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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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
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
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.