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Tranquility - Picturesque Lochside Cottage Surrounded By Mountains And Forest.

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

A cottage with exquisite views accompanied by the timeless sounds of the sea.

Set on the edge of Ratagan Forest on the shores of Loch Duich, this delightful cottage is one of two forester's cottages and a cabin standing in isolation and accessed by a single track road four miles from the A87. Enjoying a high degree of privacy, Saraig offers the best of both worlds basking in peace and quiet yards away from the water's edge, yet is only 25 minutes from the Kyle of Lochalsh which has a supermarket, medical centre, swimming pool and train station. Within easy driving distance are a couple of restaurants, a welcoming bar and Kintail Crafts, a delightful Aladdin's Cave of a shop.

Surrounded by mountains, forest, and loch, the ever-changing views from this cottage are truly spectacular making it a perfect retreat for those who want to get away from it all. On a clear night, the milky way is visible and in the distance, far enough away not to cause light pollution, the illuminated Eilean Donan Castle shimmers in the dark.

With 22 Munros in the area and miles of coastline, Saraig is perfect for hillwalking and rambling. It is also ideal for cycling, sailing, and wildlife enthusiasts (apart from a huge array of birds, we have a pine martens and badgers, who regularly visit the back garden plus seals, porpoises and otters are sometimes spotted from the lounge window). Loch Duich is a sea loch and permission to fish it is not needed.

There is so much to see and do in the area a week is hardly long enough. Within easy reach is Eilean Donan Castle, the iron age brochs of Glenelg, Attadale and Armadale gardens, the dramatic Falls of Glomach, plus boat trips galore including a glass-bottomed boat trip and Calum's seal trips. At certain times of the year there are also whalewatching trips. There is a wide variety of walks from the challenging Five Sisters of Kintail and Saddle to a gentle stroll along the shores of Loch Duich right outside the front gate. Wander through deserted glens, alongside bubbling burns, through dense forest, past cascading waterfalls (numerous after heavy rainfall). The township road Saraig stands on is a very quiet road which gradually peters out, the only traffic being cars accessing the cottages along the lochside. It is a lovely walk with stunning views, lapping waves and the chance of spotting otters and seals. Herons frequent the area and from time to time eagles, deer and dolphins can be seen.

The interior of this cottage is charming with a log burning stove at its heart. This spacious yet cosy cottage sleeps 6 people over 3 bedrooms - 2 king and 1 twin, two bathrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen and pantry. The beds are wonderfully comfortable with good quality bedding. All bedrooms enjoy views of the loch. All in all if you want a relaxing, tranquil holiday then Saraig is ideal for your needs; if you want a holiday packed full of outdoor activities then Saraig is perfect for the job; if you want to visit castles, historic sites, gardens, and tour much of the northwest highlands and islands, then Saraig is the base for you. All the photos are of, or taken from, Saraig.

One last note - it is possible to get married anywhere in Scotland including on the beach, and this is precisely what two of Saraig's guests did. With a piper piping the bride from the cottage, it was a fairytale wedding as the sound of the bagpipes echoed around the mountains. The bride herself described it as magical.

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About the Owner

Paula Reynolds
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Paula Reynolds

With over 15 years' experience in the self-catering business, Saraig is my newest venture. As a fellow holiday-maker, it is very important to me that guests have a wonderful holiday. Therefore, I have done everything I can to ensure guests have the best time possible. For added security for both of us, please telephone me after my email response and if you decide to book; it is a good way to verify that I am the owner.

Paula Reynolds purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Paula Reynolds chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

I love the Glenshiel/Loch Duich area and have been holidaying there regularly for the past 29 years. When I first saw Saraig standing just a few yards from the water's edge in breath-taking surrounds, I fell in love with it even before I ventured inside. Once inside I made up my mind there and then to buy it. It is a property with bags of character, a very homely atmosphere, and incredible views.

What makes this cottage unique

Saraig ticks so many boxes for the holiday-maker; it's in a remote, peaceful location yet not far from the town of Kyle: it's in an area of 22 Munro mountains and countless walks covering all degrees of difficulty: it's sea-lochside, yards from the beach (not a sandy one): it's on the edge of a forest with lots of trails for the mountain biker: it's great for wildlife enthusiasts: it has breath-taking views. Last but not least, it is close to Skye, Plockton, Glenelg, Applecross, Loch Ness and other places too numerous to mention. As mentioned in the description, it is also perfect for small weddings!

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Location

From the Owner

I love the Glenshiel/Loch Duich area and have been holidaying there regularly for the past 29 years. When I first saw Saraig standing just a few yards from the water's edge in breath-taking surrounds, I fell in love with it even before I ventured inside. Once inside I made up my mind there and then to buy it. It is a property with bags of character, a very homely atmosphere, and incredible views.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 75 Miles Nearest Barpub : Kintail Lodge Hotel at 4.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Armadale at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Kyle of Lochalsh at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : A87 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ratagan at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : In front of the house at 4 Metres

Eilean Donan Castle, iron age brochs of Glenelg, various boat trips - glass-bottomed, seal spotting, whale-watching, gardens, waterfalls, hillwalking.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid season
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£930
for 7 nights
£930
 
 
Mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
Low season
29 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£930
for 7 nights
£930
 
 
New year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£930
for 7 nights
£930
 
 
low season
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
mid season
3 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
mid season
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
whit
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£930
for 7 nights
£930
 
 
mid season
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
high
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£930
for 7 nights
£930
 
 
mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
low
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£930
for 7 nights
£930
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£930
for 7 nights
£930
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Easter - £990
Spring Bank Holiday - £920
Christmas - £990
New Year - £990

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Facilities

From the Owner

Saraig ticks so many boxes for the holiday-maker; it's in a remote, peaceful location yet not far from the town of Kyle: it's in an area of 22 Munro mountains and countless walks covering all degrees of difficulty: it's sea-lochside, yards from the beach (not a sandy one): it's on the edge of a forest with lots of trails for the mountain biker: it's great for wildlife enthusiasts: it has breath-taking views. Last but not least, it is close to Skye, Plockton, Glenelg, Applecross, Loch Ness and other places too numerous to mention. As mentioned in the description, it is also perfect for small weddings!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic

General

  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have a wonderful view of the loch. The twin bedroom, although the smallest, is dual aspect and in addition to the loch view, it has a view over the back garden and the forest behind.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only