Seaside Croft House
Achintraid, Strathcarron,
Ross-shire

Seaside Croft House is in the small crofting village of Achintraid, sitting on the very edge of Loch Kishorn with magnificent views across to the Applecross hills and the famous Bealach-na-Ba (Pass of the Cattle). Sit out on the upstairs balcony and enjoy views towards the mountains of Skye and also the fantastic sunsets. The surrounding area is rich in wildlife and there is an abundance of birds where the river joins the sea in front of the house. You can enjoy long forestry walks from the doorstep or climb the hill paths and enjoy more spectacular views.

The area is very popular with artists and Kishorn hosts regular art classes. The village is fortunate to have an interesting shop selling art, unique gifts and local crafts and the highly acclaimed Kishorn Seafood Bar, serving award-winning produce straight from the sea.

Within easy reach is the fishing village of Shieldaig, Torridon with its famous mountains, Lochcarron - known for its weavers and golf course and Attadale Gardens, Plockton and Applecross - always beautiful and made even more popular through their TV fame. A little further afield, but still suitable for a day trip, is Eilean Donan Castle, Inverewe Gardens, the Isle of Skye and even Inverness.

You will find a variety of dining experiences in the surrounding area, all with an emphasis on using the abundant local produce. If you prefer to eat at home, the Lochcarron butcher is renowned for best quality meat and the Kishorn Seafood Bar sells fish and shellfish too.

Take a well earned break in this stunning part of Scotland and visit all these attractions, or on the other hand just come to Achintraid and relax in its beautiful, tranquil surroundings and take a stroll along its shores or into the hills above.

  • Sleeps - 4/6
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 king, 1 twin)
  • 1 double sofa bed in sittingroom
  • Bathrooms - 2 (ensuite shower rooms)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • TV/video/DVD/stereo
  • Table and chairs on the balcony
  • Shared back garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Short breaks welcome
  • Lochcarron - 6 miles
  • Inverness Airport - 70 miles
  • Strathcarron station - 8 miles
  • Pub - 6 miles, Seafood Bar - 1 mile
  • Lochcarron Golf Course - 6 miles
  • Overlooking Loch Kishorn
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Forestry walks, hill paths
  • Attadale Gardens, Inverewe Gardens
  • Torridon mountains, Applecross hills
Deer childrens play garden

Accommodation:

This lovely Loch Kishorn self-catering accommodation consists of a well equipped kitchen, with a dishwasher, cooker, microwave, washing machine and tumble drier (handy if you've been caught in the rain or been on the water!). The ground floor also has a separate dining room with room to seat 6 round the table and 2 bedrooms (both of which have ensuite shower rooms). The double bedroom and dining room enjoy stunning views over the loch and there is central heating throughout, so you will be cosy in the winter.

The entire space upstairs is given over to a very large, light and airy sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs (one of the sofas is a double sofa bed) - there are books and games to enjoy as well as a TV/DVD and a stereo. The patio doors lead from the sitting room onto the balcony which is a fabulous feature of this holiday cottage. There are table and chairs on the balcony which makes it the perfect place to sit, relax and admire the scenery - the views across to the Applecross mountains and down towards the Isle of Skye are breathtaking. This is also a lovely place to enjoy a meal and the birdlife on the loch is superb (ringed plover, oyster catchers, turnstones, eider duck and herons are numerous) - you might also see seals and otters as you enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the evening! The sunsets here are often spectacular.

The property has its own back and front door and there is access to the shared garden. Outside there is ample parking and freedom to roam and explore the beautiful countryside. Children will enjoy the adjacent play area with slides and other equipment to keep them very happy!

Directions:

From Inverness, cross the Kessock Bridge, follow the A9 to Tore roundabout then follow A835 signs for Ullapool as far as Garve. After Garve turn left onto the A832 to Achnasheen. Take a left off the roundabout at Achnasheen A890 to Lochcarron. Drive through Lochcarron to Kishorn. First is the Kishorn Shop on the left then Kishorn Seafood Bar on the right. Take next left for Achintraid. Seaside Croft House is 1 mile from this turning. The house is immediately after the swing park.

What's included:

Heating is included in the price. Bed linen and towels are provided and the soap is handmade. Scottish tablet completes the welcome!

Cost and availability:

Seaside Croft House is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday with arrival near to 4pm and departure by 10am.

Short breaks are available, please enquire.

To book this very comfortable, self-catering holiday cottage by Loch Kishorn click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

Seaside Croft House, 1 Achintraid, Kishorn, Strathcarron, Ross-shire IV54 8XB, Scotland

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