Tigh Liza is an enchanting cottage in the crofting community of Arivegaig near Acharacle on the glorious Ardnamurchan peninsula in Western Scotland; an area renowned for its wild life and scenic views out to the Inner Hebrides. An area also steeped in history with the nearby Castle Tioram and great fossil hunting areas.
It stands in its own one acre garden ground, amid trees, a traditional Highland cottage which has been in the family for three generations and which has now been lovingly restored and refurbished to create a most comfortable and welcoming holiday home. It is bright and well-insulated, with oil central heating and a wood-burning stove in the sitting room for additional warmth and atmosphere. There is also a pleasant conservatory to the front with views to Kentra Bay and over to Ben Laga just right for enjoying the surroundings when the weather may be less than balmy. The kitchen is well-equipped, and upstairs are two good bedrooms and a drying room. There is a large secure stable in the garden available for storing bikes.
Acharacle is only about 3 miles away and has some small shops and a hotel. From there you can head south, turning right at Salen and head west to Kilchoan (ferry to Mull), and the westernmost point of mainland Britain with its Stevenson lighthouse or the fabulous beaches at Sanna. To the north, a scenic, coastal road takes you to join the Road to the Isles at Lochailort and on to Arisaig, Morar (more silver beaches) and Mallaig, with ferries to Skye. Nearer to home are the popular Singing Sands and Ardtoe beaches.
The area teems with wildlife and most of the village has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its wild flowers and spectacular mosses. A vast array of birds and animals make this area their home and pine martins, buzzards and eagles can be seen as can seals, dolphins and whales in the offshore waters. It is a world away from the noise and bustle of busy cities and a place where you will be able to recharge your batteries and return refreshed (but reluctant) to everyday life at the end of your stay.
Oil-CH and Electricity included. Bed linen and towels available to hire by overseas visitors on request. One pet is welcome by arrangement. Sorry no smoking in the cottage. Wi-fi included, subject to provider.
Accommodation (sleeps 4):
- Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, TV and DVD player.
- Dining room
- Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave and washing machine.
- Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Double bedroom.
- Twin bedroom