Near Aultbea, Wester Ross
The Gruinard Estate is spectacularly situated between the mountains and the sea near Laide, 24 miles from Gairloch.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The Estate is situated thirty miles west of Ullapool and twelve miles from Poolewe, on Scotland's altogether spectacular north west coast.
Here we offer two excellent cottages, one of which, Inchina, once housed the Estate shepherd. It has now been considerably upgraded, with double glazing and oil central heating, to make a most comfortable holiday home for all seasons of the year.
The cottage is very privately situated in its own fenced rough garden and accessed by a 600m long track (some care required and not suitable for low-slung vehicles). Once you are there though, you find yourself in your own little domain, in a quite dramatic setting where there's a good chance of seeing deer coming down the hill most evenings.
For a house sleeping four, the cottage is remarkably spacious and there is plenty of room for guests to spread out. In the sitting room the open fire forms a cosy, inviting focal point and, with windows on two sides, it is bright and cheerful.
The large kitchen, simply but very adequately appointed, has a dining corner at one end and is made equally snug by its Rayburn stove.
All on one level there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin room, both of which are very spacious and attractively decorated and furnished. The bathroom is large and the space has been capitalised on to have both a bath and a separate shower, with plenty of space still left over. You can well understand why delighted guests return here year after year.
Fly fishing for brown trout is available in the hill loch, just a thirty minute walk away and there is marvellous walking in the surrounding hills.
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.
You can 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.
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 open fire, CD player and iPod dock
Dining kitchen with oil-fired rayburn, electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, fridge etc. (deep freeze in outbuilding)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Travel Cot
- 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). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). 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).
From 01/02/2020 to 03/02/2020
From 08/02/2020 to 10/02/2020
From 15/02/2020 to 17/02/2020
From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£395.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£495.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£595.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£495.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£595.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£695.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£595.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£695.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£595.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£495.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£595.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£395.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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.