Steading Holiday self catering cottages                                               

Looking for self catering holiday homes on the West coast of Scotland

Steading Holiday Self Catering Cottages, a family-run business based in Kilchoan, West Ardnamurchan. Located in the Highlands on the west coast of Scotland, we  offer quality self catering holiday cottages on the Ardnamurchan peninsular, in the highlands on the west coast of Scotland.
Based locally, knowing all the properties we are able to offer the personal touch when helping you choose your holiday.
Our self catering cottages  provide a peaceful and unhurried retreat amongst the area’s many sandy beaches and spectacular scenery.
Visit Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, or spend time exploring Sanna beach with views accross to the small Isles Rhum, Muck and Eigg.
Visit Tobermory a small fishing port on the Isle of Mull, a short boat trip accross the Sound of Mull.
If you enjoy spending time walking, bird watching or just relaxing then Ardnamurchan is the place to visit.

The Byre located in Kilchoan

Property Features

Sea Views

Dogs Welcome


Linen and Electricity Inclusive

Sleeps 2

  • One double bedroom


  • Bath and WC

Living Room

  • Wood burning stove
  • Under floor heating
  • Sky TV, DVD, CD, Radio

Kitchen Diner

  • Gas oven
  • Microwave
  • Slow cooker
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge freezer
  • Cafetiere


  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Cot and high chair by request


  • BBQ

The Byre is in the heart of the village of Kilchoan, an ideal retreat for couples visiting the untamed beauty of Western Ardnamurchan. It has been tastefully decorated with some unique touches, including a beautiful wall painting in the bathroom and a quirky, cast-iron spiral staircase winding its way from the living room to the king size bedroom. At the back of the cottage, there is patio area with seating, allowing you to enjoy the evening sun and the garden. On cooler evenings, stock up the wood-burning stove in the cosy living room. Kilchoan is a haven for hill-walkers and wildlife enthusiasts as well as those just wanting a quiet, romantic break away from the rest of the world. All local amenities are within easy walking distance including a friendly pub, local shop, and regular ferry sailings to Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull.
The Byre was built in 1886  as part of the Steading which was the hayloft, stable, cart shed and the Byre was for milking the cows. It was built when the local Inn, now Dorilin House was built. In 1989 we converted it into our family home.

Plan of the Byre Ground floor (not to scale)

Kitchen with dining area. Comfortable living room with high ceiling, and wood-burning stove and large bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, toilet and washbasin.
Upstairs: small converted attic bedroom with a kingsize bed.
Garden: patio at the back, attractive garden at the front, with seating feature.

“John was a fantastic host, nothing was too much trouble. It was our first visit and it won’t be our last. Most wonderful and beautiful part of the UK. Even our dogs loved it, they have been a bit grumpy since we got back. Would recommend to everyone that reads this review, add this to your bucket list guys you won’t regret it. , “

“Home from home. Everything you could wish for was provided. Location and views wonderful. Log fire every night a dream end to the day. Would recommend Steading Cottages very highly. Lovely Garden to relax in. All in all an extremely relaxing holiday location, with no noise what so ever. , “

“I spent a very happy, comfortable and cosy five days in the Byre. The wood burning stove gives a glorious heat which drifts up to the bedroom and makes that very cosy too! It’s in an excellent location – handy for the ferry to Tobermory, the beaches at Sanna and Portuairk, Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, walks, the local hotel and Kilchoan village store/petrol pump. John and Jacqui are delightful, friendly and helpful hosts. A perfect place to get away from it all and recharge my batteries! , “

“An ideal location for adventure or isolation, learning a new skill or just relax & take in the peace & tranquility in the warmth & comfort that is The Byre. Easy to use stove for cosy nights in, wifi, tv & dvd & the biggest bath to ease the aches of a long hill walk or just chill in with a book & a glass of wine. John & Jacqui were very friendly & helpful giving fishing tips & walking advice, having them on hand in case of emergency is a bonus too, not that we needed them but it’s nice to know they are there. , “