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“Perfect area. Amazing views”
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'Abriachan', which overlooks Loch Alsh
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'Abriachan', which overlooks Loch Alsh
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25 reviews
'Abriachan', which overlooks Loch Alsh
nooks and crannies for bookworms
beautiful views over the loch and beyond
the smaller lounge area, south facing.
Smaller Lounge overlooking the croft
abriachan and the view from main lawn area
a winter sunrise
Larger lounge with inset plasma TV
Contemporary Styled Kitchen
Large Sunroom
bedroom overlooking the cows
downstairs bathroom
Comfortable areas
romantic ambience
Just a day old
Open plan areas
Highland cows are always 'nosy'
Plockton close by
young buck yards from the back of the cottage
looking over main lawn area towards Glenelg
Looking over the nearby loch
a nymph in a hidden part of the garden
Frosty morning over the garden
early morning on the croft
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Balmacara, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Stacey M
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfect area. Amazing views”
Reviewed 26 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Julie, Paul, Stacey, Lauren, Joe, Lyla, Adan, Fay, Lilly dog and honey dog.
What a fantastic week we have had, excellent weather, which was a big bonus. The house is beautiful, nothing Amis, location is just perfect for visiting Skye and the surrounding areas.
The views from the house are fantastic, the garden is great. Lyla and the dogs loved it, chasing and hiding.
Saw the Pine Martin most evenings from 10 onwards.
Deer in the front and back, even saw a fox and an eagle.
Visited fairie pools, plockton, Portree, otter haven and did a boat trip, a couple of walks from the cottage.
The dogs got on with Roxy who loved playing ball.
Hope to return in the future.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Maz0304
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Pine Marten paradise”
Reviewed 17 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This is a large, beautiful, detached house, with a huge garden, overlooking Loch Alsh and The Isle of Skye. It's a 5 minute drive to the Skye road bridge and approx a 10 minute drive to The Eilean Donan Castle. Perfectly placed for visiting Skye and all around the Lochalsh area.

The house itself is really comfortable, and it was difficult to choose which bedroom to sleep in, as they were all so nice. There is a large lounge with a tv. and log burning stove, and also a seating area in the kitchen with a tv. and a huge log burning stove (both were lit for our arrival) The huge dining table is in the sun lounge (where we spent most of our time) and the views from here are fantastic. Excellent wifi is free too. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher etc, and an extra fridge freezer in the out building. Plenty of washer/driers in the cabin next door. The only thing we couldn't find were plenty of bowls for cereals/soup etc., but we managed as there were only the two of us staying.

Tim has put up several bird feeders around the garden, which are really needed for the prolific bird life, but the star of the show for us was the Pine Marten (who made an appearance most evenings). Around the same time each night we had placed peanut butter on the window ledge of the sun lounge, and on the step, it didn't take long for "Phil" to appear. He didn't mind us at all and sat eating the peanut butter in front of us. Deers were also spotted in the field in front of the garden.

There are several good walks in the area and Tim and Lilly can advise on these. The short train ride from Kyle of Lochalsh to Plockton provides spectacular scenery, but for anyone with mobility problems there is a bit of a trek from Plockton station into the village.

Fresh fish can be purchased in Kyle of Lochalsh (their Cullen Skink is really good to takeaway too). We purchased Scallops while we were there, and they were really reasonably priced and delicious. The shop is only open limited days though, so check first. There is also a Co-op here for all your grocery needs.

Tim or Lilly are usually on hand to help with anything, a really friendly couple (not forgetting Roxy, their lovely Bearded Collie). It was a pleasure to spend a week here, totally relaxing and unwinding, watching the wildlife and ever changing scenery, we will definitely stay again when we're in the area, and recommend to both families or couples for a perfectly placed holiday.

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bocceplay...
Smithfield, Rhode Island
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 16 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Dear Tim and Lilly,
Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful home again. This time it was for a month and it was wonderful. The house is so comfortable. It's just so relaxing. You have provided everything we could possibly need. The rooms are decorated so nice. The views belong on a postcard. Three of the four calves were born while we were there. We actually watched a cow give birth. That was an experience! Also thank you for letting us be foster parents to Roxy, your very playful dog. We loved spoiling her with dog treats. The pine martin was really cute and bold. He loves his peanut butter on the bridge. You two are wonderful hosts. So caring and friendly. We really enjoyed talking to you and we learned a lot about raising cows. Tim your tips are where to drive for the best views were perfect. Lilly, your advice really helped. A couple of tips for future guest: Breakfast at the Waterside Café in Locharron, and Mussels at the Plockton Inn are a must. Hopefully, we will make it back again.
All the best,
Don and Sharon U.S.A.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Cath S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“The perfect getaway”
Reviewed 8 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

I arrived to two roaring fires..the perfect start to a winter break.

The cottage has everything you need and is located in a perfect location. It is very peaceful on the croft with stunning views and near enough to shops to stock up. Tim and Lily are nearby if you need anything but it is unlikely that you do as they have thought of everything you will need in the cottage. A great place to stay.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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ErikvdZwa...
Lelystad, The Netherlands
1 review
“Perfect house and beautiful nature!”
Reviewed 26 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Hi Tim & Lilly,

Thank you so much for everything. The house was so beautiful and you guys were so kind to us. We had a great time in the highlands and we hope to come back one time in the future.

Thanks again!

Best,

Erik

Travelling group: Large Group/Tour
Your age range 25-34
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