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Tigh Brachen Cottage, Torridon, Wester Ross

 

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Set amidst some of the most stunning scenery to be found on the West Coast of Scotland, Tigh Brachen provides comfortable and modern self catering accommodation for up to 8 people, nestled in the village of Diabaig on the shores of Loch Diabaig.

At the foot of the Torridon mountains, this is an idyllic place for those wishing to find peace and tranquillity; but for those looking for some of the most stunning walking, challenging climbing and scrambling, canoeing, mountain biking, sea and loch fishing, bird watching and painting, you couldn't find a better place to come and stay.

Surrounded by the Torridon mountains of Liathach, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin, Beinn Dearg, this is an area of spectacular scenery and a walker's delight. For those wanting something a little less strenuous, the walks direct from the front door take in stunning views across Loch Torridon looking out to the Minch, Applecross Peninsula and the Isle of Skye beyond, with red deer regularly sighted on the hill above the house.

Situated on the shore of Loch Diabaig, what could be better than catching fresh mackerel from pier, or brown trout from the Loch above the house, and cooking it fresh! Sightings of otter, pine martin, porpoise, eider duck, oystercatchers, seals, merganser, buzzards, and the local black wild goats, have all been recorded by guests relaxing in the sunroom.

Below are a few comments from guests who have stayed at Tigh Brachen:
Thank you so much for providing such a lovely welcoming place. I have found it truly restorative to my spirit to be able to watch the sea, sky and mountains from here - Caroline, Lincoln.
We have had such a peaceful, relaxing time. The cottage is beautiful, weather near perfect and good views of otter (at Shieldaig)! Thank you for letting us share your dream - Edwards, Merseyside.
A perfect house in a perfect location. A wonderful start to 2006. It will be hard to keep up this standard. I admire the vision and hard work that have made this beautiful home. Thank you - Grahame, West Lothain.
We had a fabulous time. The house and location are sublime. Walked our legs off. Even the weather was perfect � Gamble, Leicester.

  • Sleeps - 8
  • Bedrooms - 4: 2 king size (one en-suite), 1 twin, 1 bunk room
  • Bathrooms - 3
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Video, DVD, stereo
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Short breaks available during low season
  • Up to two well-behaved pets very welcome
  • Shop, hotel, pub at Torridon - 8 miles
  • Lochcarron 30 miles, Gairloch 45 miles
  • Inverness Airport 70 miles (1.5 hour drive)
  • Rail station at Achnasheen, 30 miles
  • Loch Torridon visitor centre - 8 miles
  • Beinn Eighe nature reserve and visitor centre - 15 miles
  • Golf courses at Gairloch and Lochcarron
  • Ben Damph bar & Loch Torridon Hotel - in Torridon, 8 miles
  • Shieldaig bar - 15 miles
  • Great walking, climbing and fishing


Accommodation:
Tigh Brachen offers comfortable accommodation for to up 8 people, and is split over two floors. The house sits within an enclosed grass garden on the shores of Loch Diabaig with stunning views across the Loch to the Minch, Applecross Peninsula and the Isle of Skye. There is great walking and fishing direct from the front door!

Downstairs the comfortable lounge/dining room has a large wood burning stove and large windows to make the most of the stunning views over the loch. A separate sitting room with TV/Video/DVD (no TV reception), a small selection of DVDs, videos, games and books, also overlooks the loch.

The constantly changing sky and seascape will keep you enchanted for hours, so what could be more relaxing than sitting in the comfortable sun room, sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun go down. This is a popular room!

The well equipped kitchen is modern with electric fan oven with integrated grill, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer-drier, fridge, deep freeze etc. The large twin bedroom and a bathroom are also downstairs. Upstairs comprises two large king size bedrooms (one ensuite) providing ample room, the bunk room and another bathroom. All bedrooms overlook the loch. All three bathrooms comprise bath with power shower, WC and wash basin.

Directions:
From Inverness travel north on the A9. At the Tore roundabout turn onto the A835 to Garve. After leaving Garve take the A832 to Achnasheen and Kinlochewe. At Kinlochewe turn onto the A896 to Torridon. As you reach Torridon turn right into the village (next to visitor centre) signposted for Diabaig (9 miles). Once at Diabaig continue to follow the road down the hill to the shore. Drive past the pier and Tigh Brachen is set back from the road surrounded by a white wall.

What's included:
All bed linen and towels and logs for wood-burner provided. Heating is by a mixture of night storage and electric heaters and is not included in the tariff. A small selection of walking books are available in the house, along with printouts of some selected routes and maps.
To book a Scottish holiday in this idyllic self-catering cottage near Torridon, click the button below to view prices and check availability. Your booking request will be sent directly to the owner of Tigh Brachan Cottage.


Cost and availability.
Tigh Brachen is available for rental on a weekly basis, from Saturday to Saturday, arriving 4pm and departing 10am. Short breaks are available during low season.

Tigh Brachen, The Shore, Diabaig, Torridon, Wester Ross, IV22 2HE, Scotland, UK.

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