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Scottish Highland Holiday Cottage in idyllic loch-side setting

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A cosy, highland cottage accommodating one or two families in blissful setting.

This Scottish holiday cottage is set in stunning west highland scenery on the Morvern side of Loch Sunart facing a mountain called Beinn Resipol. We rent it to holiday guests from April to the end of October, minimum seven nights and always starting on a Saturday. What it offers is unique: a place where time has stopped.

Sleeping arrangements are flexible. One’s lonely, nine’s a crowd but possible if some of you are small. The cottage is cosy, comfortable and well kept. There’s electricity, a fine bath and separate loo, but little has changed inside and out since the mid-18th century. Iron-coloured water comes from the burn and we drink it happily but we advise guests to use bottled water to be absolutely safe. There’s heat from the kitchen rayburn which is now run on electricity but there’s no central heating. The sitting room has a wood burner but there’s no television. If you want to watch a film, bring a laptop. You may bring a lap-dog or big dog too; also wellies, wet-weather gear, sun cream, midge repellent, bikes, binoculars, buckets and spades – even a light boat that you can carry to the water’s edge.

From 2018 - for guests that have booked after 29 November 2017 (when the regime changed) - guests are no longer required to do their own caretaking. That is to say that the price they pay for the week includes the work put in by Pat who will do the changeovers between guests - laundering the sheets, making beds and cleaning (although that is not a licence to leave the cottage dirty). Formerly, and continuing in 2018 for those who booked before 29 November 2017, the requirement was to bring one's own linen (sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers, towels). Now all you need worry about is your towels.

What else can we tell you? Mobile reception is not particularly good; sometimes you have to walk away from the house and a little up the road before you pick up a signal. However, there is a telephone which also carries fast broadband - a recent concession to modern life. We rent Keepers Cottage in weekly blocks, from Saturday to Saturday - therefore guests leave on the end Saturday usually no later than 10.30 am. One of the owners will normally phone you at least once during the week to see if you are happy and to address any problems you might have. It is a good idea to bring staple foods and provisions although there are two good general stores in Strontian which is about five miles away - useful for topping up. Petrol and diesel are also available in Strontian but the prices make motorway services look cheap! Best not to arrive with an empty tank.

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Property Manager
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Member since: 2017
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About The Owner

The cottage is owned by five siblings - the Emersons - all of whom come and stay here up to three or more times a year. At the beginning of the season, in late March, all or some of us come up for a few days of intensive maintenance and repair work. At the end of the season, in early November, we return to assess what we need to do in the following spring and do a thorough tidy in preparation for closing the house down for the winter. Liddesdale is much loved by all of us and co-ownership focuses and binds us together as a family.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1946

Why The Owner chose Ft William

Liddesdale has always been special. Its unspoilt nature and the beauty of its surrounds, its exceptional sunsets on silver water occurring late at night in the summer, make it a place to restore inner peace and good health.

What makes this cottage unique

Alongside the views, the cosiness and the charm of yesteryear, there are not infrequently stags in the garden - one or two of whom seem almost tame. We have a pet stag called Derek who stops there for weeks on end sometimes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ft William in Highld

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Scottish Highland Holiday Cottage in idyllic loch-side setting
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Charming wee place.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, calm, unfussy, cozy.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Een charmant, eenvoudig cottage op een ongelooflijk mooie plek!

  • 5 of 5

Niet luxe, maar zeer sfeervol en heerlijk rustig. Herten in de tuin en ottertjes in de baai, hemels!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Fort William
Nearest Motorway
140 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Ardtoe, Acharacle

Liddesdale is in the centre of an exceptionally beautiful highland area. There are ancient places, wonderful walks and also local activities in season to enjoy. Fishing and hiking are obviously big favourites around here but the Local Information Centre in Strontian will offer a great deal of other information about places to visit and things to do.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ft William, Scottish Highlands & Islands

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The cost of each week includes the visit of a caretaker to make beds and to clean and launder between visiting guests. (Until 2018 a reduced price per week reflected the fact that guests had to bring their own linen and to do careful cleaning before they left. Some guests remain on this system during 2018, because they booked earlier in 2017 before the regime changed - thus 2018 is a transitional year.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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