch, is the real star attraction and you could spend many happy hours watching the play of light on the water and perhaps even glimpse a passing seal or otter.
The smart, modern dining kitchen is both spacious and stylish with plenty of room for cooking and an attractive dining area alongside, meaning that the cook doesn’t have to miss out on all the fun.
All on one level there are three bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single, that are all of a very good size and are comfortably and attractively furnished also. In the bathroom, having dispensed with a bath there is room for the really large, modern shower that is ideal for reinvigorating you after the exertions of the day.
Outside there is a lovely little seating area by the front door, from which you can take in the loch view and there is parking for up to 2 cars.
The village has everything you need for an enjoyable stay, all within a short stroll of the cottage.
There are two excellent general stores/PO, a craft shop, two hotels, a very good little bistro/cafe and possibly the most scenically situated petrol pumps in Scotland.
People come to this area to enjoy the magnificent scenery and admire the varied wildlife - buzzards, eagles, deer, squirrels, seals, pine martens, to name but a few. Others come to revel in the peace and quiet, walk in the surrounding hills, or fish in the loch.
There are also many interesting excursions which can be undertaken. A day on the Isle of Mull is arguably a must, with the jumping-off point at Lochaline just 18 miles from the cottage. On a lovely day, it is equally worthwhile to continue along the coast and up to the glorious sands at Sanna (there's another possible ferry connection along there - a summer crossing from Kilchoan to Tobermory on Mull).
A further alternative is to turn right at Salen, up to Acharacle and to Kentra Bay or on to the silver sands of Arisaig and Morar and the breathtaking views of Eigg and Rum. There is a fine 18 hole golf course near Arisaig at Traigh. Traigh means 'beach' and that says it all in the loveliest setting imaginable.
If the weather is not so wonderful and some organised entertainment is called for, Fort William is always on hand for major shopping, a leisure centre and cinema, etc. Whilst there, if feeling particularly energetic, you may wish to climb Ben Nevis or take advantage of the world-class mountain biking trails at Aonach Mor, where you can take advantage of a gondola to get you up the mountain. For something more leisurely, Fort William offers plenty of boat trips too, to view the basking seals in Loch Linnhe.
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 TV/DVD
Dining kitchen with electric cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave etc.
Double bedroom (king-size)
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
Porch with small deep freeze and tumble dryer.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric storage heaters and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
- Save 15% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 5|
|27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£625.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£395.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£450.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£525.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£450.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£525.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£625.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£525.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£625.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£525.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£450.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£525.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£625.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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.
'We've had a great time here. Awesome views over the loch and pine martins around the house.'
'Lovely again. Fabulous weather - in shorts and went swimming.'
'Fantastic get away from it all. Lovely week - a lovely cosy cottage in stunning location. A real treat with 3 pine martins on the move last night! They love the peanuts.'
'Lovely cottage in stunning location, fabulous weather so much to see and do! Great week.'
'Lovely location! Lovely views! Lovely hikes! Love it.'