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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

Rhu Cottage

Rhu Cottage is a charming detached self-catering holiday rental within the picture postcard coastal village of Arisaig, in the stunning West Highlands of Scotland.

Located on the Road To The Isles, this is an area famous for it’s outstanding natural beauty. Explore the area around Arisaig, and visit the Knoydart Peninsula and Skye, as well as Ardnamurchan. There are breathtaking coastal views, pristine white beaches, machair and stunning mountain backdrops all around. Arisaig bay looks over to the Small Isles of Rum, Eigg and Muck and the jagged cuillin of Skye. There are few more beautiful settings to enjoy a break from the stresses of everyday life.

View seals, otters, golden eagles, dolphins and sometimes whales within an area rich with wildlife.


This deceptively roomy cottage comfortably sleeps 6 adults within 3 bedrooms. There is off road parking, and the cottage has garden grounds on all sides. There is a decked patio area, with BBQ and seating, to enjoy the last of the sun dipping behind the horizon and the fantastic sunsets! An ideal spot for sipping a glass of wine and drinking in the view.

The cottage comprises:
◾three bedrooms
◾garden surround
◾washing machine
◾WiFi (being installed soon)
◾fully double glazed
◾solid fuel central heating
◾real fire (supply of kindling and logs)
◾views of Arisaig Bay
◾close proximity to pub and restaurants
◾peaceful but central setting

We love dogs, and have two border collies of our own, therefore we do welcome well-behaved dogs (2) by prior arrangement.


Centrally located within a quiet village setting, Rhu Cottage is within a few short strides of the marina, village shop and post office. Bar lunches and dinners can be enjoyed at the Arisaig Hotel, and fine dining is order of the day at the Old Library Lodge. Both come highly recommended. Expect to find hand dived scallops and fresh seafood ‘catch of the day’ on every menu.

The Crofters Rest Bar, within the Arisaig Hotel, is a friendly and lively pub filled with both locals and tourists enjoying a drink at the bar, or outside on the decking area. There is live traditional music on Friday nights.

The train station is only a 10 minute walk from the front door, and during the summer months the Jacobite steam train (famous for the Harry Potter films) stops at Arisaig en route to Mallaig.


Weekly Rental Tariff:
◾Low Season (Jan/Feb/March/Nov/early Dec) £500
◾Mid Season (April/May/Sept/Oct) £595
◾High Season (Jun/July/August) £695
◾Easter Holidays £695
◾Christmas/New Year On application

Deposit of £200 payable at time of booking. This will be deducted from the total rental price, but will not be returned if a cancellation occurs less than two weeks from the planned arrival date.

In low season, shorter breaks may be available, so please contact us.


Chris & Jackie Smail

Tel: 07701011270

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