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Side view of Woodlands with the Five Sisters in the background taken from the entrance gate.
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28 reviews
Side view of Woodlands with the Five Sisters in the background taken from the entrance gate.
Large, well-equipped kitchen.
Another view of the kitchen showing the wall map of the area.
Woodlands' location (arrowed). Please note not lochside but just around the corner.
Woodlands in the early morning light.
Woodlands taken from the front garden.
View from the snug.
The view from the lounge of the Saddle mountain in the early morning light.
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Family bathroom with shower.
The Saddle in bright sunshine taken from the garden fence.
The gorgeous River Shiel is within easy walking distance..
Sunset at the site of the Battle of Glenshiel just down the road from Woodlands a few minutes by car
Twin bedroom
double bedroom
twin bedroom
view from bedroom
View from bedroom
View of one of the mountains opposite Woodlands on a dull, cloudy day - still stunning.
Glenshiel in winter
Evening stroll along Loch Duich.
One of the many boat trips in the area
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5 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Invershiel, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Nestled at the foot of the Five Sisters of Kintail in the spectacular Glenshiel, Woodlands is an affordable, budget holiday home. Despite its low tariff, it offers a very high degree of comfort with excellent facilities and wonderful views. This spacious house sleeps 10 extremely comfortably and has 4 bath and/or shower rooms. In one of the outbuildings there is a pool table and dart board. Please note this is a very basic, unheated, timber building which has proved to be very popular over the years.

With 22 Munros in the area, some accessed directly from the house, Woodlands is incredibly well-placed for hill-walkers. It is also great for ramblers too with an abundance walks of all levels. Being on the A87, it is also perfect for touring much of the northwest highlands and islands, The huge lounge and kitchen makes ideal for large famil...
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Listing #HL63089
About the Owner
Paula R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
I live 4 miles away from Woodlands so, unless I am away for any reason, I am on-hand should guests require anything. I do not like to intrude without invitation but am more than happy to visit the house if requested to do so. On receiving the booking, I will email an area information and house information sheet. If more information is needed, I am happy to oblige, I once even arranged an area for guests to exercise their falcons. Please note, I do have a strict 'no birds' in the house rule although dogs are welcome.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite being on roadside we found the location ideal for us. We had good weather and so had breakfast out in the small but delightful enclosed garden every day. The road over to glen Elg was our favourite and we bathed from the beach near...More

Thank Maggie M
paula r, VR Owner at Woodlands, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I m so pleased you had such a good time and thank you for your patience and understanding when the water pressure unexpectedly dropped. I do hope I hear from you again. Best wishes, Paula

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 of us stayed for a week and there is definitely enough space not to get under anyone’s toes, the location is beautiful a little far out from most things but what do you expect for that area in Scotland! Few little niggles with the...More

Thank louise132015
paula r, VR Owner at Woodlands, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Woodlands. However, I am very sorry about the bacon left in the grill! This should not have happened and I can't apologise enough. As far as the Wifi is concerned I'd love to update it...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Very Spacious, but cosy cottage with the most amazing views. Thoughtful welcoming box as well as a treat from the shop on collection of the key Great Base for walkers, lots of space for all as well as ample bathrooms. We enjoyed playing pool and...More

Thank Jane P
paula r, VR Owner at Woodlands, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you ever so.much for this review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to hear from you in the future. Take care and best wishes, Paula

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
2 Double Bedrooms, 3 Twin Bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are en-suite. Together the bedrooms sleep 10. .

2 Bathrooms, 2 Showers. There are 3 showers, 2 baths and 4 toilets arranged over the four rooms.

Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron. The main dining table is housed in the large kitchen. There is ample room in the kitchen for ten people to dine comfortably.

Real Fire, Central Heating, Telephone, House Linen. The telephone is for incoming and emergency calls only. However, there is a public telephone within an easy walking distance of the house. PETS WELCOME

Seating for 10. The dining table comfortably seats 10. .

Freesat TV, Video, Radio, CD System, Board Gam...
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    6 Twins
    2 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
GBP 950
30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
7 nights
GBP 1,050
1 Sep 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
7 nights
GBP 950
29 Sep 2018 -
2 Nov 2018
7 nights
GBP 850
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$446 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The price includes central heating, gas and most of the electricity. The only extras are solid fuel and the electricity used in the pool shed (on meter). Woodlands is rented out Saturday to Saturday (with the exception of Xmas and New Year). In order to have time to clean the house in between changeovers, holidaymakers are asked to leave by 10am of the morning of departure and not arrive earlier than 4pm. During quiet periods this may be altered on request.
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About the neighbourhood
As already mentioned, Woodlands is extremely well-placed for touring the Highlands and Islands. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Applecross accessed via the highest road in Scotland or take a cruise along Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle. Closer to home there is the glorious Glenelg peninsular, the delightful Plockton or you may fancy going over the sea to Skye. Take a seal trip, sail in a glass-bottomed boat, go boating, pony trekking, mackarel fishing or just relax in the house and enjoy the views.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 112.0 km
Railway: Kyle of Lochalsh: 24.0 km
By bus. Citylink stops very close to the house from Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness and Skye.
By train. Kyle of Lochalsh train station - 15 miles away. Nearest mainline station is Inverness. The train journey from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh is magnificent.

If you decide to combine both road and rail, the train journey to Fort William is stunning and the bus journey from Fort William to the house is breathtaking.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 km.
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