3 bedroom Cottage with loch view, 2 lounges and balcony. Ideal touring base
About Liz Cuthbert
I live in East Kilbride with my husband, Euan and 2 children, Adam and Emma. We have holidayed on the Ardurmuchan peninsula for years, loving the peacefulness of the area, beautiful beaches and scenic hill walks. Euan is a furniture maker, specialising in reclaimed Scottish Hard woods (Tailormadefurniture.co.uk). In the last 12 months Euan has been very busy adding to the cottage - with a new porch, outdoor drying shed, hand made beds , extra kitchen storage and display unit in hall. In 2019 we are very proud to open the upstairs area of Bramble, which has been a real labour of love for us to incorporate our design ideas, natural wooden touches and maximise the use of space to create a relaxing and tranquil environment. Euan is a keen walker and can be booked for guided walks in the area. I am in banking, so love to get away to Strontian as you can imagine! We love the area so much we got married in the local church in 2018! (So if you are planning a local wedding ask me for some tips!)
Liz Cuthbert purchased this Bungalow in 2015
Why Liz Cuthbert chose Acharacle
We bought this property as we recognised Strontian as being in the perfect location for a varied family holiday. We can get to the beaches of Sanna, the hills of Glencoe, the picturesque Island of Mull or Fort William in an hour, or we can take a walk through ancient oak lands or by Loch Sunart straight from the door. When we viewed the cottage it was obvious the previous owners had invested great love and attention in the cottage having only built it 5 years previously. It had a warmth and welcoming feel that felt like coming home. Previous visitors in the visitors book all spoke of their love for Bramble and their desire to return. The cottage has a shop, cafe and hotel within a few minutes walk and we liked the benefit of being "away from it all" but with convenience on the door step. All locals have been friendly and the small town has a real community feel that is missing in today's busier towns. We love getting off the Corran Ferry on the peninsula, feeling our modern day stresses melt away safe in the knowledge that in 20 minutes we will be Enjoying the peace and warmth of Bramble Cottage. The cottage is rarely empty - if we don’t have guests staying we will be there ( more often than not looking for more ways to improve it for the following year!). But every day starts with a walk to the shore to see the loch and reconnect with the peace and beauty of the area.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Bramble Cottage is set in an ideal situation. It is only metres away from all local amenities but has no passing traffic. It offers privacy with a fenced front garden and has enclosed, flat gardens to the rear - so perfect for children or pets. It is situated on the edge of a woodland offering fantastic walks. It is in the ideal location to enjoy a varied holiday, with majestic Glencoe, the scenic Island of Mull, the glorious sandy beaches of Sanna all within an hour, or fabulous walks from the door. The cottage has generously proportioned rooms and is wheel chair friendly ground floor. We aim to provide a home from home that you will want to return to again and again. We try to take the stress out by providing quality linens, towels, kitchen basics such as washing up liquid, a complimentary welcome pack with fresh milk in the fridge. We hope you will love Bramble as we do! Why choose Bramble? Its a unique and much loved property where we invest our heart and soul into making it as good as it can be. Euan is a Scottish cabinet maker and has really brought the house to life, giving it unique character with stylish use of Scottish hardwoods. Many of the furnishings are hand made to traditional methods by Euan. Liz has focussed on comfort and tranquility with quality soft furnishings in relaxing shades.
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Nice place to stay,clean and comfortable.
Cottage is in a very quiet location,you can walk straight out of the front door and straight into a wooded area and up into the hills.
Convenient for the local shop and pub (local hotel)
Nicely decorated inside with a large kitchen and decent sized bathroom.bedrooms are nice as is lounge with good views of the hills.
We would definitely stop here again.
Fabulous, clean an quiet.
Lovely week in Bramble cottage. Very peaceful little spot at the end of a quiet lane and ideal position for exploring this area of Scotland. Cottage very clean and comfortable, the owners of the cottage provide everything you can think of and even made a journey to the cottage to assist us, thank you again Liz. Would definitely recommend and return.
Holiday at Bramble
Our family had a great time here. Lovely cottage spotlessly
clean. Heaven for any one who loves the great outdoors of beautiful
Scotland.We have travelled far and wide and rarely go back to the same place.
We would love to go back to Bramble Cottage.
Thanks to the owners for a brilliant time.
Ant, Kirst ,Charl and Frederico our 4 legged wonder
Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back next year!
Liz and Euan
Lovely place to stay
Great location for exploring.
Lovely cottage to stay at.
Lots of walking, cycling within the area of Strontian.
Beautiful, comfortable cottage in perfect surroundings.
Bramble cottage was perfect - clean, comfortable and spacious with everything we needed including lots of games - Frustration was s big hit with our youngest! Although the weather wasn’t kind, we enjoyed woodland walks from the door and using the fire pit. Great coffee and cake (and tasty Friday take away) from Sunart cafe. The Loch is beautiful and we enjoyed wildlife spotting. A lovely break in a fabulous setting!
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We hope to welcome you back in the future!
Euan and Liz
Just as described!
We were very lucky with the weather, two weeks sun and no rain at all! But apart from that the cottage is lovely, homely and comfortable. A little shop nearby and brilliant walks from the door for us and the dog! Perfect!
Loch Sunart is within a few minutes walk. At 31 kilometres (20 miles) it is the longest sea loch in the Highlands and a popular destination for kayakers, canoeists and sailors.
There are beaches nearby at Inversanda - less than 15 minutes by car along the main A861 - Ardtoe (around 16 miles or 30 minutes by car) and the magnificent sandy expanse of Sanna Bay - well worth the hour's drive along the full length of the peninsula.
Given the rural nature of the area, the use of a car is essential. Car rental is available in Fort William which has a mainline train station connecting it to Glasgow with 3 services a day in each direction.
Glasgow Airport is around two and a half hours away by car whilst Inverness Airport to the North is approximately two hours drive from the cottage.
A short crossing on the Corran Ferry (15miles/20minutes by car) connects with the main A82. By this route Fort William is 23 miles from Bramble Cottage, Glencoe 22 miles and Oban - with ferries to Mull, Coll, Tiree, Barra and South Uist - 50 miles from Strontian.
Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse - the most Westerly point on the British mainland - 35 miles.
Lochaline - for ferry to Mull and onward trips to Iona and Staff - is a picturesque 30 minute drive on the A884.
The village is well served by a mini market, post office & general store, cafe, three hotels - two of which have public bars, and a tearoom & crafts workshop.
Petrol and diesel are available just moments from the holiday cottage and cycle hire can also be arranged in the village.
There is a well-resourced community centre with a library which is open 6 days a week including two evenings. The centre also provides community sports facilities including a gym and badminton courts.
There is a cash machine in the mini-market in the village centre.
A seasonal Tourist Information office operates from April to October and is open six days a week.