With wonderful views across Loch Carron towards Duncraig Castle , this traditional stone holiday cottage is set in the heart of the National Trust village of Plockton. Refurbished to a very high standard, it overlooks the harbour and has its own secure hillside garden to the rear, as well as a lochside garden across the road.
Thriving as a result of the influence of the North Atlantic Drift, many palm trees adorn the area, giving the village an almost Mediterranean feel. Yachts and dinghies sail past leisurely, and together with the pretty flower-filled gardens of the houses lining the shore, and the brilliance of Plockton’s light effects, the village has become something of a haunt for artists, who can often be seen busy at their easels. Plockton’s claim to fame arrived in the mid-1990s, when the BBC selected the village as the setting for three of its series of the television drama Hamish Macbeth. Originally Plockton was a crofting hamlet until the eighteenth century, when it became prosperous as a small fishing port and prawns are still landed at the old pier. Seal spotting and fishing trips can be arranged from here, and the village boasts a fine selection of inns serving seafood specialities.
Apart from the village of Plockton itself, the National Trust also oversees the Lochalsh Woodland garden on the Balmacara Estate, and the medieval ruins of Strome Castle. Close by is the former Jacobite fortress of Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photographed castles ever. A picture of enchantment, it is situated at the meeting place of three lochs and joined to the mainland by a causeway. Within a few miles also are the magnificent Falls of Glomach, tumbling down a sheer drop of 750ft. Applecross and Wester Ross are nearby, with the Isle of Skye bridge, 6 miles. Hill walking, fly fishing and water sports locally. Shops 50 yards.
Cosy sitting-room with open fire. Spacious dining room with study area, leading to beautifully furnished and well-equipped pine kitchen. Cloakroom/toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (power shower) and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with antique brass beds. Bathroom with shower cubicle (power shower) and toilet.
- Open fire – logs inc
- Elec, NSH, convector heaters, bed linen and towels inc
- Three TVs
- Two videos (small library)
- DVD (small library)
- Tel (honesty box)
- Garden and patio with furniture
- Roadside parking or public car park 50 yds
- Pet free of charge
- No smoking
Customer Reviews of Sannachan, Plockton, Sleeps 6
1st comment: A cosy, well equipped property in a stunning setting. Excellent walking on the doorstep. Quality eating places in the village. Dec 2011.
2nd comment: Fantastic location, the views were brilliant in all weather! Cosy cottage. Lots of lovely places to eat in the village. Great walks from the doorstep. Oct 2011.
3rd comment: This cottage has the best view in Plockton. It is exceptionally well equipped and we were very lucky to have stopped here. Oct 2011.
4th comment: Fully equipped in a beautiful location. Nov 2010.
5th comment: Spacious, well equipped and in an excellent location. Aug 2010.
6th comment: Location in the village, beautiful view. Aug 2010.
7th comment: Excellent location and overall a very pleasant and well-equipped property with a good layout. We enjoyed the outdoor space. Traditional cottage style which we liked. It is in the middle of the village and so is - as you would expect - quite a busy spot. Aug 2010.
8th comment: Very well appointed. Generous provision of dvds and barbecue equipment, cleaning items etc. July 2010.
9th comment: The property was furnished in a very tasteful, homely and cosy way and was surprisingly roomy (although there were only 4 of us in a 6 bed cottage). The best thing about the property, however, was its location with stunning views out of all the front windows across the bay, the loch and the hills beyond. The fact that it also had a front garden on the shores of the loch was a further excellent feature. July 2010.
10th comment: A beautiful cottage in a stunning setting. Well fitted out kitchen. Showers excellent. Back garden very steep but worth the climb for the view. Garden at front small but charming. Our first visit it won’t be our last. June 2010.
11th Comment Sannachan provides all what we desire for a relaxing holiday. Good standards of cleanliness, local amenities and a warm friendly cottage. The spacious rooms make for good relaxation and family a holiday without being under each others feet. The cottage is well equipped should the weather be poor. We visit this cottage 3-4 times a year! Oct 2009.
12th Comment It was beautifully situated and was so well equipped, it was a pleasure to spend a week there. It was everything a holiday cottage should be. Aug 2009.
13th Comment It was our third time in this property and we would book it again. Location excellent and local sea food delicious. June 2009.
14th Comment The cottage is in a wonderful position with stunning views. Very cosy and comfortable and very well equipped. Would return without hesitation. May 2009.
15th Comment Charming cottage in Loch side location, locals very friendly. Feb 2009.
16th Comment The location is superb. Excellent well presented and equipped cottage. Friendly locals! Aug 2009.
17th Comment Really cosy Home from home Superb views. Sept 2009.
18th Comment An excellent property in a beautiful location. Oct 2008.
19th Comment A beautiful cottage with extraordinary views - we felt very proud as passers by gave us envious looks! The caretaker of the cottage was very helpful and was a mind of useful local information which greatly enhanced our holiday. July 2006.