Situated at the foot of the Five Sisters of Kintail, a famous set of Munros popular with climbers all year round, Tigh an Aullt is the highest of all the cottages in the Scottish village of Allt na Chruine.
Nestled tight into the hillside, this three bedroom cottage is set in a truly outstanding location; with exceptional views over the loch and of the surrounding mountains and rugged rivers. A stunning landscape, whatever the season.
A cosy, warm and well-furnished cottage, Tigh an Aullt sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms set over two floors and has recently benefited from some additional renovations. On the ground floor, a comfortable sitting room features two large leather sofas, a TV with a DVD player, a music system and a multi-fuel stove, perfect for cosy evenings after enjoying days exploring and walking. Towards the rear of the sitting room, a further sofa and armchair along with a telescope has been thoughtfully provided in front of the large front windows that boasts stunning views out over Loch Duich towards Mam Ratagan. Guests can enjoy viewing dolphins, seals, porpoises, otters and sea birds close up.
A modern kitchen is very well-equipped, where appliances include an electric oven with a gas hob, coffee machine, a digital steamer and slow cooker. A breakfast bar overlooking Loch Duich and Mam Ratagan and provides a lovely spot to grab breakfast or a quick cuppa. An adjoining utility room features a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer, an additional sink and access to the garden.
The separate dining room boasts a large oak table and seating for 6 and magnificent views across the top of the loch and provides guests with the perfect place to gather everyone together for relaxing family suppers.
The three bedrooms include a master double bedroom with king-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom ( with Jacuzzi bath), a twin bedroom and a bunk bedroom. The family bathroom features a bath, separate shower and the added luxury of a two-person Swedish sauna.
The garden is sheltered where a BBQ and outdoor seating has been provided so guests can sit and relax to watch and enjoy the many birds that visit. Frequent visitors are house martens, and this wonderful creature can usually be enticed with some bread, butter and strawberry jam.
Sitting room: Two large leather sofas, TV with DVD player, music system, fireplace with multi-fuel stove, then additional seating, a telescope and sliding doors lead to patio area.
Kitchen: Electric oven with gas hob, dishwasher, coffee machine, slow cooker, steamer, breakfast bar with high stools
Utility room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, additional sink and direct access to the garden.
Dining room: Large oak table with seating for six people, Welsh-dresser and bookcase.
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with king-size bed, built-in wardrobes, a chest of drawers and en-suite bathroom featuring a Jacuzzi bath with shower unit, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 2: Twin room with two full size single beds, built-in wardrobe and bed-side cabinets.
Bedroom 3: Bunk room with full size bunk beds, built in wardrobe and wash basin
Bathroom: Bath, wash basin and WC, plus two person Swedish sauna and a separate shower cubicle.
Patio area and garden with river running alongside it.
Lockable garage for storage
Just a mile away is the little hamlet of Shiel Bridge, with a local shop and filling shop. The Skye Bridge is also only a 15 mile drive away, and provides access to Kyle of Lochalsh, which is known locally for it’s shopping and facilities, including a post office, supermarket, and own railway station. Eilean Donan Castle is definitely worth a day trip during a visit to the Highlands. Another way to view the local scenery is via the skye ferry that sets sail from the Glenelg jetty towards Skye.