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Traditional Loch Side Croft Cottage And Garden With Contemporary Extension

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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:
21 February, 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
  • 1 of 9


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


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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idyllic remote cosy cottage a perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

A really well thought out cosy and comfortable cottage, a perfect base for exploring the West Coast Highlands. By day we pottered and walked the glens, castles and lochs and by night retreated to the super efficient log burning stove to play games, eat delicious suppers and take hot showers before retreating to our comfy beds. The modern extension has been executed so sympathetically and is a great space. The garden looks super

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful visit to Dalilea

  • 5 of 5

Dalilea Croft is a perfect holiday hideaway. We have been going there for years and always look forward to our stays as the ideal refuge from a busy world. With no other properties in sight or hearing, you can be assured of absolute peace. The croft is attractive inside and out, very warm and cosy, and the new extension is charming with its deluxe bathroom and airy music/sun-room. The views of the loch are second to none and, if you are like me, you might even welcome a touch of bad weather to give you the excuse to burrow away in this lovely retreat. I would definitely recommend to friends and family. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful. We look forward to our next return to one of our absolute favourite holiday destinations.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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September 2016

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Dalilea Croft for ten years now so maybe this review is a bit biased! We love everything about it -the fresh clean air-the eagles, deer, bats and farm animals and the Ardnamurchan and "Road to the Isles" areas in general. The cottage itself is cosy and well equipped and the garden lovely. On rainy days we sit in the summer room and enjoy the changing skies across the loch. We have seen some changes to the building over the years but the sense of utter contentment and peace stays the same! Our dog Jenny, who is now twelve has spent every holiday here with us -She cries from us turning off the "main" road until we let her in the gate! Dalilea gives us exactly what we need -you can be as busy or as lazy as you please!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Property just what we wanted, very secluded but with walks close by.

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the croft, amazing views, walks and the sea eagles just topped it! For 4 of us enough space to spread out but lovely big table for meals and chats. Clean, comfortable and well maintained. The trips up to the lighthouse and Sanna bay spectacular with singing sands interesting with the tv unit filming! Mallaig easy drive for fuel top up and Co-op (but also used Kilchoan as we were there for 2 weeks), if you arrive around 2.00 good time to see the steam train. Glenuig Inn 20 min drive for food as well as the Loch Shiel Hotel but must admit we mainly ate in - wine supples from the village!.

No internet or tv not a problem as so much else to do and if really stuck always internet cafe available - not that we used it, depending on your phone could get signal enough for some data and texts.

This area of the highlands is spectacular with really helpful, friendly people. Owners excellent customer service and if you need peace and quiet go for it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lochailort in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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