This modern detached bungalow (sleeping 4 people), 80 yards from the seashore with private beach access, is located on a 4-acre croft in the quiet crofting community of Melvaig, near Gairloch.
(Rona and Raasay are identical cottages but have different owners).
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.
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.
Our cottages are used 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.
1 twin and 1 double bedroom - both with fitted wardrobes, black out blinds and stylish furnishings.
Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, WC, heater and heated towel rail.
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 sofas, 50 inch Freesat TV, DVD player, hi-fi radio with DAB, FM and internet radio. There is a telephone which can receive incoming calls and allows outgoing emergency calls. A wide selection of board games and books.
The fully fitted modern kitchen is well equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer, toaster, food mixer etc. plus a good range of cooking utensils.
Rear porch with washing machine, tumble dryer and hanging space for outdoor clothes etc.
Picnic bench and a small bistro table and two chairs.
Rental prices are from £450 per week in low season. Deposit required.
Prices include heating, electricity, fast fibre broadband, bed linens, towels, tea towels and some basic supplies.
Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday.
Parking space for 2 cars by the house.
Well behaved pets by arrangement.
Cot available for baby.
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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.