Remote cottage to rent for 6 in stunning setting at head of Loch Hourn
A beautifully refurbished warm, stylish west coast highland cottage with Trout fishing on the owners own lochs - ideal holiday accommodation for walking, Kayaking (2 man kayak for rent), trout fishing on the owners own lochs, guided tours, sea fishing, painting, dreaming, relaxing, chatting, laughing and connecting with your real self away from the stress of modern life! Access to this hideaway is on a single track road, taking you through incredibly dramatic scenery. Walk to dinner by pre-arrangement at The Tearoom
The Old Cottage
Lochhournhead, Kinlochhourn, Highlands
Lochhournhead is situated at the head of Loch Hourn, approximately 2 hours drive west from Inverness and 1 1/2 hours north from Fort William. The 22 mile Kinlochhourn Road is accessed via the A87 west of Invergarry. This road is a single track road, taking you through dramatic scenery, passing the 1950s Quoich Hydro Electric dam and into the rough grounds of Knoydart.
Loch Hourn is a hidden gem, often referred to as fford-like, habitat to a wide range of sea birds, fish, seals, porpoise (dolphins) and outstanding hiking for all abilities. It is also a notable point on the Cape Wrath Trail.
Book a local guide and plan a trip - Peter has been a fixture on Loch Hourn for over 20 years. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge of Loch Hourn and its marine life. He is available for charter for sightseeing, mackerel fishing and assisting with walks.
Two popular routes are to be dropped off at either Barisdale Bay or Arnisdale to walk back to Lochhournhead. Peter has been fishing in the glen for the last 25 years and has intimate knowledge of the local waters. He is a fly fishing teacher and guide - he needs to be booked well in advance.
The cottage extremely remote and is perfect for those wanting to get away from the stresses of modern day living. There are some challenging hill walks as well as some easier routes on old stalkers paths - all are in the most spectacular scenery and you will be rewarded by breathtaking views. Return from a day on the hills or on the water to relax in front of the wood burning stove in this very comfortable and cosy cottage.
The owners have also got a B&B and Tearoom in this remote location - so you can by arrangement order a packed lunch, pre arrange a dinner or simply enjoy a hot chocolate and piece of cake!
- Sleeps - 6
- Bedrooms – 3
(1 double, ground floor, 2 twins)
- Bathrooms - 2
(shower room on ground floor,
bathroom on first floor)
- Nespresso Machine provided
(please bring your own capsules)
- Reliable satellite Wi-Fi
- No mobile signal
- Wood burning stove with logs
- Central heating
- Travel cot
- Books and board games
- Garden and terrace
- BBQ and garden furniture
- Pets welcome
- by arrangement with Tearoom order a packed lunch or pre arrange a dinner
- Invergarry 25 miles
- Inverness Airport 82 miles
- Inverness 2 hrs drive
- Fort William 1 1/2 hrs drive
- Tearoom within walking distance
Dinner is available by pre-arrangement
- Trout fishing on the owners
own lochs or guided tours
- Fishing on Loch Quoich or the River Gary
- Fly fishing teacher and guide by arrangement
- Boating on Loch Hourn -
Peter has a wealth of experience and knowledge of Loch Hourn and its marine life
- charter Peter for sightseeing, mackerel fishing and assisting with walks
- Kayaking – 2 man kayak for rent
- Sea fishing
- Close to the sea and beach
- Mountain biking
- Wildlife and bird watching
- Star gazing
- Boat trips
The Old Cottage has been beautifully refurbished and offers very comfortable and cosy accommodation for 6. The ground floor has underfloor heating and has an open plan kitchen (with gas cooker), a sitting room with a wood burning stove. There is a double room and a shower room with WC and hand basin, with windows overlooking the rear. There is also a back door leading onto the garden where you can relax on the garden furniture and enjoy the views.
Upstairs, in the original crofting cottage, is a twin room overlooking the loch, and a bigger twin room, in the newly built extension, overlooking the rear with views of the hills directly behind. The bathroom has a bath, WC and hand basin.
The cottage benefits from underfloor heating on the ground floor, central heating on the first floor, plentiful hot water, Hypnos mattresses, feather pillows and duvets for the ultimate comfort.
The owners produce their own electricity via a generator and battery packs, and the water comes directly off the hill.
The 22 mile, single track, Kinlochhourn Road is accessed via the A87 west of Invergarry.
What's included in the rental?
Logs for the fire are included.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Cost and availability - when can you stay?
Open Easter to September.
Change over day is usually a Friday for weekly bookings but flexible. As a guideline, the cottage is available from 4 pm the day of arrival and would need to be vacated by 10.30 am on the morning of departure.
Short breaks welcome.
To book this remote self catering cottage in stunning scenery, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
direct to the owner
The Old Cottage, Lochhournhead, Kinlochhourn, Highlands, PH35 4HD Scotland