House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Charleston House is the oldest building in Gairloch and is listed with historic Scotland and it maintains much of it's original charm and character. It is ideally situated overlooking the harbour where you can see otters and seals when the tide is in and lots of wading birds when it's out. You may also see Sea Eagles flying over the house.
The house is very spacious providing an ideal get away for family and friends as there are plenty of large rooms to gather in whilst 4 of the 5 bedrooms have freeview if you want some private time. All rooms overlook the harbour. The snug (complete with log burner) proves to be very popular, especially after a days hill/ mountain walking or perhaps sailing, you have access to the slipway. The house has an ice machine to help make the perfect cocktail.
If you like to cook you will really enjoy the professional and well equipped kitchen which leads through to a large dining room with beatiful wooden flooring and a table to sit 10.
There is outside furniture in the yard out the back which proves to be a little sun trap. It also has a BBQ.
5 minutes walk away from a beautiful sandy beach, golf course, pub serving locally sourced food, marine boat trips, pony trekking, waterfall. Other places of interest in the local area include the Inverewe Gardens, Ben Eighe Nature Reserve, Loch Maree. It is well worth the drive out to these places as the roads are spectacular with long open stretches set in the most beautiful scenery, they often attract the Lotus Club.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gairloch 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 65 km, Nearest railway: Achnasheen 37 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Scottish Highlands region
Due to the gulf stream Gairloch has it's own micor climate allowing Palm Trees to grow in the beautiful Inverewe Gardens which is a 10 minute drive from the house. Unforgettable sunsets across the Minch to the Western Isles and the dramatic backdrop of the Torridon mountains. The rich mixture of landscapes including sandy golden beaches, mountians (including some of the munros) and forests provide the perfect habitat for some rare and wonderful wildlife. Arounf the house you can often see Pine Marten, Otters, Seals, Badgers, Golden and Sea Eagles, Curlew, Red Shank amongst others. Gairloch and the surrounding areas offer some prime locations to fish.
Annual Highland Games (June)
Pony Trekking Centre
Gairloch Heritage Museum
Marine Boat Trips offering sightings of dolphins, minke whale, black throated divers.