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

Reviews / Guest Book Comments

Below are some comments written in our Guest Book by those who have stayed in the cottage.  We hope that you find them useful in helping you to decide about staying here at Taobh na Dachaidh.

Comments from 2023

Thank you Helen and Kevin for making it possible to stay in such a special and beautiful place.  The cottage was just perfect and very cosy.  We've all had a relaxing time - it's so lovely we didn't travel very far, mainly cycled back and forth to Lochcarron, pottered about on the beach and enjoyed time reuniting as a family.  We'd love to come back again!
(Simon, Maggie, Madelaine, Christopher and Josephine (West Yorkshire and Canada)


Well, what to say?  I'm descended from the last family to live here and first visited in 1963!  From the outside all is as it was, but Helen and Kevin's refurbishment of the interior has truely transformed 'the cottage' but in a very sympathetic way - keeping so many touches from the 'original.'  Changed, improved for sure, yet I still felt I was back in the place I always knew and loved.  Other reviews will tell you be best places to walk and to visit - I just wanted to thank Helen and Kevin for taking it all on and being such wonderful custodians of Taobh na Dachaidh.  We'll be back.

(Ian and Kären, Cornwall, May 2023)


We have enjoyed a few days from it all in this lovely hideaway.  A 'thin place' offering time for reflection and thankfulness for the beauty all around.  We recommend Bealach Café and the newly opened Old Butchers Café in Lochcarron for tasty food and a warm welcome.

(Tom and Kathy, Devon, May 2023)


It was wonderful to live in a fairytale like house.  It was fun to see and find new things, like the mouse in the wall.  So thank you for having us - loved it.

(William aged 10 and 2 months)
(Claire, David, Lorne, Alexander and William, Edinburgh, Febuary 2023)

Comments from 2022

We have had a fantastic week.  The location of the cottage is superb and the weather has been fantastic.  Wonderful walks, marvellous seafood and a comfortable cottage to come back to.  We have seen otters and buzzards from the cottage garden and cannot wait to come back. (Nick)
We've visited the Highlands for many years and Lochcarron several times, but this has to be one of ther very best locations.  Wonderful week enjoyed with my Dad and junior collie - brilliant weather for walking in Torridon and lazy beach-days.  Would love to come back.  (Damian)
(Damian and Nick, Durham, September 2022)


We had the most amazing week in this lovely cottage.  Went for a swim on the hottest day (a bit fresh), but lovely to cool off.  We have seen the otter most days and have enjoyed watching it.  And have enjoyed the seals entertaining us too.  We have stay-cationed for years and this has to be the best equipped cottage we have stayed in and the best view.  Thank you.

(Liz and Ken, Perthshire, July 2022)


We loved staying in your lovely cottage with its homely feeling and amazing views.  We had great weather too and enjoyed sitting outside in the sunshine.  Taobh na Dachaidh also proved a great base for walking trips - we enjoyed trails from Coulags and Achnashellach and had a great trip to Skye too.  Thank you for making a special holiday.
(Glenn, Louis and Elsa, Edinburgh)


Another fantastic week of painting, cycling, walking and unwinding in this beautiful cottage.  We were in the sea every morning and the weather was kind most of the week.  The otterwas on the rocks at the bottom of the garden on two occasions and we saw red squirrels for the first time in many years.  A lovely visit - we will be back.  Thank you for a wondewrful stay.
(Jill, Richard and Coralie, London, June 2022)


Once again we had a wonderful time in your lovely cottage.  The fantastic views, the wildlife and the exceptional natural beauty of this place captures us every time we are here.  Thank you Helen and Kevin for your hospitality, we will definitely be back again!

(Martin and Hilke, Germany, June 2022)


This is our first stay at the cottage - it was a wonderful break.  The cottage is fantastic, very quirky.  Helen and Kevin were brilliant.  We will definitely be back again.  Oh, and we saw the otter which was amazing.

(Martin and Rosey, Liverpool, June 2022)


It has been so lovely to visit the cottage again!  We had fabulous weather and the children loved having the beach on the doorstep.  We enjoyed visits to Eilean Donan Castle, Applecross, Fairy Pools on Skye and a boat trip on the Seaprobe Atlantis from Kyle.  Great fish and chips there too.  We are looking forward to visiting again before too long.
(Matt, Bex, Benjamin and Phoebe, Surrey, May 2022)


We had a lovely time in your beautiful cottage.  What a view!  Despite the rain we enjoyed it very much.  Mostly at the end of the day it became dry and then we went for beautiful walks.  On one of the first days sunny we walked up Beinn Bhàn on the Applecross peninsular, a beautiful corbet!  At Kishorn Seafood Bar you can eat wonderful seafood (you can walk to this restaurant (2 hours), lunch and walk back (2 hours)) and in Kyle of Lochalsh you can buy seafood.  Dear Helen and Kevin, thanks a lot.

(Antonia and William, Netherlands, May 2022) 


Thank you so much Helen and Kevin for all your kindness and letting me stay in your beautiful cottage.  A truely peaceful stay with these magical views.  Hopefully be back again soon.
(Sam, Kent, March 2022)


Our third time here has been every bit as enjoyable as previous stays and the stunning views never fail to impress.  The kids love coming here more with age, so we will be back again!
(Mark, Andrea, Ben and Emily,  Tyne and Wear, March 2022)
(Thanks to Mark for his 'Arriving at the cottage in the evening' photo on the Home page - Ed)

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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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