Allt-na-Mara ref: 2869

Achosnich, nr. Ardnamurchan Point, Fort William and Lochaber

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  • Detached Property 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

Ardnamurchan, the most westerly point of the British mainland, is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt areas of the Highlands. There are mountains, glens, forests, white coral sands and turquoise waters warmed by the gulf stream. The village is remote with few services, although a local hotel serves meals and there is a well-stocked convenience store with post office and petrol pumps. The detached holiday property stands in a sheltered valley approached by a rough, unmade road. The road from Corran Ferry is single track. An alternative route through Fort William, Lochailort and Moidart is 12 miles longer but offers better roads. The wildlife in the area is exceptional. Buzzards, along with sea and golden eagles dominate the skies. Red, roe, fallow and muntjac deer roam forest and moor, and the rare pine marten and Scottish wildcat have a haven here. Fishing is available locally at Loch Mudle and the local hill lochs. The Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, built in 1849, is well worth a visit. There are several stunning beaches nearby; Portuairk beach is within 1½ miles, Sanna beach is 5 miles by road, but only 1½ miles on foot. Kilmory and Achateny beaches are about 7 miles away on the north coast. Achateny has a reef, in which there are sea anemones, eels, fish and sea cucumbers. Shop 3½ miles, hotel ½ mile, beach 1 mile, Isle of Mull car ferry 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

First floor

Open-tread stairs to 2 double bedrooms, one (4ft) with additional single.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric heaters and electricity included. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave.

Miscellaneous

Garden chairs. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Two pets welcome £25pppw, dogs must be kept on lead (crofting country).
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About the local area

Fort William and the Lochaber area has to be the outdoor capital of the UK due to the its location at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak. The walking around this area is fabulous. From the southern mecca of Glen Coe to the wilder and less visited northern area of Knoydart there are many diverse landscapes to enjoy with equally amazing views over lochs and sea.

Fort William itself has everything you could possibly need for your stay. The High Street has a range of shops, and outdoor enthusiasts are especially well catered for by large shopping outlets. There are also a wide range of eating and drinking opportunities in Fort William, including the prize winning Crannog Seafood Restaurant. For many, the highlight will be a visit to the Grog and Gruel, on the High Street!!!

Around Fort William there are outdoor activities in plenty, including walking and climbing, cycling and mountain biking, riding and trekking, golf, angling and a range of water-sports. East of the town The Ben Nevis Range is a year round sporting destination. It also offers a spectacular gondola ride up the side of Aonoch Mor with its accessible pathways and exhilarating views over the west Highlands.

For a more relaxing adventure visit the Ardnamurchan peninsula. It is here you can relax in some peaceful ancient oak woodlands that date back to the last ice age, over 12,000 years ago! This area is a haven for rare wildlife such as the chequered skipper butterfly and the views out to the small isles of Rum, Eigg and Muck are stunning.

But be sure that where ever you go you will never tire of the magnificent, ever changing views of Ben Nevis that makes this area so popular.

Things to do nearby

Vertical Descents

Fun, adventure for all ages and groups. Activities include whitewater rafting, canyoning, paintballing, mountain biking, climbing and abseiling. Tel: 01855 821593

Crannog Cruises

Climb aboard at Fort William Town Pier and enjoy the splendour and wildlife of Loch Linnhe and the views of Ben Nevis. Tel: 01397 700714

Monument erected in tribute to the clansmen who fought for the Jacobite cause with Prince Charles Edward Stuart in 1745. Tel: 01397 722250

Glen Nevis Visitor Centre
Glen Nevis Visitor Centre

Historical and natural history display on Glen/Ben Nevis. Mountain safety information, live weather reports and a great range of outdoor supplies. Tel: 01397 705922

Scottish Highland Tours

A selection of one day tours of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Tours can be arranged to suit your requirements. Tel: 01397 704901

The Glencoe Dalness Visitor Centre

Visitor centre with exhibitions on the local area, its people and wildlife. Find out all about Glencoe's remarkable history. Four star visitor attraction. Tel: 01855 811 307

Sanna Bay

Situated at the most westerly point on mainland Britain, Sanna Bay is dominated by beautiful white shell sands and true blue sea water.

The Jacobite Steam Train

Regarded as the world's greatest railway journey by Wanderlust Magazine the service runs all week through the peak seasons. Tel: 0844 850 4685

Eagle Watch Wildlife Cruise

Unique guided cruises on the stunning waters of Loch Shiel. Share the skippers experience of spotting Golden Eagles and Red Deers. Tel: 01687 470322

Nevis Range Mountain Gondola

An exhilarating trip in Britain's only mountain gondola which travels up to 650m on Aonach Mor, beside Ben Nevis.

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