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A Hidden Retreat In A Stunning Wester Ross Sea Loch Location. Pet Friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A 3 Bed, 2 Bathroom Former Crofting Cottage With Mountain And Sea Loch Views.

Macdonald Cottage sits in a superb sheltered waterside position above and overlooking Loch Kishorn, with stunning views to Glen Shieldaig and the Applecross Peninsular. The Northwest of Scotland, Wester Ross in particular, is renowned for its dramatic scenery; breathtaking hills; secluded sea lochs; mature forests and wonderful beaches. The climate is balmy thanks to the warm currents of the Gulf Stream.

The cottage offers cosy accommodation for families or couples wanting to get away from it all in a unique and remote setting, affording views of the loch and rolling mountains from nearly every aspect.

The cottage has two double bedrooms and one twin room with two single beds. The master double has it's own en-suite shower, with under-floor heating. There is also a spacious bathroom with a roll-top bath and views of the surrounding mountains!

With two sitting rooms, one with an open fire and one with a multi-fuel stove, and a spacious kitchen breakfast room with an Aga and an electric cooker for the summer months, the cottage is well equipped with all of the amenities to make your stay a truly home from home experience.

The area is ideal for painters who like peace and beauty, but there is also plenty of boating, walking, cycling and other leisure and sporting activities to enjoy, if desired. For advanced climbers, Liathach and the Torridon mountain range is only a few miles up the road. There is a sailing club at nearby Lochcarron. Fishing on the River Carron, Loch Damph and other notable lochs, as well as stalking can be taken from local estates. Loch Kishorn is the southern boundary of the 70,000 acre nature reserve of the Applecross Peninsular, which is also famous for the highest road pass in Scotland, the Bealach na Ba, and recently for Monty Halls Great Escape adventure in 2008.

The village of Kishorn has a small shop and seafood restaurant which is seasonal, otherwise Lochcarron provides a larger range of general local amenities including a post office, butcher and award-winning Spar grocery and general provisions shop, garages and a hotel. The popular tourist destinations of the Kyle of Lochalsh and Plockton have a wider range of shops and services. There is a train and bus service to Inverness and Inverness airport, which is otherwise approximately an hour and a half by car.

More Details

Collette Lewis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Strathcarron in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom comprises a roll top bath with hand-held shower. The en-suite bathroom has a stand-up shower enclosure, and underfloor heating.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There are two upstairs bedrooms, one double and one twin, plus a second double bedroom on the ground floor with en-suite shower room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)


Great property and a great location – what more could you ask for?

  • 5 of 5

All four seasons every hour throughout our week. So many places to go and things to do. One high point was looking across to the dreich and mist covered horseshoe bowl of the Bealach Na Ba and finding it completely filled with a rainbow – pure magic!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We cannot put into words how fantastic this gem of a house is! We spent Christmas and new year here and what lovely time we had too! This cottage had literally everything you need for a comfortable stay, just like home from the moment we walked in. If you want peace and tranquility this is the place to come. Fantastic wildlife too, red deer,seals, mountain hares, golden eagles the list goes on, a photographers paradise. Collette couldn't have been any more helpful throughout. We would return here in a heartbeat so thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This holiday cottage is so much more than a holiday cottage! It's so comfortable and relaxing, the big windows in the sunroom and dining area mean that if the weather is bad you can still be in the outdoors and watch it all happening across the Applecross hills while staying cosy and warm, or if like in our case, you're in need of some rest and recuperation you don't need to feel as though you're missing out when you stay in.

The best stocked cupboards we've ever known in a holiday cottage meaning you don't have to buy a huge bottle of olive oil to use for a few days and waste the rest, and much much more... if you find yourself arriving hungry before you've done a shop you'd be able to make a great scrap meal with whatever you can find in there. We left our leftover dry goods behind for the next guests - great system!

Collette was a pleasure, we spoke to her on the phone and via text and she's such a lovely person! We wish her well.

We were really in need of a restful escape and this place was just perfect. Thank you Collette! We'd love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing holiday home in a fantastic location. Well equipped and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay here in September. The cottage is spacious, bright and well equipped. We had cosy evenings by the fire or eating out nearby.

There are great views out into the loch (which is at the end of the garden!). You can walk from the cottage it explore further afield easily.

Would happily stay here again and Collette was great in the lead up with good communication and tips


  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house, great location, outstanding owner

  • 5 of 5

From reservation to deposit refund, this was the best VRBO experience we've ever had on three continents. The house is clean, comfortable, well stocked with kitchen supplies, games, and area books and fliers. The cottage is sited in a great location for day trips to Isle of Skye and other points around Scotland or snuggling in for the day with a good book around the fire. Collette quickly responded to answer our questions and concerns to our satisfaction during the rental process, while we were in residence for a week and afterward with a quick full refund of our deposit. We wouldn't hesitate to rent this property again and enjoy yet another week in Collette's good care while enjoying this wonderful area of the world.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house was without a doubt the nicest house we stayed in on a three-week journey to Europe and

  • 5 of 5

McDonald's cottage was perfect for our family of four: two children and two adults. The children felt free to run around the yard and the beach and the village, and we all enjoyed the immaculately clean but friendly, cozy, and well-equipped house. The views were amazing, all the appliances worked, and the kitchen was everyone's favorite room. Finally, Collette was very sweet and extremely accessible whenever I had a question. We stayed almost a week and cooked a lot on the lovely Aga stove, but also enjoyed the restaurants in Lochcarron, the Kishorn Seafood bar, and the café Bealach nearby. All in all it was a fantastic trip and the core of it was this beautiful house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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