Brand new cottage situated amongst beautiful scenery and wildlife. Nestled below most spectacular mountains including Five Sisters of Kintail mountain ridge. Fabulous area for bird watching directly below house. Four miles from the famous Eilean Donan Castle situated in the Village of Dornie. Nine miles from Plockton Village which is famous for its palm trees and Hamish Macbeth tv series. Sixteen miles from the Isle of Skye Bridge which sweeps over Lochalsh and takes you straight onto the Isle of Skye to discover fabulous scenery. One of the bedrooms has a 4 poster kingsize bed.
The immediate surrounding area of glenshiel and loch duich is a haven for local wildlife and directly below nia roo is a breeding and nesting area for many varieties of birds such as the white-tailed sea eagle, little grebes, golden ploves and little auks - a birdwatchers dream. A full list of birds that are seen on the marshes is available from the local area page.
In addition to a warm welcome and good, traditional highland hospitality, we will be on hand to assist you with directions, local history, hints and tips about the best places to see local wildlife, and anything else you need to make the most of your trip to the Highlands. We can take you to see our highland cattle to photograph them close up (depending how brave you are) and can also take you close to wild deer where you will get some magnificent photographs at certain times of year. Fishing trips are available on Loch Duich where salmon, trout, sea bass and mackerel are caught in abundance (especially mackerel). Fishing permits for local rivers are available depending on bookings.
At the end of April and may there could be an opportunity for you to bottle feed orphaned lambs if you so wished.all these interests are there if you want - if not, there is no better place to just sit, relax, enjoy breathtaking views and have a wonderful holiday away from it all!< The house is very comfortable and is excellently equipped with all mod cons. Large t.v.. Sun lounge to sit and relax with stunning views.Dining table an chairs. W.M. Tumble dryer, fridge /freezer. dishwasher, microwave, ipod dock/cd, wi fi available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||03:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Glenelg 14.8406 km|
|Nearest Amenities||804.7 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 131 km, Nearest railway: Kyle of Lochalsh 25 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The area is a wonderful area for hill climbing with the famous Five Sisters of Kintail mountain ridge just one of many exhilarating hill walks. Fabulous scenery of mountains and lochs. Lots of wildlife and various birds are right on the doorstep.. The area is steeped with lots of local historic sites including the world famous Eilean Donan Castle (4 miles from Nia Roo) Glenelg Brochs Dun Troddan and Dun Telve the best preserved Iron age buildings just a short drive over to Glenelg. Glenelg to Kylerhea Ferry - only ferry to Skye from mainland. Battle of Glenshiel.
There is much to see and do in the area. The immediate local area is very popular for all sorts of outdoor activities including walking, climbing and kayaking, with the local NTS centre within walking distance of the cottage. For those that enjoy munro bagging, the Glenshiel area has 21 Munros all of which are within easy reach of the cottage. Pony trekking is available nearby. Boat trips and local fishing available. Brilliant local Hotel which serves fresh homemade dishes within walking distance. The Village of Plockton is a short drive away. The Bridge over the sea to Skye is 16 miles from property.
Famous landmarks in Lochalsh include Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie, made famous by films such as Highlander, and also the Five Sisters of Kintail. Nearby villages include Inverinate, Shiel Bridge, and Dornie.
Birds - Birds often found around the Croe Saltmarsh and Loch Duich include (depending upon season): Greylag Goose, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Common sandpiper, Greenshank, Redshank, Mew (Common) Gull, Herring Gull & Buzzard.
Those that are occasionally sighted include: Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Pink-footed Goose, Common Eider, Red-throated Diver, Shag, Little Grebe, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Dunlin, Snipe, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Guillemot, Razorbill, Little Auk, White-tailed Sea Eagle, Sparrowhawk, Golden Eagle (Above 1,500 ft usually), Kestrel, Merlin, and Peregrine,
In addition to the fantastic bird life you also be able to spot otters, seals, porpoises and dolphins.
There is a huge range of outdoor activities catered for in the local area. Glenshiel has 21 munros making the location ideal for walking enthusiasts as well as those looking for a more gentle stroll. Other activities include:
Pony trekking either at the Glenshiel Highland Pony Trekking Centre, Shiel Bridge or with the Highland Carriage Company at Ratagan
MV Orca Fishing and Boat Trips
Attractions & local businesses
Eilean Donan Castle
Loch Duich Plants
Kintail Crafts - Aultachruine for a range of gifts and crafts
Grants at Craigellachie
Kintail Lodge Hodge Hotel
There are also places to eat in Dornie, and further a field in Plockton and Kyle of Lochalsh.
Further information about the area
More about Glenshiel, Kintail and Loch Duich
More about Plockton
More about Kyle of Lochalsh