Cultalla Cottage stands right on the shores of Loch Shiel, some 40 miles from Fort William on the beautiful Ardnamurchan peninsula - a little slice of heaven indeed.
It is surrounded by its large, enclosed and secluded grass garden (furniture), perfect for children to kick a ball and for pets, with the hotel and little shops in the scattered crofting community of Acharacle within an easy stroll. So you really can have it all - peace and quiet, but with amenities close at hand.
The cottage has been a real labour of love for the talented owner, who has given it a superb makeover. Light and airy, with loch views from the windows, it enjoys every modern comfort, from wide-screen TVs (two of them no less, just in case there is a conflict of interest!) to - I- Pod dock, efficient oil-CH and a wood-burner which pumps out both warmth and atmosphere. The L- shaped living area is very spacious, and semi-open plan to the immaculate and well-equipped kitchen. Beyond that is a TV snug, shower room, three bedrooms and a further bathroom. The fine wooden flooring throughout is testament to the quality of this delightful holiday home.
Reached by a short, gated drive from the little single-track road, there is plenty of parking at the door, and there is access to a jetty for canoes or kayaks.
Acharacle is a charming little community, and well placed for reaching the beach at Kentra, just 4 miles away, or heading north to meet the Road to the Isles, which will take you to the silver sands of Morar, the excellent golf course at Traigh and on to Mallaig and the ferry to Skye. To the South, from Salen (3m) you can head west to the tip of the peninsula and from Kilchoan you can catch a ferry to Tobermory on Mull, should you fancy a bit of island hopping.
Walkers can head off into the surrounding hills, fishing can be arranged locally or in the sea lochs. The quiet roads are just right for cycling and wildlife enthusiasts will find plenty to interest them, for this is a naturalist's paradise.
Bed linen, towels, electricity, oil CH and a starter pack of logs are included. Up to two well-behaved pets are welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted in the cottage. A refundable householder's deposit will be required. Wi-Fi is available, subject to provider.
Accommodation (sleeps 6):
- Sitting/Dining room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD and I-Pod dock.
- Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and microwave etc.
- TV snug with TV/DVD.
- Shower room with wash hand basin and WC.
- Double bedroom (superking zip-link).
- Double bedroom.
- Twin Bedroom.
- Bathroom with bath/shower, wash hand basin and WC.