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Traditional Highland Cottage With Stunning Panoramic Mountain And Sea Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

Meall Dubh is a traditional croft cottage with fantastic views of the coastal and mountain scenery of Assynt. It is set in a walled and fenced garden and has been recently renovated and insulated to make a clean, cosy and comfortable place to stay.

The downstairs accommodation comprises a living room and well equipped dining kitchen. Both rooms have log burners (logs provided). There is a good-sized hall for storing coats and shoes and a shower room fitted with WC, basin and shower unit.

Upstairs is a bathroom with WC, basin and bath and a spacious landing, either end of which are a double (king-size) and a twin bedroom. Storage heaters provide ambient heating which can be supplemented by convector heaters in the bedrooms. Good quality, all-cotton bed linen and towels are provided.

Summary

Sleeps - 4

2 Bedrooms - (1 double + 1 twin)

2 Bathrooms, one with bath, WC and sink and the other with shower, WC and sink

2 wood burning stoves(kitchen and lounge)

Electric heating in every room

Dishwasher, Washing machine ,Microwave

TV, DVD

Short breaks available out of season

Broadband internet / Wi-fi

Logs, electricity all inlcuded

Good quality, all-cotton bed linen and towels are provided

Sorry , no pets

The area and the settings are spectacular and you can spend days exploring the area. No matter what your ability, there are drives, walks and climbs in a variety of surroundings.

We have some of the best coastlines and mountains on our doorstep, and wherever you are, keep your eyes open for wildlife. The area is home to a wide variety of wildlife, many less common elsewhere, as well as being a regular migration site for many species.

Our solitude and peace is often an attraction to visitors, but there are villages and communities nearby, many offering a great welcome and range of attractions and places to stop and see.

If you prefer the quieter life, you can just sit and view the coast and mountains in the view from the garden bench with a cuppa, or maybe take a few minutes leisurely walk to go fly fishing by the quiet haven of Loch Cul Froaich.

Meall Dubh is a traditional former crofting cottage traditionally built from local stone possibly reclaimed from the remains of another building just to the side of the existing cottage.

The name ‘Meall Dubh’ translates in Scottish gaelic to ‘Black Hill’ and is a direct reference to the hill of the same name just opposite the cottage. The larger than usual windows (for an old crofter’s cottage) in the lounge and the kitchen allow great views of the mountains of Assynt from the kitchen dining area or the easy chairs/sofa in the lounge.

In between the cottage and the hill opposite is Alltan na Fithriach which is a pretty burn stream leading to Raffin Beach and was the site of an old corn mill in the 19th century. Of course, there is no milling done there now but the beach is a wonderfully quiet and unfrequented place to gaze across the sea to the mountains and look out for wildlife. There are regular sightings of basking sharks, otters and whales from this spot during the summer months. One guest took a picture of whales from Meall Dubh garden.

Raffin

Although remote and very peaceful, Raffin is a friendly and busy little “township” containing around 10 dwellings. Raffin’s residents are busy with a diverse range of activities such as crofting, pottery, writing , painting , “Lochinver Llama Trekking “. Last, but not least, the ‘Living the Dream’ Tea and Snack Van at Stoerhead Lighthouse sells great homemade cakes during the summer months

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The house was acquired by the current owners, Wayne and Iona, in 2006. It was in need of some major attention so with the assistance of local tradesmen the cottage was stripped back to the bare essentials in order to install up to date plumbing, electric, heating, damp proofing and insulation and is now a comfortable and well equipped holiday home. Since buying the cottage we and our young daughter have grown to love it and the area and so still take all of holidays there most years. Why go anywhere else?

Speaks English

8 Reviews

4.6
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

A lovely week in Assynt

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in Meall Dubh, what a lovely cottage. Very pretty, great location and very comfortable as well. The vies from the house and garden are glorious. As the weather was fine throughout our stay, we had some great walks and saw lots of wildlife. Hopefully ee'll return next summer, for two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous week in The Highlands

  • 5 of 5

Meall Dubh is a cosy,warm, comfortable cottage in a fantasic location. The two woodburning stoves are very effective and welcoming and the cottage is well furnished with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday.The property was very clean and there were some nice additional touches eg. the fires were laid, ready to light when we arrived.

Customer service was excellent with lots of helpful suggestions for local walks etc.

We mainly ate at the cottage but we enjoyed an excellent lunch at The Kyelescu Hotel and we also had a couple of good meals at The Bunkhouse in Lochinver.

I would definitely reccomend this property to friends and relatives - in fact I have already done so!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay at Meall Dubh

  • 5 of 5

Meall Dubh is a traditional croft cottage which has been beautifully renovated. It is well maintained and clean and has a great latyout with wonderful views of the coastal and mountain scenery of Assynt. The cottage's warmth and comfort is a delight to return to at the end of a day of walking or touring the countryside. There are many wonderful places to visit whether you like walking or driving. Just a short drive away are the beautiful sandy beaches of Achmelvich and Clachtoll as well as other hidden beaches. There are many walks in the area – just along the road to the Stoer Lighthouse and the Old Man of Stoer or into Lochinver where you can do the River Inver and Glencanisp circuit are but two of many walks in the area. A meal at the Kylesku Hotel is also a great way to end the day after perhaps a trip to Handa Island. We love this rugged and awesome part of Scotland and we would highly recommend Meall Dubh so that you too can experience all it has to offer.

Russell and Cheryl, Australia

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

Comfy well appointed cottage, tranquil setting

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable & toasty warm with all the facilities provided for a relaxing stay.

It is set in a lovely peaceful picturesque location and is a great base from which to explore and enjoy the beauty of Assynt & the NW Highlands.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful highland cottage

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Meall Dubh.

The location and views are amazing and it's a fantastic base for exploring Assynt and the NW Highlands. We took our bikes and sea kayaks and were spoilt for choice with places to go. Highlight of the week was definitely kayaking round the Summer Isles, but also close up encounters with roaring red deer stags, seals and amazing stargazing from the front garden.

The cottage is really well provisioned and was spotlessly clean and well cared for. Beds, sofas etc very comfortable and within 10 minutes of arriving home at the end of each day, often a little tired and occaisionally a bit cold and wet, we were curled up on the cosy sofas, toasty warm in front of the woodburner, planning the next day's adventure.

The owner was very easy to deal with, directions and instructions were spot on. We thought it was the perfect cottage for couples, but obvious from the guest book that many families had also enjoyed it charms and everything the area has to offer.

Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to explore this wonderful part of the Highlands.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A fine renovated cottage in great surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The house has very good rooms. All are clean and comfortable. Technology and Equipment is in a very good condition. We had some little questions, and the owner answered immediately and helpful. The descriptions of the owner are correct and satisfied our expectations.

We enjoyed our holidays, the house and the near and far surroundings and we would recommend the house anytime to our friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

Meall Dubh is a traditional former crofting cottage traditionally built from local stone possibly reclaimed from the remains of another building just to the side of the existing cottage. 'Meall Dubh' is Scottish gaelic for 'Black Hill’. The name ‘Meall Dubh’ translates in Scottish gaelic to ‘Black Hill’ and is a direct reference to the hill of the same name just opposite the cottage. The larger than usual windows (for an old crofter’s cottage) in the lounge and the kitchen allow great views of the mountains of Assynt from the kitchen dining area or the easy chairs/sofa in the lounge. In between the cottage and the hill opposite is Alltan na Fithriach which is a pretty burn stream leading to Raffin Beach and was the site of an old corn mill in the 19th century. Of course, there is no milling done there now but the beach is a wonderfully quiet and unfrequented place to gaze across the sea to the mountains and look out for wildlife. There are regular sightings of basking sharks, otters and whales from this spot during the summer months. One guest even took a picture of Killer Whales from Meall Dubh garden (see gallery).

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Oct - Dec 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
From
£77
 
 
Xmas Period 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
 
 
Jan - Apr
1 Jan 2017 - 26 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
From
£77
 
 
May
29 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Jun
27 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£665
for 7 nights
£665
 
 
Jul/Aug
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£735
for 7 nights
£735
 
 
Sep
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£640
for 7 nights
£640
 
 
Oct - Dec 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
From
£77
 
 
Xmas Period 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
£770
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Traditional Highland Cottage Panoramic Views Renovated To Modern Standards Sleeps 4 Double and Twin Bedrooms 2 Woodburning Stoves Warm and Cosy All Year, All Seasons All Modern Amenities, including Wifi Broadband

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • forests
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Please note bathtap has shower attachment but no enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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