Cuillin View Cottage
near Strathcarron

Sleeping 6

South of the Applecross peninsula on the beautiful west coast of Scotland Cuillin View Cottage stands on the shores of Loch Carron, right at the end of the single-track road, with commanding views of the island of Skye and its majestic Cuillin Hills.

In this quiet setting, the house has only two near neighbours. It is a traditional, detached croft house, snugly double-glazed. With a south-westerly aspect the cottage enjoys sunshine for most of the day and is particularly well placed for enjoying the superb west coast sunsets. The patio garden (furniture) at the front catches all the sun and if you follow the nearby path you will reach the shore and maybe spot an otter or seal which are regular visitors. There is a 50 metre unsurfaced drive leading to the house with a parking space beside the gate and more parking available in a small car park at the end of the drive.

Loch Carron Cottage and loch Loch Carron

The interior has been beautifully renovated. There is a sitting room, separate dining room with an electric stove, a well-fitted and equipped kitchen and utility room. One staircase (there are two!) takes you from the hall up to two bedrooms, one a king-size double, the other a twin, and a bathroom while the second one leads from the sitting room up to a second twin bedroom and a second bathroom - a house of character but also comfort.

Although unwinding and relaxing are bound to be high on the agenda at Cuillin View, the surrounding area has many attractions which you will doubtless wish to explore.

The island of Skye is only an hour's drive away (30m). If you take the road over the breathtaking Pass of the Cattle into the delightful Applecross peninsula you will find a sandy beach near the village pub (10m). Going north you will arrive at Shieldaig and Torridon (26m) well-loved haunts of walkers and climbers, and eventually you will come to Inverewe (50m), famous for its sub-tropical gardens. (Should you miss town life, however, you could always take the train from Strathcarron Station to Inverness (67m)).

Then there is not-to-be-missed scenic Plockton (23m) with its palm trees and yachts. You might be tempted to lunch in one its first-rate restaurants. Closer to home the Rockvilla Hotel at Lochcarron and the Strathcarron Hotel at Strathcarron (9m) both serve good quality food and there is also the Carron restaurant just a mile down the road to Kyle of Lochalsh. The village of Lochcarron has two well-stocked general stores (one of which is also a PO), a very good local butcher and gift shops. Another PO can be found in Strathcarron while Kyle of Lochalsh has the closest supermarkets.

Heating is by electric storage heaters (included!included) and gas stove. Bed linen is included!included and towels may be hired. One well behaved pet is welcome by arrangement, but should be kept downstairs.

Accommodation (sleeps 6):


Sitting Room Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen

Downstairs:

Upstairs:


Bedroom Bedroom
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