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Ghillie's Cabin

Salen, Argyll

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Ghillie’s Cabin is a custom-built cosy wood cabin in Salen, Ardnamurchan with excellent views over Loch Sunart and the surrounding hills. The perfect spot for your Highland adventures, just 3 miles from Acharacle and 40 miles from Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: HI-40463-F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

This cosy cabin sits nestled on a highland hillside and is a stunning viewpoint where you can enjoy your morning coffee or evening meal, looking out to the serenity of Loch Sunart, the longest sea loch in the Scottish Highlands.

The open plan living, dining and kitchen area has been carefully and stylishly designed to make the most of the stunning location, with wide French doors opening out on to a furnished decking, and a gravelled hillside platform providing stunning views out over the loch and beyond.

Cosy up on the sofa in front of the wood-burning stove, enjoying the picturesque surroundings through the low windows and French doors. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you could need for your stay, with all modern amenities, including a dishwasher. Enjoy a romantic meal inside or out with the stunning backdrop of Loch Sunart and its surrounding stunning Highland scenery.

The cabin comfortably sleeps two guests. The double bed is strategically placed to enjoy the views from the moment you wake up. The stylishly designed bathroom features a large rainforest shower, and heated towel rails for added comfort.

If you enjoy walking there is an excellent choice of routes and trails to explore around Salen and the wider Ardnamurchan area. The Salen Oakwoods, a surviving remnant of an ancient rainforest, features a range of trails in stunning surroundings. If you fancy a challenge, Ben Nevis, the biggest mountain in the UK is just 40 miles away.

Mountain bikers will be spoiled for choice with trails around the peninsula, such as the lost highland road of Ardnamurchan. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can experience the rough and challenging terrain of the Nevis Range, home of the UCI Fort William World Cup since 2002. Here you can take a 15-minute bike uplift gondola ride to a choice of 3 downhill trails, with the added bonus of the most stunning views of the Nevis Range and beyond.

The Ardnamurchan, and the wider west highlands boasts some stunning sandy beaches, you have the choice of many including; Dorlin (6 miles), Ardtoe (7 miles) and the magnificent beach at Sanna Bay (24 miles).

Constructed from locally sourced wood from the surrounding forests, Ghillie’s Cabin offers a cosy, eco-friendly Highland escape. Accessible via a single-track road, suitable for normal cars, with ample parking on site. This is the perfect base for your Highland adventures.

Map & Local

Salen, a quaint coastal village nestled on the banks of Loch Sunart overlooking Salen Bay. The village boasts. A jetty, equipped with visitor moorings, and The Salen Jetty Shop (0.5 miles), where you can purchase basic supplies, local produce and crafts and refreshments.

Fort William (40 miles) is the largest town in the area, and boasts supermarkets, outdoor equipment suppliers, restaurants, and bars. Known as the outdoor capital of the UK, Fort William is also home to the magnificent Ben Nevis, the UK’s tallest mountain, as well as the Nevis Range bike tracks (home to the UCI mountain bike world series) where you can take the bike uplift gondola to your choice of 3 downhill tracks.

The Ardnamurchan Peninsula is a stunning part of the west highlands. The rugged northern coastline, flanked by the pristine beaches of Ardtoe and Sanna Bay, is recognized as a National Scenic Area due to its remarkable scenery and natural beauty. To the south, it forms the northern shoreline of Loch Sunart, the longest sea loch in the Highlands.

Ardnamurchan, in Gaelic: Àird nam Murchan, meaning headland of the great seas, is home to the most westerly point of the British mainland, Corrachadh Mòr. It extends west from Salen out to Ardnamurchan Point and its famous lighthouse. The peninsula is an ideal location for observing majestic whales and playful dolphins passing by.

Explore the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and Visitor Centre, 20 miles away, an iconic grade-A-listed landmark perched on the westernmost point of the British mainland. Experience a guided tour of the lighthouse or unwind at the Stables Coffee Shop, featuring outdoor seating. Be sure to visit the Foghorn viewing platform, offering stunning views out to the Inner Hebrides.

During World War II, Salen played a crucial role as a training ground for American and Canadian commandos gearing up for the D-Day landings. Evidence of this historic period can still be seen today in the form of bullet holes on the old buoy (now in the jetty car park), which was used for target practice by an American sea plane as it flew up the Loch.

Salen is an ideal hub for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers, offering hiking, wildlife photography, biking, kayaking, sailing, and fishing opportunities. The sheltered jetty provides a convenient spot for launching craft. Eagle-eyed visitors enjoy spotting otters, pine martens, and golden and sea eagles.

Explore the area from the water, with a wildlife boat trip with Ardnamurchan Charters, or enjoy a half-day excursion from the pontoons at Salen with Sunart Boat Trips and experience this picturesque location form the water, with a chance of spotting Scottish wildlife in its natural habitat.

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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.



Single Storey

Open plan living area with wood burning stove, TV, electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
Double bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. 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.



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Changeover Day: Fri

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Weekly Prices

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Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £795.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £895.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £695.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £595.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £695.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £550.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £895.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £895.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £550.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £595.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £695.00
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19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 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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