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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely beautiful setting with fabulous view and gorgeous coast within walking distance."

    Incredibly cosy, comfortable, well equipped; furnished and maintained to a high standard, the bungalow has a well cared for and generous homely feel. We had a very relaxing holiday with our baby and toddler, who also loved all the touches around the house. We felt that it very thoughtfully combined everything a family needed with a spacious and restful setting for adults! Thanks again :)

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week here."

    The views from the cottage are amazing what ever the weather. Managed to find a different short walk everyday near to the cottage . The cottage was very comfortable and spacious. Will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2024

  • "A great place to stay with the family, can't wait to return ASAP."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a great time at Westhaven."

    The owners communication was really friendly and relaxed which helped put us at ease even before we arrived. Felt like a real home from home, spacious, bright and well equipped. Views are stunning. Great places to walk and swim in sea nearby. My only issue was I found the bed on the hard side and it would be great to have a mattress topper to make it a bit softer as an option for people like me with multiple aches. The others without aches found the beds ok. Booked to return again next year which says it all.

    Reviewed by Jacky4.7Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful clean house with awesome views across the bay to silver sands beach."

    The bedrooms are well appointed with plenty wardrobe space and beds very comfy. Kitchen just the right size for property. Living room is huge with large patio doors and a wood burner which was well used during our stay. Comfy sofas and chairs.

    Reviewed by Fraser5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a beautifully located and immaculately clean house."

    Had everything we needed. We could have just spent the whole week watching the tide go in and out from the front room. A really lovely place.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous stay at Westhaven - the pictures don’t do it justice!"

    The accommodation was spotless and beautifully presented, and the children’s toys and books were a welcome surprise! We were very lucky with the weather and the beaches in walking distance were outstanding, but we’d have been just as happy watching the tides go in and out from the comfort of the front room. Everything has been thought of and we’re already planning a return trip.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2023

  • "What a fabulous property, far exceeded our expectations."

    The view is stunning and it was hard to drag ourselves away. Great location and we found lots to do round and about. Loch Morar and Silver Sand beaches so close. The owners are so helpful, and have thought of everything you might need. Loved the stained glass window in the cloakroom. One of the best properties we have stayed at in a long time . We were so lucky with the weather too. Hope to be back one day.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Westhaven."

    We were really able to relax in your beautiful comfortable cottage with the best view ever overlooking the Loch. The cottage was well equipped and nicely decorated. All our needs were catered for including teddy bear blankets! We enjoyed walks, runs, boat trip to Inverie, swims in the pool at Mallaig and in the sea! We hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "We’re just back from a fantastic stay at Westhaven."

    Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location, the views of the estuary from the lounge and deck are incredible. Lovely coastal walks and beaches on your doorstep. Shops and restaurants all very short distances from the house. Didn’t want the holiday to end.

    Reviewed by Rod5.0Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful house in a marvellous location."

    This is the second time we have stayed at Westhaven and we certainly hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic house in fantastic situation ."

    Very comfortable and in easy access to wonderful coastal walks . Owners very helpful . Local shops short drive away and well provided . Loved being there and hope to return .

    Reviewed by Roddy4.7Feb 2023

  • "Awesome property, very helpful owners, great communication, stunning views and would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous location and property."

    The place was perfect. All our guests thought the same.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "The owner responded quickly and helpfully to a query which we really appreciated."

    The property is comfortable and spacious and in a stunning location. It's a perfect holiday cottage with thoughtful, homely touches.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location, even if you haven't got the weather there's so much to do the the surrounding area, the cottage itself is very spacious with a lovely sitting room overlooking the estuary, the grand kids loved the garden and the walk around to the small beaches, overall this is a cottage which is one of the best I've ever stayed in."

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Aug 2022

  • "Westhaven was everything we hoped for in a holiday home, perfectly positioned on the water’s edge and really well equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need, which is why it was rather a shock to find there was no hair dryer,rather basic I would have thought !"

    We went out and bought our own . I telephoned the owner, who informed me that there had been one but it had been stolen which is rather unfortunate but shouldn’t mean that future guests are penalised. It was my only gripe though apart from that,our stay was perfect.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful property situated in a fantastic position overlooking the Morar estuary."

    The owners were really accommodating when I contacted them before we set off regarded a couple of questions about parking and our son wanting to spend a couple of nights in his little tent even though there was a perfectly comfortable bed in the house for him! I wish we could have met them to thank them in person, but as luck would have it they were taking a holiday at the same time (ps... Google has informed me that the grass will be green again quickly with some sunshine and rain, although I'm not wishing rain on anyone who holidays after us!) Speaking of rain, we did miss a tumble dryer to get though all that damp clothing for a family of 7 and an additional shower would have been heaven speaking as the mum who always seemed to be at the back of the queue when it came to getting ready to go out for a meal etc. but, there was always plenty of hot water even for the last one in and the lack of both these luxuries didn't put a dampner on our week away. I've been holidaying in and around Arisaig/Morar annually since my parents started bringing us over 50 years ago to stay on Peter's campsite, passing the bug on to my kids and I can honestly say that in recent years, Westhaven gets my 5 star rating compared to any other self-catering accommodation.

    Reviewed by Nicole4.7Jul 2022

  • "Photos do not do this place justice."

    The house has an impressive amount of space, a great garden and only 5 minutes away from a secluded beach. Absolutely phenomenal and I look forward to booking again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "One of the best equipped, cleanest and comfortable cottages we have ever booked in our 14yrs of visiting all corners of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland."

    It outshone our expectations and the description and pictures. Would highly recommend. Host super efficient too.

    Reviewed by Bow5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful and clean place."

    Well equipped and well laid out. Gorgeous scenery, didn't need the TV, watching the ever changing views of the estuary and all the wild life. Would recommend 100%

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2022

  • "Back again."

    Not only the property is outstanding but the scenery from the living room window showing golden sands. Plenty walks including from the doorway, plus ferries from nearby Mallaig.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday house in a great position."

    The lounge was huge and the feature of the patio window overlooking the sea was wonderful. A great place for a family holiday as children are obviously catered for. Would definitely return if in the area

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2021

  • "Westhaven is in a stunning location, perfect for exploring the local area."

    The cottage is beautiful, has everything you could need and the perfect location for paddlers. To wake up to such a view every morning was just a delight. The owners were so helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Oct 2021

  • "Westhaven is a little slice of paradise, the location is fantastic as is the cottage."

    The hosts Nancy & Willie were also really helpful.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was our second visit to Westhaven and we loved every minute of it."

    The cottage is well-equipped, spacious and comfortable, beautiful location and cannot fault the view. Nancy and Willie are great hosts, keep in touch and clearly care about Westhaven and the guests that visit. We can't wait to come back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday in a great holiday cottage."

    Easy access to beaches and a beautiful view from the house!

    Reviewed by Mairi4.7Jun 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage excellent sea views amazing beaches and walks Morrison ..."

    Brilliant cottage excellent sea views amazing beaches and walks Morrison delivers comfortable well equipped can’t fault it had a boat trip from Araisaig

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2020

  • "We love this place and return annually."

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely stunning location, swam every day from in front of the house and the kids loved the beautiful quiet beaches which are a short walk away."

    Even on a stormy day it was great just to watch the waves from the sitting room.

    Reviewed by Corrie4.1Jul 2020

  • "We love this house."

    Third visit and booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2020

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage."

    The cottage was very clean, well equipped with everything we needed and had fantastic views. The owner was very helpful and gave us lots of suggestions and tips for the area. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2020

  • "Nice house!"

    Good facilities. And the communication was very good. The heating did not work but after a call, the owner was there in a few minutes. Great!

    Reviewed by Menno4.1Dec 2019

  • "What an amazing place to stay,cottage comfortable slept 8."

    Very well equipped,cosy and with the most spectacular views. Quite possibly the best holiday for all our family to enjoy. Can't wait to book again. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2019

  • "The information given does not give any idea of just how picturesque the location of the cottage is."

    There are simply stunning views through the picture window in the lounge

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2019

  • "Overall the property was excellent, however, we thought that parking for only two cars was too limited for an eight birth accommodation."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2019

  • "The situation of the house was ideal for children to enjoy a beach holiday."

    The view from the picture windows was beautiful. We have been in many holiday lets over the years but this was the best ever for being stocked with activities for children for the days of West Highland rain as well as being one of the best in general terms. The owner was particularly helpful in providing an extra high chair, cot and buggy for our 1 year old twins.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fabulous, well equipped cottage with amazing views in a great location"

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jun 2019

  • "Wonderful property amidst stunning scenery Property very convenient for ..."

    Wonderful property amidst stunning scenery Property very convenient for sightseeing and touring Property would benefit from a tumble dryer

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2019

  • "A very well equipped comfortable house ,on a beautiful location,catered for all ages."

    Would recommend it an certainly go back again.

    Reviewed by Roselyn5.0May 2019

  • "Think all properties should have a First Aid box, sticking plasters included."

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic location and holiday property with the most amazing view to the Silver Sands Great house."

    very comfortable. Had a week of fantastic weather. Recommended

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location and house very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Apr 2019

  • "All good!"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Feb 2019

  • "A very warm fully equipped and very clean house, I would go as far to say, it’s one of the best we have ever stayed in, the views where stunning as well."

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Nov 2018

  • "The property was very pleasant and well equipped."

    We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2018

  • "Westhaven is a very spacious, warm and comfortable house with great facilities."

    It is very well equipped, plenty of toys, games and fun for children. There is lots to explore in the area. We loved the views and being cosy in front of the fire. It was a great place to have a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2018

  • "A great, family friendly house."

    Lovely views. Easy access to little visited, nearby beaches. Very warm and comfortable. Well equipped, including toys and books. Very comfortable beds. Utility room with a pulley for drying clothes, very useful in the west Highlands! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2018

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Utility room with WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi, selection of games, books and DVD's
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and decking areas
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 10 minutes walk and shop 2.5 miles
  • Note: Accommodation is ground floor but there are three steps up to property
  • Note: Garden is located next to the estuary and also has a pond, so children should be kept under supervision
  • Note: House is along a track and although there are 3 steps up to the front door, the back door can be easily accessed via the track with no steps to access

The property

Situated on the shores of the Morar Estuary, this charming property provides its guests with modern and comfortable accommodation in a fantastic and scenic location.

Sat in the perfect location, Westhaven is within walking distance of a lovely sandy beach and the gateway to the Isle of Skye, Small Isles and Knoydart.

Offering plenty of space, this cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends wanting to escape to the Scottish Highlands and explore its dramatic coast and countryside.

The living accommodation of the property consists of a large, fully appointed kitchen with dining area, a handy utility room and WC, as well as a cosy sitting room with comfortable sofas and a warming multi-fuel stove.

The sitting room also has the added bonus of large glass patio doors that not only illuminate the room nicely, but offer spectacular views over the nearby estuary.

The doors lead out onto a furnished patio, a lovely spot for sitting out on a warm evening and admiring the views.

There are four pleasing bedrooms in the property, all furnished to a high standard and offering more beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

They consist of two king-size bedrooms, a twin bedroom and a bunk bedroom.

There is also a large family bathroom with bath and spacious walk-in shower.

Outside, the property is surrounded by a large, enclosed garden that reaches down to the edge of the estuary, with both lawn and decking areas, as well as a small pond.

The village of Morar is just a short walk away and has two eateries; the Morar Hotel, and a Thai takeaway, both of which serve a selection of delicious dishes.

The village boasts the spectacular beachscape known as the 'silver sands of Morar', a collection of white sandy beaches with azure waters.

Nearby is the town of Mallaig, a popular fishing village with a number of shops and places to eat, or further afield is the Scottish Highland town of Fort William, the gateway to the Glen Nevis Valley.

Westhaven is the ideal property for a family or group of friends looking to discover the wonderful Scottish Highlands.

EPC Rating: Band C

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter