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Holiday Cottage in Strontian, ideal for couples, families and pet friendly

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
bungalow
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Strontian, Nr Acharacle, Ardnamurchan, Fort William, Scottish Highlands - Quiet Village Setting. Only a few Minutes walk From A Stunning Sea Loch. Ideal Touring Base

Bramble Cottage is a modern and spacious very comfortably appointed two bedroom property in the village of Strontian.

Lounge - comfortable, looking towards Loch Sunart, TV, DVD, CD player.

Kitchen - with seating for 6, full size fridge/freezer, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, slow cooker. Patio door to side patio, leading to enclosed lawned garden. Bedroom one - double bed with added comfort of mattress topper, wardrobe, dressing table, hair drier.

Bedroom two - spacious with twin beds, wardrobe, drawers.

Bathroom - bath, washing basin, toilet, shower cubicle, heated towel rail.

Hallway - with plenty of space for walking boots, outdoor jackets etc

The cottage looks towards beautiful Loch Sunart - a few minutes walk away and an ideal spot for kayakers and sailors alike. Strontian is the perfect hub for walkers and nature lovers wishing to explore the many local paths and mountain trails of the area known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Visits to Mull and Iona via the nearby Lochaline ferry or Skye via Mallaig are very enjoyable day trips. The majestic mountains of Glencoe or bustling Fort William can be reached within 45 minutes via a short crossing on the Corran Ferry. Why not climb Ben Nevis - Britains highest mountain, while here? Or simply enjoy the Stunning sandy beaches and secluded spots of Sanna, within easy reach on the Ardnamurchan peninsula whilst Ardnamurchan Point itself, with its dramatic views out to the Hebrides, is the most westerly part of the British mainland. Enjoy lunch at Ardurmuchan Lighthouse - Britains most westerly point. The majestic scenery of the West Highland Line can be experienced by train from nearby Fort William, giving visitors the opportunity to see the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct at the head of Loch Shiel. Whatever you choose to do, you will look forward to returning to Bramble Cottage, perhaps preparing a meal in the kitchen to enjoy al-fresco in the garden, or simply relaxing with a good book in the lounge before taking a short stroll to the local hotel for a meal.

The cottage has been designed for both couples, friends and families in mind and we have many return guests each year from each group.

The living room offers a selection of books and DVDs for those wet afternoons and there are board games to bring the whole family together!

At bramble you can do as much - or as little! - as you want. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

More Details

Owner
Liz Gilchrist
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 February, 2017

About Liz Gilchrist

I live in East Kilbride with my partner, Euan and 2 children, Adam and Emma. We have holidayed on the Ardurmuchan peninsula for years, loving the peacefulness of the area, beautiful beaches and scenic hill walks. Euan is a furniture maker, specialising in reclaimed Scottish Hard woods (Tailormadefurniture.co.uk). I am in banking, so love to get away to Strontian as you can imagine!

Liz Gilchrist purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Liz Gilchrist chose Fort William & Lochaber

We bought this property as we recognised Strontian as being in the perfect location for a varied family holiday. We can get to the beaches of Sanna, the hills of Glencoe, the picturesque Island of Mull or Fort William in an hour, or we can take a walk through ancient oak lands or by Loch Sunart straight from the door. When we viewed the cottage it was obvious the previous owners had invested great love and attention in the cottage having only built it 5 years previously. It had a warmth and welcoming feel that felt like coming home. Previous visitors in the visitors book all spoke of their love for Bramble and their desire to return. The cottage has a shop, cafe and hotel within a few minutes walk and we liked the benefit of being "away from it all" but with convenience on the door step. All locals have been friendly and the small town has a real community feel that is missing in today's busier towns. We love getting off the Corran Ferry on the peninsula, feeling our modern day stresses melt away safe in the knowledge that in 20 minutes we will be Enjoying the peace and warmth of Bramble Cottage.

What makes this bungalow unique

Bramble Cottage is set in an ideal situation. It is only metres away from all local amenities but has no passing traffic. It offers privacy with a fenced front garden and has gardens to the rear - so perfect for children or pets. It is situated on the edge of a woodland offering fantastic walks. It is in the ideal location to enjoy a varied holiday, with majestic Glencoe, the scenic Island of Mull, the glorious sandy beaches of Sanna all within an hour, or fabulous walks from the door. The cottage has generously proportioned rooms and is wheel chair friendly. We aim to provide a home from home that you will want to return to again and again. We try to take the stress out by providing linens, towels, kitchen basics such as washing up liquid, a complimentary welcome pack with fresh milk in the fridge. We hope you will love Bramble as we do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

" Second visit to Bramble Cottage - won't be the last.....Otters, eagles, porpoises and deer...so many photos and memories..." S & Finn . West Lothian



" Great cottage, lovely home to come back to after gallivanting all day, perfect for wheelchair..." F, A & J . Airdrie



" ...an absolutely wonderful cottage surrounded by breathtaking countryside. We will certainly return and will recommend to friends. " IA North Ayrshire



Wonderful location and very comfortable and cosy cottage- magnificent mountains, fabulous waterfalls and wonderful rainbows! Scotland is very special. Howell, West Sussex



Had a great week in this lovely, clean,spacious, well-equipped cottage. Good setting to explore the area...

T, R and N, Southport
Mar 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Strontian in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath and separate shower, w/c and wash basin, heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, built-in wardrobe and storage. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, built-in wardrobe and storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has oil-fired central heating and all electricity is included in the rental price. The cottage is non-smoking. Dogs are accepted, by arrangement, but we ask that they are kept off the furniture and out of the bedrooms. Outside: Grass front and wildflower rear gardens. Table, seating and barbecue area in large front garden. The front of the property is enclosed, providing seclusion and privacy for guests. There is a patio area to the side of the cottage which can be accessed by double doors from the dining kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included and changed on a weekly basis. Property cleaned between lets. Other: Large and spacious hallway with utility cupboard, patio area outside kitchen accessed by patio doors.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Holiday Cottage in Strontian, ideal for couples, families and pet friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

A lovely, spacious and impeccably kept property.

  • 5 of 5

The owners of the property had been meticulous in anticipating visitors' needs, right down to the beautiful flowers decorating the home and very generous basket of goodies on our arrival! The cottage was spacious, uncluttered and combined simple good taste with great comfort. We appreciated the kind enquiries from the gentleman who supplied local help, who made us feel welcome also. We loved living next to the community woodland, and enjoyed both local walks direct from the cottage and further trips sight seeing in the area: a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Euan and Liz
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5

The property is in an ideal location with amenities close by. It's spotlessly clean and tidy.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a ideal location being a short distance from the lochside and walks into the picturesque countryside. It has amenities close by such as village shop, children's play area and hotel with bar.

Aside from this the owners go above and beyond to ensure you have any enjoyable stay in the cottage. The cottage is spotlessly clean and tidy with a welcome pack provided and plenty of information about the cottage and local area.

In short the cottage is one of the best we have stayed in and we are looking forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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5

perfect

  • 5 of 5

it was a clean and comfortable cottage, it was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Peace and tranquilitiy

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Bramble Cottage. It is very spacious and bright, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The layout of the cottage is pefect. The garden and outside space is very private and peaceful and the woodland walk that starts behind the cottage is highly recommended. It is a great base for climbing the hills in the area and in easy reach of the beautiful beaches. The cottage is very easy to book and the everything about it is relaxing. Any locals we met in shops or tourist office were helpful and friendly. We would definitely return and recommend it to anyone we know.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back
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5

Excellent, comfortable, spotless cottage

  • 5 of 5

We came to Bramble cottage to recharge our batteries.we were welcomed into a beautiful cottage, and found everything we wanted.the cottage was centrally located within the village of Strontian, it was centrally located within all areas that we wanted to see and visit within the highlands .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Home from home in a village setting

  • 5 of 5

Strontian is an ideal location for touring Ardnamurchan and also providing the ease to get to Glencoe, Ben Nevis and for further touring.

The cottage is very clean, warm and generously kitted out. Every time we thought we needed something we'd open a drawer or a cupboard door and there it would be!

There is an enclosed garden ideal for dogs but a small note of caution if you have Norfolk x Jack Russell sized dogs they will be able to get through the fence with ease as we found out! However, I believe the owners are looking to sort that out. Good news for our return visit :)

The cottage has very efficient central heating keeping it very cozy. Very nice layout around a large hallway all on one level.

The owners left a thoughtful welcome basket including some treats for the dogs.

Strontian has a couple of little shops and cafe (which we didn't try) and the hotel nearby does food of an evening (again we didn't try it but only because we have dietary issues nothing to do with the hotel).

Lots of walks right outside the door or plenty of places to go and see nearby.

Thank you Liz and Euan

We'll be back :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments! Glad you had a good holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back Liz and Euan
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Location

Coast/Beach:

Loch Sunart is within a few minutes walk. At 31 kilometres (20 miles) it is the longest sea loch in the Highlands and a popular destination for kayakers, canoeists and sailors.

There are beaches nearby at Inversanda - less than 15 minutes by car along the main A861 - Ardtoe (around 16 miles or 30 minutes by car) and the magnificent sandy expanse of Sanna Bay - well worth the hour's drive along the full length of the peninsula.

Travel:

Given the rural nature of the area, the use of a car is essential. Car rental is available in Fort William which has a mainline train station connecting it to Glasgow with 3 services a day in each direction.

Glasgow Airport is around two and a half hours away by car whilst Inverness Airport to the North is approximately two hours drive from the cottage.

Distances:

A short crossing on the Corran Ferry (15miles/20minutes by car) connects with the main A82. By this route Fort William is 23 miles from Bramble Cottage, Glencoe 22 miles and Oban - with ferries to Mull, Coll, Tiree, Barra and South Uist - 50 miles from Strontian.

Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse - the most Westerly point on the British mainland - 35 miles.

Lochaline - for ferry to Mull and onward trips to Iona and Staff - is a picturesque 30 minute drive on the A884.

Further Details:

The village is well served by a mini market, post office & general store, cafe, three hotels - two of which have public bars, and a tearoom & crafts workshop.

Petrol and diesel are available just moments from the holiday cottage and cycle hire can also be arranged in the village.

There is a well-resourced community centre with a library which is open 6 days a week including two evenings. The centre also provides community sports facilities including a gym and badminton courts.

There is a cash machine in the mini-market in the village centre.

A seasonal Tourist Information office operates from April to October and is open six days a week.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Strontian, Fort William & Lochaber

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Mid season
25 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
High
24 Jun 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Mid
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Low
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit on booking with balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Please contact us for special offers.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover is Saturday but we can be flexible, please ask.

Notes on prices:
Prices negotiable for longer stays or short breaks in winter.
Strictly no smoking policy
Pets welcome but please keep out of bedrooms and off furniture
The cottage should be fully clean on arrival. Please leave in the condition you find it in
Linens and towels provided with beds made up for arrival, please remove any used bedding, fold, and leave with any used towels on the kitchen table on departure.
Breakages should be paid for.
If anything is not working during your stay please contact our local property manager, Tom Waddell, on 01967. 402341.
We want you to enjoy your holiday and recommend us to others - if you have any suggestions for improvement please let us know!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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