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Cooinda Cottage

(Ref. 911754)

Morar near 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
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Although very handy for the ferry to Skye other amenities and places of interest are somewhat distant. Overall a good location for a quiet holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon4.1Sep 2023

  • "A lovely stay."

    With well provided information and welcome pack. A quiet location but not too many miles from Mallaig to eat or drink out.

    Thank you for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Sep 2023

  • "A lovely and comfortable cottage in a pretty, quiet location - in easy reach of Mallaig and lovely beaches."

    Spotlessly clean and nice welcome from hosts. Great value and perfect location for fishing, paddle boarding and snorkelling. Great base to explore islands / Skye … and enjoy the sight of a pod of dolphins (when timing is right).

    Thank you for your kind review and we're pleased you had an enjoyable stay. We hope you are able return for another visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property met and exceeded our expectations."

    The welcome hamper was most generous. The location near Loch Morar(250m) was ideal for evening walks after strenuous days exploring. Saw lots of wildlife red deer, an eagle further down the Loch. Visited Isle of Rum loved the peace and splendour of the scenery. A good jumping of point for the ferries to the outer Hebrides. We had a great holiday. Thanks.

    Thank you for your review and we're pleased you had a great holiday. We hope you are able to return in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2023

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Thankyou so much!!

    Thank you for your review and we're pleased that you had a great holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Pretty good, but a couple of negative points: A great shame about the large hedge around the garden cutting off any views."

    It was almost impossible to get a second car into the parking areas when another large car was there.

    Thank you for your feedback. The hedge gives complete privacy and acts as a wind break for those who wish to sit in the garden. You are still however able to see the surrounding hills and mountains. The driveway allows parking for two vehicles in addition their is space for a further two/three vehicles on our private land outside the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay and Mr and Mrs Cunningham were lovely and very helpful x"

    Reviewed by Archie5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a warm, comfortable, and well-equipped property situated in walking distance of Loch Morar and the white sand beaches."

    It is a good base for exploring this remote area, eg Moidart and Ardnamurchan. Boat trips from Arisaig or Mallaig (weather permitting). The hosts were very welcoming and attentive. Strongly recommended.

    Reviewed by William4.7May 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for a family of two adults and two teenagers, it has everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    The location is second to none, with the loch a very short walk away, hotel bar nearby and amazing hidden beaches. Kayaking over to the large wooded islands in the loch was such an adventure. Mallaig has everthing you need for shopping only 2 mile drive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to others. I would just suggest a mattress topper for the double bed for more comfort. The garden is spacious and a lovely place to sit out with a view of the mountains behind, we often saw deer in the garden behind the cottage. Would love to return as there is so much more to explore.....!

    Thank you for your comments. With regard to your suggestion we have now replaced the beds for new beds and mattresses to ensure greater comfort for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dominic4.7Aug 2021

  • "Quiet and peaceful place to stay."

    Short drive to Mallaig. Good for walks and close to Silver Sands of Morar. Beds were very uncomfortable, creaking and mattresses need to be replaced immediately. We noticed that other previous residents have complained about them. We were excited to see deer in our garden. Be prepared for a complete detox from the internet and telephone. You may enjoy that or get frustrated without internet access. Be prepared for poor network coverage. It would have been nice to have some bread, milk and eggs in the fridge, and some tea bags and coffee sachets.

    Reviewed by Pijush3.8Aug 2021

  • "The beds and mattresses need replaced."

    For this amount of money it’s the least you would expect. We were happy with everything except this. It was disappointing because we paid a lot to have lumpy mattresses and headboards that weren’t properly attached. But the location was excellent and the space was a good size with a great garden.

    Thank you for your comments. With regard to your suggestion we have now replaced the beds for new beds and mattresses to ensure greater comfort for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynsey4.4Aug 2021

  • "Excellent location for exploring the surrounding area."

    Beautiful beaches only a 5 minute drive away. Cottage is lovely, and opening the French doors to a lovely large garden was an evening highlight. We were lucky enough to see 2 deer within the garden late afternoon and our daughter was was able to feed them. Definitely a highlight. Only let down were the beds. Unfortunately we didn't find them comfy.

    Thank you for your comments. With regard to your suggestion we have now replaced the beds for new beds and mattresses to ensure greater comfort for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Jul 2021

  • "Comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Easy access to small isles boat trips and to Skye. Good local walks. Enjoyable holiday with beautiful weather.

    Reviewed by Muriel3.8Jun 2021

  • "We had a comfortable and relaxing stay at Cooinda cottage and with Lock Morar only a two minute walk away it was just what the doctor ordered."

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage with everything you would need for a holiday ,and bed was comfortable."

    Really quiet area where you just heard the birds and saw deer in the garden .great spot to tour around from and nice to come back too at night .Good places to walk to locally and of course all the beautiful beaches are just a walk or 5 min drive away

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    Great location for Loch Morar and the beach. Garden good for children. Owners really helpful.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "We were lucky to see a pine Martin twice from our sitting room window also deer."

    It made our holiday special.

    Reviewed by Edith5.0May 2021

  • "Everything was really good at Cooinda cottage very clean in a great position to ..."

    Everything was really good at Cooinda cottage very clean in a great position to explore the beautiful location around the area handy for Mallaig and the ferry to Skye the only problem was with the beds they were awful please invest in some hotel class beds you have a wonderful product dont spoil it with cheap uncomfortable mattresses

    Reviewed by Ralph4.1May 2021

  • "Cosy comfortable clean wee house."

    Had everything needed for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Alvys4.4Oct 2020

  • "It was quiet and restful."

    The cottage was well appointed and comfortable. Ideally situated for access to what we wanted to see and do. One of the highlights was a deer looking in the bedroom window!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "The property had covered for all necessary covid procedures."

    Having visited before a couple of times to the flat we stayed in the cottage this time and did not disappoint. Had a wonderful stay, hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location although our weather was poor - scenery though magnificent ."

    - first holiday after lockdown and as health care professionals ourselves very impressed with attention to cleanliness - Well done !! Would love to come back !

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a fair cottage at a fair price and we were happy with our choice."

    Morar is a lovely location with much to do in the local area.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Sep 2019

  • "Had a very comfortable stay in this basically adequate cottage."

    Great to have plenty hot water and easily adjusted heating as required. Very peaceful. Great location. Only thing which would have enhanced our stay - a freezer or at least a freezer compartment would have been good. Folk often bring ready prepared or easy to make meals for the first few days!

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely little cottage, very close to Morar beach and a couple of miles from Mallaig."

    Nicely located to be away from the bustling tourist areas but still close enough to things like the beaches and ferries. Wonderful owners who left us to our own devices but were on hand to help when we did things like lose the WiFi password! The cottage had books, DVDs and board games for a rainy day and was well supplied with things like cutlery, crockery, loo roll, towels and other bits and pieces. Extremely clean and tidy too, with a lovely lawn out back for the Children to play outside. Only thing that could have made it more perfect was a hot tub. Really relaxing holiday, would absolutely recommend this wee gem.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2019

  • "Had a great week in this cottage."

    Weather was great. It was very peaceful and quiet. Would go back to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cooinda Cottage provides simple accommodation in a lovely holiday area."

    The facilities are adequate. The only really negative comment being the need to instal an additional twin socket for the washing machine and dryer, as at present an extension lead needs to used. There is an allocated patio, that looks out over a pleasant garden. The owners live on the ground floor of the main house with a holiday flat upstairs. There is also a static caravan on site, which the owners use.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Jul 2019

  • "I have email you with all the details on this property and am waiting a reply."

    Reviewed by Bonita1.6Jun 2019

  • "We found Mike very helpful and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the area, and were lucky with the weather."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2019

  • "Tumble drier vents into the living room Sweeping brush for the floor not ..."

    Tumble drier vents into the living room Sweeping brush for the floor not suitable at all To use the washing machine and tumble dryer you have to use an extension lead that, you can only plug into a socket above the kitchen worktop and the lead is very close to the kithen sink Dust all over the skirting boards and the radiator in the bathroom is quite disgusting Grease running down the side of the kitchen cupboard from the extractor fan Hot water kept going off

    Reviewed by Joanne1.6May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and welcome from owner, fantastic location, central for visiting the small isles."

    Very peaceful ideal for de stressing

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4May 2019

  • "Ideal location for exploring the area."

    Michael was very helpful, providing information about the area and recommended local taxi service when we were going out for the evening.

    Reviewed by Stewart4.4Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful part of the country."

    Mike was very helpful and kind. However, there were some disappointments with the cottage. We used the washer and dryer and found the dryer vent laying on the floor behind the dryer. So, while we were sitting there in the living room/kitchen the dryer was venting into the air around us. The window was sealed and we were unable to open it for ventilation. We had to open the sliding door and it was raining out and chilly. Also, there weren't any hooks or shelves in the bathroom for hanging wet towels. If those two things were improved upon I would give this cottage a 5 star rating.

    Reviewed by Marylou4.1Aug 2018

  • "Really lovely place to stay ."

    Clean and warm ,very close to Mallaig ,owner is really helpful and friendly ,only negative was the WiFi was rubbish but they were getting fibre fitted .

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Jul 2018

  • "There was a lack of local info at this cottage doctor surgery,transport links etc"

    Reviewed by John2.8Jun 2018

  • "Comfortable and well equipped accommodation in a lovely quiet location, ideal for exploring the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2017

  • "The couple who owns the property are very pleasant and courteous, the cottage ..."

    The couple who owns the property are very pleasant and courteous, the cottage itself is in a very pleasant location with stunning views and very well maintained, we spent a very happy week sightseeing and catching up with family members

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2017

  • "Nothing"

    Reviewed by Philip4.8Jun 2017

  • "Cooinda Cottage is a lovely place to stay."

    The setting is brilliant. As there were three of us I did find the kitchen area slightly small with not a lot of worktop space but we managed ok. As we don't drive it was great having the train station close by and Loch Morar is fantastic, just a couple of minutes away. Just walking by the loch or wandering up to the station we saw plenty of wildlife, mainly deer. There are quite a few different walks including both sides of the beach with its white sands not many minutes away. A stunning cottage and area and we would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Sep 2016

  • "The location was fantastic cottage was very clean private and peaceful I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone we felt it was central enough for the beach mallaig for boat trips which is a must as the views were breathtaking ."

    A fantastic week and an added bonus the weather was amazing .

    Reviewed by Annn5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Smart TV and WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Loch 2 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in 5pm
  • Note: This property is adult only

The property

Mallaig 3 miles.

A spacious bright, detached cottage situated next door to the owner's home in the pretty Highland village of Morar, just three miles from the busy fishing village of Mallaig, on the stunning west coast of Scotland.

Just a stone’s throw from the loch and surrounded by mountains, this welcoming, single-storey Morar cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends who wish to enjoy the Highlands of Scotland and spend time together in the great outdoors.

There are two bedrooms in this cottage in Morar and a sociable and comfortable open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, which has French doors that lead out onto a private patio area.

From the rear of this Highland cottage there are lovely mountain views and just a two minute walk away are the banks of Loch Morar, which claims to have its very own monster called Morag!

Morar is famous for its beautiful white sandy beach, an idyllic place for a quiet picnic and paddle.

The village of Morar has its own hotel and just three miles away is the village of Mallaig, which provides easy access across the sea to the wonderful Isle of Skye.

The area is rich in pretty walks and wildlife, but if it’s history you seek then travel the famous Road to the Isles to Glenfinnan, where a great monument commemorates Bonnie Prince Charlie's last uprising, an iconic statue and a romantic tale.

A superb area and an excellent holiday in this Morar cottage awaits.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 911755, together they sleep 9.

EPC Rating: Band C

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.

Note: Check-in 5pm. Please Note this property cannot accept children and is adults only