" 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
Created within part of the extensive former service wing, this charming and sensitive conversion has been attractively furnished throughout. Completely self-contained, with its own front door, it offers convenient ground floor accommodation. Spacious sitting room with open fire and turret window. Dining hall with rugs on terracotta-tiled floor. Farmhouse-style kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.
- Open fire – fuel inc
- Elec and full NSH by meter reading
- Elec blanket (double bed)
- Video (small library)
Customer Reviews of The Turret, Lochailort , sleeps 4
1st comment: The Turret is surprisingly large in line with the rest of the building. With interesting features like homemade tiles and the big food safe in the kitchen. Big thick doors and locks and fantastic log fire that really gets going! Plenty of fuel for the fire supplied too, although you do have to pay for the electricity at the end of the week but this wasn’t expensive. The surrounding land is beautiful with a few easy walks and some harder ones, the owner will send you off in the right direction although a booklet of local walks in and around the house would have been helpful. Local shop in Acharacle about 4 miles away was useful and the bakery there was fabulous and we wish we had found it earlier for lunches, cakes etc. We went at beginning of September and had fabulous weather and no midges. Walk to the singing sands was well worth it and day trip to Mull. All in all a wonderful holiday and the house made it a special experience. Sept 2009.
2nd comment: We have recommended it to our family and friends. Sept 2008.
3rd comment: Delightful property - a real home from home. Walks in the grounds and from the property are glorious. Owner and staff particularly welcoming to dogs. Sept 2006.
4th comment: This property is fantastic! Its much bigger than you expect for just four people but is homely and quite regal. We had a brilliant time and didn’t want to leave. June 2006.
5th comment: Quality accommodation in a very special part of the country. Feb 2006.