Saltings, Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan
The Saltings is a delightful holiday home in the beautiful village of Kilchoan, on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Situated in the heart of the village, the wooden house offers charming and comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people and would suit a family or a group of friends. It 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 oystercatchers, 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, outside eating, and a safe area for children and dogs to play.
Plan of the Saltings (not to scale)
Downstairs: Entrance lobby leading to an open plan living / dining area with sleeping double bedroom area, curtained off from the living room, kitchen and shower room.
Upstairs: A family room with a single and double bed and one single bed and cot on the sizeable landing.
Garden: Fenced garden.
"The location of this lodge is fantastic. We took bikes, walked, got the ferry to Mull and didn't need to get the car out at all. If you want some time away from it all this is perfect. The lodge is well kitted out and we had everything we needed. Good value for money too.
"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. , "
"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. Excellent holiday, "
- - Flexible out of season
Linen & Towel Hire
- - One single bed on the landing
- - Double bedroom screened off by curtain
- - Family room, double bed and single bed.
- - Toaster
- - Electric cooker
- - Cafetiere
- - Washing machine and tumble dryer
- - TV, DVD, CD,Radio with Ipod Connection
- - Iron and ironing board
- - Upper Balcony
- - Picnic bench
0.05 mi Kilchoan Crafts & Cafe - WiFi
0.18 mi Kilchoan Hotel - WiFi
0.5 mi Ferry Stores
0.3 mi Play Park
0.3 mi Kilchoan Community Centre - WiFi
Tearoom,Tourist Information, GP Surgery
2.9 mi Community Garden
- selling fresh local produce
5.2 mi Sanna Beach
6 mi Ardnamurchan Lighthouse & Cafe
52 mi Fort William Train & Bus
160 mi Edinburgh Airport
133 mi Glasgow Airport
138 mi Inverness Airport
Loch Shiel Bus: Fort William-Kilchoan
Cal Mac Ferry: www.calmac.co.uk
Car Hire: www.fortwilliamcarhire.com
Caledonian Sleeper www.sleeper.scot
London to Fort William Overnight Train