- Hot Tub
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
- Wheelchair Friendly
Set in a spectacular, elevated West Coast location on Ardnamurchan, with stunning views of mountains in the West Highlands of Scotland, this two bedroom cottage on a working croft is THE place to relax. The giant hot tub where you can stargaze to your hearts content will make you never want to leave...
There are two cottages on site, which can be booked separately or together. Rose Cottage has two ensuite bedrooms and Honeysuckle House has four ensuite bedrooms. They can be rented separately, or they join up by a large conservatory creating a holiday house sleeping 12+ (16 including children). There is a giant hot tub (shared by both cottages) under the stars for use all year round - described by the Sunday Times as 'the best sited hot tub in Europe'! The property has a Green Gold Award for environmental efforts & policies and it is very wheelchair friendly (wheel-in showers and easy access throughout downstairs) in category 1 (un-assisted wheelchair access). We are also very child friendly with trampoline, toys, DVD's and animals galore. The property has been awarded 5* self catering status by Visit Scotland.
The holiday house in Scotland is situated in a National Nature Reserve just half a mile to the sea. Day trips are possible from Arisaig to the Small Isles of Rhum, Muck and Eigg and even Iona and Mull. Visit the lighthouse at Ardnamurchan point the most westerly point on the British mainland. Beautiful white sandy beaches of Sanna and the Singing Sands. Ben Nevis and Fort William are only half an hour as is Glen Coe. There is an impressive coastal hide at Garbh Eilean 4 miles away, perfect for wildlife-watching. The peninsula as a whole is a fascinating place to explore, with remote sandy beaches, lochs to fish and hills to roam. You will never be far from a view of the sea. The winter skiing and summer mountain gondola rides of Nevis Range and Glencoe are just as close.
By road across the Corran Ferry left and Strontian is 12 miles. In the village go over the bridge immediately right and we are 1/2 mile on the left.
Nearest Train Station:
Fort William 25
Nearest Bus Stop:
There is one double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. The double room has a king-size bed, and the twin room can be turned into a super king-size zip and link double. We have two additional single beds which can be added anywhere. There are large goose-down duvets (synthetic are available) and extremely comfortable mattresses. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, are fully tiled with underfloor heating and are stocked with huge fluffy towels. The kitchen is superbly equipped for people who like to cook. It is warm, well insulated, with underfloor-heating downstairs, a large wood-burning stove and as much wood as you need. There’s free wireless broadband, a TV, DVD, CD player, and is stocked with books and board games. For guests with children we can provide cots, highchairs, toys, games and books and a trampoline for the older ones. The porch is ideal for drying wet clothes, boots and dogs.
We have a barbecue which runs on wood or, if you prefer to bring your own, charcoal. In Honeysuckle house an enormous table and chairs face up the glen to the spectacular mountain view of Sgurr Dhonaile. Rose cottage has a table and chairs in a wonderfully secluded, sunny spot facing south towards Loch Sunart. The hot tub is for the exclusive use of guests staying at Honeysuckle House and Rose Cottage. Being on a working croft, guests at the holiday house in Scotland can collect free-range duck & hen eggs and enjoy fresh seasonal produce from the poly-tunnel and allotment as available. The houses are situated close to a National Nature Reserve with walking and cycling from the door and sea kayaking 1/2 mile away. Day trips to the Small Isles and Mull/Iona, and ski-ing nearby in Glen Coe and the Nevis Range are all tempting options.
We have created buildings which are very well insulated and full of low energy appliances and lights, and toasty under-floor heating downstairs that renders the upstairs radiators redundant for most of the year. We actively encourage and have facilities for, recycling paper, cardboard, glass, tins and cans, recyclable plastics and organic waste via composting. There is a wind turbine situated 300 m from the houses - it can’t be seen or heard but on windy days generates all our electricity. We have a wood boiler and solar panels - and we are burn no oil in the two houses - a long held ambition fulfilled. Outside we try to strike a balance between making our small croft productive while doing what we can to encourage biodiversity. The top field is grazed lightly from midsummer, allowing bluebells and orchids to thrive, while the bracken is kept in check by harvesting for bedding and composting. Elsewhere, native trees and berry bearing hedging have been planted, ponds created and areas set aside and allowed to be overgrown, though these areas can yield wild brambles and raspberries. Lots of bird and bat boxes and feeders are distributed about the place. Much produce is available from the working croft from eggs, fruit, vegetables, jams or even a beef casserole to order for the evening you arrive prepared especially for you so you do not have to cook after your journey.
Conditions of Rental
Changeover day is Friday. For guests with children we can provide cots, highchairs, toys, games and books. There are videos for little ones and a trampoline for older children. The holiday house in Scotland is very wheelchair friendly with an electric hoist, wheel-in shower, shower/commode chair. It is very family friendly accepts dogs with care and follows many green environmental policies.