Windy Hill Cottage ref: CC511484

Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
7
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
3
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 

Description

Windy Hill Cottage is a detached architect-designed cottage standing in its own delightful grounds, complete with a hot tub and enjoying superb views across to the Summer Isles. The main living area is situated on the first floor, with a feature wood burner in the lounge area, a large farmhouse-style dining table and a well-equipped family kitchen. All the bedrooms are generously proportioned and attractively presented.

The pretty hamlet of Altandhu straddles the rocky shoreline on the picturesque and unspoilt peninsula of Achiltibuie, in the heart of the renowned geopark. This area of north west Sutherland is simply stunning. Sandy beaches are interspersed with rocky outcrops with awe-inspiring mountains dotting the landscape. The surrounding area is an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise. Fishing, hill-walking, climbing, kayaking, sailing and mountain biking are all regular pastimes. There is an abundance of wildlife in the region, including seals, otters, deer and a wide variety of birds, including golden eagle and osprey.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has Economy 7 heating with underfloor on the ground floor and comprises:
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and single bunk over.
Bathroom: With shower over jacuzzi bath, WC and heated towel rail.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

First floor

Open plan living space.
Lounge area: Large with wood burner, 38" Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: Large with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Fuel for the wood burner provided. Cot and highchair available.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and garden furniture. Hot tub for six guests (£60pw). Bike store. Parking for two cars.
  • Nearest town
    Ullapool
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    25 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Garve
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    56.0 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles (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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