The Folly | Self-catering house in Highland | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Folly - Self-catering house in Highland

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Acharacle, Highland
Scotland, United Kingdom

Lois & Richard Livett

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+44 (0)1972 500201(landline)

A light, bright new build for 2 to roost in, and an astonishing setting; the lovely owners can give you maps - and a rucksack lunch

Close to The Tower and The Ruin, but further up the hill, is The Folly, an unusual new build encased in native wood with a tower at one end. It's an impressive and intriguing piece of design, Tardis-like inside, comfortable, well-loved and well maintained, all white walls, gleaming tiles, varnished pine – and big windows to pull in the views. Down a short flight of steps is a big circular living area with a sofa and leather armchair, a cow hide rug on heated floors and doors to terraces front and back so you can chase the sun. Above is the bedroom, a fabulous round space, bright and light, with a high conical roof and a balcony for more views. Who would not want to spend a night here! The bathroom, functional, neutral, is downstairs, the kitchen is a cook's delight, and the abundant grandeur of the setting, with its backdrop of pine and birch woodland, is neutralised by rolling lawns. Restaurants are nine miles but there's a nice little wildlife centre with a café a walk away, and the owners provide you with great maps. Once the stillness of 80 acres descends, let the tumbling burn lull you to sleep.


Features
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Garden
Grounds for guests to explore.
Facilities

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception

Television

Barbecue

Dishwasher

Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included

Oven

Hob

Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby


Local points of interest from Lois & Richard Livett:

Local points of interest from
Lois & Richard Livett:

  • Just a few minutes walk to St Columba's Well....well a constant trickle of delicious water from where it is reputed that St. Columba took water to baptize a child.
  • Just a few minutes walk in the other direction will bring you to Camus Fearna, where if you are very quiet and lucky you may well see an otter or two..
  • Walk on another mile and you will come to the very interesting Natural History Center where good coffee and yummy cakes are served.
Points of interest

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 1 House for 2
Price:(i) £550 to£570 per week

Booking info:

Short breaks available.

Closed:

18 November - 17 February.

Address:

Acharacle, Highland


Accommodation:(i)
Self-catering The Folly (self-catering)
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Details
House ~ 1 double; 1 bathroom.
Price: (i) £ 550 to £ 570 per week

Lois & Richard Livett

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1972 500201(landline)