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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 - West Bothy,Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Strathcarron holiday cottage

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 West Bothy,Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

West Bothy is a lovely 19th Century semi-detached cottage which sleeps six. The large comfortable pine-panelled living room has a wood burning stove at one end and a dining area with a kitchen at the other. Brand new bespoke seating in living room. The bathroom has a shower and toilet. There is a double and a twin bedroom upstairs and one twin bedroom downstairs.

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

There is no television reception but it has a 26' flatscreen 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 for the wood burning stove is also included, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joanna Macpherson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks english, french, russian, Bulgarian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our 3rd visit to Attadale (first to West Bothy). Still as great as ever. So peaceful. Had wonderful meals at Applecross Inn, Plockton Hotel, Kishorn Seafood Bar & Carron Restaurant. Back to diet next week!! Gardens still wonderful, everyone so friendly. We will return
Aug 2012
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West Bothy,Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 13 reviews

Lovely cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

Authentic and beautifully renovated cottage (even better than the photo's on the site suggest), clean and very well-equipped. The garden is spacious, with a lovely stream, and the best views of Attadale estate and Loch Carron. The estate itself is wonderful, especially for those who love hiking and/or fishing. Very friendly owners and Mrs. Watson at the launderette! The gardens are extensive and lovingly designed and maintained; plenty to discover. The same goes for the very scenic area; there is a lot to see and do. We would warmly recommend this property to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage confortable,chaleureux, magnifique endroit

  • 4 of 5

Ce cottage correspondait exactement à ce que nous recherchions : un hébergement simple mais confortable dans un environnement calme. La vue sur le Loch Carron et les montagnes environnantes le matin au réveil, le son de la cascade, les moutons dans les champs, apercevoir un cerf en rentrant le soir, tout cela était un ravissement quotidien. Les enfants de leur côté ont adoré jouer dans le ruisseau qui coule dans le jardin. Le cottage possède tout le confort pour accueillir une famille de 5 personnes (6 au maximum), le petit poêle a été apprécié les jours de pluie. L'emplacement est idéal pour visiter la côte ouest des Highlands, et apprécier autant les lochs que la montagne. Des balades à pieds sont possibles au départ du cottage et les jardins d'Attadale, dont l'accès est gratuit pour les résidents des cottages, est magnifique et à visiter absolument. Nous sommes ravis de notre séjour.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour vos mots chaleureux. Cordialement Joanna
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  • 5 of 5

Bien adapté pour 6 sauf la salle de bain.

Bien situé pour rayonner dans toute la région avec un cottage situé au fin fond dune vallée. ..génial

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful lodging/stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated cottage, with a very comfortable, homey feeling set in an amazingly beautiful area near the Isle of Skye in Northwest Scotland. Everything was handled in a most professional and cordial manner from start to finish regarding the rental of and our stay in the West Bothy at Attadale Estate.

I stayed at the cottage for a week with two teenage daughters and we enjoyed it very much. The kitchen was fully stocked with a nice assortment of everything you could need to prepare meals and there is even a caterer on the estate who will prepare home cooked meals to be picked up or brought to your cottage. Everything from homemade bread to natural, healthy pizza! We enjoyed sitting around the wood fire in the evenings watching BBC historical dramas on the DVD player. Since we are from America we thought that was as British as we could get! The Attadale gardens were amazing in their Fall colors...made some great photos. We hope to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for making the time to leave these helpful comments. We are all so glad that you enjoyed your stay... and the gardens too. Best wishes
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Beautiful sights in a comforting home

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived the cottages were beautifully clean and all prepared for us to simply relax into. The area around the cottages is beautiful and many an hour was spent wandering the Attadale Gardens, which were conveniently free for residents of the cottages.Vegetables and herbs from the gardens are also sold and make for a delicious dinner addition, as they are organic and fresh. The cottages were well equipped with all tools needed, and if there was anything wanting, the owners were so welcoming and friendly that it was easy to ask questions. There was also a good supply of books and movies to fill any spare time. It is in a location where it is easy to access beauty spots; such as the Isle of Skye and Loch Ness.

These cottages are well worth staying in for anyone looking for a quiet area to rest and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words, we are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay as many of you had come such a long way.
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Strathan & West Bothy Cottages, June 2013

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 11 thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay on the Attadale Estate in June 2013. Five of us used Strathan & six used the West Bothy. The latter would benefit from having a second toilet but otherwise we found both properties to be well equipped & maintained and very clean. We very much enjoyed the two meals we purchased from the newly established catering service run by Linda & her husband Soren, a real must for anyone staying at Attadale. This is a great area for walking, hills, scenery and enjoyment of the lovely gardens on the estate. A bit more garden furniture would be good. We came on the recommendation of friends & have no hesitation recommending Attadale to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback which we welcome. We have now bought wooden seating and a table for each cottages to supplement the original bench so that when the weather is good, you can eat your meals outside.
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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 cottage in Strathcarron, United Kingdom

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Autumn
25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$80
Tax Rate 20.0%

The cottage is available for rent from 4.00 pm on Saturday until 10.00 am the next Saturday.
Please take out travel insurance
House must be left clean and tidy.
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 West Bothy,Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire in Strathcarron, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • We can provide a child's cot and high chair on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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