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.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
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.