Mallaig 2.3 miles. Set on the peaceful outskirts of Morar, a quaint settlement just a short drive south of Mallaig in Scotland, you can find the charming, three-bedroom holiday home of Croft House. With off-road parking, surrounding lawned garden spaces, and a fantastic setting enjoying sublime views of Loch Morar, this wonderful home welcomes a family of six or a group of sharing friends for a relaxing, self-catered retreat to the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Park up next to your lovely new abode, and take a moment to breathe in your tranquil new rural setting. Once satisfied, step into your new home-from-home, wherein you will find a collection of well-appointed interiors including a fully-equipped kitchen diner featuring sleek appliances, a sizable dining table, and a wood burning stove, as well as an inviting sitting room complete with plush furniture and a tasteful open fireplace, the social hub of the home where you and your loved ones can congregate in the evenings as you catch up on the day’s happenings. When sleep calls, refresh with a shower or soak in the bath before you hunker down for a well-earned rest in one of the home’s three bedrooms, including a king-size that enjoys brilliant views of Loch Morar. If you can tear yourself from your fabulous new dwelling, head out to explore what your local area has to offer. A brief car journey will bring you to Mallaig, a coastal town home to a Co-Op convenience store, as well as the Harbour Shop supermarket for when you need to re-stock homely essentials. You can also enjoy a hearty lunch at the Steam Inn or The Cornerstone whilst you’re in town, whilst the Mallaig Heritage Centre, the historic landmark of Eilean na h-Acairseid, and the hiking route of Circular Walk Trailhead offer a day’s worth of fun for eager tourists. You’ll also find several beaches just a short car trip from your new lodgings, including the lush Silversands Beaches, the Silver Sands of Morar, and Camusdarach Beach, whilst the serene body of Loch Morar, known as the home of 'Morag', and used for close-up shots of Hogwarts Lake in the Harry Potter series of films, is the fifth largest loch in Scotland, invites you to enjoy a variety of water sports, and experience stunning views of the Small Isles of Eigg and Rum, the Cuillin Mountains, and also Ben Nevis. For the ultimate escape to Scotland, choose a stay at Croft House.
Rating: Band E
About the location
Fort William 43 miles.
The famous 'Road to the Isles' finishes in Mallaig, a bustling and thriving fishing village, popular with visitors who wish to soak up the atmosphere of a working fishing port, whilst enjoying the full range of shops and restaurants that it has to offer. Mallaig is a great gateway to the Isle of Skye with a ferry running across the Minch throughout the year. Mallaig is also the last stop for the famous Jacobite steam train, as featured in the Harry Potter movies, which follows the road to the Isles from Fort William to Mallaig and back again, a stunning journey passing through some of the best scenery in Scotland.