Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Kyle of Lochalsh
3 Bedrooms, 2 double & 1 single; 1 bathroom, sleeps 5-7
Standing above Lochalsh in its own secluded grounds and surrounded by the National Trust for Scotland woodland gardens. South facing and in a magnificent setting with wonderful views of sea and the mountains of Skye rising to over 1000m. Although extremely private, lying along its own track of around 300m, it is only 3-4 minutes by car to Kyle of Lochalsh which has a railway station (the scenic railway line to Inverness really is world famous!) a bank, shops and an excellent supermarket. There is also a smaller supermarket and Post Office about a mile away. Our garden has a large lawn and is planted with Magnolias and mature species Rhododendrons from Bhutan, China and Nepal and which flower from February until August.
Doubled glazed with fitted carpets throughout; night storage heating and wood/coal burning stoves; both off-peak and instant electric hot water. If you want to keep in touch, we offer free Wireless broad band WiFi. It is a wonderful location with great privacy.
- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
This is truly a perfect place for 'get away from it all' type of holiday. A really welcoming house set in its own grounds far from the madding crowd! Spotlessly clean with everything you need, plenty of hot water, cosy log and coal burning stoves and great comfortable beds, much appreciated after a day spent hiking in the surrounding areas. I feel that the house has a real friendly character and would lend itself over to whoever stays there.
The views of the sea and surrounding hills are stunning from the lounge and dining room through to all bedrooms. Leave the windows open and you can hear the waves lapping and on a clear moonlit night the moon reflecting on the water is stunning.
If you like walking, history, good food and beautiful scenery this is the place to stay. We had some delightful and interesting walks during the week in the mountains behind Balmacara, and around Glenelg, Skye, Applecross and Sheldaig. We encountered some stunning scenery ranging from deep dark lochs, emerald green forests through to bright blue seas both during our walks and car journeys.
Eating out was a delight with the Plockton Inn, at the pretty village of Plockton nearby, serving some great fish dishes and the cream tea at the Plockton Hotel was scrumptious! The Tingle Creek Hotel in Lochalsh served great fish and chips and had very friendly staff. Glenelg Inn was really charming and good for food too. The Kyle of Lochalsh Hotel was good for watching the fishing boat activity over a nice glass of wine. There are many more excellent eating and drinking places within the area, just not enough time in one week to visit them all!
Delicious sirloin and venison steaks were bought from the butchers in Lochalsh, who also sell fresh fish. Try the butchers at Lochcarron for fresh tasty monkfish, scallops and Aberdeen Angus steaks. While Portree, Skye has a great fishmonger but it is closed at the weekend and on a Monday. The Coop at Lochalsh stocks everything you need.
We would definitely recommend this house and the area for a great holiday and we hope to visit again soon!