Coffee Machine
Dishwasher
DVD player
Family Friendly
Glendale Cottage

Glendale Cottage

Mallaig, Lochaber, Scotland
from £500
per Week
“Wondrous views of the Isles of Skye, the sea and the twinkling lights of Mallaig fishing port are just part of what makes this newly renovated property so unique - watch fishing boats bob with their catch and ferries heading off into the sunset.”
Sleeps: 4    Bedrooms: 2
Coffee Machine
Dishwasher
DVD player
Family Friendly
Garden
Hairdryer
Induction Cooker
Microwave
Open Fire/Woodburner
Sea views
Secure Bike Storage
TV Freeview/Freesat
Washing Machine
Wifi

Cool Features

  • Beautifully renovated terraced property in the heart of Mallaig.
  • Cosymulti fuel stove and underfloor heating.
  • Best location for island hopping to the Small Isles of Rum, Muck, Canna and Eigg as well as the romantic Isle of Skye.
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Good To Know

Good To Know

  • Secure parking on site.
  • Mallaig railway station, post office, Calmac Skye ferry and local shops are all within walking distance.
  • Freesat/Freeview TV viewing.
  • Wi-Fi throughout.
  • Child friendly.
  • Please kindly note in the interest of all guests comfort this is a pet free property, thank you.
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Eating

  • The West Highland Hotel in Mallaig serves delicious meals overlooking Mallaig and the small isles, perfect for special occasions.
  • Fresh seafood and shellfish can be purchased from local fishmongers Andy Race or try some of Jaffy's award winning smoked kippers.
  • The Steam Inn and The Clachan Inn, Mallaig offer good pub meals and you can also dine out at The Cornerstone and Tea Garden.
  • Visit the nearby village of Arisaig for relaxed dining at Cafe Rhu, The Old Library and the Arisaig Hotel or a little further afield you can experience The Glenfinnan House Hotel.
  • The Morar Hotel in the village of Morar also offers evening meals.
  • Fine dining at the Old Library in Arisaig or the former SOE estate house Arisaig House are 10 minutes away by car.
  • For the most amazing handmade breads, focaccias, spelt, sourdough, lattes, cakes and gigantic meringues head to the Old Quay Bakehouse in Mallaig. They also sell awesome artisan pizzas on the crannog at the end of the pier.
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Highlights

Highlights

  • The Western isles offers fabulous wildlife cruises up Loch Nevis and across to Knoydart, where you can climb munros, visit the mainland Britain's Remotest Pub The Old Forge, Guinness Book of Records and see the amazing wildlife.
  • Take a fast rib ride with the Big Dipper to private unspoiled beaches and remote locations and look for sea life, dolphins, porpoise and seals.
  • Within 10 minutes from Glendale you can be walking the stunning sugar white sands or Morar Beach where the iconic film Local Hero was filmed.
  • Hop on the Jacobite Steam Train to Fort William for the day (the Hogwarts Express) and cross the Glenfinnan viaduct a feat of engineering and featured in the famous flying car chase in Harry Potter.
  • Beach strolls, camp fires on the beach, walking on the many beaches and further afield, climbing the munros on Knoydart in mainland Britain's last wilderness
  • Astounding wildlife - sea eagles, ospreys, red deer, pine martins, dolphins and Minke whales grace the landscapes surrounding Mallaig.
  • Play a round at Traigh Golf Course, the most westerly course on the UK.
  • Scale Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland, there's a gondola to assist those that want to spare their legs (45 minute's drive from Mallaig).
  • Get the ferry to Skye and experience the romantic Dunvegan Castle (seat of the chiefs of Clan MacLeod); have lunch at The Three Chimneys restaurant (near Dunvegan), or at Kinloch House on the Sleat peninsula). 
  • Don't miss a trip to Andy Race's for fresh creel caught langoustines, hand dived scallops, mussels and fresh local fish. You can pick up a fruits de mer combo at the local fishmongers or try some of Jaffy's award winning smoked kippers.
  • Head out on horseback with Silversands Trekking Centre near Arisaig and discover the natural beaches from the saddle.
  • Hire sea kayaks from Arisaig Sea Kayaks close by.
  • Day trips to the inner Hebrides, Rum Canna Muck and Eigg or across to the romantic Isle of Skye.

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Wondrous views of the Isle of Skye, the sea and the twinkling lights of Mallaig fishing port are just part of what makes this newly renovated terraced property so unique - watch fishing boats bob with their catch and ferries heading off into the sunset.

A beautifully renovated terraced cottage.

Glendale in Mallaig is a newly renovated and welcoming semi-detached cottage sleeping 4 guests in the fishing village of Mallaig. The cottage offers two comfortable bedrooms, one king size with flat screen TV in situ with views of the gardens and one twin bedded room with flat screen TV and views to the islands. The perfect base for visiting the islands and popular highland villages of Mallaig, Morar and Arisaig. Facilities include a large well-appointed kitchen with induction hob cooker, oven, microwave, coffee machine and dishwasher. There is also a washing machine for guests use. In the living area, there is a multi fuel stove burner and comfortable seating area perfect for cosy nights in, TV (Freesat/Freeview) and Wi-Fi is available throughout for streaming your favourite movies. Pad acros warm floors with underfloor heating in the kitchen and oil central heating throughout. Outside there is secure bike storage and manicured garden area from which to enjoy the stunning views across the sea to Skye and the Small Isles. 

Mallaig and the surrounds

Your accommodation overlooks the bustling and thriving port of Mallaig situated on the north west coast, along the famous Road to the Isles A830. A fascinating place where visitors can soak up the atmosphere of a working fishing port but at the same time enjoy total relaxation afforded to a remoter setting. A great base to explore the surrounding area and the gateway to the Isle of Skye with scheduled services connecting Mallaig to Skye (operated by the Caledonian MacBrayne). The Isle of Skye is a great day out and you can travel as a foot passenger ferry or with your vehicle to visit the many sites on offer. Another great day excursion from Glendale is to travel on the stunning MV Western Isles connecting Mallaig to Knoydart and Tarbet. Knoydart is known as the last wilderness in Scotland and is home to just over 100 residents with no road access, beautiful hillwalking and munros to scale as well as a tearoom, restaurants and The Old Forge, mainland Britain's remotest pub (Guinness Book of Records). If you want to experience island life you can catch the Shearwater from Arisaig that takes wildlife cruises out to Muck, Eigg, Canna and Rum. Rum houses the resplendid Kinloch Castle home to the world's last working orchestrian commissioned for Queen Victoria but never received as it sadly coincided with the death of her beloved prince Albert.

Lots of adventures to be had

The well-known Jacobite steam train (featured in the Harry Potter movies) follows the famous Road to the Isles and operates in the summer months from Fort William to Mallaig, calling at Glenfinnan Station where visitors can visit the museum, have a meal in one of the old dining cars and even stay in one of the restored carriages. There are numerous beaches and coastal walks in the area and no stay is complete without a journey to the white sands at Morar. The white sands are set against turquoise waters and wouldn't be out of place on a Caribbean island making the perfect backdrop for the blockbuster Local Hero starring Burt Lancaster. The summer months are a great time to catch the Highland Games at Morar or Glenfinnan where competitors travel from all over the country and abroad to compete at highland dancing and piping competitions - a great day out for all the family. Plan a road trip to see the Glenfinnan viaduct, watch the Harry Potter Steam Train, visit the Sea and Land Centre at Arisaig, learn about the history of this busy fishing port at the Mallaig Heritage Centre or hire bikes and canoes for some off poste exploring. There are many beautiful walks for all ages as well a 9-hole golf course overlooking Traigh beach. Mallaig also has an excellent leisure centre with a gym and swimming pool about 15 minutes walk from Glendale.

Fresh seafood and shellfish

The seafood is simply divine, fresh hand caught langoustines (gargantuan prawns), rope grown mussels, crabs, fresh fish, oysters and salmon available to buy from the local fish mongers Andy Race and Jaffy's. Estate venison also features highly on local restaurant menus and there's a wealth of good dining out experiences all within walking distance of Glendale Cottage. Centrally located there is a well stocked Spar, Co-op and plenty of gift shops, coffee spots or order fresh fish and chips and sit on the pier to watch the fishing boats coming in with their catch.

The location and views are simply breath-taking and the central location provides the perfect base to do as little or as much as you like on holiday. For the quickest relax, your stay at Glendale is just the soul soothing escape you have been searching for.

Rates: 

April - September £600

October - March £500

(Glendale Cottage is available on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday. Short breaks and long weekends may also be possible on request. Rates include towels, heating and electric.)

Guests Comments:

"Thank you Jeanette and Bruce for your warm welcome in Mallaig. We felt like being at home in your charming renovated cottage. I am looking forward to seeing you all next year."

"Wonderful views and thesunsets are just amazingreally enjoyed our stay in this cosy well equipped cottage."

"A lovely welcoming it was a real pleasure sitting in front of the fire and looking out at the stunning surroundings."

"Lovely Cottage and so handy for the amenities of Mallaig and the many walks nearby and beyond."

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