This was the "big house" for Achateny Farm.
The house has views northwards across the sea to the islands of Skye, Eigg, Rum and Muck. The garden attracts many songbirds, which in turn have attracted a pair of sparrowhawks which regularly create havoc overhead. To the west deer graze the open ground overnight, returning to the hills in the early morning.
Achateny beach is a couple of minutes walk away down a rough private track. Otters are often seen fishing among the reefs here, and the apparently deserted beach is alive with birds. There is a large tidal range, and at low tide huge areas of white sand are uncovered and fascinating rock pools form among the rocky outcrops. The adjoining Kilmory beach is just as lovely and more sheltered from the wind, both are protected by reefs which mean the waves here are more gentle than further west on the peninsula.
There is a large enclosed garden where children and dogs (and adults) can safely play. Indoors there is a conservatory, a dining room, a large lounge (with television and DVD) and a large kitchen-dining room. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, both en-suite, and two twin bedrooms. The third bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath and sauna. There is an additional toilet on the landing. The kitchen has cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer and washing machine and dishwasher.
Achateny House is available from Saturday to Saturday.
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Please first follow the directions in Getting Here
From Salen turn onto the B8007 and head west along the shores of Loch Sunart. After about seven miles you will pass the impressive and historic Glenborrodale Castle, the newly built Ardnamurchan Distillery and Nadurra Visitor Centre. The road takes you further along the coast before heading inland for a few miles past the impressive Ben Hiant. Eventually you will come to a junction to the right, signposted Kilmory (2.5 miles), Fascadale (4 miles), Ockle (4 miles). Follow this road and then after 1.3 miles take the left fork. After about 1 mile you will see Achateny Farm Steadings in front of you. Achateny House is through the farmyard and on your right.
Take the B8007 towards Salen. After about 2.5 miles turn off to the left, signposted Kilmory (2.5 miles), Fascadale (4 miles), Ockle (4 miles). Follow this road and then after 1.3 miles take the left fork. After about 1 mile you will see Achateny Farm Steadings in front of you. Achateny House is through the farmyard and on your right.