About the property
The Saltings is a delightful holiday home in the beautiful village of Kilchoan, on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Situated in the heart of the village, it provides the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area and is within easy walking distance of the pub, community play park, shop and you can catch a boat over to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. The wooden house offers charming and comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people and would suit a family or a group of friends.
The Saltings is in a great location for walking, beach-combing and enjoying the stunning wilderness and wildlife which is found in abundance in the area. The beach at Kilchoan is a five minute walk and from here you can spot a large selection of sea-birds including oyster catchers, herons, curlews and geese. The house itself is of an unusual wooden construction known as an A frame and features wood throughout, creating a Scandinavian feel to the property.
The terrace at the front of the property and veranda upstairs allow you to enjoy outstanding views of the sea. The fenced garden has a picnic bench, making it ideal for barbecues and outside eating, as well as a safe area for children and dogs to play.
The Saltings offers easy, open-plan accommodation for up to six people and would suit a family or groups of friends visiting the area.
Downstairs you will find an entrance lobby leading to an open plan living / dining area with separate kitchen and shower room, as well as a sleeping area with double bed, curtained off from the living room.
Upstairs, there is a family room with a single & double bed and 2 single beds on the sizeable landing.
½ mile to Kilchoan Hotel, Ferry Stores, Community Centre (Tearoom, Indoor activities, Gym, Tourist Information, Surgery).
1 mile to Kilchoan Pier where ferry to Tobermory departs.
5 miles to Sonachan Hotel (Internet access available)
6 miles to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and tearoom
Review submitted on Thu, 04 Sep 2014
The Ardnamurchan is a very special place, even by the high standards of the Scottish Highlands, and Kilchoan is perfectly suited to a holiday in this wonderful location. The Saltings makes a great base for exploring the area – particularly for a family – and provides comfortable accommodation. The lodge is literally a log cabin and has all the basic requirements one would expect although it does not provide the sort of standards that one would find in a 5 star hotel, not that one would expect it in this type of holiday cottage. We were a group of 5 and had ample room, yet there was room for at least a couple more people at a push. There are nice sea views from the upper balcony and space to park the car right outside the door, making it easy to shift all our gear inside. For those who don’t want to drive too far, there is plenty to do locally: The Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and tea room, the stunning beaches at Sanna bay and Bay MacNeil, several other beautiful deserted beaches on the north coast, deserted villages at Glendrian, Plocaig and Bourblaige, the Sonachan Hotel and the Kilchoan Hotel are great for food, drink and ceilidhs and further out, The Salen Hotel. There are stunning views of the islands of Muck, Rhum and Sky in the distance, and if walking is your thing, you’ll be in seventh heaven. The area is also teaming with wildlife: in a two week stay, we saw so many eagles we lost count, plus we saw a pine-marten, otters, seals and even a mink although these are technically pests. Oh, and before I forget, the whole area is formed around the remains of an extinct volcano! Check it out on Google Earth and you’ll be amazed! All in all, we had a great time and great weather! Definitely recommended.
Very enjoyable stay in a comfortable cabin, which was ideally situated for visiting the sights we had planned to see. Well placed for walking or driving to local amenities ie Kilichoan Hotel or Ferry Store/Shop
Would return again if planning a West of Scotland holiday.
A great place to stay, to get away from it all with magnificent scenery. The boys loved the big garden and were able to make great use of this, we were very lucky with the weather. Lots of fun was had climbing on the rocks and looking for crabs down at the beach which is just a short walk away.
We would highly recommend a visit to Sanna Beach, we could not believe that we were in the UK and not on a Carribean Island, with the beautiful white sand and clear turquoise water, it was like being on your own desert island.
All the locals were very friendly, service was great wherever we visited. We would recommend the Kilchoan and Sonachan Hotel for food and service.
We had an amazing time, the house was just what we wanted, spacious, well equipped and within walking distance of the only shop for miles. We used the holiday to walk, run and relax, and loved sitting out on the porch watching the birds and sheep. Quiet area, though not too remote, with other runners and walkers around. Felt just perfect.