Loch Kishorn Cottage
Collectively the three small settlements of Stranachan, Achintraid and Ardarroch which are strung along the eastern end of Loch Kishorn, in the north-west Highlands (Inverness approximately 1.5 hours by car) are commonly called Kishorn. The area around Loch Kishorn, a large sea water loch, provides an attractive haven from the day-to-day bustle and noise of modern day life. Not far from the loch's edge you will find Loch Kishorn Cottage, exceedingly Scottish with its bright, whitewashed walls, sitting in 6 acres of mature gardens and woodland which are known as Little Courthill. The cottage has magnificent views of the dramatic Applecross mountains from every room.
Loch Kishorn Cottage has been lovingly restored to retain many original features and has the ambience of a real, traditional Scottish country cottage. It has the benefit of one king-size bedroom on the ground floor as well as a shower room with a very spacious shower. Its open plan living area ensures that the cook doesn't feel excluded from the goings on in the sitting area! Upstairs, are two further good sized bedrooms, one double and one twin, with coombed ceilings, the double with en suite bathroom which, with a large freestanding, roll top bath, makes the perfect place to unwind and relax after a day of taking in the beauty of your natural surroundings. With feature wooden panelling throughout, Loch Kishorn Cottage offers a unique mixture of elegant tradition and modern convenience. The entrance way is shared with Yew Tree.
Approximately half a mile from Loch Kishorn Cottage is the award winning Kishorn Seafood Bar serving beautiful, fresh local seafood during the summer months. In Kishorn there is also a local shop for day-to-day necessities as well as two local artists' studios. The loch-side situation provides the perfect setting for a variety of activities, from fishing to mountain biking, or the more leisurely pursuit of otter spotting and bird-watching . Lochcarron, approximately 6 miles to the east, has a restaurant, three hotels, a cafe, larger shop and a butcher.
To the north and west of the loch is the Applecross peninsula which, until the coast road was completed in 1975, was only accessible by boat or by traversing the mountains via the spectacular Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle), one of the very few roads in the Highlands which is engineered in a similar way to the great mountain passes in the Alps, reaching a maximum height of 2053 ft! At such a height, as you can imagine, the views west towards the isles of Skye and Raasay are absolutely stunning. The Gaelic name for the area "A Chomraich" meaning "The Sanctuary" is very fitting, the awe-inspiring peace and tranquillity of the locality is bound to embrace you.
Bed linen is included. Heating is by electricity (£20 included). Towels are available for hire. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Sorry, smoking is not permitted in the cottage. There is a washing machine available for guests in a separate building (shared with Yew Tree Cottage). A refundable householder's deposit is required.
Accommodation (sleeps 6):
- Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood burning stove, TV/DVD, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and deep freeze etc.
- Double bedroom with king-size bed and wood burning stove.
- Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Double bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Twin Bedroom