Glayva Cottage is located in the heart of the pretty village of Lochcarron, most of the houses are traditional
whitewashed fishing cottages located along the north shore of the tidal sea loch, Loch Carron
In the village there are two hotels (each with a bar and a restaurant), a small supermarket, a petrol station, a local
butcher, a post office, a bank, a cafe and a bistro. Glayva cottage is in the centre of the village and only a few
hundred metres away from any of the main amenities. There is a lochside footpath along the length of the main
village which means that even a walk to the shop can be a pleasure.
In the loch you will frequently see dolphins, seals, porpoises and otters, with pine marten, deer and eagles often
seen around the village itself.
Lochcarron village is ideally located for fishing, walking, wildlife spotting, diving, for touring the West Highlands and
Skye or just relaxing - the availability of local shops and pubs means that you don't need to use the car every day in
If you choose to explore, we're only about 20 miles from Applecross with its famous Inn which recently found more
fame when the BBC series Monty Halls' Great Escape was filmed nearby. It is an easy drive of less than 30 minutes
north to the pretty fishing village of Shieldaig and the hikers paradise of Torridon. Within half an hour to the south is
the stunning Eilean Donan castle, the Skye Bridge and the beautiful village of Plockton (famed for seal trips, palm
trees and Hamish McBeth!)
Should you choose to 'let the train take the strain' there is a station three miles away in Strathcarron (it is possible to
walk to the station but there is no footpath) but there is a taxi in Lochcarron able to drop off and pick up at the station
(or the convenient hotel next to the station). The line from Lochcarron takes you to either Inverness or the Skye
Bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh - either way, it's a stunning journey.
There really is so much to see and do in the area that a website really can't do it justice - you'll just have to come up
and see it!!
Glayva Luxury Holiday Cottage
Main Street, Lochcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YB
At a glance
Eilean Donan 20mi
Skye Bridge 22mi
Sorry, no pets