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Joanna Macpherson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english, french, russian, Bulgarian

4 tranquil cottages private Highland estate, Strathcarron near Skye, West Coast - Strathan Cottage, Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Strathcarron holiday bungalow

Sleep 4 - 8 comfortably, you choose. Private road so no through traffic

A mile from the Estate entrance, the cottages nestle among the hills and fields and in the evenings, deer often come into the gardens to graze. A small stream runs through the garden and you can watch the cows and sheep all round. Attadale Estate offers glorious walking (including two Munros), loch and river fishing. Up in the hills, you can walk all day without seeing anyone. If you enjoy mountain biking, you have lots of opportunities here. You are near the sea. There is no passing traffic as the cottages are at the end of the tarmac road. Furnished with an eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture with attractive prints and paintings in every room, the cottages offer a relaxing and pretty home. New 26' widescreen DVD player in every house. Spend the day curled up with a book or explore far and wide and then return to your comfortable home and warm fire in the evening. Uniquely visitors are able to visit the award winning 4 star Attadale Gardens free of charge at any time during their stay.Free Wifi available

Hill walking, loch & sea fishing, mountain biking: A map is provided in each house with a selection of walks marked on it. The walks vary in length from a couple of hours to all day. Climbing the Munros is only recommended for people who are fit and accustomed to hill-walking. The Attadale estate is ideally situated for walking enthusiasts.

There is fishing available in the hill lochs if you are keen on walking. The river Carron is available to fish for the price of a day ticket which is available locally.

It is good country for mountain-biking enthusiasts. The Lochcarron Garage rents bicycles if you do not bring your own.

The villages of Lochcarron and Strathcarron are only a few minutes drive away where all possible facilities are available: an excellent butchers, village shop, petrol stations, garages, restaurant and cafes. In addition a mere five minutes away, you can find an award winning gift shop, the Carron Pottery as well as the Carron Restaurant so you do not have to go far. Convenient for exploring Isle of Skye and Applecross peninsula.

Our own Attadale Gardens are free for you as visitors at any time, so you can explore whenever you feel like it. 20 acres of beautifully laid out water gardens, with sculpture scattered throughout. Enjoy the kitchen garden, the fern garden, the Japanese garden.

Attadale station is on the Inverness-Kyle line which means you have easy access both East and West

Sightseeing: Ideally positioned on the South side of Loch Carron you can explore the Isle of Skye, Plockton, Eilean Donan Castle, Applecross and Inverewe Gardens.

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Details for Strathan Cottage, Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

Strathan Cottage is a well-built 1950s cottage, a semi-detached bungalow which sleeps five. There is a comfortable sitting room with an open fire. The kitchen includes a dining table and a large larder. There are three bedrooms, one double, one twin and one single bedroom. The bathroom includes a shower and lavatory. There is an additional lavatory and basin available.

The cottage has an electric cooker, microwave oven, fridge, immersion heater, electric heaters in all rooms, a shaver socket and a heated rail in the bathroom.

There is no television reception but there is a TV/DVD player. Free Wifi now available.

The tariff includes the use of the cottage and all its contents. Duvets and linen are supplied, including towels. Wood is also included for the fire, but coal and electricity are extra. The electricity meter should be read on arrival and departure and paid for before leaving.

A self-service launderette is available at Attadale House.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Joanna Macpherson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, russian, Bulgarian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Highlights have been:watching the eagle over Attadale being attacked by three buzzards; Coral beach at Plockton; Walks on the Attadale estate; gardens at Attadale are beautiful; train ride to Plockton; after a long day - relaxing in front of the fire with a glass of wine!!

Will certainly not leave it for another 20 years before we return. Fully relaxed and recharged.
Apr 2012
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Strathan Cottage, Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Sehr zu empfehlen!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir, 2 Erw., 2 Kinder hatten einen rundum wunderschönen Urlaub im Strathan Cottage. Die Unterkunft ist sehr großzügig und gemütlich, es ist ein 3. Schlafzimmer für eine weitere Person vorhanden und eine 2. Toilette. Die umgebende Landschaft ist atemberaubend, Attadale Gardens sehr eindrucksvoll. Es ist alles vorhanden, was man benötigt. Die Kinder und wir mochten auch den offenen Kamin besonders (Holz ist da) und die Tiere hinter dem Haus. Die vielen Inseln machen Ausflüge auf dem Wasser zum Traum (klares Wasser: Seesterne, Seeigel, Muscheln, ...auf dem Grund zu sehen). Wir waren mit Kajaks unterwegs- Seehunde haben uns neugierig beäugt (Touren sind möglich). Eine Tour ganz hoch hinauf bleibt in Erinnerung (super Fotos). Highland-Landschaft, Seen, ... rundum, wie erhofft. Natürlich darf das Eileen Donan Castle nicht unerwähnt bleiben, quasi um die Ecke, die Insel Skye ebenso, ... .Wir waren 1 Woche hier -> viel zu kurz!!!!!

Viele Grüße an J. Macpherson und vielen Dank, daß wir von so einem gemütlichen Ort aus einen so schönen Teil Schottlands entdecken durften!

Britta und Werner

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great cottage, beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

very nice cottage, clean, great fireplace, bedrooms were nice an big, a lot of things to see in the immediate surroundings. One little thing: there was no exhaust hood in the kitchen and you couldn't open the windows because of the midgets.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. We do appreciated your feedback. The midges are of course a problem at this time of year - but that isn't just Attadale - it's one of the joys of being in the Highlands of Scotland!
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Well furnished charming cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location in the most wonderful country. Estate walks (inc mountains moor and forest)and surrounding country are spectacular. Really excellent places to eat locally.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your enthusiasm, which will help others get an idea of Attadale Holiday Cottages.
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a recommander

  • 5 of 5

cottage très bien aménagé et très bien situé pour découvrir cette partie de l'Ecosse et en particulier l'île de Skye. Tout le confort y est, y compris le feu ouvert qui même en été ...est très agréable ( oui, c'est l'Ecosse quand même). Il y a de l'espace et le tout est aménagé avec goût. Je vous recommande aussi le visite des jardins " Attadale " qui sont juste à côté et qui sont superbes ( c'est gratuit pour les locataires des cottages) et où vous rencontrerez peut-être Joanna, la sympathique propriétaire .Aussi, vous vous retrouverez probablement nez à nez avec un jeune cerf qui vous regardera par la fenêtre en venant brouter l'herbe aux abords du cottage :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour tous vos aimables paroles
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Super schön!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten die erste Woche unseres Schottlandurlaubs in Attadale.

Es war wunderbar! Das Haus hatte genügend Platz für zwei befreundete Familien. Alles war sehr sauber und in Ordnung. Die Lage ist traumhaft! Das Beste ist der kostenfreie Eintritt in den Botanischen Garten, wo wir viele wunderschöne Fotos machen konnten. Bewundernswert, die Teestube im Park mit der Kasse des Vertrauens, was in Deutschland vielleicht nicht so möglich wäre.

Auch in der Umgebung haben wir sehr viel unternommen.

Von der nahe gelegenen Bahnstation sind wir mit dem Zug nach Plockton (wunderschön) und Kyle of Lochalsh gefahren, haben die Insel Skye besucht (leider kamen wir für die Runrig-Ausstellung in Portree im Skye's Heritage Centre ein Jahr zu spät), haben uns die Ruine vom Strome Castle angeschaut, waren in Gairloch an einem traumhaften Strand, waren natürlich im Eilean Donan Castle und erlebten unseren schönsten Ausflug nach Applecross. Atemberaubende Landschaft bei Traumwetter!

Einkaufen war im nahe gelegenen Lochcarron gar kein Problem. Und auch das Essen schmeckte in allen von uns besuchten Pubs und Restaurants. Besonders gemütlich und lecker war es in der Kishorn Seafood Bar an der A896 zwischen Lochcarron und Tornapress und im Applecross Inn, wo wir auf Grund des schönen Wetters draußen sitzen konnten.

Auf unserer Weiterreise sind wir von der Insel Skye mit der Fähre von Armadale nach Mallaig übergesetzt, um den traumhaften Blick vom Glen Finnan am Loch Shiel zu genießen!

Fazit – wir würden jederzeit gern wieder in Attadale Urlaub machen!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre nette Nachricht. Wir würden uns auf weiteren Besuch aus Deutschland sehr freuen. (geschrieben von einem deutschen Freund des Teams)
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Carron Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Attadale beach
Car: recommended

Attadale is a 30,000 acre estate in the North West of Scotland. It stretches from the south shore of Loch Carron to Loch Monar, 15 miles away to the east.

Attadale is ideally situated for touring the North West Highlands. To the North are Applecross, Loch Torridon, Loch Maree and the famous gardens of Inverewe. To the South is the magnificent scenery of Kintail, Glenelg and, at Kyle of Lochalsh, the bridge to Skye.

Attadale Gardens is close by and free access is available to all those who have rented accommodation at Attadale Holiday Cottages.

Lochcarron is but a few miles away around the loch with a number of shops selling useful items.

Other Activities: Fishing, walking, climbing, sailing

Golf: Loch Carron Golf Club -

Lochcarron is a nine hole golf course, although there are actually eleven tees. It measures 3575 yards for eighteen holes and is an enjoyable challenge of accuracy. The Standard Scratch Score and par score for the course is 60.

Every hole on the course offers the golfer something of a challenge.

Whether it is simply avoiding the beach on the first three holes or trying to keep your ball on the humpbacked green at the seventh and sixteenth, all players will find the course a test of skill and character.

Being partly along the shore, a player really knows when the wind blows. Due to the criss-cross nature of the course, the golfer can find themselves faced with a downwind tee shot, then one into the wind and finally a crosswind shot and all in the space of three holes.

The greens are all quite small. Some are flat, some sloping and others with tricky breaks and borrows. They come into their own in the fine summer conditions.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Strathcarron, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Autumn 2016
25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring
25 Feb 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Summer 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$80

The cottage is available for rent from 4pm on Saturday until 10.00 am the next Saturday.

30% rent is due as a deposit when visitor confirms the booking of a week

Balance of rent is due 6 weeks before arrival

Rent covers the use of the cottage and all its contents, including electricity.

All breakages must be paid for before departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for Strathan Cottage, Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire in Strathcarron, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • bungalow (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Every house now has wifi