Elm Bank ref: CC511403

Lochcarron, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
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Bathrooms
1
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No pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Situated in a quiet lane and enjoying stunning views across Loch Carron, Elm Bank is a traditional detached stone cottage set in its own delightful country gardens. This attractive cottage is beautifully presented throughout. The pretty living room has wood effect floors with lovely rugs, and a welcoming wood-burning stove. There is a separate dining room with comfortable seating. The three bedrooms on the first floor are bright and cosy and all rooms have superb views across to the sea loch and the surrounding hills. The gardens are a real feature of the cottage, with masses of flowering shrubs and the views from the top of the grassy slope are simply stunning.

Lochcarron village is set right on the shores of the loch, surrounded by the spectacular hills and mountains of Wester Ross. There are a number of pubs, cafés 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 pass 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. A paradise for lovers of the great outdoors, there are unlimited sporting opportunities: climbing, hill-walking, fishing, canoeing, diving, sailing and cycling are all local pastimes.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood effect floor, wood burner, 40" Freesat TV with Netflix, and DVD player.
Dining/sitting room: With wood effect floor, electric fire, music system, small library of local guide books and OS maps, and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Kitchen: With wood effect floor, breakfast area, electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Cloakroom: With WC.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Superfast broadband. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large, enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture, mature lawns and shrubs. Two sets of golf clubs available. Bike store. Parking for two cars.
Please note: There are sloping banks in the garden.

  • Nearest town
    Lochcarron
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Strathcarron
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    3.0 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles

About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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