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Westhaven

Mallaig, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 979485)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "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 NicoleJul 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 MichaelJun 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 BowMay 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 ElaineMay 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 DavidApr 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 AngelaNov 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 LornaOct 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 ChrisSep 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by LynneJul 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 AmyJul 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by MairiJun 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 SueSep 2020

  • "We love this place and return annually."

    Reviewed by AnnaAug 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 CorrieJul 2020

  • "We love this house."

    Third visit and booked for next year!

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 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 AmyJul 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 MennoDec 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 ColinOct 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 StuartSep 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 MartinSep 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 LizJul 2019

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

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2019

  • "Wonderful property amidst stunning scenery ..."

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

    Reviewed by PaulJun 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 RoselynMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by DavidApr 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 JulianApr 2019

  • "Great location and house very comfortable."

    Reviewed by AlexandraApr 2019

  • "All good!"

    Reviewed by CraigFeb 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 VincentNov 2018

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

    We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by ElaineNov 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 CatherineOct 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 SheilaSep 2018

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Summary

  • 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.

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About the location

MALLAIG

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