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Glenfinnan | The world-renowned story of Bonnie Prince Charlie 's fight for the British throne gathered momentum at Glenfinnan where he raised the Jacobite standard and rallied his clansmen for battle.
Mallaig | At the end of the ‘Romantic Road to the Isles’ and the West Highland Railway Line lies Mallaig, just over an hour from Fort William. To go further afield, board one of the ferries either to Skye or to the Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna.
Morar | As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble on to sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers – none more so than the stretches from Traigh Beach to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.
Arisaig | This is the area where the renowned west coast sunset can be enjoyed at its best. There can be no more magical sight than the sun as it disappears behind the islands in a riot of pink, red and purple, setting the mountains of Rum and Skye ablaze with colour.
Lochailort | Loch Ailort cuts its way in from the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The loch, with its clean and sheltered waters was where Scottish fish farming was pioneered. Just a mile further north at Polnish the road passes the old white church which was used in the film 'Local Hero'.
The Small Isles | Unlike many groups each island is distinct and different in geography, agronomy, population and ownership. From Muck in the south, through Eigg with its tooth-like Sgurr, and Rum, mountainous and mysterious in the clouds, to Canna in the north, the Islands offer a wonderful variety of scenery, wildlife and lifestyle.
Knoydart | The Knoydart peninsula is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot. A wonderful area for walking and camping, this is truly a miles-from-anywhere, get-away-from-it-all place. The Old Forge has the accolade of being the most remote pub in mainland Britain

Accommodation | Self Catering

Sandholm Cottages

Sandholm Cottages are situated in the village of Morar
and have magnificent views overlooking Morar Bay to the islands of Rum and Eigg.

Each cottage is fully equipped and can accommodate 2-4 people.
Both cottages have 2 bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower over the bath,
a lounge/dining area and kitchen.
Heating is electric.
Both cottages have an open fire.
Free WiFi.
Sorry no pets.

Prices start at £195 per week. Linen and Towels are included. Electricity is charged at cost.
Open for bookings all year.

The 2 cottages are only 5 minutes drive from the famous silver sands (see photos on right).

If you prefer to walk, it only takes 10 minutes to get to Morar Bay where there are acres of sand at low tide. The views are stunning and the sunsets are spectacular.

A birdwatcher's paradise, there are sea eagles golden eagles and even ospreys during migration.
For walkers there are miles of beach at low tide, gentle hills for roaming or serious hill walking for climbers.
You can play golf at Arisaig or hire bicycles near Morar.

There's sea fishing, or a boat and a permit can be arranged for Loch Morar.
There are ferries to Skye and the outer islands from Mallaig (2.5 miles) or cruises to the Small Isles from Arisaig (5 miles) from which you can see a wealth of birdlife, seals and minke whales.

How to get here

From Fort William take the A82 road to Inverness and then turn off onto the A830 to Mallaig (Road to the Isles). Follow this road for approximately 42 miles, staying on the new road through Arisaig and take the 2nd turnoff to the right marked “Morar”, which is about 7 miles from Arisaig. The road bears right and you pass a garage on the right and a school on the left. Sandholm is the 2nd house on the left after the school.

About us

Proprietors Jim and Audrey have lived in Morar for 20 years. Jim is a retired Registrar and Audrey is a retired Carer Worker.


Audrey & Jim MacEachen
Morar PH40 4PA

Tel: (+44)1687 462 592

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