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Highland Shores

Dornie, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 904019)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was well presented, lovely and clean, open plan living area was perfect for our group, location was spot on - surrounding area perfect for tourists and walkers alike."

    Beverly and Keith were lovely, we knew they were available if we needed them, had a lovely hour long chat on our first full day, very welcoming, helpful and good hosts.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the lovely accommodation."

    For hillwalkers and outdoor types it is perfect. The scenery is stunning. Highlights were Plockton and Skye.

    Reviewed by GordonJul 2022

  • "Lovely location very close to the loch even if a bit remote."

    This did not spoil our stay as was not far to the main road. Great view from the large lounge window. Nice walks from the house for the dogs and very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2022

  • "It's a lovely property but we thought it a shame there was no view of the loch from the house."

    The restrictions of the air sourced heating meant severely times people have like warm showers or we were having to wait considerable time for it to heat - it was lucky we weren't heading out after a day in the hills as there was no way we could all have showers. This wasn't made clear to us until we had paid for the holiday. We were a party of 6 and the property was the right size for this.....I think 8 would be a little too cosy and there wouldn't be enough room around the table to eat together. It is a great location and we did enjoy our trip but some of the restrictions of the house did cause us frustration.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2022

  • "Excellent location, ideal as a base to explore all the area has to offer which is more than you could ever include in a review."

    Highland Shores has everything you and your party will ever want and although there was only five adults in our group, there is ample space for eight. The owners are nearby in case you need anything and there is plenty of information inside the property regarding things to do and walking routes.

    Reviewed by AlistairApr 2022

  • "A fantastic well equipped house in a stunning location with a fantastic view."

    Owners were lovely and very helpful. Loved all the homely touches and owners artworks on the walls!

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2022

  • "Everything about this cottage was delightful."

    Great location comfortable beds and everything you need for a good break. Would love to come back.

    Reviewed by EvanMar 2022

  • "House & location were fantastic."

    Everything as described and owners very helpful on local walks etc when needed. Thankyou

    Reviewed by WilliamJan 2022

  • "Highland Shores is a beautiful home and in a perfect location for exploring and walking."

    The location of the house is beautiful and the Loch was so picturesque at sunset! There are so many great places within a short driving distance as well - Plockton, Skye, Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Shiel... The list goes on! The house was so cosy even on the snowy days and so well equipped with everything we needed for a great stay. Would love to come back and stay again in future!

    Reviewed by LauraJan 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic property in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Highland Shores."

    We stayed over Christmas with our family so there was plenty space to accommodate us all. The location is stunning and the hosts were most helpful. I would definitely recommend Highland Shores for a winter or summer break. There are lots of fabulous walks nearby and plenty places to visit.

    Reviewed by FionaDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at highland shore's, the house was very clean and very well equipped."

    The hosts were very helpful when we had an issue with our hot water ( it was rectified very quickly) We would definitely recommend to friends and return ourselves, Thanks again f

    Reviewed by LaurenDec 2021

  • "Lovely location and facilities would recommend this cottage to anyone."

    The directions to the cottage were perfect and accurate.

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2021

  • "A wonderful house in the perfect location."

    I am unable to think of anything negative to say about my stay at Highland Shores.

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2021

  • "Great place if you are a star gazer,the view of Milky Way was amazing."

    A real ‘dark sky location’

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "The cottage is in a really quiet and beautiful setting."

    The cottage has absolutely everything you could need and big clear windows looking onto the mountains to watch the sun rise. Perfect location for exploring the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by ElginSep 2021

  • "A very enjoyable stay."

    The house was comfortable, spacious, and had a well-equipped kitchen. The position is very good, and within reach of many places to visit.

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Highland Shores."

    The house is beautiful and comfortable for an extended family. It’s in a great location, ideal for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage in a fantastic location with fabulous views."

    Owner very helpful - even lent me a bike to go up the glen. Skye very beautiful but it is a very big Island and travelling takes for ever.

    Reviewed by KelvinAug 2021

  • "Highland Shores was perfect for our family vacations."

    The owners were brilliant and made some great recommendations for activities to do with our young children.

    Reviewed by WayneJul 2021

  • "Location great, house very comfortable, nothing too much trouble for the hosts."

    We all enjoyed the mountain views and home comforts. The artistic touches by the very talented Beverley were extra special.Many thanks for a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2021

  • "This was a perfect base for us to visit the area and jump over to Skye."

    The house was immaculate, very comfortable and had everything we needed. Being able to bring our two dogs sealed the deal and similar to a prior review, it was comforting to know we could keep them contained by closing the gate. We got lucky with the weather and our packed week flew by far too quickly. Our hosts provided lots of ideas & walks, things to do and if not for them, we wouldn't have discovered the Coral Beach at Plockton. Got to walk & see all the things on my list, Macleod’s Maidens, Old Man of Storr, Quiraing, Kilt Rock, Fairy Glen, Fairy Pools, drove the crazy Bealach na Ba to Applecross, saw Highland Stags and Coos! The only negatives - the flipping midges and not seeing Otters or an Eagle. :) Thanks Beverly & Keith!

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in a wonderful, peaceful setting."

    Everything was just as described.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2021

  • "Very nice warm cottage."

    Lovely stay.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2021

  • "Great location, we loved our stay , house met every need couldn't ask for more ..."

    Great location, we loved our stay , house met every need couldn't ask for more would live to visit again great location to explore

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2020

  • "Highland Shores is a fantastically well equipped and comfortable lodge in stunning surroundings."

    Beverly is a great host and provides helpful info. Really dog friendly which makes a huge difference to us.Nice to relax knowing garden is safe for doggie to explore. Loved exploring Skye- the Fairy Glen is gorgeous! Superb seafood at The OysterShed near the Talisker distillery. A really enjoyable stay with as much or as little to do as you wish!

    Reviewed by DonnaSep 2020

  • "A great place to stay with lovely scenery."

    We would highly recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2020

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by JaniceAug 2020

  • "We booked this cottage as our European holiday had been cancelled."

    The house is amazing and the owners were really nice and helpful. The property had everything you could possibly want and was very warm and cosy. It is ideally situated to access Skye, Torridon and the rest of the north west. We shall return

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "Great eco house."

    Owners allowed us access to small loch side beach. Picture window makes best of fantastic views. Attractive natural garden. A tranquil setting. In hamlet of Sallachy rather than Dornie. Would definitely return for another visit.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2020

  • "The pictures are a little misleading, it looks like you can see the Loch, from the house, which you can not."

    Your also over looked by neighbouring houses.

    Reviewed by KirstiFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in an excellent location ."

    It was really enjoyable and comfortable for a family of 7 and 2 dogs

    Reviewed by DorothyFeb 2020

  • "Fabulous house great base for beautiful scenic walks"

    Reviewed by ZoeDec 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing so comfy and accommodating."

    Beverley was truly an amazing host. She was kind and couldnt do enough for us. We are already thinking of another holiday there.

    Reviewed by HannahNov 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    The property was warm and cosy and had everything you could need. Enclosed garden a bonus for the dog. Great base location for exploring the local area with our favourites being Skye and the Applecross peninsula. Saw otters, seals and lots of red deer with an amazing encounter with one on a footpath in front of us. Would have no hesitation in booking this property again.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage."

    We have a really lovely relaxing break in a beautiful area. Everything we could ask for and more.

    Reviewed by DawnOct 2019

  • "Great location, lovely house with great views."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by BryanSep 2019

  • "Very comfortable and clean lodge with fantastic views."

    Owners very helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. One of the best properties we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2019

  • "Fabulous house in a gorgeous position."

    Would love to come back!

    Reviewed by FredaJul 2019

  • "The house exceeded our expectations."

    Situated in an amazing location great for visiting Skye and other places of interest.

    Reviewed by LindsayJul 2019

  • "The best holiday ever ⛰"

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2019

  • "Lots of interesting places to visit nearby"

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2017

  • "Clean and comfortable with a location that was right for us."

    Plenty of room and good kitchen / dining facilities.

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2017

  • "Absolutely stunning lodge in beautiful peaceful location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our time there and only downside was that we didn't get a chance to use the wood burner!!

    Reviewed by RMay 2017

  • "Fantastic location and one of the best holidays we have ever had as well as views to die for"

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2016

  • "Beautiful place,going to book for next year, the property had everything you need and more,and the surrounding area is breathtaking, we loved every minute of it."

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2016

  • "What a great place to holiday, especially if you want to get away from it all,"

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2016

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Eco-friendly air source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Natural garden surrounding cottage with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop -7 miles and pub 5miles
  • Loch Long 2 mins walk
  • Note: Max 8 people, including infants.

The property

Dornie 4 miles.

This contemporary larch-clad holiday home is ideally situated in a quiet glen, close to the shores of beautiful Loch Long and was shortlisted in the "Our Island Home" design competition.

The property is ideal for a family or group of friends, who will certainly appreciate the views, wildlife and tranquillity all around them.

Located in the heart of the Highlands, with breathtaking scenery of high, rugged mountains and gentle lochs, it a relaxed and welcoming holiday retreat.

The accommodation is set over two levels, with two bedrooms at ground floor level and two on the upper floor.

The heart of the home is the open plan vaulted living area, woodburning stove and large windows that look out onto the mountains.

There is a very well-equipped kitchen with a central island where guests can enjoy home-cooked meals around the dining table.

Due to its efficient design and air source underfloor heating, plus heat recovery ventilation system, this property is always warm and cosy.

It is ideal for holidays at any time of year.

The village of Dornie is a short drive away and offers good local services, as well as being home to the world-famous Eilean Donan Castle, which has an excellent visitor centre and cafe and is well worth a visit.

Once you have explored the lovely local Lochalsh area which includes Plockton, it's easy to venture across the Skye Bridge and explore the island.

A further journey to the north takes you to the rugged beauty of Torridon and Applecross with its award-winning inn.

To the south takes you to Glenelg with its curious brochs and the last turntable ferry in the world. The whole area is rich in things to see and do, but at the end of an active day returning to this special cottage will be a delight.

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About the location

DORNIE

Kyle of Lochalsh 9 miles.

The picturesque village of Dornie sits amidst the stunning West Highland countryside, just nine miles from the bustling village of Kyle of Lochalsh. The village itself, a walker’s paradise, offers good amenities including a village shop, a local pub and numerous walking and cycling opportunities, with stunning views of the coastline and mountainous regions beyond to be enjoyed. Nearby Kyle of Lochalsh, known as the gateway to the Isle of Skye, 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 Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most famous and popular sights, is perched at the end of a stone causeway on the shores of Loch Duich, whilst further south is the Glenelg Peninsula, a tranquil backwater, which is beautiful, remote and relatively undiscovered. An easy drive north of Kyle is the charming village of Plockton, famous for its palm trees, yacht-filled bay and the nearby hamlet of Duirinish with Highland cattle which wander the streets! Alternatively, cross the Skye Bridge to Skye itself and explore all that the mystical Isle has to offer.

Note: Max. 8 people, including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas