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Braefoot

Strontian, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
6 more

At a glance

  • Charming stone cottage on peaceful crofting land
  • Located at the edge of Ardnamurchan, a renowned unspoilt westerly area of the Highlands
  • Ideal for a romantic getaway or a break for small families
  • On the cusp of Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve and acres of rolling countryside
  • Sunny, south-facing rooms with the addition of a modern sunroom
  • Carefully refurbished single floor property with a light, airy and modern feel
Property code: CA046

This traditional stone cottage, nestled in the hills of Strontian on the north shore of Loch Sunart, is full of period charm, set by the remote and tranquil waters and countryside of the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

This delightful traditional cottage is situated deep in the heart of original crofting land in the west of Inverness-shire. Set within private and peaceful grounds on the bank of a rolling burn, this property makes a beautiful location to relax and unwind in for both couples and families alike. Located at the gateway to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, you will be perfectly based to explore this remote and rugged area of Scotland.

The cottage neighbours the Ariundle Oakwood National Reserve and is surrounded by woodland and rolling hills, offering some glorious countryside views right from the front door. The accommodation has a traditional cottage style throughout and offers a warm welcome to guests with its comfortable and bright interior using traditional patterns and fabrics, beautifully reflecting its crofting heritage.

Situated all on one level, the accommodation comprises of a lovely bright sunroom with uninterrupted views over the countryside where you can sit and drink your morning coffee, whatever the weather. As we carry on through the cottage there is a cosy sitting room with a separate kitchen/dining room. The large utility room is perfect for removing those muddy boots after a long day's walking. The double bedroom is comfortable and spacious with a feature fireplace and offers further views over treetops and the surrounding hills.

The garden to the cottage is private and enclosed overlooking the flowing burn below. You could spend hours here just watching and listening to the wildlife that embraces this property. Or after a day exploring this remote area of Scotland, why not sit back with a glass of wine and savour some of the beautiful unspoilt sunsets on offer here.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • Utility room - washer/dryer
  • Oil fired central heating – oil and electricity included
  • TV/DVD, radio/CD player
  • Village shop and pub 1 mile
  • Regret no dogs
  • Ample off road parking
  • River located within the grounds of the property - children to be supervised at all times

The Ardnamurchan peninsula situated on the west coast of Scotland is remote and wild, with some of the most unspoilt and undisturbed landscapes you are likely to see in Scotland. Access to most areas is by a single track road which means you can take your time and absorb its turquoise seas, deserted white sandy beaches, crystal water lochs and far reaching forests, during your adventures in this part of Scotland.

Surrounded by Loch Sunart, Loch Shiel and Loch Linnhe you are spoilt for choice if you love your water sports as the Lochs are renowned for their stunning beauty - both on and off their clear pure waters. Activities such as kayaking, sailing, waterskiing, jet skiing and more are available to those who are looking for a little excitement and adventure. With some fantastic walking and cycling trails around the Lochs too, there is something for everyone.

If you are looking to plan in a few day trips during your stay, then the Isle of Mull is definitely worth the ferry ride. Offering a perfect island retreat you will not be disappointed with the endless stunning landscapes and the dramatic coastline that Mull displays. Or visit one of the pretty little towns that are dotted around the island to experience local island food and culture at its very best.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Spellman August 2019

A very lovely cottage. Super facilities, lovely sun room and a generally lovely place to stay. Remote location but a beautiful location. If you want a lovely peaceful getaway this is the place for you.

Reviewed by Mrs Allan July 2019

We had a lovely relaxing break at Braefoot - comfortable, well-equiped and practical cottage with spacious utility area as well as sun lounge. Walks from the door through Ariundle Oakwoods, which can be extended to longer climbs in the surrounding hills. Great area for hill walking and wildlife watching - we climbed Beinn Resipol, Beinn Laga, GarbhRead more Bhein and Beinn Dhomnuill, and feel like we are only just beginning to get to know this beautiful area. Many thanks to the owners and to Denise for a lovely week! Hide

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