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

Location / Directions / Driving

If you have a SatNav, the Cottage postcode is IV54 8YL - it will probably suggest one of the routes outlined below.


The What3Words location of the cottage is



Taobh na Dachaidh is in Ardaneaskan.  Virtually at the end of the road there is a small car park with a traditional red phone box - park there.  There is a gravel path that leads off from the car park - at the end of this path (around 50 yards) there are two cottages, Taobh na Dachaidh is the one on the left.  We ask that you walk down the path, leaving your car in the car park - the path is not built for vehicles.  Please therefore park your car in the car park throughout your stay.


Ardaneaskan is at the end of a no-through road from Lochcarron.  Having gone through the village of Lochcarron (heading west) take the left turn into Church Street just after the shinty field, signposted North Strome and Ardaneaskan.


Lochcarron is on the A896.  We have described four routes when travelling from the south:  

  1. Smoothest route.  Take the A9 from Perth towards Inverness.  After Inverness take the A835 signposted to Ullapool.  Just after Garve, turn left on the A832 signposted Gairloch and Kyle of Lochalsh.  At the roundabout at Achnasheen, turn left on the A890 signposted to Kyle of Lochalsh.  At the Strathcarron Junction carry straight on on the A896 signposted Lochcarron and Shieldaig.
  2. Shorter but twistier version of route 1.  Take A9 from Perth towards Inverness.  Turn left at Dalwhinnie on to A889 then turn left at Laggan, taking A86 to Spean Bridge and turn right on to A82.  Turn left at Invergarry taking A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh.  At end, turn left again heading for Kyle.  Before you get to Kyle, turn right on to the A890 to Gairloch and Lochcarron.  After crossing the railway at Strathcarron turn left at the end on the A896 to Lochcarron and Shieldaig.
  3. Picturesque route 1.  Take the M80 from Glasgow towards Stirling.  Turn onto the M9 then leave at junction signposted A84 to Stirling, Callander and Crianlarich.  Go straight throught Crianlarich joining A82 following signs to Fort William.  Stay on A82 at Tyndrum.  

    Pass though Rannoch Moor, down Glencoe and continue on to Fort William.  Leave Fort William following A82 signs to Inverness, turning left (still A82) at Spean Bridge. Turn left at Invergarry taking A87 signposted to Kyle of Lochalsh.  At end, turn left again heading for Kyle.  Before you get to Kyle, turn right on to the A890 signposted to Gairloch and Lochcarron.  After crossing the railway at Strathcarron turn left at the end on the A896 signposted to Lochcarron and Shieldaig.

  4. Picturesque route 2.  Take the A82 from Glasgow towards then along the shore of Loch Lomond.  At Crianlarich turn left staying on the A82 then continue, again staying on the A82 at Tyndrum.  Continue as per route 3.


It is probably worth noting here that it might be a good idea to 'fill up' at Inverness or Fort William, depending on your route here, as there are few filling stations after those until you get to Kyle of Lochalsh or Lochcarron (where fuel is available).  Fuel prices would be better at Inverness and Fort William too!


AND - do be aware that deer, goats and sheep are commonly on the road in this area, so take care, especially at dawn and dusk.


How to Drive on Single Track Roads

This video contains some valuable information about driving on roads in this area, particularly the single track roads  - please do give it a watch.

And just for information, Rule 155 of the Highway Code says:

Single track roads - these are only wide enough for one vehicle.  They may have special passing places.  If you see a vehicle coming towards you, or the driver behind wants to overtake, pull into a passing place on your left, or wait opposite a passing place on your right. Give way to vehicles coming uphill whenever you can.  If necessary, reverse until you reach a passing place to let the other vehicle pass.  Slow down when passing pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.


And Rule 156 of the Highway Code says:

Do not park in passing places.


See https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code

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Cottage Address

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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