Salen Cottage, Ardnamurchan, Argyll
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Ardnamurchan is an amazing area of natural beauty but it is not just for the enthusiastic outdoor sportsman. The amazing countryside is peaceful and calming and there are so many activities available to interest everyone. You can try canoeing at Glenuig, fly fishing locally, sea kayaking, walking, cycling, or even ski-ing and golfing in Fort William a short drive away - and there is excellent walking all around.
An interest in history will take you walking around many sites in the area and even talking to the local historian or visiting Dorlin Castle or Kilchoan Lighthouse. The natural history enthusiast has so much to explore - wild deer, otters, seals, sea eagles, wildlife hide at Ardarry or the natural history visitors centre at Glenborrodale.
For young and old alike there are many beautiful beaches such as Singing Sands, Arisaig, Sanna, Morar etc and visiting the harbour at Mallaig is always fascinating as the boats unload their catch. If you just want to relax and dine out the local eating places cater for all tastes - cafes at Acharacle and Strontian, restaurants at Salen, Acharacle and Strontian and even a really good fish and chip shop next to a great bakers/take away in Acharacle. Look out for local concerts in Glenuig and the Sunart Centre and call in at the art gallery at Resipole and the pottery at Strontian.
Whatever you do you can't fail to relax in this lovely seaside cottage for two and enjoy this stunning part of Scotland.
- Sleeps - 2 + cot
- Bedrooms - 1 (either king sized double or 2 twin beds)
- Bathrooms - 1
- Washing machine in the utility room
- 32in TV with DVD capable of playing music CDs, Sky Freesat
- Multi fuel stove
- Cot and high chair available
- Garden with garden furniture
- Short breaks considered
- One well behaved pet, must be booked in advance
- Free WiFi
- Acharacle 5 mins drive
- Airports at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness - all over 100 miles
- Fort William station - 48 miles
- Excellent pub/restaurant - less than 100 yards
- Fishing, Stalking, Walking
- Sailing, Sea kayaking, Canoeing
- Fort William - skiing, golfing, mountain bike hire
- Art gallery at Resipole
- Library and concert hall at Sunart Centre
The cottage is in an exceptional position situated in the quiet village of Salen near Acharacle. All the main rooms overlook Salen Bay which is regularly full of small boats and yachts. Nearby is the local hotel giving the opportunity for a social or romantic evening out.
The cottage has a traditional layout with front entrance into a small porch facing the bathroom with bed and living areas to the right and left. It has a newly modernised kitchen/diner with dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge freezer. The outlook is stunning and a telescope is provided for 'boat spotting'.
The rear entrance is more commonly used, especially when the ground is muddy, and it leads into the 'boot room' or utility containing the washing machine and somewhere to hang those wet outdoor clothes. The living room has a TV/DVD with Sky Freeview and again that wonderful view of the bay. The double bedroom can be converted to a kingsize double or twin beds and a travel cot is available. All the rooms are bright and modern.
There is a seating area at the front and a sloping 'garden' mainly to grass at the back. Of special interest to some perhaps, is that the house used to be the local jail in the 1800s and what is now the kitchen is believed to have been the cell with a door to the front. The owners hope your stay in the cottage has the opposite effect and gives you a base to explore the many open spaces around the Ardnamurchan peninsula!
From south of Fort William take the Corran Ferry and after landing in Ardgour head left towards Strontian, and then onwards on the single track road to Salen where you turn left and the cottage is approx 100 yards on the right. This is about 45 minutes from the ferry.
From north of Fort William take the Mallaig road turning left for Acharacle at Lochaillort. This takes about an hour and 10 minutes. Drive through Acharacle to Salen turning right past the hotel for the self-catering cottage.
Heating is an electric wet system heating combined with a multi fuel stove - electricity is included. A limited stock of coal, kindlers and logs is provided, more may be purchased locally.
All bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided.
Cost and availability:
Salen Cottage is rented out throughout the year.
Check out on Saturday by 10am, check in on Saturday after 4pm.
Short breaks are considered.
To book this delightful Ardnamurchan self-catering cottage for 2, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.
Salen Cottage, Salen, Acharacle, Argyll, PH36 4JN Scotland