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Big Sand, Near Gairloch, Wester Ross

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Sleeps: 2/6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: HI-10520-F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Unwind at this beautiful newly built croft house in Big Sand. In a beautiful location just 3 miles from Gairloch and a quarter of a mile from Big Sand Beach, this stylish retreat offers breathtaking panoramic views of Longa Island, the Torridon mountains and the iconic Cuillin mountains on Skye.

Designed by the award-winning Fiddes Architects it strikes a perfect balance between modern sustainable innovation and timeless charm.

Immerse yourself in a bright and inviting oak-floored open-plan living space, designed for families and socialising. The well-equipped kitchen is a chef's delight and is fitted with all the modern appliances that you would expect including fridge-freezer, induction hob, oven, microwave and dishwasher.

A strategically placed glass door that lets you soak in the breathtaking views while whipping up culinary creations. There is an adjoining utility room with washing machine and drying pulley – a perfect space to dry off hiking boots or wetsuits!

The kitchen leads seamlessly into the dining and living area. A large wood-burning stove nestled in the corner adds to the warm ambiance. The stars of the show here are the large double sliding glass doors that span the dining and seating areas: whether you're relaxing on the couch or enjoying a meal, you are connected with the stunning scenery of the North-West Highlands.

Also on the ground floor, and perfect for those with limited mobility, you will find a lovely ensuite bedroom with a king size bed. Next to this room is an additional WC and shower room, with heated towel rails for added comfort. The entire ground floor is heated by underfloor heating.

Upstairs, you will find a bright and airy landing with a bookshelf and sofa beckoning you to unwind. Velux windows frame stunning views and bathe the space in natural light. This space leads to a convenient WC and shower room with rainforest shower head and heated towel rails.

There is a bedroom on either side of the landing. On one side, a king size bedroom with views out to the Atlantic Ocean and across to the mountains on the north end of the Isle of Skye. On the other, a twin room with stunning views across the Torridon mountains. This room has two single beds, one of which has an additional pull-out bed - perfect for kids.

Outside, there is a large patio area, complete with dining furniture which can be accessed by the sliding glass doors in the living space. Imagine savouring your morning coffee or a delicious evening meal while basking in the panoramic views - the perfect way to unwind and reconnect with nature.

Tianavaig offers you a North-West Highland holiday to remember where you can enjoy magnificent views and sunsets that will stay with you long after your visit.

Map & Local

The local area beckons you to explore. There are two stunning beaches to choose from; just 0.25 miles away you will find the award-winning Big Sand Beach sheltered from cool Hebridean breezes by Longa Island. The beautiful Gairloch Beach is just 5 miles away in a sheltered bay, with a backdrop of sand dunes. Both beaches are shallow water and great for swimming or paddle boarding.

If you are looking to stock up on supplies or dine out, Gairloch (3 miles) has a small supermarket, a pharmacy, a farm shop featuring local produce, restaurants, cafe and book shop. The local caravan site in Big Sand (half a mile) has a convenience shop, restaurant and fish & chips takeaway.

The Gairloch Museum (Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020) is in a converted nuclear bunker and gives a fascinating insight into the history, culture and natural history of this stunning part of the North-West Highlands.

If you are looking for more active pursuits, Gairloch Leisure Centre has a climbing wall and soft play area. If you enjoy golfing, you will find a beautiful course at Gairloch Golf Club with stunning views.

Boat trips can be arranged in the region for a relaxing sight-seeing trip and your chance to spot whales, orca, seals and dolphins. For fishing enthusiasts, wild brown trout and salmon are prolific in the area, with a vast expanse of coast to choose the perfect spot.

Badachro (11 miles) is a picturesque former fishing village, with a sheltered bay and natural harbour. Here you can visit the Badachro Distillery or enjoy a meal at the Badachro Inn while enjoying spectacular views of Loch Gairloch and beyond.

Visit Poolewe, (11 miles) where you can immerse yourself in a world of colour and scents at the award-winning Inverewe Garden, a lush paradise that thrives in the warm gulf steam environment. Beyond the gardens, explore the estate, home to Scotland's "Big 5": red squirrels, red deer, otters, seals, and golden eagles. Discover Inverewe House, an interactive museum with playful exhibits.

If you enjoy hillwalking the area is rich in options from coastal walks to Munro bagging, you will be spoiled for choice. To the east, the legendary An Teallach (35 miles) is said to be one of the most impressive climbs in Britain. To the south, the Torridon Hills (35 miles) are home to six Munros, all with breathtaking views.

Cyclists will love the quiet single-track roads, there are a wide range of popular routes to choose from. There are also some stunning downhill mountain biking trails in the area, so there is something to suit everyone.

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 Smart TV, wood-burning stove, electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer dishwasher and combi-microwave
Utility room with washing machine
Double Bedroom (king size) with en suite WC and wash basin
Shower room with WC and wash basin


Double Bedroom
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)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by ground/air source heating INCLUDED and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (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.



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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 2 Sleeps 6
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,695.00 £1,695.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,895.00 £1,895.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £1,195.00 £1,295.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £1,095.00 £1,195.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,895.00 £1,895.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,895.00 £1,895.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £1,095.00 £1,195.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £1,195.00 £1,295.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £1,195.00 £1,295.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £1,695.00 £1,695.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £1,695.00 £1,695.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £1,895.00 £1,895.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £1,195.00 £1,295.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £1,095.00 £1,195.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £1,895.00 £1,895.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £1,895.00 £1,895.00
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 POA 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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