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Croft 34, Mellon Charles

Loch Ewe, near Aultbea, Wester Ross

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Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: HI-10250-F
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

Nestled on a wild Highland hillside, this tastefully designed modern interpretation of a traditional croft house offers stunning vistas across Loch Ewe and its picturesque surroundings. Croft 34 lies within the remote crofting village of Mellon Charles, a mere half a mile from it’s beautiful sandy beach and just 2.5 miles from Aultbea.

Access the cottage via a single-track road, through well-spaced croft dwellings. Enter a unified lounge and dining space, adorned with thoughtfully positioned windows that showcase the awe-inspiring scenery.

Sink into the comfort of the cosy seating area, complete with a wood-burning stove and the added warmth of underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs. Prepare meals in the modern, well-equipped kitchen, where even the task of washing dishes offers stunning views.

The accommodation includes a stylish double bedroom and a twin bedroom, providing a restful retreat for guests. Convenience is key with stylish shower rooms located both upstairs and downstairs, along with a utility room housing a washing machine.

Outside, relax on the patio and soak up the tranquil beauty of your surroundings. Ample private parking is available, with extra room provided in the newly built outhouse, perfect for storing bicycles.

If you love the great outdoors, Croft 34 is the perfect base to explore the rugged coastline, pristine beaches, heather-clad hills, and tranquil lochs of the Northwest Highlands. Whatever your outdoor pursuit, you'll find endless opportunities for adventure in this stunning location.

Map & Local

Aultbea, located 2.5 miles away, hosts a well-stocked local store catering to basic needs, while Gairloch offers a wider selection of local shops and a small supermarket. A stunning sandy beach is just 5 minutes walk from the house and the nearby dramatic rocky coastline can easily be explored on foot. Loch Ewe has extensive interpretation points about its fascinating World War II heritage, with more information at the Arctic Convoy museum in Aultbea.

The outstanding beauty spot of Mellon Udrigle 6 miles away offers world class sea and mountain views, another sandy beach and pleasant easy walking.

Approximately 9.5 miles away lies Gruinard Bay, renowned for its extensive sandy beach, ideal for leisurely strolls regardless of weather conditions. Seals are often seen frolicking along the shore, accompanied by a diverse array of birdlife.

Situated at a similar distance of 9 miles, Poolewe is a picturesque village famous for housing Inverewe Gardens. Benefiting from the temperate influence of the Gulf Stream, the gardens showcase an assortment of exotic plant species not commonly found in Scotland. The estate surrounding the gardens serves as a sanctuary for wildlife, providing opportunities to observe Scotland's 'big 5' – red squirrels, otters, red deer, common seal and golden eagles.

A mere half-hour drive away is Gairloch, located 15 miles from Aultbea. Here, a 9-hole golf course is nestled amidst the dunes, while wildlife cruises offer an intimate encounter with native species thriving in their natural habitats. Gairloch also boasts a new museum, and excellent café, craft shop and local information at the GALE centre.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Open plan living area with wood-burning stove, electric oven and separate integrated microwave, induction hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
Utility room with washing machine
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

Upstairs

Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (King-size Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels (per person)
Free
WiFi
Free

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £45 of electricity is INCLUDED (EV charging not permitable) with any additional usage payable by metre reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by air source pump and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED via a mobile data router (speed can vary from 6 to 18 MB). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

Please Note: There is no TV at Croft 34.

Availability

Availability

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

Booked Available
2024
Price

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 4
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £895.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,150.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,250.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £895.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £795.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £895.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £695.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,250.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,250.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £695.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £795.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £895.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
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06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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.

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