This lovely spacious self-catering cottage (with Wi-Fi, FreeSat TV, DVD [+ 180 DVDs] and Hi-fi player [+ lead for smart phone connection]), situated on the hillside above the small village of Balmacara Square, enjoys beautiful views to the surrounding hills and the Isle of Skye. It is set in some of the most spectacular scenery in the West Highlands, on the National Trust for Scotland Balmacara Estate with regular sightings of pine marten in the garden. Minutes from the shore of Lochalsh and within easy reach of Plockton (4 miles), the Skye Bridge (3.5 miles), Lochcarron (20 Miles), Glenelg (21 miles), Sandaig (Camusfearna)(25 miles) and Applecross (37 miles). The famous Eilean Donan Castle is 5 miles away.
There are several stunning local beaches and this is an excellent base for walking, climbing, kayaking, wildlife-watching, and much more.
*Regular sightings of pine martens in the garden*
Pitnacree Cottage is a cosy centrally-heated cottage, with a wood burning stove in the lounge. A large secure garden surrounds the house, which contains a paved patio and a burn at the bottom of a slope, accessed through a gate and by stepped path.
The cottage has four bedrooms, three upstairs and one on the ground floor, sleeping up to 7 adults, plus cot. It has a large sitting room with patio doors, and separate dining room. The kitchen also has a less formal dining area. There is a family bathroom with bath, shower and WC upstairs, and a shower room with a shower cubicle, wash basin and WC on the ground floor. The cottage is non-smoking.
Balmacara Square, set around the pretty village pond, has it’s own cafe, gift shop and National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre. There are wonderful coastal and woodland walks from the cottage, and for the more serious hill walker, the Five Sisters of Kintail, and the Cuillin and Torridon mountains are within easy reach by car. There are excellent places to eat locally— in Balmacara, Plockton, Kyle, Isleornsay and Broadford. Further information is provided within the cottage to help make the most of your valuable time on holiday.
Dogs welcome by prior arrangement (£10 per dog per week). It should be noted that as the garden is bounded by croft land that may contain horses and sheep, dogs must be kept under control. The garden is fenced (~4 foot high) all around.