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Luxury cottage in the heart of Achiltibuie with sea views to the Summer Isles

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A holiday home on the stunning north west coast set amidst hills and islands.

A newly refurbished traditional croft house situated at the heart of Achiltibuie. Looking across to the Summer Isles, this very well equipped cottage offers delightful accommodation in a most stunning and romantic holiday location. The cottage has full central heating, 2 bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms, wood burning stoves in the kitchen/dining room and the sitting room and a wonderful sun room to while away the days. Surrounded by hills, lochs, islands and beaches Achiltibuie is a popular holiday destination and a perfect base from which to explore the North West Highlands. Hill Walking, kayaking, birdwatching, mountain biking, sailing, fishing or taking the local cruise boat around the islands are just some of the activities to enjoy in the area. Alternatively, just come to relax and enjoy the tranquility of this extraordinary part of the highlands. Local restaurants include the nearby Summer Isles Hotel with one Michelin star, and two pubs serving excellent seafood.

Welcome Pack: For your arrival we supply the following; milk, tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper, dishwasher tablets, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, logs for the fire and firelighters. Should you wish to pre-order supplies from the local stores, please get in touch and we can arrange this with you. It is worth noting that local shops are closed on Sundays. There is a huge Tesco in Inverness and a smaller one in Ullapool (25 miles) open 7 days a week. You may order newspapers to be collected at the stores.

Walks information: We supply a booklet of 25 tried and tested walks in the area. Local maps are supplied.

Dogs: We welcome dogs by arrangement. The village is a crofting community with many sheep roaming free. The garden is well fenced up to approx 4 feet high. There are many walks where dogs can run free, but through the village it is important to keep dogs on leads. We are sure your dogs don't sit on the sofas or beds but if you think they might do so please bring your own dog blankets to cover our furniture.

More Details

Owner
Mark and Gerry Irvine
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

Amenities

Achiltibuie Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two luxury bathrooms with heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Twin or double by request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Please specify whether you would like 2 double bedded rooms or 1 double bedded room and 1 twin bedded room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Luxury cottage in the heart of Achiltibuie with sea views to the Summer Isles
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
North Yorkshire
5

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

We've just got back from a week's stay at this cottage and can not recommend it enough. The photos do not do it justice. It's well appointed with quality facilities but still has a homely feel. The log burners were a lovely feature as the weather was rather extreme, but we were toasty anyway as there is ample heating provided. Everything you could would wish for to make your stay special was provided and a little more, there was a real attention to detail. Local hand made soaps to enough logs for the log burner to keep your going. This cottage is run by people who understand their customers well.

The sun room was a fabulous place to have breakfast and watch the weather constantly changing and the sun setting on an evening. The views were breath taking. Lots of walks despite the snow available in the area and the locals are so friendly. Two shops provided us with all the extras we needed and there were two bars (open shorter winter hours). Sadly no food was being sold in the bars during the winter months but a trip via 'the wee mad road' to Lochinver took us to a favourite haunt of ours - the Lochinver Larder, where they make the most exceptional pies! The little craft shop and cafe at Polbain was open and we had a lovely chat with the proprieter whilst munching shortbread and coffee. She sold a lovely selection of gifts, jewellery and books - a great 'moochy' shop and well worth paying a visit.

Love the area and the cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location and property

  • 5 of 5

Really good property if you want to get away from it all. Great views from the house, really nice property a home from home. Perfect place to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Fab cottage in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

If anything, this Cottage is better than the pictures show! Lots of living space with cosy couches to chill out with a book, loved the sun room with the views and sun sets. Huge bath and bed, large shower, well equipped kitchen with ample storage. It was quite a hard ship to force myself to go out during the day! But then that would be a shame too as it is such a beautiful area!

Would happily recommend and hope to return again one day.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of Number Seven Cottage. We are so pleased you loved it! We look forward to welcoming you back to Achiltibuie soon.
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5

Fab location super cottage

  • 5 of 5

We chose Achilitibuie for its location with a view to exploring the west coast. We went up to Durness and down to Gairlock and about every where in between and yet always happy we had chosen this location. The property is superb, for us the balance between holiday cottage and home was spot on, comfy bed, very clean, all amenities thought through and views from every window to make you smile, ever changing light to alter the scenery. Locally a couple of places to eat, have a beer and all within walking distance. Beaches were beatiful and the sea a dream. The only surprise was the amount of litter on some beaches, it's a problem here in North Yorkshire; suppose because of the remoteness we didn't expect it in the Highlands This is an area everyone must visit and Achilitibuie and this house are highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. In response to your comments about litter on some of the beaches - this is not litter left by locals, but shockingly it is a result of rubbish being discharge at sea which sadly washes up all over the coastline. We support all the clean sea initiatives and hope they will gather more support from governments round the world and clean up our oceans.
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4

Excellent.

  • 4 of 5

Smashing cottage. Amazing location.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful house with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

This was one of our best rental houses in Scotland. The furniture was just tasteful and very comfortable with a private atmosphere. We liked all the nice pictures and especially the wintergarden with the spectacular view to the sea and the summer islands. There were even some DVDs and CDs in the two livingrooms. The kitchen war very well equipped and we enjoyed cooking there. The bedrooms had enouph space for clothing and suitcases and we slept well. The house was very clean and well maintained. The house instructions were clear and we were pleased about the welcome card of Gerry.

There are a lot of things to do in this area, nice hiking tours. The seafood-plate in the Salt Restaurant was great.

We´d like to come again and stay in this beautiful house. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Ullapool
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

The highland village of Achiltibuie is situated on the North West Coast of Scotland looking across the bay to the Summer Isles and beyond to the Hebrides. Achiltibuie is within easy reach of Lochinver and the coasts of Sutherland and Caithness to the north, as well as Ullapool, Gairloch, Inverewe Gardens and the coastal villages of Wester Ross to the south. Recently awarded the status of a National Geopark, this stunning area offers visitors the chance to explore an extraordinary landscape of prehistoric hills and ancient lochs. Home to an abundance of wildlife this area is a nature lovers paradise. The natural environment provides a wonderful playground for many sports activities based on both land and sea. Often described as 'Europe's Last Great Wilderness' this is a truly unique holiday location.

Other Activities: Kayaking. birdwatching,

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Rates & Availability

Achiltibuie Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,107
 
 
Mid Season Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$977
 
 
Low Season Autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$912
 
 
Early winter 2017
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$208
$782
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$208
 
 
Low Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$208
$821
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,029
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,173
 
 
Mid Season Autumn 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,029
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $195.44

A non-refundable deposit of £150 is required to secure your booking.

The balance should be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival, plus £150 security deposit on the property.
The security deposit will be refunded after your departure once the property has been checked.

Payment may be by e-transfer or cheque in GB pounds. If you wish to pay be credit card there will be a charge of 4% added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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