Nanyuki Self Catering

Self Catering

Drumbuie, Kyle, Ross Shire, IV40 8BD

    Nanyuki - unique accommodation for two at Drumbuie, a small crofting village on Scotland's wild North-West coast, close to Plockton and the Isle of Skye.

     

    Situated in Ross-shire amid the historic crofting lands of the West Highlands, Nanyuki is a perfect base from which to explore the varied delights of Scotland’s wild and remote places. Only a short walk from the sea, Nanyuki boasts an excellent rural situation on the Common Land of the crofting village of Drumbuie. 

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    Drumbuie is one of the picturesque villages of the Balmacara estate which has been owned by the National Trust for Scotland since the 1950’s. Because traditional crofting ways are still used the meadows sparkle with a large variety wild flowers and orchids in the spring. Here the sheep and Highland cows graze up to the door. Otters make this coastline their home – look out for a ring of bright water.

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    Nanyuki has an open contemporary design giving it a unique internal space with balcony and vaulted ceiling. The ground floor consists of a modern kitchen and dining area with further large living area with satellite TV and WiFi facilities.
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    Nanyuki was designed to be very spacious accommodation for two adults. It has only one shower–room and thus would be less suitable for larger parties. kitchenstovebalcony
    Sleeping accommodation consists of a large upper double bedroom with views to the Applecross peninsula. 
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    Nanyuki is an ideal centre for activity holidays, and don’t forget your camera and binoculars! As well as all styles of cycling, you can enjoy all grades of walking and mountaineering, sea kayaking, golf, angling, both sea and freshwater…… and you might also have the opportunity to see a Shinty match. 

    Many cultural activities are on offer and the locality boasts various festivals with a distinctive Gaelic flavour. You can also discover the unique geology of this ancient landscape and the historic monuments for which the area is famous.

    The weather in the West Highlands can be changeable. If you do need to shelter from the elements then you will find Nanyuki is a perfect place to relax in comfort.
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    As you wander along the tracks and paths near Drumbuie the back drop is the rugged Cuillin mountains of the Isle of Skye to the west………....to the north are the giant peaks of Torridon and nearby to the east are the long ridges of Kintail. Nanyuki is right in the middle of this mountain paradise.

    Within easy distance (3 miles) is the idyllic village of Plockton which boasts several excellent restaurants, specialising in locally caught sea-food, and pubs with traditional music. Other facilities, including a supermarket, pharmacy and more are found a few miles to the south of Drumbuie at the transport hub of Kyle of Lochalsh. Here also is the termination of the famous Kyle Railway line from Inverness. (Even closer to Drumbuie, a short walk away at Duirinish, there is a small station!)

    Drumbuie can be reached by a four hour drive north from Glasgow. The journey will take you up the banks of Loch Lomond, through Glen Coe and north from Fort William through the Great Glen and past Eilean Donan castle.

     

    So whether it is a quiet relaxing stay with superior facilities or an active experience in a spectacular environment, we hope you will enjoy your journey to the far north and a stay at Nanyuki. Catering/Bike Adventures
     

    Gradings
    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Nanyuki is designed to provide high quality spacious accommodation for couples, pairs and duos. Generally hire of the cottage would be on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday and the cost will range from £350 - £560 depending on the time of year. Shorter lets may also available at some times. The costs of shorter stays will reflect our additional costs. Please email your requirements and we will provide a quote for specific dates. We also specialise in adventure cycling holidays - please visit www.nanyuki.co.uk for details or email andy@nanyuki.co.uk with your requirements or any questions.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday We specialise in cycling holiday support. Let us know your requirements and we will try to help and advise. Sea Kayaking is also available close by.
    • Cottage
    • Self Catering Holiday Ideal Highland Honeymoon Hideaway

    Domestic

    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Fuel Charge All reasonable electricity use is included in the rental charge. The thermostats for underfloor heating are pre-programmed to provide a pleasant environment but are not programmable by guests. Excessive electricity usage will incur additional charges.
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property Electric under-floor heating throughout and additional wood-burning stove available
    • Indoor Drying Facility dryer available in drying area
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen modern kitchen with all modern facilities
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge large open plan lounge with satellite TV and Wi-fi facilities
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove wood burning stove and a supply of wood available. (Additional supplies by arrangement.)
    • Private Bathroom Guests have exclusive use of this detached, self contained property
    • Shower There is only one shower room/toilet. (This restricts availability to 2 adults only)
    • Telephone a land-line is available for emergency use
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Fitness Training Advice on fitness and practical individual programmes can be provided by registered medical practitioners by special arrangement

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden The house is situated on the Common Grazing of this small crofting community. There is a very small garden area at the rear of the house. (The gate must be kept shut to stop the cows and sheep entering this area.)
    • Hi-Fi High quality audio system available by arrangement.
    • Indoor Recreational Facilities Lots of books about Scotland and adventure activities... some board games
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities High quality cycles are available on site via Nanyuki Bike Adventures. Sea Kayaks are also available in Drumbuie by arrangement. Other outdoor equipment may be available for hire by arrangement
    • Radio FM radio reception is available but DAB has not reached this area of the Highlands yet
    • Satellite / Cable TV Satellite TV with Sky Sports included
    • WiFi Wi Fi is included but note that in this area the internet speeds are generally slow

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque note cheques would need to be paid in advance to give time for clearance
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • No credit cards accepted
    • PayPal

    Transport

    • 24hr Help Link We will try to provide help with travel arrangements and could provide travel suppport by arrangement. We specialise in cycling holiday support. Let us know your requirements and we will try to help and advise.
    • Airport Transport Supplied We will try to provide help with travel arrangements and could provide travel suppport by arrangement. We specialise in cycling holiday support. Let us know your requirements and we will try to help and advise.
    • Bike Storage Available We specialise in cycling holiday support. Let us know your requirements and we will try to help and advise. We have facilities for bike cleaning and repairs by arangement
    • Cycle Hire Nearby We specialise in cycling holiday support. Let us know your requirements and we will try to help and advise.
    • Cycle Rack We specialise in cycling holiday support. Let us know your requirements and we will try to help and advise.
    • Free Parking On-Site Free parking for one car is available at the cottage
    • On Public Transport Route Drumbuie is withinn easy walking distance of Duirinish train staion on the North Highland between Inverness and Kyle
    • Private Parking One car parking space is available by the cottage

    Catering

    • Breakfast Available tea and coffee, fresh milk, bread and some other essentials will be ready for you when you arrive
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Facilities

    • Disabled Access Drumbuie is a rural and remote location. The house is situated in common grazing in an active crofting community. Access is by a few steps guarded by railings or a short steep slope. Please contact the owner for advice regarding wheelchair access.
    • Equipment Hire High quality cycles are available on site via Nanyuki Bike Adventures. Sea Kayaks are also available in Drumbuie by arrangement. Other outdoor equipment may be available for hire by arrangement
    • Internet Access Wi Fi facilities are provided but note that in this area internet speeds can be slow
    • Smoking Restricted you can only smoke outside

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking the crofting community of Drumbuie has several native Gaelic speakers... but they all speak English too! The caretaker is a Sassenach and does not have the Gaelic

    Location

    • Coastal Location Drumbuie is a small Crofting village close ( 800yds) to the sea
    • Mountains area Situated within easy access of Scotland's premier mountain playgrounds, Torridon, Skye Cuillin, Kintail....
    • Remote Location Drumbuie is a small Crofting village close ( 800yds) to the sea and within easy walking distance of a train station... but the nearest public house and shops are about 3 miles away. Cycles are available by arrangement
    • Rural Location Drumbuie is a small Crofting village close ( 800yds) to the sea. Sheep and cows roam freely up to the door!
    • Sea/Loch View A very short walk down towards the shore gives views of the Isle of Skye and Raasay... and across to the Applecross peninsula
    • Village Location Drumbuie is a small Crofting village close ( 800yds) to the sea

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers small,well-behaved dogs that do not shed hair are welcome by special arrangement only. There are no resident pets in the house and generally allergy sufferers find this an acceptable indoor environment
    • Families Nanyuki is designed and set up for couples, duos and pairs.
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement small,well-behaved dogs that do not shed hair and are kept on a lead are welcome by special arrangement only. Note that sheep and cattle graze here unfenced. Note that any dog which disturbs the sheep or cattle is liable to be shot.
    • Senior Citizens Drumbuie is a rural and remote location. The house is situated in common grazing in an active crofting community. Access is by a few steps guarded by railings or a short steep slope. Please contact the owner for advice regarding wheelchair access.
    • Single Travellers Nanyuki is designed and set up for couples, duos and pairs but single travellers are welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available

    Road Directions

    The crofting village of Drumbuie is situated close to the coast, between the transport hub of Kyle of Lochalsh and the picturesque village of Plockton.

    Public Transport Directions

    Drumbuie is within easy walking distance of Duirinish railway station, on the rail route between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh. Inverness airport  has links with many British cities whilst Kyle of Lochalsh is served by a regular bus service from the South. Why not leave the car at home, relax and enjoy the journey North? ...then take advantage of the top quality Boardman Performance bicycles available at Nanyuki. You can explore the miles of excellent trails, feel the breeze in your hair and experience the real Scotland.  Why not have a proper holiday?

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