Craigmoss Highland Homes Parth Galen

Craigmoss Highland Homes Parth Galen

Achnandarach, Plockton, Scotland
from £650
per Week
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“Wondorous views of the West Coast at this superb highland retreat near Plockton where you can enjoy doorstep wildlife and surround sound nature.”
Sleeps: 8    Bedrooms: 4
Baby Cot
BBQ
Bluetooth Speaker
Coffee Machine
Disabled Access
Dishwasher
Dog Friendly
Drying Room
Family Friendly
Garden
Jacuzzi bath
Microwave
Open Fire/Woodburner
Sea views
TV Freeview/Freesat
Washing Machine
Wifi

Cool Features

  • Garden area and BBQ for alfresco dining.
  • Woodburning Stove with supply of wood.
  • Jacuzzi bath perfect for soothing muscles after a long walk.
  • Close to local pub within 2 miles.
  • Gorgeous woodland opposite the house.
  • Very large living room perfect for family gatherings.
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Cool Features
Good To Know

Good To Know

  • Cot and high chair available.
  • Free Wi-fi throughout.
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars.
  • All one level, mobility friendly.
  • Freeview Freesa.
  • No charge for pets.
  • Utility room ideal for storing for wet weather gear.
  • 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.‚Ä®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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Wondorous views of the West Coast at this superb highland retreat near Plockton where you can enjoy doorstep wildlife and surround sound nature in style. Parth Galen is a spacious family house for up to eight guests, set in under an acre of private garden grounds in Achnandarach which is right in the heart of the west coast of Scotland. It is a stone's throw from the Skye Bridge, Eilean Donan Castle and within minutes of the beautiful village of Plockton. The property is a luxury holiday home with adjoining property Plockton Studio which can also be let for a further 4 guests taking the occupancy of both properties combined to 12 on request. Parth Galen offers a tranquil and relaxing stay in a superb setting in the heart of Wester Ross. Central to the property is the large social space ideal for get-togethers and special reconnection time with friends and family. The accommodation is all on ground floor level, has oil central heating and all the mod cons including Freeview Freesat,  Wi-Fi throughout with views across the hills and open countryside.

Your luxury holiday accommodation

Central to the property is the wood burning stove which is great to sit round in the evening after a days activities in the area. The property has a well equipped and modern kitchen with all the appliances you could need for your stay as well as a separate utility room with a washing machine, large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The utility room is ideal for storing items and wet weather gear. There are four modern, comfortable bedrooms comprising one king size bed, one double en-suite, one double, one twin room and family bathroom. There is also a luxury indoor jacuzzi bath to soothe away tired muscles and shower. On warm summer evenings the patio with dining furniture comes into its own where you can light up the BBQ and enjoy West Coast living at its very best.

Wildlife

Parth Galen 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 an ideal haven for photographers and bird-watchers with ever changing scenery, sunsets and skies. Rich in natural flora fauna and wildlife wake up to surround sound nature. Watch otters play first thing or at last light, red deer on the hill and inquisitive seals bobbing on the tide. Cheeky pine martins play in the woods and birdlife is rich in number including red-throated divers and corncrakes  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 Parth Galen. 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.

Forget the hustle and bustle of city life and slow down beautifully at this stunning highland holiday home on the West Coast of Scotland.

Rates:

From £650 - £1100 (Checkout 10am)

Details of Booking:

Normal booking period - Saturday to Saturday. Earliest arrival time 16:00 and latest departure time - 10:30.

25% deposit on booking and balances payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. Short stays on request.

Comments:

"Friendly welcome and very relaxed atmosphere. Excellent breakfast and taken with all guests. Good location for visiting Skye with opportunities to visit other locations in the area and away from the tourism of the island." 

"Beautiful accommodation with friendly hosts. Highly recommend. Party Galen is located just outside Plockton in a picturesque and quiet location with private parking."

"We decided to see some of our own country this year as we generally holiday abroad and have always wanted to see Skye. We were delighted we did. The house is slightly out of the way but this is part of the enjoyment of tha Highlands and Islands and once we got there we were greeted by our hosts Harry and Isabelle who proved to be friendly, informative and wonderful hosts. This little gem is definitely worth a visit and we will definitely be planning a return visit"

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