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Marine Cottage

Strontian, Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 23970)

3.1

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

44 Customer Reviews

  • "The flooring on the first floor is very creaky, perhaps poorly fitted."

    It spoilt what would have been the perfect holiday. The cottage is well positioned but there is no inkling it’s opposite a yard with a caravan and diggers which spoilt the view a little. The cottage is well equipped but a few more luxurious touches would have made a big difference e.g. cushions on all sofas etc. The cottage was a little ‘tired’ compared to our expectation. However, the location for other activities was perfect and as a family of 5 we had a great time.

    Reviewed by EileenAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views and close to amenities and good walks."

    We found the cooker temperamental and couldn’t get the large oven to work which did cause some problems. Only other minor issue was the garden could do with a tidy. However these are minor issues. Beautiful comfortable house in an amazing part of Scotland. Would visit again with no hesitation

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2020

  • "Overall good property beautiful location, three bathrooms no have soap at all, ..."

    Overall good property beautiful location, three bathrooms no have soap at all, towels not expectedly clean had some stains I would love to go back for location again

    Reviewed by AdamJul 2020

  • "Beautiful location."

    Cottage comfortable enough but could just do with a bit of TLC and a better visitor pack, re putting the heating on when it’s cold, which of course it was! Lovely log burner but the logs were to big to get in it! Shower trays could do with a de-mold. It in no way spoilt our holiday and we were more than happy to be there after a long day exploring.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2020

  • "Lovely house in remote spot, overlooking loch."

    Spacious and comfortable, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by GeoffSep 2019

  • "Maintanence could be inproved and bedding also."

    It was a verg spacious house with plenty of room for 7 persons. Beautifull view at the Loch.

    Reviewed by H.w.Aug 2019

  • "Very spacious and well maintained property in an excellent location."

    Well equipped for a large party apart from a couple of items fed back to the owners who were very responsive during our stay.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "There is now building work opposite the house which may have an impact on the view and the general noise which should be noted on the description."

    For the owners - the 3 sofas in the lounge area are very uncomfortable and probably very old now with little or no support. Its sad that the living room furniture is not positioned/designed to appreciate the view over the loch but rather positioned with your back to the view. The upstairs shower is blocked and not draining well. On a positive note the beds were very comfortable and the house is very nice, it was clean and warm and the kitchen was reasonably well equipped, we did have to go out and buy a chopping board and some black rubbish bags. The welcome hamper was very nice and appreciated

    Reviewed by DorothyApr 2019

  • "We drove up to the house in the pouring rain, but it was so beautifull, after we crossed with the ferry it was still half an hour left but we were so bussy looking around that we never noticed it until it was mentioned by the third person of our party (who did the driving)."

    When we arrived at the house the central heating was off, but we found this was not a problem as the heating in the house worked perfectly and within 10 minutes it was very nice and comfortable. The house was very big for 3 people, but it was so relaxed, the showers were excellent (good water pressure) and looked gorgeous, do remember to turn the warm water valve. The kitchen was amazing, the fridge was large with two large freezer drawers, we were so impressed by the kitchen. The fireplace worked perfectly, the fact that around the corner of the kitchen door there was wood and coal you could use, made it really convinient and comfortable. We saw a lot of beauty, made a recommended walk that we found in the folders. For our trip home we left at midnight and couldn't take the ferry, we took the small road up to forth william. It is advisable that if you have to drive at night, to make this road atleast ones during the day so you know what to expect, because there are a lot of sheeps and deer. But it was also well worth it secretly, because we finished our vacation with a view of a massive deer, the big pappa, who got up right infront of us. We were very blessed that we were allowed to stay in a place and a environment like this. Would we return? For sure, if we get the oppertunity to be in the same place, we would go back and to that house. Thank you very much for a lovely place for our holiday. p.s There is a place for glass recycling in the village (strontian) on the square, we found it on our drive home! A lot less difficult than we thought it would be (we come from the netherlands and such containers here are usually at very strategic places that are hard to guess) p.p.s If you want to go geochaching, there are two boxes close by, for the one behind the house, don't climb up behind the house unless you want to walk in mud, there is a path just down the road.

    Reviewed by JolandaNov 2018

  • "Under the beds it was very dusty."

    For the rest the house was perfect as wel as the location. Beautiful views and in the middle of nature with a variaty of wildlife. We hope to come back some day.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2018

  • "Great location - handy for facilities in Strontian village and very spacious accommodation."

    Roads, beaches and hills all very quiet with few other visitors. One of our party has mobility problems but found the space and the solid floors made it easy to get around the downstairs.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2018

  • "Marine Cottage is in a splendid location in such a beautiful part of Scotland."

    Wonderful holiday with family in such a comfy and convenient house. Corran Ferry really convenient, saves such a lot of driving to get Ft William.

    Reviewed by MaureenJun 2018

  • "The best thing about Marine Cottage is the wildlife that comes to visit !"

    !!!! The house could be lovely, but in real need of some TLC, on our arrival, the outside windows were covered in old cobwebs & spiders, indoors too, outside area needs a general tidy up. The furniture is looking very tired, along with the curtains & cushions. The tap in the downstairs bathroom was very loose, and the toilet seat also. Floor boards upstairs are VERY creaky, the flooring between the lounge/kitchen wasn't fixed with a bar, and hurt your feet when walking over it. Showers need some attention too, and hanging space in twin rooms would be a good idea, we had adults sleeping in them, who had to share the double rooms wardrobes! It wouldn't take much to bring this house up to scratch, I work in holiday letting myself and our guests would not be at all happy with this house, but we didn't want it to spoil our holiday after travelling up from Cornwall. This is the second time we have been disappointed with Sykes properties, doesn't bode well for any future bookings!

    Reviewed by BevJun 2018

  • "Eight of us spent a relaxing and lovely week at Marine Cottage in early May."

    The cottage was well equipped and had fantastic views of Loch Sunart as well as a couple of nice easy walks out of the back of the house. We appreciated the giant fridge and cooker as we stayed in and cooked each evening, and the big dinner table and lounge were spacious and comfortable too. There's a very active bird feeder out the back and a friendly pine marten stopped by one evening to eat the peanut butter we'd left outside. The only slightly negative thing to mention is that the upstairs floors are very creaky and the bathroom fans loud, so it was hard for anyone to go to the toilet during the night without waking everyone! Nevertheless everyone seemed to sleep very well most nights, even those of us who are not good sleepers. One day we took a wonderful drive around Mull and back which I would highly recommend. We also climbed Beinn Resipol which was stunningly beautiful and exceptionally boggy at the same time. If you like meat there is a freezer full of beef products from the local farm in the Resipol campsite shop - the sirloin steaks were excellent for a treat.

    Reviewed by KieranApr 2018

  • "The house is spacious, comfortable, well equipped and ideally situated for touring the Highlands and Islands ."

    It’s not quite as close to the Loch as it looks in the pictures but the Loch is only a five minute walk. Beautiful location and the welcome gifts of milk, eggs, bacon, rolls and shortbread were very much appreciated. Loved the log fire.

    Reviewed by AvrilApr 2018

  • "This is an excellent property in a fantastic location."

    If you want to get away from it all and enjoy the most beautiful surroundings and wildlife then this is the place to go. Loch Sunart is stunning and surrounded by wonderful mountains, hills and unspoilt forests. The property is 10 mins walk from the well stocked shop at strontian and within easy reach of fort William. The wildlife we saw in December was incredible with deer, seals, otters, herons, eagles and even a pine marten. The cottage itself has got everything you need and the views are spectacular over the loch.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2017

  • "Great place to get away for a week."

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2017

  • "An excellent cottage with good facilities, clean and comfortable."

    The welcome pack was best we have ever had.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2017

  • "Superb cottage in a fantastic location, this was our 3rd time at Marine Cottage and we are going back in Ocober this year and have already booked for March next year all booked through Sykes Cottages."

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2017

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    The setting is very peaceful and has excellent views of Sunart loch. The cottage was really homely, warm and comfortable. Look out for lots of wildlife!

    Reviewed by DilysFeb 2017

  • "This is our second visit to Marine Cottage this year, it is are home from home in Scotland, we have re booked again for a 3rd & 4th visit in 2017."

    Excellent cottage in lovely part of the world.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2016

  • "An excellent property in a wonderful peaceful and quiet location, Definitely a place to relax."

    The welcoming provisions from the owners were very much appreciated. Wildlife literally on your doorstep, Pine Martens, Deer, Birds of Prey, a photographers paradise! Ideally situated for trips to Mull. Strontian, a short walk from the cottage has a small village shop for food and fuel, and places to eat. We could not fault our stay at Marine cottage.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2016

  • "A clean and well appointed cottage, in a beautiful part of Scotland."

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2016

  • "Marine Cottage is fantastic, it a very comfortable, spacious and modern accommodation."

    It was good to have 3 big bathrooms to avoid queueing and the dining area was spacious enough to sit 8 people comfortably without squeezing. Great sitting area for socialising together. Location was perfect - just on the edge of Strontian but near enough to walk to superb restaurant, pub or a shop. A warm welcome from owners. The views were fabulous also.

    Reviewed by AgnieszkaJun 2016

  • "We liked the high standard of accommodation, and that it was in fact as spacious as the photos suggested!"

    Reviewed by DianneMay 2016

  • "Marine Cottage was immaculate with everything at your finger tips."

    We were really impressed by the quality of the cottage. The view overlooking the Loch was a bonus. The owners were really helpful and we would definitely re-book Marine Cottage.

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 2016

  • "We would highly recommend this property."

    The location, views and quietness are excellent. The house is very well equipped and decorated. The amount of wildlife on the doorstep was amazing, especially the visits from the Pine Martin.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2016

  • "We would highly recommend Marine Cottage."

    All the rooms were bright and clean with lots of bathrooms to suit large families and a large kitchen with all mod cons. The owners were very helpful, caring and understanding.

    Reviewed by MadeleineFeb 2016

  • "The cottage provided a peaceful and secluded setting, not overlooked by neighbouring properties."

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2014

  • "A beautiful well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2014

  • "Extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage in a lovely area"

    Reviewed by JackSep 2014

  • "The house was bright, fresh and spacious and the views over the loch were beautiful."

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2014

  • "Beautiful scenery with fabulous views and excellent accommodation."

    Made even better with the resident Pine Martin visiting every night!

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2014

  • "The cottage and location are superb."

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2014

  • "Wonderful cottage with fantastic views."

    Very spacious, comfortable and warm. Good location for walks and tours nearby. Enjoyed nightly visits from the resident pinemarten!

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2014

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful, very modern, well equipped and warm."

    There were excellent views across the loch. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2014

  • "The house was very well equipped, the beds were very comfy as were the sofas."

    The view from the house was fabulous and lots of nice walks.

    Reviewed by MaureenFeb 2014

  • "Loved being able to enjoy the accommodation as much as enjoying the countryside of Scotland."

    It is furnished and equipped to a high standard and the owner was friendly and helpful when he came to welcome us. The week went by too quickly and we didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by ClaireJan 2014

  • "Our party of 8 had a fantastic time at the cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our time there and it was like a home away from home."

    The cottage is relatively new, with nice clean, modern décor. I would recommend anyone to spend some time here and I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 2013

  • "We loved the cottage, the area, the view from the cottage, we loved Scotland."

    Had a lovely holiday, we will be returning again next year.

    Reviewed by JoanOct 2013

  • "Loved the location."

    Loved the bright, airy feel throughout the property. Loved everything about it.

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2013

  • "Excellent modern cottage, in great location near to sea loch."

    Ideal for families wanting to explore this quiet area of Scotland, with abundant wildlife on the doorstep - pine martins in the back 'garden', otters, golden eagles and lots more.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2013

  • "The location, mind blowing views and privacy were great."

    The overall high standard of the property, decor and all furnishings was amazing. The owners have clearly spent lots of money on the property and high end appliances. The fact that we had a plasma tv, dvd, sky tv and wifi was really good for the rainy days we had.

    Mr CheudryMay 2013

  • "The beds in the cottage were the best beds we've ever had in a holiday cottage !"

    Everything was else was great, we had a really nice stay and would stay here again, thanks.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2013

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The property

Strontian 1 mile.

This lovely, detached cottage is located on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, on the outskirts of the village of Strontian, and boasts magnificent loch and mountain views.

Tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, this cottage is ideal accommodation for a family or a group of friends.

The cottage has four bedrooms, a large ground floor double, and three other bedrooms on the first floor, one of which benefits from en-suite facilities.

There is also a separate shower room on the ground floor and a family bathroom to complement the first floor bedrooms.

The spacious sitting room has a wall of windows allowing unrestricted views over the loch, and the multi-fuel stove provides a cosy atmosphere.

The front garden is a special place to sit and enjoy the incredible scenery, and in the garden at the rear, you can view open hillside where deer roam freely.

The village of Strontian offers good local services, and there is a variety of hotels to choose from, which provide good dining opportunities.

A visit to the wildlife hide at Ardery is a must, where you will be able to see seals, otters and perhaps golden eagles that are common in the area.

Alternatively, take a ferry to the small islands of Rhum, Muck, Canna, Mull, Iona and Eigg which are all close enough for a visit from your superb Scotland cottage on the unforgettable Ardnamurchan Peninsula.

This fantastic cottage offers a wonderful base to explore the surrounding lochs, beaches and mountains of this glorious part of Scotland.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 ground floor king-size double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.
  • Solid fuel central heating from stove; water heated by stove, solar panel or oil boiler
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden and enclosed front lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Loch 5 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

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About the location

STRONTIAN

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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