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Raasay Cottage

Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

In Designated National Scenic Area, comfortable and beautifully furnished cottage; L shaped lounge/ dining room with picture windows giving magnificent views over the sea and Skye, Harris and Lewis. Enjoy private beach access and the unique location of the cottage means you can see Basking sharks, Whales and Seals from the comfort of the cottage.

The Beinn Eighe Reserve and the Torridon Mountains are just a short distance away. This is the perfect place if you are looking for outdoor activities including walking, bird watching, fishing, kayaking and whale-watching!

In winter there is a chance of seeing the Northern Lights from the cottage. It is also a dark skies area.

For the nature love there are great opportunities to spot Sea-Eagles and Golden-Eagles around the cottage area.

The cottage is used by the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society for Marine surveys of the local area, a good chance to spot Whales, Dolphins and Basking Sharks. Other quality cottages in the mountains, near Gairloch.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Melvaig, 80 yards
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 130 km, Nearest railway: Achnasheen 48 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Raasay is finished to an exceptionally high standard, Tourist Board 4 star rating.Satellite freeview television, and central heating are included in the rental price. Quality furniture and fittings throught this beautiful bungalow.

Further details outdoors

The enclosed garden has a picnic bench and parking space for 2 cars. There is private beach access from the cottage right down to the seashore.

The Scottish Highlands region

The Scottish Highlands include the rugged and mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. The Highlands are popularly described as one of the most scenic regions of Europe. The area is generally sparsely populated, with many mountain ranges dominating the region.


Gairloch (Geàrrloch in Gaelic) is a small village on the shores of Loch Gairloch on the Northwest coast of Scotland.

Fishermen will be pleased to hear that there is a choice of salmon, sea trout, brown trout, pike, and sea fishing. You can also take falconry courses, or go and visit the deer museum after some deerstalking! For the adventurous, there are plenty of opportunities for climbing, kayaking, pony trekking, whale-watching trips or even boat trips to view Viking graves on Loch Maree or the puffin colony on the Shiant Islands. Alternatively visit the famous Inverewe gardens.

The bungalow is situated in the quiet community of Melvaig, (near Gairloch), having its own bar and restaurant. The coastline around Melvaig and to the Lighthouse (approx. 4 miles) is rugged; a haven for nesting birds, seals, whales and otters. This wide open expanse offers magnificent sunsets.

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23 Apr 2012


"This is a great cottage in an amazing location - perfect to escape from it all"

This is a great modern cottage with everything you need to escape the world for a week. Frank and Dianne are really helpful, giving advice on where to go for walks and what to see. The view from the… More

23 Nov 2011


"Breathtaking location (- if you like whale-watching from the sofa!)"

This is a beautiful, well-presented & fully-equipped cottage in the most stunning location imaginable - whether it's the private beach-access, the view (literally) over the sea to Skye or the occasional eagle-sighting from the kitchen-window you will not be disappointed. Whilst the cottage itself is as peaceful as possible the tiny village of Melvaig is home to a lovely, lively inn with log fires, fresh local produce and advice about basking-shark and otter-watching on tap.

You can drive into Gairloch past the vista of the Torridon mountains for a seafood dinner or head down the coast to walk along the seacliffs of Rua Reidh if you prefer peace and quiet - I'd recommend trying it all. The good news is if Raasay is booked her sister cottage Rona is equally impressive!

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Calendar last updated:24 Apr 2014

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