The area between Plockton and Kyle of Lochalsh (bridge to Skye) in the north west of Scotland is one of great beauty and there are many little crofting hamlets scattered about the quiet byways. One of these is Drumbuie, where you will find Drynoch, a typical and traditional Highland cottage now expertly renovated for modern living.
It stands on the little village 'street' with open views across the croft land before it. Parking is easily accessed just by turning off the road. To the back of the cottage, on the other side of a yard, is a working steading belonging to the owners.
The renovation has been a labour of love for them and guests will surely agree that the result has been well worth the effort. Ancient Highland cottages are not renowned for their light and space, but every inch at Drynoch has been used to the best effect, with no loss of character. The living area is open plan, with a feature fireplace with electric stove at one end, and a very smart and well-equipped kitchen and dining area at the other. Velux windows create a really airy effect, while the underfloor heating keeps everything cosy. A double bedroom with en suite shower room completes the accommodation. All in all, a very comfortable and chic billet, just for two.
Once established here, you'll want to make the most of the area. Kyle (3.5m) has all facilities, including a supermarket, and from there the toll-free bridge will take you across to Skye and the many delights of that lovely island. The picturesque village of Plockton, with the yachts bobbing in the bay and its palm-fringed shoreline (yes, really!), little shops and superb eating places, is equidistant in the other direction and both of these places have railway halts as well.
To the south-east, you can visit iconic Eilean Donan Castle, walk/climb The Five Sisters of Kintail or take the road over the shoulder of Mam Ratagan to Glenelg and, in summer, the little turntable ferry to Kylerhea on Skye, where there is an otter hide. That circuit makes for an excellent day trip. Further afield to the north, you can visit the unique Applecross Peninsula, with the magnificent mountains of Torridon beyond. Or you can even take what has been described as the 'third most beautiful rail journey in the world' from Kyle to Inverness for a day in the bustling capital of the Highlands.
Heating is by electricity (included). Bed linen and towels are included. We regret pets are not accepted and smoking is not permitted inside the house.
Accommodation (sleeps 2):
- Open plan living area with TV/DVD, electric stove, electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave etc.
- Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin.