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A loch side property with stunning views located in a walker's paradise

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom property with open plan kitchen/dining/living area

**Newly Refurbished for 2015**

We invite you to experience our delightful holiday home, suitably named “Cronan-Na-Mara”, which translates from the Gaelic to “The Murmering of The Sea”. If you are in search of peace, tranquillity and spectacular views over Loch Duich and the mountains of Kintail then look no further.

This south facing detached property is situated on its own secluded plot directly on the shores of Loch Duich. Open the front door and you are a few metres from the water, greeted with striking and uninterrupted panoramic views.

Location:

The cottage is situated in the small village of Inverinate on the north shore of Loch Duich in the Kintail/Lochalsh area of the Scottish Highlands. The location is quite literally a walker’s / outdoor pursuits paradise with hill walking, climbing, water sports and shore walks right on the door step. The cottage is a perfect base to experience everything that the area has to offer and is a fantastic place to relax and unwind in following a day in the outdoors..

Kintail and Lochalsh is one of the most popular areas for walking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands. Kintail itself is famed for its classic mountain ridge walks. The Five Sisters and the South Glen Shiel Ridge are particular favourites of Munro baggers, whilst The Saddle is one of the most magnificent mountains in all Scotland. Closer to Skye is the Lochalsh peninsula between the shores of Loch Duich and Loch Carron. This area offers varied walking with villages such as Plockton as well as the region's main town at Kyle of Lochalsh. Across the dramatic Mam Ratagan pass is the remote and secluded Glenelg peninsula, a tranquil and peaceful haven far from busy routes.

The area is rich in wildlife and with some patience and determination you will be able to see sea otters playing on the shore of Loch Duich and golden eagles soaring around the mountain peeks. There are also deer, pine martin, badgers and wild goats to be seen. There is good fishing locally both in the rivers and sea. Nearby is the Isle of Skye which can be accessed via the Skye Bridge.

Please note that a car is highly recommended to experience the Scottish Highlands. Travel times to some key locations and amenities are highlighted below:

Eilean Donan Castle.....................7 minutes

Dornie...........................................8 minutes

Kyle of Lochalsh...........................17 minutes

Skye Bridge..................................19 minutes

Plockton........................................30 minutes

Accommodation:

The cottage has been extensively refurbished in 2015 and features an open plan living area with fully fitted kitchen and dining area. The property extends to approximately 1,000 sq ft (92 sq m).

There are two double bedrooms which each contain king size beds. Bedroom 3 contains Bunk Beds and features a double lower bunk with a single top bunk. (See photographs).

- Free Wifi broadband internet access

- 50 Inch flat-screen HDMI television

- Washing Machine

- Tumble drier

- Dishwasher

- 1 bathroom with shower

- Private driveway with room for multiple car’s

Local Restaurents & Amenity

After a long day in the hills or on the water, unwind in the relaxed atmosphere of The Kintail Lodge which is located exactly 2 miles from the cottage. The walk will take about 30 minutes.

There are also a number of other hotels with restaurants located in the surrounding villages.

There is a large supermarket located in Kyle of Lochalsh which is around 17 minutes drive in a car.

More Details

Owner
Joy Johnston
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Joy Johnston

I am very much an outdoor person who enjoys walking ,hiking and cycling and hence love spending time in the highlands where I can relax and enjoy the the great outdoors.

Why Joy Johnston chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

Cronan -na -Mara is a stones throw from the shores of beautiful Loch Duich and offers spectacular views to the five sisters of Kintail . The cottage stands on its own and is the perfect place to relax ,unwind and listen to the sound of the water lapping against the shore . The perfect place to come back to after a day's hiking or sightseeing . You will not be disappointed!!

What makes this house unique

Cronan -na-Mara ticks so many boxes.. It is situated in a quiet peaceful location but is a very short drive to all the many tourist attractions the area has to offer Eilean Donan castle is a mere 10 minute drive away while the town of Kyle is just a further short drive .. It is a hill walkers paradise with walks and hikes to suit all levels of ability and surrounded by munros for the more challenging climber .It is an area of outstanding beauty with an abundance of wildlife to be seen . Otters can be seen from the shores of the house , porpoises in the loch , pine martins and so much more!!

Location

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kintail lodge restaurant and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Kintail lodge restaurant and Bar
Car: necessary

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kyle in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled bathroom with wc, wash hand basin and shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk Room. Double bed on lower bunk and single upper bunk
  • Travel cot and mattress supplied .
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
Notes:
The house is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing or hiking . Sit back and enjoy the breath taking views , and watch the wildlife on the shore in front of the house.You will not be disappointed.!!

Reviews

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A loch side property with stunning views located in a walker's paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

Lovely views of the loch

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Joy's lochside house. The house is very comfortable, and the living room is larger in person than it appears in the photos. We found the beds to be very comfortable, with great water pressure in the shower. The kitchen was well supplied, and it was nice to have a full sized washer and dryer. The location is very easy to find, just an easy turn off the highway. And although the house is fairly close to the road, noise was never an issue, even with the windows open at night.

Joy was easy to communicate with and responded quickly when we had a question about the operation of the wall heaters. Our security deposit was refunded promptly.

The house is well located for touring Skye and farther afield. We wouldn't hesitate to rent the house again if we were to revisit the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Joan for your very kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and found everything to your satisfaction . We hope you will come back and visit us again in the near future and hopefully the weather will be kinder to you.! Kind regards. Joy
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5

Perfectly equipped property with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The property has a perfectly equipped kitchen including high quality utensils. The view from the living-room through the panorama window is outstanding. We were lucky and could observe almost every morning porpoises/dolphins in the sound. The location of the property is perfect for trips to Skye and the Applecross peninsula.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday at the cottage and got to see all the wonderful wildlife . We welcome you back to sat with us in the near future. Kind regards Joy
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Rochester, NY USA
5

Absolutely beautiful location too call home base when exploring the Highlands

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time visiting the highlands. The cottage was in a perfect location to explore and come home too after our daily adventures. We visited Culloden in Inverness, took the Jacobite train in Fort William, drove the Bealach na Ba pass too Applecross, and explored a good portion of Isle of Skye. We had an amazing adventure every day.

The cottage was very warm and inviting with everything we needed. The views were breathtaking and it amazed us too watch the mountain views change with different lightning when the sun decided to shine. We even lucked out too see otters and a couple of Osprey hunting fish.

Thank you so much Joy for sharing your home with us.

Carrie & Patti, Bonnie & Walter

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to you all for your very kind review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your special trip together in the highlands and especially your time spent at the cottage . We look forward to having you all back in the near future. Kind regards Joy
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Moscow, Russia
5

Our stay July 2017

  • 5 of 5

We are renting properties for our family vacation for years, and so far this was one of the best experiences we have ever had. The cottage is beautifully located, and very spacious and well-organized. We loved it and will undoubtfully return. Thank you Joy!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An excellent week of relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at Cronan Na Mara. It was an excellent home base on the days we wanted to sightsee (Eileen Donan is a five minute drive, the Isle of Skye was 20), was plenty close to excellent hiking trails, and was beautiful and relaxing on the days we chose to stay inside.

We had a great week! We'd recommend this house to anyone looking for a quiet retreat in Scotland or anyone looking to explore the highlands and the Isle of Skye.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review Tyler. I am glad you enjoyed staying at the house and found everything to your satisafaction. We welcome you back in the near future . Kind regards Joy.
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a great base to explore the Highlands

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at Cronan Na Mara cottage. It's right in the shore with good views of the loch and surrounding mountains (covered in snow when we were there). The shower was great, really powerful and hot and the bed in the front bedroom was very comfy (assume the other beds were the same). The location was great for exploring, we drove around Skye, Torridon, Loch Ness and up to Ullapool. On our travels we saw lots of deer, a couple of sea eagles and an otter swimming in the loch in front of the cottage. Joy provided lots of useful tips and information, and her communication was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, Many thanks for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at the cottage and found everything to your satisfaction . Kind regards Joy .
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kyle, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Standard season
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Low season
21 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
 
Xmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
New year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Low season
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Mid Season
3 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Mid Season
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Whit
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Mid season
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
High season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Low season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
New yearv
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
Xmas
22 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

We have taken great pride refurbishing our holiday cottage to a very high standard with new equipment. Whilst we understand that it will be subject to fair wear and tear, we require a security deposit of £250 to be held for the duration of your stay in the unlikely event that unforeseen damages occur. This will be returned within 7 days of vacating the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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