House in Salen, Nr. Acharacle, Scotland

Comfortable House On Sea Loch Sunart With Stunning Views, private mooring.

Lochside Location On Edge Of Village, In Its Own Nine Acre Grounds, Thirty Yards From The Shore

Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

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    £90 - £100PER NIGHT
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    • Property type:House
    • Sleeps:6 (3 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:2
    • Internet access
    • Pets accepted

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    Property description

    Rhu Bhan is a three bedroomed bungalow, sleeping six. It stands in a garden stocked with rhododendrons and azaleas, running down to the sea. A summer house is positioned right on the sea. A path leads down from the house to the shore where there is a boathouse with mown area which used to be the steamer jetty. We have a private mooring for a small boat. There are nine acres of woodland to the west meaning the whole property is quite well secluded. The house has wi-fi which is free for your use.

    Accommodation description

    Bedrooms:
    One twin bedded room, one twin bedded room with hand wash basin, one king sized double bedded. All rooms with fitted wardrobes.

    Bathrooms:
    One bathroom with bath and shower,wash basin,bidet and WC. One shower room with basin and WC.

    Kitchen:
    Cooker with double electric ovens and gas hob,fridge, dishwasher, magi mix food mixer.

    Utility Room:
    Sink and drainer,deep freeze,clothes washer,tumble drier. Ample cupboard space and work tops, iron and board etc.

    Living Rooms:
    Large sitting room with sofa, two arm chairs, antique chests,desk. Comfortable chairs round table in one corner to take advantage of loch view,TV, DVD player, high quality CD, tape player, radio, telescope.

    Other:
    Dining room, seats eight round antique oval table, immediately next to kitchen.
    Entrance hall with coat hangers. Main hall off which lead all the main rooms.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Towels and linen included. House cleaned once per week by caretaker who lives two minutes away.

    Amenities/Facilities:
    Parking, Garden.

    Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.

    Central Heating, Internet Access, Satellite, Telephone.

    Location Type:
    Mountain, Near ocean.

    Accessibility
    We have had wheelchair bound guests but there are steps up to both external doors and up from the hall to the sitting room. The rest of the house is all on one level.

    Outside
    French windows out of the sitting room lead into the garden and a small terraced area with bench. At the bottom of the garden right on the loch side but some twenty feet above it is a wooden summer house with balcony along its front. It is furnished with table and chairs. The view from here is absolutely stunning and worth staying here just for this! A path to the side of the house leads down to our boathouse and short slipway with a mown area which used to be the village steamer jetty

    Important notes on accommodation

    One well behaved dog would be welcome. More than one possible by negotiation. This property is not suitable for very young children. It has been our second home for over twenty years and contains many personal artefacts which will not be put away.

    Rates

    Prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    1 March 2014 - 30 April 2014 £ 90.00 7
    1 May 2014 - 30 September 2014 £ 100.00 7
    1 October 2014 - 31 March 2015 £ 90.00 7

    Notes on prices
    The prices shown are a guide only. We are able to offer a discount on stays of longer than a week and also for numbers of guests below six.

    Changeover day
    Saturday preferred but negotiable as are times of arrival and departure.

    Booking notes
    We ask for a 20% non returnable deposit to confirm your booking, with the balance payable six weeks in advance. With the final payment we require 400 deposit against loss or damage to the property. We will retain 50 in the event of the property being left in an unacceptable state of cleanliness and tidiness including refuse being disposed of in the correct manner. The deposit will be returned in full providing no damage or significant breakages have occurred.

    Location

    House in Salen, Nr. Acharacle, Scotland

    About the area

    Coast/Beach
    The sea shore which is shingle is fifty yards from the house. Five miles away at Ardtoe is a sandy beach. On the north side of the peninsula is a truly stunning beach, the Singing Sands, so called because of the singing sound they make when walking on them. This is reached by a picturesque walk of three miles along the shore then through a forestry block. Sanna Bay is nineteen miles west of Salen and is a fabulous sandy beach covering a vast area with excellent, safe swimming.

    Golf
    Thirty miles from 9 hole golf course at Traigh, Arisaig. Thirty three miles (via Corran Ferry) to Fort William where there is a golf course.

    Skiing
    Aonach Mor ski centre five miles north of Fort William can be reached in approximately one hour by car.

    Special Interest Holidays
    I am able to organise salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing on loch and river on a well known fishery twenty miles from the house if given prior notice.

    How to get there
    Salen is two and a half hours drive north along Loch Lomond side and over Rannoch Moor from Glasgow Airport. Inverness Airport is 120 miles north via Fort William and takes a good three hours.
    Fort William railway station is the termination of the sleeper service from London, Euston. The line continues to Mallaig along the world famous West Highland Line. The Jacobite steam service operates on this line daily and is very well worth making the trip.

    Distances
    The house is on the edge of Salen village which overlooks Salen bay, a safe anchorage and marina much loved by sailors. Good boat launching facilities are available here. Acharacle is three miles away and has shops.
    Fort William is the main shopping town. It is thirty three miles away via the Corran Ferry. Alternatively, to avoid the ferry go north via Lochailort on a truly fabulous drive round the coast overlooking Rhum, Eigg and Muick. It is fifty miles.

    Further Details
    Salen is best reached from the south by crossing the Corran Ferry eight miles south of Fort William. It is a twenty five mile journey, the second twelve on a single track road through really beautiful country where seals on the rocks along the shore can often be seen. Turning inland towards Loch Sunart red deer, golden eagle are regularly to be seen. Strontian is the first village on the route with an excellent shop, fuel, hotels, cafe, post office. Twelve miles further along the single track road is Salen. There is the family run Salen Hotel with restaurant and bar used by locals and visitors alike. This is a very friendly and good hotel with restaurant serving local produce. There is a good bar menu and children are well catered for. Three miles further on is Acharacle which has a good general store, bakery, takeaway, hotel, post office and the renowned Ardshealach Lodge restaurant serving high quality food much of it grown in the extensive gardens.

    Guest reviews

    3 reviews
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    Guest
    rating

    5/5

    Reviewed by: Richard and Janet Comber, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 1 July 2014

    Date of stay: June 2014

    "Amazing holiday location"

    We loved this cottage in what must be the most beautiful part of the UK. The cottage is very comfortable and has extremely efficient central heating for colder days but catches the sun most of the day. The layout is convenient with the dining room adjacent to the kitchen. The sitting room is enormous with glorious views from the picture windows over looking the loch, and beautifully light for wet days in spent cross stitching or painting. It certainly exceeded expectations although isn't modern so may not suit everyone. The garden is beautiful - totally unspoilt and with various places to sit to catch the sun. And with lots of bird life that emptied the feeder plus refill that we took in 10 days! We didn't see seals or otters from the property but did see a porpoise and I'm sure they must be visible if you are there at the right time. We did see a pine martin one evening as we walked home from the hotel. And there is a super wildlife hide only 15 minutes away. If you can tear yourself away from the property, within 30-60 minutes drive there are walks to beautiful secluded beaches with crystal clear water. You can also swim from the property but need plastic/ rubber shoes as the beach is pebbly and the rocks barnacle encrusted. We enjoyed very good meals at the Salen Hotel only 10 minutes walk away. And Ardshelagh Lodge in Acharacle, only 10 minutes drive away, is also very good. We have only just come home and have booked again for next year - what more can one say?

    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, adventure seekers, sightseeing and romantic getaway

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    Guest
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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Katherine, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 18 May 2014

    Date of stay: April 2014

    "A blissful week"

    We spent a truly magical week at this lovely house, which is nestled in an unsurpassable location overlooking Loch Sunart. We are a family of four (our children are 7 and 5 years old) plus we have 2 dogs. We'd taken some time trying to find the right place for our holiday so we were quite excited when we found this house because we wanted somewhere in a wild and wonderful location but with easily accessible beaches for the children. We hit the jackpot! It was exactly what we were looking for. The house has been built to take full advantage of its spectacular location. The sitting room has huge windows overlooking Loch Sunart and the view is mesmerising. There's a small kitchen with a cosy dining room immediately next door. There are three bedrooms, two with views onto the garden and through the trees to the loch. A bathroom and a separate shower room were more than enough for our needs. The shower isn't exactly a power shower but it just about does the job. There's a practical utility room where we hung wet towels and bathing suits and where the dogs slept at night. The grounds of the house were great fun for the children - a mossy garden with rhododendron bushes and hidden little paths through the trees. There's also a gravel path down to a rocky beach by a boathouse. The lochside 'summer house' is the ideal spot for eating in the evening and is fantastic for seal-spotting (we saw 2 in the bay). The house was the perfect base for exploring the area. Each day we went off to discover a new beach. We were extremely lucky with the weather - warm sunshine all week and ideal for spending long days on the beach with barely a soul around. The highlight was a walk we did to the beautiful Singing Sands. We felt ambitious doing it with young(ish) children as it's a 6 mile round trip but they loved it. We took some matches and sausages and built a fire with sticks that we collected in the woods by the beach. Turquoise water, white sands, blazing sunshine and the beach to ourselves - a very memorable day. We did a fabulous walk from Glenuig to Smirisary beach and on Easter day we took the Lochaline-Mull ferry for lunch in Tobermory. If you're looking for minimalist, designer chic then this house is probably not for you. But if, like us, you want a comfortable, practical, family-friendly holiday home as a base for exploring one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles, then look no further!

    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, adventure seekers, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    3/5

    Reviewed by: Mags, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 26 February 2014

    Date of stay: April 2013

    "Lovely Area"

    We stayed here at Easter 2013 for a week.Booked last minute with the owner who had just advertised the cottage for general rentals.The location of this house is fabulous, though not really suitable for small children or older or infirm adults, as the grounds are rocky and uneven.The views to the loch are lovely, though access to it is a bit of a scramble or a walk around the road.The house is somewhat dated though warm.Good internet access and tv for bad weather days. The beds need renewing (if not already done so !) the mattresses were quite old and worn outand also the bedding had dog hairs on them ! Hopefully the owners have fixed the shower by now which would be a bonus to the bath. Overall it was a nice break in this area though wouldn't stay here again due to the beds and general cleanliness.It was also quite expensive for the standard of accomodation offered.

    Response to review:
    This was the first let and due to the very short notice after posting the property I did explain that it had not been fully prepared for guests. As we have dogs and the majority of visitors also do the odd dog hair is unavoidable. We will continue to accept guests with dogs. Point taken about the mattresses. This is currently being addressed. New shower works really well and we are not able to find a problem with it. There is a good path down to the shore from the side of the house. We do not understand how it was missed!
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    About the Owner

    I am a retired dairy and sheep farmer. My wife and I purchased this property in 1990 as it is an ideal place to holiday. We spend up to four months of the year in the house spread throughout the year. It is therefore very much our second home much loved by all of us.

    Year property purchased: 1990

    Why this location?

    I have known the area all my life and am very keen on fishing and deer stalking of which the area abounds. It has some of the most beautiful scenery in the British Isles if not the world. It is very remote and unspoilt and still devoid of people.

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