Gobhlan-Taighe ref: CC511251

Arisaig, Fort William and Lochaber

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 


Gobhlan- Taighe (Gaelic for House Martin) is a superb modern double fronted house situated in the delightful village of Arisaig on the stunning west coast. This impressive house offers exceptionally spacious accommodation and is ideal for a two family, extended family, or group holiday. All rooms are bright, spacious and extremely well presented. The large kitchen/dining room provide all modern amenities. The dining area leads out through double doors to a superb lounge with feature wood burning stove. French windows open out to a raised decking area with outdoor dining furniture. There are four generously proportioned bedrooms. The second lounge area on the first floor provides a wonderful vantage point to sit and admire the surrounding hills whilst planning the next day’s excursion. There is a contemporary wet room on the ground floor and a large family bathroom on the first floor, with en suite facilities in the principal bedroom.

The village of Arisaig (gaelic for the Safe Place) is located on a sheltered shore of a beautiful and dramatic sea loch. Approached via the scenic road known as the ’road to the isles’ which passes through Glenfinnan and Lochailort, the area is renowned for its wonderful scenery, incredible wildlife and wealth of sporting activities. Cruises to the nearby islands of Eigg, Muck and Rum run from the harbour. Sightings of Minke whales, dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks, otters and puffins can all be encountered at various times of the year. There are a wide variety of water sports available, including sea kayaking, sailing and canoeing. There is a thriving sea kayaking centre in the village, with professional guides and equipment for hire. Small private craft can also be launched from the harbour slipway. The local golf course at Taigh is accepted to be one of the prettiest courses in Britain. this 9 hole course, right on the edge of the sea is a classic seaside links in a breathtaking setting. The immediately surrounding area is a haven for walkers and there are a variety of spectacular routes direct from the property, suitable for all abilities. The town of Fort William, just 40 minutes drive away is rightly known as the outdoor capital of the UK and the wealth of activities, outdoor pursuits and places of interest available are world renowned. Climbing and hill walking in this area are second to none and the Nevis range offers an amazing variety of other sporting activities all year round, including para gliding, skiing, snowboarding and a world class mountain bike course. The less energetic can take a spectacular ride on the gondola that runs up the side of Aanoch Mor and enjoy a meal at the famous mountain restaurant at the top or enjoy a cycle ride along the scenic Great Glen Cycle route that runs along the side of the Caledonian canal (bikes available to hire locally). In the summer months the West Highland steam train or Hogwart’s Express of Harry Potter fame passes through Arisaig as it runs along the wonderfully scenic route through to Mallaig. Visitors to Mallaig can take the boat across the sea to Skye, returning via Skye bridge to complete a spectacular circular tour. With miles of sandy beaches right on the doorstep, Gobhlan - Taighe provides and ideal base for families and groups wishing to enjoy this totally unspoilt Highland area.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has electric under floor heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burning stove, Freeview TV and DVD and radio/CD; superb lounge with vaulted ceiling, deep leather sofas and patio doors out to decking area
Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, a superbly equipped kitchen area with modern, integrated appliances; large dining table and seating for eight
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Wet Room: With open shower area, WC and wash basin

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and en suite facilities comprising large walk in shower, WC and wash basin; superb vaulted ceiling
Bedroom 3: With two single beds which can zip n link to make a 6’ double bed
Bedroom 4: With two single beds which can zip n link to make a 6’ double bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
Second Lounge: With feature staircase leading to large, landing area doubling as second lounge, includes coffee table and chairs, toys and games

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Travel cot and high chair available.


Decked area off lounge with outdoor dining furniture, additional garden area comprises several unenclosed grassed areas. Maximum of two well behaved pets welcome. Off road parking for two cars.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
Please note that a £100 refundable damage deposit is due to be paid direct to the owner 2 weeks prior to arrival by cheque.
  • Nearest town
    Arisaig Village or Fort William
  • Shops
    400 Yards
  • Distance
    Village or 25 Miles
  • Restaurant
    400 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    400 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    440 yards
  • Lake

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. The lovely Lochleven Seafood Café is another winning eatery and perfect for a scenic meal.

Around Fort William there are outdoor activities in plenty, including walking and climbing, cycling and mountain biking, riding and trekking, a brilliant golf course, 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

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

Nevis Range Mountain Gondola

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Vertical Descents

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

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

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