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The Sidings

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Plockton Bay is a 10 minute walk from the Sidings
The Sidings
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
“The Sidings” is situated in a row of 40-year-old cottages, adjacent to Plockton station. It is a very comfortable, cosy home. It is particularly handy for spectacular walks to the beaches close by. Locals and visitors have been known to swim their even in September. The house is a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Plockton with gorgeous views of the Crags towering over the village. There are very good eating places that serve local seafood and other local produce. The house consists of a spacious dining kitchen, a warm living room with reclaimed Victorian fireplace. Outside there is a small back garden with a leafy green outlook and a larger front garden with a picnic bench that in the past the owners, Thomas and Julie, have enjoyed early evening drinks and family barbecues. It has a p...“The Sidings” is situated in a row of 40-year-old cottages, adjacent to Plockton station. It is a very comfortable, cosy home. It is particularly handy for spectacular walks to the beaches close by. Locals and visitors have been known to swim their even in September. The house is a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Plockton with gorgeous views of the Crags towering over the village. There are very good eating places that serve local seafood and other local produce. The house consists of a spacious dining kitchen, a warm living room with reclaimed Victorian fireplace. Outside there is a small back garden with a leafy green outlook and a larger front garden with a picnic bench that in the past the owners, Thomas and Julie, have enjoyed early evening drinks and family barbecues. It has a parking area opposite the house and extra space is available.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Thomas M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2012
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Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

The Sidings Cottage was very clean and comfortable for our weeks stay everything we required was there , the log/coal fire was was cosy in the evenings , we were able to visit Lochcarron Applecross Sheildaig Torridon Kinlochewe Glenelg and Skye during our stay ,...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Jackie E
Sightsee613278, VR Owner at The Sidings, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2020

Thank you for staying at the sidings and for leaving your lovely comments. We appreciate you taking the time to do this. Regards Thomas & Julie

Reviewed 3 August 2020

We had a great week in the cottage with our two kids and a dog and would highly recommend it. The cottage was very clean, Covid secure and very well equipped. The location was great for local walks and for reaching Skye. We loved the...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank MikeKennedy75
Sightsee613278, VR Owner at The Sidings, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2020

Thank you for your comments after your stay at the Sidings. We very much appreciate you leaving your feedback.

Reviewed 21 July 2020

I am just back from my stay here with my family of young boys. The house was perfect for us - roomy, and such a novelty being next to railway line where the train would pass very close to our window (never notice it more...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank 261morags
Sightsee613278, VR Owner at The Sidings, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2020

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you had such a lovely time. Just sorry we were not able to meet you under the circumstances when you arrived.

Reviewed 7 January 2020

The property owners were very helpful and pleasant to deal with on each occasion. We were welcomed by a lovely gift of bread, coffee, oatcakes, cookies, milk, butter, and wine, and this was really appreciated after a long drive. And homemade jam! What looks like...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank glambaa
Reviewed 29 October 2019

What a lovely welcome we had to The Sidings with a lovely welcome basket. The hosts Thomas and Julie could not have been more helpful or friendly. The house itself was so nice to return to after a cold day out, and offered everything you...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank gillian152014
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

Very comfortable and well equipped house in the gorgeous village of Plockton. Thomas and Julie left a great welcome pack including their excellent homemade jam. 10 min walk to the sea front where there are several good places to eat and there are lots of...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank HJ101
Sightsee613278, VR Owner at The Sidings, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the sidings. We hope to see you again and your lovely dog. Regards Thomas

Reviewed 16 August 2019

Our 3rd trip to Plockton, but first time with our little girl, so decided to rent somewhere for the week rather than one of the hotels. The Sidings was a great home from home. Well equipped, clean and comfortable, and the welcome pack was a...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Lightning1977
Sightsee613278, VR Owner at The Sidings, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad the sidings was comfortable for you and you had a great week. Hope to see you again. Regards Thomas

Reviewed 12 August 2019

This house is perfect for a base in the Highlands. It’s a 15 min walk into the lovely village of Plockton & close to Kyle & Skye. The house is extremely well equipped with all cooking utensils & extremely cosy. It’s out of the village...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank FM34
Sightsee613278, VR Owner at The Sidings, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are so glad you had such a nose time. Thomas & Julie

Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

Cosy cottage in peaceful location with a lovely fire for when the weather is being a bit "Scottish". Easy walk to the stunning coral beach and only a short drive to Skye and the amenities in Kyle of Localsh. The train passing proved quite an...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank WooWanders
Sightsee613278, VR Owner at The Sidings, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

Thank you for staying at the Sidings. We are very glad you had a relaxing time and enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 16 June 2019

Thankyou Thomas & Julie for a fabulous stay in your Plockton home .......the village is absolutely gorgeous & many a photo was taken !!.......it is a stunning area & your property was the perfect retreat after touring around ....every need was catered for . Enjoyed...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Pammy_0611
Sightsee613278, VR Owner at The Sidings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

Thank you for your positive comments for the sidings and glad you had a lovely week enjoying the surrounding area. We hope to see you again in the future. Regards Thomas &Julie

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Plockton is a beautiful village with all the amenities that you will require. The local bars and restaurants serve very good local produce, they also serve the local Ale that is brewed in Plockton. Traditional music is played in the bars through the week by local musicians. The local beaches are only a Ten minute walk from the Sidings, the vews you will see from here are looking to the Isle of Skye. There are boat trips out of plockton that will take you to see birds, seals and also dolphins and lots more wildlife. From the Sidings, the Isle of Skye is only a ten minute drive, there are lots of things to see and do on the Island. Applecross is also a stunning place to visit. The drive over the Bealach is the highest road in Britain, The views from the top on a clear day are fantastic. ...
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