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Traditional Loch Side Croft Cottage And Garden With Contemporary Extension

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A get away from it all cottage in the hidden gem of Moidart, by Ardnamurchan. Perfectly situated for trips to Skye, Mull, the beautiful west coast beaches and hills.

Dalilea Croft is situated on the north west side of Loch Shiel, in an area known as Moidart in the Western Highlands of Scotland. Fort William is 30 miles to the east and the cottage is approximately seven miles from Acharacle, which has a good general store, post office, tea room, bakery and pub. There are several good restaurants in the area. Boat hire on Loch Shiel is available and fishing can generally be arranged. The traditional single storey cottage is integrated with an architect designed extension with glass end-elevation, providing spectacular loch views and surrounded by its own established garden which is well fenced and bounded to the south by a small burn. The garden is completely secluded, no other house is visible, with Ben Resipol to the south and Loch Shiel, a short walk across a field, to the west. When the water in the fresh water loch is low, a sandy beach makes an ideal picnic spot.

Property Manager
Steven Mitchell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Why Steven Mitchell chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

It is located in an amazing part of Scotland - very rural, stuffed with wildlife and scenery - if you want to get away from it all, this is the place for you!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We come every year from Australia to revisit Dalilea and the croft was as usual peaceful, lovely and a pleasure to stay in - roll on our next visit!
May 2017
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Lochailort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are two bathrooms, neither are en-suite, one with bath and shower and the other shower only.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) + Mezzanine Space Notes on bedrooms: The accommodation consists of one double and one twin bedroom and a flexible mezzanine space that has two single beds accessed via a very steep ladder.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The summer room leads to a deck area through large patio doors. The garden is large and well stocked and the grass is cut regularly. There is a stream at the bottom of the garden that is a potential hazard for young children. The garden gate leads directly to the lochside beach 500 metres away. There is parking space for two cars in a shared layby at the entrance to the cottage. Utility Room: Coat and boot room with hanging space and drying cupboard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Please bring your own linen (duvet covers, sheets and pillow cases, towels and tea-towels). Utility bills and some coal/firewood are included in the weekly price.


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Traditional Loch Side Croft Cottage And Garden With Contemporary Extension
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews

Excellent holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful cottage. It was very clean, warm and cosy and had stunning views over the loch. It was beautifully remote but also within a short car journey to stunning beaches and coastal walks.

We felt immediately at home in the cottage which was well equipped and had everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed spending time in the contemporary extension with its large windows overlooking Loch Shiel. We would definitely recommend it and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and peaceful

  • 3 of 5

The property is in a lovely location which was only hampered by 2 weeks of low cloud and rain spoiling the views of the area. We had a couple of fine days which allowed us to see what we were missing. The wildlife was amazing, sea eagles, golden eagles as well as a wide variety of garden birds and hundreds of bats in the evening.

The bedrooms and bathroom very clean and well kept, however, due to the rain there was damp on the dining room floor and the kitchen was musty.

Didn't miss the television or wifi it was good to 'switch off' and relax.

The enclosed garden was ideal for the dog.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello there Marilyn I am really sorry about the musty smell in the kitchen - It was as you said related to the rain and I have now cleaned all the cupboards out so I am confident this issue is now resolved. A new kitchen is planned at the turn of the year so out with the old then!
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  • 3 of 5

Great location with stunning views. Very peaceful and the logburner made the evenings very cosy.

Bill and Martine Roberts

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning location, stunning cottage, very well equipped and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional cottage, it has everything one needs and feels like a home. It was very clean, the garden is a delight, and the Loch within 2 minutes walk. Floating on my back in Loch Shiel with a Sea Eagle soaring 50 feet above me is something I will remember till I'm 100. There is so much to do and explore in the area, and games, books DVDs for wet days. I really cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5 star cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing cottage and location, could not fault it. Second time that we have stayed at the cottage, will be back again. The cottage and garden and the scenery around is perfect for a relaxing break.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here many times now and we are never disappointed. The cottage is clean,

warm and well equipped and has a beautiful garden complete with stream. We saw eagles, deer and bats from the doorstep (the eagles are nesting nearby) and enjoyed the farm animals too. This visit we had the most glorious weather so mainly sat in the garden and didn't venture far, but there is plenty to do and see in the area. We have always had a dog or two with us-the garden is secure and there are walks nearby if the fields have livestock in them

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Food smoking courses available locally.

Trout fishing by boat on Loch Shiel (available to hire locally)

Mountain biking at Wolf Tracks 1.5 hours away by car.

Several local Corbetts to climb and Munros in nearby Glenfinnan and Glencoe

Summer steam train running between Fort William and Mallaig, which stops at our local station at Lochailort.


Private sandy loch beach by the cottage and various sea beaches within 15 minute drive including the singing sands beach accessed via an hour long walk through mature woodland.


Nearest airport is Inverness but it is more than 2 hours away. The cottage is 3.5 hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow by car. Use of a car is essential.


Acharacle with shop 7 miles and Fort William with large Morrisons supermarket and 24 hour petrol, 36 miles away.

Further Details:

By car there are many excellent day trips to consider – Arisaig, Ardnamurchan, Mull, Morvern and the Inner Hebrides to name a few. The cottage is only 30mins from Mallaig and the daily ferry to Skye.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We let Sat to Sat from April till October. Bookings will be confirmed after receipt of a deposit of £100. The balance is payable two weeks prior to the booked date. Deposits will only be returned if cancellation notice is given six weeks prior to booked date. Cheques should be made payable to Steven Mitchell. All payments will be confirmed in writing or by email.

Changeover Day:
Always Saturday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.