Croit an Fhraoich
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Croit an Fhraoich is Gaelic for Croft of the Heather. It enjoys an uninterrupted panorama of the Torridon hills, the sea and the Isle of Skye. The apartment is set within the owner/manager's five acre croft which guests are free to enjoy. The aptly named sandy beach of Big Sand is a pleasant 10 minute stroll from the croft.
This is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to enjoy any aspect of the spectacular natural world; walking, wildlife watching, or simply chilling out. The picturesque village of Gairloch, renowned for its seafood, is a ten minute drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Big Sand 750 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 130 km, Nearest railway: Achnasheen 50 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||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|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 (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The south-facing lounge enjoys the sunshine throughout the day and benefits from a highly efficient gas fire for those cooler evenings. Folding doors lead to a spacious kitchen/diner, equipped and decorated to the highest standards. The kitchen enjoys extensive views of the Isle of Skye and the hill to the rear of the property. This room also benefits from a log/peat burning stove if guests wish to supplement the central heating and add that special ambience. An additional room to the front of the property is furnished with dining table and chairs for more formal eating. This room is also furnished with a single sofa bed. Outdoor gear can be stored in the ample porch. Secure facilities are also available for bikes. Accommodation is all on the ground floor. Linen and towels can be provided on request for an additional fee.
A king size bed maximises the comfort of the main bedroom - again with spectacular views. This property will fulfil all your expectations.
|Further details outdoors|
As well as the croft land and open access to the surrounding countryside the property benefits from an ample enclosed garden. Garden seating is available for further enjoyment of the idyllic views.
In busy periods Saturday is the start day for each week's holiday. Out of season more flexibility is possible and short breaks can be arranged to suit guests' needs.
Prices are inclusive of all electric and central heating. A charge will be made if guests wish to fuel the small stove in the kitchen/diner.
The third single bed is located in a room separate from the twin-bedded room.
The Scottish Highlands region
The area is renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty. It is ideal for people who are fascinated by the craggy mountains famous for their beautiful characteristics, Beinn Eighe, An Teallach and Liathach are amongst the most well known. There is an exquisite opportunity for persons with an interest in botany, as the extensive sand dunes ,cliff tops and hills provide a unique habitat for uncommon plants such as Orchids, Bilberry, Wild Honeysuckle, Juniper - whose berries make a traditional addition to any dish containing venison. The slopes of Beinn Eighe and secluded isles of Loch Maree are home to areas of untouched Caledonian forest. There are lovely places to eat out, such as "The Old Inn" of Gairloch. Seafood is of such quality that even the Queen bought a supply of lobsters here when on a recent cruise!
It is rich in history too. There is a fascinating little museum in the village. Some of the many signs of early settlement incude the Sand archaeological trail, 1km from the doorstep of your property
The world famous Inverewe Gardens, ten miles from your holiday home, is well worth a visit. Ullapool, gateway to the Western Isles, is an hour's drive along the spectacular Wester Ross Coastal Trail. The trail passes the Corrieshalloch Gorge, a fascinating box canyon spanned by a new suspension bridge.
Wildlife cruises with our local skipper and expert, Nick, are also highly recommended. Rare sea birds, seals, dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and even whales are among sightings from the 'Kerry'.
Boats are also available on some of the smaller hill lochs and Loch Maree for fishing excursions.
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12 Jun 2014
Tidy and spacious property with glorious views over Gairloch Bay, although some distance from the beach. We saw porpoises in the Bay with the assistance of our binoculars! It was warm and clean.… More
12 Nov 2013
"wonderful, peaceful, very clean easy to live in apartment, stunning views"
this was a late planned break, booked direct with owner. Accommodation was cleaned to a very high standard and thus very easy to become very comfortable. The surrounding area is simply stunning and pe… More
21 Aug 2013
"Light, airy, good views and comfortable."
We (two couples) stayed here July 13 -20th 2013, arriving after a 600 mile drive, loaded with groceries from Tesco in Dingwall. Within minutes the drive was forgotten, mainly due to the light airy com… More
27 Jul 2013
"STUNNING PLACE FOR A HOLIDAY"
Lovely clean and well equipped croft.with stunning all round views.
lovely beaches and great surrounding area for wild life and bird watching .great locastion for outdoor sports or just a quiet life great for people of all ages no matter what your interests.we will definately go back and would recommend this rental to anyone just a totaly great place
19 Jun 2013
"Fab place to stay!"
Lovely house with beautiful all round views, in quiet location just outside village of Gairloch. Homely with relaxing atmosphere and light and airy rooms with fantastic views. Beautiful areas all around, with lots of wildlife around and fantastic scenery!
28 Aug 2012
"Excellent holiday, relaxing with loads to do too. Amazing views from cottage"
Had a fantastic time and will probably return. Amazing location and views.
On arrival our teenage son said "We don't need a TV, we can just look out of the windows!".
A week wasn't long enough to do what we wanted to.
Only problem at the time we went were the midges, which are the price to pay in that part of the world for the amazing scenery.
29 May 2012
"A beautiful location + home from home - heaven."
We have stayed here twice before, and love the whole area. The cottage is spotlessly clean, warm and cosy with everything you could think of to make you feel at home; the views across to the Torridon mountains are breathtaking, and Big Sand is a beautiful little community with easy access to the surrounding places of interest and good walking and wildlife. The dedicated dog-walking area nearby is a great asset.
We hope to return again soon.
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