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Creag Mhor Cottage

(Ref. 949421)

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

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage in a glorious location."

    Can’t wait to visit again

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Jul 2023

  • "We loved this property and the setting."

    The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Don’t rely on Sat Nav for directions but follow written instructions.

    Thanks so much for your feedback and really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a very comfortable and happy stay, owner was very kind and welcoming, surroundings of the cottage are beautiful made even better by the good weather."

    Such a treat to see the Osprey catch a fish in the Loch from the viewing platform of the cottage

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable stay, made a good base to explore the stunning area."

    Appliances limited and of basic quality but functional and more than ok for us. Garden really lovely with fantastic views. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Jun 2023

  • "A covered space to leave bicycles would be useful"

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "Fabulous converted croft in remote location."

    Good for discovering the quiet loch long area and the Kintail area.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. It is indeed a wonderful place for exploring this beautiful area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2023

  • "A charmingly renovated croft with a beautiful garden and outlook."

    The guest file is excellent with advice and information about all appliances. It was a good base for exploring the area. I would ask the owners to replace the double glazed unit in the kitchen window. The seal has gone and the unit has persistent condensation. This is a pity as this obscures the view from this window which would be the best from the house.

    Really pleased that you enjoyed the cottage. Thanks for flagging the window issue which we will get fixed asap. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Apr 2023

  • "A lovely, cozy cottage in a beautiful location"

    Thanks so much for your feedback. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It is indeed a beautiful place! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in the cottage."

    It really was just what we wanted: cosy, comfortable, quiet, well-equipped, great views. It was the perfect base from which to explore Eilean Donan Castle, Plockton, Attadale Gardens, etc. The stars on a clear night were phenomenal with the Milky Way clearly seen. The beds and the furniture were very comfortable and well maintained, and the art on the walls very tasteful (not vital I know, but adds to the Highlands experience!). The bedrooms have blackout blinds on the velux windows, which we really appreciated. The owner is a composer and even shared a link to his music, which is perfect to listen to whilst taking in the views. My favourite places were the sofa on the landing, which was the perfect spot to curl up with a book and a cuppa, and the picnic bench in the garden behind the house which got the sun in the afternoon for lovely dining al fresco. I would have given it 5 stars, but the flush on the loo was temperamental and the wood burning stove has a hole in its grate so it went through wood at speed without really kicking out much heat. There were also a couple of small cobwebs, but I realise that in the autumn spiders will always find a way in!

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are really pleased that you loved your stay in our cottage. Thanks for flagging the issue with the loo. It's all fixed now and the stove has a new grate. Hope to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Oct 2022

  • "A lovely pretty and cosy cottage , the nicest we have ever stayed in."

    Everything we needed was provided to make our stay comfortable. What a beautiful setting! The views across the loch are spectacular and it was so peaceful. It is ideal for walking and there are several places to visit within a short drive .

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Sep 2022

  • "It was a great stay at the cottage!"

    The location and scenery have been lovely - the perfect space for a remote holiday with a child! Lots of hiking opportunities around, visits to Plockton and other wonderful spaces. Very clean, very good kitchen equipment, good advice in the visitors' book and the cottage manual. It was worth every pence spent. We had a wonderful time, thanks for the opportunity! Just one little improvement: neither the map not the three words location on sykes are correct! However, the location is put correctly on Google maps.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Creag Mhor Cottage. It is such a wonderful place! We hope to see you again at some point. Not quite sure what is going on with the map location but good that you found it OK on Google maps. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tabea5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Plenty of things to do and see. Amy's place on skye is well worth a visit for lovely cakes.

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    I don’t think the listing quite does it justice. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our holiday in this cosy wee cottage."

    The whole experience was great from the fantastic views we woke up to every morning to the cosy fires we sat around in the evenings. During the day we went to the local beauty spots of which there are many and popped over to the Isle of Skye, only 5 miles away where we enjoyed the majestic landscapes enhanced by the misty rain. If you can book a lunch at the Stein Inn in Dunvegan, it’s a must! The cottage is very homely, and we will come back for sure.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were delighted with ou stay at Creag Mhor and are very grateful to the owners (and any staff) for their attention to detail."

    The location was very peaceful and calming. The cottage very comfortable and welcoming. There is very little that could be improved. Given that the cottage is located in such a pristine area, it would be nice to see all cleaning products used in the cottage being eco-friendly so that anything going into the water system is as safe as possible. One of the cleaning products was by ecover but all others were not eco-certified. That is probably the only improvement we can think of. Thank you once again.

    Reviewed by Glen5.0May 2021

  • "Nice cottage in a great location for several Munros and Corbetts."

    Comfortable for two adults with winter walking kit, would have been cramped for four people and all their gear. Welcome pack for the wood burners was lacking unless it was meant to be 6 pieces of kindling and one log? The wood burners could do with upgrading, or at least replace the door seals so they draw properly, we struggled to keep them going. We live in a rural area and rely totally on wood burners for our heating. The kitchen was well equipped with a variety of pans, oven dishes, mugs and plates. Some oven gloves would have been handy.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Nov 2020

  • "The only thing I would say that is missing is a washing machine if you are staying for a week or more."

    We love this cottage which is why we have visited 2 years in a row.

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely, more tha we needed inside and great location."

    Very remote, which we wanted, but we needed help from a local to find the place.,

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage, fantastic wood burning stoves."

    Just a lovely getaway and such a fantasy to live like that. We went in February and the weather was pretty bad for most of the week but we still explored and it was the best little place to come to and get out the rain and snow. We hope to revisit in the beater weather so we can make the most of the garden the cottage has. Can’t recommend enough!

    Reviewed by Lana5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage about a 10 minute drive off the main road."

    The location is ideal for exploring Skye, Applecross, Eilean Donan Castle etc. The cottage had everything you could want within reason, all the basics and a few extras such as the wood burning stoves and amazing views. The stoves are described as the most efficient way to heat the cottage, although "efficient" is perhaps the wrong word, as they were expensive to run, yet very effective. Even when it was -2 outside it was lovely and warm inside. There were only two of us, but it would still be fine with 4 people staying. We are considering returning to the area next year and may stay at the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Nov 2019

  • "It is an extraordinary and idyllic place where you can enjoy with all comfort of tranquility and nature."

    Without a doubt, it is a place where I would go there again. The Creag Mhor Cottage is so cozy that we felt at home.

    Reviewed by Elisenda5.0Jul 2019

  • "The house was very nice and nicely located."

    It would be nice if there was a briefing. The underfloor heating for the bathroom we did not get. Unfortunately, the DVD player was broken.

    Reviewed by Susann4.1Jun 2019

  • "Beautifully restored Croft in a lovely location."

    Clean, very comfortable and nicely decorated. Large garden with beautiful loch views. Was great to have WiFi too

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Ideal base for exploring the area, whilst quiet and remote enough if you just want to escape from it all. Excellent facilities in a peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2019

  • "We are grateful to Sykes and the cottage owners, that they allowed us to adjust our booking because of a family funeral."

    We were very happy with the cottage. As others have mentioned, we found it challenging to get the stoves to perform efficiently. Partly to do with sourcing dry logs. So we were conscious of using more electricity than we might have done.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2019

  • "A really lovely cottage and we were very happy with the excellent location for walking in the hills."

    The cottage was warm, nicely renovated and well equiped. There was a good selection of dvds however it would be better if the television was also available. We're not there to watch tv but on the darker nights it's nice to have the option. We had very heavy rain which came down and leaked heavily onto the kitchen woodburner. It didn't cause any problem at all but may worry some guests. Overall we were very happy with our holiday and would visit again.

    We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would be happy to visit again. Sorry you had rain down the chimney. It?s something that can happen in these old croft houses when the rain is particularly heavy. We are glad that it didn't cause you any problem at all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Oct 2018

  • "Very well equipped cottage, with a lovely selection of books, games and DVD's perfect for weathering out store Ali."

    ! Kitchen well supplied with everything needed and a lovely bags of logs.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage exceptional views ,excellent for people into walking activities,"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful surroundings didn't feel this was advertised enough!"

    Views exceeded expectations completely. Staff on phone were very helpful and although we had to leave a day early it was easy to access property with keysafe and very hassle free holiday. Would highly recommend and book again.

    Reviewed by Vicky4.7Mar 2018

  • "Had a really lovely time; looking forward to visiting the cottage again."

    Reviewed by Robert4.6Nov 2017

  • "The cottage was not really suitable for a letting in November in its current condition."

    It has background electric heating and two wood burners to heat the downstairs, which is one large open plan space. However the two stoves are both old and do not work properly - we have stoves at home and are well used to using them. Neither sealed properly - there were gaps in the door and one had a broken baffle at the back, so they took masses of logs and did not heat up . It was therefore difficult to keep the cottage warm enough and cost about £10 a night in logs - unreasonable on top of the cost of the cottage. It owuld not be a big investment to sort the stoves. Otherwise the cottage was lovely.

    Thanks so much for your feedback. We have added a turbo electric convector heater and replaced the seals on the woodburning stoves so everyone can stay warm whatever the weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.0Nov 2017

  • "Great location and loved cottage."

    Reviewed by Mike4.6Apr 2017

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and an electric fan heater
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Free Sat TV, DVD Player, CD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Electricity and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Front, side and rear lawned garden with picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Due to the location WiFi reception can be slow
  • Note: The cottage is accessed via a track that passes over neighbouring working land
  • Property is not certified for EV charging and that doing so could be dangerous for guests and the property, therefore charging EV.s is strictly prohibited.

The property

Dornie 3 miles.

This pretty picture postcard cottage, nestling on a hillside in a stunning highland glen at Sallachy, is just three miles from the small former fishing village of Dornie, in the western Ross-shire Highlands.

Creag Mhor Cottage is a traditional cottage that has both character and comfort.

The bedrooms are on the upper floor and the modern bathroom is at ground floor level.

The ground floor is open plan with the kitchen/diner at one end and the sitting area at the other with both benefiting from large woodburning stoves, ideal for cosy nights in.

A private garden surrounds the cottage and from here there are lovely views towards Loch Long and the surrounding mountains.

The village of Dornie is a short drive along the winding loch side road, and here you can buy your groceries and visit the local pub for a pint.

Dornie is also home to the world famous Eilean Donan Castle which is well worth a visit and the visitor centre not only sells gifts but also has a very good cafe.

The bustling village of Kyle of Lochalsh is some 11 miles west and provides enhanced shopping opportunities.

The area is exceptionally pretty and attracts many visitors throughout the year and this cottage makes an excellent base for exploring the west coast villages and crossing the bridge to the magical Isle of Skye for a lovely day out.

The area is perfect for walkers and wildlife lovers and this welcoming ‘wee’ cottage will tick all the boxes to ensure a great highland adventure.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-10000-F

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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.