Ken Maree ref: CC511332

Badachro near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


Ken Maree overlooks the sweeping sandy bay of Opinan on the stunning west Highland coast. Occupying a wing of a detached cottage Ken Maree offers generously proportioned accommodation for up to 5 people. The main living room is open plan. A large lounge leads through via an arch wall into the spacious dining room. Large picture windows drink in the wonderful views across the bay. The kitchen area is small but well equipped. There are two good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside, there is a secluded patio area and further grassed area for visitor’s sole use. Opinan is a pretty crofting hamlet that straddles the sea shore. All along this road are small bays, sweeping sands and stunning scenery. There is a path that leads down to the beach direct from the property. Three miles further along the road finishes at Redpoint Bay, a renowned beauty spot that will appeal to beach lovers in particular. This wide sandy beach has incredible views across to the Isle of Skye and the Applecross Peninsular.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation within the wing of this property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room: With satellite Free view TV, DVD, Wi-fi and radio/CD. A large lounge with views across the sea and arch that leads to the dining area.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge (with ice box) and washing machine
Bedroom 1: With double bed (fold down bed available for + 1)
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

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


Small open garden area for sole use with patio and picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    10 Miles
  • Distance
    10 Miles
  • Restaurant
    0.25 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.25 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    32.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

There are superb walks all around the area, both sea and mountain, with the Torridon Mountain range in close proximity. Whilst quiet and unspoilt, there is a good restaurant and bar just 1/4 mile from the property. There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. For horse enthusiasts there is a thriving pony trekking centre just a short drive away. The charming west coast village of Gairloch is just 10 miles along the coast. It is also renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches, with awe inspiring Torridon mountains acting as a dramatic back drop. Here and in the nearby village of Strath there is a good selection of shops, as well as excellent restaurants, bars and cafes. Warmed by the Gulf Stream this beautiful region of the Western Highlands is a unique area, where palm trees and rare plants flourish; the sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe bear testament to this and are well worth a visit. The immediate area offers a wealth of activities including a 9 hole golf course, cycling (bikes available for hire locally), canoeing and sailing, as well as walking and climbing in the spectacular Ben Eighe National Park. Fishing trips are available locally and there are also various wildlife excursions to suit all needs, including a special Giant Skate fishing trip, as well as a wonderful voyage out to the uninhabited Shaints islands (the only trip from mainland Scotland to those remote islands) to view the millions of nesting sea birds, spotting whales and dolphins on the way. With unspoilt sandy beaches and superb scenery, this is an ideal holiday location for all ages.

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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