Near Gairloch, Wester Ross
Of all the many holiday locations on the glorious north west coast of Scotland, Gairloch, around 70 miles north west of Inverness, must be one of the most desirable. Situated around the sea loch of the same name, with beautiful beaches to hand and some of the best known and challenging mountains of Wester Ross behind.
|Sleeps: 6/8||Bedrooms: 5|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The village is small enough to be pretty and peaceful yet large enough to have shops, restaurants, hotels and a golf course. On a hill above the bay, Flowerdale Cottage is quietly situated in the heart of the glen on the Gairloch Estate. Formerly the 'Gardeners cottage' to Flowerdale House the seat of the Mackenzies of Gairloch, the cottage is bordered to the rear by a large walled garden with tantalising glimpses of the sea loch. Beyond the sheltered woodland with its many wild flowers and wildlife lies a private picturesque waterfall, so care should be taken with children, who will nevertheless be excited by this pretty natural water feature.
Inside, the cottage has been very well refurbished with a new and very spacious kitchen/breakfast room and utility room, a separate dining room, cosy sitting room with wood-burning stove and a downstairs bedroom and bathroom.
Upstairs are two further charming bedrooms and a shower room. A further, very steep and narrow staircase leads to two attic bedrooms, suitable only for older children for whom which it was designed to generate the wow factor. Flowerdale cottage really is a great house for a family holiday. Few cottages boast the privacy and history of Flowerdale Cottage.
This area is one of the jewels in the crown of the west Highlands, numerous beaches are within walking distance of the cottage and within a short drive provide great entertainment for children as does the trekking centre, located further up the private drive on the estate.
Adults can wander down the same drive to a cosy pub at the bottom (circa 6 mins walk) for a drink or something more substantial.
South of Gairloch lies Loch Maree, the fourth largest freshwater loch in Scotland boasting salmon and sea trout fishing and numerous beautiful islands which can be explored from boat and on foot.
The Gairloch estate expands south to, and forming part of, the renowned Torridon Mountain range and the estate can give advice on specific walks and climbs if required. To the north, there are the famous sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe from where you can continue up to Ullapool.
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 room with wood burner, CD player and TV/DVD/iPod dock
Kitchen with electric range oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher microwave etc.
Utility room with washing machine
Bathroom with bath (hand shower), WC and wash basin
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
Single bedroom (accessible by steep stair and suitable for older child)
Single bedroom (suitable for older child)
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Stair Gate
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by bio mass CH (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Please note that the two attic bedrooms are suitable only for older children. 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 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 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 10% w/c 05 Oct 18 From 05/10/2018 to 11/10/2018
- Save 10% w/c 12 Oct 18 From 12/10/2018 to 18/10/2018
- Save 10% w/c 19 Oct 18 From 19/10/2018 to 25/10/2018
- New Year 2018/9 From 28/12/2018 to 03/01/2019
Changeover Day: Fri
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|21 Sep 2018 - 04 Oct 2018||£595.00||£645.00||£695.00|
|05 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018||£695.00||£745.00||£795.00|
|26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£495.00||£545.00||£595.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£850.00||£895.00||£950.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£850.00||£895.00||£950.00|
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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.