View of Colthouse Cottage

Colthouse Cottage
Nr Lochailort

Sleeps: 11, Bedrooms: 6

Colthouse Cottage is located on the west coast of Scotland on the Kinlochmoidart Estate, which extends over 4000 acres of dramatic scenery in an area of historic interest. The house has a most attractive setting with woodland to the rear and an open outlook on to grass and a pond - a meeting-point for ducks and various water birds. There is plenty of parking space and a patio (furniture, barbecue available) on the private grassy section around the cottage.

The interior is spacious and comfortable and would be perfect for larger family groups or two families sharing. The sitting room is roomy with a wood-burning stove and doors leading out to the patio. There is a separate dining room which also has patio doors and an archway leading into the kitchen which is equipped to a high standard and includes an electric range-style cooker.

View of Colthouse Cottage

The vast grounds are available to visitors but be careful with young children as there are a number of ponds and lochans. There are good opportunities for hill walking and fishing (fly fishing can be arranged at £20pp per day). Those who prefer less strenuous pursuits can opt for picnics by the river or on the nearby beach at Glenuig (4m) where the local inn serves first-rate meals.

Kinlochmoidart lies to the north of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, the most westerly point of the British mainland. The lighthouse there is open to visitors. Sanna Bay is yet another lovely, isolated sandy beach, Glenborrodale (16m) will please bird-lovers with its RSPB reserve and walkers can follow the woodland tracks at the Ariundle Nature reserve near Acharacle(6m). Here, there is a shop and hotel and you can visit the ruins of Castle Tioram standing on the causeway in Loch Moidart.

Going towards the north-west you join the famous Road to the Isles at Lochailort then continuing west for thirty minutes or so you reach Morar's renowned silver sands and its superb golf course at Traigh and finally the little fishing port of Mallaig (all facilities). From there you can take the car ferry across to Armadale on Skye. If serious shopping is required the nearest town offering this is Fort William (40m, supermarkets, leisure centres etc.).

This area is famous for its romantic past during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, as it was here that Bonnie Prince Charlie landed when he arrived in Scotland to begin his claim to the throne. He was accompanied by seven men who came to be known as the Seven Men of Moidart and are symbolised in the seven beech trees which grow close to Colthouse Cottage. 21 miles away at the head of Loch Shiel stands the Glenfinnan monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard for the ill-fated '45 Rebellion.

Bed linen is included!included. Towels may be hired. There is full oil central heating (£25pw). Electricity by meter reading. Log supply is included!included. Water is from a natural spring. A high chair is available. Pets are welcome by arrangement.

Accommodation (sleeps 11):

Dining area Sitting room


Bedroom Bedroom
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