New To Best: Three charming west coast cottages in Morar and Mallaig

23/08/2019 New To Best: Three charming west coast cottages in Morar and Mallaig


Three west coast cottages linked by the most scenic train journey in Scotland, the road to the isles and a gateway to the Isle of Skye.

Ard-Choille Croft

Glasnacardoch, Mallaig, Lochaber

Discover this luxurious 100 year old renovated croft, with stunning views to the islands and on the Wanderlust's top 5 scenic railway routes – stroll iconic film location sugar sand white beaches and view the famous Hogwarts Express from your doorstep.

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Ard Choille has been beautifully renovated offering a fabulous holiday base for up to five guests. Ideal for two couples or a family of five, the property offers two double bedrooms as well as a single bed. All rooms flood with light from all angles and the separate living area enjoys two comfortable sofas with wonderful views, to relax in an evening after a day's adventures.

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The kitchen and dining area are open plan, maximising the flow of the property and the veranda doors from the dining room open out onto the decking. The kitchen is fully equipped for your use with microwave, oven and grill tower, dishwasher as well as a separate laundry area/utility room with washer and dryer. The grounds of Ard Choille are beautifully landscaped offering a safe playing place for families with children to enjoy while on holiday. The house is set within a croft with ample parking spaces for guests' vehicles and there is access to the natural croft land straight from the house.

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Families will love the relaxed vibe of Ard Choille, close enough to the ferry port and fishing village of Mallaig for creating new adventures yet peacefully located for a truly relaxing stay with family or friends.

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Book your next stay at Ard-Choille Croft.

Glendale Cottage

Mallaig, Lochaber

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sealladh Na Mara

Morar, Lochaber

Gaze out at the stunning sea views over the sugar white sands at Morar – your Highland retreat makes the perfect romantic escape with relaxing beach strolls just moments from your door and glittering starlit skies above.

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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 overlooking 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.

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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.

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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.

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Book your next stay at Sealladh Na Mara.

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