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Helen Twigg

Helen Twigg
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Kyle of LochalshWith the Isle of Skye just a stone’s throw away, Lochalsh’s serene aura is almost celestial on long summer evenings. The surrounding area has plenty to offer: watch the boats moor in the last few hours of sunlight; bird watch, sketch or photograph the mountain ranges that dominate this unique corner of Scotland; or, in Kishorn, sample the exquisite local seafood before braving the spine tingling mountain road, considered one of the highest roads in Britain. 

Discover the history, natural beauty and mouth watering cuisine this area of the Highlands is renowned for, before retreating to a cosy HomeAway cottage. Celebrate this sun drenched corner of the British Isles in midsummer, toasting your stay with a tot of whisky in one of our Kyle of Lochalsh rentals. 


 

Top five destinations in the Kyle of Lochalsh and Lochcarron


   

Kyle of Lochalsh Summer breaks at Kyle of Lochalsh

Celebrate the old gaelic heritage in this picturesque coastal village. Shouldering the Isle of Skye and framed by the dramatic Loch Alsh, discover the village's rich heritage of clans, castles and lochs. Enjoy a hilltop stroll overlooking braethtaking mountain ranges and glistening highland waters, and in the evenings, trawl the bustling local pubs where visitors can expect traditional ceilidh's and drams of whisky! Rugged Lochalsh can be explored by foot: discover idyllic loch-side vantage points of Kyle Akin or venture further to Loch Scalpaidh or Loch Cul Duibh.

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Lochcarron Lochcarron summer breaks

Visit Locharron for an adventurous getaway. Ramble, sail, dive; explore the area's staggering beauty. Locharron is an ideal destination for nature lovers. Locharron's clear waters offer you an unique opportunity to perfect your dive or practise underwater photography. Alternatively, join an art class! Interpret the iconic glens, lochs and knolls in oil on canvas, or explore Attadale Gardens' 20 acres of water gardens, sculpture collection and unique Japanese garden. Purchase local produce at the village hall's farmers market and ask locals for culinary tips on purchase!

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Plockton Plockton summer breaks

Photograph the vivid hues of Plockton's tranquil harbour, and surrounding lochs. Seal and dolpin tours on Calum's 'Sula Mhor' offer a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of local marine life, with sails daily between April and October. As a National Trust for Scotland conservation village, Plockton is renowned for its outstanding beauty, which draws artists from across the world. Venture to nearby Duncraig Castle for a historic day trip. And make sure to sample the local seafood dishes!

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Kishorn Kishorn summer breaks

Enjoy long morning cycles, afternoon fishing and evening strolls through Loch Kishorn's untouched landscape. Capture the breathtaking scenery while bird watching or deer stalking in this haven of natural beauty and serene atmosphere. Wander across the 'Pass of the Cattle' towards Applecross, and take the return coastal route through Shieldaig to the unspoilt beaches and stunning views of the isles of Skye and Raasay. Marvel at local artists' work at the arts and crafts centre, and enjoy exquisite seafood dishes at the renowned Kishorn Seafood Bar.

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Applecross Applecross summer breaks

Explore Applecross' Pictish heritage in one of Scotland's earliest settlements. Enjoy mountain and sea tours from local operators, and try your hand at mountaineering, summer hillwalking or kayaking with a fully trained guide. Scotland's notorious weather conditions in the colder months restrict holidaymakers from experiecing these high-adrenaline pursuits - all the more reason to feel inspired by summer's extra sunlight and plan a proactive holiday! Alternately, plan a picnic as the sun sets - don't forget your dram of whisky!

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Isle of Skye & Lochalsh Cottages

Unique and spacious holiday house set on the sea front

The main open plan living area with fully fitted kitchen and aga is on the first floor with the focal point being a large double window with breath taking views over Loch Alsh towards Skye. There are two double bedrooms on the first floor and a fa...

SEAVIEW, family friendly, with a garden in Portree, Ref 915805

Seaview is a lovely, detached cottage set next to the owners' home, 6.5 miles from Portree on the Isle of Skye. With three bedrooms, including two doubles (one on the ground floor) plus a twin, this cottage can sleep six people. There's also a gro...

GARDENS COTTAGE, family friendly in Dunvegan, Ref 915417

Gardens Cottage is a pretty, stone cottage situated in the grounds and gardens of Dunvegan Castle beside Loch Dunvegan. The cottage has a double bedroom, two twin rooms, one of which is on the ground floor, and a family bathroom, and can sleep six...

ROSE VALLEY COTTAGE, family friendly in Dunvegan, Ref 915416

Rose Valley Cottage is a delightful, detached and whitewashed stone cottage situated in the grounds of Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye. The cottage can sleep four people in a double room, a single room, and a family bathroom on the ground floo...

ROSELEA, with a garden in Broadford, Ref 905441

Roselea is a detached cottage on the edge of the village of Broadford on the Isle of Skye. The cottage sleeps seven people in two double bedrooms (one with an en-suite) and a family room along with a family bathroom. On the first floor are a fitte...

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