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Comfortable Self-Catering Cottage In Scotland's North-West Highlands

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Self-catering accommodation for 2-8

Our family house, the Tigh, is in Polbain by Achiltibuie. It has over the last few years been re-furbished and comfortably furnished. It consists of three bedrooms - a double, a single and a twin with additional bunks, a bathroom with power shower, a living room with an open fire and sofa-bed, an open-plan hallway and dining room and a fully-equipped kitchen.

The house is reached by steps from above through a gate onto the road opposite Polbain Stores. It has mains electricity, mains water, full oil-fired central heating and water heating plus combined gas and electric cooking. It also has hard-wired internet. All electricity, water, gas, oil and the internet are included in the cost of rental, as are bed-linen, towels and a final cleaning.

Ian Campbell Whittle
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Polbain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , + bunks
  • We have a cot and a fold-down bed also available. There is a double sofa-bed in the sitting room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • wind-surfing


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Comfortable Self-Catering Cottage In Scotland's North-West Highlands
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Charming, welcoming, great views

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage that was clearly described and came with easy to follow directions (and we arrived in the dark). Very comfortable, a home from home with everything you would need as well as having an Internet connection that worked well throughout our short stay. A great place to use, to explore the Highlands, very clean and tidy. I would come again as its so spacious and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Cozy comfort in a land that's far-away

  • 4 of 5

It took us a little while and a consultation from an employee of the Royal Mail to find this cottage, but once there we nestled right in. The cottage has lovely views over water and distant hills and is plunked down in a beautiful corner of the northwest coast. Come here for the quiet, the lull, the peace. Bring lots of food, and condiments, because dining options were limited in the deep of winter. Hiking to nearby Fox Point is a treat, as is a half-day visit to Knockan Crag. I do wish the kitchen had supplied olive oil and a few other basics to help with our self-catering.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Stunning views in a great wee highland getaway

  • 4 of 5

The whole family loved this house. We wanted somewhere tucked well away from it all where we could relax and spend Christmas and New Year in peace. This was a good choice. Communication was good and directions clear. The house was well fitted out and comfortable. The large dining area was perfect for us to have christmas dinner.

The house felt more like a family home than a holiday let and my only criticism was the lack of general info (or at least we couldn't find it) at the house. Many houses we stay at have info on local walk route and other amenities - wasn't a big problem though as the weather kept us in a lot of the time!.

We found a really good little hill track that ran behind the hill and gave us some amazing views over the bay and to the hills beyond.

In the end we were sorry to leave - if this cottage is staying as a holiday let in the future then i wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Fuaran
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
200 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Fuaran
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Bothan na' Tilleadh is in the hamlet of Polbain (The White Pool or Pond) overlooking the Summer Isles on the Coigach Peninsula some twenty-five miles (40 kilometres) to the north-west of Ullapool in Wester Ross in the North-West of Scotland.

The Coigach Peninsula is remote, but then that is its charm. It is beautiful, summer and winter. For the active it has the mountain of the North-West Highlands as its backdrop with extensive hill-walking and climbing. It is ideal for leisurely cycling, as long as you do not mind a hill or two. Cearcall na'Coigach (The Coigach Ring Road) in either direction offers some of the best view in the Highlands. Clockwise you have views of the Summer Isles. Anti-clockwise you have the panorama of Beinn Mor Coigach, Beinn a'Eoin, Stac Pollaidh, Cul Mor, Cul Beag, Suilven and Canisp. The sheltered waters of Summer Isles offer some of the best sea-kayaking in Britain, as well as a number of excellent diving locations.

For those wanting more of a rest, including families, there are gentler walks, wonderful views and a number of beaches including Achnahaird, one of the most stunning in the West. Inverpolly Nature Reserve and the West Highland Geo-Park are close by. There is sea and loch fishing and everywhere there is raw nature with dolphins and killer whales, eagles and deer regularly to be seen.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $42.11

All the above prices are based on 2 adults. Additional adults are charged at:

GBP 42 Low-season
GBP 63 Mid-season
GBP 75 High-season

Children aged 8 to 16 inclusive are charged at half the above rates.
Children under 8 years old are free.
Children over 16 are regarded as adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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