About the property
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- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
Hillside home with panoramic views over Lochcarron and very convenient.
Robin Lodge is a strategically sited three bedroomed house with a panoramic view over Lochcarron , it is the open sea Loch which goes out to the island of Skye. It is situated in the village of Lochcarron at the base of two passes one going to Applecross and the other to the Island of Skye. Lochcarron is on the famous tourist route called " North Coast 500" close to all amenities at the same time peaceful and quiet. Robin Lodge is a Finnish constructed building with a direct view over the Loch to Atterdale Estate where the Highland Games are held every summer. The Lodge is 1 kilometre away from a superb rustic rural 9 hole Lcchcarron golf course which sports an open clubhouse and tearoom. A very comfortable and practical place to base a trip to the Scottish Highlands as a place to relax or to explore many different sightseeing drives to the Northwest coast of Scotland .The Applecross pass close by is the highest pass in Scotland and Lochcarron is en route to the Inverewe gardens and Ullapool....all three destinations are day trips.
There are two hotels with restaraunts close by one is just below the lodge on the beach road. In addition there is a café on the waterside and a bistro. A quaint train station 2 kilometres away is in the adjacent village Strathcarron on the rail line which goes across the pass on the magnificent scenic route to the Kyle of Lochalsh (the town on the mainland coast opposite the Isle of Skye.) A mini-shuttle bus meets the train and journeys into Lochcarron village just below Robin Lodge.
The Lodge is on a very popular cycling route to the North West and a convenient place for cyclists who would like to do a mixture of cycling and train journeys to the island of Skye and other interesting sites from a comfortable base. The area has a number of craft and food industries which make their wares available in the summer. Lochcarron the town has one of the best place for highland tartans and has a dedicated outlet and historical loom for their manufacture. Lochcarron has a number of potteries some offer courses in the summer and art galleries in the area stock some well known artists work. The Village has active theatre groups and musical events are organised in the village hall.
There is boating on the Loch and many sites of interest in the area. An ideal starting point for hill walking with many well mapped medium easy routes and steep routes for those who look for a challenge. Organised guided kayaking is close by. The town has a medical centre and there is an A and E unit on the Island of Skye at Broadford. There are two garages which do repairs and two sets of petrol bowsers in the village making it a good place to journey from.
The Lodge is well constructed colourfully decorated and comfortable with all basic conveniences utensils and communication . It has an internet facility and wireless contact.. It is very well insulated and uses safe storage heating of very good quality. It is cleaned thoroughly before holidaymakers arrive and any problems can be dealt with by local contacts close to the lodge. The Lodge gets its name from the Red Breasted Robins that on occaisions will trust guests and enter through the lounge door if left open. It is a good place for bird watchers and has bird identification charts available for amateurs.
Giant Herons nest in the neighbouring forests and Golden Eagles can be seen flying over the mountains and across the loch. Deer, which are abundant in the area will sometimes stray into the village and have been known to enter the garden of the Lodge. From the lounge window there is a panoramic 180 degree view over the Loch and the pass to the Kyle of Lochalsh.
It is perfect place to take trips of historical interest . The surrounding industries of craft and fishing are interesting and the locals people are attuned to and supportive of tourists.
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- english, Afrikaans
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About David Brown
I administer this family home my parents lived in until recently . My parents from Aberdeen originally lived between Cape Town South Africa and Lochcarron for 30 years of retirement. I live in Lincolnshire on a farm and have worked as an academic in three countries South Africa ,the United Kingdom and China. Scotland has been a place we frequently visit for family reunions
David Brown purchased this House in 1990
Why David Brown chose Highland
This has been a place to visit in the highlands for us for many years the scenery and the walks are beautiful. The sea is enticing and the sailing and kayaking very bracing and inspirational. Perfect as an area for hill walking and cycling. Convivial pubs and taverns to visit in many of the villages and areas close by .A fascinating 9 hole golf course with unique features. a true Scottish golfing experience awaits all golfers.
What makes this House unique
Unique in that it is very well placed for many different outward journeys with the full support of restaurants, pubs and grocery shops nearby while at the same time being far from the madding crowd in rural Scotland.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely lodge and had everything we needed in a great location for a great price
Robin Lodge aims to be a special place run to make people feel good about going away. We look forward to welcoming you in the highlands again.
Lovely 3 bedroom/2 bathroom lodge with a stunning view
We stayed at Robin Lodge for 5 nights. It is very roomy inside with a garden/picnic table at the front. I can highly recommend it. In the village down below there is a well stocked garage shop/garage and a Spar shop too. There are also very good places to eat such as Loch carron Bistro. We had a very enjoyable stay.
Comprehensively equiped lodge with fantastic views over the loch and mountains.
Warm and cosy lodge for a family of 5 with nice outside seating with views across the loch. Steep side of garden means this would not be suitable for very young kids but ours (youngest 6) loved it. Short walk to shop and restaurant, would recommend going a bit further into the village to the Bistro for a better meal.
Robin Lodge aims to please. We have a prime site which we treasure and sustain in the best possible condition with our guests. We value guest responses and seek long term associations.
excellent location and comfortable cabin
Everything we needed for a break on the west coast (family with 3 kids and dog), lovely cabin, great views. Warm and comfy.
Robin Lodge aims to please. Please come again.
The accommodation is wonderfully situated with fine views across Loch Carron. The local facilities include two well stocked shops, a pub that provides great beer and good food and other shops such as a weavers of tartan very close by. There is also a golf course that would be better played in the summer months !
The accommodation is comfortable and well proportioned, two bathrooms make life far easier when there are couples sharing the cabin. The kitchen is one of the best stocked both with utensils , bowls and electrical goods that I have ever stayed in!
The accommodation was warm and inviting, the owner was extremely attentive and more importantly it was immaculately clean on arrival.
If you want somewhere that provides an outdoor adventure, the ability to explore the West Coast or just somewhere to relax this is an ideal place for you.
Skye was only 40 mins away, Inverness about an hour, the train service is fairly regular and provides a scenic day out from the Kyle through to Inverness.
I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone.
Stunning location and property
After spending hours looking for a suitable place to stay this place popped up.
Cannot recommend this property highly enough for a short or long stay. Deceptive in size and has absolutely everything you will need. Homely and warm, with a view of the Loch to die for. Easy to find and located in a quiet village.
Look no further. Get it booked.
We, who look after Robin Lodge, aim to please. We like to offer the hillside highland home experience with all amenities.We look forward to your return.
David Fraser Brown
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Please read the following rules carefully: *The property is cleaned by a local person please treat all of the property with care feel free to contact the owner should you have any complaints. *Pet dogs are allowed but holidaymakers are fully responsible for cleaning up after their pets.. *Normal rules of civility towards neighbours must be observed.. *No gas or open flames such as matches candles must be used or stored inside the lodge for safety reasons. No smoking inside the lodge.is allowed. *Any camping gas or kerosene equipment brought by hikers and walkers must be stored in the garage which has shelving for that purpose. *Make safe only legal and safe use of the internet facility if you have requested and paid for the Wi Fi key. *Leave an honest account of any breakage or damage that occurs during your stay. *You will be provided with a list of emergency numbers to phone in the case of an emergency please phone the appropriate number.