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

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

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
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13 Reviews

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based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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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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5

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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5

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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, airy, spacious house with spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

Large, clean , airy and welcoming house, plenty of room for family holiday, great to have all the ensuite bedrooms. Enjoyed the fantastic views and instant access to the sea shore. The little sandy beach through the trees is great for swimming and beautiful sunsets!

Great location for exploring in all directions. Wild deer in the garden every night. Sea loch nice for kayaking.

We loved it and would absolutely recommend a stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical

  • 5 of 5

Cooper's Knowe is a dream home in a magical setting. I could hardly believe my eyes each time I looked out the windows. The booking, correspondence with owners and arrival all went seamlessly. We felt completely cared for by the owner and caretaker. Both went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The home and surroundings exceeded our expectations. It was exceptional to have all the amenities, space and peace we desired in a rural area. We stayed in, ventured out to the 'secret beach' and beyond as it suited us. Life is good at Cooper's Knowe!

Our party consisted of two adults and two young children (6 months and 2 years).

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Better than good!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property! Drive from Fort William gradually unfolded view after view then down drive to a stunning view and great house. Beds very comfy sitting room lovely views and double height. We all checked out each other's room and were suitably impressed. Great walk along beach to island and 2 of us managed to swim from the sandy beach! Well equipped kitchen we ate in dining room spacious for all of us. Ate out in Fort William and at local pub down road. Good food. Garage for a bike that one of us had brought. Fab roads for cycling from house. Didn't want to leave!!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£995
for 4 nights
From
£249
£1,395
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,495
for 7 nights
£2,495
 
 
Low Season 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£995
for 4 nights
From
£249
£1,395
 
 
Early Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Late Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
Late May Bank Holiday 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
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
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
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 35% 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.

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Facilities

From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • house

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront

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

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

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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.

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