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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

Marino Lodge

Marino Lodge is a large self-catering holiday house, offering delightful accommodation on the west coast of Scotland. On an elevated position on Roshven Hill, near the village of Lochailort in the Lochaber area of the Highlands. It has fantastic panoramic views over Loch Ailort and sea views out towards the islands of Rhum and Eigg, and provides a unique setting in one of the most scenic parts of Scotland.

Marino is a modern lodge with traditional Highland features combined with comfortable accommodation. Marino Lodge fits into neither category of castles nor self-catering cottages, but offers the unique ambience of a large house on a centuries-old historic estate which dates back to the Jacobite rising and before that to the Clanranalds.

Set in its own 4,500 acre estate, where you are free to walk, and surrounded by the beautiful scenic area of the Scottish West Highlands, the lodge offers some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery, with sea views out to the Inner Isles. It is situated just off “The Road to the Isles”, the A830 from the Inverness-shire town of Fort William to the port of Mallaig. Modern, snug and warm and is the perfect holiday lodge for guests who hanker after room to roam and is a perfect base for discovering the real Highlands.

And for that winter break, a perfect opportunity to sit by a roaring fire looking out over the wilderness of the Highlands but knowing there is civilisation close at hand and Colin and Lin to look after you. A free Christmas tree will give the festive feel.

There is lots to do in the area, with numerous sandy beaches and secret coves to explore in the immediate vicinity but also plenty to do a little further afield. Golf, walking, cycling, clay pigeon shooting, stalking and fishing can all be enjoyed nearby. With Marino Lodge as a touring base Loch Ness, The Isle of Skye, Ardnamurchan and Oban are all a comfortable day out. Also nearby is the West Highland Line, which is now more famed for the Hogwarts Express and the famous Glenfinnan viaduct from the Harry Potter films is less than 15 miles away.

Sleeping up to 10, it offers spacious accommodation for families or groups of friends who want to be able to relax in comfort. The well furnished lodge has 5 double bedrooms (2 ensuite) plus bathroom and shower, modern well-equipped kitchen, dining area, two lounges, utility and ample parking. There is a spacious living room with open fire and the sunroom captures the panoramic views of the Inner Isles whilst providing an excellent play area for children during the day.

Facilities

Facilities / what's included:

Committed Estate Manager and Housekeeper
Satellite TV
Broadband and wifi internet
Gas cooker
Fridge-Freezer
Dishwasher
Washing machine
Microwave with oven
CD player
Twin oven oil-fired range connected to central heating
Gas and Electricity included
Logs and delightfully evocative estate-cut peat
Linen and towels
Domestic help available (by arrangement)

Weekly Tariffs for 2014/15

Jan 5th – Feb 9th: £700
Feb 9th – March 23rd: £780
March 23rd – May 25th: £950
May 25th – June 22nd: £1200
June 22nd – Sept 7th: £1275
Sept 7th – Sept 21st: £1200
Sept 21st – Oct 26th: £950
Oct 26th – Nov 16th: £780
Nov 16th – Dec 21st: £700
Dec 21st- Jan 4th: £ Call

Weekly lets are from Saturday 3:30pm to Saturday 10.30am

Full payment is required one month prior to date of letting.

Special rates for early bookings.

Linen and towels are supplied.

The letting price is inclusive of electricity, gas, wood for stove and MINOR breakages

We ask for a £250 Damage Surety deposit on booking. This will be refunded in full at the end of your stay if everything is in order.

The Area

The harbour of Arisaig (12 miles) has boat trips to the Small Isles where you may spot whales and seals. Glenuig (4 miles) has a lovely sandy beach and the whole west coast is a treasure of sandy beaches and secret coves.
Fort William (30 miles) nestling below Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, has a wide selection of shops, leisure facilities including a swimming pool, and restaurants.

Directions

From Fort William, take the A830 (Mallaig Road). Turn left off this road at Lochailort. After approximately 2.5 miles along this road you will see Roshven Farm on your right. The turning for Marino Lodge is on the left with wrought iron gates and stone pillars at the entrance.

Bookings/enquiries:


Alistair Forbes
All Saints House
All Saints,
Axminster
Devon EX13 7LR

Tel: +44 (0)1297 32183

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