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2 Tougal

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


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Very cosy little cottage."

    We had everything we needed. Lovely walks on the beach.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful, cosy cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. We had a fabulous week.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2023

  • "As has already been commented on in previous reviews, the cottage is lovely for two people to share, or by a family with two small children, but I think that you would struggle with teenage children or another two adults."

    On the plus side, the cottage is situated in a lovely area. The beach is a short walk from the cottage. It's ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area. Highlights of our trip were Camusdarroch Beach, Arisaig, Mallaig, and Castle Tioram. The cottage has everything that you wouild need, and is very clean. Good communication with the host.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.1Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was very cozy."

    Had everything you could want. Beds were very comfortable and linen provided was a high standard. Everything was very clean and there were clear instructions for all appliances etc. kitchen was well equipped. Key collection was straightforward. It was a shame about the weather but otherwise we had a lovely break. Nice location and convenient for beach Mallaig Arisaig and some lovely scenery. Nothing to do with the cottage but It would have been useful to know about the petrol station issue in Mallaig beforehand.

    Reviewed by Estelle3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at 2 Tougal."

    A stone's throw from a spectacular beach. Ideal for children. The cottage is amazingly clean and well equipped & cosy. We can't wait to go back as so much more to expire in this beautiful part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Su5.0Aug 2023

  • "Good Points: - Excellent location for beach, main roads, Arisaig and Mallaig."

    - Kitchen area and all appliances and cutlery etc, very high standard. - Very clean when we arrived. - Great response from Sykes and owner with our questions. - Bath towels were of a high quality. - Good selection of tv channels with good reception. Areas To Improve: - High level of dampness throughout the property, paperwork left out was damp the following morning, musty smell in most rooms - the weather was quite warm so did not want to turn heaters on to overcome it, or open the windows due to high midge levels around the cottage. - Bathroom had a good shower but the ventilation was totally inadequate and after the 4th person got showered it was very damp. We had to leave the bathroom door open all day to clear the moisture - same points as above for heaters and windows. - Size Of Property was great if there were two people, with two adults and two teenage children it was inadequate. One Sofa and two chairs sounds ok but the chairs were small and uncomfortable. Even the children found the sofa uncomfortable to sit on. We did not use the fold out dining table due to only having two folded up chairs and a short backless bench. - Again for two the wardrobe space was adequate but not for four.

    Reviewed by Alex2.8Aug 2023

  • "Nice property."

    Very modern inside. Great location to get in the water.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in 2 Tougal."

    The cottage is comfortable and clean and ideally situated beside the beautiful white sands of Morar bay.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2023

  • "This cottge is in an idyllic situation, just a few metres across the dunes to a glorious white sandy beach with wonderful views."

    It is very cosy and full of character with a good range of appliances. The only little thing which might be a problem if a party of four used it was the dining table, which wasn't very big and had two small fold-up chairs and a short bench for seating.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2022

  • "2 Tougal is a lovely cosy cottage just a stone's throw from the Silver Sands of Morar."

    The beds are comfortable and kitchen well equipped. The rustic small garden is ample with the beach on your doorstep, however a new back gate needs to be prioritised. The current hot water settings need to be amended as there was little to no hot water available for a shower after a day on the beach. With several spectacular beaches and lots of activities in the surrounding area, the cottage is in an ideal location. Communication with Sykes and the cottage owner was satisfactory, though you do pay a premium to book with Sykes. Overall, we'd recommend the cottage for a couple or small family of 3/4 who want a beach based holiday in this gorgeous part of Scotland.

    Hi Laura We took on board your comments and we now have a brand new wooden back gate. Apparently the was a fault on the top heating element on the tank in the loft which is now all sorted . All the best Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Jul 2022

  • "Beautifully decorated cottage."

    Very clean and in a wonderful location, moments from a peaceful and beautiful beach.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jul 2022

  • "I would recommend that the shower be changed as it is too big for the bathroom and the water tends to leak out of the end ."

    Otherwise had a lovely time and spoke to some lovely neighbours while there. I bought bird food for the birds and within days there was around 30 to 40 birds feeding which was really lovely. Beautiful area and backs on to the beach. Comfortable cottage. Would recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage ."

    Spotlessly clean , with everything provided to make a great stay.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Jun 2022

  • "There was an area in the bathroom that water seemed to stand and we were never able to workout the bathroom heating system."

    Everything else was fine and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4May 2022

  • "Good communication, well equipped kitchen, great location."

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely location and cottage, great value for money."

    Only criticism we would have was we emailed texted and called owners to speak to them but no reply to anything

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had the most amazing stay at 2 Tougal."

    Beautiful little residence with everything you needed for an enjoyable stay. It was a very peaceful location with amazing views. It was the perfect place to unwind and relax. There’s also some great walks in close proximity to the cottage. Altogether we had a very enjoyable week at Tougal. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, ideal for R&R."

    Having a stunning beach to walk along every morning was the best therapy.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent location for the beautiful beaches which are on the doorstep."

    Very comfy accommodation. Would be good to have Tougal listed with other properties at road end as although directions were good not having Tougal listed on one of the boards at entrance made it seem it was not at that location.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the west coast of Scotland."

    It is near the beach with very easy access for a walk on the white sands. Everywhere nearby was so busy this year but this stretch of beach remained quiet and peaceful. It.was heaven to come home to.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Nice little cottage-and we had great weather so all in all a relaxing week."

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is fabulous."

    Everything you need is supplied and it's just a short walk to the beach. The cottage is very clean and had a smart tv which is great for rainy nights in. We went to book again for next year but sadly it's doubled in price so we won't be going back.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had an excellent holiday, it is a beautiful and comfortable cottage in a beautiful place."

    Everything was there and worked, we cannot complain. The only problem we had was that there were lots of noisy campers on the beach nearby on Friday to Sunday and then again at the end of our stay. They played loud music long after 10pm, shouted until midnight, played dance music again from 9 in the morning and left lots of broken glass, rubbish and excrements on the beach. I don't know if that's normal or if it is a result of this year's 'staycations', but it slightly spoilt the experience. It might not be a problem for adults staying, but our small children were kept awake till late. I am not sure if there is anything the owners can do about this, but many communities took the action of making rules about when music can be played near houses and people are fined if they leave rubbish behind. Our experience with Sykes Cottages was awful though and we decided never to book through them again. They did not communicate with us at all when covid-19 pandemic hit in spring 2020, never replied several emails and messages that I sent them, and then basically forced us to rebook to this year at a higher price, otherwise we would loose all money. I believe that was unlawful behaviour by this company, but I could not be bothered to take them to court. However, I joined the Sykes Cottages Unhappy Customers Facebook page and saw that we were not alone at all, that is standard treatment by this company and some people ended up treated even much worse, losing thousands due to unlawful trading of this company. Will never again give them (or their associates) another penny of my money.

    Reviewed by Dita4.1Jul 2021

  • "Our stay in Tougal was excellent."

    The cottage was very clean and had everything required for a week away. We had great weather and enjoyed every minute. We hope to be back again soon!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a great time great equipment, facilities and location only downside is the bathroom, which was very cold."

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2021

  • "Great holiday cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Alisdair5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent cottage - with the added bonus of finding its back gate led directly down to the beach."

    Reviewed by Alisdair5.0Sep 2020

  • "Brilliant cottage but hard to find in the dark."

    Owners very helpful when we rang them and we eventually found it.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was small but perfect for our short stay."

    Right on the beautiful beach, we were blessed with warm weather, so had several days on the beach. Safe for children to paddle. There were lots of people camping on the beach during our stay but we still managed to get a good spec on the beach. The police shut the road during our stay to stop overcrowding. Horse riding just down the road is really good, they took us trekking on the beach and horses paddled in the sea Beds in the cottage were very comfortable. As owners suggest, its good to stock up on food and supplies in Fort William, unfortunately we had a car full so shopped in the small co-op in Mallaig. A stop at Glenfinnan is well worth the views, particularly if you have Harry Potter fans like we do, but get there early before the crowds. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we totally relaxed

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2020

  • "On the gate it says: 'a place to unwind' we all felt this to be completely true."

    And to be able to wander across the back garden, onto the sand dunes and straight onto our sandy beach was incredible - it made the holiday!

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely, cosy and well equipped cottage only a short distance from the beach."

    Great for families of all ages, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had an excellent holiday at this comfortable and well appointed cottage which is in a great location."

    Excellent wood burning stove. One issue - the property details state 'fuel and power is included in the rent' which is not quite right. Only enough logs and kindling were provided for one evening. Fortunately we took a sack of logs and kindling with us 'just in case', and logs are readily available in nearby Mallaig. You will need to correct the details accordingly.

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2019

  • "A great wee cottage in a superb location."

    Cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, the bed was very comfy and the kitchen very well equipped. The beach on your back door was the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fabulous week at this cottage."

    Beautiful location with the most stunning beaches. Fantastic place to relax and unwind. Plenty of lovely walks to do. The cottage was perfect, clean, modern, and very comfortable it had everything you could possibly want or need in a holiday home. Best sleep ever in the double bed! Great heating system always cosy and you could burn the log fire if you so desired. I would highly recommend a stay at this cottage. We loved it :)

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "Brilliantly located cottage with the silver sands a 2 minute walk away and walking distance to all beaches between Morar and Arisaig."

    Cottage really well equipped and as lovely as it looks in the photos. Will definitely be back soon!

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location where the cottage is was stunning."

    White sandy beaches beautiful scenery all around short drive to malaig where you can get the ferry to skye will definitely go back .

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage provided a compact, comfortable base with everything that we needed for our stay in this beautiful part of Scotland."

    It was peaceful, with no problems parking and direct access to a stunning sandy beach. It is a perfect place to relax but also a good starting point to begin to explore the area and local customs, including the Highland games in Arisaig and Mallaig.

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Jul 2019

  • "Perfect location, wonderful cottage, just everything made the best holiday ever."

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jul 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed, 1 x twin room
  • Bathroom with a large walk in shower, WC, and hand basin
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Kitchen/living area
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven, electric hobs, fridge, washing machine, drying machine, TV, books, games, DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power is included in the rent
  • Fresh bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off road parking
  • Private patio area
  • Sorry, no pets allowed and no smoking
  • Restaurant 1.7 miles, shop 3.7 miles
  • Please note there are 5 external steps at the gate area and some uneven terrain

The property

Nestled near the white dune sands of Morar, this ground-floor family-friendly traditional cottage is a short distance from the port town of Mallaig, Scotland and the beach is just 60 steps from the back gate.

Stepping through the cottage, you will find a welcoming entrance port suitable for storing smaller luggage, kicking off your shoes, and hanging up your coats when you return home from your adventures.

Through the hallway, you will find two homely bedrooms for when the night draws to a close on another fun-packed day, including a small, homely queen-sized bedroom with wardrobe space, and a good-sized twin bedroom with ample storage space, ideal for younger guests.

The property features a traditional, rustic sitting room with a TV, a selection of DVDs, books, games, and a pleasing woodburning stove, the perfect space to cosy up on those chillier nights with a warm drink, family board game or a good book.

Ahead of the sitting room, you'll find a traditional style, functional kitchen which is amply equipped, including a oven, hobs, fridge, dishwasher, washing and drying machine, and dining seating for four.

Situated next to this through a separate hallway is a family bathroom, complete with a large walk in shower, WC, and hand basin, and a back door that leads out to a small private patio area with access to the superb adjacent white sand beach with a river that flows through.

Whether you're visiting Morar's fine white sandy beaches and clear waters, taking in panoramic views across the Loch Moor and Inner Hebrides, or catching a ferry from the neighbouring port town of Mallaig to sail to the islands of Rum or Eigg, this property is in a prime location and makes for an unforgettable family trip!

The bustling fishing and ferry port town of Mallaig is an ideal base to visit the Isle of Skye by ferry.

The town also offers all your amenities and a full range of shops and restaurants to choose from, as well as a visitor centre and a Heritage Centre, for those wishing to uncover the town's interesting historic roots.

Make 2 Tougal your next family getaway and explore what this remarkable region of Scotland has to offer.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

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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.

Please note there are 5 external steps at the gate area