Bay Cottage ref: CC511232

Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Bay Cottage is a single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet backwater overlooking Gairloch Bay. Attractively presented throughout, it provides an ideal self catering base for couples wishing to explore this beautiful and renowned area of the Highland west coast. The accommodation is mainly open plan. The pretty lounge area is separated from the modern, well equipped kitchen by a breakfast bar. There is a warm and cosy double bedroom and bright, modern bathroom with shower. Bay Cottage is very conveniently situated in the tiny hamlet of Charleston, overlooking the bay and opposite Gairloch harbour. There is a thriving local inn just 1/4 mile from the cottage. It is also just a short walk to the harbour. Along the pier there are a selection of small shops, a cafe and post office. There are a number of excellent sea and wildlife boat trips that can be booked from the harbour, as well as sea fishing trips and excursions in a glass bottom boat.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on ground floor level has electric storage heaters and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
Lounge Area: With satellite basic sky package TV, DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen/Dining Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer, breakfast bar.
Bedroom: With double bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.

Miscellaneous

Open patio garden with outdoor furniture. Off road parking for 1 car
  • Nearest town
    Gairloch
  • Shops
    0.25 Mile
  • Distance
    1 Mile
  • Restaurant
    0.25 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Achnasheen
  • Pub
    0.25 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    28 Miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The area is renowned for its wildlife and the owners of Bay Cottage have a particular fondness for pine martens, which regularly visit the feeding table in the back garden. Visitors are also welcome to put out food for these wonderfully inquisitive creatures and watch them from the cottage windows.
Gairloch is a charming village set on the west coast, surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches, with awe inspiring Torridon mountain range as a dramatic back drop. There is a good selection of shops in the small but vibrant village, as well as excellent restaurants, bars and cafes within walking distance. Warmed by the Gulf Stream this delightful region of the Western Highlands is a unique area, where palm trees and rare plants flourish; the nearby tropical gardens at Inverewe bear testament to this and are well worth a visit.
The immediate area offers a wealth of activities including a 9 hole golf course, pony trekking, cycling (bikes available for hire locally), canoeing and sailing, as well as walking and climbing in the spectacular Ben Eighe National Park in the heart of the Torridon mountain range. The Gairloch Leisure Centre offers many outdoor pursuits including rock climbing, abseiling and kayaking. There are many lovely and varied walks in the immediate vicinity. With unspoilt sandy beaches and superb scenery, this is an ideal holiday location for all ages.

Things to do nearby

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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Your pets go free at this property. Your total pet price of £0 is included in the below prices
Thursday 21 December 2017 7 nights £ 368.90
Was£ 434.00
Save£ 65.10
Saturday 23 December 2017 7 nights £ 368.90
Was£ 434.00
Save£ 65.10
Thursday 28 December 2017 7 nights £ 390.60
Was£ 434.00
Save£ 43.40
Saturday 30 December 2017 7 nights £ 390.60
Was£ 434.00
Save£ 43.40

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