About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
Meall Dubh is a traditional croft cottage with fantastic views of the coastal and mountain scenery of Assynt. It is set in a walled and fenced garden and has been recently renovated and insulated to make a clean, cosy and comfortable place to stay.
The downstairs accommodation comprises a living room and well equipped dining kitchen. Both rooms have log burners (logs provided). There is a good-sized hall for storing coats and shoes and a shower room fitted with WC, basin and shower unit.
Upstairs is a bathroom with WC, basin and bath and a spacious landing, either end of which are a double (king-size) and a twin bedroom. Storage heaters provide ambient heating which can be supplemented by convector heaters in the bedrooms. Good quality, all-cotton bed linen and towels are provided.
Sleeps - 4
2 Bedrooms - (1 double + 1 twin)
2 Bathrooms, one with bath, WC and sink and the other with shower, WC and sink
2 wood burning stoves(kitchen and lounge)
Electric heating in every room
Dishwasher, Washing machine ,Microwave
Short breaks available out of season
Broadband internet / Wi-fi
Logs, electricity all inlcuded
Good quality, all-cotton bed linen and towels are provided
Sorry , no pets
The area and the settings are spectacular and you can spend days exploring the area. No matter what your ability, there are drives, walks and climbs in a variety of surroundings.
We have some of the best coastlines and mountains on our doorstep, and wherever you are, keep your eyes open for wildlife. The area is home to a wide variety of wildlife, many less common elsewhere, as well as being a regular migration site for many species.
Our solitude and peace is often an attraction to visitors, but there are villages and communities nearby, many offering a great welcome and range of attractions and places to stop and see.
If you prefer the quieter life, you can just sit and view the coast and mountains in the view from the garden bench with a cuppa, or maybe take a few minutes leisurely walk to go fly fishing by the quiet haven of Loch Cul Froaich.
Meall Dubh is a traditional former crofting cottage traditionally built from local stone possibly reclaimed from the remains of another building just to the side of the existing cottage.
The name ‘Meall Dubh’ translates in Scottish gaelic to ‘Black Hill’ and is a direct reference to the hill of the same name just opposite the cottage. The larger than usual windows (for an old crofter’s cottage) in the lounge and the kitchen allow great views of the mountains of Assynt from the kitchen dining area or the easy chairs/sofa in the lounge.
In between the cottage and the hill opposite is Alltan na Fithriach which is a pretty burn stream leading to Raffin Beach and was the site of an old corn mill in the 19th century. Of course, there is no milling done there now but the beach is a wonderfully quiet and unfrequented place to gaze across the sea to the mountains and look out for wildlife. There are regular sightings of basking sharks, otters and whales from this spot during the summer months. One guest took a picture of whales from Meall Dubh garden.
Although remote and very peaceful, Raffin is a friendly and busy little “township” containing around 10 dwellings. Raffin’s residents are busy with a diverse range of activities such as crofting, pottery, writing , painting , “Lochinver Llama Trekking “. Last, but not least, the ‘Living the Dream’ Tea and Snack Van at Stoerhead Lighthouse sells great homemade cakes during the summer months
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 22, 2018
The house was acquired by the current owners, Wayne and Iona, in 2006. It was in need of some major attention so with the assistance of local tradesmen the cottage was stripped back to the bare essentials in order to install up to date plumbing, electric, heating, damp proofing and insulation and is now a comfortable and well equipped holiday home. Since buying the cottage we and our young daughter have grown to love it and the area and so still take all of holidays there most years. Why go anywhere else?
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Owner chose Highland
Meall Dubh is a traditional former crofting cottage traditionally built from local stone possibly reclaimed from the remains of another building just to the side of the existing cottage. 'Meall Dubh' is Scottish gaelic for 'Black Hill’. The name ‘Meall Dubh’ translates in Scottish gaelic to ‘Black Hill’ and is a direct reference to the hill of the same name just opposite the cottage. The larger than usual windows (for an old crofter’s cottage) in the lounge and the kitchen allow great views of the mountains of Assynt from the kitchen dining area or the easy chairs/sofa in the lounge. In between the cottage and the hill opposite is Alltan na Fithriach which is a pretty burn stream leading to Raffin Beach and was the site of an old corn mill in the 19th century. Of course, there is no milling done there now but the beach is a wonderfully quiet and unfrequented place to gaze across the sea to the mountains and look out for wildlife. There are regular sightings of basking sharks, otters and whales from this spot during the summer months. One guest even took a picture of Killer Whales from Meall Dubh garden (see gallery).
What makes this Cottage unique
Traditional Highland Cottage Panoramic Views Renovated To Modern Standards Sleeps 4 Double and Twin Bedrooms 2 Woodburning Stoves Warm and Cosy All Year, All Seasons All Modern Amenities, including Wifi Broadband
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was a great property for hiking and for those who want to unplug. Clean, cozy and comfortable.
This was a well kept home in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed hiking right out of the gate during the day. In the evenings we played cards in the evenings in the cozy kitchen. We love watching the livestock roaming the countryside. The weather was wet and cold this time of year so pack rain gear. The road from lochinver to the home was a single lane adventure not for the timid driver. We got the hang of it after a couple of tries. Ullapool was the best place for groceries and eating out but it will take over 1 hr of driving to get there. The owner was very helpful with recommendations and hiking information. He was also good about responding to emails. Loved the visit.
Excellent cottage and location
Lovely cottage, had all the amenities, the location was brilliant, good walks in the area, thoroughly enjoyed our week here.
My sister and I were in Great Britain for a month. Scourie was the last place we visited and the best. Lovely house with a big eat in kitchen. Well equiped with everything we needed. We are already talking about going back to Scourie in a few years and spending 4 to 5 weeks
Thanks Sandy. I'm glad you had a nice time in Meall Dubh. Just to avoid confusion if anyone reads you kind review ; Meall Dubh is at Raffin,approx 40 mins south of Scourie village . Hope to see you again soon.
A lovely week in Assynt
We had a great week in Meall Dubh, what a lovely cottage. Very pretty, great location and very comfortable as well. The vies from the house and garden are glorious. As the weather was fine throughout our stay, we had some great walks and saw lots of wildlife. Hopefully ee'll return next summer, for two weeks.
Fabulous week in The Highlands
Meall Dubh is a cosy,warm, comfortable cottage in a fantasic location. The two woodburning stoves are very effective and welcoming and the cottage is well furnished with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday.The property was very clean and there were some nice additional touches eg. the fires were laid, ready to light when we arrived.
Customer service was excellent with lots of helpful suggestions for local walks etc.
We mainly ate at the cottage but we enjoyed an excellent lunch at The Kyelescu Hotel and we also had a couple of good meals at The Bunkhouse in Lochinver.
I would definitely reccomend this property to friends and relatives - in fact I have already done so!
Great stay at Meall Dubh
Meall Dubh is a traditional croft cottage which has been beautifully renovated. It is well maintained and clean and has a great latyout with wonderful views of the coastal and mountain scenery of Assynt. The cottage's warmth and comfort is a delight to return to at the end of a day of walking or touring the countryside. There are many wonderful places to visit whether you like walking or driving. Just a short drive away are the beautiful sandy beaches of Achmelvich and Clachtoll as well as other hidden beaches. There are many walks in the area – just along the road to the Stoer Lighthouse and the Old Man of Stoer or into Lochinver where you can do the River Inver and Glencanisp circuit are but two of many walks in the area. A meal at the Kylesku Hotel is also a great way to end the day after perhaps a trip to Handa Island. We love this rugged and awesome part of Scotland and we would highly recommend Meall Dubh so that you too can experience all it has to offer.
Russell and Cheryl, Australia