Plockton Thatched Cottage enjoys a central but quiet location in the picture-postcard village of Plockton. Surrounded by palm trees and warmed by the Gulf Stream this idyllic village was once a thriving fishing community centred on the lovely natural harbour. It is now a National Trust for Scotland conservation village and, with its heritage preserved it offers visitors the chance to enjoy its beautiful location, superb facilities and the particularly warm welcome.
The Thatched Cottage is in the heart of the village close to the Loch at the point of Rhu. It can be accessed by road from Harbour Street or by a short walk across a little causeway from the centre of the village. It is in a truly idyllic location and benefits from its own off street parking area and access to gardens behind the cottage with views of the loch.
The thatched cottage is the last remaining heather thatched dwelling or "black house" in Plockton and offers a truly unique place to stay in this wonderful village.
There are a wide range of sporting activities available close by . Canoeing and sailing are popular pastimes in the village and there are a number of excellent golf courses in the area which are open to visitors. Fishing, riding, climbing, hill-walking and mountain biking are all also enjoyed locally. There are some superb walks direct from the property and a number of lovely beaches within easy reach. A boat trip from the harbour to see the local seal population is close at hand and is particularly recommended (see our links page for more information).
In addition to Calums seal trips, Plockton’s other claims to fame are as the venue for the television series Hamish Macbeth and the early 70's cult film, The Wicker Man. Plockton's close proximity to the Isle of Skye, the wonderful Applecross peninsula and the Torridon mountain range all make it an ideal base for exploring the whole of the Western Highlands.
The nearby village of Kyle of Lochalsh is just five miles from Plockton and provides good shopping facilities and supermarket, as well as an indoor swimming pool and the road bridge to the Isle of Skye. Just a few miles from Kyle of Lochalsh is Eilean Donan Castle, enchantingly situated on a promontory at the meeting place of three lochs and accessed by a small causeway. Other attractions nearby are Attadale Gardens, The Pictish Brochs at Glenelg, the Isle of Skye and the Cuillins. From the Isle of Skye it is possible to take ferry to the Small Isles, to Eigg or Rum or Canna as a day trip from Plockton
The Thatched Cottage is within easy walking distance of Plockton’s excellent restaurants, bars, café and small shop, all noted for their fresh Scottish produce.