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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The holday cottage is a former croft house set amid working croft land with outstanding sea views across the Minch (sea) to the Isle of Skye and the Outer Isles. Located 8 miles north of Gairloch on the road to Melvaig and the Rua Reidh Lighthouse. The Wester Ross area is a designated area of natural beauty. This is a spectacular mountain area with a dramatic coastline. There are many small sandy beaches and fantastic places to walk. The Torridon mountains lie to the south and Ullapool and the mountains of the far north about 1.5 hours away to the north. Gairloch is a great place to be based to explore the North West Scottish Highlands form Skye to the far north. A car is esstential; the traffic is negligible. For hillwalkers the cottage is close to a number of Munros and Corbetts including The Fannichs, An Teallach, Slioch, The Fisherfield Mountains and, as noted above, the Torridon Mountains.

The location is perfect for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits on the water, cycling, walking, sightseeing, bird and whale watching or for those who just want to get away from it all. Wildlife is in abundance particularly bird and sea life. The area was featured last year on the BBC One Show for whale and dolphin spotting at as well as coverage of Loch Ewe and it's wartime past.

The beach at Melvaig is only a 5 minute walk away, past the Melvaig Inn (pub and restaurant).

This is a lovely wee pub with woodburning stoves, real ale and great lunches and evening meals.

It also has free wi-fi.

The beach at Melvaig is stoney and has a small slipway for launhing boats. It is ideal location for Sea Kayaking. Further along the coast is a sandy beach a Peterburn. On a summers day you are likely to only have to share it with a few sheep :) There is also a short climbing pitch with bolts.

We have amny families from the UK and abroad and get great feedback. In the two years we have let the cottage we have had no adverse comments and everyone seems to love the cottage. Having stayed in many holiday cottages over the years we have tried to equip the cottage with everything you might need to enjoy your stay.

The cottage has three bedrooms comfortably sleeping 5 (up to 6 people maximum) and has a cosy sitting room and a dining kitchen. The sittingroom is currently being refurbished to include a window seat and a Morso Woodburning Stove. The seat will add greatly to the sitting room and will give somewhere to sit and relax and watch the boats go by and look out for passing whales.

The cottage as recently been regraded by Visit Scotland and is 3 star rated.

The cottage is available every week from 2nd March to until the end of November. Christmas & New Year weeks also available too this year. The minmum cost at christmas is for one week althouh you can obviously arrive late or leave early.

Unfortuneately we cannot do short lets or weekend lets - rental is from Saturday to Saturday only

We are pet owners ourselves however due to inconsiderate pervious guests we are not willing to accept pets at the cottage.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Melvaig 500 m
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 13 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 136 km, Nearest railway: Inverness 125 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Scottish Highlands region

Wester Ross in the NW Highlands of Scotland - a land of stunning loch and mountain scenery, magnificent white sand beaches, abundant wildlife, wide open spaces and peace and tranquillity.

This is the region referred to as one of the top five "Lonely Planet" places to visit in the whole of the UK!

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4 Sep 2014


"Great views. Close to very good pub. Really wellkitchen."

Great views. Close to very good pub. Really well equipped kitchen. Good log burner. .................................,........,...........................................................… More

10 Apr 2013


"Spectacular Location"

This is a well equipped, comfortable cottage in a spectacular location. It's great for a "get away from it all" holiday and is well placed for the Wester Ross hills and beaches. It ha… More

1 Apr 2013


"A lovely home from home"

This is a lovely homely cottage with absolutely stunning views across to Skye and the Outer Hebrides. We found the cottage to be clean and extremely well-equipped including a cot for our baby daughter… More

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