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Taigh na Carr

(Ref. 1110814)

Letterfearn, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved this place."

    It's an amazing property, amazing location and views. It has everything you need. Each night a couple of pine martins came up to the property. We will be back that's for sure.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2024

  • "Very clean, modern, comfortable and spacious property in a quiet location with a great unobstructed view of Loch Duich."

    The kitchen was very well equipped (the only thing I would have liked was a pizza cutter). We were visited by pinemartins, a badger, a tiny field mouse and lots of different types of birds that came to the bird feeder. The pinemartins love bird nuts and the badger polished off the cat food we left out. We also saw salmon and bats and heard an owl. There were mountain goats further along the road. Broadband was hit and miss but O2 mobile data was fine so we were able to stream from BBC iPlayer and cast our programmes to the TV. There was a big speaker but we couldn't work out what it was for. A Bluetooth speaker would have been great for us to also play music on via our phones. The stars looked great on a clear night because there was minimal light pollution. It gave me the chance to experiment with my night vision goggles. I also flew my drone a few times to get some nice pictures of the scenery. Our favourite local activities were the Highland cow walk through tour at Duirinish (they have a Facebook page) and the turntable ferry that operates between Glenelg and Skye.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful house with an amazing view."

    We had the most wonderful Christmas. The area where the house is located is beautiful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Maciej5.0Dec 2023

  • "Taigh Na Carr is a stunning modern house in a beautiful location."

    It was a perfect base for us to explore the peninsula south of Loch Alsh and only a 40 minute drive from the Skye bridge. The road through Letterfearn terminates in a lovely walk around a wee bay full of seals which gives you a view of Eilean Donan Castle that most tourists don't get. Carry on and you will discover a ruined broch and a tough hill climb which rewards you with beautiful views up Loch Alsh all the way to the bridge. In this part of the world, you can always be unlucky with the weather (we were for most of the week we were there) but if you remember "there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing" you should be fine. And when it was really chucking it down, Taigh Na Carr was a well-appointed, relaxing base with all the creature comforts including a cracking fireplace with plenty of wood in the shed. The WiFi in the house is really not good and the TV is small so if you like to watch a movie at night, take your own film and playing device. The best thing we did was to organise a boat trip via Seaprobe Atlantis that picked us up on the salmon farm jetty 300 yards down the road and took us all the way to the Applecross Inn for dinner and back. Highly recommended (but not cheap!).

    Reviewed by Rennie4.7Aug 2023

  • "This is a superb property in an idyllic location."

    We had the most wonderful week and in the main this was due to the tranquil and comfortable accommodation. We would highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to visit the area.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "Although the house is beautiful, the customer service and lack of responsiveness was horrible."

    The wifi was not working and we reached out numerous times to the numbers provided and to sykes and no one responded. We needed to do some work from the cottage and that was made impossible. It was very frustrating.

    Reviewed by Benjamin4.7Jul 2023

  • "This is a great property in fantastic location."

    Had a lovely time and would completely recommend!

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "An outstanding property in a breath taking location."

    If you need some down time there is no better place to take it. A legacy LHH property but I have to say that the service we received from Skye’s was excellent. Eileen, Glasgoe

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent! The wildlife was an unexpected bonus too - three badgers and (maybe) 4 pine martens……"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Taigh na Carr."

    The house is amazing in an incredible setting. It is hard to find high quality pet-free places to stay in the UK at times and also very hard to find places that suit our modern/minimalist taste - we loved the design, fixtures and fittings in this house and it meant we didn’t go very far all week! This side of Loch Duich is a place we haven’t explored before and we would love to come back - in fact we would have re-booked straight away for next year if we could, but sadly it looks unavailable for the foreseeable future. Our young son loved the resident pine martens and badgers and all the other local wildlife. Walks along the loch were lovely and quiet. We were blessed with unbroken warm sunny weather at the start of our stay and it did make the house unbearably hot (due to all the glazing running along the roof, even with all the skylights open). This would be our only negative point.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house in great location - although internal drainage was odd."

    There was two of us staying although room for four and obviously we had paid the full amount. There as no chance of any unexpected guests though as only towels for each person with none extra for kitchen or downstairs shower room - this seemed rather mean and unnecessary.

    Lindsay MitchellOct 2021

  • "Our holiday at Taigh na Carr was exceptional from booking to leaving."

    Communication with the LHH team was tremendous during pandemic circumstances when everything was up in the air. They dealt with the swift transition of an Easter break, which became and impossibility due to national lockdown, to an autumnal break which brought with it rainbows and waterfalls in abundance! The cottage was pristine clean and cosy. Modern in every respect from the comfortable sofa and toasty log burner to the clean cut kitchen, cupboards and work surfaces. If you like architecture and attention to detail, Taigh na Carr has it all. The week was largely rainy but this didn't detract from the fact that from every angle, the view was breathtaking. From opening the curtains in the morning and viewing the golden eagle up the hill, to closing the shutters in the evening and not wanting to miss a moment of the pine marten and badger, we loved our time here. We needed to check up with the owners and the housekeeper on a couple of occasions and they were more than helpful. Really lovely people. We will definitely be returning to this wonderful holiday home with the best view ever. We're really grateful to LHH for keeping things ticking over so well for those holidaying in the Highlands. It has been a challenging year for travellers and businesses alike, and we'd like to point out that we have had nothing but great experiences with LHH over the ten years or more that we've been holidaying with them. Thank you for your support in negotiating dates with the owners to ensure we still had our holiday. You did your very best for us. We know it's been a tricky time for small businesses and especially those in the travel industry, but we'll stick by you always as no other company comes close. We hope others enjoy Taigh na Carr as much as our family did.

    Jos Forester-MelvilleNov 2020

  • "A lovely new modern light and airy property."

    An important part of us choosing a holiday home is the view and this was obscured by the trees in front of the house. The many creatures visiting the decking was a definite highlight. Love this area although the weather was not kind to us.

    Kevin MunroSep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bedroom with en-suite with oval bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen/diner and sitting area
  • Air source underfloor heating with solar heated stairwell and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, drying room, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cafetiere
  • Smart TV, WiFi, local interest books, novels
  • Fuel, power, and a starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Non-enclosed garden with decking area and off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shop 12.3 miles, pub 5.2 miles
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Smart TV but no reception so please bring downloaded films
  • Note: No shoes in this property, so Please bring indoor shoes/slippers
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot
  • Note: Non-enclosed garden, please supervise children at all times
  • Note: The bed in bedroom 2 is a king-size zip-link as standard, if you require this to be a twin, please contact us to advise
  • Note:There is no welcome pack as this would be unreasonable for the housekeeper to arrange due to time and distances, so please do a comprehensive food shop on your way up.

The property

Letterfearn 0.6 miles.

Incredible contemporary architecture and styling mixed with the rugged landscape of Letterfearn, near Glenelg, Scotland, gives the stunning Taigh na Carr an air of wilderness and opulence, overlooking Loch Duich in the Northwest Highlands.

Perfect for two couples or a family of four, this incredibly styled eco-house will make a stunning base for your Highland exploration, with features of wood and stone to reflect the natural beauty of its surroundings.

Three-sided floor-to-ceiling windows engulf a stylishly furnished open-plan living space, capturing sights of the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains, whilst warming your feet with the air source heat pump powered underfloor heating, solar heated stairwell and attractive woodburning stove, choose from a selection of eye-catching sofas and recline with a coffee, or venture into the amply fitted kitchen/diner to cook up a heart-warming breakfast to prepare you for a day of exploring the rugged countryside; enjoying scenes of the stars, or a well of natural light pouring through the huge windows of the property to giving it an airy atmosphere.

Shrouded in waterscapes and tree coated landscapes, it is no surprise that two king-size bedrooms offer stunning views to Eilean Donan Castle in the distance, as well as all of the home comforts you could possibly need to make your stay a delight; one room has a double shower room and king-size with zip/link, that can be set up as a twin on request, whilst the second room boasts a large bathroom with an oval tub perfect for easing you into a relaxed evening in the social space downstairs. When the great outdoors call, enjoy a coffee on the furnished decking area overlooking the loch before heading out to explore.

Situated in the town of Glenelg, you will find beach walks and forest hikes at your fingertips, perfect for hill walkers, runners, kayakers and wild swimmers as well as a local shop and pub both within a short drive of the house, where you can enjoy a hot meal and stock up on essentials, including the local Dornie Bakery Restaurant.

The wildlife in this region of Scotland is also something spectacular, with badgers and pine martins visiting the garden (leave out some apple and honey and see If they visit in the evenings) and the incredible white tailed eagle nesting in the local area. If you plan to venture further afield you are within easy driving distance of the mainland or there is an Easter to October ferry from Glenelg to Kylerhea (Skye) where you can visit local art and craft shops, pottery makers and stores selling handmade Skye batiks, as well as exploring magical Fairy Pools and Dunvegan Castle.

You can also explore the wondrous white sand beaches of Uig and reef, within a day’s driving distance, or lose yourself amongst the culture and history of the region by visiting Armadale Castle or the fairy region.

Beautiful, breath-taking and unforgettable, start your Scottish adventure with a stay at Taigh Na Carr.

EPC Rating: Band B

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Shiel Bridge 9 miles; Skye 46.2 miles; Uig 68.9 miles; Broadford 29.2 miles.

Just ten miles from the main route to the Isle of Skye, the small coastal village of Glenelg lies on the shores of the Sound of Sleat, surrounded by scenery deemed magnificent even by West Highland standards. The glen has preserved its unspoilt beauty and sense of isolation, yet remains within easy reach of the more well-known centres of attraction in the area. Overlooking the Isle of Skye, it is situated on the route once used by drovers from Skye to get their cattle to the mainland, crossing over the narrow Kyle Rhea straits. A couple of miles from the village on the Arnisdale road you will find Sandaig bay, named "Camusfearna" by Gavin Maxwell in his novel Ring of Bright Water, and where there is a cairn for his beloved otter Edal. Glenelg also has the best preserved Pictish Brochs on mainland Scotland. The ruins of Bernera Barracks, an 18th Century garrison for English government troops, still stand next to the village.

Note: The bed in bedroom 2 is a king-size zip-link as standard, if you require this to be a twin, please contact us to advise. Note: No shoes in this property, so Please bring indoor shoes/slippers. Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Non-enclosed garden, please supervise children at all times. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: There is no welcome pack as this would be unreasonable for the housekeeper to arrange due to time and distances, so please do a comprehensive food shop on your way up.