|Parking||Off road 2 cars||Garden||Yes|
|Short breaks||From £180||Prices||view details|
|2 person discount||No||Fire/Woodburner||Yes|
The Cottage is a charming single storey white-washed stone cottage situated in the quiet hamlet of Achintee in the heart of Wester Ross. Surrounded by hills, the Loch Carron sea loch and open countryside and enjoying quiet seclusion in its well established cottage gardens, it provides an ideal base for two. Originally a traditional crofter’s cottage, it has been attractively restored and renovated in recent times, whilst retaining a wealth of original features, such as an original open fireplace and exposed stone wall in the lounge, stripped pine doors and beautiful wood-lined tongue and groove panelling in the bedroom. There is a large farmhouse-style kitchen / dining room and a modern bathroom. The Cottage looks out across the gardens to the hills and mountains beyond with nearby views of Loch Carron.Read more about The Cottage
The accommodation is all on ground floor level has electric storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge: with open fire, Freesat TV, DVD, radio/CD/ipod station
Kitchen/diner: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
Bedroom: with 6ft wide double bed which can be split into two single beds if preferred
Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin
All electricity included. First supply of fuel for open fire provided. Bed linen and towels supplied.
Enclosed by fence cottage gardens surround the property, very secluded at rear with views across open hillside to mountains beyond and Loch Carron.. Off road parking for 2 cars.
|Nearest town||Strathcarron||Shops||1/4 mile|
|Distance||1/4 mile||Restaurant||1/4 mile|
|Nearest railway station||Strathcarron||Pub||1/4 mile|
The small village of Strathcarron is approximately ¼ mile away and within easy walking distance. Facilities here include an attractive pub / restaurant, together with a shop and post office. The small railway station is a halt on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh railway route; voted as one of the most scenic railway lines in the world.
The surrounding area is renowned for its magnificent landscapes, incorporating mountains, rivers, lochs and sea. A paradise for lovers of the great outdoors, it offers unlimited sporting opportunities: climbing, hill-walking, fishing, canoeing, diving, sailing and mountain-biking are all available close by. There are some wonderful walks direct from the property, with miles of hills, riverside and forestry to explore, either on foot or by bike.
The nearby village of Lochcarron is particularly charming. Set right on the shores of the loch, surrounded by the spectacular hills and mountains of Wester Ross, Lochcarron is bounded by the sea-loch on one side and attractive cottages and houses that straddle the main street on the other. There are a number of pubs, cafes and shops here, as well as a golf course open to visitors.
The area is also a haven for wildlife. Otters and seals can be seen along the shore-line and dolphins have been spotted in the bay. There are some superb drives in this part of the Highlands. A trip to Applecross via the highest road in Britain is a must. Known as the “Pass of the Cattle” and rising to over 2,000 feet, it affords amazing views across the Minch to the isles of Raasay and Skye. This makes a wonderful day out, with dramatic scenery, beautiful beaches and excellent food at the local restaurants.
The fairy tale castle of Eilean Donan, enchantingly situated on a promontory in the loch and accessed by a small causeway, is well worth a visit. 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 a short drive 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 there are also a number of ancient historical and archaeological sites in the area. The picture post card village of Plockton is also close by. 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.
The Lochcarron Highland Games takes place in the Attadale Estate in Lochcarron. Known as 'The Friendly Games' it features a mixture of traditional highlands games and is held each July. You can read more about this exciting event here.
This pretty cottage for two makes an ideal and accessible base for exploring this spectacular part of the Highlands.
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From £180 for 3 nights
Call us: 01228 406731
We have had a most enjoyable stay in this cosy comfortable cottage. Excellent selection of maps and books! A beautiful area we would like to return to again and again. Thank you.
Had two great weeks at the Cottage. Lovely and clean on arrival, very comfy beds. All in all had an excellent holiday. Excellent walks and sight seeing.
What a wonderful gem of a cottage! A truly peaceful location where we spent a relaxing two weeks recharging our batteries ready for the next term. We will be back!
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