Viking Cottage is a modern detached cottage in a fabulous position in the heart of the tiny coastal village of Glenuig, and affords breathtaking views over the Sound of Arisaig. Located next door to the pub, 100 yards from the shop, church and village hall, and a stone's throw from the safe and sheltered sandy bay, Viking Cottage is a restful retreat set in beautiful surroundings. The cosy accommodation includes four bedrooms, fitted kitchen, a sitting room with open fire, and a dining area. The cottage is a lovely base from which to explore the walking, wildlife (including otters, deer, eagles and occasional porpoises), birdwatching, fishin...g, golf, and water sports
Amenities: Electric central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic satellite package, DVD player, stereo/CD player, library of books, videos and games. Power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large enclosed garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome at £15. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 min walk. Note: Check in time at this property is 4pm.
Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
Town: The Sound of Arisaig is a Marine Conservation Area, which is home to Glenuig village that faces west towards the little Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna. Maerl, which is a type of seaweed only found in unpolluted waters, and other intriguing flora and fauna can be found in this unspoilt area. Gelnuig is a tiny community with a population of just over 30, and is situated in the Parish of Moidart in remote and secluded West Lochaber, which includes the neighbouring settlements of Samalaman and Alt Ruadh. There are only 25 dwellings in the village - and four of those are holiday homes. If you're looking for a peaceful antidote to the hustle and bustle of modern living, this is it.
Left on 12/13/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Mark H
A lovely cottage in a stunning location. Plenty of room for our family of 4 and dog, 20 yards from the sea, beautiful sandy beach just 500 yards along the road. We recommend the smokery 50 yards along the road :-)
Scenery all round is lovely, the cottage has everything you would need and we had a really great 2 week break.
Arisaig is lovely and the small isles trip is to be recommended, seals, dolphins, a Minke whale. We saw eagles and deer at Glenfinnon.
The oweners couldn't be nicer or more helpful.
Left on 11/01/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Grundy family
Comfortable, homely cottage. Awesome location, we enjoyed sea kayaking right from the front door! Glenuig Inn next door is quiet and there was no disturbance from there, however it is massiveley overpriced and not for the average family meal out. The cottage owners are very helpful especially lending us midge spray as we weren't quite prepared for that. The only thing I could fault is that only 2 windows had midge screens on them so only those windows could be open in the evening when it was very hot but otherwise a great cottage.
wonderful views from the house, lovely beaches nearby and acess
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Dorothea Powter
The house was spacious and fairly well equipped, we were comfortable in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms. We could have done with more eating bowls to make best use of the washig up machine. I would have welcomed some cushions in the sitting room as I have a back deformity and the chairs were painful for me [I don't think the children minded.] The fire was wonderful in the sitting room - we had quite cold wet weather at the beginning. It took some time to heat my bedroom using the heaters, but once warm, the room felt aired and stayed comfortable. The matress on my bed was very hard.
Parking was not possible for 2 cars, wrong advertising. The shop was open afternoons and we found it pleasant and useful for odd things we'd forgotten. Mostly shopping was at Mallaig, fine no problems.
We enjoyed our local walks and visits to villages, castles, beaches, Isle of Skye, local Highland Games and a Celidh. Glenfinian House Hotel was very amenable about serving food all day and let us dry ourselves by a huge open fire one Sunday. Our local pub, Glenuig Inn was very expensive for drinks so we didn't eat there, we didn't feel welcome. There were places to eat in Mallaig and arisaig, but we preferred to eat in most days, not wanting to drive all the time, retaurants were quite far a few between towns.
We chose this cottage because it was so close to the beach and pictures of the cottage in the brochure showed a little of the surrounding landscape. it looked rural. Generally, the adverts for cttages on Sykes Brochres don't show enough of the environment such as: how near a road it is, how near the next house is, are there trees, fields, hills, mountains,lakes,sea right near the cottage? Views from the house?cottage are important to me.
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | yorky
The house was very nice and clean with plenty of crockery etc -very nice local people all very pleasant. The view from the house was spectacular,also good views from the garden. The one down side we found was it was so expensive for drinks at the Hotel next door, so we only went in one time.
We will go again to this house in the near future as it was so good.
Magnificent location, lovely cottage
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Ms. CG
The location and the cottage were exactly what we wanted - peaceful, beautiful and comfortable.
We had an excellent time!
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Lynn R.
The house was lovely, basic, clean, with a fenced in garden for the dog. The area was beautiful, the sea was crystal clear and there was a fantastic sandy beach along the road. Everyone in Glenuig was so nice, friendly and helpful. We were given a lot of helpful information about the place and what was available in the surrounding area by the home owners and in short we had a wonderful time. If you are thinking about this property I would highly recommend it.
Lovely weather, scenery and company.
Left on 06/10/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Barnes
Property was very clean, warm and inviting. Everything that was needed was there. Beds comfy, fire laid and a bottle of wine to welcome us!
Lovely area to visit as close to lots of places of interest or just stay at home and enjoy view from windows. Came back home very relaxed and refreshed. Liked everything but would note that floors and stairs are wood so could be noisy with animals/children.
Great views but too near the pub!
Left on 12/21/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | sonicjuice
We had a great stay in Glenuig - the cottage itself is very well presented and
spacious, with a very nice garden and practically on the shoreline.
The only drawback is the Glenuig Inn which was much closer to the property
than the photos on the website would lead to believe.
The pub is right next door which was a slight problem as, with the weather
being in the high 60s when we were there, the bins were a bit whiffy (they
do alot of seafood there) - also, the back of the pub and pub carpark looks
onto the back door and patio table which doesn't make for absolutely
privacy. In saying that we didn't really find it a problem (it's not as if the pub
is that busy!).
Overall I would recommend the property, pub excepted, as the location is
superb with easy access to all the best that Ardnamurchan has to offer.
I also highly recommend the walk to Smirisary beach - not too difficult a
walk with a fabulous payoff at the end!
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