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Glenfinnan | The world-renowned story of Bonnie Prince Charlie 's fight for the British throne gathered momentum at Glenfinnan where he raised the Jacobite standard and rallied his clansmen for battle.
Mallaig | At the end of the ‘Romantic Road to the Isles’ and the West Highland Railway Line lies Mallaig, just over an hour from Fort William. To go further afield, board one of the ferries either to Skye or to the Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna.
Morar | As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble on to sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers – none more so than the stretches from Traigh Beach to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.
Arisaig | This is the area where the renowned west coast sunset can be enjoyed at its best. There can be no more magical sight than the sun as it disappears behind the islands in a riot of pink, red and purple, setting the mountains of Rum and Skye ablaze with colour.
Lochailort | Loch Ailort cuts its way in from the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The loch, with its clean and sheltered waters was where Scottish fish farming was pioneered. Just a mile further north at Polnish the road passes the old white church which was used in the film 'Local Hero'.
The Small Isles | Unlike many groups each island is distinct and different in geography, agronomy, population and ownership. From Muck in the south, through Eigg with its tooth-like Sgurr, and Rum, mountainous and mysterious in the clouds, to Canna in the north, the Islands offer a wonderful variety of scenery, wildlife and lifestyle.
Knoydart | The Knoydart peninsula is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot. A wonderful area for walking and camping, this is truly a miles-from-anywhere, get-away-from-it-all place. The Old Forge has the accolade of being the most remote pub in mainland Britain

Accommodation | Self Catering


The setting

Bourblach is a superbly restored croft-house, set in a commanding position, overlooking the Morar Estuary where the river winds its way through the famous White Sands, giving the house a spectacular and ever-changing view.

The setting is idyllic with secluded beaches just over the hill and the 'Local Hero' beach at Camusdarach nearby, while you pass the 'Harry Potter' viaduct at Glenfinnan, en route from Fort William. The fishing port of Mallaig with its shops, seafood and other restaurants, bars and hotels, is just three miles away.

The house is situated about 500 yards off the main A830, 'Road to the Isles', and there is ample parking space at the side of the house. The location creates a wonderful 'away from it all' atmosphere.

The Accommodation

The house is extremely well appointed with three good-sized bedrooms which sleep 8 in comfort and style and it comes complete with a full Sky TV package and free WiFi access.

The house is set in its own fenced grounds in the midst of a working croft. It is furnished and decorated to a very high standard.

The accommodation consists of:

An entry vestibule with an assortment of walking sticks, kites and a beach-toy hamper.
The hallway gives access to both the farmhouse-style kitchen and the large living/dining-room.
The kitchen has a long table that comfortably seats 8 and an oil-fired AGA-style cooker and central-heating boiler. There is also a conventional electric hob and oven, microwave, large fridge/freezer, washing machine and dish-washer.
The living-room has an open fire and the dining-room table seats up to 12.

There is a family-room off the kitchen with SKY TV, DVD player, a HiFi system, MP3 player, bookcase and CD Collection. Next door is the ground-floor bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Upstairs are the three large family-sized bedrooms each with its own handbasin. The main bedroom has a king-sized double bed, there are twin beds in the room above the kitchen and the back bedroom has a large double bed and two single beds. The bathroom has a slipper bath with shower attachment.

There is double-glazing throughout and full central- heating. The kitchen and living-room both have a French-door leading to a small patio. There is a built-in BBQ and patio in the back garden and a garden shed with patio furniture.


Morar is easily accessible by road from Glasgow (150 miles) and Edinburgh (170 miles) and by train, with the Fort William to Morar leg covered by the Jacobite Steam Train during the Summer months.

The area is ideal for walking, fishing and sailing. Golfers will enjoy the 9-hole course at Traigh, three miles away. Buzzards regularly patrol the skies above Bourblach and white-tailed sea eagles have been known to nest in the area and otters regularly fish at the mouth of the Estuary.

Sail from Mallaig or Arisaig to explore Skye, Rum or Eigg. Board a high-speed inflatable to go whale-spotting in season.

Tariff. All per week

Spring and Autumn
Low season
Jan to Mar & Oct to Dec. £950
Mid season
April/May & Sept/Oct. £1200

High season
June, July & August

Christmas and New Year

Bourblach is a no-smoking house.
Please contact us if you want to bring pets.

Included in the price:
Oil, electricity, coal and logs.
Free use of the SKY TV package.
Free use of the WiFi system.
Starter pack of BBQ fuel.
Bed linen, towels etc.

Guests are asked to pay for any telephone calls made from our landline.


John Scott
3 Glen Lane,
G78 4DF

Tel: 01505 850458 / 07917729201

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