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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

Achateilasaig House

On the Road to the Isles, overlooking the Isle of Skye

3 miles from Arisaig, 5 miles from Mallaig and 41 miles from Fort William.

ACHATEILASAIG occupies a completely secluded position with one of the finest views in the West Highlands, just 50 yards from the sea shore, overlooking the Isle of Skye.

Sleeps 7 - Upstairs comprises of 3 bedrooms, two of which offer spectacular views out to sea.
Bedrooom 1- Kingsize Bed
Bedroom 2 - Double bed
Bedroom 3 - Bunk beds

Downstairs - Bedroom 4 - Single Bed

Well stocked kitchen/dining Room
Bathroom with shower
Fully central heated.
Delightful sitting room with unparalleled views out to sea
Pets welcome, if kept under supervision
Fenced garden
Woodland to explore
Safe location with no road to cross for private access to stunning white sandy beaches.

Achateilasaig is a stone built house dating back to about 1890 which has been modernised primarily for the family's use. When we are not there it is available for letting to careful tenants. Downstairs offers a pleasant sitting room looking out to sea with an iPod docking station, CD player and radio, as well as a good selection of books, a kitchen/dining room with a separate scullery. The house has neither TV nor WiFi.


Duvets are provided for all beds but tenants must provide their own sheets, pillow cases, duvet cover and towels.

The windows are all double glazed and there is night storage heating throughout. Hot water is heated by electricity and there is an additional electric, open fire effect, heater in the sitting room. All electricity is included in the rent.

Outside there is a fenced garden with table, chairs and a barbecue, as well as a shed for storage. There is ample parking for vehicles. We always welcome well behaved dogs, but owners must realise that there are sheep and cattle near the house and that they are responsible for their dog's behaviour at all times both inside and outside the house. The surrounding woods are part of the property and are ideal for exploring.

In addition, there is easy access to numerous sandy beaches. In 2005 The Scotsman Newspaper gave second place in the 'Best Beaches Around Scotland' competition to the beaches around Achateilasaig saying 'Camusdarach Beach has wonderful views out to the islands of Rum, Eigg and Skye, and acres of pristine white sand, also featured in the TV series Hamish Macbeth and the film Local Hero'.

The area offers unparallelled opportunities for outdoor and indoor activities. It is well known for the White Sands of Morar which make an ideal spot for bathing.

You can explore the countryside on foot or take a trip on one of the many ferries and cruises that visit the islands of the Hebrides or give you a guided tour of the habitats of whales and dolphins. In the summer months you can travel by steam train to and from Fort William.

There is an indoor swimming pool and leisure facilities in Mallaig and good opportunities for playing golf and for visiting local Heritage Centres. There are also plenty of small hotels and restaurants in the villages, many serving locally caught fresh fish, and the local shops are good for all provisions.


MARCH(excluding Easter weeks) OCTOBER, NOVEMBER £500/week

Easter weeks commencing 24th and 31st March £700/week

No VAT is payable. All electricity charges are included.

The Deposit is £100.00 on booking the holiday. Payment is preferably by bank transfer (details on request) or by cheque made out to N Law & JC Law. The balance of rent is due one month prior to the start of the holiday. Confirmation of Booking is sent to all tenants along with details of how to find Achateilasaig.

Lettings run from Saturday to Saturday and tenants must be away by 10am to enable the caretaker to check that everything is tidy for the next occupants. Incomers should not aim to arrive before 2pm.

It is a condition of rental that the house is left in the same condition as it is found and that pets are not allowed on furniture including beds.

Well-behaved dogs are allowed but please bring bags to clean up after them.


Nicholas Law
35 Guildhall Street
Bury St. Edmunds
IP33 1QF

Tel: +44 (0)7912648138

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