About this listing
Bliss out on this charming working highland croft only 5 minutes walk to sandy beaches and pristine coastal shoreline; wake up to Small Isles views of Eigg Rum and Skye and experience fresh seafood, outdoor adventures, highland games and traditional music.
Derryfad self catering holiday cottage is set on a family croft in Arisaig on the road to the Isles. The location is perfect either for a tranquil break taking in the stunning views of the islands of Eigg, Rum and Skye or for the more adventurous there’s local kayak center Arisaig kayaks, Arisaig Marine boat cruises and pony trekking on the white sands of Morar. Guests will love the large open plan living and dining area with large picture window looking out to the crofts and islands beyond. Derryfad sleeps 6 guests comfortably in 3 bedrooms comprising of two doubles and one twin bedroom and there is a large well-maintained garden just at the side of the property with outdoor furniture great for dining alfresco or simply relaxing after a day’s adventures. Inside you will find a fitted kitchen, fully equipped with electric cooker, microwave, washing machine and fridge. The living room has a smart TV and a comfortable leather 3 piece suite. The property also has oil central heating throughout and wi-fi for staying connected while on holiday.
Situated 5 minutes walk from sandy beaches and shore walks perfect for families looking to escape to the west coast for a relaxing break. Close by is the pretty village of Arisaig situated on the famous Road to the Isles. The village has a selection of shops and a railway station, connecting it with Mallaig and Fort William. The beaches of Arisaig are known as the Silver Sands of Morar and the landscape is simply spectacular.
An enchanting location on the West Coast
Derryfad offers total relaxation in the West Coast, highlands of Scotland.Set within a 5 minute walk from the beach.
It is approx. 40 miles from Fort William, 4 miles from Morar, 8 miles from Mallaig and approx 1 mile from Arisaig. Loch Morar has its own unusual inhabitant 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.
Family adventures and stunning walking
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: Silver Sands of Morar; Camusdarach, 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 the local area for example you can head to Arisaig or Mallaig by car as well as places for 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 Arisiag 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.
Take a 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. Kayak hire is available from Arisaig, where you can take in the shoreline secrets and see the natural habitat of our coastal wildlife. There’s also a mountain to climb, the highest in Scotland, Ben Nevis. For a more sedentary day out why not head up Nevis Range by gondola with lunch and spectacular views. 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).
Spectacular wildlife and bird watching can be found locally, with golden eagle and eagle sightings nearby. Traigh Golf course offers a challenging 9-hole golf course for golfing enthusiasts or you can choose to visit the many beaches nearby and explore rock pools with the family. In the winter or summer, Nevis Range offers skiing and hosts the downhill MTB (Mountain Bike championships) as well as biking courses and trails and tracks with a great bike hire facility.
From £450 per week depending on season.
Short breaks available. Maximum of 6 guests.
Children are welcome. Pets are allowed by arrangement.
Contact Tel : +447789042074
For family escapes, beachlovers, action packed days or a relaxing escape with the family Derryfad offers a holiday for all generations and special together time.
- Guests: 6 | Bedrooms: 3 | Beds: 3 | Bathrooms: 1
- Family Friendly
- Free Parking
- Mountain Views
- No Smoking
- Outdoor furniture
- Sea views
- Washing Machine
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: No
- Pets allowed: No
- Party allowed: No
- Children allowed: Yes