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The Turret

Nr. Lochailort Grade 3 Star rating View Map
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Delightful ground floor apartment, with open fire and turret window, with Loch Moidart short walk, clan castle of Tioram nearby.

" In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..."

Where a tree-lined glen opens out onto Loch Moidart and in countryside steeped with tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie, these fine properties stand upon the Kinlochmoidart Estate, within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig. The Scottish Baronial mansion of Kinlochmoidart House, occupies a marvellous position amidst some of Scotland’s most magnificent West Country scenery. It has been sensitively formed into three residences; two are careful conversions of an extensive service wing, while the main house (part of which is still the owners’ home) is a substantial property laid out over three floors and forming the middle portion of the building. The remaining three properties presented here are separately set in secluded locations within the vast grounds, comprising extensive shared gardens and the surrounding 2,000 acre estate grounds, which grant opportunities for excellent hill walking and fine varied fishing (fly fishing is available by arrangement). Very comfortably furnished, cosily heated and well-equipped throughout, each provides the perfect holiday retreat from which to enjoy an abundance of interests and scenic splendour with which this area is blessed at all times of the year.
Designed by William Leiper in 1884, Kinlochmoidart House is one of the finest examples of his work. It features a superb Art Movement interior – tilings, wallpapers, paint work, panelling and many other intricate architectural features have been painstakingly restored and represented, under strict architectural guidance, to return it to its former splendour. It occupies the site of a house which was once the resting place of Prince Charles Edward Stuart during the 1745 Jacobite Revolution – a connection commemorated in a nearby meadow, where seven beech trees symbolise the Seven Men of Moidart, the sum total of the army which he brought from France.
Just a short walk away from the house lies Loch Moidart, where vast expanses of sand are thrown up by the sea at low tide. At the seaward end of this beautiful inlet, sit the ancient ruins of 14th-century clan castle of Tioram (once the stronghold of the Lord of the Isles), providing a focal point for gloriously scenic views. Between nearby Loch Shiel and Loch Sunart, a trail leads through the Ariundle Oakwoods Nature Reserve – a haven for wildlife – whilst southwards, the coast is punctuated by bays of white sand excellent for fishing and shell-collecting, or admiring the views over hill, loch and sea from horse back. Fort William, gateway to Ben Nevis, is a scenic drive away, and the Western Isles, Skye and Ardnamurchan are all accessible. Sailing at Acharade, 6 miles. Golf 30 minutes’ drive. Inn at Glenuig, 4 miles. Shops 7 miles.

Created within part of the extensive former service wing, this charming and sensitive conversion has been attractively furnished throughout. Completely self-contained, with its own front door, it offers convenient ground floor accommodation. Spacious sitting room with open fire and turret window. Dining hall with rugs on terracotta-tiled floor. Farmhouse-style kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity and full NSH by meter reading
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Video (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer

  • Bed linen included
  • TV
  • Shared gardens and grounds of 2,000 acres
  • Ample parking
  • Natural spring water supply
  • Fly fishing £30 per rod per day by arrangement
  • NB: Duck pond in grounds

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  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-19
    Beautiful location, and a beautiful building sensitively converted into separate compartments. After days spent exploring outdoors, the living room with log fire very much lent themselves to long autumn evenings spent reading by the fire, writing at the roll-top desk or embroidering in the armchair (the midges do tend to drive you inside in the evenings!) It's a lovely quiet spot and we didn't see much of our neighbours - but the soundproofing is bad between the Turret and the neighbouring appartment so we heard plenty of them, their children and their dogs... happily they weren't too early to rise or too late to bed but it was rather intrusive to overhear so much of someone else's holiday. The bathroom was beautiful - no shower though - but lovely old fixtures, chalky grey-green painted panelling and a huge bath. The kitchen is a good size and pretty well equipped, with a lovely Belfast sink and wooden worktops. It's a very pleasant place to spend time cooking, once you've angle of the oven door that closes itself whilst your arms are reaching in...! There are some quirks that might be a nuisance to others - like no real hanging space in the double bedroom - but we had a glorious week of rest there (and if there are no quirks, there's no character), and I would heartily recommend it to anyone who likes old buildings, old furniture and acres of green right outside your window.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-15
    We loved the place, very friendly welcome, very remote and of course located in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. My 16 year old daughter wasn't as keen as her parents mostly due to lack of wi-fi in the Turret itself - she was welcome in the main house to use wi-fi, but I can see this as an improvement for the benefit of those who must be connected at all times! Happily go back again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-02-17
    Lovely property in a lovely location friendly and informal. Would go back in a shot.

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7.0 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by Reevoo

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