Crofthouse at Badachro
Badachro, near Gairloch
Crofthouse at Badachro is a substantial, detached house with wonderful views out to sea, set in extensive gardens near Gairloch in Wester Ross.
|Sleeps: 4/8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
As you arrive, the welcoming entrance hall hints at the space and style to be found in the rest of the house and leads down the hallway to a very generously sized sitting room with comfy L-shaped seating and patio doors that flood the room with light.
The inviting dining room is the place to gather together for evening meals with views out over the garden on three sides and the kitchen, with its seating around the wood-burning stove, is perfect for relaxing after busy days out. It is supplemented by a neat utility room and there is also a double bedroom and shower room on this level.
Upstairs the rest of the bedrooms are all attractive and bright with lots of storage space. The largest double bedroom (king-size) has the best of the sea views and a seating area set up by the window to admire them from. There is also a further en suite double bedroom (king-size) and a twin room.
Outside, the garden surrounding the house is extensive with rolling grassed lawn areas and views out to the sea and Longa Island beyond. Private parking is right in front of the house with plenty of space for two or three cars.
The sandy beach at Opinan is just over a mile away and, carrying further along the road, is the wonderful long stretch of sand at Red Point (4 miles) with a path that leads down to the sand from the parking area. Gairloch Trekking Centre just by the beach offers the truly unforgettable experience of pony trekking along the sandy shores.
For drinks or meals out the Badachro Inn (1.75 miles) is in walking distance and serves delicious food with an enjoyable wander back afterwards. Gairloch (8 miles) has a village shop for basic provisions but it is worth stocking up in Inverness or Ullapool en route to the house (online grocery deliveries also available).
Gairloch’s little 9 hole golf course is known as one of the most picturesque in Wester Ross, being set in a great coastal spot with amazing views of the sea and the Torridon mountains beyond. Boat trips run out from Gairloch Marine Wildlife Centre at the nearby pier (Mar to Oct) from which an array of wildlife can be spotted including seabirds, porpoises, seals, dolphins and minke whales.
Take to the sea to try out sea kayaking around the Gairloch coastline with full or half day adventures available or, if you prefer staying on dry land, the quiet, mainly single track roads are ideal for cycling (with secure bike storage at the house).
Heading north about half an hour’s drive away is Big Sand, another superb sandy beach that begs to be explored and, if you time your visit just right, you can witness some extraordinary sunsets.
Walkers will enjoy visiting the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve, Britain’s first nature reserve, which is home to some wonderful wildlife including red deer, pine martens and mountain hares, as well as golden eagles souring across the skies. There are various walking trails within the reserve and the visitor centre just outside Kinlochewe (21 miles) is a mine of useful information on everything to see and do.
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 Smart TV (Netflix)/PS3
Kitchen/snug with multi-fuel stove, Smart TV, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer
Utility room with washing machine, fridge, microwave etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
(Tumble dryer in outside store)
Double bedroom (king-size) with en-suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size)
Jack n Jill bathroom (entry from twin room and hall) with bath and hand shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of Electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED, subject to a fair usage policy. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). 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 (£100)
- Save 10% w/c 06 Oct 18 From 06/10/2018 to 12/10/2018
- Save 10% w/c 13 Oct 18 From 13/10/2018 to 19/10/2018
- Save 10% w/c 20 Oct 18 From 20/10/2018 to 26/10/2018
- Christmas 2018 From 22/12/2018 to 28/12/2018
- New Year 2018/9 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4||Sleeps 8|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£795.00||£895.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£995.00||£1,150.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£695.00||£795.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£695.00||£795.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£795.00||£895.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£995.00||£1,150.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£795.00||£895.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£995.00||£1,150.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£995.00||£1,150.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£995.00||£1,150.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£795.00||£895.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£995.00||£1,150.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£695.00||£795.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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.