Wuthering Heights ref: UK30669

Gairloch, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Games Room 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Wuthering Heights is a shepherd’s hut raised up from the quiet lane neighbouring the Gairloch golf course. You climb the steps to the private decking from where there is a fantastic view across the course to dunes and the sea. A
few more steps from the decking take you up into Wuthering Heights. You are immediately impressed with both the use and size of space. Standing in the ergonomic kitchen/dining/living area there is a raised double bed to your right and a shower room to the left. The owner has finished it with character and charm, making it a very comfortable bijoux space.
Wuthering Heights makes a perfect bolthole and base to explore this stunning part of Scotland. Gairloch is a lovely village, which is surprisingly large and spread out along the coast. There are many cafés and restaurants to enjoy, as well as pubs to sample. If you wanted to avoid cooking, there are different options for every night of your short break, all within walking distance. From Gairloch there are so many places to explore, an enormous choice of walking routes to really help you get to know the area. Outstanding coastal paths taking in sandy beaches nearby to Red Point in the south, and to Guinard Bay in the north.
A little inland, and close by are the Fairy Lochs near Badachro, which is also a designated war grave with the remains of a 1945 military crash still visible. Loch Maree between Gairloch and Kinlochewe which borders the UK’s first National Nature Reserve, Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands National Nature Reserve. Established in 1951, it is known as the gateway to Wester Ross and has ancient Caledonian pinewoods as well as special upland habitats. You will see red deer, golden eagles and sea eagles, as well as otters and pine martens, on your walks in the Wester Ross area. And near to the coast, especially around Gairloch and nearby Poolewe you can also see dolphins, porpoises, seals and whales, a special place for wildlife lovers. As well as being made popular for holidaying by the Victorians, there is Pictish history and World War history all around, including the sites specifically for the protection of Russian Convoys in WWII. You will see wartime buildings, gun emplacements and anti-aircraft batteries particularly in the Poolewe area. Beach 500 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub 400 yards. and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

15 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor: With wooden floors throughout.
Living area.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With gas hob, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom area: With double cabin bed and 24" Freeview TV.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

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Second floor

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Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Terraced garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note There are wooden steps to the garden terrace.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    500 yards
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    400 yards
  • Railway station distance
    29.0 miles
  • Lake
    5.0 miles

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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