Small but perfectly formed, The Smiddy is set in a peaceful part of the Scottish Highlands, the most Westerly point of the UK mainland, on the road to the Isles. The grounds underwent a stunning renovation project in 2009, with the cottage lying next to a small burn, and sits adjacent to the owner’s house.
The cottage is well-equipped throughout and built to a very good specification, with underfloor heating and double glazing. The modern, bright and airy country kitchen provides the perfect space to dine and enjoy the generous welcome pack provided by the owners, featuring lots of little delights and locally sourced produce. The open plan bedroom and living area benefits from a wood burner where you can sit back and watch the flames flicker, creating a warm and welcoming ambience that fills the property. The sumptuous bedding provides the perfect night’s sleep. Adjoining the living area is a contemporary and spacious shower room. At the front of the property is a south-facing patio area, where you will enjoy sitting out and soaking up the views over the burn and the beautiful gardens.
Located just east of Lochailort in the small village of Roshven which takes its name from nearby mountain Rois-Bheinn, the highest hill in the area. The Smiddy is the perfect base to explore and discover the best the West Highlands has to offer. There are many walks nearby including Rois-Bheinn, and pristine, sandy beaches along the coast which offer views of the small isles of Eigg, Muck and Rum. Various local boat tours are available with the possibility of glimpses of local wildlife, and trips to the Isle of Skye, the Small Isles or Tobermory. The surrounding area is a haven for wildlife, with an abundance of deer, seabirds, seals, otters and pine martens all to be seen close by, as well as the odd basking shark.
Slightly further afield, you can visit the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse - the most westerly point of the British Isles, and take a tour around the Distillery whilst you sample a wee dram, and enjoy views over Loch Sunart en-route. Why not take the iconic Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, to see the Glenfinnan Viaduct? Fishermen can fly or sea fish locally, and golfers are well-catered for at the stunning Traigh golf course which lies adjacent to the glorious white sands of Morar. The Smiddy is also within easy driving distance of Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Loch Ness, Mallaig and Oban. Beach ¼ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
The Smiddy (ref UK30782) can be booked together with The Cart Barn (ref UK30783) to accommodate up to 8 guests.
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All on the ground floor.
Living/bedroom: With wood burner, 28" Freeview TV, and kingsize bed.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Utility: With storage for boots and coats.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Electric underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.
Garden with patio. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: Access to the property is via a rough track. There is an unfenced burn in the garden. The property has a natural water supply from a spring.
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