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Plockton Rhu Cottage

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Spring Time - Rhu Cottage garden
Rhu Cottage Porch and Garden
'Mitchells' Pond at the bottom of the garden with view of Loch Carron
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
Built in the 1800s, Plockton Rhu Cottage was originally a cooperage providing barrels for the Plockton fishing trade. Later in that century an upper floor was added making it a typical ‘one and a half storey’ traditional Highland cottage. Now refurbished, it still retains its original character, providing a cosy and relaxing village retreat away from bustle and hubbub. The Lounge, Kitchen/Diner and the windows in both Bedrooms all face the beautiful sea loch that is Loch Carron. Whether sitting outside - or in the porch with a cup of tea or a glass of wine in inclement weather - you are assured of magnificent views across the garden and open grassland to Plockton Bay, Duncraig Castle and the Plockton Crags. Plockton Village, known as ‘The Jewel of the Highlands’, is the perfect base to s...Built in the 1800s, Plockton Rhu Cottage was originally a cooperage providing barrels for the Plockton fishing trade. Later in that century an upper floor was added making it a typical ‘one and a half storey’ traditional Highland cottage. Now refurbished, it still retains its original character, providing a cosy and relaxing village retreat away from bustle and hubbub. The Lounge, Kitchen/Diner and the windows in both Bedrooms all face the beautiful sea loch that is Loch Carron. Whether sitting outside - or in the porch with a cup of tea or a glass of wine in inclement weather - you are assured of magnificent views across the garden and open grassland to Plockton Bay, Duncraig Castle and the Plockton Crags. Plockton Village, known as ‘The Jewel of the Highlands’, is the perfect base to stay, being ideal for walking, hill climbing, photography, boating and water-sports or just quietly watching the wildlife. Plockton Rhu Cottage is ideally situated on ‘Rhu’, a quiet and secluded part of Plockton village, by the water - but just 5 minutes from the shops, hotels, bars and restaurants – all serving excellent cuisine and with freshly caught seafood being much in evidence. This is much appreciated when you come home after a good day’s sightseeing or walking among the spectacular scenery of the Highland West Coast or the Isle of Skye - and just want to be catered for. The Skye Bridge is just 15 minutes away and is the gateway to the widest range of geology in Europe culminating in the formidable Cuillin Range of mountains. The view from Elgol is not to be missed on a trip to Skye. As owners and Plockton residents, we live in the adjacent newly built extension. Kate runs the Post Office and provides Tourist Information. You can therefore be assured that we are right on hand, ready and able to make your stay both stress-free and relaxing at Plockton Rhu Cottage, Plockton. Earliest arrival 4.30 pm - Latest departure time10.00 am Plockton Rhu Cottage is non-smoking, and we can accommodate one pet only by arrangement. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
ONE (1) PET ONLY - By Arrangement, Pet NOT allowed in bedrooms or LEFT ALONE at any time in Rhu Cottage
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Denis H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviews (30)
Vacation38106732960
Vacation38106732960
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Rhu Cottage, Plockton, is one of the nicest and most comfortable cottages I have ever stayed in. It was well equipped and had a fabulous view over Loch Carron. Our kindly hosts lived next door and could not have been more helpful. Plockton is a pretty town in the midst of wonderful scenery, ideal for walking and exploring, and for visiting Skye. There are a couple of good pubs which do amazing sea food, and an experimental gin and whisky distillery. I would come again.
Visited July 2022
Written 16 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer597273
Wanderer597273
Thank you so much for your kind review of Rhu Cottage. We are pleased that the cottage, Plockton and Loch Carron provided you with a great holiday in the Scottish Highlands. With Kind Regards Kate and Denis Havard
Written 31 July 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter Dew
Peter Dew
Belfast, United Kingdom2 contributions
My wife and I spent a two week holiday in Rhu cottage in May 2022. The cottage is situated at the top end of the village right beside the sea and is perfect for a quiet holiday or weekend break. The owners, Dennis and Kate, live in the adjoining cottage and are very hospitable and helpful on local knowledge etc.. The cottage is very typical of a 19th century building which has been modernised to make a very comfortable holiday home. It has all the modern appliances but retains much of the original features. Plockton it’s self is well situated for a holiday in the highlands. The Main Street has a few shops, a hotel and a store/restaurant open from 9 to around 4. The hotel served good food in nice comfortable surroundings unless like us you have a dog. It that case you’re banished to the back bar which isn’t great, food was still excellent but the surroundings poor. A better option for dog owners is the Plockton inn. The food is excellent and surroundings are much better than the hotel. It can get very busy and it’s not uncommon to have several dogs in below tables at a time. Booking is recommended for both places. The two carry out services are also very good. The Harbour Fish Bar in the village and the Croft, just up by the train station serve really good fish and chips. The Croft is definitely unique and well worth a visit if you’re looking a great burger. Further afield from Plockton is Duirinish, a lovely little village with a river running through the middle of it and whose population seemed to be mostly highland cows. Kyle is the best around for general shopping and is the gateway to Skye which is a must to visit for everyone. Loch Carron and Balmacarra are worth a visit but the real jewel is the scenery. Whether it’s the sea or mountains the scenery is stunning and local walks can be found right out from your front door. Rhu cottage and Plockton are definitely worth a visit.
Visited May 2022
Written 22 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer597273
Wanderer597273
Dear Peter and Shirley Dew Thank you for your kind and extensive review of Rhu Cottage and the surrounding area. We are pleased you enjoyed your time here and in Plockton Kind regards Kate and Denis Havard
Written 31 July 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ann m
ann m
Thurso, United Kingdom4 contributions
Rhu Cottage has views which could be watched all day. Beautiful walks in the area and lots of interest. Plockton has an interesting history, as does the property. Very comfortable accommodation and helpful, friendly owners. We had perfect weather, too.
Visited April 2022
Written 1 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer597273
Wanderer597273
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Rhu Cottage, and all the great all the great countryside that Wester-Ross offers. Kind regards Kate and Denis Havard
Written 20 May 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SycamoreFarm
SycamoreFarm
26 contributions
Stunning views all around, we loved the area, wonderful walks for the dog right from our door. Cottage comfortable with excellent WiFi, instant hot water, good tv, everything we needed in the kitchen. Beds on the hard side for our taste - could do with mattress topper! Hosts Dennis and Kate on site with lots of useful information.
Visited September 2021
Written 3 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vacation42320959003
Vacation42320959003
1 contribution
Really enjoyed our week at Rhu Cottage. Everything you need in the property and lots of nice wee touches. Welcome basket was really helpful after a long journey. Kate and Denis are very welcoming. Weather was great while we were there but can imagine sitting in porch on a wet day would also be lovely. We will return.
Visited June 2021
Written 7 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer597273
Wanderer597273
Thank you for your booking with us and your lovely review of Rhu Cottage We are pleased it came up to your expectations Kind regards Kate and Denis Havard
Written 29 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

thehendo2018
thehendo2018
Angus, United Kingdom10 contributions
Cottage is lovely and warm, comfy beds, in a fantastic position with fabulous view and close to Main Street. Has all the required facilities and equipment you need (dishwasher). We were left a fabulous starter pack ( bread, butter, eggs,milk, muesli, tea coffee, marmalade, fresh fruit) so your not going to go hungry if you arrive late! Also fresh flowers in all the vases! Hosts very welcoming with local knowledge. We had brought our canoe, just locked it to a fence next to our dedicated parking spot, then slipway only a few yards away! Local grocery shop on the main street has everything essential and only 5min walk over the causeway shortcut! Good WiFi and we had EE and O2 signal too.
Visited May 2021
Written 5 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer597273
Wanderer597273
Thank you for your kind review and the letters on our behalf. We are glad you found Rhu Cottage to your liking. Best regards Kate and Denis Havard
Written 29 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Coastal01818809373
Coastal01818809373
1 contribution
We had a very happy holiday at Rhu cottage the owners Kate & Dennis were so kind in leaving many provisions for us. Plockton and the surrounding area is very beautiful, wonderful walks plus the stunning autumn colours. The cottage is very comfortable and warm. Such a perfect holiday location. Kath & David. October 31st to November 12th.
Visited October 2020
Written 15 November 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer597273
Wanderer597273
Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you had a good visit here Kind regards Kate and Denis Havard
Written 29 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sherpa47573145799
Sherpa47573145799
We had a very warm welcome from the owners. The cottage was lovely, warm and cosy with fantastic views over water and mountains. We were very well provided for and we lacked nothing. The location is brilliant. There are shops nearby and a main supermarket just a short drive away. Lots of good walks nearby and safe beach for swimming.
Visited September 2020
Written 4 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer597273
Wanderer597273
Dear Mr and Mrs Davis Thank you for your kind review of your stay at Rhu Cottage, Kate and I are pleased you enjoyed the cottage with its situation close to outdoor amenities and places of historic interest. We hope you returned home, taking some of the relaxed pace of life in the Highlands with you. Kate and Denis.
Written 6 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dilys H
Dilys H
Liverpool, United Kingdom8 contributions
A fantastic two weeks stay at Rhu, everything you would expect from this lovely character cottage, with stunning views over Loch Carron from the sunroom. In addition one of the best welcome packs we have ever received from staying at a cottage, of which there have been many. The added bonus is having the owners, the lovely Kate and Denis living next door with their wealth of knowledge of this stunning area including the Isle of Skye (only 20 minutes drive away) was a real plus. lots or easy walks on the doorstep, and great hospitality at the Plockton Hotel. We loved it so much we have booked to come back next year.
Visited September 2019
Written 2 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer597273
Wanderer597273
Dear Dilys and Steve Thank you for your great review of Rhu Cottage We are glad you had a relaxed time in the Highlands, and hope you went home 'recharged' ready to deal with the current strange situation the world is in. Stay safe - Kate and Denis.
Written 6 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

michelle1234562015
michelle1234562015
Manchester, United Kingdom14 contributions
Breathtaking views from the cottage. So peaceful. Denis and Kate are wonderful hosts who gave us some really good information and couldn't have been more helpful. We had such a wonderful time and wished we had booked for longer. It really is a gem.
Visited June 2019
Written 24 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer597273
Wanderer597273
Dear Michelle and Nigel Thank you for your kind review. Kate and I are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Rhu Cottage and Plockton in June. We are also happy that the weather was good for your stay. Kind regards Kate and Denis Havard
Written 7 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Plockton is just 20 minutes from the bridge over to the Isle of Skye with all its magnificent mountains and geology and Norse history. And just 30 minutes will take you to that most picturesque of all castles 'Eilean Donan' set in the oustanding beauty of Kintail and Loch Duich. Excellent eating and satisfying drinks are to be had in both Plockton Village and surrounding area.
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Plockton Rhu Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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Plockton Rhu Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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