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Near Gairloch, Wester Ross

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If spacious accommodation and incredible loch views are on the holiday wishlist then Portnahaile is the perfect fit, in an enviable situation on the shore of Loch Gairloch with an incredible outlook of the water, only 5 minutes’ drive from Gairloch (1.5 miles).

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

With the scene outside ever-changing as light dances on the water the views may well distract from the cosy interior, which is very elegantly presented throughout. The estate workers who originally lived here would certainly be impressed by the transformation that it has undergone during its refurbishment. At its heart the welcoming sitting room is kept toasty by a wood-burning stove that the seating is centred around and the kitchen is roomy and bright with a chic dining area and more of those lovely views.

The rope handrail up the staircase continues the smart, nautical theme and leads up to a sunny landing that the two bedrooms lead off from. The stylish double bedroom and cheerful twin bedroom both have window seats to make the most of the fabulous outlook towards the loch and there is another to be found in the shower room that lies in between the two.

Everything really is spread out immediately in front of the door with the incredible vista of the water and mountains beyond being enough to take one’s breath away. The open front garden is an idyllic spot to pull up a chair and take it all in no matter what time of day and there is direct access right down to the loch shore (care should be taken, particularly with children).

Parking is just to the side of the house and a little footpath leads down to the wonderful sands of Gairloch beach only ¼ of a mile away that is sure to be one of the first places to explore. This glorious long stretch of sheltered beach is particularly picturesque at sunset when the sky becomes an absolute riot of colour.

Map & Local

Wildlife boat cruises are available from the pier just across from the cottage so it is easy to jump onboard and the experienced guides know the best places to spot everything from otters and seals to dolphins and white-tailed sea eagles. There is also a glass-bottomed boat tour that offers a unique, close-up perspective on the fascinating marine life.

Whale watching tours also depart from the pier offering the chance to see these incredible mammals in their natural habitat in the North Minch. Bird watchers will be in their element on the cruise that goes to the Shiant islands which is a haven for a staggering array of nesting seabirds including colourful puffins.

It is but a short wander along to a surprisingly well-stocked little shop that is a good place to grab the essentials and has a great range of local products. There is also a café just next door to it to stop at for lunch or just a cuppa and a tasty slice of cake after time spent out and about sightseeing.

The Gairloch Estate extends to over 53,000 acres and it is worth the walk out to the pretty Flowerdale Falls within the estate which takes around an hour and a half. Nearby Victoria Falls (7.5 miles) by Loch Maree is also in easy reach and is particularly impressive when it swells after rainfall.

Equestrians will want to head to the Gairloch Trekking Centre (11 miles) who cater for all levels of ability and lead treks along Red Point beach which is an experience not to be forgotten! Gairloch village (1.5 miles) is home to a 9 hole golf course, an interesting museum set in a former nuclear bunker and a pub/restaurant with lots of fresh seafood.

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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
Kitchen/dining room with electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, coffee machine, etc
Utility room with tumble dryer


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room with shower, WC and double wash basin.

What's included

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


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is electric central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED with additional logs available to purchase at £20 per bag). WiFi is included. Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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: Fri

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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: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024 £1,395.00
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £1,195.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £1,395.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £1,495.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £1,195.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £995.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £1,195.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £895.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,395.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,495.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £895.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £995.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £1,195.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 POA
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 POA
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA
19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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