Rowanbank is tucked away in the quaint little crofting hamlet of Port An Eorna, right on the shores of beautiful Loch Carron. An ideal Highland retreat, it sits in its own enclosed garden surrounded by National Trust and common grazing land, just 3 miles from the village of Plockton in the north west Highlands.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Inside this modern house is warm and welcoming with the downstairs rooms lying off a central hallway. The open plan kitchen diner is well-equipped and has plenty of room for both cooking and dining. The dining area is particularly inviting as a place to linger over leisurely evening meals. There are also doors out to the decked area so you can open them up and really ‘bring the outdoors in’. The kitchen is also supplemented by a handy utility room that houses the laundry facilities.
Also on this level are two twin bedrooms that are both pleasantly presented with views out over the garden. A neat family bathroom with bath and shower over completes the downstairs accommodation.
Upstairs is the sitting room that is very spacious and bright with floor-to-ceiling windows that really make the most of the views out across Loch Carron to Applecross. There is also plenty of comfortable seating from which to admire the scenery. The large master bedroom has slightly coombed ceilings and a smart en suite bathroom with a bath and a large, separate walk-in shower.
Outside there is parking for several cars on the gated driveway and a gravelled and grassed garden, as well as the decked area (with furniture) that is ideal for relaxing with your morning cup of tea.
A short walk takes you right down to the shore with its shingle beach from which you can fish or snorkel in good weather (bring your own equipment). To fully appreciate all the local wildlife, including otters and numerous species of birds, take your binoculars on a stroll along the unspoilt coastline.
In the charming little village of Duirinish (1 mile) the local sheep and Highland cows roam freely and graze down by the Allt Dhuirinish river that flows through the middle of the village. Historians will be interested to know that the bridge that crosses the river was built by the famous Thomas Telford in 1826 and is still in use to this day! Duirinish also has a little ‘request stop’ railway station that follows a very scenic route from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh.
Nearby Plockton (3 miles), locally considered to be the ‘jewel in the Highlands’ crown’, is a pretty seaside village that is nestled around the working harbour. The village has plenty of interesting little shops, a small convenience store, a pub and a couple of restaurants. You can also buy freshly caught seafood down at the harbour, which is surprisingly lined with palm trees owing to the mild local climate caused by the North Atlantic current. From here you can hire boats or take an organised trip out to see seals, otters and even dolphins.
Kyle of Lochalsh (4.5 miles) has a supermarket, plenty of little shops, restaurants, a bank and a PO. You can take a trip out on the Seaprobe Atlantis, a glass-bottomed boat that allows you can get up close and personal with underwater wildlife including crabs, sea urchins, starfish and jellyfish. You also get to see the remains of a shipwreck that dates back to World War II.
The Skye bridge (6 miles) offers easy access to the beautiful Isle of Skye and its satellite island Raasay, although you can still cross by ferry if you prefer. The Cuillin mountains provide plenty of opportunities for walking and climbing – you can even try the challenging Cuillin Ridge Traverse that is certainly not for the faint hearted! You can ‘island hop’ out even further by ferry to the beautiful islands of Lewis and Harris or North and South Uist with their magnificent sandy beaches that just beg to be explored.
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.
Kitchen Diner with cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, etc
Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
Sitting room with TV/DVD.
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 pets are welcome (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). 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 15% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
- Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016||£595.00|
|20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016||£995.00|
|28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017||£995.00|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£595.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£695.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£595.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£695.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£795.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£695.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£795.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£1,095.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£795.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£1,095.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£795.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£695.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£795.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£595.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£995.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£995.00|
|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.
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Twin rooms were not big enough for wardrobes so it would have been handy to have some kind of hanging space
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Fantastic location, well maintained, and had everything we needed, plus great extras like binoculars.
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