" 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
In a sunny and secluded location, this stone-built, Victorian coach house with its own garden offers attractive, comfortable accommodation. Large sitting/dining room with pine cladding, wood-burning stove and modern fitted kitchen area. Double bedroom (5ft bed). Bathroom with toilet. Steep open-tread stairs from sitting-room to small galleried twin bedroom with very low (6ft) ceiling (unsuitable for small children).
- Wood-burning stove – logs inc
- Elec and full NSH by meter reading
- Elec blankets
- Garden area and patio with furniture
- Easy walking access
Customer Reviews of The Coach House nr Lochailort, Sleeps 2-4
1st comment: For early March we were lucky with the weather, dry if cold, cottage was perfect with its stove fire (very easy to light) which kept us all cosy. March 2012.
2nd comment: The open plan and descreet location made the property unique. Comfortable and homely with lots of character. Set in beautiful grounds and plently of walks straight from the door. May 2011.
3rd comment: This was a wonderfully secluded property with magnificent views. It wouldn’t suit everyone, but just the place to really get away from it all. July 2010.
4th comment: The open plan living area was idea for us and is warm and inviting. June 2010.
5th comment: Its in a remote area and there are walking paths just outside the door. Also the fireplace and the very helpful hosts in the main house. Feb 2010.
6th comment: Homely feel, idyllic location. Oct 2009.
7th comment: The location is terrific. Oct 2009.
8th comment: Cosy, lived in, comfortable, in a great location. July 2009.
9th comment: Very cosy and well thought-out - all you need for a week’s stay bar any food or drink - given the location, a pint of milk and a loaf of bread with butter would have been welcome. Sept 2009.
10th comment: What a comfy cottage - warm and homely - we will be back!!!! April 2008.
11th Comment Superb property- much nicer than portrayed on website. ( However we wouldnt complain about limited photos there, as we dont want it to get booked up, so that we can go back next year !) Probably the nicest cottage and certainly the best location we have ever booked with you. Sept 2007