Jewel of the Highlands

An Taigh Dubh

An Taigh Dubh

"An Taigh Dubh"  offers a truly unique opportunity to stay in a traditional west highland thatched cottage ("black house"), in the village of Plockton. Traditional in construction outside, yet so cosy inside, and well equipped with modern comforts throughout. 

It's setting is idyllic, nestling in a peaceful location at the much photographed point of Rhu in the heart of the village.  It is just a short stroll from the cottage to village shops, hotels and restaurants across the little causeway that connects Rhu to Harbour Street and the loch shore is less than a minute's walk from An Taigh Dubh in three directions! 

Inside the cottage it is a quiet secluded haven from the outside world. It makes an ideal "mini-moon" location, or romantic getaway, at any time of year.  It is also a well equipped and comfortable base for walking holidays or touring the wider Skye and Lochalsh Area. 

The accommodation:

Our thatched cottage, An Taigh Dubh,  dates back to the 1800's and is the last remaining thatched cottage in the village of Plockton. Indeed, the only heather thatched cottage in the area.  It has recently been re-thatched and fully refurbished to offer comfortable and cosy self catering accommodation with modern facilities. 

The cottage sleeps two in self contained studio style accommodation with an open plan living/dining/sleeping area.  It can in addition accommodate a cot for a small child if required. The main bed is a sturdy stowaway double bed with metal action folding frame. The cottage also has a well equipped fitted galley style kitchen, a shower room and full laundry facilities. 

An Taigh Dubh also benefits from on site private parking and garden areas to the front and rear,   The rear garden offers storage space for canoes or bicycles and has loch views and outdoor seating,  ideally placed for watching the local sailing dingy racing in the summer season.


Ian & Linda Hay
Tullochard, Plockton IV52 8TY

phone: 01599 544744

At a glance

sleeps: 2
price: £300 - £550
open: All year
pets allowed: Yes
smoking allowed: No
ensuite available: No
wifi available: Yes
card payment available: Yes

The living area includes:
Flat screen TV with freeview channels and built in DVD player
A cosy coal effect stove style electric fire
Storage heater
Dining table and chairs
Desk/ side table
Double sofa bed
Bed side tables and lamps
A selection of books, games & DVDs
Local maps and walking guide.

The Kitchen includes

Two ring electric hob
Combination Oven / Grill / Microwave
Slow cooker
Fridge with small freezer section
Washing machine with tumble dryer
Kettle,  toaster, cafetiere,
Moka pot/ Machinetta

Fully equipped with pots, pans, crockery, glasses, cutlery etc

The Shower room:

Walk in electric shower
Wash hand basin
Electric shaver socket
Heated towel rail
Complimentary toiletries


Private parking on site, beside the cottage
Garden areas to the front and rear.
Rear gardens accessed from the back door of the cottage with seating and views of the loch.
Space to store bicycles or canoes
Outdoor drying area


Normal booking period - Saturday to Saturday
Short breaks available - minimum 3 nights depending on availability.
Arrival time - from 3pm
Departure time  by 11am
30% deposit on booking
Final payment six weeks before arrival
Payments: by cheque or bank transfer for telephone or email bookings; or, credit card for online bookings through "airbnb" instant booking system, where you can also see reviews of this unique property (  If you wish to book online and haven't used airbnb before let us know and we will send you a credit voucher towards your first Airbnb booking.

please note . . .

Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage or in cottage doorways.
Towels & linen are provided
Heating and electricity charges are included
A Welcome Basket is provided with breakfast items, shortbread, tea, coffee etc
Complementary broadband is available
Pets may be accommodated by prior arrangement
A cot and high chair can be provided on request