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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 147159
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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5
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.
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 bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Nearest beach||Glenelg 14.8406 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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|
Features and Facilities
|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||2 King Beds, 1 Single Bed, Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
The Scottish Highlands region
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
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6 Dec 2012
"NIA ROO - What a view !"
Had a week stay in NIA ROO, my words will not do it justice. Stunning views that change hourly. Fantastic cottage, which is furnished to a very high standard. Owner Christine very helpful indeed and arranged a few locals trip for us. Highly recommended !!
29 Oct 2012
We stayed at Nia Roo at the beginning of October and were blessed with 4 days of blissful sunshine in what is one of the most beautiful locations in the UK, if not the world! The house was amazing. Spotlessly clean, well presented with all the amenities and privacy you could wish for. The location was simply awesome. The view of Loch Duich when the sun came up on the first morning left me speechless, the perfect base to explore the Highlands. I’ll be back!
Thanks so much - your comments are greatly appreciated. Hope to meet you soon !
1 Jul 2012
"The perfect base for exploration"
Nia Roo is a fantastically appointed, usefully located, home from home. The views from the sunroom are worth the rental fee alone. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, the living room is large and comfortable, the bedrooms are roomy and tastefully finished and the bathroom and en-suite facilities are first class. You will struggle to find better value for money than this - anyone considering a stay in this region should look no further!
27 Jun 2012
"Fantastic cottage in a wonderful location."
Having had a stressful few weeks we needed a cottage that would provide us with a relaxing and tranquil holiday. Nia Roo was just what we needed. The owner gave us a friendly welcome and showed us around, giving us advise and tips plus a cake, flowers etc. She lived a few minutes up the road and stressed that she was available if we needed her, which was nice to know. The cottage was very well equipped, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. Three spacious bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms and a terrific kitchen allowed us (parents and 2 teenagers) to spread out. It also had the most stunning views and we spent many happy hours in the sunroom watching the hills and loch changing in the light. The house does not have a garden (although had table and chairs outside) but has a large area of gravel around it. It is also built into the side of a hill and there is a steep drop at the front of the house which could be a problem with small children. There is not a great deal to do in the area unless you like stunning scenery, castles, walking, exploring etc. Visits to Skye, Applecross for lunch, Eileen Donan castle and Fort Augustus were our highlights. Shopping was also a bit of a challenge and we went to Inverness and bought enough food for the whole two weeks (great idea to have a freezer) but you could manage to get enough at the Co-op in the Kyle of Lochalsh (about 10 miles away) and buy milk/bread locally. However, for a lovely place to chill out, read, watch TV and admire the views I don't think you could find a better holiday home. Highly recommended!
6 Jun 2012
"Second stay at this property and loved it even more!!!"
Stayed at Nia Roo last year and loved it so much that we booked again for this year. Stay was even better as the weather this time was fantastic. Cottage is immaculate and so spacious, with fantastic views over the loch. Everything you could want is provided and Christine does a fantastic job keeping in touch regarding the booking etc and is extremely helpful. As the weather was so much better this year we managed to get out and about more. We loved to go down to the ferry at Glenelg and watch the seals bobbing about so close to the shore and see he sea eagle battling with the seagulls for their catch of mackerel. Last year we saw an otter there. The Glenelg Inn there is worth a visit. We went to Skye several times and particularly liked the walk on Coral Beach, where again we saw seals and a golden eagle. The trip to Applecross was amazing and lunch at the Applecross Inn (langoustine in hot garlic butter) fantastic. Also ate at Plockton Shores a couple of times (you really need to book) and that was excellent. The Kintail Lodge is only down the road and that does very good food also. As the cottage and location is so good (very quiet but everything you could want nearby) and there is still so much of the area we would like to see, we will be booking again for next year!
23 May 2012
"Stunning location and superb cottage"
Nia Roo cottage is a cosy retreat in a stunning location, set amongst a backdrop of mountains and with views across the shores of Loch Duich. We were delighted with the cottage, which is finished to a very high standard and equipped with everything we could have wished for. For munro-baggers like us this cottage is in the perfect location for some of the best hillwalks in Scotland. Christine (cottage owner) and local taxi firm Glenshiel Taxis were both very helpful in arranging for us to drop off our car and the endpoint of a long hike and then driving us on to the startpoint, which was very useful since a lot of the best walks in this area aren't circular routes. Eileen Donan castle and Skye are also only a short drive from this cottage which makes it an excellent base for seeing some of Scotlands most beautiful scenery. We enjoyed every aspect of our stay at Nia Roo and really hope to return.
19 Apr 2012
"A beautiful house in a stunning location."
Nia Roo was the cleanest, best equipped house my family and I have ever stayed in and we visit Scotland 2 or 3 times a year - and have done so for the last 7 years! The ever changing scenery of Loch Duich and the surrounding mountains meant that we never tired of looking at the views from the well positioned picture windows. The wildlife in the surrounding area was just as plentiful as the website suggested and we even managed a glimpse of the Golden Eagle! The owners of Nia Roo were welcoming and very friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and the extra touches they provided such as fresh flowers in the house on arrival and allowing my young daughter to visit the nearby farm, were the icing on the cake. A more restful and memorable holiday than I could have hoped for.
26 Sep 2011
"Beautiful new Cottage, great location"
This is a brand new cottage for this year so is very modern, the building itself is beautifully put together with lovely wood floors and very efficient heating system, large tv & comfortable seating areas. The bathrooms are also really well made with a large bath and very powerful shower. The cottage has been built into the hillside above the estuary of Loch Duich, the views from the property are amazing, we spent a lot of the week just relaxing looking at the views and watching the wildlife.
Thank you - glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and you would be welcome back anytime.
5 Sep 2011
We stayed for a week at the end of August 2011, weather was bad but it didn't matter because Nia Roo was home from home and the View was out of this world. We always take our Holidays in Scotland and over the past 15Years rate this the best place we have ever stopped at. We will be back (Hopefully). Also Thanks to Christine for all her help in making our Holiday a good one.
Thank you - delighted that you enjoyed another visit to Scotland - especially glad that you chose this particular wonderful part of Scotland !
27 Aug 2011
"Wonderful cottage with breathtaking views of the sea Loch and mountains"
This is the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. It is newly built and finished to a high specification. It is spacious and fitted six people easily. The kitchen is well equipped with a table where we ate breakfast. The lounge had two large comfortable sofas and a dining room table and chairs overlooking the Loch, where we had dinner . There was also a sun room/conservatory where we sat and admired the views, which because the cottage is built on higher ground are spectacular. There are a number of great hill walks in this area and some that we could start from the cottage without using the car.
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