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Half of 17

Ardvasar near Mallaig, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 997216)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


3 Customer Reviews

  • "Delightful cottage, fabulous position and views."

    Very comfortable, warm and homely - a delight to stay there, and everything that was needed was there. We loved it - would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    SKYE really exceeded my expectations.clean, comfotable with great views. Happy memories sitting out under the stars round the firepit illuminated by a fulll moon on the water. One tiny niggle was thay the TV didnt work but otherwise excellent broadband compensated for it. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2019

  • "Stayed a week at the cottage and had a great holiday."

    The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Both washrooms are clean and well appointed and the cottage is in a very quiet location. Outside there was ample fire wood to make for a cosy evening in the lounge, and weather permitting there is a really good fire pit for BBQ's with a stunning view of the Small Isles.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

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The property

Mallaig 9.8 miles.

Half of 17 is a superb white stone croft house based in Ardvasar, Scottish Highlands.

The property is situated in an elevated position overlooking the magnificent rolling countryside, sea and distant mainland views.

An exceptional view right from your bedroom window of a morning!

So quiet and peaceful you won't want to leave.

Stepping through the door, there is a porch area where you can leave your coats and boots and step through to the spacious sitting room.

With its two large sofas, a lovely place to relax after a long day sightseeing and the warming woodburning stove as an added bonus.

The open-plan kitchen has a large dining area with seating for four people - the perfect spot to enjoy a home-cooked meal as a family.

The kitchen itself is a farmhouse style, with plenty of modern appliance on-hand.

Throughout, the property has magnificent white stone walls, showcasing the wonderful character and history.

Upstairs, you will find two bedrooms: one double and one twin with a separate family bathroom.

Each bedroom has a range of modern furnishings to house all your personal items.

While you stay at Half of 17, venture towards Dunscaith Castle, a historic castle situated on the western side of the Sleat peninsula.

It overlooks the Loch Eishort, boasting wonderful views.

One large attraction for the Isle of Skye are the Fairy Pools.

Multiple waterfalls which are seemingly a vibrant blue and green in colour, cascading down into lovely, pools that invite you for a swim.

It is also an ideal location to watch wildlife, whales, seals and dolphins - which have been spotted regularly!

Plus, there are lovely routes for walkers.

Additionally, there are an array of other invigorating activities on offer such as sailing and wild camping.

Why not explore the local area and venture to the nearby lighthouse or whilst catching a breath-taking sunset.

A real hidden gem: Half of 17 is an excellent property for remote Scottish holidays.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Large garden area
  • One pet allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 9.8 miles and pub 4.7 miles
  • Note: Staircase to first floor is narrow
  • Note: First floor landing has a narrow hallway and low ceilings and care must be taken
  • Please note: This property doesn't accept children under 15

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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: This property doesn't accept children under 15.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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