Tollie Cottage ref: UK5309

Gairloch, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Free Pets 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

Tollie Cottage is situated in a wooded glen just a few hundred yards from Gairloch harbour and its stunning sandy beach nearby. Named after a picturesque local loch, Tollie Cottage is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Wester Ross region. It is situated close to all the amenities of Gairloch, whilst offering peace and tranquillity.
The living room is bright and cosy, with large picture windows overlooking the woods below. The kitchen/dining room is well-equipped and also looks out across the woodland area. There are two pretty bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second, a twin room. The cottage also has a private veranda with outdoor chairs - an ideal spot to sit and listen to the local woodpeckers and watch the amazing birdlife close by. Tollie Cottage is in a quiet location, with a good variety of amenities, including a restaurant, pub and the local harbour, just a short walk away.
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 also be seen. There is 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), where guests can view the thousands of nesting sea birds and spot whales and dolphins along the way. There is a wide variety of activities in the region, including a 9-hole golf course, superb sandy beaches, fishing, mountain biking, pony trekking and numerous water sporting opportunities. Beach ¾ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

10 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Living room: With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric panel heaters (in bedrooms and kitchen), electric heater (in living room), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Garden with veranda/sitting-out area and garden furniture. Open woodland. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Gairloch
  • Shops
    ¼ mile
  • Distance
    ¼ mile
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Achnasheen
  • Pub
    ¼ mile
  • Railway station distance
    25 miles
  • Lake
    ¼ mile (sea)

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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