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Star na Mara

Arisaig, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1110772)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Patricia Riddick

    “The house was amazing, all the family enjoyed staying here.”

    It has everything we needed and was just like a home from home. The only thing I would recommend would be an electric kettle as an option to the gas one as it takes so long to boil and is quite heavy to lift. A small thing really as everything else was perfect. At some stage would love to return here. Thank you to the owners for providing such a fabulous home!

    It has everything we needed and was just like a home from home. The only thing I would recommend would be an electric kettle as an option to the gas one as it takes so long to boil and is quite heavy to lift. A small thing really as everything else was perfect. At some stage would love to return here. Thank you to the owners for providing such a fabulous home!

    - Patricia Riddick, Aug 2021

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with sitting area
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with ground-floor underfloor heating, electric underfloor heating in ground-floor en-suite and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and balcony with furniture
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 6 miles
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Arisaig is one of the most desirable villages on the west coast of Scotland and was made famous in the film 'Local Hero' (an old classic!). It is situated at the western end of the scenic 'Road to the Isles' which parallels the Hogwarts Express train line, known as one of the most beautiful steam train routes in Britain. There is a train station in Arisaig so it is possible to incorporate a steam train journey into your holiday. The coastal line here is one of golden sandy beaches, vast seascapes and stunning sunsets over the 'small isles' of Eigg, Rùm, Muck and Skye. The skies are vast and in winter, a glittering backdrop of stars. It is no exaggeration to say that the area is breathtaking at any time of the year. Star na Mara is a modern house commanding wonderful views from an elevated site and close enough to the village for the convenience of the shop, cafe and restaurant. Internally the house has been planned to get absolutely maximum benefit from the views with the main living room and kitchen dining room enjoying the immense panorama. Underfloor heating means the house is warmed at all time of the year and the sitting room has the added comfort of a multi fuel burning stove. The kitchen is well equipped and the bed linen and towels are of a high quality. The house is situated in classic west coast crofting land and offers a peaceful and relaxing base to explore this beautiful part of Scotland's west coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location

ARISAIG

Mallaig 7.5 miles; Lochailort 9 miles; Fort William 35 miles.

Situated on the shore of Loch nan Ceall on the West coast of Inverness-shire, is this small village, Arisaig. Within this typical Highland village, you will find a working railway station, a hotel, a pub, a Post Office and a selection of shops to enjoy. The landscape of the village is carved by a rocky coast, a sandy beach and breath-taking blue waters to complement. From the village you can also enjoy the far-reaching views to the islands of Rum and Eigg. Brush up on the local history by visiting the town’s “The Land, Sea and Islands Visitor Centre”, where you can discover the area’s social and natural history through new and old photos and artifacts. To keep you busy whilst staying within the village, you will find a magnitude of options for wildlife tours and island cruises. From here, boats can take you to the islands of Eigg, Muck and Rum, running from April until late September. Alternatively, you will find the famous Silver Sands of Morar within close reach, where you will find wonderful views and white sands, giving a tropical feel. Arisaig promises to be a refreshing getaway to this wonderful part of the Scottish Highlands.

Note: Bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

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