Self-catering holidays in Strathcarron are perfect for visitors who want to experience the epic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. This tiny hamlet in Wester Ross is surrounded by misty mountains, shimmering lochs and rocky, heather-covered hillsides. Strathcarron is a few miles from the west coast and the Isle of Skye. It lies at the head of Loch Carron, between the rivers of Carron and Taodail. If you are looking for tranquility and dramatic scenery, a holiday cottage in Strathcarron would be hard to beat. Driving along the road leading to the hamlet is an unforgettable experience, with far-reaching views across a wild landscape, frequented by deer and golden eagles. Strathcarron has a station on the Kyle of Lochalsh Railway, which hugs the scenic coastline on its way from Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh.
Stag Lodge is a large dog-friendly and the remote Highland cottage is set on the 12,000-acre Glencarron Estate near Strathcarron in the Western Highlands, within easy reach of the on the West coast beaches. It offers accommodation for 8 people in 4 lovely bedrooms, 1 double and 3 twins.
There are a number of beautiful walks around the hamlet, including a gentle route along the banks of the River Carron to Strathcarron and Croick Church - famous for the messages etched into the windows by families during the infamous Highland clearances of 1845. A more challenging route leads to the TV relay station on the Applecross tops - a strenuous climb with breathtaking views towards Kishorn. The area is also known for its superb drives, such as Bealach na Ba - or the Pass of the Cattle - which is thought to be Britain's highest road, at 2,053 feet. From the top, the views of the Isle of Skye, Raasay and the snowy Cuillins are second to none. Holiday cottages in Strathcarron are a stone's throw from many of the Highlands' most iconic locations. Drive through Kyle of Lochalsh, cross the Skye Bridge and spend the day exploring the island, with famous whisky distilleries, remote walks and country pubs. On the coast directly west of Strathcarron, Applecross is a rugged peninsula approached by a high, winding road.