Craigmoss Highland Home Taigh Gael

Craigmoss Highland Home Taigh Gael

Achnandarach, Plockton, Scotland
from £560
per Week
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“Swap the bustle of city life for true highland relaxation in this luxury holiday house near Plockton - where glorious sunsets and majestic scenery unfold to a different rhythm of life.”
Sleeps: 6    Bedrooms: 3
Baby Cot
BBQ
Bluetooth Speaker
Coffee Machine
Disabled Access
Dishwasher
Drying Room
Family Friendly
Garden
Microwave
Open Fire/Woodburner
Sea views
TV Freeview/Freesat
Washing Machine
Wifi

Cool Features

  • Great for families with small children and close to the famous fishing village of Plockton with its instagrammable palm trees.
  • Multi fuel stove perfect for relaxing in the evening with a glass of wine.
  • Patio doors open out onto your own outdoor dining area and gardens.
  • Open plan designed living area with large picture windows that look out across unspoilt open countryside.
  • Can be booked in conjunction with Tulach Beag taking occupancy from 6 to 12 for larger parties.
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Cool Features
Good To Know

Good To Know

  • Off road parking by the property.
  • Lots of great walking, cycling and historic sites close by.
  • Freeview Freesat
  • Wi-fi throughout. 
  • High Chair and Cot available for families on request.
  • One basket of logs supplied.
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Eating

  • Dine out at the Plockton Shores Restaurant on the shores of Loch Carron, a small friendly restaurant with a local flavour open all year round Tues to Sat 9am-9pm. Spectacular views across the bay (including sailing, wildlife, a castle and even palm trees!).
  • Visit the Plockton Inn, open all year round and children and dogs are very welcome. Martin the barman lands the famous Plockton Prawns and Kenny, the proprietor takes the finest seafood and smokes it in his smokehouse.
  • The Plockton Hotel is the only waterfront hotel.They use the very best of local Highland produce including Plockton langoustines, Skye shellfish, fresh West Coast fish landed at Gairloch and Kinlochbervie.
Located on the edge of Loch Carron.
  • Visit the Glenelg Inn where you can sample real ales. There is a choice of restaurant dining or good pub food with a log fire.
  • Waterside fish restaurant, Kyle of Lochalsh Hotel, Loch Bay Restaurant, Isle Ornsay Hotel or An Crubh on Skye which offer great dining out options.  For special occasions visit the award winning Three Chimneys on Skye or Lady Claire's Kinloch Lodge Hotel.
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Calum's Sea Trips - take a seal and dolphin trip with crew of the ‘Sula Mhor' waters of Loch Carron and experience a wildlife cruise. April to October.
  • Visible wildlife in Plockton is focused mainly on the sea with numerous gulls, including the common, herring, glaucous and greater and lesser black-backed,, puffins and oyster catchers.
  • Traditional Music is available at the Plocktpn Inn on Tuesdays from April onwards 9.30pm -11pm and again on Wednesdays at the Plockton Inn 9-11pm
  • At Sea Kayak Plockton, learn and develop paddling skills and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish Highlands from a totally different perspective.
  • Closer by, Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie is a fully restored Jacobite castle and one of the premium tourist attractions in Scotland, with a newly built Visitor Centre, giving a unique insight into the life of a Highland Chief. Also visit Bernera Barracks at Glenelg or the Brochs.
  • Biking The local moors and woodlands around Plockton offer great mountain biking directly from the village; a full days challenging ride can be had over the Lochalsh Peninsula without the need for the car at all!
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Swap the bustle of city life for true highland relaxation in this luxury holiday house near Plockton - where glorious sunsets and majestic scenery unfold to a different rhythm of life.

Taigh Gael is one of two modern cottages set in their own garden grounds in one of the most beautiful parts of the Highlands, in the heart of Wester Ross. This stunning property sleeping 6 can be rented on its own or in conjunction with the adjoining cottage also sleeping 6 to accommodate a large party of 12 if desired. This makes it ideal for large group or two individual families, holidaying independently.

Spacious family accommodation

This spacious ground floor, single storey cottage offers bright open plan accommodation, with three good sized bedrooms. Built to a high standard with solid wood doors and a large multi fuel stove in the main living area. The combined living area has large picture windows that look out across unspoilt open countryside. Patio doors lead through to a delightful outdoor dining area and then to the main gardens. There are two double bedrooms, one en-suite shower, basin and WC, a bunk bedroom and a spacious family bathroom also with shower and bath. The utility room has a second sink as well as second fridge and freezer and the space is also ideal for storing wet weather gear. Enjoy the open plan living area with well equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi fuel stove.

Tranquil location

Situated in a quiet no-through lane that leads away into the hills, Taigh Gael is ideal for visitors who enjoy walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, sailing or simply relaxing away from the crowds in one of the most scenic areas of the Highlands. The surrounding area is a haven for wildlife and it's a photographers and bird-watchers' paradise. Otters, red deer, seals, pine martins and a wide variety of birds including red-throated divers and corncrakes are all seen in the region. There are some wonderful walks direct from the property and with the Torridon mountains, the Skye Cuillins, MacLeod's Tables and the Five Sisters of Kintail mountain ranges all within easy reach; hill walkers and climbers are spoilt for choice.

Plockton and the surrounds

Just a few miles away is the pretty, popular village of Plockton, a bustling, friendly community set around a sheltered bay, providing excellent facilities for shopping and dining out on the seafront. Made famous as the venue for the television series Hamish Macbeth, it is well worth a visit. With its picturesque flower-filled gardens, little winding streets and pretty cottages lining the foreshore it's easy to see why it has also become a haunt for artists. Plockton is often described as the Jewel in the Highlands due to its charming seaside location, pretty cottages and surprising tropical atmosphere, caused by the mild climate, with palm trees thriving along the seafront. The sheltered waters of Plockton attract small yachts throughout the year and the village caters well for its visitors with a selection of quality cafes and pubs all looking out across the bay. There's also a small general store for convenience alongside the few gift and craft shops, whilst the active village community host events and art exhibitions throughout the year. Plockton is a popular tourist resort due, in no small part, to the TV series Hamish Macbeth, which was filmed there, but also because of its charm and the friendly ambience it offers, which sees tourists return year after year.

There's plenty to experience on your holiday at Tulach Beag. Take one of Calum's Seal Trips, and venture out onto the calm waters of Loch Carron to experience a wildlife cruise with a difference or head to Gavin Maxwell's Camusfearna immortalised in the book Ring of Bright Water. The Skye Bridge is just a short drive away, offering easy access for discovering this magical Island and the romantic Eilean Donan Castle which is an instantly recognisable and highly instagrammable location is a must see and just an easy drive from your base at Plockton. Kyle of Lochalsh is 6.7 miles, Dornie just 11 miles drive and you can be on the coast in 5 miles from Plockton.

Your adventure begins here!

Take a day trip to which has distilleries and history, scenery and culture to experience. Skye is one of the largest and best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. It is also home to some dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty. The island of Skye makes for a great holiday destination with many visitor attractions, endless walking routes and fabulous restaurants. Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Watersports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching. Lochalsh is truly highland territory full of clans and castles, hills of heather and views of lochs to the sea beyond.

Visit the village of Plockton, a picture perfect location or Scotland's highest waterfall, The Five Sisters of Kintail. Where ever you go you are sure to be surrounded by some truly awesome scenery. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen and if you visit later in the season you can enjoy the heather in full bloom.There are numerous walks through native woods, across open moorland, around the coast and crofting townships. You may be lucky and spot the elusive otter or the rare pine marten and attractive flowers and plants to be found around the margins of the traditional crofting townships of Drumbuie, Duirinish and Plockton.The woodland walks at Lochalsh House offer more sheltered seclusion overlooking Loch Alsh amidst old policy trees under-planted with a mixture of Rhododendrons, Bamboos, Ferns, Hydrangeas and Fuchsias.

For relaxing days and memorable holiday adventures with family and friends on the West Coast of Scotland Taigh Beag offers the perfect base to explore, relax and reconnect.

Rates :

From £560 - £850  (checkout 10am)

Comments:

"We really enjoyed our stay. The house is very comfortable and well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and we loved having great walks in the area. It is very well situated for visiting the picturesque village of Plockton but also further afield with good road links to Applecross (has to be the most amazing drive of my life!), the castle Eilean Donan and super handy for the bridge over to stunning Skye. I would highly recommend this rental"

"Lovely house with beautiful views. New bathrooms and kitchen. Relaxing furniture with a homely ambience. Would stay there again. Near wooded walks and small Loch which the dog enjoyed. Plockton and Kyle of Lochalsh nearby for great meals out or food shopping"

"This cottage is near Plockton but very quiet. It is a great spot for exploring the area. A shot drive takes you to Skye bridge, or Plockton. The cottage is lovely with everything you need for your stay. We thoroughly enjoyed staying there."

"Stayed for a week. Loved it. Local walks and not far from Plockton."

"Great for sharing as plenty of space. Plockton 5 minutes in the car. Advise booking for any of the restaurants.

"Everything you might need for comfort and also for catering if you want to cook. Definitely accommodation I would return to:

"The property looks and feels great and is very well equipped. In particular it has an excellent utility room which can be used as a drying room - essential given the 'mixed' Scottish weather!! The place is comfortable and suited our needs very well. There are walks from the front door and it takes only a few minutes walking to feel that you are completely away from it all. A good base for exploring Lochalsh, Applecross and Skye by car or bike."

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