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Taigh na Carr

Letterfearn, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1110814)

4.9

Outstanding

Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Calder

    “An outstanding property in a breath taking location.”

    If you need some down time there is no better place to take it. A legacy LHH property but I have to say that the service we received from Skye’s was excellent. Eileen, Glasgoe

    If you need some down time there is no better place to take it. A legacy LHH property but I have to say that the service we received from Skye’s was excellent. Eileen, Glasgoe

    - Mrs Calder, November 2022

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bedroom with en-suite with oval bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen/diner and sitting area
  • Air source underfloor heating with solar heated stairwell and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, drying room, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cafetiere
  • Smart TV, WiFi, local interest books, novels
  • Fuel, power, and a starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Non-enclosed garden with decking area and off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shop 12.3 miles, pub 5.2 miles
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Smart TV but no reception so please bring downloaded films
  • Note: No shoes in this property, so Please bring indoor shoes/slippers
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot
  • Note: Non-enclosed garden, please supervise children at all times
  • Note: The bed in bedroom 2 is a king-size zip-link as standard, if you require this to be a twin, please contact us to advise

The property

Taigh na Carr nestles at the bottom of a hill on the south shore of Loch Duich in the North West Highlands, one of the most dramatic and stunningly beautiful mountainous areas of Scotland. The startling beauty of the area is reflected and matched in the creation of this architecturally fascinating house. Hugely spacious, light and airy, built mainly with glass, wood and local stone, the house offers fantastic views across the loch, with the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains just beyond - tempting you to explore. During your stay you may be lucky enough to spot the resident Letterfearn otters or porpoises from the bay just across the lane. Golden and White Tailed sea eagles soar overhead and deer graze the hillside behind. However, you may very well be enthralled by the visitors to the deck - a badger and a pine marten. Turn out the lights after dusk and leave out a small plate of chopped apples and a mixture of nuts/honey or peanut butter, keep a low profile inside and you may very well find yourself up close and personal to either of these beautiful creatures! We hope the images speak for themselves, but Taigh na Carr is a truly breathtaking house and location. For hill walkers, runners, kayakers, wild swimmers it couldn't be better. Mountains can be accessed almost from the house, the loch is immediately below the house and the quiet single track road along the lochside is a joggers dream. Return to the house and immediately inside you have the huge double shower room or alternatively luxuriate in the large oval bath in the king en suite room. This is an eco house in many aspects but in particular the heating arrangement. An air source heat pump powers the underfloor heating but the clever arrangement of a solar heated stairwell and sliding internal windows circulates the warm air from below up to the upper floor. Solar gain glass and substantial air sealed doors ensure comfort year round. Eco cleaning products are used throughout the house. Clean lines and eco living characterise Taigh na Carr. The top-lit dining/kitchen areas sit below a mezzanine floor which accommodates 2 spacious en suite bedrooms, one king size bedroom and one superking/twin bedroom. The ground floor is large and glassed on 3 sides allowing maximum light throughout the day and year and offers views to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle in the distance. This is a truly special house in a truly special location, which, if you do not already know, is second to none for Highland magnificence.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

About the location

GLENELG

Shiel Bridge 9 miles; Skye 46.2 miles; Uig 68.9 miles; Broadford 29.2 miles.

Just ten miles from the main route to the Isle of Skye, the small coastal village of Glenelg lies on the shores of the Sound of Sleat, surrounded by scenery deemed magnificent even by West Highland standards. The glen has preserved its unspoilt beauty and sense of isolation, yet remains within easy reach of the more well-known centres of attraction in the area. Overlooking the Isle of Skye, it is situated on the route once used by drovers from Skye to get their cattle to the mainland, crossing over the narrow Kyle Rhea straits. A couple of miles from the village on the Arnisdale road you will find Sandaig bay, named "Camusfearna" by Gavin Maxwell in his novel Ring of Bright Water, and where there is a cairn for his beloved otter Edal. Glenelg also has the best preserved Pictish Brochs on mainland Scotland. The ruins of Bernera Barracks, an 18th Century garrison for English government troops, still stand next to the village.

Note: The bed in bedroom 2 is a king-size zip-link as standard, if you require this to be a twin, please contact us to advise. Note: No shoes in this property, so Please bring indoor shoes/slippers. Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Non-enclosed garden, please supervise children at all times. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

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