Ardoch Bothy, Kishorn is a perfect romantic hideaway for couples surrounded by spectacular west coast scenery. It’s a real romantic bolthole in a dramatic and remote setting.
From past experience a ‘Bothy’ is no more than a stone tent offering very basic accommodation. This bothy, however, something else! It’s an upmarket sanctuary in an elevated position with stunning views over Loch Kishorn to the Cuillin mountains of Skye and the Applecross hills.
The owners converted this charming cottage in 2011 and put in large windows to optimise the view. There are stone floors with under floor heating throughout.
The open plan living, kitchen and bedroom area is well equipped for two people. The kitchen area has a dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and oven and fridge.
The most comfortable super kingsize ‘marshmallow’ bed (zip & link) allows you to lie in bed and watch the sun come up over the loch. There are two tables in the windows, one for eating and one for writing, painting or just gazing at the view. A comfy sofa and a wall-mounted satellite TV, iPod dock and free WiFi keep you up to date in this somewhat remote place. For winter evenings the wood-burning stove is a plus.
As there is little or no mobile phone reception the owners have helpfully put in a telephone which has free calls to local and national landlines. In the hall area there is a freezer and washing machine, and the bathroom supports a huge bath with shower over.
Outside is a stone terrace with a nice wooden seat to take in the views or enjoy a drink on a good day. This is accessed by a sliding window.
The romantic nature of this Bothy is reflected in the cushion on the bed with ‘Love’ printed on it and the little heart-shaped soaps in the bathroom. It’s a popular retreat for honeymooners and it’s easy to see why!
The friendly and helpful owners live nearby and are on hand if required, but the Bothy is a quiet retreat having its own track and lots of car parking space.
Ardoch Bothy Luxury Cottage for Couples is a fantastic hideaway for couples surrounded by spectacular west coast highland scenery.
Explore The Bealach na Ba or ‘Pass of the cattle’, the highest road pass in Scotland with amazing views from the top. This takes you to Applecross with its award-winning and popular Inn.
From Applecross you can walk or drive to Sand where Monty Hall’s TV bothy still stands and the beach is sandy!
The village of Sheildaig and, of course, Torridon are only a short drive away. The walk along the coast to the Torridon Inn from Balgy is wonderful.
If you are a serious hillwalker there are plenty of Munros or Corbetts nearby. The Torridon hills are majestic with Beinn Alligan, Liathach and Beinn Eighe all over 3000 feet.
You can access the Isle of Skye for a day or take a trip to Plockton, where you can get a boat trip to see seals and, if you’re lucky, dolphins.
Attadale Gardens on the way to Plockton are well worth a visit with plenty of walks in the forest and hills behind.
If you want to stay in the local area a 6-mile round trip to the end of the Kishorn peninsula through the forest will give you an uninterrupted view of the Isle of Skye.
The legendary Kishorn sea food café about half a mile from the Bothy is extremely popular serving superb fresh seafood. The local shop offers crafts, gifts and some food but the nearest supermarket, the Spar, at Lochcarron has a decent selection of grocery items. A butcher, bank and garage are all situated in Lochcarron.
Also worth visiting at Lochcarron, is the Bistro and the Carron Restaurant and Pottery at Strathcarron which both serve good food
How to book
Call 01520 733213 or send us an email.