Welcome to Ardoch Bothy

Sorry, but Ardoch Bothy is not available for short-term holidays. Instead, we are offering longer-term lets for at least 6 months. If you would be interested in getting away for a long period, please get in touch.

Ardoch Bothy is approached via its own winding track, and sits in an elevated position with an uninterrupted outlook across Loch Kishorn, to the Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye and the Applecross hills. The sea shore is only a couple of minutes walk away.

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A perfect romantic bolt-hole, or holiday accommodation for one or two people, this unique property has recently been converted. The spacious open-plan design incorporates bedroom, sitting room and kitchen with large windows to take full advantage of the outstanding views. Stone tiled bathroom, leading off the hall and utility room, to the rear.

Equipped to a high standard, and stylishly furnished, Ardoch Bothy is cosy all the year round with underfloor heating throughout and a Clearview wood-burning stove. Outside, guests can enjoy the situation and outlook from a wooden seat on the pretty stone terrace - accessed through a sliding glass door from the dining area.

  • Open plan room with glorious outlook
  • Well equipped kitchen, with (mainly) Bosch appliances
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine/dryer, indoor and outdoor drying facilities, ironing facilities
  • Super-king-size bed, or (for a small surcharge) twin beds (zip and link)
  • Best cotton bed linen and towels included
  • Dining area looking straight out over the sea to Skye
  • Stone tiled bathroom, with bath and shower over
  • Heated stone tiled floor throughout
  • Wood burning stove
  • Satellite TV / Radio via TV / iPod dock / WiFi
  • Telephone with free calls to local and national landlines included
  • Hair dryer
  • Electricity, and initial basket of logs included (extra logs for a small charge)
  • Friday to Friday lets
  • Local cook can normally deliver delicious ready-cooked meals, if required.
  • Plenty of car parking space
  • Sorry, no children aged over one at the time of staying at the Bothy
  • Sorry, no pets


(Friday to Friday)

3rd Jan to 7th Feb
7th Feb to 21st Feb
21st Feb to 3rd Apr
3rd Apr to 10 Apr
10 Apr to 17 Apr £700
17 Apr to 1st May
1st May to 15th May
15th May to 19th June
19th June to 28th Aug
28th Aug to 18th Sept £750
18th Sept to 23rd Oct
23rd Oct to 21st Dec
21st Dec to 28th Dec £850
28th Dec to 4th Jan

Rent includes all electricity, central heating, bed linen, towels, free WiFi, free calls to most UK landlines, and an initial basket of logs.

Short breaks

Ardoch Bothy is sometimes available for Short Breaks of 3 nights (minimum), or longer. Rates vary but, as a rough guide, a 3 night stay works out at just over two thirds of the weekly rate for the time of year. Flying to Inverness with (say) Easyjet, and hiring a car, makes this a very cost effective way of enjoying a long weekend amid glorious scenery and in a peaceful and tranquil environment.


You will find the following comments in the Ardoch Bothy Visitors’ Book, month by month:

“What an amazing place to welcome in the New Year. The perfect base to explore near and far. We’ve loved every moment of our stay, and have felt so relaxed. Thank you so much for such a great holiday.”

“This was our second stay here, and it was just as fantastic as the first. Ardoch Bothy has once again been an absolute pleasure to stay in. It is a very homely and comfortable place and just a fantastic set-up for a perfect winter get-away. Thank you so much...”

“Wow, it’s so good to be back! This time as Mr. and Mrs…
Deer, otters, porpoises and seals…sounds of woodpeckers, gulls and oyster catchers. Just blue skies and sparkling water…such a relaxing week.”

“ Ardoch Bothy: pure Heaven! Thank you so much for this writing retreat. I’ll be back same time next year.”

“The Bothy is perfect, the view is stunning and we’ve enjoyed every minute of our stay. We’ve even had a heatwave! Thank you for helping to make our stay so memorable.”

“You have created a perfect refuge in a paradise setting. To enjoy the changing scenery through the two big windows, and to be able to walk into the wonderful surroundings was healing in itself. It’s so good in this frantic world to be able to come to a refuge like this and reset our bodies and minds…”

“Such a beautiful place – we’ve had a brilliant week here. Beautiful walks, right from the door and around the area. We’ll definitely come back!”

“We’ve had a fantastic week…the peacefulness and tranquillity of the setting was perfect – we have felt we were in our own little bubble. Not looking forward to going home, as we will miss the fantastic views from the Bothy and round every corner. We have made sure we’ve left a few things to do for next time though…thank you for your hospitality, and for creating a little haven.” August

“Thank you Alastair and Carol for another wonderful stay…our two weeks have once again passed all too quickly. There cannot be a more perfect place to spend your wedding anniversary than at the Bothy. We will be back!”

“The Bothy is the best cottage we have stayed in, and we have stayed in a lot. The view is fantastic, and could not be better, and the weather has been wonderful – sunny every single day. We will certainly come back.”

“Almost impossible to add to the accolades heaped upon Ardoch Bothy: the views, the cottage and the hospitality…
Birds seen from the window: Redwing, Blackbird, Goldcrest, Robin, Fieldfare, Pheasant, Chaffinch, Wren, Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Hooded crow, Buzzard, Oystercatcher, Heron, Great Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Cormorant, Red Throated Diver, Tawny owl (heard), Red Breasted Merganser, Mallard, Woodpigeon, Dunnock, Curlew, Raven…”

“What a beautiful setting – it is so peaceful here, in the perfectly equipped Bothy with calming views out onto the loch. A haven for us, away from city life for a birthday get-away. Couldn’t ask for more…”

  Ardoch Bothy