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Cooinda Flat in Mallaig, The Highlands

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Cooinda Flat description

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Cooinda Flat is a first floor apartment, above the owner's home in the village of Morar, three miles from the fishing village of Mallaig on the west coast of Scotland. The apartment sleeps five people in three bedrooms, consisting of two doubles and one twin, as well as a bathroom with corner bath. The cottage also has an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside there is ample off road parking. Cooinda Flat boasts Loch and mountain views and is a great place to get-away-from-it-all.

The bustling fishing village of Mallaig offers shops and restaurants, and is an excellent gateway to the Isle of Skye. The village is also the last stop for the famous Jacobite steam train, as featured in the Harry Potter movies, and the town of Fort William is within driving distance.

Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Sky, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Loch 2 mins walk. Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Note: Check-in 4pm.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Near beach
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
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Mr Kinniburgh
May 2019
It is a lovely flat in the most perfect place.. The accommodation is a lot larger than it looks in the pictures. If you have the weather there is no finer place to holiday. We had a great time.
Mr Hood
April 2019
The apartment was ideal for our holiday over looking Loch Morar.. It had everything we required to enable us to self cater in the evening. I would comment that as with most self catering units the cookery knives whilst they look nice in their block are not up to the basic job they are designed for i .e. being sharp enough to cut the produce. My only other comment and this is personal, the corner bath and shower head are through necessity fitted in the bathroom corner with a sloping ceiling I found difficult to access through not being able to bend my knees sufficiently.. Mike the owner is a charming and attentive host and I think Cooinda is ideal and I would. recommend it to friends and relatives as the perfect base for this area of Scotland. Another bonus is that the railway station is a ten minute walk away enabling you to visit Mallaig and Fort William without using the car.
September 2018
What a location! The breathtaking views of the nearly Loch Morar are an instant hit, which can be quickly followed by wonderful walks alongside it and to the beach on the other side of the town. The flat itself was spacious enough for our party of 3 and provided the basics for our stay. The seating was less comfortable than we would have liked and the awkwardness of the shower arrangement, because of the sloping roof, took a little getting used to. But these are minor gripes and we were very happy, especially when engaging with the local deer, some of whom are tame enough to be fed and stroked.
Mr Jackson
September 2018
The only pity is it's such a long way to get here.. The owner Mike was very helpful on arrival. The flat is spacious especially as there were only two of us. Location is fabulous ….The view ! constantly changing over the Loch......The walks..... The almost tame deer....Oh and the beaches,especially the coast road between Morar and Asisaig !!... and if you want to do the train ride from the village to Fort William the ordinary train has the same views and is much cheaper than the Jacobite (they share the same line). The road journey between Fort William and Morar/Mallaig is one stunning view after another so if you're the driver doing the same journey by train makes up for what you might miss even though you are tempted to stop every few hundred yards to take photos. We had mixed weather but it didn't detract from anything.
Mr Kosminsky
September 2018
A great location for views, walks and access to further beyond..
Sue T
July 2018
Very clean, home from home. Plenty of room for family to spread out but still good size lounge/ kitchen/diner for all to come together. Good location in peaceful surroundings with walks straight from door to 'Silver sands' beach and Loch Morar where you can hire Kyacks. Great base to come home to and cool off/dry out whatever the weather.
Sue T
July 2018
I’d like to personally thank all of you at Sykes and the owner Mike Cunningham for everything! Everyone’s patience with us due to our delayed flights and lost luggage was a Godsend. It’s horrible when you have to call the owner in the middle of the night because Google maps was a bit off.. He and his wife were wonderful!! Again, I loved the house and the utter peacefulness of the area is something I will cherish for a long time. Thank you for such a perfect experience!
Mrs Rietveld
June 2018
Very spacious flat with a great view.. We saw deer and pine Martin from the lounge window!
Mr King
June 2018
The only slight let down was that our partners had difficulty with the shower.. It is not a stand-up shower, rather a bath with a shower hose at lower than waist height. So it difficult for our parents to manoeuvre comfortably to bathe. Other than that, top place.
June 2018
Myself, my wife and parents-in-law stayed here for a weekend and it's a lovely place to base yourself to explore the amazing scenery of this part of Scotland. We've stayed all over Scotland and this place ranks highly. The flat itself is well kitted out, kitchen is great with plates, bowls, cutlery and pans. There is a good fridge, TV and full Sky TV. The views from the living room are awesome. The only complaint was from the parents who found the lack of a stand-up shower quite a stress trying to manoeuvre in the bath. It has a shower hose, but it hangs at waist height. There is a seat in the bath though so you can sort something out. Would not stop us coming back though! Being in the back end of beyond, WiFi is slow, but I picked up 4g here so no problem if you have data and honestly, there is plenty to do so just put the phone and laptop away!! Mallaig and Arisaig are only a few miles either side so you can get a beer, go to the shop or find a place to eat very easily.
July 2017
If you are looking for a wonderful place to stay and at a reasonable price...then this is it! My husband, my mother in law and my uncle in law had a great stay here. The view from the open plan living room of Loch Morar is beautiful and changes hourly. The nightly visits of deer and sheep could be viewed from the window. Bliss! The flat is above the owner's house but totally private. We did not hear or see the owner for our entire stay! So peaceful. The only warning I would say is that the sloping ceilings can be a hazard for tall people. My husband is 6ft 1 and on occasion bumped his head on the hall roof. However he says this would not stop him coming back. I however had no problems being 5ft 2! Mallaig is only a short drive away with plenty of eating places with set times 12- 2 or 5pm onwards. You can get snacks etc at the many tearooms all day. If like me you attend mass on a Sunday then there are plenty of churches..one being 2 minutes walk from this flat. Another in Mallaig too. We explored the whole area. A must is the walk to Morar and a short climb to the cross. The views are lovely. The many beaches around this area are wonderful. My favourite was at Traigh Golf course. I spent several hours reading whilst my husband played golf. He was able to hire clubs. 3 hours on the beaach and it was sunny. Scotland in the sun! We also did a day visit to Skye. Got the 12 ferry and the last ferry back at 7pm. It too was a great day. We wish to thank the owner for a great stay and having WiFi and sky TV on a wet day came in handy too!
Mrs Harris
July 2016
The apartment is a good base for exploring the area and the views from the living room, were lovely. The bedrooms were beautiful and good quality. The owner was nice and helpful.
Mr Dunn
June 2016
Cooinda Flat was very comfortable and the living room had a superb view over Loch Morar. There were excellent walking routes near to hand and a very good train link with Mallaig which, in any event, is only 3.5 miles distant. Consequently, Cooinda is a very good base for visiting the small isles.
Mrs Hurren
August 2015
The cottage was spacious, very comfortable and the view was to die for from the lounge. The towels were lovely and soft and the owner was there to give any advice needed.
Mrs Smith
July 2015
Stunning views and a lovely and clean accommodation. Great facilities for a family to explore this area.
Dr Maclean
October 2014
Amazing view from lounge / kitchen. Ideal location for touring a beautiful part of Scotland. Lots of cycling and walking.There were lovely eating places in Mallaig. Owner was very welcoming and helpful.
October 2014
We had a fantastic week in October, helped by great weather. This is an amazing part of Scotland and the flat was a great base to explore the area. We took bikes and did lots of cycling and walking.
Mr Kirk
September 2014
The views from the lounge are spectacular!
Ms Kerr
August 2014
Wonderful location with selection of beaches, boat trips, swimming in sea and loch! Cooinda Flat is very quiet, as inland, but still very accessible to the beach by foot, car or bike. There is a beautiful view of Loch Morar from the sitting room window.
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