Eleven Diabaig Cottage ref: UK13407

Diabaig, near Torridon, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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6
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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

The best location in the Scottish Highlands if you want to be between coast and mountains, and simply get away from it all. Diabaig is relatively little known, which is surprising because it’s arguably one of the best little places in the whole of Scotland. This crofting community is at the road end, 9 miles west of Torridon and its magnificent mountain range. The road to Diabaig is otherworldly, like a rollercoaster in places, and it’s honestly one of the best drives in Europe. When you arrive after such a decent drive the place itself surpasses already lofty expectations. Diabaig Cottage is in an elevated position looking down across the other small collection of attractive houses in the village to its charming and historical harbour where a fantastic restaurant and bar awaits. Sheep stroll freely around and which are owned by the property’s owner who lives nearby, so if you visit in the spring and want to hold a lamb, just ask.
The house is a great holiday home for six people, whether it’s family or group of friends. Originally a croft house, built in the 19th century, it has been lovingly extended over the years to provide an excellent sized property. You enter the house and immediately find yourself in a sun room perfect for that morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine. The view is to die for and as well as the local sheep and chickens strolling past, you’ll see red deer, pine marten and eagles passing by too. The binoculars are there for the dolphins and whales. From the sun room the hallway leads to the living room which is spacious and comfortable, and again has an unrivalled view. The living room has a TV, lots of books and an array of board games to get stuck into. Beyond the living room the enormous kitchen/dining room awaits. It’s a modern extension on the rear of this heritage property. There’s a utility room off of the kitchen and the large family bathroom beyond. Back to the hallway, the master bedroom is on the ground floor and has the most incredible view down to the natural harbour of Diabaig. Shop 8 miles, pub 11 miles and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance (level access at side).
Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player and a selection of books and games.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Sun room.
Bedroom 1:
With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Gairloch
  • Shops
    8 miles
  • Distance
    39 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Achnasheen
  • Pub
    11 miles
  • Railway station distance
    27.8 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles (loch)

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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