Tieve ref: UK5352

Laide, near Gairloch, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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No pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Situated in a superb rural location, on the stunning west coast of Scotland, Tieve is a delightful, detached cottage enjoying wonderful sea and hill views. This single-storey, stone-built cottage has been built to resemble a traditional Highland croft using local Torridonian sandstone. The property has been thoughtfully furnished whilst conveying a sense of olde-worlde charm, and Scottish Natural Heritage have commended the design for its resemblance to an original croft house. The living area is open plan and retains the same theme and quality as the exterior, with exposed stone wall, hand-crafted vaulted wood ceiling and solid wood flooring. A large wood burner in the living area offers a warm, welcoming ambiance, and views from the windows look out across open grounds to the sea and islands beyond. The large kitchen and dining area is well-equipped, and has plenty of room for family dining. There are two beautifully presented bedrooms which both offer en-suite facilities. The cottage is set in 1-acre grounds, which is mainly lawn around the cottage, with rough grass land beyond.
Tieve is situated on the outskirts of the pretty hamlet of Laide, and is accessed by a short stone track. There are wonderful walks direct from the cottage, either down to the shoreline or away to the hills, with a lovely waterfall close by. There are a number of local facilities in the village, such as a small shop, post office and car garage. Further facilities are found in the nearby towns of Aultbea and Gairloch. The sporting activities in this region are endless with opportunities for mountain biking, climbing, hill walking, kayaking, fishing, sailing and golf. The nearby sandy beach at Gruinard Bay is a must, and the 200-acre wood at Laide provides a great chance to encounter a wide range of wildlife, including pine martens, badgers, birds of prey and deer. Beach 1 mile. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet (also accessed from living area).
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. External utility room with tumble dryer.

Miscellaneous

1-acre garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced stream in the grounds, 20 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Aultbea
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Achnasheen
  • Pub
    5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    35.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (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

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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