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Joanna Macpherson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, French, Russian, Bulgarian

4 tranquil cottages private Highland estate, Strathcarron near Skye, West Coast - East Bothy, Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Scottish Highlands & Islands - Attadale Holiday Cottages

Sleep 4 - 8 comfortably, you choose. Private road so no through traffic

A mile from the Estate entrance, the cottages nestle among the hills and fields and in the evenings, deer often come into the gardens to graze. A small stream runs through the garden and you can watch the cows and sheep all round. Attadale Estate offers glorious walking (including two Munros), loch and river fishing. Up in the hills, you can walk all day without seeing anyone. If you enjoy mountain biking, you have lots of opportunities here. You are near the sea. There is no passing traffic as the cottages are at the end of the tarmac road. Furnished with an eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture with attractive prints and paintings in every room, the cottages offer a relaxing and pretty home. New 26' widescreen DVD player in every house. Spend the day curled up with a book or explore far and wide and then return to your comfortable home and warm fire in the evening. Uniquely visitors are able to visit the award winning 4 star Attadale Gardens free of charge at any time during their stay.Free Wifi available

Hill walking, loch & sea fishing, mountain biking: A map is provided in each house with a selection of walks marked on it. The walks vary in length from a couple of hours to all day. Climbing the Munros is only recommended for people who are fit and accustomed to hill-walking. The Attadale estate is ideally situated for walking enthusiasts.

There is fishing available in the hill lochs if you are keen on walking. The river Carron is available to fish for the price of a day ticket which is available locally.

It is good country for mountain-biking enthusiasts. The Lochcarron Garage rents bicycles if you do not bring your own.

The villages of Lochcarron and Strathcarron are only a few minutes drive away where all possible facilities are available: an excellent butchers, village shop, petrol stations, garages, restaurant and cafes. In addition a mere five minutes away, you can find an award winning gift shop, the Carron Pottery as well as the Carron Restaurant so you do not have to go far. Convenient for exploring Isle of Skye and Applecross peninsula.

Our own Attadale Gardens are free for you as visitors at any time, so you can explore whenever you feel like it. 20 acres of beautifully laid out water gardens, with sculpture scattered throughout. Enjoy the kitchen garden, the fern garden, the Japanese garden.

Attadale station is on the Inverness-Kyle line which means you have easy access both East and West

Sightseeing: Ideally positioned on the South side of Loch Carron you can explore the Isle of Skye, Plockton, Eilean Donan Castle, Applecross and Inverewe Gardens.

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Details for holiday cottage East Bothy, Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

East Bothy is a pretty 19th century semi-detached cottage which sleeps four. There is a large comfortable living room with a wood burning stove at one end and a dining area and newly installed kitchen at the other. New bespoke comfortably upholstered seating in the living room. The bathroom also has a shower and toilet. There is one double and one twin bedroom upstairs. It has an electric cooker, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, immersion heaters, electric heaters in all rooms, shaver socket and heated rail in the bathroom. There is no television reception but there is a TV/DVD player. Free Wifi now available. The tariff includes the use of the cottage and all its contents. Duvets and linen are supplied, including towels. Wood is included for the fire, but coal and electricity are extra. The electricity meter should be read on arrival and departure and paid for before leaving. A self-service launderette is available at Attadale House.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joanna Macpherson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, French, Russian, Bulgarian


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

East Bothy, Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

A gem in the highlands

  • 5 of 5

East Bothy is a favourite cottage of ours, perfect location, access to visit a beautiful garden and spotlessly clean and cosy. Very well kitted out, clean and fresh decor and lots of wood for the log burning stove. Walks up the hill road and beyond are amazing, views are spectacular, a real gem in the highlands.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this; we do appreciate feedback as it helps new visitors make decisions.
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Value for money, well situated for outdoor holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very enjoyable week recently at Strathan Cottage. Our party was three people, but there is plenty of room for a family of four. The cottage is nicely and simply furnished, and clean. We lived most of the time in the kitchen which has a large table and is good for communal living. The rented cottages are situated together well away from the road and main house. Our dog enjoyed long daily walks. There is plenty of wildlife to see, with red deer beside the cottage some evenings. The cottage is well placed for outdoor activities, especially hill walking. Only minor quibbles, which we mentioned to the owners. No hair dryer, no dishwasher or washing machine (although laundry can be done at Attadale House). I still thought very good value for money. A big plus is free entry to nearby Attadale Gardens. All the entries in the guest book were very complimentary so we are not the only ones to have enjoyed our stay. We had good weather too - but I'm afraid it is never possible to promise that to all visitors to north west Scotland! In summary, this is a value for money cottage, well situated for an outdoor holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We do appreciate feedback - and we know the facilities are extremely simple. As you kindly mentioned there is a laundry with a large drying area at Attadale House. The water supply comes directly off the hill hence the absence of machinery. We do now have wifi and can provide hairdryers on request. Thank you again
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Comfortable cottage, lovely views, great location

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay Cottage was comfortable, clean and in a beautiful location. Very welcoming. Lots to do in surrounding area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend..

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed from all of us at Attadale
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East Bothy cottage at Attadale Estates

  • 5 of 5

If we had a chance to live in Scotland, we would love to live on Attadale Estates. It was the highlight of our three-week vacation in Ireland and Scotland. Our only disappointment was in having to leave!

What a wonderful place to vacation! Our weeklong stay (not nearly long enough!) was in a darling cottage set back from the main road with cows and sheep grazing just outside our door, high hills surrounding us on three sides and a beautiful sunlit loch in the distance. East Bothy (the name of our vacation house) is one side of a dual cottage. It was tidy, well maintained, cozy and just right for getting away from the distractions of modern life. The tiny kitchen was more than adequate, the 2 comfy bedrooms were tucked under the eaves upstairs and the sitting room was just what we needed for relaxing (no television, which was great for us!) after spending our days exploring the nearby attractions. Our host, Joanna MacPherson, could not have been lovelier.

The attractions? One could stay inside the estate walls all holiday and be perfectly happy! Attadale Estate features a beautiful garden that you can wander all day long. Explore the hills, winding road, streams and fields with camera and binoculars, or just sit outside enjoying a cup of coffee, watching the midges come out at dusk (smite those midges!), all without leaving the grounds -- of the Estate, not the coffee! (um, American humor!)

We spent a lot of time driving to nearby places, and still did not have enough time to see everything. Strathcarron across the loch has a nice grocery store andthere are plenty of good restaurants close by if you like to eat out. A short drive away are the ruins of Castle Strome resting on an outcropping above the loch with the mountaintops of Skye in the distance. A drive over the top of the mountain to the other side is gorgeous and hair-raising (hairpin turns, room for one car to pass at a time -- you know, Scotland!) But on the other side you'll find Applecross and more -- go to the ends of the roads, because that's where you'll find quiet coves and fishing boats dropping their nets. The Isle of Skye is close by for a day of exploring, as is Eileen Donan castle. Frankly, there was so much to do and see, but we loved being lazy and stopping wherever we pleased. Consequently, we didn't go to all the sites that are within the reach of Attadale. Did I mention that I took over 5,000 photographs?

If you want to experience Scotland, this is the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for your very generous feedback - it sounds as if you both made very good use of your stay here. This will certainly help give a picture of what you can do if you come to Attadale for your holidays. Thanks again from all of us at Attadale!
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Lovely cottages in wonderful setting

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage in amazing setting. Property very clean and well equipped. Friendly staff on hand if needed. Attadale Gardens not to be missed. We would certain recommend the cottages to friends and relatives (indeed our daughter was the first to find Attadale for her honeymoon). Lots of lovely drives wonderful walks great restaurants Kishorn for scallops Plockton Hotel delicious meal and wonderful fish and chips after the spectacular drive over the Pass of the Cattle

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for telling other potential visitors why you enjoyed both our cottage and the area, it is much appreciated by everyone.
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Sehr einfach

  • 3 of 5

Einfachste Ausstattung im Vergleich zu anderen Cottages in Schottland .Und dennoch nicht preiswerter. Total ruhig gelegen, aber voller Mücken, sodass man das Haus nicht verlassen konnte,da sehr aggressiv.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that you were disappointed with our cottages. You are right we are quite remote and rural but I think for many people that is the reason they come here - and actually many of them come back year after year. The midges are of course a problem at this time of year - but that isn't just Attadale - it's one of the joys of Scotland! Please be assured that we take all comments seriously, obviously it is much nicer for us when our guests are happy but it is really important for us to hear everyone's views.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Carron Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Attadale beach
Car: recommended

Attadale is a 30,000 acre estate in the North West of Scotland. It stretches from the south shore of Loch Carron to Loch Monar, 15 miles away to the east.

Attadale is ideally situated for touring the North West Highlands. To the North are Applecross, Loch Torridon, Loch Maree and the famous gardens of Inverewe. To the South is the magnificent scenery of Kintail, Glenelg and, at Kyle of Lochalsh, the bridge to Skye.

Attadale Gardens is close by and free access is available to all those who have rented accommodation at Attadale Holiday Cottages.

Lochcarron is but a few miles away around the loch with a number of shops selling useful items.

Other Activities: Fishing, walking, climbing, sailing

Golf: Loch Carron Golf Club - www.lochcarrongolf.co.uk

Lochcarron is a nine hole golf course, although there are actually eleven tees. It measures 3575 yards for eighteen holes and is an enjoyable challenge of accuracy. The Standard Scratch Score and par score for the course is 60.

Every hole on the course offers the golfer something of a challenge.

Whether it is simply avoiding the beach on the first three holes or trying to keep your ball on the humpbacked green at the seventh and sixteenth, all players will find the course a test of skill and character.

Being partly along the shore, a player really knows when the wind blows. Due to the criss-cross nature of the course, the golfer can find themselves faced with a downwind tee shot, then one into the wind and finally a crosswind shot and all in the space of three holes.

The greens are all quite small. Some are flat, some sloping and others with tricky breaks and borrows. They come into their own in the fine summer conditions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Strathcarron, Northern Scottish Highlands

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Mar 2016 - 2 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
28 Aug 2016 - 24 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring/Summer 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Tax Rate 20.0%

The cottage is available for rent from 4pm on Saturday until 10.00 am the next Saturday.
Please remember to take out travel insurance.

Rent covers the use of the cottage and all its content, including electricity.

All breakages must be noted and paid for before departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for East Bothy, Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shirein Scottish Highlands & Islands in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is on the ground floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • A child's cot and high chair can be provided on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Every house now has brand new 26' flat screen DVD player Attadale Gardens is free for our holiday visitors to visit throughout their stay

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