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
Reached along a tree-lined avenue, this cottage of comfort and character, originally the dairy for the estate, enjoys a secluded setting with its own garden. Entrance porch to modern kitchen/dining room with pine furnishings. Small sitting room with open fire. Double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.
- Open fire – logs inc
- Elec and full NSH by meter reading
- Garden with furniture
- Easy walking access
Customer Reviews of The Dairy House, West Highlands - Sleeps 2
1st comment: Good comfortable cottage in a great location. Plenty of good local walks and n excellent pub / restaurant at Glenuig 5 miles away. This was our 3rd time at the Dairy House so we clearly like it. May 2012.
2nd comment: The house was very nice - there were plenty of logs left for the log fire which made it seem much cosier. Remember that you will have to pay electricity charges at the end of the holiday as an additional cost. Very peaceful location. Aug 2011.
3rd comment: Great location on large estate. Although in grounds of estate still very private. Walks from the door to either mountain tops or lochside beaches. July 2011.
4th comment: Beautiful little cottage and area. We think it is a more ideal location for walkers as you have to travel some distances to visit bigger places of interest and places for food shopping. April 2011.
5th comment: Quiet and secluded. March 2010.
6th comment: Idyllic location, pretty surroundings and peaceful, perfect for a romantic break, a little dated but added to the charm, new shower was a godsend, though a bath would have been nice as an option. Feb 2010.
7th comment: A cosy, secluded cottage in beautiful surroundings. Aug 2009.
8th comment: Charming hideaway for two people, we loved the roaring log fire. Feb 2009.
9th comment: Excellent property, lovely location. So good we’re going back in October - i’m counting down the days! Jan 2009.
10th comment: Fantastic cosy property in a fantastic ’get away from it all’ location. Beautiful beaches only a short drive away. Evenings in front of the open fire are a perfect end to relaxing days in and around the Kinlochmoidart estate. April 2008.
11th Comment Great little cottage, make sure you read the guest book... "The Dairy Diaries" will give you all the information you could need to make the best holiday! March 2008.
12th Comment The perfect cottage in the perfect location. Dec 2008.
13th Comment Excellent for dog owners. May 2007.
14th Comment A fabulous setting and the cottage was perfect for two of us and our dog! We were free to roam on thh estate and finishing the day sitting in front of the open fire was bliss. Sept 2006.
15th Comment A lovely cottage with just the right mix of traditional charm and mod cons. Oct 2006.
16th Comment A comfortable and welcoming cottage in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. A very relaxing break. Jan 2006.