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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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.

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Mark and Gerry Irvine
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Luxury cottage in the heart of Achiltibuie with sea views to the Summer Isles
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
North Yorkshire

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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and tastefully decorated property, with a very well equipped kitchen. Stunning views over to the summer isles from the sun room where you can eat breakfast and glimpse the occasional dolphin and have dinner and watch the sunset. A great location for a holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed Number Seven Cottage. We hope to welcome you back to Achiltibuie.
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Small can still be luxurious!

  • 5 of 5

I recommend this cottage most highly - it was perfect, and the owners (who were a pleasure to deal with) really understand that even when there are only two of you and you therefore only need a small cottage to stay in, you still might want high quality furnishings, beautiful bedlinen and luxurious bathrooms. This cottage is spot on, a wonderful place to stay in the most beautiful part of the country (we were, admittedly, helped by a week of wall-to-wall sunshine, which we weren't expecting but were delighted with) and we'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Number Seven exceeded expectations. It was extremely clean, spacious, comfortable and homely and a joy to come back to in the evenings, especially with the weather as cold, wet and windy as it was (unusual for May - even this far north in Scotland)!

The fittings and fixtures are all of very high quality and you can tell the cottage has been/is a much-loved family retreat. It doesn't have that slightly sterile feeling that some holiday lets have.

The views from the cottage were spectacular and on a few evenings it was warm enough for us to have dinner in the beautiful sunroom with panoramic views of the Summer Isles and the mountains of Coigach.

We would definitely recommend Number Seven to friends and family.

Thank you Gerry and Mark.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Number Seven Cottage. We are so pleased that the cottage exceeded your expectations and hope you will come back and stay with us again. Best wishes
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Excellent. First Class Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Being involved in the property industry, it is often hard to be objective when writing reviews....but here goes. On arrival, the cottage is everything you expect. A fantastic view of the Summer Isles, freshly painted and well maintained exterior, lovely gardens, and space for parking. Upon entering, you find a modern, yet classic interior, carefully decorated with delightful artwork and comfortable furnishings. The property has been extremely well maintained and modernised, and is about as comfortable a cottage as you are likely to find. The bedrooms are ideal, fresh white linen on comfortable beds. The kitchen, fully equipped with dishwasher & washer dryer is modern, clean and very well appointed. The complimentary pint of milk was a welcome surprise and ensured we were able to have a coffee after the long drive North. All in all, this is a fantastic place to explore the Coigach Peninsula, and I am already looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review Number Seven Cottage and for your positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Coigach!
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Miles
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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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $185

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

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Achiltibuie Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two luxury bathrooms with heated towel rails.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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