An Dòbhran

a luxury highland stay

Welcome to An Dòbhran, a special cottage influenced by traditional West Highland architecture and built by the owner himself, incorporating local stone and wood. An Dòbhran (un doh-run), is the Scottish Gaelic for the otter – hopefully you’ll see one or more while you’re staying here!

The house is ideal for a wide range of guests, including couples, families with older children, outdoor enthusiasts, bird-watchers, or anyone looking to get away for a self-catering holiday cottage on the west coast of Scotland, and in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

The living areas

Cosy, warm, effortless

Step into our enchanting retreat, where the entrance welcomes you with an ample porch and cosy sitting space with stunning views over the sea loch and the hills opposite.

As you venture further, the open plan living-dining-kitchen space unfolds, inviting you to relax and unwind. Embrace the comfort of our sitting room, with the focal point of the ‘woodburner’ that can be effortlessly controlled using a remote to provide a flame effect or a heater. With its mesmerising flame effect and comforting warmth, it sets the perfect ambiance for your stay.

Take a moment to admire the fireplace, its bricks sourced from a Victorian walled garden nearby, all in the style of a west coast ‘similear crochaidh’ or ‘hanging chimney’ design.

The kitchen

anticipating your needs

At Dornie Croft, we aim to anticipate your every need, making sure that our kitchen, fully equipped for culinary adventures, is nothing short of exceptional.

Discover the essence of luxury self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

The cottage accommodates up to four people however it isn’t suitable for under-12s.  It’s architect-designed and furnished to reflect Scottish traditions and style. Eco-friendly, with underfloor heating and hot-water provided by an air source heat pump, it also incorporates an EV charger, and is fully equipped for your holiday.

We aim to equip our home to a high standard and to anticipate your needs by providing all the things you might want for a luxurious stay. There are local guides, maps, books on wildlife,  and an interesting selection of novels for any rainy day.  We also provide binoculars for otter and bird spotting!


Planning and reading

As you ascend the bespoke oak staircase, you’ll be greeted by a desk/working are that overlooks the living room and out to stunning views of the picturesque loch and to the hills behind.

There’s high-speed broadband if you need to work while you’re at Dornie Croft or just catch up with e-mails. The desk provides an area for planning routes for the next day and making the most of your stay in the area.

It’s also a comfortable space so that guests can spread out through the house, giving three different seating areas. Underneath the coomb, you’ll spot some of our unusual antique finds.

Upstairs Bedroom

Rest and Relax

Next is the master bedroom at An Dòbhran, a space of luxury and comfort. This spacious room boasts an en-suite full bathroom, ensuring your utmost comfort. With ample space and exquisite furnishings, including luxury textiles, you’ll feel pampered and relaxed throughout your stay.

We provide all linen and even Scottish toiletries for your convenience. 

Welcome to your ultimate retreat.

Downstairs bedroom

Accessible and spacious

Step into the comfort and convenience of our downstairs bedroom, a haven of relaxation opposite the living room. This versatile space can adapt to your needs, whether you prefer a twin set-up or a luxurious super-kingsize retreat. No need to worry about stairs or steps, as easy accessibility is our priority.

Just before entering the bedroom, discover our indulgent shower room. Unwind and rejuvenate with a invigorating shower, embracing the warmth after your explorations in the breathtaking Scottish Highlands.