Aros ref: UVP

Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal Property 
  • No Pets Allowed 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

Breathtakingly positioned amid National Trust woodland, in an enviable setting just yards from the shore, this tastefully renovated detached cottage is finished to a high standard. With splendid sweeping views across Loch Alsh towards the Isle of Skye, this is an ideal location for observing wildlife or listening to the sound of the waves lapping the shore. Majestic Eilean Donan Castle, the fine restaurants and excellent hiking terrain on Skye, and the scenic villages of Applecross and Glenelg are just a selection of the treats awaiting guests at Aros. Picturesque Plockton, with fine restaurants and good walking, 5 miles. Shops 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room with open fire, French door to small sun room and well-equipped modern fitted kitchen area – wooden floor throughout. Utility room. TV room. Shower room with toilet.

First floor

Two twin bedrooms with sloping ceilings. Bathroom with toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally. Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Two TVs. Video (small library). CD (small library). Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer.

Miscellaneous

Small sitting-out area with furniture. Parking. Smoking permitted. NB: Sitting-out area leads to sea.
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  • Lake

About the local area

Skye is one of the largest and best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. It is also home to some dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty. The island of Skye makes for a great holiday destination with many visitor attractions, endless walking routes and fabulous restaurants.

Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Watersports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.

Skye is easily accessible by either road or ferry. The road bridge is accessible from the Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland making it ideal for a day trip as well as a longer stay.

Lochalsh is truly highland territory full of clans and castles, hills of heather and views of lochs to the sea beyond. Visit the village of Plockton, a picture perfect location or Scotland's highest waterfall, The Five Sisters of Kintail. Where ever you go you are sure to be surrounded by some truly awesome scenery.

The Western Isles is a chain of islands also known as the Outer Hebrides. The main destination is the Isle of Lewis, a fairly flat island with many spectacular sandy beaches, a rugged coastline and a landscape that is worth investigating. Visitors will enjoy lots of activities including fishing, cycling, walking and bird watching. There are many other standing stones and archaeological monuments to visit too.

The rest of the western Isles can be explored using Lewis as a base. Most of the surrounding islands are covered in a blanket of peat meaning they are teaming with wildlife. Spot birds such as Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Kestrels, Hen Harriers and Redshank. With any luck you may even see otters, seals, eagles or dolphins off shore. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen and if you visit later in the season you can enjoy the heather in full bloom.

Things to do nearby

Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre

The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins.

Skyeskyns

VisitScotland's only traditional exhibition tannery. Discover how leather is made in free guided tour of workshops. See widest range of natural sheepskins and leather goods.

The Red Hills - Isle of Skye

The red hills of the Isle of Skye, also known as the Red Cuillins, are certainly no less worthy of attention than the Black Cuillins.

Islands Cycles

Bike hire, sales and repairs. The only one on Skye. 01470 552223

The Duirinish Coastline

Duirinish has one of Britain's most dramatic sections of coastline.

Raasay House

A unique island experience with spectacular views and lots to do. Discover amazing wildlife and the rich history of Raasay.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle, located just a mile and a half north of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

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