Castle Cottage – offering quality accommodation right at the heart of Lochcarron village. With a waterfront location and amazing sea views, this is a wonderful spot from which to explore the NW Highlands of Scotland, as a staging point along the NC500 or as a stopover on the way to/from Skye! We have had the pleasure of hosting a fantastic range of guests from locations around the world and really enjoy the stories of your journeys around Scotland. We have included here a small selection of the reviews we have received online.
“Beautiful little b&b located in a quiet yet stunning village. Amazing views over the Loch and easy, accessible parking. From the get go Lorna and Gary were incredibly welcoming and made us feel right at home. Our room was gorgeous and incredibly clean which was a nice change from the camper van we were currently travelling around Scotland in. They also upgraded our room for no extra price which was lovely and an unexpected gesture. The bed was comfy, the shower/bath was hot and Lorna’s food was out of this world. Real home cooked meals made with love. We had a great nights sleep and felt incredibly refreshed the next morning. We also loved how homely the b&b felt with Lorna and Gary’s own pictures on the walls which added a very personal touch. Lorna and Gary made sure to abide to all COVID-19 restrictions taking it very seriously and ensuring all guests and themselves, were as safe as possible. We appreciated the effort they had put into this especially considering how horrible it must be to wear a mask in your own home! Yet they were completely professional and followed all protocols. We booked this b&b a couple of hours before arriving after getting engaged the same afternoon, and Lorna and Gary ensured we had a very special night by making us feel so welcomed. All in all, if you’re looking for a heart warming meal and good nights sleep with super hosts, this is the place for you.”
We absolutely loved our stay with Lorna and Gary! Amazing location and they were both really helpful with the next part of our NC500 trip. Breakfast was also brilliant and set us up very nicely for the day. Made us both feel very at ease ☺️”
“Gorgeous B&B, with lovely views of the loch. Very clean, comfy beds and attentive hosts. Not only was the breakfast amazing, but we were lucky enough to see lots of otters playing in the loch from our table!”
“We had a lovely stay here! Lorna was the perfect host, and quick messaging us to book a restaurant early in advance to avoid disappointment – very appreciated. The twin room was very clean and cosy, with super comfy beds and a lovely view of Lochcarron. We had the Scottish breakfast in the morning which was lovely and Lorna made sure we were full and content before we left 🙂 would highly recommend staying here!”
“Great place to stay, very friendly and helpful tips, would love to come back again”
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 loch. Also the room was super tidy! We can only recommend staying there and have a lovely time.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Very lovely people who go out of their way to make you feel welcome.”
“Lorna’s place was so cute and located right on the water with a beautiful view. Check in was very easy and the breakfast was delicious! Lorna was very accommodating and gave us great local tips for the area. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.”
“Chambre avec salle de bain impeccable dans un petit B&B dans un petit village sur un loch. Accueil sympathique avec bons conseils d’adresses locales et excellent petit déjeuner!”
“Lornas place is absolutely amazing and Lorna herself is a real jewel! Outstanding hospitality, magnificent view and delicious breakfast! Would definitely recommend :)”
“a lovely warm welcome. nothing was to much trouble. would certainly stay again.”
“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.”
“Lovely overnight stay with a beautiful view, followed by a beautiful breakfast in the morning!”
“Absolutely lovely B&B with a stunning view. The breakfast was delicious. Lorna and her husband were wonderful and extremely helpful hosts.”
“The hosts were warm people, really nice to talk to! The place is really beautiful with an amazing view, a really beautiful decoration and even a large bathtub . We enjoyed our time at the castle cottage !”
“Great B&B, great location, immaculately clean and well presented 100% the best place to stay in Lochcarron without fail.”
“Comfortable place to stay and awesome hosts.”
“Lovely little place right on the river front. Lorna will also go the extra mile to take care of special dietary requirements. A hot cooked breakfast and a quiet stroll along the river, what more can one ask for! Only regret was that our stay was too short.”
“La chambre possède une salle de bain privée. Tout est très propre et confortable. Le petit déjeuner écossais était excellent. Les hôtes sont au petits soins.”
“Le logement a une magnifique vue sur le loch. Lorna est une merveilleuse hôtesse, très accueillante et gentille. La chambre est vraiment top avec une baignoire et une douche… Super séjour”
“The location is good to find,just right in front of the water.we were looking for the family room to have our holiday long time ago,but finally lorna accepted us,she and her husband even brought the extra cusion bed for us.that is very appreciated,the breakfast is fabulous, thanks for everything!”
“We spent one night only one night here and we may come back in the future for a longer stay. Great hospitality and really peaceful place.”
“Eine schöne Unterkunft, gepflegt und mit einem wunderbaren Frühstück. Kann man uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen – Vielen Dank!”
“Spacious comfortable bedroom with private bathroom with stunning views over the Loch. Village beautiful and highly recommend the Bistro for evening meal. Super people …. very welcoming and helpful.”
“We had a lovely stay at Castle Cottage in Lochcarron. The accommodation was clean and comfortable with beautiful views across the loch. Great location for anyone doing the NC500. Lorna and her partner were very friendly and welcoming hosts and let us check in early when our plans changed. Nice breakfast too. Highly recommended!”
“Idyllic location, lovely clean room, excellent breakfast and a wonderfully enthusiastic host. This was far and beyond what I had expected in every department and we will definitely strive to return to see Lorna next time we want to visit that part of Scotland!”
“After three weeks travelling around the UK , Lorna and Gary’s place felt like a real home. Their hospitality, suggestions and warmth was just wonderful. The room and en-suite are immaculate with a modern bathroom set up (including a tub!). Breakfast was a real treat as we sat around the table with fellow travellers and shared stories. Lochcarron is a real find – beautiful light, wonderful views and one of our best meals so far, at the local bistro. Don’t hesitate to book Lorna’s – you won’t be disappointed!”
A great find, Lorna and Gary made us very welcome and couldn’t have done enough to help us be happy and comfortable. They’re very cyclist friendly and helped us dry off our wet clothes. The views from our room and breakfast table were just stunning. Breakfast was lovely and they were very flexible with the breakfast timings.
“Io adoro Lorna! La amo! Lei è super gentile è super carina, come se fosse una mamma. La stanza è bella, pulita e profumata! Consiglio di fare la gita a elgol per vedere i delfini e ele foche e di soggiornare da lei!! Super super consigliato”
“We had a great stay! Lovely hosts – both went out of their way to make us feel at home and provide local knowledge. Breakfast was also amazing and just what we needed for a big day out! We felt very at home and really appreciated the extra advice on Munro’s and lending us a map. We made it up both Munro’s at Beinn Alligin and they were amazing! Hope to be back again to climb some more :)” Thankyou.”
“Lovely room with a great view. Everything (including the bathroom) is very clean and the host ist super friendly and caring. The full breakfast service is the cherry on top. Great value experience and would come back. Recommended!”
This place feels like home! It is so clean and cosy! The owners are wonderful people and do anything to make you feel comfortable! Definitly would recommend it!
“A lovely clean and very comfortable room with amazing views over the loch. Lorna and Gary were great hosts and made sure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our short stay. A lovely breakfast was provided as well as tea, coffee and biscuits in our room. The house is right in the middle of Lochcarron a short walk from all amenities. A great place to stay when visiting this area.”
“Best view across The Loch, excellent accommodation and the best hospitality. Great price and I will be back???”
Lorna and Gary are two of the most welcoming people I’ve ever met – both extremely warm and friendly. The B+B itself is situatated right on the edge of the loch and is a 2 minute walk from everything Lochcarron has to offer. Beds are comfortable and rooms are very cosy and homely. Nothing was an issue, and the brekfast was second to none. Thank you both for making me feel so comfortable in your home.
“I couldn’t compliment our host enough! The room was very clean, nicely decorated, cosy, lovely view from the window and breakfast was amazing! I have so many dietary requirements, I expected to be buying something along the way for breakfast when we set off on our trip the next day but they did everything they could to make sure I had something to eat. (in my head there was no way I would be offered veggie sausages and almond milk ‘in the middle of nowhere’?!) There’s so much more I could say but we had a wonderful stay! I would definitely recommend staying here if you’re on the NC500, on the way to Skye or even just want a little break away for a night or 2.”
“We had a great time at Lorna’s. She puts loads of effort in making your stay as good as possibly can. She’s warm and friendly. Definitely a super host!
“We had a great stay! Gary was a fantastic host, very welcoming and gave us plenty of good tips. Breakfast was really good! All in all, highly recommendable.
“Very welcoming couple, room fresh and clean, nice guest sitting / dining area with fabulous view across the loch, and good selection of books, magazines, local information. Well situated five minutes walk from pub, bistro and local shop”
“Lorna and Gary were lovely friendly hosts who made us feel welcome and at ease straightaway. Their place is in an incredible location by the waterside as well as near to pubs and cafés and shops. They provided a delicious breakfast as well as helpful advice for our onwards journey. They had a great sense of humour and it was a pleasure to meet them and to be their guests. ”
Lovely place to stop on the NC500
“The charm of Lorna’s rooms matches the enchanted location. Situated on the high street just across the waters of Lochcarron, a 2min walk to the hotel/pub, tastefully decorated, fully recently renovated twin room, small but very functional, excellent breakfast, correctly priced. Great stop!”
“Lorna was a very nice host, the room was perfect and the location met our expectations, we recommend”
Service has been outstanding. Even a breakfast at 545 wasn’t too much to ask. Couldn’t think of anything to improve on
Lorna and Gary were the absolute perfect hosts! I received such a warm welcome upon arrival and had a lovely chat with them both during/after breakfast! Lorna was also gracious enough to help me with the road closure on one of the main roads leading to Lochcarron and it was so appreciated! The room was lovely and spacious and had a wonderful view overlooking the loch! Breakfast was delightful and overall, I had just the best experience at Castle Cottage- I would highly recommend to other travelers!
What a wonderful place to stay.Lorna and Gary went out of their way to accommodate us at short notice as we were wanting to stay for the evening in this wonderful seaside setting. Great decor and amazing food which made the morning breakfast a treat. Definitely would recommend the stop and as its situated on the North Coast 500 if you are touring.Will be back again for sure.
“It was one of the best B&B experience on my NC500 route!!! if there was Michelin for bedding and hospitality in BB i would rate it with 3 Michelin stars!!!! amazing hosts and fantastic view!!!! i would be happy to come back!!”
A wonderful B&B in Lochcarron! The room was lovely and breakfast was great too (they were able to accommodate my request for a vegetarian breakfast – it was delicious!) loads of free overnight parking all around the B&B. Check-in was easy and Lorna was a wonderful host. Would 10/10 recommend and would happily stay again!
Beautiful B&B with incredible views right along the Loch. Highly recommended for anyone coming by Lochcarron. Gary was very helpful with local tips and suggestions, with the check in process seamless. The breakfast Gary prepared was hearty and delicious. Hope to stay again in the future!
“chambre et maison tres bien décorée et tres propre. Equipement parfait Accueil charmant. Breakfast tres copieux et variee. Adresse a recommander”
“Lorna est une hôte adorable et très attentionnée ! La chambre donne sur le lac et est très propre, calme et confortable. Le petit déjeuner préparé par Lorna est excellent et copieux. Je recommande fortement cette adresse !”
“Very recommended! Unforgettable experience!”
“We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Lorna provided us with a ton of extra information about the area, the full English breakfast was delicious and left us wanting nothing! Clean and comfortable room with a great view of the loch as well.”
“Great hosts. Impressive breakfast. Lovely location. Highly recommended”
“Very nice bed & breakfast. We were very satisfied and enjoyed. Very delicious and great breakfast a lot of helpful tips. Highly recommendable!”
“Lovely BnB in a fantastic location right on the Loch. Lorna and Gary are fantastic hosts (you’ll get a top cooked breakfast) and are able to offer plenty of good information for this part of the world.”
“We had a great stay at Lorna and Gary’s place. The location is fantastic, and we woke up to an incredible view of the water across the Locharron sea front. Breakfast was also delicious, a full cooked that set us for the day. Definitely recommended, we’ll be staying again!”
“A beautiful room and exceptional bathroom in a lovely location overlooking Loch Carron. A very peaceful quiet village and Lorna and Gary were exceptional hosts, very friendly and willing to give advice on the local area, one of the best we have stayed in.”
Schönes BnB am Wasser mit toller Aussicht und ausgezeichnetem Frühstück. Lorna ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und eine perfekte Gastgeberin. Es gibt ein schönes Frühstückszimmer mit Ausblick wo man auch abends gemütlich sitzen kann. Sehr zu empfehlen!
“Lorna’s B&B is a beautiful place in a very special town. She and her husband are both very friendly and welcoming and we enjoy chatting with them. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was very spacious, and breakfast was absolutely delicious. Very convenient with a beautiful view. I can’t say enough good things about this place and highly recommended it !”
“Fabulous spot overlooking a beautiful Loch. Very friendly and a great breakfast. If you want to eat in the local bistro book we’ll in advance.
“Gary and Lorna are perfect hosts and this is a truly lovely B&B in a fabulous location on the waterfront. If you are thinking of Lochcarron then look no further as you cannot go wrong here.”
“Lorna is an easygoing young lady with great hospitality. She explained everything to us with patience and provided useful tips for local traveling. And we got a lovely, neat, comfy room with a stunning view! If I’m going to highland in future I’m sure I’ll chose to stay at her house again. 房东Lorna非常热情好客，而且做的早餐巨好吃！房间很干净，窗外就是非常漂亮的湖景。Lorna还为我们提供了当地开车出行的一些建议，如果再去高地自驾游，我大概还会住她家，如果定的到的话。
After staying the previous night in a very snowy Ullapool, in a freezing cold hotel, my wife and I were pleased to get to the fantastic castle cottage, in the beautiful village of Lochcarron. We received a lovely warm welcome from Lorna who is a lovely woman, who was always willing to chat and recommend things as was her husband Gary. We had a beautiful double room with a view of Lochcarron, it has a king size bed, and a huge bathroom with separate shower and wonderful corner bath. Breakfast was a very hot, and tasty full cooked breakfast, preceded by cereal, with toast, and plenty of hot Yorkshire Tea. Lorna and Gary gave us a couple if names of places to try for food, The Lochcarron Hotel, and the Carron restaurant which about 10min drive out of Lochcarron on the Kyle of lochalash road, as we had a 2nt stay we tried both ( the fish and chips at the carron are fantastic). We cannot recommend castle cottage highly enough, it is a gem of a B/B, and we will be going back when next in the area
Lorna has an amazing place with a view that will have you staring out the window for hours. She gave us a great tip for some ruins to check out with its local resident (Border Collie) who insists you throw his stick. Thank you again and we look forward to coming back. Lewis and Stacey. Australia.
Lorna was prompt to respond, communicated very well. She did not act like checking in at 9pm was a huge dent in her day which was even more welcoming and inviting. Her beds were so comfortable….omg…..I feel like my body was stuck to the bed in the morning. But the full Scottish Breakfast was to die for! I really appreciated the small touches to the amenities as well: stickers on the toilet paper to let u know it was yours, perfectly laid out soft sheets on the bed that hardly looked touched, the artisan black pudding and even letting me take a picture of her because I was so impressed at her running to and fro to ensure our stay with her was the absolute BEST! Out of all the B&B’s I have stayed in – this one felt like a 5 star B&B – It nearly convinced me that I need to move to Loch Carron. So glad I found this diamond in the rough 😉 ps- ask her husband about all his climbing adventures – you won’t regret it- TRUST ME! Cheers and have a great time in Scotland
“Comfortable, clean room with a lovely view to the lake. Nice attention to details, friendly owners And GREAT breakfast. 5 stars”
“Great hosts. Offered lots of knowledge about the area and our onward trip to Fort William. Very welcoming. Went out of their way to make sure we were ok. Stunning views from the bedroom.”
“Lovely cosy clean room! The hosts were incredibly lovely and gave us good advice about the surrounding area. The cooked breakfast was 10/10!!”
A friend and Me stayed there for two nights. The room is awesome and Lorna an Garry were so kind and friendly. Its easy to reach isle of Skye from this place by car. Thanks for everything.”
“It was our pleasure to meet Lorna who is nice and friendly, offer us warm welcome to her clean newly furnished B&B. Super comfy, fabulous lake viewing through the bedroom window. I would highly recommend everyone who want to have a break/holiday in north West Scotland. ”
“A quiet and nice little place in a wonderful spot. The breakfast was delicious and the host where really nice. I really recommend it !”
“Une excellente nuit dans la maison de Lorna & Gary qui sont des hôtes charmants et aux petit soin! Super petit déjeuner!”
“adresse à recommander. accueil chaleureux et une vue imprenable sur le loch!! proximité intéressante pour aller visiter île de Skye”
“We were made to feel very welcome by Lorna and Gary who were lovely hosts and went the extra mile with lots of very helpful recommendations about the area. The room was very clean and the bed incredibly comfortable – we slept like logs – and woke up to the beautiful view of the lake followed by a delicious cooked breakfast. Highly recommend!”
“Lorna’s place was excellent, couldn’t have been made more welcome, a lovely large clean room with a fantastic view of Loch Carron. The breakfast was great just what we need before a long drive. I would highly recommend a stay at Lorna’s, you won’t be disappointed! ”
“Lorna and Gary were superb hosts! They always made us feel so welcome and were such great people to talk to! Despite us contacting them pretty last minute Lorna was ever prompt to reply us and provide us with all the help we needed! Gary’s stories were so interesting and we can only say good things about the couple! Thank you for making us feel right at home.”
“this place is just beautiful! and the hosts – Lorna and Gary – are absolutely top! the room was very clean, a stunning view over the bay of loch carron, we could spend the evening in a cozy living room. the breakfast was perfectly as we wished. we felt like home!”
“You won’t get better than this in the Lochcarron area – lovely place in a great location and Lorna is a great hostess……”
“Lovely views, great breakfast and friendly host. Would recommend it for the NC500 route.”
“We were the first people that had requested boiled eggs. So we found out on our last day that Gary had been up all night practising with YouTube videos on how to make them. And they were perfect! That says it all about Lorna & Gary’s hospitality. The place is very stylish and super clean with great views of the lake and mountain. Not to mention the fab breakfast! We had a cosy room overlooking the lake, and the breakfast also had lake views too. Really enjoyed our stay. A warm couple to stay with, with a great breakfast is just what you need to feel at home.”
“Fab place beautiful location …. fantastic hosts … amazing breakfast …. couldn’t wish for more Highly recommended xx”
“Very comfortable room with stunning views of the loch just in front of the house. Our hosts were vey friendly and helpful, and helped us reserve a table at the local restaurant. The full breakfast delicious! Just a short drive away from the tourist frenzy of southern Skye. We really enjoyed our stay.”
Lorna and Gary are most obliging hosts. The bed was super comfortable, the shower hot and breakfast delicious. Thank you.
My boyfriend and I stayed here overnight as part of our road trip. Accommodation had a great view over the water and plenty of parking nearby. Lorna was a very friendly and welcoming host. Our room was warm and tastefully decorated and the bed, very comfortable! She suggested a few options for places to eat, so we opted for, and can now highly recommend “Lochcarron Bistro”. Lorna also provided the best cooked breakfast of the entire trip! Delicious!
“Wonderful, cozy place that we enjoyed very much. Our host Lorna was so warm and welcoming, it was nice to chat with such a friendly person while we were checking in and having breakfast. Speaking of which, breakfast was made by her and was AMAZING! So yummy! Can’t say enough good things about this place, definitely stay here if you warm a super cozy and comfy stay while in the area. The view out of our window was of the gorgeous Loch as well, right in front of us! The room itself was really nicely decorated and clean, just perfect! Nothing more we could ask for. Just lovely all around. Would stay here again in a heart beat!!”
“A wonderful B&B in a great location, perfect for a stop before travailing further up the county. Lorna was very quick to reply and even pointed out a local road closure that would of been a shock (and a long unplanned diversion) had we not know.”
It was just as advertised, warm welcome, comfortable rooms, excellent breakfast, and we look forward to staying there again.