Accommodation | Self Catering
On the Road to the Isles, overlooking the Isle of Skye
3 miles from Arisaig, 5 miles from Mallaig and 41 miles from Fort William.
ACHATEILASAIG occupies a completely secluded position with one of the finest views in the West Highlands, just 50 yards from the sea shore, overlooking the Isle of Skye.
Sleeps 7 (two doubles, one with bunk beds, one single)
Well stocked kitchen/dining Room
Bathroom with shower
Full central heating
Delightful sitting room with unparalleled views out to sea
Pets welcome, if kept under supervision
Woodland to explore
Safe situation with no road to cross for private access to numerous sandy beaches
Achateilasaig is a stone built house dating back to about 1890 which has been modernised primarily for the family's use. When we are not there it is available for letting to careful tenants. Downstairs it has a pleasant sitting room looking out to sea with an iPod docking station, CD player and radio, as well as a good selection of books, a kitchen/dining room with a separate scullery. The house has neither TV nor WiFi.
There is a bathroom with a shower and a single bedroom. A coin operated telephone (01687 450239) is available in the front porch. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, two with a double bed, one with bunk beds and one with a single bed. The two larger rooms have spectacular views out to sea. Duvets are provided for all beds but tenants must provide their own sheets, pillow cases, duvet cover and towels.
The windows are all double glazed and there is night storage heating throughout. Hot water is heated by electricity and there is an additional electric, open fire effect, heater in the sitting room. All electricity is included in the rent.
Outside there is a fenced garden with table, chairs and a barbecue, as well as a shed for storage. There is ample parking for vehicles. We always welcome well behaved dogs, but owners must realise that there are sheep and cattle near the house and that they are responsible for their dog's behaviour at all times both inside and outside the house. The surrounding woods are part of the property and are ideal for exploring.
In addition, there is easy access to numerous sandy beaches. In 2005 The Scotsman Newspaper gave second place in the 'Best Beaches Around Scotland' competition to the beaches around Achateilasaig saying 'Camusdarach Beach has wonderful views out to the islands of Rum, Eigg and Skye, and acres of pristine white sand, also featured in the TV series Hamish Macbeth and the film Local Hero'.
The area offers unparallelled opportunities for outdoor and indoor activities. It is well known for the White Sands of Morar which make an ideal spot for bathing.
You can explore the countryside on foot or take a trip on one of the many ferries and cruises that visit the islands of the Hebrides or give you a guided tour of the habitats of whales and dolphins. In the summer months you can travel by steam train to and from Fort William.
There is an indoor swimming pool in Mallaig and good opportunities for playing golf and for visiting local Heritage Centres. There are also plenty of small hotels and restaurants in the villages, many serving locally caught fresh fish, and the local shops are good for all provisions.
WEEKLY RENTAL TARIFF FOR THE HOUSE IN 2017
MARCH, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER £500/week
Easter weeks commencing 8th and 15th April £700/week
APRIL (other than Easter week), MAY, JUNE AND SEPTEMBER £625/week
JULY AND AUGUST £875/week
No VAT is payable. All electricity charges are included.
The Deposit is £100.00 on booking the holiday. Payment is preferably by bank transfer (details on request) or by cheque made out to N Law & JC Law. The balance of rent is due one month prior to the start of the holiday. Confirmation of Booking is sent to all tenants along with details of how to find Achateilasaig.
Lettings run from Saturday to Saturday and tenants must be away by 10am to enable the caretaker to check that everything is tidy for the next occupants. Incomers should not aim to arrive before 2pm.
It is a condition of rental that the house is left in the same condition as it is found and that pets are not allowed on furniture including beds.
Well-behaved dogs are allowed but please bring bags to clean up after them.
35 Guildhall Street
Bury St. Edmunds
Tel: +44 (0)7912648138
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