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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

Driftwood House

'Driftwood' is a stunning contemporary designed house situated in the romantic and beautiful West Highlands of Scotland.
The house is built over 2 levels and can sleep 8. There are 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom and 1 bunk bedroom. There is an open plan kitchen/dining /family room as well as a spacious living room complete with modern stove.

The house was architecturally designed to suit the unique position of the site as well as the aspects from it. By its open plan style, clever use of wood, glass and balustrading, the house is both modern and spacious.
There is gas under floor heating throughout controlled by individual room thermostats. Beautiful oak flooring in the bedrooms and slate in the open plan kitchen and dining room as well as the upstairs lounge provide a stunning contemporary finish to the house.
Outside, the house has a large slate patio area on the lower floor, perfect for barbecues and socialising. The upper level has another large slated area, perfect for contemplation and relaxation. Sun loungers and deck chairs are provided. Both areas are accessed through sliding or bi-folding glass doors from the house.


The house is fitted with state of the art Smart Home technology which provides high speed Broadband multimedia services as well as WI-FI to each room. Sky HD TV, Sky+ as well as all Digital and terrestrial TV channels are available. There is HDMI connectivity to both large Flat Screen TV's as well as a Blu-Ray disc player in the main lounge area. Playstations and X-Boxes can connect on-line if required.
The 'SONOS' Music System is also available to each room using intelligent wall controllers and a 'hand held' mobile controller. SONOS provides access to internet music servers such as 'Napster', 'Last FM Tag Radio' and all licensed radio sources. There is an I-Pod Wall Dock source should you wish to bring your own music. The system offers an exceptional acoustic experience where ceiling and floor speakers provide superior clarity of sound in each room.
The technology is there if required and should you just dreamily watch the yachts sail by, catch up on some business on your laptop, relax as the sun sets or simply star gaze you know the option of your favourite music is there to enhance the experience. The other benefit of course is that should you be unlucky to encounter prolonged spells of bad weather the children can be kept occupied inside getting their fix of technology without going stir crazy.

Mid Floor

Zoned under floor heating throughout
RHS: Luxury Bathroom complete with bath, heated towel rails and walk in Shower. Sonos music system
LHS: Twin Bedroom fitted with 2 single beds, 1 Double Wardrobe and 1 large Chest of drawers. Sonos music system

Ground Floor

Zoned under floor heating throughout

Modern open plan fully fitted kitchen/dining/family room with double sliding patio doors leading to large walled slate patio

Modern fitted kitchen c/w oak units and marble worktops. Appliances include - double oven, microwave, island gas hob & breakfast bar, wine cooler, cooker hood, dishwasher, double sink, American style fridge freezer c/w ice maker

Utility room complete with Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble drier, mini whirligig, iron & ironing board

En-suite double bedroom with king size bed and fitted double wardrobes. Sonos music system

Double bedroom with king size bed and fitted double wardrobes. Sonos music system

Children's bedroom complete with bunk beds. Sonos music system

First Floor

Zoned under floor heating throughout
Entrance hallway, storage cupboards, cloakroom leading to:
Large open plan lounge with a warm Douglas fir cladded ceiling and Oak/Glass balustrade. Two double sofas, large rug, selection of movable soft seats, coffee table, 42' Plasma HD TV, Sky HD, Blue-Ray disc player, Sonos music system. There is a modern and efficient Charnwood high output wood/peat burning stove. Large bi-folding glass doors lead to the balcony. Soft balcony LED pelmet lighting. There are stunning sea and island views from the lounge and balcony.
There are boot and wellington racks outside the entrance door to the property and these should be used at all times for outdoor footwear especially on return from the beach. There is a hose nearby to assist in cleaning these down beforehand.

Ground Floor Outside

Large Slate Patio complete with patio furniture: 1 table and 8 chairs

Sonos music system through rock style speakers, contemporary rock lighting

Store containing: Weatherproof electric double socket, outside tap and hose, patio furniture, gas barbecue, fire pit, sticks/logs/peat, beach rugs/windshield/buckets/spades & fishing nets.


'Driftwood' is located just off the B8008, the old coast road between Arisaig and Mallaig, approximately 1 mile south of the village of Morar and its beautiful white sands. The house has its own driveway off the B8008 just 100 metres up the hill from the main car park for the famous Camusdarach Beach. There is a large parking area outside the property.
The house occupies an elevated position and enjoys panoramic south westerly views of the famous 'Camusdarach Beach' with the islands of Rum, Eigg & Muck glistening like jewels in the Sea of the Hebrides beyond. By day the 360 degree views from the house and garden are truly magnificent, as evening falls the sunsets are memorable and as darkness takes over on a clear night, the sky reveals galaxies of stars in their full glory.


Please see blue box above right for the tariff for next year. Click on the download file tariff 2017.pdf

Contact us for prices for Christmas and the New Year period.


Martin and Mary Swan
Back Road
Clackmannanshire FK11 7EB

Tel: 01259 763167 Mobiles: 07926378446 / 07929 237459

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