Loch Ewe, near Aultbea, Wester Ross
Here is another wonderful hideaway for those who are looking for that elusive combination of shoreline and mountains, sublime comfort and fabulous views. Boom House, about 35 minutes' drive from Gairloch and 5 miles from Poolewe in fabulous northwest Scotland ticks all these boxes.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The open plan living area has a corner made completely of glass, so you can enjoy the superb views, not to mention the legendary west coast sunsets, either from there or from the decking area outside. And why Boom House? It is named such because the point in front of the house once formed one end of the boom across the loch to prevent German submarines entering it in World War I. The foundations of the defence works can still be seen.
The living area is both stylish and practical. There are three bedrooms, two twins downstairs and one bathroom. Upstairs is a master double bedroom with en suite bathroom and TV room/office with a glass partition which looks down on to the main sitting room below.
It stands detached, in its own garden ground, above the shore on Loch Ewe, on the edge of the tiny scattered hamlet of Mellon Charles, near the end of the road. The shingle beach is right alongside, with access from the cottage, which does not, however, directly overlook it.
A modern, stunningly designed house that is beautifully furnished and equipped. It also has impeccable green credentials with solar panels, air source heat pump, underfloor heating, heat recovery system and the last word in insulation. In fact, it is one of the very few silver-rated houses in this area. Add the fact that it has lots of south facing windows and a wood-burning stove and the risk of being too warm is far greater than the opposite! Comfort is therefore assured.
Many guests will be happy to stay in this idyllic spot and recharge their batteries with strolls along the beach, keeping an eye out for the plentiful wildlife on land, sea and in sky, admiring the ever-changing seascape, or walking the surrounding hills or Laide Woods. Fishing can also be arranged locally.
No holiday in this part of the world, however, would be complete without a visit to the famous sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe, especially as they are, relatively speaking, on the doorstep. Gairloch has all facilities, including a golf course, pony trekking and wildlife cruises. Aultbea itself has two hotels, a general store, butchers and craft shops. The nearest sandy beach is at Mellon Udrigle, just across the little peninsula.
Further afield, there is also no shortage of places to explore. Beyond Gairloch, you can drive round to picturesque Badachro (with excellent hostelry) and on to the end of the road at Redpoint. From there, there is a superb cliff walk round to Diabaig, although a car at either end is probably recommended if you are doing the whole thing.
A rather longer, but nonetheless rewarding trip would be up to the bustling little fishing port of Ullapool and on to explore some of Scotland’s most iconic mountains, Stac Pollaidh, Ben More Coigach and Suilven. Everywhere you go, the scenery is quite stupendous and most likely your camera will never be in its case!
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Open plan Sitting/dining room/kitchen with TV, wood burning stove, microwave, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washer-dryer and fridge-freezer, etc.
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
TV room/Office with TV/DVD.
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by air source pump and heat recovery system (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% - Easter 2017 From 09/04/2017 to 22/04/2017
- Save 10% - March 2017 From 12/03/2017 to 01/04/2017
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|05 Mar 2017 - 08 Apr 2017||£795.00|
|09 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017||£995.00|
|23 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017||£795.00|
|07 May 2017 - 27 May 2017||£995.00|
|28 May 2017 - 03 Jun 2017||£1,295.00|
|04 Jun 2017 - 01 Jul 2017||£995.00|
|02 Jul 2017 - 02 Sep 2017||£1,295.00|
|03 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017||£995.00|
|24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017||£795.00|
|15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017||£995.00|
|29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£695.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£1,395.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£1,495.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
'Stunning house and location. Very peaceful and plenty to see and do.'
'A truly magical house. Thank you for opening up your home so we could stay in such a wonderful place. Breathtaking scenery.'
'Another great stay at Boom House. Great beach walks at Red Point, Mellon Udrigle, and Gairloch. Thank you.'
'Lovely location, beautiful home. We had a great rest from our busy lifes. We would definitely come again.'
'Great holiday in a lovely house and surroundings. Saw lots of wildlife including seals, deer and an otter.'