’Blink and you’ll miss it’, a phrase many have uttered about Dornie, and the same can be said of Loch Long. Dornie is a lovely little village along the shores, just across the road from world-famous Eilean Donan Castle. When passing the castle with it on your left, Dornie is off to the right, with Loch Long slithering inland between high hills and mountains. On the opposite side, there is a wee road the runs parallel to the loch into the heart of the mountains. Calluna is along this road on the shores of the magnificent loch.
A few miles along the road you enter the small crofting community of Allt na Sugh - spelt in other ways too, and this is where you will find Calluna, nestled down to the right just above the shores of Loch Long. Calluna is the latin name for heather, and this is quite fitting because the property is a spacious detached lodge nestled into the heather-clad hills. Calluna’s aspect from its very own plateau above the loch is truly outstanding with views across the water to the peaks of Sgurr na Cloiche and Sguman Coinntich. It’s an inspiring glen and emblematic of the Scottish Highlands. To be based at Calluna is a peaceful dream, and would suit those wanting to have a bolthole that’s in an awe-inspiring location.
The lodge would be perfect for a couple looking to go walking in the nearby hills and mountains of Kintail. The Falls of Glomach are a short walk away, and Glen Elchaig is an inspiring hike too. There are many routes to explore, and with a dog in tow, you would have a fantastic walking holiday from Calluna. It would make a great base too to explore the surrounding area by car. It is only a short drive along one of the most beautiful Highland roads to the main road linking Inverness and Skye. You can reach the Isle of Skye in 20 minutes from Calluna, and explore the entire island during your stay. Loch Carron, Applecross and Torridon are fairly close to the north, and Glenelg to the south is only a short drive away.
The lodge itself is simply set up. You enter through French doors into the living room which is set up to take in the loch and mountain views. The living room is open plan with the dining room and kitchen. It’s spacious and triple aspect, so very light. Outside of the property there is space to sit out and enjoy surprisingly warm summer evenings. It’s a beautiful spot and you’ll be pleased to be spending time looking out from Calluna. You’ll have a very good chance of spotting red deer, sea eagles, golden eagles, otters and pine martens all from the doorstep. Beach 12 miles. Shop 11 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.
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All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 26" Freeview TV.
Dining area: With French doors leading to sitting-out area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Calor gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Shed with washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with owner). Sitting-out area. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars.
Kyle of Lochalsh
Nearest railway station
Kyle of Lochalsh
Railway station distance