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Morar near Mallaig, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "There are quite a lot of maintenance that needs doing ie the shower is broken and the head falls down all the time."

    Not enough large glasses, teaspoons or a usable frying pan(we bought one in the end).Not enough clothes pegs and no wardrobe in the twin room.The chest of drawers in the twin room has the bottom of the bottom drawer falling out.In fact the whole chest needs replacing.These are all things that are easily put right.However that doesn’t detract from the wonderful position and incredible views.

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Jun 2024

  • "We had a wondeful stay at Bourblach."

    I highly recommend this place. Its a lovely cottage in a spectacular location, with plenty of space and all you could need. We all including the kids loved the house, the garden and especially the beaches which are just a few minutes down the hill. Communication with the owner was very good.

    Reviewed by Franz5.0May 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage in an amazing setting."

    We had a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Alwyn5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent all round."

    The owner/manager of holiday home was easily contactable and extremely helpful. The property is stunning in every way. Very well equipped for all your needs. Fabulous views. Highly recommend. Outstanding property and service.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Mar 2024

  • "We arrived in the dark and it was raining heavily and it was difficult to see the sign for Bourblach as it is off the main road so we did miss the entrance and had to double back but once there we had a fantastic time!"

    The views were amazing and it was lovely to enjoy watching the weather change from a cosy and comfortable cottage. Everything was clearly explained through emails, welcome books and appliance instructions and we appreciated the welcome basket with flowers! We had amazing pizza from the Marina and lovely sausage rolls and croissants from the bakery. Skye was beautiful and we enjoyed perusing the local shops. A funny thing for us was the cottage had items which we had in our own home ! eg the dining table, place mats, soft toy etc We would definitely consider returning

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Oct 2023

  • "This I am afraid has already been discussed with Sykes and the owners ."

    This property was an Airbnb and this was never mentioned at all in the Sykes itinerary. Since further investigation it is on Airbnb website which directs you to Sykes. I have never booked an Airbnb before due to the nature of the contract and that it’s someone’s home, I have had negative outcome from Sykes cottages more of less suggesting that what I was stating was untruths .. There was food left in freezer mince dated 3:8:23 but the owners have said this is untrue, i have not made this up.. no pat testing, books at the side of bed, wellington boots in hallway very strange if that’s not an Airbnb I don’t know what is !!! In time Sykes will understand and I am sure have more negativity with this accommodation on their books time will tell ,. The Scottish government have now brought in new laws that requires adaptation to properties such as this which I am sure you all ready know, if not you need to do some research. I have read reviews on your company since and even when people have provided evidence on their issues raised you have ignored .. simply not acceptable at all. This company has taken its finger off the ball!!! I would not recommend at all and will be mentioning this on as many platforms as possible

    Reviewed by Samantha1.6Sep 2023

  • "Thanks for a wonderful stay!"

    Beautiful cottage, great facilities and wow - what a location! The photos don’t do it justice! We’d love to come back in the future!

    Reviewed by Kat5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stopped for a week in June we found the property exactly as described the area is stunning."

    Just 2 miles up the road to the ferry terminal,shops and takeaways. The house is very well equipped.Lovely views and a welcome telephone call from the owner.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Bourblach is in the most wonderful location with absolutely stunning views."

    Really comfortable home from home cottage with all amenities and a well equipped kitchen. We didn't want to leave, it's wonderful and we highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property and location were stunning."

    The convenience of the railway station made travelling a joy, that is, if you could tear yourself away from the fantastic beaches. It was an experience I will not forget and it will be difficult to find anywhere else so relaxing. I cannot thank the owners John & Elizabeth enough for allowing me to share their home.

    Hi John, Thanks for such positive feedback. It’s always a pleasure when guests love the house as much as we do. Haste Ye Back John and Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "We all had a wonderful time at Bourblach."

    We needed peace, lovely views, nature,gorgeous beaches, time together in the most special place. The owner rang to ensure we were settled in and we thought that was a wonderful personal touch we have never recieved from any other property we have stayed in! We saw the Jacobite Steam train every afternoon from the garden and the wonderful Silver Sands of Morar from the house. It is perfect-you have to go to see it for yourselves! Thankyou John and Elizabeth.

    Hi Sara and family, Thanks for such powerful and warm-hearted feedback on your stay at Bourblach. We loved having you stay especially since you captured the magic of Bourblach so well and enjoyed it to the full. We would love to welcome you again John & Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a wonderful property with a spectacular view."

    The owner had thought of everything and it was a very well equipped house with a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. We found all ihebinformation very helpful.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a really special place and we had a wonderful week enjoying it."

    We’re already plotting a return visit!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2023

  • "The location of this property is, quite simply, breathtaking."

    Waking up to a view of the sea, mountains and the estuary was an utter delight. The beach, whilst a bit of a difficult clamber down some rocks for those less able, was utterly magical and well worth the effort. The house itself was immaculate; well equipped, comfortable, clean and very cosy - especially when we had lit the fire. The owner was helpful and responsive. We’ll definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2023

  • "Historic house located in a stunning, peaceful and private position with outstanding views."

    Spacious and comfortable for us. Washbasins in each bedroom are good extras beyond the two bathrooms. Feels more like being in someone's home than a holiday let and the house must be much loved by the owners. Excellent safe parking and garden with grazing sheep in the adjacent fields/hillside. Excellent coastal, loch side and remote/mountain walking from the house or within a relatively short drive. Arisaig and Mallaig very near allowing access to ferries/boat trips to the surrounding islands. Beach a short walk away. It was exceptionally cold during our visit (in early March - minus 5 degrees overnight plus snow) so the heating system was at full stretch, when we arrived back after our days out, to cope and the rear family bedroom in particular was hard to keep warm. Locals informed us this weather was indeed exceptional.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2023

  • "We have just returned from a week at Bourblach cottage and it was one of the most relaxing peaceful breaks we as a family have ever had, its comfortable, warm, cosy and very clean."

    The views from the cottage are stunning and there is always something new to look at. The cottage is well equipped and has everything you could need while on holiday, whether that’s a few nights or a couple of weeks. We stayed at Bourblach in February and we would love to visit in the summer and spend time enjoying the gardens and local area more with the warmer weather.

    Reviewed by Eddie5.0Feb 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with double and 2 x singles
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, oil-fired Stanley Range and boiler (like a Rayburn), microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Sky package, CD player, WiFi, selection of books, games, and CDs
  • Private driveway
  • Wrap-around lawn with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 1 miles, beach 0.2 miles, River Morar 0.4 miles
  • Note: No pets due to being situated in a working Croft
  • Note: Check-in from 6pm, guests can leave their car and luggage earlier, check-out by 1pm
  • Please note: There is a stream & pond in the back garden, please keep children supervised at all times

The property

Resting rurally in Morar near Mallaig in the Highlands is Bourblach, a fabulous three-bedroom property.

Enjoying far-reaching countryside views, and an ever-changing vista of the White Sands of Morar, whilst offering a homely base with an open fire, original stone walls, and flexible sleeping arrangements, the cottage welcomes eight guests, looking for a tranquil getaway.

Park up on the private driveway, taking in your peaceful surroundings and sensational view, before entering the traditionally-styled living/dining room, where you can unwind, light the fire, and plan your impending itinerary.

Move into the kitchen/diner to fulfil your self-catered needs, featuring all expected appliances including the cast-iron cooker and boiler, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer, before enjoying a meal together around the kitchen table.

Just off the kitchen is the sitting room, the TV with a Sky Q Box and an impressive selection of books, games and CDs, perfect for entertaining the entire family, before embarking on a walk around the sweeping garden.

When sleep calls, choose between the three well-presented bedrooms, including a double, a twin, and a family room, each with its own wash-hand basin and serviced by a bathroom with roll-top bath and a ground-floor shower room for convenience.

Awaken to a morning coffee whilst enjoying views of the famous Silver Sands of Morar, before embarking on your journey around the county, perhaps starting off with a visit to the Mallaig Heritage Centre or enjoying a trip upon horseback across Silver Sands courtesy of the local trekking centre, or simply enjoy the delightful and secluded beaches that lie just over the hill from the property, or the world-famous Local Hero beach at Camusdarach which is less than four miles away.

If you want to travel further afield, Armdale on the Isle of Skye can be reached via the ferry port.

Tour the local castle, gardens, and museum, or if you take the car and time permits, visit some of Skye's beauty spots including Fairy Pools, before catching the ferry back to Mallaig.

The harbour is also where you get the boat to Inverie on Knoydart, home to the Old Forge, the most remote pub on mainland Britain.

If you drove to Bourblach you will have passed the Harry Potter Viaduct at Glenfinnan.

During the summer months Harry Potter fans and steam train enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the sight of two steam trains hooting and tooting their way past Morar, a mile or so from the house, twice a day, on the final stage of their run to Mallaig from Fort William and back.

Take to the Highlands with Bourblach as your base.

EPC Rating: Band G

EPC Rating: Band G

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About the location


Fort William 43 miles.

The famous 'Road to the Isles' finishes in Mallaig, a bustling and thriving fishing village, popular with visitors who wish to soak up the atmosphere of a working fishing port, whilst enjoying the full range of shops and restaurants that it has to offer. Mallaig is a great gateway to the Isle of Skye with a ferry running across the Minch throughout the year. Mallaig is also the last stop for the famous Jacobite steam train, as featured in the Harry Potter movies, which follows the road to the Isles from Fort William to Mallaig and back again, a stunning journey passing through some of the best scenery in Scotland.

Check-in from 7pm, guests can leave their car and luggage earlier, check-out by 1pm

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter