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Ach na Skia Croft
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We were all very much looking forward to our trip to Scotland and our stay at Arisaig. I had traveled here numerous times as a child and now wanted to share this special location with my young family.
The croft is in an excellent spot, unforgetable views and very quiet. However on arrival we were met by overzealous owners who were more intent on drumming home the rules of stay, rather than making our arrival welcoming. Overall we enjoyed our visit and found the accommodation facilities adequate for our needs, but these apparently ‘new owners’ need some training in hospitality as their poor attitude set the tone for our entire stay.
We love the location but will be looking elsewhere for accommodation for our next visit.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

We found the croft to be in an excellent location with fantastic views over the coastal islands. Overall it was comfortable, but we found the double bed to be very small and not too comfortable. We found the instructions upon arrival to be a bit over the top and the directions as to how it should be cleaned before we vacated a bit intimidating. Surely it is the owners job to clean it all, as we are meant to be on holiday! You are advised to take a pile of £1 coins to feed the electricty meter. The properties are now run by the previous owners son and wife. The kitchen was well equipped and our daughter enjoyed the paly area and the games room. The tv was not very good. The reception was poor and although was meant to be freeview, did not have too many channels. The views of the sun setting was super.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

My boyfriend and i wanted to get away after a busy year and celebrate hogmanay in Scotland. We decided on Arisaig as it's by the coast and i found Ach-na-skia croft on the internet.
After a gruelling 11 hour journey from Devon we arrived to a very friendly and welcoming Mike and a lovely little cottage which was warm and cosy. Due to it being Deccember the weather was pretty grim (75mph winds made for interesting walks) but we still managed to have a fabulous time. I would thoroughly recommend Mike and Sheila's accomodation, it's very comfortable and homely and so nice to be in such a remote part of the country.
As a keen photographer I was slightly disappointed that the weather dampened my snapping skills but I plan on returning again in the spring / summer to really appreciate the stunning scenery and make use of the kayaks they hire out. We did manage to see otters, stags, peregrine falcons and seal all in our 5 days there - brilliant!!
Thanks for a memorable new year-everyone was very welcoming and we had a great time.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank gemma d
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

I have been to Arisaig for many years, first time staying here. Owners friendly and helpful. Lodge excellent (after many a wet and soggy camping trip over the years, the under floor heating and powerful shower is now a "must-have", A-mazing!), views outstanding, a country pub 2 mins walk away, choice of beach only 15 mins, need i say more?

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

We've been holidaying at Ach na Skia for several years now and every time we've loved it more. The view from our window is inspirational, and the light on the landscape is stunning! On a clear night the sky is a mass of stars! There are golden beaches to explore, wonderful walks to enjoy, and the trips to the Small Isles of Rhum, Eigg and Muck are a must on the 'Sheerwater', which will take diversions on the crossings to view a wide selection of wildlife, from minke whales to otters, dolphins and seals. The birdlife is amazing! We even saw a Golden Eagle on Eigg! The owners, Sheila and Mike, are very helpful, and the log cabins are clean and comfortable. It's a real home from home on the magnificent west coast of Scotland!

Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Loved the location, it was beautifully stunning and took our breath away. It's definitely a place to go if you want to relax and forget about the rat race. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and the service was excellent. The owners were very friendly and approachable. We even ended up hiring a couple of Kayaks from them http://www.seakayakhighlands.co.uk and spent a day paddling along the shore and taking in the views.

We will definitely be going back- for even longer next time!!!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ach na Skia Croft

Address: Achnaskia, Arisaig PH39 4NS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Arisaig
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Arisaig
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A mile from the village of Arisaig on the Scottish West Highland coast, the cottage and three cedar lodges on our croft have dramatic views over the sea to the islands of Skye, Eigg and Rum and the hills behind. Games room, volleyball, sauna, play area. Sea kayak and open canoe hire available. Golf and fishing nearby, sandy beaches a short walk. Lochs, mountains, great walks and wildlife. Day trips to the Small Isles and Skye. ... more   less 
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