Near Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Wester RossGuest Rating
Achduart Cottage is a traditional stone-built cottage 4 miles east of the village of Achiltibuie (with shops and renowned Summer Isles hotel/restaurant) in Wester Ross north west of Ullapool.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
It stands just 50 yards from the sea at the end of a single-track road where it is completely secluded.
The cottage is set in its own private enclosed garden which has a small stream and access to a further five acres of wooded garden with many rare plants. Facing south, it has truly spectacular uninterrupted views across Loch Broom to the Dundonnell Mountains and west to the Summer Isles, as well as to craggy Ben Mor Coigach at its rear.
It is easy to see why it is such a popular cottage. Not only does it have its fabulous situation, but its interior too is full of character and charm. Recently renovated to a high standard, it is very comfortably furnished, pine-panelled and double-glazed throughout.
The stone flagged sitting/dining room with its exposed stone wall, wood-burning stove and beams is a welcoming place to relax and chat about the doings of the day. The spacious, colourful kitchen is both modern and practical, with all necessary appliances.
The downstairs double bedroom (with queen size bed) again has beams and an exposed whitewashed stone wall. Also on this level are the family bathroom with bath and shower over and a spacious sunroom from which to enjoy these truly marvellous views.
Upstairs the two twin bedrooms have a lovely cosy ambience, with coombed ceilings and warm wood panelling throughout and a shower room completes the accommodation. Outside is a grass and gravelled enclosed garden with seating for you to make the most of the stunning sea views.
This is an ideal location from which to explore the wonderful beaches, islands, cliffs, mountains, lochs and moorlands of this remote, beautiful part of Scotland.
It is also perfect for those just wanting to relax and unwind. Keep an eye out when you are out and about, as whales, seals, deer, golden eagles, ptarmigan and many seabirds can be seen nearby.
It is also worth taking a day trip across to Stornoway in The Outer Hebrides, using the local ferry service in Ullapool.
Restless souls who wish to thoroughly explore the area will find plenty to tempt them. One possibility is, on the way back to Ullapool, to turn left on the ‘wee mad road’ which runs over to Lochinver. The scenery here is absolutely amazing and you camera will never be out of your hand.
Take time to stop at Inverkirkaig and walk up to the Kirkaig Falls and perhaps on to the lochan at the foot of Suilven. To do this, you will park beside the scarcely less amazing bookshop and café, which is a welcome halt in this lonely place.
From Lochinver, if you are still not sated with magnificent scenery, you can take the further loop round the coast from Lochinver via Clachtoll and Drumbeg, finally returning by the main road (A894). This takes you past the ruined, rumoured to be haunted Ardvreck Castle on the shores of Loch Assynt near Inchnadamph. The romance of this landscape resounds even in the place names!
Local Events and Attractions
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.
Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD (satellite)
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, etc
Double-bedroom (queen size)
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC, wash basin and washer/dryer
Shower with 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 oil fired central heating (INCLUDED) and wood burning stove (box of logs and coal INCLUDED). Satellite broadband up to 1.5GB INCLUDED, subject to provider (not suitable for large downloads or video/TV streaming i.e. YouTube, Netflix). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 3 medium or 3 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)
- Valentine's Week From 10/02/2018 to 16/02/2018
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||POA|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||POA|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||POA|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||POA|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||POA|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||POA|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||POA|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||POA|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||POA|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||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.
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Fabulous will go back, Such a beautiful cottage and setting!
Very good. The only problems were a shortage of tea spoons and correct light bulbs - and the resident mouse!
A delightful and comfortable cottage with a fantastic view.
A secluded cottage, at the end of the road, in a remote spot. Exactly what we were looking for.
A great favourite of ours but after 15 years of letting this cottage it could do with a little TLC .