Letterfearn Cottage

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Letterfearn Cottage has a truly fabulous position right on the shore of Loch Duich, looking across to that most iconic of Scottish landmarks, Eilean Donan Castle.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Overview

For scenic beauty, peace and tranquillity, its setting could hardly be bettered. It is one of a small enclave of houses on an unclassified road leading to Totaig. This continues on an old drovers' road which passes a Broch and through a forest to Glenelg, perfect for forest walks and cycling. At the same time, it is just a few miles from the high road to Skye at Shiel Bridge.

From the outside, the cottage itself is a bit of a Cinderella. From the front you could be forgiven for thinking it is a typical whitewashed wee Highland But 'n' Ben. This simple exterior, however, conceals a wonderful extension at the back with patio doors just a few yards from the lochside, so that the views can be enjoyed in all weathers.

Inside, the cottage is comfortable and full of character and with two attractive sitting rooms guests will be spoilt for choice as to where to relax. The main sitting room is split level with the dining area and has plenty of comfortable seating, patio doors out to the garden and a wood-burning stove to keep it cosy. The second smaller sitting room has an electric stove and makes a great space for guests to spread out.

As well as the spacious dining area for more formal meals, the very well-appointed kitchen has stools at the breakfast bar for impromptu snacks. There is a separate utility room that houses some of the appliances, leaving plenty of room in the kitchen for food storage and preparation.

All on one level, there are two bedrooms, a double (with queen-size bed) and a twin, both of which are most elegantly furnished, with neat blinds at the windows. The bathroom has a bath and separate shower, though there is a hand shower in the bath as well.

The cottage is also well-insulated and fully double-glazed. It is hard to think of anything more you could wish for and harder still to think of any party to whom such a superb holiday home would not appeal.

Outside the pretty grassed garden leads down to the loch shore where there is a small harbour from which canoes and kayaks can be launched. From the bottom of the garden is a breathtaking view of the Five Sisters of Kintail beyond the head of the loch. Otters can often be spotted playing in the bay and pine martens have even been known to visit. A little stream also runs through the garden - quite idyllic then, but care may be required with young children.


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Map & Local

Climbers and hill walkers will find so many challenges right on the doorstep, from the Five Sisters to the Cuillins across the Skye Bridge. 

Those interested in wildlife will find there are two nearby otter centres. One is the Bright Water centre on the island of Eilean Ban under the Bridge (open in the summer - there is a Visitor Centre at Kyleakin) while the other at Kylerhea on Skye is perhaps best accessed by the little turntable ferry which operates from Easter to October from Glenelg.

For a great day out, go over the Bridge, perhaps taking in Eilean Donan on the way, then head down to Kylerhea from just before Broadford - the scenery on the little hill road is spectacular - and you can return via the ferry.

Then, too, all the delights of Skye await you. As befits what is perhaps Scotland's most popular holiday isle they are too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say you can be there in under an hour or continue on the mainland to the lovely village of Plockton with its palm tree-lined street and excellent eating places.

There is much to do during a stay at Letterfearn, but the immediate surroundings are such that you may well prefer to use your time there simply to completly recharge your batteries. Whatever you choose to do or not to do, it is a great place to be!

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Single Storey

Split level sitting room-dining room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD
Second sitting room with electric stove
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave etc.
Utility area with washing machine, tumble drier, and fridge-freezer
Double bedroom (5 ft)
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free

Available Extras

Towels (per person)
£5.00

Services

Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. The first £10 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usagepayable by coin meter (£1 coins) during your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters, electric stove and wood-burning stove (Coal INCLUDED). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking. Please note: there is no wifi at this cottage.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
  • Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017
  • Save £130 New Year (EP6)* From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £395.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £725.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £725.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 £395.00
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 £495.00
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 £395.00
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £495.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £595.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £495.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £595.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £725.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £595.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £725.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £595.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £495.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £595.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £395.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £725.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £725.00
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
28-Nov-2016

this wasn't our 1st visit and we will be going back again, i think that says it all

Excellent
05-Nov-2016

Beautiful cottage in stunning location. Clean and spacious with well equipped kitchen. Fantastic views and excellent wal...

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Excellent
01-Jul-2016

We have used Letterfearn Cottage for a number of years and once again the setting, cleanliness and layout provided a 5 s...

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Good
20-Oct-2015

Good

Excellent
03-Sep-2015

We loved staying at Letterfearn cottage, the only problem is the front bedroom. It has a strong damp/mouldy odour. Lu...

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