Merlin Cottage is one of our, 2 bedroom semi detached cottages that is situated in a private courtyard on the Portnellan Estate with views across the lambing meadow to the river and loch. Beautifully appointed.
Merlin Cottage is situated within the privately owned Courtyard at Portnellan offering spectacular loch and mountain views across the lambing field and over to Loch Dochart.
Merlin has a magnificent setting with a true Highland landscape all around. Often complimented by the abundance of bird and wild life that can be seen. It is not unusual to see the deer meandering off the hill and passing nearby the cottage into the adjacent meadow.
Recently refurbished throughout reaching exceptional standards the cottage benefits from new installed heated flooring, low energy storage heating, LED lighting, new carpets and soft furnishings and complete interior redecoration and fully tiled bathroom. The kitchen is hand built and finished in pine with all modern conveniences including washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge and freezer. All Royal Doulton crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are supplied. There is an open plan living and dining area. A newly installed pressurised hot water system supplies plenty of hot water supplies a beautiful fully tiled bathroom with heated floor, large bath and power shower over.
Merlin Cottage is equipped to a high standard with all the comforts from home (and more).
The shared living and dining area is equipped with a solid pine dining table with built in seating, real flame electric fire within a fireplace, a beautiful large sofa and chair and an entertainment system with SKY Q TV package and Blu Ray DVD player.
A king size double bed in the master bedroom, 1 single bed and a further double in the second bedroom. All beds are supplied with soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, towels, bathrobes, slippers and Arran Aromatic toiletries. We pride ourselves on the comfort of our beds. A holiday would not be a holiday without a good night's sleep.
The Portnellan Estate where Merlin is situated has been privately owned by the same family for well over 30 years and offers fantastic facilities to include fresh run salmon and trout fishing on the estate lochs and river, mountain bikes with plenty of trails on and off road for all abilities. Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and rowing boats on the river and loch. Clay pigeon shooting can also be arranged. Wifi is available throughout the estate as well as Weber BBQ use (upon request), DVD library and a large selection of board games. We can even offer eggs from the chickens on the estate and a selection of organic meat products fresh from a farm locally. perfect for the BBQ or home cooking.
Merlin Cottage is so centrally located for exploring Central/West Scotland with known landmarks only a short distance away. Oban 45 mins, Stirling, Fort William and Glasgow just over an hour. Edinburgh 1.5 hours. Glen Coe and all it beholds is less than 40 mins drive and the bonnie shores of Loch Lomond are 20 mins by car. Other areas include the truly beautiful Glen Lyon and Loch Tay, Glen Etive, Glen Lochay and Glen Orchy all within the local area.
Whether you are looking for the adrenaline rush of adventure or lazy days on your doorstep, out and about on the many hills in the local area or exploring one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, Portnellan and the Merlin offers the warmest welcome for your return.
This beautiful accommodation is available for short breaks, weeks or longer.
"A really great base for exploring this beautiful part of Scotland, and lots to keep the family occupied, from canoes and bikes, to games and DVD's. Lodge very clean, well maintained and equipped, and with plenty of its own space. The loch and mountain views, the peace and restfulness of the place, even the purity of the tap water, all make you want to stay. Review posted 13th August."
"My daughter rented two cottages at Portnellan for the celebration of her 21st birthday. We had no idea what to expect before we arrived, and we had travelled from the United States to attend her birthday. The magic of Portnellan added to the magic of seeing my daughter turn 21. What a beautiful location, and the cottages were lovely vacation homes with everything we could need."
"Everyone had a terrific time, the young ones and us old-timers! Thank you to the gracious staff (namely Cameron's family.) You made us feel welcome and made her celebration a delight!"
"I highly recommend these cottages for anyone who loves a magical place to sleep and roam in one of the most magical places I've ever been! Review posted 14th August."
"Outstanding as usual. A warm welcome from Cameron and family. Spotlessly clean lodge , stunning scenery and great touring base. Would recommend this to anyone looking for luxury self catering in Scotland. Review posted 12th August"