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The Old Perfumery

Loch Ewe, near Aultbea, Wester Ross

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The Old Perfumery in Mellon Charles has an imposing position above Loch Ewe offering spectacular views over the loch and towards the Torridon Mountains and out to the Minch and the Outer Hebrides. This spacious property includes a characterful master bedroom occupying the original croft house, 3 further large bedrooms and a games room. Just 3 miles from Aultbea, and walking distance from a beautiful sandy beach.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 4
Licence No: HI-10186-F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

You will find the Old Perfumery in a stunning location on the shores of Loch Ewe, surrounded by beautiful Highland scenery. There is a large private car park with ample space for several cars.

This tastefully designed retreat is all on one level and fully accessible. The spacious open-plan living space flows seamlessly, with a comfortable seating area with a wood-burning stove for cosy nights in, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen with laundry facilities for added convenience. This welcoming space is designed for socialising and relaxing while enjoying the stunning views.

The four generously sized bedrooms comfortably cater to up to four guests, offering two king-size beds, a double bed, each featuring an ensuite shower room, and a twin room with a conveniently located shower room across the hall.

Spend sunny afternoons on the patio soaking in the sights and sounds of nature, with the chance to spot otters on the beach below. When the weather calls for indoor pursuits, cosy up by the wood burner or enjoy the games room complete with DVDs and games consol.

The Old Perfumery enjoys beach access via a short path from the house, perfect for lazy days and picturesque sunsets. It is also only 0.75 miles away from Mellon Charles beach.

Explore the area with various local walks, ranging from a short stroll down to the beach to a 20-minute hike up a nearby hill. From the summit, enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view stretching from the Outer Hebrides to the mountains of Sutherland, including iconic landmarks like An Teallach and the Torridon mountains, as well as Isle Ewe and the Outer Hebridean islands of Harris and Lewis.

Conveniently located just three miles from the village shop, stocked with all the essentials for your stay, this spacious retreat offers the perfect blend of seclusion and accessibility. Whether you seek outdoor adventures or peaceful relaxation, this stunning cottage promises an unforgettable Highland getaway.

Map & Local

Just 2.5 miles away, Aultbea boasts a convenient local store for essentials, while Gairloch, a bit further (16 miles), offers a broader range of shops and a small supermarket, with a larger supermarket in Ullapool (47 miles). Within a 5-minute stroll, discover a beautiful sandy beach, with the rugged coastline nearby perfect for exploration.

Mellon Udrigle, just 8 miles away, presents breathtaking sea and mountain views, along with another sandy shoreline and easy walking trails. Gruinard Bay, about 9.5 miles away, showcases a vast sandy beach, ideal for leisurely walks, often frequented by seals and diverse bird species.

About 9 miles from the cottage lies the picturesque village of Poolewe, home to the renowned Inverewe Gardens. These gardens, benefiting from the Gulf Stream, host a variety of exotic plants. The scenic estate surrounding the gardens is a haven for wildlife, including red squirrels, otters, red deer, common seals, and golden eagles.

For outdoor enthusiasts, there are many walks in the local area of varying difficulty. If you enjoy water sports, you can hire canoes and kayaks from a local business; ‘Ewe Canoe’. There are also a range of stunning bike trails in and around the local area, such as the Aultbea loop from Laide.

Learn about Loch Ewe's fascinating WWII history at interpretive points and the interesting Arctic Convoy Museum in Aultbea.

Only a half-hour drive away, Gairloch, situated 16 miles from Aultbea, here you will find a 9-hole golf course amid dunes, wildlife cruises for close encounters with native species, and attractions like the new Gairloch Heritage Museum, excellent café, craft shop, and local information at the GALE centre.

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 living area with TV, wood-burning stove, double electric oven & hob, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave
Pantry with fridge/freezer
Games room with computer games, DVD's, TV and desk
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 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.



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 8
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £1,795.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £2,295.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £2,495.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £1,795.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £1,595.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £1,795.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £1,295.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £2,495.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £2,495.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 POA
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 POA
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27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
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24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA
19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 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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