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Achnacarry, The Highlands
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful family retreat in spectacular Highland surroundings
  • Within easy reach of Loch Lochy, Fort William and Ben Nevis
  • A delightful holiday retreat for couples, families, walkers and climbers
  • Perfect for exploring the mountains around Glen Dessary
  • A haven for nature-lovers and birdwatchers
  • This is an idyllic spot – perfect for getting away from it all


Property code: CA018

Set on the tranquil shores of Loch Arkaig and surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, this enchanting traditional crofter's cottage makes a spacious, comfortable and inviting family holiday retreat.

Set beside the quiet shores of Loch Arkaig and surrounded by dramatic mountains, this enchanting traditional Highland crofter’s cottage is perfect for those seeking out peace and tranquillity. Set out on foot for a walk around the loch or to take on the hills beyond, or visit Fort William (25 miles) where you will find a good choice of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

This single-storey property has been beautifully updated and extended to offer bright and spacious accommodation with high ceilings, wooden flooring, neutral decor and plenty of natural light throughout. Sympathetically renovated by the owners, thick stone walls and wood panelling remain, while the later additions of a wood burner, stylish kitchen and fresh decor create a comfortable modern feel.

Cook and dine in the fantastic kitchen/diner, which is fitted with contemporary units, sky lights, stylish pendant lighting and has a large dining table in the centre to seat six. Afterwards, step into the stunning lounge, which boasts vaulted ceilings, two sets of patio doors for summer, a wood burner for winter and cosy soft furnishings. While the chic master double bedroom benefits from a spacious en-suite bathroom, the two delightful twin bedrooms share a separate bathroom.

Outside, there is a fantastic private garden with furniture for enjoying al fresco meals in the sunshine. For when the weather is not so kind, there is an external drying room for those soggy walking clothes.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 2 twins (1 with children’s beds)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 with shower and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Dishwasher, double larder fridge, oven and hob, freezer, microwave, washing machine/dryer
  • Electricity and oil central heating included
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi – limited to small uploads and downloads
  • TV and DVD player
  • External drying room
  • Garden with furniture
  • Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome – restricted to kitchen and living areas
  • Fort William 17.5 miles
  • Spean Bridge 13 miles
  • Additional accomodation for up to 5 guests may be available by seperate arrangement. Please call for more information
  • Pets not accepted during New Year week

Enjoying a truly peaceful and scenic location, this property is perfect for those in search of an escape from the daily grind. Set by the quiet shores of Loch Arkaig, it is surrounded by dramatic mountains and unspoilt Scottish countryside. Birdwatchers will be in their element as they look out for golden eagles, ptarmigan and ospreys, which are often seen diving into the loch and emerging with a fish. This area is also home to families of pine marten and deer, making each and every walk a wildlife lover's haven. Whether you choose to take on the mighty Ben Nevis or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll around the lochs, this area is a walker’s paradise regardless of ability.

Take to the water with a morning's sea kayaking with Rockhopper Day Tours (16.5 miles) close to Fort William, during which you will discover stunning unspoilt beaches, seals and flying fish. Or, discover the Great Glen between Inverness and Fort William as you travel along the Caledonian Canal to Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness. Stock up on supplies in Spean Bridge (12 miles), where you will find a supermarket, cafe, restaurant and Highland soap shop. Or, for a wider choice of amenities visit Fort William (17.5 miles), where you can pick up essentials, a hot meal and everything you might need should you decide to tackle Ben Nevis.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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