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Accommodation in the Scottish Highlands & Islands
Crofting is small scale, sustainable agriculture in the remote north, west and islands of Scotland. This makes crofts an ideal place for holidays where you can share the wide open spaces, clear skies, outdoor lifestyle and natural environment with those who work the land and maintain the old traditions and culture. Couple this with local food production and you have the right recipe for a wonderful holiday. Relax, unwind and enjoy the scenery.
The holiday cottages and businesses advertised here are working crofts where the owners work the land and keep the heritage alive. They will be on hand to welcome you and tell you where to eat well, walk, fish or whatever you fancy
Click on the links below or pick up the phone and you could soon be sharing the beauty of the Scottish Highlands & Islands and its history.
Achue Croft Cottage
Well appointed, comfortable cottage just outside Bonar Bridge on the picturesque Kyle of Sutherland. The cottage sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. It is an ideal centre for touring the Northern Highlands, for walking, mountain biking, golf or fishing. Shops and hotels are close by but Achue sits off the beaten track and you will only have wildlife and sheep for company.
Contact: Evelyn Walker Smith
Telephone: 01863 766144
Cottage (4 star) sleeps 2/4 with one twin and sofa bed. Chalet (3 star), sleeps 2. Both are in rural environment with lovely mountain scenery and loch Etive close by, in the beautiful village of Taynuilt. Village has shops, post office, 9 hole golf course, tearoom and Hotel all within walking distance. Nearest town is Oban – 12 miles.
Contact: Lucy Beaton
Telephone: 01866 822 657Web site: www.kirktoncroft.co.uk
Norman & Evelyn will be your guide and hosts at the recently renovated Snarraness House on the west side of Shetland, 27 miles from Lerwick. Bed and breakfast and an evening meal (by arrangement) is available in 3 bedrooms, 2 en-suite and 1 with private facilities and private conservatory. Watch the wildlife from the lounge window and relax.
Contact: Evelyn Leask
Telephone: 01595 693 714
Fax: 01595 694 811
Whin Knowe Holiday Cottages
Self catering 3 star cottage, sleeps 4 and 4 star cottage, sleep 4 or 5 on a croft beside the Caledonian Canal with magnificent views of Ben Nevis and its neighbours. In a rural setting but conveniently close to local services. Pets welcome subject to prior discussion. See our website for full details.
Contact: Ronald and Sheila Cameron
Telephone: 01397-772227 & 07711-815445
Traditional stone built croft house on the west side of North Uist. Heating and cooking by electricity also. Open fire in sitting room. Situated one mile from RSPB reserve at Hougharry. Brown trout fishing can be arranged with estate factor. Linen provided. Sleeps 7
Contact: A.D. Macdonald
Telephone: 01876 510 703
Riof Ocean Cottage
Uig is a thriving township on the Hebridean Island of Lewis. Famous for its white sands, stunning scenery and the warm hospitality of the local people, it is also where the treasured Lewis Chessmen were found.
Ideally situated in the heart of Uig, on the shore of Loch Roag, Riof Ocean Cottage is a luxurious four star self catering cottage which is graded M2 for disabled access. Sleeps 4.
Contact: Norman W Mackay
Telephone: 01851 672 354
Blackhouse or 'Tigh Dubh' (five star quality) is a traditional stone built thatched cottage built in 1993. Tigh Dubh was awarded the Drystane Dyking Pinnacle Award at the RHS in 1993 With a solid fuel stove in the roomy living/dining/kitchen area, underfloor heating in the bathroom a cosy bedroom(kingsize), and all modcons, the Blackhouse is perfect for a Hebridean holiday. Hot Tub and Sauna with sea views.
Vallay House is a two storey house (four star quality) built up from the walls of late 18th century Borvemor House. Fully modernised with 1double and 1 twin bedroom upstairs (1 twin downstairs). The lounge has solid fuel stove and is next to a galley kitchen, leading to a sunny dining room. There is a bathroom (with shower) upstairs and a double shower room downstairs with underfloor heating. Access to laundrette facilities on site. Sauna available.
Byre and Stable Cottages were built from the walls of the original steading. They are adjacent and can be hired together or separately.
Byre Cottage sleeps 5 (2 bedrooms) 1 double Livingroom/dining/kitchen/small sunporch. Large shower/toilet.
Stable Cottage sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) 1 double. Large living/dining area with kitchen off.
Shower/toilet and separate toilet. Access to laundrette facilities on site for Byre and Stable Cottages
All four cottages are next to a beautiful Atlantic beach enjoyable in all weathers.
Contact: Scott & Margaret Bennett
Telephone: 01859 550222
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