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Strontian, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 926248)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely lodge, very peacefull and excellent views."

    But there was lots of cobwebs on the door ways and above cooker and the corner in the bathroom. It's not very handy that the bins are all the way down at the main road.

    Reviewed by CallumOct 2020

  • "The view from the cabin and wildlife was brilliant for our week at Iona."

    The cabin is very spacious and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and it had a good sized tv, wifi was good for the remoteness of the cabin. There is a steep slope to walk down and back up to the parking area for those with mobility issues and we agree with the other comments about the steep and potholed road to the property. We found it ok but just took it very steadily and just tended to go in and out once a day. There is lots of walking and to see in the area.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2020

  • "Dear mrs/mr Morris."

    We've had a lovely couple of days in your cottage 'Iona'. Comfortable, great views and the weather was kind. Family van Loon, Blairs, Aberdeenshire.

    Reviewed by BoudewijnSep 2020

  • "Lovely location with wonderful views of the loch which is a 5 minute downhill walk."

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "The accommodation was spotless & very well appointed."

    Beautiful views did not disappoint. Twice had a visit to the garden by a beautiful Pinemartin. I had stayed in the area before but would definitely return.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2020

  • "The ardnamurchan peninsula is an amazing place to stay."

    We swam in the sea at 3 beautiful coves at sanna & ardtoe; rode the jacobite steam train from fort william to mallaig; caught a ferry to tobermory aka ballamory; went to the westernmost point of the uk mainland/ardnamurchan lighthouse. Locally we had nice drinks & takeaway food from the bothy- they have a marquee at the back too where you can eat "in"; visited the local hide to look for otters, didn't see any but plenty of seal sightings; had a yummy cooked breakfast including tatty scones at the ariundle forest walk cafe; chips on the benches outside cafe sunart & lots more. You don't have to go anywhere to spot a rare pine marten- were visited twice by one right outside the logcabin at seaview grazings!!! Put some birdfood out around the bench and lookout at around 7-8pm!! Miss this place already- spectaculat scenery once you arrive in (from the south) at glencoe, via glasgow & loch lomond before that. Fantastic holiday. We had amazing sunshine all week- which is pretty unique for the area. First visit to the western isles/highlands- want to come back to visit staffa, skye & higher highlands. Love scotland

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2020

  • "Fabulous cabin in an idyllic location with views to die for."

    Access from main road is up a very steep and uneven track, with potholes and blind corners. The pay off is a spectacular view over Loch Sunart. Cabin is well equipped, beds are comfortable and kitchen has everything you will need. Cabin was clean, bedding was cosy and aircon/heating unit was a nice touch. Copious hot water, shower was brilliant, WiFi was excellent considering the location and no dropping out at all, which our teens were pleased with. Local shops are small and, as you’d expect, expensive, so bring the majority of food with you if possible. Nearest decent sized shop is in Fort William, a good 45 minutes including ferry ride away. Local shops were however well provisioned for small purchases, bread, milk, lunch bits etc. Local hotel bar The Bothy Bar does good quality take away meals. Cons: Tumble drier wasn’t working properly on arrival, we eventually realised water tank had been left completely full after several days with washing hanging over chairs etc, then once we emptied the tank it worked perfectly well. DVD player was broken. Local area is amazing. Nice walks locally and lots to visit, despite current covid restrictions. Roads out West are all single track with passing places and locals drive fast, so not for the faint at heart! We visited Mull (ferry from Lochaline short and cheap), Sanna Bay (amazing beach, takes waaaay longer than the sat nav suggests to get there owing to roads), Castle Tioram (stunning), Glenfinnan, Glen Nevis, Fort William and Ariundle Forest, amongst others. We will absolutely visit this area again and would stay here again happily.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2020

  • "Instructions very good and easily found and accessed key."

    The road leading to cottage is very steep and not in the best repair, however you would not get such an amazing view otherwise. The path to the cottage is also a bit steep but manageable. On arrival the heating was on which was wonderful to arrive to on a cold day. The cottage was very well equipped, everything in working order, beds made up and a good amount of towels available. Shower is hot and powerful. Instructions for all appliances TV, heating etc. Some books, DVD, would be more than happy to be isolated there ! The cottage is situated in such a beautiful part of Scotland and is well placed for exploring. I will definitely be coming back and would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2020

  • "Very steep road to cabin in bad way, but views are lovely we all had colds when arriving but we did manage to get out and about would say a trip to Ben Nevis range and a trip to the top is worth while."

    Reviewed by MillicentDec 2019

  • "Lovely quiet location with splendid view of the loch."

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "Cosy chalet in an absolutely stunning location, tempting to just stay there and not do anything!"

    Reviewed by SoniaSep 2019

  • "The location was perfect exploring the Highlands."

    It was amazing to wake up to the fantastic view of the loch every morning. We enjoyed wildlife, especially the Pine Martens who visited every day for snacks of nuts and mealworms.

    Reviewed by SeanJul 2019

  • "Having stayed in a couple of cabins on this site, I was very impressed with the revamp and improvements made since my last visit."

    Would definitely recommend this as a holiday to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2019

  • "We enjoyed so much that we booked at the same place for the next year."

    Reviewed by LeonMay 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our third stay in Iona, it’s such a cosy place with a fantastic view of Loch Sunart."

    We will be booking again for next year!

    Reviewed by RobApr 2019

  • "We had a very disappointing stay at this lodge."

    it was not mentioned anywhere in the listing that access to the cabin was via a very steep and slippy “path” of sorts! as we were travelling with an elderly couple this totally ruined our holiday as the hill was far too steep for our guests to climb every day and was practically unclimbable when wet! The location and surrounding areas are simply stunning but we would not stay here again.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this cabin and are looking forward to returning in the future."

    The place has fantastic views and is situated in an ideal area for country walks and exploring nature. The road up to the cabin is a little rough but manageable if you take care. As mentioned in other reviews, the path from the car park to the cottage is difficult to access if you had severe mobility problems but otherwise, it's fine and shouldn't pose too much of a problem. The cabin itself was homely and very comfortable; it was equipped with a brilliantly cosy settee which looks out onto a magical view of the loch, it's also a fantastic bird-watching spot in which we spent many hours watching robins and blackbirds come right up to the glass doors. It was clean and had everything you would need including a dishwasher, washing machine and a tumble dryer (which was a godsend for the Scottish rain!). Although we didn't use them, the selection of books, puzzles, DVDs were a nice touch; the two drawers packed full of brochures about local walks and things to do were very well-used and greatly appreciated! We'd highly recommend doing the Ariundle circular as a minimum to get a taste of how beautiful this area is. One slight criticism is the dog-friendliness of the cabin - having a muddy dog who had spent a happy day trekking through the woods was a bit of a worry around so much white-coloured furnishings (rug, towels). A further issue was the condition of the cleaning products - dustpan very worn and cracked, sweeping brush bristles worn, little washing machine soap left, no anti-bacterial surface spray (or similiar) to clean surfaces. Not too much of a problem but something that could definitely be improved. It would also have been a welcome addition to have some cushions for the outside chairs on the deck. Overall, the cabin was a dream to stay in and allowed us to have a holiday packed full of brilliant memories; we hope to see you again very soon! P.S. The Dunelm Mill blankets and the sofa were gloriously comfortable! If you could send us the details to buy some for ourselves that would be fab!

    Reviewed by JackMar 2019

  • "I would definitely recommend Iona and would love to go back in the future."

    The view from the sitting room and 2 bedrooms is incredible! We arrived to find that the cabin had been fully prepared for our visit and it was more than we had hoped for, both in terms of size and location. It's very well equipped and has everything that you would need - laundry and kitchen items, plenty of storage etc. The owners were fully available throughout the stay and came to help with the wi-fi, resolving the minor problem that we had. As other people have said on feedback forms, the road up to the cabin is very rough, but this is something that the owners are unable to do anything about. You just have to drive slowly and carefully. It is, after all, a log cabin in the hills, so if you just remember that the benefits outweigh the problem you will be fine. Parking is above Iona, so you need to be careful on the path down, as it can be a little slippery. Also, a torch would be handy as the sensor lights don't quite reach the car park area. Finally, a little tip - if you are planning to use the local ferry a few times it might be worth buying a book of tickets. A single crossing is £8.20, 20 oap tickets are just under £50 and 30 tickets are £72.

    Reviewed by BeverleyDec 2018

  • "Perfect holiday to get away from it all and fully embrace nature."

    We stayed for a week over new year, with our 4 children aged between 1 and 12; all of whom thoroughly enjoyed their stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by StephanieDec 2018

  • "This is our second visit to Iona cabin."

    Fantastic standard of accommodation and superb location. All home comforts and ample parking.

    Reviewed by EmilyNov 2018

  • "Lovely log cabin,stunning loch views,wonderful relaxing holiday, in fact this is the third stay at Iona and we have already booked next year!"

    Reviewed by VinceSep 2018

  • "Stunning location, amazing wildlife, extremely comfortable log cabin, great base to explore from."

    Reviewed by CSep 2018

  • "Absolutely lovey cottage, the view was amazing and I’m sure I will be back in the future."

    Midges weren’t too bad considering where we were. Only issue was the aircon unit needs the swing fixed and probably a good service but then I’m a picky maintenance engineer and it wouldn’t stop me coming back tomorrow. Have already recommended to friends and family.

    Reviewed by BenjaminJun 2018

  • "We had several days of cold weather and the heating was noisy and inadequate."

    Main bedroom very small. Bedside cabinets too close to bed. Could easily hit yourself on them. It was a bit like sleeping in a dark shed. Lighting was dreadful.

    Reviewed by WJun 2018

  • "The cottage is in a fantstic location."

    However one photo of the cottage is obviously taken from the private one above. Shows the roof of iona. We felt this was a little deceiving of the site of the cottage. This was not a problem as it has great views over the loch. The road up to the cottage is narrow with a lot of pot holes and quite steep. Parking area is okay . One of the sliding doors is almost imposible to open. But that was really all we could fault with the cottage it's self. Shops are limited. You can get petrol at a reasonable price at the post office. One thing to note is all the roads after Strontian are almost all single track, so be prepared for long journey times. Excellent for wildlife we saw eagles. red deer owls, bats and in the cottage next door they saw a pine martin. Overall a great place and we would go again but it is remote and not for the elderly or infirm due to the steep short path to and from the car park to the cottage.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "Furniture in double bedroom too close together - my husband banged and cut his head on bedside table."

    No bathmats provided (lady in cabin next door slipped in the bathroom and broke her arm!). Steps up to cabin need replacing as uneven and wobbly and garden furniture really uncomfortable. Road up to cabin needs repair. Also toilet had a leak into toilet bowl so noisily cistern filled up randomly during the night. That said we had a great holiday in a stunning location but just the cabin etc needs a little attention. Many thanks

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2018

  • "Beautiful place with fantastic views."

    Cabin scrupulously clean on arrival. Resident pine martin came to investigate which was a delight.

    Reviewed by CathyMay 2018

  • "The view from the cottage is absolutely wonderful !"

    Reviewed by AndreApr 2018

  • "Wonderful! The property looked lovely online and did not disappoint."

    The cabin was warm, clean, comfortable and very welcoming. It had everything you would need for a relaxing holiday and the views were spectacular. Wildlife was abundant, we even had a stag visit the garden. Fantastic base for our holiday, it was a wrench to leave. The access to the cabin is a bit steep from the carpark, this wasn't a problem to us but may not be suitable for everyone.

    Reviewed by RobFeb 2018

  • "Was a brilliant place to get away from everything and enjoy all the beautiful scenery that the area had to offer"

    Reviewed by DanielDec 2017

  • "This was a little bit of hevean and we will be back again"

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2017

  • "The location of the property is stunning and is very peaceful."

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2017

  • "Tastefully Decorated log cabin in excellent location to explore the ardnamurchan peninsula and the isle of mull."

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2017

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, very comfortable premises, beautiful view of the loch."

    We are very likely to book the same log cabin again.

    Reviewed by RobJun 2017

  • "As it says above, Iona is "Exceptionally well presented" A welcome surprise was a carton of milk and a box of shortbread biscuits - please thank the owners for this."

    I'm glad I read the visitors' book sooner rather than later as it alerted us to the presence of Pine Martens which visited the properties once or twice a day, feeding on food left on the lawn or decking in the front of the property. Many naturalists would give their eye teeth to have the photo opportunities we had this week - and I'm a rubbish photographer but my photos serve as a wonderful memory until next time we come to Iona. And the view from the front windows of the property is really wonderful. The aircon/heating unit on the wall was very efficient and we had no need to use the electric stove in the corner. One disappointment was that the let was from Friday to Friday and the previous one on Mull had been Saturday to Saturday so we lost one day at the end of the holiday. If, as we had hoped, we could have both properties again we would need Saturday - Saturday for both so we would have to look elsewhere. Hope to be back one day soon.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2016

  • "This cottage was in a beautiful location and very well presented inside."

    Couldn't fault any of it. There were 4 adults and one child and we all had a great time and there was plenty room for us all.

    Reviewed by DarrenAug 2016

  • "We phoned the local contact as we couldn't get the heaters to work in the bedroom or find a hairdryer or make the heating work in the loung."

    The local contact not only explained how to use the heating in the lounge but turned up within 10 minutes with temporary heaters for the bedrooms so that we weren't put out that evening. We also appreciated the box of shortbread on arrival.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric log-effect fire
  • Electric heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car close to property
  • Front deck with furniture, picnic area to side
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and loch 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is a step up to access the property
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

The property

Iona is a spacious cottage that is ideal for a family group or for friends who will appreciate the great facilities and wonderful outlook that the cabin has to offer.

There is a bright open plan living area with comfortable seating, a dining table where home-cooked meals can be enjoyed, and a very well-equipped modern fitted kitchen.

The three bedrooms offer great flexibility, with a double, a twin and a single with additional stacker bed.

The wall of windows in the living area really brings the outside views in, and seating on the deck ensures that guests can sip an early-evening glass of wine and soak up the beauty and tranquillity as they gaze out across the loch.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 22498, 912474 and 926249, together they sleep 19.

Seaview Cabins

These lovely detached Scandinavian pine cabins occupy an idyllic hillside position, offering stunning views across Loch Sunart on the fabulous Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Presented to a very high standard, these log cabins are perfect for families or groups of friends who will appreciate the stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and gentle pace of life in this wonderful part of the West Highlands of Scotland. From the cabins, it is just a short stroll downhill to the village of Strontian with its friendly local village shops, tourist information centre and cafe. Strontian is ideally placed for touring the whole of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, with its gorgeous scenery and beaches. Visit Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse at the most westerly point on the British mainland and enjoy the peace and spectacular scenery from the top of the tower. The area is rich in things to do, and with Loch Sunart on the doorstep, guests can bring a small boat and take advantage of the local slipway and enjoy some watersports. For those looking for a beautiful sandy beach, then drive along the winding single track road to Sanna Bay and discover the white shell sand and turquoise waters. Take the car and explore the west coast and visit Glenfinnan monument, see the Hogwart's Express and the Harry Potter viaduct en-route to the busy fishing village of Mallaig, where the ferry across the sea to Skye can be taken; or catch the ferry across to the Isle of Mull and visit Tobermory for a day. The Ardnamurchan Peninsula is a wonderful and unspoilt area of Scotland and these log cabins will ensure a relaxing holiday for all.

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About the location


Corran ferry 14 miles; Mull 20 miles; Glencoe 22 miles; Fort William 23 miles.

Strontian lies on the north shore of Loch Sunart and is the main village serving this sparsely populated but stunning area of the West Highlands of Scotland, generally referred to as the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The area offers a relaxed pace of life typical of the Highlands with friendly and helpful people, quiet roads and spectacular scenery. Strontian boasts good local facilities with shops, pubs, a petrol station, Post Office and local hotels providing an excellent standard of cuisine. There is a real buzz about the village especially in the summer months and wonderful live music can be heard in the Sunart Centre where famous Scottish bands along with local musicians entertain on a grand scale. From Strontian you can drive the spectacular mountain road over the shoulder of Ben Resipole and down to lonely but beautiful Polloch, on the shores of inland Loch Shiel.

Note: Property is located on a hill, parking is above the property. Car park is accessed by 4x steps. May not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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