Near Aultbea, Wester RossGuest Rating
In a lovely peaceful setting on the Gruinard Estate near Laide (5 miles, with shop/PO) and Gairloch (24 miles) on Scotland's spectacular north west coast, Bridge Cottage provides excellent self-catering accommodation in superb surroundings.
|Sleeps: 7||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
This detached cottage has the most scenic and peaceful of situations, amid trees, with the craggy hill behind and the river Gruinard to the front.
Inside, the simply presented accommodation is versatile and comfortable and ideal for larger parties who enjoy the great outdoors and prize a superb situation above the last word in luxury. The cottage has a charming, traditional ambience. The sitting room is warm and inviting, with its capacious sofas and cosy open fire that is perfect for relaxing by after a day in the hills or on the beach.
The dining kitchen is very spacious indeed with the dining table seating eight in comfort. With the Rayburn at one end, it is bound to be the cosiest place in the house and there is a delightful window seat from which to admire the view. Also on this level are a shower room and separate WC.
Upstairs, there are 4 bedrooms, a double, two twins and a single room, that are simply furnished in a traditional style. The two twin rooms are particularly spacious. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.
Outside there is a enclosed rough garden. The cottage is accessed by a rustic path which makes it unsuitable for those of limited mobility.
Hill lochs are within a 30 minute walk where you can fly fish for brown trout. Alternatively you can walk in the surrounding hills, or enjoy lazy days on the beautiful sandy beaches.
Here the beaches are really spectacular, characterised by rocky coves and sands which, derived from the ancient Torridon rocks, are pink in colour. The most famous of these beaches, at Gruinard Bay, has wonderful views across myriad little islands to the Coigach Mountains and An Teallach.
From the beach, a delightful walk leads up to a view point for the waterfall of Eas Dubh a Ghlinne Ghaibh, just one of many such walks in this area. There are plenty of opportunities for cycling too, especially along the flatter coastal roads. A particularly rewarding ride is the one from Gairloch to the lighthouse of Rua Reidh. The scenery along the clifftops is amazing indeed. Gairloch has a pony trekking centre, a golf course and a leisure centre, where climbers can hone their skills on the climbing wall.
The famous sub-tropical gardens at Poolewe (12 miles) should not be missed and Gairloch offers a golf course, a selection of hotels and shops and opportunities for boat trips to view the teeming wildlife in the surrounding waters. This beautiful coastline is full of delights and amply repays exploration.
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 room with open fire
Dining kitchen with oil fired Rayburn, electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge etc
WC/cloakroom with WC and wash basin
Shower room with shower (only)
Double bedroom with wash basin
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (Logs INCLUDED). 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 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 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).
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 11/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 7|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£395.00||£475.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£465.00||£575.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£395.00||£475.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£465.00||£575.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£495.00||£625.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£465.00||£575.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£495.00||£625.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£785.00||£785.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£495.00||£625.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£785.00||£785.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£495.00||£625.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£465.00||£575.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£495.00||£625.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00||£475.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£795.00||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£895.00||£895.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA||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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The cottage is lovely although could do with some TLC. Heating didn't work, shower a bit grubby to look at. You must als...Read More
Brilliant cottage, everything we hoped it would be. Large family kitchen, cosy sitting room (open fire ok, but would ben...Read More
Basic but serviceable accommodation but in a really wonderful location. Need to fixt the radiator in the sitting room!
Our second visit, all as expected
Beautiful location, great house - fantastic for a wide age range of kids/adults. House had all we required and was lovel...Read More