These two lovely cottages are set in 8 acres of glorious landscaped and wooded grounds by the side of Loch Sunart, the stunningly beautiful sea loch which forms the southern boundary of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. They face south-east over Loch Sunart to the hills of Morvern. These superb cottages are extremely well appointed, with many extras - eg use of bicycles, a dingy and Canadian canoe. You can even join the owners on their fishing boat on the loch and catch prawns or squat lobsters - great fun and delicious on the barbecue!
The cottages are in an idyllic situation on the edge of the charming village of Strontian with its hotels, pub, shops, post office and tourist office all within walking distance. There is lots to do and see in the local area - empty beaches, dolphin and whale spotting boat trips, walking, climbing, diving, riding and the most breathtaking mountain and coastal scenery.
Kilcamb Cottages are reached by taking the Corran Ferry from Nether Lochaber (8 miles south of Fort William) to Ardgour - this is a 3 minute crossing but a lovely way to arrive to your holiday cottage.
Ben Nevis and Glencoe are nearby if you want to ski or mountain climb. The lighthouse on the point of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula is the most westerly point on the U.K.mainland and is designed in an Egyptian style - a very romantic setting with views towards the Hebrides and the Small Isles and a great place to visit from the cottages. Mull is easy to visit with a short ferry crossing so you can visit Tobermoray - an essential trip if you are on holiday here with children as it is the 'real' Balamoray! Nearby 'The Road to the Isles' leads to Mallaig and the ferry to Skye and the Hebrides. The two cottages are identical in layout and design, one being the mirror image of the other, though Hermitray has a sofa bed so can sleep 6.
Details at a glance
Sleeps - 4 or 6.
Bedrooms 2 - (1 double, 1 twin - Hermitray also has a sofa bed).
Bathrooms - 2 (1 ensuite shower-room).
Fridge and freezer.
Oven, hob and microwave.
Books and games.
TV (Sky Freesat) and DVD player.
Broadband internet access.
Cot/foldaway bed available.
Fort William - 22 miles.
Pub food, bistro, hotel restaurant - walking distance.
Local shops - walking distance.
8 acres grounds.
Dingy and canoe.
Fishing on Loch Sunart.
Fabulous views and scenery.
Accommodation: These two cottages are on the shores of Loch Sunart and have large windows in the sitting room, making it a bright and sunny room. They also have well-equipped modern kitchens with dining areas, a double bedroom and bathroom and a twin room with an en-suite shower-room. Hermitray also has a double sofa bed in the sitting room so can sleep 6.
What's included: Linen, towels, heating and electricity.
Cottage directions: From Edinburgh and Glasgow (approx 3 hours): Head north from Edinburgh (M9 / A84 / A85) via Stirling and Callander, or Glasgow (A82) via Loch Lomond: Both routes meet at Crianlarich where you take the A82 via Tyndrum, Glencoe and Ballachulish towards Fort William. 8 miles south of Fort William, just after the village of Onich, turn left at the sign post 'Corran Ferry' for the 3-minute crossing to Ardgour. From Ardgour, follow the A861 to Strontian. Cross the stone bridge after the village square and turn immediately left, down the private driveway to Kilcamb cottages.