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Old stone cottage overlooking Salen bay



Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Salen....Acharacle Argyll - Stunning location in the Ardnamurchan peninsula the most westerly part of the British mainland

Salen Cottage overlooks Salen bay and is 40 meters from the Atlantic Ocean

Salen Cottage was built in 1853 and was the original Police station incorporating the jail

The cottage has been extensively and tastefully renovated recently and has full central heating and a really cosy multi fuel stove

We also provide a 32"flat screen television and free view satellite and a DVD player

Free WI FI is also available as is a good mobile signal from the cottage and around the area generally

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About the Owner

Graham Cameron
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Graham Cameron

My Dad Was born and brought up in Acharacle which is 2 Miles away .My Mum belonged to Tobermory ,Isle of Mull.

I stay in my new house in Acharacle but atayed in Salen Cottage for 17 years

Graham Cameron purchased this cottage in 1996

2 Reviews

2.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


lovely cosy cottage.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has all you need for a very comfortable stay .

Also has a great view of the loch .

Parking is to the side of the cottage ,off the road

The hotel near by offers good food ..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Riddled with damp & black mould - do not stay here!!

  • 1 of 5

The location is superb and the cottage is actually spacious - however that's where the good news ends. We were shocked to find on arrival that there had been recent damp in the cottage with visible staining on the living room and kitchen ceilings and walls. The bedroom smelt rank and there was so much damp coming through the walls that the owner had left a dehumidifier on, and when we opened the cupboard for hanging clothes black mould was visible on the wall. Black mould caused by condensation and lack of proper ventilation was growing round many of the window frames and the front door frame. Grouting round the bath was also black. We expected the cottage to be plain and not particularly luxurious but we did expect it to be clean, sanitary and habitable. This was substandard to say the least and we felt that if someone had asthma or rheumatism, for instance, that this environment would be extremely bad for their health. Despite sleeping with the bedroom window open we couldn't get rid of the smell in the bedroom, and although Salen itself is beautiful, we were glad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were both deeply shocked and disappointed at this review left on Trip Advisor especially as the visit concerned involved a four day stay and not one word was mentioned to us r.e " The Health Hazard" There was a problem 3wks ago with water penetration on gable end bedroom wall and a new drain has now been installed hence the dehumidifier in bedroom. The cottage has been occupied since the problem was addressed and arrangements are in place for painters to redecorate throughout. We noticed the slight damp staining on kitchen ceiling and had a slater inspect it. He is coming next week to rectify problem which is to do with loose slates around chimney. A new bathroom suite was installed 3yrs ago. We are very proud of our lovely cottage and take pains to rectify any ongoing problems as and when they occur. Our latest visitors extended their stay as they loved the cottage and the area so much . As you can see we have only ever had very positive ,lovely reviews and this has been our only negative one.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : Salen at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Various at 28 Miles Nearest Golf : Arisaig at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Lochailort at 18 Miles Nearest Motorway : Glasgow at 100 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Salen at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Fort William at 50 Miles Nearest Beach : Ardtoe at 4 Miles


We have various beaches close by at Ardtoe (4miles) Dorlin (4 miles) and the singing sands about an hours walk along a superb forestry route Well worth the effort


The nearest airports are Glasgow which is 3 hours drive or north to Inverness about 2.5 hours drive


Loads of places of interest too many to mention here but Castle Tioram is located in Dorlin (4 miles) away a really stunning location

We also have a first class art gallery at Resipole Farm (1.5 ) miles away

Acharacle (2 miles) has restaurants hotel at he away and tea rooms bad grocery shop and post of office

Salen has a new jetty and a lovely small general store and cafe

Salen Hotel is 2 minutes walk from the cottage and are renowned for their superb hospitality and dining room and bar

Further Details:

Salen Is a Small village right on the sea .

we have a new Jetty and a really exciting new shop with all the groceries and daily paper one would require plus a wee cafe for coffee and tea and great home bakes .

Salen Hotel which is virtually less than 2 minutes away has a great bar and just brilliant food ( best to book for dinner)

Acharacle is just 2 Miles away and has a great hotel .Local grocery shop..post office ..take away ..bakery and really good tearoom

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Season 2
10 Apr 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Season 4
18 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A small deposit will secure your booking and balance due 2 weeks before arrival .
Just contact us via email or phone

Changeover Day:
Change over is normally Saturday to Saturday
Arriving after 4 pm and vacating by 10 am
Other days could be booked if so required at time of inquiry

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom with W.c wash hand basin and bath with shower over


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with a king size bed or can be separated to provide 2 single beds A cot or blow up bed can also be provided if required


  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: Salen cottage is a really unique experience. Just come and enjoy the cottage and chill ...Or come and explore the most remote part of the UK peninsula. Whether your into walking or climbing or wild life, its all here. Outside: There is a small walled garden to the front with a garden bench ideal to sit with your glass of wine and watch the activity in the bay A small barbecue is also provided as is an outdoor table and chairs A whirlybird clothes drier is situated at the rear of the cottage Utility Room: This is the boot room ideal for your boots and jackets bikes canoes etc In here is also a washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All required towels are included Other: We have a Boot room. Which is a room that is going to be knocked down soon and made part of the extension. It has proved so popular that we are thinking to incorporate that. Perfect for bikes canoes boots and wet stuff.