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Druidaig Cottage

Letterfearn near Dornie, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 934676)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

Features

  • 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/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • 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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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning area, stunning cottage & lovely host we will be back."

    Reviewed by DarinOct 2021

  • "A cosy cottage set In a very quiet & peaceful location with fantastic views from the veranda."

    also wildlife in a abundance, we were very happy and contented to just sit and relax outside most of the day. Also thanks to Dave & Linda who are brilliant hosts and very helpful, as they are always at the end of a phone call.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2021

  • "Abundance of wildlife was fantastic"

    Reviewed by ListerSep 2021

  • "The remoteness of the cottage ."

    The owners dave and linda made us feel very welcome and nothing was to much trouble.

    Reviewed by Andrew DawsonSep 2021

  • "A well presented and comfortable cottage in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by NealAug 2021

  • "Outstanding location, with views over Loch Duich and the Five Sisters from the covered veranda (visited by a pageant of wildlife), superb for exploring Kintail and surrounds."

    Very well equipped, cosy and comfortable with some delightful design features.

    Reviewed by FrederikeAug 2021

  • "One of the most stunning locations I've ever stayed!"

    Lovely chalet - clean and comfortable - and superb views. Would visit again in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by KateJul 2021

  • "Great cottage with a fantastic view."

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2021

  • "This property is exactly as it is described on the website."

    Fantastic cottage with excellent facilities , stunning views down the loch towards the the 5 sisters of Kintail. What is not mentioned on the website is that the cottage is 5 miles along a single track road with passing places. Fortunately the road surface was being upgraded the week after we left, this will make the last part of the journey to the cottage easier on your car.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "The cottage is even better than the pictures portray."

    The hosts were welcoming and available, kindly checking on us after a stormy night making sure we had enough fuel. The location is fantastic and the view from the cottage breathtaking. We hope to return when we are allowed to.

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2020

  • "What can I say,."

    . what a wonderful little cottage with amazing views. We were met on our arrival by Dave, he showed us how to work the wood burner heating system, and was very helpful showing us around, the cottage was lovely and clean and has everything you need for a self catering holiday, Linda had already contacted me by text to give directions and advised to bring a few food items as the nearest shop was a wee drive away. The cottage is cosy and comfortable and Dave told us about our possible visitors, my kids (age 11 and 14) were very excited in the hope we might see some wildlife. We left out some fruit and bread and true enough on our 1st night we had 3 little field mice and Bobby the Badger!, on our 2nd night Bobby and the mice came back then on our 3rd night they were joined by a Pine Martin and also 2 deer we had at least one visitor every night which was a great treat as none of us had seen these animals up close in the wild before, it was amazing to sit on the veranda and watch them, they were not phased by us at all. Our weather was fantastic we only had one day of rain, and on that evening we sat under our cosy blankets on the veranda listening to the rain thundering off the roof, it was amazing. Dave has done a great job adding the veranda to the property it was well used by us sitting out every night under the stars with a glass of wine a truly relaxing place. The surrounding area has so much to see, we took a walk from the cottage to Caisteal Grugaig (Dun Totaig) Broch , it took us around and hour and what a view from the top, you pass a great tree swing on the way which the kids loved. We spent our evenings skimming stones on Loch Duich with Eilean Donan Castle lit up across the water. We travelled to Skye to visit the Fairy Pools, Having been there years ago it is much more widely known and was a bit of a disappointment to us as it was so busy!! still nice to see if you have never been but parking is expensive at £5 per car unless you park up the hill a bit and walk in which we did. We also visited Plockton which is beautiful with its palm trees and beautiful harbour, we ate at the Plockton Hotel outside due to the Covid restrictions but as long as you've got the right cosy gear on you'll be fine! We also took a drive up to Carr Brae Viewpoint where you can see Druidaig Cottage from across the water, and we walked the Lochalsh Woodland Walks in Balmacara a beautiful walk to the shore and through the sunken garden at the Estate House. I cannot fault Druidaig Cottage or the surrounding area in any way, Dave kept us stocked up with wood for the burner and Linda communicated all we needed to know they were always on hand should we need anything. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return some time in the future.... thank you Dave and Linda for sharing this beautiful place. Aynsley Scot Rory & Arwen.. Fife

    Reviewed by AynsleyOct 2020

  • "Not really."

    Everything was just perfect. Will definitely be coming back again.

    Reviewed by TrishOct 2020

  • "The view is amazing, and the owners were very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2020

  • "Drudaig cottage was the most beautiful picturesque cottage you could wish for."

    Set in beautiful amazing surroundings you couldn’t want for anything else. The cottage itself was beautiful , wonderfully decorated. Spotlessly clean, warm and cozy. Dave and Linda have done an amazing job. We were met by Dave who is very friendly and a worm cosy log burning fire done by Linda to welcome us. The pictures of the cottage definitely doesn’t do it justice. You’d have to see it to experience how lovely it is. The local people are very warm friendly people, and the wildlife is beautiful. We had visitors on our veranda every night. You definitely don’t need the tv There’s also beautiful scenery and wildlife to see by walking or car. Our whole week was so relaxing and beautiful it went to quickly. It was our first time to the cottage but definitely not our last. We’ve booked again for next year. Everything about the cottage and area is definitely a gem. Thank you Dave and Linda for a wonderful holiday. Always ready to help and keeping us well stocked with wood and all the other little touches you left. See you next year. X

    Reviewed by CFeb 2020

  • "Magnificent cottage."

    Wildlife galore including visits by pine Martin and badger. Excellent support by Dave and Linda.

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2019

  • "15 minute drive down a single track road, but the views from the cottage are fabulous."

    No shop or pub nearby but plenty wildlife. Dont forget to take plenty bird seed and jam sandwiches for the badger and pine martins. Cottage very warm and has a great stove fire.

    Reviewed by NickOct 2019

  • "Good home from home ."

    Views spectacular.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2019

  • "The cottage is a true gem ,definitely booking to go next year ,badgers and pine martens feeding outside ,we completely loved the place and the owners are truly lovely, cannot recommend the place enough."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Absolutely love Druidaig Cottage, been a few times now and have 2 holidays booked there next year, Dave and Linda are superb hosts."

    Reviewed by Ann MarieAug 2019

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful setting with stunning views and with wildlife right on the veranda!"

    The cottage had all the facilities we needed, including a well-equipped kitchen. The open fire was lovely on cooler evenings. There were local walks from the door but also plenty of beautiful places to visit by car nearby. We would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2019

  • "There is no doubt that the cottage is in an excellent location."

    However the property itself is tired and in need of some refurbishment, and more meticulous day to day management. Kitchen was poorly equipped in terms of basic utensils (e.g. no serviceable frying pan (had to cook breakfast in the wok!), no non-stick implments to complement the non-stick saucepans, oven gloves provided were frayed and disintegrating. toaster not fully working). Fitted cupboards were tired and delaminating at bottom of sink doors. Main bed was tired and felt rickety. This is the first cottage we have stayed in that provided no visitor information (e.g. local tourist atttractions, doctor, dentist, refuse collection arrangements etc.) The provision of the verandah overlooking the view was a great plus point and, whilst previous visitors make a great play about the location and tame badgers that routinely visit(!), the price of the property does not justify the standard of accommodation offered by Druidaig Cottage.

    Reviewed by AntonyJul 2019

  • "The cottage was broadly as the photos on the website showed it."

    It was comfortable and well maintained inside and there is enough space for 4 people. Negative points - the cottage shares its grounds with a second property. We had booked this cottage due to it's remote location, so feel that this is something that should have been clear in the write up (thisis something that Sykes should ensure for all properties). However, that said there was no noise / interuption from the other cottage as the guests like us wanted the peace and quiet and it was so peaceful in the area that it made no difference, but for the sake of transparency it would have been nice to know. Positive points - the owners were friendly and helpful and clearly cared that their guests had everything that they needed; the cottage was well maintained. The verandah was a God send, it was perfect for sitting, relaxing and staring at the gorgeous view down Lock Duich, we find that a lot fo Scottish cottages don't make enough of the beautiful outside spaces that they have, but this cottage really did buck that trend and I can't praise Dave enough for adding this feature. We could have sat there all day, it truly is a special location. The remoteness of the cottage gave us the peace and quiet we were craving. Nightly visits from badgers and a pine marten really put the icing on the cake for us, it was so good to see the wildlife so close. All in all an excellent stay.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2019

  • "Greeted on arrival by the owners who were very nice and informative and made you feel welcome ."

    property was lovely and cosy warm , views over the Loch were amazing and on a clear day you can see the 5 sisters mountains from you seated deck of the cottage . Pine martins and badgers and even cheeky mice came onto the deck at night to feed if you put food out for them and can watch them feeding from the living room patio doors . The famous Applecross mountain pass is about 1 hour 40 mins away from the cottage and well worth the extra drive to but only take up the challenge if you are a experienced driver as it can be a bit tricky in places but OMG the views at the top are to die for. We also travelled to Glencoe from the cottage about a two hour journey and once again we stood there mouths open at the views absolutely breathtaking . One piece of advice i would like to pass on is if you go in Midge season buy a decent midge repellent as the Midges are relentless and swarms will be around you in seconds , we did buy the skin so soft dry oil spray and it does work midges do not bite you but it does not stop then from coming around you in swarms . Highly recommended cottage if you like you peace tranquillity and stunning views , A little slice of heaven.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "A no frills highland cottage in a spectacular setting."

    Wonderful wildlife which comes to you Badgers, Pine Martins, Red Deer and birds to numerous to mention. Otters, seals in the loch.

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2019

  • "FAULTLESS."

    ..……. Thank you.

    Reviewed by WayneApr 2019

  • "Cottage warm, comfortable and friendly."

    The view is to die for sitting on the verandah. Nightly visits from badgers and a pine marten as long as you put food out for them. Just wonderful x

    Reviewed by KathrynMar 2019

  • "Loved the cottage - felt like home."

    Extremely restful. The view is jaw dropping. The wildlife also jaw dropping - being able to see badgers and pinemartins eating on the verandah is really special. Basically loved it.

    Reviewed by GillianFeb 2019

  • "We arrived just before new year and after spending 10 hours travelling the sight of the cottage was a welcome relief."

    The views are just stunning. Every morning we sat on the veranda and it was pure bliss. The children were excited when we got to see the pine martens and the badger come every night and if your lucky enough you might spot the deer coming down from the mountains behind the cottage. This is the first year out of many in scotland where we have not had to spend a penny on things to do with the children. You have everything on your doorstep for free. Take the road to the left at the bottom of the driveway and follow all the way past the lodge and you'll come to a large tree swing. Further round through a gate you'll come to another cottage on the loch front. If you go past that and follow the path for a while you will eventually come to an old viking broch. There are also the barracks in Glenelg. The beach there is also nice. Past Glenelg is Sandaig. The walk to the beach is nice. You get to see the remembrance stone for Gavin Maxwell and his otter Elda and on the beach is a beautiful cottage that belonged to Raef Payne. The list goes on of the things you can do around this area, and after a long day hiking or just spending time with the family. You come back to a wonderful cottage that is warm and cosy and has everything you need to relax. I will most definitely be recommending it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by NatashaDec 2018

  • "We had a fabulous Christmas week at Druidaig cottage, the kids and dog loved the long walks on the beach."

    The cottage was cosy and welcoming when we arrived home in the evenings, with everything we needed. Lovely owners who were very helpful when I managed to get the car stuck in a ditch. Watching the pine martens and badgers every night was an amazing experience. We will definitely be back soon.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage!"

    It has been fairly recently extended to a lovely standard and is spacious, comfy and really well equipped with everything you would need for a break away. Location wise, it is a really tranquil part of Scotland and Letterfearn is very quiet, so if its peace and relaxation you are after, this is your place. We had a lovely time enjoying the local area, its really handy for Skye etc too. The only thing that did put me off was there were a few days we couldn't freely roam as the estate owner was hunting so it did curtail us a little and as a huge animal lover, this was the last thing i wanted on my doorstep. What WAS lovely on the door step (literally) was Pine Martins, a Badger and loads of lovely wild birds - these came daily for feeding and were an absolute delight !!

    Reviewed by Sasha-catherineNov 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely location."

    It is kitted out with pretty much eveything you could need and was immaculate when we arrived. Nightly visits from pine martens and badgers on the porch looking for food. They are not noisy and just go on their way if no food is out, we chose to give them something as the kids loved seeing them a couple of feet away as they can be seen through the patio doors of the lounge and seem unbothered by an audience! It is very peaceful, little background noise at any time other than occasional vehicles. Walks down to the beach and along the road yield some amazing views of the surrounding mountains, Eilean Donan castle can be seen from that side, nicely lit up at night. Reaching the cottage is done via a 5 mile stretch of single track road that winds around the loch, there are plenty of passing places but it requires an amount of care as it is lined with ditches and drops down to the beach and I don't imagine an easy recovery is possible! One thing to note - the online listing indicates a pub and shop within 4 miles, this is not the case, nearest pub is around 8 miles away on the other side of the loch and shop is part of a filling station at around 9 miles. This has a decent selection of items. For a bigger selection the Co-Op in Kyle of Localsh is good. It wasn't a huge issue but did catch us out in terms of expectations for ability to shop on arrival, if you are due to arrive quite late it is better to have some basics with you.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2018

  • "One of the most relaxing weeks of my entire life, the cottage was just magical in incredible surroundings."

    Amazing views on every side, a plethora of wildlife right on your doorstep, or in this case mostly on the veranda. Really cannot recommend Druidaig Cottage enough, we'll certainly be going back.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2018

  • "Claymore restaurant on isle of skye is superb as is the glass bottom boat."

    Take a full day in Inverness and take the boat trip then dinner at Johnny foxes is a treat and kids can go in too.

    Reviewed by AllanJun 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage and beautiful location and view."

    Great walks and vistas from the door and lots of wildlife. The balcony is a real bonus, no wonder it is popular! So grateful they allowed our dog - perfect place for her. Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by KittyApr 2018

  • "Location, location, location!"

    If you want to be near a few shops or a stroll to the pub this isn’t the cottage for you. This is the perfect cottage for chilling and enjoying all that nature has to offer. There are some beautiful walks straight from the door, incredible views over the loch and the Five Sisters, nightly visits from the badgers, pine martens and mice all queuing for their supper. For us this was heaven. From the moment we’d travelled the five miles along the loch to Druidaig and turned the corner to the cottage, veranda lights were on, a warm welcome awaited - we were in love. Perfect base for exploring the highlands or just sitting back and chilling. Next time we need two weeks! The dog loved it too.

    Reviewed by AndreaMar 2018

  • "Had a wonderful time wether we stayed in or went out."

    Total relaxing stay after long beautiful drive.

    Reviewed by LorraineJan 2018

  • "Stunning location, cottage is actually more beautiful than pictures on website show."

    Sykes were extremely helpful when we were trying to find a cottage suitable for babies and dogs! Would definitely go back, we got exactly what we wanted.....an isolated, cosy cottage with lovely views and lots of wildlife visiting!

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage with amazing scenery and wildlife."

    The veranda made our trip. We sat each evening whatever the weather enjoying the view. The owners were on hand if there was anything you needed. Very clean and comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2017

  • "Location, location, location."

    Veranda, view, total chill factor. Deer in the grounds.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage and the hosts were fabulous- a roaring fire on arrival was super!"

    Location could not be faulted, overall a fantastic holiday! Thankyou!

    Reviewed by AbigailApr 2017

  • "Great comfy, well equipped, warm and dog friendly cosy cottage with fantastic views."

    We managed to see Otters, White Tailed Eagles, Buzzards, Seals and Pine Martins Dave and Linda were lovely hosts and we look forward to our return visit.

    Reviewed by JacquelineFeb 2017

  • "Really really nice cottage in a wonderful part of a great country."

    The Glenelg peninsular is gorgeous, as is everywhere / thing else in the W Highlands & Skye. The cottage surprised us. You usually find the photos on the website are old and the reality is a more 'beaten up' dwelling. Not so here, its well kept and clean, warm and has all mod cons. Advice - Don't take black pepper with you - they have pepper o plenty ! Seems every guest takes a pot ! We left another unopened one to add to the collection. Fill yer boots folks ! Owners make sure you know they can be called if any probs / queries but let you be, as well.

    Reviewed by LeeNov 2016

  • "The photos do not do this cottage justice."

    The biggest bonus about Druidaig Cottage is the front covered veranda wher you sit in the comfy chairs and take in the ever changing views over the Loch to the mountains on the far side. I am not one for sitting still for more than a few minutes but I was more than happy to relax a enjoy the view, a pair of Binoculars are a must. The cottage was well equipped with everything you might need, we shopped at Fort William on our way up and did not need anything else but there is a small shop at the end of the small road leading to the cottage. We will definitely be back. Visit Plockton, Applecross, Loch Ness, Glenelg ferry, Rannoch moor station among other places.

    Reviewed by AlistairOct 2016

  • "I had an amazing week at druidaig cottage, the location was stunning the house was beautiful and had everything I needed and the owners were exceptional."

    ..cannot rate this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by MartinaSep 2016

  • "A fabulous cottage in a stunning position."

    Well appointed, warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2016

  • "No everything was lovely"

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2016

  • "I loved the location of the Cottage and the stunning mountain views."

    The Cottage was a great base from which to explore the surrounding area. It was comfortable and relaxing.

    Reviewed by MonicaJul 2016

  • "Druidaig cottage is in an amazing location overlooking Loch Druich and with mountain views, the perfect place to 'get away from it all."

    ' The cottage has everything you need, was spotlessly clean and had comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by VeronicaJun 2016

  • "We had a very friendly welcome from the owners."

    The property is a sympathetically restored traditional highland cottage which is unspoilt by sensitive development. A very well equipped cottage in a fantastic location with beautiful views and scenery. The veranda makes a great place to sit and make the most of the views and eat breakfast/meals. A lovely loch side cottage with great opportunities for seeing wildlife.

    Reviewed by NickyJun 2016

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic time at Druidaig Cottage."

    The owner couldn't do more to help and we had a fantastic time. The views across Loch Duich towards the Five Sisters of Kintail are something you'll never tire of looking at and we were spoilt with wall to wall sunshine for the whole of our stay. If you are looking for an isolated, get away from it all break with amazing views and some fantastic walking then I can't recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by MattMay 2016

  • "Liked the location and the stunning views."

    The cottage was very well furnished with everything needed for a quiet relaxing break.

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2016

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The property

This charming cottage nestles on a pretty hillside in the tiny village of Letterfearn, overlooking Loch Duich with views down the loch to the Five Sisters of Kintail.

The elevated situation of the cottage is enhanced by the addition of a full length covered veranda from which the spectacular location can be truly appreciated in all weathers.

With the spacious accommodation on one level there are two generously proportioned bedrooms, a twin room and a double room, which has doors leading out to its own private decked patio area.

The well-equipped and sunny kitchen/dining room is simply ideal for those who wish to enjoy home-cooked meals together and the cosy sitting room with the woodburning stove is to be enjoyed after a busy and active day.

With a mountainous backdrop and wonderful views to the front it will be hard to leave this perfect spot but close by there are an amazing amount of activities to be enjoyed.

A short drive around the loch takes you to the much photographed Eilean Donan Castle which boasts a good restaurant and shop and the castle is open to the public for much of the year and well worth a visit.

If castles interest you then cross the bridge to Skye and incorporate a visit to Dunvegan Castle during your tour around the magical island.

For a more adventurous drive follow the hill road over Mam Ratagan and into the village of Glenelg.

The road itself is a popular attraction with great viewpoints and during the summer months a small ferry crosses the Sound of Sleat to Skye which is a special crossing and perhaps more enjoyable than taking the bridge.

A wonderful unspoilt area and a charming cottage to ensure a great holiday.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Central heating powered by woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and wood for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Large covered veranda to front with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Coast 1 min walk.

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About the location

LETTERFEARN

Dornie 12 miles.

Letterfearn is a tiny village on the western shores of Loch Duich, amidst stunning scenery in the Scottish Highlands. From Letterfearn guests can explore the Isle of Skye, Kyle of Lochalsh, Eilean Donan Castle and much more. The area is brimming with spectacular scenery, wonderful walking trails and plentiful wildlife, making it a great base for a Scottish break. Sailing on Loch Duich, boat trips and cycle paths, pony trekking, woodland gardens or quiet strolls along the shore can all be enjoyed from this quiet Scottish village.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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