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Attadale Holiday Cottages are at Strathan, which is a mile up the glen from the entrance to Attadale Estate nestling between the hills and fields near the river Attadale. There is even a small burn running through the garden. A tranquil place, the only noise comes from the sheep, cows and wildlife that surround the cottages. Deer even wander in during the evening to graze. Traffic on the narrow road that leads up to the cottages is only estate traffic or visitors staying in one of the cottages. Attadale is ideal for family holidays and for visitors of all ages who appreciate the peace.
A few miles down the road are all the facilities of Lochcarron with its shops, restaurants and sporting and sailing facilities on spectacular Loch Carron. Beautiful Loch Maree and the famous gardens at Inverewe are within easy reach while, just over the bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh, there is the celebrated Isle of Skye with its romantic history and stunning scenery.
Within walking distance
Attadale offers glorious walking. There are two munros on the estate. There is fishing for brown trout available for those energetic enough to climb up to lochs in the hills above. The recent ambitious restocking programme of the River Carron means that daily passes are available for those who wish to try their luck for salmon. Day passes available from Roddy MacLennan on 07818 032 368 in Lochcarron on the North side of the loch.
Attadale provides an ideal base from which to explore both to the North, where it is not too far to Applecross via Bealch na Ba (pass of the cattle), Torridon and beyond to Inverewe or South to Plockton, also on Loch Carron, and beyond, to the Isle of Skye, Glen Elg or to Eilean Donan Castle. All of which are comfortable day trips from Attadale.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they will not trouble the sheep or deer.
If you play golf, Lochcarron has its own 9-hole course in a superb loch side location and visitors are very welcome. For railway enthusiasts, we have the famous Kyle Line which featured as one of Michael Palin’s “Great Railway Journeys of the World”. You can view the entire programme here, although the Lochcarron part of the journey is only featured in the last 15 minutes of the programme
Dark Skies Offer Great Stargazing
Just like many other places in the Scottish Highlands, the region around Attadale has a very low degree of light pollution (More details can be found for example on the map by the CPRE – the Campaign to Protect Rural England). If you spend some time at our Holiday Cottages, why not venture outside for a bit of stargazing in the evening or even in the middle of the night? If the sky is clear enough, you might even be able to see the Milky Way!
Also, on the website of Dark Sky Discovery you can see the Dark Sky Discovery Sites in the Highlands, especially on the Isle of Skye. More specific information about stargazing on the Isle of Skye, as well as a nice leaflet with an introduction to stargazing, can be found here.