Hill Cottage ref: CC511156

Strathkanaird, Ullapool, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


Looking out across the hills and mountains with a river valley below, Hill Cottage is set in 8 acres of unspoilt hillside amidst stunning scenery.  This detached former croft cottage has been totally and painstakingly restored by its Highland owners and now offers an exceptionally high standard of modern accommodation whilst retaining many of its unique historic features.  The main room downstairs is open-plan and combines the ultimate in olde world charm with modern living.  An original exposed stone wall, deep-silled windows and an attractive fireplace are complemented by plush deep leather sofas, solid wood floors and a superb modern kitchen with range-style cooker. Upstairs there are two beautifully presented and colour-coordinated bedrooms together with a spacious bathroom with large shower and corner bath.
The garden grounds are fully enclosed (dog owners please note there are very friendly sheep in the area so dogs must be kept under control at all times).  Hill Cottage is in an elevated position with stunning views across the valley or strath below. A path meanders down the gently sloping hillside to the pretty river Kanaird – a lovely place to take a picnic or just enjoy a quiet river stroll along the banks.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
Lounge Area: With electric ’stove effect’ fire, large flat screen TV with Sky package, DVD, radio/CD, internet access and featuring a wonderful exposed wall with solid wood flooring.
Dining Area: With stunning views
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Bathroom: With large corner bath, large corner enclosed shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Internet access.


Newly landscaped, hillside country garden with grassed area, picnic tables and chairs set in 8 acres with access down to river. Off road parking for 3 cars.
 Please note there is an Access Statement available for this property. If required please call 01228 406731.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    8 Miles
  • Distance
    8 Miles
  • Restaurant
    8 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    8 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    30.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Hillside Cottage is situated right on the edge of one of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring regions in the Highlands, recently afforded “Geopark” status and now the largest geo-park in Europe.  Here majestic mountains interspersed with pretty lochs make this a climber’s and hill walker’s paradise.  One of the most famous being Stack Polly but there are also plenty of others to choose from for committed hill-walkers and climbers. The nearby town of Ullapool, just 8 miles away is absolutely charming.  Built as a model town by Thomas Telford, its whitewashed buildings and wide sweeping harbour never fail to impress the visitor.  Seals can be seen bobbing amongst the fishing boats as they unload their catches. There is an excellent selection of restaurants, bistros and small shops along the seafront and boat trips run from the harbour to explore the coastline, including a wonderful pleasure trip out to the nearby Summer Isles.  Ullapool is also the terminus for the ferry to Stornoway in the Outer Isles.  The nearby coastal area of North West Sutherland is renowned for its pristine sandy beaches, ancient settlements and incredible sandstone mountains.  On a trip through the West Coast visitors pass through an area known as Assynt.  Here visitors can explore the Bone Caves (a series of caves and tunnels which have recently been found to contain bones and fossils of long extinct animals, dating back over 4500 years) and the ruins of Ardvreck Castle perched on the edge of Loch Assynt, before arriving in the pretty fishing port of Lochinver.  The nearby white shell beach of Achmelvich is simply stunning.  Canoeing, sailing, body boarding, golf, fishing (sea, river and loch), horse riding, mountain biking, climbing and hill walking are all enjoyed in the area. 

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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