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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.
Availability Your dates are available
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15 Aug 2014
"Ideal family house to explore Wester Ross"
We have recently returned from a lovely week at Charleston House. Three families stayed together so the group included adults, teenagers, a toddler and 3 small dogs. What a great property this is, the… More
27 Jul 2014
"Not as adverised, pictures are very old"
On arrival our first impression was dissapointing. What the pictures do not show is there are a row of bungalows in front of the house, it is not a clear/unobstructed view as the pictures lead you to … More
Thank you for taking the time to review the property, whilst saddening to read we value all reviews.i feel our private communication covered most points raised the only one not addressed was the tank in the yard which is in fact an oil tank for the heating.
17 Jul 2014
"Fantastic place to stay for groups of family or friends - loved it!"
A superb house, spacious and very well appointed, everything you could want and more. Spent a very comfortable and enjoyable few days there with a group of friends. The house is situated a short str… More
Thank you so much for your review and we hope to welcome you back soon.
1 Jun 2014
Overall this is a lovely house, enough space to lose people in the nicest possible way. Wonderful kitchen and living area, two big double bedrooms, the other three are adequate if a little small but a… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the property and your kind words. Its always nice to hear someone has enjoyed their stay, you were great guests to have and i am very grateful for the tip top shape in which you left the house. Hope to welcome you all back soon.many thanks
21 Oct 2013
"The perfect place to be."
The week spent in Charleston House was nothing short of idyllic. Bedrooms, bathrooms, communal areas and local amenities were exceptionally condusive to a perfect holiday. Much more than I anticipated… More
So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and thank you for the helpful suggestions and observations. We value all feedback as it helps us provide an improved service to future guests - which we hope includes you. Many thanks for your kind review
1 Oct 2013
"Brilliant House and location for a fabulous holiday."
We have just arrived back from Charleston after a long weekend celebrating a couple of special birthday's. The house had everything we could have wished for and more. The snug with bar and log b… More
Thank you so much for your kind and generous review, that really means a lot. I am delighted to hear you had a good time and so impressed by your mix of enjoying the snug and the active walks you undertook. I look forward to welcoming you back. Your pub quiz CD has inspired us to get something similar - I wonder what your score will be. It really was a pleasure having you stay. Thank you
11 Sep 2013
"A lovely welcoming, comfortable house"
Our stay was wonderful, the house is so homely, comfortable and clean with plenty of space. There is something for everyone, our age range went from 6years to 78years. The house is also great for fami… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It's delightful to hear that you had such a great time both in and out the house. We were very honoured to have you stay as guests and hope to welcome you back in the future.
22 Aug 2013
"Perfect house, perfect location, perfect owners!"
You know that disappointment when your hopes for your holiday were a little too optimistic - perhaps based on over-enthusiastic descriptions? None of that here! The house was every bit as good as we… More
We are so touched by your lovely review and kind words. It was a pleasure to have you stay and it was nice to have the chance to meet you and sort things out. I hope your forward travel was fun filled with great memories once you set sail. We are delighted that you enjoyed the house and made the most of your time in the area. We would be more than happy to welcome you back at anytime. We can't thank you enough for such an overwhelming review!
7 May 2013
"Lovely house in a beautiful location- perfect family stay"
We stayed as part of an extended family group for a birthday celebration. The house is lovely- lots of room so that everyone can have their own space with good shared areas too. The kitchen is fantast… More
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sounds like you enjoyed the scenery and each others company. Thank you for leaving the house so very tidy. Hope to have you back soon. Catherine
17 Apr 2013
"Lovely home in a lovely location"
From the moment I enquired about the house to the booking the service we received from Catherine the owner was top notch. When we arrived we felt like we were home. It really is like staying in your own private hotel. A very well equipped property in a lovely location, very spacious with fabulous walks on your doorstep. I love cooking so I was in my element in the professional kitchen and the snug was a lovely place to chill. Our very own pub without leaving the house. The house is also literally a stagger from the local pub the old Inn where we ate a couple of times. Nice food and atmosphere. Further a field the Melvaig Inn is worth a visit and Na Mara in Strath (2 miles) is a must. Our favourite walks were Fairy Loch and Flowerdale as well as the Light house. We will definately be back. Probably one of the best Scottish holidays we have had.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time and it's always nice to hear guests call it a home. That really makes me smile. You were a pleasure to have and do hope you return. Many sincere thanks Catherine
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