Allt Beithe Cottage
About two and a half miles 'over the moss' from the village of Acharacle (shops, hotels, café) on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, Allt Beithe Cottage stands at the end of its own private track, in a lovely open situation with the heather hills behind and wide vistas to the front. Looking west, there are breathtaking views to Kentra Bay and the isles of Eigg and Rum beyond, and of course the sunsets in this part of the world can be unforgettable.
The extensive grass garden (a haven for wild life) is enclosed and safe for children to play in although care should be taken with young children as there is a small pond.
Here you can forget the outside world and relax. There are sands at Kentra Bay about a mile away and also a glorious beach at Sanna Bay which has superb views across to the islands of Muck and Eigg. At the very tip of the peninsula you can visit the lighthouse which stands on the most westerly point in Britain while from Kilchoan the ferry sails to Tobermory on Mull. Going north towards Mallaig (36m, all facilities) you pass the famous silver sands of Morar and a fine 9 hole golf course at Traigh. The lovely island of Skye is readily accessible for a delightful day trip by taking the 20 minute ferry from Mallaig. For those seeking the real 'wild west', remote and untouched Knoydart lies not far from Mallaig.
Cycles etc. may be stored in a small shed at the back of the cottage.
Heating is by oil fired central heating (included) and solid fuel stoves (starter pack of fuel included). £10 of electricity is included. A travel cot, high chair and an extra pull-out bed are available by arrangement. Please note that bed linen and towels are not available at this cottage. One pet is welcome by arrangement. Sorry, no smoking within the cottage.
Accommodation (sleeps 4/5):
- Sitting room with multi-fuel stove and TV/V/DVD.
- Dining room with multi-fuel stove.
- Kitchen with cooker and fridge-freezer.
- Utility room with washing machine and microwave.
- Bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC.
- Double bedroom.
- Twin bedroom with additional pull-out bed.