Situated only a stone’s throw from the sea, Lochead Cottage is a charming traditional cottage with wood panelling and open fireplace overlooking the mouth of the Lochead Burn and has extensive views down Loch Caolisport.
Ellary and Castle Sween Estates lie between Lochs Sween and Caolisport. This is the scenery which has made the West Coast of Scotland famous. The shore consists of rocky outcrops with inlets and sandy beaches, islands and islets and just cries out to be explored. The structure of the rock forms a series of glens and corries which lie in the same direction making walking the hills an absolute delight. The unspoilt countryside makes it an ideal place to observe wildlife as there are large areas of oakwoods on the Loch Caolisport site and considerable areas of the Loch Sween site are wooded mainly with birch and alder. These areas are home to many of Scotland's native species.
You are welcome to use the whole of the area of the Ellary and Castle Sween Estates which extend to approximately fifteen thousand acres. The enthusiastic hill walker will find all he could possibly wish for. Lochead Glen, for example, is one of the prettiest glens in Scotland, and from the heights of Corrbhan on a clear day, you can see as far as the Nevis range to the North, the head of Loch Fyne and Ben Arthur to the East, Kintyre and Northern Ireland to the South and the Isles of Jura, Scarba etc. to the West. At the same time, the less energetic, who may not feel the need for such exercise, can experience the same kind of adventure taking a comparatively easy stroll, for example the walk from Balimore down to Stronefield beach, or from Ellary down past the golf practise area to the Salmon Pool and beyond takes you into fascinating countryside, and there are many alternatives. A holiday at Ellary and Castle Sween is also interesting to anglers who can obtain permits to fish the Lochead Burn (salmon and seatrout) as well as other burns on the estates and a great many trout lochs. Cyclists and mountain bikers can explore most of the estates on the private estate roads and tracks. Some will want to come simply to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, which is probably the main attraction of Ellary and Castle Sween.
Lochead Cottage overlooks the mouth of the Lochead Burn and has extensive views down Loch Caolisport. The front part of the cottage maintains the atmosphere and charm of a traditional cottage with wood panelling and open fireplace, while there is a modern extension to the rear which accommodates the extra facilities which makes Lochead Cottage a very comfortable home from home.
The electric heated accommodation comprises:
Dining/kitchen with electric hob, double oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave and patio doors opening directly on to the garden area.
Comfortable lounge with open fire and dining area.
Shower room with hand basin and WC.
First floor: Twin bedroom.
Second twin bedroom.
Generous bathroom with hand basin and WC.
Private parking for three cars.
Bed linen charged at a supplement of £5 per bed.
Towels not provided.
Electricity payable to the owner on departure and charged on the meter.
Wi-Fi charged at a supplement of £15 per week.
Cot, highchair and payphone available.
PLEASE NOTE There is a charge of £10 and £5 respectively to hire a cot and highchair per week. 2 dogs are welcome at a cost of £20 per week per dog. Electric is paid on departure charged on a meter. Bed linen is charged £5 per bed and wifi is charged £15 for the week. Spa Treatments in the comfort of your holiday cottage can be added to your holiday reservation. To ensure these are available for your holiday, these must be booked and paid in advance.
No village Chatsworth 1 mile; Bakewell 5 miles. The pretty village of Baslow lies at the north end of stately Chatsworth House - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The village has many unusual and picturesque features including a triple-arched river bridge guarded by a toll house whose doorway is only 3 1/2 feet high! Baslow offers a range of village amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants. Close by is Bakewell, the capital of the Peak District, and home of the famous Bakewell pudding (definitely not tart!), still made locally to an old and secret recipe. Bakewell is at the scenic heart of the Peak District, and with Alton Towers also within easy touring distance, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
This property offers the following short breaks: