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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

Ach na skia Croft

Scottish Tourist Board 3 and 4 stars
3 cedar lodges and a cottage, each sleeping 4 or 5.

Ach na skia is a small croft situated about a mile north of the village of Arisaig, where the road sweeps down towards the sea with spectacular and constantly changing views of the islands of Eigg, Rum and Skye and the sandy beaches that fringe the old coast road to Morar.

There are 4 properties on the croft – the Cottage, a detached chalet, Island View, and semi-detached chalets, Creag Mhor and Glen Mhor Lodges – and some great facilities for all the family – see below.

We are perfectly placed to catch the spectacular sunsets. Surrounding the croft are fields with horses, sheep and cattle, including Highland cattle and ponies, and to the rear looms the rocky outcrop of Creag Mhor. The closest beach is an 8 minute stroll, the local golf course 1.5 miles, Arisaig railway station 1.4 miles, bar and restaurant just 200 metres away. There are grocery shops and other facilities in Arisaig (1 mile) and Mallaig (7 miles).

The Cottage (3 stars) Sleeps 2 - 4 plus baby

Lounge with views to Skye. TV, DVD player, radio/CD/cassette, iPhone docking station.

Bathroom with bath and electric shower over. Shaver socket, towel warmer.

Spacious porch with washer/drier, small freezer and boot/coat drier.

Large and unusual garden with picnic table and clothes line. Parking space.

Kitchen/dining room - views to west. Cooker with ceramic hob, oven and grill. Fridge and microwave. Iron and ironing board, hairdryer.

2 bedrooms: 1 double (ground floor), 1 twin (upstairs) with space for cot. Cot and high chair available on request.

The Cottage is particularly good for 1 or 2 couples or families with 1 or 2 children plus baby. The beds upstairs can be pushed together if required. There is plenty of space upstairs for a cot. Access is fairly flat, only small steps, and suitable for wheelchair access up to 2'3' width. It adjoins our house but is completely separate and sound-proof. Convector heaters can be set on 24 hour timer. A selection of books, DVDs, games and lots of visitor information is provided. Electricity on £1 coin meter. Use of Games room and play area. Free Wi-Fi access. Use of sauna on coin meter bookable for your own use.

Island View (3 stars) Sleeps 2 - 5

This bright and airy chalet has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area with views to Skye.

Washer/drier. Cooker with ceramic hob, oven & grill. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Iron and ironing board, hairdryer.

Bathroom with bath and electric shower over. Shaver socket, towel warmer.

Porch with coat hanging and boot drier.

Large, fully enclosed garden with picnic table and clothes line. One dog accepted. High chair available on request.

Covered verandah with views across the sea to Rum and Eigg. Parking space.

Living room, dual aspect with views to sea and islands. TV, DVD player, hi-fi, iPhone dock.

2 bedrooms - one double, one with 2'6' bunks plus full-sized single bed. Not suitable for a cot.

Island View is good for a couple or a family with younger children. The verandah catches the sun most of the day. There is lots of space to play in the garden. Convector heaters can be set on 24 hour timer. A selection of books, DVDs, games and lots of visitor information is provided. Electricity on £1 coin meter. Use of Games room and play area. Free Wi-Fi access. Use of sauna on coin meter bookable for your own use.

The Lodges (4 stars) Sleep 2 - 5 plus baby

Lounge with panoramic views to Eigg, Rum and Skye. TV, DVD player, hi-fi, iPhone dock.

Porch with washer/drier, boot drier and small freezer.

Bathroom with bath and electric shower over. Shaver socket.

Gardens to front and rear with picnic table and clothes line.

Verandah with views across the sea to west and north-west – Small Isles and Skye.
Parking spaces adjacent to each Lodge.

Fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Ceramic hob, oven & grill. Microwave oven. Fridge. Dishwasher. Iron and ironing board, hairdryer.

2 bedrooms: One double with space for a cot. One with full-sized bunks plus full-sized single bed. Cot and high chair available on request.

The Lodges have great views, even when you're sitting down, because of their elevated position and low lounge windows. They are spacious and comfortable with excellent insulation, so they are cosy at any time of year. Although externally semi-detached they were built totally separately apart from roof and exterior walls so that no sound carries from one to another. Heating can be operated as central heating or by individual heater. A selection of books, DVDs, games and lots of visitor information is provided. Electricity on £1 coin meter. Use of Games room and play area - close to the field and play area. Free Wi-Fi access. Use of sauna on coin meter bookable for your own use.

Facilities at Ach na skia Croft:

GAMES ROOM: The Games room has a pool table (full size) with a board and net that can be put over it to make a table tennis table. The Games room also has a selection of toys, fishing nets, balls etc.

PLAY PARK: In the field there is a fenced off area with a slide and swings for younger children.

SAUNA: The sauna is on drop-coin timer. Average cost per sauna £6/£9. Sign yourself up for exclusive use of the sauna area.

VOLLEY NET: In the field in front of the Lodges there is plenty of space for playing games. There is a net for volleyball or badminton.

KAYAK & CANOE HIRE: Double and single sea kayaks, sit-on top kayaks and open canoes available for hire locally. Guided trips for all abilities. Explore one of the world's best paddling destinations. See www.arisaigseakayakcentre.co.uk

Wi-Fi: There is FREE Wi-fi internet access accessible in all the properties - just bring your laptop along and you can keep in touch with all that stuff you wanted to leave behind!

In each of our properties you will find a folder with information about everything at Ach na skia Croft, services in the area, such as doctor, dentist, vet, transport, taxi services, shops, banks, post offices, phone box, garages, churches, bike hire, golf, fishing, ferries and boat trips, restaurants, pubs, cafes and take-aways, local walks and brochures for the most popular activities to be found locally. You can download this from the accommodation page of our own website if you want to do your homework in advance of your holiday!

Visit our own website for LOTS MORE information on us and what to see and do in the area.

Prices

Prices: £350 - £655 per week.
Short Breaks available out of season.

BROCHURE:
View our 2014 brochure (PDF)

Bookings/enquiries:


Ach na skia croft
Arisaig
Inverness-shire PH39 4NS
Scotland

Tel: 01687 450 606

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Downloads

achnaskia2014.pdf

External links

Arisaig Seakayak Centre

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