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Driftwood Cottage between Glencoe and Fort William beautiful country side

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom cottage with stunning views across Loch Linnhe and mountains beyond.

Driftwood cottage is located on the stunning Ardrhu estate in Onich near Glencoe and Fort William . It offers magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands and Loch Linnhe. It is a great starting point to explore Ben Nevis and Glencoe mountain ranges, the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Arisaig, and Argyll. A perfect hideaway for people looking for relaxation, adventures or sightseeing in any season. Very comfortable, well equipped and with great views, sit in the comfy chair by the wood burning stove and relax or enjoy breakfast/dinner al fresco on the decking.

Stunning location, tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished and well equipped cottage with central heating and wood burning stove, Wifi, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, etc. Open plan kitchen/ dining/ sitting room downstairs. One king size bedroom, one twin bedroom and one single bedroom. One bathroom with shower over bath.

With patio door to the decking and access to garden.

The shore is less than 100 meters away and invites you for a stroll and a little bit of beach combing.

More Details

About Us

Undine Achilles-Day
Highlands-Ardrhu Holiday Cottages
7 Otter Creek
PA35 1HP Taynuilt
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Undine Achilles-Day
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Undine Achilles-Day

I live with my husband and sons in beautiful Argyll, and I love it.

The holiday houses are on the beautiful Ardrhu Estate, Onich, between Fort William and Glen Coe in the Highlands of Scotland.

I have been working for many years as a biologist but have started my own business in February 2016.

I love crafts e.g sewing, woodwork, furniture up-cycling, art, gardening and meeting people. I greatly enjoy to spend time in Ardrhu, the relaxation, the peace, the countryside are just food for the soul.

contact: 0044 (0)7563 500196

Undine Achilles-Day purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Undine Achilles-Day chose Onich

For me this cottage is perfectly situated. It is away from busy roads and has fantastic views across Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond. It is perfectly situated to discover the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and all the outdoor activities available everywhere around Ardrhu. The cottage is also perfect for just to "get away from it all", to relax, to recuperate, to quieten the mind etc.

We enjoy to stay in the cottage ourselves on occasion and never get enough of the weathers going by.

My husband and I have refurbished this property to a very high standard.

It benefits from central heating and a wood burning stove which provides a wonderful cosiness in the cooler evenings. From the sitting room you have a fantastic view towards Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond. In summer when the sun is shining onto the decking its the perfect location to have breakfast or dinner outside. or why not take a cup of tea and stroll down to the shore to sit on a rock and relax close to the sea and let the wind and weather ruffle your hair for a while.

The cottage has been fitted with a new kitchen incl. washing machine, fridge freezer and dishwasher.

The bathroom has been completely renovated and is stylish and practical.

In general, the cottage is very unique and homely, the decor has been carefully chosen, and it provides a calming and relaxing ambient. It is suitable in all seasons, and it is wonderful sitting on the sofa and watching the "weather" going by.

What makes this cottage unique

Everyone who visited Ardrhu is blown away by the fantastic setting. There are only few places left which provide you with so much peace, wilderness and beauty.

The cottage for me is a perfect setting for all sorts of activities, whether you like to relax or just go out for adventures. Right between the Nevis and Glencoe mountain range it provides all year activities incl. winter sports. The many lochs and the sea in the area give plenty of opportunity for water sports, including fishing, snorkeling, diving or sailing.

... and can there be a better activity after a long day out to come home to a fire in the wood burning stove?

This cottage is my "getting away" and my "soul searching" and my "recuperation" and the perfect place to explore this beautiful area with its many exciting attractions. It is centrally located for Glen Coe and Ben Nevis range if you enjoy hiking or winter sporting!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Onich in Highld

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two single beds which can be positioned together or apart.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , One small bedroom with one single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Driftwood Cottage between Glencoe and Fort William beautiful country side
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Santa Monica

Perfect place to stay in The Highlands

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Driftwood Cottage. It is perfectly located for so many adventures. We were on a work trip mapping Harry Potter locations across the UK and this was an ideal base camp for our Highlands trek. We visited Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, Glenfinnan Viaduct, where the Hogwarts Express passes through, the gorgeous mountains of Glencoe where much of Prisoner of Azkaban was filmed. Also Fort William is very close and there are lovely shops and a one of the oldest whisky distilleries, Ben Nevis, at the base of Ben Bevis which is the highest peak in the British Isles.

The cottage itself is warm, cozy, filled with all the amenities you need including a washer which was a huge help after two weeks on the road. There's a full kitchen which we took full advantage of saving us so much money. There are three lovely bedrooms. We slept so well on the comfortable beds. It was the best sleep we had the whole trip. The view of the Loch and Mountains is incredible. When you wake up you wont believe where you are it is like a little piece of heaven. There is a TV and, games, books etc, wifi. Literally everything you need.

Our hostess Undine was wonderful checking on us when we arrived and were leaving to make sure we had all we need. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Driftwood Cottage. If you are diligently researching the perfect place to stay, as I do, stop here. You've found it.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww...thank you so much Sarah! Hope you stop by again one day. I received this review on Valentine’s Day! <3 It made my day that you had such a good time in my cottage and our beautiful surroundings. Best wishes to you.
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A warm and welcoming cottage in a faulous location

  • 5 of 5

A great holiday, with fabulous weather and location. Spent a few holidays in the Italian lakes but this was equally as good if not better.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay and brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

Great property with all details taken care of nicely. Great stay, superb views over the Loch, definitely recommended and would return without hesitation when returning to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great well equipped cottage in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent week's stay in this lovely cottage. The cottage itself is very well appointed and very comfortable. In terms of location it is well situated just a short drive away from Glencoe and Fort William in a very quiet area on the outskirts of Onich.

Coincidentally Undine and John were at the cottage when we arrived and were very welcoming and had a number of great suggestions for things to do over the week.

Highlights of our trip included a trip on the Jacobite Express steam train (Hogwarts Express), a nice little hike to Steall falls and a beautiful drive to Kilchurn Castle and then down Glen Etive.

It was a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely love this place.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is fantastic. Definitely home from home. We found it exceptionally clean and had everything that we needed. Myself and partner stayed 9th-11th Dec. The location is stunning and peaceful. I will definitely return to Driftwood in the future. Thank you undine for a perfect stay and the Xmas tree was a lovely touch. Thank you. X

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful position. Well equipped and immaculate.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage. Lovely quiet position with beautiful views. The cottage was very well equipped. Fifteen minutes from Fort William and plenty of things to do for all ages. It was ideal if you take your pet as there was very little traffic near the cottage and no main road. We highly recommend Driftwood Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Inverness Airport, Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Four Seasons Pub-Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Corran Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Motorway
110 Miles
M9 or M74/M8
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Onich Hotel
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Glencoe and Ben Nevis
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Onich/ Ardrhu

Please be aware Ardrhu is extremely rural. There are no shops or banks or anything else on site.

Shops, banks, doctors etc. can be found in nearby Ballachulish or Fort William.

contact: 0044 (0)7563 500196


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

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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