House in Roshven, nr Lochailort, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Wonderfully Peaceful Location But Within Easy Reach Of Fort William, Mallaig And Ardnamurchan
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About Patricia Middleton
Since living in Glasgow for a couple of years when we were younger, my husband and I have regularly spent quite a lot of time in Scotland. My husband's energy business operates a number of small hydro electric power stations across Scotland and when land came up for sale opposite the hydro electric scheme we own in Roshven we jumped at the chance to build a holiday home on it.
Patricia Middleton purchased this House in 2012
Why Patricia Middleton chose Lochailort
Roshven is a very special place. The local area affords views that are up there with the best in the whole of the UK and you really do feel yourself unwinding the moment you enter the house. Sitting looking at the waves on the loch with a glass of wine or a wee dram in hand is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life! But although the house is fairly remote, there's still quite a lot going on locally and plenty of places to visit within a short drive to ensure you don't get bored. And there are also lots of nice places nearby to sample Scottish hospitality.
What makes this House unique
I love seeing the deer strolling through the garden right outside the lounge window. I also particularly enjoy strolling through the woods to the sandy cove - on a clear day you'd think you were on a Greek island!
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
2 dogs max; £50 per dog; £350 security deposit
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The house was very spacious with fantastic views. Good location with plenty of day trips not too far. Beach is on the door step and many great walks can be had from the house. Excellent communication from the owner. The games room is a good bonus.
Very well designed and equipped house in magnificent setting.
Lovely house, lovely place and splendidly relaxing environment in which to spend a few days. Particularly well equipped house and very good instructions. Unfortunately broke my wrist slipping on a rock so brief reply due to right hand impairment!
This is a really special place, both the location and the house itself.
It's so comfortable and well equipped and great for a family group. Having good public rooms means there is plenty space for socialising.
The ground floor bedroom was ideal for my elderly father and the rest of us were very happy with our bedrooms and en-suites.
The outside space is fabulous, being able to walk along the beach and enjoy the stunning scenery was a real treat for the humans and the dogs.
Looking forward to a return visit.
Fantastic venue for a family celebration!
We were looking for a substantial, quality property in which to celebrate my 70th birthday with the family. We were a party of ten adults (ages ranging from 39 to 69) plus our darling fifteen-month-old granddaughter. The location was also important to us as we wanted to enjoy some tranquillity with stunning views.
The property was perfectly set up for our party - even the extra bathroom was utilised. We loved the massive lounge which was so comfortable and where we chilled out in the evenings. We didn’t make much use of the separate television lounge nor the well-appointed games room which is in a separate building. We ate in most evenings and found the kitchen worked well, although we did have to store some of our considerable alcohol supplies on the porch as we couldn’t squeeze it all in the fridge. The bulk of our shopping was done either at Morrison’s in Fort William or the Co-Op in Mallaig. The family all loved their rooms, in particular the two large rooms at each end of the property with their balconies and views over Loch Ailort. We would certainly recommend the property to like-minded families, but would choose to visit in the summer months when we could enjoy the outdoor facilities and activities on offer and perhaps see more of the local wildlife (it was mid-December and we only had about 61/2 hours of daylight). There was a nice touch of a welcome pack provided by the owners, who had also arranged for the house to be dressed for Christmas. Thank you!
Great house, well equipped, fabulous view
Very spacious and comfortable house, ideal for family group of 4 adults and 4 children. Lots of thoughtful touches, the owners have gone to considerable lengths to ensure a great holiday experience.
Perfect house and location
We had a lovely family time celebrating our parents diamond wedding. The house is very easy to enjoy. The kitchen has all the tools and equipment. The lounge gave us lots of space to sit and reminisce with breathtaking views. Family walks to the beach and darts and pool tournaments in the games room kept us all entertained. Thank-you for helping us to make Mum and Dad's day so special.
2 minutes' walk from a shingle beach and a short stroll from a sheltered sandy cove.
2 1/2 hours' drive from Inverness Airport
3 hours' drive from Glasgow Airport
4 hours' drive from Edinburgh Airport
Also consider the overnight sleeper from London to Fort William.
Car hire is recommended although the house is close to a local bus route which means it is not absolutely essential.
Glenuig (inn, community hall and small shop): 2.5 miles
Lochailort (inn, railway station): 4.5 miles
Arisaig: (wildlife cruises to the Small Isles, visitor centre, inns and a small grocery shop): 20 minutes' drive
Glenfinnan (visitor centre, viaduct, inns, wildlife cruises): 20 minutes' drive
Mallaig (most facilities, ferry services): 30 minutes' drive
Fort William (large supermarket, most facilities, railway station) 40 minutes' drive
The house is within 10 minutes' drive of 2 inns, both of which offer a range of ales and serve good pub grub. The house is particularly suitable for outdoor enthusiasts: there are 2 Corbetts waiting to be tackled more or less on our doorstep, sea kayaking is available close-by and there are a range of activities, including mountain biking and hire wire adventures at Nevis Range. We are also within easy reach of a range of places of interest including the Glenfinnan monument, the Ben Nevis Distillery, the Treasures of the Earth Museum and Castle Tioram near Acharacle.