" In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..."
Where a tree-lined glen opens out onto Loch Moidart and in countryside steeped with tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie, these fine properties stand upon the Kinlochmoidart Estate, within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig. The Scottish Baronial mansion of Kinlochmoidart House, occupies a marvellous position amidst some of Scotland’s most magnificent West Country scenery. It has been sensitively formed into three residences; two are careful conversions of an extensive service wing, while the main house (part of which is still the owners’ home) is a substantial property laid out over three floors and forming the middle portion of the building. The remaining three properties presented here are separately set in secluded locations within the vast grounds, comprising extensive shared gardens and the surrounding 2,000 acre estate grounds, which grant opportunities for excellent hill walking and fine varied fishing (fly fishing is available by arrangement). Very comfortably furnished, cosily heated and well-equipped throughout, each provides the perfect holiday retreat from which to enjoy an abundance of interests and scenic splendour with which this area is blessed at all times of the year.
Designed by William Leiper in 1884, Kinlochmoidart House is one of the finest examples of his work. It features a superb Art Movement interior – tilings, wallpapers, paint work, panelling and many other intricate architectural features have been painstakingly restored and represented, under strict architectural guidance, to return it to its former splendour. It occupies the site of a house which was once the resting place of Prince Charles Edward Stuart during the 1745 Jacobite Revolution – a connection commemorated in a nearby meadow, where seven beech trees symbolise the Seven Men of Moidart, the sum total of the army which he brought from France.
Just a short walk away from the house lies Loch Moidart, where vast expanses of sand are thrown up by the sea at low tide. At the seaward end of this beautiful inlet, sit the ancient ruins of 14th-century clan castle of Tioram (once the stronghold of of the Lord of the Isles), providing a focal point for gloriously scenic views. Between nearby Loch Shiel and Loch Sunart, a trail leads through the Ariundle Oakwoods Nature Reserve – a haven for wildlife – whilst southwards, the coast is punctuated by bays of white sand excellent for fishing and shell-collecting, or admiring the views over hill, loch and sea from horse back. Fort William, gateway to Ben Nevis, is a scenic drive away, and the Western Isles, Skye and Ardnamurchan are all accessible. Sailing at Acharade, 6 miles. Golf 30 minutes’ drive. Inn at Glenuig, 4 miles. Shops 7 miles.
- Bed linen inc
- Shared gardens and grounds of 2,000 acres
- Ample parking
- Natural spring water supply
- Fly fishing £30 per rod per day by arr
- NB: Duck pond in grounds
Set next to Kinloichmoidart House, but completely self-contained, with its own front door, this elegant and spacious property boasts a wealth of period features. Large, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with Aga. Single bedroom. Cloakroom with toilet. Utility. First floor: Spacious drawing room with open fire. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Second floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.
- Open fire – fuel inc
- Elec and full oil CH by meter reading
- Elec blankets (double beds)
- Video (small library)
- Oil-fired Aga (for cooking) by meter reading
Customer Reviews of Leiper House, West Highlands - Sleeps 9
1st comment: This property is amazing, we all thoroughly enjoyed it, one point about the house is there are no showers but getting to stay in such a fab house makes up for it - the house is remote, closest shop is 4 miles away but if you enjoy walking and sightseeing it is the perfect location. March 2012.
2nd comment: The house was beautiful, miles from the hurley burley of town life and it is set in the most wonderful countryside. The house includes the original kitchens from the house so it has a large kitchen with an Aga which allowed for wonderful stews and dry boots. Sept 2011.
3rd comment: Beautiful place. Aug 2010.
4th comment: The property as we arrived was amazing to look at and when we walked inside we were over the moon at how big and spacious the cottage was. The grounds and views were absolutely amazing we would definitely go back! Sept 2007.
5th comment: A truly wonderful location, and a warm and friendly welcome to go with it! July 2007.
6th comment: Lovely period accommodation in an atmospheric setting. Plenty to see and do in the area for all ages. May 2006.