|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Erbusaig House is the end terrace house in the small village of Erbusaig, between Kyle of Lochalsh and the picturesque village of Plockton. The views stretch over to Raasay and the Isle of Skye beyond.
This cosy holiday home has an open plan living/dining room has a TV, DVD player and Freeview. The dining table can seat up to 6 people, perfect for family meals. There is a ground floor WC and basin with the family bathroom upstairs including a shower over bath. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has a king size bed and a walk in wardrobe offering plenty of space for clothes and cases. There are also two twin bedrooms with views towards the Isle of Raasay and the Isle of Skye.
Erbusaig House looks over the lagoon with fishing boats on the shore. There are walks in the area which ket you enjoy the views of the Isle of Skye and the Bealach na Ba on the Applecross Peninsula even more. Otters and seals are found in the area and you may see evidence of them on a walk or if you're really lucky, catch a glimpse!
There are plenty of activities in the area with wildlife boat trips, hillwalking, cycling, kayaking, fishing, golf and horse riding. Historical sites such as Eilean Donan Castle or the iron age brochs by Glenelg are well worth visiting and day trips can also be made to the Isle of Skye, Torridon and the Applecross Peninsula.
The main town in the area is Kyle of Lochalsh which has a doctors surgery, chemist, banks, post office, supermarket and the local swimming pool complete with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Local grocery stores can be found in Plockton and Balmacara. For dining out in the evenings, there is a local hotel in Erbusaig (open seasonally) which has a restaurant or you can find a wide choice of restaurants in Plockton and Kyle of Lochalsh.
A car is recommended for those looking to explore the area fully. If you are arriving by public transport, the nearest train station is either in Kyle of Lochalsh or Duirinish. This is on the Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness line. Also Citylink operate bus services from Inverness, Fort William, Glasgow and Edinburgh and there are local private hire companies who can transfer you from the train / bus station to Erbusaig and provide other transport services as well.
We were looking for a good base for our family to be able to explore both the Highlands and Isle of Skye, and this cottage was it! Just a short drive over the bridge and we were on the breathtaking Isle of Skye, where we were able to explore, and yet a drive in the opposite direction and we hit up Loch Ness, the Glenfinnan Viaduct, and even Apple Cross! The cottage was spotless upon arrival, and the owners provided a folder with all the information needed for a lovely stay. We are a family of five (2 adults and 3 children - ages 16, 14, 11) and we had plenty of space in this accommodation. The *only* thing I would say of note (which has NO reflection on the owners or the property, just more of an FYI) would be that after coming over from a few days in Edinburgh where there was a plethora of options for dining out, we found finding a place to eat a little more challenging in Skye and throughout the Highlands. BUT there is a Co-Op within a 5 minute drive where you can stock up on plenty of food for your stay! I would also recommend having a car to make getting around and seeing this beautiful part of Scotland a little easier! All in all, we had a lovely stay, and not only would recommend this property, but would definitely book again!
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