Morar · Inverness-shire
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 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.
Anthony Vose and family August 24-31
We loved the house. There were eight of us, with my brother's family and ours, but there was plenty of room for everyone and the beds were all extremely comfortable. With good weather for the first two or three days we spent most of our time on the local beaches and Bourblach's location meant we were spoiled for choice. Bourblach is also well placed as a base for trips to interesting places within easy travelling distance. We spent one day in Fort William, and on our final day all eight of us piled onto the ferry from Mallaig to Skye to visit friends running a campsite on the south of the island. In between we had one day when we just lazed about and enjoyed Bourblach's comforts. In short it is a cracking house in a really interesting area, and we had great holiday.
Joy and John Whittingham and family August 17-24 2019
We loved the house with its fantastic location overlooking Morar's famous silver sands, and the ever-changing view, depending on the ebb and flow of the tide. Bourblach is ideally located for anyone like us, who loves to explore and enjoy unspoiled and crystal clear beaches, which in this case, stretch all the way from Arisaig to Mallaig, and include the world famous Camusdarach Beach. The house itself is very well equipped with everything to make guests feel comfortable, relaxed and at home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we would have no hesitation in recommending Bourblach to all our friends.
Beautiful Highland Farmhouse 5/5 Stayed May 2019 Lindsey S.
We have just returned from our stay in the beautiful Farmhouse at Bourblach. My family and I stayed there for 1 week to celebrate my 60th Birthday which was my wish as I spent all my growing up years holidaying on the hillside in our family holiday cottage by the shore below the farm and it turned out to be a dream come true with treasured memories of my childhood and making wonderful new memories with my loved ones. The location is so beautiful overlooking Morar Bay and a stones throw over the hill to the beautiful beach of white sands and blue sea looking out to the Isles of Eigg and Rum where we had the beach to ourselves apart from the gulls and the cuckoo who kept us company on the hillside. When the sun was out we walked to the beach, collected shells and paddled in the sea - perfect. We visited the famous Camusdarach beach from the film Local Hero, played golf, went fishing, enjoyed a picnic by Loch Morar, climbed hills, took a boat trip to Rum, visited Arisaig and ate out in the lovely pubs and restaurants in Mallaig enjoying the fresh fish and pottering round the pier looking at the fishing boats. When the weather turned bad we were so happy in the beautifully renovated farmhouse with all mod cons and very well equipped with kitchen equipment but still so full of character, cosy and warm with the AGA in the kitchen and lighting the real fire in the living room. On my birthday we had a bbq using the the stone built bbq in the garden and enjoyed the delicious Mallaig Prawns and Scallops and cant think of a more perfect location to do this with a piper on the hillside to make it even more haunting and magical. John has communicated brilliantly from booking a year ago right through to coming home and we have had some lovely wee chats about the area and mutual friends from the village. It is a long journey from Somerset but well worth it and it was a truly glorious stay so much so we have all promised to return to Bourblach as soon as we can. Many thanks to John and we look forward to the next time Lindsey Sage and family
Rooms & Tariffs
Tariff. All per week - Saturday to Saturday
Spring and Autumn
Nov to March £1200
April/May & Sept/Oct. £1500
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.