Self-catering holiday Kyle of Lochalsh, Plockton, Ross-shire

Plockton sea view

This modern house with its own garden has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the holidaymaker. It is perfect for a quiet relaxing vacation or as a base to enjoy wonderful scenery and exhilarating outdoor pursuits. The house is situated in the small village of Achnandarach, whose name means 'forest wind', and nearby there are stunning views over to Raasay, 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.

There are many fine, low level and coastal walks in and around the village where otters and birdlife can be spotted. For the more active, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and hill walking are particularly popular, with Torridon and Kintail only a short journey away. The Plockton district is an area with interests for everyone. Visitors can enjoy the romantic Eilean Donan castle, the Lochalsh Woodland Garden at Balmacara (maintained by the National Trust for Scotland), or the remote coastal settlement of Applecross reached by a memorable journey over the highest road in Scotland. Locally landed seafood and Plockton brewed ale can be enjoyed all year round in several local inns and restaurants.

At nearby Kyle of Lochalsh is the bridge over to the beautiful Isle of Skye which boasts spectacular mountain, cliff and seascapes and some unique geological formations. From there, take a boat trip from Elgol to spot seals, dolphins or whales or to visit the elusive and magical Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin mountains. Visit the Talisker Distillery or one of the many artist studios or enjoy a meal at the world famous Three Chimneys restaurant. Swim and picnic at the enchanting Fairy Pools before returning to your very comfortable holiday house at Plockton!

  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Multi fuel stove
  • Central heating
  • TV/video/DVD/stereo
  • Patio doors to the garden
  • Garden furniture and barbecue/fire pit
  • Cot and highchair available
  • On one level
  • Pets welcome
  • Plockton - 2 miles
  • Inverness Airport - 60 miles
  • Great pubs and restaurants - 1.5 miles
  • Walking from the doorstep
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Seal watching trips
  • Beaches
  • Eilean Donan castle
  • Isle of Skye
  • Bird and wildlife watching


A modern holiday house: the theme is luxury with a contemporary feel. Bright and spacious, the kitchen, dining and living spaces are open plan. There is a separate utility room too. 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.

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.

Outside, the gardens and patio areas have garden furniture and there is a barbecue/fire pit, ideal for dining alfresco in the summer months or sitting round the fire pit all year round and star gazing, far away from light pollution. The surroundings are very quiet and there are fantastic walks from the doorstep. Alternatively you may well wish to sit back, enjoy the tranquility and watch the resident wildlife.

Directions to Plockton:

From the Kyle of Lochalsh take the road to Plockton. Follow this road until you come to Diurnish. Go through Diurnish and turn left over the bridge. Follow the road for a quarter of a mile and then turn right following the sign for Achnandarrach. Follow this road for about half a mile and take the next right turn.

What guests who have stayed say

Central location and very comfortable enjoyed a fantastic week.

We've just had a wonderful week. The house has been perfect and the walks on the door step have kept us going for miles !!!! Thank you so much for trusting us with your lovely house.

House wonderful. House and area artists paradise.

Great house and superb location lovely places to eat in Plockton lovely walk especially Apple cross. We have had a great week!

Lovely house with fabulous views. Very nice stay and will definitely return.

Everything you could ask for in a holiday. so many beautiful places on your door step. it was a treat to come back to a cosy coal fire at night in this fabulous cottage definitely a place to come back to. Especially enjoyed Applecross. Big thank you for our memorable holiday.

Great time admiring the local area. Wonderful restaurant in the area loads to do.

House great comfy and warm lovely area to explore.

We spent two weeks in this wonderful house house beautiful as is the landscape. My sister and I loved the trampoline spent whole evenings on it while our parents drank whisky !!!!!! We hope to be back.

Had a lovely time exploring the local area. The house was wonderful as a base well equipped and tasteful. Even in the summer we used the wood burning stove even had a pine Martin in the garden. Would definitely recommend this house to others.

We have had a wonderful fortnight in this lovely house. It has been so hot we have even been sunbathing great house for doing that when you come home from long days out Saw dolphins while here. Will be back without a doubt.

Coming to the end of an amazing week in this area house very comfortable and lots of light streaming in - have done loads.

What a place to spend our first holiday with our three month old daughter. The house has been great we love the location. Loads to do but we enjoyed coming home to this wonderful house too. We hope to return when our daughter is older and can enjoy more things Thanks for a lovely home from home !

What a lovely location ! It is also nice to stay in a house which warms up so quickly Great location for walking. Did about 10 walks from the door step never moved the car. We hope that the next visitors have as much fun here as we have

House is beautiful pristine condition with everything you need for a great holiday. Did loads of walks from the door step. We would love to come back.

Had a busy but relaxing week. Despite my initial thoughts there was nothing to do how wrong I was. Surprise around every corner. This is a great place for exploring everywhere and easy to get around. We will be back so much to see and so little time.

This house and spot has been wonderful we stayed with you in Edinburgh and then we came here we have had such a fantastic time. You have both been very kind. We shall never forget our trip to Scotland and you have been such a huge part of our memories. Thank you

Thankyou - we have had a great week in this lively well equipped house We have done all the usual suspects while here The highlight of the holiday being has been feeding pine martens in the garden leave out bread jam and peanut butter they will come !!!!

We have truly refreshed our souls here. Thanks

Loved the situation rural with great walks yet a short walk to Plockton.

What's included:

Electricity is included and all linen and towels are provided.

Cost and availability:

The house is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday.
Short breaks available out of high season.

Achnandarrach, Plockton, Ross-shire, Scotland

Plockton from beach
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Plockton house for 6

This is a fabulous part of Scotland for a Plockton holiday - with its own micro climate, sandy beaches, amazing wildlife (a boat trip to spot seals is a must) and glorious countryside to walk or climb in. This superbly appointed house is a perfect place to relax in at the end of the day - or indeed spend all day there admiring the amazing views to Skye!