Salen Cottage is clean, well equipped cottage in the most stunning location. The area is fantastic for scenery and wildlife, boat trips for whale watching, sea eagles and some of the most pristine beaches in the world. (no exaggeration)
We absolutely loved it and looking forward to the next time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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