Ben View ref: CC511389

Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

The cottage is the first in an attractive row of white cottages along the seas edge, off the centre of the village, a tranquil, secluded outstanding spot. A couple of minutes walk over a burn to a convenience store, newsagent, butchers, bookshop, restaurant, cafe and pub.
It is a magnificent area to spot and hear wildlife right from the cottage, such as red and black throated divers, gannets, terns, otters, seals, porpoises and curlew and oystercatchers on the rocks. Enjoy the surrounding beautiful scenery, gorgeous sea views to the hills and beaches of Gairloch, the Torridon hills islands and over to the Isle of Skye. The front of the house is a sun trap, a perfect spot to relax, and take in the view. There are spectacular sunsets over Skye.
Cosy Ben View is a traditional west coast cottage which has been renovated but kept its characteristics. There is a multi fuel stove, central heating and double glazing so you will be warm in any weather admiring the drama outside the pretty lounge.
There is a fabulous view from the upstairs living room furnished with comfortable recliners, sofa and TV. Likewise from the twin opposite. All the beds are solid wood and all rooms are carpeted apart from the kitchen and downstairs WC and W H B. The double bedroom downstairs also enjoys good views so relax enjoy the sound of the waves.
Gairloch is a thriving West coast community. There are a variety of boat trips from the harbour for sea whale watching and visits to the Shaints in a R H I B. which speeds it’s exciting way over the water. There is pony trekking, hill walking, led walks of all abilities, golf, a museum and stunning Inverewe Gardens and lots of other activities waiting for you here. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living Room 1: With multi fuel stove, 30" Freeview TV and CD/DVD player
Kitchen: Small with breakfast area, electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dining table.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and shower.
Cloakroom: With toilet.

First floor

Living Room 2: With single sofa bed (for relaxing) and Freeview TV
Bedroom 2: With double bed
Shower room: With shower cubicle, bidet, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, bed linen, towels and WiFi included. Starter supply of coal for multi fuel stove included. Electric charged by meter reading. Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Seating area to the front with bench and sea views. Parking for 2 cars. Please note: The property has a grass slope leading to rocky shoreline.
A £100 damage deposit is payable to Scottish Cottages, one week prior to arrival.
  • Nearest town
    Gairloch
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Achnasheen
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    35 miles
  • Lake
    50 yards (beach)

About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Things to do nearby

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

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

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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