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The Cottage on Loch Ewe

Aultbea, Wester Ross

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An idyllic lochside location with wonderful views combines with cosy accommodation at The Cottage on Loch Ewe, a charming detached cottage right by the shore of the loch, in the fishing village of Aultbea near Poolewe (6.5 miles).

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: HI-10044-F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The cottage’s setting and unimpeded view of the loch can be fully appreciated from the comfort of the sofa in the sitting room and the scene outside is everchanging as Loch Ewe is a tidal sea loch. A wood-burning stove keeps everything nice and toasty throughout and at the heart of the spacious kitchen is a large range cooker that is a delight to cook on. The kitchen is supplemented by a handy utility room.

In the dining room a lovely open fire crackles away creating an inviting ambience for lingering over meals together or trying to spot wildlife on the shoreline. A single bedroom has been laid out downstairs, along with a shower room with a large, walk-in shower.

The other attractive bedrooms are upstairs with two double bedrooms (one king-size) and a neat single room that make use of a colourful, contemporary family bathroom. Each of the double rooms has a handy wash basin and dormer windows that further showcase the loch.

Adults, children and dogs alike will love the large grassed garden that surrounds the house. It extends to roughly an acre with an enclosed area to the side where a picnic table has been positioned in a prime spot looking out over the loch. What could be better than dining outside with that amazing vista spread out before you? As the back garden is elevated the view from the top of the garden in particular is amazing.

Map & Local

Wildlife abounds all around with otters playing on the loch shore, seals out in the bay and red deer on the croft behind the house. There are a variety of sea birds to look out for and a lucky few might even see impressive white-tailed sea eagles soaring overhead. Canoeing and kayaking can be arranged through a local guide company, Ewe Canoe.

Aultbea has a village shop in easy walking distance with all the usual groceries as well as fresh prawns and langoustines in season. There are some craft shops and a café as well so it is very well catered for considering it is a small village. Grocery deliveries can also be arranged from one of the bigger supermarkets.

There are lovely forest walks to be had in the nearby Laide Wood (2 miles) where there are two lochans to walk around and a pretty waterfall to admire. Lazy days can be spent on the wide sandy beach at Mellon Charles (3 miles) paddling, beachcombing or simply enjoying the peace and quiet.

The hotel restaurant in Poolewe (6.5 miles) is a good place to head to for a meal or a drink. Just outside Poolewe the beautiful Inverewe Gardens are home to some stunning species of plants and flowers that are able to thrive due to the warming effects of the gulf stream. Boat trips run out from the jetty at the gardens for a closer look at the local wildlife from the water.

Another gorgeous sandy beach just begs to be explored at Gairloch (12.5 miles) and there is also an excellent 9 hole golf course set right amongst the dunes by the beach with great scenery to take in during a round or two.

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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-burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric ovens, gas hob and warmer, microwave, etc
Utility room with fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and wash basin
Dining room with open fire
Single bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom (king-size) with wash basin
Double bedroom with wash basin
Single bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED), wood-burning stove and open fire (starter packs of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (speed approximately 74MB download and 19MB upload). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024 £1,095.00
20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024 £895.00
04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024 £1,095.00
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £1,295.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £1,095.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,295.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,395.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £1,095.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £895.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £1,095.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £795.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,295.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,295.00
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 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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