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Druidaig Cottage
Letterfearn
(23 reviews)
From £500 per week
Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms
3 twins
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£500£150
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£650£195
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£700£210
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£500£150
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£500£150
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£550£165
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£550£165
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£550£165
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£625£190
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£650£195
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£625£190
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£550£165
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£550£165
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£500£150
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£500£150
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£650£195
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£700£210
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£500£150
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£500£150
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£550£165
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£550£165
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£550£165
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£625£190
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£650£195
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£625£190
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£550£165
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£550£165
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£500£150
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£500£150
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£650£195
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£700£210

Description

Once a farm cottage, this traditional Highland stone built holiday house is in an elevated position in the picturesque hamlet of Letterfearn on the shores of Loch Duich. Quietly located on the Druidaig Estate, this self catering cottage has exceptional panoramic views across the loch to perhaps Scotland’s most picturesque castle - Eilean Donan Castle, and the far away mountains of Skye to the west and to the famous Five Sisters of Kintail to the east. This really is a most wonderful area, making Druidaig Cottage the perfect self catering holiday cottage to explore the Highlands of Scotland.

It has recently been extensively refurbished with the addition of a new kitchen and bathroom, new porch and full central heating making the cottage a very comfortable holiday home at any time of the year. Very much suited to walkers and those enjoying the outdoors, the cottage is only a short drive away from the mountains or the many activities and attractions of Wester Ross and the Isle of Skye. Stalking and shooting can be arranged locally and fishing is available on both Loch Duich and in the hill lochs free of charge to guests of the cottage.

Outside to the rear is a lovely wild garden with rough path to the loch, and garden furniture.

PROPERTY CODE: N781

Layout

Ground floor:

Porch, hall, lounge with open fire, dining room with open fire, kitchen, bathroom with bath, WHB, WC and walk-in shower, twin bedroom, utility room, separate WC and WHB.

First floor:

2 twin bedrooms.

EPC Rating E

Refundable chargeable extra - Good Housekeeping Deposit £250

Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Electric hob and oven
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Fridge
  • Larder fridge
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Open fire with starter pack of coal & logs
  • Portable TV
  • Private garden
  • Satellite TV
  • Washing machine
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (23 reviews)
    Druidaig Cottage reviews
    The cottage is situated in a lovely secluded spot with stunning views from the loch shore of Eilean Donan castle and the Five Sisters of Kintail. The lounge and bedrooms are in the original part of the building which has the charming feel of a traditional highland cottage and the bathroom, kitchen and utility room are in a more modern part. We found it very comfortable, but a double bed in one of the bedrooms would make it even better. There is some amazing scenery in the area and we particularly enjoyed going over the Pass of the Cattle road to Applecross and then north to Shieldaig and Torridon. Taking the ferry from Kylerhea to Glenelg is also fun and the Glenelg Brochs are well worth a visit. All in all we had a very relaxing week and still can't believe that we were lucky enough to see badgers in the garden after dark.
    Mrs Wild - September 2018
    This is a magical house in a stunning location. It has a lovely feeling of seclusion with only one house in view from any window. It is charmingly old-fashioned in places but has all mod cons including Sky, washing machine, dryer etc. It feels very spacious downstairs. Lovely big, bright dining-room. Lovely atmosphere. A path that leads from the garden to the loch and the view of the castle. Brilliant location for walking including from the house. We walked most days. Highlights included the Kintail mountains, the ferry from Glenelg to Skye, the teashop at Corran, the memorials to Gavin Maxwell and his otter, to name but a few. Letterfearn is extraordinary.
    Ms King - June 2018
    This cottage is in a lovely place but it is 4 miles up a rather hair raising single track road which we encountered in the rain after a 4 hours drive, a little warning would have been good. I use single track roads everyday where I live but this one was difficult and seemed endless. The four miles takes 15 -20 minutes. The SKy television was a Sky box with only the free channels available and the tv signal did not support good colour in the picture. THe video player did not function and could not be fixed during our stay. The weather was great otherwise this would have been a real problem. The upstairs windows are difficult to open and dangerous to the fingers as there are no sash cords. The dining room chairs need to be repaired and stuffing a mouse hole up with foil is not an acceptable repair! I phoned the owner and he sent the cleaner to try and fix the video player and apologised but that was it. A large number of the crockery was chipped, I separated the chipped ones out from the others. A little work would solve all these problems and make this a really good place for a holiday as long as you don’t mind the constant noise of traffic from across the loch. The landscape and creatures around made this a good holiday despite the deficiencies of the cottage.
    Owners Response: "The Shiel Bridge/Letterfearn road is a public road which goes along the south shore of Loch Duich with many passing places. There are no hills at all and is actually 6 miles so it`s bound to take at least 15 minutes. The last 100 yards is our own private farm road up a small incline. On checking the TV it is working perfectly and we don`t advertise a DVD player and it`s not mentioned on the website details. I just happened to leave one there but it was not connected properly to the TV. My housekeeper did not know how to connect it but someone else did at the end of the week. That person couldn`t come any earlier. The upstairs windows are quite small and were never designed to incorporate sash cords. They are in keeping with most old traditional Highland cottages. The 6 dining room chairs may be old but that is how we like them to keep in with the style of the cottage. I have now checked the crockery and there are 3 plates that have tiny chips which are part of a set and therefore difficult to replace without changing the whole set. It was all new 5 years ago when I added the new kitchen extension. The traffic across the loch is a half mile wide and we feel Druidaig couldn`t be in a quieter or more secluded spot."
    Rev Jaffrey - May 2018
    Lovely cottage in beautiful part of the West coast of Scotland. Well equipped, clean, lots of wildlife, (Badger, Deer, Pinemartins, Herons, seals. At the top of the beautiful loch) Easy access to Skye (Road or Ferry), every changing scenery. Plenty of walking and miles from anywhere. Nearest shop approximately 30 mins away so stock up! Helpful and friendly owner who can be contacted if needed.
    Mrs Kelly - August 2017
    Zeer prettige week gehad met 6 personen en een hond in dit geweldige huis. Ruimte meer dan voldoende, uitzicht en locatie geweldig. Huis is van alle gemakken voorzien. Grote supermarkt op bijna 45 minuten afstand zijn wij Nederlanders niet gewend, maar dat is een kwestie van planning. Huis aan het meer met op de eerste dag al beloond worden met een zeehondje spotten. Mensen die we tegenkwamen behulpzaam, vriendelijk, beleefd, zeer prettig. Genoeg bezienswaardigheden in de buurt, meer dan genoeg wandelmogelijkheden. TRANSLATION: Very nice week had 6 people and a dog in this awesome house . Space more than adequate, great views and location . Home is fully equipped . Large supermarket almost 45 minutes we Dutch are not used to, but that's a matter of planning . House on the lake are already rewarded with the first day spotting a seal . People we encountered were helpful , friendly, courteous , very nice. Plenty of nearby attractions , plenty of hiking opportunities.
    Mrs Plaat - July 2016
    Great property. Very nice location. Fully equipped. Good communication with owner/ key holder. Lovely and clean. Only negatives....could do with a few mirrors in the bedrooms and the fabulous view spoilt by to many over grown trees.
    Mrs Partridge - July 2016
    A lovely cottage in a beautiful and secluded location. Lots of wildlife to be seen in the area, including the loch at the bottom of the garden. The cottage is very cosy, and has all the modern amenities you could ever want - especially the underfloor heating! A double bedroom in one of the rooms would have been a plus, but it didn't spoil our stay. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting peace and quiet, and we would love to stay again.
    Mr Screaton - June 2016
    Had a few problems with the cottage initially but being the first group of the season can be expected and was quickly sorted out for us as well. Nice cottage and amazing location. Lake with fish outside the doorstep and fresh water streams to be found with a bit of exploring. Has a few attractions nearby, castle and walks, and town not far with a co-op there for supplies. Fort William was not too far just over an hour, place to go in Scotland. Overall enjoyed the cottage, surrounding area and owners were very nice and helpful.
    Mr Akeel - March 2016
    Absolutely loved this cottage. The location was ideal for us, within striking distance of things if we wanted them but far enough away to get peace and quiet. The cottage had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable. Loved being only a minute away from the Loch where we regularly say Otters, Porpoise, Heron etc. The only slight concern was the stairs in the cottage were very steep. This wasn't a problem for us, we just chose a room downstairs to sleep as there was only two of us.
    Mrs Maclean - September 2015
    We had a very good stay with our family (four chidren, from kids to teens) ; the house is almost at the end of a single track road, very isolated (another house just above, but nobody occupied it during our week), so very quiet and very scottish ! We saw several times a couple of red deers, and took the path around the peninsula : it was wonderful. The Eilan Donan Castle is just on the other side of the loch (we regret to not being sailors !). We recommand the Glenelg valley and its "brochs", and we went several times in isle of Skye (less than one hour to reach it). Just two remarks : we regret that there wasn't any games or outdor activities (just a deck of cards, a ballon or a fishing rod for example ?). And the indications to find the cottage was wrong (error on the map, and Druidaig was not marked on the gate), but fortunately the help by phone was very effective and immediate.
    Mrs Bonin - July 2015
    It was a very pleasant stay for a family of 4. The cottage is hidden by a beautiful forest and the shores of loch Duich are just nearby. Really a lovely place , quiet and confortable. Nice hikes in the area Good restaurants and food market at Kyle
    Mr Assemat - July 2015
    Druidaig cottage offers the best of both worlds for a Highlands holiday - sufficiently removed from the heart of the action and yet perfectly positioned to launch yourself out and explore into the wonders of the most beautiful part of the UK. The cottage itself is spacious, clean and well equipped with all the necessary mod cons, although the open fires are perhaps the most alluring interior feature for a city dweller! The garden is lovely, with a glimpse of Eiliean Donan and Loch Duich through the trees and a private path to the shores to bask in the splendour of the setting if you wish. Although a thirty second flight as the gull flies from the historic castle, the cottage is a 15 minute drive around the shores of the Loch, for me, the perfect potter to end a day's adventure. I note some reviewers have made minor mention of the drive to the A87 - but I can assure potential guests that the views of the Five Sisters of Kintail in clear weather at journey's beginning or end is ample compensation. In truth, Dornie and the local pub The Clachan which serves decent food and offers a warm welcome are only ten minutes up the A87, which is no hardship. Druidaig is a very good base for exploring the magnificent Isle of Skye (30 mins to the Kyle of Localsh) and beyond into Torridon, Loch Maree and up to Ullapool and the Summer Isles. Guests are within two hours drive each way of some of the most breathtaking scenery the UK has to offer - and if you prefer your walking boots, then the majesty of Kintail is only five minutes away. All in all I would thoroughly recommend Druidaig to those looking for an ideal Highland base for tranquility and exploration in equal measure!
    Mr Lennon - June 2015
    We had a lovely week at the very special Druidaig Cottage. It is in a peaceful location near the loch, but not too far from the village/pub and the many mountains and beautiful places and attractions in the area. We didn't even have to eave the cottage to see wildlife and within just a few hundred years saw pine marten/roe deer/badger/otter. A lovely week and the cottage itself is spacious and comfy with a lovely garden. Our week really couldn't have been any better!  , September 2014.
    Mrs Zucchi Mutch - August 2014
    Druidaig is a lovely cottage in a great setting down a quiet single track road overlooking Loch Duich (and Eilean Donan castle .... if some of the trees were trimmed back!) The kitchen & dining area + utility are nicely modernised whilst the other rooms are pleasant and in keeping with the cottage. Its a great size for 5 or 6. Mattresses were a bit soft and worn out thats our only gripe. Great tv, great kitchen equipment etc If you like the outdoors, grand highland scenery, big (& smaller) walks & hikes, loch swimming (in wetsuit), boat trips, chance to visit Skye then its ideal.
    Mr Rafique - August 2014
    Lovely cottage, very comfortable, plenty of room for 6 people and dog! Plenty of open space for games outside for the children not too mention the great scenary on offer! Wonderful hill loch fishing, walks, cycling, horse riding near by and attractions to visit.
    Mr Henzell - July 2014
    We enjoined a wonderful New Year at Druidaig Cottage despite a lot of stormy weather. The cottage was well appointed and comfortable and located in the most beautiful part of Scotland, providing good access to numerous Munros, fabulous coast and the Isle of Skye. During our stay we saw otters, buzzards and an eagle. Just brilliant
    Mr Mills - December 2013
    Really enjoyed our stay in Scotland. It was my first time and I would go back there tomorrow. The scenery was just amazing. Especially enjoyed our boat trip from Elgol. Would recommend.
    Mrs Turton - August 2013
    The cottages ik OK, a bit oldfashioned and dark. It takes some time to get to other places. The Isle of Skye, for instance, is quite close, but needs a relatively long car ride to get there.
    Mr Van Den Hoogen - August 2013
    We had a wonderfull holiday at Druidaig Cottage, the scenery, the wildlife and location were all perfect including the weather! We are considering re-booking with family soon, to do it all again!
    Ms Travers - August 2013
    Nice cottage, pretty quiet location but very clean and tidy, only thing i would like to see is some newer furniture and the rooms dressed more modern. Other than that we had a great time unwinding at the cottage.
    Mr Chalmers - July 2013
    Loveley place to be! Next time we want tostay defenetly longer.
    Mr Haese - August 2012
    This cottage is really beautiful. We had the best time there, views over to the castle are incredible and the view from the driveway is phenomenal. We were fortunate to have really good weather, so we were out alot but coming back to the cottage felt like coming home! Really recommend this place to people who want to get away from the busy life!
    Mr Snelling - April 2012
    The cottage is very peaceful and remote, sitting as it does 5 miles down a dead end road by the side of Loch Duich. The modern kitchen and bathroom are excellent and the owner keen to ensure that the accommodation has everything that is required. Watch out for the wildlife in abundance; including woodpeckers, eagles and pine martens.
    Mrs Black - August 2011

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