Reiff, near Achiltibuie, Wester RossGuest Rating
Doesn't the name sound grand - but it is about as different from Westminster as you could imagine! Parliament House was named after the nearby rock where historically the village elders met to discuss community matters.
|Sleeps: 6/12||Bedrooms: 6|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
It is set beside the shore, with its own stony beach, near Achiltibuie and overlooking the Summer Isles, north Skye and the Hebrides on Scotland's fabulous north west coast.
This spacious, modern house faces south and is situated at the western end of the scattered little community of Reiff, 6 miles from Achiltibuie (with shop, petrol station and famous Summer Isles Hotel), where the single track road comes to an end. It is only a few miles from some of Scotland's most famous mountains such as Coigach and Stac Pollaidh.
The house itself is as comfortable as its situation is spectacular and fitted with all 21st century amenities. There are two inviting seating areas for large parties to spread out into as there is a cosy sitting room and a superb sunroom/dining room. It has comfortable seating at one end, a door out to the decking (with furniture) and a large dining area at the other end.
Glazed doors lead through to the very spacious kitchen that is well-equipped with a large range cooker (with feature Highland seascape tiling splashback) and additional seating at its little breakfast bar. There is a family/play area beside the kitchen that is kept cosy by an enormous wood-burning stove and is a great place for children to play.
Also on this level are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, as well as a useful utility room housing the laundry facilities and a handy shower room. Having bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor makes the house very suitable for party members who have limited mobility.
Upstairs are four further bedrooms, two doubles (one with en suite shower room), a twin bedroom and another room with a day bed and pull-out bed underneath. A family bathroom completes the indoor accommodation.
Outside is the decking area (with furniture) and a grassed garden that is bounded by a traditional dry stone dyke. Beyond that is the rocky foreshore (with some sand at low tide) which is bound to delight children and keep them amused for hours. If all of that is scuppered by a rainy day, there is a table tennis table in the garage for them to use.
With such attention to detail and so much to like both inside and out, it is hardly surprising that guests return again and again.
This really is the most wonderful area for a holiday, with the sea on your doorstep, the mountains behind and lots of coastal and hill walks if you don't feel up to tackling the higher peaks.
The cliffs at Reiff are also quite famous and offer excellent opportunities (mostly single-pitch climbs) for novice and experiences rock-climbers alike.
The 'wee mad road' over to Lochinver is an absolute must - the scenery is breathtaking and your camera will never be in its case. Stop off at the Kirkaig Falls on your way and climb Suilven if you are feeling particularly energetic. If not, you can have coffee and browse in the remarkable bookshop that is in the middle of nowhere.
There is a pub at Polbain (4 miles) and the Summer Isles Hotel at Achilitibuie is internationally famous with excellent meals available either at the bar (all year) or in its award-winning restaurant (closed in winter). The nearest centre for shopping is at Ullapool, which is about an hour's drive away. From there, you may take the ferry to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.
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 TV/DVD
Dining room/conservatory with door to decking area
Kitchen/family room with wood-burning stove, electric induction range cooker (hob and oven), dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Bedroom with daybed and pull-out bed under
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
- Cot (excluding linen)
- 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 (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. 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.
Please note: For Parliament House, the tariff for 6 persons is based on three bedrooms only being made available.
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 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6||Sleeps 12|
|29 Oct 2023 - 18 Dec 2023||£795.00||£995.00|
|19 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 03 Feb 2024||£895.00||£1,095.00|
|04 Feb 2024 - 30 Mar 2024||£995.00||£1,295.00|
|31 Mar 2024 - 20 Apr 2024||£1,095.00||£1,550.00|
|21 Apr 2024 - 04 May 2024||£995.00||£1,295.00|
|05 May 2024 - 25 May 2024||£1,095.00||£1,550.00|
|26 May 2024 - 01 Jun 2024||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|02 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024||£1,095.00||£1,550.00|
|23 Jun 2024 - 20 Jul 2024||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|21 Jul 2024 - 24 Aug 2024||£1,895.00||£1,895.00|
|25 Aug 2024 - 14 Sep 2024||£1,095.00||£1,550.00|
|15 Sep 2024 - 05 Oct 2024||£995.00||£1,295.00|
|06 Oct 2024 - 26 Oct 2024||£1,095.00||£1,550.00|
|27 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£895.00||£1,095.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.
For Parliament House, the tariff for 6 persons is based on three bedrooms only being made available.
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