4 tranquil cottages on Highland estate nr Skye, Applecross & Eilean Donan
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Welcoming and cosy
After a day of exploration around this beautiful area,often in damp and cool conditions,we could not have asked for a more peaceful, warm and comfortable base to return to.
Everything you need is catered for.
The cottage is set in a lovely, quiet and tranquil location, the sound of sheep, cattle the only sounds likely to disturb you.
We hope to return soon.
Many thanks indeed for your kind remarks, we're glad you enjoyed it.
Relaxing week at East Bothy
The property is well equipped, impeccably clean and very homely. Sitting by the wood burning stove listening to the birds as the sun set was perfectly relaxing.
The location is excellent, there is plenty to do on the doorstep and Torridon and Applecross are under an hour away. We also enjoyed a day sea kayaking at Plockton.
Many thanks for taking the time to give us a good review, we all appreciate it very much.
A cosy Bothy nestling in beautiful scenery
We have been coming to this site for many years now and never tire of its beauty and idyllic setting. Superb walks for all. close sightings of deer that roam the Estate. Good local restaurants especially if you like seafood. Ideal for children's safety and dogs welcome.
Many thanks for your kind words.
Cosy cottage. Great location
Attadale Holiday Cottages, Strathcarron, Wester Ross
I stayed with a friend in the East Bothy on the Attadale Estate, from October 8 – 15. We thoroughly enjoyed the break. The weather was superb, the Scottish Midge largely absent. The East Bothy was cosy, clean and well presented.
Downstairs there is an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, very well equipped with everything that might be needed; also some really thoughtful touches, like freshly picked flowers from the Gardens, tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and fresh eggs, all very welcome when arriving after a long journey.
The Welcome pack was particularly helpful and comprehensive, with information on all you need to know to get the best out of your break.
Also the Comments/Feedback book, which contained some useful recommendations from previous guests with regard to places to visit, eat out, etc.
There is no TV (we didn’t miss it at all!); but a DVD player and WiFi are both available.
We loved the wood burning stove and the plentiful supply of logs.
Also the sight from the windows of deer grazing on the grass outside.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with two singles, all very comfortable.
In terms of the location, the four holiday cottages are set in beautiful surroundings.
There is an invigorating walk from the cottages to Bendronaig Lodge and back, a distance of some 12 miles or so. We were very glad to be offered a lift there by the head stalker and enjoyed the walk back down, which was sufficiently invigorating for two 70+ year olds!
A series of three hydro electric schemes are currently being installed on the Attadale Estate, with completion due in late Spring /early Summer 2017. It was interesting to observe progress, and we didn’t find that this work impinged in any way on the peace and quiet of the location.
As a guest at the cottages you are allowed free and unlimited access to the Gardens, which are well worth a visit.
This is a good base for exploring further afield: e.g. 20 miles from the Skye Bridge, 18 miles from Eilean Donan Castle. I can also recommend the drive to Applecross, over the Bealach na Ba or ‘Pass of the Cattle’. The road rises to a height of 2,053 ft from sea level in about four miles and is acknowledged to be the most spectacular pass in Scotland. Single track throughout, it also provides some of the most challenging driving in the country.
All in all, a great experience.
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such a comprehensive review for other visitors. We all much appreciate it and know that they will find it very useful.
A lovely cottage in a beautiful highland estate
East Bothy was a well appointed cottage in the lovely Attadale Estate. It was clean, comfortable and warm. Electric heaters are installed in each room and there is a log fire for really cold evenings. The Estate workers were helpful if anything is required.
Although the Estate is served by the railway (Attadale Station is about 1 mile from the cottage) to get the most out of the area visitors will need a car. Close by are Loch Carron, Skye, Applecross and Loch Torridan. Low level walks and mountain climbs are both possible from this cottage.
Visitors to the cottage have free access to the beautiful Attadale Gardens which are well worth seeing
Our holiday at The East Bothy was probably the best we've had in Scotland, during 40 years . We would certainly recommend this property and the surrounding area to others.
Thank you so much for this kind review - we all very much appreciate it.
A gem in the highlands
East Bothy is a favourite cottage of ours, perfect location, access to visit a beautiful garden and spotlessly clean and cosy. Very well kitted out, clean and fresh decor and lots of wood for the log burning stove. Walks up the hill road and beyond are amazing, views are spectacular, a real gem in the highlands.
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