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Old stone cottage overlooking Salen bay

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


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

Graham Cameron
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Highland in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • 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
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.


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Old stone cottage overlooking Salen bay
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Loved the old cottage, all our needs were met here. Loved the log burning fire, am missing it now

  • 5 of 5

Cottage great, Graham great, great location for our holiday, so relaxing and we are going back in May 2018, can't wait. We slept like logs, so peaceful, met some lovely people. Rugged landscape but beautiful . Graham Thank You

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Janet . Thank you for your great review .You are a lovely couple and looking forward to spending more time with you in May. Graham n Jane
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wonderful cottage in the most wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time, Graham the owner was extremely helpful, the cottage was just stunning and everything we hoped it would be! Perfect position, lovely and clean and cosy on the cold nights with the log burner! Very well equipped with plenty of cooking utensils etc! And loved sitting on the little bench outside just staring at that view with a glass of wine! Just perfect! Will definitely be returning 👍🏼❤️

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage, beautiful location, friendly owner, perfectly geographically situated

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed for 3 nights and we fell in love with the cottage instantly. It sits nicely overlooking the bay, the property was clean, well kept, easy to find and the property owner left plenty of notes in order to make everything very easy to operate (heating, etc). The coal stove fire gave the property a cosy feel which we needed as the days we spent their was rather stormy. We spent a day on Mull, went for a tour at the local Ardnamurchan Distillery, visited Dorlin Castle (15 min drive), visited lighthouses and so a lot of nature. Loved it!

Cheers for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved Salen Cottage, cosy and full of character, everything you need for a great stay.

  • 5 of 5

Ticks all the bozes and an odeal spot on Ardnamurchan for touring about, Salen Hotel next door, 10/10 overall and Graham the owner is a lovely man, we will be back

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning views, a fab cottage, being woken up by the Buzzards call. For Us it was perfect !!!

  • 5 of 5

Firstly the owner - A nicer man you'll struggle to meet, most of the comments in the book said the same as a part of the holiday experience. The location is wonderful, very quiet but the road means you have good access to get to places. Food - Mingary Park - restaurant have just won an AA award - the food was the best I have tasted in my 55 years (Sorry Mum !) WOW ! The wildlife - We went out of our way to see most of it, Golden Eagles x2, Otter, Seals, Pine Martens, a Dolphin which I met out in my boat straight out from the cottage ! Sea Eagle head to Araracle look for Jim in his Green tour boat another wonderful interesting kind gent. Deer - Ah ! beware travelling back late at night there are thousands of them and it gets scary as they just walk out in front as we found out - bang ! This happened near Glen Coe, it is the same all around the Highlands, the immediate area around the cottage was no problem though a Pine Marten did run out in front on our way to Araracle for dinner - he was fine and great to see. All in all a wonderful stay, very relaxing, if Scotland is your thing then you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. What a lovely couple ..Just sorry that we could not have spent more time with you to chat . Great you enjoyed Salen cottage . You were very hard to track down as you were everywhere on your break . really nice to have met you both and would be great to see you again
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Relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the cottage on Salen

The view overlooking the loch is simply wonderful,

The cottage is warm cosy and homely,

The bedroom is comfortable

The living room is great to relax with the view over the Loch and the kitchen is very very well equipped.

Owner graham is very nice with great communication before and during my stay we met as I was leaving.

Parking next to the cottage and the hotel next door is a florets bar and restaraunt.

I'm personally not a seafood fan however my partner advises the prawns from the loch which is usually a special are amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: recommended


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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Highland, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Season 2
25 Mar 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Season 3
23 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Season 4
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
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
At the back door is a key safe and the code is 2013

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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