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Sea Otter Cottage

Kentallen near Ballachulish, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1018710)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Ballachulish 5 miles.

The perfectly named Sea Otter Cottage lies before an immaculate waterfront in the Scottish Highlands, filled with ample opportunity to view unique wildlife and enjoy rural adventure, not to mention the most breath-taking sunsets!

Spectacular scenery awaits as you enter this gorgeous property, perfect for a group of couples or a family of four looking to break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Venture out to the beautiful surrounding views from this cottage, nestled in the quaint village of Kentallen, enjoying a peaceful stroll among the glistening waters of Loch Linnie, or head out on the Oban to Fort William cycle path (right outside the front door) before returning back and visiting the Hollytree Hotel & Swimming Pool next door to the property, boasting a pool, hot tub, sauna and delicious restaurant.

Be welcomed by the charming kitchen/diner, offering a homely space where you can throw together home-cooked meals in the spacious kitchen, filled with fantastic amenities before sitting down at the dining table, catching up over an evening of wine and chatter.

After everything's been cleared away, snuggle up on one of the plush sofas in front of the cracking multi-fuel stove, letting a mug of tea warm up your hands as you decide on a film for the evening.

From here, you can access a lovely enclosed garden, an ideal spot to dine alfresco or enjoy a morning coffee.

Also on the ground-floor is a handy shower room, great for coming in and cleaning up after a muddy exploration before heading upstairs to change, whilst a second bathroom rests upstairs with a sumptuous bath to unwind in.

Withdraw to one of two beautiful bedrooms, both offering king-size beds which can be made to twins if needed, and exceptional views of the far-reaching waterfront and rugged mountains.

Sit out on the sunny front patio enjoying splendid views of the amazing waterfront, sipping on a cold beverage as you try and spot close-up sea life including porpoises, while the sea otters come right into the bay opposite!

Why not wander down to The Hollytree pub with the group, which is a mere 10 minute walk down the cycle track, so you won't have to worry about walking back on the main road afterwards.

Ballachulish is home to several shops for you to buy any essentials, as well as welcoming pubs where you can meet the locals and enjoy a tipple of traditional Scottish whisky.

Explore the beauty of the outstanding Scottish Highlands, taking a ferry from Loch Leven over to remote Ardnamurchan Peninsula, filled with hidden gems and wildlife at Sanna Bay, magical forestry and rugged moorlands.

Spend a day at Kinlochleven, finding thrills at the unique Ice Factor centre, trying out indoor ice and rock climbing pursuing the heart-pounding aerial adventure.

Fort William is further afield (only a 20 minute drive) with a wealth of vibrant shopping, pubs, restaurants, and historic attractions, whilst Glencoe village (6 minutes' drive away) offers picturesque scenery throughout an array of walking, hiking, climbing and cycling opportunities.

For exploring the surrounding isles, Oban (40 minute drive away) offers ferries to take you anywhere you'd like, for some unforgettable Scottish isle-hopping!

Discover true beauty in the Scottish Highlands during your stay at Sea Otter Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with power shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lounge
  • Oil fired central heating and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking for up four cars
  • Enclosed patio with seating and steps up to lawn
  • Sunny front patio with spectacular views
  • Two well-behaved pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 10 minute walk down the cycle track

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About the location


Kinlochleven 8 miles; Fort William 15 miles.

Deriving its name from the Gaelic Baile a' Chaolais meaning 'The Village by the Narrows’, Ballachulish straddles the narrows at the mouth of Loch Leven. Encompassing North Ballachulish and South Ballachulish, these two villages were separated until 1975 when the Ballachulish Bridge opened. North Ballachulish sits just across the bridge while South Ballachulish lies 3 miles to the east on the southern side. North Ballachulish offers a hotel and petrol station/shop, whilst South Ballachulish has a supermarket, coffee shop, Post Office, pubs, hotels and a Tourist Information Centre/gift shop. Ballachulish attracts many visitors throughout the year and is a perfect base for those wishing to enjoy outdoor pursuits. Ballachulish once had a major slate quarrying operation which continued for over 250 years until 1955 when the quarry was closed and today the old quarries are now being reclaimed by nature and the area is famous once again but this time as an idyllic holiday location. Nearby Kinlochleven boasts Ice Factor, an indoor ice and rock climbing centre, plus Fort William, with the impressive title of the Outdoor Capital of the UK, is situated 15 miles to the north with access to the famous Nevis Range, and Glencoe is within easy reach. With Fort Augustus and Loch Ness about an hour’s drive away, Ballachulish is a fabulous holiday location.

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