|Parking||2 cars||Garden||open garden|
|Short breaks||N/A||Prices||view details|
|2 person discount||No||Fire/Woodburner||No|
Heron Cottage is a small bijou cottage positioned right on the shores of Loch Long in the stunning West Highlands. From the gardens there are stunning views over the loch to the mountains of Kintail and a glimpse of the fairytale castle of Eilean Donan. The resident otter is very likely to put in an appearance too. Honeysuckle and scented jasmine clamber over the entrance steps of this compact but comfortable cottage. It is simply presented and the owner has made careful use of limited space. It is ideal for walkers or those seeking a self-catering holiday on a budget on the renowned West coast of Scotland. There is a small lounge overlooking the loch at the front, a dining area and a small but well-equipped kitchen off. There are two pretty bedrooms, both with wash basins, and a small shower/wet room with separate WC and wash basin adjoining. Heron Cottage enjoys an enviable position, situated at the end of a short track right on the edge of Loch Long, where it joins Loch Alsh and Loch Duich. There are wonderfully scenic walks direct from the property. For water sports enthusiasts the location is second to none. Canoes and small craft can be launched from the cottage grounds, and for larger craft there is a pier in Dornie, just across the water. Here there are a number of excellent restaurants serving good local produce, or just stay and unwind by the log fire with a dram.
Please note this cottage may also be available with Camuslongart Cottage adjoining, which sleeps 4.Read more about Heron Cottage, Dornie
Property has electric storage heaters and comprises;
Lounge: With Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD; a small lounge with views across the loch
Dining Area: With small table and chairs
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine; a small kitchen off the hall/dining area
Bedroom 1: With two single beds and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With double bed and wash basin
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin
Shower Room: With shower cubicle; adjacent to cloakroom
All electricity, bed linen and towels included.
Open garden area solely for visitor's use with bench overlooking water that immediately adjoins the property. Unprotected access to loch - toddlers beware! Off road parking for 2 cars
|Nearest town||Dornie||Shops||0.5 Mile|
|Distance||0.5 Mile||Restaurant||0.25 Mile|
|Nearest railway station||Kyle of Lochalsh||Pub||0.25 Mile|
The surrounding area offers a wealth of activities, places of interest and historic sites. The fairy tale castle of Eilean Donan, enchantingly situated on a promontory in the loch and accessed by a small causeway, is right on the doorstep. A spectacular route takes you past this famous castle and through the amazing mountain range known as the Five Sisters of Kintail and beautiful Glen Shiel, before reaching the shores of Loch Ness. The charming sea port of Kyle of Lochalsh, gateway to the Isle of Skye, is just 5 miles away. A glass-bottomed boat runs from here to view the sea life close to hand. The Gavin Maxwell Otter Centre at Kyleakin is well worth a visit and numerous distilleries and ancient historical sites are all within easy reach. Armadale Castle, seat of the Clan Donald, with its superb gardens and grounds set in 20,000 acres, also houses a fascinating museum and is easily accessible in the south of the island. Boat trips to see the seals, dolphins and whales run from Armadale harbour. The ferry also sails from here across to Mallaig on the mainland. This part of island is known as the garden of Skye and is renowned for its superb walking, climbing, bird-watching and beautiful fauna and flora. It also offers easy access to a wealth of historical sites and places of interest. The picture post card village of Plockton is also close by, made famous as the venue for the television series Hamish Macbeth. With its picturesque flower-filled gardens, little winding streets and pretty cottages lining the foreshore it easy to see why it has also become a haunt for artists in recent years. With its close proximity to the Isle of Skye and the mountains, hills, lochs and coastline of the Western Highlands, this lovely cottage makes an ideal base for exploring this spectacular region of Scotland.
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