Those who love the great outdoors and spectacular wilderness scenery, will know that the Ardnamurchan peninsula, the westernmost point of mainland Britain, offers this in spades and the beaches at Sanna Bay, right out at the north west tip are of legendary beauty. Now you can enjoy these from your own comfortable pied de terre there, Coire Bheag.
Approximately 200 yards from the bay, where turquoise waters lap silver sands, Coire Bheag was once no more than four roofless stone walls of a typical old Highland blackhouse. Now, however, this traditional cottage has been expertly rebuilt to provide 21st century comfort with no sacrifice of its original character. Perfect for two people seeking a romantic escape, the interior has been made into stylish studio accommodation, with a very simple kitchen area (small electric combi oven/grill with the 2 ring electric hob), seating area centred round a cosy wood burner, and a double bed at the furthest end. There is also a luxurious bathroom with freestanding bath, perfect for relaxing after those long walks along the beach or in the surrounding hills.
Heating is by wood burner, and there is mains electricity and immersion heater.
This must be the ultimate place to chill and recharge your batteries. Beachcombing, walking in the surrounding hills, fishing off the rocks, exploring the abandoned villages nearby are probably the most demanding activities you will get up to, but if you like to explore, the single track roads are perfect for cycling. You can visit the Stevenson lighthouse at Ardnamurchan Point or track back along the road to the Sonachan Hotel or Kilchoan (shop, hotel), where there is a vibrant social scene.
From Kilchoan you can take the ferry across to Mull for the day or book at boat trip to the surrounding isles of Coll, Treshnish and Staffa. A little further back to the east is the RSPB reserve at Glenborrodale. From Salen (hotel) you can go north to meet the Road to the Isles and view more silver strands at Arisaig and Morar.
Bed linen and towels are included. Electricity and heating are payable by meter reading. Pets are welcome by arrangement. Sorry no smoking in the cottage. Wi-fi is available, subject to provider.
Accommodation (sleeps 2):
- Kitchen/living room/double bedroom (studio) with wood burner, small TV/DVD (no reception), electric hob and combi oven grill etc
- Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin
NB. Guests should be aware that the small electric combi oven/grill cannot be used in conjunction with the 2 ring electric hob.