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Coastal cottages and self catering in Highlands Scotland

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South Bay Cottage in Saasaig, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

South Bay Cottage, Saasaig, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £658 to £ 1879

Self catering accommodation in Saasaig sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

In a superb position towards the southern end of Skye, this completely modernised 150-year-old cottage stands on the sea shore overlooking the Sound of Sleat, at a point highlighted as an outstanding viewpoint by Ordnance Survey. There are magnificent panoramic views northwards to Ben Screel, Loch Hourn and Knoydart, eastwards to Loch Nevis, and southwards to Ardmurchan Point. The holiday cottage is tastefully furnished and well equipped, with all three bedrooms enjoying their own separate facilities. It stands in 3 acres of wild garden, and the principal rooms and roof terrace offer splendid opportunities to observe the local wildlife, which includes herons, curlews, eagles and even the occasional otter. The roof terrace has a glass and aluminium balustrade and balustraded bridge to the hill at rear of cottage, leading to the unfenced path which goes up into woodland or down into the garden. There are wonderfully scenic walks direct from the door, either along the shoreline, or for the more adventurous, one of the classic Skye walks taking the loop road to Tarskavaig with unbeatable views to the Cuillins. There are ferry trips to the islands of Eigg, Rhum and Lochalsh, and day trips can include Elgol, with a boat trip to the magical Loch Coruisk, hidden in the Cuillins or the Seafari rib boat to Knoydart and dine at The Forge Inn. Other places to visit include Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Portree, with its attractive harbour and heritage centre, which traces the history of Skye. Six miles away is Lady Claire MacDonald’s Kinloch Lodge Hotel and Cookery School, where morning cookery courses are held. Mallaig ferry 3 miles. Kyle of Lochalsh ferry 19 miles. Ardvasar Hotel, Isle Ornsay Hotel and Duisdale Hotel all within 5 miles. Armadale Castle, with its history centre, garden walks, tearooms and restaurant, 3 miles. Toravaig Hotel 1 mile.


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Heatherwood House in Embo Dornoch, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Heatherwood House, Embo Dornoch, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £637 to £ 1354

Self catering accommodation in Embo Dornoch sleeps 10.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms Detached Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove • Easy Walk access Pets allowed sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Set within two miles of the stunningly beautiful white sandy beaches of Embo and Dornoch (pictured) a Royal Burgh since 1628 this spacious and very well appointed holiday property is ideal for larger parties. Enjoying exceptionally large living areas featuring wooden flooring and very comfortable furnishings Heatherwood House stands only a short distance from shops bars and restaurants in the thriving small town of Dornoch where a pleasant circular walk passes the Old Town Jail and the 13th century cathedral (famously chosen by Madonna for her son’s Christening pictured) before going on past the Royal Durnoch championship golf course and the beach up to the pier at the seaside village of Embo. Nearby the Loch Fleet nature reserve (a designated SSSI) attracts a wide variety of wading birds and guided tours of this wonderfully tranquil tidal basin can be arranged. The Sutherland hills are a short drive away and there are forest walks nearby. Just 10 miles away lies Dunrobin Castle spiritual home of the clan Sutherland since the 13th century. Today’s visitors can enjoy falconry displays and wander through spectacular gardens designed by Sir Charles Barry and inspired by the Palace of Versailles. For whisky enthusiasts Glenmorangie distillery tours at Tain are a must. Shops bars and restaurants 1.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/sun room. Dining area with wooden floor and patio doors/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double one (5ft) with en-suite shower room bidet and toilet one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet 1 twin. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle bidet and toilet. Double futon available (for children).

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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The Dairy House in Lochailort, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

The Dairy House, Lochailort, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £290 to £ 719

Self catering accommodation in Lochailort sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

" In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..."


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The Boatmans Cottage in Glaick, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

The Boatmans Cottage, Glaick, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £246 to £ 719

Self catering accommodation in Glaick sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

This delightful detached little cottage is set in an enviable position just yards from the sea, and with breathtaking views towards the Lochalsh and the Skye Mountains. Set within the tiny hamlet known as Glaik on the edge of the Lochalsh Woodland Garden, it is just a short drive away from the enchanting Eilean Donan Castle. The Skye bridge is within 5 minutes’ drive, and picturesque Plockton (which was the location for Hamish MacBeth) is just 20 minutes’ away, with its beautiful bay and palm trees. There are many good pubs and restaurants within the area. Shops 1 mile.


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Hirta in Glendale, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Hirta, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £322 to £ 767

Self catering accommodation in Glendale sleeps 4.

Features include: • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Well-placed on the hillside to enjoy magnificent coastal views across the sea to the Outer Hebrides, and untouched by the rapid development of this corner of the island, this delightful detached holiday property is an ideal retreat to unwind and relax at any time of year. Standing alone and accessed by a track, it has beautiful sunsets over the sea, castles to explore; while the distant hills of Harris make for a memorable stay. There are boat trips to enjoy and many fine restaurants nearby, including the famous ‘Three Chimneys’ (5 miles away). Shops 2 miles.


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Bluebell House in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Bluebell House, Helmsdale, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £281 to £ 621

Self catering accommodation in Helmsdale sleeps 6.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Fishing nearby • Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Within walking distance of the beach and picturesque fishing harbour this very comfortable traditional holiday cottage sits in the lovely and historic village of Helmsdale (pictured). The local area features stunning coastal scenery outstanding salmon fishing and abundant wildlife including wild red deer golden eagles and red kites; beach walks often afford sightings of otters and seals. The Castle of Mey turreted Dunrobin Castle and lovely gardens are among attractions within easy reach. Shops and dining pubs are a stroll away and there is also a 9 hole golf course within walking distance.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining area. Kitchen with breakfast area. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms one with sloping ceiling (bed accessed from one side only). Bathroom with shower attachment toilet and sloping ceiling.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Kinlochmoidart House in Lochailort, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Kinlochmoidart House, Lochailort, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 18
Weekly prices from £2663 to £ 4183

Self catering accommodation in Lochailort sleeps 18.

Features include: • Garden • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 18

Accommodation overview:

" In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..."


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Lochview in Glendale, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Lochview, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £303 to £ 767

Self catering accommodation in Glendale sleeps 4.

Features include: • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Situated in a spectacular location ideal for a quiet getaway. This most attractively renovated detached crofthouse makes a fine base from which to explore the magic of the Island of Skye. Furnished and fitted to a high standard with bright rooms, the cottage enjoys an elevated position on a small croft. Walking, cycling, climbing, bird watching, and touring Skye and Wester Ross, Plockton and Dornie are a must. There are a number of great eating out places within a short drive including the famous Three Chimney’s restaurant which is approximately 5 miles away. Shops 2 miles.


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