Wester Ross
Self Catering Cottages


In a stunning location, this modern detached bungalow sits 80 yards from the seashore. It is located in the traditional crofting village of Melvaig near Gairloch.
The house overlooks the sea, with views of Skye, Harris and Lewis.
It sleeps up to 4 people in 1 double & 1 twin bedroom.

Fernbank cottage
Fernbank cottage kitchen


The area's attractions include: a swimming pool, whale-watching and marine-life trips, including visits to the puffin colonies on the Shiant islands, salmon, trout and sea-fishing, golf course and pony trekking. Also, boat trips on Loch Maree to view Viking graves, bike hire, Torridon deer museum, guided hill walks and Inverewe Gardens, to name but a few. The Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve and the Torridon Mountains are just a short drive away.
The rugged coastline around Melvaig and to Rua Reidh Lighthouse (approx. 4 miles) is a haven for nesting birds, basking sharks, seals, whales and otters, and also offering wonderful coastal walks. Shops and services in Gairloch (10 miles).

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.

Facilities & Accommodation

Fernbank has all ground floor accommodation throughout

The comfortable and nicely furnished lounge allows magnificent views over the sea and Skye, Harris and Lewis. Freeview colour TV, video/DVD.

The fully fitted dining kitchen is well equipped with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer, washer, tumble dryer, toaster.

The master bedroom has a double bed and en-suite shower room and the second bedroom has two single beds. There is also a separate bathroom with a bath, over-bath shower and WC.

  • Ramp access and wide doorways to accommodate wheelchair users.
  • Porch with hanging space for outdoor clothing, boots etc.
  • Double glazing throughout.
  • Central heating.

Tariff & Booking Information

For our latest prices, simply call us on +44 (0)1445 771 225 or 07901817608 (Frank's mobile) or 07879525453 (Dianne's mobile) or email us at highlandholiday@aol.com

A deposit of 30% is payable on booking, and the balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. Payment by card, cheque or bank transfer. Secure online payment is available - ask us for details.

Electricity is metered and the amount will be deducted from your retainer. The meter will be read on arrival and departure.
Central heating is included in the rental price..

Bookings are from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 9.30am.
Parking is available for 2 cars at the side of the house.
Well behaved pets by arrangement.
No smoking

Location Map

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Fernbank Visitor Book Comments

Stayed at Fernbank for a 3 night break, what a lovely cottage with beautiful views towards Skye and the outer Hebrides. Well equipped kitchen everything you need. Double bedroom has a en-suite but doesn't tell you this on the details of the cottage, so this was a nice surprise, also has a bathroom with a bath and shower. Lovely beaches around the area and plenty of walks, only went to the beach, walks will be an other time. Would thoroughly recommend this for the weekend or longer. (Rosie M.)

We finish our tour of the Northern Highlands with a one week stay in Melvaig. The house is really nice, clean, very confortable and warm. It has a large view to the the sea and some other large windows in each room. We recommand this location. (Agathe R.)

First impression of the house was like a home from home. We loved the area; it was wild and wonderful. (McDonald family, Banffshire)

Beautiful cottage with amazing views. Very comfortable and well equipped. Hope to be back soon. (Mandy & Stuart)