Tigh-na-Creagan, Salen, Ardnamurchan, Highlands

Spoil yourself in luxury, comfort and tranquillity at one of Scotland's most stunning loch side locations. This spacious cottage is located on the breathtaking diverse landscape of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula in the Scottish Highlands. Base yourself at Tigh-na-Creagan and you will be rewarded with a choice of adventure or peaceful relaxation during your stay. Your day could start with breakfast on the deck, as the sun rises in front of you glistening across the tranquil Salen Bay of Loch Sunart. This truly is a heavenly place to be.

Ardnamurchan is a long narrow peninsula following the shores of Loch Sunart which marks the most westerly tip of the Scottish mainland. The Peninsula is renowned for its rocky coastline and its white secluded sandy beaches. Tigh-na-Creagan is situated in the picturesque village of Salen nestling at the head of a small sheltered inlet off Loch Sunart. It's a great home base to access all areas on the Peninsula and with nearby ferry access to some of Scotlandís most beautiful and remote islands.

There is an abundance of activities on Ardnamurchan and surrounding areas and to suit all ages and abilities. There is a fabulous coastline to explore with both sandy and rocky beaches, it is possible to hire or charter boats and there is scope for island hopping and whale watching. Other water-based activities include sailing, kayaking or take a ride in an exhilarating RIB. For the fisherman there is both sea and loch fishing. Land based activities include cycling and mountain biking, hillwalking and forestry walks. For the more intrepid there are opportunities for mountaineering and ice climbing and even the world's biggest indoor ice wall at Ice Factor in Kinlochleven. You can even bring your own boat which can easily be launched at the adjacent Salen jetty and sail into the sunset!

Loch Sunart is a designated Special Area of Conservation and is home to a wide range of birds and wildlife; anyone interested in natural history can enjoy the thrill of watching various species in their native enviroment. There are also many sites of historic interest. With fabulous loch views and a large decked area just above the shoreline Tigh-na-Creagan is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquility.

  • Sleeps - 8 + cot
  • Bedrooms - 4 (2 twin or super king, 2 king size)
  • Bathrooms - 4 (1 main, 3 en suite shower rooms)
  • Additional WC
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Combi Microwave
  • Fridge and separate fridge freezer
  • Multi fuel stove
  • TV/DVD, Sky entertainment package, stereo
  • Free WiFi
  • Cot available
  • Well behaved pets welcome
  • Gas BBQ, dining garden furniture
  • Parking for several cars and watercraft
  • Acharacle 3 miles
  • Airports - Oban 55 miles, Inverness 108 miles,
    Glasgow 115 miles
  • Pubs/restaurants - 5 mins walk to Salen Hotel
    or 3 miles to next village
  • Licensed grocers and tearoom in Salen
  • Cycling/forestry walks within village
  • Bird and wildlife watching
  • Boat hire, island hopping, whale watching
  • Sailing, kayaking, RIB rides
  • Sea and loch fishing
  • Fabulous beaches
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountaineering, ice climbing
  • Ski-ing at Aonach Mhor or Glencoe
  • Hill walking

Accommodation:

This spacious, flexible and comfortable cottage has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme in spring 2015 with a modern interior, new fittings and furniture. Accommodation is all on one level and comprises of 4 bedrooms: 2 twin rooms which convert to super king size beds if required (1 with en suite shower room), 2 king size, both with en suite shower rooms and one having a private deck overlooking Salen Bay.

There are 3 reception rooms all of which have uninterrupted and panoramic views over the front gardens to Salen Bay and Loch Sunart. The spacious reception rooms consist of sitting room with multi fuel stove, TV/DVD and Sky entertainment package, sun lounge with hi-fi leading out to garden and deck, and dining room comfortably seating 8. There is a dining kitchen with electric double oven and hob, fridge, combi microwave, George Foreman Grill, coffee machine and all the usual (and plentiful) cooking utensils, pots, pans, cutlery, serving dishes, crockery and glassware. A utility room houses a washing machine and tumble dryer and fridge freezer.

The enclosed garden grounds extend to over 1.3 acres and are a mixture of mature shrubs, trees, ponds and pathways easing down to the private rocky shoreline on the loch side. A large decked area sited above the shoreline provides panoramic views over Salen Bay, Loch Sunart and the hills beyond and is ideal for entertaining or simply relaxing watching the local wildlife. A full sized gas BBQ is available for outdoor cooking.

Directions:

From Glasgow and Edinburgh - approx 3 hours drive. Follow local directions below to Crianlarich. From Edinburgh head North (M9/A84/A85) via Stirling and Callander to Crianlarich. From Glasgow head for Loch Lomond along A82 (turning right at Tarbet) to Crianlarich.

From Crianlarich, follow A82 through Glencoe and Ballachulish following signs for Onich / Fort William. Continue through the village of Onich and just a short distance out of Onich; turn left at the signpost for the Corran Ferry. Take the short regular ferry crossing to Ardgour and turn immediately left off the ferry ramp onto the A861 marked for Strontian. Continue through Strontian on the A861 for approx a further 10 miles and take a left hand turn onto the B8007, which immediately takes you into the village of Salen. Continue for approx half a mile and you will see Tigh-na-Creagan on the left hand side immediately before you reach the jetty. The property is signposted and secured by an aluminium gate.

What's included:

Oil, electricity and logs for the stove are all included. All bed linen, pillows and duvets are provided along with hand, bath and tea towels, First Aid box, all hand soaps, detergents and cleaning materials, 4 hairdryers, week-end and evening telephone use, Sky entertainment package, books/games/magazines/local maps and a welcome pack.

Even pets are well provided for with bed, water and food bowls, towel and dog waste bags.

Cost and availability:

Tigh-na-Creagan operates on a Saturday to Saturday basis. Arrival after 4pm, departure by 10am.

10% discount available for 2 week bookings, 2 bedrooms or less used and returning guests.

To book this very spacious self-catering holiday cottage on the shores of Loch Sunart, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

Tigh-na-Creagan, Salen, Acharacle, Ardnamurchan, PH36 4JN

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