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Marys House

(Ref. 18280)

Portuairk near Kilchoan, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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86 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful stay only slight disappointment would be the advert was misleading ..."

    Wonderful stay only slight disappointment would be the advert was misleading saying 3 minutes walk to the beach when the only obvious route we found was up a long drive and down a road taking 15 to 20 minutes

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Apr 2024

  • "We enjoyed our two week stay at Mary's house, we like this area very much, stunning views of Sanna bay, village was very quiet, mostly holiday homes and statics only a few residents there, pheasant were a nightmare, tried to feed small birds but the big ones raid everything, caught pine marten on wildlife camera visiting for peanuts and bread and jam."

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Beautifully clean and neat and everything you need for a comfortable stay. Goes without saying the views are stunning but the cottage is a gem and I suggest you book a stay asap !! Wonderful.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a beautiful cottage in a wonderful location loved every minute the views ..."

    What a beautiful cottage in a wonderful location loved every minute the views from the windows are fantastic would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had an amazing week at Mary’s House."

    Very clean and welcoming. Views absolutely stunning. Outstanding, couldn’t ask for more. Thank you

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2024

  • "A liitle gem!"

    ! Delightful, immaculate, comfortable, and well equipped cottage in an idyllic location with the most spectacular views across to Muck, Eigg and Rum. Walks from the door to Sanna Bay, surrounding hills and Bay MacNeil (with resident feral goats!). Thank you Donna and Angus for everything! We will definitely return to this special place......

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The house was very clean, comfortable and warm. The views are magnificent and Donna is a wonderful host, very communicative and generous. Our only disappointment was not meeting her in person! Thank you so much Donna and Angus for helping make our stay so fabulous.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "Cosy house , stunning views ."

    A great location for walks . A perfect place to relax and unwind . Thank you .

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage and very friendly owner, This was our 2nd visit and I am sure we will return again, Awesome views lots of wild life ( had to put logs in bird table to stop pheasants stealing the food) Pigs in field that love left overs you may have for them - they can tell the time after a couple of days of feeding :D Stunning views and great chance of northern lights ( we didnt get lucky) ."

    . Long 2.5hr drive from Fort william so take plenty of supplies with you . Go there you will not be disappointed I promise - Gail & Trev Nov 11 to 25 2023

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful peaceful location, Mary's House has everything a couple needs for a really relaxing stay."

    The view is amazing, washing up took longer than expected as you gazed out across the bay! We will return!

    Reviewed by Hilary Margaret5.0Nov 2023

  • "Perfect cottage to spend a holiday, comfortable, spotless can’t fault anything."

    Everything you need and more for your stay. The view as always was beautiful, no doubt we will be back.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage on a Great location, Fantastic view from cottage overlooking Rhum & Muck."

    Probably the best views from any cottage we have ever stayed in before. Well equipped cottage with walks straight from the door. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Apr 2023

  • "Just a great place to stay."

    With magical views and wildlife. We love it and will just keep coming back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at Mary's house."

    Everything we needed was there and more. The views are amazing. So peaceful we really didn't want to leave!! We'll book again for next year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful warm, cosy cottage with magnificent views."

    Im sure we will be back again and I have recommended it to both my son and daughter.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Brilliant wee cottage."

    Loved our holiday here. Warning for those travelling, the last 1.5hrs is on single track roads but worth the journey. We will be going back in the future

    Reviewed by Kerstin4.4Mar 2023

  • "This is my second visit to Mary's House and it won't be my last!"

    The cottage is spotlessly clean and very cosy with the most wonderful ever changing views. This year was made extra special with a wonderful show of the Northern Lights right from my doorstep. All thanks to a tip off from Angus, who owns the cottage. Thank you to Donna and Angus for sharing this wee gem.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Feb 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage and well secluded, great for walks etc and watching the ..."

    Really lovely cottage and well secluded, great for walks etc and watching the days pass by - We really loved our 2 weeks visit in December 2022 highly recommended Trev & Gail Dorset

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Dec 2022

  • "Iinthe listing it says pub is one mile away when if fact it is 4 miles it also ..."

    Iinthe listing it says pub is one mile away when if fact it is 4 miles it also states there is a selection of books games and dvds but there is none of these otherwise a well equipped cottage in a great quiet location

    Reviewed by Willie4.4Nov 2022

  • "Loved my stay at Marys house, can't fault anything, we'll equipped warm and comfy and nice sea views ."

    Perfect place for peace and relaxing. Lots of walks right from the doorstep. Stunning area. Hooe to be back

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Nov 2022

  • "An excellent property beautifully situated with great views, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Would have no hesitation in booking again.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2022

  • "The sofa bed was not in a condition to use."

    The description said pub 1 mile away but it was ; miles away. Other than that, very lovely.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Jul 2022

  • "Mary's House was our home away from home for two weeks."

    We felt welcome the moment we arrived and what was without a doubt the most spotless property we have stayed in (and we have stayed in quite a few). The bed was comfortable and we slept like babies, the shower was hot and powerful, the woodburning stove helped us stay warm on stormy, rainy, cold days and the kitchen allowed for the cooking of more than just the basic pasta or jacket potatoes. The view was breathtaking and we were lucky enough to regularly see eagles circling above our heads. The bird feeder attrackted all sorts of other small birds, finches of all kinds and colours, blackbirds, robins, doves, you name it. The coastline we saw from our windows was spectacular and ever-changing with the light and even on the days where the weather was too bad to go outside, we felt like we had a front row from where we could see all the beauty and the surprises Mother Nature had in store for us. The last roughly 2 hours drive to Mary's House are single track road and it's certainly not for people who are going everywhere in a hurry. But we found that using the passing places worked very well and all the drivers we "met" on this remote corner of the world were as relaxed as we were and everyone went out of their way to let the oncoming party pass. We highly recommend stocking up on "fancy" groceries in Fort William before you take the Corran Ferry. Everything else is readily available in The Ferry Stores in Kilchoan, they even offer to deliver a welcome hamper to the house with content of your choice if you let them know a few days prior to your arrival. We had initially booked our stay in 2020, but due to Covid we had to rebook twice. The owner as well as Sykes cottages were extremely helpful and supportive, and rebooking was no issue. We loved every minute we spent at Mary's House and we are grateful for the wonderful experience. We would love to come back some day.

    Reviewed by Anke5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable and every facility you could wish for."

    Just wish I could have brought the view from the cottge home with us.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolute gem of a place!"

    Our second visit and I cannot think of any reason why we wouldn’t return. We were lucky seeing an amazing display by sea eagles too. Cannot rate this cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved the cottage."

    It was our first time in Scotland and we loved it. It was perfect and set in such beautiful scenary. The cottage was clean and well provided for our stay. Big thank you to the owners and we will definitely want to come back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "Stay was great, we’ve stayed next door at dondies house for the last 6 years ..."

    Stay was great, we’ve stayed next door at dondies house for the last 6 years and this was a big step up in quality, only downsides where a half empty box of tablets found under the bed by our dog chewing them and finally we where only left one bin bag for a 12 day stay, we know it was self catering but you never expect to have to provide them and the remoteness of the property and proximity to the nearest shop just made it abit of a niggle Overall very pleased

    I've only just noticed my original response to your feedback did not post so please accept my apologies for the late response. Please accept my sincere apologies. Reading your feedback I was horrified at the thought of what the consequences could have been in regards to your dog chewing the tablets found under the bed. I have spoken with the person responsible for the changeover that day and she assures me that this incident was a one off oversight on her behalf and will most certainly not be repeated. I can fully understand your niggle at only one bin liner being left. There should have been two, which is usually the case regardless of the duration of your stay. I was delighted to read you enjoyed your stay and overall you were very pleased with Marys House. I do hope you'll return one day and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and spectacular views we offer. Once again please accept my sincere apologies. Kind Regards Donna Cameron Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Dec 2021

  • "Great little cottage perfect remote location and had everything we needed."

    I would definitely recommend and hopefully be back.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Dec 2021

  • "Mary’s House is the jewel in the crown, Very warm enough room for 4 the sofa ..."

    Mary’s House is the jewel in the crown, Very warm enough room for 4 the sofa bed is comfy I always bring a duvet to lie on anyway, Fantastic broadband now 30mbps, Pet safe garden, Stunning Views, Extremely Clean, Hot Shower, Tons of coal for multi fuel burner which is rare for this area, Owners lovely people who are nearby if any concerns, The winter months are very cheap and the electricity cost to the owners must be a lot as the cottage is extremely warm I have stayed at a lot at Ardnamurchan they are nothing like this, Don’t forget to visit Sanna and the lovely beaches at Portuairk

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable with great views."

    The area is very remote and we found the 25 mile single track road difficult to negotiate. With the wide open spaces we thought it would be ideal to walk our Labrador, but no there are sheep surrounding the cottage and on the beaches so he could not exercise off lead, which was a problem. I would definitely recommend Mary’s cottage if you want seclusion with lovely views and walks without your big bounding dog.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Nov 2021

  • "Cottage perfect, and location amazing which was just as well because the 34 miles of single track road was neither."

    Last few hundred yards a car breaker. Still might rebook!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very comfortable wee cottage, loved it!"


    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Unable to contact Sykes at all."

    The link to the account brought up a dog, no email contact possible and phone lines closed. In these times the customer service falls far below the minimum one would expect.Due to family illness unable to travel so cannot comment on the cottage.would not recommend this company in the send had to send a letter still have had no reply.

    Reviewed by Elaine2.5Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage in a stunning location."

    The perfect place to getaway from it all. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely wee cottage, clean and very quiet."

    Situated uphill from the shore on a twisting single track road and down a rough track. Ideal if you wish a very relaxing holiday. Need to be fit for walking and cycling though as whole area hilly . Basic equipment in house but no ironing board or iron. Only a small frying pan and Small pots so difficult if you like larger portions’. Overall though an amazing Holiday with loads of cycling, walking and beautiful beaches ! Take your folding chairs to Sid outside if you don’t want to sit at picnic table in the evening. Dark sky country so plenty of stargazing ❤️

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Only a bench set could do something more comfortable to enjoy a late sunset"

    Reviewed by Allan3.8Jul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings that had all the amenities we required."

    Very peaceful with outstanding views and walks .Bring binoculars if you have any we saw a large pod of dolphins as we were at looking out to sea from the garden also my wife is a keen bird watcher and loved the variety and large numbers that visited the bird table. Bring some bird food or you can buy it from the Kilchoan Ferry Shop who also stock a good variety of food and other essentials.The Puffin Coffee shop and craft centre on the way to the road to the ferry itself is also worth a visit. A cottage to visit again and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2021

  • "Mary’s House is lovely, everything we needed was there and more!"

    Comfortable seating and plenty space for a couple. The views are spectacular, an uninterrupted vista of Sanna Bay from the cottage. We saw otters playing on Portuairk beach - that was the highlight! Friendly and informative owner is nearby, local knowledge is fab. Amazing place, well worth the drive there. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was a fabulous find - gorgeous cottage with spectacular views."

    Had everything you needed. Definitely a place to go to refresh the batteries. We were lucky enough to see seals basking in the sun nearby and a cuckoo from the cottage garden.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2021

  • "Stunning location with fantastic views."

    Plenty of local walks and variety of wildlife. If you enjoy peace and quiet and to get away from it all this is the place to go.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing views from the cottage."

    Wonderful area for wildlife; saw both Golden and White tailed Eagles as well as over 100 red deer.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "Very cosy and comfortable cottage perfect for two."

    Would highly recommend. For dog owners the enclosed garden was great as there are lots of sheep round about. Beautiful spot and friendly owner.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2021

  • "This is the second time we have been."

    The cottage is so dog friendly and a well enclosed big garden. Not far from a beautiful beach. The owner has thought of everything for you to enjoy your stay. We be back and this is a wonderful chilled place to be. Beautiful wildlife too. 20 min walk to Sanna bay... we love this place. Watch out for roaming sheep

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage which is both cosy and comfortable with amazing views over to Sanna Bay and the distant Inner Hebrides."

    Mary’s House is very well equipped and extremely clean. We spent most of our time walking; Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, the stunning Sanna Bay and to the top of Ben Hiant. Our visit to Tobermory was very enjoyable and only takes about 35 minutes on the ferry. The weather was very kind to us with blue sky and sun every day. It was wonderful to be in such a beautiful part of Scotland after such a dismal locked down winter. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mary’s House.

    Reviewed by Doreen4.7Apr 2021

  • "The property was as described, facilities fine, magnificent views over the sea from the property."

    Cannot fault the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2020

  • "All of it ."

    The best cottage we have stayed at by far. The view from the cottage is priceless.Its well away from the rat race 4 miles to the nearest shop, P O + groceries etc + fuel with allegedly the oldest working petrol pumps in Scotland. The rd for the last 25 miles is mostly single track with lots of blind summits, but well worth it at the end. We have two dogs and it was great for them. Log burner is superb with logs supplied for the weekend and free coal for your stay. Have a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Oct 2020

  • "Despite Covid laws, and lots of the usual comforts having been removed because of Covid, this cottage still delivers."

    Many thanks to Donna for all of her hard work and commitment which still allows people to enjoy this beautiful peninsula from the comfort of this warm and cosy cottage. Plenty of fuel provided to enjoy the real fire which we especially loved. The cottage was very clean and we felt safe. It was easy to forget the troubles of the pandemic for a short blissful week. Thanks to Donna for making it possible. Regulars to the cottage will benefit from knowing, take your own fold up chairs, dvds (if you like that kind of thing!), books and board games as these are usually in the cottage but sadly they have had to be removed due to Covid rules.

    Reviewed by Philippa4.4Oct 2020

  • "Our second stay in this lovely cottage,it’s well equipped, cosy and spotlessly clean with dark starry sky’s and stunning views."

    We loved every minute and have booked again.

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Sep 2020

  • "A very comfortable cottage, well equipped, warm and plenty of hot water."

    The view from the cottage is beautiful and the surrounding area and beaches, made it a perfect holiday for walking with the dog, watching birds and wildlife, and enjoying the peace and quiet

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2020

  • "Amazing view and scenery."

    . needed to contact owner response was immediate and issue resolved ...such a comfy bed !

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, the pictures on here do not do it justice, the decor is lovely and homely, facilities in the cottage are fantastic the kitchen especially has all the kinds of pots and pans you would need for an array of meals."

    The bedroom has extra blankets if needed and a hot water bottle under the sink which is a lovely touch. Bear in mind the heating is electric storage heaters so can be a little temperamental. Bear in mind that low cars might struggle going down to the cottage a bit. Sanna bay nearby is beautiful as is the bay that you can see from the windows, but be careful of quick sand! We also went over to Mull on one of the days which was absolutely beautiful, the ferry is around £29 return ticket and the first one leaves at 8am - there is a fab cafe right by the ferry terminal on Mull, fantastic fish chips and scallops - cash only though. You will need to get the Corran ferry if coming from the South, this will cut off around an hour of your journey so look into this before you leave out - this cost about £10. There was coal provided by the owners included in the rent which was fantastic as we really needed the fire on a cold and wintery January week. Make sure you bring some bird seed as the bird table gets very busy if you stock it up and there are some great binoculars on the windowsill! The local shop is fab and has plenty of different things you might need plus a fuel station. Mary's cottage was a real home from home <3

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane4.7Jan 2020

  • "Mary's cottage is the perfect getaway."

    It takes time and effort to get there, but the experience of the cottage and its surroundings make it every bit worthwhile. There are a range of beautiful walks from the door of the cottage, and the opportunity to return home to the cosy warmth of a woodburner, and views to die for. I will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely, better than we expected, views were amazing would really recommend this cottage."

    Reviewed by Avril4.4Sep 2019

  • "Having stayed at Ardtoe for many years, we chose the peninsula as we love Sanna Bay so much and visiting for a day is never enough."

    From the excitement of driving down the track and pulling up outside the cottage, to driving away, my daughter and I couldn't believe our luck! What a gem of a place. We were blessed with a week of glorious weather and the scenery of turquoise waters and beautiful mountains every day, was stunning. The cottage is clean, cozy and beautifully equipped, with a comfortable bed, fantastic shower and the washing machine which was a boon. We stopped at Salen on the way for a light lunch, and then only came off the peninsula once to visit old favourites, Tioram Castle, Ardtoe Sands and then walked to the singing sands, all on the same day. We walked to Sanna and lazed on the beach, also Bay MacNeil which is equally stunning in a different way. Took a trip over to Tobermory, (catch the ferry from Kilchoan only 4 miles away) browsed the shops and ate ice-cream which was divine! We weren't lucky enough to see any marine life that day but the other wild life made up for it. Eagles, birds a plenty, pine martins, and deer. We did see seals in the bay on our first evening but the visiting yacht's in the bay may have put them off the rest of the week. If you like birds, be sure to take bird seed with you as there is a bird table in the garden. A visit to the lighthouse is well worth it and you will get a wonderful greeting from the lighthouse collie. Also the fish and chips were lovely at the Kilchoan hotel as was the warm welcome. The sunsets as ever, were stunning and its possible to see a lot of the Hebridean islands from your garden! I simply cannot wait to go back. Who needs to go abroad when we have all this here at home!

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Fantastic views over the bay to Sanna. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2019

  • "If you just need to relax and get away from it all this is the perfect place, spotlessly clean ,well equipped cottage with stunning views."

    Beaches nearby are fantastic,blue sea, white sand and rock pools. We would definitely go back. Our dogs loved it there, it has an enclosed garden which is lovely but be aware the gaps in the fence are possibly wide enough for some dogs to get through.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Jun 2019

  • "What a fabulous view, it was easy to just sit there and enjoy the vista in the comfort of a lovely place, it was magic watching the wildlife very day, we have been to the area 5 times in the last 2 years and this was the best, thank you, Alan & Patsy ( and the dogs )."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage is actually better equipped and better decorated than it looks in the photo - and the shower is much better than the photos show."

    The bed is really comfortable with a good quality mattress. These things make for a happier holiday! Even the view is more spectacular than it looks in the photos. The beach is great fun to be on - deserted most of the time with pristine white sand - it really is gorgeous if you get the right weather. I was on my own with my two dogs, and I am slightly disabled with mobility issues, but I was absolutely fine there.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2019

  • "Superb location excellent holiday will be back"

    Reviewed by Willie5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is an ideal base for exploring this wonderful area with many walks straight from the door."

    It’s position on the hill offers amazing views yet also easy access to the beach.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Apr 2019

  • "Mary's House is warm and cosy even in a winter gale."

    Log burner brilliant. Cottage extremely well equipped with everything we needed and the views from all the windows are just spectacular. We loved catching a ferry to the nearest supermarket on Mull

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Feb 2019

  • "The foot path from the car park to the house needs some attention, the stones laid have blown off the path in places, you really have to watch your step so in poor lighting (dawn/dusk) you reallyhad to be careful my husband did suffer quite a nasty fall."

    Reviewed by Luke3.8Jan 2019

  • "Will be booking for next year"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2018

  • "Cottage was perfect"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2018

  • "Perfect in every way - very well equipped, comfortable and fabulous views."

    Only the drive to the three Sykes cottages needs some attention - many potholes and bumps for people not having a four wheel drive. The granny on the chimney was a bit noisy, but it was very windy.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2018

  • "Brilliant place to stay."

    .. could have stayed for another week. Great wildlife and very dog friendly. Loved the log fire, so cosy. Hopefully will be back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, very well equipped in a great location that allows you to go on great walks, suitable for the dogs with a great garden for them."

    Lovely beach that you can see from the house, the views are amazing. Fantastic family holiday, will look to book up again soon, thanks to the owner for a great week!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2018

  • "This cottage is in a lovely secluded spot just up from the beach, with fantastic views out to sea."

    Everything was clean, especially the bathroom and kitchen which were immaculate. The bed is very comfortable with was a nice surprise. All in all a lovely holiday - we enjoyed it so much we've already booked for next summer!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2018

  • "We have been staying in Portuairk for 23 years and it was our first visit to this cottage, which was really lovely with superb and far reaching views."

    However, I did find it to be "a bit of a squeeze" for myself and my three 'children' (17, 18 & 23), despite the listing saying it "accommodates four".......fortunately, the weather was reasonably dry, so we weren't confined to the cottage and it wouldn't deter us from booking again, although not next year as it is obviously popular and already fully booked. The fenced off garden was very much appreciated by our dog and the picnic table enabled us to sit outside while enjoying the fair weather and great views. However, I do feel that, as the track to the cottage is now quite bad (it was a little better in 2013 when we stayed at Borve House), that potential guests should be made aware of this as it is not really very good for the average car to drive on! Also, the two tracks down from the cottage towards the beach are not really suitable for anyone who is not sure-footed, so this should also be made clear on the listing. In addition, the local information on the listing (and on others in the same area) will need to be amended as the nearest pub/restaurant is now 3 miles away in Kilchoan because the Sonachan Hotel is now a private residence. I hope this feedback has been helpful, thank you.

    Reviewed by Debra3.8Jul 2018

  • "The cottage had it all and the views were magnificent."

    We would highly recommend this cottage, perfect for the tranquillity and wildlife.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Mary’s Cottage is in a wonderful location on the westernmost tip of the British Mainland."

    The views from here are exceptional.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7May 2018

  • "The cottage was really well equipped, With every thing you could want."

    It was lovely to have the heaters on so it was warm and the bed was comfy. A drier would be A Good idea for when folks get wet clothes. More comfortable living room furniture would be an improvement. The bird feeders in the garden are really well used and a delight. Please ask new holidaymakers to bring a big bag of bird seed and suet because there are lots of birds and there is no where to buy any food for them.

    Reviewed by Pam4.7May 2018

  • "Mary's House was far better than it appeared from the photos, not enough was mentioned about the fantastic views and certainly the photos did not reflect this."

    The photos of the inside of the cottage did not show it to be as nice as it was, it was far better than we expected. The cottage was really clean, spacious and well equipped, had everything we needed and the kitchen was really well stocked with utensils. The bedroom was nice and large and the bed so comfortable. The location had stunning views and there were many lovely walks to do around the area. It was quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Apr 2018

  • "If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to be."

    Very tranquil and stunning location with amazing unrivalled scenery and staying in a lovely cottage that has everything you could possibly want. Property was warm and inviting and the views from the kitchen and bedroom windows were second to none. It was nice to waken up to the scene of a pale white sandy beach surrounded lapped by clear turquoise water every day.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Apr 2018

  • "Perfect location."

    High enough up the hillside for amazing views but only a minutes walk to the beach through the field in front of the house. Paradise for the kids.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2018

  • "For us absolutely perfect x"

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Feb 2018

  • "This was by far the most enjoyable holiday we had in years."

    Took us a bit of time to find as we arrived rather late in the day. The views are to die for. Wonderful walks for the adventurous and the leisure walks. All facilities you need fairly close. If you want to breakaway totally from the huzzle and buzzle of day to day humdrum this is definitely for you. We had the best 10 days and feels totally rejuvenated. Our Alaskan Malamute had fun being able to go to the beach, mountain walks or just lying outside the cottage looking out at the sea. Cosy cottage, heating definitely not a problem. Wood burner at night is the best for staying warm and toasty. Just the right size for the 2 of us.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location What more could we want !"


    Reviewed by Pam5.0Nov 2017

  • "Everything fab cottage wonderful location would highly recomend it to my friends"

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2017

  • "Wonderful location, perfect cottage with very high standard of cleanliness."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2017

  • "Lovely property lovely Place and Scenery but found a bit to remote"

    Reviewed by David4.2Mar 2017

  • "Everything, wildlife in abundance, peaceful, clean property, lovely walks, good local food, we will go back"

    Reviewed by Janice4.8Jan 2017

  • "Awsome just awsome."

    Stunning place, fab cottage. Chould easly live there.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2016

  • "Great cottage stunning views and a very comfy bed."

    Loved it

    Reviewed by Anthony4.8Nov 2016

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in the cottage - very comfortable with great facilities in a stunning location."

    The only thing we would ask Sykes Cottages to consider is the charge for using a credit card to book the holiday on-line - this is an increasingly out-of-date policy which the majority of organisations no longer apply.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2016

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location,facilities second to none, an absolutely ..."

    Fantastic cottage in a great location,facilities second to none, an absolutely stunning area with loads to do, would definitely return

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area (seats 3), double sofa bed and woodburner.
  • Electric heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, payphone, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned front garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 4 mile
  • Beach 3 mins walk
  • Note: No mobile signal in property.

The property

Kilchoan 4 miles.

A charming stone-built detached cottage, superbly located on a hillside in the small, isolated village of Portuairk, the most westerly settlement on the British mainland, at the western end of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.

From its elevated location this Scotland cottage provides breathtaking views over the sea to the Isle of Skye and the small islands of Muck, Eigg, Rhum and Canna.

This Scotland self-catering cottage would suit those who want to appreciate the tranquillity and stunning landscape, with its fabulous sandy beaches and abundance of wildlife.

The cosy accommodation in this Scotland cottage includes a well-equipped kitchen, a bright sitting/dining room with woodburner and also a double sofa bed if needed.

The double bedroom is very spacious and comfortable, ideal for a restful sleep after a day of boat trips, sandy beaches, island-hopping and good walking.

All the windows of this Scotland cottage look out over the sea and across to the fabulous sands of Sanna Beach, a short walk away.

The neat and private front garden has a patio with dining area - a great place to enjoy an alfresco meal or drink.

The nearby village of Kilchoan has a well-stocked shop and is also the ferry terminal providing regular daily trips across to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, so why not nip across the waters to enjoy a meal out on Mull or perhaps do some shopping in the nice array of shops Tobermory has to offer?

The nearby Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is well worth a visit, with its welcoming tea room, and there are some good hotels within a short drive of your Scotland cottage.

In fact this is a wonderful place to visit, whether for outdoor pursuits or to simply relax, chill out and enjoy the hills, sea and beaches.

EPC Rating: Band G

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About the location


Tobermory 7 miles (via ferry).

The pretty village of Kilchoan is the most westerly village in mainland Britain, situated on the stunning Ardnamurchan Peninsula and surrounded by magnificent mountains and breathtaking coastal views. The area close to Kilchoan offers a choice of quiet sandy beaches and an abundance of wildlife with eagles regularly spotted overhead. Until 1900 the village was only accessible by sea, but now access is via a single track road that leads through some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. The village has good local services including a shop, pub, restaurant and community centre. From Mingary Pier there is a regular ferry service across the Sound of Mull to Tobermory which gives the opportunity to explore the islands of Mull and Iona. There are wildlife excursions on land and sea and the new Ardnamurchan Distillery and Natural History Centre are added attractions. A short drive away is Ardnamurchan Point complete with its own lighthouse and visitor centre which is well worth a visit, or perhaps you simply want to sit on the glorious Sanna Beach and enjoy the views across the clear blue sea to the islands of Muck, Eigg and Rum?

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas