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The Old Sawmill

Glenborrodale near Salen, Ardnamurchan, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 927795)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mr Hillier
    May 2017
    “We wanted to see wildlife and ...”
    We wanted to see wildlife and beautiful scenery and this property afforded us both. As an amateur wildlife photographer I had always wanted to capture a pine marten and here they visit regularly. Red and fallow deer can be seen only a few yards from the garden and there are myriads of birds and insects. I'm also a steam locomotive fan so another ambition was to photograph a steam loco on the Glenfinnan viaduct this I also achieved. If you love wildlife, stunning scenery and peace and quiet this ...
    We wanted to see wildlife and beautiful scenery and this property afforded us both. As an amateur wildlife photographer I had always wanted to capture a pine marten and here they visit regularly. Red and fallow deer can be seen only a few yards from the garden and there are myriads of birds and insects. I'm also a steam locomotive fan so another ambition was to photograph a steam loco on the Glenfinnan viaduct this I also achieved. If you love wildlife, stunning scenery and peace and quiet this is the place for you. Please feel free to view my photographs at https://www.facebook.com/alexhillier1949/photos_albums

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Salen 6 miles.

Privately situated and surround by lovely large gardens, this charming, coastal, detached whitewashed stone cottage is an ideal holiday retreat in Glenborrodale Bay, where the river meets the sea, midway along the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.

Set near Salen with its shop/café and hotel with restaurant and bar, this cosy cottage offers lovely open views to the surrounding hills and mountains, where an abundance of wildlife thrives, and the tranquillity is only broken by the sound of birds singing and the clashing of deer antlers found adjacent to the sawmill!

Guests can expect to see red deer, fallow deer and a pine marten family who live there and for those lucky guests, you may even see the elusive Scottish wildcat!

Built many years ago as the power house to Glenborrodale Castle, the cottage has been tastefully upgraded and refurbished to suit a family or group of friends who will enjoy exploring the picturesque Ardnamurchan Peninsula together.

There are three tastefully-presented bedrooms and a spacious open plan living area with a welcoming woodburning stove.

The well-equipped kitchen ensures meals can be prepared with ease and enjoyed around the table at the end of an active day.

The driveway to the cottage is bordered by lovely plants and the fully enclosed front garden is a fantastic place to sit and enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine whilst soaking up the wonderful views and watching the small stream bubbling by.

The area boasts outstanding coastal scenery and whether you’re seeking scenic walking/hiking, cycling, angling, sailing, canoeing/kayaking or more, you’re sure to be very happy here indeed in the peace and quiet!

The Glenborrodale area has much to offer including Glenborrodale Castle, the Ardnamurchan distillery with visitor centre, Nadurra Natural History Visitor Centre and Ardnamurchan Charters, where boat hire is available as are day trips to the islands and sealife tours.

There is also an RSPB reserve within walking distance with wonderful walks and wildlife and where you may experience many birds that live and visit the area, including the golden eagle and the rare white-tailed eagle.

There are also many great, white sandy beaches to relax upon and marvel at the turquoise waters and here you may encounter otters and be lucky enough to spot dolphins and whales!

Why not also visit Ardnamurchan Lighthouse to enjoy afternoon tea?

Also visitors can take the ferry from Kilchoan on a day trip across to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, where you can spend the day enjoying the delights of the island!

A short drive away is Acharacle where you’ll find a shop/Post Office, cafés/tea rooms and a hotel and restaurants.

Whatever you have planned, this stunning area provides the perfect playground for your daily adventure, and this cottage is an utter delight to return to.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, ( no shower) hand-held hose, basin and WC. Separate basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Utility.

Amenities

  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with basic Sky, DVD, PlayStation 3 with games, landline telephone available on honesty box basis, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Ample off road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Front, enclosed lawned garden with furniture and stream and rear terraced garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and bar in hotel 6 miles, restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Coast at end of driveway
  • Note: Limited mobile phone signal
  • Note: An unfenced stream runs through the front garden, so small children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: One of the double bedrooms has no window, but has glass doors providing natural light
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

About the location

SALEN

Strontian 10 miles; Kilchoan 19 miles.

The village of Salen nestles around Salen Bay off the beautiful Loch Sunart. This area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, with many walking opportunities, cycling, sailing, kayaking, fishing with a sheltered jetty and mooring facilities. This area is also ideal for nature lovers with wildlife photographers capturing wonderful images of pine martens, golden eagles, sea eagles and otters – the perfect memento of your trip away in this wonderful region. There is a shop/café in the village as well as a hotel with a restaurant and a bar and as Salen is centrally located, it is the perfect holiday base for touring Ardnamurchan and also Morvern and Moidart and from here you can also make the most of island trips to Skye and Mull. Visitors to this region are also within reach of visiting Ben Nevis and the surrounding mountains – something not to be missed. This really is an ideal base for exploring your holiday area.

The property is for a maximum 4 adults

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas