Letterfearn, Kyle of Lochalsh
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.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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!
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.
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)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen is INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. The first £10 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by coin meter (£1 or £2 coins) during your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters, electric stove and wood-burning stove (coal INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy) for email checking and general web browsing. Not suitable for large downloads or high bandwidth applications (such as Skype, YouTube, Netflix, iPlayer/video streaming, etc). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% w/c 14 Oct 18 From 14/10/2018 to 20/10/2018
- Save 15% w/c 21 Oct 18 From 21/10/2018 to 27/10/2018
- Christmas 2018 From 23/12/2018 to 29/12/2018
- New Year 2018/9 From 30/12/2018 to 05/01/2019
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|07 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018||£595.00|
|28 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£725.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£725.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 09 Feb 2019||POA|
|10 Feb 2019 - 06 Apr 2019||POA|
|07 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019||POA|
|28 Apr 2019 - 11 May 2019||POA|
|12 May 2019 - 25 May 2019||POA|
|26 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019||POA|
|02 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019||POA|
|30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019||POA|
|01 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019||POA|
|22 Sep 2019 - 12 Oct 2019||POA|
|13 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019||POA|
|03 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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.
'This is our second visit this year. The cottage is beautiful and in an idyllic spot. The wildlife is amazing. We have seen 2 otters in the Loch. It can't get much better than this!'
'Another wonderful week at Letterfearn. We have enjoyed the garden, the view and probably the most beautiful early morning run route. Thank you for a wonderful time in a lovely cottage.'
'Sincere thanks to the owners. Most enjoyed the two badgers who joined us for an evening meal every night. Thank you for this wonderful experience.'
'Our second stay here at Letterfearn and once again, we had the most wonderful time. It is so peaceful here and the views are stunning. We had the pleasure of seeing a pine martin.'
'This is our third time of visiting and, as usual, everything was perfect. The cottage and its location really is a little piece of heaven. One week is just not long enough.'