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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

The Sail Loft


The Sail loft is located in the village of Arisaig on the A830 Fortwilliam to Mallaig “Road to the Isles”. Arisaig is known to be one of the most picturesque and tranquil villages on the west coast of Scotland.

The Sail Loft is a self-contained flat above the detached garage adjacent to the owner’s family holiday home ‘Boreray’ and is within the beautiful village of Arisaig. The flat is in an elevated position commanding views over Arisaig Bay, Loch Nan Ceall and its skerries as well as the islands of Eigg and Muck.

The flat is 200 meters from Arisaig Hotel, 300 meters from the local shop, Café Rhu, The Old Library Restaurant and Arisaig Marine which has its own Café and gift shop adjacent to the pier. The railway station is 600 meters away.

Accommodation and Facilities

Accommodation and Facilities
This a new build (2016-2017) one bedroom flat.
Open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen with a log burning stove. The bedroom has a king-sized double bed and built-in wardrobe. Separate wash room with shower.

The Kitchen has an induction hob cooker, microwave and washer/dryer machine.

A terrace around the west of the flat with seating allows you to soak up the view and enjoy the fresh air.

We provide all linen, bedding and towels although you are most welcome to bring your own bedding and pillows if you wish. There is a TV with a DVD player (no live TV reception as yet). A basket of wood for the stove. We will even leave some milk in the fridge and tea so when you arrive just relax and get your bearings before you need to do a thing.

Dedicated car parking.

Local Amenities

Arisaig Marine operates daily trips on the MV Shearwater to Eigg, Rum and Muck where you may be lucky enough to see seals, porpoises, dolphins, minke whales, otters and from time to time Orca!
The area is fantastic for walks from lazy strolls round the village or out the Rhu Road to more arduous hill walking up Craigmhor or Loch Morar & Meoble.
The beach used in the filming of ‘Local Hero’ is 4 miles away, the fishing port of Mallaig 7 miles and Fort William 34 miles. The visitor attractions are too many to mention.

Availability, Tariff and Booking

From April to September the preference for full week bookings only however we will make every effort to accommodate any request.

Weeks run from Saturday to Saturday.
Check in is after 4.00pm, or earlier by arrangement, and guests must vacate the accommodation by 10.00am on day of departure.

From October to March we are happy to take shorter bookings by arrangement, please Email or better still call.

If however the above does not suit your plans please contact us and we will be pleased to try and accommodate you.

Tariff £500.00 per week.

50% deposit required to secure your booking payable by cheque or BACS. Balance to be paid two weeks prior to arrival.

Please Email Rod and Katrina Barry on [email protected] or call 01896 850 619 (evenings) or 077 655 32347.

Please note the Sail Loft is a no smoking property and sorry no pets.


The Sail Loft, Canon Gillies Place, Arisaig, Inverness-shire, PH39 4NG

By Road: From Fort William take the A830 towards Mallaig. Arisaig is 34 miles from Fort William.
From Mallaig Take the A830 towards Fort William. Arisaig is 8 miles from Mallaig.

By Rail: Arisaig is the most westerly rail station on the British mainland and located on the famous West Highland
Line. There is a regular train service from Glasgow & Fort William to Mallaig. Arisaig is 2 stops before
Mallaig. The Sail Loft is 600 meters from Arisaig station

By Sea: Navigate the one of the most challenging and rewarding channels on the west coast of Scotland.
It is recommended to use suitable pilot books or local knowledge. Moorings are available from Arisaig
Marine. The Sail Loft is 200 meters from Arisaig Marine.


Rod & Katrina Barry
Boreray, Canon Gillies Place, Arisaig, Inverness-Shire, PH39 4NG

Tel: 01896 850 619 / 077 655 32347 / 01687 450 320

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