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Stalker's Cottage - Torridon

(Ref. 1060423)

Torridon, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • bed (9)
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  • kitchen (5)

20 Customer Reviews

  • "Of course the cottage and its setting are glorious."

    The beds were comfortable, the rooms were spacious and the heating was easily controllable. The walk-in shower was fantastic, with lashings of hot water. The kitchen had everything one might need. The dining and living areas were large and comfy - just about everything was perfect. I have two suggestions. The listing is quite clear that logs and kindling are not supplied, but for the price charged, I feel it would not be unreasonable to have 3 or 4 logs at the fire-side to allow folks to get settled on their first night. The other issue is with the internet. Download speeds of around 0.2Mb/s were the best achieved. OK - people aren't coming to Torridon to sit on their computers, but we had hoped to do some "working from home" in the evenings and that proved impossible. I think this should be more explicit in the listings. Or better still - more realistic speeds are available in the area and I'd have thought NTS properties would have done better.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.7Jun 2024

  • "It's an excellent cottage, but I'd stayed here 5 years ago and there have been some changes since then."

    Among them: -The bath has been replaced by a shower. A shower is desirable, but so is a bath. Surely both can be installed? -Last time there were beds for 5 people. Now there are four. Please bring back the twin beds in the second bedroom. -The double bed is too small. Replace it with a wider one please. -The push button front door lock needs adjusting so that it opens more easily without injuring one's knuckles.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We have made some changes since your last stay, and the property was refurbished last year. The shower was installed about 4 years ago so it is not cost effective for the charity to change this in the near future but we do review the comments when we plan any future work. We do clearly advertise how many bedrooms we have and what size of bed they are . We do have a bed being delivered when we have a window in the bookings so that we can install it. We provide a key for the cottage so that you don't need to use the push button lock. Thank you for the suggestion about the bird table and the Ranger will arrange for a new one to be supplied. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jun 2024

  • "Loved our week at Stalkers Cottage while walking in the area."

    Accommodation was excellent with high quality furnishings and equipment. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2024

  • "Our high expectations were completely fulfilled (apart from the too small stock of toilet paper."

    ..)

    Reviewed by Andreas5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a very nice cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    The house is comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, wood burning stove and very good shower. Unfortunately the mattress in the double bedroom needs replacing and is very uncomfortable. Also, the WiFi signal is poor and drops out regularly and this also affects the TV.

    Many thanks for your feedback about Stalkers Cottage. We have noted your comments about the mattress, this was new just over 2 years ago so we will check it to see if there is a problem. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the wifi signal will always be strong given the location and distance from exchange. Only Inverness at the moment has fibre. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline3.4Apr 2024

  • "We stayed at the cottage for two weeks over Christmas and New Year."

    We really, really enjoyed it! Our dog loved the entclosed garden. One has just to step out the door and can walk to the shore of Loch Torridon and take the path to the village. Breathtaking views from all windows. The deer are so very close and after asking the ranger we could feed them. Such a wonderful experience! The cottage is beautifully decorated, the beds are comfy, the kitchen well equipped, it is warm... The wood burners workes as they should do. So we had lots of cosy winter evenings. All people we met while walking the dog had been sooo very nice. Especially the neighbors were very kind, helpful and friendly. All in one, not only the cottage and the breathtaking scenery made our holidays at this cottage unforgettable but the people as well.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Dec 2023

  • "Toilet seat was a bit wonky."

    Excellent kitchen equipment.

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    We will be back

    Reviewed by Theo4.4Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our three week stay."

    Everything was 'ship shape' and the couple - Andrew and his wife - changed bedding, towels etc, which was fine. If anything had to be said, then they are just wee trifles. A) a small tray in the shower, for holding soap and shampoo, would nae go amiss. B) my wife - and this is a little 'heavier' on the budget - though that a clothes drier might come in handy. Apart frrom that, everything was perfect. Thankyou one and all for making our stay so enjoyable. Yours aye - Julian Hutchings

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic location and a cottage with character."

    Had everything you needed (except replacement bins bags and bins have to be emptied a good half mile away) beds were comfortable, powerful shower, good sized bedrooms. Garden was fully fenced in which was great for the dog - although he and the deer (it surrounded by a deer farm) kept playing who is the toughest starer competition! Wi-Fi intermittent and no phone signal . Had a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7May 2023

  • "2 rings on the cooker hob did not work, we did report this to the warden and the installation manual for the cooker was for a different make and model."

    When we used the washing machine, it did not take the soap powder into the drum so had to stop machine and add it manually. I think this is an old problem as we found soap powder that had clumped into a solid lump in the dispenser when we 1st tried to use it. Otherwise beds and other facilities fine. Front door lock a little tricky to work at first but fine when you get the hang of it. Beautiful scenery all around but sadly spoilt by the persistent rain.

    New cooker and washing machine now supplied at Stalkers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Mar 2023

  • "This cottage was the perfect choice for our holiday, some parts modern and some more traditional."

    The scenery is stunning from every window and having deer just outside the property every day was a real treat. We had everything we needed for a great two weeks. Our only disappointment was having to leave such a beautiful spot, we will be back.

    Many thanks you for kind words, we are really lucky at the National Trust for Scotland to look after some of the most spectacular locations, castles and mansion houses. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susanne4.7Oct 2022

  • "We loved absolutely everything about the cottage and had a wonderful stay."

    5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is an interesting mix of modern (bathroom and bedrooms) with old-fashioned (sitting and dining rooms)."

    Well-equipped, it’s location is stunning and the deer come running to greet you. Torridon Estate is well maintained and the walks are wonderful. All the people we met were friendly too.

    Many thanks for your kind words, it is such a unique location. We are starting to upgrade certain aspects of the two cottages at Torridon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a great stay Stalkers Cottage and plan to return again soon."

    Many thanks for you feedback, it is situated in a unique location and we look forward to welcoming you back to Torridon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week the house is lovely and well equipped."

    Lots of nice places to visit and walks right from the house our two dogs loved the huge garden.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback, Torridon is such a unique place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic location close to shoreline and pleasant short walks alongside stunning mountains."

    Great for our dog. Spacious property. Double bed a bit lumpy and some of the kitchen utensils could do with updating, knives more cups. Family next door next door are friendly and helpful. Children would love to feed the deer. Would definitely return.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. Just to update you, we have new mattresses due for delivery at the end of this month for both cottages in Torridon and have plans to upgrade the soft furnishings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maris4.1Mar 2022

  • "A delightful cottage to stay in - very comfortable and relaxing and with everything you need for a winter break in Torridon."

    It was even better than the description in the Sykes website.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay, Stalker's Cottage is in a truly unique location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a Fantastic Holiday, The Cottage was very cosy and clean with Excellent Facility's in a Perfect Location."

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Nov 2021

  • "Very good week."

    Property was well equiped and fully met our expectations. Everything was of a high standard and the "old fashioned" feel of the cottage was great.

    Thank you for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Oct 2021

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with open fire ( Please provide your own wood)
  • Electric night storage and panel heaters and two open fires
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Lawned area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.5 miles
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The property

Stalker's Cottage, a ground floor holiday home sitting at the foot of the National Trust for Scotland’s Torridon estate, is a rambler's delight, enveloped by the dramatic setting of rocky sandstone hills, rugged peaks and far-reaching munros, with a plethora of unique wildlife regularly visiting.

After a brisk walk, be welcomed inside by the warmth of the homely sitting room, letting the open fire crackle as you delve into a captivating novel on one of the plush armchairs.

Make use of the well-equipped kitchen, fitted with all you could need for a self-catered stay, with meals being enjoyed from the comfort of the regal dining room, decorated with antique furnishings and deep red walls, here you can host a formal dinner as the fire creates the perfect ambience for the evening.

Enjoy the overhead shower for a refreshing morning rinse.

Retire to one of the beautifully decorated bedrooms, comprising two singles and a double, all with bedside lighting and wooden dressers, providing all the home comforts you could need from a holiday cottage.

Soak up the awe-inspiring views from your own private lawn, a rugged area of greenery where you can spot local deer, otters and golden eagles.

Enjoy a stay at Stalker's Cottage, a restful base in a peaceful setting of Scotland.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1060421, which can be found 2.2 miles away, together sleeping ten guests

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-10126-F

Torridon Cottages

Sitting within the striking landscape of Torridon amidst the enchanting beauty of the Scottish countryside, are these two secluded National Trust for Scotland properties. Boasting glimpses of unique wildlife habitats and offering magical stargazing opportunities in the enchanting dark skies, both of these countryside cottages offer a memorable, remote getaway at any time of the year. This area of the Highlands is an enticing spot for hikers, climbers and nature loves, steeped in history, geology and wildlife throughout mounds of unspoilt scenery and the uncompromising terrain of five of the National Trust for Scotland’s 46 munros, including Beinn Alligin, which translates to ‘jewelled hill’ in Gaelic. The location of the cottages offers pure, idyllic peacefulness, while also being in easy reach from Torridon village, home to a local shop and the Torridon Hotel bar and restaurant. Torridon is the perfect spot for avid adventurers, being right on the staggering North Coast 500 journey, a magnificent 500 mile route covering some of Scotland’s best coastal scenery, sure to offer the road trip of a lifetime. Walking trails and cycling routes encompass the immediate surroundings, with guided paths leading up to Beinn Eighe nature reserve, as well as the Munro summits of Beinn Alligin and Liathach, with more leisurely strolls found amidst lochside tracks. More information can be found at Torridon Countryside Centre, with an insight into a map of the area, historical artifacts and stories, and local businesses around the area. Little ones will delight in the chance to visit the local deer park and museum, or a chance to go crabbing on the rocky shores of Loch Torridon. Inverewe Garden and Estate is another National Trust for Scotland property just a short drive away, home to exotic botanical gardens flourished with rare plants, and a serene pond surrounded by charming scenery for a relaxing day out. More shopping and eateries can be found in the rural village of Shieldaig, scattered with whitewashed cottages, a quaint café, pottery shop and local supermarket. The Torridon Cottages are the ideal choice for an unforgettable experience to a historic part of Scotland, tucked away in a secluded haven for you and your family.

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About the location

TORRIDON

Fearnmore 19.4 miles; Lochcarron 22 miles; Strathcarron 26.4 miles

Resting among the rustic landscapes of the northwest Highlands of Scotland is the quaint village of Torridon, home to the dramatic Torridon Hills and Loch Torridon lying on the west coastline. The area itself has gained status as a National Trust for Scotland for its historic mountains, with the Torridonian sandstone dating back 750 million years and the Lewisian Gneiss rock dating even further back a whopping 2,600 million years old. The village centre comprises a local shop, The Torridon Inn hotel and pub, a youth hostel, a community centre and a deer museum. The west coast boasts incredible secluded beaches scattered around the outskirts, including Applecross Beach, Coral Beach and Gruinard Beach to name a few. Other popular attractions surrounding the area include Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and View Point, the gateway to the Skye Bridge and the Inner Hebridean Islands. Torridon is a thrilling holiday destination filled with adventure, history and culture to explore.

Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture, you may wish to bring an old towel to wipe muddy paws
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