The Ruin | Sawday's

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The Ruin - Self-catering cottage in Highland

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Ardslignish, Acharacle, PH36 4JG, Highland
Scotland, United Kingdom

Lois & Richard Livett

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+44 (0)1972 500201(landline)

Spin off on the bikes in a vast expanse of great beauty. Return to old walls and pitch pine in a bolthole for 2 - and a byre for your kids!

Over the lip of Loch Sunart, tucked into the land of heather and old oak, crouches The Ruin amid manicured lawns. From its windows not a trace of development can be spied; within its old walls, stone blends with pitch pine. This is a place for two to roost and lovely Lois shows you around. It's open-plan, almost one big room, so pad across heated tiles in your socks, bake bread in your spotless kitchen, bathe in your enclosed shower and tub, drift off on your plump bed. A whisper away is the Byre – hand-made bunks, second bathroom and TV – a dinky abode that sleeps two youngsters securely yet fills their minds with freedom. Grab binoculars and stride off for the mountains or the silken shore, bird-spot until sundown. Browse the wildlife books back at base and, when the tide ebbs, poke around to see what gems the rock pools have offered up. Logs, linen, games, an old film on DVD – all yours to enjoy as you settle in by the wood-burner. Sit on the terrace while supper spits on the barbecue, watch oyster catchers come and go out on the wide cerulean water. Soothingly wild.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Lois & Richard Livett:

Local points of interest from
Lois & Richard Livett:

  • Delecious Homebaking and Light lunches at Natural History Centre, easy walking distance. Golden Eagle watch at Natural History Centre 1 1/2 miles away
  • Castle Tioram, ancient ruined stronghold of the Clan Ranald, 11 miles away.
  • Pristine white shell sand beaches, Sanna and Portuairk, 1/2 an hours drive away.
  • Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, the most westerly point of the British mainland, 19 miles west.
  • Catch a ferry to Tobermory, excellent day out leaving the car at Kilchoan.
Points of interest

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  • 1 Cottage for 2
Price:(i) £500 to£520 per week

Booking info:


19 November - 18 February.


Ardslignish, Acharacle, PH36 4JG, Highland

Self-catering Cottage for 2+2 (self-catering)
Cottage ~ The Ruin: 1 double; 1 bathroom. The Byre: 1 child’s bunk room; 1 shower room (£90 per week extra).
Price: (i) £ 500 to £ 520 per week

Lois & Richard Livett

Visit website

+44 (0)1972 500201(landline)