Lag Cottage ref: UK32181

Dornie, near Kyle, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

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4
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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Locted on the eastern side of tidal Loch Long, only a short walk from picturesque Dornie, Lag Cottage is a brilliant Highland croft cottage dating from the 19th century. It has been in the same family since being built, and has just been renovated in 2020 to a high standard.

Right on the sea loch shore and enjoying mountain views across the loch and to the rear. Highland croft cottages don’t come much better than this. After passing magical Eilean Donan Castle on the outskirts of Dornie, you pass through the pretty village complete with shop, hotel, restaurant and bar, all right on the water, and only several hundred yards up the loch you reach Lag Cottage.

Set in a wee enclosed garden right on the water, it has direct access to the sea loch for kayaking/canoeing, and if you have your own boat there is a mooring you can use; there is a slipway at Dornie a couple minutes away too. Entering through the front door, there is a vestibule to keep boots and coats. The hallway leads off in two directions; to the left is the large, modern and fantastic kitchen that has everything you will want and need during your holiday. It has views across the loch to mountains, and out to the back is the five-acre croft and craggy hills. At the other end of the cottage is the living/dining room with large wood burning stove, again with views to the front and back. Upstairs there is a spacious double bedroom and equally spacious twin room, with a good-sized shower room between them. All rooms are bright and enjoy lots of light.

The garden is a small, enclosed space around the house, separating it from the croft; the surrounding area is what you will want to explore though. There are excellent walks up to the headwater of Loch Long and into the mountains, and only a short drive away will get you to other amazing trails. A little further away you have the Kintail Sisters with many amazing routes, and of course the Isle of Skye and all it offers. It’s an excellent base to explore the area of the Highlands & Islands. Book Lag Cottage and you will be delighted at the choice you have made. It is a truly wonderful Highland holiday cottage. Beach 11 miles. Shop 750 yards, pub and restaurant 900 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With wood burner and 40" Freeview Smart TV.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and tiled floor.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Miscellaneous

  • Nearest town
    Kyle of Lochals
  • Shops
    750 yards
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    900 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    900 yards
  • Railway station distance
    9.0 miles
  • Lake
    20 yards

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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