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Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self CateringRowanhill Cottage by River Shiel - Acharacle
Self Catering - Ardnamurchan - Scotland

Ideal Location for Fishing & Walking Holidays

Rowanhill is an attractive traditionally stone built and rough cast two-storey self catering cottage located down a 'no through road' beside the River Shiel and Loch Shiel near Acharacle, Ardnamurchan, Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland.

Rowanhill has three twin bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 people. It also has a large garden.
Wi FiThe house has a fixed-line telephone for incoming calls only. Mobile phone coverage is good.
Rowanhill has Broadband connection and is Wi-Fi enabled.

Rowanhill is open from Mid March to end of October

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Rowanhill lies beside the very minor road serving the crofting area of Moss about two miles from the centre of the thriving village of Acharacle which is served by two hotels, a post office and tearoom, an excellent village store with all provisions, and a bakery.

Rowanhill cottage is ideally placed for guests to enjoy fishing on Loch Shiel and in the River Shiel, also to enjoy the many other fieldsports in Lochaber and Ardnamurchan.

The sandy beaches at Ardtoe are about 15 minutes drive and the beach at Dorlin with the commanding presence of Castle Tioram is only 10 minutes drive from Rowanhill Cottage.
Castle Tioram is the fourteenth century stronghold of the MacDonalds of Clanranald with a wealth of Scottish history behind its crumbling ramparts burnt in the Jacobite Rising of 1715.

Guest Comments & Extracts from Visitor's Book:

''Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday here at Rowanhill Cottage we have absolutely loved it. The cottage is very well equipped.''

'' We have had the most wonderful weeks holiday here in this beautiful well equipped cottage. Our 2 little dogs have loved it also. We have visited numerous areas of outstanding beauty.... We have seen golden eagle, seals, numerous species of birds and wild flowers, orchids, wild meadow flowers, bees aplenty. The area is absolutely stunning and we hope to return in future with family.''

'' What a beautiful cottage, well equipped and very comfortable.''
'' Walked to the singing sands. A long walk but well worth it, as the beach is wonderful.''
'' Took the ferry to Mull. Arrived home (to Rowanhill) to an otter swimming around in the river....who entertained us by catching eels. Absolutely wonderful''
''Took the Hogwarts train to Mallaig. Our grandchildren were so excited as they are Harry Potter mad.''
''Travelled by boat to Lunga and Staffa. Absolutely fabulous. Puffins shags and guillemots. Another picnic visit to Fingal's Cave on Staffa.

Very peaceful boat trip (Loch Shiel Cruises) from Glenfinnan House Hotel - lovely unspoilt loch and friendly skipper.

''Saw a pair of sea eagles. They are huge! ''
'' The Ardnamurchan Distillery visit best one we've done and we've done a few.''

'' An idyllic location with lovely views from the cottage''

The Peal Family:
"Well equipped comfortable Cottage.
We enjoyed seeing an amazing variety of wildlife: pine martens, a pair of white-tailed sea eagles, a wild cat, a pair of red-breasted divers, and a golden eagle. All the neighbours have been very friendly. The walking is fantastic."

"Loved the cottage, very comfortable. Lots of walks to beaches and mountains."

"The area is fab for walking and the dog has had a top time too."

"Really lovely holiday, very peaceful location. Beautiful scenery. Another happy pooch unwilling to go home."

"Blue skies and sun from 4.00am to 11.00pm all week. golfing at Traigh, cycling to Silver Sands, walk the Silver Walk and Castle Tioram, canoeing in Loch Shiel to the Green Isle"

"So much to see and do. It was the wife's first visit to this part of Scotland and now she does not want to go home - we'll be back"

"Another wonderful visit. Rowanhill just perfect. Peaceful, relaxing, all the wonders of nature around."

"Excellent accommodation, everything we needed was here. Surrounding walks are great, the dogs loved the beach at Kentra Bay."

"The Penmans came from Canada and said Rowanhill was worthy of 5 stars. All loved this house and did not want to leave. We all leave with happy hearts and a feeling we were at home."

"A lovely cottage in a beautiful location!"

"Fantastic house in a good central location. Wonderful, even in the rain."

"We had a fantastic week at Rowanhill Cottage. The place was clean and tidy and in such a beautiful location. The fishing wasn't the best due to the sun splitting the sky for the full week but plenty of trout were caught and we also saw some magnificent wildlife including otters and sea eagles.
Great place and great accommodation. Hoping to be back again next year".

"We had a lovely holiday at Rowanhill and hope to return again in the not too distant future. The cottage was really comfortable and so well equipped - very homely. We explored much of the area, and although the weather was mixed, were able to take in the beautiful landscapes and scenery of Ardnamurchan and it's surroundings. We would love to visit again in a different season".

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