|| Sandaig Cottage || Knoydart ||

Email: rswmartin@aol.com ; Tel: 01732 781170

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Welcome to:
  • A unique cottage on the remote peninsular of Knoydart in the West Scottish Highlands;
  • Located on the shoreline of Loch Nevis;
  • In 400acres of private land with 1.5 miles of coastline, islands, woodlands, open moorland, burns and waterfalls - not to mention the peninsular's other 55 square miles;
  • A beautifully tranquil and secluded location; the closest neighbour is almost half a mile away.
  • 15minute drive from Inverie, the only village on Knoydart.
  • Owned by the same family since 1985, the house was rebuilt from a ruined shepherd's cottage in 1992;
  • Powered using a Micro-Hydroelectric system and water from Sandaig Burn

peninsular of Knoydart is 'the last wilderness in the British isles'. Its unique location, scenery and lack of road link to the rest of the mainland have all aided in maintaining the seclusion of this beautiful place.

The house is on Sandaig Bay which has been listed as "one of the world's 50 best beaches". (Harpers magazine) It is 4 miles, or a 15 minute drive from Knoydart's only village, Inverie, which is reached by ferry from Mallaig, the road and rail head.

Our family and friends have been visiting Sandaig throughout our lives and we love its character and charm. It is a timeless place.

The view from out from the living room.
An Old Family Photo

Please take a look through our site. We hope that it will help you to discover what a unique and magical place Sandaig is.

Knoydart is a place that our family hold very dear and it is our pleasure to be able to share it with you - sandy beaches, seascapes, wildlife and all.


If you have not visited the house for a few years please note that between 2011  and 2013 improvements and additions have been completed:
  • A bay has been built on the front of the house to give stunning, 180 degree views over Sandaig Bay from the dining room table (see image above). Thus the  open plan kitchen/living area is substantially enlarged. The triple aspect windows in the bay are perfect for watching wildlife. The vaulted ceiling is continued into the new bay, with timber beams, giving a bright and spacious feel. This important addition makes the front of the house more attractive and looks as though it has always been there.
  • Extension to the house's original back porch brings a new shower room and second WC, plus more storage and a second fridge. 
  • Part of the attic is now a cosy new twin bedroom with a cosy, alpine, wood finished design.
  • Two new young forests have been planted, to provide future wildlife habitat. The larger of these has 30,000 trees with a deer fence that is 2.3 kilometers long.