We’re ‘Good To Go’ – ready to welcome visitors back to Lochcarron!

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Well, it’s certainly been a time of many challenges, and adjustments to the way we operate, but some things don’t change. When arriving here at Castle Cottage you will be warmly welcomed with a smile. We’ll walk you through the changes we’ve made to some of our processes and we’ll let you know what we need you to do. It may feel a little different, but you’ll still experience great hospitality and our amazing location provides a great escape from the stress of our lives at present.

We will be opening to guests from Monday 10th August – however our online diary will remain closed for the time being as we need to manually manage bookings to create the gaps between guests etc. So for now, call us on 01520 722828, 07811 218943 or email info@castle-cottage-lochcarron.co.uk

Read our most recent reviews!

We take customer satisfaction very seriously, great hospitality is what we do!  We always ask for feedback, and welcome all comments to ensure we’re providing the best possible stay for our guests. Here are our most recent reviews:

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“Very lovely people who go out of their way to make you feel welcome.”     

Madeline, Jan 2020

 

“Danke für die nette Gastfreundschaft und die schöne Unterkunft. Die Zimmer waren sehr sauber und gemütlich. Das Frühstück war richtig lecker. Man hat sich direkt wohl gefühlt. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder.”                 

Lukas, Jan 2020

 

“Le logement est parfaitement conforme à la description. L’accueuil est plus que bien, Lorna fait tout pour que vous vous sentiez bien. Toutes les informations sur les activités, restaurants et choses à voir sont dans la chambre. Si vous avez des questions, Lorna se fait un plaisir de vous aider.”     

Ben, Dec 19

 

“Excellent stay- the bnb was very clean, with a lovely view in a very peaceful location. Lorna was welcoming and friendly- and cooked a great breakfast too! Thank you for having us.”

Jamie, Nov 19

 

“Lorna’s house is very convenient for shops and restaurants and the view is amazing! Room clean with a big comfortable bed. Bathroom has a good shower and a massive bath. Visit and you will enjoy!”

David, Oct 19

 

“Lornas place is absolutely amazing and Lorna herself is a real jewel! Outstanding hospitality, magnificent view and delicious breakfast! Would definitely recommend :)”   

Marie, Sept 19

 

“Lorna’s place was great! It was a comfy bed and her breakfast was delicious! Highly recommend!”

Bonnie, Sept 19

 

“Lovely room, beautiful location on the waterfront of Lochcarron with a great view. Breakfast was execellent and Lorna and Gary super host, very friendly and welcoming. I definitely recommend to stay here and look forward to coming staying again in the future.” 

Cristina, Sept 19

 

Lorna is a great host, we felt very welcomed in her home. The room was so cozy, much better than the pictures, and further you have a great view to the lake. Also the room was super tidy! We can only recommend staying there and have a lovely time.”  

Kristin, Sept 19

 

“Lovely overnight stay with a beautiful view, followed by a beautiful breakfast in the morning!”

Chris, Aug 19

 

“Absolutely lovely B&B with a stunning view. The breakfast was delicious. Lorna and her husband were wonderful and extremely helpful hosts.” 

Sarah, Aug 19

 

“Castle Cottage is a very cosy and nice place to stay in Lochcarron. Our room was very nicely decorated, the bathroom was large and our window overlooked the Loch. Lorna is a very friendly and accommodating person, well organized with loads of tourist info at hand. Breakfast was tasty and filling, served in a nice lounge. We had a lovely time and would definitely recommend!”

Michael, Aug 19

 

“Lorna’s was in a great location with wonderful views of the loch. It was a really good stopover point on our drive between Poolewe and Skye. The room was spotless and comfortable and had everything we needed for a lovely nights stay. Lorna also provided a delicious breakfast and was a really welcoming host. Highly recommended. Also recommended is the Lochcarron hotel where we had a really good pub dinner.”                                                          Sharn, Aug 19

Winter Mountaineering Courses in Scotland

We are very excited to be working with Moran Mountain – renowned mountain guides based in this wonderful location and offering a range of incredible mountain experiences both here in Scotland and further afield! For their Scottish based events we are now providing full board accommodation here at Castle Cottage in the centre of Lochcarron Village. We look forward to welcoming you in 2020 and beyond!  There are still some limited places left for courses taking place in Feb and March….

About Moran Mountain:

We are one of Britain’s most experienced mountain guiding schools offering coaching, adventures and expeditions in North-West Scotland, Norway, the Alps and the Himalayas. Founder Martin Moran, a British Mountain Guide, set out in 1985 to offer guiding in some of the worlds most stunning mountains. Today, Moran Mountain has over 30 years experience and has built a talented guiding staff. Our passion for mountaineering and adventurous spirit remains as strong. We have helped thousands of aspiring climbers to realise their mountaineering dreams. From hillwalking to technical climbing…. your next adventure starts here!

For those looking for a Scottish adventure, our base is Strathcarron in Wester Ross, at the threshold of the North West Highlands, home to some of the finest mountains in Britain. An Teallach, Liathach and the serrated ridges of the Cuillin of Skye rise in majestic isolation above the sea. From Strathcarron we can access all the peaks of Torridon, Applecross, Kintail, the North-West Highlands and Skye. The Cairngorms and Ben Nevis are also within our compass. We are just 90 minutes minutes’ drive from Inverness airport.

The tranquility and unspoilt nature of the North West  awaits you. Enjoy a sense of adventure and freedom as you explore new peaks and routes each day. Our local guides relish the challenge of an untracked ridge or a icy gully. Since setting up Moran Mountain in 1985, we have led our clients over 70 traverses of the Cuillin Ridge and recorded over a hundred new routes in the area.  We provide all the home comforts you crave after a good day on the hill with superb home-cooked meals and cosy lodgings in the heart of this dramatic mountain landscape that we are proud to call our home.

Our Scottish Winter courses offer instruction and guiding in the essential winter mountaineering skills plus  steeper snow, ice and mixed climbing. We traverse some of Britain’s finest ridges, teach survival skills and develop your navigational abilities. Techniques and experiences acquired with us will prepare you to climb in the Alps and Himalaya.

We run 5-day courses through the winter season plus a 4-day New Year special as well as 2 day weekend courses for friends, couples and small groups.

For more information on the huge range of activities available – visit the Moran Mountain website

Book your Bed & Breakfast accommodation for 2020 now…

It’s not to early to be planning your trip to this stunning part of the Highlands. 2019 was a busy one for us, with lots of time spent exploring this beautiful area, something we hope to expand on in 2020. Visiting this special part of Scotland can be so rewarding with something for everyone and it’s important to know you have quality bed & breakfast accommodation to look forward to. We are fortunate to live right by the sea, with a coast that is breathtaking – and with easy links to further attractions such as the Isle of Skye, and the north West up to Ullapool and Durness. For the Munro Baggers out there, this North West Highlands is Mountain heaven!! We have a great range of hills on our doorstep, with the Torridon, Cuillen and Glenshiel areas all very close by. If you are interested in more gentle days out, then there are plenty of lower level walks in the local forest, estates & along the coast.  The path of the NC500 passes right by our door; we are an ideal first night stop if going clockwise, or a last night treat on an anti-clockwise route! Many of our guests spend a night with us as part of a touring route, but if you have the time it’s well worth spending at least 2 nights in each of your stopover locations to give you time to explore, otherwise it can be a little rushed…  If you enjoy the great outdoors, there are some great activity and sightseeing options all around us.  We have sea kayaking, sailing, paddleboading, caving, canyoning, mountainbiking and hillwalking activities all within a few minutes drive. We are fortunate to have Attadale Gardens, Plockton, The Applecross Peninsula and Estate Gardens all nearby too, with Inverewe gardens a pleasant drive up the coast.  The Highlands of Scotland is a real hidden gem, with so much to explore. Come and stay with us, and experience this amazing place for yourself.  We offer high quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation – with twin and kingsize double room options available.  With a very generous Scottish breakfast and stunning views, a warm welcome and very comfy beds, this is a perfect place to recharge your batteries.

 

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement & The GDPR

Castle Cottage is registered with the Information Commissioners Office and seeks to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018

Any personal data provided to Castle Cottage, is used only to make and manage accommodation bookings.  This relates to reservations made directly by phone or email, via the 3rd party booking software embedded on our website (Freetobook) or via the 3rd party platform Airbnb.

 

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Escape the snow..!

Escape the snow!! Fantastic Bed & Breakfast accommodation in the Highlands of Scotland available all year round and currently enjoying snow free, beautiful sunshine! If you are touring and looking for some comfortable bed & breakfast accommodation, perhaps as an alternative to camping, or to take a breather on an NC500 tour, give us a call! Sit by the picture windows, looking out over the water of Loch Carron, enjoying the sea and mountain views. With well appointed rooms, very comfy beds and great breakfast, a night or two at Castle Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Lochcarron is a great way to restore the batteries.  comfy kingsize bed

Driving tips for Scotland!

The beautiful Highlands of Scotland can present some travelling challenges to anyone not familiar with our single track roads. The ‘etiquette’ for happy travelling does vary, but there are some easy tips to help you on your way! Our local tourism group has shared this nifty illustration with us, and we thought it could be helpful to anyone heading our way this year.  There are always going to be difficulties balancing the needs of the tourist (typically moving more slowly, enjoying the view) and the local (desperate to get from a to b as fast as possible) when sharing the same stretch of narrow and often pot-holed road!! Following these helpful tips may well improve your experience, and help to keep the blood pressure in check….

 

Munro Weather Forecast

This is the current MetOffice forecast for the NW Highlands..

Northwest Highlands Mountain Forecast