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Dun Caan Cottage

Near Plockton, Ross-shire

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This charming traditional cottage has a peaceful setting in the crofting hamlet of Duirinish.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Situated one mile from the sea and just two miles from the lovely village of Plockton with its shops, pubs, palm trees and boating facilities. The village was the picturesque location of the television series 'Hamish Macbeth', in which Robert Carlyle first sprang to fame.

It is one of a tiny group of Highland cottages next to the Allt Duirinish burn which Highland cows frequently visit, at the foot of low hills (ideal for walking) where you can see expansive views and breathtaking sunsets over Raasay and the Cuillin Hills of Skye.

Its appealing, whitewashed exterior is an excellent guide to what awaits you within - a typical, simple but very comfortable Highland cottage, carefully renovated to provide modern comforts. In a cottage of this size the rooms are, of course, not large, but there is no sense of clutter. Everything is neat and inviting and the house is just ideal for two people seeking relaxation and time away from the hurly burly of everyday life.

The quaint sitting room has some original wood panelling and a welcoming wood-burning stove at which you can toast your toes after a day in the hills or taking in the sights. The kitchen is galley-style and compact with a dining area at one end. Also downstairs is the bathroom, with bath and shower over.

Upstairs is the double bedroom, perhaps inevitably in such a wee Highland but ‘n’ ben, with a coombed ceiling and a dormer window that faces the front with that lovely view across the stream. You will sleep sound here with only the gurgle of the burn, the call of the birds and the bleat of the occasional sheep to disturb you.

Outside, this is the most peaceful and romantic of situations. You step out of the cottage right on to the tiny village ‘street’, with the grassed areas and a sweet little bridge across the burn in front of you. Behind the cottage is a grassy area where you could sit out in a little more privacy.

Map & Local

Here you are less than a mile from the sea, at the end of a no-through road, 4 miles north of Kyle of Lochalsh (with shops, hotels and bridge to Skye).

You are in that gorgeous stretch of Scotland's north-west coast between Loch Alsh to the south and the mountains of Torridon to the north. The area offers wonderful walking, sea kayaking, sailing, fishing and seal watching trips.

There are also excellent opportunities for exploring such famous places as Eilean Donan Castle, Applecross, Ullapool and the gardens at Inverewe. Fort William and Inverness are also within striking distance.

No visit here would be complete without at least one day on the Isle of Skye, now so easily reached via the toll-free bridge. Once on this captivating island, the difficulty is choosing where to go. Climbers and serious walkers will doubtless make straight for the Cuillins, which can be reached in about 45 minutes. Where the road branches at Sligachan, there is the choice of continuing north to the ‘capital’ Portree, to view the Old Man of Storr and further amazing rock formations at the Kilt Rock and the Quiraing, or bearing left to Dunvegan, with its Castle, gardens and the Coral Beaches.

Alternatively, you could head south from Broadford down the Sleat peninsula, known as ‘the garden of Skye’ to the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale, or cross the peninsula to Toskavaig, for idyllic picnics and some of the best views of the Cuillins.

Back on the mainland, there is more great walking among the Five Sisters of Kintail, which overlook Loch Duich. Or you could go riding at the stables at Shiel Bridge. A fine evening out in Plockton is equally to be recommended - perhaps a peaceful stroll along the palm-lined street, watching the yachts in the bay, followed by dinner at one of the several excellent restaurants there.

For a day trip, you can head north west to Lochcarron and then over the spectacular (and not for the faint hearted) Pass of the Cattle to Applecross village, for lunch at the famous Applecross Inn or the Walled Garden followed by an afternoon on the beach.

Local Events and Attractions


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.




Sitting-room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, Stereo/CD-player and bed settee.
Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave etc.
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.


Double-bed room.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric heaters and wood-burning stove (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is provided for email checking and general web browsing and should not be used for large downloads or high bandwidth applications (such as Skype, YouTube, Netflix, iPlayer/video streaming, etc). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £595.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £495.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £395.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £495.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £395.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £565.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £565.00
06 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023 POA
04 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023 POA
01 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023 POA
22 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023 POA
06 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 POA
27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023 POA
03 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023 POA
24 Jun 2023 - 21 Jul 2023 POA
22 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023 POA
26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 POA
16 Sep 2023 - 06 Oct 2023 POA
07 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 POA
28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 POA
18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 POA
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 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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Very comfortable and well equiped. Very clean. Beautiful , peaceful location. Ideally placed to visit Skye and Loch Alsh...

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Excellent value for money!


Perfect location for exploring skye and Lochalsh, lovely traditional Highland cottage


Not the value for the money payed


This little cottage was just what I had been seeking for my wife and I to spend a relaxing break in. It is a typical Sco...

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