5 Highland homes with truly stunning scenery in the "to-die for locations"of Plockton and Glenelg.

23/04/2019 5 Highland homes with truly stunning scenery in the

These beautiful, self catering holiday cottages in the West Coast of Scotland are close to Skye, and each boast their own individual charm.

Glenelg and Plockton are both set in beautiful surroundings. The scenery in the area is simply stunning! Both locations are havens for artists, photographers, and for those who want to explore, walk, cycle, climb, fish, or simply chill out.

All the Holiday cottages are self catering, pet-friendly and have access to gardens, patio, garden furniture, fire pit / barbecue, wood / coal burning stoves & many other luxuries to make your stay more enjoyable. All of the Plockton houses can be rented individually or together so would be ideal for large groups or several families who want some independence & yet a location close together.

Glenelg Torgorm

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Offering superb views from its elevated hillside location, Torgorm gives you the stylish Scottish Highlands luxury escape you have been waiting for. 

Breathtaking, uninterrupted views across the Sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye, and views to the smaller islands of Rum and Eigg await you on arrival at this well-appointed Glenelg cottage, closest point on the Scottish mainland to the Isle of Skye. Torgorm means blue hill and your location is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the scenery. Torgorm has every comfort built in, with log burning stove so you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy spending quality time together. It is also ideally situated with great walks on the doorstep, forestry tracks for mountain bikers and local fishing either in the sea or in the river. The Glenelg Inn is a five-minute walk from your cottage offering delicious fresh food and a popular spot for local get togethers, folk nights and local traditional music. Steeped in history, Glenelg has many places of interest to explore. The famous Glenelg Brochs are within walking distance and situated at the end of a Roman road and next to a Jacobean castle. Access to Skye is on the oldest and only example of a car ferry left in the world, taking you over the narrows to Kylrea where the cattle on Skye once upon a time swam across to the mainland, encouraged by the farmers to get them to market. The community-owned ferry runs regularly in the summer months, sailing across the Sound of Sleat to Skye and is a tranquil and historic alternative to using the Skye Bridge, which is located just 25 miles away in the bigger village of Kyle of Lochalsh. 

There are three well-presented bedrooms comprising of 1  double with en suite shower, basin and W.C., 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, a very comfortable sitting room, spacious dining area and guests will love the welcoming multi fuel stove with fabulous views from the windows. The cottage comprises of two double rooms and a twin room sleeping up to six guests. Torgorm also offers off-road parking for two cars, and a front and rear enclosed garden with outdoor furniture to enjoy the stunning sunsets or perfect for alfresco dining.

There is so much for wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy in this beautiful part of the country with sea eagles, otters and seals seen regularly. Just a couple of miles away on the Arnisdale road, visitors can find Sandaig bay - referred to as Camusfearna by Gavin Maxwell in his novel Ring of Bright Water. There is even a cairn for his beloved otter, Edal. Glenelg is also home to the best preserved Pictish Brochs on mainland Scotland and is the site of the ruins of Bernera Barracks - an 18th Century garrison for English government troops that still stands next to the village. Torgorm is pet friendly and ideally situated for families who enjoy the outdoors with all the home comforts to return to after enjoying all the activities this stunning area has to enjoy

Parth Galen

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Parth Galen is the ideal base for exploring the North West Highlands or to take the trip over the sea to the Isle of Skye. We are minutes from the Skye Bridge. The setting is rural with stunning views, beautiful local walks and plenty of fresh air.

This fully equipped and pet-friendly, self catering Holiday Home offers three comfortable double bedrooms and one twin/double room all with their own bathrooms. One with en-suite and the others with private bathrooms.There is a large sitting/breakfast room where you can relax in the evening if you need to recover from an energetic day.There is also a large garden with gorgeous views ideal for sitting out in the evening with a glass of wine, watching for wildlife, admiring the view or just watching the sunset.

Taigh Gael

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Taigh Gael is one of two newly built, modern holiday cottages with their own gardens. They have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the holidaymaker. Both cottages are well-equipped and pet-friendly.

They are perfect for a quiet relaxing vacation or as a base to enjoy wonderful scenery and exhilarating outdoor pursuits of the local area and beyond.

both the holiday cottages are situated in the small village of Achnandarach, whose name means ‘forest wind’, and nearby there are stunning views over to Rassay, Skye and the mountains beyond.

Only a mile away is the village of Plockton, regarded by many as the most attractive village in the West Highlands. Plockton is quiet through most of the year but is a popular destination for visitors in the summer months, particularly during its long established, small boat sailing regatta fortnight in August.

Tulach Bheag 

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Tulach beag is a newly built, modern holiday cottage: the theme is luxury with a contemporary feel. Bright and spacious, the kitchen, dining and living spaces are open plan. The sitting-room boasts a lovely multi fuel stove for the cold evenings and for the warmer weather enjoys patio doors which open out to the garden. Both cottages are well-equipped and pet-friendly. The cottage has three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are doubles (one with en-suite facilities) and a further bedroom has bunk beds. The main bathroom has both a bath and shower.

Set amongst the trees and close to an inland loch, It is perfect for a quiet relaxing vacation or as a base to enjoy the wonderful scenery of the West coast of Scotland and it's exhilarating outdoor pursuits. Outside, the gardens and patio areas have garden furniture and there is a barbecue/fire pit, ideal for dining alfresco in the summer months. Car parking space is available. The surroundings are very quiet and peaceful and you are minutes from fantastic walks and scenery. Alternatively you may well wish to sit back, enjoy the tranquility and watch the resident wildlife.

Plockton Studio
 
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Plockton Studio is a stone's throw from the Skye bridge, Eilean Donan Castle and within minutes of the beautiful village of Plockton.There are numerous walks from the cottage or if you want to go further afield there is some wonderful countryside to explore. If you are more energetic there is the odd Munro around which you will be unable to resist.

There are also numerous watersport activities and mountain biking is becoming increasingly popular. Or, if you fancy something more peaceful, there is some excellent fishing to be found locally. Further afield, you can enjoy the National Trust gardens at Balmacara, visit the Isle of Skye, walk in the Torridon or Kintail mountains, and discover and explore this unspoilt and scenic area of west Scotland.

 

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