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Traditional Loch Side Croft Cottage And Garden With Contemporary Extension

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Moidart, by Ardnamurchan, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Remote And Tranquil Location, No Light Pollution And No Neighbours And 10 Minutes Drive To The Pub!

Dalilea Croft is situated on the north west side of Loch Shiel, in an area known as Moidart in the Western Highlands of Scotland. Fort William is 30 miles to the east and the cottage is approximately seven miles from Acharacle, which has a good general store, post office, tea room, bakery and pub. There are several good restaurants in the area. Boat hire on Loch Shiel is available and fishing can generally be arranged. The traditional single storey cottage is integrated with an architect designed extension with glass end-elevation, providing spectacular loch views and surrounded by its own established garden which is well fenced and bounded to the south by a small burn. The garden is completely secluded, no other house is visible, with Ben Resipol to the south and Loch Shiel, a short walk across a field, to the west. When the water in the fresh water loch is low, a sandy beach makes an ideal picnic spot.

Property Manager
Steven Mitchell
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

Why Steven Mitchell chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

It is located in an amazing part of Scotland - very rural, stuffed with wildlife and scenery - if you want to get away from it all, this is the place for you!

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a truly magical and healing place Dalilea is. My first visit to this area and certainly not my last - unspoilt and very special.
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lochailort in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are two bathrooms, neither are en-suite, one with bath and shower and the other shower only.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) + Mezzanine Space Notes on bedrooms: The accommodation consists of one double and one twin bedroom and a flexible mezzanine space that has two single beds accessed via a very steep ladder.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The summer room leads to a deck area through large patio doors. The garden is large and well stocked and the grass is cut regularly. There is a stream at the bottom of the garden that is a potential hazard for young children. The garden gate leads directly to the lochside beach 500 metres away. There is parking space for two cars in a shared layby at the entrance to the cottage. Utility Room: Coat and boot room with hanging space and drying cupboard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Please bring your own linen (duvet covers, sheets and pillow cases, towels and tea-towels). Utility bills and some coal/firewood are included in the weekly price.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)


5 star cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing cottage and location, could not fault it. Second time that we have stayed at the cottage, will be back again. The cottage and garden and the scenery around is perfect for a relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here many times now and we are never disappointed. The cottage is clean,

warm and well equipped and has a beautiful garden complete with stream. We saw eagles, deer and bats from the doorstep (the eagles are nesting nearby) and enjoyed the farm animals too. This visit we had the most glorious weather so mainly sat in the garden and didn't venture far, but there is plenty to do and see in the area. We have always had a dog or two with us-the garden is secure and there are walks nearby if the fields have livestock in them

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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location location location

  • 5 of 5

just amazing! Easy to find but off the beaten track. Well furnished with cosy log fire and garden room with stunning views. We are a family with 10 year old twin boys and they could just roam freely down to the lochside. Our boys also loved their own space in the mezzanine bedroom. No mobile, no Wi-Fi and virtually no radio signal only enhances the slowing down of the pace of life here. Every day was an adventure with walks at Castle Tioram, watching the Hogwarts Express arrive at Mallaig, Glenborrodale Nature Centre, Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, Kilmory Bay and the beautiful walk to the Singing Sands all within easy driving distance.Local shops provide all you will ever need, and the nearby Mingarry Restaurant is top notch too along with the Glenuig Inn too. Just sitting watching the weather change over Ben Resipole and the loch was very cosy. During our week here we saw eagles, red deer, buzzards, seals and a plethora of other birds. We would recommend this holiday to anyone, thanks for a lovely week.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay here

  • 5 of 5

Super place, good location, facilities the right balance between friendly and effective.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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autumn at dalilea croft

  • 5 of 5

As a family of four with teenagers, we have just spent a wonderful autumnal week at Dalilea. The cottage was homely, warm and comfortable with the added advantage of no TV reception or wifi....life slowed down. We walked everyday...over the hills behind the cottage and along the shores of the loch, took our canoes out to the Green Isle, read books, played board games and the piano and watched a couple of DVD s. Saw a golden eagle and red squirrel. Had a total break. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stylish hideaway in stunning highland setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in August at Dalilea Cottage and loved it! There's lots of space for everyone (we were a group of 4 adults) to cook, dine, read and relax in the cosy, traditional cottage or the super-stylish extension with its loch-facing sunroom (breathtaking view!). Lots to do locally - we cycled to the infamous 'Singing Sands' (even swimming in the sea), walked the Silver Walk overlooking Castle Tioram, and cycled from Pollock to Glenfinnan is glorious sunshine. Make a booking at Ardshealach Lodge to sample some of the best food in the area.

Highly recommend Dalilea. We will certainly be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fiona Thanks for taking the time to write such an eloquent review - I am very pleased you and yours had such a good time at Dalilea - come back soon! Steven
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season 1
25 Mar 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
4 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We let Sat to Sat from April till October. Bookings will be confirmed after receipt of a deposit of £100. The balance is payable two weeks prior to the booked date. Deposits will only be returned if cancellation notice is given six weeks prior to booked date. Cheques should be made payable to Steven Mitchell. All payments will be confirmed in writing or by email.

Changeover Day:
Always Saturday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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