Tigh Nan Eoin ref: CC511364

Aultbea, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Tigh Nan Eoin is Gaelic for House of Birds and this picture-postcard pretty stone cottage is aptly named, tucked away in a quiet lane with undisturbed bird life all around. Set in 5 acres of grounds this original stone croft cottage has been completely gutted and then painstakingly restored by its current owners and now provides the best of modern living whilst retaining a truly olde worlde ambiance. The cottage lounge is a real delight, with exposed stone wall and deep window sills. The bright modern kitchen has built-in units throughout and plenty of room for dining. Steep cottage stairs lead up to two beautifully presented double bedrooms (some height restriction due to original sloping ceilings). There is an immaculate modern shower room downstairs.
Situated on the owner’s croft at the end of small lane that adjoins open moorland, it is a walkers’, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Pine martin, otters, seals and a myriad of bird life are all seen in the area. This wonderful cottage is also just off the North Coast 500 route making it ideal for walkers and cyclists alike. Inverewe Gardens is also nearby and make a great day out for all the family.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: with electric fire, freeview TV/DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen/diner: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge (with ice-box), dishwasher and washer/dryer; dining table and chairs.
Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

First floor

Bedroom 1: with double bed. Some restricted height room due to original sloping ceilings.
Bedroom 2: with two single beds. Some restricted height room due to original sloping ceilings.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel and power included. Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Enclosed (by fence) garden with gravel area, grass and trees with small shrubs and bulbs. Cottage is set in five acres of croft land. Bike store. Off road parking for two cars.

  • Nearest town
    Aultbea or Gairloch
  • Shops
    1 Mile
  • Distance
    1 Mile or 12 Miles
  • Restaurant
    1 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    42.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The pretty seaside village of Aultbea is just 1 mile away. It has good village facilities including a store and post office and hotel with bar and restaurant. Set in a horseshoe shape, straddling the shoreline and surrounded by hills and open countryside, it is a lovely place for walking, cycling, canoe and kayaking as well as just enjoying the scenery and drinking in the wonderful views.
This area of the West Highlands is renowned for its superb sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery. Noted for its temperate climate, warmed by the waters of the Gulf Stream, an exceptional variety of plants flourish here. The sub-tropcial gardens of Inverewe located here are simply stunning and offer visitors a memorable day out. The surrounding area offers a wealth of activities and places of interest. Golf, pony trekking, cycling, (bike hire available locally), fishing in loch, sea and river, as well as the opportunity for hill-walking and climbing in some of the most spectacular mountain scenery to be found anywhere in the Highlands. Close by is the Ben Eighe nature reserve in the heart of the spectacular Torridon mountains. Here there are walks and climbs for all abilities as well as some lovely picnic areas. Along the coast there are a variety of water-sports and boat trips. The nearby village of Gairloch also has superb beaches, interesting small shops, cafes and restaurants as well as whale-watching boat that runs from the harbour.

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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