The Old Armoury ref: UK5636

Gairloch, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
7
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
SAT
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

The Old Armoury is situated in a quiet no-through road right on the sea front in the charming west coast village of Gairloch. This substantial semi-detached stone house has an interesting history; once used as a store for the military during the First World War, it now provides accommodation for up to seven visitors in its spacious high-ceilinged rooms. The uninterrupted views across the bay, with the beach in the foreground and mountains beyond are exemplary.
The living room has a warm, welcoming open fireplace and from the main window there are amazing seascapes. Across the hall is a large dining room with the same magnificent views. The spacious kitchen is very well equipped with appliances such as a 4 slice toaster and a bread maker, and a further utility room is a useful addition. A wide staircase leads up to the four generously proportioned bedrooms. All except the single room have their own hand basin. There is a family sized bathroom, with a separate shower room on the ground floor, making this house an ideal choice for a two family holiday or for larger groups.
Situated close to the centre of Gairloch, it has all its amenities right on the doorstep, whilst being tucked away in a quiet lane. The sweeping sand and pebble beach is immediately opposite and there are lovely walks direct from the property. There is a good selection of restaurants, cafés, pubs and small shops within easy strolling distance.
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, with palm trees and rare plants flourishing, this beautiful area of the Western Highlands is unique. There are numerous sandy beaches close by; just 5 minutes away is the wonderful sandy bay of Big Sand, with high sand dunes and miles of white sand. The immediate area offers a wealth of activities, including golf, cycling, kayaking, sailing, hill-walking and climbing in the incredible Torridon hills and mountains. Fishing and sea life boat trips are available from the local pier. With unspoilt beaches, plenty of outdoor activities and quiet roads for exploring further afield, this is an ideal location for holiday makers of all ages. Beach 20 yards. Shop 600 yards, pub and restaurant 30 yards (summer) ¼ mile all year round.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With open fire, 42" Freesat Smart TV and DVD player.
Dining room.
Kitchen:
Farmhouse style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial coal for open fire included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Gairloch
  • Shops
  • Distance
    central
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Achnasheen
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    29 miles
  • Lake

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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