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Cooinda Flat

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


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  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week (1-8 June) in Cooinda flat."

    The flat is very clean and welcoming and has a beautiful view over Loch Morar, which we enjoyed every morning & evening while eating. It has everything you could want or need. And the owners left us teas, coffees, biscuits etc. which we really enjoyed after our long journey. The flat is a great base to enjoy Arisaig, Mallaig, Fort William and the surrounding areas. Id definitely recommend to any of my friends and family. Thank you for our lovely stay x

    Thank you for your review and very kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope you're able to visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jun 2024

  • "If had to say in one word it would be ‘Perfect’."

    Views from flat amazing, the flat had everything that was needed, lovely and warm, comfortable beds. The hospitality tray so nice with all the essentials after long journey. The owners so helpful and very friendly. A really great holiday in such a great location.

    We're pleased you had a great holiday and appreciate your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2024

  • "The basket of drinks and small snacks was very welcome on arrival, especially as we arrived late after a long journey."

    Owner was also very helpful in providing extra bedding. Overall, a comfortable flat in a peaceful and scenic part of the world that we enjoyed exploring. I would however repeat the notes from previous reviews regarding the limited headroom in the flat - especially in the bathroom which is also small in size. No easy task trying to shower!

    Thank you for your feedback! Like many highland properties we are 1.5 storeys meaning first floors have unavoidable sloping ceilings and dormers as shown in all photos. Regarding the bathroom, the corner bath has a shower head accessory which is only provided to enable guests to wash/rinse hair, it is not intended to be used as a stand up shower nor does our description describe it as such. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwynn3.4Sep 2023

  • "Nice flat with lovely views from the living area."

    Thank you for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine Phyllis4.4Sep 2023

  • "This was a lovely apartment with a beautiful view and good facilities."

    Very convenient position. We were shown the sloping roof, fine except found the bath/shower arkward.

    Thank you for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Freda4.7Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay."

    Utter tranquility of surroundings. Easy access to all the nearby places we wanted to visit and explore.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're happy that you had such a restful stay and look forward to a further visit from you in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nice apartment with a view on an absolutely beautiful landscape."

    Friendly landlord. Should have stayed longer.

    Thank you for your review and we're pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope you are able to visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jens4.7Jul 2023

  • "Very very nice vieuw out of the window, seeing the lake changing every day or even minute!"

    Comfortable sleeping rooms and hall way. Five minutes walk to the beautiful lake of Morar. We were missing coasters for the pans and a place to put our cups while sitting on the couch. There was little space around the table, but moving the table is no option because of the vieuw!

    Can we first thank you for the lovely hand written letter you left in the flat expressing what a wonderful holiday you have had. We have place mats and coasters throughout the flat including the lounge and kitchen. However, we do not encourage hot pans being taken from the cooker onto the work surfaces or table due to health and safety. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sofia4.4Jul 2023

  • "We all had a wonderful time."

    We have stayed here previously and it did not disappoint. New carpet and beds and also a welcome pack which was an added bonus. The view from the window was amazing. Sat there every day and night watching the wildlife and scenery. Visited Morar Hotel, The Marina Cafe,The Crofters Rest,Sound Bites and the Cabin fish and chip shop for eating, all did a marvellous job. Thanks again Karen,Joe, Robert,Mary and Charlie.

    Thank you, we appreciate your kind comments and all being well we hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We wanted a relaxed holiday in a quiet spot and this was perfect."

    There was plenty to do in the area and we went to Mallaig several times for boat trips, to Skye, Rum and Knoydart. We also got the train to Fort William from the local station. The flat was very comfortable and clean, and well equipped. We appreciated the welcome pack including biscuits and teabags. We were originally not sure about the shower which, due to the height of the ceiling, meant that you couldn’t stand up, but found that there was a seat area in the bath and this enabled us to sit on it and use the hand held shower, which was quite powerful so that it wasn’t really an issue. The views from the dining area were stunning and we loved seeing the deer early morning and in the evening. A great holiday. There was plenty to do in the area and we went to Mallaig several times for boat trips, to Skye, Rum and Knoydart. We also got the train to Fort William from the local station. The flat was very comfortable and clean, and well equipped. We appreciated the welcome pack including biscuits and teabags. We were originally not sure about the shower which, due to the height of the ceiling, meant that you couldn’t stand up, but found that there was a seat area in the bath and this enabled us to sit on it and use the hand held shower, which was quite powerful so that it wasn’t really an issue. The views from the dining area were stunning and we loved seeing the deer early morning and in the evening. A great holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful location."

    Lovely cosy well maintained flat, would definitely go again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant location for exploring this part of Scotland."

    The accomodation was comfortable and well equipped. A lovely welcome pack of essential drinks and biscuits was waiting in the kitchen, and milk in the fridge. The window looking out onto the Loch was a constant draw. Having read earlier reviews we were prepared for the cosy corner bath and shower. The only downside (if you're a female of a certain age) is the plastic covering on the mattresses as they made you sweat. Otherwise would highly recommend and would definately book again.

    Thank you for your feedback, and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. However we are sorry to hear one of your party were uncomfortable during the night. The waterproof protector is essential, as unfortunately the quilted protector on top will not prevent leakages onto the mattress. There is a fan provided for warmer evenings so we look forward to seeing you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Apr 2023

  • "Cooinda Flat was extremely clean and tidy, located in a lovely quiet village, and with beautiful walks from the front door."

    The view from the window was absolutely stunning. The flat was also a great base for exploring further. The Isle of Skye ferry is just a couple of miles up the road at Mallaig.

    Thank you for your review and we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay in our flat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2022

  • "The flat was very clean and comfortable with lovely views over loch Morar from the window."

    The hosts left some lovely treats of milk shortbread tea and coffee for us which was so kind. Thank you both!!

    Reviewed by L4.7Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous week with a view to die for."

    . deers, lambs, calves doing zombies all while having a brew. Even had the delight of a family of pine martins in the roof space so got to see mum in front of the window a few times, what a privilege. Nature at its best, easy access to Skye via the ferry, great beaches near by, even Harry Potters steam train running through the village. Flat was clean, comfortable and everything I needed and more. Can’t wait to go again. Fab hosts as well and always happy to help.. can’t get anywhere better for the nature lover.

    Thank you for your comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to you returning. Unfortunately the pine martens will only be with us until the end of June. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had an enjoyable week at Cooinda Flat was cosy , comfy, and clean ."

    It is in an exeptionaly lovely part of Scotland .This is our third time staying here so YES we love it ,will hopefully be back .

    Reviewed by Virginia4.4Oct 2021

  • "The flat was in a superb location ,views down Loch and mountains."

    Deer roaming locally and visiting garden. Only 2 miles to Mallaig with its harbour,cafes and restaurants. Take out in village of Morar. AND silver sands only a short walk away ,also Camus Darroch beach with stunning views. The flat was fair in price and we will return if we can .

    Reviewed by Vera5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic location, wonderful view of Loch Morar from the dining table."

    Comfortable, clean and well equipped at a fantastic price. Owners live downstairs but you won't notice them unless you need them. They came up within minutes to sort out the Sky box and were as freindly and as helpful as you could wish for. All told it was a wonderful week and we wouldn't hesitate to go back again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Nice clean place, beautiful location."

    No complaints but a few observations to help improve for others and my probable next visit. There were no tea spoons, the wine bottle opener was useless and host should maybe consider a fixed shower, Oh and most importantly, if the host owns the garden, please please take a saw to those two conifers in the garden!! they are obscuring 50% of a fantastic view across Loch Morar. Thank you

    Reviewed by Graeme4.1May 2021

  • "The apartment is in a quiet area and very peaceful."

    My wife and I felt so relaxed you are close to a beach and train station is close by if you like the steam train there are great places to catch it

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Sep 2020

  • "It’s perfect for exploring the surrounding area Morar, Mallaig, Arisaig and Fort William in a very tranquil setting with no noise."

    . Overlooks Loch Morar and has a daily visit from the deer who are extremely tame and willing to approach you. I was shielding and was able to do it perfectly in the surrounding area. Loch Morar is only 2-3 minutes away and we only saw a couple of people on our walk.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful location and good base to travel from."

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Aug 2020

  • "An amazing location."

    We particularly enjoyed the fact that we could sit at the table with a view out over the loch and often see deer wander nearby. It was great to be able to self-cater, especially during Covid19. We are planning to return to Cooinda Flat next year as we had such a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Aug 2020

  • "Good location, comfortable flat"

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2020

  • "Although,the weather was terrible during my stay,it didn't dampen my enthusiasm, still plenty to do and great places to eat out."

    P.S. Great WiFi with no buffering.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful property"

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Sep 2019

  • "We were not told about the low ceilings until we got there my father cut his ..."

    We were not told about the low ceilings until we got there my father cut his head the day we arrived and left a bad scaring and bruising there was no shower curtain and we could not stand in the shower we were very careful but still the water went everwhere my 3 yearold grand daughter slipped and banged her head there was not enough kitchen space to prepare a meal would not recomend for young children and older people

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Jul 2019

  • "Cooinda Flat is located above the owners own property but has its own separate entrance."

    It is set back slightly from a quiet road next to Cooinda Cottage. There is a washing machine and dryer on the “ground” floor as you enter then stairs to the flat. As others have pointed out, the roof is sloping so those of taller stature might have an issue (and a sore head) by the end of their stay. The three bedrooms are a good size, though the beds aren’t the most comfortable and the furniture is beginning to show its age. The views from the living room window are stunning and there is a deer family that regularly visits the field nearby. The bathroom let’s the property down as the corner bath is under the sloping roof so it’s virtually impossible to stand and have a shower and is difficult for older people to get in and out of. A rethink of the layout might help. There was however plenty of hot water for a bath. There is parking in front of the Flat and cottage as well as directly outside in the street. Mallaig is 2.5 miles away with tourist shops and tea rooms as well as a small Co-operative Shop with all the basics for self catering as there is no shops in Morar itself. Mike (the owner) popped round at the start of the stay to say hello. If you’re looking for a base on which to travel over to Skye on the ferry, Cooinda flat is perfect.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jul 2019

  • "Had a fantastic time."

    The flat has a homely and cosy feel. The view is stunning and u could spend all day just sitting at the window watching the change in the Loch as well as the wildlife. Cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2019

  • "It's a lovely place to stay we where made to feel welcome on our arrival."

    The scenery is breathtaking would return again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Location good."

    Flat comfortable and warm. The shower is a problem as previous comments have stated. Needs to be mentioned in details that there is no hairdryer. Be prepared to put in the miles to access visitor attractions.

    Reviewed by Marlene4.1Jun 2019

  • "It is a lovely flat in the most perfect place."

    The accommodation is a lot larger than it looks in the pictures. If you have the weather there is no finer place to holiday. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0May 2019

  • "The apartment was ideal for our holiday over looking Loch Morar."

    It had everything we required to enable us to self cater in the evening. I would comment that as with most self catering units the cookery knives whilst they look nice in their block are not up to the basic job they are designed for i .e. being sharp enough to cut the produce. My only other comment and this is personal, the corner bath and shower head are through necessity fitted in the bathroom corner with a sloping ceiling I found difficult to access through not being able to bend my knees sufficiently.. Mike the owner is a charming and attentive host and I think Cooinda is ideal and I would. recommend it to friends and relatives as the perfect base for this area of Scotland. Another bonus is that the railway station is a ten minute walk away enabling you to visit Mallaig and Fort William without using the car.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Apr 2019

  • "The only pity is it's such a long way to get here."

    The owner Mike was very helpful on arrival. The flat is spacious especially as there were only two of us. Location is fabulous ….The view ! constantly changing over the Loch......The walks..... The almost tame deer....Oh and the beaches,especially the coast road between Morar and Asisaig !!... and if you want to do the train ride from the village to Fort William the ordinary train has the same views and is much cheaper than the Jacobite (they share the same line). The road journey between Fort William and Morar/Mallaig is one stunning view after another so if you're the driver doing the same journey by train makes up for what you might miss even though you are tempted to stop every few hundred yards to take photos. We had mixed weather but it didn't detract from anything.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2018

  • "A great location for views, walks and access to further beyond."

    Reviewed by Nick4.1Sep 2018

  • "I’d like to personally thank all of you at Sykes and the owner Mike Cunningham for everything!"

    Everyone’s patience with us due to our delayed flights and lost luggage was a Godsend. It’s horrible when you have to call the owner in the middle of the night because Google maps was a bit off.. He and his wife were wonderful!! Again, I loved the house and the utter peacefulness of the area is something I will cherish for a long time. Thank you for such a perfect experience!

    Reviewed by Erin5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very spacious flat with a great view."

    We saw deer and pine Martin from the lounge window!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2018

  • "The only slight let down was that our partners had difficulty with the shower."

    It is not a stand-up shower, rather a bath with a shower hose at lower than waist height. So it difficult for our parents to manoeuvre comfortably to bathe. Other than that, top place.

    Reviewed by Gary4.1Jun 2018

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  • All first floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with corner bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Ground floor utility/entrance hall.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with Sky, Wi-Fi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Loch 2 mins walk
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms
  • Note: Check-in 5pm
  • Please Note:This property is adult only

The property

Mallaig 3 miles.

A spacious apartment on the upper floor of the owner's home with lovely elevated views of Loch Morar and the surrounding mountains, in the village of Morar, just three miles from the busy fishing village of Mallaig.

This Morar apartment is totally self-contained and homely and is ideal for a family or group of friends who will appreciate the beauty of the fabulous Scottish Highlands.

The entrance to this Highland apartment is at ground floor level, which also provides a space for coats and boots.

The first floor of this apartment near Mallaig offers three generously proportioned bedrooms, a large bathroom and an open plan living area with a gable end window, from where views out across the loch can be seen.

Between Morar and Arisaig there are stunning white beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters, known as the Silver Sands of Morar and with views reaching out across the Minch to the islands of the Inner Hebrides this is really a spectacular location.

The area is also rich in marine life, so why not visit Arisaig Marine just five miles away and take a cruise to Eigg, Muck and Rum to see the diverse sea and bird life?

For shopping, dining and heritage then the vibrant fishing port of Mallaig is close by and the opportunity to cross the sea to the Isle of Skye is easily available.

You will certainly enjoy your Morar self-catering apartment.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 911754, 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.

Please Note this property cannot accept children and is adults only