- Jaw dropping views on your doorstep of the sugary white sands of Morar beach and the Morar Estauary, made famous in the film Local Hero starring Burt Lancaster.
- We love that the beach is just metres away from your front door.
- Wood burning stove for cosy nights in and under-floor heating throughout courtesy of a thermal heat pump.
Good To Know
- Child friendly with travel cot for little guests.
- Sleeps 4 - 6 guests.
- 2 bedrooms - ground floor has 2 single beds and first floor (mezzanine style) consists of 1 double bed and a snug area with a double sofa bed.
- Sealladh na Mara is a private wing off the owner's property with separate entrance/exit, and is not overlooked by neighbouring properties.
- Secure parking on site.
- The property is pet friendly.
- Wi-Fi throughout.
- Local shops include a Co-op in Arisaig and two fish merchants as well as a Co-op and Spar in Mallaig.
- The Morar Hotel in the village of Morar offers evening meals.
- 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.
- Arisaig House a former SOE base (special operations executive) offers a stunning dining location, prior booking required.
- Buy freshly baked handmade breads, focaccias, spelt, sourdough, lattes and cakes to go at the Old Quay Bakehouse in Mallaig or why not try artisan pizzas on the crannog on the pier.
- The Steam Inn and The Clachan Inn, Mallaig offer good pub meals and you can also dine out at The Cornerstone and Tea Garden.
- 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.
- Loch Morar is the deepest body of freshwater in the British Isles where otters, sea eagles and red deer are frequently sighted.
- Silversands Trekking Centre near Arisaig offers saddle bound miles of beach horse riding or visit Arisaig Marine whale watching trips, dolphin and seals sightings and day trips to the Small Isles.
- The walking is outstanding in every direction from the Roshven Hills, Glenfinnan, Mallaig to Tarbet and day trips to Knoydart. 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.
- 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.
Gaze out at the stunning sea views over the sugar white sands of Morar - your Highland retreat makes the perfect romantic escape with relaxing beach strolls just moments from your door and glittering starlit skies above.
Your Highland Retreat
Sealladh Na Mara is a separate self contained holiday accommodation which forms a private wing of the larger property where the owners currently reside. Your beachside property sits in an elevated position over looking the famous "white sands of Morar", with spectacular views over the Morar Estuary, a mere five minute walk to reach the carribean-esque beach, which was immortalised in the film Local Hero starring Burt Lancaster. Sleeping 4 to 6 guests this newly built accommodation comprises of two good-sized bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a twin room with two singles and a smart TV. Ascend the stairs to the second floor and you will find the master bedroom off a mezzanine style where there is a double bed and a snug area with an additional double sofa bed and TV. All rooms have spectacular views over the white sands of Morar. The property also has two separate shower rooms, one situated on the ground floor and one on the first floor. There is a fully fitted open plan kitchen which offers a great social space letting in lots of light and which is open plan to the living area with smart TV, crackling wood burning stove (logs provided) and dining area. The kitchen is complete with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/drier etc. Stepping outside from the property there is a large decking area perfect for morning coffee by the beach or a glass of wine as the sun goes down over the stunning Morar Estuary. A barbecue is provided with charcoal for guests use during their stay. The property has good eco credentials with high-grade insulation throughout and underfloor heating produced by a ground source heat pump to keep you cosy all year round.
Morar is situated half way between the towns of Arisaig and Mallaig where you can take trips to the small isles or visit the Isle of Skye on the Calmac car ferry. Not only famous for its scenery you can also fish, golf, kayak, pony trek and many other outdoor activities. During the summer months you can watch the ‘Harry Potter' steam train arrive at Morar station as you have a barbecue or picnic on the beach.
The nearest town, Mallaig is only 3 miles away. Mallaig is only a short car journey away where you can catch the ferry to Skye and the Small Isles. There are spectacular beaches nearby including the: Silver Sands of Morar; Camusdaroch, Traigh and many more. You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing somewhere special to eat out. There are many good restaurants in Mallaig as well as places for a light lunch and the freshest of fish, most landed or dived for the day you dine. Folk music figures highly and you can catch a music session held on Sunday afternoons in the Crofters Bar in the Arisaig Hotel. Arisaig House offers delicious dining by reservations, a grand old estate house with an interesting past having been requisitioned during the war by the ex SOE (Special Operations Executive) to use as a commando base in training men and women. Also you can catch a ferry to Skye. The bustling town of Fort William is only 45 minutes drive with its busy shops, bars and is famous for Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland, its Nevis Range ski slopes and gondolas, mountain biking racks with uplifts for the more skilled MTB tracks and excellent mountaineering opportunities.
Loch Morar lies close by which is the deepest freshwater loch Europe and rumour has it is home to a lesser known local celebrity "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.
Stunning walking, day trips and five star family fun
There is so much to do and something for everyone here and staying at Sealladh na Mara provides the perfect base to explore the area to its fullest. Harry Potter fans will be excited to learn that they can follow in the wizard's footsteps and take the Jacobite steam train for a day trip on the stunning railway line across the Glenfinnan monument. Plenty of stunning walks and paths to explore or try the circular route to Tarbet and catch the Mallaig ferry back up Loch Nevis (Gaelic for Heaven). Head to Mallaig for fresh fish and chips on the pier. Kayak hire is available from Arisaig, where you can take in the shoreline secrets and see the natural habitat of our coastal wildlife. Visit the Land and Sea Centre in Mallaig or head out with Arisaig Sea Kayaks and explore the coastline at eye level from your own sea kayak. There are natural gardens at Arisaig as well as ruined settlements and romantic walks to enjoy. Silversands Pony Trekking offers a relaxing way to enjoy the area from horseback, half and full day treks are available, archery, boat trips to the islands and rock pooling or fishing for mackerel from the harbour at Arisaig or Mallaig.
The beautiful views of the Small Isles can be seen within a 10 minute walk along the beach on low tide. You can take a boat day trip to Canna, Muck, Eigg and Rum or a day trip to the magical Isle of Skye. Catch the Shearwater from Arisaig where in the summer months you might be lucky enough to observe the majestic orcas (killer whales) or get a dolphin escort aroudn the islands. Take a stroll along Morar Loch and look out towards 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. Eilean Bàn has been left untouched for the past 200 years, and as a consequence has become a jungle, brimming with giant conifers and voluminous hollies. There is spectacular wildlife and bird watching from the house and Traigh Golf course close by, offers a challenging 9-hole golf course for golfing enthusiasts.
A tranquil and stunning stay for families or romantics at heart, Sealladh na Mara offers luxury beachside relaxation; your highland escape to be enjoyed in every season.
Low Season: Mid October to Mid March
£480 per week (Short breaks in low season, please enquire direct.)
Mid Season: Mid March to Mid June and Mid September to Mid October
£600 per week
High Season: Mid June to Mid September
£850 per week
Christmas and New Year weeks please enquire.
"Super excited to come to the Morar area and Sealladh Na Mara did not disappoint. Very comfortable accommodation, friendly and helpful hosts - and those views - wow! Highly recommended."
"Stayed here as a family with two young children. We were very impressed. The views are amazing and the house is very well set up. A high point for us was the easy access to the beach. The kitchen is well fitted out with the basics, nothing we felt was missing. And the beds were comfortable!"
"What a fantastic place! Warm welcome, outstanding accommodation, spacious with everything you need. View from the house and BBQ area are unbelievable! Beach on your doorstep, not many people around, can't rate it highly enough! Wouldn't hesitate to stay again, thank you!"