FEATURES

General Information
Type:Cottage, Self Catering
Bedrooms:3
Double: 2, Twin: 1
Sleeps: 4
Pets: No (guide dog only)

Room Conveniences
TV: Yes
Tea Coffee Making : Self Catering
WiFi Broadband : No

More Information
Non Smoking Only
Utilities: Included
Languages: English, Gaelic

Exterior Amenities
Parking: Off Road Car Park
Garden : Yes

Location
Kyle Railway Station: 17 miles
Inverness Airport: 74 miles
Bus: Local & Regional in Kyle of Lochalsh and Shiel Bridge

 


CONTACTS & BOOKING

Email: click here to send priority email

International Tel: +44 1599 555201

UK Tel : 01599 555201

Postal Enquiries:
Miss Christine Matheson
Aird View
Caroline Street
Dornie
Ross-shire
IV40 8EH

Things to see and do : A gallery of images from around Lochalsh and Skye


The tiny hamlet of Letterfearn is a typical Highland community lying at the foot of the hills on the sea across from the Isle of Skye. A walk out the front door takes you on to the shore of Loch Duich, amidst spectacular scenery where you can watch otters frolicking, graceful deer on the hill or birds of prey soaring high above on the breeze...
Needless to say Brook Cottage is the ideal base for Walking, Climbing, Cycling, Sailing, Pony Trekking, Orienteering, Castle spotting, Photography, Botany, Geology, Archaeology and much more, all in the midst of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery!

Skye and Lochalsh casts a spell over everyone who comes here. The majesty of the heather clad hills, the ever changing seascapes, far flung moorlands and glens... and of course, last but not least, the warmth of the Highland people with our tradition, history and folklore spanning the centuries. Year after year visitors to this wonderful place have found that special unnamable quality of the Highlands that brings them back time and time again and whether you are returning or this is your first visit, let us just say simply - Failte! (Welcome)

Glenelg - 15 minutes away
Up and over the high pass providing unrivalled views of the loch and castle, the road wends its way back down into Glenelg. The brochs at Glenelg are some of the best examples to be seen of iron age architecture anywhere and the Jacobite fort at Glenelg itself is also worth a visit. At the end of the road (follow the signs) is the small ferry that sails to Kylerhea on the Isle of Skye.

Brook Cottage self catering

Brook Cottage - view towards The Five Sisters of Kintail

 

Loch Achnahinich
Loch Achnahinich

Five Sisters of KintailView from the top of Mam Ratagan - the road to Glenelg

 

Glenelg Broch
Glenelg Broch

 


Eilean Donan Castle

Plockton - 30 minutes
Plockton, also known as the Jewel in the Highlands is one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland. Sitting at the entrance to Loch Carron, Plockton's palm lined main street leads to a small harbour overlooking the Applecross Hills (second oldest mountains in the world) where passengers can embark on hourly seal trip cruises.

Kyle of Lochalsh - 20 minutes
The new promenade and marina with pontoons offers a tranquil setting to sit and watch the prawn fishermen in the loch or the ferry running to and fro from Skye. Seal trips, cruises and a glass bottomed boat leave from the pier here or if you prefer dry land a three minute walk up the Pladaig takes you out of the village on to the road to Plockton that overlooks the Sound of Sleat and Raasay with its (extinct) volcano Dun Caan. On the Ploc of Kyle is a golf course and turning right before you get there takes you up to the viewpoint that commands views to all points of the compass. Kyle is the transport centre for the area and as such has bus and train stations which connect to Inverness and the South, while buses, ferries and the Skye Bridge connect to Skye and the outer isles. Kyle has all the usual shops and banks you would expect, it even has its own heated swimming pool. This is also the location of Medical amenities.

Skye Bridge and The Isle of Skye

The road over to Skye and The Skye Bridge

Kylerhea - across on the ferry from Glenelg to Skye
Otters abound here as its the location of an otter sanctuary. It can take a while to 'get your eye in' but patience and simply sitting quietly will enable to to watch as the otters play and hunt.

Skye
The Isle of Skye is approached via the Skye Bridge (or as above by ferry) and as you drive up to it, the Cuillin Hills can be seen rising steeply out of the Sound of Sleat. Although its possible to drive round Skye in a day, subsequent visits will enable you to explore this magical island in more detail. Places you must see: Portree (the capital) and the Aros Centre, Staffin, The Storr and Quairaing, Flodigarry, Dunvegan Castle, Sleat, Clan Donald Centre, Talisker Distillery, Uig and the Fairy Glen and of course... the wildlife, the Cuillins (try a walk from Sligachan and Elgol or a rope climb to 3000 feet for the more experienced moutaineers), Waterfalls, hidden lochs, wild flowers, fishing, boat trips and golf.

The Outer Isles
Its possible by leaving early in the morning to visit Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Check timetables for sailings. The ferry leaves Uig on Skye and arrives a short while later in Tarbert on the Isle of Lewis. For Raasay take the ferry from Sconser, mid Skye.

Further afield

Gairloch (1+ hour) has miles of (quiet) white sandy beaches - ideal for children and adults alike.

Loch Maree (1 hour) - Scotland's most beautiful inland loch and nature reserve.

Poolewe (1+ hour) with its world famous Inverewe Gardens built in 1862 by Osgood MacKenzie.

Applecross (1+ hour) - Over the highest mountain pass in Britain, the Beallach na Ba, lies the time trapped village of Applecross. Driving over the pass with its 3 hairpin bends and steep gradients is not for the faint hearted but the thrill of looking back when you reach the summit is indescribable. Reaching the far side you come to Applecross, a charming shore-side village changed little for centuries. Its worth going on to the end of the road at Toscaig before returning 'the long way round'.

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Dingwall and Fort William are all around 1½ hours distant.

Beallach na Ba - The Pass of the Cattle or road to Applecross
The road over to Applecross (the steepest public road in the Scotland)

The Isle of Skye in Winter
The Isle of Skye in Winter

 

Plockton
Plockton