Steading Holiday Cottages

Enjoy the spirit of Ardnamurchan

Location: Portuairk

Saturday Arrival
Dogs Welcome
Multi-fuel Stove
Sleeps 2 – 1 Double Bed
Linen & Electricity inclusive
Cot & High Chair on request


About the property

Dondies is situated on the quiet hillside behind the breathtakingly beautiful village of Portuairk in West Ardnamurchan. It is a warm and modern conversion of an old byre building and is ideal for couples looking for a peaceful retreat. With a stunning location, wood-burning stove and views through the patio windows over the Small Isles and Skye, you may not want to leave the comfort of this idyllic cottage in any weather! There are miles of sandy beaches, rocky inlets and coves to explore just a stones-throw away. Dondies really does have everything you need for a romantic break away from the rest of the world.
The changing seascape and evening sunsets are breath-taking all year round and provide a perfect place to truly relax and forget about the rest of the world. There are miles of coastline to explore including the white sands of Mcleans Bay and Sanna Bay, both close-by. Dondies has been converted into a cosy, fresh, modern and fully equipped cottage ideal for couples to enjoy. There is a wood-burning stove which creates a cosy atmosphere no matter what the seasons bring. Through the patio doors, there are stunning views of Eigg, Muck, Rhum and on a clear day the Cuillins of Skye can be admired from the comfort of the living room.

All on one level, with laminated wooden flooring throughout, there is an open plan kitchen and lounge with dining area and multi-fuel stove. There is also one double bedroom with a shower room with toilet and washbasin.

Local Information

By Road
2 miles to Sonachan Hotel (Internet access available), Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and tearoom.
6 miles to Ferry Stores, Community Centre (Tearoom, Indoor activities, Gym, Tourist Information, Surgery), Kilchoan Hotel, Kilchoan Pier where the ferry to Tobermory departs.

1 miles to Bay McNeil, to Sanna Bay

As always – fantastic! Thank you.

—Stewart Family & Lolly the dog

Dondies is one of those places you just don`t want to leave and know in your heart of hearts you will go back there. The house is lovely and clean and has everything you need to enjoy a lovely relaxing holiday. We sat one day looking out of the window watching the deer in the field to the left of us and the sheep and her 3 lambs were walking along the beach in front of us. The house overlooks the isles of Muck, Rum and Eigg and you can also see Sky. You can walk to the lighhouse in one direction or to Sanna Beach in the other direction both lovely walks and neither are too difficult.(do wear stout footware though). The Sonachan hotel is about a mile and a quarter away, we stopped for dinner one night and the crack was so good we had a few drinks and left the car there and walked home, it doesn`t get very dark and the sky was full of stars. Some nights we ate in the cottage and it was great to sit and watch the tide change direction and bring the seals into the bay below us. Kilchoan village is 4 miles away, there is a shop and a pub and you can get the ferry over to Tobermory for £8.95 each return. Leave the car and go for a few hours, you can get a lovely meal and walk around the harbour and up the hill to see the views. There is also a very well stocked Coop in Tobermory if you run out of anything. Make sure of you get the chance to say hello to Donald the owner of Borve House and Dondies both are lovely cottage and his brother Angus owns Mary`s House next door. The 2 lads are Camerons and inherited the houses from their granny, the granny would be very proud to see the old Byre converted into Dondies for holiday rentals and very proud to see how well the lads look after the land they own around them. We rented the cottage through Jackie and John at Steadings holidays, John lent us a map of the peninsular, which I had to post back to him as I was so laid back all holiday I forgot to drop it back into them, they are really helpful and the cottage was exactly how they said it would be. We also met the house keeper Christine, she was immaculate herself so no wonder the cottage was gleaming when we arrived. If you are into wildlife then I must tell you we saw several sea eagles, we watched a golden eagle one day and an otter eat crabs in the bay near the Nadurra centre, the deer are everywhere and a pine martin feeds on the feeders at the caravan next to the cottage. the gannets dive in the sea in front of the cottage. So for the main things that everyone asks- the bed is a double and really comfortable, the shower is electric so always hot and plenty of power, it has an electric oven which is really clean and the microwave and toaster were brand new. You can take dogs but you would never think dogs had been in there as the floors are laminate so no signs or smells of dogs anywhere. If you feel like stepping back in time and switching off from the real world then this is the perfect place.

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