West Coast Scotland
Lochhead Cottage is located on the shore of beautiful Loch Sunart just after you turn off the Ardnamurchan road heading in the direction of Lochaline (16m) and the Mull ferry. It stands completely on its own, a traditional, whitewashed, stone-built Highland cottage whose old-worldly exterior conceals the modern comforts inside.
After a day out walking in the hills or sailing on the water you can unwind with an uisgebeatha in the cosy atmosphere of the sitting room's open fire. The well-equipped kitchen diner is spacious and the bedrooms are upstairs. The views across the loch to the mountains of Moidart and distant Sunart are superb.
Lochhead is on the Laudale Estate and there may be the possibility of fishing in the area. The estate is perfect for walkers yet despite the peace and quiet you are not too far from the modern world. The Ardgour ferry can be reached in 20 minutes and this will take you over to the main road leading to Fort William just 8 miles away. In Fort William you can climb Ben Nevis, mountain bike or ski at Aonach Mor, take the steam train to Mallaig, play golf, ride, walk along Neptune's Staircase at Corpach and do your shopping as well. Strontian (3m) is the nearest village to the cottage and here you will find hotels, a well-stocked general store and a convenient café.
From Strontian the road winds on along the loch right to the tip of the Ardnamurchan peninsula where, at Sanna, there are beautiful beaches. From Lochaline the ferry will take you over to the island of Mull and its many attractions. The ferry goes back and forth all day and it is not necessary to book.
Heating is by electric central heating and open fire (included). Bed linen and towels are included. Pets are welcome by arrangement. Sorry, no smoking in the cottage.
Accommodation (sleeps 4):
- Sitting with TV/DVD (no reception), mini Hi-fi and open-fire.
- Dining room/Kitchen with microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washer/drier, etc.
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin.
- Double bed room.
- Twin bed room (Zip-link beds).