Lodge is a fantastic base for exploring many of the must see sites and attractions on Skye and and the west coast including Plockton, Eilean Donan Castle and Skye of course. We are often asked by visitors to the area what day trips we would recommend. Well here are some suggestions.
Day Trips from Stationmaster’s Lodge
The Isle of Skye
You can be on Skye, over the bridge, within 20 minutes’ drive from the house and at Portree, the island capital, within an hour or so. Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides lying off the west coast of Scotland, with a distinctly Highland feel. There is stunning mountain scenery, dramatic sea lochs, incredible geology and an abundance of wildlife.
Take in the stunning mountain scenery of the Cuillins, explore Portree, and enjoy a seafood lunch. Indulge in a distillery tour at Talisker, or head to the wild, wild north and the dramatic Quirang mountains (made famous by the BFG and Stardust movies). The Fairy Glen is special too.The Three Chimney’s Restaurant is a culinary destination in its own right.
Discover Skye on a Guided Tour
Take the hassle out of exploring without missing a thing! So, why not enjoy a guided tour of Skye with our friend Bill? Tours leave from Portree (Isle of Skye, approx 60 mins’ drive from the Lodge). Enjoy a unique experience on a small group tour with a guide who knows all the best spots. You can sit back and see the very best of Skye in one amazing day, while someone else drives for a change.
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Munching fresh seafood
If you love fresh seafood, then head down to Kyle (15 mins’ drive) where you can enjoy amazing lunches at the Waterside restaurant (on the station platform), which is owned by a local fisherman and his family. Much of the seafood comes from Loch Carron and is fished fresh for the restaurant.
Pottering in Plockton
Explore nearby Plockton, one of the most scenic villages in Scotland, complete with palm trees! Go for a boat trip, enjoy a few beers, lunch or just enjoy a walk along the coast.
Messing about on the water
For information on local boat cruises from Plockton look up:
Or how about a day or half day sea kayaking?
Tramping a local walk
Get your boots on and enjoy a day’s walking. There are loads of good walking suggestions in the folder in the cottage. For serious hillwalkers, you could head over to Skye and tackle the mighty Cuillins, or perhaps you fancy the Five Sisters of Kintail?
Snapping Eilean Donan Castle
Explore nearby Eileen Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland. This iconic castle is only a short drive away. The advantage of being so close is that you can go early in the morning or in the early evening, when the tourist hoards depart!
Driving the North Coast 500
Take a drive along North Coast 500 route and take in some of that spectacular west coast scenery. You can pick up the route just north of the Lodge. The Kishorn Seafood Bar is well worth a lunch stop!
Relaxing by the loch
You’re on holiday! Just chill out. Enjoy a BBQ with a glass of something cold in the lochside garden, soaking up the views, Or if the weather is wild, settle down with a good book and a wee dram to relax by the roaring fire. Watching the weather come and go across the loch, who needs the telly?
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We have 7 nights available from Sat 26th Aug until Sat 2nd Sept inclusive. Save £450 Now only £2,000 for the week.Stunning lochside location close to Skye and Plockton, Stationmaster's Lodge is ideal for family gatherings and groups. Sleeps 18 in 8 bedrooms. Dogs welcome too! Get in touch
£500 off in June!
Due to a late cancellation We have four nights free. (from Tuesday 27th until Friday 30th June inclusive). Save £500 on our normal price! That's only £900 for 4 nights.
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Our stunning lochside house sleeps 18 in 8 bedrooms in comfort. Dogs welcome too! The perfect base for exploring Skye, Plockton and the West Coast
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We have been enjoying some fantastic weather on the west coast these last couple of weeks and the views from the Lodge down Loch Carron never fail to amaze.
It’s been hectic of late, we’ve been busy upgrading the house over the winter with new windows throughout. This was a pretty big job!
Last week the painters finished on Friday on a major renovation of the lounge, kitchen, stairs and hallway and we think the new colour scheme looks fantastic. We have also recently themed Stationmasters Lodge with a selection of classic vintage railway posters and signs and they been getting rave reviews from our guests.
We are now getting the garden into shape and have a new BBQ. We had wee problem last month when some kids who were staying ripped the cloth on the pool table by accident. However, it was Nory to the rescue and after a late night of high tension repairs, we’re delighted to announce that the table has been recovered with brand new cloth and playing like a dream.
April and May have been busy with guests and we’ve had some superb feedback on Trip Advisor and AIR BNB. We do still have some availability left for summer, especially in June. So why not book an escape to Stromeferry and the fantastic west coast? Our large holiday house accommodation sleeps 17 and is your ideal base for exploring the Isle of Skye and Plockton
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What do they say, LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION?
Our holiday house Stationmasters Lodge has an incredible lochside location on the shores of Loch Carron in Scotland.
This is a sensational part of the West Highlands, with amazing loch and mountain scenery. It’s feels remote but is easily accessible from the main road from Fort William to the Island of Skye.
In fact, stationmasters Lodge is a great base for exploring nearby village of plockton and the nearby magical Isle of Skye. You can be on Skye within 20 minutes’ drive from the house and visit the capital of Skye Portree within an hour or so. Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides lying off the west coast of Scotland. With a distinctly Highland feel – stunning mountain scenery, dramatic sea lochs, incredible geology and an abundance of wildlife. It a place full of history and a land of legends. It’s a great place for food too and boasts a fantastic distillery (Talisker) at Carbost. There is so much to see and do including The Old Man of Storr - a magnificent pinnacle of rock, The mysterious Quaraing and amazing scenery and Faerie Glen - a truly magical gem used in the filming of Stardust.
Stromeferry (no ferry!) overlooks the narrowest part of Loch Carron and for many years, there was a ferry service here to North Strome. This provided a link with the first road built in 1809 along the north side of the loch. The new bypass made the ferry service redundant and it stopped operating in 1970. Strome Ferry used to be a busy hub when the ferry operated with long queues for the ferry in the summer months. Today Stromeferry is a small sleepy village with a train station to Kyle of Lochalsh or Inverness.
Our house was in fact the Stationmasters’s House , it well over 100 years old and had enjoyed a colourful history. In 1883, Stromeferry was the scene of a Sabbatarian riots in which over 200 fishermen took possession of the railway station to prevent the unloading of fish on a Sunday! No riots today just a peaceful setting and place to relax and watch the sun set.
We are currently making a number of improvements to our holiday house, all of the windows have just been replaced and we are hoping to install a new kitchen.
Stationmaster’s Lodge is a large traditional stone house packed full of character with amazing lochside views. It’s a great base for exploring the stunning west highlands and the Island of Skye. You can explore many west coast attractions like Eilean Donan Castle and Plockton or just relax wildlife watching, or soaking in the loch views from beside the cosy fire.
Our spectacular large holiday house accommodation is perfect for groups and family gatherings sleeping up to 17 in 8 bedrooms. Dogs are also welcome too! With prices from £250 a night its great value for groups. Why not get in touch to book your Scottish west coast holiday for 2017?
We have some fantastic autumn deals at Stationmaster's Lodge. It's such a wonderful time of year to explore the west coast and magical Island of Skye. Amazing colours, hear the stags roar and enjoy cosy nights by the fire with a dram in hand!
There's plenty of midweek availability in November. (Sunday to Thursday nights inclusive). Just pay for 3 nights and we'll give you an extra 2 nights FREE. So that's £750 in total for 5 nights. Remember the house sleeps 17, so that works out at less than £9 per night per person!
Located in the stunning wee highland village of Stromeferry, amongst spectacular west coast scenery and overlooking Loch Carron, the Stationmaster’s Lodge is ideal holiday accommodation for large groups, family gatherings and groups of friends.
With amazing loch views, plenty of space and great facilities including a cosy wood burning stove, this is a large house packed full of character and history spread over three levels and there are eight bedrooms, half of them en-suite. The rooms are a good size and some of them have incredible loch views. Look out for otters on the shore!
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Of all the seasons, autumn on the west coast of Scotland is probably our favourite. The rich colours and contrasts between the golden trees, burnt orange hillsides and early snow on the high tops is incredible. Another bonus is that most of the hordes of summer tourists have gone. In fact it’s a great time to explore the west coast and Isle of Skye.
Stationmaster’s Lodge holiday accommodation is a great base for a trip over the bridge to Skye. In around 20 minutes you can be on the misty Isle. Take in the stunning mountain scenery of the spectacular Cuillin Mountains, you can enjoy a low level walk to the fairy pools or take a hike up into Coire Laggan in the Cuillin Mountains, starting from Glenbrittle. There’s no need scale the peaks just take in the incredible views from this high mountain coire.
Explore Portree, the capital of Skye and enjoy a seafood lunch at one of its fine eateries or enjoy a distillery tour at Talisker. One of our favourite places on Skye is the wild, wild north and the dramatic Quirang mountains, made famous by the BFG and Stardust blockbuster movies
Foodies could treat themselves to a gourmet meal at the world-famous Three Chimneys Restaurant, or sample some local ales and a ploughman’s lunch at the more modest Stein Inn, Skye’s oldest pub, at Lochbay. If you’re into history and castles, take time and go for a visit to Dunvegan Castle, the stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years.
Skye is famous for its eagles, sea eagles in particular. Go for one of the many local coastal walks and don’t forget your binoculars. Explore Talisker Bay with its striking beach of black and white sand and towering cliffs. It’s perfect for a stroll.
Of course there are plenty of other attractions closer to the lodge. If you love fresh seafood then head down to Kyle of Lochalsh where you can enjoy amazing lunches at the waterside restaurant. Located on the station platform and owned by a local fisherman’s family much of the seafood comes from Loch Carron overlooked by the lodge so the delicious queenies, langoustines and crab can’t get any fresher than this. Go for a wander around nearby Plockton, one of the most scenic villages in Scotland. Go for a boat trip or just enjoy a walk along the coast.
Explore nearby Eileen Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland. This iconic castle is a must see and only a short drive and the advantage of being so close is that you can go and take photographs early in the morning or early evening when the tourist depart!
Take a drive along North Coast 500 and take in some of that spectacular west coast scenery. You can pick up the route just north of the Lodge.
The hardest part is deciding where to go, you are really spoilt of choice in this incredible part of the Scottish Highlands. You can be sure that Stationmaster's Lodge offers a great base for your west coast highland holiday.