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Sunart, Moidart & Ardnamurchan
As far west as you can go on the Scottish mainland you will find a truly unique sea water loch, Loch Sunart, which stretches for 20 miles into the magnificent highland landscape of rolling hills and ancient woodland.
Sunart, Moidart & Adnamurchan Self Catering Cottages
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Beautiful Scenery to Admire
Loch Sunart, a long, narrow inlet from the Atlantic Ocean, via the Sound of Mull, benefits from the warm west coast sea temperatures influenced by the Gulf Stream. The resulting oceanic microclimate makes the area surrounding the loch one of the only places in Europe where temperate rainforest still exists, offering an exceptionally rich habitat for a multitude of varied wildlife.
The area has an interesting history that can be witnessed as you explore even the most secluded of valleys. Hundreds of abandoned ruined buildings are scattered across this vast expanse of land, evidence of settlements long since vacated, possibly because of their extremely rural nature and the move to cars, rather than boats, as a primary mode of transport.
Currently the largest settlement in the area, Strontian, has a population of approximately 400, yet it has a heritage that rivals most large cities. This attractive village near the head of Loch Sunart has an element of the periodic table named after it.
Strontium was first found in the lead mines just north of the settlement in 1790 and it was these mines that produced most of the lead shot which was used in the Napoleonic wars. Whether you're looking for your next Scottish adventure or just somewhere to relax and unwind, Loch Sunart is one hidden gem which is well worth a visit.
The area also encompasses Ardnamurchan, that wild and lovely peninsula stretching to the westernmost point of mainland Britain. Most easily reached via the Ardgour Ferry from Onich, Ardnamurchan is an escapist's paradise, with glorious hill and coastal scenery, plentiful and varied wildlife and at its most westernly point the beautiful beach at Sanna Bay.
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|13-Apr-2020||Silverburn Cottage EP5 (overall)||Lovely, well equipped and cosy cottage. Perfect for a get away from it all break. The two bedrooms are comfortable and airy. A great living room with stays toasty warm with the wood burning stove - we had it on almost the whole time. Great views down the valley towards the River Tay. A little bit of a shame that quite a lot of forestry work has gone on but still a beautiful vista. Forestry work limits some of the walks, but there’s still a good hike up the farm tracks.|
|23-Mar-2020||Restless Winds BD5 (overall)||Welcome pack was a pleasant surprise and the property was clean, well equipped and home from home|
|22-Mar-2020||Tarken Lodge CR4 (overall)||Website easy to negotiate; communication very clear throughout.|
|22-Mar-2020||Kingfisher Cottage EC6 (overall)||Easy to use website, great range of properties with clear booking instructions.|
|15-Mar-2020||The Black Barn DB7 (overall)||Excellent, very easy online booking arrangement|
|14-Mar-2020||Kirkside Cottage GA8 (overall)||Service good missing towels but problem solved quickly - property very clean|
|13-Mar-2020||The Boathouse DA8 (overall)||I'd definitely recommend Unique Cottages if you're looking for a nice place to stay in Scotland. The selection of cottages was excellent, prices fair and overall service about as good as you could hope for.|
|13-Mar-2020||The Folly at Old Melrose CN7 (overall)||Service is always excellent. Prompt and efficient.|
|13-Mar-2020||Phaup Cottage ER6 (overall)||VERY CLEAR AND HELPFUL AND EASY TO SPEAK TO.|
|12-Mar-2020||Dalnavaid Cottage GB3 (overall)||Excellent we have used unique 5 times now, and so far never had a problem. One thing why is Rannoch edge and Allt na feadh cottages still showing not been able to book them for a few years now ?|