Duirinish, near Plockton, Ross-shire
Duirinish Lodge is a substantial, sophisticated house with a charming turreted entrance that sits in extensive garden grounds, just 2.5 miles from the picturesque village of Plockton on the shores of Loch Carron, Wester Ross.
|Sleeps: 10||Bedrooms: 6|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
The lodge dates back to the 1930s and it still maintains an air of classic elegance throughout. You are welcomed by a spacious entrance hall that comes complete with a grandfather clock. The warm and inviting sitting room has an open fire to curl up in front of and is open to the spacious round sun room that enjoys wonderful views over to the Isle of Skye and the Cuillin mountains. There are French doors that lead out to the garden and a pretty suntrap terrace area (with seating).
The well-equipped, stylish kitchen has a large electric Aga to cook up a storm on, as well as the option of an electric hob and oven. A central island provides plenty of extra worktop space and there is also a sunny breakfasting area and handy utility room. The rather grand formal dining room is a lovely place to gather together for convivial meals of an evening.
Upstairs, off the generous landing, are a double bedroom and two twin rooms, along with a shower room and bathroom. The bedrooms are all very attractively presented and some of them even have sea views to enjoy.
The lodge has an adjacent self-contained wing that has its own cosy sitting room and neat kitchen/dining room and upstairs a double bedroom, two single rooms and a shower room. This wing can be completely closed off from the main lodge for privacy.
The Lodge is set in garden grounds that extend to 18 acres in total with wonderful views out to sea that can be admired from the pretty summerhouse, set in an elevated position that makes a great vantage point. Outbuildings also house a games room with pool table and a useful drying room for coats and boots.
The pretty seaside village of Plockton (2.5 miles) is set in a sheltered bay on Loch Carron with lots of interesting little shops to explore, as well as a pub and general store.
A good choice of eateries are on offer with everything from fish and chips to excellent freshly caught seafood to tempt you. You can try a bit of sea fishing for yourself or maybe have a go at sea kayaking, with lessons available for beginners.
Take a relaxed stroll along the palm tree-lined harbour or simply sit and watch the yachts bobbing in the water. Otters are often seen on the shores and there are boat trips that run out for spotting the local common seals. In late July every year the village hosts the Plockton Regatta, a two week long sailing spectacle that draws in spectators from all over the world with its myriad of boats.
Carrying on past Plockton you can experience driving the famous Bealach Na Ba mountain pass to Applecross, part of the North Coast 500 route. The pass is one of the highest roads in Britain with steep gradients and hairpin bends that are not for the faint hearted. It takes about an hour and a half to reach Applecross and there is a scenic coastal road that makes a good alternative route back if one trip over the pass was enough for you!
The nearest place for supermarket shopping is Kyle of Lochalsh (4 miles) and from there the bridge crosses over to the Isle of Skye which has a whole host of different attractions. There is a lovely sandy beach at Lower Breakish and bikes can be hired from Broadford for sightseeing on two wheels. While on the island you could perhaps even climb the Cuillin mountain range that you have been admiring from the lodge.
There are several mountain biking trails nearby and the iconic Eilean Donan Castle (8.5 miles) is only a 15 minute drive away. The castle is one of Scotland’s most recognisable landmarks and is intriguing to walk around with an interesting visitor centre that details its history and also a coffee shop and gift shop.
Local Events and Attractions
Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric Aga, microwave, ceramic hob and electric oven, etc
Utility room with washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and wash basin
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Outbuildings with a games room with pool table, a drying room and a tumble dryer.
Sitting room with TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with microwave, electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, etc
WC and wash basin.
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by biomass boiler (INCLUDED) and open fire (fuel INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- Save 10% - w/c 05 Aug 17 From 05/08/2017 to 11/08/2017
- Save 10% - w/c 12 Aug 17 From 12/08/2017 to 18/08/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 10|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£2,995.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£2,495.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£1,995.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£2,495.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£1,795.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£3,295.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£3,295.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||POA|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||POA|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||POA|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||POA|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||POA|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||POA|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||POA|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||POA|
|22 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018||POA|
|13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.