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Horsley Cottage

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Strontian, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was cosy and clean."

    Nice big garden, which was secure for our dog. Friendly owners who live nearby, so great if any problems. The welcome gift was lovely ( wine, shortbread, and nice treats) It was great to see the birds feeding from the bird table which was next to the kitchen door. Lots of local walks from the cottage. We had a very nice stay in Strontian.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2023

  • "Horsley Cottage was absolutely delightful."

    It was a well equipped comfy retreat in a stunning location. The welcome pack was a lovely touch after a long journey. Strontian is a stunning peaceful place with some great walks/hikes from the cottage door. Hotel bar is very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Nov 2023

  • "Horsley Cottage has been beautifully presented and sits in a mature spacious garden, perfect for enjoying outside space and for doggy family members, as safe and secure with parking for two cars."

    Inside, Horsley Cottage has everything you could possibly need for a family holiday or just a relaxing break. Little touches by the owner give this Cottage a beautiful cozy feel with throws, cushions, excellent bed linen and comfy pillows. Cannot compliment this property and its owners enough.

    Hi there, thank you very much for your great feedback, so happy that felt warm and cozy in our wee cottage and enjoyed the surroundings. Elaine & Steph Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well presented cosy property."

    Lovely garden and seating area. Had two dogs with us who enjoyed the garden which was secure. Local shop has a good variety of things as no main shops close by and the Ferry is not running so it makes it a long trip if you want to get anywhere.

    Hi there Thank you for your great feedback, happy to hear you enjoyed the cottage and local surroundings. The Corran Ferry has now resumed service which is much welcomed with locals and visitors to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Elaine & Stephen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at the cottage and the welcome pack was much appreciated ."

    The dogs loved exploring the garden , we found wonderful walks and beaches . We found the locals extremely friendly and helpful . Our only slight niggles were the ensuite sink due to its position was difficult to use , and the clothes wrack was quite flimsy for the weight of the close .

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, very tastefully decorated."

    Well equipped kitchen. The garden is perfect. Step outside the door and go for walks through the woods, 5 minutes to the local hotel and bar. Dog friendly and good bar food. I would love to go back it most definitely was a home from home.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Horsley Cottage and especially loved the cottage garden."

    Blessed with great weather, we were able to make best use of it and, of course, the dogs loved it. The cottage was well equipped, comfortable and met all of our needs. Excellent base for exploring the area, would recommend Ardnamurchan Point, Sanna Bay and the amazing woodlands around Strontian. Thank you Elaine and Stephen for a great week.

    Hi Anne Marie Thank you so much for your great feedback of the cottage and overall area here in Strontian Ardnamurchan. You were certainly blessed with fantastic weather and glad you had time to explore and enjoy your stay at Horsley Cottage. Kind regards Elaine & Steph Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect in everyway."

    A beautiful, clean, comfortable cottage, well equipped with everything in a peaceful setting. The garden was beautiful and very secure, which was great for our lively Spaniel. A lovely welcome basket of treats left for us by the friendly, informative hosts who although live nearby, never intruded on us . Strontian is a lovely, quiet place with stunning walks right on our doorstep. We were made to feel so welcome by everyone and will definitely return one day.

    Reviewed by Jo-anne5.0May 2023

  • "Great property in perfect location with beautiful garden."

    Dear Guest Many thanks for your welcome feedback, it’s very much appreciated. Happy to hear Horsley Cottage and the garden met your expectations. Elaine and Stephen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in a great setting ideally situated for exploring the local area."

    Stunning scenery and helpful and friendly locals. Very safe and secure garden. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Hi Tony & Anne Your great feedback is very welcomed, we do our best with our cosy highland cottage, thank you… So happy to hear you experienced a slice of the Ardnamurchan peninsula with its beautiful exception landscape and hidden gems, be lovely to have you back some time in the not too distant future. Elaine & Steph Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage all in very good order throughout and set in a good size secure (for dog) attractive gardens with views of beautiful surroundings."

    Situated near the village centre and close to all amenities. Attentive but not intrusive owners. We would love to revisit some day.

    Dear Graeme Thank you so much for your much appreciated feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Horsley Cottage. We would love to see you again sometime in the not too distant future. Elaine & Steph Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Apr 2023

  • "Such a pretty ."

    .. cute even ... little old cottage, tastefully and comfortably refurbished with all mod cons. Conveniently situated in the small village of Strontian very close to local amenities but still feeling private and secluded. Exquisite landscape all around. Friendly and helpful hosts. Definitely coming back again!

    Hello there Your home safe now and thank you you for your warm and appreciated feedback about our wee highland cottage. The area speaks for itself, if you open your eyes there is majic all around, another word up here for sure, one to be experienced! The highlands awaits your next visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great holiday, the cottage was excellent, and the owners Elaine & Stephen were available if needed, however we did try not to bother them too much."

    Having travelled and worked around most areas of Scotland over many years, this area was one of the forgotten corners we had not previously visited, but it was well worth it, and no doubt we will be back again in the future. Many thanks !!

    Hi Robert, thank you for your wonderful feedback, so glad that you enjoyed your time in Strontian at Horsley Cottage and left it in great condition too, maybe we will see you again in the not too distant future… Elaine & Steph Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "Horsley cottage was fantastic ."

    On our arrival the owners just happened to be there and couldn't have been more friendly . The property was just as described , there was a much appreciated welcome pack and the cottage was absolutely spotless . The large enclosed garden was ideal for our 2 dogs and we wouldn't have changed a thing . We would gladly recommend it as a lovely place to stay . Thank you .

    Hi Duncan, thank you for your positive feedback, glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Horsley Cottage and more importantly you left the cottage in as much as you found it, super clean and tidy which is greatly appreciated, we would love to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with a great garden for the dog."

    Everything in the cottage worked really well and was missing nothing. A thoughtful gift box on arrival and nice to find a ready supply of everything needed for the stove. The weather was not on our side but never stopped us doing things. Great day out to Morar Sands and Mallaig which could easily have been extended to Skye in the summer. Thanks again.

    Hi there Thank you so much for your great feedback, I wish I could have waved a magic wand for the sun to come out for you, the weather was pretty awful however, you did get out and about to visit some lovely parts of the west coast. Maybe we will see you again at Horsley Cottage, be great to welcome you back here. In the meantime, enjoy the festive period. Elaine & Stephen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Nov 2022

  • "Horsley cottage was really lovely could not fault it in any way Elaine and ..."

    Horsley cottage was really lovely could not fault it in any way Elaine and Stephen were really lovely as well the overall place was fantastic would love to re visit sometime perhaps the summer time

    Hi Jackie I hope you all arrived home safely. Thank you for your amazing feedback, it’s very much appreciated. Your very welcome to return Horsley Cottage sometime in the future, be lovely to see you all again and your gorgeous pooch… Elaine & Stephen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2022

  • "Cottage was excellent."

    Cosy comfortable and everything we could have hoped for. Myself my wife and two dogs had a wonderful break. Local area was excellent for long walks with the dogs.

    Dear Guest, so glad to hear that you enjoyed your break at Horsley Cottage, the surrounding area is great for those long dog walks with such lovely scenery on the doorstep here. Thank you for your feedback, maybe we may see you again in the future. Elaine & Steph Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at this cute cottage."

    Had everything we needed , the attention to detail in making the cottage so clean and comfortable was exceptional. Right down to the gorgeous soft bedding fluffy towels and beautiful traditional Scottish hand soaps ( we bought some locally they smell so good!) The enclosed large garden was perfect for our two dogs and watching the wide variety of birds on the bird table each morning. The perfect base for travelling. It’s the most beautiful place well worth a visit everyone we met was very friendly and welcoming. While driving along the highland roads we saw herds of deer , seals in the lochs and sea eagles , foxes and woodpecker. The walks on the door step of this cottage were brilliant. The highland cows driving over heather bank were amazing! You can drive for ever in this beautiful part of Scotland and see the most spectacular views , wild life the lochs and snow on the mountains. I’d be more than happy to stay at this cottage again, there’s so much more to see and do in the highlands. We can’t wait to come back ! Thank you Elaine for such an enjoyable stay x

    Hi Tracey Thank you so much for your great feedback and kind words. Really happy that you enjoyed your stay in our wee highland cottage, the area is so beautiful and it’s great that you had some wonderful wild life experiences and explored the area. You are very welcome to come back anytime, maybe we may see you again x Ps. We hope you enjoy your next adventure on The Isle of Harris and Lewis! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2022

  • "The house was spotless."

    Living room and bedrooms nice. Strange what looks like plastic stags head above the fire but that's a matter of taste. Now the rest unfortunately: House needs a bit of TLC small things like there's a bulb missing in the living room light fitting. The kitchen and bathroom (nice room) are dark The kitchen sink worktop has a cut out for a Belfast but is fitted with a countertop vanity basin with a pop-up plug not as high or expensive, so it doesn't drain properly because bits get trapped. Any water that goes around the edge ends up in the cupboard below. The worktops are wood and haven't been sealed so absorb water not very hygienic. The fridge had been turned right down and the light isn't working, so we were not sure it worked (it did when I turned it up). Inside top of microwave has a crust. No instructions for the cooker (it's complex) and a knob is broken. TV is run from the internet we could only get a few niche channels and ended up watching BBC iPlayer, a bottom end Sky package solve that. Outside, there is no proper paths to the door you have to walk across the grass onto some stones that were slippery, my wife went on her backside when we were packing up. As a CMIOSH I can say with an amount of certainty that there is no way the insurance company will pay out in the event of someone getting hurt when the owner has prior knowledge. Location is OK as long as you love driving (which I do) much of which is on single track roads, but you are in the Scottish Highlands so don't meet too much traffic. I hate to be critical it's not normally my way and in the greater scheme of things all of the above is not tragic and we enjoyed our stay. But the property does need some investment especially for the amount being charged in relation to similar properties in the area. Particularly as new luxury modern lodge parks are being built in the region.

    Dear Guest Thank you for your constructive feedback, we take all comments in to consideration. The cottage is 130 years old and is by far not perfect, that’s what adds to the charm of the cottage and location. It’s a shame this was not the right property for you, the location and single track roads are exactly what makes the highlands a special place to visit, in particular the Ardnamurchan peninsula. If modern lodges are your idea of a great holiday then maybe that could be your next choice vacation. You are right, it’s not tragic, it’s our offering of a typical highland cottage that’s presents a warm, cozy, dry and clean place to stay together with a great garden for both pets and children to enjoy. We hope your next vacation is more suitable for your requirements. It’s a pity you didn’t mention any of the above issues to us on arrival, or before you left. Kind regards Stephen & Elaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.1Oct 2022

  • "Brilliant brilliant brilliant no more to say."

    Hi John and Gill, thank you so much for your amazing feedback, great having you here, Steph and Elaine x Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay."

    Immaculately clean, everything you could possibly need. (thankfully the Wi-Fi was great for those with tweenies). The area is gorgeous. Set off in any direction and you will find beautiful places to explore. My two woofers loved the garden and seeing them do zoomies was great, they settled very quickly. They loved their jar of treats too.

    Hi Noni, many thanks for your positive feedback, glad to see you arrived home safely. The garden is just beautiful even if I do say so myself, a great space for children, adults and pets to enjoy… Elaine & Stephen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anona5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really fantastic week in this beautiful cottage."

    Very clean and well equipped. Comfortable beds and the bath was a welcome treat after mountain biking or a long walk! Thank you for a wonderful holiday, Elaine and Stephen. Only drawback was that a left a cupboard of food that I forgot to bring home at the end of the week!

    Hi Pamela, glad to hear you all arrived home safely having enjoyed your time at Horsley Cottage. Thank you for your great feedback, it was lovely to have you all, hopefully we will see you again. Elaine and Stephen x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved Horsley Cottage."

    Very clean, well equipped, cosy and just as advertised. We can't recommend highly enough. In many respects, the photographs don't do the cottage justice. Great fenced off large garden for our boisterous pointer to run round in. Great walks on the door step.

    Hi George, your feedback is very welcome and glad to hear that you had a lovely time at Horsley Cottage, hopefully we may see you again another time, best regards Elaine and Stephen Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage and perfectly presented."

    Books and treats were a nice extra. Loved the large garden and fresh raspberries!

    Hi Mark, many thanks for your positive and welcome feedback, glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Horsley Cottage… Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful renovated cottage in perfect location for exploring the peninsula."

    Garden beautiful and enclosed.

    Hi Hilary, many thanks for your great feedback, so pleased you enjoyed our wee cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jun 2022

  • "Delightful cottage and excellent accommodation."

    Elaine called to make sure we had settled in and were happy with everything. One of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in, a boutique establishment I would say. The weather was not too kind so the comfort of the cottage was most appreciated. Lovely walk in the Community Woodland yards from the cottage with magnificent trees - some named. The Welcome basket with a lovely bottle of wine was a nice touch and much appreciated. If you would like a holiday in an unspoiled part of Scotland this is the place for you and you would be fortunate if you were able to stay in Horsley Cottage.

    Thank you for your lovely kind words Margaret, it was a pleasure to have you here x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2022

  • "Horsley Cottage exceeded expectations."

    It’s a beautiful cottage with an impressive garden. The cottage is tastefully furnished and the location is well-placed as a base for exploring the region (though there are also lovely walks very nearby). The hosts, Elaine and Stephen, are friendly and welcoming but unobtrusive, available if needed but respectful of privacy. I would definitely recommend Horsley Cottage.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and recommendation, so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Horsley Cottage… Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a spectacular part of the world."

    Our 8 month old collie dog loved the enclosed garden and playing with the owners dogs. Great walks close by.

    Thank you for your kind words and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Horsley Cottage, the garden proves to be popular with owners and their pooches… Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Mar 2022

  • "We couldn’t have had a more perfect stay!"

    This cottage is a real gem!

    Dear Joanna, so happy that you enjoyed your time at Horsley Cottage, be lovely to see you again sometime in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a lovely area."

    We loved the decor, the amazing bath, the wood burner and the garden! Nice and remote, but still had good internet and strong running hot water which we haven't always when going up north. Overall a really cosy and relaxing stay! The owners were super nice too!

    Reviewed by Dylan4.7Feb 2022

  • "Superb wee cottage in a beautiful location, great base to travel the surrounding coastline, Sanna Beach is a must to visit !"

    ! Cottage hosts Elaine and Steph are just perfect and extremely helpful. We loved our week there and even had a wee sprinkling of snow ! John, Michelle & Charlie

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very clean, and very stylish."

    We found it a pleasant location to visit places we had never been before. The house is very well presented with everything you need to prepare your own meals, Morrison’s will deliver if you make the request early enough. If you do not want to cook we found the Ariundle Center was 5 mins away and did fantastic home cook food, which you can take away. We enjoyed the holiday, and the holiday home, thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with a lovely enclosed garden for our dog and toddler to play in."

    The cottage was well equipped and very clean. Fabulous area to explore the west coast. Thank you for a lovely week

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning part of Scotland."

    The gardens are wonderful and a great place to relax in. Lots of lovely walks nearby to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a lovely place to stay!"

    The cottage was beautifully and thoughtfully decorated, with everything that you would need to make it a home from home. The area is great if you enjoy exploring from your doorstep without having to get in the car - lots of great walks with beautiful scenery, places you can eat and a local shop, plus lots of places to visit if you fancy hopping in the car. We had a fab time during our stay here and would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is an awesome cottage in a wonderful part of Scotland."

    The cottage is finished to a very high standard and has everything you could possibly ask for.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is central in the village close to local pub/ shop."

    The photos on the site do not do the cottage justice, especially the garden which is stunning. There are beautiful woodland walks from your doorstep and a little beach 15 mins walk out of the village. The cottage was immaculately clean and well equipped if I had to be pressed for a negative it would be the toaster the cottage would benefit from a robust toaster. and also a print out of the cooker controls would be helpful. A dish washer when on holiday would be nice. The hosts Elaine & Stephen lovely people and very helpful with local knowledge. The welcome pack was plentiful with coffee, tea, butter, eggs, milk, bread , water and fruit good quality produce. Fantastic stay and place highly recommended

    Reviewed by Shaun4.7May 2021

  • "Horsley Cottage and it's garden was beautiful."

    We were hosted amazingly by the owners who had recently done up the cottage to a high standard. The highlights for us were the garden,where our dog loved running about, and the local woods where we went walking every day. Absolutely stunning woodland literally on your doorstep. Would highly recommend this property!

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0May 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 2x double rooms
  • Ground-floor bathroom with large walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden and patio
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

The property

This thoughtfully decorated cottage lies close to the centre of Strontian, next to Loch Sunart in the West Highlands of Scotland.

The surrounding area boasts enchanting woodlands and unspoilt countryside, making Horlsey Cottage a superb base for families looking to get their outdoor fix.

After a day of traversing wild walking routes, curl up in the sitting room, presented with chesterfield seating in front of a woodburning stove and a TV so you’ll have no trouble easing into your evening.

Beyond here is the kitchen, amply equipped with all the necessities for preparing a home-cooked meal before gathering the family around the dining table to tuck into a sumptuous supper.

As the evening draws to a close, choose between the double and twin bedroom, served by two boutique style bathrooms, one with a roll-top feature bath and the other with a large walk in shower, enhanced with contemporary fixtures and tiling.

Take a refreshing drink outside and sit within the spacious garden, offering plenty of room to enjoy family games whilst your canine companion stretches their legs.

The village of Strontian offers a selection of hotels with fine dining and bar menus, along with a couple of shops for picking up any forgotten essentials.

Walkers will be in awe of the surrounding area; meander along the village paths leading up to the open moor and dropping down to the river valley or take a stroll along the idyllic shoreline where you can spot otters and sea eagles!

With Loch Sunart on the doorstep, guests can bring a small boat and take advantage of the local slipway and enjoy some watersports.

If you fancy a day by the coast then drive along the winding single track road to Sanna Bay, one of the most stunning beaches on the Ardnamurcha Peninsula, here you can lounge on sandy dunes, swim in turquoise waters, explore the rocky coves and look out for an array of coastal birds – it’s a great place to lose yourself.

With the Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve within striking distance, Horsley Cottage provides a delightful base with plenty of outdoor opportunity in the Scottish Highlands.

EPC Rating: Band G

EPC Rating: Band G

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Corran ferry 14 miles; Mull 20 miles; Glencoe 22 miles; Fort William 23 miles.

Strontian lies on the north shore of Loch Sunart and is the main village serving this sparsely populated but stunning area of the West Highlands of Scotland, generally referred to as the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The area offers a relaxed pace of life typical of the Highlands with friendly and helpful people, quiet roads and spectacular scenery. Strontian boasts good local facilities with shops, pubs, a petrol station, Post Office and local hotels providing an excellent standard of cuisine. There is a real buzz about the village especially in the summer months and wonderful live music can be heard in the Sunart Centre where famous Scottish bands along with local musicians entertain on a grand scale. From Strontian you can drive the spectacular mountain road over the shoulder of Ben Resipole and down to lonely but beautiful Polloch, on the shores of inland Loch Shiel.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property

Please note: the owner does not allow the charging of electric cars at the property

Please note: This property only takes full week bookings