Tour Scotland Greenacre Lodge Banchory Deeside Holiday Cottage. An exquisitely designed detached property, finished to a very good standard with state of the art underfloor heating, iPod docking in all rooms and all modern conveniences for a wonderfully stylish and restful holiday experience. Just 2 miles from the bustling town of Banchory, in the heart of Royal Deeside, guests can enjoy walking, cycling and golf. Banchory’s beautiful countryside, good climate and friendly tea rooms attract many visitors. Visit the Standing Stones and 17th century castles. Explore the region by following one of Scotland’s unique heritage trails, or by taking a short journey on the Royal Deeside Railway. Mountain biking, fishing, river canoeing, gliding and horse riding are all available, while ski slopes are only an hour away. For a relaxing adventure, visit the Falls of Feugh to watch the salmon leaping or explore local galleries and specialist shops.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tour Scotland Mansefield Cottage Aberlour Moray Holiday Cottage. A bright, warm and spacious holiday cottage in a peaceful setting surrounded by farm and woodland. The sparkling Auldernie Burn runs under a small bridge just outside the garden, and the open fire provides additional comfort in the south and west facing lounge. An ideal location for exploring the Whisky and Castle Trails, Speyside Way, Moray Coast and Cairngorm Mountains. Fishing, golf, tennis, riding and swimming all available locally. Shop and pubs 2 miles.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tour Scotland Smithy Croft Dufftown Moray Holiday Cottage. Set in the magnificent scenery of Glen Rinnes, Dufftown, this attractive detached holiday cottage offers peace and relaxation. Surrounded by the hills of the Glenfiddich Estate to the front and the brooding bulk of Ben Rinnes to the rear, there are walks right on the doorstep. Being in the heart of the Whisky Trail there are many distilleries to visit, salmon fishing on the Spey, cycle trails and some wonderful beaches on the Moray Firth, 25-30 miles.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tour Scotland Woodside House Applecross Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. With distant and dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye, this superbly situated, detached, family croft house has been renovated and tastefully furnished, and nestles quietly in the hamlet of Culduie, Wester Ross. The Applecross Inn (3 miles up the coast) is renowned for its local seafood. The road inland from Applecross crosses over the highest mountain pass in the British Isles. Secluded and sandy coral beach 4 miles. Loch and sea fishing nearby. Walks from the doorstep of the holiday home. Pub 3 miles.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Tour Scotland Park Cottage Lochcarron Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. This cosy holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful rural setting with fabulous views of some of the finest scenery in Scotland, across the waters of Lochcarron, Wester Ross, towards the majestic Attadale Mountains. Just over 2 miles from the popular village of Lochcarron with its range of pubs with frequent live music, restaurants and shops and the famous Tartan Mill. Day trips to Applecross, Plockton, the Isle of Skye, Inverewe Gardens and Eilean Donan Castle, and Inverness. Climbing, fishing, mountain biking, water sports and hill climbing all within easy reach.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Tour Scotland The Holt Glenelg Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Set in a tranquil location in Wester Ross, The Holt is a cosy semi-detached holiday apartment situated on the edge of the village of Glenelg and benefits from views of the Isle of Skye. The owner speaks French and German and welcomes overseas visitors. The area is renowned for stunning scenery and the wide variety of wildlife which can be spotted – otters, sea eagles and seals to name but a few. Take a ferry trip from the village over to the Isle of Skye or visit Eilean Donan Castle. Many activities are available including climbing, walking, kayaking and mountain biking, or for the less energetic just relaxing in this beautiful part of the Highlands.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Tour Scotland Bruaich Cottage Lochcarron Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Enjoying fine views of the sea and the Attadale mountains, this charming traditional croft house stands detached in the heart of Lochcarron, one of the prettiest villages in the Wester Ross. Beautifully renovated, it features ornamental fireplaces and wood panelling in the bedrooms. Ideal holiday location for day trips to the Isle of Skye, Eileen Donan Castle, Inverewe Gardens, Applecross, Torridon mountains, and the Highland capital of Inverness. Nine-hole golf locally (contact the owners for details). Good pubs, with frequent live music, in the village.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Tour Scotland Brightwater Cottage Glenelg Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Near Kyle of Lochalsh, Wester Ross, the stunning village of Arnisdale nestles below Beinn Sgritheall (Munro), on the shores of Loch Hourn. It overlooks Knoydart peninsula and Sound of Sleat with the Isle of Skye Cuillin in the distance. Neighbouring Glenelg, 9 miles, has a shop, pub, restaurant, craft shop and Skye ferry (Apr - Oct). Amid idyllic mountainous scenery, ideal for a holiday escaping with wildlife (deer, porpoises, eagles, seals and otters), walking (including the Five Sisters of Kintail, South Cluanie ridge, Ladhar Bheinn), cycling, fishing, touring (Eilean Donan Castle, Pictish Brochs, 18th century Bernera Barracks, Plockton and Skye) or just savouring highland peace and tranquillity.
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Friday, November 06, 2009
Tour Scotland The Narrows Gairloch Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Tranquil, beautifully set by the River Ewe, Wester Ross, in this unique part of the West Coast of Scotland with the Gulf Stream, this well appointed modern detached holiday cottage is well furnished and fully equipped. The surrounding area is very scenic and unspoilt. The National Trust’s Inverewe Gardens, growing subtropical plants, are just along the road. Explore the many beautiful clean sandy beaches, bays and islands along this intriguing coastal area. Spring and early summer usually has really good weather in this part! Golf course at Gairloch. Shop and pub 1 mile.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Tour Scotland Balcraggie Kyle Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Enjoying a private and peaceful setting in Wester Ross, this lovingly renovated wing of the former Manse is situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Glenelg and only a mile from the popular Glenelg Inn and shop. A fabulous holiday location for exploring the stunning beauty of this area, the cottage has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard. Visit the nearby ancient brochs, the romantic Eilean Donan Castle or the magical Isle of Skye. Fishing, sea trips, pony and Ilama trekking, walking, climbing in the dramatic hills and mountains or mountain biking are just some of the many activities available. By prior arrangement with the owners, you can have a wonderful historic tour of the area.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Tour Scotland Reraig Beag Kyle of Lochalsh Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Detached bungalow facing south-west, 150 yards from the shore of Lochalsh where one may fish. Kyle of Lochalsh 3 1/2 miles, the crossing point for the Isle of Skye. Wooded hills offer many walks of varying length and views to Skye and Kylrhea. Locally, visit the Brochs at Glenelg via the Mam Ratagan Pass with views to the ‘Five Sisters of Kintail’, Eilean Donan Castle and Lochalsh Woodland Garden (National Trust). Day trip to Skye or Inverewe Gardens (National Trust). Sailing and boat trips available at Plockton, 5 miles distant. A perfect country holiday escape in Wester Ross. Shop and hotel 150 yards.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Tour Scotland Tigh A Cnoc Gairloch Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Set amidst stunning scenery at the edge of the small crofting community of Port Henderson, Wester Ross, this lovely detached cottage enjoys views across open countryside towards the sea and Torridon Mountains and has been tastefully furnished throughout. A fabulous area for walking, climbing, photography and a good base for exploring the many delights of the West and North Highlands. Gairloch, with its lovely sandy beach and restaurants is just a short distance away. Take a day trip to the magical Isle of Skye, or visit the Eilean Donan Castle, and National Trust sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe - just a few of the many attractions found in this beautiful area.
Monday, November 02, 2009
Tour Scotland Silver Birch Lodge Glenshiel Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Overlooked by the Five Sisters of Kintail, this detached house is situated in the village of Ratagan, Wester Ross, on the shores of Loch Duich. Popular area for walking with the Falls of Glomach on the doorstep. Eilean Donan Castle is just 10 minutes by car and Glenelg, 9 miles, boats some majestic scenery. Easy access to the Isle of Skye. A perfect holiday rerteat. Restaurant 500 yards, pub 21/2 miles.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Tour Scotland Carron View Lochcarron Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Nestling at the base of some of Wester Ross’ most spectacular hills, this traditional cottage enjoys views across open croft land. Excellent area for a holiday spent climbing, hill walking, mountain biking or much more. Visit the nearby village of Lochcarron with its pubs, restaurants, shops and 9 hole golf course or take a trip to the magical Isle of Skye. The Applecross peninsula is just a short drive, reached via a spectacular drive over Britain’s highest mountain pass. Shops 4 miles, pub 3 miles.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tour Scotland Grinills Gairloch Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Enjoying fabulous views towards Loch Gairloch and on to the beautiful Isle of Skye, this comfortable detached holiday bungalow is just a few minutes’ walk from an unspoilt sandy beach where you may spot porpoise, dolphins, whales and seabirds. Super area for climbing and hill walking, with the dramatic Torridon mountain range as a backdrop. Only 9 miles from the pretty village of Gairloch, Wester Ross and within easy reach of Plockton, Eilean Donan Castle and Inverness. Shops 9 miles, pub ½ mile, restaurant 3 miles.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tour Scotland Sgeir Laith Kyle of Lochalsh Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Overlooking Loch Duich and set in its own secure garden this detached bungalow offers an excellent location to experience the great outdoors of the Wester Ross and the Highlands. Hill walking and climbing on the ’Five Sisters of Kintail’. Private mooring at the property and boat hire 1/2 mile in the hamlet of Letterfearn (via owner at reduced rates). Regular sightings of seals, porpoises and a family of otters close by. A fantastic holiday retreat. Sandy beach at Glenelg 13 miles. Pub and shop 5 miles.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tour Scotland Loch Alsh Balmacara Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Set in beautiful, landscaped grounds with spectacular views across the Sound of Sleat to Skye, this lovely holiday accommodation is only 500 yards away from the shoreline and village of Balmacara, Wester Ross. The properties are ideally placed for exploring some of the most dramatic scenery in the West Highlands and visitors can enjoy private fishing on hill lochs during their stay. Minutes away by car is the enigmatic Isle of Skye dominated by the Cuillins, Eilean Donan Castle, the pretty village of Plockton and the Five Sisters of Kintail. The breathtaking drive across the ‘Pass of the Cattle’ leads to the village of Applecross, recently featured in Monty Hall’s Great Escape on BBC television. Experience wildlife safaris such as marine life, sea/loch fishing, water sports and magnificent mountains for hill walking, climbing and biking. A network of National Trust paths, signposted from the grounds of Sgurr Mor, affords views of the surrounding area. Pub and shop 500 yards and excellent restaurants in and around Kyle.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Tour Scotland The Pines Gairloch Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. This modern detached bungalow with extensive views over Bein Eighe National Nature Reserve and the Torridon Mountains, is set in its own grounds in the quiet village of Kinlochewe near Loch Maree, Wester Ross. Ideal base to tour the Western Highlands and is within easy reach of the famous Inverewe gardens. 20 miles north west is Gairloch which has shops, beautiful beaches, eating places, a small musuem and a 9 hole golf course. The area is famous for its superb hill walking and climbing with well signposted trails and all categories of walks and climbs from easy to difficult are catered for. Try the excellent seafood restaurants in Gairloch or in Applecross - a very challenging and interesting drive and well worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yds.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Tour Scotland Old School House Applecross Wester Ross Holiday Cottage This secluded and spacious cottage with its own walled garden, enjoys a gloriously sunny position on the seashore with spectacular views towards the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye. Reached via a quarter-mile track, this former school house has been tastefully converted, whilst retaining interesting original features; formerly classrooms, the living-room and kitchen feature lovely high ceilings, and there is a large picture window in the hall, ideal for viewing wonderful sunsets and abundant wildlife in Wester Ross and it's surrounding areas.
This is a superb location for touring the scenic Applecross and Torridon areas; for a truly memorable drive out, head for the Pass of the Cattle – at 626 metres above sea level, this is Britain’s highest pass and affords some dramatic scenery along its length. There is excellent walking and climbing terrain nearby, both inland and along the rugged coastline – watch out for seals and otters just off shore. Several NTS properties make for good days out, including Strome Castle, and the Countryside Centre at Torridon (open May to September), the latter providing an insight into local flora, fauna and geology. From Torridon village, a scenic drive takes in the shoreline before winding past cliffs and gorges up to Diabaig, whilst 8 miles to the north, Lake Maree is dotted with Caledonian pine clad islands and lies as a scenic gem. The surrounding area also offers some of Scotland’s best deer-sighting country.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tour Scotland Shoreside Inverinate Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. With splendid views of the Five Sisters of Kintail and Loch Duich, these three comfortable, single-storey cottages are ideally placed for touring Wester Ross and the Isle of Skye, making this an ideal holiday location for walkers and mountain climbers. Furnished and equipped to the S.T.B. ‘4 Stars’ grading, each has its own garden where a resident pine marten visits all three properties, and a slipway is available for visitor’s boats. Abundant wildlife, such as seals, porpoises and otters can be seen in the loch. All three properties have a wildlife observation hide at the water’s edge. Good sea fishing can be enjoyed from nearby rocks. Kyle (12 miles) has shops, a good seafood restaurant and the bridge to Skye. Further up the loch lies Dornie, with access to the dramatic Falls of Glomach. Guests can enjoy a free 1-hour cruise on the owners’ private cruiser (Apr-Sep, weather permitting) around Loch Duich and even up to the unforgettably beautiful Eilean Donan Castle (3 miles) which is set at the confluence of three lochs. Fishing tackle is supplied on the boat. Pub nearby.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tour Scotland Smithy Cottage Glenelg Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. A semi-detached cottage situated in historic and scenic Glenelg, 1 mile from the beach, Smithy Cottage, once the home of the village blacksmith, provides the ideal location for holidaymakers, naturalists, hill-walkers or those simply seeking a peaceful Highland retreat. The hamlet boasts all local facilities, as well as Pictish brochs and the picturesque ruins of General Wade’s 17th-century barracks. Excellent walking on Ben Sgritheall and mountains of Glen Shiel. Splendid scenic routes both on the mainland around Wester Ross and unforgettable Skye. The ferry to the Isle of Skye is approximately 2 miles away and operates from Easter to late September. Village shop and pub ¾ mile.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Tour Scotland Tigh An Achaidh Inverinate Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Detached holiday cottage in a wonderful setting with sea lochs and mountains! A paradise for walkers and climbers with the challenging Kintail Mountains and Five Sisters close by. A short drive to Loch Duich and Loch Alsh to the crossing for Isle of Skye. Visit Plockton, Lochcarron or Glenelg beach. Very comfortable, bright with modern fitted kitchen, and traditional wood linings in the lounge. Loch and sea angling available. Enjoy the wealth of wildlife in Wester Ross and surrounding areas. Shop ½ mile, pub 3 miles.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Tour Scotland Ewe Cottage Poolewe Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Enjoying a peaceful location with enviable views across the waters of Loch Ewe towards the mountains beyond, this former detached croft house has been lovingly restored and now provides cosy holiday accommodation. The cottage makes the perfect base for exploring this beautiful and unspoilt part of the western Highlands. The famous NTS Inverewe Gardens are only 3 miles with the Isle of Skye, Gairloch, Ullapool and Inverness, the Highland Capital, all within easy reach. Sandy beaches, golf, fishing, mountain biking, walking and climbing all available locally or guests can just relax and enjoy the ever changing and stunning scenery in Wester Ross. Pub 3 miles.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tour Scotland Lochalsh View Nostie Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Occupying a spectacular location amid the Glensheil mountains, and overlooking the Five Sisters of Kintail, this beautiful detached, single-storey house provides warm and cosy accommodation, just 100 metres from the shore of Loch Alsh in Wester Ross. An ideal area to spot roe deer and otters, indeed Otter Hide, the setting for Ring of Bright Water, is only 7 miles away. Eilean Donan Castle, built in the 13th-century to ward off Viking invaders, is within 2 miles. Isle of Skye bridge, 7 miles. Swimming-pool and leisure centre, 7 miles. Pony trekking 25 yards.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tour Scotland Dalriada Poolewe Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Set in an idyllic shoreline position on the edge of the village with uninterrupted views over Loch Ewe and the Cove Peninsula, this single storey property shares its grounds with one other holiday home, where otters, seals and other wildlife can be seen. It is an ideal base from which to tour Wester Ross and the surrounding Highlands or just relax in the beautiful surroundings of the area. Shop and pub 300 yards.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tour Scotland Otterburn Kyle of Lochalsh Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Set just yards from the shores of Loch Duich, Otterburn in Wester Ross benefits from beautiful views across the waters towards the famous Five Sisters of Kintail and Eilean Donan Castle. The holiday property is in a perfect location for exploring the beach and for setting off in your kayak. Fantastic base for touring the stunning scenery and the many delights this part of the Highlands has to offer. Within easy reach of the lovely Isle of Skye, Glenelg and Plockton which all have good places to eat and drink. Lots to see and do for all ages - climbing, mountain biking, walking and sea trips. Shop and pubs 5 miles.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tour Scotland Fasgadh Lochcarron Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. This delightful croft bungalow is situated in one of the most spectacular parts of the Western Highlands. Set in its own pretty gardens that lead directly down to the shores of Lochcarron, Wester Ross, it enjoys stunning views across the water to the mountains beyond. Its bright and attractive rooms provide spacious and cosy holiday accommodation, with picture windows overlooking the water. A wealth of wildlife abounds, with otters, deer, pine martens and seals regularly seen close by. Wide variety of activities in the area, including sailing, golf, mountain-biking, fishing, climbing and hill-walking. Strome Castle, the gardens of Attadale and Lochalsh, the pretty village of Plockton and the beautiful Isle of Skye are all worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tour Scotland Corona Lochcarron Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Enjoying magnificent, uninterrupted views across Loch Carron, Wester Ross, towards the hills, this detached holiday cottage is ideally located for touring this breathtaking part of the Highlands. Explore the unspoilt beauty of Wester Ross or take a trip to the magical Isle of Skye - castles, beaches, golf courses and restaurants are all within reach. Excellent hill walking, climbing and fishing area. Super place to just relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this beautiful area. The village of Lochcarron, 1 mile, has a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tour Scotland Rubha Lodge Shieldaig Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Spectacularly set close to a secluded shingle beach and private mooring, this detached property has an enviable location and is perfect for those looking for peace and quiet. The property is beautifully furnished and commands stunning sea views over Loch Shieldaig and the sea. Seals and otters are a common sight from the house, which is guaranteed to keep the whole family fascinated for hours. Dramatic mountain views can be enjoyed and for keen walkers there are plenty of interesting walks to be found, including climbing in the Torridon Mountain Range. The cottage is reached via a short rough road from the village where a pub, two shops and a restaurant can be found as well as boat hire. Trips to the beautiful city of Inverness are easily accessible and the village of Plockton, home to the popular television series Hamish Macbeth is just a short drive. The Isle of Skye is well worth the visit and is accessed via a bridge over the Kyle of Lochalsh, Wester Ross. Applecross is another village not be missed, it is an idyllic place where visitors can wander along lanes banked with wild iris and orchids, and explore beaches and rock pools on the shore. It is also an adventure travelling to Applecross, where some of the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland can be seen with panoramic views across the Minch to Raasay and Skye. The nearby Countryside Centre is the gateway to a massive mountain nature reserve. Pub 1/2 mile.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tour Scotland Palmerston Croft House Strathcarron Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Superb loch views over Wester Ross and beyond. Set in the heart of the beautiful village of Lochcarron, overlooking the spectacular sea-loch and Attadale Mountains beyond, this traditional build croft house has been sympathetically restored to retain a wealth of original features, including a woodburning stove and traditional wall panelling.
Hill walking, golf, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and sailing are just some of the outdoor activities, or you can just unwind with a relaxing stroll along the loch side. A wealth of wildlife abounds, with red deer, seals, otters and a variety of bird life seen regularly in the area. The pretty village of Lochcarron has a selection of small shops, pubs, and restaurants. This is an ideal holiday location for exploring the unspoilt beauty of the Western Highlands and the magical Isle of Skye. The Applecross Peninsula is just a short, exhilarating drive away, via the spectacular ’Bealach-na-Ba’ - Britain’s highest cattle pass road.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tour Scotland Quiraing Kyle of Lochalsh Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Superb views across to the Isle of Skye from Badicaul, Kyle of Lochalsh. Situated just south of Plockton where the famous ’Hamish Macbeth’ was filmed, this detached modern bungalow is a true ’home from home.’ The Isle of Skye is an historic isle of romance, a wild landscape of jagged mountains and lochs and inhabited by gaelic-speaking crofters and fisherfolk and this loveliest of Scottish islands is quickly reached from the mainland over the Skye Bridge. There are two ways of enjoying Skye: to feast the eyes and breathe in the atmosphere or, for the strong and active, to walk, climb and explore.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Tour Scotland Roseate Lochcarron Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Located on the shores of a sea loch in the heart of the picturesque, unspoilt village of Lochcarron, Wester Ross, and with breathtaking views over the water towards the Attadale Hills, this traditional, detached holiday cottage has been beautifully renovated to a high standard for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Set along the village road, it is ideally located to explore the West Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Eilean Donan Castle and Plockton are nearby as is Applecross (reached via a spectacular drive over Britain’s highest pass road). A stroll along the pebble shoreline reveals a wide variety of sea and bird life. Fishing, golf, seal trips and water sports available. Two pubs 5-minute walk and 9-hole golf course.
Friday, October 09, 2009
Tour Scotland Ceol Na Mara Dundonell Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Camuasnagaul is a tiny hamlet of crofts a few miles along the coastal road from Dundonnell in Wester Ross, Ullapool 24 miles. Nestling peacefully on the shore line of Loch Broom, this detached cottage enjoys an enviable position from which to view the changing tides and varying climatic changes across the mountains opposite. Designed and insulated ensuring a cosy holiday throughout all the Scottish seasons. An-teallach Mountain, 2 miles for climbers, hill walking, mountain biking. There is a tiny PO/shop 2 miles along the coast, (groceries can be ordered for your arrival). Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Tour Scotland Ashburn Cottage Dornie Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. This traditional cottage in Wester Ross enjoys an elevated position with beautiful views across the waters of Loch Long towards the mountains. Cosily furnished and well equipped, the cottage offers an ideal holiday retreat. Walking, mountain biking, climbing, fishing and horse riding are popular pursuits in the locality, and the famous ’Highlander’ castle Eilean Donan is 3 miles away. Take a day trip to the Isle of Skye or visit some of the many picturesque villages of the west coast. Unspoilt beaches and an abundance of wildlife. Shops and pubs 3 miles.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Tour Scotland Craigard Balmacara Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. This traditional house enjoys lovely open views over Loch Alsh, towards the Isle of Skye. Furnished to a good standard, the house provides the ideal base for a holiday touring this part of the western Highlands. Eilean Donan Castle and the renowned village of Plockton are close by, with the bridge to the Isle of Skye just 5 miles. Numerous spectacular walks, mountain bike tracks and abundance of wildlife, along with many historical sites around Wester Ross, provide unlimited scope for all ages. Shops 100 yards, pub 120 yards.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Tour Scotland Riverfoot Glenelg Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. This is a spacious detached bungalow, well furnished and equipped its a real ’home from home’ amidst superb scenery across Wester Ross. The area is steeped in history, 2,000 year old Brochs, Hanovarian Barracks, Eilean Donan Castle. A trip over the short ferry crossing to Skye taking the old drove road to the main part of the island and back via the new bridge and Hamish MacBeth country is well worth the effort. Walking, bird spotting, climbing or simply absorbing the views are all popular pastimes. The river is also home to a colony of otters who can provide excellent entertainment. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Monday, October 05, 2009
Tour Scotland Cuckoo Croft Aultbea Gairloch Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Glorious sea views across Wester Ross. In an elevated position with glorious sea and mountain views in all directions, this light, airy and attractively furnished holiday apartment enjoys a picturesque setting overlooking Loch Ewe. Reached by its own staircase and separate entrance, with the owner living below, it is set on the north west coast of Scotland, only 6 miles north of NTS Inverewe sub-tropical gardens. Sea angling and hill loch fishing available, walking and birdwatching in the area. Shops and pubs 3 miles.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Tour Scotland Ceol Na Mara Achiltibuie Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Affording stunning views from its picture windows of mountain and sea across the Summer Isles and over the Minch, this delightful single-storey property offers spacious and comfortable accommodation in a wonderful location in Wester Ross. Boasting a south-facing, furnished garden, it is in a quiet location abundant with wildlife. The rocky shoreline, with secluded sandy coves, is alive with birdlife, flora and fauna. Guests may enjoy boat trips, which pass seal colonies, to the Islands. Sea and loch fishing may be enjoyed locally and an excellent golf course can be found in Ullapool. Pub 1½ miles.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Tour Scotland An Dunan Poolewe Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. This well appointed single storey property is situated in the Wester Ross-shire village of Poolewe, which is only a few hundred yards from Inverewe Gardens. The whole area is noted for its outstanding beauty where the holidaymaker can relax in the beautiful surroundings, or the more active can climb the many fine mountain ranges. The property is an ideal base to tour the stunning area of the Western Highlands, with all of its main attractions an easy drive away. Shop and pub 300 yards.
Friday, October 02, 2009
Tour Scotland Coulags Croft Strathcarron Ross Shire Holiday Cottage. Surrounded by the dramatic landscape of Strathcarron, Wester Ross, this traditional detached cottage has been sympathetically renovated and offers attractive accommodation in a truly spectacular setting. Set in its own grounds adjacent to a working croft, it has unlimited access to some of the finest walks in the Highlands. Stroll along the sea-shore and river, or for the more adventurous, there are plenty of local ‘Munros’ (peaks over 3000 ft) to climb. There is an abundance of wildlife in the area notably red deer and birds including eagles. For days out, there are numerous places to visit including Eilean Donan Castle, Plockton, Skye and Gairloch. Activities locally include golf, sailing, mountain biking and fishing. Restaurant/pub 3 miles.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Tour Scotland Westwood Lodge Glenshiel Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. The house is in a superb holiday location for walking with around 30 munros being set in Wester Ross and within easy reach as well as the Falls of Glomach – one of the highest waterfalls in Britain. Also nearby is a small jetty for mooring boats which is free for guests to use. As Loch Duich is tidal, there are plenty of opportunities to fish its waters free of charge. During the season, salmon,sea trout, mackerel and ling have been caught. For a small fee, permits can be purchased for the Rivers Croe and Shiel with fly fishing for brown trout in the hill lochs providing a good sport. Glenelg with its Iron Age Brochs, the Isle of Skye, Applecross, Loch Ness and the famous Eilean Donan Castle all make for good days out. A little further afield, the Fort William to Mallaig train journey is one of the most scenic in Scotland and Inverewe Gardens some of the best known.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tour Scotland Camus Na Harry Gairloch Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Standing in 4 acres of garden which lead down to a shingle beach, this single-storey, wooden-clad property enjoys a gloriously secluded situation with breathtaking sea views across Wester Ross. It offers spacious and very comfortable accommodation, with wildlife often coming right to the door and pine martens feeding just outside the window – otters and seals are regularly sighted in the bay. Sandy beach, shops and restaurants in Gairloch, 5 miles. Boat hire and water sports are available in Badachro Bay (1½ miles) and Gairloch. Good restaurant 1 mile.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tour Scotland Wdrigle House Gairloch Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Situated just yards from the shore and a small sandy beach and with amazing views all around Wester Ross, this wonderful grade A listed detached character house was built around 1700. The house was lovingly renovated in 1994 to include all modern amenities, including a sauna, whilst also enhancing its original features, including a marriage fireplace, the original wood paneling in several rooms and a four-poster style box bed. The property offers accommodation of immense character combined with the highest standard of comfort, décor and furnishings. The area is ideal for walking, climbing, fishing and bird watching, with numerous sea birds frequenting the shoreline.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tour Scotland Seaside Cottage Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. With splendid views of the Five Sisters of Kintail and Loch Duich in Wester Ross, these three comfortable, single-storey cottages are ideally placed for touring north-west Scotland and the Isle of Skye, making this an ideal holiday location for walkers and mountain climbers. Furnished and equipped to the S.T.B. ‘4 Stars’ grading, each has its own garden where a resident pine marten visits all three properties, and a slipway is available for visitor’s boats. Abundant wildlife, such as seals, porpoises and otters can be seen in the loch. All three properties have a wildlife observation hide at the water’s edge. Good sea fishing can be enjoyed from nearby rocks. Kyle (12 miles) has shops, a good seafood restaurant and the bridge to Skye. Further up the loch lies Dornie, with access to the dramatic Falls of Glomach. Guests can enjoy a free 1-hour cruise on the owners’ private cruiser (Apr-Sep, weather permitting) around Loch Duich and even up to the unforgettably beautiful Eilean Donan Castle (3 miles) which is set at the confluence of three lochs. Fishing tackle is supplied on the boat. Pub nearby.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tour Scotland Cruary Applecross Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Enjoying a superb, secluded setting with outstanding bay views, this 18th-century shepherd’s cottage is set next to 2 miles of golden sand; a turquoise blue sea with twisting otters and bobbing seals; the Cuillins of Skye on the horizon, with mountains, moorlands and forests behind. Attractively and comfortably refurbished, it has its own garden and conservatory with far-reaching views to Skye, and offers a cosy hideaway for all seasons, with a friendly hotel a short walk.
Until the building of the coastal road from Shieldaig, Applecross was one of the most inaccessible parishes in mainland Britain, with the only route being the very scenic but hair-raising ‘Pass of the Cattle’, or Bealach na Ba. Rising up to 2053ft, it is the highest road in Scotland and affords truly panoramic views across the Minch to Raasay and the Isle of Skye. The other route gently wends along the coast round Loch Torridon from Shieldaig. In contrast to the surrounding moorland, Applecross in Wester Ross, is made up of sheltered fertile coast, where a row of cottages nestle along the shoreline. It was here that an Irish missionary monk, St Maelrubha, built a monastery on the quiet bay about 673 AD, and made it a place of refuge, although nothing of the building remains apart from part of the stone cross which resides in the parish kirk.
To the north of the Applecross Peninsula and with the backdrop of the rugged mountains of Liathach and Beinn Eighe, is an area coming under the care of the National Trust, mostly made up of 750 million-year-old red Torridonian sandstone. A Countryside Centre at Torridon village describes the local wildlife and the Ranger Service offers guided hikes along the Liathach massif or more strenuous walks traversing Beinn Eighe. On past Kinlochewe, the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre stands as the UK’s oldest wildlife sanctuary, with parts of it clad in Caledonian pinewood, which once covered the whole of the country. A delight for nature lovers, the area is home to pine martens, wildcats, badgers and foxes as well as buzzards and golden eagles, in addition to a fine selection of flora, displayed in natural alpine rock gardens. Loch and sea fishing available locally.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tour Scotland Holly Cottage Garve Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Wonderful peaceful rural setting in Wester Ross. This modern detached single storey property is set in an elevated position overlooking the surrounding countryside in the village of Gorstan, 1 mile from the village of Garve. The holiday property is well equipped, brightly decorated and furnished to a good standard. It is an ideal base to tour the Highlands, with all the main tourist attractions including; Ullapool, Inverewe Gardens, Beinn Eighe nature reserve and the scenic Isle of Skye all within easy driving distance. Local amenities include hill walking, fishing and mountaineering. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tour Scotland Selma Ratagan Kyle Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. Superb loch and hill views. This well furnished and equipped cedar holiday bungalow is situated on the banks of Loch Duich in Wester Ross, with breathtaking views from the lounge. A photographers paradise the area also offers walking, climbing, fishing (boat hire available from Letterfearn), diverse wildlife. The Isle of Skye can be reached either by the summer tourist ferry or over the new Bridge to Skye. There are many boat trips in the area including underwater vision boats! Other attractions include Eilean Donan Castle, Glenelg Pictish Brochs, Lochalsh Woodland Gardens. Visit Plockton and Lochcarron. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tour Scotland Ben View Gairloch Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. In a scenic area of Wester Ross, peacefully set overlooking the River Ewe with expansive mountain and hill views. Traditional highland cottage just out of Poolewe village on a small croft with private land running to the riverside. A perfect holiday retreat. Explore the NT’s Inverewe attractive Gardens, 1 mile, where sub tropical plants flourish due to the Gulf Stream here. Clean sandy beaches, 5 miles, fish/golf at Gairloch, 5 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tour Scotland Caberfeidh, Letters, Ullapool Holiday Cottage. Set in an elevated garden with glorious views over Loch Broom and across to Ullapool. This modernised Croft boasts 7 acres of orchard and heath with a steep private path to the lochside (perfect for barbecues and picnics). Comfortable and characterful interior. Ullapool 11 miles has excellent seafood restaurants, shops, bars and the ferryport to the outer isles. A perfect holiday retreat. Shop and pub 11 miles.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tour Scotland Camus Tioram, Dornie, Wester Ross Holiday Cottage. This detached single storey holiday property, finished to a good standard, enjoys beautiful open views across to the waters of Loch Duich and over towards Eilean Donan Castle on the Isle of Skye. Set just 25 yards from the sea shore, the property makes the perfect location for exploring the beach in Dornie, Wester Ross, or setting off in a kayak. This is an ideal base for touring the stunning scenery of this part of the Highlands. There is lots to see and do for all ages - climbing, mountain biking, walking, sea trips, photography or simply relaxing in the tranquil, unspoilt setting. Visit the Isle of Skye, Plockton and Glenelg.