Skye View ref: CC511458

Big Sand near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Skye View is a quintessential seaside cottage, tucked away down a quiet no-through lane that leads directly onto the shoreline, in the pretty hamlet of Big Sand. It is a delightful, traditional stone, detached cottage providing warm and welcoming accommodation in a lovely setting. The charming lounge has a large open fireplace, deep-silled windows and captivating sea views. There are two beautifully presented bedrooms on the first floor and a well-equipped kitchen with dining table and chairs on the ground floor. Garden grounds surround the cottage and a patio with picnic table and chairs provide an ideal spot to sit and enjoy the wonderful views across the sea, with the Isle of Skye clearly visible. There are superb coastal walks direct from the cottage, just a 10-minute walk along the shoreline leads to the sweeping sandy bay of Big Sand, with miles of unspoilt beach and high sand dunes. There are also some interesting caves to explore close by. The village of Gairloch is just four miles along the coast. It is renowned for its beaches, with the awe-inspiring Torridon mountain range acting as a backdrop. Here, there are a good selection of small shops as well as some excellent restaurants and bars. The area is famed for its wealth of wildlife. Dolphins, seals, whales and a wide variety of sea birds are all spotted in the region. Golf, fishing, pony trekking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking and sailing are all local pastimes. With unspoilt sandy beaches and superb scenery, this is an ideal holiday location for all ages.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
Lounge: With open fire, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With wooden floor, electric cooker and dishwasher.
Utility room: With fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.
Cloakroom: With WC.
Very steep stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Wi-Fi.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Two pets welcome. Private parking for two cars.
  • Nearest town
    Gairloch
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Achnasheen
  • Pub
    4 miles
  • Railway station distance
    35 miles
  • Lake
    200 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

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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