Steading Holidays is a family run business located in Ardnamurchan, Britain’s most westerly point in mainland Britain. Unlike larger self catering holidays agencies, we are a small, successful and efficient business able to offer a truly personal touch for rural retreats in Scotland. We are based centrally to our business in the west coast of Scotland, Kilchoan in Ardnamurchan. Each property we let has the benefit of being supervised personally by the owner or house keeper and ourselves, who know each property well and visit them on a regular basis.

Our quality cottages are located in Western Ardnamurchan and provide a peaceful and unhurried rural retreat amongst sandy beaches with spectacular sea views to the Western Isles of Scotland.

If you would like a peaceful, relaxing holiday in stunning, unspoilt countryside just contact us and we can recommend which of our houses, cottages and log cabins would best suits your needs. Our reputation is central to our success and we will go to great lengths to protect it. That’s why we strive to ensure your experience with us is a pleasurable one, that your holiday cottage is of the highest standard and offers you great value for money and above all,  makes you want to return to us for years to come.

Ardnamurchan, Mainland Britain’s most westerly point, is an ideal family self-catering retreat. It is peaceful, unhurried and friendly with miles of clean white, sandy beaches, coves and spectacular sea views. It is reached by an incredibly beautiful wooded road with ever-changing views along Loch Sunart to the Ardnamurchan lighthouse, which, at 22 miles further west than Land’s End is the most westerly point on the British mainland. Protected by its rural remoteness, this unique ecology hosts many rare plants and wildlife, including otters, pine martens, wildcats, deer, seals, dolphins, whales, sea-eagles and a variety of other birds.


“Very much enjoyed our stay. views couldn’t be better. Lovely beach at Bay MacNeil – well worth the walk. Visted Rhum, saw dolphins, seals and basking sharks plus a minke whale.” Quote from Eilean Feoir guest book.

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The Isle of Mull directly across the water from Ardnamurchan is an island with plenty of activities to offer.  From boat trips to Fingal’s Cave on Staffa and the Treshnish Isles to see puffins, bird life and sea mammals, to being shown by local wildlife experts where to spot otters, seals, eagles and buzzards.  The capital of Mull, Tobermory (a 35 minute ferry journey from Kilchoan) is a small fishing community built around a natural harbour.  Tobermory has a good selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Both Mull and Ardnamurchan offer opportunities for angling, birdwatching, diving, sailing, photography and hill walking, and are a true haven for those who just want to relax and enjoy the abundant “peace and tranquillity”.  So, if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing holiday in the West Highlands set in beautiful countryside, or a self catering rural retreat in Scotland, just contact us and we will recommend which of our wide variety of houses, cottages and log cabins, best suits your needs.