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Traditional Loch Side Croft Cottage And Garden With Contemporary Extension

Bedrooms 2
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking


About the property

A get away from it all cottage in the hidden gem of Moidart, by Ardnamurchan. Perfectly situated for trips to Skye, Mull, the beautiful west coast beaches and hills.

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 April, 2018

Why Steven Mitchell chose Lochailort

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

We come every year from Australia to revisit Dalilea and the croft was as usual peaceful, lovely and a pleasure to stay in - roll on our next visit!
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lochailort in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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.


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Traditional Loch Side Croft Cottage And Garden With Contemporary Extension
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Dalilea Croft. The accommodation was comfortable and cosy and the situation was ideal for walking, swimming in the loch, seeing wildlife, visiting beaches and Castle Tiorum. I would definitely book this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent away-from-it-all break!

  • 5 of 5

Just home from a fantastic week at Dalilea and missing it already. The booking experience was v easy and the owner was very helpful indeed. The directions to the cottage were easy to follow and check in was easy. The cottage was spotless on arrival and had everything we needed.

The bedrooms are comfortable and warm. The dining room is lovely and cosy with the woodburner and comfy fireside armchairs. The garden room is a great addition and we really enjoyed playing the grand piano and cosying up on the sofa for a dvd. There is a good choice of dvds, books, music cds and board games to keep the whole family amused. The kitchen is pretty well equipped and even had some basic store cupboard things though we had taken our own as obviously that can't be guaranteed.

We spent the grey days out on long walks with the dog and he loved to swim in the Loch to fetch sticks! Singing Sands was beautiful and we really liked Castle Tioram too. The cafe at Acharacle was so -so (toasties were burnt and bacon roll was a bit flabby!) but the cakes looked amazing! The wee shop at Acharacle has everything you need. The steak pies are fab!

We didn't see much wildlife (a couple of red deer on the way to singing Sands and birds /bats around the cottage) but had fun looking out for it nonetheless!

A fab week in a lovely location and just the rest and relaxation we were looking for.

Obviously it gets very dark at night and we were glad we took torches even just for letting the dog out in the evening /early morning!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean , comfortable , quiet and relaxing cottage .

  • 4 of 5

The croft is very much a far from the madding crowd type of cottage ,quiet and relaxing . It sits in a well kept and fenced garden just off a farm road which sees very little traffic , mainly farm vehicles . There is often quite a bit of wildlife to be seen in the area . If you need your Wi fi , tv ,

phone, etc . , it is not for you , even the radio reception is a bit hit or miss . The kitchen in the original croft could do with a bit of modernising but the rest of the house is comfortable .

There are plenty of walks and things to do in the area and the cottage has lots of information on these .

This part of Scotland , Sunart , Moidart , Ardnamurchan and Arisaig , is beautiful and well worth the effort . We had a wet week but it did not keep us in and the sun appeared on an odd occasion .

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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idyllic cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a week staying in this idyllic cottage for my husbands 50th birthday. The cottage is looking a bit tired in parts especially the kitchen but nothing drastic. We had the most wonderful weeks stay. Scenery from the cottage is just breath taking. Been greeted by lots of little robins in the garden,feeding on the seed just put a big smile on face every morning. The cottages surrounding scenery makes it a wonderful place to relax and wind down. We did encounter lots of wildlife deer,eagles,pine martins and much more. Overall we had an amazing weeks stay and would love to return. A bit of a fresh up to the cottage wouldn't go amiss though.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Croft, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic property in a fantastic location. Well presented and cosy. Would recommend it to anyone, even though we had two weeks of rain !!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great spaces for us to chill out, read, bird watch and chat

  • 5 of 5

Loved the walks on the doorstep s well as a visit to the wildlife center for coffee when wet. Smokehouse at Glenuig was so helpfull and the community shop for vegetables.

Loch Shiel Hotel meal was brilliant with very friendly staff.No wifi - at the moment - makes it a must for evening meals and playing dominoes!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Food smoking courses available locally.

Trout fishing by boat on Loch Shiel (available to hire locally)

Mountain biking at Wolf Tracks 1.5 hours away by car.

Several local Corbetts to climb and Munros in nearby Glenfinnan and Glencoe

Summer steam train running between Fort William and Mallaig, which stops at our local station at Lochailort.


Private sandy loch beach by the cottage and various sea beaches within 15 minute drive including the singing sands beach accessed via an hour long walk through mature woodland.


Nearest airport is Inverness but it is more than 2 hours away. The cottage is 3.5 hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow by car. Use of a car is essential.


Acharacle with shop 7 miles and Fort William with large Morrisons supermarket and 24 hour petrol, 36 miles away.

Further Details:

By car there are many excellent day trips to consider – Arisaig, Ardnamurchan, Mull, Morvern and the Inner Hebrides to name a few. The cottage is only 30mins from Mallaig and the daily ferry to Skye.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lochailort, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 low season 1
3 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 high season
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 low season 2
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 low season 1
2 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 high season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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