Near Gairloch, Wester RossGuest Rating
Pebble Coast is set in extensive grounds in a dramatic cliff-top location right on the coast, just 6 miles from Gairloch in Wester Ross. This modern, detached house has direct access to a pebble beach and has breathtaking, uninterrupted views across The Minch to the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides from many of its rooms.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Inside the house is beautifully presented throughout with a welcoming entrance hall that leads through to the generous open plan living area. The comfortable seating area is positioned to take full advantage of the large picture window and French doors that showcase the magnificent seascape outside. It also has a modern wood-burning stove with statement feature flue that is ideal to snuggle up in front of in the evenings.
The chic kitchen area is well-equipped with plenty of space for cooking and baking and there is a handy utility room off it. A large island provides useful additional counter space and can also be used as a breakfast bar for informal dining or just for keeping the cook company. It leads through to a charming dining area that has an unusual statement table and further south-facing French doors that lead out to the garden and allow you to enjoy the scenery as you dine. There is a separate WC on this level and a double bedroom with a king-size bed and a stylish en suite shower room.
Upstairs the double bedroom has a super king-size bed and an anteroom off it that is suitable for a cot. The twin bedroom has extra long antique beds and both rooms are kept light and bright by their Velux roof windows from which the lovely vista can be further enjoyed. They share a spacious, slate-tiled family bathroom with a bath and a separate, large walk-in shower.
Outside there ample space for parking in the gravelled area right by the door and there is a shed that provides secure storage for bikes, etc. The garden and croft land around the house extends to around 1.3 acres in total and is laid mainly to grass with a variety of wildflowers and rushes where birds nest in season. From the garden there is direct access through a gate to the pebble beach that is ideal for beachcombing. There are plenty of spectacular walks that take you along the rugged and unspoilt coastline past cliffs, caves and natural arches.
There are lots of opportunities for hill walking, water sports, fishing and exploring the countryside around Pebble Coast. Big Sands (2.5 miles) has a lovely sandy beach, as its name suggests, and also a camp ground that rents out sea kayaks and bikes so you can take advantage of the quiet, single track roads in the area.
The camp ground has a well-stocked outdoor equipment and grocery shop that sells fresh bread, rolls and pastries and there is also a popular cafe/restaurants on the grounds.
The nearest settlement is the lochside village of Gairloch (6 miles) where there is an excellent butcher and green grocer, a bank, a petrol station, a newsagent, a pharmacy and two small supermarkets. There is also a pub and several restaurants for those who fancy a break from cooking and the Mountain Coffee Company café which is home to a well-equipped book shop. The leisure centre in the village has a swimming pool, climbing wall and soft play area and the Gairloch Heritage Museum provides an interesting insight into the village’s maritime and crofting history.
Experienced local guides run trips out from Gairloch on a glass bottom boat where a wide range of marine life such as star fish, sea urchins and even freshwater oysters can be seen up close on the sea floor and from which sea eagles, golden eagles and many other seabirds are regularly spotted. There are also highly acclaimed whale, dolphin and seal spotting trips available locally, as well as shellfish safaris, sea angling and kayaking tours. Just on the edge of the village next to the beach is a 9-hole golf course where you can enjoy glorious sea views as you play.
The Gairloch Trekking Centre at Red Point (18 miles) offers pony trekking expeditions which take you along some of the magnificent beaches that featured in the 2014 Billy Connolly film ‘What We Did on Our Holiday’.
The Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve (23 miles) runs up the side of Loch Maree offering walks of varying difficulties amongst some of the most spectacular mountain and native woodland scenery in Scotland.
Heading north from Gairloch, the village of Poolewe (11.5 miles) has a café and a swimming pool and is home to the Inverewe Gardens on the shores of Loch Ewe. There are many interesting walks around these beautiful sub-tropical style gardens which showcase a wide range of unusual plants and flowers that flourish under the effects of the warm Gulf Stream. Further north still is Gruinard Bay (21 miles) which has some magnificent sandy beaches and an absolutely stunning viewpoint that looks out across the bay towards the wild and rugged scenery around the Assynt mountains and the Summer Isles.
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.
Open plan sitting room/dining area and kitchen with multi-fuel stove, TV/DVD, electric double oven with pizza function and ceramic induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, etc
Utility room with laundry facilities, additional fridge freezer and sink
Double Bedroom (king size) with en suite shower room, WC and wash basin.
Seperate WC with wash basin
Double Bedroom (super king size)
Twin Bedroom (extra long)
Ante room suitable for cot or for storing luggage
Bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by ground/air source INCLUDED and multi-fuel stove (starter pack of logs INCLUDED). Satellite broadband up to 4GB INCLUDED* per week, subject to provider (not suitable for large downloads or video/TV streaming i.e. YouTube, Netflix). *Any additional usage payable at the end of your stay (£10 per 1GB). A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (3 large, 3 medium or 3 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. Please note that the ground, especially at the bottom end of the property can get mucky after rainfall so we advise that you bring a towel for your dog. 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 28/02/2020
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£775.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£950.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£775.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£950.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£1,295.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£950.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£1,295.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£950.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£775.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£950.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£675.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£1,295.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£1,295.00|
|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.
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