Braeintra is a tiny hamlet on the single-track road to Plockton, between Kyle of Lochalsh and Stromeferry on Scotland's incomparable west coast. Here, standing high and set back above the road is Tigh Braeintra, a quite superb and immaculate house, which has been beautifully fitted and furnished by its proud new owners.
A sweeping drive leads up to the house through extensive sloping and well fenced gardens, with veranda, pond, and glorious views down the valley towards the mountains of Skye. There is parking for several vehicles beside the house.
Inside, the accommodation is bright, spacious and of a quality to delight the most fastidious guest. A bright, roomy hallway leads to a 'double' sitting room, its two parts joined by an arch, with wood burner and French doors to the decking outside; there is a very large and state-of -the-art dining kitchen, again splendidly equipped, and a downstairs twin bedroom and shower room. Upstairs, by an open tread staircase, are two king-size double bedrooms, one with balcony, again giving magnificent views of the mountains, and bathroom. There is also an upstairs study/sitting room. A particular feature of the house is the panelled ceilings, which give the house, (as if it needed anything else) considerable character. The house has oil-fired central heating.
If the immediate surroundings and the accommodation cannot fail to please, the same can be said of the area. Within the hour, you can be 'over the sea to Skye' by means of the Skye Bridge, climbing in the Cuillins or, by staying on the mainlands, the Five Sisters of Kintail above Loch Duich. Picturesque Plockton, with its palm trees along the loch front, has some superb restaurants and is a favourite tourist spot. To the north is Strathcarron, (shops, hotel, and golf course) from where you can take the spectacular Pass of the Cattle over to Applecross (strong nerve required but infinitely rewarding) on the wonderful peninsula of the same name. Or you can go further north to Torridon for more walking and climbing is some of Scotland's most spectacular mountains, and Gairloch.
Those with an interest in wildlife will find plenty to interest them - deer, pine marten, otters and buzzards and eagles in the skies above. And even if the dreaded Highland midge comes to call, the owners have thoughtfully provided a midge gulper for the garden!
We feel sure that Tigh Braeintra is a house to which you will wish to return again and again.
Bed linen, towels, and the first £25 of each of electricity and oil-CH are included in the rental. Up to two well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement. Wi-fi is available, subject to provider. Smoking is not permitted in the cottage. Because of the pond, the house is not really suitable for children under 5.
Accommodation (sleeps 6):
- Sitting room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD and CD player.
- Kitchen/Dining room with induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier, etc.
- Twin bedroom.
- Room with shower, WC and wash basin.
- Double bedroom (king-size).
- Double bedroom (king-size).
- Bathroom with bath, with shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Study/Sitting room.