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Taigh Na Talia - 2 Sandholm

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "The first contact was amazing and really useful because I had not really had time to research things."

    A nice and thoughtful touch.Instruction and advice clear straightforward and useful. The cottage lived up to all expectations and more. I think the owners take their responsibility seriously and have thought of everything that might be useful. We had no need to contact the owner but i'm sure if we had, they would have helped out immediately Well done!

    Thank you for your kind words, we do try to make sure you have an enjoyable time at Taigh Na Talia and it's nice to know that it's appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by K5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning from start to finish."

    The views are beautiful and the cottage has everything u could possibly need. It really was a home from home. Can’t wait to go back

    Thank you for your feedback, I'm so pleased that you liked Taigh Na Talia and I hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very well equipped, spotlessly clean comfortable cottage with wonderful views and in a great location."

    Everything worked in the cottage and communication with the owner was superb. Thanks for a great stay.

    Thank you for your comments, I hope you had a great holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Taigh na Talia is an excellent holiday cottage in the most wonderful setting."

    The view of Eigg and Rum from the window is incomparable. We spent a happy week here exploring the area and returning to the comfort of the house in the evening. The house is well-equipped and the owners are very helpful and respond quickly and helpful if you have any questions or problems. We visited Eigg by ferry and pootled about in Arisaig, Morar and Mallaig. We visited the beaches at Camasdarrach, the Silver Sands and the Bourblach (just a short walk away). There is a lot to see and do, but it’s also wonderful to just sit and take it all in.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm pleased you had an enjoyable holiday. I couldn't agree more that the area is perfect for doing as much, or little, as the fancy takes you! Hoping to welcome you back again in the future. Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2023

  • "We were utterly delighted with Taigh na Talia, as we wrote in the visitors' book."

    The view out to Rum over the bay was stunning. The cottage was roomy, well-equipped (though I did once need a whisk, which I couldn't find) and comfortable (apart from a slightly harder mattress than I find desirable) and I was more than pleased to find a real BATH in the "bathroom" to ease aching muscles after walking - and climbing An Sgurr on Eigg! The situation was perfect for planning walks and boat and train trips. It was very obviously a loved family home and we felt privileged to share it. A Thai takeaway from "Sunset" made an excellent last night meal but the lack of a garage (petrol) and shop in the village should be noted.

    Thanks again for booking Taigh Na Talia and I'm pleased that you enjoyed it. Well done on climbing the Sgur, I hope you had a clear day for it to fully appreciate the views. I hope I may welcome you back sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2023

  • "Superb service provided."

    Home was faultless, had a wonderful holiday and Graham was very helpful.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am so pleased that you had a good time and I hope that I may be able to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic views and a very convenient location for the beach, train, and local amenities."

    Very quiett even though its next to the trainline. Private parking and access to the shed added to the ease of the stay.

    Thanks for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Taigh Na Talia. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our second visit and we weren’t disappointed."

    Loved every minute. The cottage was a home from home, spotlessly clean and well equipped. The views from the front window are unbelievable, and we spent many an hour just staring at the beach, sea and islands. We used the train again to Glenfinnan and did plenty of walks as the weather was sunny but cold. The highlight was watching the Northern Lights from the front garden. What a show.!! We will never forget our stay and will be back!

    I'm delighted that you had another lovely time staying at Taigh Na Talia. I envy you seeing the northern lights, that's eluded me so far! Thanks again for your repeat booking and I hope to welcome you yet again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2023

  • "A great little holiday home that was perfect for our needs."

    Spotlessly clean, great beds, wonderful view (obviously). We were left wanting for nothing and will certainly be back. Thanks for the cake too, that was much appreciated.

    Thanks for your feedback, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable property with extensive views over the beautiful silver sands of Morar."

    It is a real home from home and is exceptionally clean and warm. It is a perfect base for hiking in the hills, mountains and beaches around the property and for exploring this scenic area by train. We visited Fort William and Glenfinnan from the station in the village and watched the Jacobite steam train pass by the garden. Fabulous! We would highly recommend this property and are going to book again.

    Thank you for booking Taigh Na Talia and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2022

  • "We loved it."

    However, we found the bath slippery when showering. A bath mat would be a good addition. Really lovely, well equipped property. Will reccomend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "A stunning Cottage."

    The ever changing views across to the Isles of Rum and Eigg are wonderful. And the beaches in walking distance are sublime!! The property has everything you need for a relaxing holiday We loved seeing the Jacobite Steam train puffing it’s way past the cottage each day And we saw a rare and very beautiful Pine Marten in the back garden one evening A wonderful stay

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful part of Scotland and I am definitely returning."

    Graham was brilliant in keeping in touch and the place was warm with the most spectacular views of Morar bay …. Sax to come home really and already planned another trip as I have fallen in love with the area and the people! Thank you. Two years waiting to visit and I kid you not it was amazing. Get it booked. You won’t regret it.

    Thank you Tracie, I'm so pleased that you had a great time and I look forward to your return in the future. Thanks again for booking Taigh Na Talia. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracie5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was our first time using Sykes cottages to book accommodation and every went smoothly."

    The cottage itself was lovely ,in a great location with a wonderful view out to sea. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had every thing you would need for a holiday break.There was lots of information on the local area in the house and communications from the owner were very friendly and helpful. AS an added bonus we had the use of the garage and we used that to store our bikes.The owner (Graham) was very helpful when we left behind a couple of cycle helmets as he arranged to return them to us. We would hope to be able to book this property again in the future as we loved the time we had in the cottage in spite of the wet weather.Thank you.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cottage."

    The views to Rhum & Eigg from the cottage were wonderful. The owners had provided lots of helpful information. We would definitely visit again if in that area. PS one of the patio wooden chairs was broken on our arrival & would require to be replaced

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Superb views. Steep steps tho so not good for anyone with disabilities

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2021

  • "Everything was utterly perfect for our holiday in Morar."

    The house was lovely with spectacular views, really comfortable and toasty warm. Was heaven to come back to it after a long day out exploring this beautiful region. Hopefully we'll return to it ourselves one day and I'll certainly recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well presented and stunning location."

    The view from the living room is a huge selling point and we enjoyed the steam train going past. The rooms in the cottage are really generous sizes, neat and clean. Owner's information was very helpful. Would happily book again.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Sep 2020

  • "The bungalow is very nice , with great views (when available !"

    ) ....unfortunately , our stay co-incided with "STORM ?????? " and there really isn't a great deal to do in this area if the weather is as bad . ps we are LAKE DISTRICT veterans , so used to iffy conditions . None of that was the bungalows fault , however , and we really couldn't fault that .

    Reviewed by Barry4.1Aug 2020

  • "The owner was very welcoming and made it that little bit more special."

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with great views which was a perfect base for exploring the area."

    Very close to great coastal walks, the local beaches and Loch Morar. The cottage was spotlessly clean throughout, bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was very well appointed with everything you could possibly need. Would definitely return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Dimitri4.1Dec 2019

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  • All single floor with winding steps up to cottage
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • WIFI, TV with Freesat and DVD player
  • Selection of DVDs, books and games
  • Highchair and travel cot (please provide your own bedding for the travel cot)
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Single garage which can fit one car or act as lockable storage for bikes/kayaks
  • Sloped garden with graveled area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Several steps up to property, may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility, however steps are flat & secure with a support rail all the way
  • Note: Steep slopes in garden, care to be taken
  • Note: Railway line is just beyond the garden threshold - please do not attempt to cross the wire fencing as there is uneven ground and wildlife in dense vegetation
  • Note: Mobile phone signal may vary based on supplier

The property

Based in Morar, near the quaint fishing port of Mallaig in the Scottish Highlands is this secluded retreat, Taigh Na Talia.

Enjoying an elevated position with stunning views over the Isles of Rùm and Eigg, this single storey cottage is perfect for families or couples looking for a peaceful getaway, with the breathtaking landscapes of the Scottish Highlands at your doorstep.

Step into the spacious hallway where you can leave your coats and boots before heading further inside.

On your left sits a welcoming open-plan living room with the alluring open fire to greet you, as well as a flat-screen TV and two sofas to relax upon.

The kitchen is appointed with all you could need for a week-long break, and a table setup for four is pleasant for mealtimes.

The first bedroom includes a double bed with tidy furnishings and a stunning view to wake up to, whilst the second features a twin arrangement which is ideal for children.

Situated just a few hundred yards from the cottage is the West Highland Railway Line, famously seen in the Harry Potter movies.

The absolutely breathtaking white sandy beaches of Morar are out of this world, and are a mere 1.5 miles away from Taigh Na Talia, so you can pack a picnic (or kayak) for views of crystal clear water competing with the Caribbean.

Camusdarach Beach is also close by, just 3 miles away, where you can enjoy the stunning sights of the Silver Sands of Morar as part of your visit.

Just a short walk away, in the village of Morar, is the Morar Hotel which serves food and boasts stunning views from the terrace.

Just North of Morar, Mallaig is a fascinating place where visitors can soak up the atmosphere of a working fishing port but at the same time enjoy its remote location, and also hop on a ferry to Armadale and the Isles of Rùm, Eigg, Skye.

The village of Arisaig is less than 6 miles away, where activities such as kayaking, archery and wildlife boat trips can be found.

Outdoor lovers will enjoy exploring the idyllic coastline, lakes and walking country which surrounds the property.

For that well-deserved break away from hectic everyday life, treat yourself to a stay at Taigh Na Talia.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-40006-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.