I booked this property based on the location and photos I had seen on line. I wanted somewhere warm and cozy to take my family for Christmas.
This property was just perfect. It felt like home the minute we walked into it. The lounge is spacious with 2 leather sofas and a chair with footrest. It has a decent size TV with Freeview and a stereo. The dining area is quaint. All 6 of us managed to sit round the table for dinner by bringing a spare chair down from upstairs. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need. I was able to cook a full Christmas dinner for 6 people. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer. The bathroom is a bit on the chilly side. (But we were there on the coldest night of the year). It has a decent shower which heats up quickly and a heated towel rail. The downstairs bedroom is so nice. Its really warm and cozy with a small wardrobe and chest of drawers. The bed is super-comfortable and thick duvets and pillows are provided. (I saved a bit of money and took my own bed linen). The upstairs bedroom is just as nice, with everything you need for comfort. There is a really lovely landing at the top of the stairs with a bed and cot in it. Again, chest of drawers are provided. The landing also has a door leading out onto a small balcony with a table and chairs on it. The view of the sea and surrounding scenery is breathtaking.
There is no wifi or phone signal there. Personally, I loved being technology free for a week and went on lots of walks, rides out in the car and generally recharging my batteries.
If you want somewhere quiet, relaxing and extremely homely, then this is definately the property for you.
This was my second visit to The Saltings and I would go back again like a shot. My first visit was with my late husband in 2009, the second with a friend this month.
We loved the log construction of the building which made it interesting, warm,and peaceful. The accommodation was quirky (beds in alcoves and on balconies) the sitting and dining areas airy and well furnished - and the beds ridiculously comfortable. The weather was not conducive to spending much time on the balcony but we appreciated it being there.
We might have liked a bit more room for putting things down in the bathroom, but the shower was spacious and effective.
Kitchen absolutely fine, with nice crockery (good to look at as well as to use) and everything we could need for our evening meals.
We loved the garden, with its grass parking area, the rose hedge, the birds and even the sound of rain on the roof.
The Saltings is well sited in the village - at sea level, reasonably close to the store, and very peaceful. As far as exploring the peninsula is concerned, it couldn't be better. You are at stunning beaches with heart-stopping views of Rum and Eigg within minutes, along interesting roads with lots of nice bumpy stretches. The lighthouse provided history, thrills (splashing of the sea and honking of the fog horn), and a very good bowl of soup. The bread rolls from the Kilchoan Bakery were to die for, but you need to be up betimes to buy some before they and their other bread all disappears from the store.
W saw otters, deer, some wild goats, an owl and an eagle during or recent four day stay and spent many happy hours beachcombing. A trip to Mull was fun, too and easy to achieve via the frequent local ferry sailings.
I loved both my times at The Saltings and I am loathe to recommend it to others in case it means I can't go myself.....
Well equipped , clean and comfortable accommodation . Friendly welcome despite arriving in the dark and on a wild night. Cottage had drying area which was essential given the weather. Plenty of space and great views from the balcony. The shower room was fabulous, but would need a rota if 6 people were staying.
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