Taobh na Dachaidh Holiday Cottage in the Scottish Highlands
Taobh na Dachaidh Holiday Cottagein the Scottish Highlands

Taobh na Dachaidh

Stunning Loch Carron Holiday Cottage

The cottage 'Taobh na Dachaidh' is at one end of a secluded pebble beach
The first view of the cottage

This cosy three-bedroom self-catering holiday cottage in the beautiful hamlet of Ardaneaskan right on the shores of Loch Carron offers easy access to the mountains, glens, rivers and seas of North West Scotland. The mountains of Skye and the village of Plockton can be seen across the loch.  


Decorated with a balance between modern and traditional and with a grassed garden and easy access to a secluded pebble beach (less than 30 seconds away!) the cottage provides quality accommodation in a unique and relaxed 'away from it all' setting.

  • Detatched crofting cottage
  • Sleeps up to four people in three bedrooms (two doubles and one twin)
  • Downstairs bathroom - one double bedroom downstairs
  • Cosy family accommodation
  • Just metres from the shoreline and beach
  • Quiet, outstanding location with stunning views
  • Ideal location for exploring the highlands of Scotland
  • Pet allowed (one small dog)
  • Wifi available (see comment in Accommodation page)
  • Real fire in sitting room​
The cottage in its own garden

Being the on the North Coast 500 (NC500), Lochcarron is in an ideal location to explore the south west corner of this stunning route that travels around the coasts of north Scotland.  The cottage, Taobh na Dachaidh in Ardaneaskan (just outside of Lochcarron) offers a great place to base yourselves for your exploration of this beautiful area. 


The What3Words location of the cottage is



Arrivals on your first day are OK any time after 4pm and departures on your last morning are to be by 9am.   

Arriving at the cottage in the evening

The cottage has been owned by various members of the same family for many many years.  It is situated a literal stone's throw from the beach in the hamlet of Ardaneaskan and is just a few miles from the popular lochside village of Lochcarron.


Lochcarron has a pub in the village and another one just a few miles up the road at Strathcarron.  The village has a well-stocked Spar supermarket with Post Office and several artists' studios.  There are excellent cafés and restaurants in the village and a few others in the surrounding area. 


Ardaneaskan is less than 10 miles from Strathcarron Railway Station (on the Kyle Line), is easily accessible by car and is a beautiful 2 hour drive from Inverness Airport.


The Isle of Skye is 30 miles round the other side of Loch Carron and the Highland mountains are within easy reach. The area offers great walking, cycling and touring with plenty of quiet coves, shorelines, hills/mountains and woods to explore.  


The beach by the cottage is a great place from where to explore the loch by kayak (if you have one and are confident paddling on open water).  The Kyle Line, said to be one of the best railway journeys in the country, runs along the other side of Loch Carron.


Lochcarron is on the south-western corner of the celebrated the North Coast 500 route.

A stunning view from the garden picnic bench

It was wonderful to live in a fairytale like house.  Thank you for having us - loved it.
(William (aged 10), Febuary 2023)


The fantastic views, the wildlife and the exceptional natural beauty of this place captures us every time we are here.

(Martin and Hilke, June 2022)


"After 20 years holidaying in Scotland, this has to be the most magical and amazing cottage" 
(Janet, Stuart, Alfie and Ollie, April 2019)


"This cottage is in a beautiful position - the best we have ever stayed in"
(Jim and Linda, September 2017)


We have been visiting and enjoying Ardaneaskan for over 50 years.  The idyllic setting and the views the cottage affords shows Scotland at its best.

(John and Rosa, Surrey, May 2013)


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View from the Cottage towards Skye
The view from Plockton, looking towards Ardaneaskan

Places of interest close by include Strome Castle, Atterdale Gardens, Applecross via the Bealach na Bà, Plockton, Shieldaig, Loch Torridon, Kyle of Lochalsh (and the bridge to Skye) and Eilean Donan Castle.


Slightly further afield you could try the Isle of Skye, Glenelg Brochs, Inverness, Strathpeffer, Dingwall, Loch Ness, Fort William and Fort Augustus to name just a few.


Of course, once you see the stunning location of the cottage, you may decide to stay local and enjoy the 'away from it all' sense of peace and breathtaking beauty surrounding the cottage, garden and beach.  Give yoursleves a chance to 'just be.'


Highland Council Short Term Let Licence Registration
Whilst we have yet to receice the full licence (backlog of applications) we have a submission confirmation - ref FS-CASE-549346729

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Taobh na Dachaidh




IV54 8YL

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Taobh na Dachaidh

c/o K&H Alexander,

Heatherburn Cottage,

Lochcarron, IV54 8YH


Mob:  07894 294520


E-mail: taobhnadachaidh@gmail.com

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