Coopers Knowe House sleeps up to 10 in five spacious double bedrooms, each of which has its own en suite. Sitting directly on the shores of Lochailort, a sea loch in the Scottish Highlands just north of the Ardnamurchan peninsular, the property has been designed to take full advantage of the stunning local scenery and there are breathtaking views from more or less every window. The house sits on its own private estate of some 60 acres. There is a pebble beach directly in front of the house and another with white sand a short walk away. Guests enjoy fixtures and furnishings of a very high standard as well as a choice of two sitting rooms, a dining room, breakfasting kitchen and a games room complete with pool table with table tennis top and additional TV. The house is situated in a wonderfully peaceful location but is within a short drive of Fort William and Mallaig and can be reached in under three hours from Glasgow Airport. The surrounding area offers great walking, a range of scenic excursions for the sea kayaking enthusiast as well as sea trout and mackerel fishing without the need to travel. Day trip options include Skye, the small isles of Rhum, Eigg and Muck, a tour of the Ardnamurchan peninsular and for the Harry Potter fan a journey on the Jacobite Steam Train over the Glenfinnan viaduct. Within a short drive of the house there are a number of fantastic inns, restaurants and hotels providing good food ranging from traditional pub fare to fine dining.
House in Roshven, nr Lochailort, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Wonderfully Peaceful Location But Within Easy Reach Of Fort William, Mallaig And Ardnamurchan
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- 9 Dec 2018
About Patricia Middleton
Since living in Glasgow for a couple of years when we were younger, my husband and I have regularly spent quite a lot of time in Scotland. My husband's energy business operates a number of small hydro electric power stations across Scotland and when land came up for sale opposite the hydro electric scheme we own in Roshven we jumped at the chance to build a holiday home on it.
Patricia Middleton purchased this House in 2012
Why Patricia Middleton chose Lochailort
Roshven is a very special place. The local area affords views that are up there with the best in the whole of the UK and you really do feel yourself unwinding the moment you enter the house. Sitting looking at the waves on the loch with a glass of wine or a wee dram in hand is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life! But although the house is fairly remote, there's still quite a lot going on locally and plenty of places to visit within a short drive to ensure you don't get bored. And there are also lots of nice places nearby to sample Scottish hospitality.
What makes this House unique
I love seeing the deer strolling through the garden right outside the lounge window. I also particularly enjoy strolling through the woods to the sandy cove - on a clear day you'd think you were on a Greek island!
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Great house, well equipped, fabulous view
Very spacious and comfortable house, ideal for family group of 4 adults and 4 children. Lots of thoughtful touches, the owners have gone to considerable lengths to ensure a great holiday experience.
Perfect house and location
We had a lovely family time celebrating our parents diamond wedding. The house is very easy to enjoy. The kitchen has all the tools and equipment. The lounge gave us lots of space to sit and reminisce with breathtaking views. Family walks to the beach and darts and pool tournaments in the games room kept us all entertained. Thank-you for helping us to make Mum and Dad's day so special.
A wonderful house in a great location.
This is an outstanding house, spacious, beautifully furnished and so well equipped. We were there for a family celebration and it worked perfectly, especially the ground floor bedroom for Grandpa! The outlook over the loch was stunning and proximity to the beach was great for exercising the dogs. Pat, the owner was very helpful and most attentive. We look forward to a return visit.
The perfect house.
The perfect house to enjoy a great family holiday in the Highlands in a great location with superb views all around. our second visit and most enjoyable. Pat and Robert are the perfect hosts and the house is very well equipped. The games room proved to be very popular again. We saw stags near the property several times during the week and the trek to Bobs beach was worth it even though it was quite boggy in places. All in all a fabulous week in a fabulous place.
Absolutely wonderful and unique location. The house is very up to date, extremely well equipped.
We stayed in the house for one week in May 2017. The house is superbly located on the south side of loch Ailort. We Kayak, walk for recreation and this location is well suited for that, also close to Glenuig and Arisaig for food and bars. We had hot weather so were able to spend a couple of days using the sandy beach on the property and swam from the beach. There are Corbetts to climb nearby and the views from the top are stunning.
The house itself is modern, with plenty of space and extremely well equipped for cooking which we did most nights. It was the perfect place to be for a family reunion.
Beautiful house great location .
Beautiful house with lovely views . Easy access to loch for swimming and watching wild life. Very comfortable accommodation and well appointed kitchen . Pat was very helpful.
2 minutes' walk from a shingle beach and a short stroll from a sheltered sandy cove.
2 1/2 hours' drive from Inverness Airport
3 hours' drive from Glasgow Airport
4 hours' drive from Edinburgh Airport
Also consider the overnight sleeper from London to Fort William.
Car hire is recommended although the house is close to a local bus route which means it is not absolutely essential.
Glenuig (inn, community hall and small shop): 2.5 miles
Lochailort (inn, railway station): 4.5 miles
Arisaig: (wildlife cruises to the Small Isles, visitor centre, inns and a small grocery shop): 20 minutes' drive
Glenfinnan (visitor centre, viaduct, inns, wildlife cruises): 20 minutes' drive
Mallaig (most facilities, ferry services): 30 minutes' drive
Fort William (large supermarket, most facilities, railway station) 40 minutes' drive
The house is within 10 minutes' drive of 2 inns, both of which offer a range of ales and serve good pub grub. The house is particularly suitable for outdoor enthusiasts: there are 2 Corbetts waiting to be tackled more or less on our doorstep, sea kayaking is available close-by and there are a range of activities, including mountain biking and hire wire adventures at Nevis Range. We are also within easy reach of a range of places of interest including the Glenfinnan monument, the Ben Nevis Distillery, the Treasures of the Earth Museum and Castle Tioram near Acharacle.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: A deposit of 50% is required to confirm a booking; the balance becomes due 6 weeks prior to the start of your stay. Changeover Day: During peak season, the changeover day is usually Saturday; outside of the peak season, we can be more flexible. Notes on prices: The price includes quality linen and towels as well as pre- and post-let cleaning and wifi. I also usually also try to ensure that the house is stocked with supplies of coffee, tea, sugar, cooking oil and basic condiments as well as washing power and dishwasher tablets to save you having to bring along small quantities of groceries that you'll then use very very little of. As a result of two recent abuses of our terms and conditions for the acceptance of dogs at the property, we now charge an additional £50 per dog and ask for a security deposit of £350 to cover the eventuality of additional cleaning.