Heatherdale ref: CC511436

Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 


Situated in the charming Charleston area of Gairloch, Heatherdale is a large, detached house offering great accommodation in a lovely setting. It is within easy walking distance of the pretty harbour, golf course and stunning beaches. It is surrounded by its own pretty gardens, with a superb decking area that drinks in the beautiful sea views, Heatherdale is ideal for a large family holiday. Set into the hillside, the house is built on various levels. There is a superb lounge with deep leather suite and plenty of seating for six (although the photographs show a wood burning stove in the lounge, it is not available to guests, it is display only). Sea views from the picture windows add to the charm. There are three large bedrooms, all en-suite, as well as a family bathroom. The bright kitchen is extremely well-equipped and a separate dining room adds to the feeling of spaciousness.
Heatherdale makes an ideal base for exploring the beautiful area of Wester Ross. Hill walkers will be spoilt for choice, with the Torridon mountains to the south and the Assynt range to the north. From Gairloch harbour, you can choose from a variety of boat trips, which include whale and dolphin watching, to sea-angling, and there are pontoons available for those who wish to bring their own boat. The area is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. Sea eagles are common to the region and otters, seals and a superb array of birdlife can be seen in the area. 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. There is also a wonderful voyage out to the uninhabited Shaints islands (the only trip from mainland Scotland to these remote islands) to view the millions of nesting sea-birds, spotting whales and dolphins on the way. The excellent nine hole golf course is just a few minutes along the road and is situated beside a golden sandy beach. Another popular activity is pony trekking at Red Point. The world famous Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe and the Gairloch Heritage Museum are both worth a visit. The Gairloch Leisure Centre provides many sporting activities and there is an indoor swimming pool at Poolewe, six miles. Gairloch also has a good choice of pubs and restaurants, which specialise in sea food dishes and other local fare, the nearest one being just a five minute walk from the cottage. There are also many small coffee and craft shops in the area. With unspoilt sandy beaches and superb scenery, this is a superb holiday location for all ages.Pub 300yards, shops 500 yards and restaurant 300 yards

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Four steps down to...
Living Room: Large with 48" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and sea views.
Large dining room.
Kitchen: Large with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toiletC.
Bedroom 2:
With king size bed, TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds, TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet
Bathroom: Large with shower over bath and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating l oil, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.


Large, lawned garden with sea views, patio, decking and garden furniture.No smoking. Parking for four cars.
Shed for bike storage
Please note: There are steps and gentle slopes in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    29 miles
  • Lake
    500 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

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

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

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

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