Croft House, Morar
Bracorina, Morar, Lochaber, Scotland
- A magical lochside setting where deer roam, eagles soar up high and the tranquility soothes the soul.
- BBQ for summer evenings and lazy lunches with family and friends.
- Lovingly restored with original croft house features, including a wood-burning stove and open fireplace.
- French doors open out onto the patio area and garden grounds of the property.
Good To Know
- Ideal for families - bunk bed configuration in one of the rooms and travel cot available for babies.
- Secure parking on site.
- Hi speed wifi throughout the property with good upload speeds.
- For relaxed dining in the nearby villlage of Arisaig you can choose between Cafe Rhu, The Old Library and the Arisaig Hotel or a little further afield you can experience The Glenfinnan House Hotel.
- Visit the Morar Hotel in the village for evening meals or head into Mallaig to The Steam Inn and The Clachan for great pub meals and local folk music can be heard at the weekends.
- The newly refurbised West Highland Hotel in Mallaig also has a stunning dining room overlooking Mallaig and the small isles perfect for special occasions.
- Buy freshly baked handmade breads, foccacias, spelt, sourdough, lattes and cakes to go at the Old Quay Bakehouse in Mallaig or why not try Artisan pizzas on their crannog on the pier.
- For the freshest of seafood and shellfish visit the local fishmongers Andy Race or try some of Jaffy's award winning smoked kippers.
- Loch Morar is the deepest body of freshwater in the British Isles where otters, sea eagles and red deer are frequently sighted.
- A fantastic walk takes you along Loch Morar with great mountain views then over a low pass to Tarbet on Loch Nevis.
- The Land, Sea and Islands Centre in Arisaig village has a fascinating display on the SOE and Arisaig connections.
- Silversands Trekking Centre near Arisaig offers saddlebound miles of beach horse riding or visit Arisaig Marine whale watching trips dolphin and seals sightings and day trips to the Small Isles.
- Explore the coastline with Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre for Kayak tours. Catch the Hogwarts Express (Jacobite steam train) in the summer months from Fort William to Mallaig over the Glenfinnan monument.
- The walking is outstanding in every direction from the Roshven Hills, Glenfinnan, Mallaig to Tarbet and day trips to Knoydart.
Croft House, Bracorina is a newly refurbished traditional croft house serving up stunning views in a beautiful spot on the tranquil shores of Loch Morar.
A secluded settlement
Bracorina is the name of a secluded settlement in Lochaber, located on the northern side of Loch Morar, just 5 km east of the village of Morar, at the end of a minor road. The Croft House, offers three spacious bedrooms, two washrooms, a large open plan kitchen with dining area and an additional living room. This luxury home sleeps up to 7 guests and is the perfect home to escape and relax with family or friends.
Boasting uninterrupted views over the dramatic landscape unique to the Highlands of Scotland, the cosy croft house is in an excellent location for exploring the nearby villages of Morar, Arisaig and Mallaig which are all within a 15 minute drive of the property. Share your views with only the wildlife insight and the outlying fields with grazing sheep and cattle for company. The house has been totally refurbished recently and offers a fully equipped modern kitchen with an open plan dining room, log burner and seating area with French doors overlooking Loch Morar.
Your stunning property
The living room is a spacious room with an open fire and LED TV and a large window seat with stunning views. Downstairs there's a newly fitted bathroom with bathtub perfect for relaxing after a day on the hill. Up on the first floor you will find 3 large and beautifully decorated bedrooms, sleeping up to 7 guests with plenty room for an extra cot for young children. The rooms are configured as 1 king size, 1 double and one triple bunk room.
Toasty warm all year there is oil central heating and a wood burning stove for cosy nights in around the fire. At the rear of the property there is a utility room which is fully equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer and ideal for storing wet weather gear.
You can catch a glimpse of otters breakfasting at dawn or deer wandering leisurely down from the hill to graze by your doorstep. The wildlife here is spectacular with eagle and golden eagle sightings nearby. The waters out front share some interesting secrets including Eilean Bàn ("white island"), an unheralded isle on Loch Morar. Plunging to depths of 1000 feet (400 feet deeper than Loch Ness), Loch Morar is the deepest fresh water loch in Scotland. The only sign of modernity on the island - is the low wall of a short-lived seminary, built around 1700 and you would have to hire a boat to reach it.
Eilean Bàn has been left untouched for the past 200 years, and as a consequence has become a jungle, brimming with huge conifers, colossal bracket fungi, and voluminous hollies, with bluebells and mosses filling every gap in between. To explore beyond the ruins is to take a leap back into Scotland's past - or, indeed, a leap forward into a future in which human beings are no more. It is an awe-inspiring and humbling experience.
Keep an eye out for Morag, a pun on the name of the loch, Morag is often referred to as ‘Nessie's cousin', (The Loch Ness Monster) with Loch Morar just 70 miles from Loch Ness. First reported in 1887 - over 80 years after the first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster, Morag has been seen over 30 times since. In 1948, a ‘peculiar, serpent-like creature about 20ft long' was reported by a group of people in a boat, in the same location as the sighting in 1887. The Loch Ness Investigation Bureau have taken a keen interest in these waters having expanded its search to include the nearby Loch Morar in the early 1970s.
Adventures of all
If monsters aren't your thing there's plenty of activities and adventures to be had for all ages. Take the Jacobite steam train for a day trip on the stunning railway line across the Glenfinnan monument (made famous in the flying car chase by little wizards Harry and Ron in Harry Potter). Hire kayaks from Arisaig Kayaks and get close up and personal with the wildlife on the loch out front. Take a day trip to Fort William and head up Ben Nevis by gondola with lunch at the top on the highest mountain in Scotland. Close by to your holiday house, there are stunning walks and paths where you can do a circular route to Tarbet and catch the Mallaig Ferry back up Loch Nevis (Gaelic for Heaven). Stroll along the silvery sugar white sands at Morar, immortalised in the Burt Lancaster classic film Local Hero or head to Mallaig for fresh fish and chips on the pier.
This unique cottage is a perfect place to explore the Scottish West Highlands. It boasts stunning views from all windows and offers true seclusion for a relaxing family getaway, where you can truly slow down and enjoy special time together.
Low season: £650 per week, Mid season: £750 per week, High season: £950 per week
Short lets (3 night minimum): £150 per nights. Special Couples retreat March 2019 rate £120 per night for a three nights stay ( 2 guests max occupancy).
Low season runs from mid-October to mid-March but excludes Christmas and New Year. Mid season runs from mid-March to mid-June. High season runs from mid-June to mid-October. Lets are on a weekly basis apart from short lets which are not available during High season. Christmas and New Year lets are available at a cost of £1100 per week with weekly lets only.
"If you'd like to visit a wonderful home from home in a stunningly beautiful location, with views to die for, then email Emma and get this house booked!! We can't wait to get back to this special part of the world."
"This is as beautifully furnished and well equipped as it gets, and in an idyllic, remote Highland location."
"Can't find the words to express my gratitude for the hosts and their beautiful house. We had an amazing break, enjoyed every bit, even the storm outside and the lack of internet or network. Finally, we got the possibility to socialise and play games (provided by the hosts) without being disturbed by phones. As we understood very soon there will be internet. The view is extraordinary from every window, the remote location adds to its beauty. The house was recently renovated and was sparkling and very comfortable. Kids enjoyed sleeping in the bunk bed and loved the DVD collection for them and the books. Hiking, dears spotting, amazing views and very comfortable home...what can be better for a nice half term break with family... The hosts made our stay amazing. Communication was spot on, a lot of information about the area and even help with the fireplace. My mom fell in love with the house and felt like home, as we all did. Hope we will find the time and come back in Summer!"