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Arienskill, Lochailort, Lochaber


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Arienskill, near the village of Lochailort, is in one of the most beautiful, unspoilt areas of the highlands. There are mountains, glens, forests, picturesque beaches and the turquoise waters of the Loch Eilt and Loch Ailort. Walking, cycling, fishing, historical sites and wonderful touring days out are all within easy reach of the cottage.

For the fishing enthusiast, you can enjoy some excellent fishing in some of the most picturesque landscapes in the highlands of Scotland. Fishing for salmon on River Ailort is included, as well as trout fishing on Loch Eilt. If you are interested in stalking this can be arranged: the ground is very steep and rugged and thus the stalking is challenging but very rewarding in amongst such spectacular surroundings.

The famous Glenfinnan Monument sits at the head of Loch Shiel and marks the point where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. The National Trust centre here is very informative and well worth a visit. The spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct, as featured in the Harry Potter films, is also close by and the Isle of Skye, Ardnamurchan and Oban are a great for a comfortable day trip.

During the summer months, take a trip on the Jacobite steam train and enjoy one of the great railway journeys of the world. The 84 mile trip begins at Fort William, the largest town in the highlands, crosses the Glenfinnan viaduct and through spectacular scenery along the way terminating at Mallaig, a busy fishing port and with ferries to Skye.

Fort William and Ben Nevis (Britain's highest mountain) are a little further afield (25 miles). Luckily, for those not keen on attempting the climb, an enclosed gondola transports visitors up the north face of Aonach Mor and you can enjoy awesome views of the Scottish highlands in comfort. Fort William is known as the outdoor capital of the UK and a huge selection of adventurous outdoor activities are offered here, as well as a range of independent shops and cafes.

The 'Road to the Isles', which passes through the village of Lochailort up to Mallaig, is one of the most scenic driving routes in the highlands. On each turn of the road the landscape changes, past mountains and around lochs, to that moment when you reach the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. On the horizon, enjoy views towards the islands of the Hebrides.

Boat trips to the Small Isles are available from Arisaig, ten miles north of Lochailort. Take a trip on the MV Shearwater to the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna and you're quite likely to see whales or porpoises - Minke, Sperm and Killer Whales can often be spotted. Golfers will enjoy the 9 holes at Traigh, arguably the most beautifully-situated course in Britain. Non-golfers can explore the astonishing white sand beaches while waiting for the golfers to return.

This is a gorgeous self-catering cottage in spectacular scenery - a perfect place for a holiday!

  • Sleeps - 6
  • Bedrooms - 2 double, 1 twin
  • Bathrooms - 1 bathroom, 1 shower room
  • Infra red sauna
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry service available for an additional fee
  • Microwave
  • Freeview satellite TV and DVD player
  • Free WiFi
  • Wood burning stove
  • Sun room with spectacular views
  • Pets welcome
  • Short breaks available
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Mallaig - 17.5 miles, Fort William 25.5 miles
  • Inverness Airport - 97 miles
  • Lochailort Station - 3 miles
  • Lochailort Inn serves great food
  • 9 hole golf course at Traigh
  • Walking/hiking
  • Beach
  • Boat trips
  • Salmon and trout fishing
  • Deer stalking
  • Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor

Lochailort is remote with few services although the local hotel serves excellent meals with locally sourced ingredients. The self-catering holiday cottage stands in a sheltered position away from the main road, approached by a rough drive.

The cottage sleeps 6 with two double rooms and one twin room. There is a bathroom downstairs and a shower room upstairs.

Downstairs, the open plan layout offers a well-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting room with a wood-burning stove. The sunroom has a large picture window from which the views are spectacular. Freeview satellite TV, DVD and Wi-Fi are available and pets are welcome.

This is a very special part of the Highlands and the owners will try and ensure you have a very full and fun experience.

From the south, east or north of Scotland. Make your way to Fort William by the A82 - just north of Fort William take the A830 sign-posted Mallaig. Arienskill is on the left just before the small village of Lochailort, 25 miles (40km) west along the A830.

What's included:
Logs for the wood burner are included.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
For an additional fee fishing for salmon on River Ailort as well as trout fishing on Loch Eilt can be arranged in season depending on availability.
Stag and Hind Stalking can be arranged also be arranged.

Cost and availability:
Arienskill is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Sunday. Check in time 4pm. Check out time 10am.
Short breaks available - please ask.

To book this remote and secluded self catering cottage near Lochailort, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

Arienskill, Lochailort, Nr Fort William, Inverness-shire PH38 4LZ Scotland

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