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Ferry Cottage

Balmacara near Kyle Of Lochalsh, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1060404)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Victoria

    “Stunning location and really comfortable cottage.”

    Very clean , but some upgrading needed. Damp in bathroom, rusty radiators and kitchen equipment sometimes faulty.

    Very clean , but some upgrading needed. Damp in bathroom, rusty radiators and kitchen equipment sometimes faulty.

    - Victoria, July 2021

Balmacara Estate Cottages

Tucked away in the rural haven of the National Trust for Scotland’s Balmacara Estate are two character-filled cottages, boasting far-reaching coastal views over to the Isle of Skye, rolling hills and rustic lochs among saltmarshes. Situated in the heart of 2,550 hectares of Highland estate, there’s plenty of beauty to explore on your doorstep, amidst varied landscapes and a plethora of wildlife, making this a truly astounding holiday base. These cottages cater to a gathering of eight guests, hosting all the amenities needed for a week-long stay, as well as offering child and pet-friendly amenities throughout to suit a variety of group needs. The Balmacara Estate is home to a lovely café and helpful visitor centre, found just over a mile away from the properties, whilst the bustling Kyle of Lochalsh offers a wealth of shops for you to stock up on any essentials, as well as local pubs where you can enjoy a traditional pub lunch amongst the Scottish countryside. Other notable attractions nearby include the historic village of Plockton, dating back to the 19th century, and The Plock national reserve, boasting beautiful walking routes where you can breathe in the crisp coastal air as you stroll towards mature nature views. You are also within easy reach of the popular Isle of Skye, where you can enjoy sampling extravagant dining on locally-sourced seafood, tasting Talisker whisky and enjoying a day of retail therapy, or travel further afield to the striking Northern Isles. The Falls of Glomach waterfall, cared for by the National Trust for Scotland, is a must-see destination when visiting this area. Here you can experience unforgettable views of the Highlands & Western Isles, from dramatic snow-capped peaks, to serene lochs, to panoramic landscapes of The Hebrides. Relish in a getaway of true adventure at one of the Balmacara Estate Cottages.

The property

Kyle of Lochalsh 1.9 miles.

Find a welcoming getaway at the National Trust for Scotland’s Ferry Cottage, a former waiting room for passengers travelling by sailing boat and steamer from Balmacara.

This cottage is steeped in rich history, offering a unique stay in Scotland for a couple, small family or group of friends at any time of the year.

This inviting ground floor cottage exudes historic charm through its characterful features, including original wall lamps and doors, while also benefiting from a peaceful country lane location and boasting exceptional coastal views.

Drop off your bags and enjoy a cosy evening in the open-plan living area; rustle up a hearty meal in the well-equipped kitchen, before heading over to the dining table to enjoy stunning views of the far-reaching coast as you delve into your culinary triumph.

A frosty evening can be spent in front of the open fire, cradling a warming hot chocolate as you relax on the plush sofa with a favourite film.

At the end of an evening, retreat to one of the beautiful bedrooms, consisting of a double and a twin, both featuring ample storage and decorated to a high standard in neutral hues.

Start your day right and take your pick from a quick shower or an indulgent morning bath before breakfast.

Nearby is a selection of shops in the centre of Kyle of Lochalsh, alongside country pubs and fantastic restaurants for your choosing.

Ferry Cottage awaits your arrival for the perfect stay in Scotland.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1060403, together sleeping eight guests.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Night storage heaters and open fire
  • Oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking available
  • Well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: No WiFi and mobile signal is variable, coverage by O2 and Vodafone
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture, you may like to bring an old towel to wipe muddy paws
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

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About the location


Isle of Skye 1 mile; Inverness 80 miles.

A bustling town in Wester Ross, Kyle of Lochalsh lies on the shores of Loch Alsh and is best known as the gateway to the Isle of Skye. It offers a range of shops, hotels and restaurants and boasts a busy harbour that plays host to a variety of cargo, fishing and occasional passenger vessels. Nearby, is Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most famous and popular sights, perched at the end of a stone causeway on the shores of Loch Duich. Further south is the Glenelg peninsula - a tranquil backwater which is beautiful, remote and relatively undiscovered. Travelling north from Kyle is the picturesque village of Plockton, famous for its palm trees, cottages grouped around a yacht-filled bay, and Highland cattle which wander the streets! Finally, cross the Skye Bridge to Skye itself and explore all that the “mystical isle” has to offer.

No WiFi and mobile signal is variable. Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture.