Arisaig House Highland hospitality at it's finest
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||1925 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Wilderness, Away from it all, Mountain, Ocean|
Description from the owner
Arisaig House is a Highland Home
Your hosts are members of one family, the owners of Arisaig House, who run it as a luxurious but homely guest house offering freshly prepared seasonal meals, picnic lunches, homemade treats and the chance to really put your feet up! Boat trips, beach combing, hillwalking, historic tours, fishing , island hopping, kayaking the possibilities are endless Additionally we offer comfortable self-catering properties set within 19 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland - Welcome Home!
Arisaig House Highland hospitality at it's finest
Arisaig, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Scotland
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
You take the fabled Road to the Isles from Fort William through the hills and by glittering lochs. You pass historic landing places recalling the early triumphs and final tragedy of Bonnie Prince Charlie, to arrive at what must be most people’s ultimate idea of a romantic hideaway... an honest grey stone mansion, originally built 1864 but much altered in the 1930s.
The fishing village of Arisaig is the point of departure for the Small Isles ferry (Rhum, Eigg, Muck and Canna) and a short sea crossing from Mallaig sets you ashore on the Isle of Skye. On the way to Mallaig you skirt the white sands of Morar with that bumper view of the Islands and the Black Cuillin mountains of Skye. Alternatively, you can stay around the gardens and relax entirely; or boat, fish, swim or snorkel a few 100 yards from the house.
A comparative newcomer on the Road to the Isles is its railway, the Mallaig Line (begun in the late 1860s) which follows the road route for much of the journey. Beasdale, the local station, was placed there for the benefit of the owners of Arisaig House when the railway came through shortly after the house was built. So there’s no problem about dropping in by rail and, if you hit a day when the train is steam-hauled, you are up for an unforgettable experience of world heritage standard, especially when the train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct at the head of Loch Shiel. The Mallaig Line has world status.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Ocean
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$0||$75 - $113||$0||$0||1 night|
|May. 1 2012 - Sep. 30 2012||-||$75 - $113||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
please call for optional extras that we can offer
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 12, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Would return in a heartbeat
What a beautiful surprise after a long day of driving. A very elegant country home in a beautiful country setting. The owner is down to earth, runs a fabulous house, and the rooms are spacious and generous in their amenities. Just stay here! Wish we could have stayed longer, and that we could have eaten dinner in their dining room. Breakfast was wonderful-freshly cooked, along with all the breakfast goodies. Beautiful view, great walks to the sea. You will not be sorry. Thank you for a great trip-Linda, Larry and Noreen
Alloa, United Kingdom
extremely good value self catering cottages
My wife and I stayed in one of the self catering cottages within the grounds of Arisaig House for a long week-end in May. Stunningly beautiful area on the West coast of Scotland. The cottage we had was ideal for a family as it had two very clean bedrooms upstairs, bath and shower , also upstairs, and a large living room and kitchen downstairs. The owner Sarah was very friendly and it had a real country feel about the place. Nearby is the famous Cammusdarroch Beach with magnificent views over to the islands Rhum and Eigg. I would also recommend the boat trip we took to the top of Loch Nevis...great value and we saw lots of wildlife too. The food in this area is exceptional! Cullen Skink , Scallops and prawns and the best steaks and Stornoway Black Pudding ever!!
We go to Arisaig for a long week-end every year, but this was the first time we had stayed at the cottages. We'll be back! Great value!
Wonderful stay in a beautiful country manor house
Arisaig House is a wonderful, large, stone manse located in a beautiful area near the coast with views of the woods, the meadows and the sea. The house is elegant, yet casual. The delightful hostess is very helpful and wanting to satisfy all of her guests' needs. We only stayed one night yet wished we could have stayed longer. We enjoyed walking through the beautiful grounds to the little beach nearby. Our accommodations were huge. We felt as if we were staying in a luxury hotel for a fraction of the price. We were served an excellent, gourmet dinner for a very reasonable price. It was hard to leave. Arisaig House is one of a kind!
A warm welcome which can't do enough for you
We stayed at this wonderful house with a large group of adults and children. The house greets you as you arrive and this continues as you go in. The public rooms are warm, comfortable and personal. Like visiting a good friend. Tea and biscuits miraculously appeared without asking as we all chatted by the wood fire. Our bedroom was enormous and really comfortable with super views across the lawn to the sea. The owner was happy to suggest walks suited to all levels and tastes. Home made soup met us when we arrived back muddy. You couldn't feel more welcome. The owners seem to anticipate their guests wishes and be attentive without being intrusive. A wonderful place for a romantic weekend, or a family visit staying in their lovely cottages.
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Wonderful Highland Hospitality and Comfort
Sarah welcomed us to arisaig House with homemade cake and tea. An excellent start to a lovely stay.
Our suite was beautifully decorated, the bed extremely comfortable and from the two armchairs provided we had a wonderful outlook across the grounds to the sea. The bathroom was top class, with a very efficient shower and the good, deep, hot bath was just what was needed after a day of challenging highland weather.
The breakfasts were superb with a really wide range of choices. We ate in on two evenings and the food was truly excellent. The house wines were good and reasonably priced.
The whole experience was like being an honoured guest in a country house. We can't wait to return.
Auchencairn, United Kingdom
Fantastic home from home
We stayed at arisaig House for one night in May together with our black labrador. Sarah and her team made us all feel extremely welcome and the food was sublime. Delicious dinner - all local produce, well cooked by their excellent chef: lots of fish, game and home grown vegetables. You can even see Sarah's walled vegetable garden from the house, you cant get much more local than that. We would definitely go back - if only to try the other menu choices!
A jewel in the Highlands
Had a wonderful stay at arisaig house
.Great location, the house and gardens are stunning and very restful, The food was wonderful and Sarah was an excellent host. Will defintely return to this magical place.
A fantastic place for a lovely dinner party!
This was our second visit to arisaig House for an intimate dinner with friends. Sarah's hospitality is outstanding - as is the cuisine - all locally sourced. A beautiful house in a spectacular setting. I am thinking of going there for a long weekend or even a week's holiday - even though I only live five minutes away!! Highland hospitality at its best.