The Old Bull Pen
About the home
The Old Bull Pen is in the secluded hamlet of North Strome, two miles from the village of Loch Carron. The cottage has an enclosed garden and is on the quiet single track road that only leads to the hamlet of Ardeneaskin.
The old ferry slipway is close by, which is frequently used for fishing, without any anticipation of a large catch. Close to the slipway are the ruins of Strome Castle which offers fantastic views down the loch to Plockton and the Isle of skye.
The area is very central to some of the grandest and wildest mountainous areas of Scotland, and so the location is an excellent centre for walking and hill climbing. There is a small golf course in Loch Carron and fishing, sailing and horse riding can all be done locally.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||TV, Video player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, modern toilet with shower, lounge/dinning room and two bedrooms. One room has a king size bed with the other bedroom a double bed with a single bunk above it. The lounge is equipped with a very cosy wood burning stove.
There is a television/ DVD/ video player with a good selection of videos DVD's and books.
The cottage is also equipped with a telescope and fishing rod which guests are welcome to make use of. During the winter the lack of light pollution means that the sky on a clear night is stunning.
There is a good sized enclosed garden and an area for the BBQ and garden table etc.
Further details outdoors:
Large fenced grassed garden with hill to the immediate rear.
Bedding is supplied as is one bath and one handtowel per person.
Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage. Please only smoke outside.
The Scottish Highlands region
This is central to the stunning and wild mountain regions of Skye and Torridon. The Applecross peninsular is close by with its dramatic Bealach Na Ba road. To the south is Eilean Donan castle and Glen Shiel.
There are both gentle walks through the Glens and forrests as well as many more challenging hills and climbing for the serious walkers and climbers. The cottage is central for a huge range of Munros. The scenic villages of Plockton to the south and Shieldaig to the north are close by.
The panoramic photos are taken from the hill behind the cottage - Bad a'Chremha. Although this hill is only 395 metres high there is no easy path to the top, but the views are superb from there. These photos were taken ona rather dull winters day.
The Lochcarron / North Strome area
The village of Loch Carron has two hotels with restaurants, a bistro and a cafe as well as an excellent grocer, butcher and garage.
How to get there
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Driving - 1 1/2 hours from Inverness, 2 hours from Fort William
Nearest railway station is Strathcarron 8 miles from the cottage. There is a taxi service available in Loch Carron.
Activities near Lochcarron
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
10 Jul 2012
Loved this cottage, full of books, videos and games to keep you entertained. Clean, all mod cons and in a perfect setting.
The shop in Lochcarron is brilliant as is the food both at the bistro and... more
27 May 2012
This cottage overlooks the Loch in an glorious setting. The house is bang up to date with all mod cons and I'm choosy. The heating works well and the wood buring stove works perfectly. I... more
11 Mar 2012
The cottage was very comfortable and included everything you could wish for, as it had been used by the owners before so included a full DVD library, useful books and tips. Would fully recommend the... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|30 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||30 Jun 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||22 Dec 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A 10% booking fee is asked for to confirm the booking, and the balance is due two weeks before the entry date.Enquire now
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