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Pier Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 12 reviews

Pier Cottage, located right on the loch's edge

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Pier Cottage is a beautiful stone cottage on the waters edge of Loch a'Choire. A wonderful compact getaway for a romantic break, or an ideal base to explore Kingairloch and the surrounding areas.

The downstairs rooms have views of the loch and the hills of Kingairloch. On days when we have heavy rainfall, watching the white water tumble off the hills across the loch from the comfort of the lounge is a great cinematic experience. The cottage also has many visits from various wildlife including; red deer, pine martins, otters and a great deal of birdlife.

The cottage sleeps two in a compact double room, with sloping ceilings and is accessed up a half tread steep staircase. Downstairs, a cosy lounge adjoins the perfectly sized kitchen / dining room, the bathroom has a bath and overhead shower unit.

This house is let for week long breaks commencing on a Saturday. Short breaks are available Friday-Monday and also Monday-Friday.

Please enquire for prices and availability.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Kingairloch 100 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 22 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness Airport 157 km, Nearest railway: Fort William 38 km
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details

Please email with your date request and we will reply as soon as possible with a quotation. Bookings are then made through our online booking system.

To make an instant booking, please visit our own website where you are able to book online.

Arrivals are from 4pm onwards and departure is before 10am.

The Scottish Highlands region

World-renowned for their Scenic beauty, the Scottish Highlands offer unsurpassed touring, mountains, lochs, glens, wildlife sightings and much more! The beauty of this part of the world is the peacefulness, clean air and the friendly people.

Although The Scottish Highlands does experiences high levels of rainfall, it really isn't expected to top up your tan on a holiday here! However, the months of April, May, June, September and October usually expect better weather. During the months of December, January and February there is often snow on the mountains and often at lower levels.

Ardnamurchan

Situated on the Stunning West Coast of Scotland, Ardnamurchan is a long, narrow peninsula along the shores of Loch Sunart and includes the most westerly tip of the British Mainland. Kingairloch is actually on the Morvern peninsula which flanks the other side of Loch Sunart and the sound of Mull. The name is derived from the Gaelic A' Mhorbhairn, meaning Sea-Gap.

A visit to the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse located on the most westerly tip of the British Mainland is well worth a trip, the views of the Atlantic are quite amazing. There are numerous sea tour operators that take visitors for day trips to explore the local coastline, a trip to Fingals Cave on Staffa is very special.

The Isle of Mull is only a short drive away and is home to the famous town of Tobermory, Sea Eagles and fantasitc beaches. Visitors can catch the ferry from Lochaline and enjoy a fantastic day out.

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Review 1-10 of 12

17 Jul 2014

3/5

"Disappointment"

Went to this estate 7 years ago and couldn't wait to get back. We were sadly disappointed. Saw no one from the estate all week and we had some issues. Oven didn't work etc. Scenery however, … More

Thank you for your review and that you had a few issues. In our welcome packs in the cottage there are a list of contact numbers should there be any problems, plus guests can visit The Boathouse Restaurant to report any issues that they may have during their stay. Often guests are out when staff members call at the cottages, so perhaps ships passed in the night.
When guests do have an issue, our team try their hardest to resolve any problems as quickly as we can.

17 Jul 2014

5/5

"Awesome!"

Wonderful cottage in a wonderful position. Very well appointed with a fantastic restaurant within walking distance. We'll definitely go back.

2 Nov 2013

4/5

"Beautiful cosy cottage in one of Scotland's secret hideaways..."

We had stumbled upon the cottages of the Kingairloch estate whilst meandering through the Morvern peninsula a year or so ago, and my wife tucked the thought away and booked a Monday to Friday break for the two of us in October of this year (2013).
The cottage is small, but very cosy, with a comfortable sitting-room with a two-seater sofa, single chair, coffee table, and writing-desk, bookshelves and lots of books (a considerable emphasis on the works of Ernest Hemingway...!). There is a reasonably spacious downstairs bathroom with bath and over-bath shower, and a modern, well-equipped kitchen, with separate dining-area, with a pine table and an unnecessarily rickety set of chairs - the back of one of them came off completely when we moved it... A near-vertical ladder leads from this dining-area up to the loft bedroom, which is the length and width of the cottage. The shape of the room, built into the roof, required a lot of stooping - at 5' 11" I could only stand upright in the very centre of the room - but the bed was firm and comfortable, and the room had adequate storage for a short break with a chest of drawers, beside cabinets and and a hanging rail in place of a wardrobe. The ladder proved a little precarious at first, having alternate left/right treads, but once we got the hang of it it was fine.
The cottage was warm when we went in, served by simple electric convector heaters - our one disappointment was that it didn't have an open fire or wood-burning stove, but we knew this before we went - however the heaters worked well and all in all the cottage was very cosy. There is a TV and DVD player, and Sky box, although we hardly bothered with the TV apart from news headlines.
The scenery is breath-taking - step outside the front door or the side door (off the sitting-room) and you are immediately standing on the single-track road right on the edge of Loch a'Choire, with beautiful views west to the head of the loch, east towards Loch Linnhe, or south to the hills across from the loch. Because it is so far from the madding crowd, literally the only sounds to be heard were the wind, occasional birds, the lapping of the water, and, given that were there in October, the sound of deer rutting on the hills above and behind. Approximately five cars went past in the course of each day!
While we were there the only issue we had was the regular sound of the scrabbling of mice in the eaves of the cottage - hardly surprising given its location - but there were no signs in the cottage itself of any little intruders. On raising this matter with the estate representative, I was assured that a contract with Rentokil is in place, and that a running battle with mice is simply a consequence of the location, but one which they are alert to. We weren't unduly disturbed, although the sound was a little irritating of an evening...
There are NO shops - Strontian on the edge of the Ardnamurchan peninsula or Lochaline on the Morvern peninsula are the closest villages with shops, unless you return to Ardgour and cross back over the Corran Ferry to go to Fort William where there is a large Morrisons. Bring all you need with you! The Boathouse Restaurant, also part of the Kingairloch Estate, is 5 minutes along the road from the cottage, but only opens Thursdays to Sundays and was a little on the pricy side for us to consider eating in more than once.
We would definitely return to Kingairloch, although next time we might try one of the other cottages - either for comparison, or take a bigger cottage (there are nine in total, with accommodation options varying from 2 to 12) if we should need more beds.
And if the owners felt like installing a wood-burning stove or open fire, (or even adding a hot tub outside!) we would definitely upgrade our rating to five stars! But either way, we'll be back!

2 Nov 2013

5/5

"A truly stunning location"

My wife and I stayed at Pier Cottage for a short break in October, the views of the loch and mountains from the cottage are beautiful. There are plenty of walks around the estate, lots of wildlife to see and it really is a place to stay if you want to relax, cottage was very cosy and well equipped, the stairs would be tricky for people with mobility concerns but we soon got used to them. We would highly recommend this little piece of heaven.

1 Nov 2013

5/5

"Fantastic!!!!! Wildlife heaven in a treasure of a cottage"

We spent a glorious long weekend at Pier Cottage on our first stay on the Kingairloch estate. We'd only been there an hour when we saw a pair of Eagles circling above the Loch. The cottage was super cosy and we loved the paddle stairs to bedroom. We found them easily negotiable (we're in our mid 50's & fit) but would not suit persons less agile or with motobility problems. But we found the stairs a hoot!!! It was fun to walk (about a mile) to the Boathouse for our dinner , taking in the wildlife enroute & then wandering back again stopping to enjoy the wildlife yet again. If you love the countryside & all things outdoors then this is the estate for you. We have no criticisms and now intend to make regular visits with our dogs trying out the other cottages. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

8 Oct 2013

4/5

"Stunning location to relax in"

Kingairloch is a magical place, with a variety of cottages on the estate. Pier cottage is a cosy place on the loch side, not far from the very nice Boathouse restaurant. The main downside of the cotta… More

28 Jul 2013

5/5

"Amazing scenery, fantastic accommodation"

Pier Cottage is an amazing place to stay. The cottage is lovely with an attic bedroom, kitchen dinner, sitting room and bathroom. Ideally located on the edge of the loch next to the pier with fantastic views of the loch and the hills. The whole area is lovely and a perfect place to explore the local countryside from. The Boathouse restaurant is brilliant and a must for any stay.

30 May 2013

5/5

"Peace and tranquility"

If you want to get away from the rat race this is for you.
Nearest shop and pub is about 12 miles away.
You will never get fed up with looking outside your window over the Loch whatever the weather.
Lots of walking directly from the house
. Restaurant the Boathouse is excellent and within a short walk but only open Thurs to Sun

19 May 2013

5/5

"Fantastic!"

Just spent 1 week at Kingairloch Estate staying at Pier Cottage. Lovely wee cottage, - cosy, comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Very remote but that was a huge bonus for us. Very relaxing week and great for recharging the batteries! Scenery and wildlife amazing and a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Also managed a trip to Mull and Iona and had a fantastic trip on the Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig. Its not any wonder that this trip is regarded as the most scenic train journey in the world! Can also recommend the Boathouse which is very near to the cottage - enjoyed a fantastic Sunday lunch there!

7 May 2013

4/5

"Remote and beautiful"

After crossing the Corran ferry and driving 9 miles down a winding single track road I was beginning to doubt
I needn't have worried, it's beautiful, a handful of cottages and houses and a boathouse that has been turned into a pleasant restaurant
Pier cottage is small with a large upstairs bedroom accessed by a slightly tricky set of stairs , well furnished, equipped and decorated
Walk out of the front door and you are stood by the Loch, watching the wildlife.
As there is no mobile signal you really can get away from it all!

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Calendar last updated:21 Aug 2014

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