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“Great Base to explore the peninsular.”
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Salen Bay .The arrow is Salen Cottage
The cottage from just outside Salen hotel the bay is just 1 minute from here
Salen Bay
Salen Jetty
View from front of cottage Tide out at this point
Through the house
View from bedroom
Another view of the bay
Through the front door
Bedroom
Really cosy lounge
Kitchen
Kitchen Dining Room
Salen Cottage was built in1853 and was the old police station and the room on the left was the jail
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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446PaulP4...
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
329 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Great Base to explore the peninsular. ”
Reviewed May 22, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This is a great Base to explore the peninsular, there is so much for everyone to enjoy. Or to just stay about Salen, which has a really good restaurant and hotel, as well as a shop/cafe. There is no boat with this property, although listed (well it was when we booked) I would have loved to have a boat to explore as well, being right on the loch side. It is a great little cottage for two. The owner has plans to develop the cottage further, I.e. the bathroom window is due to be replaced (currently locked in place and not possible to open). Most places we have stayed at with the dog we have had an outside tap to wash the dog down before entering, there isn't one at the moment. I am sure graham will add one, after reading this because all comments placed on TripAdvisor to date he has addressed and being a plumber shouldn't be too tricky for him. Very surprised that someone previously commented no soap etc in the bathroom (cause I wouldn't expect shower gel etc in a self catering accommodation), well there is now. There is absolutely everything you need, you do not need to bring any thing except your clothes and sense of adventure. Towels, linen, kitchen essentials, toilet roll etc. A really nice touch is the powerful telescope in the kitchen fixed on a tripod looking out over the Salen bay, nice one. We had a really good holiday and the cottage was part of the enjoyment.

Date of stay: May 2017
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nordicwal...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A very peaceful enjoyable holiday”
Reviewed April 23, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We had a lovely holiday at Salen Cottage, it gave us much more than we had imagined. It's light, spacious, well furnished and very cosy, and we certainly intend to return one day. The location in Salen is perfect for holidaying in Ardnarmuchan. From Salen you can go north, east and west and there are beautiful walks and places to see in all these directions. We ate at the hotel a few yards away, the food there is superb if you don't feel like cooking.

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 6, 2017
Hi Arthur
Thank you so much for your lovely review.
Hope to see you again soon,
Kind Regards,
Graham
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sandramE3...
Romford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage with breathtaking views !! Perfect Easter break 🐣”
Reviewed April 16, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

What a fantastic cottage with beautiful views of salen bay , the cottage was well equipped with everything we needed .
Even had Easter eggs left for us !
Graham was very helpful throughout from booking to knowledge of the area , even took the time to pop past and introduce himself and make sure we was happy .
It's in a very good location as you can visit many beautiful places ....
We would definitely recommend this cottage and area just wish we had longer to stay.
Thanks again

Date of stay: April 2017
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Management Response
Dec 6, 2017
Hi Sandra.
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Salen Cottage and hope to see you again soon.
Thank you very much for your lovely review,
Regards,
Graham
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JoanneHer...
Hertfordshire
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Riddled with damp & black mould!”
Reviewed February 17, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
5
people found this review helpful

The cottage is in a beautiful location and is spacious but that's where the good news ends. We arrived to find damp staining all over the walls and ceiling of the kitchen and living room and the bedroom was so damp that a dehumidifier had been left running by the owner .. the bedroom also stank of damp and mildew. The clothes cupboard in the bedroom had black mould growing on the wall. Mould was also present on many of the window frames, the inside front door frame and all round the bath. This cottage could be lovely but it is a health hazard in its current state. It needs a proper damp proof course and the roof has obviously previously leaked. The bathroom needs to be completely renewed and the whole place decorated throughout. the area is lovely but you would not want to stay in this cottage. We were glad to leave.

Date of stay: February 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Feb 19, 2017
We were deeply shocked and disappointed at this review left on Trip advisor especially as the visit concerned involved a four day stay and not one word r.e " The health hazard"
There was a problem two weeks ago with water penetration on gable end bedroom wall and a new drain has now been installed hence the dehumidifier in bedroom.
The cottage has been occupied since the. problem was addressed and arrangements are in place for paiintes to redecorate.
We noticed the slight damp staining on kitchen ceiling and had a slater inspect it. He is coming week commencing Feb 20th to rectify problem.
A new white bathroom suite was installed 3 was ago.
We are very proud of our lovely cottage and as you can see from previous reviews this is the only negative one we have had.
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TheAuldAl...
Ayrshire
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent cottage”
Reviewed August 6, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Stays here for six days in August, the cottage is in a beautiful position in the village with excellent views over the bay and a thirty second walk to the Local hotel for food and drink.
The cottage has good sized rooms with an excellent bed and lovely kitchen, there is a large wood burner and electric central heating but we did not need to use them.

I would absolutely recommend this cottage, it is a great base for exploring around the area while being hand for food and drink in the hotel and supplies at the jetty.

Date of stay: August 2016
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joannad86...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely cottage and surroundings!”
Reviewed January 4, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Cosy but spacious cottage with great views out to loch sunart. Enjoyed the log fire after long walks in the wind and rain! Stayed 4 nights over new year with my partner and dog we had a super time. Such a beautiful part of Scotland we walked around sanna bay, ardnamurchan lighthouse, loch shiel and glenfinnan.
Thanks Graham C.

Date of stay: December 2015
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Craig W
Bishopton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant wee cottage in the heart of Ardnamurchan”
Reviewed October 18, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My wife and I (and dog) are just back from a terrific few days at this little gem in the heart of one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. The cottage is terrific for 2 people, with a cosy lounge and fireplace overlooking the bay at Salen. The kitchen is nice and reasonably well equipped, as is the bedroom. Wifi was terrific for the Highlands, as good if not better than ours at home! A great base for exploring the area. Bring your own toiletries and logs/coal (some provided but if you use the fire like us you'll need reinforcements!!). We would happily return! Many thanks Graham!

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: Cosy lounge and the view!
Liked least: Shower pressure was not great but its a highland cottage not a city hotel!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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