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Luxury 5-bedroom architect-designed detached house, loch frontage, superb views

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Roshven, nr Lochailort, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Wonderfully Peaceful Location But Within Easy Reach Of Fort William, Mallaig And Ardnamurchan

Coopers Knowe House sleeps up to 10 in five spacious double bedrooms, each of which has its own en suite. Sitting directly on the shores of Lochailort, a sea loch in the Scottish Highlands just north of the Ardnamurchan peninsular, the property has been designed to take full advantage of the stunning local scenery and there are breathtaking views from more or less every window. The house sits on its own private estate of some 60 acres. There is a pebble beach directly in front of the house and another with white sand a short walk away. Guests enjoy fixtures and furnishings of a very high standard as well as a choice of two sitting rooms, a dining room, breakfasting kitchen and a games room complete with pool table with table tennis top and additional TV. The house is situated in a wonderfully peaceful location but is within a short drive of Fort William and Mallaig and can be reached in under three hours from Glasgow Airport. The surrounding area offers great walking, a range of scenic excursions for the sea kayaking enthusiast as well as sea trout and mackerel fishing without the need to travel. Day trip options include Skye, the small isles of Rhum, Eigg and Muck, a tour of the Ardnamurchan peninsular and for the Harry Potter fan a journey on the Jacobite Steam Train over the Glenfinnan viaduct. Within a short drive of the house there are a number of fantastic inns, restaurants and hotels providing good food ranging from traditional pub fare to fine dining.


Owner
Patricia Middleton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017

About Patricia Middleton

Since living in Glasgow for a couple of years when we were younger, my husband and I have regularly spent quite a lot of time in Scotland. My husband's energy business operates a number of small hydro electric power stations across Scotland and when land came up for sale opposite the hydro electric scheme we own in Roshven we jumped at the chance to build a holiday home on it.

Patricia Middleton purchased this house in 2012

Why Patricia Middleton chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

Roshven is a very special place. The local area affords views that are up there with the best in the whole of the UK and you really do feel yourself unwinding the moment you enter the house. Sitting looking at the waves on the loch with a glass of wine or a wee dram in hand is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life! But although the house is fairly remote, there's still quite a lot going on locally and plenty of places to visit within a short drive to ensure you don't get bored. And there are also lots of nice places nearby to sample Scottish hospitality.

What makes this house unique

I love seeing the deer strolling through the garden right outside the lounge window. I also particularly enjoy strolling through the woods to the sandy cove - on a clear day you'd think you were on a Greek island!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Going on holiday with several generations of the family was really enjoyable at this house because it's got lots of beautifully decorated space indoors (with bathrooms galore!) and there's a nice variety of activities to keep everyone amused," Mrs C, May 2014

"Coopers Knowe House is tucked away next to Loch Ailort in the 'rough bounds' of Moidart. It is a stunning place to stay with dramatic views of the impressive Corbetts of An Stac and Rois Bheinn. As the sun sets you can sit back with a dram to hand and enjoy the surrounding hills transform through a range of vivid amber tones. With the local deer roaming past and the gentle shoreline of the Loch and beach within easy reach for a late night or early morning stroll it is instantly relaxing and easy to unwind, even for southern city types," Mr D, April 2014.

"Wow! Amazing! Fantastic! These were the words to describe the house and the location when we arrived at Coopers Knowe House. We were a family of eight ranging in age from 16 to 75. My parents used the downstairs bedroom due to my mums poor mobility. As we were not able to walk all day and the purpose for our holiday was to spend time together as a family, the house was perfect. There was great excitement on the first evening when spotted deer outside, but that was nothing to seeing a family of eight deer walking by later in the week," Mrs G April 2014
Jun 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lochailort in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite to Bedroom 2; large Japanese-style square bath
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 3
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 4
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 5; walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main bathroom on the ground floor
  • Bed 1 en-suite: bath separate shower cubicle wc w/b Bed 2 en-suite: Japanese-style square bath with shower over wc w/b Bed 3 en-suite: Shower cubicle wc w/b Bed 4 en-suite: Shower cubicle wc w/b Bed 5 en-suite: Walk in Shower wc w/b Bathroom bath
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superkingsize double can be split to create 2 large singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superkingsize double can be split to create 2 large singles
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superkingsize double can be split to create 2 large singles
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 super king-size; en-suite bath Bed 2 super king-size; en-suite bath Bed 3 super king-size; en-suite shower Bed 4 twin beds; en-suite shower Bed 5: super king-size; en-suite shower; g/floor Beds 2,3 & 5 can be configured as a double or a twin
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house has been designed to make the most of the stunning views and therefore most of the rooms enjoy breathtaking views of the loch and the surrounding hills. All the reception rooms on the ground floor open out on to the main patio. Bedrooms 1 and 3 also boast small balconies and Bedroom 5 has its own small terrace. There are tables and chairs on the balconies, terrace and patio to allow you to take breakfast or enjoy a glass or wine outside gazing out over the loch. All the rooms have been furnished to a high standard and there is a range art by mostly Scottish artists on the walls to further enhance the ambience. The house is centrally heated by means of an air source heat pump and there is a wood burning stove in the main lounge for during the winter. With each of the bedrooms having its own en-suite, individual guests are afforded a welcome degree of privacy and the 2 sitting rooms and games room mean that large parties do not need to be on top of one another. Outside: The house sits on its own estate of some 60 acres. There is a patio directly in front of the house with a table, 10 chairs and a barbecue. There is a range of garden furniture. It is a 2 minute walk to the shingle beach directly in front of the house; a private, sheltered, sandy cove is a short stroll away. The local wildlife are a particular feature of the local area and deer are often seen directly outside the house. Utility Room: Siemens washing machine, Siemens tumble dryer, Belfast sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen for each guest included. Cleaning prior to arrival and at the end of the stay; cleaning mid-way through the holiday for guests booking a two-week stay. Other: Games room in a separate annexe with pool table, table tennis top, darts. Additional TV and Sony Playstation 3. Large sofa.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Luxury 5-bedroom architect-designed detached house, loch frontage, superb views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

The perfect house.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect house to enjoy a great family holiday in the Highlands in a great location with superb views all around. our second visit and most enjoyable. Pat and Robert are the perfect hosts and the house is very well equipped. The games room proved to be very popular again. We saw stags near the property several times during the week and the trek to Bobs beach was worth it even though it was quite boggy in places. All in all a fabulous week in a fabulous place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful and unique location. The house is very up to date, extremely well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for one week in May 2017. The house is superbly located on the south side of loch Ailort. We Kayak, walk for recreation and this location is well suited for that, also close to Glenuig and Arisaig for food and bars. We had hot weather so were able to spend a couple of days using the sandy beach on the property and swam from the beach. There are Corbetts to climb nearby and the views from the top are stunning.

The house itself is modern, with plenty of space and extremely well equipped for cooking which we did most nights. It was the perfect place to be for a family reunion.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house great location .

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with lovely views . Easy access to loch for swimming and watching wild life. Very comfortable accommodation and well appointed kitchen . Pat was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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A splendid and special place

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we knew that Coopers Knowe House was a special place. Well-designed and well-equipped, the property had all we needed. Having an en-suite bathroom or shower room for each bedroom was excellent, and the modern design provided masses of living space - large lounge, dining room, kitchen and 'snug' - where we could be together or separate as the mood took us.

The covered area allows outdoor dining even when the weather is damp, while the separate games room provides entertainment on wet days.

With its own grounds, woodland, fields and the loch (diverse birds, seals and an otter to entertain us) only a very short walk away, it would be possible to spend a very happy holiday without leaving the house and its surroundings.

That of course would be to miss local attractions such as Ben Nevis, the steam railway, the excellent inn at Glenuig, the iconic Ardnamurchan lighthouse and - thanks to Caledonian MacBrayne ferries - trips to Mull, Rum, Skye and many other islands.

Will we be going back? I very much hope so.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A splendid and special place

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we knew that Coopers Knowe House was a special place. Well-designed and well-equipped, the property had all we needed. Having an en-suite bathroom or shower room for each bedroom was excellent, and the modern design provided masses of living space - large lounge, dining room, kitchen and 'snug' - where we could be together or separate as the mood took us.

The covered area allows outdoor dining even when the weather is damp, while the separate games room provides entertainment on wet days.

With its own grounds, woodland, fields and the loch (diverse birds, seals and an otter to entertain us) only a very short walk away, it would be possible to spend a very happy holiday without leaving the house and its surroundings.

That of course would be to miss local attractions such as Ben Nevis, the steam railway, the excellent inn at Glenuig, the iconic Ardnamurchan lighthouse and - thanks to Caledonian MacBrayne ferries - trips to Mull, Rum, Skye and many other islands.

Will we be going back? I very much hope so.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic stay in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Coopers Knowe House was a fantastic house in a great location for our family's holiday in Scotland. There were 8 of us in total, 6 adults, a 6 year old and a 2 year old. The house was well-equipped with everything we needed for a wonderful holiday. The bedrooms were spacious and it was a real treat to have our own bathrooms. The living room was very comfortable to relax in during the evenings. The children also enjoyed having their own living room where they could watch television and play games.

There is plenty of wildlife to see around the house, otters, deer, a fox and various birds. 5 minutes walk from the house is a beautiful sandy beach with views of Eigg and Rhum which we visited regularly as the weather was so warm.

The house has everything you could ever need. We have already booked to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
114 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Glenuig Inn
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Mallaig
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Traigh Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Lochailort
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Princes House, Glenfinnan/ Old Library, Arisaig
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nevis Range
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
In front of the house
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

2 minutes' walk from a shingle beach and a short stroll from a sheltered sandy cove.

Travel:

2 1/2 hours' drive from Inverness Airport

3 hours' drive from Glasgow Airport

4 hours' drive from Edinburgh Airport

Also consider the overnight sleeper from London to Fort William.

Car hire is recommended although the house is close to a local bus route which means it is not absolutely essential.

Distances:

Glenuig (inn, community hall and small shop): 2.5 miles

Lochailort (inn, railway station): 4.5 miles

Arisaig: (wildlife cruises to the Small Isles, visitor centre, inns and a small grocery shop): 20 minutes' drive

Glenfinnan (visitor centre, viaduct, inns, wildlife cruises): 20 minutes' drive

Mallaig (most facilities, ferry services): 30 minutes' drive

Fort William (large supermarket, most facilities, railway station) 40 minutes' drive

Further Details:

The house is within 10 minutes' drive of 2 inns, both of which offer a range of ales and serve good pub grub. The house is particularly suitable for outdoor enthusiasts: there are 2 Corbetts waiting to be tackled more or less on our doorstep, sea kayaking is available close-by and there are a range of activities, including mountain biking and hire wire adventures at Nevis Range. We are also within easy reach of a range of places of interest including the Glenfinnan monument, the Ben Nevis Distillery, the Treasures of the Earth Museum and Castle Tioram near Acharacle.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lochailort, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Peak Season 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
Low Season Autumn 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£998
for 4 nights
From
£250
£1,395
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,495
for 7 nights
£2,495
 
 
Low Season Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 4 nights
From
£262
£1,495
 
 
Easter 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
for 7 nights
£1,995
 
 
Late Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
Late May Bank Holiday 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
for 7 nights
£1,995
 
 
Early Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
Summer Peak Season 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,550
for 7 nights
£2,550
 
 
Early Autumn 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
Low Season Autumn 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 4 nights
From
£262
£1,495
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,550
for 7 nights
£2,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm a booking; the balance becomes due 6 weeks prior to the start of your stay.

Changeover Day:
During peak season, the changeover day is usually Saturday; outside of the peak season, we can be more flexible.

Notes on prices:
The price includes quality linen and towels as well as pre- and post-let cleaning and wifi. I also usually also try to ensure that the house is stocked with supplies of coffee, tea, sugar, cooking oil and basic condiments as well as washing power and dishwasher tablets to save you having to bring along small quantities of groceries that you'll then use very very little of.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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