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A tranquil, wildlife haven with stunning loch and mountain views - pet friendly.

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Mountain view
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Kyle, SCT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFive Sisters of Kintail9 min drive
  • Popular LocationEilean Donan Castle17 min drive
  • Popular LocationGlas Eilean24 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1200 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

A tranquil, wildlife haven with stunning loch and mountain views - pet friendly.

Lakefront cottage with kitchen and fireplace
Set on the shores of Loch Duich, this delightful cottage is one of two forester's cottages and a cabin standing in isolation and accessed by a single track road four miles from the A87. Enjoying a high degree of privacy, Saraig offers the best of both worlds basking in peace and quiet yards away from the water's edge, yet is only 25 minutes from the Kyle of Lochalsh which has a supermarket, medical centre, swimming pool and train station. Within easy driving distance are a couple of restaurants, a welcoming bar and Kintail Crafts, a delightful Aladdin's Cave of a shop.

All photographs are of Saraig, taken from Saraig, or taken from the shores of Loch Duich in front of Saraig.

Surrounded by mountain and loch, the ever-changing views from this cottage are truly spectacular making it a perfect retreat for those who want to get away from it all. On a clear night, the milky way is visible and in the distance, far enough away not to cause light pollution, the illuminated Eilean Donan Castle shimmers in the dark.

With 22 Munros in the area and miles of coastline, Saraig is perfect for hillwalking and rambling. It is also ideal for cycling, sailing, and wildlife enthusiasts (apart from a huge array of birds, we have a pine martens and badgers, who regularly visit the back garden plus seals, porpoises and otters are sometimes spotted from the lounge window). Loch Duich is a sea loch and permission to fish it is not needed.

There is so much to see and do in the area a week is hardly long enough. Within easy reach is Eilean Donan Castle, the iron age brochs of Glenelg, Attadale and Armadale gardens, the dramatic Falls of Glomach, plus boat trips galore including a glass-bottomed boat trip and Calum's seal trips. At certain times of the year there are also whalewatching trips. There is a wide variety of walks from the challenging Five Sisters of Kintail and Saddle to a gentle stroll along the shores of Loch Duich right outside the front gate. Wander through deserted glens, alongside bubbling burns, through dense forest, past cascading waterfalls (numerous after heavy rainfall). The township road Saraig stands on is a very quiet , single track lane which gradually peters out, the only traffic being cars accessing the cottages along the lochside. It is a lovely walk with stunning views, lapping waves and the chance of spotting otters and seals. Herons frequent the area and from time to time eagles, deer and dolphins can be seen.

The interior of this cottage is charming with a log burning stove at its heart. This spacious yet cosy cottage sleeps 6 people over 3 bedrooms - 2 king and 1 twin, two bathrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen and pantry. The beds are wonderfully comfortable with good quality bedding. All bedrooms enjoy views of the loch. All in all if you want a relaxing, tranquil holiday then Saraig is ideal for your needs; if you want a holiday packed full of outdoor activities then Saraig is perfect for the job; if you want to visit castles, historic sites, gardens, and tour much of the northwest highlands and islands, then Saraig is the base for you.

One last note - it is possible to get married anywhere in Scotland including on the beach, and this is precisely what two of Saraig's guests did. With a piper piping the bride from the cottage, it was a fairytale wedding as the sound of the bagpipes echoed around the mountains. The bride herself described it as magical.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Paula Reynolds

Languages

English

Property amenities

Beach

  • Near the beach

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Dining

  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove

Entertainment

  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 20

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area

Kyle

Located in Kyle, this cottage is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Carron are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Glen Shiel and Five Sisters of Kintail. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Five Sisters of Kintail - 9 min drive
  • Eilean Donan Castle - 17 min drive
  • Glas Eilean - 24 min drive
  • Glenelg Brochs - 72 min drive
  • Loch Hourn - 108 min drive

Getting around

  • Strathcarron Station - 27 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Wee Bun House - 6 min drive
  • The Clachan - 8 min drive
  • PizzaJo - 9 min drive
  • Manuela´s Wee Bakery - 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 31 out of 34 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 34 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 34 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 34 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 34 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children, Travelled with pets, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
this area is really lovely so quite fantastic views the wildlife is abundant .whats not to say
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic stay yet again
Great location, stunning scenery, cosy yet spacious cottage, pine Marten and badger every night. We will be back.
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Saraig
Excellent property in a great location.
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Perfect
What can I say! Absolutely stunning location and beautiful, ever changing views from all rooms. The cottage was warm and cozy, much bigger than I thought it would be and had everything you might need or have forgotten to take. Civilisation and shopping were only a short drive away but, when you returned, you could leave it all behind again. Badgers, pine martens and a plethora of birds kept us entertained when we could drag ourselves away from the view. In the spirit of being helpful I would suggest bringing slippers (we forgot!) as the kitchen floor can be chilly when standing for longer periods to cook but the house itself was lovely and warm. Paula was a great host and we would be more than happy to book again.
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful beautiful beautiful
Saraig cottage is a truly amazing place to have a holiday, It is so peaceful situated right on the loch with stunning views in all directions. We saw lots of wildlife including otters at the front of the cottage, seals at the end of the lane and a golden eagle flew over the cottage toward the 5 sisters. So many walks to go on and you away from the normal busy spots so felt so relaxed. Paula is a great host who is there for you as much or as little as you need and we were blown away by the welcome gifts. We all said the same on the last day..we have to come back!
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2022