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Wonderful Sea and Mountain Views, Sandy Beach, Family Friendly Walking Kayaking

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms with 2 lounges spacious and comfortable set within tree garden

Mhor Farr is tucked away in the most beautiful part of Wester Ross, just a ten minute walk to the unspoilt white sands of Mellon Udrigle bay overlooking the Summer Isles. The house itself is warm comfortable and spacious and perfect for families or large groups to relax or enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities both locally and further afield.

Behind wooded gardens walk out onto open hillsides and look out over the sea to the Western Isles past fresh water lochans where eagles can be seen gliding overhead. It is a delight for nature lovers ( pine martins can be seen in the garden and deer just up the hill) and an ideal base for exploring all that the western highlands have to offer.

Enjoy stunning views and access to three of the greatest and most iconic Scottish mountain ranges: south to the Torridons, east to An Teallach and the 'last great wilderness' of the Fisherfields and north to Assynt and the Inverpolly National Nature Reserve.

More Details

Owner
Alison Ingram
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Alison Ingram

We are a family of five with teenage children who have been holidaying in this part of the highlands every year since the children were little. We have loved the area since first visiting here and enjoy the beach, hillwalking kayaking. It is also a great base for exploring further afield, from climbing munros to shopping in Ullapool. We are still making new discoveries every visit even after 20 years!

Alison Ingram purchased this house in 2011

Why Alison Ingram chose Achnasheen

We chose this property because of its character and extensive tree garden with different views of sea, mountains and garden from every room.The house itself is large and comfortable with plenty of communal space, and lovely views from the upper windows. The garden room with the wood burning stove has French windows opening onto the garden . With large windows overlooking the garden and the mountains beyond it is particularly relaxing to spend the day in. The lounge upstairs with the large open fire and satellite television is warm and cosy in the evening.

What makes this house unique

Exceptional scenery, unspoilt area with direct access to beautiful walks. Perfect sandy beach for young children and rock pools.Lots of wildlife...pine-martins live in the garden and bats at night. Sometimes in the early morning there can be Roe deer there too! Otters live nearby on the headlands. From the nearby coast we've seen porpoises, dolphins and even basking sharks in the summer! Very peaceful and relaxing though if your feeling energetic there's a full sized table-tennis table in the large conservatory and sit on top kayaks to use in the bay if you're competent.

Map

Nearest Airport
136 Kilometres
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Aultbea hotel
Nearest Ferry
73 Kilometres
Ullapool
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Gairloch
Nearest Train
76 Kilometres
Achnasheen
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Aultbea hotel
Nearest Ski
170 Kilometres
Aviemore
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Mellon udrigle
Car: necessary

The local area is a paradise for walkers kayakers and nature lovers. You can leave the car in the driveway, wander down to the beach (there are two close by - each less than 10 minutes walk away), walk around the headlands facing the Summer Isles or else around Greenstone Point or maybe even venture up the hill behind the house with views to Skye, Shiant Islands and on a clear day the Western Isles!

Wildlife we've seen there....otters, pine martins, deer, porpoises dolphins and even basking sharks in the summer. The nearby sandy beach is perfect for young children to play with a shallow lagoon on the eastern edge where children can look for fish, hermit crabs and shrimps. If you have the experience and are feeling energetic take our sit on tops kayaks out into the large bay at Mellon Udrigle where you can see large shoals of mackerel in the summer and even catch your tea! Get a cheap fishing permit and go angling for brown trout in the many small lochans within walking distance. Cycle or walk to the abandoned coastal hamlet of Slaggan....a mile or so down a rough track to a beautiful sandy beach in a steep sided cove which is lovely for a picnic on a sunny day. If you can drag yourself away from the immediate area then by car there is the whole of the North West Highlands on your doorstep. Lovely wilderness walks to Fionn Loch or over the pass from Poolewe to Loch Maree....there really are too many to mention. Whatever you do we're sure you'll enjoy it ......we've been enjoying the area for twenty years and still find new places to explore.

Amenities

Achnasheen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite bathroom mentioned above.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 ground floor - 1 twin/ single , 3.02m x 2.97m
    Bedroom 2 ground floor - 1 twin/ single , 2.95m X 2.33m
    Bedroom 3 ground floor - 2 twin/ single , 4.06m x 3.32m
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 4.18m x 3.63m. with en-suite toilet/bath/shower
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Can be arranged as a large double or two singles
  • Bedrooms 1 to 3 are on the ground floor, bedroom 4 is on a higher level and bedroom 5 is on the top floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Wonderful Sea and Mountain Views, Sandy Beach, Family Friendly Walking Kayaking
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
5

brilliant place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, the location is amazing and the house offers a lot of space and things to do, we certainly come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great 'away from it all' vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Laide. The house is very well appointed with everything we needed for 8 -10 persons. It really is just like stepping into someone's home. We enjoyed daily walks down to beach and out and around on the headland. There were up to 20 seals on the beach just before the headland - and we even saw a school of porpoises on one day - out towards the Summer Isles. The Kayaks were also a hit. We visited Gairloch and Inverewe - and enjoyed the gardens and museums (the latter on our only really wet day). Thoroughly recommended for those who value peaceful and quiet holidays.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, spacious property. In need of some tlc, new windows & damp-proofing.

  • 2 of 5

Beautiful location, spacious property. Lots of books, dvds, and a well stocked kitchen. Fabulous beaches within walking distance of the property.

Frustrating having a table tennis table that we couldn't use, due to an absence of bats and net.

Overall, It's in need of some tlc, new windows & damp-proofing. The entry part of the house is suffering from damp & a build up of mold, with a smell to prove it. We wouldn't return due to the toxic mold around the window in the downstairs twin room making that room very uncomfortable and frankly not healthy to stay in.

A shame the garden was also un-usable as it was so overgrown.

Just a little tlc and repair work and this spacious home could be returned to its former glory.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heather, so sorry to hear you didn't have a good stay at the property. Its a pity you didn't find the tennis bats nets and balls in the cupboard beside the table tennis table in the conservatory (the next party did and had a competition). The entry part is a large porch which like the conservatory is outside the main house Its meant mainly for changing wet or muddy shoes or waterproofs but not living in! Condensation on the steel window frame in the downstairs bedroom did have some dark spots on it that wiped away...if that was the mould you meant. Its such a shame you didn't enjoy it as the guests immediately before and after you had a really nice time. Best wishes Alison
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5

Exactly as I expected

  • 5 of 5

Faboulous place to spend a week or two, you will not be disappointed. Alison provides every little extra you could think of to make a perfect holiday whether you stay around the house or go for the many adventures to be found. The kayaks on the beach were the highlight for me, fabulous way to end the day, esp if you get calm seas and a sunset. Two buzzards were very active around the house with one even landing in the garden. I don't know who got the bigger fright, me or him! :)

Although I rented Mhor Farr for myself and a few friends I would aslo highly recommmend for a family or extended family wanting to spend quality time together, esp if you want a place where you can relax & enjoy without the worry all week of spilling a drink or breaking a plate, it's a home, not a showroom. Perfect!

Thank you :)

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

A house with so much personality, I've now been twice. A really lovely, private space with gorgeous views.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location and scenery

  • 5 of 5

The description of the house is completely accurate and the owners are very helpful and accommodating. The house is ideally located in a stunning part of Scotland. Literally five/ten minutes walk down to Mellon Udrigle bay with white sand, turquoise sea (on a sunny day of course!) flanked by rocks and rock pools. Our children spent nearly every day happily playing on the beach, climbing, digging, rock pooling; so its a low cost option compared to lots of family holidays. Even in less than perfect weather - which lets face it you have to accept is a possibility if you holiday in Scotland - the scenery is equally (if not more) majestic. If you decide not to venture out though he house is well stocked with books, DVDs, TV and plenty of space for kids to play (including table tennis table). While adults can escape to either the big lounge with open log fire, or the peaceful garden room with log burner and lovely views over the garden and heather bank.

Altbea or Gairloch pier are well worth a visit for casting for mackerel in the summer months and flat fish are to be had with baits off Mellon Beach. There are loads of tourist activities including a swimming pool at Poolewe (about 15 minutes by car). Shops are handy (Laide is five miles away) as are lots of nice cafes and bars. We highly recommend the Perfume Studio at Altbea for coffee, light snacks and views and the new restaurant in the Albea hotel is excellent. We did the glass bottom boat trip at Gairloch and its good too.

Only regret is we couldn't stay longer!

Some great cycling to be had (for those who like that) with great workout to be had on the slopes! There aren't many loops (unless your taking on 100+ distance) but the out a backs go through such amazing scenery who cares?

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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