4 stars

In Designated National Scenic Area
Wester Ross - Highlands of Scotland

4 stars


This modern detached bungalow, 80 yards from the seashore with private beach access, is located in the quiet crofting community of Melvaig, near Gairloch.

The house overlooks the sea, offering stunning sunsets and views of Skye, Harris and Lewis. The Beinn Eighe Reserve and the Torridon Mountains are just a short distance away from the numerous sandy beaches and bays which are located around Melvaig, Gairloch and Red Point.

view from house
View from 'Raasay' and 'Rona'

Our cottages used every year by the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society to survey whales and other marine life. Wester Ross is part of Western Europe's largest area of Dark Skies and it is sometimes possible to see the Northern Lights in winter.

Melvaig has a cafe bar/restaurant. The area's attractions include: a swimming pool, whale watching and marine trips, including visits to the puffin colonies on the Shiant islands, salmon, sea trout, brown trout, pike and sea fishing, Bird watching, falconry, golf course and pony trekking. Also, boat trips on Loch Maree to view Viking graves, bike hire, car hire, deer stalking and deer museum, guided hill walks and guided climbing and sea kayaking trips, and Inverewe Gardens, to name but a few. The coastline around Melvaig and to the Rua Reidh Lighthouse (approx. 4 miles) is rugged, a haven for nesting birds, seals, whales and otters.

Ground floor accommodation throughout.
Ramp access and wide doorways for wheelchairs.
Double glazing throughout
Heating by oil fired central heating



Comfortable and beautifully furnished L shaped lounge / dining room with picture windows giving magnificent views over the sea and Skye, Harris and Lewis. Electric fire, two large settees, Sky Freeview satellite colour TV, DVD, radio/cassette/CD player. Payphone in the lounge.
Internet access is available at a small charge.


The fully fitted modern kitchen is well equipped with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer, washer, tumble dryer, toaster, food mixer etc. plus a good range of cooking utensils. Rear porch with hanging space for outdoor clothes etc.

kitchen kitchen

Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower,
WC, heater and heated towel rail.
Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes
and stylish furnishings.
twin bedroom double bedroom double bedroom

For our latest prices, simply call us on +44 (0)1445 771 225 or email us at highlandholiday@aol.com

A deposit of 25% is payable on booking, with the balance and a good housekeeping retainer due 6 weeks before arrival. Payment by card, cheque or bank transfer.

Sheets, pillow cases, bath and hand towels, and tea towels, can be provided at an extra charge. Electricity is metered and the amount will be deducted from your retainer. The meter will be read on arrival and departure.
Bookings are from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 9.30am
Parking space for 2 cars by the house.
Well behaved pets by arrangement.
Cot available for baby.


Our first visit and one of the best holidays we have had in a long time. The views are breathtaking. Very peaceful and quiet. The cottage is very clean and situated in a great area. Plenty of wildlife sightings. Russ and Mandy

We have had a wonderful holiday. The house is in a beautiful spot and really well thought out. Enjoyed spotting the seals. We will be back. Dawn, Duncan, Josh & Martina

Fantastic weather. Lovely house. Spotted a seal, basking shark and Minke whales from the lounge window. Linda & Mike, Eastbourne.

This is our first visit to the Scottish Highlands and we will be back! The cottage is fabulous and the scenery just stunning. Heather and Andy

We had an incredible week. Wonderful to see deer, buzzards and the white tailed sea eagle. The house is very comfortable and warm, a real home from home. Thanks for such a fantastic stay. Laura, Lichfield.

map of Wester Ross map of Melvaig

Click here for a map indicating the approximate location of the house.
Torridon: 40 miles / Ullapool: 65 miles / Inverness: 80 miles

Gairloch (20 minutes) has hotels, restaurants, shops, doctors, dental surgery and garage.
Fishing trips and guided hill walks available locally by prior arrangement.

Focus Vehicle Rental in Inverness provides hire cars, 4x4s and vans from pick up points in Inverness including the airport and train station.

Inverness Airport: flights to Inverness with BMI, British Airways, Easyjet and Flybe

lighthouse at Melvaig
Frank & Dianne Buckley
An Caorann - Melvaig
Wester Ross IV21 2EA
+44 (0)1445 771 225
E-mail: highlandholiday@aol.com

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2 photos above of Rua Reidh Lighthouse & Gairloch © Gordon C. Harrison