Torridon, about 2 hours drive north west of Inverness, is justly famous as one of the most spectacularly scenic areas in Britain, with its mountains, which at 500 million years old are the oldest in Britain, attracting walkers and climbers all year round.
Here, we can offer Bayview Cottage, a scarcely less spectacular detached holiday home on the shores of Upper Loch Torridon, which has been painstakingly refurbished by its owners to please the most discriminating of guests. In its own enclosed garden, it offers comfortable and stylish accommodation for up to six people with a cosy sitting room, separate dining room (both with wood burners), a spacious modern kitchen. Downstairs there is also an excellent wet room-shower, while upstairs are three bedrooms with wonderful views of the loch and a further large bathroom. Double glazing and efficient oil central heating make the cottage warm as toast. A superb house in a superb location indeed.
For immediate needs outside the cottage, there is an excellent hostelry within a 10 minute walk and a shop 2 miles away at Torridon Village.
And once you are so comfortably established, there is also no shortage of things to do in the area. Nearby Shieldaig (6m) offers another shop and pub and boat trips to Rona and the Shandt islands. Beyond that, there are further facilities, including a golf course, at Strathcarron, from where you can continue to Plockton, with its palm trees along the front, and Kyle of Lochalsh and the bridge to Skye.
In the other direction, you can visit the Beinn Eighe nature reserve, and the famous sub-tropical gardens at Poolewe, Lochinver and the beautiful region of Assynt.
And then there is the fabulous Applecross peninsula, whether you go in via the coast road just past Shieldaig or over the amazing Pass of the Cattle – which rivals many Alpine passes in its turns and views. Whichever way you go, you will be rewarded by an excellent lunch at the Applecross Inn or the Walled Garden Restaurant, glorious scenery, and quiet beaches.
Walking,climbing and wildlife watching are of course a given, here, and there is also fishing and sailing to be had locally.
Bed linen and towels and the first £20 of oil-CH and electricity are included. Sorry, pets are not accepted and smoking is not permitted in the cottage. Wi-Fi is available, subject to provider.
Accommodation (sleeps 6):
- Sitting room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD
- Dining room with wood-burner
- Breakfasting kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer, microwave etc.
- Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
- Double bedroom
- Double bedroom
- Twin Bedroom
- Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin