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Eilean Donan View...

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Beautiful, airy and recently refurbished 2 bedroom Cottage, sleeps up to 6

This spacious well presented property has been recently refurbished and offers cosy country living with high comfort. Nestled in the heart of Dornie village next to the friendly local pub, the cottage enjoys spectacular castle and mountain, coastal views. The cottage is located at the meeting post of Loch Duich, Lochalsh and Loch Long and only a short walking distance from Eilean Donan Castle. Within easy reach of Kyle of Lochalsh, Applecross, Plockton and the magical mystical Isle of Skye. The immediate area offers excellent walking, hiking, and cycling. Nearby are the high peaks of the Five Sisters of Kintail or through the glens to the Falls of Glomach, one of Britains highest waterfalls.

About Us

Douglas Mackenzie
28 St Andrews Court
KA21 6GF Saltcoats
VAT Reg No

Owner
Bernadette and Douglas Mackenzie
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

Why Bernadette and Douglas Mackenzie chose Dornie

This spacious well-presented property has been recently refurbished in 2016 with 21st century comfort.

Nestled in the heart of Dornie village it offers home from home comforts. All bed lining and towels supplied, hairdryer and all modern kitchen appliances.

What makes this cottage unique

There are excellent views from the decking area and a beautiful view of Eilean Donan Castle which can be easily reached with a 5 minute breathtaking walk. Enjoy alfresco dining on the decking area whilst enjoying a BBQ in the beautiful summer sunshine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We searched for a self catering place in the isle of Skye and are happy to say that we have found a superb house! The location: the house is quiet yet - a short walk away and we have found ourselves at the entrance to the Eilean Donan castle. Dornie is well placed as a starting point for any Skye trip but also for the Applecross peninsula. We have found it a much better location than at some place on the island, where one has to drive quite a lot to reach other locations The pub: right next to the house is the Slachan pub : a charming small local pub with great atmosphere and nice visitors. We highly recommend it! The house: the place is roomy - a family of 5 easily fit inside. Everything was in order and felt clean and new. When we cooked - it was as if we are the first to use the kitchen. The bathroom is modern and new - I have to say that it was beyond our expectations - the pictures do not do right to the place. It is much better than the images on the vrbo site. Beyond kitchen and bath - we had fun playing with the board games and watching TV. A very pleasant stay! The hosts: Bernadette and Douglas did all they could to make our stay a pleasure - we have not met them but they have even sent Doug's brother to bring us a present! Overall - a perfect base to travel in the area!
Jul 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dornie in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom consists of a large walk in shower and deep cast iron bath. It also boasts a heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 boasts a brand new king size bed. Bedroom 2 boasts 2 brand new single beds. The sofa bed is also a brand new comfortable, modern corner suite.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
Lots of local scenery and beautiful places to visit round about Kyle of Lochalsh and Dornie.

Reviews

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Eilean Donan View...
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews
5

Beautiful, great location and a fully equipped kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable house, very cosy and homely. Decor lovely. Lots of extras provided, which was a surprise eg dishwasher tablets, fairy liquid, detergent and softener. One small thing to make it perfect would be a few more coat-hangers. We have had a great week and enjoyed the Cava.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Madrid
5

Comfortable and well decorated house. Nice village

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed the stayed very much. I liked most the walks and the views.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great accommodation good location. Perfect for hillwalking base

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location and base for hillwalking holiday. Having the pub next door saved having to cook. Having the barbecue was great for cooking outside on the sunny days.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester England
4

lovely property and well equiped

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Dornie and would recommend it. The scenery around is breathtaking and if we visit the area again we would be booking Eilean Donan !!

Dave and Linda

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect spot to tour Skye and Applecross

  • 5 of 5

We searched for a self catering place in the isle of Skye and are happy to say that we have found a superb house!

The location: the house is quiet yet - a short walk away and we have found ourselves at the entrance to the Eilean Donan castle. Dornie is well placed as a starting point for any Skye trip but also for the Applecross peninsula. We have found it a much better location than at some place on the island, where one has to drive quite a lot to reach other locations

The pub: right next to the house is the Slachan pub : a charming small local pub with great atmosphere and nice visitors. We highly recommend it!

The house: the place is roomy - a family of 5 easily fit inside. Everything was in order and felt clean and new. When we cooked - it was as if we are the first to use the kitchen. The bathroom is modern and new - I have to say that it was beyond our expectations - the pictures do not do right to the place. It is much better than the images on the vrbo site.

Beyond kitchen and bath - we had fun playing with the board games and watching TV. A very pleasant stay!

The hosts: Bernadette and Douglas did all they could to make our stay a pleasure - we have not met them but they have even sent Doug's brother to bring us a present!

Overall - a perfect base to travel in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moray
4

Lovely home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We booked very last minute and didn't have to travel too far. Eilean Donan View was a great base to explore this part of the West Coast of Scotland. Located in the village of Dornie, it was a 10 minute walk over to the stunning Eilean Donan Castle. Newly refurbished to a very high standard throughout the cottage had all the facilities that made for a comfortable stay with free Wi-Fi (we couldn't get a mobile phone signal within the cottage itself). Beds were very comfortable, lovely bed linen and towels - the bathroom was fab with a huge walk-in shower and Victorian bath. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything required to cook and eat in but we went next door to the Clachan Pub & Restaurant to eat on 2 nights - lovely food and staff (and only about 6 steps away from our cottage!!). There is a small shop/post office in Dornie which was well stocked and friendly. We visited Kyle of Lochalsh - very nearby, Plockton which was beautiful and also nearby. We met Calum who runs boat-trips out of Plockton and although we didn't manage a trip to see the seals this time we will make sure we go with him on our next visit - a very friendly man with a great sense of humour. We also went to Applecross which was an adventure going up the steep, winding roads but the views were breath-taking and we saw loads of deer! We also had a day trip over to Portree in Skye which is well worth a visit. We would highly recommend a stay in this cottage and will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
1 Metres
Next door
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Glenelg
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Loch Carron
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Kyle
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
Clachan Bar
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Glencoe
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Glenelg
Car: recommended

Dornie is located at the meeting point of Loch Duich, Loch Alsh and Loch Long and only a short walking distance from the world famous Eilean Donan Castle. Within easy reach of Kyle of Lochalsh, Applecross, Plockton and the magical, mystical Isle of Skye.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check in at 1500 Check out 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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