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Allt An Dorran

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Salen, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely large house, plenty of room, very well stocked and very clean."

    We lacked nothing during the stay. Lovely spot and views. Quite remote, would have brought more supplies if we had realised how remote it was but this was our fault. Only slight issues were: Some damp in main bedroom Garden felt a little neglected, wooden steps a bit hazardous after all the rain, river closer than we realised. However it was a great holiday (despite the weather) and great value for money. I would highly recommend to others.

    Many thanks, many apologies about the garden, the grass is cut regularly but I have now managed to arrange for further care next season. It is be a very wet climate on the west coast leading to damp areas, however I have now treated that area. The wooden stairs into the front garden can get slippy when wet, and am arranging a notice to draw attention. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and always welcome back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in Salen."

    The house is ideal for two families of four and had everything we needed. It has a gorgeous view over the Loch and we enjoyed some lovely walks. The information provided by Karen about the local area and suggestions on what to do, was really helpful. We had two great meals at the Salen Hotel and a lunch at Cafe Tioram. It's a great location for exploring. Thanks for a great stay!

    So delighted you have enjoyed it is much as we do! There is so much to do in that beautiful part of the world! You are always welcome back! Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great spacious property, fantastic location with lovely views and easy access for sea swimming just over the road."

    Good communication from Sykes and from the owner. We would definitely like to stay again.

    I am very happy you enjoyed your holiday, always welcome back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "We had such a wonderful stay at your beautiful home."

    The house was excellent and had everything we could want and more. I will miss the views from the lounge the most. We hope to return again next year and continue to explore the area.

    Thanks so much and very glad you enjoyed it, I am always trying tom improve the place, for folk to enjoy. Always welcome back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Huw5.0Apr 2023

  • "Allt an Dorran is a lovely property."

    Spacious, well decorated, equipped and very comfortable. The location is great for exploring the peninsula and beyond. The views are fantastic and I have never seen such a starry night sky. The local people are very nice and friendly. Also the week we were there in October - there were no midges or rained off days.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Location brilliant and views lovely."

    Accommodation very good with fabulous walks from the garden.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning location, beautiful surroundings, property is superbly situated and local shops whilst small have fabulous local produce."

    We can’t wait to book again.

    I am delighted you enjoyed it and you are welcome back anytime! New things are cropping up all the time too, the Crab shack at Arisaig, and Kilcamb Hotel now open. I am constantly upgrading and putting up more optics behind the sun lounge bar with plans for a nespresso machine and a night wildlife watch camera. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.1Apr 2022

  • "A lovely place in a lovely setting - a real joy to be able to stay :) Only issue was the en-suite shower - it doesn’t really work properly using the mixer tap and the water pressure is not strong enough which caused long queues in the morning for the main bathroom."

    Would definitely stay again though.

    You are absolutely right and thanks for saying that. I have had the plumber go in right away to fix this and it is now fixed and fully working. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.4Apr 2022

  • "Loved our stay here, everything was well presented, a few issues, but nothing that spoiled our stay, ideal location to explore the area, peaceful, lots of wildlife very close, seals, otters, wished I had booked a longer stay, would recommend, and will certainly return."

    Reviewed by P4.7Mar 2022

  • "Allt an Dorran is a beautiful property, overlooking Loch Sunart."

    Everything we needed in a holiday cottage for a comfortable, relaxing break. Only slight problem we encountered was the dishwasher, which didn't seem to be working - but with a view like that from the kitchen sink, it wasn't really a chore to wash up by hand! Would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Audrey4.4Feb 2022

  • "We loved Allt An Doran!"

    Having read the previous review, we were a bit worried but having stayed, we feel the review was extremely harsh and unjustified. The house is in a beautiful part of Scotland and the house has sensational Loch views. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the sun lounge with a cup of tea or better, a glass of wine, enjoying the views - very relaxing. The house was homely and very comfortable with everything you need, including films, books and toys. It was very clean, the beds were really comfy, with 2 bedrooms having great views of the Loch. We loved the walk right out the back which was great for the dog. Shame the hotel was not open but great local shop along the road and a great tearoom in Acharacle, which has fabulous cakes and coffee. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Dec 2021

  • "We had a nice time in Scotland,but this property needs updating."

    There is ripped furniture, one TV doesn't work at all without a plug in device which is not provided, and the other kept loosing sound. When we arrived the whole property smelt musty. It also felt like you were in someone else's house, not something I've experienced from sykes properties before. There was lots of the owners things around including Mail, receipts, trumpets, food and note books. The kitchen cupboards needed a good clear out, lots of the mugs etc were dirty, lots of odd sandwich bags left etc. The fridge performed poorly and froze half our food, and the hob took an age to heat it. Would really benefit from an induction hob. The location of the property was a lot more overlooked than it appeared in the website images, and the road had lots of big lorries passing on it. As for seeing the northern lights from the property, it faces south! Overall the property was very overpriced including compared to similar properties in the area, but we made the best of it.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with some elements of the property. We have recently refurbished the property and the bedrooms have new beds, carpets and furniture and the lounge also has a new carpet, sofas and a wood-burner. We understand that a recliner chair in the sun lounge is a little worn and we are looking to try and repair this for future guests; however, this is fully use-able and we feel more beneficial leaving this item in the property rather than removing this seating. We do try to leave some useful items such as sandwich bags and tin foil for guests use but appreciate not everybody will use these. We can also not guarantee the wildlife or that the northern lights will be visible during your stay. Thank you again for taking the time to provide your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Oct 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, selection of DVDs, books and games, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Extensive multi-level garden and grounds, with front patio and furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The property is single-storey however there are some steps within the property between rooms, please take care

The property

Found in the Highlands region on the Ardnamurchan peninsula is this peaceful retreat, Allt An Dorran, taking the form of a single-storey, detached cottage offering panoramic views of Loch Sunart and surrounding mountains.

Sleeping eight guests within four bedrooms, Allt An Dorran is a large family home, suited for groups seeking outdoor adventures as well as tranquil scenery.

Discover the living areas of the property following eventful days, first finding the kitchen equipped with a host of appliances for your self-catered stay, with the addition of a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.

An open-plan living and dining room can play host to relaxed evenings with your family, lighting the woodburning stove on a cool night, or coming together around the dining table for delicious home-cooked meals.

A further place to unwind just a few steps down is the sitting room which not only boasts further soft seating and another TV, but enjoys wonderful views from the windows over the dramatically beautiful scenery.

Find four bedrooms to retreat to at the end of the day, comprising of two double bedrooms, one boasting an en-suite bathroom, a twin and finally a bunk bed room, with a shower room to freshen up in.

Make the most of the picturesque views and dine alfresco at the patio furniture, while the garden and grounds present plenty of fun for exploring, heading up the various steps and paths on this hillside setting.

This property benefits from feeling secluded and quiet, whilst being just a simple walk from the village of Salen's amenities, with the Salen Hotel just a short walk away serving food and drink, along with the Jetty Café serving tasty homemade treats and a convenience shop too.

Enjoy walks in this stunning area, a nearby one being Ben Resipol, the westernmost of the big Highland peaks and offering wide, sweeping views over Ardnamurchan, the sea and the islands.

One of the most scenic beaches on the peninsula is Sanna Bay, consisting of white sands and stark blue waters, matching that of Caribbean beaches in everything but temperature!

Enjoy walks here or venture up to the Silver Sands of Morar, around an hour's drive away for more incredible beach adventures.

Also in this area is Arisaig, home to the Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre where you can arrange a fun day of kayaking with your group, or if you have your own canoes and kayaks, set off from the front of the cottage on Loch Sunart.

Visit the historic monument at Glenfinnan and see the viaduct used in the Harry Potter films, or catch a ferry to explore the islands of Mull, Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna.

Fantastic cycling can be enjoyed in the area with plenty of challenging hills and peaks to test you, with rewarding views to accompany you along the way.

Secure your Highland adventure on the Ardnamurchan peninsula at Allt An Dorran.

EPC Rating: Band D

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About the location


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.