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Luxury cottage in the heart of Achiltibuie with sea views to the Summer Isles

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Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

A holiday home on the stunning north west coast set amidst hills and islands.

A newly refurbished traditional croft house situated at the heart of Achiltibuie. Looking across to the Summer Isles, this very well equipped cottage offers delightful accommodation in a most stunning and romantic holiday location. The cottage has full central heating, 2 bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms, wood burning stoves in the kitchen/dining room and the sitting room and a wonderful sun room to while away the days. Surrounded by hills, lochs, islands and beaches Achiltibuie is a popular holiday destination and a perfect base from which to explore the North West Highlands. Hill Walking, kayaking, birdwatching, mountain biking, sailing, fishing or taking the local cruise boat around the islands are just some of the activities to enjoy in the area. Alternatively, just come to relax and enjoy the tranquility of this extraordinary part of the highlands. Local restaurants include the nearby Summer Isles Hotel with one Michelin star, and two pubs serving excellent seafood.

Welcome Pack: For your arrival we supply the following; milk, tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper, dishwasher tablets, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, logs for the fire and firelighters. Should you wish to pre-order supplies from the local stores, please get in touch and we can arrange this with you. It is worth noting that local shops are closed on Sundays. There is a huge Tesco in Inverness and a smaller one in Ullapool (25 miles) open 7 days a week. You may order newspapers to be collected at the stores.

Walks information: We supply a booklet of 25 tried and tested walks in the area. Local maps are supplied.

Dogs: We welcome dogs by arrangement. The village is a crofting community with many sheep roaming free. The garden is well fenced up to approx 4 feet high. There are many walks where dogs can run free, but through the village it is important to keep dogs on leads. We are sure your dogs don't sit on the sofas or beds but if you think they might do so please bring your own dog blankets to cover our furniture.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mark and Gerry Irvine
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

25 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

North Yorkshire
5

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

We've just got back from a week's stay at this cottage and can not recommend it enough. The photos do not do it justice. It's well appointed with quality facilities but still has a homely feel. The log burners were a lovely feature as the weather was rather extreme, but we were toasty anyway as there is ample heating provided. Everything you could would wish for to make your stay special was provided and a little more, there was a real attention to detail. Local hand made soaps to enough logs for the log burner to keep your going. This cottage is run by people who understand their customers well.

The sun room was a fabulous place to have breakfast and watch the weather constantly changing and the sun setting on an evening. The views were breath taking. Lots of walks despite the snow available in the area and the locals are so friendly. Two shops provided us with all the extras we needed and there were two bars (open shorter winter hours). Sadly no food was being sold in the bars during the winter months but a trip via 'the wee mad road' to Lochinver took us to a favourite haunt of ours - the Lochinver Larder, where they make the most exceptional pies! The little craft shop and cafe at Polbain was open and we had a lovely chat with the proprieter whilst munching shortbread and coffee. She sold a lovely selection of gifts, jewellery and books - a great 'moochy' shop and well worth paying a visit.

Love the area and the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Excellent.

  • 4 of 5

Smashing cottage. Amazing location.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful house with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

This was one of our best rental houses in Scotland. The furniture was just tasteful and very comfortable with a private atmosphere. We liked all the nice pictures and especially the wintergarden with the spectacular view to the sea and the summer islands. There were even some DVDs and CDs in the two livingrooms. The kitchen war very well equipped and we enjoyed cooking there. The bedrooms had enouph space for clothing and suitcases and we slept well. The house was very clean and well maintained. The house instructions were clear and we were pleased about the welcome card of Gerry.

There are a lot of things to do in this area, nice hiking tours. The seafood-plate in the Salt Restaurant was great.

We´d like to come again and stay in this beautiful house. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and tastefully decorated property, with a very well equipped kitchen. Stunning views over to the summer isles from the sun room where you can eat breakfast and glimpse the occasional dolphin and have dinner and watch the sunset. A great location for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed Number Seven Cottage. We hope to welcome you back to Achiltibuie.
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5

Small can still be luxurious!

  • 5 of 5

I recommend this cottage most highly - it was perfect, and the owners (who were a pleasure to deal with) really understand that even when there are only two of you and you therefore only need a small cottage to stay in, you still might want high quality furnishings, beautiful bedlinen and luxurious bathrooms. This cottage is spot on, a wonderful place to stay in the most beautiful part of the country (we were, admittedly, helped by a week of wall-to-wall sunshine, which we weren't expecting but were delighted with) and we'll be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Number Seven exceeded expectations. It was extremely clean, spacious, comfortable and homely and a joy to come back to in the evenings, especially with the weather as cold, wet and windy as it was (unusual for May - even this far north in Scotland)!

The fittings and fixtures are all of very high quality and you can tell the cottage has been/is a much-loved family retreat. It doesn't have that slightly sterile feeling that some holiday lets have.

The views from the cottage were spectacular and on a few evenings it was warm enough for us to have dinner in the beautiful sunroom with panoramic views of the Summer Isles and the mountains of Coigach.

We would definitely recommend Number Seven to friends and family.

Thank you Gerry and Mark.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Number Seven Cottage. We are so pleased that the cottage exceeded your expectations and hope you will come back and stay with us again. Best wishes
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 85 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ullapool at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Inverness at 75 Miles Nearest Beach : at 500 Metres Car: recommended

The highland village of Achiltibuie is situated on the North West Coast of Scotland looking across the bay to the Summer Isles and beyond to the Hebrides. Achiltibuie is within easy reach of Lochinver and the coasts of Sutherland and Caithness to the north, as well as Ullapool, Gairloch, Inverewe Gardens and the coastal villages of Wester Ross to the south. Recently awarded the status of a National Geopark, this stunning area offers visitors the chance to explore an extraordinary landscape of prehistoric hills and ancient lochs. Home to an abundance of wildlife this area is a nature lovers paradise. The natural environment provides a wonderful playground for many sports activities based on both land and sea. Often described as 'Europe's Last Great Wilderness' this is a truly unique holiday location.

Other Activities: Kayaking. birdwatching,

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
New Year/Early Spring
5 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£600
 
 
Spring 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Mid Season Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Low Season Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Early winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£600
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

A non-refundable deposit of £150 is required to secure your booking.

The balance should be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival, plus £150 security deposit on the property.
The security deposit will be refunded after your departure once the property has been checked.

Payment may be by e-transfer or cheque in GB pounds. If you wish to pay be credit card there will be a charge of 4% added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Two luxury bathrooms with heated towel rails.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Twin or double by request
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Please specify whether you would like 2 double bedded rooms or 1 double bedded room and 1 twin bedded room.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
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