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Elegant Achiltibuie cottage with stunning views of the Summer Isles

Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Highland, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Elegant, spacious cottage with wonderful views of surrounding hills and islands

A beautifully presented croft style house situated in the heart of Achiltibuie.

Looking across to the Summer Isles, this very well equipped cottage offers delightful accommodation in a stunning and romantic holiday location. The cottage has full central heating, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room with open fire place, dining room and kitchen and a large, private garden with ample parking. Freeview TV, DVD, iPod dock and WiFi. 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 tranquillity of this extraordinary part of the highlands. Local restaurants include the nearby, award winning, Summer Isles Hotel, 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, logs for the fire and fire-lighters. Should you wish to pre-order supplies from the local stores, please get in touch and we can arrange this for 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 local stores. You will receive a full information pack of all suppliers, activities, etc. on booking.

Dogs: We welcome dogs by arrangement. The village is a crofting community with many sheep roaming free. The garden is well fenced with a cattle grid at the entrance. 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.

Activities: Many visitors come to walk in the area. We supply a list of 25 tried and tested walks of different lengths along with maps. It is a great area for kayaking. If you do not have your own kayaks it is possible to go out with a local guide. Sailing and windsurfing are both available on Tanera, the largest of the Summer Isles. Day cruises around the Summer Isles are available from Achiltibuie and Ullapool. Achiltibuie Traditional Music School offers piping lessons amongst other instruments. The village hall has a wonderful sports hall for badminton, indoor football, table tennis for wet days and also hosts many ceilidh and other musical events throughout the summer. Ullapool has a great leisure centre including an excellent swimming pool. Golf is available at Ullapool's challenging 9 hole golf course.


Mark and Gerry Irvine

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, upstairs
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, upstairs
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, downstairs


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, upstairs
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, downstairs- connecting door to Bedroom 3

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Near The Ocean


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Luxury
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                          2 3 seater sofas and 1 chair. Large coffee table, side tables and lamps.
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Fireplace
                          Open Fire. Wood and Coal supplied for several fires.
                        • Firewood
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Complimentary but does not include large downloads. Watching TV online will incur extra charges.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Local Maps
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Parking
                          Space for 2 cars outside.
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Tumble Dryer
                          Tumble Drier plus Washing Line outside.
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Grill
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Dishwasher tabs, bin bags.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Books for Adults
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Freeview and Smart TV
                                    • Stereo
                                      Bose Ipod dock
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                                • bay/sound
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • library
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              24 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Comfortable, cosy, clean and well furnished.

                                                              Patricia P.

                                                              My friend and I çouldn't have been happier at William cottage. It was extremely comfortable and well thought out açcommodation with good quality furnishings and a stunning view over the Summer Isles. It's also well located next to the Summer Isles Hotel. It's pŕobably the best self catering accommodation I have stayed in and is of an extremely high standard. Thank you.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are so pleased that William's Cottage came up to your expectations. Thanks for taking the time to write and review your stay. I hope you will be able to visit Achiltibuie again.

                                                              Fabulous. Lovely cottage - great location

                                                              gilly b.

                                                              it was wonderful

                                                              Beautiful, peaceful, blissful

                                                              James and Jim G.

                                                              Isolated beauty and peace. Very comfortable cottage - a blissful experience. A number of places nearby for a variety of quality eating experiences. Lots of walks. Amazing views. Loch fishing arranged via the local pub.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are so pleased you enjoyed your return after so long! Hoping you will be back again soon.

                                                              Williams Cottage

                                                              Graham F.Glasgow

                                                              10th holiday in Achiltibuie, 2nd at Williams Cottage, both a perfect destination if you cherish the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish countryside.

                                                              Great cottage with stunning views

                                                              Colin B.

                                                              Well equipped, well located within the village and beautifully situated to take advantage of the incredible views to the Summer Isles. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be looking forward to our next one. Many thanks.


                                                              David J.Edinburgh

                                                              Not only is this property excellently maintained and tastefully furnished, its location and outlook are superb. Lovely large garden - securely fenced to allow our young dog freedom to roam. All in all - very highly recommended.


                                                              Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Highland, UK

                                                              The Highland village of Achiltibuie is situated on the North West Coast of Scotland, looking across the bay to the Summer Island 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. Set within the North West 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 lover's paradise. The natural environment provides a wonderful playground for many outdoor activities based on both land and sea. Often described as 'Europe's Last Great Wilderness' Achiltibuie offers a truly unique and varied holiday experience.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Our changeover day is Friday. 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.

                                                              24 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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                                                              Property # 872358