Accommodation | Self Catering
Kylesmorar offers a truly unforgettable highland castaway experience. Accessible only by boat or on foot, the small croft houses nestle below the towering mountains of North Morar.
Sitting almost on the shore of Loch Nevis, The Wee House, The Old Post Office and the Old Schoolhouse/Bothy have been renovated to the highest standard and offer the perfect getaway from modern life for groups of 2 to 8.
Kylesmorar offers a wonderful base to explore the hills, spend time messing around the rock pools and on the shore, or contemplating by the fire.
The Old Post Office
Once the hub of Kylesmorar, this traditionally styled white-washed cottage has been completely renovated and tastefully furnished. With uninterrupted views over Loch Nevis to the Cuillins of Skye, the Old Post Office now offers extremely comfortable accommodation for four/five.
The front hallway opens into a spacious sitting room with exposed beams and stone walls. A sofa and armchairs are arranged in front of the log burning stove.
The sitting room opens into a farmhouse style kitchen/dining room with large pine table (able to seat up to eight), oil fired stove, fitted wall units and freestanding pine dressers, gas hob and oven and fridge freezer. There is ample crockery and cutlery for up to eight.
Upstairs, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom look out to sea allowing you to wake and see the sunrise over Loch Nevis. Both bedrooms are individually furnished to a high standard. Nevis. A cleverly constructed drop down bed over the stairs sleeps a fifth person. The shower room is wood panelled and has a mains powered shower.
The Old Schoolhouse & Bothy
A small whitewashed building, the Old Schoolhouse was formerly the School for the crofting community of Kylesmorar in the 19th century. Along with the adjacent bothy, it has been renovated to provide a unique arrangement providing comfortable accommodation for up to four.
Formerly an old stone croft outbuilding, the Bothy was renovated and converted in 2007 to provide exceptionally comfortable accommodation for a couple with the potential to accommodate up to four when let along with the Schoolhouse.
The main feature of the Bothy is the open plan kitchen/dining and sitting area with stone floor, exposed wood beams, bespoke timber kitchen units and oil fired stove. This room opens out into the garden allowing you to enjoy the highland air from the comfort of your chair. In addition to the oil fired stove, the kitchen has a gas oven and hob and ample cooking utensils and pots with crockery and cutlery for four.
The spacious bedroom has two comfortable single beds, easily pushed together and an inviting bathroom with bath and separate tiled shower.
Steeped in history, the Old Schoolhouse of Kylesmorar has been sensitively converted and now provides an optional but truly romantic master bedroom annex to the Bothy.
The timber lined walls and a real log fire at the end of the bed, combine with thick, luxurious bedding and bespoke furnishings to create a completely unique and private space allowing you to watch the sun set and the dawn break over the Cuillins of Skye from your pillow.
The house shares facilities with the adjoining Bothy. Fresh linen, towels, wood, coal and kindling are provided. The Schoolhouse benefits from central heating to ensure that you remain warm and snug, even on the coldest nights.
The Wee House
This delightful cottage has a wonderful setting on the water's edge overlooking the secluded Tarbet Bay, originally a bustling herring port. The Wee House was previously a bothy adjoining the Tarbet Inn and has been sensitively restored to its former glory allowing for all the usual home comforts.
The property is tastefully furnished for up to four guests.
The upstairs double bedroom with its combed ceiling benefits from a bathroom across the landing and the twin bedroom downstairs has an adjoining shower room. The stairway to the upper floor is particularly steep and may not be suitable for all guests. The two reception rooms downstairs have views over the bay and incorporate many original features. The focal point of the living room is a diesel stove heating the property and the kitchens bespoke wooden seating area would be perfect for planning the day's excursion.
The bay includes a handful of properties incorporating a converted church used as a bunk house for walkers and the adjoining Inn which has also been restored and now provides accommodation for employees. This remote but historic setting will allow guests to experience Highland life.
The Wee House is only available for longer term seasonal lets of for example 2 to 3 weeks – please enquire if interested.
The Kylesmorar Experience
Whether you decide to take a leisurely stroll along the shore, stopping to search amongst the rock pools, traversing Tarbet Glen to Loch Morar or undertake the more challenging prospect of one of the area's Munros or spectacular ridge walks, the stunning mountain landscape surrounding Kylesmorar is hard to resist.
For the less energetic; take time to enjoy a long lie and a leisurely breakfast before taking a walk down to the shore to search for shellfish for your lunch. For the afternoon, settle down with a book in front of the fire for a quiet afternoon as your dinner slowly roasts in the oven.
Weather permitting, the Estate boat has one scheduled trip per week. This trip could take you to one of three spots that serve as the starting points for some lovely walks; or to Inverie on the Knoydart peninsula, where you could have lunch at the local pub or tearoom, before getting the afternoon ferry back to Kylesmorar. Ferry runs Monday to Friday from May to September; during April and October it is only on Mondays and Fridays.
See more about the 'Kylesmorar Experience' including a downloadable video at our own website www.kylesmorar.com
All of the properties have central heating. The Old Post Office and Old Schoolhouse also have open fires. All linen and towels are included as is BBQ equipment. All properties have CD/TV/DVD but since there is no TV reception available, you'll need to bring your own favourite films (alternatively there is a small Estate library to choose from)!
Pets are welcome subject to prior arrangement but since Kylesmorar, Tarbet and the surrounding area is working croft land, all pets must be kept fully under control and on a leash when close to animals. Please note we are unable to accept dogs at The Wee House.
Transfers from Mallaig to Kylesmorar can be made by the MV Western Isles. For details on timetables and tariffs please go to www.knoydart-ferry.co.uk
Mallaig PH41 4PP
Tel: 01738 783351
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