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Mack Leven, with off-road parking and lockable garage

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Mack Leven is in sleepy historic Glencoe village, a one-street crofting community which retains a rural feel while being convenient for all amenities and with excellent access to the main road network, both for getting here and for exploring the West Highlands. It is a quiet friendly home from home, surrounded by beautiful mountains visible from every room in the house.

The cottage is within a few minutes' walk of the sea, forest walks, a well-stocked shop, hotel /pub, folk museum and a cafe serving delicious food (and serious hot chocolate!). The world renowned real ale pub, Clachaig, is a mere 3 miles away, and the area has superb restaurants specialising in local seafood, or why not eat in - Mack Leven has a fully equipped kitchen which will easily cater for eight.

Sunsets over the loch and mountains are absolutely gorgeous. Our secluded garden is leafy and peaceful with a rich variety of birdlife. Red deer can be spotted on the hillsides, otters frequent the lochshore and seals are a common sight.

Glencoe is a fantastic base for exploring the West Highlands - stay local and discover the beauty of Glen Coe and Loch Leven, or head further afield, with Oban /Mull, Mallaig, Skye, Caledonian Canal, Fortwilliam, Loch Ness, Aviemore /Cairngorms all being within easy range for day trips.

Outdoor activities are well catered for locally, with a wide range of local providers offering everything from sea kayaking and canyoning to segway, boat trips and photography safaris.

Walkers can tackle local Munros on foot from the cottage (there are over 40 Munros within 20 miles), with many lovely but gentler walks for the less adventurous, some taking in the beautiful forest just minutes' walk away. Skiers and snowboarders have the choice of Glencoe ski resort (10 minutes by car) or Nevis Range (40 minutes by car).

Cycling opportunities range from world class downhill mountain biking to easy forest trails for families, or the excellent cycle path leading from Glencoe to Oban, with local bike hire available across the road from the cottage.

Climbers can get indoor practice and tuition on both conventional climbing walls and on real ice walls at the Ice Factor (15mins by car), and families /beginners are welcome. And then there's the wealth of outdoor routes to be tackled - experienced local guides are available if required.

Sea kayakers can enjoy some of the world's best paddling around the coast of the West of Scotland, with fantastic scenery, clear waters, wildlife, and uninhabited islands to explore. There are many providers supplying tuition and trips. ObanSeaKayakGuides offer Mack Leven guests 30% discount on coaching or guided trips (minimum two people booking). If you have your own kayak, you can launch almost from the cottage.

Mack Leven offers all the comforts of home in a stunningly beautiful location.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow 140 km, Nearest railway: Fortwilliam 19 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Luxury accommodation which includes four spacious ensuite bedrooms (one king room and one double room downstairs, one king room and one twin room upstairs). Rooms are clean, bright and airy, with mountain /garden views. The master bedroom also looks over the sea and superb sunsets. There is a separate fifth toilet downstairs

Relax on large comfy settees and pouffees in front of the open fire (coal supplied), and settle down for a cosy evening with a flat screen 32' HD LCD TV (freeview), a Blu-ray /DVD player with a large selection of DVDs, and CD player with iPod dock. Wi-Fi is free, and there's a printer /copier /scanner, handy for on-line tickets or if you really can't leave the office behind.

The cosy reading nook in the hall is ideal for curling up with a book from our wide selection of adult and kids books (lots of great kids books!), and there's a plentiful selection of games for all ages.

You'll fall in love with the heated south-facing conservatory, with mountain views and birch trees all around. There's a choice of comfy wicker armchairs or more formal table and chairs, and it's an ideal place to dawdle over breakfast.

Cooking for eight is a breeze in the well equipped kitchen, with double oven /grill, microwave, ceramic hob, 4-slice toaster, dishwasher, fridge /freezer, and plenty of pans /cooking utensils /plates /cutlery etc. The dining room has a large solid wood table which seats eight easily, but has been known to accommodate twelve, and there is a breakfast bar in the kitchen which seats two.

Wet weather isn't a problem - there's a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room, with several clothes airers available, and there is plenty of space for coats and muddy boots in both the entrance porch and the utility room.

Note: There are two steps at the front door, with handrails to aid guests of restricted mobility.

Further details outdoors

The conservatory and kitchen both lead onto a large south-facing deck, and summer evenings equal barbeques – our gas barbeque (gas supplied), hardwood patio furniture and suntrap deck and garden are an irresistible invitation to crack open a beer and get the barbie going.... (Patio furniture & barbeque not available during winter months.)

The back garden is fully fenced and flat, with grass / gravel / bushes, edged with birch trees, and is rich in birdlife. There is a herb garden (fresh herbs for the keen cooks) and washing lines (pegs supplied).

An outside tap with hose is provided, perfect for washing boots /kayaks /bikes etc (not available during winter months).

There is off -road private parking for up to four cars in front /side of the cottage.

Further details

20% deposit secures booking (non-refundable), balance payable 6 weeks in advance. Balance refundable only if the property can be re-let for the cancelled period.

Paypal available for overseas bookings (2% surcharge) - UK bookings electronic transfer preferred.

The Glencoe region

Glencoe is in the Lochaber area of Argyll, with wild beautiful romantic mountains and sea lochs, home to red deer, eagles, pine martins, seals and otters, but not many people. The area is steeped in history - the Massacre of Glencoe, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Wade's military roads (still in use as walking routes), Glencoe burial isles, and it has also been the scene of many films, best known being Harry Potter and James Bond's Skyfall. The climate is not extreme - we do have snow in winter, and it can be cold, but summers can be hot and sunny. And yes, it does rain in the Highlands, but not usually for too long, and the light on the hills is especially beautiful after rain, photographers love it.

Glencoe Village

Walking, climbing, ski-ing, sea kayaking, mountain biking are all on the doorstep - local guides will provide trips /training if desired. Boat trips on Loch Leven or out to Corryvreckan whirlpool can be arranged. Sea fishing, golf, canyoning, indoor ice-climbing, bike hire, photography safaris, segway trips are all available locally.

Glencoe has a thatched cottage folk museum and National Trust visitor centre which have excellent local history displays, and the Macdonald Memorial attracts visitors from all over the world, especially on their Clan memorial day in February each year.

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5 Jun 2013


"Absolutely Stunning!"

This place is gorgeous. The views are just amazing, Conservatory at the back is just brilliant no matter the weather you can just sit all day and enjoy the views. Apartment itself has everything you need so just bring along your own food and enjoy the cooking. If you don't fancy there is a restaurant just round the corner and a small shop where you can get most of the stuff. Three beautiful bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, lovely kitchen and obviously conservatory –fantastic relaxing stay we had and will be definitely back for more.

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      Calendar last updated:17 Dec 2014

      Based in United Kingdom

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