Cottages

The National Trust for Scotand has a wonderful collection of cottages to choose from, full of character and charm with many original features, stunning views and gardens.

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An Gearasdan (The Barracks), An Gearasdan, Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh

  • Dates Available
  • 3 Star Very Good
  • Highlands, Western Isles & Northern Isles
  • 8
  • 4
  • Dogs allowed
This prize-winning contemporary home is privately owned and lies next to the ruined Hanoverian red-coat barracks that gave it its name. Literally 'the barracks' in Gaelic, An Gearasdan enjoys stunning vistas over Glenelg Bay and the Isle of Skye, and in 2008 was given the RIAS award for 'New Life for an Old Building.'
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A picture-perfect setting, fresh interior design and centuries of history make this airy comfortable house a peaceful haven to escape to. With plenty of beds it has space enough for two families or a large group of friends.

 

Accommodation details



  • 2 storey


  • Sleeps 10 - 4 doubles plus double sofa bed


  • Cloakroom, utility room


  • WC


  • Shower room


  • Lounge (Sky TV)


  • Family shower room


  • En suite bathroom off master bedroom


  • Upstairs kitchen


  • Dining table to seat 10


  • Wood-burning stove with well stocked log shed


  • Eco-friendly air-source pump heating system


  • Picnic furniture and wooden verandah


  • Library of books and family games


  • EPC Rating: D67




 

About the area

Glenelg is a relaxed picturesque village, shielded by high mountains and looking out towards the sea. Its seclusion makes it a paradise for rare wildlife. Look out for pine martins and peregrine falcons inland or keep an eye on the sea for a glimpse of otters or minke whales. Glenelg has a good village shop and post office for essentials, and the famous Glenelg Inn serves delicious local produce.

 

Things to do



  • Cosy up with a copy of Ring of Brightwater, Gavin Maxwell's book about the otter he brought back from Iraq. Maxwell wrote the book from his cottage at nearby Sandaig. The whole area is still full of the wildlife he loved.


  • The Balmacara Estate is about an hour's drive away. Here you'll find acres of woodland walks as well as beautifully preserved 18th century farm steadings.


  • Visit the Iron Age brochs close to the barracks, inland along Gleann Beag. These tall Pictish towers are some of the best preserved in Britain.




 

Getting there

Take the main road to the Isle of Skye via Kyle of Lochalsh (A87). Turn off for Glenelg at Shiel Bridge. As you come into the village proper, on your right you will see a wooden gate with a sign saying ‘No Entry to Bernera Barracks' - An Gearasdan is just along this track about 100 metres. < Hide

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Craggan Cottage, Balmacara Estate

  • Dates Available
  • 4 Star Excellent
  • Highlands, Western Isles & Northern Isles
  • 4
  • 2
  • Dogs allowed
This whitewashed cottage stands on the north shore of Loch Alsh. As if the outstanding coastal views weren't enough, its secluded garden leads directly down to a stony beach where you can enjoy leisurely walks before coming home to a log-burning stove.
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Craggan Cottage has been sensitively furnished with period pieces to keep with its original character. It's also a perfect place to bring your dog. If you fancy heading inland rather than hitting the beach, the woodland walks around Lochalsh go on for miles.

 

Accommodation details



  • 2 storey


  • Sleeps 4 - 1 double, 1 twin on first floor


  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove


  • Large dining kitchen


  • Bathroom with bath and shower on ground floor


  • Oil-fired central heating


  • Immersion water heating


  • Parking available


  • Public transport accessible


  • EPC Rating: F23


 

The cottage is accessed by a narrow track, down which it can be difficult to turn vehicles. Alternative parking is available at the start of the track, about 50 metres from the cottage.

 

Craggan Cottage is only available for full weeks (Saturday to Saturday) throughout the year.

 

For larger families/groups additional accommodation is available at Ferry Cottage, sleeping 4.

 

About Balmacara Estate

Croft land, saltmarsh, lochs and coastline are just some of the varied landscapes you'll discover at Balmacara. The traditional Highland estate covers 2550 hectares and includes the early 19th century village of Plockton, as well as an original 18th century mill house and ice house.

 

About the area

Balmacara Square was the original heart of the estate and lies about a mile away, a cluster of 18th century farm steadings and other buildings. Here you'll find a cafe and visitor centre. For stocking up on supplies head to Kyle of Lochalsh, three miles away, a whitewashed harbour village that looks across to the Isle of Skye.

 

Easy access to the Isle of Skye is now possible by road bridge.

 

Things to do



  • Lochalsh House Policies offer quiet sheltered walks by the lochside among mature Scots pine, oaks and beeches.


  • Spend a day on Skye discovering its culinary delights, including seafood, game and local ale. Stock up on Talisker whisky to enjoy later by the open fire.


  • The Falls of Glomach are just over 12 miles away. For the energetic, this 5 mile hike to one of the highest waterfalls in Britain will reward you with unforgettable views.


 

Getting there

Mainly accessed by A87(T) Inverness to Kyle road but can also be accessed from North by way of the A890 from from Achnasheen and Lochcarron. < Hide

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Ferry Cottage, Balmacara Estate

  • Dates Available
  • 4 Star Excellent
  • Highlands, Western Isles & Northern Isles
  • 4
  • 2
  • Dogs allowed
Ferry Cottage was once the waiting room for passengers travelling by steamer and sailing boat to and from Balmacara. Situated on a narrow country lane in the small village of Glaick, the one-storey cottage has magnificent coastal views from the master bedroom and sitting room.
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Its historic character has been preserved in the original wall lamps and doors. If you fancy heading inland rather than hitting the beach, the woodland walks around Lochalsh go on for miles.

 

Although Wi-Fi is not available at the property you are visiting, there is mobile network coverage provided by O2 & Vodafone which will give you internet access if you have a dongle or appropriate device. Charges for internet access and data usage are available from the network operator. Please note that we do not supply PCs or laptops and that the signal can vary in strength in more remote areas.

Accommodation details



  • 1 storey


  • Sleeps 4 - 1 twin, 1 double


  • Farmhouse style kitchen/sitting room


  • Bathroom with bath and shower over bath


  • Night storage heaters


  • Open fire


  • Water heated by immersion


  • Parking available


  • Public transport accessible


  • EPC Rating: G01




Suitable for the less mobile.

 

This accommodation is only available for full weeks (Saturday to Saturday) throughout the year.

 

For larger families/groups additional accommodation is available at Craggan Cottage, sleeping 4.

 

About Balmacara Estate

Croft land, saltmarsh, lochs and coastline are just some of the varied landscapes you'll discover at Balmacara. The traditional Highland estate covers 2550 hectares and includes the early 19th century village of Plockton, as well as an original 18th century mill house and ice house.

 

About the area

Balmacara Square was the original heart of the estate and lies about a mile away, a cluster of 18th century farm steadings and other buildings. Here you'll find a cafe and visitor centre. For stocking up on supplies head to Kyle of Lochalsh, three miles away, a whitewashed harbour village that looks across to the Isle of Skye.

 

Easy access to the Isle of Skye is now possible by road bridge.

 

Things to do



  • Lochalsh House Policies offer quiet sheltered walks by the lochside among mature Scots pine, oaks and beeches.


  • Spend a day on Skye discovering its culinary delights including seafood, game and local ale. Stock up on Talisker whisky to enjoy later by the open fire.


  • The Falls of Glomach are just over 12 miles away. For the energetic, this 5 mile hike to one of the highest waterfalls in Britain will reward you with unforgettable views.


 

Getting there

Mainly accessed by A87(T) Inverness to Kyle road but can also be accessed from North by way of the A890 from from Achnasheen and Lochcarron. < Hide

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