Offering comfy accommodation and a warm Scottish welcome, this traditional holiday cottage sleeps up to six guests and affords an enviable position overlooking magnificent Loch Carron in the picturesque Highlands conservation village of Plockton.
A true 'Jewel in the Highlands crown' it is hard to imagine a more perfect setting for a Scottish holiday. The climate is warm enough for palm trees to grow and gently rustle in the breeze; the easterly position of Loch Carron's shores entice sailors and kayakers to explore its tranquil waters; pretty cottages glisten in the sunshine, bouncing their reflections off the crystal clear waters; and welcoming pubs (plus a restaurant) serve the freshest of seafood often accompanied by traditional entertainment - all the right ingredients for the perfect holiday and a true Scottish experience.
A haven for wild and marine life, seals can often be seen bobbing in the surrounding waters. Book yourself on a kayaking expedition to explore the sheltered waters or let Calum show you the sights and take one of his regular seal spotting trips from the waterfront (no sighting, no fee!). You can also arrange sailing tuition in the village.
Given its pure natural beauty, it's hardly surprising that Plockton has appeared in a number of films and productions including Hamish Macbeth and Wicker Man. Its stunning landscape offers wonderful walks where you will stumble upon peaceful bays, coral beaches and rocky outcrops where you can enjoy a quiet moment all to yourself by the water.
For those who can tear themselves away from the tranquility of Plockton, there are plenty of day trips out. Eilean Donan Castle is under half an hour away by car and is one, if not the most romantic castle in Scotland. The Skye bridge is just a ten minute drive and provides a gateway to an abundance of attractions. Visit Portree with its colourful waterfront, Talisker for a tour of the distillery (and to purchase those essential holiday gifts!), the Fairy Pools and the Quiraing for spectacular walks and some of the finest views you may ever see. The drive to Applecross is also a must, traversing Britain's highest road (not for the faint hearted!) with an excellent pub at the other end.
Plockton has a village store for provisions, two pubs (The Plockton Inn and Plockton Hotel on the waterfront), Plockton Shores Restaurant (very popular so book in advance) and also a railway station with a scenic train route to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.
David Skilling joined Independent Cottages in January 2017
35 Harbour Street welcomes families, friends and couples (as well as dogs by prior arrangement) and offers accommodation split over two levels. Living is on the ground floor along with a double en-suite bedroom so suitable for those with limited mobility.
Outside: To the front of the cottage is a waterfront garden - the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or alfresco meal on those balmy summer nights. Parking is available on the road outside the cottage or in the car park nearby (free of charge).
Additional information: Bed linen is provided along with towels. Electricity (including the heating) inclusive as well as WiFi internet access. Dogs are welcome by arrangement at the point of booking. No smoking in the cottage. Welcome groceries and a fire starter pack are provided.