About the home
The kitchen/living area is warm and comfortable with travertine flagstones, oak dining suite seating 10, Aga, Aga Companion (gas hob and two additional electric ovens), dishwasher and fridge/freezer with plumbed-in iced water and ice dispensers.
There is a snug with an open fire, music and books and also a TV room with 42 inch HD TV, Sky Plus and a DVD with home cinema sound system.
The bathrooms are downstairs including 1 ensuite bedroom/bathroom, making the house suitable for limited mobility. There are 3 bedrooms and a wc upstairs and a large garden with BBQ outside. All rooms have lake views.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||DRUMBEG, 200m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (4), Cots (1)|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
The house offers flexible sleeping arrangements with 4 bedrooms; 2 doubles, 1 family (double and single) and 1 twin room as well as a sofa bed, allowing 7-8 adult sharers or comfortably accommodating 2 sharing families.
Special packages are available on request e.g. luxury toweling bathrobes & toiletries, fine wines, car with driver or helicopter transfers.
Further details outdoors:
The house overlooks beautiful Loch (Lake) Drumbeg and its surrounding hills and lies nestled between sea and mountains, with one of the Highland's scenic view points looking across Eddrachillis Bay & its islands to the Atlantic Ocean immediately neighbouring the property. The village is remote (2.5 hours from Inverness) but unusually for the Highlands, has a store and pub within 100 metres of the house. There is a large garden and decked BBQ also with lake views.
THE HOUSE IS STRICTLY NON SMOKING however children and pets are warmly welcome.
Short lets are available outside High and Peak season. Minimum short let is 3 days.
There is a £100 refundable safety deposit which is returned in full provided the house is left as found.
The Scottish Highlands region
Often described as 'the last great wilderness in Europe', the west coast of Sutherland is one of the Highlands' best kept secrets, a truly magical landscape of majestic mountains, trout-filled lochs and white sandy beaches. Take one of the many peat tracks into the hills and you will find yourself able to walk for miles in seclusion with only the highland cows, red deer and eagles for company.
Glencorse is set in Drumbeg, a hamlet of some 40 residents which the Sunday Times has praised as being 'as close to the idyll of a west coast village as you are likely to find.' The region offers peace, wide open spaces and hidden beach coves and inland valleys with plunging waterfalls, many small lakes ("lochs") and is largely untouched by human development, with plentiful wildlife, glorious hiking and excellent fishing.
The Lochinver / Drumbeg area
Throughout the summer there is a full programme of ranger-guided events which take place in the Drumbeg area: regular favourites include 'The Old Man of Stoer', 'The Drumbeg Peat Road Walk', 'Clachtoll Sand Sculpture Competition', 'Achmelvich Coastal Walk', 'In search of Black Throated Divers' and 'Whale and Dolphin watching at Stoer Lighthouse'. Bird watchers will want to visit nearby Handa Island, perhaps fitting in a visit to the highest waterfall in Britain along the way. Also in the summer, The Assynt Highland Games are held in Lochinver during August.
For nature lovers, there are many rare birds and animals including sea eagles and you may be fortunate enough to see an otter or a pine marten. Glencorse's visitor guide will tell you where to find the nearby seal colonies.
For fishing folk the local ghillie (gamekeeper) can offer both trout and salmon fishing (but this does need to be booked well in advance). Other local activities include a well stocked trout lake at Lagg Fishery (10 minutes by car) and Llama Trekking at Stoer.
We also arrange meditation/yoga retreats twice yearly and the house can also be booked as a retreat or holistic holiday venue.
How to get there
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Flights to Inverness (Easy Jet) then 2.5 hours drive. (50 miles/50 mins North West of Ullapool)
NB. We do not recommend driving late at night a the final 15 miles of the road is single track with passing places.
Recommended car hire companies include Focus & Ken's Garage at http://www.kens-garage.co.uk/
Activities near Lochinver
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
16 Jan 2013
I simply cannot rate this property highly enough - excellent does not do it justice. From the moment I entered I felt entirely at home. Cleanliness was superb, the facilities were awesome (think luxury hotel and then some) and it honestly felt as if the owner wanted all guests to feel like family. The kitchen is to die for - Aga, huge family table.all the appliances you could possibly want and a view through the huge windows that took my breath away every morning. Steam shower was great after days of walking and climbing, the snug (where we lit a fire in the evening despite it being August just to enjoy the atmosphere) was a haven of peace and the number of bathrooms meant that no one ever had to queue which I eased my aches with a long hot soak. I have already booked my return trip for this year.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|low season||7 Jan 13||8 Feb 13||£ 695||£ 125||-||3 Nights|
|mid season||8 Feb 13||22 Mar 13||£ 775||£ 150||-||3 Nights|
|pre Easter||22 Mar 13||29 Mar 13||£ 885||-||-||6 Nights|
|Easter week||29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 1000||-||-||6 Nights|
|mid season||12 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 885||£ 150||-||5 Nights|
|high season||3 May 13||2 Aug 13||£ 1000||-||-||6 Nights|
|peak season||2 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season||31 Aug 13||11 Oct 13||£ 1000||£ 150||-||5 Nights|
|autumn season||11 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 885||£ 150||-||3 Nights|
|low season||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 695||£ 125||-||3 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
- PLEASE NOTE: 3 NIGHT/STAYS LESS THAN 6 DAYS CANNOT BE OFFERED in SUMMER SEASON
- A £150 LATE BOOKING DISCOUNT IS AVAILABLE FOR 7 NIGHT BOOKINGS MADE WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF ARRIVAL
- Further details & photos of our beautiful local scenery are at our facebook page www.facebook.com/GlencorseHouse
STANDARD START DAY is Friday in Summer. Contact us if you need another start day (eg Saturday) or a 6 day let, & we will see if we can help. OUT OF PEAK SEASON shorter stays are possible - please ask!Book
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Standard Start Day is a Friday - please contact us for other start days. We will also consider 6 or 10 day lets. However, we may not be able to offer these options in Peak Season if it affects subsequent bookings