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5 Larachbeg

Lochaline, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 961239)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable; lots of space."

    Conveniently close to the short ferry to Fishnish on Mull (no booking required) and the Artornish Estate. For us, the best things were the conversations with the helpful owners, who live next door and are founts of fascinating information about life on Morvern and the Isle of Lewis over past 70 years! Very isolated - There is a small Coop supermarket in Lochaline and a couple of restaurants and a community petrol pump. But no pub as far as we could see! David Hulbert

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "I really enjoyed my time in 5 Larachbeg."

    The cottage was cute, great internet, great facilities and the location was perfect, so quiet, a real getaway from the modern noisy world. Easy access to great walks, sweet village and anything else one might need. I just really enjoyed the quietness and the nature without having to be in total isolation as there are neighbours.

    Reviewed by SophieJun 2022

  • "The property was lovely had everything we needed in it."

    We had a trip to Mull ferry was very accessible no waiting time. We took the dog and she settled in really well. We all had a lovely time and would recommend it to our friends.

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2021

  • "Lovely, clean, cosy, homely 3 bed."

    2 bathroom house in a beautiful location. The owners Isobell & Ian live nextdoor, nothing is too much trouble, they are friendly without being intrusive. The house is just like a home from home, kitchen is better equipped than my own! Enclosed back and front gardens . really convenient if you take your dogs. There are some nice walks nearby, and every corner you turn could be a photograph. The nearest shop w,as in the village about 10minutes away, so if you want to be near a supermarket and town centre this is not for you! We had a lovely week there in September and would highly recommend this cottage. Very happy customers, we would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by DarrenSep 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Larabeg!"

    As a family of 5 and a dog this was the perfect summer break. The peace and quiet is wonderful and the scenery around Larabeg and Lochaline is stunning. We saw eagles buzzards and an owl. We had a couple of easy trips to Mull and Staffa Island. Lucky to see puffins (as it was the beginning of August when they leave), ganets and lots of other sea birds too. We loved all the walks around Ardtonish estate too, great for the dog. Ian and Isabelle were excellent hosts, on hand to help out with anything we needed. Highly recommend as a lovely holiday break away from it all x

    Reviewed by CarolynJul 2021

  • "The house was lovely and tidy, quiet, had great facilities, and best of all was in a great location to explore both Ardnamurchan and Mull while having plenty to do from the doorstep!"

    The only thing I would say is that the mattresses were abit uncomfortable. Isobel was such a great host - she was friendly, approachable and went out of her way to help - we had an issue with one of our vehicles and she called up and organised someone to come look at it within an hour! It was so much appreciated. Many thanks and we’ll be coming back to Larachbeg for sure :)

    Reviewed by AdamJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at 5 Larachbeg."

    It is bigger than we expected and was very clean and welcoming. The kitchen has everything you could ever need and more. The location is exceptional, we'll definitely be coming back. We loved all information and local wildlife and walks, and the owners were very friendly and helpful - could not fault them. The only negative was the quality of the mattresses, especially in the main double, it's very uncomfortable and in need of replacement. But we'd still definitely return.

    Reviewed by ZoeJun 2021

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location."

    Lots of room, well equipped kitchen. We had a fantastic stay. You need to take food etc with you as there is only a shop selling basics in Lochaline. WiFi and phone signal were a bit erratic but I think that is only to be expected given the location. We absolutely loved it and would recommend!

    Reviewed by TanyaJun 2021

  • "Too many intrusive emails from Sykes!"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Cottage was excellent and provided all facilities, including good Wi-Fi."

    Owners were also near neighbours and were very helpful and happy to answer a few practical questions when required. An unexpected bonus was the variety of scenic walks straight from the door of the house through the Ardtornish Estate and along the shores of Loch Aline without any need to drive anywhere in a car.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2021

  • "Very clean and tidy cottage with all comfort considered."

    Isabel and Ian who own it and live next door were friendly and helpful, suggesting some nice walks locally. The area is stunning with beautiful scenery and wildlife on your doorstep and so peaceful.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2020

  • "We found the cottage very welcoming when we arrived."

    It looked warm and inviting as we draw up once inside everything was as if it was a home and not just somewhere to stay. The backyard was inviting. Sitting out undercover even when it was raining, watching a lot of different birds flying in and around. Isabelle, was warm, welcoming and extremely generous. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed by MelodySep 2020

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a wild and wonderful setting."

    Great walks on the doorstep and loads to do further afield. Useful base to get to the Isle of Mull and Ben Nevis in Fort William. Grown-ups, kids and dog very happy here! We can highly recommended this delightful home-from-home.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "Wonderful location, and beautiful cottage."

    Everything was spotless. The place was set up with everything we needed, with three very comfortable bedrooms. It is 5 mins drive to the ferry to Mull and has a small but well-stocked village shop. The cottage is also within walking distance to the Ardtornish Estate. Great for dog walks too. All in all, this was a fabulous holiday and we are already planning to return next year.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed staying in the cottage."

    Very clean and tidy, owners next door extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by SandyAug 2020

  • "Lovely house, friendly owners live next door, on hand for anything you may need but never intrusive."

    Great hosts, everything you could need in the house. Great location for exploring Morvern or Mull, very beautiful area.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2019

  • "Beautiful location, helpful, excellent owners living next door with great tips on where to go, eat, sightsee, etc Would recommend adding to the listing that if travelling via Oban, it is essential to book the ferry to Mull, this is one of very few that Calmac operate a booking system for."

    Failure to book, involves a substantial drive over single track roads to reach the site. We saw Eagles, a Buzzard up close for minutes, through the house window & other wildlife, including Wild Goats. The Whitehouse Restaurant in the village is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "Cottage was in a great location for visiting Isle of mull."

    An ideal location for taking our dogs as there are plenty of walks close to cottage. The cottage itself was excellent and the owners next door are very helpful. We would definitely recommend this cottage and we hope to return ourselves.

    Reviewed by ColetteMay 2019

  • "This cottage was perfect, and had all amenities and even logs and coal were provided."

    The owners live next door, but were never in our faces, they welcomed us, and gave us some info on the area. They said we could knock any time if we needed any help, which we did the very next morning, as my boyfriend woke up with a bad neck, and we had no pain killers, and local shop didn't open until 11am, and nearest town is 40 miles away. They kindly gave us some painkillers and deep heat. We were so grateful. The cottage really is quite remote, so when you first arrive bring the basics of your shopping with you. There is a small shop a couple of miles away by Lochaline Ferry port, but they stock limited goods, and they open from 9 till 6 during the week, and I believe 11 till 2pm on Sunday. There is also a small post office in the shop, there is a hotel up the road, doctors surgery, and a restaurant, but it wasn't opened when we were here, it opens from Easter. To get to Lochaline, the last 18 miles are single track road, but there are plenty of passing places. There are also little roads leading off the main track, and we decided to drive down some of them, and they all seem to lead somewhere hidden, Lochs, beautiful views, wildlife, ans one coastal treck brought us out to a bistro, in a tiny village. We enjoyed every minute of the holiday, and was sad to be going home.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture and shed, through to enclosed garden at rear
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

Nestled in a remote location on the Morvern Peninsula, with beautiful countryside views and access to the Isle of Mull on the car-ferry, is number 5 Larachbeg.

This semi-detached, 100-year-old workers cottage, set within a row of four, offers a traditional, homely interior, ideal for families and friends.

The lounge is warmed by a woodburning stove, set against a stone surround, and there is cosy seating uplifted by the natural light streaming in through the window.

There is a dining area in the kitchen, ready for you to enjoy some home cooked meals, and though it is simple in design, it is well-equipped with integrated fixtures.

The ground floor is complete with a bathroom in an all-white finish, occupying a bath and an electric shower.

Upstairs are the three bedrooms; two doubles, followed by a twin, which share a shower room.

The large walk-in shower cubicle wakes you up each morning before you step out to explore the wider region of the Highlands.

To the outside, you have use of a patio with garden furniture and a shed for storage.

Just a couple of miles along the River Aline will bring you to the village of Lochaline, which overlooks the spectacular Sound of Mull.

There is a shop, snack bar, seafood restaurant and for those feeling energetic, a thriving dive centre.

Take the ferry over to the Isle of Mull and explore a wealth of flora and fauna, sandy beaches, walking, cycling and fishing.

You may be lucky enough to catch glimpses of whales and dolphins, or even the elusive Eurasian Otter, as well as abundant seabirds that nest along the seaweed covered shorelines.

Fort William is further afield with the Nevis Range and many outdoor activities to enjoy.

A lovely cottage to choose for your next adventure to the Scottish Highlands.

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About the location


Fort William 40 miles.

Lochaline is on the Morvern Peninsula, one of the remotest areas on the British mainland, and overlooks the beautiful Sound of Mull. The village sits at the mouth of the sea loch and has a shop/post office, snack bar, hotel and seafood restaurant and there is also a busy dive school. There is easy access by car-ferry to the Isle of Mull, with its wonderful wildlife and beaches. This is a beautiful area rich in flora and fauna, with wonderful walks, beaches, cycling, fishing and a fascinating shoreline to explore. The town of Fort William is about an hour's drive away, where you can explore the Nevis Range; ride the Gondola to 2150ft besides Ben Nevis, stroll along mountain footpaths and ski in the winter.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas