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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

Altdarroch Cottages

Altdarroch Farm self catering holiday cottages consist of Altdarroch Cottage and Joe’s Cottage, both set on a working croft overlooking beautiful Loch Eil on Scotland's famous Road to the Isles.
Approximately 10 miles west of Fort William.

Altdarroch Cottage and Joe’s House are interconnecting, divided by a door which is kept locked normally, but provides the option to be open in order to accommodate a group of up to 16.

Altdarroch has 1 double bedroom, 1 twin room, plus a family room with 1 double and 1 single.

Joe's Cottage has 1 double bedroom, 1 room with 4 single beds, plus 1 room with 3 single beds.

Both properties are south facing, each with a sun lounge that can double as a dining room and provide panoramic views across Loch Eil and the mountains beyond.

Each cottage includes:

Fully fitted modern bathroom with overhead shower
Separate shower room with toilet
Spacious lounge with open fire; TV; DVDs and a selection of books and games
Modern fully fitted kitchen including electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher,
washer/drier, fridge/freezer.

Tea towels are provided for each kitchen. There is more than adequate cutlery and kitchen utensils and crockery to accommodate full occupancy of each cottage.

Both cottages have open fires in the lounge as well as off peak heating plus electric panel heating in each bedroom. Each cottage is provided with a starter bag of coal and free logs for the open fires.

A large communal drying area is available for wet clothes, fishing rods, canoes, ski/snowboard equipment and bikes, therefore catering well for the outdoor enthusiasts.

Cots and high chairs are available upon request but please bring your own children’s toys with you! There is ample safe play area for children on the croft.

The cottages provide perfect self catering accommodation for a relaxing break, a family holiday, or group get together on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, and whilst enjoying a rural setting for peace and tranquillity, there are still many places to visit in the immediate area and further afield.


Alistair MacLeod
Essan House
Mallaig PH40 4PA

Tel: 01687 460014

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