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Tigh Fasgaidh

(Ref. 985065)

Dornie, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage very clean and tidy everything we were looking for."

    The cottage was a great base to explore the area The short walk down to the shore was great for the dog.It would have been nice if there was a light at the back door and a gate at the garage to make the garden dog proof . Other than that the cottage was first class i would love to come back if in this area Thank you very much .

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in this lovely part of the country and would be delighted to welcome you back. We've now installed motion activated lights. Our garden is open to the hillside to support local wildlife which is why it's not dog/child proof. We hope that's clear from the property description which says it's not enclosed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous! Clean and so well equipped."

    However, and there’s always one! As it is advertised for children and dogs, why oh why don’t you put a gate across the garage entrance? Such a shame that dog had to be on a lead all the time, as the road is quiet busy outside. No outside light at back,really hard to see trip hazards, coming back with arms full to find lock. Coffee/ side table would be good - we used dining chairs with coasters. Mould spores on the front windows, in lounge And lastly, not sure if you are aware, the loo next to kitchen’s cistern is constantly filling,hope you’re not on a meter!

    Thank you for your feedback. We have acted on your comments and over the winter we have installed motion activated lighting at both doors to the cottage. There is also a side table in the lounge. The cistern has also been fixed. In respect of the garden, we specify that the garden is not secure/enclosed. The garden boundary is open hillside vegetation with only light fencing to allow free access for the local wildlife populations. We would not want a gate to give the impression that the garden was secure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Sep 2023

  • "We loved the cottage, I felt a bit emotional leaving it."

    It had everything we needed. It was very comfortable and homely (I even did a bit of weeding!). It was such a great base for exploring the surrounding area. I would recommend it to anyone and will, hopefully, visit again.

    Thanks for such lovely feedback -and thanks for the weeding!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and felt comfortable and at home. That's exactly what we've hoped to create. We'd be delighted to welcome you again to this beautiful part of the country. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shona4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property with valuable upgrades Excellent location and wish we could have stayed longer"

    Hopefully you'll be able to come back to this beautiful part of the world again, we're pleased you had such a good time and hopefully will be able to welcome you back againd. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Aug 2023

  • "Well equipped comfortable cottage."

    Good location and excellent value.

    Thanks for such positive feedback. Holidays are a big thing and so we're glad you felt you had a good time in this beautiful part of the country Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place."

    Sun trap garden. Comfy beds. Spotlessly clean. Morden but cosy. Everything you need at the cottage. Dornie and surrounding areas are absolutely stunning.

    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that Tigh Fasgaidh was a good base for exploring this glorious part of the world. Great that .that the weather was kind as well! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this gorgeous cottage."

    ..excellent facilities and nice touches.. definitely will be visiting this lovely place again !!

    Thanks very much for your great feedback. We try hard to make Tigh Fasgaidh a comfortable and restful location for exploring this beautiful part of the country. Looking forward to welcoming you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, warm and a great base for discovering the area."

    Thoroughly recommend staying here.

    We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and that you were cosy in the cottage even if the weather was a bit unfriendly at times. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Apr 2023

  • "The property was spacious and clean but smelled damp downstairs."

    The window over the bed in the large bedroom wouldnt stay closed and the toilet in the downstairs shower room leaked from under the base every time you flushed it. With a few improvements i would rate it highly.

    Thanks very much for alerting us to these problems. It appears that the leak is from the pipe from the cistern and so there are drips of clean water as the cistern empties. We are in the process of repairing it. We try make sure the cottage is aired well between our guests and we are sorry that on this occasion we haven't met our usual high standards. We have checked the window above the bed and the closing mechanism (the silver bar across the bottom does seem to be locking. WE will certainly keep an eye on it in case this is an intermittent fault. We hope these issues didn't detract from your holiday and thanks again for letting us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Sep 2022

  • "You need to omit the things said about the views."

    There are no views of the loch or the castle. The accommodation is spot on very clean and spacious but I also booked this property on the description of the views so on that point I was extremely disappointed

    We are sorry you were disappointed about the views from the cottage. Our listing says "A couple of minutes’ walk will bring you the pebbled shores of Loch Alsh with views of the mountains and Lochs." Further down the listing says "Although the property is nestled in a remote area, the local shop and closest pub are within a five-minute drive, or a 15-20 minute walk, with stunning views of the famous Eilean Donan Castle and the splendour of Loch Duich edged by the imposing Kintail mountains." We will look again at the wording to see if we can rephrase this as you have found it misleading. We had intended the comments to refer to the views from the edge of the nearby Loch and the views from the local pub rather than the cottage. We are glad you found the rest of the cottage satisfactory Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mabel4.4Aug 2022

  • "Nice wee cosy cottage."

    Very well equipped and clean. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Norma3.8Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the property(thanks very much for the welcome pack) , it's was a great house for the 6 of us, there was plenty of plates and cutlery, it was nice and warm, beds were comfy, all really very good."

    There's certain things that I would address if I lived there is when it rains the front door path becomes very slippy and dangerous when wet because of the moss. The upstairs bathroom door & the back bedroom door blind isn't adequate for stopping people seeing you in the room(they can see you, you can't see them). The drying room was a bonus to have. A reading light in the living room would be good to. It's an excellent property for two families holidaying together, we had a lovely time there.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Some practical details for owner to consider."

    The downstairs room has an ineffective blind on the door which meant light disturbed those sleeping in that room, but also you could see into the room when there was a light on thus impacting on privacy. Abetter blind or solid door would be good. We had a wet week and used the garden room as a "drying room" but there was no means of venting the room - either opening windows or an extractor fan would be good. Happy for following to be published: Lovely cottage, very comfortable, well equipped, great location though we had expected to be closer to the sea from the description. The bakery & pizza house along the road were brilliant. Nearest shop is Reraig so a drive needed even for basics like milk. We hope to return!

    Thanks for your feedback and the comments about the door to the ensuite bathrooms and the downstairs bedroom. We've been through a number of options, as you can appreciate people's views vary on how much light vs privacy they like. We will try some other options and see if that seems better for our guests. Similarily for the garden room. Thanks for letting us know. We'll certainly take the comments on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Jul 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage in great location."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "It a very nice place but a few things needed to be sorted out like it says sky ..."

    It a very nice place but a few things needed to be sorted out like it says sky TV but it's bt and not set up so no TV was working ,it says open fire but log burner with no glass in door and no handle ,(help and safety issues) and the top bedroom door does not shut but left a wedge to put under the door (again helf and safer issue ,other than that we had a very nice stay and would come again if these issues are sorted yours Mr baker

    Reviewed by Dorian3.4May 2022

  • "I would like to say that this is one of the nicest properties I have stayed in."

    The cottage was equipped with everything you would need for a great stay. The weather was good everyday with sunshine every afternoon. I would definitely recommend this cottage and I know that I will be returning.. Thankyou... Dave. Denise. Eddie & Yvonne.....

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Tigh Fasgaidh and that the weather was kind to you. We think it's a beautiful part of the world and are glad that our cottage helped you make the most of it. There's such a lot to see and do, we're pleased you're thinking of coming back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a lovely time at Tigh Fasgaidh."

    A great cottage in a fab location for lots of adventures in all directions. Trips to Skye, Inverewe Gradens, Applecross and Eileen Donan castle. Amazing bakery a short walk away. Very cosy cottage generally well equipped although only 6 plates and 6 bowls etc which meant we ran out constantly, so more of those would be a useful addition. The side entrance with coat hanging and boot room was very welcome, in fact would have struggled without it as such a wet week! Warm and cosy with nice touches like a bunch of flowers and loaf of bread when we arrived, although no wood for the fire so had to go a few miles looking for a shop that sold logs. A deep clean of skirtings and cobwebs etc needed but overall a great cottage, clean and comfy with everything you need for a family break. Thanks for letting us stay!

    So glad you had a good holiday. We realised we needed a 'wet things' room with our own family. Thanks for drawing our attention to the crockery. It can be hard to estimate how often people will be eating in the cottage versus going out for meals but we can certainly supply more if its a problem. Thanks also for drawing our attention to the cleaning issue. We're sorry that we fell short of our usual high standards this time and will review our cleaning schedules. We're sure you'll appreciate that there ia a lot of extra cleaning to do with anti covid measures but we'll Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Oct 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in the cottage."

    It was very clean and well- equipped and the large side table was ideal for jigsaws! A very good base for exploring Skye and the local coast.

    Thanks for your feedback. We're pleased you had a good time. Hope you didn't have to do jigsaws because of rain! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Tigh Fasgaidh was as lovely, comfortable, roomy and full of character as the pictures suggested."

    The kitchen was well equipped and pleasant to use. The secluded garden with morning and evening sun for breakfast and BBQ (with midges but we persevered!) was a nice surprise especially as the owners had provided new garden furniture in response to someone else's comment! A beautiful spot, very peaceful with views of hills around, dark skies and stars out of the top velux window, and a short walk from the shore, Manuela's bakery and PizzaJo's, with mouthwatering pastries, bread and pizzas, and of course Dornie with the Clachan Inn and village store. Just a shame there was no need to use the lovely wood burner as the weather was so warm! We had a wonderful week, with sunshine and no rain! If anything we found the cottage almost too warm at night, with lovely thick feather duvets, but they would be perfect for most Scottish weather! The only minor issue we had was an overflow from the upstairs shower onto the tiled bathroom floor. On investigation we found a clogged up filter in the shower drain so this was easily fixed and didn't happen again. Worth adding to the list for the cleaners to check each time, and making guests aware of in case it happens again. We also needed to buy more toilet rolls as we couldn't find any when the original ones ran out, but I think this was probably on the list of things to bring, and a small price to pay! Thanks again for such a lovely place to stay. It was perfect for my 60th birthday hillwalking treat with some of my grown up family and a good friend. I'd love to come back some time!

    So glad you had a nice time and we're paricularily pleased that the weather was kind to you as well. Thanks for drawing our attention to the shower drain. We've sorted it! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Aug 2021

  • "A great comfortable base to explore the Highlands and isle of skye"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage which was perfect for our grown up family."

    Everything was clean and tidy, and the anti Covid measures were excellent. The location is wonderful with lovely walks and the loch nearby. There were plenty of activities within easy travelling distance. We enjoyed the glass bottomed boat, a fishing trip, the beautiful, if challenging, hike to the falls of Glomach, Eilean Donan castle and Portree. Sadly we had two failed attempts to visit the Fairy Pools on Skye due to heavy rain. This cottage is in the perfect place for those interested in beautiful scenery and wildlife.

    Thanks so much for your feedback. We're glad you had a comfortable holiday in this lovely location Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage wasn’t as clean as we would of liked crisp packaging behind sofa shaving mirror hadn’t been cleaned in master bedroom and glasses had to be washed before used."

    Outdoor furniture would of been nice

    Reviewed by Lorna2.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful and in a great location."

    It had everything you need within the cottage but could benefit from having outside seating

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jul 2021

  • "A perfect place to stay."

    We've been travelling to Scotland for nearly 40 years and always stayed in holiday houses/cottages and this is amobgst the best. Spacious, exceptionally well equipped, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and in a great location. Perfect for adults and families. It would be hard to find anything better. We will definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at Tigh Fasgaidh Cottage."

    The cottage is in a great spot situated just a short 10 minute walk outside of Dornie and a short drive to Kyle of Lochalsh. The cottage itself is lovely with everything needed for a cosy stay in the highlands, our favourite part was the wood burner which is perfect on those cold nights. Claire and Edward were always on hand to answer any questions we had about the area and there was plenty of material in the cottage offering advice of things to do in the area. They were even kind enough to leave us a bottle of prosecco, cakes and some flowers as we should have been on our honeymoon, this set our holiday up perfectly. We cannot recommend this place enough it is somewhere we will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2020

  • "Spacious cottage with well equipped kitchen."

    Quiet and relaxing base. Well placed for tourist trips to both mainland and Syke attractions. Many high quality mountaineering routes locally. Great little bakery and pizza place a 5 minute stroll along the road and nice outside area for a drink at the Dornie Hotel a ten minute walk further on passing Eilean Donan castle.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Aug 2020

  • "The organisation to rent the cottage was excellent with follow up emails from Sykes and a lovely email from the owners asking how we would like the bed linen to be organised."

    On arrival at the property the keys where easy to find and a lovely welcoming pack was waiting for us in the kitchen. We loved the position of the property close to the sea shore and close to the hills for longer walks. There was a helpful guide left in the cottage well explaining different walks much appreciated. We climbed the hill behind the cottage on the first day to look down at the cottage and see the lovely location with Eilean Donald Castle all part of the Beautiful Location with the Lochs running up to Kyle of Lochalsh. Kyle of Lochalsh was a good shopping centre close to the cottage and catered well for all neads. The property was well kitted out and reading the log of past visitors all have enjoyed their time in Tigh Fasgaidh as we did and have to add the weather was great for the west coast of Scotland during our stay. Thank you owners for sharing your lovely cottage with us and the improvements made reasently make it a lovely place to stay and relax. Thank you for the provision of fire wood for the wood burner which was appreciated. Great holiday home. Best wishes to all those who stay in her.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very well equiped and comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2020

  • "Me, my girlfriend and 4 of my Best Friends had Chosen this House for our one week Trip from Germany to Scotland."

    After our 2 days Trip with the Ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle and Plenty of Hours in the car we Finally arrived in this wonderful House. All of us loved it at first sight. The clean bedrooms and comfortable beds in it, the big kitchen with everything you need, and the highlight was the living room with the super cosy fireplace and couch area. Unfortunately there was no wood when we arrived but at the second day we brought some by the next coop market. But the best thing about this place might be the location. You are almost in viewing distance to the Eileen Donan castle (just a small walk to the nearest loch) Only a 10 min car drive to Kyle of lochalch wich is what you would call a “bigger city” in highland standards. And from there you can enter the Ilse of Skye over the Skye bridge. The Isle of Skye is the most favourite destination of my girlfriend and me and we spend almost the whole week to show all of its wonders and secrets to our friends. It was the third time we visited Scotland and not for the last time for sure. This house gave us everything we needed and I highly recommend it for every family with dogs. Cheers, Leon.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're glad to hear you had such a nice time and enjoyed everything the local area has to offer. We don't currently include a starter pack for the fire but we will consider changing our policy for future guests. Kind Regards, The Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leon5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage and really well situated for exploring the hills of Glen Sheil."

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, great location."

    Walking distance to local bakery

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful location."

    Peaceful. Central to reach surrounding areas. Great family run bakery 2 min walk, very quirky.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite bath, shower basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Garden room.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove inc. fireguard
  • Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric oven/grill with ceramic hob, washing machine
  • TV with BBC I Player, ITV Hub and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Booster seat available for children from 6 month to 3 year olds
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private lawned front and side garden with seating area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Local shop and pub 1 mile away, local bakery 500 yds
  • There is a newly refurbished, large, well-stocked Co-op 7 miles further on in Kyle, the nearest Morrisons is located in Fort William and the nearest Asda & Tesco are in Inverness
  • Please note: The garden is open to the hillside to support local wildlife and is not enclosed
  • Please note: This property only accepts a Saturday check in day

The property

Tigh Fasgaidh is a detached, two-storey property located in Ardelve just over a mile away from the rural village of Dornie.

A couple of minutes’ walk will bring you the pebbled shores of Loch Alsh with views of the mountains and Lochs.

The former croft house offers traditional charm with a seamless blend of modern luxury, ideal for both a family adventure to the Scottish Highlands and a base for the more experienced hill walker.

On entering the property, you will step into the tiled garden room, the perfect spot for kicking off your muddy boots; the garden room provides access to the living room space and the ground floor bedroom.

The ground floor double bedroom with en-suite boasts a modern neutral colour palette with a stunning feature brick wall to highlight the tradition and history of the house.

Also opening from the garden room is the cosy sitting room and dining area.

This features a warming woodburning fireplace with sofas and TV, making this the perfect location for relaxing during the evening; In here, you will also find a dining area with seating for six people.

Leaving the living room you will enter the original hallway from which opens a shower room, (comprising a walk-in shower, basin and WC) the staircase and access to the kitchen.

The property houses a well-equipped kitchen, completed with a contemporary design, perfect for rustling up an evening meal after a day of exploring.

Upstairs continues the traditional cottage feel, with sloping ceilings and charming interiors.

Here you will find a spacious twin bedroom with ample storage and the master bedroom with an impressive en-suite shower room.

The master bedroom has ample room for a travel cot – or two.

Outside this quietly located cottage is the property’s own private front and side garden with seating area, in addition to the parking area to the front of property with a detached garage.

Although the property is nestled in a remote area, the local shop and closet pub are within a five-minute drive, or a 15-20 minute walk, with stunning views of the famous Eilean Donan Castle and the splendour of Loch Duich edged by the imposing Kintail mountains.

The area offers several opportunities to enjoy the Scottish Highlands with areas to suit both the experienced climber and hill walker, as well as families.

The cottage has a number of local guidebooks.

Aware of the vagaries of the Scottish weather, there are numerous ‘rainy day’ activities on offer locally as well.

If you fancy fishing, be sure to visit Loch Long, a beautiful sea loch and a great photo opportunity as well as a great area for walking.

Tigh Fasgaidh is the perfect base for your escape to the Scottish Highlands.

EPC Rating: Band G

EPC Rating: Band G

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-10306-F

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About the location


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.

Please note: The garden is open to the hillside and is not enclosed
Please note: This property only accepts a Saturday check in day.